Far West Sonoma: The Coast – Wine Country – Redwoods

Lou Rosenberger is a self-proclaimed real estate junkie, turned real estate professional, in the Sonoma County region he calls Far West. Alain Pinel Realtors is proud of its association with Lou Rosenberger. An integral part of APR’s dedication to excellence is the collaboration of high caliber professionals. Lou certainly fits that profile.

Lou brings many years of relevant experience to Alain Pinel Realtors. Having been a restaurateur, hotelier, importer and retailer, he understands and values relationships above all else. This in turn drives him to excel with professional and trustworthy customer service, timely communication, and attention to the details.

Lou started his professional career as a restaurateur. His success led to a variety of assignments in seven states and the District of Columbia, having managed contract-client relationships at the US Treasury Department, Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Harvard Business School and United Airlines, among others. It was a natural transition when Lou accepted the challenge of managing a pair of luxury bed and breakfast inns in San Francisco, the White Swan Inn and Petite Auberge, for Joie de Vivre Hospitality. His attention to detail and exemplary customer service won him praise from loyal customers.

In May of 2004, Lou realized a lifelong dream of owning his own business when he opened Far West Trading Company in the hamlet of Graton in Sonoma County, thus marking the beginning of a ten-year love affair with everything Chinese. Lou traveled twice each year to procure Chinese country antique furniture, collectibles and art. He also tended a bar serving his TeaBar of Graton brand teas, encouraging guests to sip and savor while shopping his emporium. His experience as an entrepreneur includes promotions through special events, direct mail, email, social media, print advertising and by building and maintaining his own websites. Lou has even written and recordedradio ads.

Lou Rosenberger is a lifestyle enthusiast closely following the market in search of homes in west Sonoma County that are architecturally significant, as well as heritage homes, view homes, and weekend hideaways. He is frequently out and about, sometimes in the saddle of his motorcycle and otherwise with his dogs riding shotgun in his rusty pick-up truck, scouting the back roads. Lou doesn’t believe that you just buy a house, but instead he will encourage you to acquire your dream lifestyle … a bespoke experience. If you’re already living up-country and are thinking of getting a place in the city, he’s happy to help there, too.

Savoring the relaxed Sonoma lifestyle since 1999, Lou has maintained his primary residence in Bodega Bay while, for a time, keeping a pied-à-terre in Nob Hill, San Francisco. You can count on him to enthusiastically share his knowledge of the Sonoma coast, the Russian River valley, and the wine country from Dry Creek to Sebastopol. You might even pick up a few tips on restaurants, wineries, art galleries and scenic destinations. In his free time, Lou practices vinyasa yoga, is an abstract expressionist painter, and he adores his dogs. Follow Lou’s wanderings on the back roads on Facebook and Pintrest at “Living: Far West Sonoma”, and connect with him on Twitter @lourosenberger.