Heidi Rickerd Rizzo

Vice President & Broker

Profile

Heidi Rickerd Rizzo began her real estate career in 1978. Her passion and commitment to the industry are now reflected in the recent development of her own Real Estate Brokerage, Terra Firma Global Partners. With a long history of marketing/selling of investment property, single family homes, exchanges, and landlord/tenant law Heidi brings a strong foundation as co-founder of Terra Firma Global Partners. Her integrity, professionalism and ability to form relationships within the industry position her well for success as part of the leadership team and give her an edge in the market place.

Heidi has over 38 years of real estate experience specializing in residential, multi-family investment, property management and exchanges. She owned my own property management/investment brokerage, Bayside Management, for over 20 years, and most recently was SVP/Regional Manager for Pacific Union Real Estate for their Napa/Sonoma Valley Offices. As Co-Founder of Terra Firma Global Partners Heidi will bring to the market a very unique model that is based on leveraging new technologies, social media, and a team of associates who are at the top of their profession. The company vision is to provide clients with a very personal experience that keeps them a client for life and gives them the trust and confidence to refer friends and family to us for all their real estate needs.

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Heidi loves people, design, construction and facilitating transactions. She is a strong negotiator with a proven track record in challenging markets and multiple offer situations. Her strong commitment and service to her clients is reflected in her substantial client sphere and referral business. In addition, Heidi has extensive tax, landlord-tenant and construction/staging experience which brings a much greater knowledge base to her marketing and transaction skills which allow her to better educate and advise her clients to meet their goals and objectives.

Heidi looks forward to helping past and current clients in the Marin, Sonoma and Napa market areas. And, to build referral relationships with other real estate professionals to help them meet/service clients outside their respective market area.

favorite eats...

Maya's, Sonoma

I love...

morning with coffee, sweets and something good to read

cheering for...

Sonoma Stompers

my community is

large, crosses counties and cultures

running away to...

Nick's Cove in Marshall

greatest moment

Making dreams come true...

Client Experience

I can only say wonderful things about Heidi and her work ethic. Heidi is absolutely dedicated to her clients, to knowing the territory and doing her homework. She has incredible attention to detail, communicates clearly and keeps updating information as deals progress. I would consult her for every real estate transaction I could if she lived in every territory! Heidi was recommended to me by my close friend and Mortgage Broker Sean Maley - who I thanked every day - during my first Napa Home purchase with Heidi. She "Gets It". She and I found a gem of a house near Fuller Park about 3 years ago, and with Heidi's expertise we were able to lock it down and call it ours. We are now selling that same house which has increased in value and was a lovely rental property. We are days away from completing a Reverse 1031 Exchange with that house and another one we purchased in Ojai. It is a complicated transaction with many moving parts and I felt 100% confident with Heidi at the helm. Everyone on her team is Excellent and everyone she recommends again.. fantastic. I really can't say anything bad - except that I wish there were more Heidi's to work with. She is seriously the Best. Michele Abbott, Producer at Road Trip Films
We recently decided to move from San Francisco to Napa to start a family in an environment that better fit our interests. Heidi was referred to us and was great to work with on our recent home purchase. She thoroughly took us to all neighborhoods throughout the valley that could work for us - a huge commitment on her part! Each week she would send us listings that might appeal to us and would provide her thoughts if she had toured them already, saving us time and effort. In our purchase process, Heidi was extremely detail-oriented which fit our personalities. She walked us through each element of our first home purchase and was patient to help us understand everything. Even today after we have moved in to our new house, she follows up to make sure everything is going well! ​David Minnick, President at Purity Organics
My wife and I recently worked with Heidi Rickerd-Rizzo to purchase a home in Napa, CA. We have worked with many realtors as we have bought and sold several homes both domestically and internationally. We can truly say that Heidi and her team at Terra Firma are the best we have ever dealt with. Heidi is extremely proactive, competent, pleasant, dependable and very knowledgeable of the entire Bay area. Heidi was invaluable throughout the entire process; she helped us define exactly what type of home we were looking for, she narrowed down our search to only the most applicable residences and she created our successful purchase strategy. As we were handling this purchase long distance, we truly appreciated Heidi’s thorough communications as well as her team’s ability to keep all of the pieces moving along. In addition to the outstanding team that Heidi has supporting her at Terra Firma, she also has an excellent extended network of other professionals (mortgage, insurance, title, inspectors, etc.) who were critical in the completion of our transaction. Overall, we strongly and enthusiastically recommend Heidi and her team to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Bay area.​ Michael Krutz, SVP and Product Manager at Wind River
She understood our needs and got us into the house of our dreams. With her expertise in the field she helped make the transaction a smooth and enjoyable process. The Castrucci’s
Heidi’s knowledge and experience and winning personality place her among the elite real estate agents in the North Bay. G. Hudson, Napa
Heidi has done a fantastic job in educating as well as assisting us in finding our first home. She has worked with great enthusiasm and dedication, and has really gone the extra mile. S. Morse, Marin

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