About Our Team
The Living In Wine Country Team (LIWC) is one of Wine Country’s most recognized real estate teams, with more than 20 plus years of combined experience representing buyers and sellers of exceptional properties in Sonoma County and Napa County. Locally and nationally respected, Maurice Tegelaar and Matt Sevenau are recognized both for their for integrity as well as their market knowledge.
The LIWC team prides itself on offering an exceptional real estate experience and value proposition to its clients. “We listen to our clients’ needs, and we respond immediately. We are proud of what we can do for our clients in helping them find the perfect property. Ultimately, we only really feel successful when our clients goals and objectives are met” says Maurice Tegelaar. According to Matt Sevenau, “Meeting our clients’ needs is our first, and most important, priority.”
Wherever you find yourself in the process of discovering the perfect Wine Country property, know that Maurice Tegelaar’s and Matt Sevenau’s market knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, and strong ethics are unrivaled. The value of the LIWC team makes working with them an easy decision.
Having created their own specialized, professional team and working with their leading edge brokerage, Compass, they implement the most customized and current strategies to ensure each offering reaches local, national, and international home buyers. Whether building impactful digital campaigns, creating original content to optimize a property’s SEO, or creating beautiful print advertisements, the LIWC team is exceptional.
Consistently ranked as one of the top teams in Wine Country, no one understands Wine Country markets better than Maurice Tegelaar, Matt Sevenau and the LIWC team. Let them put their expertise to work for you to find the perfect Wine Country Property!
- THE POWER OF TEAMWORK
The Living In Wine Country Team includes two full-time partners: Maurice Tegelaar and Matt Sevenau. In addition to Maurice and Matt, the team has full time staff who assists with buyers and sellers, having the same enthusiasm, attention to detail and professional sales skills. An integral part of the team is Cherie Blanco. With more than 15 years of business development, project management, escrow and title experience, in combination with her meticulous planning and organization, she is an invaluable member of our team. Cherie is a highly energetic individual with strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills. She is always available to clients and the team with her positive attitude and responsiveness. Through her passion for real estate and customer service, she ensures that transactions are brought to a smooth and successful close, playing an integral part in our success.
- FOCUS ON SERVICE
Our clients’ goals and objectives are priority “Number One” for the Living in Wine Country team. We listen to our clients’ needs, and we respond promptly. We are proud of our success in finding the perfect Wine Country property for our clients and feel successful when clients find the right property or have an exceptional experience selling their home.
- ATTENTION TO DETAIL
The Living In Wine Country team collaborates on every aspect on each transaction, and there is no detail that goes unnoticed. The team is intimately involved in each and every step of the buying and selling process, utilizing their proprietary database to ensure that nothing is missed and every transaction is a success.
- PROVEN RESULTS
The highest standards of work ethic, fiduciary responsibility, integrity and client-focused service consistently earn the Living In Wine Country team top honors in the Wine Country real estate market and community.
Maurice Tegelaar, a California native, has consistently been one of the top producers in Sonoma Valley and Wine Country since he began his real estate career. Maurice’s background as a former CPA with an international accounting firm as well as a career in financial services, brings added value to helping clients meet their real estate needs. Maurice has remained the number one agent at Compass's Sonoma Valley office year after year. He has been recognized locally and nationally as a top producing agent and he is the founding partner of the successful Living in Wine Country Team that continually brings some of the most coveted properties to market.
Matt Sevenau, raised in Sonoma, has a keen eye for well-timed investments and an acute sense for statistics and market trends, Matt specializes in luxury real estate, second homes, vacation rentals, and income property. He has a thorough understanding of the complex issues facing today’s real estate market and knows how to help clients attain their goals. Entering the real estate profession after a successful career as a business owner and licensed contractor, Matt leverages his unique understanding of financial markets, building, construction and design in equal measure to meet his clients needs. Conscientious and attentive to the smallest detail, Matt has developed a loyal clientele that relies on both his honesty and integrity.