Patty was invaluable during the time I was buying a new home and selling my current home. During this complicated and stressful time she was always available to answer my questions and guide me throughout the process. Patty is a thoughtful and skilled professional, she listened to my concerns and priorities, she followed through with all her promises, and was attentive to my needs. Her communication was stellar. Patty was easy to work with and I always felt I was in competent hands. I highly recommend her


It’s too bad we found our house so quickly because it was such a pleasure to do business with Patty, a longer search would have been a blast. She certainly knows the area, the history of every property, and most of the residents. She gave us a ton of her time and was more than a great resource, she was a wonderful friend. Couldn’t have asked for more.

-Patti Carr

Patty is the best real estate agent my wife and I have ever worked with. She is everything you would hope for, hard working, honest, knowledgeable, and above all, competent. Her assistant Camille is also a great asset, and between the two, I don’t think you can find anyone better. Patty made both the buying and selling process as smooth and low stress as possible. If there is a next time, I wouldn’t think of using anyone else.



My husband and I have bought and sold three homes with Patty Stearns, and we would never consider any other realtor in Humboldt County.  She is the consummate professional who can and will solve any complex issues which arise in a transaction! Her deep knowledge of the area, her vast network of community connections, and her decades of experience put her in tier of service that rises above other local realtors.

-J. Wauters


As first time homebuyers, our learning curve was very steep. Patty was knowledgeable, patient, and walked us through the whole process. Even when she was on vacation she responded to our texts and calls in a timely fashion. We are thrilled with our home and could not imagine going through this process without Patty.

-B. Wenger


My sister and I retired and decided to move to Humboldt County.  We were very excited but also a little apprehensive about buying a home in a seller’s market.  We knew we needed a highly experienced realtor with good negotiation skills to find a home that met our needs – without overpaying and regretting it later.

Patty came highly recommended by previous clients, and we interviewed her both by telephone and in person.  We were impressed with her professionalism and positive attitude, and went to work.  Within a week she helped us find and place a successful bid on a great property in a very nice location.  Patty fully supported us through every step of the process, all while we were still living in the Central Valley.  We peppered her with all sorts of requests and questions, and she never failed to impress us with her diligence and great sense of humor.

Just before escrow closed, an unexpected title insurance issue threatened the escrow closure.  Patty was familiar with all of the local professionals, and immediately stepped in to help us resolve the issue.  Without her negotiating skills and local knowledge we believe we could have lost the house.  Based on our experience, I can say Patty is the best realtor I have ever had the pleasure to work with.  

We now are living in a wonderful home and neighborhood we will enjoy for years.  Thanks again, Patty, we are so grateful for your help!

-D Sartori


Patty Stearns is an excellent realtor! Very professional, kind, considerate and goes above and beyond for her client. Her expertise and knowledge about the homes I looked at in Humboldt County was great. I had many issues to make the purchase of my dream home a reality and Patty worked with me in detail to complete the many tasks involved, every step of the way. I wholeheartedly believe she is the BEST. I would not have made it thru without Patty’s support.

— M Hanson


We “inherited” a fabulous residential property that needed lots of TLC. We whittled away at it for a couple of years, and spent a large amounts of time and funding. The property was sold, but a week or so before escrow closed, in the middle of summer, the equipment in the well pumphouse gave up. We ran out of time to make the repairs, so Patty spent a considerable amount of time and good-will to find two different contractors to come fix all the problems, even running water samples to the lab. And in addition, she supported the efforts for these repairs with substantial personal funds. Thank You, Patty!



Patty helped me get my house in order so that I was able to sell it for over the asking price!! We had some bumps along the way and she eased my mind that things would work out and they did!! I highly recommend her as your real estate agent.


My experience listing and selling my home with Patty Stearns was very positive. Patty is experienced and knowledgeable about Humboldt County, and especially Trinidad. She is forthright, enthusiastic and smart, well-connected and liked in the community. Patty was thoughtful and supportive during the entire process and kept me well informed as we went along through the sometimes complex process. I’m happy to recommend her as a Realtor!

-J Joynt


Ms. Stearns is an outstanding realtor! She is experienced, professional and responsive to her clients. Patty also genuinely cares about her clients.



We knew when we chose Patty to be our agent that we were going to get excellent service & she was going to get the job done. We had seen her have success in our neighborhood, time and time again. She exceeded our expectations & was so organized & efficient. She has many local contacts, she is an asset to any buyer or seller in Humboldt county. She is personable & made thoughtful recommendations of how to simply improve our property. We think she is excellent, were grateful we found her & would highly recommend her!

-M. Tillman


Patty was amazing! She worked with us throughout the entire process. She helped us by recommending contractors, and explaining what would help sell the house quickly. She handled the paperwork and everything that was needed until our house sold. I would absolutely recommend Patty for any real state needs.

-A. Bacigaluppi


I relocated from the Central Valley this year and the thought of purchasing a home from so far away was very unsettling for me. That is, until I began working with Patty. Patty began working with me in the very beginning stages of home searching. She patiently worked with me for about 4 months before I finally got my house in the Valley listed and could seriously focus on finding property in Arcata. She ALWAYS took the time to answer all my texts, emails and questions. Patty had to be my eyes and ears in an area that was 9 hours away from where I was selling. Truly, I don’t know how she put up with me as I was a VERY nervous buyer!! But, she did and I am SO thankful!!! The home I ended up purchasing was one she had listed. She was always looking out for the best interests of us all and I NEVER felt pressure from Patty – only support and honest feedback/opinions from a professional in the Humboldt area. The transaction was a breeze and the home I bought is absolutely the PERFECT home for me and my future needs. I can NOT recommend Patty enough. I am so very thankful for her professionalism, patience and attention to all the details!!!!

-L. Darr


Patty is that rare gem of a realtor who has it all: extensive experience, strong knowledge of the local market, and amazing marketing and bargaining skills. Patty helped me buy my first home in Humboldt in 2005, and it was a no brainer to return to her when I wanted to sell this home. Her service and the service of her office, is top notch. Patty will be my realtor when I am ready to buy again.

-Pasztor, Suzanne


Patty is a true professional. We were first-time home sellers with a very “unconventional” house, and had no idea what to expect in terms of the sale price or the process in general. She walked us through every step of the way and was always available when we had a question (even at odd hours or the weekend!). I highly recommend finding an agent who is honest, and doesn’t simply pander to what you want to hear. It’s a real time-saver. Because of her experience and in-depth understanding of the local market, she was able to help us anticipate potential hang-ups and was absolutely spot-on with her list-price recommendation. Patty made the whole process as painless as possible; we couldn’t recommend her enough!



When my two sisters and I were ready to put our parent’s home on the market we were fortunate to find Patty on-line and to have her agree to be our agent and guide us through the process.  Before the house was even listed Patty gave us advice as to what we should have inspected so that we could get ahead of any potential issues that needed to be addressed; how to arrange the interior of the house to make it as appealing as possible; information of whom contact to correct a permit problem; and she was always available to answer our questions and/or provide us with helpful suggestions.  She has years of experience of selling property in this area and knows and can recommend any needed service provider for repairs that need to be done.  My sisters and I were grateful for her business acumen and found her to be very responsive, friendly, humorous and patient with our questions and concerns.  We think she’s the best!

-Brooke C.


I was applying for a job in Arcata and we found a home on the internet that we wanted to see during an interview trip.  Patty was the listing agent and did a great job of arraigning a viewing on short notice and showing us the property.  We loved it, and because we did not have a realtor, we decided to use Patty as the buyer agent.  We had done this once before and did not really feel like we were supported, but this time Patty was great.  We really felt like Patty was working in the best interest of both parties.  We changed how we would purchase a couple of times and Patty and staff did a great job of quickly making it happen. Even after closing she continued to be a resource as we learned the community.

-Mike S.


Patty was my realtor when I purchased a house four years ago and then again when I sold it. I trust Patty without reservation for real estate transactions: she is unparalleled in area knowledge, marketing savvy, and honest analysis.

-Victoria B.


I am so grateful that that I chose Patty Stearns to sell my oceanfront house in Trinidad. She is personable, intelligent, considerate, an excellent communicator, and takes the notion of real estate professionalism to an expert level. I loved the way she marketed my home, and through her contacts, she helped me stage my house, so it looked fabulous. Throughout the selling process, Patty sustained her enthusiastic energy to market my house to attract buyers. I appreciated her vast knowledge of the real estate market in Trinidad and Humboldt County. Moreover, Patty has an excellent network of contacts she used to help sell my house. She worked with city officials to overcome stumbling blocks, and she went above and beyond what is expected in a realtor to make what was a complicated sale easy. Thank you for everything, Patty, you are the finest realtor I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
-Steven S.
We had been looking for a family home for a few years. Patty stuck with us through all the searching. We looked at just about everything in our area. Showing houses in the rain on weekends was not out of the norm for Patty. This woman does not stop until her client has found the home that suites them. Patty is a gem that goes the extra mile to make it happen. We still consider her our realtor. If we had to search the market again, we’d call Patty!
-Esther L.
Five Stars! I can’t say enough about Patty Stearns. I was truly blessed to have her as my realtor during the sale of my house. Patty’s years of experience, and knowledge of the market were key in the sale of my home. After only five days of my house being on the market I had six offers on my house at or above the listing price. And, when escrow started I had a backup offer in case the accepted offer fell thru.
-D. Paselk
We wanted to buy a home in Humboldt County but lived 150 miles away, so we needed a realtor who was willing to guide us through the process and stick with us as we made frequent trips over the mountains to look at homes. We looked at a LOT of houses before finding the right one. Patty was always available (including weekends, holidays, late at night… when does she sleep?) to answer our questions. She knows a LOT of people and service providers in Humboldt, so when we needed a recommendation for a loan officer, she had exactly the right person for us. If you are serious about buying a home, I would recommend Patty – she knows her stuff.
-B. Rice
After spending over two years searching, with Patty Stearns’ assistance, we recently purchased our dream home in McKinleyville. Coming from the San Francisco Bay Area, we had limited knowledge of the Arcata and McKinleyville area. Her extensive knowledge of the local area has been exactly what we needed in a realtor.  Patty is very energetic, listened to our wants and needs and went the extra mile to help us. We heartily recommend Patty to anyone who has a need for a realtor.
-Carl & Marie Flarity
Patty Stearns has turned out to be the best realtor we have ever dealt with!  We have been dealing with Realtors since 1973!  We both feel we wouldn’t be one block from one of the most beautiful views, if Patty hadn’t been in our corner!  Many, many situations arose in the 90 days it took to close escrows.  Because Patty knows her profession so well, she choreographed many possible deal breakers so that our goals could be reached. In our long lives we have always concluded; get the best doctor; get the best dentist; get on a team surrounded by the best players.  In dealing with Patty Stearns we have now identified the best realtor!!
Patty Stearns is by far and away the most incredible Real Estate agent we have ever worked with. A great asset to your team when buying or selling your next home. Patty is experienced, super knowledgeable and understands all in the real estate world. When situations arise she will be standing by ready to resolve. She made our ride through the process of selling our home pain free and smooth.  I promise, you will not be disappointed with TEAM PATTY!
-Will Willis & Sabine Mader
Only superlatives for Patty in the dedication and professionalism she brought to selling our Arcata home.  We think that perhaps the best part was how well prepared we were for putting our house on the market, thanks to Patty’s guidance.. At her suggestion, we had pre-market inspections and were able to make necessary repairs which contributed to a smooth and quick sale.  Patty’s knowledge and expertise insured a very seemingly easy process from start to finish. The marketing of our home was top notch, especially the very high quality photos.  She responded to texts, emails, and phone calls almost immediately.  Through it all, Patty maintained the highest degree of professionalism within the framework of a very long-standing friendship.  Nothing but a standing ovation to Patty on the sale of our Arcata home where we lived for nearly 40 years.  Thank you, Patty!
-Karen and Tom Elfers
Patty was truly a great agent to list with and find a buyer for my home.  She’s very knowledgeable of the area and gave great tips on anything that might affect the sale. She’s also very aware of the fair market price and really good in negotiations. I found her always on time and very responsive to emails and phone calls.  I highly recommend listing your home with her to get the best success possible.
-Elizabeth Adams
Working with Patty is a delight…!  She is a consummate professional, seasoned and well-skilled with the processes of buying and selling a house.  Additionally, she is extremely knowledgeable about the area and properties’ histories.  Further, her ability in estimating property value is remarkable.  We will plan to work with her again.
-Peter and Diane Cohan
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