A real estate expert with a lifetime in Lamorinda.

Meet finola 

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total sales


to date

happy clients
& counting

in business

20 years

As one of the top-producing agents in Lamorinda, Finola gives every client her dedication, attention and expertise in every transaction—simple or complex. She's known for being an excellent communicator (crucial for clients in high-stress bidding situations), a tenacious negotiator and a savvy marketer. 

Born and raised in Orinda, she has more than twenty years of local real estate experience, and she's an expert on local market trends, neighborhoods, schools and recreational resources in the Lamorinda area. Finola graduated from Orinda’s Miramonte High School, and received a degree in history from UC Berkeley as well as a master’s degree from St. Mary’s College in Moraga. Before following her passion for real estate and becoming an agent, she spent ten years teaching in the classroom and many more as an entrepreneur— developing a successful private education business (PASS).

Finola comes from a large family that is deeply rooted in the Lamorinda community. Her children have 31 cousins in the immediate area—so she is well versed in area schools, sports, and community resources. Finola is also an active volunteer for the Orinda schools and various other community and athletic programs and organizations.

When Finola isn't helping clients find the perfect house or participating in the Lamorinda community, she spends her time hiking, skiing, traveling and hanging out with her husband, Rob, and her three children, Jack, Betsy and Sally.

About Finola

“Finola represented us in both the sale of our home and simultaneous purchase of a new home. She skillfully navigated us through a very involved process and made it not only straightforward and seamless but sincerely enjoyable. She invested remarkable amounts of time and energy to achieve a phenomenal sale of our home that far exceeded our hopes and also helped us purchase a new home that is absolutely everything we were looking for and more. She is not only a treasure in the Lamorinda community and an absolute expert in her field, she is simply a wonderful person.”

Client Testimonials

“I had the pleasure of working with Finola in purchasing our forever home. She was great to work with at every step. She knows Orinda like the back of her hand and she knew the pluses and minuses of every neighborhood. She had great insight into our house and the issues we needed to look out for (it was built in the 70s), as well as dealing with a very unusual easement that we had to address. Her knowledge and insight added value at every step, from formative to search to bidding to closing. I recommend her without condition.”

—Kate + Scott

—Christina + Chris

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