978 Gravenstein Hwy S.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Gene Has Experience in retail buying, retail management, wholesale industry, importing/exporting, Vatican merchandising management, real estate sales, and real estate management
A Born Salesman
Prior to becoming a Realtor, I spent most of my life successfully managing and developing sales and sales staffs across the U.S.
I spent 14 years with Peking Handicraft, Inc., a South San Franciscan-based Chines import company specializing in textiles and linens. As Vice President, I introduced a new home , garden, and gift division with Curt Blanchard, the product development manager. This division, Annie’s Treasures, is still successfully operating.
Prior to Peking Handicraft I spent 11 years with Otagiri Mercantile, Inc., a Japanese gift importer, also located in South San Francisco. As Sales Manager and Merchandiser, I oversaw a sales force of 39 located in 30 states.
Before Settling in San Francisco in 1974, I was VP of Smith-Tarletz of Dallas, Texas, that represented 11 importa and manufacturing firms. During my tenure between 1973 and 1977, I traveled extensively and opened a showroom in Chicago. Prior to joining Smith-Tarletz, I was Merchandise Manager for Rhealee Stores, Inc. of Dallas, for whom I managed and supervised 206 stores.
What Clients Say About Gene Bonino and Will Brown
“We have purchased nine homes and sold seven between us. We both felt confident that Gene&Will understood our needs and protected our interest throughout the process. We will use their services again. ” – Jim and Martha Calvinperez
“Mr. Bonino and Mr. Brown made the entire transaction process very smooth. We felt and still feel very well taken care of and lucky to have worked with them. Gene&Will are an asset to Prudential. This was by far the best experience we’ve had buying a house.” Roger and Marcella Gordon
“Will and Gene are the most helpful and understanding agents I’ve ever met. I myself was an agent in LA many years ago.” Jann Edwards
“We’re grateful for the patience you showed us as you helped us refine our home search, and overcome the seemingly endless obstacles that developed during the process. Your calm optimism was very comforting during those trying periods. Your attention to detail assured us you had our best interests in mind. “ Bob and Margie Berger
“My partner and I were looking to buy a house in Santa Rosa during a strong seller’s market. It seemed that every time we found someplace we liked it had just been sold. This didn’t deter Gene. Even thought it took him a lot of time searching for and showing us property, he kept a positive attitude and persevered. Eventually we found a suitable house that had just been listed and was in our price range. Gene helped us put together a successful bid that very day and then he guided us through the myriad of details involved in financing and pulling it all together. I don’t think we would have been successful in our quest if he hadn’t gone out of his way to offer us his personal assistance and very professional help. I recommend him highly and plan to use him in any future real estate dealings.” Larry Martin and Jack Mills
“When we decided to buy our country property, we knew we wanted a lot and we knew we couldn’t afford much. Gene was such a help, educating us about country property (wells, septics, etc.), and he was thoroughly patient, showing us everything within our price category. When we finally found our property, he was again helpful with connections to financing. His diligence through closing really made a difference.” Eric Tokstad&Andy Janowski
“Gene has assisted us with both the sale of our home and the purchase of another home. His attention to detail and immediate follow up are way above and beyond the call of duty. He not only provided us with excellent professional service but did some real handholding thorough some of the tough times during the sale of our property. We would highly recommend him without hesitation” John&linda Harris
“Will and Gene were the best agents I have ever had. They worked very hard conducting open home, helping us in staging the house and even with the move. They were committed to my interests.” Joshua Boneh
“I’m so pleased they stuck with me for 2.5 years until the right property. They deserve a medal!” Allen Chivens
“Gene&Will provided excellent service!” John Ruel&Yasaman Ayat
“Will&Gene we’re both great! They were knowledeagble and professional and still kept communication friendly and personable.” Nash Weber&Tanya Turneaure