Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
36 Tiburon Blvd
Mill Valley, CA 94941-2440
Top priority: “Knowledge and service”.
Avril was born and educated in England, training as a nurse and midwife prior to continuing her career in the US. Whilst living in New York City and Detroit, she made a point of visiting every state in the union. Although she was in awe of the breathtaking landscape and diversity of the people, she immediately fell in love with San Francisco and knew that one day this would be her permanent home. Her love of travel has taken her throughout the world, however, the excitement of returning home across the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County, never ceases to be a highlight.
It is this same love for the area that she incorporates into to her business life. She never tires of finding the perfect property for her clients, regardless of the price range. She has never forgotten the thrill of first walking into her own home years ago and is anxious for everyone to enjoy that same experience. Her enthusiasm and expertise is applied to all aspects of real estate, giving concrete direction on both buying and selling.
Most of her Real Estate career was spent with Frank Howard Allen Realtors, where she belonged to the Chairman’s Circle of Excellence. In 2013 the company was sold to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage where she is now enjoying the global challenge which this transfer has brought.
Avril has always had a passion for animals, be it finding homes for ‘strays’ or volunteering at the Wildcare Terwilliger Nature Center.
She was also the first woman to be admitted to the Mill Valley Lions Club. For her services, she was awarded the Frank Howard Allen Founders Award.
She has been a business partner with Jay Patterson since 1985. After working on one difficult transaction together they found that their varied backgrounds and professional skills provided a winning combination. Jay’s career began as an appraiser which led to his own real estate company, Old Mill Properties and eventually purchased a local Mill Valley nightclub called ‘Sweetwater’. After several successful years he once again returned to his old love of real estate.
Avril lives in Mill Valley where she enjoys a wide variety of activities, including caring for her many pets, gardening and hiking.