Whether you are a first-time buyer, a seasoned real estate investor, or a homeowner looking to sell for top dollar, We Love California Homes is your most accurate resource in Northern California. We are a group of professionals that embrace technology and systems to better serve our clients in an ever-changing real estate market. 

More than ever, we know that our clients are looking for professionals who are highly responsive and experts in navigating every step of a real estate transaction. We proud ourselves in being dedicated, experienced, and above all, offering exceptional service.

Get to know our agents and preferred lenders below, we'd love to help you!
Our Agents

Byron Brenes


DRE# #01995304

Byron has served as a realtor in Sonoma County, Los Angeles, and now serves Sacramento, Placer, and Nevada Counties. His network of buyers and marketing business has helped him adjust to different market conditions and has given him the ability to provide excellent service with a data-driven approach. He served as a client database manager for a luxury brokerage in Sonoma County, helping seasoned agents adapt to new technologies and marketing techniques. As a database manager, Byron was a part of numerous transactions allowing him to develop and refine a perceptive and calculated approach in negotiations.

Laurie Whitton


DRE# 01811228

Buying or selling your next home includes many important decisions and hiring the right agent can make all the difference for you.

Laurie cares deeply about her clients and provides a full service, hands-on approach from start to finish! She is dedicated to her clients, responsive and easy to talk to, tenacious, understanding and her area knowledge and experience is second to none. Laurie is known for her keen negotiation skills, market knowledge, expert marketing and innovative strategies and she will utilize all resources to help you achieve your goal.

Whether you are buying or selling your first home, an investment property, bare land, country property or a luxury home, she will listen carefully to your needs, give 100% to helping you and she will exceed your expectations. Laurie is also known as the expert in luxury properties and country estates throughout Placer and Nevada counties and beyond. She is also a leader of a top producing team and has connections and incredible resources for your purchase or sale from marketing to remodeling.

After college Laurie worked for 3 international companies, including 2 major computer companies in San Francisco, where she became worldwide sales leader out of 3500 people. Laurie received the best sales training in each organization and mastered 3 important skills for her real estate clients – listening very carefully and focusing on the client needs, negotiations, and solid follow up.

Since late 2007, Laurie has completed over 300 transactions, totally over $150,000,000. She has also completed over 20 personal transactions including several 1031 exchanges and built multimillion dollar custom homes. This experience has given Laurie in depth knowledge in all aspects of purchasing and selling residential and country property and the expert ability to work through the unique intricacies for each property and for each client.

Laurie loves spending time with her family and she enjoys living in the foothills. She has a passion for real estate, business, the stock market, hiking and golf, family and friends and giving back to the community.

Laurie’s experience and expertise will make the difference for you. Locally known, globally connected, you can count on Laurie to help you achieve your real estate goals!

Nicole Spencer


DRE# 02008447

Your home purchase and sale should be exciting, rewarding, and seamless. Choosing a full-time agent that will listen, is very responsive, detail-oriented and a strong negotiator are critical. I have achieved Masters Club member status with Placer County Association of Realtors and have consistently been in the top 1% for Coldwell Banker N. Ca. You can see what some of my clients have said about me here: https://www.zillow.com/profile/Nicole3543/

Selling your home for top dollar will require beautiful staging, excellent marketing, and strong negotiation. Prior to joining Coldwell Banker, I had a very successful 20-year marketing career. My strong work ethic, eye for design, application of the right marketing mix and people, and negotiation skills resulted in the promotion to Marketing leadership at only 28 years of age; leading marketing teams to grow and sell companies for top dollar.

I am passionate about people and helping them with one of the most important decisions of their lives. My goal is to make this experience pleasurable and as seamless as possible- working with clients through every step of the buying and selling transaction with the highest standards of integrity. I take you and your goals very seriously and I know that your success is my success.

I moved to Auburn nearly 20 years ago, from the bay area. Captivated by the region's beauty, outdoor life, convenient shopping, and yummy dining - it is home. My hobbies include home decorating, horseback riding, hiking, gardening, and having new experiences with my children. I serve on the board for my children's school's educational foundation, am a community council member for Placer Land Trust, and volunteer at and through my church.

- Listen to your needs and help you reach your goals
- Negotiate the best possible terms and price
- Explain the buying and selling process; with you reliably every step of the way
- Prepare and market your home to the widest range of serious buyers
- Professional, full-time real estate agent, dedicated to your success

George Threlkel

Associate Broker

DRE# CalRE#: 00923770

Integrity, Service, & Experience is more than a tag line. It is a commitment to excellence!
I am a 5th generation Placer & El Dorado County resident whose family helped pioneer the fruit industry in this area. I grew up between the Bay Area area and Cool, CA on our family's Pear and cattle ranch. That has provided me a unique perspective and understanding of both country and city life. After graduating from Cal Poly, SLO, I began my real estate career as a Loan Officer/Appraiser with Farm Credit. I have commercially farmed Peaches, Prunes, Walnuts, and Grapes near Yuba City, CA, bringing back table grapes to their place of origin in Live Oak, CA.

Community service has always been a part of my commitment to the area from Past President of the Marysville/Yuba City Active 20/30 Club, American Cancer Society Man of the Year for Sutter and Yuba Counties, and various Lion Clubs. I currently help facilitate the Healing Through Loss and Grief Support Group in Roseville and am on the Board of Directors with my neighborhood HOA.

The natural progression after lending and appraisal was into real estate. With nearly 40 years of varied real estate experience, including appraisal, financing, land development, custom home design, construction, and property management, I am uniquely qualified to help clients buy and sell homes, farm properties, land, and development properties.

Philip Del Pozzo


DRE# 02078698

As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:

Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home

Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.

Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
Our Preferred Lenders
Rodney Rose

Rodney Rose

Loan Officer
NMLS# 1396861
Direct: 916-223-2775
1512 Eureka Rd, Suite 110
Roseville, CA 95661

Experience + Education + Strong work ethic = SUCCESS! These are some of the characteristics that describe Rodney. As a father of 3 children, he has been involved in the community with schools, sports, and numerous charitable organizations for decades.

Established in 1983. Rodney attended California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) where he completed his formal education in real estate, finance, and law. While attending CSUS, Rodney launched his career in the real estate industry. His career started with real estate sales and property management. 

Over the following decades, his career expanded to include Mortgage Lending, Appraisal, Escrow, Title Insurance, and Real Estate Investments. Rodney has been involved in thousands and thousands of real estate transactions with his clients. Rodney believes that all real estate professionals are created equal. It is what happens after that, that makes the difference. Rodney has raving fans for clients. His goal is to make each client a client for life.


Greg Sandler

Greg Sandler

Area Manager
NMLS# 933107
Direct: 916-727-6444
Cell: 510-517-6063
Fax: 916-299-5290
5701 Lonetree Blvd Suite 205
Rocklin, CA 95765
Since 2002, I’ve funded over 1,800 home loans and partnered with Mortgage Loan Originators and Realtors to achieve extraordinary production results.

For my clients, I take the time to listen to what my client’s goals & needs are. I then consider all available programs. Finally, I make a transparent & detailed recommendation with useful information to help my client meet their goals.

I’ve been featured on Zillow.com, WeFundHomeLoans.com, HomeLoansRoseville.info & radio including Money 105.5, AM1380 The Answer, AM710 The Word, & Hello Sacramento. You’ll also find me at industry association meetings & local fundraisers.

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Coldwell Banker Realty
900 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
Coldwell Banker Realty
2277 Fair Oaks Blvd. Suite 440
Sacramento, CA 95825

DRE# 01995304

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