About Bob Sawyer

Nevada County is a beautiful and special community that I’m proud to be a part of. My family and I have lived here for the last 30-years and appreciate all the outdoor activities, while being surrounded by a forest of majestic trees and snow-capped mountains. The different seasons are something many come to visit and appreciate.

An essential part of being a good member of the community requires knowing the area. My knowledge of our community’s positive aspects of life and resources such as our schools, athletic programs, parks, churches, libraries, and local government systems is a valuable asset to my real estate knowledge.

Not only will I personally go the extra mile to help you find your dream home or sell your home, but I also have the backing of Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty, the real estate company that sells more real estate than any other company! Together, we will work to develop a plan to locate and purchase your ideal home and/or develop an effective marketing plan for selling your home in a reasonable time period, for a good market price.

As a professional Realtor® with Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty, I pledge to be your most honest, ethical, caring and hardest-working advocate. Your best interests are my priority as I navigate you through each real estate transaction. Along with my skillful ability to negotiate, and knowledge of real estate contracts I offer consistent and reliable communication during and after the completion of the transaction.

• Nevada County resident since 1982
• Active member Nevada County Board of Realtors, and MLS committee
• Focused on superior customer service

• Member of Nevada County MLS
• Member of Placer County MLS
• Member of California & National Association of Realtors
• SFR Certification: Short Sale / Foreclosure Resource Specialist
• Full Time Licensed Real Estate Professional

Areas of Expertise:
• Lake of the Pines, Nevada City, Grass Valley, Alta Sierra, Lake Wildwood, Cedar Ridge, Chicago Park, Penn Valley, Meadow Vista, Colfax and Auburn
• Lakefronts, Golf Course Homes, Land, Ranches
• First Time Home Buyers, Investment Property, Retirement Homes, Vacation Homes
• Short sales and Foreclosures
• Referrals and Testimonials available upon request

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Bob Sawyer’s Current Listings


We cannot say enough good things about Bob! We are first-time home buyers, and through this very complex process, Bob helped us with each step. Any time (this is not an exaggeration) we had a question or concern, Bob was there to answer without hesitation. I think what truly sets Bob apart, though, is his commitment to his clients. Bob made sure to alert us of any red flags, as he should, but it’s what he did beyond this that truly gained our trust. We appreciated Bob’s honesty and willingness to bring us back to reality, because as first-time home buyers, it was a necessary, albeit difficult, task. The entire time, we could see that Bob cared about us as clients and what would best benefit us, not anybody else. He and his team worked so hard to make our dreams a reality, that at times, I wondered “Does Bob do this for every client?” Of course, I know that he does. Regardless of whether you are purchasing your tenth home or first, I know that Bob will cater to your needs, keep your interests a priority, and go the extra mile no matter what. There are many good realtors in the area, but without hesitation, I recommend Bob.

Alison Dowd

Bob is an excellent realtor that keeps things on track and ensures all details are covered. We have engaged him on multiple transactions over the years. He also keeps abreast of the latest happening in LOP; which is very helpful if you are buy/sell in LOP. Bob is also a great negotiator that is fair and represents you well as a buyer/seller. Would highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling.

Kristen Wilson Jones

We were so impressed with Bob! We were first time home buyers and he made buying a home easy for us, and helped to make us feel knowledgable and comfortable through the whole process. Bob was quick to respond to our phone calls and emails and never hesitated to communicate everything with us. He was very quick and efficient on all of the documents, and he always advocated for us. We know we can still go to Bob for questions even though our home is closed now. We will recommend Bob to everyone we can, and we will always chose to use him in the future. He is great, and we are thankful for such a wonderful real estate that helped us buy our first home!

Erica Granholm

Fantastic experience! Bob was great and really had the knowledge and patience working with us over many months. We highly recommend Bob for a great home buying experience!

Rick and Julie

Bob is awesome. He worked really hard trying to match our very specific criteria to an area that we weren’t familiar with to start. His patience made the whole process pretty easy, as it took time to build a compete picture of what was out there and what we could expect to find eventually, even as we started our search during a relatively slow time in the market. We could’ve settled several times, but Bob’s perseverance outlasted ours at the times that mattered, and we eventually were able to find the perfect, one of a kind house that fit everything we were looking for. We would recommend Bob to anyone!

Colin Lockhart

When we were looking for a realtor, we wanted an agent that was going to look out for us. It was important that they were detailed, honest and very knowledge to our area. That agent was Bob Sawyer for us. Bob was a professional in everything he did with us. He listens to your concerns and provides you accurate data so that you can make the right decision. Selling a house and moving across the country is not an easy task but Bob made it very easy for us. He will make sure that every T is crossed and every i is dotted. Having to leave right away to start my job, I knew that Bob was going to be there for us and keep my wife and I in the loop on every showing and feedback that we received. Bob is an absolute professional that treats all his clients the same. It doesn’t matter if it is a Million-dollar house or a 300k house, you get the same Bob. He is a 5-star agent and if we were to every buy again in California, Bob is our agent.

Diane and Trevor Garliepp

Bob did a great job for me and my family! He was able to work through some very complicated issues that came up in the sale of our property to the satisfaction of our family and the buyers. He went the extra mile in making sure the property was ready to be listed and that it was well-maintained. That meant a lot to me as an out-of-state seller. I will definitely use his services again.

Jon Pingree

Bob was great to work with. He was very skilled at setting the proper price and then was able to negotiate a great deal on our behalf. Bob worked very hard for us and represented us very well. He is professional and well prepared and made sure our best interests were at the forefront. I highly recommend him and his great staff. It was the best experience with a real estate transaction that we have ever had.

Angie Kropf

I had Bob list a house for me in Alta Sierra. He was early for appointments, did exactly what he said he would do as far as the marketing the house and kept in constant communication with me through out the selling process. Ask for Bob at Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Reality when you go to Nevada County. You wont be Disappointed!!

Dan Grattan

We have lived in the area for over twenty years and couldn’t be happier with the professionalism, dedication and overall top notch service Bob Sawyer provided us with the sale of our land. Bob didn’t “list it and leave it and hope for a buyer”, he actively marketed the property and helped other agents along the way to better understand our unique lakefront property. Bob’s responsiveness to our questions and concerns reminds me of customer service of yesteryear when people showed genuine concern for the parties involved and wasn’t just about the sale and his commission. During the sales cycle, not unlike any other transaction, we experienced a few speed bumps however Bob helped navigate all parties to a mutual beneficial result. If there were more than 5 stars, we would give him more!

Kara Johnson

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