SONOMA, CA (February, 2009) - Nicki Naylor, recently earned the number one individual producer honor for 2008 Pacific Union GMAC, and announced that she is moving to the new Sonoma office of Alain Pinel Realtors (APR). “This is a very exciting opportunity for me and my associates both here and in our new offices in Marin and there is so much more to come,” explained Naylor. “It is quite an expression of confidence in us and our market to expand APR’s business in these challenging times.” Actively involved in Sonoma and Napa real estate for the past 20 years, Naylor has repeatedly earned top producer honors, receiving national recognition as one of the Top Ten Individual Producers of GMAC Real Estate Services. In addition to her 2008 achievement, her real estate team was named "Number One" in sales team for 2006, which is GMAC's highest national distinction. Her team received also the distinction as one of the top ten sales teams nationally in 2007. Larry Knapp, president and COO of Alain Pinel said he was very pleased that she is joining APR. "She is well known for specializing in country properties including ranches, estates, wineries, and vineyards from the Sonoma Coast to the Napa Valley," Knapp stated. In 2008, she represented the sellers in two of the most significant vineyard/winery sales in the Napa Valley. Naylor's attributes much of her success to a thorough education of the issues facing country properties along with a genuine love of the land. She also cites her expertise in photography, film, and design, as an artist and sales representative that bring a unique intuitive perspective to understanding the client's needs. "Nicki is widely regarded for her attention to detail, communication and negotiating skills, as well as her integrity, assuring her clients the highest standards in the industry. She guides her clients through all areas of the transaction and investigations enabling them to make well-informed decisions," stated Tim Murray, APR vice president and regional manager of San Francisco and the North Bay. "My business is built on referrals. To me, that means my clients and other real estate agents and brokers are pleased with the results and are confident in sending new clients way. I particularly enjoy working in cooperation with other agents, local businesses and professionals including the wine industry, architects, landscape architects, designers and contractors who are in close contact with the real estate market. Appraisers and lending institutions also comprise a very important referral base for my business. I believe this network and spirit of cooperation is the key to my success," Naylor stated.