President & CEO

"We’re a company that cares, and we are proud to be REALTORS®. We are focused on taking the real estate industry to a higher standard and making the home-buying and -selling process a rewarding one. We are committed to maintaining an open line of proactive communication and creating that all-important trust between client and agent to lead to long-term relationships."

Gretchen Pearson founded her brokerage in 2005 under the name Windermere Welcome Home with a belief in the American Dream and a mantra of "we help people get what they want."

In September 2010, Ms. Pearson aligned with Prudential Real Estate and quadrupled the size of the company with massive and strategic growth through acquisition and new talent hires. In December 2014, her Prudential Real Estate Brokerage partnered with the prestigious Berkshire Hathaway brand and became Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties. A few short months later in February 2015, Drysdale Properties was named among the largest 100% women-owned real estate brokerages in the nation and the fastest-growing, full-service brokerages in California and Nevada by First Tuesday Journal. In March 2018, Drysdale Properties received the Apex Award as the 13 th highest producing company in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network.

During the first six months of 2018, Ms. Pearson acquired four real estate companies, six offices and 150 agents. Drysdale Properties is now home to 1,275 agents in 46 offices serving 24 counties across Northern California and Nevada. RealTrends recently honored Drysdale Properties, known locally as "The Drysdales," in the RealTrends' PowerBroker Report as the 71 st largest brokerage in the nation by sales volume and 42 nd largest company in the nation by sales price. Recently, Drysdale Properties was honored with the 2018 QE Award for Service Excellence for the second consecutive year - an industry first.

San Francisco Business Times voted Gretchen Pearson as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Businesswomen in the Bay Area and Top 100 Women Owned Businesses in the Bay Area. Ms. Pearson was featured in California Real Estate Magazine's March/April 2018 article titled The Lead. Additionally, she received the prestigious National Association of REALTORS' Top 40 Under 40 Award, the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Contra Costa County and has been the featured speaker at numerous industry events.

Ms. Pearson is the proud founder of the California Community Foundation, a non-profit organization entirely funded by the agents in the company which gives hope and funds to charities who are dedicated to improving the lives of others. She is also active with Special Olympics and is proud to serve on the Northern Nevada and California Boards.

Ms. Pearson has been married to the same guy for 30+ years and together they raised 3 children. She loves all sports and is a proud Sacramento State Hornet. She is a charismatic leader who is passionate about raising the bar in real estate and creating a network of professional and savvy agents and managers who adhere to a higher standard.


Dan Pearson

Chief Financial Officer

Jason Lytz

Chief Operating Officer

Ines Escobar

Chief Administrative Officer

Natalie Scharpenberg

Chief Marketing Officer