1st Place Realty,

Is a local real estate company originally started by Peter Ea and Bill Bernard whom have been close friends for almost 20 years. The company is now proudly owned and operated by Peter Ea and Kriquette Lyngstad, with Bill Bernard being the Broker. The company is built on good friendship, integrity, honesty, and professional excellence. 1st Place Realty provides excellent customer experience to buyers and sellers of residential real estate. Call us, Email us or Visit Us!

Bill Bernard, Broker, BRE#01071722

Bill lived and grew up in the Colfax, Grass Valley area. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1967. After serving in South Vietnam and West Germany, Bill attended and graduated from Eastern Oregon University in 1974. He began his real estate career in 1976. Bill has been licensed as a real estate broker in the states of Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and California. He has owned and managed offices for himself and others. Bill has taught real estate classes for California Realty Institute, Sierra Community College, and his own school in Arizona. In 2009 Bill retired from Sacramento City Unified School District. He's now looking forward to offering a variety of real estate services for his clients and would be especially honored to work with veterans, seniors, and first- time home buyers. Please contact Bill Bernard at bill@1stplacerealties.com or his cell phone (916) 216-4747.

Cindy Picos, Realtor BRE#01931910

Cindy Picos, REALTOR®, BRE #01931910 We are thrilled to welcome Cindy to the 1st Place Realty team. She brings with her 38 years involvement in the real estate industry, having started her career with the Placer County Association of Realtors® (PCAR), serving as its Executive Vice President. Over the course of her 25 years with PCAR, she was involved in association management and government affairs and served on committees with regional associations, MetroList MLS, California Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. During her subsequent 17 years in title and escrow, she specialized in challenging title issues, working with REOs, banks, real estate investors, and asset managers and managed sales associates . Wanting to combine her passion and experiences with all phases of the real estate transaction, she decided to get her real estate license so she could work directly with buyers and sellers. Cindy has lived in Placer County most of her life, settling in Auburn with her husband, Gilbert, where they raised their two daughters, who are now both medical professionals. "The best thing ever," she says, "is being grandma to my two amazing grandsons." Cindy is a breast cancer survivor and serves as a Director on the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her huge extended family. Contact Cindy at picosrealestate@gmail.com or calling (916) 223-5970.

Kriquette Lyngstad, Owner/Realtor, BRE#01921636

Kriquette brings a broad range of skills from her years of experience with Hewlett-Packard and with SMUD. Kriquette's prior experience spans across a wide depth and breadth from sales, marketing, Global web interaction, web technologies, social media, mobile design, customer experience management to project and operations management. Along with thoroughly enjoying her career in the customer experience and technology field, Kriquette has always had a passion for real estate and has always been fixated on watching the housing market Finally, Kriquette was able to combine her passions for sales, web marketing and real estate by obtaining her real estate license and joining the 1st Place Realty team. While Kriquette is passionate about technology, sales and marketing, her main passion and goal is superior customer experience and delight! You can contact Kriquette at kriquettelyngstad@live.com or by cell at (916)-521-1071.

Peter Ea, Owner/Realtor, BRE# 01910147

Peter has been a longtime resident and small business owner in Rocklin since 1993. Peter and his wife, Eng, have managed and operated the Rocklin Mini Mart for the past 20 years. They have built many friendships and have acquired an excellent reputation with people in the community. Peter uses is customer service experience in helping people reach their real estate goals. He is committed to delivering professional excellence, honesty, integrity, and quality to enhance his reputation in the community. Peter would consider it an honor to be entrusted with your real estate needs. He will always make sure your experience with 1st Place Realty meets or exceeds your expectations. Contact Pete by emailing pete@1stplacerealties.com or calling his cell phone at (916) 580-5033.