As a successful Realtor, I pride myself in my in-depth market knowledge, my refined negotiation skills and the personal, careful management of your entire real estate transaction from offer to close. On-going professional education helps me keep on top of the current issues. I have also obtained a Certified Negotiation Expert designation from the Real Estate Negotiation Institute.
Additionally, I have built a specialized team of professional resources available to you throughout our relationship – from mortgage lenders to property, pest, geological and roofing inspectors – from home "stagers" and contractors to gardeners and housecleaners. We are a high performance team of experts who are personable, honest and professional. Together we will ensure you a successful buying or selling outcome.
As a long time Santa Cruz resident, I enjoy the Santa Cruz County lifestyle with my family and friends. I am active in the community and currently serve as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County. This is my second term as a director, and served as President of the organization during my first term. CASA trains hundreds of adults to serve as volunteer advocates and voices in Court for children now living in foster care because of parental abuse and neglect. I donate a portion of each home sale to CASA.
Working with Me
Buyers and sellers appreciate the focus and enthusiasm I have for helping them achieve their real estate goals. Once you share your vision with me I immediately recognize the next steps and actions necessary to bring your dream to reality. I follow and understand the current market as it frequently changes, and so do the actions necessary to be successful; you can always count on me to advise you based on the current market environment.
I Negotiate the Best Price and Terms for Your Home
There are a myriad of steps to a real estate transaction; if you are selling your home I know that your first priority is learning what your house will sell for, and what your net proceeds will be. Your interests are always at the forefront of every part of the negotiation process. My number one job is negotiating the best price and terms in the shortest amount of time. Once you have accepted an offer, I manage the tasks and timelines to ensure that all of the buyer’s obligations are completed and that the transaction closes on time. I like to accomplish all the steps diligently and professionally all the while removing the stress my clients might feel from in the process; my clients are always grateful for the calm counsel I bring to the table.
I Find the Best Santa Cruz Real Estate Match for You
Santa Cruz County is geographically diverse with its beach communities, Santa Cruz Mountains, agriculture, panoramic valleys and ocean vistas. It follows that the lifestyles vary significantly from one community to another. My goal in working with you is to match your lifestyle and unique needs to the community and home that’s just right for you and the right home to match your dreams.
As diverse as our county’s lifestyles, so are your individual requirements and personal tastes. I will work with you to assess your requirements for style, size, layout and more. My goal is for you to be absolutely thrilled with your new home and be certain that you’ve made the right choice.
Allow Me to Lead the Way
My website is a tool to launch your new home search, to explore our communities and the homes on the market, and to engage me as your personal consultant in selecting and purchasing your ideal home.
Explore Santa Cruz takes you on a tour of our coastal, inland and mountain communities.
Profile Your Ideal Home is a tool to quickly zero in on your home and neighborhood requirements, giving you a first glance profile of your ideal home and guidance in determining your best range.
Home Search is your personal search engine where you’ll receive daily updates for those homes placed on the market that meet your specific requirements. There's also a mortgage calculator to help you evaluate your monthly payments.
The Home Buying Process can be complex and detailed. This section helps you understand the process and how I’ll be with you every step of the way.
Moving In doesn’t mean saying goodbye. A special gift awaits in this section.
Or if you're looking to sell your home…
Selling Your Home provides you information on assessing your home’s value, helpful insights on preparing your home for sale, and recent home sales in your neighborhood. The steps in the selling process are explained and the extensive support that you’ll receive from me at each stage.