2013 was a banner year in San Lorenzo Valley residential real estate. Average prices rose 23%, and distressed sales fell to less than 30% as homeowners regained equity. In 2013, I was the top Boulder Creek agent, representing 12 satisfied buyers and sellers.More Less
Real estate is my second career, and I love it! I've discovered there's intrinsic value to helping people with one of the most significant investment transactions of their lives. My role is to help you understand all of your options, so that you can make informed decisions at every stage of your real estate transaction.
After working for about a dozen years in the San Francisco Financial District, I'd fully realized my dream of analyzing and trading investments. I'd become Vice President of a prominent mutual fund, responsible also for SEC Compliance. While it certainly was exhilarating to trade tens of millions of dollars any given morning, at the end of the day, I'd had very little meaningful impact on anyone's life. I began to think of it as working in an ivory tower...electronically moving funds around the world.
As that career lost its meaning, I decided to transfer those research and negotiating skills to this more fundamentally rewarding work. I worked for several years in Sonoma County, as a licensed real estate assistant.
I relocated to the Santa Cruz mountains in 2005, when I joined Century 21 Showcase REALTORS. Having made that transition, I'm able to explain exactly what it's like to move and live here. Consequently, a lot of my business is helping people relocate.
While I specialize in selling rural Santa Cruz mountain homes, acreage and/or bordering creeks and rivers, I'm also experienced with sales transactions in the cities of Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, and down along the coast including the hills of Soquel and Aptos.
Regardless of whether you are selling your home, buying a vacation or investment property, or relocating here, I'll listen carefully to your dreams and goals. You can relax, confident that I'll be drawing on my business and real estate background to represent your best interests in negotiations - from the offer, through inspections, and on to your successful close of escrow!