We started our search for our first home with just a vague idea that we wanted a home in Santa Cruz county. I asked around and Mike Castle was the most highly recommended Realtor in that area - and for good reason! He was always available, always willing and able to answer any questions we had, and was extremely patient and good humored with us (we were extremely picky and must have looked at over 50 houses). Not only was he able to help us find the perfect home but he was able to navigate us through a lending nightmare. He never gave up on us and knew just the right contacts to get us our dream home. I would recommend Mike Castle to anyone looking for a home. I can honestly say he is the best Realtor I have ever come across.