that a realtor’s job is to clearly hear and understand her client’s needs and
wants, and then use that knowledge to navigate, and negotiate a superlative
purchase or sale for them. She makes you feel heard and employs her experience, professionalism, savvy
negotiating skills, and state of the art marketing to meet your goals.
She has called Santa
Cruz home for more than 30 years and has intimate knowledge of the area’s real
estate market, diverse business community, quirky politics, and stellar school
systems. She knows the ins and outs of each neighborhood, including
street-by-street demographics and diverse microclimates. She has deep ties to
the local business, education, and surfing communities, and comes to the table
with an impressive skill-set:
· A Bachelors Degree in Psychology of the
Built Environment and a unique capacity for matching people with the right
· 24-years of experience in real estate
investing and a honed ability to accurately gauge a property’s appreciation and
· An educator’s mind-set and capacity to effectively
communicate the complex process of buying and selling a house.
· A LEED Green Associate and Eco Broker
Certified, she can help you find a home with maximum green potential, and
market your home’s green features when it is time to sell.
She is a current
recipient of the President's Circle Award, which recognizes her as one the top 12% agents
internationally, and has overseen an impressive $35,000,000 in sales in 6 years.
great-uncle opened up one of the first Coldwell Banker offices in California.
She knows that having the power of Coldwell Banker behind her gives her
client’s access to the top legal and marketing minds in the industry.
As one drives past
the sunny beaches, verdant farmlands, bustling downtowns and towering redwoods,
Santa Cruz County may seem like a big place. But this is a small community at
heart. Local knowledge, reputation, and connections make all the difference
here; especially in Real Estate. You will reap all those benefits and more when you work with
Real Estate needs or
questions? Call, text, or write Gretchen today. Prefer to meet face-to-face? She
is available to meet you at any of the local Coldwell Banker offices: Capitola,
Aptos, and at her main Westside office~ 1 mile from UCSC on Mission St, in
heart of Santa Cruz.