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Contemporary home on 2+ acres in the Aptos Hills
205 View Court, Aptos
4,778 Sq. Ft. | 6 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms
Listed for $1,982,500
This home was built for comfort and provides a gracious yet exciting environment for the most particular person! The windows look out over pristine gardens and the views are framed by gorgeous redwoods. There is a rose garden and terraces surrounding the expansive decks for entertaining and a large hot tub to sit in at night! With multiple layers of decks, turf lawns, and a playhouse built into the redwoods with plumbing and electricity, this home offers plenty of space inside and out for large gatherings and yet offers separation of space as well.
The kitchen provides everything a gourmet cook could desire, from a large subzero refrigerator to double ovens and a huge walk-in pantry. Just around the corner, there is a wet bar with wine storage to entertain your guests by the fire. Enjoy great separation of space between the public and private areas, and a smart TV over the fireplace that looks like an art piece. The finishes are exquisite, the room sizes gracious and there is a private office or play area up in the loft. The master bedroom enjoys a gas log fireplace, large ensuite bathroom and walk in closet.
Downstairs there is a third living area, two bedrooms, a bathroom, laundry room and at the end on the hall, two more bedrooms separated by a Jack and Jill bathroom. This lower floor has its' own access out to the patio with hot tub, turf lawn, lemon trees and rose garden. Each bedroom has a view of the magnificent gardens and redwood trees in the distance providing a sense of privacy and tranquility.
The landscape lighting and drip irrigation system keep this home looking like a showpiece. Enjoy the two car garage with high ceilings for oversized vehicles and great storage space. There is even an arbor with a bench swing. Come home to your own private Shangri-La only minutes to Aptos Village, local schools and Rio Del Mar Beach.
For more photos and information, visit the property website: 205ViewCourtAptos.com
Welcome to your own private Shangri-La near West Cliff Drive
512 Liberty Street, Santa Cruz
1,080 Sq. Ft. | 3 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom
Listed for $1,769,500
A sense of peace prevails in this special property just blocks from West Cliff Drive. This impeccably detailed, single-story three bedroom two bath home on the lower West Side of Santa Cruz was remodeled by one of Santa Cruz' finest builders for their own home. From the verticle grain alder wood trim and solid core doors to the surround sound and custom bathrooms, no detail was left out. Hardwood floors, fireplace insert, soffit lighting, beautifully designed kitchen with stunning granite countertops and custom cabinets.
This home is located on a quiet street near West Cliff Drive, Mitchell's Cove, Lighthouse Field, great surf spots and beaches, not far from the bus line to UCSC and downtown. Swift Street Courtyard and West Side restaurants and wineries are near by. The landscaping features a front yard with drought tolerant plants and turf. Upon entry, you will find the gourmet kitchen is open to the living area, and sliding glass doors lead you to the majestic backyard, perfect easy access for dining al fresco.
The tropical landscaping in the back yard includes birds of paradise and a giant date palm! The gleaming pool has its own pool house which has room for a work area, tool and equipment storage, or even a workout or yoga space. Enjoy outdoor entertaining on the large patio in the fully fenced back yard. There is an attached studio with full bath and kitchenette and a separate entrance, providing endless opportunities...
For more photos and information, visit the property website: 512LibertySantaCruz.com
SOLD: Over asking, all cash!
Spectacular unobstructed views from this classic West Cliff home
1612 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
3,092 Sq. Ft. | 4 Bedroom | 3 Bathroom
Offered at $3,498,500 | Sold for $3,500,000
Come home to your own piece of paradise! An open floor plan on the ground floor gives every room except the bedroom an ocean view. There is a great flow from kitchen with its center island and work sink to the breakfast nook and family room. The formal dining room has an ocean view and looks out over the private courtyard in the back for a sense of tranquility. There is a large front porch with plenty of room to take your coffee and read the paper while you watch the whales and dolphins or, if you prefer shade and quiet, you can set up in the rear courtyard.
There is a large soaking tub, shower and private deck in the upstairs Master Suite. Two additional bedrooms and a full bath upstairs are well separated from the Master, and there is a large closet for extra storage.
Hardwood floors in the kitchen, entry and family room; the bedrooms are carpeted for quiet. The downstairs bedroom and bath open up all kinds of possibilities. This is a home built to enjoy with others, yet it incorporates plenty of opportunities to "get away". Wake up every morning and gaze out over the Monterey Bay or watch the sunset from the master bedroom, dining or living rooms and gourmet kitchen in this gracious two story 3000 square foot home. No power lines or parking lot to interfere with the pleasure one experiences in this special home. The two car garage with pull down steps for extra storage is accessed off a private alley: the back yard patio is sheltered from the wind and view. A new roof and copper gutters and downspouts as well as on-demand water heater and trex decking were installed in 2008.
Located near Mitchell's Cove, The West Cliff Lighthouse, and Natural Bridges Park as well as the Swift Street Commons and West Side Restaurants, Wineries and Shopping are nearby. Not far from the bus-line to UCSC and downtown. Don't miss this very special find!
For more photos please go to www.1612WestCliffDrive.com
Luxurious multi-generational living in the Soquel hills
134 Viking Court, Soquel CA
4,578 Sq. Ft. | 4 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom
Sold for $3,122,000
This stunning 2 year new home was built by one of the area's finest builders on over a half an acre of land on a cul de sac in the Soquel hills near New Brighton Beach and Soquel and Aptos Villages... it must be seen to be appreciated. Just over a mile to Highway 1 but with a rural feeling, the home has a versatile floor plan that could accommodate multi-generations or a work-from-home business. The well-tended grounds include a sport court, luxurious spa and raised beds.
The open floor plan on the main floor has a stunning kitchen and center work island, top quality appliances including a pot filler for the gas range and butler's pantry. There is a formal dining room and large "family room" with fireplace. The gracious floor plan on the main floor includes a mother-in law suite and sumptuous master bath with gorgeous soaking tub. There is a private media room with enough chairs for a professional viewing on the ground floor and two bedrooms. Bonus areas include room for a wine cellar, workout room and more. Three car garage and plenty of parking, with a pad for a boat or RV.
For more photos please go to www.134VikingCourt.com
SOLD- Please call me for more information as this home sold for an unprecedented price!
Live the Seabright Dream
217 Seaview Avenue, Santa Cruz CA
1,180 Sq. Ft. | 2 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom
Listed at $1,319,500, sold at $1,730,000!
This sweet one-story cottage near Seabright beach provided all of the wonderful lifestyle opportunities presented in Santa Cruz. From the picket fence and jasmine covered trellis over the gate, to the impeccably finished detached one room studio with full bath, loft, and double doors leading to a patio with access to a back street, there is much to delight here! Located on a quiet two block long street only few short blocks from Linda's Seabreeze Cafe, La Posta, Verve and the Pacific Edge Climbing Gym, with easy access to the Boardwalk over the trestle bridge, this classic home enjoys a front porch with room to sit and retro finishes such as coved plaster ceilings, fir floors and pastel tile in the bathroom.
We received fifteen offers and, after almost a week of negotiation, arrived at the price above.
Please see the property website for more photos: www.217SeaviewSantaCruz.com
Sold over asking with multiple offers!
Your Oasis in Seabright
313 Mountain View Avenue, Santa Cruz CA
1,162 Sq. Ft. | 2 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom
Listed at $1,249,500 sold for $1,325,000
Have it all in this sweet post-Victorian Cottage with separate studio! Imagine your surprise to discover, just blocks from Seabright beach, this adorable cottage oasis. Ready for you to enjoy cooking with the produce from your garden in the updated gourmet kitchen! Fresh paint, gleaming fir floors, and a Roy Johnson light fixture grace the dining area. Bay windows, a sunny front porch and a rose-covered trellis lend charm to this special home!
Two bedrooms in the main house, one with a gas log in a "wood stove", the other with a walk-in closet share a classic Jack and Jill bathroom. The bonus out-building permitted as a "photography studio" has alley access and a view of the garden which boasts several fruit trees. Entertain on your private back deck, and enjoy a brick patio with a hot tub as well as one parking space accessed off the alley. Linda's Seabreeze Café, La Posta and other great Seabright restaurants are nearby as well as Shoppers Corner and the Buttery Bakery. This sweet home will delight.
Please see the property website for more photos: www.313MountainViewSeabright.com
SOLD AFTER 6 DAYS ON THE MARKET!
Received Multiple Offers and Sold Over Asking
5320 Glen Haven Road, Soquel
2,400 sq. ft. | 3 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom
Offered at $1,289,500 Sold For $1,475,000
Privately situated overlooking the tree tops on Prescott Lane, this classic Mid-Century Modern home designed by Roberty Royston features such modern energy savers as on-demand water heated radiant floors, insulation in ceilings and double-glazed windows. Over 1000 square feet of redwood decking with a wisteria trellis. Elegant and classic, with redwood paneling, architectural tile floors and countertops. Raised garden beds, citrus trees, and an old chicken coop to inspire you!
For more photos, please go to https://www.homecb.com/5320glenhavenroad
Click here to see a Virtual Open House Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJVMBfIASoY&t=2s
Just Closed: Sold over asking in just a week!
Orchard Oasis in the Heart of Silicon Valley
775 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park CA
1,210 Sq. Ft. | 3 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom
Listed at $1,249,500 Sold for $1,285,000
This beautifully updated single level home is situated on a generous lot with an abundance of fruit trees including Olive, Fig, Avocado, Apple, Apricot, Pomegranate, Guava, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Plum, and more!
The intuitive layout creates an open, airy interior. An updated kitchen with french doors leading to the private backyard with room for outside entertaining! Listen to the birds sing and Bay breeze blow, or entertain friends and family while enjoying California's coveted indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
Close to multi-use trails and open space preserves, amenities such as downtown Menlo Park, trendy local cafes, and restaurants such as Cafe Borrone, La Posta, and more. Proximity to tech companies including Facebook, Apple, Google, Amazon, and many more make a potential future commute easy (when work from home ends). Surrounded by top-rated schools such as Menlo Atherton High School, Bright Angel Montessori, Phillips Brooks School.
Please see the property website for more photos: https://www.cbhometour.com/775-Ivy-Dr-Menlo-Park-CA-94025/index.html
Sold significantly over asking in 5 days!
Certified Green Home in the Banana Belt
121 Dahlia Street, Santa Cruz
2,400 Sq. Ft. | 3 Bedroom | 3 Bathroom
Offered at $1,389,500 and Sold for $1,420,000
This three bedroom three bath 2400 square foot award winning energy efficient home is located on a quiet one block long street leading to a three block long cul de sac and near Shoppers Corner, the Buttery a short distance to Seabright beaches, downtown Santa Cruz and the tech bus stops. The City granted this home their Award for Green Building to the builder in 2008! Solar, insulation and drought tolerant landscaping.
The new stage for Santa Cruz Shakespeare is right up the hill and DeLaveaga Park is just a short distance away. Santa Cruz is becoming one of the destination bicycle towns in the West. Centrally located to access many great rides.
Designed with easy access to the private backyard from the spacious family room with a fireplace and a great flow from the kitchen to both a breakfast nook and formal dining room, this home offers both comfort and elegance! The versatile downstairs floor plan would easily allow one to convert the family room and full bath to a master suite.
The gourmet kitchen includes a gas stove with a pot-filler arm, brand new oven and microwave and a center island. There is a raised bed for vegetables and a large patio for outside entertaining in the private backyard. Extra storage for all the toys you can imagine is available in the two-car garage.
For more photos please go to 121DahliaSantaCruz.com
Sold All Cash with a two week close!
Condo in University Terrace
109 Torrey Pine Terrace, Santa Cruz
1,012 Sq. Ft. | 2 Bedroom | 1.5 Bathroom
Offered at $589,500
2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom condo on the Upper West side of Santa Cruz! Located near UCSC, Westlake Elementary School, the Pogonip, and bus lines, this bright end unit has a living room with fireplace and double sliding doors which lead to a private patio area. Kitchen with refrigerator, electric stove, microwave, dishwasher and wine fridge. Custom built-ins in the living room, dining area and master bedroom (which also has a walk-in closet). There is a full size washer and dryer included. Covered parking.
For more photos, please go to https://www.homecb.com/109torreypineterrace
Sold after receiving multiple offers!
550 Towhee Drive, Santa Cruz
2,676 sq. ft. | 4 Bedroom | 3 Bathroom
Offered at $999,500 Sold For $1,100,000
Imagine yourself living in this mini-estate, surrounded by nature on almost an acre of usable land. This four bedroom, three bath home enjoys a tranquil setting in the Quail Drive Neighborhood. The lush green lawn, pool, and raised beds are easily accessible from decks and stairs on both levels of the home. Light fills this special home and the views lend a tranquil feeling in every room. Gardeners will rejoice in the fenced yard and mini-orchard; cooks will celebrate the updated kitchen with honed granite countertops, stainless appliances and a lighted pantry. A large breakfast bar will accommodate your guests as you cook and there is room for two in the well designed kitchen. Expansive views and hardwood floors in the kitchen, dining and living rooms. There is an enamel wood stove which lends heat and light to both the dining room and living rooms; sliding doors lead to extensive decks. Fans circulate the air throughout the home. The house lives like two homes. There is great separation of space; a wide staircase leads to the master bedroom and bath and one bedroom upstairs. Downstairs are two bedrooms, two baths, a laundry room and an office with a separate entrance, an expansive deck with pergola and access to the two car garage.This very special home offers opportunities galore for the lucky new owner.
For more photos, please go to https://www.homecb.com/550towheedrive
SOLD AFTER 6 DAYS ON THE MARKET!
7500 Oak Ridge Road, Aptos
1,700 sq. ft. | 2 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom
Offered at $829,500 Sold For $851,000
Situated in a sunny clearing surrounded by over five acres with Redwoods, Madrones and a seasonal creek near Aptos Village, this "cabin" incorporates desirable modern amenities such as energy efficient double-glazed windows, insulation, and Hardi-board siding and a recently remodeled bathroom with old style charm! Two bedrooms, one bath and a loft with office upstairs, inside laundry room.
There is a hand crafted stone fireplace with a wood mantel and knotty pine paneling and oak flooring in the living room and dining area. There is a breakfast nook and oak flooring in the kitchen which has direct access to the outside. Extensive decking off the living room and dining area provides easily accessible space for entertaining.
The landscaping near the home includes Rhododendrons, Camellias, a Japanese Maple and native plantings. Enjoy a homemade mimosa made from your own citrus tree and bask in the sun or find your way to the trails in Nicene Marks Park. A covered carport, woodshed and storage for your "toys". This private oasis is located just minutes from Cabrillo College, New Brighton Beach, and Capitola. Feel the tranquil serenity this peaceful retreat and enjoy the convenience of a short drive into town.
For more photos, please go to: https://www.homecb.com/7500-oak-ridge-road
SOLD OVER ASKING- MARCH 18, 2020
112 Linden Street, Santa Cruz
1,700 sq. ft. | 3 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom
Offered at $1,189,500 sold for $1,200,000
This immaculate home enjoys an open floor plan; light floods the kitchen and attached family room. Skylights highlight the vaulted ceiling in the dining and family room. Direct access to the private backyard from sliding doors in the family room and master bedroom. Freshly painted, with new carpet and newly refinished hardwood floors. The gourmet kitchen has granite counter tops and new stainless appliances. There is a fireplace with a gas log in the living room and attached one-car garage. Enjoy the lush plants and vegetables in the raised bed in the private backyard. This is truly a home for entertaining and the indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Just two blocks from Shoppers Corner and the Buttery and a short distance to downtown Santa Cruz and Seabright beaches. Easy access to Silicon Valley and the tech buses from this serene setting on a quiet cul-de-sac within the Santa Cruz High School District.
For more photos, please go to homecb.com/112lindenstreet-santacruz
I WAS PROUD TO REPRESENT THE SELLER OF THIS HISTORIC HOME!
837 California Street, Santa Cruz
"THE WISTERIA HOUSE"
Despite the fact that it had its original rubble foundation, we sold "as is" with an all cash offer!
Classic Victorian home on 13,500+ square foot lot! 4 BR 2.5 baths. Deep porches with room for you to set your swing! Formal Dining room and entry hall with original metal fireplace converted to wood from coal burning. Formal Living room with rounded bay and views of the garden. Modern kitchen with retro stove and refrigerator and Miele dishwasher. Large breakfast nook opens out to the garden. Original redwood floors. Wine Cellar. Spacious Master bath with heated floors, deep soaking tub, and separate shower. Vintage fruit trees, outside patio. Potting shed. Exquisite plantings, including lush Rhododendrons. This treasure is just a short distance to downtown and shopping, restaurants and movie theaters. Santa Cruz is a great bicycle city; West Cliff Drive and beaches are just s short ride away. Near busline to UCSC and easy access for commuters.
For more photos, please go to www.homecb.com/837californiastreet
SOLD OVER ASKING!
211 Martin Drive, Aptos
2,099 sq. ft. | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathroom
Offered at $1,569,500 SOLD at $1,600,000 with multiple offers!
Absolutely exquisite "Carmel stone cottage" set within charming, professionally landscaped gardens that feature a stone fire pit and child's playhouse/artist studio. Don't miss the wrought iron gates, antique climbing roses, and French chateaux doors. Inside, the chef's kitchen has an imported french LaCanche stove, soapstone counters, and Shaw sink. The wine bar/butlers pantry has an ice-maker, wine refrigerator and is impeccably appointed. Two large ground floor bedrooms share a gorgeous bathroom with a deep tub and separate shower. The private upstairs master suite has an ocean peek of Pleasure Point, its own fireplace and a stunning bathroom complete with steam shower/tub/dual sinks. The entire house, including the media room, features hand scraped walnut floors.
For more photos, please go to 211martindraptos.com
SOLD OVER ASKING!
139B Southampton Lane, Santa Cruz
1,350 sq. ft. | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathroom
Offered at $849,500: sold for $872,000!
At a tenuous time in the market, we received multiple offers. The lowest was an all cash offer for $800,000 with no appraisal contingency. The highest was $870,000 with an appraisal contingency. We countered all three and ended up closing at $872,000.The property appraised at $800,000, but the buyer AND the back up offer buyer understood the value and were grateful to close at the negotiated price. If you are thinking of selling, please call me. I can help you negotiate the best possible price for YOUR home!
For more photos, please go to homecb.com/139bsouthamptonln
SOLD OVER ASKING
316 Wilkes Circle, Santa Cruz
1,718 sq. ft. | 3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms
Offered at $1,195,500 SOLD FOR $1,200,000
Imagine your lifestyle in this special home which enjoys a sparkling kitchen, direct access to the outside from the great room and a garden complete with an outdoor fireplace and a fountain under a grape trellis! Three bedrooms two and one-half baths, a large office, and a two car garage. Just a short distance to the beach, West Side shopping and restaurants and easy access to downtown and the commuter buses to Silicon Valley. Near bus lines to UCSC.
For more photos, please go to 316WilkesCir.com
SOLD ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE
101 Quarry Lane, Santa Cruz
2,200 sq. ft. | 3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms
Offered at $1,289,500, and sold for $1,357,000 with multiple offers!
One story 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home. Large kitchen with gas cooktop, 2 ovens, granite counter tops, and cherry cabinets. Breakfast “nook” opens out into the garden. Formal dining room and living room with fireplace insert. Hardwood floors throughout all public areas of the home. Private backyard, with fruit trees, vegetable beds, berries, and built-in barbecue. Located near the Pogonip, UCSC, Westlake Elementary School and park. Easy access to West Cliff beaches, West Side shopping and restaurants, downtown, Hwy 17 and commuter buses to Silicon Valley tech companies such as Google, Apple, and Applied Technology.
For more photos, please go to 101QuarryLane.com
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I been in practice as a Real Estate Broker in Santa Cruz and the Bay area, since 1978. I am passionate about obtaining the best results for my clients. Many of my clients refer their friends and relatives. I always achieve the best results possible in any market.
The market is always changing; I keep my clients informed as to their best strategy for the current market.
Whether you are a Buyer or a Seller I can help you obtain the best possible outcome. If we work together I will be there for you 100% of the way, both before, during and after the transaction.
"Anina is the Best. Stop looking because she's got it! So attentive and knowledgeable in every area of selling and buying a home. She sold our condo in no time! No stress, no hassle, no worry. All professional and kind and forward thinking. No hiccups, no mistakes, and we even gained a new friend! She's perfect for every situation!" -Stephen O. and Nicole P.
- A Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Brokerage-Previews Property Specialist
- A Senior Real Estate Specialist; SRES
- A Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
- Trained by Lorna Hines sales career resources as a "Certified Negotiator".
- A trusted resource for answers about all steps of the buying and selling process.
- Experienced in 1031 Tax-deferred exchanges
- Familiar with Propositions 58 and 60. I know which criteria will enable a person over 55 to take their property tax base with them.
- Experienced with conventional, Reverse, VA and FHA financing as well as how to create "owner financing" and can execute all the necessary paperwork for that eventuality.
- Familiar with installment sales and they can sometimes benefit a seller.
- Many factors affect the value of a home for different buyers. I can help you to present your home in the best light to help obtain the highest possible price!
- I use innovative marketing strategies on all media. Although the internet is a valuable marketing tool I also advertise in the local print media, mail out postcards to clients and the neighbors. I have adapted my marketing to take advantage of all of the resources COLDWELL BANKER provides in this era of the COVID-19. We can expose your property on over 700 Websites and offer Matterport ( 3D) tours and virtual open houses.
- My expertise about neighborhood features and benefits helps to enhance my sellers' ability to obtain the highest possible price!
- My experience in design and construction enables me to help my seller clients with their decisions about improving their home prior to market.
- NEGOTIATION is my strength and why clients seek me out. My clients know they have not left one dollar on the table.
- I can help you determine which neighborhoods provide the qualities you need. From community to climate to commute, we will find the best location for you! You will become an expert in the benefits of each neighborhood and together, we can find the best house for the best price in your desired area.
- I am connected to local experts in the trades. I can refer you to the appropriate parties, from termite and property inspectors to well drillers, land use planners and other experts. We consult about which repairs are relatively affordable and which can be prohibitively expensive.
- My awareness of the market and negotiation skills help my buyer clients obtain the best property for their needs at the best possible price.
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"Because of your strategic planning on the timing of our sale, the presentation of our home and most importantly your optimal negotiating skills and counter offer strategy, we sold our home for over 32% our asking price-significantly above the target we had set. We're grateful you took the leap to Palo Alto and coached us through the sale of our home. Your brilliant strategy has sent us on our way to our dream life by the beach in Santa Cruz. We would gladly recommend your services to anyone who either wants to buy or sell a home in the Bay Area."
- Paula Sandas and Dennis Harvey, Clients for over 20 years
"Anina is an extraordinary proactive agent. She did such an outstanding job as our agent for the purchase of our first home in Santa Cruz, we asked her to help us buy our second existing home in Santa Cruz, sell the first home in Santa Cruz and one in San Carlos! Anina has the experience to provide a balanced, long-term outlook and is always available to answer questions and discuss alternative approaches that get the job done."
- Michael Krautkramer and Dorian Daley, General Counsel for Oracle
"I have had only positive experiences with Anina both in working with her as a mortgage banker and having her represent me in the sale of my condo in 2013. I founded Network Mortgage in 1998 and was in lending for 25 years. I got to see many realtors and how they operated and Anina always stood out as a total professional. Anina works both hard AND smart, so when it came time for me to list my condo the choice was easy. My unit sold quickly and for over $40,000 more than the last sale in the complex! When my husband and I get to buy back into the Santa Cruz market in 2015, Anina will be right there to represent us. Do yourself a favor and when you interview agents, give Anina a call. You'll be as impressed as I am."
- Karen C.
"Anina has been our buyer's agent for two homes in Santa Cruz County in the last 3 years. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of the area, neighborhoods, inventory, the seller's agents, and resources (inspectors, lenders, contractors, cleaners, etc). She has tremendous energy and wouldn't slow down until we had the right house at the right price and terms, including tough negotiations. Anina has strong opinions about what she considers a good home, but took the time to understand what we liked, and then unemotionally guide us to make the right choices."
"When I decided to move from Palo Alto to Santa Cruz, I was referred to Anina van Alstine. We had a very thorough telephone interview, and then on the day I could come over the hill to look at houses, she had an open house. So she organized a self-driving tour of houses which met my criteria. On the day I could come look at houses, I got stuck in traffic and was over an hour late in making my appointment, but she was still waiting! She had listened so carefully and had asked the right questions, so the first house she showed me was perfect. Closing and all were smooth. I bought it and have lived there happily ever after. But, I have continued to rely on Anina and her knowledge of the neighborhood, of service providers and general savvy; she is skilled in negotiating and hardworking. She is THE expert on Santa Cruz; I would recommend her to anyone who is interested in buying or selling property in or around Santa Cruz."
- Sarah C.