Anina Van Alstine
M: 831.818.0735 mobile
O: 831.420.2629 office
International Presidents Elite

Anina Van Alstine

Broker Associate
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As a Broker with 43 years experience working in the Bay Area, I offer my clients a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:

Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home

Sell a Home
I am an expert in marketing and negotiation. I have lived all over the world, and I understand how to make your home appealing to a wide range of potential buyers. Coldwell Banker's international marketing program provides me the opportunity to expose your home on all available platforms and the many virtual options make it easy to show it to prospective buyers. Once we receive offers, I will help you to negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. 

Consult on Home Selling Strategies
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can help you to make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things, like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls, can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.

More About Me

I am a dynamic and powerful negotiator and have a high level of integrity and strong commitment to always obtain the best results for my clients which has resulted in referrals from both clients and professionals in related fields, such as attorneys, bankers, and appraisers. I never represent a buyer and seller in the same transaction; doing so would take away the clear focus defined by the single agency. I am well liked and respected in the real estate community in Santa Cruz and the Bay Area.

In 2010 I began my association with Coldwell Banker. Their “Luxury Homes” division provides unsurpassed marketing opportunities for my seller clients as well as a network of top agents to help me find buyers their perfect home. I joined the firm during the nadir of the economic crisis but quickly attained “International President’s Elite” status. My affiliation with Coldwell Banker has enabled me to facilitate sales for clients throughout the greater Bay Area as well as Oregon, Washington DC, New York and Paris. I am ranked among the top two percent of Coldwell Banker agents nationwide.

I have proven a long-term commitment to serving my community. I am passionate about my involvement in the educational, social, and cultural aspects of Santa Cruz County. I have used my marketing and creative skills to produce successful events to benefit WomenCARE and SCAP (Santa Cruz AIDs Project). I served as a board member of WES (Women’s Educational Success).

My work with clients is a creative facilitation process. I use my training in the expressive arts (I trained at the Tamalpa Institute with Anna and Daria Halprin, Jamie McHugh and Ken Otter) to assist both sellers and buyers clarify and obtain their goals. I use every contemporary method of marketing and research as well as my personal hands-on approach to staging, open houses, and broker’s tours to help my sellers obtain the highest possible price for their properties. I use my training in communication skills to help my buyer clients determine the best home and location for their next move. 

If you work with me, you can count on my complete and wholehearted commitment to helping you obtain the best possible results! 

In addition, I have:

  • Taught classes at the Santa Cruz Board of Realtors and for Coldwell Banker and other offices on "The Buyer Broker Agreement"  and "Creative Facilitation; Leading by Following". 

  • Trained in the field of expressive arts at the Tamalpa Institute. Many years working in the field of scoring and collective creativity as taught by Lawrence and Anna Halprin enable me to help my clients create a clear roadmap for the process which will produce a clear roadmap so that they achieve the outcome they desire! 

  • Produced several theater performances, notably "Alive at the Edge" and "An Evening with Anna Halprin".

  • Completed a four year training to become as a Guild Certified Feldenkrais@ Practitioner. The philosophy of "make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant" applies to my work as a Realtor in many ways.




Consistently a top producer:

Coldwell Banker 2020 Award: Top 1,000 Nationwide second quarter
Coldwell Banker 2019 International President's Elite
Coldwell Banker 2018 International President's Circle
Coldwell Banker 2017 International President's Elite (top 2% international)
Coldwell Banker 2016 International President's Elite (top 2% international)
Coldwell Banker 2014 International Diamond Circle
Coldwell Banker 2010-2013 International President's Elite (top 3% nationwide)
David Lyng Real Estate, President's Elite, 2000-2010
David Lyng Company Wide Top Producer Award, 2007

Wilson Brothers Residential Realtors 1978 to 1988


Professional Designations:
Real Estate:

SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist
Santa Cruz Local Expert
Luxury Home Specialist 

Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practicioner
Graduate, Tamalpa Institute


Coldwell Banker Realty
824 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA