5 Things To Do If Your Santa Cruz House Appraises Low

In selling a house, things don’t always go as planned or as hoped. Sometimes, just when everything looks to be working out, the deal falls through. Maybe you’ve received a good offer, the buyer is serious, you’re ready to move forward – and then your house appraises to low. It can and does happen But … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 123-126

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 123 & Day 124 On Day 123 of the Shelter in Place it was my first time being on an airplane in a really long time. And with the Coronavirus pandemic, my daughter asked me to wear goggles both in the airport and in the plane! People looked … Continued

Interview with Monique Cook, Owner of Coach for Recovery in Santa Cruz

This past week I had the honor of interviewing my dear friend, Monique Cook. Monique is the owner of Coach for Recovery, which offers comprehensive services for people seeking recovery for addiction and anxiety in Santa Cruz County and beyond. She is a passionate, Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) with over 22 years of experience in … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 118 & Day 119

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 118 On Day 118 of the Shelter in Place Order here in Santa Cruz, Danny brought me coffee in bed…twice! He’s so generous and kind. And after getting caffeinated, we went out for a family surf session before going to work. Later on, Ellia, our little chef, cooked … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 116 & Day 117

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 116 On Day 116 of the Shelter in Place order here in Santa Cruz, it was a Saturday filled with lots of showings with my new Fox Realty Group mask. I got the chance to show this really awesome house with Arroyo views! You don’t always need an … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 104 & Day 105

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 104 On Day 104 of the Shelter in Place, here in Santa Cruz, I had a meeting for a listing that we have coming on the market where we met with a Stager to start the process of getting the home ready for sale. Part of the behind-the-scenes … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 102 & Day 103

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 102 On Day 102 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz, Danny is now officially obsessed with surfing! In the morning, he took my car to check the waves and later on he showed me what his surfing skills are, using his fingers. It is the … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 100 & Day 101

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 100 Can you believe that, awhile back, we hit Day 100 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz? I hope that you are all staying safe and sane out there! In the morning I went on a nice walk with my friend, Lauren. And afterwards, I … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 98 & Day 99

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 98 On Day 98 of the Shelter in Place in Santa Cruz, I went to the Dream Inn with Ellia and our friends in order to celebrate their 5th grade graduation. We had to celebrate it a little late, since the Dream Inn was closed. But now that … Continued

Interview with Beth Dorsey, Owner of Points for Wellness

Interview with Beth Dorsey, Owner of Points for Wellness I had the pleasure and honor of interviewing the owner of Points for Wellness and my dear friend, Beth Dorsey. Who in my opinion, is one of the most magical medicine practitioners not only in Santa Cruz, but in California. And she will soon be known … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 93 & Day 94

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 93 On Day 93 of the Shelter in Place, I was showing properties in Los Gatos and Saratoga to a client. These properties were magnificent. We saw homes with gorgeous pools, fire caves, wet bars, tennis courts, and tree-lined streets. After showing some exquisite houses, I was ready … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 91 & Day 92

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 91 On Day 91 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz I had back to back appointments but I had to stop and get some cold brew coffee to re-fuel. I love coffee! I had three buyer’s appointments to go meet with vendors and I am … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 89 & Day 90

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 89 We woke up on Day 89 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz in our 300 square foot back house! We all slept pretty well, but being back there is super tight. I’ve already tried to re-organize the space about fifteen times. We cannot wait … Continued

Interview with Lauren Furtado, Owner of Live Happier

Interview with Lauren Furtado, Owner of Live Happier I am so honored to be able to introduce you all to Lauren Furtado, the owner and creator of Live Happier. Lauren is a Certified Health Coach and she created Live Happier to create a personal development space resource, specifically geared toward people in their quarter-life phase … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 88

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 87 & Day 88

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 87 On Day 87 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz, our house was being deep cleaned by a company called Clean-Tec, because our washing machine leaked. So now I have to work and live out of our back house. And it is currently de-furnished because … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Days 85 & 86

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 85 Day 85 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz was absolutely beautiful. Everyday I have been going on early morning walks with my friend, Lauren. And it feels really good to get outside and it is also nice to have an accountability partner. So part … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Days 83 & 84

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Days 83 & 84

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 83 It is officially Ellia’s summer vacation! So on Day 83 of the Shelter in Place order here in Santa Cruz, it was take your child to work day. She came with me to some inspections on a property out in La Selva Beach. And after coming along … Continued