One of the unique things about Santa Cruz County is that there are as many diverse micro climates, as there are life styles. As a life long resident of Santa Cruz county, Margaret has a very broad knowledge of the county and all that it has to offer. Whether you're considering a home in the mountains, large rural ranch settings, close proximity to the conveniences of living in-town, or on the bluffs above the beach, you will not likely find a realtor who knows the county better than Margaret.
Margaret represented my wife and I in two real estate transactions. As a seller, Margaret successfully negotiated a sales price greater than any other in the neighborhood, given homes of similar size and amenities. It was that sale that allowed us to move to Rio Del Mar, Aptos from southern Monterey county. At the time of our purchase, we were faced with fierce competition from several other prospective buyers, but it was Margaret's assessment of the situation that got our offer accepted. As a buyer moving from out of the area, we were not initially familiar with Santa Cruz county. Margaret guided us into a neighborhood that she knew would be a good fit for raising our two young children. It's been 18 years since we made the move and it's still a good fit.
Something unusual about Margaret, as a realtor, is that she also has an extensive background in design, planning, and building residential construction. Because she and her husband, a custom home builder, have collaborated on numerous projects, she has another layer of insight that few other realtors do.
As a general property inspector, I work with hundreds of real estate agents and have worked with Margaret and her clients for over 15 years. Her level of integrity stands out. It is easy to see that she always works in the best interest of her clients. Her honesty is apparent as she seeks out accurate and detailed information, even when the truth may sting. In the professional arena, Margaret works to build bridges with the service people and affiliates associated with the real estate transaction, always following up with the matters at hand and maintaining effective communication. That organized demeanor as an administrator is not something she consciously works at, it is who she is.