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In this ever-changing modern world, one thing will never change...

People are always on the move.

Moving closer to family. Moving further away. Moving for work. Moving to retire. Moving somewhere with room to roam. Moving somewhere with a tad less maintenance.

I’m passionate about helping my clients buy and sell their homes in the Santa Cruz area; and I bring a high level of integrity, dedication as well as warmth and compassion to every relationship, negotiation and transaction.

Get in touch to learn how I can help with your next move.

Jacquie Laugh
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Your Santa Cruz lifestyle Realtor focused on how you want to live, green home design & modern selling practices.

My focus begins and ends with your best interests in mind. Selling or Buying a home is as much of an emotional decision as it is a practical one. I'm there with you every step of the way on this journey. My belief is the more informed you are as my client, the better decisions we can make together. While there are a lot of moving parts in this business, it doesn't need to be confusing or feel rushed.

My clients say that I bring a great deal of care and patience to my quality of service. From our first meeting, all the way to moving day and beyond, I know that my clients are the most important part of my business. That's why I strive to continuously exceed expectations and learn from each of my transactions.

I love where I live, and you deserve to love where you live too!



I believe that you deserve to love where you live and I can help locate the neighborhood which meets your needs and negotiate on your behalf.


I can help you find the buyer for your home. I value preparation, marketing and pricing in this market, which are all vital for a smooth sale.


Looking for a second home to enjoy or hoping to find a rental property? I can help guide you through local ordinances, let's discuss your goals.

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"I loved working with Jacquie. She was always very upbeat and positive. She was very patient to help me figure out what I wanted in a new home. Every time we went to tour a new place she arrived early and had done her homework. She knew a lot about the property before we even stepped foot into the house. Jacquie went up to bat for me many times once we submitted an offer and went into negotiations. Wonderful to work with. I would absolutely chose her as my agent in the future if the opportunity arises. I am thankful Jacquie was with me thru this whole complicated process. I highly recommend Jacquie Van Metre to be anyone's real estate agent."


Boulder Creek Buyer

"Jacquie is someone I could completely trust throughout the buying process! My husband and I have been looking for a long time for our first home and Jacquie was very supportive along the way. She provided insight and feedback during our search that helped us find the perfect home. I would highly recommend Jacquie to anyone who is looking to buy a home!"


San Martin Buyer

"My wife and I are very happy with Jacquie's help finding the property and for her great help along the way. Any questions or concerns were dealt with immediately. She was always listening and paying attention to our thoughts and concerns and quick to do the necessary work to move things along. "

~ Keith

Santa Cruz Buyer

"It was a pleasure working with Jacquie to sell a house I'd lived in for over 20 years. She was able to marshal a team to identify and tidy up many loose ends, arrange staging and successfully sell the property. Because of her familiarity with the process, I was very comfortable knowing that the many details, logistics and legal, were being looked after for me. Thanks Jacquie, for turning a rare event for me, into a pleasure!"

~ Olav

Aptos Seller

"... In the end, we got a great deal and Jacquie made sure all records, permits, and details were covered. When some unexpected repairs came up in the inspection process, Jacquie was able to negotiate on our behalf to have some costs reduced to help cover these repairs. That saved us a lot of time and money. Will definitely recommend her to anyone we know looking to buy a home in the Santa Cruz area."

~ Michael

Santa Cruz Buyer

"Jacquie was knowledgeable about the market, a strong negotiator, great communicator, patient, and prompt with responses. She sold my home quickly and for the target price I wanted, with minimal effort from me."

~ Andrew

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