ABOUT ME

JACQUIE VAN METRE

REALTOR, GREEN

Your Santa Cruz lifestyle Realtor focused on how you want to live, green home design & modern selling practices. I love where I live, and you deserve to love where you live too!

I’m passionate about helping my clients buy and sell their homes; and I bring a high level of integrity, dedication and compassion to every relationship, negotiation and transaction.

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HOW I CAN HELP

BUYING

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.

SELLING

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.

INVESTING

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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MY BIO

I'm probably best known for my friendly, enthusiastic energy and entrepreneurial spirit while helping my clients buy and sell real estate in the Santa Cruz community. The match-making aspect of buying real estate is one of my favorite parts of the job. Each region has a unique vibe and offers its residents a lifestyle most other areas in the Bay Area just can't compete with. When working with my sellers I especially enjoy working to "paint the picture" of what each individual home offers to effectively attract the ideal buyers, as well as creating unique marketing experiences both online and for the neighborhood.

I believe that communication and attention to detail are the key ingredients to exceptional service. I also consider lifelong learning crucial and continue to stay educated on how to best utilize the industry’s resources, latest technology, and fresh marketing techniques to best serve my clients in today’s market. I'm very proud to hold the NAR Green designation. I am focused on helping my clients live a more resource-efficient, sustainable lifestyle while saving both money and energy consumption, as well as reducing overall waste.

Something you can feel good about: for every sale I make, 1% of my commission will be donated to the Santa Cruz SPCA, this is my Giving Back commitment.

Being an active member of the community is incredibly important to me. I especially enjoy volunteering regularly, attending seminars and local events; I believe that having a strong community transforms the place where you live into genuinely feeling like home. When I'm not working with my clients, you’ll most likely find me watching my husband surf, volunteering for the SPCA or MBOSC, riding my beach cruiser around town, mountain biking at Wilder Ranch or walking my pup Dash along West Cliff.

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WHO I AM

Living the Santa Cruz lifestyle is a passion of mine.

WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE

"Being able to walk my dog Dash along West Cliff Drive everyday."

"The Activities! Some of my faves are Whale Watching, Paddle Boarding, Moutain Biking, Beach Walks & Hiking."

"The Community; both locals & fellow transplants are so welcoming and kind."

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RAVE REVIEWS

"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

Seller

"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

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

Buyer
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GET IN TOUCH

Jacquie 1

JACQUIE VAN METRE REALTOR

831-713-9061

JACQUIE@DAVIDLYNG.COM

129 WATER STREET, SANTA CRUZ

@JACQUIEVANMETREREALTOR