Real Estate Tips

Real Estate Tips

The Bounty of the (Santa Cruz) County

Santa Cruz County Fair Food This Weekend. Guess what? You don’t have to wait for the fall to enjoy all of the delicious cuisine that can only come from a county fair. Swing by the Santa Cruz County fairgrounds this weekend and enjoy those crowd-favorite cinnamon rolls, funnel cakes, Super Pup corndogs, Jeanne’s Artichokes, and fresh Kettle Corn!
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Birding at Neary Lagoon
If you’re looking for the great outdoors without leaving town, meet up with the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History for a guided birding tour at the Neary Lagoon Wildlife Refuge. Keep a lookout for feathered friends (binoculars will be provided!) and enjoy the fresh air.
Live Music in Capitola
Saddle up for a live performance by the Edge of the West at Michael’s On Main this Saturday, April 24. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner is served at 6:30 p.m., and the music begins at 8 p.m. Snag tickets today to this “Dinner and a Show” and enjoy the music at this fun outdoor venue!

Real Estate Tips | The Latest Trends for Your Home


Real Estate Tips | Pro Cleaning Tips

Pro Tips for Cleaning Out Your Closet. When it comes to purging your closet, it seems to make the “next week” list, week after week. Make it less intimidating by chunking things out into categories, like jeans, tops, dresses, or formalwear. Or, take it drawer by drawer! However, if you prefer to organize, get more tips on how to keep, donate, trade, or toss here: Read More.

Real Estate Tips | Homes Available?

Are there going to be more homes to buy this year? Last year was a wild year, to say the least, and the housing market was greatly affected by world events. Low supply, high demand, and an unprecedented ability to work remotely turned the housing market white-hot. Today, experts are predicting that 2021 will see some slowdown, which is great news for home buyers. Read More.

Real Estate Tips | Selling Home

How Much Leverage Do Today’s Home Sellers Have? For the past year, the homes haven’t been able to stay on the market for long – in fact, multiple offers on a home are much more common than not. According to the National Association of Home Builders: “40% of buyers have been outbid for a home they wanted to purchase.” This puts sellers in an optimal position. Read More.

You’re Invited!

Our very own Ben Strock is a panelist on this information-packed webinar by Leaving The Bay Area. Catch it next week, Tuesday, April 27 at 11:30 a.m. (there will also be a podcast released at a later date if you miss the webinar). The panelists are talking about the current housing market and what the future looks like (Ben is diving into the Santa Cruz market) Tune in to find out!

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Ocean Views for Miles in Aptos


The Strock team is excited to share our newest listing with you!

Coastal living with the convenience of town! This spacious condo has it all – ample living space, large bedrooms, and killer ocean views from your expansive balcony. The vaulted ceilings in the living room invite every inch of sunlight inside, and the direct ocean breeze flows through the main living space into the bedrooms. In the master retreat, opt for your stand-alone soaker tub over a dip in the cold ocean- just add some Himalayan salt, and that’s our kind of saltwater therapy! At the end of the day, lounge on your large deck and watch the sunset disappear into the water.
3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 1,568 SF | $1,150,000

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Ben is simply awesome! I contacted him through Zillow and he showed me a property that afternoon. I meant to contact the listing agent, but couldn’t be happier that I “accidentally” contacted Ben. The process from beginning to end, and beyond, was just seamless and simple. Ben found a home for me that is perfect for me. Not only did he find me what I wanted, but I had a lot of fun. Ben is impressive regarding real estate, but he is a wealth of knowledge and connections in general. He looked at the houses inside-out with me. He knows construction, finance, and neighborhoods and will give you his honest opinion about everything. Being new to the area, he also connected me with or set up, inspectors and contractors. He communicated constantly and I always knew what was happening, pending and being negotiated. The process was great from beginning to end. After closing, Ben walked me around my new home and there was a gorgeous bouquet on the counter to welcome me in as well as all my documents on a flash drive and a housewarming item. His attention to detail and impeccable character are a testament to the amazing realtor he is. Everyone should use Ben to find a home. I will use him to sell and buy my next house if I move again.”
| Jessica Little | Google Review


If you are looking for a team of real estate agents who are dedicated to providing exceptional service and results, look no further than the Strock Team. We are here to help you navigate the complex world of real estate with confidence and ease.

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