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Real Estate Professionals & Trends, Newsletter April 20


Real Estate Professionals | Get Inspired By Good Stories, Girl Bosses, & Ducks!

Santa Cruz Stories
The Santa Cruz Stories series, presented by Event Santa Cruz and the SC Chamber, kicks off this Wednesday and gives local businesses and entrepreneurs a space to tell their tales of success. Lastly, prepare to be inspired by representatives of Humble Sea Brewing, Santa Cruz Skateboards, and more!
Wednesdays, starting 4/20 | 6pm | $20
The Ducky Derby
The Ducky Derby is BACK to being in person for the first time in 2 years! Head out to Harvey West Park this Saturday because you’ll want to make a splash, and support an organization that generously donates to the local community.
4/23 | 10:30am-3:30pm
Women of Monterey Meetup
Calling all ladies! If you’re looking to connect with fellow creatives, entrepreneurs, or a great crew of local women to get inspired, you’ll obviously want to come join WOM at Hacienda Hay and Feed for a “coffee date” this Thursday!
4/21 | 9:30-11:30 am

Real Estate Professionals & The Latest Trends for Your Home

Why A Real Estate Professional Is Key When Selling Your House | You already know that the market is extremely fast-paced, which often necessitates quick decisions. Moreover, in the heat of the moment, you’ll want an experienced guide to tell you what buyers want to see, maximize the visibility of your home, understand the fine print, and negotiate in your favor. Read More
7 Kitchen Trends in 2022 | If 2022 is the year that you finally get to redo your kitchen, you’re going to want to take a look at these beautiful trends. Read up on stylish storage, statement slabs, organic finishes that feel handmade, and bold colors (goodbye all-white kitchens only!). Lastly, peruse the article for even more ideas on updating the heart of your home. Read More

Welcome New Graphic Designer, Erika!

Welcome our new Graphic Designer, Erika!! She has only been on Team Strock for about a couple of weeks. Additionally, she’s already gotten started on some projects that we have been dying to get to! Erika graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with her bachelor’s in Advertising and an associate’s in Graphic Design. Moreover, some of her favorite things to design are print ads, invitations, and illustrations.
Lastly, outside of work, she loves hiking with her dog Sassy. Erika is based in Austin Texas. We’ll try to get her hooked on California though. Erika, we are stoked to have you on this team!

What’s On the Market

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Own 25% of this gorgeous Shorebirds Pajaro Dunes beachfront condo, and sign up for a vacation once a month. When we say beachfront, we mean unencumbered coastal vistas of one of the quietest beaches on Monterey Bay.
Once inside, the ocean view has a gravitational pull that draws you into the living room. Additionally, this room features a cozy fireplace and direct access to the deck. Moreover, you can measure your commute to the sand in paces. Lastly, explore the on-site tennis courts, event space, & wildlife preserve.
1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom | 840 SF | $319,000
If there is anything better than living near beautiful green spaces in the middle of town, it’s when those beautiful green spaces are directly behind your home. At this refreshed beach house, that’s exactly what you get. Additionally, your property backs up to the Arana Gulch Open Space. That means your backyard is a quiet oasis. It takes its cues from the nature preserve behind it. Lastly, you can have it all! Choose to cool off by the Harbor, walk to brunch, or enjoy nature from your backyard.
2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathroom | 906 SF | $1,100,000
Become enchanted under the redwoods at this stunningly updated home. It sits on the crest of the Santa Cruz & Santa Clara counties.
Additionally, you’re only 12 mins to Scotts Valley, 18 mins to Los Gatos, and 20 mins to Santa Cruz! So if you’re feeling the beach, want to shop in the city, or you’re happy to stay in the forest, the answer is YES.
Lastly, take the pathway up to the very top of the property for a deck with the most incredible lookout point. You’ll thank us later.
5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,042 SF | 2.69 Acres | $1,385,000


Imagine living cliffside, with the ocean as your backyard, and unencumbered views of the surf, because it sounds like a playlist of crashing waves on repeat. Maybe you don’t need to imagine, because at this Opal Cliffs condo, this could be your new reality.
Additionally, the bedroom also has a stellar ocean view and is a serene perch for watching the waves. It’s the backyard, though, that’s the ultimate retreat: being on the ground floor gives a huge swath of oceanfront property to enjoy year-round.
Moreover, you can walk to Capitola Village in 5 minutes, or retreat to the private community deck, which features a glass railing, tables, a BBQ, & expansive Bay views.
1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom | 903 SF | $1,599,000
Imagine living 15 minutes from the beach, also being 30 minutes from Silicon Valley, and on 1.24 acres of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Additionally, this mostly flat, sunny lot in Felton could give you all of that.
Moreover, could this potentially be your dream home? Therefore if you were to build your dream home here in the redwoods, then you could enjoy an incredible Santa Cruz lifestyle.
Also, Historic Downtown Felton is only a couple of miles away. Henry Cowell State Park is essentially across the street from your neighborhood. Lastly, you will never run out of hiking options.
1.25 Acres | $385,000



Thank you for your kind words. We loved working with you!

“Todd was undeniably extraordinary! We were under intense pressure due to deadlines from our 1031 exchange. Todd stepped up and represented us with unrelenting commitment and poise. Additionally, we closed in less than 2 weeks and Todd played such an important role every step of the way, jumping through hoops to meet every request. Lastly, we are experienced investors and we highly recommend Todd Allen!”
| diaz995 Zillow 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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