Testimonials

Shanne stepped up and worked to make sure that the buyers kept up their end of the contract.

We had to sell our house due to an out of state work relocation and had to work with a relocation company. We were referred to Shanne by the relocation company and chose to work with him because of his local knowledge and experience with Santa Cruz county. Shanne did everything he could to help us with getting the house ready to sell, and dealing with the relocation company when we had problems with the relocation company. 

Shanne did a great job of advising us on things to do to the house to get it ready to sell and make the most return on our investment. He was conscious of the preparation costs and tried to keep them as low as possible. He also helped us sort out a false termite inspection that the relocation company had performed. We should also mention that he works with some great people who all were a great help to us during the stressful time of getting the house ready and moving out of state at the same time.

During the buyer/seller negotiations the buyers became very difficult to work with. Shanne stepped up and worked to make sure that the buyers kept up their end of the contract. He also helped us weigh the options of buyer requested repairs to finally come to an agreement with the buyer. All of this was done long distance since we had already moved.

We have now worked with 3 different realtors during our homeownership time and Shanne is our favorite. If we hadn't of moved out of state we would have used Shanne as our buyer's agent when we bought our next house.

Chris M. |

San Lorenzo Valley

He knows the in's and out's of properties

Shanne has lived in the area all of his life. He knows the in's and out's of properties from his experience as a contractor, loan broker and realator. He specializes in hi end properties but also provides his expertise to all who seek his skills and can do so in four languages. It's very important to be able evaluate different types of properties from a cultural view point and determine what may be needed to make for a successful purchase.

J. Moore |

La Selva Beach

Shanne Carvalho and his team provided excellent customer service

Shanne Carvalho and his team provided excellent customer service throughout the entire home purchase process. I would certainly use his services again and recommend him to others. He and his team were professional and offered expert advice in the highly competitive real estate market of Santa Cruz. He brings a strong background not just in real estate but in construction and home financing to the table. In addition to this, he is very well connected with local contractors, tradespeople, mortgage brokers and other real estate agents. We are so grateful to have had him on our side when purchasing our home! 

K. Cashatt

Shanne was CLEARLY superior in every way

We interviewed Shanne and another broker. Shanne was CLEARLY superior in every way, from his strategy for pricing and marketing the house, staging the house, etc. His team was AMAZING. We knew we were in great hands every step of the way. In fact, our house sold in 1 day. Shanne and his team made it happen. We used Shanne to help us buy our next home, and we foresee working with Shanne again in the future, without a doubt.

We were impressed by Shanne every single step of the way. Clearly Shanne knows the business inside and out. His entire team - from painter, landscaper, stager, handyman, etc - all were top people who priced their services fairly and did an excellent job in getting our house ready for sale. The marketing materials were excellent and very professionally done. Shanne was absolutely the right person to sell our house!

Shanne is a GREAT communicator and always reachable. He understands how stressful the house selling process is for homeowners, and really worked with us to ensure we felt comfortable at every step along the way. We value Shanne for his honesty and fairness, and will work ONLY with Shanne in the future with any real estate transaction.

Victoria was especially amazing, she is an excellent communicator who really worked with us to help us understand the very complicated house selling process. We enjoyed working with Victoria and really with Shanne's entire staff. Although the process is always going to be stressful, Shanne's staff and his network of vendors actually helped to make the process enjoyable for us.

The overall experience was a 10! We couldn't be happier with how Shanne and his team performed for us. He and his team are obviously TOP PERFORMERS and irreplaceable. They know the Bay Area market inside and out and we really trusted in their expertise. We hope we don't have to move again for a long time, but if we do, we will call Shanne, guaranteed!

Kristin |

San Jose

I can't say enough good things about Shanne

I can't say enough good things about Shanne. He had really good insights in all the homes we visited. I'm a single mom without any experience in home ownership so his past experience & expertise in evaluating property reports was invaluable. He was also just a friendly and caring guy to be around. He went above and beyond, in my opinion, one time even sharing snacks with my son who was starving after a long afternoon of house hunting. He was always interested to listen to how I was feeling and what I was comfortable with as a first time home buyer. Shanne really is wonderful and the whole process went super smoothly. He was very aggressive with the bidding process which I really appreciated. I believe it's thanks to him that I got the beautiful house I now own.

Kristina |

San Jose

Shanne helped us get the house that we wanted.

With Shanne buying our first house was a rewarding experience and we know he will be the right person to recommend to all our friends and relatives.

Shanne helped us get the house that we wanted. He was knowledgeable about the area and did his best to get us our first house considering our requirements and constraints. 

The closing was a little hectic as we had to complete within a short time frame. However, the title transfer etc. went smoothly and everyone was very professional and cooperative.

He was always very friendly and answered our phone anytime we needed to discuss something. Being first time buyers we had a lot of questions but Shanne always answered them and reassured us with patience and care.

Shanne made our first time buying a home experience a pleasant one and we will recommend him to all our friends and relatives.

Subhasis B.