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Shanne Carvalho was born and raised in Santa Cruz County. His parents immigrated from the Azores Islands, west of continental Portugal, and settled on the Northern California Coast because it felt like home. There are few places on earth with this kind of stunning natural beauty, and coupled with the easy access to San Francisco, the Silicon Valley, and Carmel make the area a highly prized destination for living and working.

To fulfill your dream of living here you need a guide who understands the market and has the knowledge and talent to navigate this competitive and complex real estate landscape.

In Portuguese, Carvalho means “Oak”. The mighty Oak Tree is an apt metaphor for Shanne Carvalho, a REALTOR® who has spent his career developing a reputation for hard work, dedication, integrity, and fair play with his colleagues and clients. One of his elated customers sums it up best. “Shanne was superior in every way—from his strategy for pricing to his staging and marketing of our home.  We knew we were in great hands every step of the way.”

Whether you are a buyer or seller, Shanne brings a wellspring of experience not only as a real estate agent, but also as a general contractor and mortgage broker. His negotiating skills are unparalleled (which explains his expert poker game) and he walks with a myriad of highly qualified stagers, subcontractors and tradespeople to streamline the process for you. He grew up on and studied the arts and skills of business persuasion.

Shanne is a leader in many neighborhood associations, clubs, and organizations devoted to the community and the real estate industry.  He has been honored many times and received numerous awards for extraordinary service and for his business performance in this County and surrounding counties. He takes pride in them as an indicia of promises made and kept.

He is partnered with the Sereno Real Estate Group, and has available all the necessary supporting crew in the fields of technology, communication, and advocacy.  Their affiliation with charitable efforts like the 1% for good program, their top notch reputation, and an environment where everyone loves their jobs and are eager to support one another make Sereno Group feel like family.

Shanne is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.  In his spare time he enjoys fishing, soccer, golf and travel.

Place your trust in the oak.



  • 2013 National Century 21 Double Centurion Producer Winner

  • 2013 National Top Producer LRES Winner (Relocation Expert Award)

  • 2012 Sales Associate of the Year

  • 2012 Presidential Club Elite Winner


  • Luxury Home Certificate Specialist

  • National Association of REALTORS®

  • National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals

  • Certified Distressed Property Expert

  • Residential Services Energy Network

  • Portuguese Athletic Club

  • Aptos Seascape Men’s Club

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