The beautiful city of Bordeaux!
It was always our goal to open our own real estate brokerage firm. This was finally realized, April 2007, when we opened Indigo Beach Properties, Inc. in Santa Cruz.
Paula began her real estate career in 1992, I joined her in 2000. Now, our son, Chaffee, joined us with two additional agents, John Stevenson and Becky Herry.
What an incredibly rewarding adventure this has been and continues to be. We love what we do and have made a lot of friends in the process.
We love our beach office at the corner of 15th Avenue and East Cliff Drive. This is a terrific location for us and for our clients and friends. Of course, Maury Sampson, a long-time local real estate broker who built the office in the early 1950's knew this. He developed a substantial real estate business from this location and his office, selling many properties in the area several times over.
He was fond of saying about his cherished, landmark real estate office, "there's magic in this building!". Thank you Maury, we believe the same! There is magic in this building!
There's magic in the yard as well. A big shout-out to Lesley Grainger for her hard work and dedication making the landscaping spectacular and beautiful. What we love about Lesley is that she just gets in and gets it done and in all seasons, the landscaping looks terrific.
We love working out of our office at the beach. Centrally located, we can be to the West Side as well as La Selva Beach in minutes.
Stop by, drop in anytime!
We are excited about our Indigo Bingo Brunches this year!
Here's the deal. We have a lot of fun in real estate with our clients. We love working with you and we enjoy getting to know you and your family. For several weeks, during a transaction, we talk, we text, we e-mail - we have a pretty intense relationship. And in the process, we make a lot of friends, easily one of the most rewarding parts of our business!
We like to keep in contact with you, but then time gets away from us, and we lose touch. So, this year, we have decided to crank the Indigo Bingo Basket and every Monday, we draw out one of our clients names, and invite you to join us for a Indigo Bingo Brunch at Gayle's in Capitola so we can get caught up with you. We are looking forward to getting caught up with you personally!
The 62 year-old red truck you see parked in front of the office from time to time? Well, here's a bit of history about our "company truck". This is an International delivery van, custom made at the Oakland International Truck Plant in 1953. Always a California car, "Old Red" was custom ordered by Frank Banzaff, a businessman from Lake County. The truck was set up to be used to get to his hunting lodge in the mountains above Clear Lake and for years, "Old Red" was used for this purpose. Packed with gear and family, from fire roads, to fording streams there wasn't any place Frank wouldn't take "Old Red".
As the years rolled on, Frank passed away and "Old Red" was inherited by his caretaker, and family friend of ours, Flossy Foster who for years, kept "Old Red" safe in a barn. At 15 years old, I began driving "Old Red" up and down the fire roads of Lake County with Flossy and my family on picnic and hiking outings. Fond memories for sure - the big steering wheel, the long-throw gear shift with a "Granny Gear" used only for up and down steep grades and again, fording streams - one of our favorite things to do. The years keep rolling on, with my Dad owning "Big Red" and then my sister. Now, all these years later, "Old Red" is owned by Indigo Beach Properties and on the road in Santa Cruz County, checking the surf and beach real estate.
With the sides of the van cut out for maximum viewing and the seating set-up for six, the viewing of beach real estate - from West Side Santa Cruz to La Selva Beach, couldn't be easier. Don't be shy about asking for a ride! Let's go check out the surf and some beach real estate!