Here's what people are saying About Us


About Neal, Paula & Chaffee - 

"Neal, Paula and Chaffee have been an amazing team in supporting us in our real estate transactions! Twenty years ago they helped our daughter and her family buy their first home. We were so pleased with their integrity and prompt action that we recently called on them to assist us with multiple real estate transactions. First, they advised us on preparing our San Jose rental for a real estate exchange. Then they found us an excellent rental property to buy near the Santa Cruz Harbor. Shortly thereafter, they helped us purchase a new primary home and they managed the sale of our challenging mountain home. Chaffee was absolutely rock solid in the sale of the mountain home, including care of our home during an extended vacation. Nothing is left undone with this quality team."

- Tom and Pegi Ard


About Neal & Paula -

"When it was time to sell my vacation home, I went right back to Paula and Neal. Living out of the area, I knew they would be more than able to handle all the details for me; and I was not disappointed. Another GREAT EXPERIENCE with two great professionals! Thank you."

- Marilyn Rothman


About Neal & Paula - 

"What a wonderful experience we had working with you, Neal and Paula! Thank you so much for helping us find our dream house by the beach and making the deal happen so quickly! You are true professionals and also very kind and caring people - you made the process smooth and seamless. We would definitely recommend you to anyone searching for a home in the Santa Cruz area."

- Tom Evans & Nancy Lockhorn


About Neal & Paula - 

"It was a very difficult decision for me to sell my home, but it was time to downsize. I have known Paula for 20 years and worked with her in the past. She and Neal are the epitome of professionalism. Their sound advice on pricing and marketing resulted in selling my home in 2 1/2  months. During a very short, yet chaotic escrow, Paula was very involved in the issues that surfaced and mediating them, for the buyer as well as me, making the process as stress free as possible. Thank you!"

- Randi Ellen-Moore


About Neal & Paula - 

"We consider ourselves privileged to have had Neal and Paula representing our property when it was time to sell. Their sound advice regarding marketing strategy, price positioning and property staging resulted in a sale in less than three months amid what was unstable market conditions. In fact, because we were traveling a lot, they even provided the value-added service of arranging for our three large dogs to go for a car ride during showings so as not to intimidate the visitors. Talk about doing whatever it takes! When post-offer negotiations became tough, they provided excellent representation, putting our minds at ease and allowing us to concentrate on our cross-country relocation. With this team, you definitely get the best of the best!"

- Janis & Kent Yunker


About Chaffee Woods - 

"Chaffee represented me as a buyer's broker on a property I purchased in Santa Cruz. He kept me informed throughout the entire process and paid attention to detail. The entire deal was closed in under two weeks and I couldn't be more happy with my purchase or with Chaffee. I highly recommend him as a broker."

- Christopher Haley


About Neal & Paula -

"Thank you for all that you have done to help us find our house and make us feel "at Home" in the Santa Cruz area. You found the perfect home for us and expertly advised us through the purchase and rental phases until we could move from Texas. You have gone above the call of duty in helping us learn more about the community and sharing your favorite places for fun! We would not hesitate to recommend your services to family and friends."

- Tim & Sandi Olivier


About Chaffee Woods -

"We had the pleasure of working with Chaffee Woods as we searched for a rental property in the area. Chaffee worked tirelessly on our behalf to find a home that fit our needs, at a price that we could afford. He consistently researched potential properties and touched base regularly to help us understand the process of purchasing a property. When we had questions, Chaffee was prompt finding answers for us. He also provided services and information about the area once we found the property. We always felt confident that Chaffee was working on our behalf. He is a refreshingly personable and professional agent. He and his team at Indigo Beach Properties made this transaction so smooth for us, what a joy!"

- Larry & Joyce Leeder


About Neal & Paula - 

"With tremendous dedication to our cause, with honest and timely feedback, with brilliant insights into the real-estate market and shrewd negotiation skills, Paula and Neal helped us get the house of our dreams within steps to an amazing beach. They helped us walk away from  a dubious deal. They guided us to the best locations, always with humor. They are dedicated to your cause, available, communicative and have deep understanding of the market, your priorities, budget, timeline and needs. They are always on your side. We are thoroughly impressed with their aesthetic taste, and open mindedness, they open possibilities and got us to expand our search to find this house. Thank you Paula and Neal. We'll definitely stay close."

- Bill & Orna Berryman


About Becky Herry -

“After spending many years in law enforcement, finding an ethical realtor that I could trust was extremely important to me.  Becky fit the bill.  Becky is ethical and trustworthy, and best of all, one of the nicest people I know.  She has handled several transactions for my family, and everything has always been quick, painless and hassle free.  I recommend Becky to everyone that I know."

- Vicki Cosio


About John Stevenson - 

“John Stevenson is a multi-talented, gifted realtor. He sold my house at top dollar quickly and efficiently. He was excellent every step of the way in assisting me during the sale. I would always recommend John to anyone who needs help selling or buying property! I've worked with many real estate agents, and John is by far the best.”

- Hunter Reeve


About Neal and Paula - 

“Neal and Paula were the perfect team to help us find our new home.  They were patient, hard-working, knowledgeable, professional and fun while showing us a wide variety of homes and areas.  Their goal was to help us find the home WE wanted and not just sell us a house. They are honest and gave us sound advice and guidance.  We LOVED working with Neal and Paula and thanks to them, we were able to ‘seas our dream’.”

- Margaret Campodonico & Reynie Lave


About Chaffee Woods -

"Chaffee Woods was incredibly helpful to me when purchasing a condo recently. He went out of his way to get things done on time, even meeting me in the evenings to sign papers, when necessary. We had a smooth escrow process and closed on the condo without any problems. Thank You!"

- Sharon Rose


About Neal & Paula - 

"It took about a year to find our dream beach house, but we finally did and without compromising on any of our pre-defined criteria and staying within budget. This couldn't have happened without the amazing support we got from Neal & Paula. They took the time to understand our needs and criteria, they didn't give up even once and kept refining their search to our needs with a lot of patience and love to their profession. The great part of it is that not only that we found our dream house, we actually won two new amazing friends."

- Avi & Osnat Golan


About Becky Herry -

"My husband and I had some very unusual circumstances to deal with finding a new home.   Becky considered our needs as a couple and individually which was so important to both of us. Every step of the long ordeal and when we ended up having only 60 days to finalize something and move, she made sure it all happened.  We are extremely grateful for her tenacity, professionalism, patience and certainly for her ongoing friendship."

- Jeannene Rawlsky & Doug Feinsod


About Neal & Paula - 

"Neal and Paula Woods have been a delight to work with.  I first met them five years ago when they worked with my mom and dad to sell their house in Santa Cruz.  They were patient, understanding, and made my parents feel confident that everything work out smoothly.  Above all, they went beyond the normal boundaries of a realtor to make my parents feel comfortable with their move. When it came time for me to move to Santa Cruz, I did not hesitate to call Neal and Paul Woods knowing that they would give their honest and knowledgeable opinion of the homes and areas in Santa Cruz County.  Again they have made a sometimes difficult process into an enjoyable experience.  After I bought a beautiful house in the Aptos area they helped me connect up with knowledgeable and affordable people to make my house into a home."

- Leonard Groner


About John Stevenson - 

"Professional, prompt, and personable. John is the right person to have on your side of a real estate transaction for beach front or mountain properties that require a special touch. I had a complex property in a dynamic market and chose John to represent me – I am really glad I did have John handle the listing – I got a full value, great representation, and a trouble free escrow."

- Richard Farkas


About Neal & Paula -

"I am both excited and proud to be able to write this personal testimonial. Excited, because it gives me a chance to be able to give something back to them after all they have done for me. Proud, because I truly am proud to promote the real estate team who deserve a stunning review which local house hunters in the community can rely on as well as new beach property seekers outside the area can utilize as an excellent resource to help them find their beach home. Fortunately for me, their local knowledge was amazing, their responsiveness was unwavering and their negotiation skills were uncanny. However, I found their resourcefulness to be above and beyond what would be expected. They truly do know this community and the right people in it to make the shift into a new home very, very smooth. They have relationships with architects, landscapers, audiovisual experts, all with great credentials and the same attitude as Neal and Paula. They love their work, they love where they live and they love life. In my mind there is no other choice of real estate partnerships that Neal and Paula."

- John & Nim Stephani


About John Stevenson - 

"John was both a excellent buyer's agent and seller's agent. During both transaction he was extremely responsive, and insightful. When helped us sell, he was able to assist us in setting a reasonable market price. We still tell the story of how he helped us see where we should be priced at by taking us around to other houses in the neighborhood, rather than allowing us to set an unrealistic price and end up sitting on the market. His insight into what needed to be fixed before listing made the closing very smooth. Our only regret is that John didn't move up to Washington with us to assist us with our next home purchase."

- Thomas Anderson




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