Katrin Tobin
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Katrin Tobin

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With so much information at our fingertips, it’s easy to underestimate how important it is to have a human with local expertise and connections, guide you through the complex sale or purchase process. Over the past 18 years, I’ve worked through transactions small and large, distressed and prestigious, tricky and charmed – all right here in Santa Cruz County.

I have made friends and settled clients in almost every Santa Cruz neighborhood. I’ve built a network of experts – Contractors, Inspectors, Escrow/Title Officers, Lenders, Tax Deferral Specialists, CPA’s – we can call when we need them. And by carefully guiding Buyers and Sellers through complex disclosures, investigations and contract requirements I’ve protected them from legal turbulence.

I’ve also built a reputation for professionalism and trustworthiness among my local Colleagues. While we may be at opposite ends of a table at times, at others, a client’s success could depend on my ability to collaborate or get an inside scoop. I’ve found it helps to be nice!

The sales process is a complex collaboration that requires trust, focus, motivation, finesse, expertise and communication on the part of Sellers, Buyers and their Agents.

So what are you wishing? 

Let’s team up to make it happen!

Call or email me and we'll get started, 

View my Profile & Reviews on Zillow
Watch me opine on KION News:  Santa Cruz’s Hot Housing Market (scoot to :46 to get to the good parts:)


"Katrin went above and beyond to make our first home buying experience a success. She frequently met with us after-hours and over the phone, working within our limited availability. She carefully explained the whole process to us and answered our many questions along the way. Katrin flawlessly dealt with every issue that arose, sometimes before we were even aware of the issue. With her guidance, we had our first offer accepted and couldn't be happier with our new home. I highly recommend Katrin to anyone looking to buy a home in the Santa Cruz area."

  -sharth, Client

"We found Katrin to be a delight to work with in all aspects of the home sales process from start to finish!!!!! There was not one issue that came up during the process, because Katrin anticipated any problems and took care of them immediately. Her communication skills, professionalism, knowledge, efficiency, positive attitude and people skills are all exceptional+!!!!! We have worked with at least 30 realtors in our 46 years of being home owners, and found Katrin to be the best by far! We knew that she was working with many other satisfied customers, but she always made us feel like we were her top priority!"

  -Michael & Michele Y., Client

"I would highly recommend Katrin to anyone who is either planning to buy or sell their home. She walks her clients through the process with clarity and balanced insight. In addition to unparalleled professionalism, Katrin is a savvy negotiator who understands personalities and how to navigate the sometime complex and emotionally charged home buying or selling process through to a successful outcome for all parties. She is truly amazing and a real champion for her clients."

  -Melanie C, Client

"We worked with Katrin in 2014 to purchase our forever home in Scotts Valley. When we began to search for a bit of land to call our own in 2017, we never considered anyone but Katrin to work alongside us. Once again, she made a complicated process simple and even enjoyable. There is never any pressure or pushiness and her knowledge of the ins and outs of real estate is priceless. Aside from her professionalism, she is just an overall lovely person. If we get another buying itch three years from now, she'll be hearing from us once again!"

  -Laurie W, Client

Coldwell Banker Realty
824 Mission St Ste B
Santa Cruz, CA