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:)


"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

"All we can say is WOW! From the moment Katrin got involved until we closed on our house it was smooth and painless. Katrin help us price it right. She guided us through the offers and helped us with the details all the way through the closing. I will recommend Katrin to anyone wanting to buy or sell a house or property anytime."

  -Dannie N., Client

"Katrin carefully navigated a short-sale for us, adding the extra touch that allowed us to win our bid, and we couldn't have been happier. What we also appreciated about Katrin was her follow-up once we owned our new home. We cannot recommend Katrin highly enough. We have worked with her on two separate properties and every time she delivered exceptional results. Katrin is brimming with energy and you will find that every challenge is navigated with very clear business sense and grace!"

  -Natasha P. & Aaron H., Client

"Katrin is very helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive, and went above and beyond what I would consider the typical duties of a real estate professional in the process of selling our family home. As I now live out of the area and was often unable to be there in person, Katrin took on much of the project management and coordination that was necessary in preparing the home for sale. From our first meeting to the closing date, she was consistently dedicated to ensuring that we would obtain the best possible result for what was certainly not a simple property. I am grateful to have worked with her."

  -Brian H., Client

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