Julie was a great agent to work with in selling our Santa Cruz home. She was always available to answer our questions and concerns. She has a very keen sense of the market and what potential buyers are looking for, and advised us well on the kinds of changes and updates that would be most effective. Julie also had good connections with tradespeople who were needed to carry out the work .As a result, the house sold immediately on the offer date slightly above the asking price. We're very glad to have had Julie as our agent!
Julie was fantastic with helping us sell a property remotely. She made excellent suggestions for improvements and oversaw the work as we were unable to be on-site. All of her effort and expertise contributed to us receiving multiple offers above our asking price. Julie then was able to effectively negotiate with the prospective buyers to secure an offer significantly above our asking price. She even made sure the buyer’s credit was solid and we could close very quickly. Highly recommend her as a realtor. Julie made the process much less stressful than I imagined it would be and we really enjoyed working with her!
It was a pleasure to work with Julie Hansmann on the purchase of my new home. She is a consummate professional with unparalleled knowledge of the Santa Cruz market and local neighborhoods. Julie brought to the table a quiet calm, yet enthusiastic demeanor, to what can be a frustrating and difficult process in the current highly competitive marketplace. She is encouraging and analytical without being pushy. Her deep knowledge of the building industry was also a definite plus which allowed her to help me digest the inspection reports and provide immediate feedback on repairs, improvements and the attendant costs. If you’re looking for an organized, knowledgeable and thorough realtor, I would highly recommend Julie. Sandra Z. Santa Cruz, CA
Julie was a vital, patient, attentive, and caring realtor who helped us purchase our first home! When we first expressed interest in a place, we contacted Julie and four days later over a weekend we had an offer accepted! Julie went out of her way to make sure our questions were answered (even tracking down contacts at the HOA to answer specific questions about paint colors used), and made us feel cared for and well taken care of! On the day we got our keys, it was clear she was incredibly excited for us, and we were so grateful to have her guide us through the journey of buying our home.
Julie did a great job in marketing and selling our home. She was very attentive to all of our needs and questions, worked diligently and efficiently to market our home and was always available if we had any questions. We are very pleased with everything she did. Highly recommend Julie in the future
Julie was responsive and knowledgeable about the local market. She has a steady hand and a confident approach that helped us to make the right
decision to get the house we wanted, even in a competitive market.
Julie went “Above & Beyond” and did an excellent job for us.
It was a good experience and we made it happen together!
Julie was very proactive as a buyers agent sending us listings that met our predetermined specifications. She did not send us details of irrelevant properties. Julie arranged multiple appointments with a family member, often more than one on the same day, and she would either drive us to the property or meet us there at a predetermined time. She was always very punctual. In addition , Julie offered good insights and she went out of her way to ensure that we were buying a house that met our needs rather than trying to sell us the most expensive house. This was very refreshing. She has also offered to help us even after buying the property should something come up. We will definitely use Julie again if we are either selling or buying a house in the Santa Cruz area.
We met Julie at an open house, and told her we were looking for a retirement home. She was very patient as we looked for the right home for over one year, and then we found the perfect home in Pasatiempo! She was diligent, detailed and always a great communicator and very responsive. She took care of all the aspects of the purchase and her many contacts with sub-contractors were invaluable. She then helped us sell our condo in Santa Cruz. She provided workman again to do repairs and stagers so the condo would be shown at it's best. Another successful and smooth transaction.
We would highly recommend Julie for all of your real estate needs. Don and Karen Kellerman
Julie was by our side through the whole process! She helped to keep an eye out for homes coming on the market, told us how the process works and what to expect, provided advice about making the offer and additional inspections we should get, and more. Julie helped us get a house we can make our home!
"My fiance and I had been contemplating a move from San Francisco to the Santa Cruz area, and after years of renting in the City we were excited to buy our first home and have more space for ourselves and our dogs. We randomly met Julie at an open house we attended (she was the listing agent). We didn't end up having much interest in the home she was selling, but she provided us with lots of detailed information about other open houses in the area based on what we told her we were looking for. We appreciated her honesty and willingness to go above and beyond to help us from our initial brief meeting with her. Several days later, we saw a listing for an adorable home in Bonny Doon, and decided to contact Julie due to the awesome first impression she made. From the first time we saw the home, we knew it was "the one." Julie immediately took action to make it ours. She walked us through each step of the home buying process, educating us thoroughly along the way. As first time home buyers, this was so appreciated! Julie is incredibly responsive and ensured that everything moved quickly and stayed on track. Another thing that really impressed us about Julie is her broad network of contractors. Prior to waiving contingencies, she was able to call out several contractors (roofer, general contractor, home inspector, electrician) to check out the house and give us estimates on repairs. Julie literally was able to get these individuals to come out within a matter of days. In the end, we are so thankful that we chose Julie to help us buy our dream home. She is so good at what she does and was able to make the complicated process of buying a home as easy as possible. Highly recommend working with Julie, she is a gem!"
Trent & Vanessa Gordon
"My husband and I could not have found a more perfect partner to help us land our dream home. Julie was phenomenal from start to finish. She walked us through every step of the buying process – from guiding us through the challenging California housing market and helping us thoroughly evaluate each property to connecting us with the right experts to help us pounce on the home we loved. I’ve worked with other realtors before, but Julie’s deep knowledge in both real estate and the home building industry put her far ahead of the pack. She also brings with her an invaluable network of general contractors, plumbers, electricians and other professionals who provided us with complimentary estimates on potential home improvements before we released our contingencies, helping us feel truly confident in our big purchase. Given today’s busy market, most Santa Cruz contractors are booked 2-3 months out. Thanks to Julie, they were willing to meet with us within a matter of days – a true testament to her character, reputation and her commitment to helping us make the best (and most informed!) choice for our family. The first day we met, Julie told us she strives to provide “above and beyond service.” I now have a new definition for “above and beyond.” If you are looking for a true partner to help you start your home-buying journey, call Julie!"
When we met Julie, we were new to the Santa Cruz area & had just a basic idea of what we were really looking for in our new home. Within a few weeks, Julie helped us streamline our home search, while ensuring we were comfortable with every aspect of our decision. She then patiently worked with us & accompanied us on all our visits until we found our dream home. There were times when she had to wait to work around our little boys’ schedules & she did so with no complaints!
Julie not only helped us negotiate our offer but also helped us do a thorough review of the home inspection report, while offering valuable inputs on what needed the most attention. We were pleasantly surprised that she was there to ensure all our questions for the seller were answered & the sale process was completed without any hassles.
Julie is highly professional, organized, knowledgeable, and very thorough in her approach. We loved working with her! We would like to recommend her to anyone looking to buy their dream home. David Lyng Real Estate is extremely lucky to have her as part of their team!
Siddesh & Shruti S.
Julie is highly professional and organized for success. Julie and I had a high level of engagement over an extended period as she was instrumental and involved with all of the work preparing the property for sale. She provided a portfolio of service providers that was extremely helpful and they delivered high quality results. In particular, the company that staged the house was creative and their genre for the house fit perfectly. Julie has a great eye for design has a solid background in construction practices. The sales process was a whirlwind of activity and the demand driven by Julies marketing efforts were very successful. Ultimately we received many qualified offers, Julie spent hours evaluating the offers for me and we selected a buyer offering well over the asking price, all cash, and with no contingencies. I could not be happier with the outcome and Julie’s excellent work.
As a first time buyer I knew I needed an agent with solid experience of the whole real estate process. Since our family is new to the Santa Cruz area, I knew I needed someone with deep local knowledge. I am so happy to have found Julie Hansmann. She gave me real attention, introducing me to the neighborhoods around our target location so that I had a solid sense of what it would be like to live in each place. She listens well, and if I mentioned anything about my taste or my husband's, or our interests, she was ready to show me how each house would answer those quirks or support our hobbies and habits.
Julie showed me only one house slightly above our price range, and when I said "no, that's more than we agreed to spend" stuck to the budget absolutely. She pointed out qualities of workmanship I didn't know to look for, as well as a quiet heads-up when there were reasons a house might not be right for us. And the whole time she's been ready to find out information I needed, or help me locate trades and services to do our due diligence. I was a little timid going into this process, but now we have our home and are totally happy. I couldn't wish for a better, more helpful realtor.
Best part is, it’s all true.
Leslie and Jim Ingham
We met Julie and she went right to work finding us the perfect beach home. She brought in professionals to give us advise on the construction, and we made an offer within 2 days. We highly recommend Julie. Personally, she is easy going and warm which make the house buying experience less stressful. Professionally, she represented our interests by pursuing the information we wanted and negotiating a very fair price. We would definitely recommend her!
James and Julie Rosen
My wife and I were in need of a real estate agent in Santa Cruz and a friend recommended Julie. She was wonderful to deal with. Pleasant, kind, very professional and listened to what were looking for in a home. She showed us a variety of properties over the course of several weekends. We currently live in Sacramento so she made time for us in her busy schedule to meet with us when we were available. We highly recommend to anyone looking for a home to contact Julie. She is the best!
Mike and Sandy Adelson
My husband and I used Julie to sell our home in Scotts Valley. It was large complex property, that included a large piece of land, a pool and workshop. She was attentive and hardworking throughout the transaction. She marketed the home well and was very helpful with staging to prepare it for sale. She was a good communicator and very detailed, we had a successful closing. We would definitely use Julie again and refer her to our friends.
John and Ann Powell
Seller in Scotts Valley & Santa Cruz
My real estate experience with Julie Hansmann has been wonderful.
She is honest, diligent, and always protected my interest. She represented me in the sale of our home in Scotts Valley and one in Santa Cruz as well. She acted as project manager with advise on painting and staging to prepare the homes for sale. Then she handled all the marketing and was very good at communicating with me. I would definitely recommend Julie as a realtor, she is very professional.