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“You know how you meet someone, and you know right away if a person is an all around awesome human being? Well, Mike is one of those. He is thoughtful, conscientious, generous, kind, honest, and most of all? He cares. He is present. When you are with Mike, you always know that he is listening and he is giving you 200%. This is the guy you trust when it comes to handling something as important as buying or selling your home. We did both with him, and it could not have gone better. Smooth sailing, seamless, quick and efficient. No question at all that I would want Mike on my team. Thanks Mike!” – Charissa S. Santa Cruz

“Dealing with Mike was a pleasure on every level. His knowledge of the local market was extensive and spot-on. His marketing strategy was excellent, presenting our property in absolutely the best light possible. He was responsive, thorough, personable, and always willing to go the extra mile. But perhaps most impressive of all was his skill as a negotiator. His technique and aplomb resulted in our home selling remarkably quickly and for more than $100,000 over our initial estimate. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone looking for a real estate agent and would use him again without reservation.” – Donald T. Soquel

“Mike is the best. He makes the whole process so smooth and easy. He is very knowledgeable and attentive. We have bought 3 properties with Mike’s help and wouldn’t go to anyone else.” – Karen M. Santa Cruz

“Mike clearly understands the real estate business. Our families experience with Mike and the entire Bloch team was exceptional from start to finish. I will go out of my way to recommend his team to friends and family.” – Cole S. December

“Mike and his team were phenomenal from start to finish. They upgraded/repaired, listed and sold my home with me mostly remote, and the whole process was incredibly smooth and professional. I found their advice consistently helpful from vendors and paint colors to scheduling and negotiation. I really can’t recommend them enough.” – Shelby S. Scotts Valley

“We could not find a better agent to help us sell our beloved Santa Cruz family home. Two generations of our family grew up there and would have loved to keep our childhood home, but it was time to let it go. Mike was the ultimate professional at working with us through our concerns and emotions as we prepared our home for the last goodbye. There was the added challenge that all of the family members now live out of state. As we approached getting the house ready for market, Mike took photos and did a walk through with designer Denise White of White Haven Designs. Sadly, our home had been neglected for many years and it showed. Mike went way beyond the role of listing agent for us. We received detailed recommendations on what we might consider doing to have the property show at its best. Mike took the lead in recommending quality vendors for the jobs that we identified, set up walkthroughs so that we could get multiple estimates, and coordinated a work schedule for us that would turn the property around quickly. In a month, our home was ready for market. Family members browsed the online listing photos and fondly reminisced about the good times. With Mike’s expert knowledge of the Santa Cruz real estate market and excellent management of the property from the get ready stage through open house, our home sold within the first week on the market. He brought in six offers all over asking price. Our family believes that we made almost $200k over what it might have been by engaging Mike from the make ready process through the sale. We’ve never had an easier close or a better agent to work with. Three generations of our family highly recommend Mike Bloch to prospective home sellers and buyers.” – Kathleen N. Santa Cruz

“My best friend and I are first-time home buyers and we knew nothing of the process. Mike was extremely helpful in every way and patient with our never-ending supply of questions. Not only is he an
incredibly competent and knowledgeable real estate agent, he is also a kind and honest person.” – Jennifer N. Watsonville

“Our experience with Mike was extremely good in every respect. He was very impressive professionally, knowledgeable, quick and responsive, and in addition, he was just a very nice and trustworthy person to deal with throughout the entire process of finding and buying a house. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who needs a realtor.” – Don K. Watsonville

“I had a short window of time to buy my forever-home, and Mike made it happen! He helped me at every step, and he understood my needs and taste right away. He was readily available to answer all my questions and working with him made me feel very confident about my purchase. I received so much support from Mike and his team, and I highly recommend hiring them to represent you.” – Costanza R. Santa Cruz

“We made the right choice when we asked Mike to list our property. He was very professional yet easy going and easy to work with. He and his team took extra steps to make sure that our property got the exposure that it needed to sell quickly. If you’re looking for an agent that will be knowledgeable, honest, and reliable then Mike Bloch is your guy.” – Kelly K. Capitola

“Mike Bloch and his team are fantastic, and I highly recommend them! I recently had to administer an estate, including a house in Santa Cruz that had grown very dated…some might say ugly 😉 The goal was to restore the house to appeal to a buyer and maximize its value. Mike and his team came up with a plan, found and scheduled all the contractors, selected the colors, finishes, appliances, etc. When we were ready to list the property, Mike formulated a marketing strategy with a goal of generating maximum interest. As it turned out, Mike’s marketing strategy resulted in 8 offers of which 6 were for well above our asking price. Thank you so much Mike for going so far above and beyond what I expected from a real estate agent!” – Scott J. Santa Cruz

“Mike was the perfect agent for us. His honesty and integrity were obvious all through the sales process. We felt totally comfortable with him. He listened to our concerns and answered all our questions. He secured a sale for us that exceeded our expectations and kept in touch with us to assure we were satisfied with all aspects of the deal. I’m so happy we were able to work with Mike.” – Eileen V. Watsonville

“Mike is a straight forward kind of guy. He listens to you and works hard to find you the right home, while not being pushy. When making a deal, he helps you to negotiate in a manner that makes you feel comfortable and angles to get the right price. After all is said and done, the transaction feels easy which is a sure sign of a professional.” – Craig F. Santa Cruz

“Mike Bloch did a great job in selling our condo. Great advertising and photos! He held open houses even with a tenant still living in the condo. And, he was exceptional with coordinating the escrow, considering my husband and I were out of state during the entire transaction. We could not have had a more helpful, personable and knowledgeable Realtor to sell our condo so quickly and efficiently!” – Rosemary M. Santa Cruz

“This is the 2nd home we’ve had Mike for, and this time he did the sale of our previous house, too. We bought our 1st house with using him over 12 years ago and we stayed in contact when it was time to upgrade. He was there for market updates, tips, and support throughout the years and we exactly the steps to take to finally get to our likely forever home when the time was right. We listened to him every step of the way and made it happen quickly without missing a thing. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.” – Josh H. Santa Cruz

“We have worked with Mike and Kari over the past five years while both purchasing our home and later selling it. In both situations, we had very specific needs. They will work to meet all your needs and wants as they help your navigate the realty process. Not only are they extremely professional and experts in their field, it is evident that they place the priority on creating a lasting relationship with their clients. I have recommended them to family and friends and I give them the highest rating.” – Stacey C. Santa Cruz

“Mike came highly recommended from a friend of ours when we mentioned that we might be wanting to sell our mobile home to relocate to a place with a bit of land in the redwoods. He paid us a visit and we immediately knew he had the knowledge and cool, calm demeanor get our place in Pleasure Point sold. We definitely had some preparation/ cleanup to do get the place on the market. As we progressed with our work, Mike and his team went to work compiling marketing materials, scheduling the open house, and taking photos to put our best foot forward in a strong web presence. While the market was pretty hot, mobile homes can be somewhat complicated in who they appeal too. Park regulations and financing can be a minefield to navigate if you aren’t armed with the knowledge of what to expect . You need somebody to act as your representative with management and potential buyers’ agents to carry you through the process. Mike and his team performed their duties and didn’t miss a thing. They managed to have multiple buyers in just about 2 weeks. Buying a house in the Santa Cruz Mountains can also be a tricky undertaking. With no pressure, and a “there when you need him” approach he showed us multiple properties when it was convenient for us to view. He was on it with the paperwork for submitting offers and the like. He informed us of all inspections and his team made sure that those inspections were facilitated with no delay. When issues did arise, Mike handled them in the most professional way possible. Even if I did get a little heated, Mike just knew that it was a part of the process and kept on truckin’! We have now been in our beautiful house in the redwoods for a couple of months and couldn’t be happier! We just wish we could get these boxes put away instead of chilling on the deck all the time! We highly recommend Mike and his team for all your real estate needs and, though we don’t want to move anytime soon, we’d definitely have him as our agent the next time around!” – Josh R. Felton

“It was a pleasure to work with Mike. He helped us at all stages of the buying process. He provided good advice on estimating the property and helped us purchasing below the asking price. He gave us great recommendations on other professionals we needed during and after the purchase. He was available to help us deal with issues with the prior owner even after the process was completed. Both Mike and Kari are very easy to work with and were always available when needed.” – Denis E. Aptos

“Michael and Kari did an excellent job! They were very responsive and knowledgeable. The purchase negotiations were efficient and effectively handled. Through the entire transaction they were very helpful and available. They helped coordinate the escrow and the mortgage company. All information and communication were timely and accurate. We highly recommend their services!” – Bob M. Santa Cruz

“Mike knows the intricacies of the real estate market and I always felt that he had my best interests in mind. I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell their home.” – David L. Felton

“Excellent realtor who surpassed our needs and expectations! Highly recommend Mike and his team.” – Stephanie G. Watsonville

“Easy to work with, available, flexible, ready to answer questions, followed our timeline/needs. High level of expertise but didn’t waste our time. Followed who we are.” – Stacey P. Mount Hermon

“Mike Bloch is a great agent. We have purchased two properties with his help. He made the process quick and easy. He is very knowledgeable, accommodating and professional. I would highly recommend his services.” – Will M. Santa Cruz

“We are more than pleased to work with Mike and his team recommended by friend. He responds quick on any matter and arranges contractors even after purchase by going extra miles. Without him, we could not have this property with several competitions and live in quickly. Thanks Mike!” – Richard P. Monterey Beach

“Mike was courteous, professional and thorough. He helped us every step of the way. He listened to our needs and was patient. He was also present after the purchase of our home. Great job overall!” – George P.  Mount Hermon

“Mike is a total pro. He has a great demeanor and provides a ton of value throughout the entire process. We’ve now completed three transactions with Mike and would not think of using anyone else. Thanks Mike!” – Kari C. Santa Cruz

“After a house fell through with another realtor, we switched to Mike and it was like a breath of fresh air. He was proactive at every step, including helping us schedule movers during Christmas time. Although our relationship was quick (we had an offer in within days of meeting him), he was completely invested in getting us into our new home. The purchase was complicated but Mike helped us problem solve every step of the way. Our lending team was equally impressed by his ability and his warmth. I can’t recommend him highly enough.” – Christine H. Corralitos

“We’re not big on answering survey questions, but we couldn’t be happier with the service you provided to us. You handled everything so efficiently and we kind enough to make it so easy for us by bringing all those many paper signings by the house for us. Feel free to have anyone contact us about our gratitude for your wonderful help. Thanks, also, for taking care for the “popcorn ceiling” and the personal note. We appreciate you!” – Nancy L. Capitola

“We were out-of-town buyers on a limited budget who weren’t at all convinced we had any hope of buying in Santa Cruz county. Not to mention we had few opportunities to come to town for property searches.  We figured we’d be up to speed on the market within 5-6 months. Mike & his Client Care Coordinator did such a stellar job of matching our needs with available properties, that after 2 days of previewing homes & condos, we felt confident proceeding with an offer. But better than that, we were full of HOPE that buying a condo would happen!” – Diane W. Pleasure Point

“Mike & company, along with the Sereno team behind them, coordinated EVERY detail of our transaction so professionally & thoroughly that even with some challenges with our loan, made the process so much less stressful than it might’ve been.  They exceeded all our expectations of quality customer service & we are deeply grateful to Mike & his team for making our dream a reality. Michael and Kari’s willingness to go the extra mile is what sets this team apart. Their dedication, hard work, professionalism and true understanding of “the art of making the deal” got me the house of my dreams. This team is worth every penny.! In this crazy fast moving market I promise you….this is team you want working for you. Thank You Michael. Thank you Kari” – James C. Pleasure Point

“In July 2015 I became the Trustee of my deceased parents’ estate and needed to sell their house in Aptos.  The reversed mortgage people threatened foreclosure if I didn’t provide them with a real estate agreement, so I looked on Yelp to find an agent.  Let me say, there are quite a lot of greatly rated agents in Santa Cruz Co., and it was very challenging to decide who to go with.  I interviewed three people and ultimately picked Michael Bloch with the Sereno Group.  He was able to meet with me last minute, as I was coming to Santa Cruz for a rehearsal.  Not only did he welcome me and my dog at the office, but he already had comps printed out for our discussion!  The house was a nice house in a great neighborhood, but was in somewhat disrepair.  Mike and his assistant, Kari, provided me with referrals to contractors to clean the outside of the house, do a termite and home inspection and make repairs, paint and re-carpet the interior, fix miscellaneous things around the house, do some landscaping, and then stage the house for photos and open house.  They did all the scheduling and handled everything, as I currently live 60 mi away.  The house looked fabulous!  Mike went over all the details of the required paperwork, disclosures, strategy on setting the selling price, escrow, and coordinating with my brothers to make the final decision on which bid to accept.  This was a no fuss, no muss process for us, and we accepted an offer a week after the house went on the market.  The escrow process went very smoothly, and the sale was finalized about four weeks after we accepted the offer.  I would highly recommend Mike and Kari to sell or help you buy a house!  They are great people.  I also admire the charity work they do by supporting needy families at Christmas and donating some of their profits to the Watsonville Wetland Watch.” – Lisa A. Aptos

“Mike is cool as a cucumber, real, and super helpful. Never too busy to answer my questions and look into things for us. Really nice little touches and a pleasure to work with. Just overall on point and really good at communicating, which is so critical during the process. Thanks so much Mike!!” – Amanda W. Santa Cruz

“Mike is awesome. He was able to find us a very unique property on W.Cliff in Santa Cruz. The property had a prior history and the sellers were complex… During the process he took care of pretty much everything from chaperoning us to the City to discuss what we were planning on doing with the property to consultations with Land Use consultants to closing to organizing all the services since we lived a ways away. He is a straight shooter. Honest and a great guy. A perfect combination. Thanks Mike, you are a legend and you can leave your surfboards in the garage on the west side!” – Al R. Santa Cruz

“I found Mike through a reference and the bottom line is that he is a great agent to work with. From the very start he was very pleasant, no pressure, worked at my pace, and answered many of my tough questions as the deal came together. He masterfully managed all of the details and made the work look easy while I focused on the important decisions I needed to make (and he provided great advice along the way).  I highly recommend Mike for your real estate needs!” – Matt M. Santa Cruz

“I had an unexpected tragedy happen last summer when my brother suddenly passed away. My husband and I called Mike Bloch to help us sell my brother’s mobile home. Mike had helped sell my mother’s mobile home previously so we didn’t have to call around etc. Mike and his assistant Kari did an outstanding job getting his mobile home ready to sell and we were very happy when it sold within 3 days of listing with 3 offers!  Mike and his team are very professional and pay attention to all the details. They listen to their clients and know Santa Cruz inside and out! We had a great level of trust and never had any negative issues to deal with. This is a good team. Mike and Kari made a difficult selling situation much easier to go through.  I would definitely hire Mike Bloch again for any Real Estate need.” – Sandra L. Aptos

“Just another 5-star review for Mike.He just helped us buy our first home in Felton, CA. At every step of the way he went above and beyond to make sure we found the right home, put in the right offer, and successfully closed. Even after his paid work was done he has continued to offer his support in finding contractors or anything else we might need to make this house the best home possible for our family. We will absolutely work with him again if and when we’re in the market to sell or buy a house in the area.” – Josh T. Felton

“We were refereed to mike from a colleague of his while shopping for our first home. Santa Cruz county is not an easy place for a middle class income to buy a home, and Mike was a true asset. Once in escrow, we encountered many challenges and Mike was there for us every step of the way. His experience and patient demeanor was a true comfort when the going got tough. He listened to every concern we had and addressed them with our well being in mind. Thank you Mike and Kari.” – Matthew D. Aptos

“Four months ago I started a new job and started looking for a house to buy. I met my awesome real estate agent, Michael Bloch and he was the best. He got to know me and learned what I was looking for. At times I was frustrated and discouraged, as I put in offers on 5 different places. I even considered moving over the hill. Then, as he knew would happen, I found the perfect place. I am so excited to be moving into a place of my own. Lots to do, but this is the right thing at the right time. So cheers and here’s to many good times to be had in my awesome backyard!” – Tanya S. Aptos

“If you were to say I was inexperienced in the realm of home buying, I’d say you’d be providing me a compliment. Seriously, I didn’t know a thing. Jump forward a couple months and I’ve already closed on a house that I didn’t originally think was an option. Mike was there the entire way; he understood my personality, gave me a little education, and made the process so much easier while I worked longer days. On top of that, he has a great Client Care Coordinator to assist in details and his financial contacts are some of the best in the region (it’s not so easy being a first time home buyer these days). He honestly leads a team that was ready to move mountains. Five stars isn’t enough.” – Brent B. Watsonville

“We just closed on a half acre lot in Pleasure Point.  There is no way we would have this land if it weren’t for Mike.  He did all of the leg work in finding out who owned the property – and made the deal happen every step of the way. Mike is the ultimate professional and a true gem.” – Kari C. Santa Cruz

“Mike recently helped us buy a home in Aptos and he was a pleasure to work with. He took the time to find out what we really wanted in a new home and seems to really enjoy helping people find the home that meets their needs. We feel lucky to have found a beautiful home for a great price thanks to Mike’s superior negotiation skills. We would not consider using any other Realtor in the Santa Cruz/Capitola/Aptos area to buy or sell a home.” – Melissa R. Aptos

“He is awesome. We took our sweet time finding the right house for our family (5 years?) and Mike was with us all the way. Always patient and perfectly knowledgeable of what’s going on in the market.We absolutely adore Mike and would never dream of going anywhere else when it comes to real-estate. We have refereed many friends to Mike and can say all have been success stories. Anyone would be lucky to have Mike as their Agent!” – Melissa B. Santa Cruz

“Our sale was unusual in that our house was a designated historic landmark that had been rented out for many years and needed a variety of fixups. Yet we live 2500 miles away and couldn’t make arrangements ourselves. Thus, we had to rely on Mike to do everything, communicating back and forth by phone and email. Mike did a great job. He arranged for inspection, located contractors for cleaning, painting, landscaping, driveway paving, staging and other items. The sale went well, considering that not everyone wants a 150-year-old house, and was completed in two weeks at a fair price. We recommend Mike without reservation to anyone in need of a realtor.” – Susan M. New York

“My husband and I bought our first home with Mike’s help in Spring of 2011. Being a first time buyer is intimidating – but Mike guided us through everything in such a way that we had about as little anxiety is as possible with the process. Three years later we sold that home and again went to Mike. Both transactions were smooth and painless. I trust that Mike did as much as he could to represent our interests and make sure we were comfortable with all the decisions that were made. In addition to the work Mike does for his clients, I appreciate his generosity and contributions to the community. Each holiday season he and his family adopt a less fortunate family to provide gifts and food for at the holidays. A former teacher, he is caring and friendly, and it shows in his business relationships as well as what he does for others.” – Emily H. Soquel

“Mike helped my daughter and son-in-law find their first dream home.  Mike was an expert in navigating them through their first home buying experience.  I can’t recommend Mike highly enough!!!  Thank you Mike for your professionalism, knowledge and support.  We couldn’t have wished for a better experience for them in this insane market!!  Thanks a Million!!!” – Chris D. Scotts Valley

“Mike Bloch is not only a wonderful person but an experienced, detail oriented Realtor. He takes his clients transactions very seriously and close to his heart. Mike is always on top of every detail that ensures a successful, smooth transaction. I have provided financing and guidance for dozens of Mike’s clients over the past several years. He protects every client and watches out for them every step of the way to ensure they make healthy choices for their future.” – Monica B. Santa Cruz