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Jeremy l.

It's with great appreciation that I share this review of Jo Ellen Smith at Bailey Properties. 3 years ago I was searching for a rental property near the beach. Based on her experience and reputation she was able to find a great opportunity two blocks from the beach and I bought the house prior to the MLS listing and bidding frenzy. After some repairs were completed I secured a long term renter who just renewed for a third year. In the current market of 2020 it would be impossible to find a similar opportunity, and I applaud Jo Ellen for her foresight and experience.

Joseph M.

We have been working with Rachel S. as Tenants. From the initial contact with her while looking for a rental, to currently renting for over a month, the experience has been excellent. Although the Company discloses that they represent the Owner they treat Tenants with respect and dignity. Rachel is a true professional who knows the market and neighborhood and does a great job at "matchmaking" Tenants with Owners. Although she is busy (which is a good thing) to this point all issues we had were resolved in a timely manner. Communication and reasonableness have also been exceptional; we really appreciate working with Rachel and Bailey Properties and look forward to working together for years to come.

Amanda I.

Allan Melikian is an excellent relator and made buying our home in Aptos a positive experience. He has extensive knowledge of Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola and the surrounding areas. He was quick in returning phone calls and worked around our busy schedules. I greatly appreciated his ability to explain contracts, inspections, and all the paperwork that goes with purchasing a home. I would highly recommend this relator.

Alli Ewing

I can not say enough good things about this management company. They were very responsive and accommodating to our rental needs and excellent communicators! Thank you for your great service.

Gregg Morris

Glenn is very smart and thoural. I'm sure he'd make a great property manager.


Darren was thorough, knowledgeable, likeable and patient. He guided us through a long process with excellent recommendations on contractors, decor and pricing. He was significant in our getting an offer that was way above our expectations. Above all, he was extremely patient with us, never applying pressure. A really good guy.


Darren was the ultimate professional to work with. He knew when to list our home, how to list our home and held our hand through the whole process. We also used Darren to purchase our next home and we knew he had our best interests in mind inboth process. We would fully endorse Darren’s ability to negotiate the right price in either situation.


Darren has superb local market knowledge. He gave us a very good overview of all neighborhoods in and around Santa Cruz. He was spot on about price trends. We put offer on couple properties. For the one we bought, Darren made the process easy for us. He helped us set up inspections, get different opinions on fixes for the house. He was pretty helpful in suggestions towards negotiation strategies that helped us get to a reasonable price.


My husband and I had a Great experience working with Darren Houser. Darren walked us through the process going over all of the steps and making sure we were comfortable with everything. He was available whenever we had questions and checked in frequently. Darren was very knowledgeable in all aspects of the purchase of the house from the market standpoint, appraisal, inspection and was excellent in negotiations with the sellers. We felt very secure working with Darren and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Darren has even checked in with us since the close of the house to see how we are doing which was greatly appreciated!!


My wife and I are very pleased to recommend Darren Houser, from Bailey Properties, as a local real estate agent. n nWhen we hired Darren as our agent, we already knew him to be a person of strong character and integrity as the volunteer coach for our daughter's soccer team for many years. n nOur real estate needs were challenging. We needed to simultaneously sell our townhome in Rio Del Mar AND purchase a new home in our targeted geographical area of Seascape/La Selva Beach. The timing of the two transactions was critical to making it work. n nDarren represented us in both transactions. n nHe was very knowledgeable of the local housing market. He was aggressive in marketing our home for sale and was always available and willing to meet us when visiting a potential new property for purchase. Darren was professional, responsive and very attentive to our unique needs. Additionally, his contacts with experienced local contractors helped us complete some work prior to moving in. n nThanks to Darren, we're very happy in our new home. We highly recommend him as a real estate agent.


Overall Darren was a great assett in the sale and overall experience with this transaction. Darren provided expertise and knowledge of the markets and closing the transaction. Without a doubt I will use Darren again and recommend Darren to family and friends.


Darren is an absolute top professional in every respect. This was a very difficult time for my family and Darren went well beyond my expectations in insuring that the sale of this house went off without a hitch; AND IT DID. Besides his expertise as a realtor, Darren provided assistance in areas not normally associated with the transaction, without us having to ask. I would use him again without hesitation. He is the best!


Oscar helped so my home, and helped my children purchase their first home. He also went out of his way to spend an entire day showing homes down there not Samantha week. He will go be oven and beyond to try and locate a home for you.


Oscar is the Best! I never hesitate to recommend Oscar to friends interested in finding a relator. He always answers our calls either in person or calls back within minutes. Besides being friendly and accessible, Oscar goes the extra mile negotiating purchase deal.
He is the one you want assisting you in the purchase or selling of properties.

Erik Jertberg

An absolute professional. Oscar is genuine and authentic. He is kind and lighthearted but will stand up for his clients to represent their interests fairly and honestly.

g ramirez831

I am a first time home buyer, Oscar made the whole process as easy and quick as possible. He was available night and day for any questions I had, and he explained every process for each step so i knew what was going on. He went well above and beyond for me. Best Realtor Around, and now a family friend! I will highly recommend him to everyone who is looking for a house!


My husband and I recently purchased our first house. Oscar was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He listened to our list of wants and don't wants. Since this was our first time purchasing a house he was able to walk us through the process and made sure we knew what was going on. I have already and will continue to recommend Oscar to my family and friends. Overall he made buying a house really easy.