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A Deep Dive Into Preparing To Buy a Home In Santa Cruz

Jennet Kresge

At Home In Santa Cruz

Hi, I’m Jennet! With over 20 years as a licensed REALTOR, I have developed proven systems and processes for my buyers and sellers to achieve the highest level of success in their real estate goals. Read more below!

I drove across country to Santa Cruz from the East Coast at the end of the summer of 1990. I was embarking on my adult life. I was clueless about Santa Cruz (about a lot of things really), but Santa Cruz was a college town near the beach, so how could I go wrong, right?
Well, I WAS right, and I am still here after 30+ years. As a renter AND a homeowner, I have lived in many different communities of Santa Cruz County, from the mountains to the beach! Having lived in many Santa Cruz communities, I understand the special nuances between the different areas so I can help you find your perfect community, and ultimately your perfect home.

I’m Not Your Typical Real Estate Agent

I have been a licensed REALTOR® in Santa Cruz County for over 20 years. My career in this industry has led me through many different positions (real estate sales, personal assistant, administrative, risk management, escrow coordinator, lending…) too much detail to go in to here! But trust me, I have seen it ALL and from many different perspectives!
With my 30 years living in the community AND my 20 years in real estate, I believe I offer the most well-rounded experience you will have with a REALTOR® in Santa Cruz County. Whether you are buying or selling (or both!) let’s talk about your situation, and how I can use my knowledge, expertise, my connections with the people in the industry, and my passion for great service and true hospitality to deliver a rewarding experience, and help you achieve your real estate goals.

Speaking of Hospitality...

Before becoming a real estate agent, I was in the hospitality industry for over 10 years serving, bartending, and managing at some of the best restaurants in Santa Cruz County. My passion for real estate is driven by the hospitality side of the business, not the sales. I truly love the connections I make, the service I give to my clients, and going above and beyond to make sure they have an amazing experience. My goal is not just to successfully help you buy or sell your home, but to reduce the stress and anxiety of the process. Dare I say you may even enjoy it!
I would love to tell you more about all the great communities of Santa Cruz County, and the amazing and unique quality of life each of them provide.

What my clients say about me

After doing business with Jennet in 2008, I was positive that if I were in need of real estate expertise again that I would call on Jennet. So when I was interested in purchasing real estate just a few months ago, Jennet was the first person I called. She is professional in every way. She listens, offers suggestions if needed and is right on the mark every step of the closing process.
~ Lori ~

Build Something Great!

Real Estate is more than just buying and selling homes. It is about building something. You can build great wealth & security, great friendships, and a great community. I know what it means to make a life here in Santa Cruz, to raise kids here, to make friends and be part of the community. It is an incredible place to call home, and I am passionate about sharing the beauty of this area, and quality of life I have enjoyed here in Santa Cruz for over 30 years with others!

Thank You For Being Here!

And thank you for taking some time to get to know me! I hope I can help you find your perfect community, and ultimately your perfect home. It would be my honor to help you. Simply email me at and tell me a little about your situation. I’ll take it from there and help you in any way I can!


is the nicest word there is

~Laura Ingalls Wilder

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