I am retiring after this school year and relocating to Portland. It was an agent up there who connected me with Liz and her team, and boy am I glad they did! I'm in the middle of many changes and was already overwhelmed, but the team of Lance, Liz, and Tricia made it all so easy.
Lance is the great persuader, lol. He really knows this area and is totally service oriented, Liz knows all the steps and makes all the paperwork understandable and easy. Tricia is the newest on the team and besides being service centered herself, is a great negotiator.
My house never even made it to market! It sold before the inspections, before the repairs, before being listed....and I got $25K over asking! They are great about supporting whatever you, the client, need, and are persistent, polite, and creative in what they do.
Don't miss your chance. Make sure you interview these guys if you are buying or selling.
Sarah S. | Santa Cruz
"Liz and Lance recently helped us purchase our home and were a pleasure to work with. When we initially sat down to discuss the home buying process in Santa Cruz, we were impressed with their knowledge and ability to think outside the box, which we felt was important in such a competitive market. Throughout the process of going to open houses, putting in offers, negotiating offers, and escrow, both Liz and Lance were readily available to give advice and explain things more thoroughly. They contacted us every time a house came up that fit within our parameters, responded to phone calls and emails quickly, gave advice on purchase strategy, and made sure we had a competitive offer that we still felt comfortable with. When we put in the offer on our house, we were out of the country, but Liz and Lance made sure that we were always up to date with what was going on and helped negotiate a winning offer. We love the house that we now call home, and Liz and Lance are to thank for it. They each bring their own expertise to the home buying process which makes them a great team to work with.
Robbi C. | Santa Cruz
"I'm very excited to highly recommend the stellar Real Estate team of Liz Kroft and Lance Hulsey. Each brings their unique and well-honed skills to the process leaving no stone unturned. Their experience, marketing ideas, and genuine passion for the business and their clients, resulted in a great financial win for my family after they sold our home in Santa Cruz. Liz and Lance are very professional but are equally available for a shoulder to lean on during a sometimes emotional process. They are smart, kind, get the job done and have solutions for any obstacles that pop up. Thank you Liz and Lance for saving the day and making a great deal for us, we had a wonderful experience! You are always in our hearts."
STEVE W. | FELTON & BEN LOMOND
Liz and Lance recently helped my wife and I sell our home of 14 years and purchase another home in the same area. We love the area and desired additional features, an upgrade from our current house. We had a long list of "wants" and the bottom line is we ended up checking every box we wanted for our new home and then some.
Equally as important is that Lance and Liz showed incredible integrity and professionalism throughout the entire process. It took about 6 months from the time we first spoke until we got the keys to our new place. We love our new home and couldn't have done it without the strategic thinking, technical input, and tenacity of the "Liz and Lance" team. Speaking of team, I wasn't sure how a real estate team operates. It seems most realtors go it alone not wanting to share the commissionwith others. I now see the tremendous benefits of hiring a team. It seemed like no matter what obstacle was presented or what problem needed to be solved one of them had the answer and when we needed to communicate, one or both of them were always available. This is a huge bonus in today's busy market! They were there for us every step of the way and always had our best interests in mind. Also, they complement each other very well. An example of this is Lance knowing the housing market really well in our area and Liz providing strategic touches on showing our home. They were both very generous with their time, expertise and resources and did not nickel and dime us at all throughout the process. Also, their service did not stop with the purchase of our home as they continued to help us for months into our new home. I would say they went above and beyond. They are a great team!
Hire these two, they will not disappoint you!
SCOTT C. | BOULDER CREEK
"Liz Kroft and her partner Lance Hulsey worked tirelessly for nine months helping me purchase a lot to build a house on. Buildable lots are not easy to come by in Santa Cruz County, but with their determination (and answering my countless questions), we had success! I'm hoping to sell a house in the near future, and I'll definitely enlist the help of these two experts. I will not hesitate to encourage anyone I know looking to buy or sell real estate in the area to contact Liz and Lance."
Sarah L. | Ben Lomond
"We had a wonderful experience working with Liz and her business partner, Lance. They really took the time to understand what we were looking for, and they spent time with us finding the right house for our family. We were looking in the winter when there wasn’t a lot of housing stock on the market and they looked at every possible option with us. Their knowledge throughout the home buying process was invaluable. When we had our offer accepted, they spent many hours thoroughly researching the property, giving us the reassurance that there would be no surprises. Having two agents working as a team meant that they were always available for help and questions or to go to look at properties."
MESHA D. | ESSEX MORTGAGE
“As we conclude yet another transaction I am reminded how grateful I am to work with you both. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with such a dynamic duo and your clients. Your levels of expertise, professionalism and the ease of our communication makes working together a true joy. I am continuously honored to receive referrals from you and looking forward to all future transactions, anticipating more of the same.”
Barb M. | Ben Lomond
"Liz's team assisted us recently in purchasing a home as an investment property, and could not have been better to work with! She and her partner, Lance, made the process unbelievably easy and straightforward, from finding the property in the first place, right through to their kind gesture of having the home professionally cleaned for us before our tenants moved in. Throughout all stages of the purchase, they were quickly responsive to calls and text messages, and, we felt, went above and beyond to protect our interests, guide us, and make sure we came out happy at the end, and we absolutely did. Their price-research and negotiation skills are stellar. Lance and Liz's follow up post-purchase has been great, and I feel really good about giving them my highest recommendation."
STEVE W. | FELTON & BEN LOMOND
"I want you to know how much I appreciate you taking us on and getting the job done... in the end we met all our goals and this place has way more than I ever thought we could get...I really appreciate your advocacy towards our goals and I would fully recommend you to anyone. You guys rocked it!"
Kati C. | Santa Cruz
"My husband and I worked with Liz to help buy our first home. Being new to the area, we interviewed a few agents and chose Liz, and her partner Lance, because of their deep and thorough knowledge of both Santa Cruz and the home buying process."
Nate O. | Santa Cruz
"Liz was extremely responsive and on top of the ball at all times, responding to us immediately, usually within the hour. We were unable to attend the home inspection, so Liz went on our behalf. She called me and put me on speakerphone at the end of the inspection so that I could listen to the synopsis. Her transparency and attitude made it easy to trust her; which is an important factor when making such a large decision! It also doesn’t hurt that Liz is friendly, easy to talk to and fun to hang out with. If you are looking for someone who is personable, knowledgeable and in it for you, Liz is your best bet!
Eben L. | Ben Lomond
"I wanted to pass along that we were talking last night about how much we appreciate all the research you guys have done. We feel very secure that everything that can be known is known and we feel so glad that we partnered with your team for this process!"
Patrick M. | Santa Cruz
"We cannot express how helpful you have been and how much we have loved working with you. Your help made our transition to our first home seamless. You are very client-focused and detailed-oriented, and we know you will do great things for your future clients.
Travis H. | Ben Lomond, CA
"Liz and Lance are two evolved humans. Honest, pragmatic, discerning, research and data-based, they make a very confusing process streamlined, reasonable and advantageous. Our home purchase process was unique in many ways, with unknown and undisclosed challenges popping up at every turn. Regardless, we always felt prepared and informed to make the best decision for our family. We felt unlimited support wether it be emotional, mental or logistical. There are a lot of real estate agents in the world, but few that are as competent and passionate as Lance Hulsey and Liz Kroft. We are indebted to them for all their hard work and deal making. We came out on top and have them to thank."
Greg P. | Capitola
"As a seller, I realized that buyers aren’t what they used to be but lots of agents still sell homes the same way they always have. Liz completely understands how to make a home stand out with her top notch, unique and detailed marketing. She truly has a keen eye for style, layout and design.
Simone M. | Los Gatos & Santa Cruz
"Liz sold our home in 8 days above and beyond our list price! We got out of our house and purchased the perfect home in the neighborhood where we wanted to be. I know many people that haven’t had that kind of success. Thanks again for everything! We really look forward to having you as a resource and being able to refer friends to you for real estate advice."
Zach S. | San Jose & Santa Cruz
"We have gone through both a home sale and purchase with this real estate company, and if we could we’d sell another house right now just to have the opportunity to work with Liz! Not only does she have the highest level of experience and expertise, she is simply a pleasure to work with. This is absolutely who you want on your team if you’re thinking of buying or selling in the Bay Area!"
Julie S. | Boulder Creek
"When it comes to negotiations, Liz and her team are the best! Her understanding of the market and communication is unmatched! Thank you for your hard work and keeping me informed every step of the way."
Cassie A. | San Jose
"We could not have asked for a better agent on our side. Liz did an exceptional job through our home buying process. My husband and I lived on the East Coast and were trying to move back to CA. She viewed homes on our behalf and gave honest feedback. What sets Liz apart from other agents is that she was more interested in finding the perfect home at a fair price than about making a quick sale. In escrow Liz communicated with us almost daily through the entire process. We are now proud owners of our dream home and have Liz to thank for it.
ALEX S. | FELTON
"I couldn't recommend you highly enough. I tell everyone I know when they ask who helped sell my house about you and Lance. Thank you so much for doing a wonderful job. You guys were a pleasure to deal with. I'll be sure to tell all my friends about the two of you."
Mattia C. | Santa Cruz
"I appreciate everything you have done to advise us, and support us through these weeks and months and we never could have done the sale and move without you and we are eternally grateful. The words grateful and appreciate do not suffice considering you literally saved us, will never forget it, thank you."