We began our search for a Santa Cruz house from out of state (NY) and ran into Sean at an open house during a rare visit here. We thank our lucky stars we did. He impressed us right away with his exceptionally upbeat interest in helping us, his knowledge of the local market, and his focus on what we were looking for, hard as it might be to find. As our search escalated and houses came and went as they do in Santa Cruz, Sean was quick to return phone calls, negotiate on our behalf with sellers/agents, give a quick thumbs-down when a house or seller seemed lacking and, when needed, refer us to contractors even setting up appointments and showing up to help us listen and learn. (How he could operate this way with more than one client is still beyond us, but this is the root of his success.) Now, just a few months after the successful purchase of our rather unusual but perfectly matched (to us) house, we feel we could not have pulled it off without an agent of Sean's work ethic, integrity, and perhaps most of all, remarkable ease and skill working with everyone from contractors and agents to brokers, sellers, and buyers. It takes a village to buy a house, and Sean gets this: he orchestrates the community. In the months since the purchase, he has continued to support us in every way he can. In our 3+ decades of house buying, we have not seen his peer.
I cannot recommend Sean highly enough as a real estate agent. We purchased a piece of raw land, which is much more complicated than just purchasing a home, and he was an invaluable resource during the whole, many month, process. It was clear that his primary goal throughout was to make sure that we were truly confident we were purchasing the ideal property for our needs, and he went out of his way again and again to help us. I really felt like we had a partner in this purchase, he wasn't just a real estate agent trying to make a sale. He helped us set up the testing we needed to do on the land, and even met with various contractors and land use advisors with me at the property to help make sure that I was asking all the necessary questions to make sure we were getting what we thought with this purchase. He was incredibly available throughout the process, responding very quickly to any question I sent him. His honesty, integrity, and willingness work with us to make sure we were confident in the purchase made what could have been a difficult process much much easier. I would call upon Sean again without any hesitation next time we need to buy or sell a home.
Sean was extremely helpful in selling the home we were living in as well as assisting us in buying our current home. He was able to coordinate both transactions which allowed us to move into our new home the same week we closed escrow and moved out of our old home. During the process he was accessible by phone and text and kept us informed of all developments. He worked with our loan officer and helped us with the usual challenges of providing all the documentation needed to qualify for a home loan. Working with Sean made the whole process pretty painless.
Sean was my listing agent for a triplex I just sold in Watsonville. I'm an investor and work with many agents but Sean has definitely been one of the top agents I have worked with thus far. He thinks outside the box and works diligently to ensure you get what you're wanting on your transaction. His charismatic personality and extensive knowledge of his local areas is a definite positive when it comes to the sale and negotiations. I would not hesitate to work with Sean again in the future and if you're wanting a great agent he's the guy for you.
We moved from Sacramento to Santa Cruz and were fortunate to chance upon Sean at an open house. Immediately easy to talk with, insightful and effective at finding us the perfect house almost immediately. The whole process was effortless for us as the team Sean assembled also exceeded every expectation during the process and even helpful post sale when we wanted to make improvements to our newfound perfection. We would recommend Sean with enthusiasm both personally and professionally.
Eric & Colleen H.
I thought Sean Poudrier did an excellent job finding a home for me to buy. He was always very helpful, quick to respond when called, and delightful to work with. In addition, he handled the complexities of a 1031 exchange flawlessly, and I felt as though I had a realtor that really went to bat for me every step of the way, and always had my best interests at all points through the tough negotiation. I will definitely use him in the future, and so should you.
I am an investor and Sean was the agent that helped me sell one of my triplex's in the Santa Cruz area. He's quick to respond, and has great creative ideas for marketing and to help get you the best price for your property. His charismatic personality and extensive knowledge of the local areas is a definite positive in ensuring you are listed at the right price for a quick sale. He's by far one of the best agents I've worked with to date. I would not hesitate to give him a call!
Sean works diligently. He answers all messages within hours, always. Sean's contacts in tradesmen are outstanding and he knows how to prepare a home for sale. He works the open houses and networks well with the realtor community. We sold our home and purchased a new home, all completed as a logical process with Sean as our professional guide through the experience.