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Buying a new home

Whether it’s your first home or if you’re an experienced buyer, purchasing a home is a complex process. By working with me, you’ll find a home in the neighborhood where you want to live, one that fits your budget and meets your goals for features, quality and value.

Selling your home

Helping find a buyer for your home is only one facet of a real estate professional’s job. There are many more aspects including explaining the basic real estate practices and principles and all the related paperwork, Performing a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to help determine your home’s value.

Hear what people have been saying

Pete Cullen is an exceptional realtor who provided outstanding service as a vendor. Working with him was a delight, and I highly recommend him for anyone seeking a professional and personable real estate experience.

Paige Christine

Google Review

Peter is a GREAT agent. He is very professional, diligent, and very responsive. His expertise helped us buy a home in a very challenging market and time. We are eternally grateful and would hire his team over and over again.

Gem Garcia

Google Review

Pete is a seasoned professional with a lot of experience. He knows how to find the best value for his buyers, and find the best buyer for his sellers. He is also a pleasure to work with.

Craig Stuart Adams

Google Review

Pete was incredible to work with. Lots of experience and truly wanted us to find the perfect home for our family. Would highly recommend.

Wolfgang Langhans

Google Review

'To Whom it May Concern,

I recently worked with Pete and Tarah on the sale of my father’s home and rental house in Boulder Creek as trustee. I could not have found a better team of experts to work with.

Both houses were out dated and in need of repairs but I did not want to put a lot of money into upgrades or remodeling (kitchen and bathrooms). Pete and Tarah were fully on board with me on this decision. Only necessary repairs were made to make the houses show well. New paint inside, flooring and repairing damaged items (doors, windows, rotted siding, etc). Their team of workers got the work done in a timely and professional manner. The end result was great!

I could not have been happier with the offers received. In my opinion it would be difficult to find a more dedicated team to work with.


Pete recently helped sell my home in Santa Cruz. Early in the process, he gave me advice on repairs I should do with a singular focus on having a positive ROI from the sale. Once these repairs were complete Pete explained the current state of the market to me, and laid out a strategy to make sure that the home sold quickly at a price that was appropriate for the home and the location. Petes strategy worked like a charm, with the house selling quickly with multiple offers over taking. I couldn’t be happier with the way this sale worked out, all thanks to Pete!


Sold a home in 2019 in CA 95065

Living out of state made the sale of our family's home problematic. Pete, and his team, however, made the entire operation seem effortless. Pete is an outstanding Realtor. His knowledge base is immense, and he has connections with people and businesses that make the whole process seamless. His comps and strategies are spot on. He and his team are consummate pros when it comes to communication, timelines, and synergy. I had absolutely no issue with trusting Pete and his team with the handling the sale. My only regret is that I don't have more property to throw his way. Highly recommended.

D.H. Campbell

Sold a Single Family home in 2019 in Ben Lomond, CA.

Pete Cullen laid out his "game plan" for getting my house sold and followed through every step of the way. He had contacts for everything we needed to do. Within 6 weeks of getting possession of the house from the renters , we prepared the house for showing (including new carpet and paint, inspections and small details like replacing light bulbs, rescreening the front door and powerwashing the deck), had several open houses, got a couple of offers and got through escrow! Pete and his team were professional, knowledgeable and efficient!

Zillow User

Sold a Single Family home in 2019 in Freedom, CA.

if your looking for a realtor here he is! your're realtor is single most important person in the home buying process and Pete did not disappoint. I manage a company with over 500 employees, I have to deal with professionals all day. Pete stood up to all my expectation and some.

Pete was a home builder so he had tons of valuable information on each home we looked at. he even brought us to one home just so we could see some things to look out for.

Pete's response time was always spectacular and every time we went to meet him at a house he was there before us and im always 5 minutes early.

when it came time to close on our now new home Pete had our back all the way and made sure we stayed on schedule.

Pete also knows a lot of good contacts that have helped us with our new home.

I would strongly recommend Pete to anyone and he will remain a resource for my family for along time.

Kevin Larson

Bought a Single Family home in 2019 in Aptos, CA.

It took me two years to find the right house in Santa Cruz - Pete was with me the whole way. He found me a great rental while I looked. He is smart, knowledgeable and kind. I got a great price on the home of my dreams.

Zillow User

Showed home in 2018 in CA 95062.

Meet the Team

Pete Cullen

Pete Cullen

Tarah Fyock

Tarah Fyock