About Pete Cullen

Pete Cullen
CRS, GRI, e-Pro, SRES, At Home W/ Diversity
(831) 818-1662  |  (831) 688-7434  |  01375721   |  pcullen@baileyproperties.com

Meet Pete Cullen


Pete Cullen is a consistent top producer at Bailey Properties serving the entire Monterey Bay Area, including Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties with a focus on coastal properties.

Pete has over 40 years of experience in the local housing industry. With 40 years under the belt, Pete has been able to develop the type of network and resources to get the job done with the least amount of hassle and in the shortest amount of time. Pete Cullen and Bailey Properties are two local names you can trust.


2012 - 2020 Bailey Properties Top Sales Producer

Silver Circle

Circle of Champions

2016 SC County Association of Realtors ~ Realtor of the Year


CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
GRI - Graduate Realtor© Institute
E-Pro - Internet Marketing Specialist
SRES - Senior Residential Specialist
AHWD - At Home With Diversity

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Circle of Champions



Realtor of the Year

| 2016

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Silver Circle Award


Sold Homes


Pete and his colleagues were great to deal with. I wanted minimal involvement in the sale of my house, Pete and Tyra handled everything. They also have recommended great contractors to work on my new house so the after sale support has been phenomenal.

Nick Nomi

Jan 18, 2023

Pete and Tarah are amazing! We are first-time home buyers so having Pete and Tarah on our team really helped relieve so much of the stress that can come with home buying. Before we decided to make our first offer, Pete and Tarah sat down with us and carefully went through the plethora of documents we would be signing so we knew what to expect and what all the legal jargon meant. When it came time to put in our first offer on a home, they walked us through the process every step of the way and answered all of our questions as they came up. They are incredibly knowledgeable and supportive and helped us navigate all the twists and turns of home buying. They complement each other well and make an excellent team; one of them was always available to support us right when we needed them. With their guidance, we were able to purchase our first home earlier this month in March 2023. I would absolutely recommend both Pete Cullen and Tarah Fyock as agents to work with to help you with your home-buying needs.

Brooke Velasquez

March 28 2023

Pete and Tarah were absolutely fundamental on the selling of my children’s house! In all respects, from their professionalism, expert advices, organized and clean agenda and immediate feed back to their kindness and patience with all our questions and insecurities along the selling process of the house.

I highly recommend their services and I, myself, would use their services again in a heartbeat!

Rosana Zacarias

Dec 01 2022

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 and Tarah helped us sell our first home and I for one couldn’t be more satisfied with their work. As someone with little experience in this field, I appreciated that they went out of their way to explain each and every step to us through the entire process. Thank you both for making this process as smooth as it could be. To whom it may concern, if you’re thinking of buying or selling in Santa Cruz, shut up and hire them.

Daniel Zacarias

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!


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.


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.


Showed home in 2018 in CA 95062.

Pete was wonderful to work with. As a first time homebuyer I had a lot of questions and Pete would respond quickly. Throughout the process of viewing various homes he would give an honest assessment of the property and the pros and cons of each location. He is easy to work with and is a great communicator. I always felt like he understood my concerns and was proactive about addressing any issues that would arise. I absolutely would recommend working with Pete!


Bought a Single Family home in 2019 in Santa Cruz, CA.
Selling our house in 2018 was the second time my husband and I worked with Pete Cullen. He is professional and knowledgeable, honest and forthright in all his dealings. Our situation was somewhat complicated, but Pete's competence and efficiency throughout made it all seem easy. We can't recommend him highly enough.


Sold a Single Family home in 2019 in Santa Cruz, CA.
Pete helped me and my wife find are first home. He did a great job looking for the best fit for my family. Always keeping up to date with info. Pete worked great with are loan broker. If you need agent Pete is your guy


Bought a Townhouse home in 2018 in Watsonville, CA.
Pete Collin was the realtor for the sale of my parents home in so Cal California 2 years ago. I cannot Verbalize how Pete facilitated this transaction to do him Justice. There so many aspects that Pete help us with a in order for my parents to sell their home it is hard to list them all but to name a few he came out and did a site inspection at the very beginning and gave us at list of invaluable compliments. He followed through throughout this entire process often acting as if he were the one doing the work himself. Pete Cullen has a background in construction and it was obvious. During the salesman part of the transaction he performed excellently stage the home in a beautiful manner and because of the recommendations he made it wasn't entirely different house then when my parents lived there. We had offers within days to in fact both significantly over the asking price and when the 1st deal fell apart Pete had already signed the backup offer so there was no stress in the smooth transition and the backup offer on the home today. In my opinion you would be foolhardy and lying to yourself if you think another realtor can perform better for you than Pete. Cherrs


Sold a home in 2016 in CA 95076.
Pete did an amazing job helping my wife and I go through the entire process of finding and buying our first home.

Pete spent a few hours first meeting with us on a Saturday and he left us with some valuable insight and his personal assurance that he was going to be on the lookout for properties that fit the price and location parameters we gave him.

He sent us an email Friday morning about a property that was going on the market that same day. He offered to show us the property that same day which was the day before the official open house. We saw it, loved it, and after some discussion my wife and I asked Pete to go ahead and put an offer in for us.

There were multiple offers and, even when we were feeling discouraged, Pete kept reassuring us that "if it's meant to be it will be".

Our offer was chosen and Pete worked closely with our mortgage broker Mark Junod to complete a quick closing.

I strongly refer Pete because of his willingness to go above and beyond for his clients in terms of patience and answering even the most detailed questions coming from those who have no experience in the housing market.

I will stress to all those looking for a home that Pete was a great asset to have in this rough and competitive housing market.


Bought and sold a Condo home in 2018 in Scotts Valley, CA.
We couldn't have asked for a more helpful realtor than Pete Cullen. Pete is easy to work with, accessible, exceptionally professional, and thoroughly honest and ethical. We found Pete to be very knowledgeable about the greater Santa Cruz area. Pete was an advocate, someone in our corner to help us through the complexities of locating a property and negotiating a favorable outcome. We felt supported from beginning to end.


Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Watsonville, CA.
Pete has been great to work with! He first used his knowledge and experience to help me and my wife sell our place. He priced it perfectly to yield quite a bit of interest and a great selling price.

When it came to us getting into our new home, Pete was such an asset. As soon as we saw the home we bought come onto the market, he arranged time for us to actually visit the home the next day. We told Pete that we wanted to make an offer and then after a counter-offer we got it.

The next few weeks were very hectic. There were so many forms that needed to be reviewed and DocuSigned but Pete was there for us. He was ready to explain any of the forms that my wife and I didn't understand.
It has truly been a pleasure working with Pete. If you are now looking or plan to start looking for a new home I highly recommend him.

Joseph Ramirez

Mar 22, 2022
Excellent partner in selling my cherished home. Knowledgeable, high integrity, professional, super-responsive. My sale was complicated by unforeseen family issues and Pete was there every step of the way, taking the details from my shoulders so the sale could close. Great network in place for repairs, etc. could not recommend more highly.

T. Smith

Aug 16, 2021
I've done many real estate transactions. Pete was the best realtor anyone could ask for. He is super knowledgeable about the area. He helped us flush out 17 different neighborhoods. He was patient and listened to what we needed. He helped us put together the offer that worked. In this crazy seller's market, we only put out one offer for one house and voila, we now own in our dream neighborhood. It does not stop there with Pete. Pete now is helping with after care. He is so well connected, we are getting introduced do a dozen people that can help us with our needs. He incredible knowledge of construction is such a huge bonus on evaluating homes and knowing what you are getting. His partner Tarah Fyock was always there for us when Pete was not available and she was also a pleasure to work with. If you are reading this review and need an agent - definitely hire Pete and Tarah!

Brett Macauley

Aug 14, 2021
Pete was a pleasure to work with. He is focused and professional and he kept the sale process moving along quickly and smoothly. I would not hesitate to do business with him again in the future. I am a very satisfied client.


Sep 28, 2021
Pete was awesome to work with. His experience as a contractor and knowledge of the home buying process was extremely valuable. He is a great communicator and sincerely wants to see his clients in a home that fits their needs. He knows just about everyone in this town which goes a long ways when trying to secure your home.

Nico Chiarito

Jul 26, 2021
Pete Cullen is a consummate professional. His background in construction and development helps set him apart from other realtors due to the mere fact he can see things the rest of us cannot. Pete is also skilled in the art of negotiation and has the experience to manage and conquer obstacles quickly. I highly recommend Pete for all your real estate needs in the Santa Cruz area.

Steve Hunt

Dec 29, 2021
When it came time to list our home, I was a little wary. We hadn’t been in the area very long and personally didn’t know any real estate agents. I looked through previously marketed properties, in our area and interviewed three. Pete and Tarah were such a good fit! It is a “two for one.” During the listing process and sale we were out of town for the holidays. They made the process effortless. I have a real estate background and know the stress Buyers and Sellers feel. This was the easiest transaction I have ever been a part of! Questions were quickly answered, solutions suggested to everything that came up. This team went above and beyond to make sure this deal went smoothly. I appreciate their knowledge and professionalism, but what will stick with me longest is their genuine kindness.

Kammy Ryckman

Jan 21, 2022
Pete and Tarah are an awesome team. They did a fantastic job getting two homes ready for us to sell. Their extended crew of contractors, cleaners, gardeners, etc. are also wonderful to work with. The homes sold within days of the open house and with great offers. They're the best!

Debi Palrang

Apr 29, 2022
I have bought and sold several homes in my life, but this was by far my best experience. With Pete and Tarah's guidance I was able to sell my home for top dollar. They even project managed the improvements on my home while my wife and I had already retired to Tennessee. For me, doing something like allowing others to manage improvements to my home while I am away takes a very high level of trust, but there was never a hitch and everything went according to plan. I really can't say enough about Pete and his team. What they did required excellent communication, timing and thoughtfulness with all the people and companies involved, and it was delivered. Like Pete and Tarah say, "It's what we do!"

Lansing Huck

Jun 02, 2022
Absolutely SPECTACULAR!!! Up and down in less than 3 weeks. Pete made the transaction smooth and easy. Pete is very knowledgeable of the current market and was very helpful in guiding us on the sale of our home. I guess the one thing that really stood out was the top-notch customer service. Pete gave us excellent guidance along the way and made selling a pleasant experience. Nicely done Pete!!! Thanks so much.

Matt Davis

Jul 28, 2022
Pete and Tarah are the best agents one could ever hope for. Very thorough and good communicators. They provided inspection and repair resources that were good. Overall amazing. We were purchasing from a distance and they took care of everything so I didn't have to be there. I appreciated their years of experience in the area: Pete knew the listing agent which usually helps when there are problems (there were none) and they warned us about neighborhood issues that could have killed the deal with a fainthearted buyer. We were very lucky to have had them represent us in this transaction!

Karen Johnson

Jul 31, 2022
In the summer of 2021, Pete Cullen and his team worked quickly and expertly to sell our oceanfront beach house with ease. Within a few hours of listing we began to receive offers way over our asking price. Pete handled all aspects of the sale smoothly, and the timely closing was perfect for all parties. I would always want Pete and his worthy team on our side in the future for selling or buying properties. We give him/them a perfect 10!

Louie Albanese

Aug 12, 2022
What a great experience working with Pete and Tarah. Such a pleasure working with this dream team. Great communication and prompt service. Looking forward to doing more business with them.

Jesse Avila

Sep 15 2022
It is always a pleasure working with Pete and his team on interior or exterior painting projects he may have.

Fabián Martinez

Sep 19 2022
This, the second time working with Pete, was a home sale. Pete, honest and straight talking, was an excellent consultant on how to get the home ready and priced right. One listed, the sale went quickly and for more than we had hoped for. Looking forward to working with Pete again in the near future.


Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Santa Cruz, CA.
Pete is an amazing realtor, advisor, and friend. My wife and I enjoyed working with Pete and were very happy we settled on him as our realtor. He has an immense knowledge of properties and the communities in which they reside. As our selling agent he had us do repairs that were worth our while and gave us tips to have our home look in tip-top shape. He handled all the paperwork and made sure all questions were answered appropriately. When it came time to receive our offer and negotiate he had the knowledge and the skills to make sure we did not leave anything on the table. I would certainly use Pete again if we moved back to the area, and would recommend him to any friends or family needing of his services in the greater Santa Cruz area in the future.


Sold a Townhouse home in 2016 in Aptos, CA.
I feel so fortunate to have been referred to Pete! He worked tirelessly for me for over a year, making sure that I found just the right property. He was always patient, professional, resourceful, diligent, and prompt. I will give him the highest recommendation to all of my friends. Pete was also extremely knowlegable regarding every aspect of home buying. As a former contractor he literally knows real estate from the inside out! Working with him felt more like working with a team member and not just a buyer's agent. I'm also certain that he worked just as hard for me to find my little condo as he would have for someone who was in the market for a mulit-million dollar property. I am immensly grateful to Pete for all of him time and effort!


Bought a Condo home in 2016 in Capitola, CA.
Pete worked with us for more than a year to help find the right house. We're not the easiest clients and i definitely appreciate his patience as we honed in on our expectations and outcome. Pete has also been very helpful after close of escrow with local guidance to help us settle in. Thank you Pete.

Vladimir Kanevsky

Bought a Townhouse home in 2016 in Aptos, CA.
We were buying and selling homes concurrently which was very stressful.

Pete put in a lot of time (which included a lot of "hand-holding" and talking us through the process) to get our home listed and sold while also helping us to find a replacement home. He was very upbeat and professional through the entire process.


Bought and sold a home in 2015.
Pete was very attentive and knowledgeable! He was very thorough and always made sure we were well informed, he returned phone calls in a timely manner and explained all our options, I Highly recommend Pete Cullen.


Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in La Selva Beach, CA.
Pete is very knowledgeable of the Santa Cruz area and understands the market well. He is responsive and diligent, and you come away with the feeling that he has your best interests at heart.

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Showed home in 2015 in CA 95062.
Pete is a total professional. He always worked with our busy schedule and was quick to inform us on any new properties available. I would absolutely recommend this hard working individual because he cared about us and understood what we wanted.


Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Capitola, CA.
I was very impressed with Pete's professionalism. I had a great experience working with Pete on the sale of my condo. He was always available when i needed him and he got me the results i was looking for.

Taber Seguin

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Soquel, CA.
We were looking for a multi-residential property for a 1031 exchange. Pete gave us references to set up the exchange at the last minute. He told us about a 4-plex, and the next day we made an offer, but they had just accepted another offer. He was diligent and thorough in presenting us with the limited options available. Finally, he called and said the offer on the original four-plex had fallen through. We made an offer the same day, before it went back on the market, and we're happy owners now. We had a very short escrow, and Pete managed to organize a contractor, plumber, roofer and window installer to give bids on the work we wanted done all in less than a week. He's prompt and responsive to all calls, and gets things done. Nothing short of amazing to work with!!!


Bought a home in 2015 in CA 95010.
Pete Cullen helped us negotiate a rather complex sale. We were moving from outside of the area and there was never a problem with communication between us. We especially appreciated the stress-free experience we had working with Pete and highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling their home.


Bought a home in 2014 in CA 95003.
We have been very impressed with Pete Cullen, our real estate agent. We started with a long distance relationship, since we were located near the East Coast and wanted to buy a second home in the Santa Cruz area. He was very responsive and understood what we were looking for. When we did visit, we had an extensive group of homes to look at to fine tune what we were looking for. In the end, we found the home we wanted on that visit. Pete was great with the negotiations and working with us and the seller. After we came to an agreement, he then stewarded us through the entire process, kept us on track, kept the bank on track and dealt with the sellers and their agent. All of this was in a professional manner. And then for icing on the cake - he has lined up all of the appropriate people to maintain the house until we can move in. He has gone above and beyond the call of duty and for that we are very grateful. I would highly recommend Pete to anyone looking for a home in the Santa Cruz/Aptos/Watsonville area. He knows the area very well and is highly regarded in the community.


Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Watsonville, CA.
Pete was very professional, had great mechanisms for selling our home with other realtors and the public, and was very helpful in finding contractors who could help with different aspects of the sale.

K. Bisbee

Sold a home in 2014.
Pete Cullen is dedicated to making your home purchase or sale an easy and exceptional experience. He found our perfect location at the right price then stayed close to the deal to make sure things went smoothly. Pete has a vast network of exceptional professional to manage the mortgage process, inspections, appraisals, and contractors to make every step of the transaction seamless. We actually closed escrow ahead of schedule by 7 days. Seriously amazing guy to work with. I wish I could give him more stars for his local knowledge and network. ??


Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 in Aptos, CA.
Pete has done an excellent job guiding us through the house buying process. For the house inspections, he helped us get all the relevant contractors and reports in a timely manner. Thanks to Pete’s due diligence, he also discovered some missing county level signoffs that all other real estate agents ever involved in handling this property had overlooked.

Pete is very nice to work with, follows through on commitments and gets the job done.

If I ever had to buy another house, I would get Pete to represent me again.

John Smitt

Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Watsonville, CA.
My husband and I have known Pete for a while. He is very nice to work with. We found a property that was of interest and we asked Pete to represent us. He was very helpful and knowledgeable. He was available when we had questions. Our deal went through smoothly and on schedule. We have been very happy with our purchase and feel we were excellently represented by Pete. We would highly recommend Pete. He would be an excellent agent for your real estate transaction.


Bought a home in 2013 in CA 95062.
I have bought and sold primary residences prior to working with Pete on the purchase of a home in Santa Cruz, CA. I am not an expert but have worked with and interviewed several agents along the way, and from the first time I spoke with Pete on the phone I knew he would be my Santa Cruz agent. In the pursuit of multi-family income property, Pete has helped me understand and navigate complicated offers. The process continues, but in the meantime Pete helped land a wonderful little cottage home for me, wife and baby near Seabright beaches. Being that I am new to the area, Pete was and continues to be an excellent resource for referrals to reputable local contractors of all trades. This is especially important during the inspection process, he not only is able to draw on his past experience as a contractor, but can quickly get specialists onsite to advise. If you are looking for someone honest, patient, timely with the follow-up, and most importantly, able to close a deal quickly and ethically, give Pete a call.


Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Santa Cruz, CA.
From the minute that we met Pete, we could tell that he wasn't "just" a realtor. He became involved in every aspect of our transactions, giving us advice when needed and knowing intuitively what we were going to miss. He understands that buying and selling homes involves so much more then the financial part. He so very patiently held our hands - and continues to - before, during, and after our sales went through. It is a rare person who can be such a professional and a friend at the same time. He let us make decisions that we were comfortable with, always fairly offering up the pros and cons of each. I highly recommend Pete Cullen.


Bought and sold a home in 2012 in CA 95003.
We could not have asked for a better agent to work with. Pete took time to understand our preferences and needs. Every house he suggested came closer and closer to what we were seeking until he found the perfect one. We came to trust his judgement, which saved us time and trouble. We would, and have, recommended him to friends who are looking for a home to buy.


Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Santa Cruz, CA.
Pete is a terrific realtor. He really listens to what you want as both a buyer and a seller and his agenda is to make you happy. I've recommended him to many friends (who he has helped find their first homes) and will continue to do so.


Bought a Single Family home in 2004 in Santa Cruz, CA.
Pete was our realtor for selling our house in Aptos, CA. In a very tough economic real estate market Pete kept the process moving forward through every road block we came against. He showed the home over a 10 month span and never lost sight of our goals and hopeful wishes. He found the perfect buyer and was able to secure the best deal for our family. He's very patient, knowledgeable and trustworthy with great positive energy. I will wholeheartedly recommend Pete to anyone I know for his real estate expertise.

Jefrey Gunion

Sold a home in 2010 in CA 95003.
My wife and I were lucky enough to work with Pete in 2011 when we bought our first home. Pete walked us through the process before we went out so we were aware of what to expect. He located numerous possible homes for us and helped us narrow our focus to what was most important for our family. His expertise helped us tremendously throughout the entire experience. We never once felt that Pete didn't value us as clients and make us his top priority. He responded quickly to all our questions and concerns and took fantastic care of us. Because of the overwhelmingly positive experience we had with Pete Cullen we have not hesitated in recommending him to anyone we meet that is looking to buy or sell a home. His character and integrity is well earned in a business where not everyone has your best interests in mind.


Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Ben Lomond, CA.