Zech Real Estate Specialists
Coldwell Banker Realty


How Sweet It Is


"We relied on the Zech's experience at every step of our recent purchase. We were new to the Santa Cruz area and they showed us around different neighborhoods and made recommendations for what would suit our taste and lifestyle. We ended up buying from someone who did some pretty aggressive negotiating and they looked after our bottom line and our peace of mind. The pros and cons of our different options were explained and they encouraged us to stand firm and make sure we were comfortable with the terms of our contract. Since we closed, they have remained a helpful neighbor, providing local knowledge, advice and referrals. Thanks Zech Group!" —Kevin


"My husband and I are retiring and considering downsizing but were unsure about exactly how much smaller we wanted to go. Paul and Kathleen listened to all our requirements and then took the time to show us everything from mobile homes to small single family homes in Scotts Valley, Aptos and Watsonville. With their help we now know what we want and as soon as we're ready we'll be giving them a call to list our home in San Jose." —Tim and Kathy


"Z Real Estate Specialists was an excellent choice for our real estate and property management needs. From the beginning they were knowledgeable, upfront and extremely motivated to make it happen for us. They knew the area we were working with, responded quickly to every call and email and let us know exactly what to expect and how we could work with challenges that may be presented. Since working with Kathleen on our sale we have utilized her expertise for our property management needs. We would absolutely recommend Z Real Estate Specialists for buying and selling a home." —B


"Z Real Estate Specialists provided excellent service throughout our land purchase. They gave us excellent service in all areas of this transaction, had prompt responses to questions and had a solution for any issue that presented itself to us. From first offer though close of escrow, they were extremely professional and competent. We would definitely recommend them for any real estate needs." —Jennifer


"Thank you for selling the condo! It was easy and very pleasant working with you two. I still remember when I made that first call to you from Logan Airport in Boston. Thanks for doing such a good job and being very accessible. You're wonderful!" —Randall


"We worked with Kathleen for months to find the perfect place for our family. She was patient, warm and knowledgeable. She allowed us plenty of space to form our own opinions but was never afraid to tell us her honest thoughts about various properties when asked. Being an incredibly busy working mom I appreciated how pro active Kathleen was in finding and sending us listings to consider. Being a mother of rambunctious kids who had to come with us to every house viewing I appreciated how great she was with them, answering my six year old's questions as earnestly as those of me and my husband. Once we finally found our dream house Kathleen worked with us every step of the way through the escrow process. It only took a quick email exchange for her to clear us all my confusion and concerns. I am so grateful we found Kathleen and I would recommend her most highly to anyone seeking a property." —Heather


"I gave Paul and Kathleen the very difficult task of finding me the most 'amazing kitchen' ever! This was really my purchase requirement along with a list of about 12 more things. They were given the very time consuming task of researching homes that met my criteria as well as working around my very difficult schedule. They were both amazing and went above and beyond my expectations. The positive 'can do' attitude was exactly what I needed to meet my real estate needs. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone who is serious about their real estate purchases and requires someone 'smart' to hand the task." —Madeline


"My house was a difficult house to sell. That didn't stop Kathleen. She jumped right in and gave it her all. Which means she kept in contact with me the whole time. You would have thought I was her only client (which I wasn't but she always made me feel that way). Kathleen knew what I needed to get for my house, even with a lot of negative responses from other realtors. She stood right by my side, she gave me great professional advice that I am glad I followed. If you want someone you can trust and has the expertise that no other realtor can beat, then you need to call Kathleen." —Tammy


"We met Paul and Kathleen by responding to a few properties on Zillow and other websites for the San Lorenzo area. We immediately made a very good connection and had a great experience. They showed patience as we explored our list and refined what was available that met our criteria and price range. We all worked together for approximately six months. The result was two homes sold and one bought. I would highly recommend THE ZECH GROUP for real estate both in the Santa Cruz area and also South Bay. You won't be disappointed." —James


"Thanks to Paul and Kathleen, we are the proud owners of a beautiful,newly constructed home in Gilroy. We would highly recommend THE ZECH GROUP - professional and easy to work with!" —Sherilyn and Danny F.


"My husband and I were very impressed with Kathleen, and would proudly endorse her. Kathleen's attentiveness to our needs was far better than any realtors we have worked with before. She had an uncanny way of making us feel like we were her entire focus throughout the search process, and throughout the closing process. We appreciated her fast response to emails and text messages at all times of day (especially during the critical moments of the sale), and her enthusiasm to meet our requests, regardless of what they were! We always felt like we had the information that we needed, but we never felt pressured or overwhelmed. We closed on our house almost a week ahead of schedule, and we're completely satisfied with the house that we bought with Kathleen's assistance.!" —Kenny and Stafford


"We loved the experience of working with Kathleen and Paul on our purchase of a historical landmark. They were responsive and helpful, particularly considering we live an hour's drive. Being local, they were able to do several tasks for usl. That was a huge plus!" —Douglas