Richard & Melanie

Never thought selling a house could be a pleasure – but it was. He was fast, efficient, considerate, and completely successful. Our house was gone in five days at a most satisfactory price. We almost wish we had another house for Pete to sell. We are grateful clients.

Mike & Kim

Pete really made everything easy for us. He was very patient as we looked at house after house before landing on the purchase of our starter home. Often what we were looking for changed as we experienced more open houses. But Pete stayed by our side the whole time and offered sound, non-biased advice. His expertise was exceptional as we navigated though the negotiation process, and his knowledge made the closing process a breeze. Would highly recommend, and will use again!


Having Pete as our realtor made all the difference in the world. He was so amazing and helpful in every way. My situation was a little more complicated then the usual sale of a house. I live on the East Coast and this was my parent’s house in Santa Cruz that I needed to sell. But then the house got red tagged by the city. Pete was so helpful and was able to meet with the city when I couldn’t and he took a lot of that stress off my shoulders. He went WAY above and beyond the duties of a Realtor. He made the process of selling a home from a different state go very smooth. I would most definitely recommend Pete for any real estate needs.

Wilson & Elizabeth

Receiving a picture of the “SOLD” sign in front of our home from our wonderful agent Pete Pearson was a little bitter sweet but it helped that we received a full price offer and a 14 day close! Our experience working with Pete was better than we ever expected and we are grateful for all the ways Pete went the extra mile for us. Selling a home long distance can be a little tricky but Pete kept us updated, took care of all repairs, and removed all personal items for us prior to the close. He made what could have been a stressful experience very comfortable. We would not hesitate to use Pete again and give his services our highest possible recommendation.


Pete Pearson handled the sale of our mother’s condominium after her passing. He was very thorough and his knowledge of market conditions regarding the property proved to be accurate. His advice about how to approach offers we received was most helpful. He kept us well advised and answered our questions fully and promptly. We are extremely happy with his service to us. We recommend his services without any reservations.

Silicon Valley Couple Buyer

We made our first home purchase in Santa Cruz with Pete. Pete made our dream of owning a home near the beaches happen in the frothy market where competition was fierce. We began with no clear idea of which micro areas to look. Pete walked us through different neighborhoods and focused us. His deep local knowledge helped us think through traffic, neighborhood vibes, and convenience to beaches and shopping. We as a couple also had different and sometimes competing priorities. Pete helped us navigate through the priorities and sharpened our thought process. He gave us honest assessments on locations so that we could think through pros and cons on different neighborhood areas. Pete was always patient, not pushy, and always prompt in communication. Since we are a busy couple, we sometimes had last minute requests to see houses. Pete was always accommodating around our schedules. He is a local guru, recommending us restaurants to try all the time. The time we spent with Pete was fun, and Pete feels like a family member giving us advice. Pete came to us as a referral from a friend, and we are very glad to refer him going forward to others.

Scott & Sarah

Having lived in Santa Cruz for as long as we have, we have come to know quite a few Realtors. When it came time to sell our property in Aptos, there was one Realtor that immediately came to mind and we didn’t hesitate to chose Pete Pearson. It is his honesty, integrity and calm demeanor as well as his vast knowledge and experience that stand out above the rest! We knew we could trust him with this very important event in our lives. From start to finish, there was nothing easy about the transaction, but we never lost faith that Pete could make it happen and he did! He definitely earned his commission and it was well worth it! We highly recommend Pete Pearson to handle any of your real estate needs and you can be confident you are in good hands with Pete!


I would like to recommend Pete Pearson as an outstanding Realtor. He is honest and will look out for your interests. I have found that he is a wealth of information as to what is currently available in the market. He knows past and present property values and is a good negotiator. He is also experienced in helping clients obtain financing. Pete is easy to work with and is more then willing to go the extra mile to help his clients. He was a good resource when I had diffficult decisions to make. Pete also referred me to an excellent Realtor for my purchase of properties out of state.I have been very satisfied with the outcome of our real estate transactions. I highly recommend Pete for any real estate transactions you might have and as an added bonus you will gain a valued friend.

Ryan & Haley

We met Pete at an open house and decided to work with him as our agent. We found him to be very responsive to our requests and very flexible for times that we could meet to show us a property. Our search ranged from Santa Cruz to Boulder Creek and Pete never hesitated when we would request to visit a property. On the rare occasions that Pete was unavailable, he always made arrangements to have a co-worker of his available.When it came time to close on our house, his experience in the lending industry helped us navigate the overwhelming stack of paperwork we had to wade through. Even after the sale had completed Pete was responsive in helping tie up the loose ends of the process. We would highly recommend Pete as an agent.

Dave & Jessica

Pete really listened to our priorities, took the time to understand our situation, and was a partner with us through the entire home buying process. Extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and professional, but never pushy – we highly recommend him for anyone looking to buy/sell in Santa Cruz County.

Janice & Suzanne

When it was time to sell our house there was only one Realtor for us, Pete Pearson! He is very knowledgeable and always on top of everything. He had access to contractors to get the house ready to sell. Pete is honest and went way above and beyond to help my mom. We really appreciate his help and highly recommend Pete to everyone.


Pete Pearson is a friendly, personable guy with a good sense of humor. But he is a serious realtor.He is willing to go the extra (many) miles to make sure your transaction goes smoothly whether buying or selling.He pays close attention to the details and never makes you feel you are being railroaded into any decisions.He sticks close to be sure that the ducks line up – right to the point when you sign on the dotted lines(s). And he is very good at making all the “language” understandable to mere mortals.

Bryan & Joanna

We couldn’t be more happier with Pete Pearson and our new home! Pete answered all of our questions and was right beside us the entire process of purchasing our first home. He is very knowledgeable about the buyers and sellers market and knows the Santa Cruz County area very well. With his 30+ years experience and expertise I was very confident with the whole process. We have recommended Pete to all our family and friends.

Jason and Family

Pete is amazing. Like so many homebuyers, we had a significant gap between the home we wanted and the one we could afford. Pete was our trusted guide and advisor throughout, getting us to home ownership of a wonderful acre-plus property that my wife, our young children and I couldn’t be happier to call home.

Our journey started with little more than questions and curiosity on our part. Pete was keenly patient, knowledgeable and quick to hone in on what mattered most to our family. He is perennially cheerful and dependable, and made himself available despite our limited availability and schedule.

Not surprisingly in the Santa Cruz/Bay Area market, our journey was not an easy one. Being we were not the cash buyers like some of our competition who were ready to make cash offers which we could not match. We needed to be educated on home buying and mortgage processes. That being the case, Pete let us know what to expect and was the ultimate Sherpa to get us to the best possible home within our buying capacity, beyond what we ever had imagined.

Few things can enhance our lives like the privilege of calling a warm, beloved place home. We are eternally grateful to Pete for helping us achieve this goal, making this particular dream of ours come true.

Jason and Family

Parker & Julie

It was daunting being first-time home buyers in the Bay Area/Santa Cruz market, but Pete made the process of finding our dream starter home so easy! He let us move at our own pace, and was so helpful in answering not only our general real estate questions but specific questions about neighborhoods, schools, etc. His extensive knowledge about the Santa Cruz area really helped us land in the perfect place for us! It was a joy working with someone who is so clearly respected in the real estate community. We cannot recommend Pete enough!
Parker & Julie


We’ve had the pleasure of working with Pete Pearson on separate occasions and can say that he has made those experiences truly enjoyable and stress-free. Our home had county restrictions and Pete was very knowledgeable in the process which can be a challenge.

Pete's dedication to his clients is unparalleled, as he consistently communicated with us every step of the way, ensuring that we were well-informed and comfortable throughout the process while getting the best price possible. We would confidently recommend Pete for your real estate needs.


I really appreciated the chance to work with Pete when I had to sell a house in Santa Cruz. He is able to deal calmly with the big things and the small things, the usual and unusual, the smooth times and the glitches. From out of town, I needed to sell a house that I had never lived in, that was in a trust, and had some deferred maintenance issues (but was also a nicely designed house in a great location). Pete was able to lay out the options for the various aspects of the sale. He arranged for things that I could not do from out of town. He found excellent painting and carpet cleaning contractors, and arranged for inspections of everything, so we could accurately disclose the condition of the house. We communicated frequently by text, email, and phone, so I never felt out of touch. I appreciated his sense of humor, and his understanding of the local real estate market. In the end, the house sold at a fair price to someone who will fix it up and, I think, love living there - and that feels good.