I am a San Francisco Native and lived my childhood in the South Bay. I graduated with a BA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from San Jose State University...Go Spartans! I ran a very successful e-commerce & wholesale business for 10-years. In addition, I have held many roles in Human Resources for Fortune 500 Companies and held various consultant roles prior to and proceeding my years as an entrepreneur.
I moved to Santa Cruz 15 years ago with my husband, legendary Pro-skateboarder, Jeff Kendall and our two sons to be in proximity to their schools, sports and raising them in the beauty that is Santa Cruz. We have made lasting friendships, a wonderful community network and tons of great memories.
I launched my real estate profession beginning with Commercial Real Estate and happily transitioned into Residential Real Estate with David Lyng. Naturally, I am very engaged, professional, committed and a great communicator. I am thrilled that in my role as a realtor I am able to fuse my business acumen, marketing talent, love & knowledge of the Santa Cruz County and beyond to assist you with your real estate needs.
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I'm so happy to say that my wife and I just closed on our first home. Just the idea of buying our first home was very intimidating. I think this is true for any first-time home buyers, but it's especially difficult in an ultra-competitive market like Santa Cruz. As soon as we spoke with Maureen, everything started to feel much more achievable, and we started to move towards our goal. Maureen's guidance through every step of the process made things quite easy. As soon as we started to look at properties, Maureen's familiarity with every little corner of town was apparent. She took great care in selecting potential properties that fit our needs, going to look herself beforehand to confirm it wouldn't be a waste of our time. There was never any pressure to move more quickly, push out of our price range, or venture into areas where we weren't interested in living. She was in tune with the entire market, from the local school districts to what was happening with interest rates (which were really starting to move when we were looking!). When we were ready to make an offer, she carefully guided us through the process, and we were able to land the very first home we made an offer on. We are so happy with where we landed. Our home is beautiful and ready to move into, right in our price range, and feels like a very good value in the market. The closing process is another potentially arduous and very complicated path for first time buyers, but with Maureen's help we were able to close with no delays - right on time. Everything was clearly explained and anticipated. We were offered he option to close early. If you're looking to purchase a home in Santa Cruz, you'd be lucky to have Maureen as your agent.- Ben W.
This was the best home buying experience that I have ever had. Everything went smooth and the process was seamless, and not because of luck. Maureen Kendall and her team were on top of the transaction at every step and that is what made it a seamless experience. I felt like I was in excellent hands, and didn't have to worry about anything having this confidence. I am new to the area, so it was extremely helpful to have someone like Maureen, who is extremely knowledgeable about Santa Cruz County, to show me around and explain the nuances of each area that we visited. In the end I found a home in an area that is a perfect fit for me! Another factor that I think made this so seamless and easy was Maureen's attention to detail. She found and pointed out items that I am sure I would have missed. I am very grateful for her expertise!! Finally, I think that one of the most important factors in a transaction like this is feeling "looped-in" to the purchase activities. Maureen made it very easy to communicate with her and was always responsive to my emails and texts. I felt well informed throughout the whole process, which was I think was a major contributor to this being such a stress-free experience for me. I would highly recommend Maureen Kendall to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Santa Cruz County!!- Paul H.
I cannot say enough about Maureen Kendall. She is truly a spectacular agent and person! We collaborated with Maureen on the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home in a competitive post-COVID market. Maureen managed to sell our house for the price and time frame we needed and helped us get into our new home. Our dream location was out of the question in my mind, everything outbid and selling way over asking, but Maureen negotiated a lower purchase price twice, in addition to concessions, and we purchased a home in the location we desired. Maureen went above and beyond in both the selling and buying process of our homes. She worked with the agent for the seller to negotiate and finalize the transaction swiftly and connected us with a lender who did an exceptional job. She listened to us and truly cared about our needs. She continues to be a great source of support even after closing. The passion she has for her work shows! We definitely felt more like family than clients. We could not be happier! We highly recommend Maureen. Thank you again, Maureen! We are so happy we did this with you. Thanks for dreaming with us!- Melissa N.
From the start, Maureen has guided us through the process of finding and purchasing a home 7 hours from where we currently live. She is always available, remained a constant source and optimism and support and has a wealth of knowledge concerning local communities and the home buying process. One of the kindest people we’ve ever met - Maureen is now counted as a true friend and an invaluable resource for years to come. Thank you for everything Maureen!!- Henry V.
Maureen is the best agent out there! She is always quick to respond, provides sound advisement on the home purchasing process, was a fantastic negotiator with the seller to ensure I was covered and is a lovely individual to work with. Her positivity during a stressful process was always appreciated and I'm grateful to have an agent for life and a dear friend as well!- Christine D.
Maureen is the best and we highly recommend her to find your dream home. She is a consummate professional that is passionate, committed and reliable. As first-time homebuyers in a frenzied real estate market, we were discouraged that our dream home was an illusion while working with a prior realtor. With Maureen and her positive attitude along with transparency of the market was a ray of sunshine amongst the clouds. She is knowledgeable and most importantly data-driven. She is affable, has a great personality and is a pleasure to be around. It really makes a difference to be around someone you trust and feel comfortable with such a huge milestone. Maureen went far above and beyond to ensure we found the perfect home. She always had our best interest ahead of her own which is reflected by her integrity. She is responsive and answered questions carefully and thoughtfully, knowing that the home buying process is overwhelming. Every step of the way, we knew that we could trust Maureen to give us excellent, candid advice. This was a great experience and we love our home. Thank you, Maureen!- Lonnee A.
Maureen is the best real estate agent I have found! In looking for a home she was the third agent I worked with and I stayed because of her promptness, attention to detail, and genuine care in helping me find the right home. As a first-time homebuyer, her instincts on market movement and advisement were unparalleled. I fully trusted her expertise and felt safe in making this big financial decision with her professionalism. She was always enjoyable to work with, combed through inspections and pointed out important details I missed, and always protected my best interests in the process. She was very patient with changes in the process and kept me calm during a very stressful process. I would fully endorse her to any home buyers!- Christy D.
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