Michael Whiting
Direct: (831) 464-4444
Mobile: (831) 818-5111
Fax: (831) 462-3900
mike@SellingSantaCruz.com

Testimonials

Read below to see what my clients have to say about our services!

"I have known Michael Whiting...on a professional basis for over fourteen years.  In all of those years, I have not found a more competent realtor in Northern California.  I highly recommend Mr. Whiting to anyone that is considering the engagement of his services...There is no doubt that Mr. Whiting has proven to me to be the most professional and dependable real estate agent among the many people that I work with.  In the course of our professional relationship, I have referred many clients to him.  There is not one instance in which he did not sell a client's property within a relatively short period of time and at market value or better.  He has consistently pleased the clients I have referred to him for the purchase of real property as well...[His] written documentation is always clean, complete and properly prepared in all of the real estate transaction I have been involved in which he served as the listing or buyer's agent.  He takes very careful and diligent steps in his approach to each and every real estate transaction.  He does not hesitate to confer with other professionals when a particular issue is properly outside of the scope of his real estate services.  It is refreshing to work with someone that cares about the quality of his service in an era in which professionalism is often not a priority to others. "  
 
-MITCHELL A. JACKMAN, Attorney

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"Mike listed, marketed and sold [five of my real estate] properties in a timely and professional manner.  He made my job easy.  In three of the five sales, Mike coordinated multiple bids and sold each parcel above the listed price.  The other two required work for substantial deferred maintenance, and Mike assisted by providing names of qualified contractors and in one case coordinated the installation of a new septic system requiring special handling through the county of Santa Cruz.  Mike sold these last two parcels, while obtaining the best possible price for the trusts.  During the last twelve years I have sold other properties through Mike Whiting, each with the same spectacular results.  I have referred Mike to many of my clients and received thanks for the referrals and stories of the successful sales, some under extremely trying circumstances. I highly recommend Mike Whiting to anyone that wants to sell his or her property..."
 
-FRANK R. YOUNG, CPA

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"On behalf of the Atwood family, I wanted to express our sincere gratitude to you...for your timeless efforts and professionalism.  We were absentee owners faced with the loss of both our parents within a year and the daunting task of liquidating a 65 year estate, and totally remodeling the old family home.  I can tell you we felt like you were another brother right there with us through all the decisions to reach the homes market potential.  You truly provide your clients with a refreshing "full-service" approach, from market appraisal through closing.  Your hard work and commitment endured as we received multiple over-bid offers and a final offer of $50,000 over our listed price!  Thank you Michael...for all you did for us."
 
-MICHAEL, TERRY, RICK AND BOB ATWOOD

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"Katie and I wanted to thank you for helping us find our "dream" home in Scotts Valley.  Who would have known two months ago that we would have been able to move into the house we have been looking for?  Your professionalism throughout the whole selling process, including getting far more for our current home than we thought possible, and securing an offer within 2 weeks of listing, was greatly appreciated.  You helped us understand the process of selling a home from start to finish, and made sure that any bumps along the way did not slow us down...Thank you again Michael, for your hard work and dedication to helping us on both sides of Real Estate business."
 
-BEN HOWELL

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"You...are the best!  Thank you for making the sale of my little house...as painless as possible.  It was a difficult decision for me to sell and the huge emotional investment I had in the house was an obstacle but you were patient and kind and understanding through it all.  From the very beginning when you referred me to 'helpers' to get the house ready for sale, to the listing and open houses, through offers and counteroffers, faxes between Santa Cruz and Idaho as I visited my grandchildren, to the final signing...you were there.  It was quick, painless and satisfactory.  Thank you again for your professionalism and help."
 
-CINDY MORLEY

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"...I wanted to give you a well deserved 'thank you' for the excellent service you provided me during my recent move.  You can't say that I didn't warn you that my circumstances would be challenging at best, but you showed that you were up to the challenge.  You took charge and orchestrated the entire transaction from the sale of my home to the purchase of my lot.  I could not be more pleased with the outcome and the professional manner in which you represented my interests.  I am extremely grateful to the Slatters for their recommendation.  You can be sure that I too will be quick to pass your name along at every opportunity."
 
-WAYNE BOSS, Past President/CEO Santa Cruz Medical Clinic

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"I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your help in selling my home here in Aptos.  It was your initiative that convinced me to choose you as my realtor in the first place, and it is that same motivation that helped to close escrow on my home.  I have been particularly impressed by your willingness to keep me informed of each step in the process, and consistently keeping me in the loop.  To a home seller, being aware of what's going on in the sale of one's home is very valuable.  You made it a priority to apprise me of any important developments on an ongoing basis.  Again, thanks for your assistance in the sale of my home.  You hit the ground running and continued to do so through the finish line.  I would recommend your services to any of my colleagues in the market to sell or buy a home."
 
-CHRISTOPHER CHING, M.D.

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"I wanted to take a moment to tell you how much we appreciated all your assistance in our recent home purchase transaction.  My wife and I found your expertise and knowledge to be invaluable.  Being from out of the area it was a blessing to find a native Santa Cruzan such as yourself to guide us through the intricacies of property purchase in Santa Cruz County.  I will gladly recommend you to anyone we know who is in the market for a home. Thanks again for all your efforts on our behalf."
 
-JASON BLAKE, Past Director of Operations, Harmony Foods

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"Thank you again for your guidance and special attention that culminated in buying our new home.  We sincerely appreciated all the attention to detail and advice that you provided us in an especially selected and competitive real estate market.  With your help, everything from the septic tank and termite inspections to the home loan went smoothly and amicably.  We felt trust in your choices and certainly felt that you were our advocate in these decisions.  Your work ethic was outstanding and we feel that we could not have closed on this home without your expertise."
 
-MICHELLE NGUYEN, M.D. & KEVIN ERNSTING, M.D.

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"I wish to commend Mike Whiting...for [his] professionalism and expert guidance in the sale of our property...in Santa Cruz.  As a real estate agent, myself, I am impressed with [his] level of communication, enjoyed [his] levity and candor and am fully appreciative of [his] insight and market knowledge of Santa Cruz County.  Mike was an excellent resource for rehabilitating our property.  During the rehab period, he assisted us with obtaining bids and workers.  He provided us with up to the minute market analysis and trends.  Best of all, when it was ready, our home was in contract on the second day of the active listing period, to buyers that visited his open house.  Escrow closed within 18 days!!  Quite a feat in this uncertain market.  This transaction went smoothly from start to finish.  It was a joy to work with Mike... I would not hesitate to refer friends and clients to [him] for [his] superior real estate expertise."
 
-BARBARA and KEN KRZYWICKI