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Dreaming of an anchorage in sunny and vivacious Santa Cruz on California's central coast? Need a navigator to steer you through the shallows to the home of your dreams? We are Schooner Realty, a women owned brokerage of professional realtors, including owner and broker Celeste Faraola-Perie. Celeste is a fifth-generation Santa Cruz local, and she and her associates were raised in the relaxed neighborhoods of Santa Cruz beaches and redwoods. In-depth local knowledge, creative, professional and far-reaching creative marketing, decades of experience, and a commitment to our clients will help you navigate a course straight to one of California's most magical landfalls. 

Schooner Realty has always been Santa Cruz local since its genesis in 1973. Launched under the sensitive helmsmanship of founder, (and celebrated Santa Cruz community activist), Harriet Deck, Schooner Realty became known for matching homes to the visions of the famously diverse Santa Cruz population. Partnering with Harriet in 2006, Celeste Faraola-Perie took over sole ownership of Schooner Realty in 2016. If your dream is a cottage on the beach, a retreat in the redwoods, or an elegant architectural masterpiece overlooking Monterey Bay, the tradition of patiently listening and sensitively responding established by Harriet Deck, lives on with Celeste and her crew of real estate professionals at Schooner Realty. 

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What Clients Are Saying

Celeste was recommended to my partner and me when we moved from New York City to Santa Cruz. Celeste was responsive and available from day one, and incredibly patient as she worked with us for about a year as we looked for a new home. Coming from a big city, we had no idea where we should live or what we wanted. Celeste gave us tours of Santa Cruz neighborhoods and the region, was game to explore totally inappropriate (dangerous, falling off mountains) housing we wanted to look at up the windy mountain roads of Felton, Ben Lomond, and Boulder Creek, and always gave us her wise and honest assessment of every property...but only after letting us reach our own conclusions first. We never felt pressured and always appreciated her insights -- Celeste has incredible knowledge of the city and the region and the local real estate market. She also worked hard on offers for us in this very competitive market. The others in her office are very nice as well. I wholeheartedly recommend Schooner Realty and would not use anyone else!

Hillary A.

Celeste Faraola @ Schooner Realty has done a fantastic job managing my rental property in Santa Cruz. I did it myself for a few years and then decided to give Schooner a shot. I am SO glad I did! The last 4 years have been trouble free, my rental income increased, and I have had 2 (yes two) days of non-rental in the past 4 years. It is great to work w/a company that is both small enough to give you that personal touch, and good enough to get the job done well. When/if I decide to sell I will use them for that also. Thanks Schooner!

Dave P.