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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

My husband and I decided to buy a house when the interest rates were really low earlier this year. We met Celeste at the first open house we visited (she was the listing agent) and from that moment on she helped us find our perfect house! It was a tough job because the inventory was low and there were a lot of people looking to buy due to low interest rates. We visited A LOT of houses and in the end, we found the right house. She helped us find the right offer number and negotiate the final price and then helped us navigate the escrow process. She worked with our loan officer to get us where we needed to be and met every deadline we had! I have only great things to say about her!!! To top if off, she has the best contacts for contractors (building, plumbing, inspections, etc) and got us connected to everthing we needed!

Juliana C.

Celeste helped my family and I IMMENSELY with our move from Eastern Canada last June. She found a short-term rental for us, drove us all around and showed us tons of neighborhoods, and helped us find out first house here to purchase. It was a challenging transaction since we moved here from out of the country and the seller was demanding. Celeste handled it all with ease. She is wonderful. We are so lucky to have found her!

Robin P.