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Welcome to CoastWoods Real Estate. The varied communities within the stunning coastlines and forests of the beautiful Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties are our expertise. When you choose CoastWoods Real Estate, you will work with a team of experienced, thoughtful, thorough, and conscientious real estate professionals. Our goal is to make the process of buying or selling your home as simple, straight-forward and fluid as possible.  Our commitment to excellence means every detail of your purchase or sale is touched by our exclusive, wholehearted care.


Meet CoastWoods Real Estate

At CoastWoods, we have your best interest at heart. We have no agenda except to help you achieve your desired outcome – the purchase of your dream home or the seamless sale of your home for the highest possible price. We work hard to establish enduring relationships with our clients.

Santa Cruz real estate expert, Gretchen Bach, leads the team at CoastWoods, artfully blending her 20+ years of experience in the real estate industry in Santa Cruz County with her expansive professional and social network, vast knowledge of sustainable design, and innovative home marketing techniques.

At CoastWoods Real Estate, we’re delighted to offer you the highest possible service during life’s most important transitions. Let us guide your next real estate adventure.

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Gretchen helped us buy a rental property in Santa Cruz a little over a year ago. She guided us expertly through the process, and was a very tough negotiator on our behalf. But it gets better! When the home was ours, and we needed help getting it rented, she connected us with a rental management company and kept an eye on things as we negotiated finding good tenants. When a moratorium on short term rental...

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Gretchen is a Realtor® with so much experience in Santa Cruz that is seems she literally knows everyone. She has the networks that can help you bring a team together for purchase inspections and setting your remodeling vision. We bought from a seller in foreclosure and at points were getting erratic replies from the seller. Gretchen and her team managed a tough sale to get the job done when 96% of Realt...

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Gretchen is the best person to walk you through purchasing a home. She is an expert! She was available to answer every single question I had and she was so caring and reassuring as she guided me through my first home purchase.

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