Paul Zech

    Paul Zech

    CalDRE #01965059
    Partner with an Award Winning Team
    We possess the experience and credentials you can benefit from, two seasoned realtors representing you as a seller or buyer. Two for the price of One
    Paul & Kathleen Zech - Z REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS:
    2018 Awards Coldwell Banker results
    #1 Team Santa Cruz & Monterey counties
    #1 Relocation both sellers & buyers - Northern California
    International Diamond Society Top 10% of Coldwell Banker agents Worldwide
    Ranked 66 most productive agents in Northern California Region
    Ranked #6 in Santa Cruz County of almost 500 agents in gross commissions

    Let us assist to prepare your home to sell for the highest and best price. Let us help negotiate the purchase of your next home. Vacant Land to Million Dollar Listings.
    Our sphere of influence and knowledge is recognized in: Santa Cruz, Monterey &Santa Clara Counties.
    We are certified specialists for: Buyers & Sellers with specialized certifications in Cartus, TurnKey, RELOCATION, Seniors, MILITARY, GLOBAL LUXURY HOMES. NAVY FED & more

    We are AWARD WINNING agents the last several years and recipients of the prestigious;
    International Sterling Society, FALCON award, #1 Team Coldwell Banker in two counties and in the Top 6% of all Coldwell Banker agents in Northern California.
    We Deliver:Excellent Communications with Clients, Fiduciary Responsibility, Marketing Expertise, 5 Star Service, Market Knowledge & Current Real Estate Relevance.....

    My Client Testimonials

    "My house was a difficult house to sell. That didn't stop Kathleen, she jumped right in and gave it her all. Which means she kept in contact with me the whole time. You would have thought I was her only client (which I wasn't but she always made me feel that way). Kathleen knew what I needed to get for my house, even with a lot of negative responses from the other realtors. She stood right by my side, she gave me great professional advice that I am glad I followed. If you want someone you can trust and has the expertise that no other realtor can beat, then you need to call Kathleen." - Tammy
    "We met Kathleen and Paul by responding to a few properties on Zillow and other websites for the San Lorenzo area. We immediately made a very good connection and had a great experience. They showed patience as we explored our list and refined what was available that met our criteria and price range. We all worked together for approximately six months. The result was two homes sold and one home bought. I would highly recommend the Zech Group for real estate both in the Santa Cruz area and also the South Bay. You won't be disappointed." - James
    "We relied on the Zechs experience at every step of our recent purchase. We were new to the Santa Cruz area and they showed us around different neighborhoods and made recommendations for what would suit our taste and lifestyle. We ended up buying from someone who did some pretty aggressive negotiating and they looked after our bottom line and our peace of mind. The pros and cons of our different options were explained and they encouraged us to stand firm and make sure we were comfortable with the terms of our contract. Since we closed, they have remained a helpful neighbor, providing local knowledge, advice and referrals. Thanks Zech Group!" - Kevin
    "My husband and I are retiring and considering downsizing but were unsure about exactly how much smaller we wanted to go. Paul and Kathleen listened to all our requirements and then took the time to show us everything from mobile homes to small single family homes in Scotts Valley, Aptos and Watsonville. With their help we now know what we want and as soon as we're ready we'll be giving them another call to list our home in San Jose." - Tim & Kathy
    "The Zech group was an excellent choice for our real estate and property management needs. From the beginning they were knowledgeable, upfront and extremely motivated to make it happen for us. They knew the area we were working with, responded quickly to every call and email and let us know exactly what to expect and how we could work with challenges that may be presented. Since working with Kathleen on our sale we have utilized her expertise for our property management needs. We would absolutely recommend the Zech Group for buying and selling a home." - B
    "The Zech Group provided excellent service throughout our land purchase. They gave us excellent service in all areas of this transaction, had prompt responses to questions and had a solution for any issue that presented itself to us. From first offer through close of escrow, they were extremely professional and competent. We would definitely recommend them for any real estate needs." - Jennifer
    "Thank you for selling the condo! It was easy and very pleasant working with you two. I still remember when I made that first call to you from Logan Airport in Boston. Thanks for doing such a good job and being very accessible. You're wonderful!" - Randall
    "I gave Paul & Kathleen the very difficult task of finding me the most amazing kitchen ever. This was really my purchase requirement along with a list of about 12 more things. They were given a very time consuming task of researching homes that met my criteria as well as working around my very difficult schedule. They were both amazing and went above and beyond to deliver beyond my expectations. The positive can do attitude was exactly what I needed to meet my real estate needs. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone who is serious about their real estate purchases and requires someone smart to handle the task." - Madeline
    "We worked with Kathleen for months to find the perfect place for our family. She was patient, warm and knowledgeable. She allowed us plenty of space to form our own opinions but was never afraid to tell us her honest thoughts about various properties when asked. Being an incredibly busy working mom I appreciated how pro active Kathleen was in finding and sending us listings to consider. Being a mother of rambunctious kids who had to come with us to every house viewing I appreciated how great she was with them, answering my six year old's questions as earnestly as those of me and my husband. Once we finally found our dream house Kathleen worked with us every step of the way through the escrow process. It only took a quick email exchange for her to clear up all my confusion and concerns. I am so grateful we found Kathleen and I would recommend her most highly to anyone seeking a property." - Heather
    "Kathleen & Paul are amazing realtors! Professional, kind and very easy to work with. Selling and buying a home can be very stressful. They helped us do both and made this a very positive experience." - Langell's
    "My wife and I can't recommend the ZECH GROUP highly enough. In helping us sell our previous house and buy a new house they proved knowledgeable, responsive and did everything they could do to make the process as easy as possible (which was a challenge since we were buying a short sale home). They were laser focused on getting our needs met and getting us the best possible deal. Thank you Paul and Kathleen." - J.D.
    "Thanks to Paul and Kathleen, we are the proud owners of a beautiful, newly constructed home in Gilroy. We would highly recommend THE ZECH GROUP - professional and easy to work with!" - Sherilyn and Danny F.
    "My husband and I were very impressed with Kathleen, and would proudly endorse her. Kathleen's attentiveness to our needs was far better than any realtors we've worked with before. She had an uncanny way of making us feel like we were her entire focus throughout the search process, and throughout the closing process. We appreciated her fast response to emails and text messages at all times of day (especially during the critical moments of the sale), and her enthusiasm to meet our requests, regardless of what they were! We always felt like we had the information that we needed, but we never felt pressured or overwhelmed. We closed on our house almost a week ahead of schedule, and we're completely satisfied with the house that we bought with Kathleen's assistance!" - Kenny and Stafford
    "We loved the experience of working with Kathleen and Paul on our purchase of a historical landmark. They were responsive and helpful, particularly considering we live an hour's drive. Being local, they were able to do several tasks for us. That was a huge plus!" - Douglas

    My Experience

    • Experienced in business management and negotiation as well as knowledge of the community and current market trends.

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Certified Relocation Specialist - Cartus, Navy Federal, Coldwell Banker
    • Certified e-agents - Coldwell Banker
    • SRES Certified (our age 55+ friends)
    • GLOBAL LUXURY brand sales certified Coldwell Banker
    • Buyers Specialist - certified by Coldwell Banker
    • Sellers Specialist - certified by Coldwell Banker
    • Certified Notary Public
    • Certified REO Bank Agent
    • Certified Property Manager
    • #1 Team/Group Santa Cruz & Monterey Counties 2016, 2017, 2018 (Coldwell Banker)
    • Top 6% Realtors All Northern California - Coldwell Banker 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
    • International Sterling Society 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
    • #1 Gross Commissions multiple months 2016, 2017, 2018
    • #1 Buyer Controlled Sales multiple months 2016, 2017, 2018
    • 1st Place Falcon Award 2016, 2017, 2018
    • Santa Cruz County Vacant Land Expertise

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    My Blog

    Choosing the Right Home

    Looking for the right home can be a daunting process for first time buyers and seasoned vets alike. From the style of the house to the type of appliances, there are countless factors that can go into such a big purchase. The following short checklist outlines the most important things you should think about when you're on the hunt for a new home. 1. Define your budget: It's never fun to fall in love with a house that you can't afford. Avoid the heartbreak by taking the time to analyze ...
    Jun 05, 2018 Buying a Home

    Why You Should Be Excited About the Housing Market

    What an amazing year 2015 was for home sellers, and 2016 promises to be even better. By December of 2015, with 5.26 million sales, we had seen a more robust housing market than we've seen since 2006. In fact, as of early 2016, America's housing market had spent 43 consecutive months as a seller's market. Lawrence Yun, the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) chief economist chalks up the heavy sales volume to "the prospect of higher mortgage rates in coming months and warm November and Decembe...
    Jun 05, 2018 Real Estate News & Trends

    Top 4 Deal Killers for Homebuyers

    Falling in love is exhilarating. It can also be a bit scary, especially when a home has captured your heart. What if something goes wrong and you end up not spending the rest of your life with this stack of brick and mortar you're lusting after? No matter how careful you are, some deal killers are unavoidable. Others, however, are preventable, so pay heed if you hope to keep your deal alive. 1. Don't Mess with Your Mortgage Preapproval A common reason for a real estate deal to fal...
    Jun 05, 2018 Buying a Home

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