Cari Wade
(831) 234-5314

About Me

All you really need to know about me is . . .
  • I've lived in Santa Cruz since 1992, Felton since 1996. 
  • I currently live in the awesome community of Forest Lakes in south Felton.
  • I live with my husband, a student from China, two large goofy dogs, and a cat.
  • I've been licensed since 2006, I love being a Realtor, and have a passion for service!
  • My clients say they love me because I work hard, I'm knowledgeable, I care, I am available almost 24/7, I sweat the details, and I get the job done . . .
  • I work both sides of "the hill" - particularly useful if you are moving from one side to the other.  I can help!

If you want a more traditional bio, scroll down & read below:
 All of my life I've picked employment related to serving others.  My first job was at Baskin Robbins.  And yes, I still love ice cream!  I also love helping people solve problems, from the big to the small. I enjoy giving directions to the nearest Starbucks, or giving a senior a ride. Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest "problems" you may ever have. Where you live, vacation, invest your time or your pocket book is serious business. And let's face it:  You're busy!!  Maybe you want to buy your first home. Maybe you're ready to upgrade, or down-size. Maybe you inherited property you'd like to sell, or you want to buy an investment piece. Or maybe you'd like some land to finally build that dream home. Whatever the reason, you need a professional. The process of buying or selling property is really an adventure in today's market. You need a guide to make the journey as smooth and hassle-free as possible. You need someone to protect your interests and handle all the details every step of the way.
I've lived in Santa Cruz since 1992. I spent 10 years in the recruiting industry helping my job-seekers find the best assignments and my employers find the best employees. Success required many skills like listening and coaching, advising and negotiating, marketing and selling, plus dedication, tenacity, and a passion for service. I'm putting those same skills to work in Real Estate. I have a degree in Economics from UC Irvine. I have pursued additional studies in literature, programming, and real estate.
I am a member of the National Association of REALTORS, the California Association of REALTORS, the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, and our local Santa Cruz chapter.  I have been a licensed Realtor since 2006. My clients say I am trustworthy, knowledgeable, and accessible.  I am available almost 24/7.  Let me help you with one of the biggest decisions you may ever make. Let my integrity, passion for service, and knowledge go to work for you!
If you would like to find out more about my qualifications, please call me at 831.234.5314 or email me at  I can also put you in touch with my happy clients . . .

Cari J. Wade