SELLER Reviews

I worked with Sam as my Realtor when I sold my investment property and he helped me get the property ready for sale by arranging the painters, cleaning crew, landscapers and handy-man. I was very impressed with the marketing and when we received multiple offers, he made sure we negotiated the best price and terms and closed the transaction smoothly and on time. I consider him an expert in the Santa Cruz Real Estate market and will be quick to call him when I need a real estate agent in the future!
— Manooch P.

Sam was perfect from beginning to end, and my wife and I could not have asked for more. His marketing with the video and professional brochure was excellent and the open houses were well planned and brought in lots of traffic even though the weather was rainy. We were very impressed with his skill in handling multiple offers and negotiating the best price for us! Closing moved flawlessly, and everything wrapped up from the day we visited him in Santa Cruz until the money arrived in our account in less than a month! Sam is the best realtor we’ve used in the last 40+ years over multiple transactions. He was earnest, always listened to our requests and delivered a lot more than we expected. I will definitely recommend Sam in the future.
— Gene H.

I have bought and sold 8 different homes in the past 33 years, and this was by far the best experience. Sam was incredibly patient with me as I waited for the right time to “pull the trigger”, and he kept me informed and updated on market conditions for several months, never once pressuring me to do anything that wasn’t right for me. When the time came to sell, Sam gave me great advice for staging and had a comprehensive marketing plan in place that was way beyond anything I expected. His advice was spot on and and we sold the house for well over asking within a week with 7 offers. Sam did everything he promised and then some. He was always available and a complete professional. Sam had my best interests at mind from day one and the results were amazing. I’d give him 6 stars if I could.
— Jeff M.

I referred Sam to my Mom when she ready to sell her home in the Santa Cruz area. She interviewed 4 real estate agents and ended up selecting Sam. She had lived in the home for over 30 years, so getting the house ready for the sale ended up taking longer than expected, but Sam was patient with our family as we got the house ready. He marketed the home with a drone, walk-through video, virtual tour and custom website that really made the house stand out from the competition! We received an offer within the first week of having it on the market and he negotiated the numerous counteroffers until my Mom was comfortable with the final sales price. He also negotiated for my Mom to stay in the house for a few months after the close of escrow at no cost, which was a big help. Sam demonstrated a good understanding of the Santa Cruz real estate market, sophisticated marketing tools, and effective negotiation strategies that made us know we made the right choice in choosing him as our Realtor for the sale!
— Mike B.

My husband and I found Sam through a referral. Our first meeting was great and we signed a listing agreement the second meeting. Our property was not conventional, he helped us focus on the most important items to prepare for sale. Compared to my Pre-Sale list we cut it 50% or around $20,000 by simplifying and focusing on clean up rather than a light remodel. We sold the property in 5 days after being on the market for full price. We would love to use him again and recommend him to anyone buying or selling residential real estate.
— Jodie J.

My husband and I bought a condo on the Westside with Sam a few years ago, and although we were initially outbid by a higher offer, he made sure we got in backup position. We ended up getting the condo after the initial buyers dropped out! A few years after that, we wanted to move up into a single-family home in the neighborhood and Sam negotiated a multiple offer situation for us. We got the house we wanted in a seamless transaction! He is clearly the local expert on the Westside and I am quick to refer him to my friends and family who need a Realtor in Santa Cruz!
— Lindsey S.


Sam was an excellent representative for us as we sold our home in Aptos. Sam gave us information and guidance on listing date and price, but never pressured us and let us decide what we were comfortable with. We initially were unsure about selling during the holidays, but then listed late in October and by early December we had closed a deal and moved. Sam recommended we get our inspections and repairs done early, which turned out to be worth the effort as we ended up selling quickly and at full price. He always offered to help with any of the tasks before us, and I suspect he did a lot more behind the scenes than we realized as we were busy packing and planning our next step. He is easy to work with and conducts himself professionally and with integrity. I never had that he was representing our interests. I also respect him for promising not to represent the buyer and the seller on the same transaction.
— Nancy B.

Sam Bird-Robinson is the best realtor we have ever worked with (we have bought and sold multiple houses over the past 30 years). He worked as both a property manager and real estate agent for us. We found him to be one of the most responsible and ethical businessmen we have ever worked with. His communication skills are excellent and he ALWAYS followed through on his promises, and then exceeded our expectations. When it was time to sell the property, he not only prepared it for sale for us, since we lived out of town, but had it sold in one week at above asking price. Who could ask for more?
— Jill R.

I would definitely recommend Sam if you are selling your home in the Santa Cruz area. They helped me sell my home on the Westside. He made the process easy and straight forward. Sam was great to work with and helped me with every step of the sale.
— Kevin T.

I had the pleasure of working with Sam on the sale of my condo and purchase of my new home. Sam listens. Then, he makes recommendations based on the situation. He gave me a list of suggestions for staging my condo, helped me decide on when to put it on the market, and then had multiple buyers lined-up BEFORE we listed. We had multiple offers after the broker tour, one I accepted without having to do an open house! He has his finger on the pulse of the market in Santa Cruz and uses his network to your benefit. When it was time for me to buy a new home, he looked at many with me and was a great sounding board in that process. He would point out things I might like or dislike about a property without pushing an agenda. When I was ready to make an offer, he jumped into action. I wrote multiple offers with him in this competitive market and was so impressed with how his insights about the property, seller and situation put me in the best position possible. Sam’s experience and knowledge of the market is spot-on and I highly recommend him. I trust him completely and will go to him with all of the real estate-related questions or transactions I have in the future!
— Susan V.

We highly recommend Sam for buying or selling a home. He is very detailed and informed. He helped us from the beginning steps to price the place right and to offer the correct amount for the specific house and case. He works very well with the other dealers through the process. And any issues that come up will also be managed in a very professional manner from him. He helped us through the complicated process of selling and buying at the same time (making offers with the contingency of selling the current place).
— Fernand and Chudy D.