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"Buying a home can be both an exciting and scary experience, especially for first time buyers like us. Cal Giaimo took the "scary" out of the biggest and most important purchase of our lives. We can say with all honesty and complete sincerity that if you are reading this letter of recommendation then you have already found the best realtor in the business.  Even though Cal is a major realtor in the Santa Cruz and greater Monterey Bay area, he made us feel that we were his most important clients. He listened when we described the type of house, location, and price range we wanted, and was right on target with the listings. He was always available and worked around our schedule....We feel that Cal genuinely cared that the entire process would be a smooth and joyous experience for us, and it was. We highly recommend Cal Giaimo as a realtor. If you have any questions please contact us."

Natalie and David, Santa Cruz, CA.

"This letter is to recommend the Services of Cal Giaimo in his capacity as realtor. Mr. Giaimo has been very thorough, informative and helpful in all of his dealings with me...He returned all my calls promptly and kept me fully briefed of all new developments. He also explained complicated real estate matters with patience such that I could easily understand them. I have no hesitation in heartily recommending Mr. Giaimo as the real estate agent of choice, and I will certainly use his services again should I require a realtor."

Pieter, Kensington, CA.

"We recently had the pleasure of working with Cal Giaimo on the purchase of a house. Through Cal’s diligence and hard work we found the place we were looking for. He was always pleasant to be with and showed sensitivity to our needs as we searched for the right property.  Cal guided us through each step of the buying process, using his expertise to make the transactions as painless as possible! We found these services invaluable in helping us buy our house. We would highly recommend Cal Giaimo for your real estate needs."

Richard and Karen, Aptos, CA.

"I recently completed (selling) and buying a home with the help of Cal Giaimo.  Cal is an excellent real estate agent.  He is honest, thorough, and has a good knowledge of Santa Cruz County.  I highly recommend Cal to anyone."

Paul, Corralitos, CA.

"Nothing gives me more satisfaction than to recommend Cal Giaimo. In my professional dealings with Cal, I have found him to be a man of ethics, sincerity and outstanding follow up. In all his presentations, whether comparative studies, real estate or land analysis are well researched. He does his homework. The care and feeding of his clients doesn't end with the sale. Cal’s continued follow-up, generous counsel and professional assistance, insure that the client isn't a forgotten statistic."

Michael, Saratoga, CA.

It is our pleasure to provide this recommendation for Cal Giaimo, who quite ably and efficiently served as our Realtor for both the sale of our property and purchase of our new home.  We could not have been more pleased with the service Cal provided for us.  He was extremely supportive throughout the entire process, and walked us through each step ­thoroughly explaining details and ensuring that we understood each action.  What appealed to us most was Cal's interest and concern in helping us decide our best needs and interests.  He spent quite a bit of time getting to know our plans, both present and future, to advise us on our options.  When we found a home that we felt best suited our needs, Cal worked diligently towards a successful purchase.  He was also helpful to us in our decision whether to keep or sell our existing home.  Once we decided to sell, Cal worked extremely hard to find an interested buyer.  Throughout this process, Cal remained patient, supportive, and was always available to answer our questions.  Thanks to Cal's oversight and thoroughness, the sale of our home went smoothly for us.  In many cases, Cal served as a resource not only for us, but for the buyers of our home as well.  Cal is extremely knowledgeable, honest, and capable.  Without hesitation, we would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.  Should you have any questions, or wish to contact us directly, please do not hesitate to call us.  We would be delighted to expand upon Cal's abilities and qualifications."

Scott & Christy

"We have been vacationing in Aptos for many years.  It was always the dream of our entire family to some day buy our own home.  For the past several years, we would visit open houses whenever we were in the area.  Several years ago, we finally decided that since we lived out of the area, we'd best find a real estate person to help us in our search.   Most of the real estate people we contacted said they would look for us, and we never heard from them again. Then last summer, we finally went to see an open house...It just happened to be a listing of Cal's.  Although we weren't interested in that particular property, Cal told us about other possibilities.  He took us to see several properties, and when it was time for us to return to Sacramento, Cal told us he would continue looking for the right piece of property for us. Even though nothing suitable appeared on the market immediately, Cal kept in contact with us.  Then, as soon as he did spot a possibility, he would make it a priority to get us down to see it...When for some reason we didn't go on the property, he never gave up on us.  Then, finally, in March of this year, Cal found us our beach house, but he didn't stop there.  He helped us in every possible way to make sure the sale went through as smoothly and as quickly as possible. We would recommend Cal for whatever real estate needs you might have.  He has great listening skills, he is a man of his word, and he will not give up until he has fulfilled his promises."

George & Joanne, Sacramento, CA.

"I am sending you this letter as a token of our appreciation for your assistance in finding our 'dream house'.  It was a long, arduous process and often quite discouraging.  Your ability to use computer technology to our benefit was very impressive to say the least.  ...You never pressured us in any way, but kept producing possible alternative choices.  Then after we finally found 'the house', it had the potential to be the worst situation possible: a conservatorship.  ...Through it all, you were an inspiration to us and kept us focused on the goal.  No doubt, if it weren't for you we would have abandoned the effort.  We are very happy in our new home.  I was walking through it one week after moving in, paused for a moment and thought 'this really feels like HOME'.  My sincere thanks for all you have done."
Barry,  Aptos, CA.

"I am pleased to be writing this recommendation for the realty services of Cal Giaimo.  I worked with Cal on the purchase of a home in Santa Cruz.  Cal's persistence and attention to detail were invaluable throughout the searching and purchasing process.  He identified multiple appropriate properties quickly at the start of my search.  He negotiated strongly and patiently on my behalf; his experience and knowledge were instrumental in developing clear and beneficial terms and contract statements.  His attention to detail in writing and rewriting statements resulted in faster resolution of subsequent problems.  Cal scheduled all inspections quickly with knowledgeable and reputable sources.  He provided sound perspectives that led to good decision making on my part. Cal's experience, thoroughness and patience gave me confidence that I was making a good investment and purchasing decision.  I am pleased to recommend his services."

Dana, Santa Cruz, CA.

"Cal, I want you to know how much I appreciated your effort in selling my home in Aptos, Ca. You went far beyond your role as an real estate agent, even so far as watering and cutting my lawn while I sat here in Nevada. You were particular to a fault, and I didn't have your patience, that's for sure! Thank you again for a job well done!"

Lou, Mesquite, Nevada

"Naomi and I appreciated so much your support, diligence, and patience with us in our different stages of looking for a home in Santa Cruz.  You were so good in keeping us well informed on what was going on in the market and educating us on the different areas of Santa Cruz.  Through that process you got to know us and had the patience to allow us to develop a clearer idea of really where and what we wanted. Once you found the house that fit our needs, you were so good at informing us on the best way to present an offer that would give us the best chance at getting the house in a very difficult market of potential price bidding.  As a result, we were able to get the house we wanted. We love our lifestyle in Santa Cruz and are so grateful to you, Cal, because we truly believe if it wasn't for you, we may not have made it to Santa Cruz at all.  Thank you again!"

Ron and Naomi, Santa Cruz

"Arlene and I wish to take this opportunity to thank you so much for the extraordinary effort you extended in selling our property.  Specifically, we wish to thank you for the following:  1) The amount of your time spent in advertising our property.  2) The protection you extended to us relative to buyer and seller separation to prevent misunderstandings. 3) Your efforts in acting on our behalf in communicating with the County of Santa Cruz.  4) Your never-ending desire to comply with the law governing the sale of real estate.  5) Your insistence that we have copies of all written material connected with the sale of our property.  6) Your efforts to ensure that the buyer and seller are both aware of their obligations. Mr. Giaimo, we would not hesitate to do business with you in the future and further recommend you and your company to our friends.  In closing, we want you to know that we appreciated your gentlemanly demeanor throughout our relationship in the sale of our property and wish you continued success with your company."

Jack and Arlene, Santa Cruz

























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Fair Housing:
Federal and state fair housing laws were put into effect to create an even playing field for homebuyers in all areas of a real estate transaction. These laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, and national origin. The Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibits all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property.  The Fair Housing Act of 1968 makes fair housing a national policy. It prohibits discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in commercial facilities and places of public accommodation. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against anyone on a credit application due to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or because all or part of an applicant's income comes from any public assistance program. The home seller, the home seeker, and the real estate professional all have rights and responsibilities under the law. Under the law, a home seller or landlord cannot establish discriminatory terms or conditions in the purchase or rental; deny that housing is available or advertise that the property is available only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin. Agents in a real estate transaction may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. They also may not follow such instructions from a home seller or landlord. Discrimination complaints about housing may be filed with the nearest office of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or by calling HUD's toll-free numbers, 1-800-669-9777 (voice) or TTY (800) 927-9275 contact HUD on the Internet at