Kate Walker

Caitlin was a fantastic realtor for us! We are new to the area and she really took the time to help us understand our options. After the purchase, she has continued to be a wonderful resource for us as we get settled into our new home by recommending people and services (everything from plumbing and electricians to a chimney sweep). Highly recommend working with her!



Timothy McMillin Sr

I inherited a home that had been in my family for over 40 years, and hadn't really been updated in that time either!! Caitlin was recommended to me by others in my family. That could NOT have been a better recommendation.

She met with me and explained her personalized process. We made some plans and then she got to work. I live in Colorado and the home was in Santa Cruz, CA so all communication was remote. First let's talk communication. I mean never was I in the dark about anything. ALL questions were answered in a very timely manner, they were complete, and HONEST!! No surprises or misleading answers even if she knew that I, as the seller, might not want to hear what she had to offer.

Now, improvements, renovations, upgrades, and getting the right people to do the work. I am sure that Caitlin would say this became more than she expected. I cannot emphasize enough how she shined in getting this townhouse ready for photos, video, and showings. JUST AMAZING!!!

We listed the property and Caitlin scheduled a series of open houses. Honestly I knew I was not her only listing or client but I felt as if I had a person concierge in the real estate profession. So grateful to her dedication.
We received a couple of offers and then the one we accepted fell through. BUMMER!!

This is what I believe separated Caitlin from others and made me really grateful I chose her as my agent. Without hesitation she worked me to address any additional needs, select an attractive price, and there she goes again with more open houses!! Within a few days we had two more offers, one of which we accepted and closed on.

I wish I had more properties in the Santa Cruz area to sell, there is no agent I would use other than Caitlin Phillips. In a tough sellers market she got my property from beginning to closed in about 45 days. Simply remarkable.

Tim M.



Jeanne Darrah

Caty was headed for the blue ribbon right out of the gate. I am familiar with Santa Cruz beach culture, and I have never seen anyone get so much done on a property anywhere in such a short amount of time. She was great with communication and always positive and patient, no matter what the circumstances. She got the property remodeled on a shoestring in rapid time, created a beautiful listing and thorough marketing plan, helped us navigate offers and negotiations and finished with a great sales price. I cannot recommend her highly enough.



Alan Piazza

Positive: Responsiveness

Caitlin Phillips was always a pleasure to work with and really delivered good results (we bought two homes in Santa Cruz). What impressed me the most was that she took the time to fully understand our family's needs and worked with us to find the right house at the right price. We remain good friends well after closing on our home purchase, and we continue to rely on Caitlin for advice on property management and other tasks. Caitlin is an expert and highly responsive realtor that we have complete confidence and trust in!



Andrea Tischler

My wife and I had our home burn in the CZU fire and we were looking for another lot to rebuild. Caitlin listened patiently to our needs and worked tirelessly to find a piece of land that satisfied our requirements. We have never met a realtor that has been as helpful and responsive as Caitlin. In this frenzied real estate market she checked the new listings every day and emailed them to us. Such perseverance and dedication to her clients is what everyone looking to buy a home or lot deserves.

Thank you, Caitlin.



irena jaspar

Caitlin Phillips is 100% committed to taking care of her clients, listening to their needs, giving them the time and space to figure things out, and respecting their wishes. I am so appreciative and grateful for Caitlin's hard work with preparing my home for sale. She was extremely thorough and paid attention to every single detail. Not only is she an experienced and knowledgeable realtor but she also has the gift for staging and making the home magazine ready!



Tina LeCount Myers

Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

Realtor par excellance, Caitlin Phillips is the one you want to work with in the Santa Cruz area. Native to Santa Cruz she knows the market and housing stock. Whether you are looking for a first-time home, a vacation getaway, or an investment property, Caitlin combines a high level of professionalism and service. She is friendly and welcoming and genuinely cares about her clients. I highly recommend working with her! Simply the best!



Tim Roberts

Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

Caitlin helped us by our home in Santa Cruz. She spent a ton of time getting to know us, helping us understand the neighborhoods and market and making the transaction happen flawlessly. And after the deal was done, she was amazing. There were numerous issues after the sale that needed to be dealt with (mortgage issues, handyman work, appliances, appraisals). She could have just moved on to the next deal. But not Caitlin! She has supported us and had our back every step of the way. And as a Santa Cruz native, she knows everyone. I swear - every house we looked at, she had friends on the street. Highly recommend her!



Caitlin Zaineb

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

"My husband and I had already been through two realtors in our desperate search to find a home in Santa Cruz when we found Caitlin. Despite our extremely tight budget and low income, Caitlin worked diligently for months and was able to get us into an affordable home in the area we wanted. Caitlin is very professional, kind and hard working and we owe our happiness to her."



Kari Nyland

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

What a special realtor I found in Caitlin. She accepted my very unusual needs as an out of state purchaser, listened carefully to what I was looking for, then worked tirelessly to meet my goals in a very limited amount of time. I know that she made the difference in completing both purchases that I made. I was truly amazed and thankful that I found her in this process. Thank you Caitlin!

Raves and Yays!

"I was referred to Caitlin from my realtor in Chicago after we moved to Cali and wanted to buy a house. Caitlin is amazing. Seriously, she goes above and beyond.  We purchased our home in a month! She found us an amazing spot and was there for us the whole time. Even after we moved into our home, Caitlin's been there for us, because, well things get misplaced. But not by Caitlin. She keeps everything  and is available even after the sale. She's organized, available, professional and will research and plan nearly everything.  We feel super lucky to have met Caitlin and as long as we are here, she's our realtor. Vanguard Realtors are awesome. " -Jamie G., Scotts Valley (10/2017)

"We had such a positive and efficient experience working with Caitlyn and Linda. Caitlyn made our move from Chicago as painless as possible. We were able to find a beautiful house and close in about a month. Caitlyn went above and beyond to make this happen for us and made sure all of our questions were answered. I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again and would recommend The Vanguard team to anyone looking to buy in Santa Cruz County." Whitney, Chicago IL (8/2017)

"Dear Linda and Caitlin, Thank you both for your wonderful talented expertise on all things LINDEN and 
Arianne P., (4/2017)

Caitlin Phillips


1142 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

DRE#: 01980058
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