"Ben is a real estate agent that is hard to find. He is honest, trustworthy and extremely knowledgeable about the Santa Cruz area.
I found Ben on line when searching for property in the Santa Cruz area. What I found refreshing is the time he takes to ensure you are looking in the best areas possible. He not only knows the area, he is very knowledgeable about the housing market and best value for your money. He spent countless hours showing me homes, giving me advise and educating me on the various areas. He isn't in it for himself. He is truly in it for his client. His customer service goes beyond the 5 stars.
I ended up buying a home from Ben after several months. His customer service skills are beyond amazing. He returns calls promptly via every communication method available (including text message!). He shows you the area (he even walked me to the beach area from the homes to show me the area. I love my home and the area. I will definitely use him again should I ever buy or sell. Someone who I trust and respect in the real estate world.
I highly recommend Ben Strock for anyone who is looking to buy or sell in the Santa Cruz area (or beyond). You will not be disappointed!"
-- Jules S.
"My husband and I have had the opportunity to work with Ben again recently. We were looking for another investment property in the area and Ben took us out to show us several places that met the criteria we gave him. Although we haven't purchased again quite yet, we were both extremely impressed with Ben's knowledge and what really blew us away was that when we were walking around the neighborhood, we couldn't go more than a block without someone stopping to ask him real estate advice, or a former client stopping to say hello to him like he was an old friend or family member. We are DEFINITELY in the best of hands with Ben and would tell anyone to work with him. Everyone in the area knows him and trusts him-- I love it."
-- Alison Swisher
"Ben Strock has a commanding understanding of California real estate. Coming from a strong real estate background he has been a great resource for me. After dealing with many real estate professionals its been refreshing to work with high caliber individual such as Ben."
-- Jon Petersmeyer
"Ben sold me my first house. I had casually spoken to a couple of other realtors at open houses, but none were as knowledgeable about the area of Aptos and Santa Cruz as Ben. What also makes Ben different from other realtors is he won't sell you a house just to sell you a house. He wants to get the right house for you. He gets to know his clients and what they want.
The deal for my house was not easy. It was a short sale. Short sales are anything but short! He invested a lot of time into helping me get the house I wanted. The house was a diamond in the rough, but Ben helped me see it's potential. I am very thankful I chose Ben to be my realtor for my first house. I love my house!"
-- Trisha Moore
"I was referred to Ben by another very satisfied customer. Ben knows the area, he knows houses and he knows how to get to what you want even when you are not exactly sure yourself. Ben is prompt and thorough answering questions you did not know you had. This purchase was my third but it had been over 10 years since my last so my memory of the process had faded somewhat. With patience, Ben went over details as many times as it took. Without reservation, I would recommend Ben Strock."
-- Eileen O'Connor
"Ben has provided us with superior service. He was extremely knowledgeable about his real estate market, he is very professional, but also very personable. He helped us find the right property, negotiate a good price, while it was fun going through the process."
-- Paul Krug
"Dear Ben: I can't thank you enough for all the work that you did in completing the sale of our property. Your work in pricing the property initially, your advice on how to fix it up, your follow through on all of the fix-up work, and your handling of the actual sale just could not have been better. Kathy and I were very, very pleased with all that you did. We felt that the fix-up costs were modest and very much in the line with your advice. Again, many, many thanks for all the great work!"
-- James Danforth
"I am always amazed at the local knowledge, patience and great customer service provided by Ben. His knowledge and understanding of personal finance, investments and real estate put him ahead of the game for sure. He will always give an honest opinion no matter the outcome and would never allow the possibility of a sale to influence his advice. The office is not only beautiful and clean but comfortable and in a great location. Ben is always happy to sit and chat or arrange a truly one of a kind housing tour with all the latest listings. A great start to your home buying adventure or resource for you investment interests."
-- Elizabeth Chapman
"Ben helped us find an ocean view condo. I like him because he is not pushy and has a lot of local knowledge and easy to talk to. Although we ended up buying the condo I had a feeling that he didn't initially think that we were serious buyers. Despite that impression, he treated us with patience and respect, and would point out aspects to look for in each property along with questions to ask. I would highly recommend Ben to anyone looking for a real estate agent."
-- Kanya Siriratanapol
“Ben is a classic example of a young entrepeneur - He is very tech savy and customer focused. The results of these attributes are enjoyed by his clients who get his expert representation through a tireless spirit and expert negotiation skills. Whether you are selling or buying a home you should consult with Ben!!”
-- Tom Karn
“Ben is an excellent real estate broker. He is right on it with great ethics. He can be trusted to put his clients first! I loved his enthusiasm for real estate and all aspects of real estate including property management, finance and high end residential sales.”
-- Janice Spencer
“Mr. Strock helped us realize our goal at every key point, and we have a property that fit us like a glove, thanks to him!”
-- Carey Levash
“I first starting working with Ben in 2004. Like many first time homeowners I was quite nervous. Ben made the process from start to finish very easy and enjoyable. I'm quite lucky to have had Ben on my side for the last seven years!”
-- Jon Petersmeyer
"I would happily recommend Strock Real Estate to anyone looking for a new home. As first-time buyers, we were delighted to find him always accessible, responsive, and very knowledgeable. He patiently walked us through every step including a lot of messy 'red tape' as our home was a foreclosure. With Ben's help, we ended up with the home we have always dreamed of owning and couldn't be happier." -
"Five stars aren't enough to sing the praises of Ben Strock who recently sold my mother's cottage in Aptos for me. I interviewed three realtors and was immediately struck by Ben. He is very familiar with the area and knows everyone, he is savy about marketing and the new trends in terms of advertising, internet etc., he has an incredible, skilled and reasonably priced group of workers who upgrade the property prior to sale, he is very familiar with the entire Santa Cruz coast area in terms of real estate, sales, prices, etc., and he has boundless energy and enthusiasm. All this plus he keeps you informed every step of the way, does nothing without first asking you for approval, and does everything to make sure your property gets the best exposure possible. I do not live in the immediate area and yet Ben made me feel part of the process, he calmed me when I had concerns, he reassured me at every step of the process, was sensitive to the fact that this had been my mother's cottage for years and that I had an emotional attachment to it. He never pushed me to sell when I told him that I might at the end decide to keep it. All I can say is that selecting Ben Strrock to be the realtor who sold my mother's cottage was one of the very best decisions I made in my life, ! I am not Jewish but the Yiddish word "Mensch" fits him to perfection, he is "a person of integrity and honor. " I might add that II was also very touched that, as he initially told me he would, Ben donated 10% of his commission to a charity of my choice, this was something that none of the other realtors I interviewed offered to do! So 5+++++ stars for Ben Strock!!"
"Thanks you for your time and patience with us! You are a man of integrity, and we are full of excitement!"
- Kathleen Stevenson