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Brezsny Associates

Tom and Terry Brezsny are the team leaders of Brezsny Associates, realtors and family members with an exponential set of skills and more than 60 years of combined experience that has yielded more than 1,500 local real estate transactions over three decades. Brezsny Associates has also been the #1 sales team in Santa Cruz County in both 2020 and 2021 and has generated more than $90 million in sales volume over the last 12 months.

Brezsny Associates specializes in locally-inspired, sustainable lifestyles oriented to the unique character of Santa Cruz and the nuanced micro-climates of the Central Coast. They offer client-centric services designed to help home sellers and buyers navigate the larger life changes that underscore every house sale or purchase, including NextGen, Downsize, Senior/Aging and Divorce-related transitions. As such, they are passionate advocates for both life and home.

I’ve been working with Tom Brezsny on all of our personal real-estate transactions over the last 25 years. There is not a more professional ethical real estate broker in the business. Tom is inventive, clever, realistic, ethical, fair, funny, detailed, and results oriented. Tom knows how to work all sides of a deal to take care of all parties and complete the transaction with the least amount of hassle for the buyer or seller. Tom is an expert on the Santa Cruz area real estate market. He knows the history, people, neighborhoods, and even individual homes. Tom is also just a delight to work with. I unreservedly recommend Tom Brezsny to anyone looking for help in a real estate transaction anywhere in the Santa Cruz area.

— Brezsny Associates Client Testimonial

Tom Brezsny
Tom Brezsny has been a licensed Realtor in Santa Cruz for 32 years and a recognized thought-leader in the local real estate industry. In addition to being a top-producing agent and the recipient of numerous sales awards and accolades, he has also authored (since 1996) a well-known weekly newspaper column called “Real Estate of Mind,” geared to educating local residents about the real estate process and changing market trends.

Prior to becoming a Realtor, Tom was a successful restaurateur, marketing consultant, and business advocate. As a 43 year resident of Santa Cruz, he has also served on the boards of numerous charitable organizations at the same time he has actively contributed to a long list of philanthropic efforts, arts organizations, local schools, youth sports, and non-profit ventures. The Santa Cruz Association of Realtors honored him with their Annual Community Service Award in 2005, in recognition of his efforts to provide permanent housing for homeless families and children.

Tom was recently named Coastal Vice President and Regional Sales Manager for Sereno, which is now the largest independently-owned real estate brokerage in Northern California with offices throughout the Silicon Valley, Peninsula, East Bay, Sierra Foothills and Lake Tahoe Regions. He is responsible for three local offices in addition to overseeing and mentoring 60 agents throughout Santa Cruz County.

Email: bb@sereno.com
Phone: 831-818-1431
Team Member Spotlight
Dax Nollenberger
Dax is a lifelong Santa Cruz resident and valued member of Brezsny Associates. His agility with and passion for numbers offers a level of insight about market trends and local real estate that’s far beyond the analysis typically available from most agents or brokerages. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona School of Business and prior to becoming a full time Realtor he honed his number crunching skills in pro football while working in the Cleveland Browns scouting and analytics department. Dax writes a regular blog called “Dax’s Data” that takes a deep dive into the background data to quantify the value of different choices and allow clients to make well-informed, evidence-based decisions when buying and selling real estate.

Access some of Dax’s recent real estate insights here.