Having been born in Santa Cruz County, I have intimate knowledge of the area and its surroundings. We truly live in a diverse and unique area, having someone on your team that is extremely familiar with Santa Cruz and its surroundings is a definite asset.

Now married with three daughters, I am very well established in the community. I come from background in health care where I worked many years helping and serving others. It wasn’t until after having my children that I decided to make a change by pursuing a career in Real Estate. Since then I have hit the ground running, helping my clients achieve their goals and achieving top producer awards and recognition.

Buying, selling or investing in Real Estate can be overwhelming but with my expertise; it does not have to be. I take personal care of all my clients and strive to make their real estate experience stress free. I excel in communication, negotiation and making lasting relationships.

My philosophy is simple: clients come first. I pledge to be in constant communication with you, keeping you fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. I believe that if you’re not left with an amazing experience, I haven’t done my job. I don’t measure success through achievements or awards, but through the satisfaction of my clients.​
Real Estate is not just a career to me; it is what I love to do.


My motto is: “Your home is my Passion” and it really is. Let me show you.

About Santa Cruz Properties

When looking at property for sale in Santa Cruz County and nearby communities, buyers have many choices of lifestyle and property types. A wide variety of neighborhoods and planned communities offer housing options from historic Victorian properties to luxurious golf course living, mountain and oceanfront properties, and family friendly developments.

Santa Cruz's small town feel, combined with all of the amenities of a metropolitan area, offers residents a quality of life that is unique. The pleasing year-round climate, stunning natural beauty and range of property types to choose from make living a Santa Cruz County a perfect fit for a growing number of residents.

Whether you are seeking the perfect family home, looking to purchase a second home, or searching for your next property investment, I can assist you in finding the property that meets all of your needs.

Shirlyn Skarra-Gallagher

Realtor® BRE# 01951421



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