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Karla is a native Bay Area Californian with a Business Marketing degree from UC Berkeley. She has worked in Marketing and Sales for over 30 years, and her family has owned homes in Santa Cruz since the 1960's. Karla has been active as a real estate investor and entrepreneur for 29 years.

Karla is experienced as a

·      Successful Small Business Owner 

·      Director of Marketing and Sales at Oracle and Pacific Bell 

·      Area Resident and Residential Real Estate Specialist

·      Experienced in Remodeling and Construction of Fine Homes

Her love of everything 'real estate' drove her to earn designations as:

California Licensed Realtor®

·      ePro REALTOR®- Accredited Internet Professional, 

·      ASP – Accredited Staging Professional

·      CRP – Certified Relocation Professional

·      CDPE - Certified Distressed Property Expert

·      CFS - Certified Foreclosure Specialist

·      SFR - Short Sale Foreclosure Resource 

·      Strategic Planning Certificate 

·      She is in the process of being awarded an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS) designation

·      She is also the Founder of the Monterey Peninsula Distressed Property Relief Team

Because of her talent and tenacity she has 

·      Consistently Ranked In The Top 10% Of Company Wide Performers

·      Ranked In The Top 6% Of Local Sales Force

·      The Sales Campaigns she designed have won her such esteemed awards as:

·      Market Leader 

·      Sterling Club 

·      Presidents Club 

·      Excellence Club 

Karla has past and present involvement with: 

·      Pro Arts Foundation

·      ACC, Arts and Crafts Council

·      California Connections Association

·      Women in Business Association

·      American Cancer Society

·      Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day

·      Susan G Koman For the Cure Foundation

·      Chamber of Commerce 

·      National Association of Realtors® 

·      California Association of Realtors®

·      Contra Costa County Association of Realtors®

·      Alameda County Association of Realtors® 

·      Monterey County Association of Realtors® 

·      Art Span Association

·      Sarcoma Alliance

·      American Cancer Society

·      Santa Cruz County Cyclist Club

·      Santa Cruz Sketchers

·      Santa Cruz Uptown Ladies

·      Silverseas

·      Dominican Hospital Foundations 'Friday Angles'

·      The U'ilani Fund

In addition to her success in real estate, Karla is an accomplished artist. Proceeds from her artwork are donated to cancer research and patient support. Her work has been shown all over the SF Bay Area and can currently be seen at 

Karla and Greg Mainis belong to a Yorkshire Terrier named Walter. Much to the chagrin of real golfers, Karla enjoys swinging a club, she also enjoys snow skiing, cycling and swimming. Above all she enjoys handing keys to new property owners.

Put Karla to work for you, call her today on 831.424.7677