Tammi Blake has 15 years of providing professional real estate services for buyers and sellers of residential property in Santa Cruz, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Santa Cruz Mountains. She’s been in real estate since 1998 holding various roles including full time Realtor, buyer's agent, broker's assistant and sales office manager.
She grew up in Los Gatos and spent her teenage years helping to manage a commercial building downtown and hiking around the Santa Cruz Mountains - which is where she developed a love for Santa Cruz and mountain properties.
In addition to her real estate experience, she built a home in Montana—doing much of the work herself. This deepened her knowledge of rural property and construction.
Tammi’s sales place her in the top 2% of agents in Santa Cruz County. She’s known among clients and colleagues for her outstanding level of service.
In 2001, Tammi and her Associate Broker were the highest producing agents at David Lyng Real Estate, at the time the #1 company in the county.
Tammi enjoys marketing and negotiating the best price and terms possible for all buyers and sellers. She has intimate knowledge of the Santa Cruz market specializes in single and multi-residential properties, country properties, luxury estate homes, income properties and vacation homes.
Currently, she prides herself in selling homes in a short time over the asking price!
In her own words, “I love serving the mountain community between my hometown of Los Gatos and Santa Cruz and have deep knowledge of the delights and also the challenges that can come with rural property.
Being of service to my clients is the core of my practice. It is important to me that my clients are informed and empowered to make the best choices for themselves and I advocate for them based on these choices.”
Tammi is a rare combination of subject matter expertise in the subtleties and economies of large and luxury properties along with relationship support to walk her clients through the complex emotions of finding their dream home! She found my husband and I our forever land--a miracle fit for our needs--after we literally put her through every possible challenge and obstacle (unintentionally) imaginable! Tammi showed constant poise, steady logic, and sound guidance throughout an over year-long process! I've worked with other agents in my life and watched many friends go through the same...and I can honestly say that I have never heard of such a dedicated and experienced real estate agent and feel forever grateful for finding and working with Tammi Blake!
Kyra B. — Apr 19, 2018
I love working with Tammi! Having lived here for most of her life she is extremely knowledgeable in the area from schools, shopping, even hiking questions to finding important details pertaining to the history and codes of our home. She is friendly, so experienced, readily available and very connected to up and coming homes for sale. Through her experience and connections she even guided us through the entire process from negotiating to finding an inspector and financing! She understood what we were looking for and helped us to quickly find the house of our dreams! I would certainly recommend Tammi to anyone buying or selling a home.
Colleen K. — Apr 17, 2018
Tammi is a high energy, fun, empathetic person to work with. She knows her way around, is prompt, and doesn't waste your time. I appreciated her experience, know how, having inspectors glad to show up on short notice for a short close, her ability to negotiate and have the transaction run smoothly. I would use her service again, for sure.
Diane W. — Apr 11, 2018
Tammi Blake sold our townhouse in Aptos. From the very beginning she was so helpful to us giving us the current market value of our home and understanding our concerns answering our questions in a most professional manner. She is honest and very ethical. She made the sale if our home a very pleasant experience and we recommend her highly
Vicki F. — Feb 17, 2016
After more than a year without even getting an offer on my property in the Santa Cruz mountains, I asked Tammi for help. A friend of mine recommended her with the words, that she could make miracles happen. She immediately created a marketing plan and within 6 month the property was sold. And she found just the right buyers for this rather unique property. Thank You, Tammi!
Philipp L. — Feb 16, 2016
Tammi represented us in the sale of our Santa Cruz condominium this past summer. She demonstrated a strong knowledge of the current market, and was able to help us adjust our timing to maximize the active summer market that was in place. She delivered, bringing us multiple offers to consider. Our sale went through with few issues. Whenever there was a question or task to deal with Tammi, and her office, were always available and quick to respond. Before we listed with her, Tammi delivered a thorough walkthrough of the process we should expect. Most helpful was the planning calendar she set up. Hard dates were agreed to in advance for the staging and photography, listing, realtor tour visits, open house, etc. This was so helpful for us and the timeline exceeded our expectations. It proved to be very realistic and made for a minimum of disruption for us as we were occupying the property during the sale. We would have no hesitation referring Tammi to others, and she will be our only call in the future for our own real estate needs
Robert C. — Feb 04, 2016
We met Tammi at an open house before we started to seriously look for our next home. She impressed us so much that we held onto her card and called her when we were ready to start looking. Since that time, she proved to be a phenomenal asset and friend in our house searching endeavors. We really wanted to avoid the heavy-sales type of agent and we found Tammi to be a perfect fit for us. She is personable, honest, hard-working, down-to-earth, incredibly knowledgeable, and great at her job. Tammi went above and beyond to help us find exactly the right house for us. We appreciated that she guided us through each step of the process, as we were first-time buyers. Thank you to Tammi for making the process and outcome awesome. Highly recommended!
Dave E. — May 23, 2015
Tammi helped me sell my half ownership in a house recently. It was an unusual situation for two reasons: I live in New York and never met Tammi in person; and the ownership of the other half of the house went through probate and then a long, drawn out negotiation involving an unusual family situation. As I slowly learned as the sales process progressed, Tammi brought to this project superb personal presence, social relationship skills, real estate knowledge, and general business and sales know-how. I didn't know what a gem I was getting. There isn't any area of this project that she didn't deliver top performance. I am very comfortable recommending Tammi and I am confident that any positive first impressions a potential client gets in an initial interview will turn out to be as trustworthy as Tammi herself turned out to be.
Allen W. — Jan 11, 2015
We met Tammi Blake in May and purchased our home in July. Tammi is an incredibly, honest, informative and caring person. She surpassed going the extra mile; she gave us the kind of help you would give a family member. This lady is amazing. We are so grateful to her. We love this lady and the home she helped us find. Expect great things if Tammi is in the mix because she is incredible.
Barb W. — Jun 29, 2014
I was referred to Tammi Blake, Realtor, by two trusted friends. Tammi helped me as I struggled with a decision to sell my condo for over a year. She didn’t pressure me. She listened carefully to my concerns and goals, and generously shared some tips on how to approach it. When the time was right, she presented a marketing plan with confidence, based on her knowledge of the market and her solid experience in the community. Although I had moved out of the area, Tammi made it easy for me to work with her and complete all the paperwork without having to take time off work and travel back to handle the transaction. She always respected my point of view and priorities. She skillfully worked with me to get my tenants on our team for showings. And the frosting on the cake was the price. After the crash, it didn’t seem possible that I would ever get a fair price, but Tammi’s plan resulted in a cash deal that exceeded my goals. I highly recommend Tammi Blake, Realtor, without reservation. She gets the job done!
Mary Z. — Jun 24, 2014
This review is specifically about Tammi Blake, (although she was working at another agency last year when I bought my home). She's an amazing asset for David Lyng Real Estate. Tammi was incredibly kind and helpful in a search that ranged between Santa Cruz and Monterey. She was unfailingly professional, caring, patient, and generous in time and spirit. She always returned call and emails promptly. She's extremely knowledgeable about all the local areas, has cordial relationships with many other agents, and can refer excellent vendors as well. Tammi will help you find the house of your dreams, and sustain you though the search!
K.G. — Feb 12, 2014