john ultsch - santa cruz realtor

John Ultsch

Santa Cruz County REALTOR®

John Ultsch is a Santa Cruz real estate consultant serving buyers and sellers with a wide range of experience and local knowledge. John comes from a long family history of contractors, builders, realtors and escrow professionals.

"John is a career firefighter/paramedic with over twenty-five years of public service experience. The fire service has provided John with a clear vision and understanding of customer service and what it means to help people. John truly believes that building relationships and understanding his client's needs is where the realtor/client relationship begins."

John has lived in Capitola, Santa Cruz, and Scotts Valley over the past 30 years which gives him insight and local knowledge about Santa Cruz area communities. John is married to Barbara and has two boys Gavin and Lance. John and Barbara, like many other Santa Cruz families, feel very fortunate to be able to live and raise their kids in Santa Cruz County.

John enjoy’s coaching youth sports, surfing, and playing golf in his free time. John is a committed family man with a passion for helping people obtain their dream of home ownership.

John has a proven track record of providing full-time and dedicated service to his clients while ensuring complete confidentiality and discretion. John will be there to represent your best interests through his commitment to being your Trusted Advisor, your Skilled Negotiator, and your Expert Facilitator.

Contact John Ultsch today for a complimentary consultation.

My mission is to help buyers & sellers achieve their real estate goals.


My extensive experience gives you the advantage you need.

A Reputation of Trust

I respect my clients and conduct myself with the utmost integrity.

Exceptional Service

I provide five-star service to every client without exception.

Full Transparency

I promise to keep you informed every step of the way.

Local Knowledge

My knowledge of the local real estate market is hard to match.

Clients First

When working with me, your needs will always come first.

Bought a home in Santa Cruz, CA.

"John was personable and professional, and went the extra mile to find us our home. He was always available to answer our questions and was extremely knowledgeable about the area and neighborhoods."

Sold a home in Scotts Valley, CA.

"John's tagline 'More Than A Realtor' is spot on. John did way more than I expected. What realtor goes to the dump for you, helps with the house and blows off the decks and driveway before an open house."

Bought a home in Santa Cruz, CA.

"John negotiated for me and got me a great house at a great price. This level of service and commitment to clients is hard to find these days--I'm very appreciative that I found it in John."

Sold a home in Boulder Creek, CA.

"We could not have asked for a better realtor than John Ultsch. We were selling a house in a town where we no longer lived and he took care of so many details we weren't able to handle from a long distance."

Sold a home in Santa Cruz, CA.

"John Ultsch with the Sereno Group did a fabulous job with the sale of 122 Mountain View Avenue in Santa Cruz. There was a great deal of research done on the comps in the area and market pre-sale."