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As a licensed real estate agent with the Monterey Peninsula offices of Coldwell Banker Realty, Sylvia Brugman services buyers and sellers at all price points in the Central Coast area. Her clients range from first time buyers to luxury purchasers and retirees. Sylvia also works with international clients who are moving into the country and looking to call the Central Coast home. Having been born and raised in the Netherlands, and later relocating with her husband to the United States, she is all too familiar with the stresses and challenges that can accompany buying or selling a home. This experience and her local expertise, along with her customer-centric focus and tenacious work ethic, have earned her a stellar reputation in the community with many satisfied clients.

Effective, targeted marketing is a big factor in Sylvia’s success. Using Coldwell Banker’s® state-of-the-art technology suite, she custom-tailors her strategy by focusing on each client’s specific wants, needs and budget. Comprehensive market analysis of pricing and property trends in both established and up-and-coming neighborhoods help her buyers find homes best suited to their lifestyle.

To get sellers top return on investment, Sylvia employs an extensive marketing plan that targets the most likely buyer demographic. Since nearly everyone starts their search on the Internet, she makes sure the property appears across all major online platforms. If appropriate professional, printed postcards and flyers announcing property sales and open houses also get the word out to agents and potential buyers. Sylvia’s years of experience in the industry allows her to pull the home’s best features to shine through and leave a lasting impression. All these tools, along with Sylvia’s eternal optimism and excellent negotiation skills, ensure that sellers attract qualified buyers, and buyers land the home of their dreams.

Prior to becoming a real estate agent in 2004, Sylvia spent years caring for others and tending to their greatest needs as a registered nurse – skills she uses today to provide her real estate clients with industry-leading customer service while helping them achieve their property goals. Sylvia is a Member of the Monterey County Association of REALTORS®, California Association of Realtors and a Certified Residential Specialist.

Sylvia’s focus has been on helping to provide relevant and timely education to the Monterey County Real Estate Community through the Women’s Council of REALTORS® were she held the 2018-2019 Events Director Chair as well as Board Member of the Monterey County Association of Realtors Education Committee. When she’s not working, Sylvia enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their two kids and three pets, as well as scouting out the latest dog-friendly restaurants, local hikes and coffee shops. If you are considering buying or selling and want a dedicated agent who will exceed your expectations, contact Sylvia today. She would be honored to serve you!


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