Meet the Team

Trusted Advisors for Nearly 30 Years

Committed to the highest level of representation and being true fiduciaries to their clients, Mike and
Tara O’Boy are absolute gems in Santa Cruz real estate. For almost 30 years, this dynamic duo has
helped hundreds of buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals by leveraging in-depth market
knowledge, professional connections and an unbeatable work ethic.


    With a combined 39 years of real estate experience and more than 700 transactions closed, it’s no
surprise that Mike and Tara have garnered dozens of honors for exceptional performance. In fact, the
pair has ranked in the top 1% in Santa Cruz County every year since 1999. They also belong to the
Coldwell Banker® President’s Premier, reserved for the top 1% of agents globally, have been honored as
members of the Top 100 Club in the Silicon Valley/Carmel-San Francisco region several times and were
voted Best Agents in the Santa Cruz Sentinel from 2018-2022. Further, Mike and Tara are active
members of the Santa Cruz Board of REALTORS® as well as the California and National Associations of
REALTORS® & active members of The Aptos Chamber of Commerce.

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   True experts in the field, Mike and Tara possess rare insights about their community: Not only have they
built deep roots in Santa Cruz County, but each hail from families with experience in real estate
development and sales throughout Silicon Valley, Monterey and Santa Cruz. Having fully immersed
themselves in the beach lifestyle for over 50 years, Mike and Tara truly understand both the joys and
potential challenges of coastal properties and can address often overlooked pitfalls to ensure
transactions remain seamless.

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   With their longstanding presence in the region, Mike and Tara have amassed a network of trusted
professionals for any ancillary need, whether it’s contracts, taxes, land use, CA Coastal Commission
consulting, structural and geotechnical engineering, inspection services or construction queries. And
once a home is listed, they offer professional staging, home improvement consultations and a
comprehensive marketing plan. This far-reaching network of knowledge, support and service gives their
clients a leading edge in today’s dynamic market.

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   Above all else, Mike and Tara believe in a calm, thoughtful approach to real estate and go the extra mile
to make the experience effortless and enjoyable for their clients. With tried-and-true dedication, they
pride themselves in being straightforward and clear with their buyers and sellers, providing valuable
information that leads to the best decision possible. It’s an approach that has worked time and again –
and one that Mike and Tara are proud to stand by.

When they’re not busy helping clients, this husband-and-wife team, married for 28 years and counting,
delights in all that their beloved coast has to offer, including surfing, beach volleyball, mountain biking
and fishing. They’re self-professed foodies who know the local cuisine well and love to cook, camp and
walk the beach daily.

Mike and Tara O’Boy have been living and breathing Santa Cruz real estate for decades, and their results
speak for themselves. They have a lifetime of coastal knowledge to share – contact them today to get

Our Testimonials

Lee & Joe M.

Lee & Joe M.

We first met Mike O'Boy at several open houses in 2001 and were so impressed with him that we asked him to find us the perfect home. Mike knows the Aptos/Santa Cruz area like the back of his hand and is very well-connected with...
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Outstanding service deserves an outstanding review! Mike and Tara were such a joy to work with in selling our Rio Del Mar home. From the first meeting, we knew that we were in good hands. Mike has such a wealth of experience an...
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Kevin A.

Kevin A.

I categorically recommend Mike O’Boy for any real estate needs in the Aptos area. We worked with Mike for about six months looking for the right purchase and he found it. He found our happy place. He was patient, focused on wha...
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Sue C.

Sue C.

We moved from San Jose and didn't know much about the Santa Cruz/Aptos real estate market. The O'Boys have lived in this area all of their lives, and are knowledgeable about every element of this family-friendly, picturesque co...
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Kris F.

Kris F.

Mike and Tara were an absolute pleasure to work with! I had spent several years searching in a highly competitive market only to lose out time and time again. The O'Boys are diligent, knowledgeable, patient, well-connected, and...
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Jem C.

Jem C.

We worked with Mike and Tara O'Boy for over six years before buying a second home in the Aptos area. We appreciated Mike and Tara establishing a long-term relationship with us, taking the time to target exactly the type of home...
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