Anne Lipman

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About Anne Lipman


I have a passion for real estate and property management. Helping people to navigate one of the biggest investments in their lives brings me joy. And, I’m thrilled to be working in a great place like Schooner Realty, which has a supportive, collaborative, women-driven team that is making a difference for people living in or looking to live in Santa Cruz and the surrounding areas. I actually used Schooner Realty to buy our current home in Santa Cruz and was so impressed with their professionalism that I decided to work here.

Having lived and moved several times around the country, I know how daunting a home search can be. Whether you’re moving across the globe or just across town, you need someone with expertise. Throw in a tight timeline, and the stakes are even higher. Thanks to my experience and knowledge of the dynamic Santa Cruz market, I am confident that I can help you and your family find the best home to meet your lifestyle and needs.

It’s about empowering you to succeed throughout the entire real estate process. If you are looking to find a future home or looking to sell your current home, I’ll work hard to make sure you are well represented in any transaction so that you can relax. I sweat the small stuff so you don’t have to!

I grew up in San Diego and have lived in several states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. I have also lived internationally in England and France where I taught at the International School of Paris. Santa Cruz has been my home now for many years. I live on the Westside near UCSC and the Pogonip Reserve. My husband, Jim, works up at the university, and we have two sons in college: One in San Diego and the other in Japan. So, we are technically “empty nesters” except for our third child, our 15-year-old chihuahua, Sisi. 

In my spare time I enjoy biking, hiking and open ocean swimming. The weather and natural beauty of Santa Cruz continues to amaze me! Between the spectacular wild coastline and the redwood forested mountains, outdoor activities abound here and are available year-round. Lately, I have gotten into genealogy and the time seems to slip away as I delve deeper and deeper into my ancestry. I enjoy cooking and have been trying my hand at more vegan/vegetarian recipes. It always fun to find a healthy hack! I also spend time working with the California Association of Realtors where I help write exams that will be used to certify future real estate agents and brokers.

If you have a real estate or property management need or if you know someone who is looking to get into the market, please contact me. I’d love to chat with you sometime soon.   

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What Clients Are Saying

When it was clear that our mother could no longer live alone in her condo with stairs, Anne helped us prepare it for listing and guided us through the sale. Anne was wonderful to work with! She gave us great advice about completing deferred maintenance as well as cosmetic touches that made the property more appealing and valuable. She was such a considerate and clear communicator with our elderly mother, which went a long way toward helping mom through this big change. The amount of work Anne put into negotiating the sale and helping us navigate the process was impressive. We are so thankful we had Anne and Schooner Realty standing with us throughout this major life event!


Lucia - Satisfied home seller