A Little More About Me...



I had a desire from a young age to be in the Real Estate business. As a result, I obtained my real estate license at the age of 20 and simultaneously pursued a Bachelor's Degree in Business with a Minor in Real Estate.

Throughout my career I've sold primarily residential properties, but I have additional experience selling commercial buildings, investment properties, land, and spec homes.

My knowledge in all areas of the real estate industry, as well as custom home building, offers invaluable insight as I help you navigate the complicated process of home buying and selling.



I've been surrounded by real estate enthusiasts and business-minded people my entire life.

My grandfather was a home builder in San Diego, California, my father was a successful salesman that taught me the importance of great customer service, and 40 years ago, I married Steve Hansmann, a Santa Cruz home builder who's family has been in the home business since the 1960's. 

We've worked alongside each other building and selling homes ever since. 

While raising my children, I took a more active role in our construction company and learned from the ground up what truly makes a home valuable and long-lasting. 

Above & Beyond Service


It's my responsibility as your real estate agent to provide the best service possible.

For the duration of the time we spend together, my dedication to ensuring you are satisfied with the experience of buying or selling your home will be unmatched.

My clients agree, these are some of my strengths:

  • Highly professional
  • Knowledgeable
  • Very Organized
  • Thorough
  • Good Negotiator
  • Willingness to go above and beyond!


My focus will be on your needs and desires, and I will be your guide during this exciting yet challenging process.

I strive to make a connection with all of my clients or persons who are referred to me. Understanding the results you want to achieve allows us to move forward together and share motivation for the goal.

Testimonial From A First Time Home Buyer

"My husband and I could not have found a more perfect partner to help us land our dream home. Julie was phenomenal from start to finish. She walked us through every step of the buying process – from guiding us through the challenging California housing market and helping us thoroughly evaluate each property to connecting us with the right experts to help us pounce on the home we loved. I’ve worked with other realtors before, but Julie’s deep knowledge in both real estate and the home building industry put her far ahead of the pack. She also brings with her an invaluable network of general contractors, plumbers, electricians and other professionals who provided us with complementary estimates on potential home improvements before we released our contingencies, helping us feel truly confident in our big purchase. Given today’s busy market, most Santa Cruz contractors are booked 2-3 months out. Thanks to Julie, ..." Click here to read more