About Me

Specialties: Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Foreclosures, Short-Sales

2020 REALTOR® OF THE YEAR, Santa Cruz County Association
President's Club Elite | David Lyng Real Estate 2017-2019
#1 Individual Sales Producer for American Dream Realty 2016
Top Producer @ American Dream Realty 2004-2015


My specialties include representing buyers and sellers in high-end, investment and bank owned sales. For sellers, I implement a proactive 13-point marketing plan generating maximum exposure for their home. For buyers, I strategize then negotiate offers creating a hassle-free environment while minimizing acquisition costs. My science background taught me not to be attached to an outcome, only the best solution; this allows me to bring sincerity & respect to my work.

Helping people buy and sell Real Estate is a privilege. I recognize how special this community is, and why people live and own property here. Over the years, I have grown to appreciate the intimate involvement I have as a REALTOR in the most important financial decision my clients will make. This is why I am honored when my clients refer me to their friends and family.

Trade-In Real Estate

1395 41st Avenue Ste. C, Capitola, CA 95010

John Flaniken
Trade-In Real Estate

DRE#: 01420207