Maya Crelan Ray

Maya Crelan Ray

REALTOR® | DRE# 02005146


Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting, Luxury Properties, Vacation Homes, Single Family Homes, Townhomes, Condos, Relocation, First-Time Home Buyers


University of California, Santa Cruz - Bachelor of Arts Degree, Environmental Studies

San Jose State University - Masters of Urban and Regional Planning

Client Testimonials

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"Maya is phenomenal. A straight shooter, kind, thoughtful, organized and helpful. I've worked with several real estate agents (buying and selling) over the years and always felt I came up short. My experience with Maya was quite different - I would be thrilled to work with her again. Thank you, Maya!"-Eric Aldrich

" Maya was excellent to work with over the last 3 years. She was always flexible and kind with us and had reputable resources regarding home inspectors and other professionals in the area. She always gave us her honest opinion and was never frustrated with us despite the multiple offers or showings she did with us prior to finally purchasing our home."-Gealina Dun-Melli

"Maya is the best realtor one can ask for! She is very kind, patient, knowledgeable, and a real pleasure to work with! She always went above and beyond to answer our many questions, and she always put us at ease. We recommend Maya very highly!"-Patricia Pinho Chagas

"Maya was, is an excellent advocate and communicator who gets things done with expediency . I couldn’t recommend a better agent to represent us."-Anthony Riley

"I worked with Maya Crelan Ray to purchase our house. I reached out to Maya because I saw my dream house listed, but I wasn't on the market, my ducks were not in a row, and it was a long shot. Maya wasn't phased by any of that. In fact, I felt like going to the Open House was possibly a waste of her time, and I strongly suspected we would not be making an offer -- but Maya held in there and remained available and very professional at each step, never making us feel like we didn't have a chance. As first time home buyers, all of the terminology, steps, and requirements were totally new to us and Maya explained each part of the process in detail, making sure we understood what was happening. She also provided much needed referrals to mortgage consultants and had on the ready lists of other key players one might need referrals to at each step of the way. And she was available for any and all questions. She was amazing and I would recommend her without any reservations! She was knowledgable, available, professional, warm, well-networked and perfectly poised to help us make our offer and see it through. If you are looking for an agent, pick her"-Shelly Grabe

About Maya

Maya is a seasoned realtor who has been making waves in Santa Cruz, Ca. since 1998. With a deep connection to the area and a genuine passion for helping people, Maya has become a trusted advisor for countless individuals and families looking to make their dream home a reality.

What sets Maya apart in the real estate industry is her genuine desire to be of service. She understands that buying or selling a home is one of the most significant investments a person can make, and she takes pride in guiding her clients through this process with care and expertise. Maya genuinely enjoys working with people, and her warm and friendly demeanor instantly puts clients at ease.

But it's not just the real estate industry that captivates Maya. She has an undeniable love for the Santa Cruz area itself. The strong sense of community, the picturesque views, and the endless opportunities for outdoor adventures make Santa Cruz an extraordinary place to call home. Maya feels incredibly fortunate to live in such a vibrant and diverse community, and she is passionate about sharing her knowledge and insights with her clients.

In addition to her passion for real estate, Maya has an impressive academic background. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from San Jose State University. This educational foundation, combined with years of hands-on experience in the field, gives Maya a unique perspective and a deep understanding of the local market.

Outside of work, Maya cherishes her role as a parent and partner. She is happily married and is raising two beautiful children on the Lower West Side. Maya understands the importance of finding a home that meets the needs of the entire family, and she brings this personal insight into her interactions with clients.

When Maya isn't busy helping clients find their perfect home, you can find her volunteering at her kid’s school, traveling, embarking on adventures with family and friends, or enjoying bike rides along the picturesque West Cliff Drive.

Maya’s dedication to serving the real estate needs of the community is unwavering. Her professional yet friendly approach, combined with her local expertise and market knowledge, make her the go-to real estate agent in Santa Cruz County. Whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned investor, Maya is ready to guide you through every step of the process and help you achieve your real estate goals.