Sam Bird-Robinson

Sam Bird-Robinson

Broker Associate | DRE# 01901727

Specialties

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting

Education

+ Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Minor in Earth Science at the University of Santa Cruz in 2008
+ Received real estate license in 2011 and later received broker's license in 2015
+ Member of an elite negotiation training and coaching group in the Silicon Valley
+ Numerous courses in real estate principles, practice, and landlord and tenant relations

Charity

Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project

Save the Waves

Ride-A-Wave Foundation

Santa Cruz County Bar Association


Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"I had to sell my first house under a very stressful circumstance and I cannot highlight enough how fortunate I was to work with Sam and his team through out the whole process. Sam is a very empathetic and genuine person. He cares about client's goals and plans but also is very knowledgeable about the market. It was really helpful when going over his data analysis and discussing the strategies with him. His team's marketing tools/skills are top notch. It's AMAZING how they put it together for the market. Sam is really communicative and I was able to trust and rely on him 100%. You won't regret working with him!"

★★★★★
"Working with Sam was awesome from Day 1 for both my fiancé and I. We knew absolutely nothing about real estate or the buying process and the thought of purchasing a home along with moving and planning a wedding was super stressful. Sam made it easy and stress free for us. My Fiancé and I had a blast looking at houses with Sam and we eventually found one we could see ourselves sharing our lives in. In a competitive market with multiple bidders he helped us write the winning offer on the house and location we wanted. Sam was super helpful through the whole closing process and continues to check in on us even after the deal closed and we moved in. Highly recommend Sam and his team to anyone looking for real estate in Santa Cruz County."

★★★★★
"I had the pleasure of working with Sam on four transactions since January of this year and I am thoroughly impressed. He is passionate about helping people and truly cares about his clients. In all three transactions, not only was he able to get their offers accepted in multiple offer situations, he was able to negotiate incredible terms for his clients. Doing the right thing is always the right thing, and Sam has done that time and time again. He manages the transaction from start to finish to ensure everything goes perfectly. His work ethic, thoughtfulness, and dedication to his clients has been super impressive."

★★★★★
"I’m so glad I had Sam’s help during the purchase of my home in Santa Cruz! Being a first-time buyer in a competitive market was intimidating, but Sam made sure I had all the information I needed to make good decisions, explained everything throughout each step of the process, and always checked in to see if I needed anything. He made me feel confident and comfortable throughout what could have been a stressful experience, and I can’t thank him enough!"

★★★★★
"My husband and I bought a condo on the Westside with Sam a few years ago, and although we were initially outbid by a higher offer, he made sure we got in back-up position. We ended up getting the condo after the initial buyers dropped out! A few years after that, we wanted to move up into a single family home in the neighborhood and Sam negotiated a multiple offer situation for us. We got the house we wanted in a seamless transaction! He is clearly the local expert on the Westside and I am quick to refer him to my friends and family who need a Realtor in Santa Cruz!"

★★★★★

"If you really want to buy or sell a house, Sam will get the job done. He’s the best in town to make a deal happen, and he’ll put a smile on your face throughout the process."


★★★★★

"I would highly recommend Sam. He and the team were amazing to work with. My house was a bit of a nightmare rental and they helped me transform it from a diamond in the rough into a highly sellable gem. If they could work with a customer in a difficult spot like me they can crush it for you!"


★★★★★

"Sam and his team are experts in reading the market and determining just the right preparation of the home for sale given the funds available and also they know how to respond to bidders to obtain the best price for our home. The bottom line is that our place sold for $133,000 more than the listing price in less than a month. Prior to and during the listing we were mostly available remotely while Sam’s team supervised preparation of our home for sale, including inspections, required home improvements, coordinating payments and helping us to approve mountains of paper work. During the listing we were in the process of moving to Washington state and were very busy preparing our new home while Sam’s team continued their efforts with minimal involvement by us. Thank you Sam and team."

★★★★★
"Sam and his team are incredible! Communication was always on point, there were never any confusions or questions. They go out of their way to take the stress out of a stressful time period and it works. Our family is deeply thankful for all the work they have done for us and we could not recommend Sam and his team more. If you end up with Sam as your agent, consider yourself lucky, he just gets it. Plain and simple. No hidden agendas, no rush, he truly wants to help you get what you need."

★★★★★

"We recently closed on a property in Santa Cruz with an incredible amount of professional assistance from Sam Bird-Robinson. Our parameters made for few choices but Sam played coach, counselor and negotiator to get us to the finish line. Also impressive is Sam’s team of people who play a huge role in the many details along the way. I highly recommend for your real estate needs!"

★★★★★

"Sam helped us to realize the dream. His knowledge is only matched by his caring. We couldn’t be more pleased. Highest recommendation."

★★★★★

"We sold our house with Sam and his team and they were truly a critical resource. Our situation had its hurdles in order to get on the market in the timeframe and at the quality we wanted—moving across country, finishing a guest house project, making updates to the primary residence, and the arrival of a baby! Sam and his team helped us get through it all and get to market quicker than I anticipated. They offered different resources, advice, lending a hand for odd things, and the occasional therapy session along the way 🙂 They marketed our house really well and helped us close at a great sale price. Thanks ya’ll!"

★★★★★

"It was so great to work with Sam; he is a very professional & knowledgeable Realtor® with a great attitude toward getting the job done. I look forward to working with him again and I would recommend him for sure. He is 5 stars, Realtors®"

★★★★★

"I am incredibly pleased to have worked with Sam on my first home purchase. Any obstacle was quickly communicated and cleared, and within three weeks from the start of our search, I was closing on my first home."


★★★★★

"Sam spent a lot of time learning about what we wanted and walking us through every step of the sale process. Sam knows the real estate market in Santa Cruz very well, and not only did he find us the perfect home off market. but he negotiated an excellent price for us."

★★★★★

"Sam is fast, well prepared and organized. We made an offer within 24 hours of initial contact, and Sam was managing the entire process smoothly and efficiently, answering all questions in a few minutes and coordinating all the things that need to be done."

★★★★★

"I can’t recommend Sam and his wonderful team enough! Their thoughtful approach, from initial consultation through closing, made the sale of our home easy even during this unprecedented time. Sam created a stunning and immersive website for our property which ultimately led to a sale over asking price. Sam is always positive and easy to work with – Don’t hesitate to work with Sam!"

★★★★★
"My wife and I used Sam as our Realtor® when we purchased our home in Santa Cruz. We spent a few months looking for property but could not find the right ‘one’. Luckily he was able to find an off-market home in our ideal neighborhood that we were able to buy without competing with any other offers. I can confidently say we would not have gotten our dream home without him!!"

★★★★★
"Santa Cruz is crazy these days. Prices are through the roof and very hard to read. If you want someone to call the right shots on a competitive listing and get you the house you want – call Sam. He will tell you what the winning bid needs to be, and no higher. He won’t waste your time, and he won’t sugarcoat things either. In this market, that’s what you need."

★★★★★
"Sam was the listing agent for our recent home purchase; he was not our Realtor®. When the sellers left our new house with an excessive amount of items and trash, Sam went out of their way to help sort out the mess, having the house emptied and deep cleaned. They transformed the move into our new house from a burden into a fun, delightful experience. We are so grateful for Sam’s help, especially when they were not even our Realtor®! Thank you!"


★★★★★
"We have been fortunate to work with Sam on three different real estate transactions. He is thorough, responsive, honest and kind. We appreciated his comprehensive marketing strategy and willingness to move at our pace with all the transactions. He ends every phone call with an invitation to call again. We have trusted him with our greatest financial decisions and are grateful for his friendship and encouragement."


★★★★★
"Sam was my Realtor® in Santa Cruz when I bought my first home last year and he was great! I was looking for something very specific and he was able to locate me the exact unit I wanted off-market. That meant I had no competition from other buyers and my offer was quickly accepted. Sam flawlessly guided me through the offer, escrow, and closing processes and we successfully closed on time. Sam was an excellent real estate agent to work with from start to finish. I can’t recommend him enough!"


★★★★★
"I was a Realtor® at one point in my life, so I know a good one when I get one. Sam Bird-Robinson is the best. I can’t believe it is possible to prepare a 3800 square foot house for sale, sell it, find an interim place to live, buy a new place, and update it during a pandemic! None of it would have been possible without this smart, professional, hard-working, empathetic individual providing support every step of the way. Thank you, Sam. You made it all possible."

★★★★★
"I’m so glad I had Sam’s help during the purchase of my home in Santa Cruz! Being a first-time buyer in a competitive market was intimidating, but Sam made sure I had all the information I needed to make good decisions, explained everything throughout each step of the process, and always checked in to see if I needed anything. He made me feel confident and comfortable throughout what could have been a stressful experience, and I can’t thank him enough!"

★★★★★
"We highly recommend Sam for buying or selling a home. He is very detailed and informed. He helped us from the beginning steps to price the place right and to offer the correct amount for the specific house and case. He works very well with the other dealers through the process. And any issues that come up will also be managed in a very professional manner from him. He helped us through the complicated process of selling and buying at the same time (making offers with the contingency of selling the current place)."

★★★★★
"I found Sam through Yelp. From the first day, Sam was an absolute professional, a great communicator, and I always felt he was 100% committed to doing the best job possible. His attention to detail and budget management was amazing, he brought in to do flooring, repairs, cleaning, painting, yard work, and inspections were all solid. In the end, he sold the property in a week for over the asking price, and I can’t thank him enough for it. I definitely, recommend Sam if you need to sell a house in Santa Cruz."

★★★★★
"I worked with Sam as my Realtor® when I sold my investment property and he helped me get the property ready for sale by arranging the painters, cleaning crew, landscapers and handyman. I was very impressed with the marketing and when we received multiple offers, he made sure we negotiated the best price and terms and closed the transaction smoothly and on time. I consider him an expert in the Santa Cruz Real Estate market and will be quick to call him when I need a real estate agent in the future!"

★★★★★
"I found Sam on Zillow when I was interested in learning about, and purchasing a Home. Sam helped guide me (a new home buyer) through the entire process, helped me get pre-approved, and discussed what the needs myself and my family needed for our future. He is very responsive and is very motivated which is very nice to see. He always is looking out for the buyer’s interest and what would best fit “our needs” and My fiancé and I appreciate it. I would highly recommend Sam for anyone looking for a condo or home in Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz County."

★★★★★
"I had the pleasure of working with Sam on four transactions since January of this year and I am thoroughly impressed. He is passionate about helping people and truly cares about his clients. In all three transactions, not only was he able to get their offers accepted in multiple offer situations, he was able to negotiate incredible terms for his clients. Doing the right thing is always the right thing, and Sam has done that time and time again. He manages the transaction from start to finish to ensure everything goes perfectly."

About Sam
Sam Bird-Robinson
Broker Associate
Compass
831-515-8582

Sam comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and creatives, giving him a keen business sense and an eye for aesthetic detail. He is committed to providing his clients with a high level of 'good old’ customer service in an industry that continues to be diluted by technology and automation. Sam moved to Santa Cruz in 2004 to attend UCSC where he graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies with a Minor in Earth Sciences.

He has committed to ongoing negotiation training and coaching to ensure his clients are well represented and belongs to an elite networking group of top producing agents in the greater Bay Area. He is very passionate about high-quality marketing and makes it a priority to always be at the forefront of the latest marketing technology & approaches.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Compass · 2021 to present
Keller Williams · December 2020 to October 2021
Sereno Group · December 2015 to December 2020
Blue Sky Real Estate · December 2011 to November 2015
Lighthouse Realty · June 2011 to November 2011

* Consistent top producer closing over 40 million dollars in sales in the last 12 months

* Represents buyers and sellers in Santa Cruz County emphasis on listings

* Committed to ongoing negotiation training and coaching to ensure his clients are well represented

* Recognized for his keen attention to detail and knowledge of the local market

Sam Bird-Robinson’s Listings

a view of a street
a front view of a building with garden
a front view of a house with a garden and plants
an aerial view of a house
a view of a house with a small yard and potted plants
a living room with furniture a rug and a floor to ceiling window
a view of a dining room with furniture window and wooden floor
a living room with furniture and wooden floor
a view of a fireplace
a living room with furniture kitchen view and large windows
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a living room with furniture a rug and a potted plant
a balcony with table and chairs
a view of a balcony with chairs
a dining room with furniture a chandelier and wooden floor
a view of a dining room with furniture and a floor to ceiling window
a kitchen with a sink stove and cabinets
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances a stove a sink and a microwave
a patio with a table and chairs and potted plants
a view of a patio with table and chairs with wooden floor and fence
a bedroom with a bed and a dresser
a view of a balcony with wooden floor
a view of a two chairs in the room
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink a toilet and a shower
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a stove sink and cabinets
a view of a bedroom with furniture and a window
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink a toilet and a mirror
a view of living room with furniture and book shelf
a view of a chairs and table in a room
a living room with furniture and a table
a living room with furniture and wooden floor
a potted plant sitting in front of a door
a living room with furniture a rug and a flat screen tv
a view of a workspace with a window
a living room with furniture and a large window
a bedroom with bed and wooden floor
a bedroom with a bed and a window
a view of washer and dryer in a kitchen
a living room with furniture a rug and a table
a backyard of a house with table and chairs under an umbrella
a view of a backyard with sitting area
a house view with a outdoor space
a view of a field with an trees
a view of a yard with plants and large trees
a view of ocean view with beach
an aerial view of a house with a lake view
an aerial view of multiple house
a view of a house with a big yard potted plants and large tree
a front view of a building with garden
a view of a entryway door front of house
1/71
Listed By CompassContingent

$3,790,000

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2.5
Square Feet
3,141
Acres
0.16
1/67
Listed By CompassOpen: 7/13 02:00PM - 04:00PM

$2,489,000

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2.5
Square Feet
3,173
Acres
0.47
front view of a house with a bench
a view of a city
a living room with furniture and wooden floor
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a sink and a cabinets
a living room with furniture or couch and a window
a kitchen with granite countertop lots of counter top space and dining table
a view of a city
a kitchen with sink cabinets and wooden floor
a view of a door of the house
an aerial view of multiple house
a backyard of a house with fountain table and chairs
a view of a backyard with plants
an aerial view of a house with a yard and garden
a bedroom with a bed and wooden floor
a room with furniture and a window
a bathroom with a sink mirror and toilet
a utility room with dryer and washer
a view of outdoor space yard and patio
a view of a building with retail shops
a living room with furniture and a rug
a bedroom with a bed and a window
a view of a storage & utility room
a view of empty room with wooden floor
a patio with couches and a potted plant
a view of a house with patio
a front view of a house with a yard
an aerial view of residential houses with outdoor space
a view of an ocean
an aerial view of multiple house
a view of city
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Listed By CompassContingent

$1,599,000

Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Square Feet
1,354
Acres
0.16
1/37
Listed By CompassContingent

$949,000

Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2.5
Square Feet
1,189
Acres
4.36