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A Little About Who I Am


I am a Veteran of the US Air Force and an alumnus of UC Santa Cruz, where I earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Management Economics w/ an Accounting focus. Post graduation, I went back to school and also earned an Associates Degree in Spanish from Cabrillo College, mostly because I love learning languages!  Altogether, I bring 25 years of business and hospitality experience to the table.  I've also been lucky enough to have an internship at a 5-Diamond hotel, which has taught me that customer experience is everything!


Coming from the financial world, I've held virtually every position in the accounting field, which has proven an asset in terms of analyzing budgets, investment properties, and executing contracts.  I always do my best to be as cheerful, responsive, and as helpful as possible!  With all of that being said, I hope that you'll choose me as your Realtor® or refer me to a friend/family member!


I was born and raised in Madison, New Jersey (essentially a suburb of Manhattan) until I was stationed at The Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Monterey as a Serbian/Croatian linguist in 2002.  Growing-up,  I played some sports, but mainly I've always been more of a music guy.  Although I played drums from 5th-12 grade, these days I play more guitar and bass; playing in countless bands and for many different churches of all sizes.  I'm a practicing Christian and enjoy making a positive difference in my community!


Besides music, I love to travel!!  So far, I've been to 47 states and 13 countries, with many more in-store, I'm sure!  Besides that, I love spending time with my wife, going to the gym, staying active, and going to the dog park with my dogs Lou and Mason.  We also have a cats named Allie and Tina!


Enough about me...I'd like to know more about you!!  Shoot me a text, email, or go old-school and give me a call (what a concept!)...I'd love to chat about who you are and how I can best help you meet your goals!

Warmest Regards!

-Derek Scranton

(831) 234-8092

Readers Choice Winner 2019 Logo

Voted "Best Realtor®"  2 Years in a Row!

Readers Choice Winner 2020 Logo

Rated                  on Google, Yelp! Zillow,, & Facebook

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