About Us

About Us:

In this era of massive chain store, fast-track franchises and media-ized mega-mergers, there is a prevailing myth that somehow, bigger is always better.  Stephen Karon, Broker and Owner of Karon Properties, has a slightly different approach.  Bigger is not always better…, better is always better.  To better serve our clients, Stephen has purposely maintained and managed the best little brokerage in the business.

After overseeing a large franchise office in Santa Cruz for 10 years, Stephen founded Karon Properties in 1988.  Success has followed with many satisfied clients as testimony to our unique approach.  We measure this success one transaction at a time, and there have been many hundred over the years.

A graduate of UCLA and Stanford, Stephen began investing in Santa Cruz County real estate in 1975.  His experience in property ownership led him to develop a property management division that has grown to one of the largest in the area.  Karon Properties is highly regarded for both management and skillful residential real estate sales.

At Karon Properties, Stephen has developed a unique synthesis of people and personalities.  We combine many years of experience in residential sales, investment and management.  Our professional backgrounds and years of experience have enabled us to develop a refreshingly different personalized style of service.  We look forward to adding you to our legion of satisfied clients.  Our slogan says it all, …at Karon Properties, we put YOU first!