Our Story

When we work with you at Michael Lavigne Real Estate Services to market the sale or negotiate the purchase of your home along Monterey Bay or in Silicon Valley, we execute with laser-like focus, using our expert analysis of  local market trends in combination with exceptional marketing.

We live here, we work here, and we love helping our clients here.

Our hi-tech, hi-touch approach defines our service, and our loyal clients are happy to tell the story

Exceptional Marketing, Excellent Service, Extraordinary Results.

We invite you to contact us directly to experience it first hand.


We nurture each client relationship with energy, professionalism, integrity and local market expertise. And we look forward to providing an exceptional client experience to every person who walks through our door or visits our site online.

Meet the Team

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Michael Lavigne, Broker

Founder & CEO

Michael Lavigne is a licensed California Real Estate Broker with keen knowledge of local market trends, and expertise in marketing of fine homes in both Silicon Valley and along Monterey Bay

An avid skiier, hiker and runner, Michael is also a vineyard and wine enthusiast and used this expertise to establish the first vertical shoot positioning system in Santa Cruz County at a Pinot Noir vineyard estate which he built and then sold in the Aptos Hills---it still produces superb grapes and great wine, 16 years after it was first established.

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Amber Faye Snell,

Real Estate Marketing Specialist and Licensed Agent

Amber developed her experience in real estate over several years as a leasing specialist in San Francisco and the East Bay, and how calls the Santa Cruz area home.

Amber is an  Instagram and social media marketing specialist, helping  our clients understand the benefits of robust social media marketing. She has a keen eye for the use of short videos and story-brand marketing, bringing to life finely detailed homes at all price points for the benefit of both Sellers and Buyers.

Amber enjoys hiking, water sports, adventure travel, good coffee and good wine, and can often be seen walking coastal trails or in her neighborhood with her loving Golden Retriever, Maverick

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