Testimonials from past clients

Happy Scotts Valley Buyers!

My husband and I met Stephanie and her Dad at an open house and were impressed. We asked them to represent us in our home search and I’m so glad we did. We moved to Scotts Valley from out of town and Stephanie was always available for us, day and night. She went above and beyond with trying to  get quotes and contractors into the home we were buying, advocated for us, and even met contractors when we couldn’t drive down to do so. She had a long network of recommendations for us and held our hand through the entire home buying process. Buying a house is really stressful- the most stressful process I’ve ever gone through. It’s such a big decision and you need someone on your team that can guide you, keep you calm, and help you. Stephanie has the experience, know how and professionalism that makes the process as stress free as possible. She is someone we could lean on and trust. I would absolutely use her again and recommend her to anyone in the area!

Kindest Regards,

Paige & Chris Gordon


Happy Aptos Buyers!

Stephanie was a tremendous help throughout the whole home buying process. For us being first time home buyers we definitely needed guidance. Steph was always available for questions and open houses! In this market you need a realtor that is courteous to your needs with the goal of helping you  achieve a home that is right for you, and Stephanie Kingdom delivers.

Brandon & Stephanie Gordon


Happy Scotts Valley Sellers!

Very professional and friendly, we enjoyed working with Jack and Stephanie. They have a thorough knowledge of the area and were very helpful at every stage of the process of selling our home. We are happy to give them our highest recommendation!


Marie & Gordon Wesenfield


Happy Aptos Sellers!

We sold our home in Rio Del Mar this last Summer and used Stephanie and her father Jack. They were professional at all times and very helpful getting the house ready for sale. In less than a week we had 6 offers all over asking price and Stephanie handled the additional round of offers in a very  respectful and efficient way. Needless to say that we were very happy with their service and support. I highly recommend them as R.E. Agents. their knowledge, advice and professionalism was superb.

Thank you,

Barb & Gerry Hukee


Happy Buyers in Aptos!

Dear Stephanie,

We wanted to take a moment to share our house hunting and eventual buying experience with Stephanie Kingdom of David Lyng Real Estate. When we decided it was time to live our dream of moving to Santa Cruz many months ago, we went online searching for properties. I came across David Lyng Real Estate, searched a few properties and moved along. The next day, we received a reply from Stephanie stating that she was here to help in any way she could. Initially I thought, “Oh great, now I am going to be bombarded with email from this person.” Nothing could be further from the truth. We explained our situation in that it would most likely be several months before we were ready to move and unlike the other agents that contacted us, her approach was “I’m here when you’re ready.” Unlike the others that stated “Contact me when you are ready.”

Stephanie was there with us 100% of the way, no pressure, keeping in contact with us, answering questions, and when the time came to put the rubber to the road and find a home, she jumped in with both feet and worked tirelessly to help us not only find the right home, negotiate the best deal, arrange financing, and ensure that she had our back even when we thought things just might fall through. With a positive “Don’t worry” attitude, she was an absolute delight to work with and get to know along the way. I could go on and on about how we feel about her but I can sum it all up by saying she is professional, persistent, but not pushy and will work for you every step of the way. By the end, you will have made a new friend through the process.

Best regards,

Chris & Diane Allen-Lyons


Happy Sellers in Boulder Creek!

Dear Stephanie,

Thanks for the note. We are doing well here and are enjoying life in Indiana. We have, as you might expect, been extremely busy.

We appreciate your help in making a difficult move.  You kept us informed of the news on our listing and contract, and went out of your way to help us when things came up. Without your help we would have had to return to California at least 2 times to finish the move.  You took care of the details, big and small and in a manner that assured that we closed on time, and without any surprises.

Best Regards,

Charles Holwerk


Happy Hidden Glen Sellers and Buyers!

Dear Jack & Stephanie,

We want to thank you for your excellent work in the recent sale of our home in Hidden Glen, and the purchase of our new home. Your team approach to real estate transactions is very effective. It was comforting to always be able to contact either one of you during this often stressful process. Further, your attention to detail and knowledge of the local market was critical to the successful completion of the short timeline of our sale/purchase.

I would certainly recommend your services to anyone who wishes to sell or buy property anytime.


Chris Blumenthal


Happy Ben Lomond Buyers!

Dear Stephanie,

Both Don and I want to thank you for your untiring and persistent effort to find us the absolutely perfect home. We truly could not be happier with our house and property on the river, we owe it all to you.

As first time homebuyers, we had many questions, concerns and even fear about the whole process. We felt somewhat vulnerable and uneasy going in to it, but you were just wonderful to work with. We appreciate the breadth of you knowledge and familiarity with the area, your easy and comfortable style, your patience as we looked at home after home trying to find the one right for us, your unrelenting effort and most of all your obvious respect for ethics.

We can’t imagine going through all this without you, we are forever grateful. We will most assuredly recommend you whenever we get the chance and we look forward to working with you again when we are ready to sell or buy again.


Don & Sheryll Hiatt


Happy Sellers in Carbonera Estates!

To whom it may concern,

We were more than happy with the Western/Kingdom team, always sociable, and ever supportive. We relied on them for advice about many items we were unsure about, and their knowledge & experience was so comforting to us. We always felt comfortable when the need arose, to ask for more advice and help. They are more than willing to go beyond their duty to help make their client’s life easier during this extremely hard job of moving. We truly appreciated all their help. We heartily recommend considering them if you are needing to sell your home.


Lois & Joe Kirby