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Meet Maya

The goal of an exceptional real estate agent is to establish lifetime relationships, not just to help clients buy and sell homes. Maya lives and works by this philosophy, which is evident in her success.

Maya Crelan Ray is uniquely qualified as a Realtor. She was born and raised in Mendocino County. Her mother worked in education in the county. Her father was a real estate broker with his own brokerage. It could be said she was raised in the business.

Maya moved to Santa Cruz in 1998 to attend the University of California, Santa Cruz. At UCSC, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies. In 2003, she met her husband, a local surfer and they were married in 2012. Maya and Chris are raising their two daughters on the Westside of Santa Cruz in the home her husband grew up.

In 2013, Maya received a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from San Jose State University. She has working experience with both the County and City of Santa Cruz Planning Departments. Throughout her planning department experience, Maya has gained valuable knowledge of local planning and land use policies and procedures, which has been beneficial to her real estate clients.

Maya’s commitment to her clients is of the utmost importance. Her professionalism and preparedness is never questioned and her sense of humor alway appreciated.

When not working, Maya enjoys spending time with her friends and family and traveling. She is highly involved at her daughter’s school where serves as the President of the Board. If you see her walking with her family around the Westside or dining at a local restaurant, please take a moment to say hello!