When people hear or see my name, they do a double take. They’re constantly asking, “How to do you pronounce your name again?” and “Where are you from?” Born in Germany and raised in Australia, I am a thirty year resident of Santa Cruz County, fortunate to live in this paradise. I am married to Alicia Escobar, a retired local elementary school principal, and have two grown sons, a stepdaughter, and two grandsons.
I have been a licensed REALTOR for nearly two decades and can help you navigate the complexities associated with any real estate transaction. I specialize in residential and income properties, serving all of Santa Cruz County from beachfront estates to mountain cabins. The sale of your home is as important to me as it is to you. My business is built on the principles of outstanding client service, outstanding negotiating skills and a keen eye for detail. I care about the outcome of your transaction, I care whether you find the house that fits your needs, I care when your home gets sold and the price it sells for. I know that moving involves more than just paperwork and signing on the dotted line. It involves you and your family, something I can relate to as well. That’s the reason I go the extra mile to make sure your goals are accomplished.
Call me for an outstanding move in Real Estate today.
‟Hyko was referred to me by a friend after a difficult experience with a prior agent. Hyko was patient, positive and supportive of my goals and I felt he really worked hard to get me the results that I wanted. He put his years of experience and knowledge to work for me and the successful outcome is the proof of that.”
‟Hyko worked with me until he got an exact picture of what I wanted and educated me on how to proceed with my 1041 Exchange and new home purchase. His honesty and professional calm even helped me get through the difficult sale of my existing home on the other end of the deal.”
‟Hyko did a great job searching listings for us, notifying us promptly if anything came up and stayed in touch even if there was nothing new on the market. He really listened to our needs and concerns.”
‟Hyko helped me find and negotiate buying my first home. He asked the right questions to get me focused on what was important to me in a home. He would take me around to potential places and then we would analyze my likes and dislikes of them to get a clearer picture of what I wanted. This was immensely helpful. He listened well, along with addin … g his insights and expertise. I was intimidated by the whole process and he not only helped me to understand everything but made it enjoyable also” Read More ▾
‟I have known Mr. Roppel for over 20 years. He handled several properties of mine with energy and enthusiasm. I recommend him highly. The properties were difficult due to a pending divorce, but he handled it professionally and completely.”
‟Mr Roppel helped us purchase our home in Aptos. He was the most professional, competent, and pleasant Agent we could have imagined. He was sensitive to our needs, and always there when we needed him. He has since been helpful answering questions regarding Real Estate issues and has made a point of staying in touch. We would recommend him in a se … cond. If ever we were to sell our home, he would be our agent” Read More ▾
‟Hyko called me about a home sold in my neighborhood 3 or 4 years ago and remained in touch on a regular basis, so when I was ready to sell I decided to call him. I moved to the Cupertino area into a retirement/assisted living community and I could have never moved without all your help in getting the house ready to sell and getting me moved ou … t! Hyko provided me with A+ service and performance and I highly recommend him” Read More ▾
‟Hyko has always proven to be very easy to work with. I feel that he has my best interest at heart and he knows this area like the back of his hand. There are lots of questions when dealing with real estate and Hyko has been readily available and willing to walk through all the steps and questions I have.”
‟I had a great experience with Hyko. He was very helpful and informative and explained to me the entire short sale process so I felt comfortable working with him. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home.”
‟Hyko stayed in touch and advised us each step of the way, without pushing us. It was a pleasure to work with him and his contract negotiation skills were invaluable. Being in the Title Company business I know a lot of REALTORS®, but Hyko really stands out.”