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Welcome to Central Valley House Search!
Are you looking for a home that fits your lifestyle or trying to sell a property at the best value? You've come to the right place! We're Chris and Jennie, the heart and soul behind Central Valley House Search, where we make real estate dreams a reality.

Our Mission
At Central Valley House Search, we bring over 40 years of combined retail management expertise to the dynamic world of real estate. Our mission is simple: to provide personalized, transparent, and top-notch real estate services to our community. We're here to guide you through every step of your real estate journey with the care and dedication you deserve.

Our Story
Our adventure began individually in the bustling world of retail, where we honed our skills in customer service, sales, and management. After decades of shaping exceptional customer experiences, we decided to take on a new challenge together. Jennie stepped into the real estate sector five years ago, driven by her passion for helping people find their perfect homes. Her knack for negotiation and her eye for potential in properties quickly made her a beloved realtor in our area. I, Chris, joined her over two years ago, bringing my strategic insight and managerial experience to the table. Together, we've become a formidable team, turning the complex process of buying and selling homes into a seamless and enjoyable experience for our clients.

What We Offer
We specialize in residential real estate, offering a comprehensive suite of services that include property listing, buyer representation, market analysis, and much more. Our approach is tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, ensuring that whether you're buying your first home or selling a cherished family estate, you're in capable hands.

Meet Chris and Jennie
Chris: With 20 years of retail management under my belt, I've learned that at the heart of every transaction is a dream. In real estate, I apply this understanding daily, ensuring that every client's dream is respected and pursued with the utmost dedication.
Jennie: My journey in real estate is fueled by the joy of connecting people with the right property. With a keen sense for what makes a house a home, I've spent the last five years mastering the art of the deal to ensure our clients always come out ahead.

Why Choose Us?
Experience: Decades of retail management experience means we know how to handle negotiations, manage complex transactions, and provide exceptional customer service.
Personal Touch: As a husband and wife team, we offer a personal commitment to our clients that is rooted in understanding and trust.
Community Focus: We believe in building relationships that extend beyond the closing table, supporting our clients and community every step of the way.

Our Promise to You
We promise to be there for you, from the first consultation to the final handshake. Your goals are our goals, and we're dedicated to achieving them with integrity, professionalism, and a personal touch that only a family-run business can provide.

Join Our Family of Satisfied Clients
Don't just take our word for it—experience the difference that personal care makes in real estate. Get in touch with us today to start your journey.
We can't wait to welcome you into our Central Valley House Search family!
Featured Agents

Catrina Bernal

Estate Agent

DRE# 02210810

Catrina Bernal is an Estate Agent with Craft & Bauer Real Estate Co., specializing in Central Modesto, Northeast Modesto, and Riverbank neighborhoods. With a career marked by professional development, a robust network, and profound market knowledge, Catrina exemplifies dedication to her craft. Her client relationships reflect her philosophy of prioritizing needs, fostering open communication, and empowering with knowledge. Through trust, integrity, and a long-term focus, she guides clients with confidence, ensuring satisfaction and loyalty. Catrina draws inspiration from design influencer Heather Hilliard for her talent, professionalism, and client-centric approach, aligning with Catrina's own values. Outside of work, she passionately supports causes in arts & culture and animal welfare, reflecting her commitment to community enrichment. In her leisure time, Catrina focuses on self-improvement within real estate, constantly seeking new knowledge and refining her skills to better serve clients. She balances this with recreation, playing softball on Friday nights and maintaining an active lifestyle through workouts and walks. Catrina's dedication to excellence, both professionally and personally, defines her as a trusted advisor and valued member of the real estate community.

Chris Irwin

Estate Director/Team Lead

DRE# 02143320

Chris Irwin is an Estate Director at Craft & Bauer Real Estate Co. whose expertise spans across various vibrant neighborhoods and areas, including Oakdale, Riverbank, Modesto, and beyond. With a passion for fostering meaningful client relationships, Chris has built a career centered on empathy, understanding, and genuine care for his clients' needs. Throughout his career, Chris has celebrated numerous highlights, but perhaps none more poignant than selling his grandparents' home of nearly six decades. This deeply personal transaction not only yielded significant returns for his family but also exemplified Chris's commitment to exceptional service. Additionally, facilitating a seamless transition for his aunt during a challenging time underscored his dedication to going above and beyond for his clients. Chris's client philosophy is rooted in empathy and connection. He understands that real estate transactions are not merely about properties but about guiding individuals through life-changing decisions. By prioritizing emotional intelligence and support, Chris ensures his clients feel empowered and valued throughout their journey. Inspired by the architectural prowess of Marmol Radziner, Chris appreciates design that marries historical significance with modern functionality. He admires the firm's dedication to preserving the integrity of midcentury homes while infusing them with contemporary elegance. Beyond his professional endeavors, Chris is deeply invested in causes close to his heart, including animal rights, environmental conservation, and space exploration. These passions reflect his commitment to ethical stewardship of the planet and the exploration of boundless possibilities. In his leisure time, Chris embraces adventure, whether it's cruising on his motorcycle, hitting the slopes for exhilarating snowboarding sessions, or exploring new locales through travel. He finds solace in unwinding with loved ones, often hosting gatherings by the pool or indulging in the local wine country scene. For Chris, life is about balancing ambition with moments of joy and connection, both professionally and personally.

Jennie Irwin

Estate Director/Team Lead

DRE# 02082790

We are a professional Husband & Wife real estate team - Chris takes the lead on the road & I handle all the business side! Together we offer our extensive experience in creating enjoyable connections, powerful negotiation skills that ensure your interests are always protected & systematic resources that help navigate any real estate transaction. Allowing us to provide you with the Best Real Estate Experience! We have a true love for helping our clients turn their dreams into a reality. As homeowners ourselves, we understand that purchasing or selling a home is kind of a "BIG DEAL"!! We have both taken the time to study our local regulations & we watch the real estate market daily. Our intention is to provide you with the necessary knowledge & skills needed to have the utmost confidence in your decision making. If you are looking for a professional & enthusiastic husband & wife real estate team, we would love to connect with you.

Leo Castaneda

Estate Agent

DRE# 01942931

Leo Castañeda is an Estate Agent with Craft & Bauer Real Estate Co., specializing in Northern & Central Valley neighborhoods. Born and raised in Oakland, Leo has deep community ties. With 28 years at the Port of Oakland, he rose to supervisor, overseeing operations at the Oakland International Airport and the Port's Harbor Maritime Facilities. He managed maintenance crews, served as a union shop steward, and played a key role in contract negotiations, fostering positive labor relations. Fluent in Spanish, Leo’s client relationships are built on leadership and negotiation skills. He is committed to providing top-tier service, focusing on safety, efficiency, and advocacy. His strategic planning and attention to detail make him a trusted ally in real estate. Inspired by Carlos Santana's philanthropy, Leo supports youth development, troubled youth guidance, and homelessness. In his leisure time, he enjoys fishing, camping, salsa dancing, and traveling, but cherishes moments with family the most. Leo Castañeda is a dedicated Realtor who ensures a smooth, successful, and memorable real estate journey for his clients.
Craft & Bauer Real Estate Co.
1200 F St, Modesto
Modesto, CA 95354
DRE# 02082790

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