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The broker is Nicole N. Amaral, a Monterey native. Other staff persons in the company include Terry Wecker, he oversees the office and property management, is the bookkeeper, and also is a real estate agent. Choung Sherwood is a sales agent.

Our region, in which we both sell and manage property, is the world-renowned county of Monterey, on California's Central Coast. The areas of the county in which we principally and most efficiently work are Monterey, Carmel Valley, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Del Rey Oaks, Seaside, Sand City, Marina, Salinas and the nearby unnamed sections of Monterey County. Of course, we are licensed to operate in all of the state of California, and can - and have - effectively represent buyers seeking property anywhere in California.

In Sales, we represent both buyers and sellers of real property. The broker and salespeople know Monterey County well, and follow the market. For buyers, we make a special effort to find the best financing, and then the best possible property for your specific desires. For sellers, we market each property with special care. After all, we are not a large company, and each listing is very important to us. We believe we have a very good marketing plan, and, indeed, it has worked very well over the years; most of our listings result in a successful sale of the property. In our view of ourselves, we are skilled negotiators, more than salespeople, and the staff conducts itself accordingly.

As to Property Management, Custom House Realty currently manages more than a hundred and fifty tenants. We offer a full range of services to the owner at a reasonable rate, aggressively market vacant property, and quickly take care of problems that arise. We make a special effort to find quality, long-term, reliable tenants. Once again, we have had good success in this effort, with few vacancies, usually, and few evictions. For a more complete discussion of this topic, please visit our website's page on Property Management.

We maintain membership in the Monterey County Association of REALTORS® and our area's Multiple Listing Service.

Our agents at Custom House Realty are Members of the National Association of REALTORS®

Nicole Nancy Amaral is a Monterey native who never ventured away from Monterey County. She resides in Carmel with her husband and son. She graduated from Monterey Peninsula College before transferring to California State University of Monterey Bay. She earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies in 2001 and went on to receive her CLAD Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in 2002. Nicole worked as a substitute/summer school teacher throughout her undergraduate work. After finishing her teaching credential, she became an English Language Development teacher and an intervention specialist for at risk students. She went on to teach 7-12th grade full time in Marina for eight years. Nicole received her Master's of Education in Curriculum in 2006 from University of Phoenix online. She began teaching as an online facilitator for University of Phoenix in 2009.

Nicole became licensed as a Zumba instructor in 2009. She has enjoyed teaching at a handful of gyms and studios as well as fundraisers and events throughout the years. She also obtained her Real Estate Broker's License in 2009. Nicole is looking forward to assisting you in all your buying, selling or renting needs.

Nicole Nancy Amaral - REALTOR®
DRE #01850377

Choung Sherwood has been an agent for Custom House Realty since 2003. Prior to that she was an agent in the state of Virginia. Choung brings an international point-of-view to our firm, as she has traveled throughout the world, and lived in many other places before settling in Carmel Valley.

She is in fact a native of Korea, and of course is fluent in the Korean language, as well as English. You can best reach Choung on her cell phone, which is 831-521-0469. 

Choung Sherwood - REALTOR®
DRE #01400965

Vince Giardina - REALTOR®
DRE #1239253



Terry Wecker has been the office manager for Custom House Realty since it was formed in 2001. Prior to that he worked in other real estate companies, in other capacities for about twenty-five years. In addition to his position with Custom House Realty he is noted for his energetic service to the community, and the list of his positions is a long one. He has been Secretary of the Rotary Club of Monterey for over 10 years.

He is past President of the Monterey High School Instrumental Music Boosters. He has managed and coached Pony Baseball. Terry is Chairman of the Monterey Rock and Rod Festival, a benefit for Gateway Center of Monterey County, Inc. and he is past president of Gold Coast Rods, of the Compari Club; he is a director of Gateway Center. Plus, he has served his real estate community as a past director, treasurer and chairman of many committees throughout the years.

Terry Wecker, General Manager
DRE #00548546


A.J. Wecker, Property Management Assistant



Auburn Monat, Property Management Assistant



Jasmine Hernandez, Property Management Assistant (bi-lingual)


Our office at 457 Webster Street in Monterey's Downtown Business
District is located a block from Lake El Estero and 3 blocks
 from the world famous Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf.