Our Team


Melissa Carstairs

Owner, Broker, Realtor ®

DRE# 01917849

Melissa spent the early years of her career in banking, although she has a unique academic background obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and a Master’s degree in Education. She was an Assistant Branch Manager of a local bank on the central coast before moving into mortgage loans and now loves the versatility of real estate. She has been active in the real estate industry for over 10 years! Real estate is an important part of her life and she is a firm believer that owning real estate can help you build wealth and security for the future. Besides being an advocate for first time buyers and energy efficient/new construction properties, she also owns her own investment properties. Melissa earned her NAR Green Designation to specifically help those who desire an energy efficient property. She welcomes all types of challenges and enjoys working with clients to help them find the home that suits them perfectly. Call Melissa today!

(805) 234-5209


Timothy Carstairs

Owner, Broker, Realtor ®

DRE# 01855310

Tim has a wide range of skills that he brings to real estate from several different areas including, accounting, taxation, and the energy consulting industry. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Science degree in Taxation. While spending 16 years in the energy engineering industry, he saw a need for an energy professional in real estate, helping buyers and sellers find the right comfortable home. Tim also operates Carstairs Energy Inc, which is a full service energy consulting company. Tim specializes in new construction and energy efficient home renovations. Call Tim today!

(805) 528-7130


Amanda Esparza

Realtor ®

DRE# 02100833

Amanda, born and raised on the Central Coast, is proud to call Los Osos her home. She began her career in finance where she worked as an executive assistant to a financial advisor. Amanda is passionate about real estate and takes a great level of care to understand the unique needs of each client while providing the utmost service. In addition to her real estate license, her academic background includes Liberal Arts. She also works in the Energy-Wise Realty office as a transaction coordinator to support the other agents in the office. Amanda’s attention to detail and proficiency with transaction coordination has provided her with the skill and experience to navigate her clients through the escrow process.

Amanda lives in Los Osos and enjoys trips to the beach, hiking, and camping; some of the best qualities the Central Coast has to offer! She enjoys being involved in the local community and is one of the Board of Directors for the Los Osos Chamber of Commerce. She also loves to cook and spend time with friends and family.

(805) 405-2899


Bekki Slater

MBA, Realtor ®

DRE# 01999056

Raised on the Central Coast, Bekki understands the numerous intangible benefits of life in San Luis Obispo County; with its unmatched weather, culture and appeal. Over her professional career, Bekki has developed a keen aptitude for the housing market, stemming from her sincere interest, knowledge, and experience in the industry. Values guiding her business are derived from being a native to the area as well as being well-connected and actively involved in the community. Being a natural negotiator, she is known for her calm and focus through what can potentially be a complex and stressful time in her clients’ lives. Bekki has the innate ability to understand her clients’ needs and prides herself on being viewed as a trusted advisor through the entire process. “Just as the Real Estate Industry’s trends, competitiveness, and demands have changed, so have my strategies and success in this ever-changing market.”

Bekki’s academic background includes an MBA from UOPX and a BA in Sociology from UCSB. Smart home technology, travel, caring for her ranch animals, and spending time with family are a few of Bekki’s interests. On the weekends she can be found on a local ball field with her son Connor, or at a riding arena or dance studio with her daughter, Grace.

(805) 570-9478


Vanessa Betz

Realtor ®

DRE# 02090221

Vanessa Betz epitomizes integrity and hard work. Her early years in banking along with exposure to her family’s entrepreneurial ventures have groomed her to be strategic in marketing and transaction management. Her clients across North and South San Luis Obispo Counties can expect up-to-date feedback on the state of the market, its trends and comparable sales and property values. Vanessa prides herself on giving her buyers and sellers a realistic outlook on what they can expect to achieve in todays’ market. Being a resident of Paso Robles for more than a decade, Vanessa understands and embraces the unique needs of her community.

When asked why she chose this profession, Vanessa gushes, “I am passionate about helping individuals and families realize their dreams; real estate has proven to be the perfect avenue for achieving this!” In addition to being a realtor, Vanessa and her husband Brian enjoy traveling, all things outdoors as well as raising their daughter Brooklynn and son Connor. Depending on the season, you can find them volunteering on the ball field or traveling across the US for dance competitions.

(805) 434-7417


Carrie Trujillo

Realtor ®

DRE# 02112252

Carrie has been living in Los Osos for 17 years and has been working in education as a Secondary School Secretary for 16 years in the San Luis Coastal School District. Prior to moving to the beautiful Central Coast, she resided in Oxnard with her husband and worked as the Marketing Assistant for Haas Automation, Inc. for 15 years. Carrie enjoys working with and helping people. She is pursuing her career in Real Estate to help her clients realize their dream of homeownership, whether it is a first time buyer or a dream home purchase. With her outgoing personality and her organizational skills, Carrie is committed to her clients and making their real estate dreams come true.

Carrie enjoys hiking, walking on the beach, going to the Eastern Sierras to enjoy nature, cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys being involved in the local community. Carrie served on the Los Osos Little League Board for 7 years with her husband. They spent many years on the ball field with their son Caleb. Carrie also enjoys traveling with her daughter, Emma to Acro competitions nationwide. Carrie enjoys working by referral and is happy to help friends and family with all of their real estate needs!

(805) 236-4709


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