PO Box 762 - 10483 Lansing Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
800-707-0423 - 707-937-0423 (fax 707-937-2308)

Employment opportunities with Sea Cottage?... go here.

Real estate agents come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Some are tall, some are short, some young, some old. There are rich ones, poor ones, some are handsome or pretty... or not. Some are aggressive, some laid back. They can be intelligent or brilliant or... well, you get the picture.

Here at Sea Cottage, our agents have many of the characteristics listed above (and then some). We are, some of us:

  • Handsome
  • Pleasant
  • Quiet
  • Easy to deal with
  • Intelligent
  • Always in the Know
  • Tough in Negotiations
  • Real Fighters
  • Leaders in the Community
  • Beautifully Dressed
  • Exceptionally Beautiful
  • Bubbly and Bright
  • Sophisticated
  • Fashion Plates
  • Pillars of the Community
  • Wise Beyond Years
  • Smart Enough to Come in Out of the Rain
  • Aggressive
  • Exceedingly Handsome
  • Movers & Shakers
Now for the rest of the story...

There have been, from time to time, three to six agents at Sea Cottage Real Estate. At the moment, there are only three... if I'm counting right, but we expect to add another agent very shortly. We like it that way... a small office and more of a team atmosphere and relationship. But more on that later.

Each member of the Sea Cottage staff takes pride in the professionalism of our agency and the amount of solid experience we bring to our jobs of representing people in the increasingly complex field of real estate. At Sea Cottage, Job Number 2 is getting the offer... Job 1 is taking care of all of the interests of the client. We advise and carefully guide the buyer (or seller) through all the many steps leading to a successful close of escrow. The process of finding just the right property, making the offer and negotiating the purchase contract, then proceeding through escrow requires constant attention to detail, each one of the steps of tremendous concern to the client. Our concerns are your interests, your satisfaction.

But we are more than job-oriented; we are - each one of us - intimately involved in community and civic affairs. As members of the coastal community, we're giving something back.

You met members of our team earlier on; now take a closer look at them:

CINDY MCCLOSKEY - Agent and the Sea Cottage Office Manager DRE LIC. # 01210718 - Cindy's family has owned property along the Mendocino Coast long before she was born. She grew up coming to the Mendocino Coast every summer on visits - vacations and holiday. She spent her 20s living in Europe and working for the U.S. government as an accounting manager. She moved back to the States and Mendocino County in the 1990’s and accepted a position as operations manager for a local vacation rental firm. She met and married a man who was born and raised along this gorgeous Mendocino coastline. Cindy has been a licensed real estate agent since 1996 and worked in vacation property management for over 23 years. She personally owns a vacation rental plus long term income property. With her experience and dedication, she strives to insure that she can help clients and customers in finding or selling their properties. She listens to her customers/clients - a rarity - and she "cares". It is her goal to assist her clients, using her knowledge and professionalism. Email contact:

KARA ZILBOORG - DRE LIC. # 01932502 - Kara is a relatively new Realtor, but her enthusiasm and passion for the business more than makes up for “time on the job”, working as an agent here on the Mendocino Coast. She has a background in accounting, balancing a bank branch daily, a legal background working in a law office for 16 years, a loan broker in Illinois where she grew up and – don’t sit at a table with her! – she has a gaming background, dealing blackjack, baccarat, roulette and poker pai gow. Her move here from Lake Tahoe 20 years ago brought her to the community where her husband Greg has lived from age twelve. She has been a Girl Scout Leader to Brownies, Juniors and Cadets and served as President on the board of Caspar Children's Garden when her son Gregory was attending. Her interests are skiing and bowling in the winter (bowling in the snow?), gardening and swimming in the summer... and enjoying the fog, rain and sun all year. Email contact:

JIM HAY, Broker - DRE LIC. # 00956021 - Jim has been in real estate since moving to the Mendocino Coast in 1987 and is the owner/broker of Sea Cottage Real Estate. Sea Cottage operates from its new, beautiful offices in the heart of Mendocino, the "happening" part of town. The agency has been kept deliberately small, employing only the most qualified professional real estate agents and associates. In a previous life, Jim worked in the entertainment industry, first in theatre in New York and National Tours, then in television and film. For a number of years, Jim was an executive with ABC Television in New York, Los Angeles and London and then, later, was an independent producer in Los Angeles and was a consultant with BBC Television for its coverage of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. He has been on the Board of Directors for the Mendocino Art Center, Leadership Mendocino, the Mendocino Music Festival (past President), was active in organizing the Mendocino County Film Commission office, was the President of the Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce for three years, was one of the organizers (and on the Board of Directors) of the Mendocino County Promotional Alliance, and was the President of the Redwood Empire Association, a tourism-promotional organization for nine counties of northern California, recently served on the Board of Directors for the Mendocino Coast District Hospital where he chaired the Planning Committee for the hospital... and, later, was a member of the Board of Governors of the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation. Email contact:

Now you've met the Sea Cottage "team". We like what we do and we're good at it! We're the best choice for your real estate needs.

For a group photo of our happy team, click here.

From time to time we experience personnel moves or retirement and,
at those times look to add to our agent staff.
For those eventualities, we will accept resumes and inquiries for possible employment
here at Sea Cottage Real Estate.
Experienced agent... or just starting out in real estate? If you're interested in a position
- with the best team on the Mendocino Coast! -
email us at
or write to:
Jim Hay
Sea Cottage Real Estate
PO Box 762
Mendocino CA 95460

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PO Box 762 - Lansing & Ukiah Streets
Mendocino, CA 95460
800-707-0423 - 707-937-0423 (fax 707-937-2308)