Daniel Zia & Zia Group
Real Estate Agent at
Keller Williams Realty
Currently accepting new clients
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Top Producer 2020
Top Team in KW Santa Barbara by Units, Top Team in KW Santa Barbara by Volume, #1 Team in the entire Santa Barbara area for # of homes sold, National Association of Realtors 30 Under 30 - 2013, Voted Best Real Estate Team by the Santa Barbara Independent, Voted Best Real Estate team by the Santa Barbara News Press
Daniel Zia & Zia Group's Reviews & Ratings
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As a real estate professional of over ten years, I was impressed with Daniels recollection of our specific needs, the names of the members of our family, and of course, bringing to us the right property. His command of the principles of real estate investing, his professionalism, and his integrity is impressive, and a rare combination in this industry today. Additionally, Daniels patience is unwavering. It took us 16 months and countless offers (Over 10) to secure a property here in Santa Barbara. At no point in time did Daniel waver in his generosity with his time and sage advice. In fact, he kept encouraging us even when we felt discouraged with our prospects. Once finally in escrow, Daniel kicked into overdrive to meet the aggressive closing schedule and challenging financing environment. We even threw in a curveball and went on vacation during escrow! I wholeheartedly recommend Daniel and his dedicated support team to represent his clients as a bona fide fiduciary. You will truly be in good hands.- JOHN M.
I cannot speak highly enough of Daniel and the team at Zia Group. From our first meeting with Daniel, we were confident the Zia team would help us find the right property for us on our timeline, negotiate the best price for that property and walk us through the home buying process. As first-time homebuyers this made the process worry-free and smoother than I could have imagined.- IAN & KATIE D.
Working with Daniel was a very pleasant experience. He found us a great Santa Barbara home and was very knowledgeable throughout the entire process. He answered every question we had and made us feel at ease every step of the way. He was always available to us anytime. We would definitely recommend him enthusiastically to anyone looking for a Santa Barbara Realtor.- KAI I.
Daniel and his team are truly the best team you could ask for when buying a home. The Zia Group helped us purchase our first home in a competitive market by knowing more about the neighborhood and history of the house that ultimately led to an accepted offer. They are responsive and wonderful people to work with. I highly recommend Daniel and his team!- BRENNAN DE R.
I cant say enough good things about Daniel and the whole team at Zia Group. He was able to give unbiased information while making sure he really understood me and what I wanted to help present the information that he knew was important to me. The whole process felt customized to me as a buyer while at the same time felt smooth to show they had done this many times before. I will be recommending Zia Group to anyone I know buying or selling a home in the Santa Barbara area.- ADAM M.
My husband and I met Daniel a few years ago when I was looking for a summer rental in Santa Barbara. I thought he was so kind and generous with his time-for just a rental. We fell in love with Santa Barbara and always toyed with the idea of purchasing a summer home there. An unexpected opportunity fell into my lap in September 2009. I am now officially the owner of a Santa Barbara property purchased through Daniel, with the transaction taking place while I was in the comforts of New York, in less than 30 days. As luck would have it, Daniel sent an e-mail to us and we pretty much took his word on the condition of the property. He emailed us photos immediately and followed through exceptionally well. Whatever we didnt know, Daniel did. His no pressure attitude, in conjunction with his confidence in himself and the property he had found for us, was undeniable. He was forthcoming with even the smallest details about the property. His honesty and his attention to detail were apparent from the beginning. We put great faith in him, as this was a long-distance purchase on a property that we had not seen. I really could go and on about his professionalism. There was not one question that stumped him during this very untraditional purchase. He did his research and kept us abreast of all progress. His professionalism and knowledge were paramount. Let me say that finding Daniel Zia was an absolute gift to us! He facilitated me purchasing my dream summer home in a matter of 30 days and he has continued to offer his services post-transaction. He has checked in on the house since we are not there. Knowing he is still available to me really puts my mind at ease. He puts his heart and soul into his work and you would be very fortunate to have him on any side of your real estate transaction!- AILEEN Z.
Daniel was very patient, knowledgeable, and a huge help when it came to making all the decisions that are involved with buying a home. He went above and beyond our expectations by continuing to be a valuable resource for us even after the contracts were signed.- ZACH S.
Daniel is the consummate giver. Whether it be his time or expertise, Daniel is passionate about helping others. Daniel quickly built a successful real-estate firm founded on results, a strong reputation, and honesty and integrity. In addition to being a successful professional, Daniel is passionate about helping the world. He donates his time and resources to multiple non-profits and organizations. Daniel has the quality of being honest to a fault, which is a rare but valuable quality in todays world.- KEVIN S.
Recommending Daniel is the easiest thing in the world as I cant imagine how our home purchase could have gone any smoother. The service that my family and I received while purchasing our Santa Barbara home was exceptional. We told Daniel what we were looking for and he was there every inch of the way letting us know about new houses on the market, the positives and potential negatives for each, resale value, remodel ideas, etc. Daniel has such an impressive grasp on the real estate profession that every question my family and I had was immediately answered and elaborated on. This kind of service really set us at ease and gave us confidence in our search for a home. Once we decided on a purchase, a complicated process filled with what seemed like a million signatures and initials and faxes ensued. Daniel made this process completely manageable, explaining everything along the way and making sure we had all our bases covered. In all honesty, I cannot imagine better service than that which we received from Daniel. If you live in the Santa Barbara area and are looking for a property, I highly recommend Daniel Zia as a real estate agent.- BEN M.
This was the first home purchase for both of us. We actually thought of trying to go it alone, but Im so glad we didnt! Daniel was always responsive, available for questions throughout the day and flexible with his time. He took the time to describe all the paperwork and to walk us through anything we were concerned about. He explained inspections, what our expectations should be, and looked out for our needs every step of the way. I particularly appreciated his suggestion to take the time to write a thoughtful letter of introduction to include with our offer. It allowed us to connect with the out-of-town sellers in a way that I dont think would have been possible otherwise. I also particularly appreciated his willingness to communicate electronically, which is a standard in my daily business practice and probably the only way I could have fit house-hunting/offering/financing into my busy life. Our overall experience with Daniel was terrific! I especially appreciated his sincere attention to retaining a relationship after the sale. I feel like I have a realtor I can count on for life.- LOREN B. & STEVE S.
Daniel Zia helped us buy our first home. He was great to work with throughout the whole process and got us an amazing deal on the house! His connections in the community and expertise allowed us to overcome a long, complicated short sale and find the perfect lender. I would highly recommend Daniel and his team for anyone looking to buy a home in Santa Barbara.- NICK B.
Daniel emailed us home listings on a weekly basis for four years before we purchased our home. Daniel was extremely professional and moved us through our home purchase easing the headaches that come along with the escrow process these days. My wife and I, even though we were both first time home buyers, felt completely comfortable with Daniel and trusted that he was looking out for our best interest. He was dedicated to ensuring we were making a wise investment and educated us on all aspects of the home buying experience At the end of our transaction he even offered us a hand in moving our belongings.- CHRIS S. & KENNY Y.
Daniel helped my wife and I purchase a Santa Barbara condominium by long distance since we dont live in California. His website was very helpful in that we were able to shop by computer, and then he was always available to help us follow up on making offers. He gave us very good advice regarding the market and what offers to make and also in assisting us in finding a very good and efficient lender to work with on a loan. We found Daniel to be very responsive by both email and phone and we wouldnt hesitate to use his services again if the need arose. We highly recommend Daniel to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the Santa Barbara area.- BILL & JOYCE H.
Working with Daniel changed my whole opinion of real estate agents. He went above and beyond at every step, was always on the lookout for deals, and helped us find a great house when other Realtors had told us it would be impossible with our parameters. He never gave up and was always on our side. He never tried to sell us on anything, never pushed something that wasnt right. He gave us honest feedback and advice all the time and stuck with us on a search that lasted over six months. Without Daniel, I think we would have given up and called it quits; with him, we found a great house at a fantastic price. Thanks for everything Daniel!- JASON B.
Working in British television can often be a demanding and stressful occupation. Expectations of UK viewers, producers, and commissioning editors are incredibly high and as a tv crew, you have to be confident and able to make the right decisions quickly. The key to the success of any show is having the right people on board to make it happen. Daniel was one such person that we fully relied upon to help us produce our tv show during our recent filming and a short stay in Santa Barbara. Daniel immediately understood the criteria for our property search and worked hard to offer us lots of choices, showing us some wonderful properties and suggesting locations to film in. Daniel was on hand and willing to help us with many of our demands often at short notice. Thankfully Daniel delivered on every single request and was always prepared to go the extra mile. Drawing on his business expertise he provided us much-needed information and additional facts that have made it into the final script. Daniel was reliable, punctual, polite, a great communicator and easy to get along with but above all he made working in Santa Barbara an enjoyable and memorable experience. In fact, Daniels contribution was so impressive that he even made it into the filming! He makes a special personal appearance in the show with A Place In The Sun presenter Jasmine Harman! To sum up, Daniel delivered.- MICHAEL P.
Lets start with the results: thanks to Zia Groups hard work and outstanding marketing we sold our home to a cash buyer for the asking price in less than a week. Daniel is a fine leader and has built an excellent team. Everything was done at the highest professional level. Communication was easy and clear. Daniel understood our goals and achieved them. And, last but not least, we liked everyone on the team and enjoyed working with them. Highly recommended.- LINDA B.
Daniel Zia is 3 for 3 with us! When we decided to purchase our first condo with Daniel there was already an offer on it, but he knew how to make our offer stand out and we got the condo. Five years later we decided to upgrade to a new place, same scenario, same result. But this time we got it for under the list price. When we sold that first condo, Daniel told us what was worth upgrading and what wasnt. And gave us referrals to replace the floors, counters, and paint. It turned out to be a great return on investment and without the referrals it wouldnt have happened. He priced it right and we had to compete for offers and sold for over asking price. I dont know how he does it, but he just knows what to do. When we closed escrow he was on vacation, but his educated team negotiated some final details and took care of us.- JESSE & ROBYN H.
As part of our TV show, A Place in the Sun: At home or Away one of the biggest difficulties is finding the right house, in the right area, of a city that weve never been to before. We often view 20-25 houses over 2-3 days in a city before selecting the final 3 that we show our house hunters. Working with Daniel on such a project was a God-send, as not only did he have a great portfolio to show us, but he had detailed knowledge of all the areas in and around Santa Barbara. He was quick to grasp what our needs were and were able to find us some very unique houses to show our clients. He was by far the best-prepared and most efficient agent weve ever had the pleasure to work with and was always armed with a great can-do attitude and sincere smile. We had a very tricky schedule and he was a key player in helping us pull off what was a complicated shoot. Daniel was not only a pleasure to work with but he went out of his way and beyond the call of duty to help find us what we need. I wouldnt have any hesitation in recommending Daniel Zia for anyone who is house hunting in Santa Barbara, and would instead rather urge anyone to get in touch with him as he offers a complete 5-star service with a warm and friendly manner to boot.- STEFANIA
We met Dan and his team several years ago when we bought our first house after many of our friends had recommended him. We had used another realtor prior to the Zia Group when helping my in-laws buy a condo here. Truth be told no one had ever given me a recommendation at that point in my life and so I just started calling through the yellow pages. The difference between our first realtor and the Zia Group was night and day. Everything felt tailored to exactly what we wanted within what we could afford. His team always responded quickly and helpfully and surprisingly, to me, even on weekends. We had the opportunity to sell our condo and buy a different house in the last year. It could not have been easier. And since our first purchase years ago Dan is always the first person I recommend to friends.- JENNY S.
Daniel was a very professional Realtor with unending patience with our needs. We were moving from Colorado to Santa Barbara and I had started looking for houses through Daniel and the MLS as soon as we knew of our move. Daniel e-mailed me every time a suitable property came on the market, he went and previewed several houses for us, so that when we came to visit we had several planned to see. He was very courteous and polite during all our interaction and went far above and beyond what we would have expected, without even knowing if he would be successful in finding us an affordable property. I have only positive remarks to make about Daniel, his great ethics and moral character, and his boundless energy to seek the property that may just be the right one for us, and this was a challenge with such a distance between us and few visits to view properties. I would highly recommend Daniel to anyone looking for a Santa Barbara Realtor they could not have a better person on their side.- SUSAN & JOHN M.
The sale of our condo in Santa Barbara was a total success. It was on the market less than a week and there were two strong buyers. We sold it for more than the asking price. Every aspect of the sale went smoothly which is especially unusual because I live in the Bay Area and was selling the condo long distance. But that was never a problem for Daniel who kept me informed every step of the way and gave clear instructions for what I needed to do. The notary who came to my home exclaimed that the quick sale of the condo was nothing short of a miracle since most stay on the market for at least nine months or more. In a nutshell: Daniel is easy to recommend because he is an honest, creative, hardworking and knowledgeable realtor. He was a pleasure to work with and I wouldnt hesitate a minute to have Daniel sell any other property I owned.- ANDY K.
I have bought and sold many homes over the years and I must say that this sale (Daniel represented me as the seller) was the best so far. Daniel was on top of things from the beginning to the end. It seemed like he was always one step ahead of what needed to be done. He did a good job working with the other Realtor and kept on top of the escrow proceedings. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a good Santa Barbara Realtor.- LARRY M.
Daniel, Veronica, and the team did a great job marketing our home and getting in buyers. We had a bit of a complicated sale, with the city of Santa Barbara creating all sorts of unnecessary complications, but the Zia Group stuck with us and we completed the sale.- AARON B.
From our initial conversation right through the closing of escrow on our home in Santa Barbara, Daniel was amazing to work with. His professionalism, communication skills, and pleasant demeanor contributed to this real estate purchase is the smoothest experience we have ever undertaken. I would highly recommend Daniel and his staff without reservation.- LOIS P.
Daniel Zia provided exceptional service to my family and I when we chose his service to represent the sale of our family home in Goleta. In addition to Daniels great service, he also exercised impeccable integrity and conscience in his duties. He was extremely knowledgeable regarding the Santa Barbara real estate market and provided a stress-free selling experience.- MARK W.
We recently completed the purchase of our home in Santa Barbara after years of searching for just the right place. We had the pleasure of meeting and working with Daniel Zia during this long endeavor. We have purchased numerous properties during our lifetime and have never been so favorably impressed with the representation offered by Mr. Zia. We were especially grateful for the patience that was afforded us. In retrospect, we see that we were not at all clear what we were actually looking for. We never felt like we were being urged to buy a particular property. Instead, we were intently questioned and listened to as our need and desire evolved into something quite different over the many months and months of looking. When we finally decided on the home we wanted, Daniels professionalism and knowledge became even more evident. He was always a step ahead of each of the many obstacles current buyers are met with. He had a ready list of competent tradesman for the numerous reports and inspections that are required, and scheduled all of them as if directing a well-practiced orchestra! We will recommend Daniels services to friends and family, feeling confident in his patience, professionalism, and fully deserving of our trust.- LAURA R.
In a town with approximately 10,000 realtors, it is a major achievement to be voted Best Realtor for multiple years by the Santa Barbara Independents annual poll. After having Daniel represent us for the purchase of our home, I see why he earned that award. Our transaction was not easy. We had challenges with a short sale from the seller and the bank. And, in todays much stricter lending environment, our preferred method of financing was very difficult too. Throughout the entire transaction, from getting the offer in immediately upon the property going onto the market, to bumps in the road along the way, Daniel always offered knowledgeable advice and a positive yet realistic attitude. Never once did I feel like he was a salesperson, but always a consultant with our best interest as the first priority. As an owner of five properties and having used five separate realtors, I can say with complete certainty that Daniel Zia is the real deal.- PAUL M.
Daniel (and his team) are amazing! We purchased our first home with Daniel and sold it with him. He made the whole thing seamless, both times. He gave us a great contact to our new city, and held our hand during that purchasing process too. I know they are doing an amazing job helping the Santa Barbara community members find their best homes.- MARISSA D.
Recommending Daniel Zia to handle your real estate needs is the best referral we can make. We met Daniel as well as other real estate agents while vacationing in Santa Barbara. Daniel definitely stood out, so we followed up with him to pursue a home in the area. What makes Daniel outstanding is his extreme competence in all areas of a real estate transaction. He pays close attention to his clients desires and has innovative ideas to help you find the right property. Every time we talked with Daniel we continued to be impressed with his knowledge and straightforward remarks about the properties we were interested in. We looked forward to receiving his candid comments and answers to our questions, which provided us comfort as out of town buyers. Daniel guided us, rather than pushing us, through the purchase process. Daniel is a master at overcoming obstacles that seem to plague many real estate transactions. His service after the closing has been as expedient as before. We have leaned on him to recommend contractors, etc. and have enjoyed great success. Most of all, he is trustworthy and a delight to work with. We highly recommend using Daniel as an agent for those looking to purchase or sell a home.- MIKE & PATSY K.
Great communication every step of the way!- Yolanda V.
Best ever, and we have moved a lot. None better.- Bill E.
The entire Zia Group team take buying and selling a home to a new level. Their knowledge, expertise and professionalism are above and beyond what we have experienced in our past real estate experiences (and we've had quite a few). We selected Daniel and Jon to be our agents after interviewing many top agents in Santa Barbara. We chose them because we knew we needed agents that were really on top of their game to do what we wanted to do: sell our house for top dollar as a pocket listing with all sorts of contingencies (such as allowing us time to find a replacement property and secure a mortgage). They and the entire Zia Group team were able to do that and also help us purchase our replacement property (again with contingencies). They handled both transactions simultaneously--a lot of moving parts to deal with. It was mind-boggling to say the least. Lesser men would have cracked under all the demands and counter demands, changing time frames, and human whims. But Daniel and Jon are champions at this business--truly, they were unfailingly professional, calm, and patient (even when we weren't). My husband and I recommend them without hesitation. They are simply the best in Santa Barbara.- Susanne W.
We listed our home at the right price and with confidence thanks to the Zia Group's expert counsel. They took care of everything and allowed us to get on with planning the next move in our lives. We were very impressed with the professionalism of the Zia Team. They provided candid and very accurate advice about the local market and our very eclectic neighborhood. They were also very quick in responding to unexpected issues along the way. They created a marketing strategy that brought buyers to our listing right away. Over all, these folks were great to work with and they made a complex process much easier for us. We are very pleased with the rapid sale of our home.- Denise S.
Attentive, compassionate, and they always made us feel like we were valuable clients.- Megan P.