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Find the perfect Santa Barbara real estate agent

We analyze millions of home sales to find the best performing real estate agents.

Top Santa Barbara real estate agents

HomeLight runs the stats on each of the 234 agents in Santa Barbara so that you can select the top performing real estate agents. The top 3% Santa Barbara agents work with 340 homes and get them sold in 51 days.


The Realtor I worked with did an excellent job, and made the home selling process quick and easy. I would recommend the HomeLight service to anyone looking for a Realtor.

Jennifer O

Why you need a top real estate agent in Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara, CA has 234 active real estate agents. The average real estate agent in Santa Barbara sells about 305 homes and each home spends about 91 days on Santa Barbara's housing market. Let's see how the top 3% perform in comparison.

Top Seller's Agents

In contrast with the average Santa Barbara real estate agent, the top seller's agents sell 247.31 more homes, close deals 40.12 days faster, and earn sellers an extra 8.2% on each home sale.

Sale price / List price (%)

Days on market
Lower is better

Homes sold / yr


Top Buyer's Agents

When compared against the average real estate agent, the top Santa Barbara buyer's agents move about 164 properties and save buyers $270,603 on their home purchases.

Condos sold / yr

Homes purchased / yr

Sale price / list price (%)
Lower is better

See how some of the real estate agents in Santa Barbara, CA stack up

Karl Parize

Momentum Realty Group

Average Over Asking

$82k

Average Days on Market

71

Townhome Transactions

9

Jessie Sessions

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Average Days on Market

48

Average Over Asking

$82k

Condo Transactions

19

Albert Leone

Westridge Realty

Average Days on Market

79

Average Over Asking

$15k

Condo Transactions

17

Jose Munoz

Santa Barbara Realty

Average Over Asking

$28k

Single Family Home Transactions

42

Townhome Transactions

1

Sherry Stuckey

Troop Real Estate

Single Family Home Transactions

29

Condo Transactions

5

TIC Transactions

0

Liz Donnelly

Re/max Gold Coast Realtors

Average Days on Market

72

Average Over Asking

$28k

Townhome Transactions

8

Kathryn Christiansen

Keller Williams Vip Properties

Average Over Asking

$42k

Average Days on Market

93

Condo Transactions

67

Nancy Kogevinas

Berkshire Hathaway Luxury Collection

Average Over Asking

$1.4k

Single Family Home Transactions

40

Condo Transactions

6

Suzy Ealand

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Average Over Asking

$28k

Single Family Home Transactions

110

Condo Transactions

14

Christine Cardoso-moore

Keller Williams Realty

Average Over Asking

$1.4k

Townhome Transactions

8

Single Family Home Transactions

72

Meet top real estate agents who focus on these Santa Barbara neighborhoods

Alta Mesa

Active Agents33
Time on Market87
Avg. Sale Price$1,181,468

Westside

Active Agents36
Time on Market92
Avg. Sale Price$761,050

Hope Ranch Bridle Trails

Active Agents11
Time on Market176
Avg. Sale Price$4,037,133


Within minutes of registering, I was getting calls from some of the best Realtors in my area and ended up closing within a month of my first call. I’m recommending HomeLight to friends and family. It’s an amazing service I’ll certainly use it again.

Noah H


We were very pleased with HomeLight's easy application for finding us the perfect Realtor match. I joked with my friends and family and said I went to Match.com to find the best Realtors. We would highly recommend them.

Jill D


I had a home that I couldn't sell for 10 years. I decided to try HomeLight and chose the first agent they provided. My home sold immediately! If I sell another home, I will definitely call HomeLight.

Cynthia B

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Santa Barbara?

It's going to depend on the temperature of the Santa Barbara housing market but we generally recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.

How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Santa Barbara?

On average, the top performing 5% of seller's agents generally command a higher selling price (+9%) than the average real estate agent. The top performing 5% of buyer's agents generally save their clients 2.5% more than the average real estate agent at closing. So, whether you're buying or selling your house, your odds of making more money on the transaction are higher if you work with a top performing agent. We encourage you to explore all of your options if you're selling a house in Santa Barbara, CA.

Why do I need to hire a licensed real estate agent in Santa Barbara?

Always ensure you’re working with a trained, accredited real estate professional. That's the best way to protect you and your property. Every listing agent should be prepared to deliver proof of their license to sell in your area.

What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Santa Barbara?

While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents in Santa Barbara work for 6% of the home price.

How do I find a real estate agent that specializes in a specific Santa Barbara neighborhood?

Looking to buy or sell a home in a specific Santa Barbara neighborhood? We've got you covered. Either explore top real estate agents in Santa Barbara neighborhoods or give one of our trained agent concierges a call at (888) 998-1909

What are the most important questions to ask when interviewing Santa Barbara neighborhood?

We've put together a list of 24 questions to ask your real estate agent. Make sure to ask them of your Santa Barbara real estate agent during interviews.

Why should I use HomeLight to find a Santa Barbara real estate agent?

HomeLight analyzes all real estate agents in Santa Barbara to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Santa Barbara real estate agents and will only introduce you to the top performing agents.

Do these Santa Barbara real estate agents work for HomeLight?

No. All of the real estate agents you see on HomeLight.com are unaffiliated with us. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. That's how we keep our recommendations objective.

What factors does HomeLight consider when evaluating real estate agents in Santa Barbara?

We compare real estate agents on a variety of data points in their transaction history. While we can't give away our exact algorithm, we can tell you that we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in.