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Daniel Zia & Zia Group
Keller Williams Realty
About Daniel Zia

Daniel has been a licensed real estate agent for 15 years. He is the founder and Broker-Associate of Zia Group powered by Keller Williams Realty, the largest real estate company in the world. Daniel has developed and trained an all-star, specialized team of experts in Santa Barbara real estate. With his longstanding construction background - having grown up in a "real estate family" going back generations - Daniel carries on his family’s legacy doing creative real estate investing, development, and real estate sales in South Santa Barbara County. ​Zia Group is the #1 Real Estate Team in Santa Barbara, selling more homes and representing more buyers than any other team. We deliver real results to every client, and we use 25% of our profit to make a real impact in our community and around the world.

Townhome Transactions
5
Single Family Home Transactions
81
Condo Transactions
13
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close Specialist 2020
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Karl Parize
Momentum Realty Group
About Karl

Karl Parize, Real Estate Broker and Owner of Momentum Realty. Karl is a true expert in the consumer services industry, having spent several committed years in financial planning, mortgage and real estate. Being a real estate broker during our current tough economic climate, he is described as the guy who finds a way to offer an ideal solution that makes sense for the client. He operates every transaction with the utmost of integrity. Because of his large circle of influence, it enables him to create positive results for most situations.

Karl's reviews

"Karl and his agent Tia Digel were amazing to work with - they got the job done and then some! They a..."

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Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Jose Morales
eXp Realty
About Jose

Jose Luiz Morales is a top producing real estate agent in Southern California. He sold 63 properties in 2016 and is on pace to sell over 100 homes in 2017. He attributes a lot of his success to his pro active and aggressive marketing plan. If you are looking for a professional pro active agent then Jose Luiz Morales is your guy.

Jose's reviews

"Jose and his team did a fantastic job selling our house. He and his team guided us through the entir..."

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Condo Transactions
7
Single Family Home Transactions
92
Townhome Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Kathryn Christiansen
Keller Williams Vip Properties
About Kathryn

A top agent in Southern California real estate and consistently the #1 team at Keller Williams Santa Clarita, Kate has allowed life's experiences to refine her for the role she was meant to play. Her independence and sense of adventure was fueled at an early age. During high school, Kate circumnavigated to the South Pacific with her family in a sailboat. Kate's propensity to go "outside the box" into uncharted waters to get things done was born. Kate thrives on challenges and is a life long learner. Kate "graduated" from the pinnacle of customer service standards, Nordstrom department stores. Here Kate managed several departments carrying a strong commitment to the best customer service and top sales.

Condo Transactions
5
Single Family Home Transactions
17
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Jessie Sessions
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
About Jessie

At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Santa Barbara Jessie is committed to helping both buyers and sellers navigate through their next real estate transaction with expertise, enthusiasm and ease! Jessie is known for being tirelessly dedicated and accessible to her clients and works hard to provide timely market and property knowledge in the Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria and Montecito areas. She always works to ensure that her clients receive the highest level of communication and customer service with a positive attitude throughout the buying or selling process.

Condo Transactions
8
Single Family Home Transactions
13
TIC Transactions
0
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Jose Munoz
Santa Barbara Realty
About Jose

I've been here in Santa Barbara for 30 years I met my lovely wife Soledad and we raised a wonderful family Three wonderful kids . I have been very blessed to live in this beautiful town surrounded by the Santa Ynez mountains to the gorgeous blue Santa Barbara ocean! Santa Barbara has just wonderful places to live, excellent schools, Just an all around nice place to raise a family! My banking background is definitely an advantage for me & my clients because I have a better understanding of all the financial documents that are required in each transaction.This works as a great combination with my twelve years experience as Broker / Realtor brings me the opportunity to help my clients with knowledge,Experience and integrity. Please feel free to contact me, I handle conventional sales as well as Short sales, REO's etc etc. Also I'm bilingual Spanish/English

Single Family Home Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
0
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Taryn Martin
Sotheby's International Realty
About Taryn

In the industry since 2000, Taryn Martin’s diverse experience expands into all facets of buying and selling real estate. After investing over six years in mortgage lending, Taryn shifted into residential sales. Apprenticing with a top Santa Barbara area agent, she worked intensely on hundreds of transactions, thereby mastering the nuances of contractual details, client concierge, and marketing. In 2016, Taryn segued into creating her own brand as a California licensee with Sotheby’s International Realty. Today she skillfully and joyfully helps buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals around the Santa Barbara area. Always cutting edge, Taryn stays on top of the latest winning strategies. She attends regular educational seminars, networks with the top local real estate professionals, and consults with the most brilliant professional minds across the country. She strives to stay informed to ensure she always delivers an experience of excellence. Taryn refined her education locally as an honors graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and multiple Associates of Science degrees in the areas of Liberal Science, Math, and Economics. She is devoted to the community and proudly volunteers at local women’s rehabilitation facilities. Taryn is a member of the Advisory Committee for Casa Serena, a local non-profit women’s residential treatment facility. She feels tremendous gratitude for the privilege to reside in Santa Barbara and spends her extra time weightlifting and exploring the local hiking trails and beaches.

Condo Transactions
8
Single Family Home Transactions
11
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Candice Signa
Los Olivos Real Estate Company
About Candice

ALOHA! I'm Candice Signa, Santa Barbara County's Aloha Realtor since 1997. I consider my job both a calling and a privilege and would love to help you achieve your Real Estate dreams. I am a consistent Top Producer at Los Olivos Real Estate Company with many awards for sales volume and client satisfaction throughout my career. My client reviews are a glimpse into my fiercely loyal commitment to my clients' Real Estate goals and overall well-being. I am a member of the National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, Santa Ynez Valley Association of Realtors, North Santa Barbara County Multiple Listing Service and Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Service. " But my biggest joy is not a number: it comes from the repeat business and loyal referrals of my clients. That is my proudest professional accomplishment! My clients are the heart of my business and I care for them like family. You have a choice in Realtors. I encourage you to choose the person with a proven service record and integrity, who you feel most comfortable advocating for you in a manner consistent with your best interests and style. Someone who goes above and beyond to meet your needs. Who is calm and logical. Who is available on your schedule. Who you can trust 100%. My approach is to provide the style of service where my clients feel free to text and call me any time with questions or concern even before or after your transaction has closed escrow. I aim for 100% level of client confidence that I am fiercely your advocate, devoted to your goals, mindful of your privacy and family concerns, and available to accommodate your work and family schedule. Real Estate is likely the largest investment we make in our lifetime, so I take my job and my client satisfaction extremely seriously. My service areas include Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara County Coastal regions surrounding it: Ballard, Buellton, Gaviota, Goleta, Lompoc, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Orcutt, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Solvang, and Vandenberg Village. I am committed to delivering solutions to even the most specific or unusual real estate needs or requirements for her clients. Toward that end, give me a call and let's talk to see what I can do for you! I'd love to be of service.

Single Family Home Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Brittney Jeanson
Keller Williams Riverside Central
About Brittney

As a seasoned real estate professional, I recognize the value and the trust my clients place in me. I strive every day to exceed their expectations and provide them outstanding customer service. I am a California native; I grew up in Orange County, moved to Norco at 13, I got married to my high school sweet heart in 1987 and moved to Riverside Ca. where I currently reside. My last profession, before children, was a registered dental assistant and then I was fortunate enough to be able to be a stay at home mom for 22 years and raise 2 amazing humans, a son and daughter that are both married and have added a daughter in law and son in law to our family. I got started in Real Estate during the CA recession in 2008. It was a horrible time for a lot of people, including my family. I had gotten my license prior in 2005. The circumstance of our difficult time as a family, started me on a mission to start helping and serving others in my Real Estate career. These experiences instilled in me, my hard work ethic, compassion for others and a strong desire to truly help people through one of their most important transactions in life, buying and selling a home. My strong faith and love for people, along with a desire to be ethical and honest and putting others interests above mine first, have helped me grow a successful and rewarding career for 11+ years, into a business I truly am passionate about. Outside of real estate, I am a grateful and proud wife and mother, who works hard and plays hard. The activities I love most are making memories and spending time with my family and my friends. I absolutely love music, and you can usually find me at a concert, in the first row rocking out, or on the dance floor! My other hobbies include, shopping, shoes, fashion, coffee, working out, painting and crafts, and watching movies; but my very favorite past time, is time spent investing in relationships with my family and friends with those I love, including the clients that become like family to me.

Single Family Home Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Maureen McDermut
Sotheby's International Realty
About Maureen

Having sold the residential real estate in Santa Barbara for over 20 years, initiating her career in Los Angeles selling the commercial real estate, and daughter to real estate investors, Maureen has been around the industry for a lifetime. Her business is based on the core values and ethics taught to her at a very young age -- integrity, honesty, being a great communicator. These qualities coupled with a tenured background in private banking, having in-depth community and market knowledge, providing cutting-edge marketing and the latest technologies and being an effective negotiator is a critical skill set in being an excellent real estate professional. “I want my clients to feel special because they are. Each client has an individual need, and I want them to always feel that need is being met.” Maureen McDermut, Sales Associate at Sotheby’s International Realty, Santa Barbara. Ranked consistently among the Top 1% of Agents in Santa Barbara, Maureen has 20+ years of experience specializing in residential and commercial real estate. Maureen resides in Montecito, Ca with her husband Martin. Proud parents of three, daughter Maggie, presently attending CU Boulder, son Christopher, currently working for a tech company in Los Angeles, and their third (fur)child, Mila, a rescue mix who will probably never leave the nest. Passionate about community and giving back, Maureen stays always active in philanthropy. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity and the Eucalyptus Hill Improvement Association, and in an advisory role for La Casa De Maria. She formerly held positions on the Cal Berkeley Parents Campaign and volunteered for Meals on Wheels and Catholic Charities food pantry

Single Family Home Transactions
37
Condo Transactions
11
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Santa Barbara

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

Santa Barbara has 326 active real estate agents, but how do you know which one is right for you? The top 3% of real estate agents in Santa Barbara move homes 44.13 days faster than the average agent and work 378.48 more properties.

Top Seller's Agents

A top seller's agent in Santa Barbara makes $122,402 more dollars for sellers, wraps up the selling process 44.13 days faster, and sells 378.48 more homes than the average agent.

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Top Buyer's Agents

In Santa Barbara, top buyers agents help home buyers save $259,464 on a home. The top agents, on average, place 1.8x the number of transactions as average agents in Santa Barbara.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Santa Barbara, CA

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.7 stars

Top real estate agents in Santa Barbara score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Santa Barbara agent who scores only 4.7 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Santa Barbara and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

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

Hope Ranch Bridle Trails

Active Agents24
Time on Market162
Avg. Sale Price$3,974,435

Alta Mesa

Active Agents42
Time on Market86
Avg. Sale Price$1,195,114

Oak Park

Active Agents23
Time on Market78
Avg. Sale Price$843,793

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