Top Real Estate Agents in Santa Barbara, CA

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Need a real estate agent in Santa Barbara, CA? HomeLight compares objective performance data from all 380 of the city’s agents, so you can choose the best. The top 3% of agents in San Francisco do 1.8x more real estate deals than the average agent — and they sell homes 1.1x faster.

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Top Santa Barbara REALTOR® Rankings

Top Agents List updated on February 16th, 2024
Javier Castro snapshot

Re/max Gold Coast Realtors

Javier is a real estate agent with Re/max Gold Coast Realtors. Javier has been in the real estate business for 16 years. Javier is a single family home expert. We have data on 145 of Javier’s transactions. This real estate agent most often represents the buyer (69% of the time), but they also have experience repr...

Home Transactions

164

Average Price Point

$710K

Years of Experience

22

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 longstandin...

Home Transactions

127

Average Price Point

$2.1M

Years of Experience

19

Karl Parize snapshot

Momentum Realty Group

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...

Karl Parize's reviews

"Karl and his agent Tia Digel were amazing to work with - they got the job done and then some! They are professional, thorough and always fought for our best interest. I would recommend them again and again! ..." see more reviews

Home Transactions

112

Average Price Point

$950K

Years of Experience

13

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Kendrick Guehr snapshot

Keller Williams

A Santa Barbara native with over a decade of real estate experience, Kendrick is an area “power agent” in every sense. Kendrick has built a reputation for excellence and is known for representing his clients with an unmatched level of professionalism, integrity, discretion, 24/7 availability, and white-glove, concie...

Home Transactions

103

Average Price Point

$2.1M

Years of Experience

11

Maria Lopez-flores snapshot

Premiere Properties

Maria works under Premiere Properties. Maria has worked as a real estate agent for 22 years. Maria has sold 2.72x the number of single family homes as the average agent in the area. We have data on 28 of Maria’s transactions. Maria prefers to work with both buyers and sellers. Here’s what we know about Maria’s ...

Home Transactions

88

Average Price Point

$630K

Years of Experience

28

Maureen McDermut snapshot

Sotheby's International Realty

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 ...

Home Transactions

58

Average Price Point

$3.9M

Years of Experience

30

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Taryn Martin snapshot

Sotheby's International Realty

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, thereb...

Home Transactions

37

Average Price Point

$1.3M

Years of Experience

8

Alexander Gallop snapshot

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company

Alexander works under Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company. Here’s what we know about Alexander’s work: - Alexander recently sold one home for $1,795,000. - Alexander has sold homes in as little as 134 days....

Home Transactions

31

Average Price Point

$2.5M

Years of Experience

6

Jessie Sessions snapshot

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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 ...

Home Transactions

31

Average Price Point

$1.5M

Years of Experience

13

David Magid snapshot

Village Properties - 1

David works under Village Properties - 1. David is a single family home expert. We’ve recorded data for 16 of David’s transactions. David has worked with buyers 81% of the time, and has represented the seller in 3 recorded transactions. Here’s what we know about David’s work: - David recently sold one home for ...

Home Transactions

26

Average Price Point

$1.9M

Years of Experience

9

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Santa Barbara Top Real Estate Agents

How we select the best Santa Barbara agents

At HomeLight, our vision is a world where every real estate transaction is simple, certain, and satisfying.
We've analyzed transaction data of local real estate agents and REALTORS® across 6 distinct metrics to recommend a few of Santa Barbara's top Real Estate Agents.
Reviewed
380
Vetted
46
Top Picks
28

Top real estate agents stats at a glance

HomeLight can match you with real estate agents in the top 3% of performers who, on average, sell 1.5x faster and for 144.3% more money.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market

Lower is better

Homes Sold / Year

Explore the top neighborhoods in Santa Barbara

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Santa Barbara, top agents are frequently doing deals in Hope Ranch Bridle Trails, Alta Mesa and Oak Park.

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Client FAQs

What does a top real estate agent do?

Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.

What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in Santa Barbara?

When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.

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

Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in Santa Barbara, CA.

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

The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell in Santa Barbara to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market.

The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell in Santa Barbara is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We 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.

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.

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

HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Santa Barbara to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Santa Barbara real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, 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. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.