It has been five years since I founded Santa Barbara Living Real Estate, a boutique real estate brokerage. It seemed a good time to put a name on to something that I had been doing for some time. I have lived and loved Santa Barbara for over 40 years. I have been a Santa Barbara Real Estate agent for 25 and held my broker’s license for 14 years (9 of which while working as an associate with a national firm).
They have been good years. I believe that I better serve my clients by not being forced into decisions that are based upon a corporate bottom line checklist. I have had the opportunity of representing some wonderful people, most of whom became friends, a great bonus.
This does not mean that I lack backup. I pick up the phone to get legal advice from the California Association of Realtor’s counsel, I take classes on line and in person to update my knowledge, I have a marvelous team of Sherry Moore, my paperwork guru; Cynthia Burt, marketing and tech stuff; and best of all my new associate Tamara Skov also a long time Santa Barbaran who shares my standards of integrity and putting the client first and foremost.
To acknowledge our anniversary, our annual event on May 5th gather our clients and friends for a fun and fabulous Cinco de May fête: