Buyer: Off-Market (in a Seller's Market)
Amy and Kristin are an amazing team. They helped us buy our first home during the pandemic (and during a time with extremely low inventory and high prices in the Santa Barbara area). I would highly recommend working with them for the following reasons:
1. They are incredibly responsive. Generally, I felt like they responded to our texts and emails within an hour, no matter what. It felt like we were getting VIP treatment but I think they just do this for everyone. The homebuying process feels stressful and there are parts of it that move fast, so being able to be in constant contact with Kristin and Amy was a big help.
2. They will search high and low to find the home you are looking for. Ultimately, we bought a home 'off-market' through their searches as the 'regular' home market had such low stock. We feel like we still would not be homeowners if it hadn't been for their diligence in searching and for that we are so grateful!
3. They treated us like we were their best clients ever! I know that at the same time that we were house hunting, they were also helping a couple with a budget several million dollars above ours but we'd never know it for our much time, attention, and friendliness they gave us.
In sum- you can't go wrong with Kristin and Amy!
Buyer: Winning in a Competitive Market (Via Facetime)
Kristin and Amy are a fantastic team, not to mention both professional, warm, and knowledgeable. We purchased a home with them in the summer of 2020 in a very difficult market. They were attentive, communicative, and able to redirect with ease as our search and the market conditions evolved. We appreciated their can-do attitude and creativity in helping us view homes (even remotely!) and on many, many occasions we felt they went well above and beyond the call of duty for us. We are happy to recommend them and would work with them again if the chance or need arose!
Seller: Sold at Full Price Before Coming on the Market!
A big thank you to Amy and Kristin for making our family’s house sale such a good experience. Considering the whole process was conducted under a COVID-19 pandemic, they had our back every step of the way. Communication was frequent and informative helping us to know where we were during each step of what often is a complicated process. The references provided for work we needed to do were excellent. We highly recommend them!!
-M & K
Seller: Sold in 7 days!
Kristin and Amy listed my house during the pandemic. Everything was so well done. Right away, they created a virtual tour and a drone flyover. All my many questions were answered quickly. Their work was superb! I highly recommend them for any property transaction. Wonderful team! You can't go wrong.
Buyer: Off-Market (in a Seller's Market)
In a matter of 2 short months, we found, funded and closed on our dream second home and it’s all thanks to the team work of Amy and Kristin. They created a network in a short amount of time which lead to our off-market purchase. Now that's next level proactiveness and we are beyond thrilled! We had an outstanding experience. They're a well oiled team and we highly recommend Amy and Kristin for all your real estate needs.
Buyers: Showings via FaceTime
We were connected with Kristin through the SB Coastal Housing Program and we couldn't be happier that we were! Buying a property is hard enough, but doing it remotely before you move to the city is a whole extra level of service needed, and Kristin nailed it for us from day 1! We received updates and listings from her almost daily, most of which she toured same day or next and patiently Facetime toured the properties with us when we couldn't be there to accompany her. She found us a great property in our price range only a short commute from work and even helped us negotiate the asking price down 5%! My wife and I would have no reservations recommending her to help you find your next home in this very difficult market! Thanks Kristin!
- D. & J.
Seller: Downsizing Across State Lines
Amy and Kristin were the very best of any Realtors I have ever worked with. They were extremely helpful explaining all the steps one must do to sell a property in California. They worked with our Realtor in Arizona to make the purchase and move smooth and organized. I can’t say enough, these two gals are fantastic!
Seller: Sold at the Onset of COVID with Multiple Offers!
I have worked with Kristin twice now, once for buying a house and then again for selling that same house. That should be enough said! Most recently, we listed the property 3 days before the "first" California shut-down and therefore were unable to host a single traditional open house. Kristin immediately started innovating and was the first realtor in town to advertise and host a virtual open house. Kristin remained calm and made it clear that COVID was not going to slow her down. Very innovative, motivated, and friendly realtor. Highly recommended.
Buyer: Winning a Multiple Offer Situation
Amy and Kristin were spectacular guides to buying a home. They know the market and provided specific targeted advice to my situation. They asked good questions. They were impossibly responsive. They provided really creative counsel, letting me know about neighborhoods that were new to me. They participated in the Coastal Housing Partnership, which gave me substantial financial assistance. I couldn't have been happier with them. They are so smart, and so tailored to your needs - and such utterly delightful people. Highest possible recommendation.
Virtual Buyers: Second Home
Amy & Kristin were knowledgeable, responsive and patient. We never felt rushed into making a decision until we found just the right property. They went above and beyond to make our home purchase perfect. Thank you!
Seller: Investment Property (from out of area!)
I have never seen a Real Estate agent so willing to help prepare a property for sale. Kristin's marketing skills are matched only by her awesome communication (received helpful replies to messages, whether sent 7 am or 10 pm!). She helped on site with many little details that needed addressing throughout the process, and really came through to help meet various deadlines and bring the home to market on schedule. When offers came in, she negotiated the price well above asking. Do yourself a favor and contact Kristin and let her impress you herself.
Buyer: Investment Properties
Kristin was among a handful of agents being interviewed to sell the home I was renting. Out of the bunch, was the most professional-- came with equipment to help the out-of-area sellers get a jump on repairs and upgrades they wanted to make, etc. Additionally, her communication was always quick and respectful. Needless to say she got the job, got it sold, and is now working with me to acquire investment properties on my own. Kristin's commitment to detail and making all the processes flow smoothly is next to none.