Congratulations to our client and their recent purchase of this beautiful property on Santa Rosa Avenue. This Mesa Santa Barbara home is a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom with a private yard, garage, carport, and located close to everything the Mesa has to offer.
Again, congratulations to Tatiana her Santa Barbara home and thank you for choosing us to help you in your real estate search and for this feedback on your home buying experience:
I was impressed by Daniel’s excellent customer service – so atypical for most of Santa Barbara realtors — coupled with a thorough knowledge of the Santa Barbara real estate market and business. Being accustomed to excellent services in another state, I felt discontented when I began my search with the services provided by other Santa Barbara realtors. I started looking for a house in late June of 2010, right after my relocation to Santa Barbara, California, and by mid-October had the experience of working with five other realtors who neither listened to me nor paid attention to my needs. Therefore, I decided to try one more real estate agent whose web-site I found by browsing relevant web-pages. I especially appreciated Daniel’s willingness to help me out whenever I needed his assistance, be it a house inspection scheduled for a tightly-packed week at my work, obtaining additional information for my decision-making, helping me to understand numerous documents I had to sign, or communicating with the escrow and mortgage officers. Moreover, following the escrow closure, he also provided me with the contact information of reliable and reasonably-priced local Santa Barbara contractors. I also appreciated Daniel’s good communication skills, tolerance, and positive attitude. -Tatiana Nazarenko
The Zia Group is fully prepared to assist you in buying a home in Santa Barbara, whether it’s a tricky short sale, traditional purchase, or a Santa Barbara REO, we have the experience and expertise to deliver results. If you would like more information on Santa Barbara real estate or if you would just like to get more information on a specific property, please contact Daniel Zia (805-637-7148 – Daniel@ZiaGroup.com) or visit our website at www.theziagroup.com. Thanks again for visiting the Santa Barbara Real Estate Blog.
At the end of the year WordPress sent us these interesting statistics summarizing the overall activity on the Santa Barbara Real Estate Blog and we thought it would be fun to pass this info along to our readers. Thanks again to everyone for following us in 2010, and we look forward to providing you with the latest Santa Barbara Real Estate news and information in the upcoming year.
-The Zia Group (Your Santa Barbara Real Estate Resource)
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
In 2010, there were 101 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 160 posts. There were 180 pictures uploaded.
The most popular post of the year was Stunning 3 Bedroom for $749,990 Just Listed at 1411 Clearview | Open House This Saturday 2-4pm.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Unbelievable Santa Barbara Spanish home w/ Ocean views & Pool for $490k May 2010
Upcoming Santa Barbara REO under $400k March 2010
If you have any additional questions about the Santa Barbara Real Estate market, please contact Santa Barbara Realtor Daniel Zia (805-637-7148, email@example.com). Daniel and the rest of the Zia Group team are ready to assist you in Santa Barbara home search. You may also visit our website www.theziagroup.com for detailed information on Santa Barbara Neighborhoods as well as many helpful resources such as Automatic Email Home Finder. Thanks for visiting the Santa Barbara Real Estate Blog.
In July, the Zia Group brought the right buyer for this great Santa Barbara Mesa REO property. Finding this type of housing in Santa Barbara can be challenging at times, but this transaction proved that patience and diligence pay off when good opportunities arise. This property was featured on the Santa Barbara Real Estate blog as an “REO Alert” back in May.
Here is what our client had to say about his experience working with the Zia Group:
“As a real estate professional of over ten years, I was impressed with Daniel’s recollection of our specific needs, the names of the members of our family, and of course bringing to us the right property. His command of the principals of real estate investing, his professionalism, and his integrity are impressive, and a rare combination in this industry today. Additionally, Daniel’s patience is unwavering. It took us 16 months and countless offers (>10) to secure a property here is Santa Barbara. At no point in time did Daniel waver in his generosity with his time and sage advice. In fact, he kept encouraging us even when we felt discouraged with our prospects. Once finally in escrow, Daniel kicked into overdrive to meet the aggressive closing schedule and challenging financing environment. We even through in a curve ball and went on vacation during escrow! I wholeheartedly recommend Daniel and his dedicated support team to represent his clients’ as a bona fide fiduciary. You will truly be in “good” hands” – John M.
The Zia Group is fully prepared to assist you in buying a home in Santa Barbara. Our dedicated team of real estate professionals is prepared to assist you make your next Santa Barbara home purchase or sale. If you would like more information, please contact Daniel Zia (805-637-7148 – Daniel@ZiaGroup.com) or visit our website at www.theziagroup.com. Thanks for visiting the Santa Barbara Real Estate Blog.
Homes that are being sold as a “Short Sale” are often an absolute nightmare for all parties involved in the transaction process. Santa Barbara short sales are properties which are currently in the process of foreclosure, and in some cases it can take 8-10 weeks (or more) to get the banks final approval on the sale of these type of properties. That is why the Zia Group is so pleased that to bring our client this beautiful Santa Barbara short sale property on Micheltorena Street while waiting only 1 week for the banks approval on the sale. While it is very unfortunate for the Seller that such a beautiful home should fall into foreclosure, we were very happy that we were able to find the right buyer and bring the closing process together in such a short time.
Buyers comments on working with the Zia Group – “Daniel was always a step ahead of each of the many obstacles current buyers are met with. He had a ready list of competent tradesman for the numerous reports and inspections that are required, and scheduled all of them as if directing a well-practiced orchestra! We will recommend Daniel’s services to friends and family, feeling confident in his patience, professionalism, and fully deserving of our trust.” – The Ray’s
The Zia Group is fully prepared to assist you in buying a home in Santa Barbara, whether it’s a tricky short sale, or a Santa Barbara REO, we have the experience and expertise to deliver results. If you would like more information on Santa Barbara Short Sales or if you would just like to get more information on a specific property, please contact Daniel Zia (805-637-7148 – Daniel@ZiaGroup.com) or visit our website at www.theziagroup.com. Thanks again for visiting the Santa Barbara Real Estate Blog.
The Zia Group is pleased to announced the closing of this beautiful Santa Barbara Riviera home for our buyer client. This rare and serene Santa Barbara Short Sale property is tucked away in privacy yet open to a panoramic view of Santa Barbara’s ocean, city and harbor. This 2,850 square foot, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home offers tremendous potential, sitting on just over one half-acre with a detached three car garage below the Artist’s studio. Given that the original listing price of this property was $1,695,000 and the adjacent home on a smaller lot sold for $1,525,000 just over a year ago, this sale ($925,000) represents an excellent value secured for our clients with lots of upside potential with strategic remodeling and upgrades.
Congratulations Jeff and Eric on your new Santa Barbara home and thank you for choosing the Zia Group to help you in your real estate search. Our clients were first time home buyers co-investing in this project home and had this to say about their home buying experience:
“Daniel proved to be an excellent real estate agent while assisting me in buying my first home. I was new to everything, and Daniel was quite helpful and explained the process very well.” Eric D.
“Daniel Zia is incredibly knowledgeable about the Santa Barbara area and always on top of the great real estate deals. We made several offers during the course of our search, and on several occasions he was able to frame our offer as the most appealing to the seller despite being priced lower.” Jeff S.
The ZiaGroup is ready to assist you in your Santa Barbara Home Search. We offer a comprehensive list of customized services for our clients and develop specific Santa Barbara MLS searches for your specific criteria. To learn more about the Short Sale process and how to navigate these complicated waters as a home buyer, contact Daniel Zia, your Santa Barbara Realtor, by email (Daniel@ZiaGroup.com).
The following represents two clients who recently closed with the assistance of Daniel Zia and the Zia Group. Our hope is that you would understand our commitment to serving the needs of our clients through the following testimonials:
“My wife and I would recommend (and already have to others) using Daniel Zia for your real estate needs. On initially meeting Daniel he quickly advised us to start thinking about our wants and needs. He explained that finding a new home was a journey and through visiting other homes he encouraged us to determine what aspects we liked about each home so we could better understand what we wanted. I also found Daniel’s Santa Barbara real estate website, which helps filter and save potential homes, which I believe is directly connected to the Santa Barbara MLS, very helpful and prompt at displaying new home opportunities.
When the home we purchased initially came on the MLS, Daniel managed to secure us a viewing before the masses and the open house – so we were first to place an offer. I was and continue to be impressed with Daniel’s communication whether by email or phone – I know that other realtors would benefit from a short Daniel Zia workshop on communication. More often than not Daniel would email my wife and me on homes that were new on the market before we had even looked at the MLS (which is tough because we were diligent at doing that every couple of hours). During communication Daniel would also provide suggestions via email or during visits to potential homes to help our thought process which was invaluable.” – Keith Inglis
“From the first day we met Daniel he offered excellent Customer Service. He was courteous and professional throughout the entire process. If it wasn’t for Daniel encouraging us to be patient and guiding us in our journey to find our new house, we would have not found our ideal home. Daniel was always there to answer questions. He even helped find us a realtor to sell our old house as we were relocating. I never thought buying a house could be such a great experience.” Barbara Borgonovi
The Zia Group is a different breed of real estate professionals, taking several steps more in our customer service and expertise. It is rewarding to receive feedback from our clients and I’ve included a recent testimonial detailing Jesse and Robyn’s real estate search here:
“We found out about Daniel from his website so, as you can imagine, we were skeptical. But his site looked very well done, so we figured he must be on top of it (and he is). We looked at numerous places, made multiple offers, and ended up with exactly what we were looking for. Daniel knows the market and listens to what is important to you. That’s why he won best real estate agent in Santa Barbara. Daniel has the energy and motivation to focus for you. For a while, we felt bad because we were looking at so many places and not making offers, but Daniel never pressured us into buying something we weren’t happy with. This was really the best part about working with him. Daniel understands that you have to work quickly if you want to get what you’re looking for. There were multiple late nights and early mornings when we had to get a hold of him and he always got back to us within a few hours. Daniel is the hardest working person I know.” – Jesse Hunt & Robyn Ledenbach
If you’d like to experience a new level of customer service and real estate expertise, contact me at (805) 637-7148 or by email at Daniel@ZiaGroup.com. For more information on the Home Buyer Tax Credit, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Financing & Lending, or other topics, select a link to more recent posts on these topics. Thank you for visiting the Santa Barbara Real Estate blog and we hope you can continue your search on our comprehensive Santa Barbara real estate website here.
The ZiaGroup team recently sold this condo at above the original asking price for a wonderful client. It was a beautifully remodeled 2-bed, 1.5 bath townhouse w/ pergo floors, remodeled baths, private patio and beautiful golf course views. Newer carpet, paint, and appliances, as well as a fireplace and dual-paned windows made this home ”move-in” ready. Thanks to Andy Kim for this successful sale and for his testimonial. If you’re looking to purchase or sell a condo, townhouse or home in the Santa Barbara area, contact me at 805-637-7148 to set up a consultation. Or visit the ZiaGroup website as a tool in your Santa Barbara Real Estate search.
“The sale of our condo in Santa Barbara was a total success. It was on the market less than a week and there were two strong buyers. We sold it for more than the asking price. Every aspect of the sale went smoothly which is especially unusual because I live in the Bay Area and was selling the condo “long distance.” But that was never a problem for Daniel who kept me informed every step of the way and gave clear instructions for what I needed to do. The notary who came to my home exclaimed that the quick sale of the condo was nothing short of a miracle since most stay on the market for at least nine months or more. In a nutshell: Daniel is easy to recommend because he is an honest, creative, hardworking and knowledgeable Realtor. He was a pleasure to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate a minute to have Daniel sell any other property I owned.” – Andy Kim
Thanks to Bill and Joyce Hunt for this review of our services for out of town clients.
“Daniel helped my wife and I purchase a condominium by long distance since we don’t live in California. His website was very helpful in that we were able to “shop” by computer, and then he was always available to help us follow up on making offers. He gave us very good advice regarding the market and what offers to make and also in assisting us in finding a very good and efficient lender to work with on a loan. We found Daniel to be very responsive by both e mail and phone and we wouldn’t hesitate to use his services again if the need arose. We highly recommend Daniel to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the Santa Barbara area.” -Bill & Joyce Hunt
If my team can help you in your search for Santa Barbara real estate, please contact me directly at 805.637.7148 or by email at Daniel@ZiaGroup.com. Our FREE Santa Barbara MLS search tool is one of many steps my team takes to serve you as your Santa Barbara Realtor.
*Leading Edge Society: Top 7% of Prudential Agents Nationwide*
*Voted the #1 Realtor by the Santa Barbara Independent’s Best of 2009 Readers’ Poll*
I just received a review from the out of state client who purchased the home discussed in my last blog post. Thank you Aileen!
“I met Daniel a few years ago when I was looking for a summer rental in Santa Barbara. I thought he was so kind and generous with his time-for just a rental. We fell in love with Santa Barbara and always toyed with the idea of purchasing a summer home there.
An unexpected opportunity fell into my lap in September 2009. I am now officially the owner of a property purchased through Daniel, with the transaction taking place while I was in the comforts of New York, in less than 30 days. As luck would have, Daniel sent an e-mail to us and we pretty much took his word on the condition of the property. He emailed us photos immediately and followed through exceptionally well. Whatever we didn’t know, Daniel did. His no pressure attitude, in conjunction with his confidence in himself and the property he had found for us, was undeniable. He was forthcoming with even the smallest details about the property. His honesty and his attention to detail were apparent from the beginning. We put great faith in him, as this was a long distance purchase on a property that we had not seen. I really could go and on about his professionalism. There was not one question that stumped him during this very untraditional purchase. He did his research and kept us abreast to all progress. His professionalism and knowledge were paramount.
Let me say that finding Daniel Zia was an absolute gift to us! He facilitated me purchasing my dream summer home in a matter of 30 days and he has continued to offer his services post transaction. He has checked in on the house since we are not there. Knowing he is still available to me really puts my mind at ease. He puts his heart and soul into his work and you would be very fortunate to have him on any side of your real estate transaction!” -Aileen Zemel
The ZiaGroup is positioned to provide exceptional service to our clients who are in town or out of the Santa Barbara area. Our website is our first step in serving you as you begin (or continue) your Santa Barbara real estate search.
Daniel Zia, Broker-Associate & Realtor®
Prudential California Realty
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