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Prudential California Realty Voted #1 Real Estate Firm by Independent’s “BEST OF 2010″ Readers’ Poll

November 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Prudential California Realty

The Zia Group is proud to be a part of Prudential California Realty’s Santa Barbara office who was recently voted #1 Real Estate Firm by the Santa Barbara Independents BEST OF 2010 Readers’ Poll. This is the second consecutive year that the Santa Barbara Prudential office has been voted #1 by the Readers’ Poll. Here’s an excerpt from the Independent:

“We are very ecstatic about winning,” said Prudential district manager Kyle Kemp, who insists that it’s the service rendered that makes his realty company popular even in straightened times. “There’s a dedication to the customer that we have here,” he said, explaining that the 140 Prudential agents in three offices are all full-timers. An estimated 1 in 52 Californians has a real estate license, “but nowhere near that many make a living at it. It makes a big difference that these are full-time people. I’m very selective about who I let join and this is a very good group.”

The Independent’s Poll is in addition to Prudential being awarded the J.D. Power & Associates award for “Highest Overall Satisfaction for Home Sellers Among National Real Estate Firms.” Watch the video here. As a full-service professional real estate group, the Zia Group (of Prudential California Realty) provides the following services and more when assisting in the sale of your home or investment:

- Santa Barbara CMA (Comparative Market Analysis)

- Announce listing to Santa Barbara’s top real estate agents

- Putting your Santa Barbara property into the Santa Barbara MLS

- Inspections & Disclosures

- Staging

- Photographing & Virtual Tour

- Custom Advertising for Your Home

- Open Houses & Showing Your Home

- Negotiating

Prudential California Realty is also #1 once again in total number of sales and Santa Barbara real estate market share with the fewest number of agents of any major Santa Barbara real estate office (as of Nov. 8, 2010). Congratulations to all of the Prudential Santa Barbara agents.

If you are interested in more information about any or all of these seller services, contact Daniel directly at 805-637-7148 or by email (Daniel@ZiaGroup.com). For potential buyers looking at Santa Barbara real estate, visit our real estate website for a list of services we provide to our buyers here. We are eager to serve your real estate needs and show you why others have selected Daniel Zia as their Santa Barbara Realtor.

New Upper Eastside Spanish 3/2 + “Studio” REO for $729,000

September 3, 2010 Leave a comment

This has been a very busy week for great values in the Santa Barbara real estate market (see previous property posts from this week).  This great Upper East listing just came on the market. It is a bank-owned REO, located in one of Santa Barbara’s most desirable (and expensive) neighborhoods that still offers great access to downtown, the historic Mission Santa Barbara and beautiful surrounding architecture with numerous homes with stunning old-world charm.

Santa Barbara Upper East REO

Property details:

-3 bedroom (technically 2+ den) 2 full baths,  and a detached bonus room w/ extra half bath.

-The current listing has it advertised as 1538 SF, but a past listing (perhaps including the bonus room and half bath) had it listed at 1909 SF.

-Spanish style home built in 1934 with some beautiful features to restore

-$729,000 list price

The last bungalow (REO) in this part of town (two short blocks away on a busier street) had multiple offers within a few days and sold for 6% over the asking price ($720,000).  That home was a much smaller 3/1 (only around 1100 SF) with no detached “studio”. As such, we would expect this one to sell quickly.

If you have any questions, would like additional photos and property information, or want to schedule an appointment to view the property, please contact me ASAP at 805-637-7148.

If you are interested in other Santa Barbara REOs, contact Daniel Zia (805-637-7148) and the Zia Group team. We are ready to assist you in your Santa Barbara real estate search.Visit our comprehensive Santa Barbara real estate website at www.theziagroup.com and thank you for visiting the Santa Barbara Real Estate Blog.

Prudential California Realty #1 in Santa Barbara Closed Sales and #1 Nationally for Sellers

July 30, 2010 Leave a comment

The Zia Group is proud to be a part of the #1 Residential Real Estate Company in the Santa Barbara MLS for the fifth consecutive year. Prudential agents have successfully closed the largest percentage of homes of any Santa Barbara real estate office every year since 2006, with almost 400 closings already in 2010 (as of 7/20/10).

Prudential California | #1 in Santa Barbara

Prudential Awarded by J.D Power & Associates

The Zia Group team is also proud to be with the highest ranked national full service firm, as ranked by a J.D. Power & Associates Annual 2010 Home Buyer Seller Study measuring customer satisfaction of home sellers with national real estate companies. Factors that were included in the determination were Agent (44%), Marketing (30%), Office (15%) and Services (11%). Congratulations to the entire network of Prudential agents throughout the country. For more information, visit www.jdpower.com.

REMINDER: Santa Barbara Real Estate Blog readers have just two days left to sign up for the Santa Barbara Blog Raffle where readers can win one of ten $10 gift cards to PINKBERRY or BLENDERS. Just visit the Raffle Post to see how to enter and check back during the first week of August to see the winners.

Thank  you for visiting the Santa Barbara Real Estate Blog. Post your questions as a comment, via email (Daniel@ZiaGroup.com), or by calling 805-637-7148. Also, visit our Montecito Real Estate Blog next week for our monthly Montecito Market Update on Montecito Home sales and unique Montecito properties.

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