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Kevin Schmidtchen

Realtor
Sotheby's International Realty

1436 State Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

kevinschmidtchen@yahoo.com

Phone or Text

(805) 689-6877

Santa Barbara

A Few Very Important Qualities You Should Consider When Picking A Great Real Estate Agent Here In Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Whether you are a first time home buyer or not, first time home seller or not, you most likely would prefer to work with not just a good agent...but a great real estate agent. Here is some advice to buyers and sellers when looking for a GREAT real estate agent here in the Santa Barbara area: Make sure you get referrals from your friends, colleagues and relatives to the agents they have worked with in the past.  "Everyone" knows a realtor so this is a great place to start. If you don't know anyone in town,... Continue Reading >

Foreclosures and Short Sales in The Santa Barbara Real Estate Market…2015

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Here and there I am still asked by potential buyers, certain clients and/or in just basic conversation about the short sale and REO/Foreclosure market in the Santa Barbara area...Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Montecito, Summerland, Hope Ranch. The questions all seem to have the same theme of whether we see anymore distressed sales in our area or not. The reality is is that there really is no longer per say a "market" anymore for distressed real estate in our area.  As the overall real estate market has recovered during the last 3 years, what I have heard... Continue Reading >

Fantastic New Hope / La Cumbre Area Town Home Listing – Up Town Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice I have co-listed a fantastic new uptown Santa Barbara town home that has just come on the market. The home has been very well cared for by the owner over the years including a fresh new paint job and landscape to get ready to sell.  The overall look at feel of both the home and neighborhood is truly beautiful.   There is a luxury master suite, a second bedroom with full bath and a loft / office / potential 3rd bedroom.  Soaring ceilings throughout the home, but especially in the living... Continue Reading >

New Santa Barbara Riviera Listing – The Red Hot Riviera Real Estate Market

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Set in one of the most desired areas in all of Santa Barbara, my new listing at 1830 Mission Ridge is what most would call a perfect remodel opportunity.  One of the bigger lots in this prime Riviera location, the property runs street to street from Mission Ridge up to Las Tunas.  The lot is just over a half acre (roughly 26,000 sqft.) and offers the savvy buyer numerous possibilities. The home is currently a rather dated, single level ranch / mid century style home built in 1952.  The current floor... Continue Reading >

Contemporary and Modern Style Homes in The Santa Barbara and Montecito CA. Area

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice As a real estate agent in the Santa Barbara area, I have the priviledge of viewing a lot of wonderful homes across all price points.  We live in a town in which there is a good amount of disposable income and wealth which leads to the fact that there are a lot of people that build and / or remodel some very magical properties.  The end product is often a pleasure to see. One of the more popular style homes over the last 20 years has been the modern contemporary style home.... Continue Reading >

What Is An Overpriced Listing and Should I Take One As A Real Estate Agent in Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Good Question. We as real estate agents often talk about "overpriced" listings that are on the market here in Santa Barbara, Montecito etc.  We also tend to talk often about certain agents that tend to be the ones that take a lot of "overpriced" listings in our area. So what is an overpriced listing? The problem with this question is that there really is no concrete answer.  This is especially true here in the Santa Barbara area in general and then more so as the real estate market is seeing prices rise.  Also,... Continue Reading >

The Santa Barbara Highlands Condo Complex in Santa Barbara CA.

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice The Santa Barbara Highlands Condo complex is one of the largest complexes we have here in the Santa Barbara area.  Because of its size, it also sees a good amount of real estate sales each year simply due to this fact.  For many, this ends up being a wonderful first option to purchase real estate in Santa Barbara as the prices in the SB Highlands are also some of the most affordable options. Here is an excerpt of the Amenities from the Home Owners Association: "Conveniently tucked away on its own private hilltop in... Continue Reading >