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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

Sotheby’s Int’l Realty – Online Statistics for Santa Barbara & Montecito Real Estate

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Every online statistic that anyone can read over the last years has pointed to the enormous importance an online presence makes for your own personal brand as a real estate agent.  Real estate in many ways "is made for the internet" and everyone (buyers and sellers) spends a large amount of time online looking at real estate. Outside of what an agent can do on their own personal level, I believe that it is also extremely important to align yourself with... Continue Reading >

Santa Barbara Real Estate Yearly Market Comparison as of September 2013

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Below is a detailed market comparison of Santa Barbara real estate that lays out the yearly market comparison of Sold Listings as well as New Listings.  This comparison takes in all the areas from Goleta, to Santa Barbara, to Hope Ranch, to Montecito, to Summerland and Carpinteria.  These numbers are then broken down further to include: Dollar volume of New and Sold Listings Median sales price of New and Sold Listings If you have any further questions about these statistics, please let me... Continue Reading >

The 3 Most Expensive Homes Currently For Sale in The Santa Barbara Area

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice Every year here in the Santa Barbara / Montecito / Hope Ranch / Carpinteria areas, we see some very exclusive high end real estate sales.  Often some of these sales top the $20 million mark which is a lot to be said for the demand for exclusive luxury property in our area.  Although we see sales above the $20 million price point, more often than not, the "high end" sales tend to be in the $10 to $20 million price... Continue Reading >

Montecito Real Estate – 93108 Zip Code Once Again Among The Richest in America at #3

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice High end sales are nothing new for Santa Barbara and our surrounding communities.  Within Hope Ranch, Montecito and along the coastline, we see some very exclusive high end real estate sales each and every year.  Many of these sales are topping out above the $10 million mark.  I just read a recent article by CNBC, that once again ranks Montecito and 93108 as the 3rd rated zip code in America when it comes to the number of homes that are... Continue Reading >

What Kind of Real Estate Does $1 Million and $2 Million Buy You In Santa Barbara and Montecito?

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice A few times a year I like to give updates on what you can expect for various price points in Santa Barbara and Montecito.  Over the last few years this has changed quite drastically as the market first went down and now has come back up at such a strong pace. Most homes today for example are worth on average about 20% more than they were just a year ago and so this leads to generally a decently different home.  In Santa Barbara, if... Continue Reading >

Benefits of Pocket Listings Here in Santa Barbara and Montecito

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice What exactly is a Pocket Listing and why are they used? For various reasons, property owners will discuss with their agents the pros and cons of keeping their home for sale as a pocket listing.  Not every pocket listing is treated the same and here in Santa Barbara and Montecito it really depends on the price point and activity of the market. First...what is a pocket listing?  A "pocket listing" is a loose term given to a home that is listed with a broker... Continue Reading >

2012 Santa Barbara Real Estate Year in Review

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice A little late to be doing a recap of the 2012 real estate market here in the Santa Barbara area, but with the last 5 weeks filled with a combination of my family getting sick, being extremely busy with work and the lack of sleep because of our new little baby...that is what unfortunately happens. So what happened in 2012? In hindsight it is now very clear to see that anyone who had the foresight to buy property from around October 2011 - April 2012... Continue Reading >