About Kelly

Kelly Knight Santa Barbara

Realtor Kelly Knight

Kelly Knight is a Real Estate Broker with academic and professional experience in real estate law, serving the Santa Barbara, Montecito, Hope Ranch, Goleta and Carpinteria areas.

Kelly grew up on the coast of Maine and earned a degree in business administration from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. She later moved to California, where she earned a law degree. Kelly’s passion for the law turned into a 15-year career specializing in real estate litigation and mediation, which began in 1988 with an offer from the law firm of Hatch & Parent in Santa Barbara. It was during this time that Kelly discovered the Santa Barbara lifestyle, and the region immediately captivated her. From the sophisticated populace to the beautiful rugged canyons to the stunning oceanfront vistas, Kelly immediately fell in love with Santa Barbara.

After 15 years as a practicing lawyer and mediator, Kelly found herself raising a family and seeking a new professional challenge that allowed her to maximize her legal training and knowledge of real estate law, while nurturing her passion for Santa Barbara and her genuine interest in others’ well being and happiness. The choice was clear.

Today, Kelly Knight brings a unique perspective to her present-day career as a leading Santa Barbara Real Estate Broker. Thanks to her legal background and mediation training, Kelly is adept at handling all aspects of a real estate transaction: from presentation of an offer, through the nuances of negotiation, and through the closing of escrow. Her training and experience also allows her to truly listen to her clients’ needs and present them with solutions and opportunities that only someone as well versed as she is in real estate law could provide. These traits afford Kelly’s clients the comfort and security of knowing that one of their most important investments is in good hands.

With a warm, down to earth personality and a meticulous approach to the details of your transaction, Kelly Knight has established herself as the best choice for all your real estate needs. Whether you’re interested in buying or selling a personal residence or investment property, give Kelly a call today to schedule a private consultation. The choice is clear.

Santa Barbara Local since 1988
Santa Barbara Homeowner since 1991

Education and Experience
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania
Juris Doctor from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
Certificate of Mediation, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University
Practicing Attorney 1988 – 2004
Adjunct Professor, Santa Barbara College of Law 2002 – 2004
Real Estate Broker License 2004 – present

Professional Affiliations
Member, Santa Barbara Association of Realtors (Grievance Committee Member, 2009-2011)
Member, California Association of Realtors
Member, National Association of Realtors
Member, California State Bar
Member, National Association of Women Business Owners
Member of ProVisors (Professional Network Group)
Exclusive Affiliate, Christie’s International Real Estate

Community Involvement
Trustee, Santa Barbara Middle School
Director, Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County
Director, Santa Barbara Club
Past Board Member, Santa Barbara Symphony

Spending time with my wonderful husband, Mike, and our son, Evan
Stand-up Paddle Boarding