We retained Kelly to list our family estate’s home for sale. She did a great job from beginning to end. She advised us on preparing the home for sale and, with her advice, it showed beautifully. She created an excellent marketing plan with photographs by a professional, beautiful brochures and literature. The result was that we received an offer on the first day the property appeared in multiple listings, and a contract within 2 days. This amazed us, considering the dismal real estate market we have suffered through lately, but we feel that Kelly was largely responsible for our success. All of the details during the escrow were expertly handled, and we could not have been happier with the entire transaction.”
— Janet Vining Mitchell, J.D.
“We had our property listed with a national firm for a number of months while our condo languished without advertising, showings or offers. We elected to change the price, change the firm and change the profile of our agency and our agent. Before selecting a new firm and agent, we researched agents websites, attention to details in photos and descriptions, and frequency/placement of advertisements. We met with Kelly Knight and determined that she met all of our criteria for the right person to represent our property. Although the market was recovering, it was still a challenging market. Kelly kept up interest in our property by frequent and varied advertising and open houses. After a short break during the holidays, Kelly encouraged us the put the property back on the market, resulting in an offer after 3 days back on the market.”
— Jim and Beverly Granito
“I have worked with Kelly since 2009, and her assistance has been invaluable in navigating the Santa Barbara real estate market. As an out-of-state seller and buyer, I have relied on Kelly to handle all facets of our transactions, and she has done so with great skill and incredible personal service. As an attorney by training, I greatly appreciate Kelly’s advice and counsel. This past year, her recommendations allowed us to sell our home at substantially more than asking price. And she followed that up with incredibly skillful negotiations with a challenging group of sellers to help us purchase an incredible property at a great price. I highly recommend Kelly to anyone looking at real estate in Santa Barbara.”
— Brian Goebel
“Kelly Knight is the consummate professional at every level of service she provides. She is vastly experienced and knowledgeable regarding every element of the local real estate landscape, skilled and highly intelligent in her approach, and is fastidiously attentive to every detail toward ensuring your complete satisfaction, above and beyond expectations. But on top of all this, she is a warmly engaging person who makes you feel at ease, not only with her confidence and mastery in her work, but through her genuinely positive and enthusiastic personality. You will certainly be grateful in your decision to work with Kelly.”
— Todd Capps
“Kelly is super professional, knows her stuff, and is great fun. Always a pleasure working with her.”
— Peter Candy
“At every step of decision-making, in preparing the property for market and during the sales process, Kelly was accessible, thorough, and dedicated. The tremendous responsibility of being a trustee with multiple beneficiary interests placed me in one of the most challenging periods of my life and if not for Kelly, I am certain the outcome would not have been as financially successful and personally supportive.”
— Deborah Schwartz’s, Co-Trustee, Naomi L. Schwartz Living Trust
“As experienced residential and income real estate buyers, we knew we were in for a challenge when we decided to sell our home and, together with a daughter’s family, purchase a family compound. Kelly was with us the whole way. She sold our house in a couple of days, represented us in the purchase of a new property, and sold our daughter’s family home in a few days after listing. All of this happened between July and October 2011. The speed of the transactions were beyond reasonable expectations and the fact that they happened at all was beyond what we dreamed. We have dealt with many real estate agents over the last 50 years (more than 15 local properties). We selected Kelly more than a year after talking with her at open houses and reviewing her sales in houses we visited. We were impressed by her manner and professionalism. We said to ourselves that should we sell in the future, we would consider using Kelly to represent us. As it turned out, our initial observations were right on track. We could not ask for more.”
— Mike and Shirley Saunders
“The time, energy, and attention to detail that you put into preparing the house to go on the market clearly paid off. When we put our house on the market this summer, we were afraid that the house would sit for months. Yet, after only two days, and before even the first open house, we had an accepted offer – something that is nothing short of miraculous given the current real estate climate.”
— Jill Rogers Martin and Andrew Kylander Clark
“Rebecca and I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your truly outstanding representation and assistance in connection with the purchase of our beach house in Summerland. As out-of-state buyers and busy small business owners with young children, we needed a realtor who understood the larger Santa Barbara market, was willing to take the time to get to know us and our tastes, was able to offer sound borrowing, pricing and negotiation advice, and was willing to do a lot of leg work for us before and after the closing. You were all of those things, and your service was (and continues to be) exceptional. We are thrilled with the home we purchased and we are also very pleased to be able to call you a friend as well. As an attorney and CEO of a growing business, I have high expectations for people I work with. After you took the time to respond in painstaking detail to my first email inquiry about a property you were listing, I believed that you could be the ideal realtor for us. That belief was well-founded. Thank you again for all your help. If I can serve as a reference for you in the future, I would be delighted to do so, and please do not hesitate to ask.”
— Brian C. Goebel, J.D.
“I was impressed with her knowledge of all the procedural and legal details. The escrow closed successfully and ahead of schedule I think largely to her skills in this area. It was a pleasure working with Kelly. She is highly competent, exceptionally bright, and is a seasoned real estate professional. I recommend her without hesitation.
— Judy Weisman, Assistant Dean (Retired), UCSB Extension
“Kelly Knight was very responsive to our needs and desires and demonstrated that she has the experience, knowledge and the ability to make things happen when you need it. We were extremely pleased to work with Kelly through this process and would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a Real Estate agent in the Santa Barbara area.”
— Tony McCants, President, Kier & Wright Civil Engineers & Surveyors Inc.
“Our experience with Kelly was simply put, WONDERFUL! She took us through a complex sale of a unique property in a declining market with patience and careful attention to details. She presented our property at it’s best and helped us make some hard decisions about pricing, while always providing very solid and knowledgable support as well as good cheer and a very positive attitude. It has been a pleasure to have met Kelly and worked with her. We have come to treasure her not only as a professional but as a friend. We also like to thank Village properties for all their support through our home sale process. We would highly recommend Kelly Knight as well as Village Properties to future clients.
— Amir Baheri and Azita Kia
“Kelly is a professional… on time, always, thorough, experienced, and very pleasant to work with. Jan and I have built 3 custom homes, numerous commercial buildings, and operated a multi-branch retail company for 30 years. We do know the characteristics of successful people, and Kelly exemplifies them in all ways! We would be happy to discuss our experience with Kelly at any time.”
— Mike and Jan Freeman
“Selling a home can be a stressful time, but having Kelly hold my hand through the process made it a memorable experience, and I got to know a beautiful person inside and out. Thank you Kelly!
— Nancy Sakurai