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Proud Supporters of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

May was a month of celebration in Santa Barbara County with many area students graduating from our local high schools and looking forward to bright futures. Knight Real Estate Group is proud to support these ambitious students in their pursuit of postsecondary education through our involvement with the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. Kelly is a member of the Scholarship Foundation’s Board of Directors and serves on the Steering Committee for the highly regarded South Coast Business & Technology Awards. Read more »

Experts in Santa Barbara Real Estate Trust Liquidation

Market Update, Santa Barbara Real Estate

We are delighted to share a significant milestone in our recent endeavors. It was an honor to work alongside the trustee, family members, and their legal team to successfully liquidate the real estate holdings of a family trust. This notable project included the sale of a 6-unit downtown apartment building , a desirable Santa Barbara duplex, and a charming home in Solvang. Our collaborative efforts over a five-month period ensured a seamless and rewarding experience for all parties involved. What were the strategies that Read more »

In Forbes: Complex Santa Barbara Sale Results in $400,000 Charitable Endowment

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtor

Kelly Knight, Santa Barbara real estate broker and founder of Knight Real Estate, was spotlighted by Forbes for her role in the monumental sale of a 10-owner property in El Cielito that benefited the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara (SFSB). A former attorney with a top law firm in Santa Barbara, Kelly Knight is highly experienced in navigating complex transactions including intricate contracts, and coordinating communication among many collaborators. Her unique skillset and talent allowed the Foundation to move forward with the sale following years Read more »

Kelly Knight Joins the Santa Barbara Estate Planning Council

Market Update, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Trust and Probate Sales

Kelly Knight, JD, SRES, Founder of Knight Real Estate Group, is the first real estate professional to join the Santa Barbara Estate Planning Council . Established in 1979, the Council includes local attorneys, CPAs, trust officers, certified financial planners, chartered life underwriters, financial consultants, and fiduciaries to foster mutual understanding and stay informed about estate planning developments. Kelly has specialized in trust and probate sales , assisting families and their representatives in navigating real estate transactions during periods of transition, such as bereavement or divorce, for over 19 years. Read more »

2023 Year in Review – Knight Real Estate Group Santa Barbara

Market Update, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtor

In the world of real estate, the importance of the people you choose to work with cannot be overstated. The saying goes, “Who you work with matters,” and this holds particularly true when selecting a Realtor. We are thrilled to share that Knight Real Estate Group has once again secured the top spot in Village Properties’ Santa Barbara Office and stands proudly at #5 out of 180 agents company-wide, with an impressive closed sales volume exceeding $40 million in 2023. Read more »

Kelly Knight Receives Santa Barbara Association of Realtors’ Howard Gates Award

Market Update, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtor

On December 1st, the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors awarded Kelly Knight with the prestigious Howard Gates Award for her exceptional contributions as a Realtor in successfully navigating one of the most complex transactions in Santa Barbara in 2023 that would not have closed without her “exceptional perseverance, determination, diligence, patience, and expertise.” While real estate deals often present challenges, this transaction stood out as truly unique. In 1999, a family member generously donated their 20% share of a vacant Read more »

Kelly Knight Receives Santa Barbara Association of Realtors Community Service Award

Market Update, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtor

Kelly Knight received the Realtor Community Service Award from the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors for her philanthropic and volunteer work serving the Santa Barbara community. Knight lends her time, expertise, and financial resources to the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, the nation’s largest community-based provider of college scholarships, where she serves as a governing board member. Her Santa Barbara real estate team, Knight Real Estate Group , also contributes regularly to the Village Properties Teacher’s Fund campaign, as well as many other local non-profit organizations.  “My Read more »

Proud Supporter of the 2023 Santa Barbara Wine & Food Festival

Santa Barbara

Summer in Santa Barbara is ripe with activity during the month of June: lively polo matches in Carpinteria, the Lavender Festival at the Old Mission, and the dazzling Summer Solstice Parade along Santa Barbara Street. One of our favorite events to usher in the summer season is the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Wine + Food Festival. We enjoyed sampling many of the Central Coast’s best wines and culinary delights while enjoying a sunny summer afternoon in the Museum’s oak woodland along Mission Creek. Knight Read more »

For Sale – Stunning Spanish Colonial Revival Residence in Santa Barbara

Hope Ranch Real Estate, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Knight Real Estate Group is proud to introduce La Sonrisa, an exquisite Spanish Colonial Revival residence for sale meticulously crafted by Floyd Brewster, a distinguished architect who trained under the renowned George Washington Smith and who contributed to the iconic Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. This is an unparalleled opportunity to own a truly Read more »

The 10 Best Hotels for Your Stay in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara in the News

When planning a visit to Santa Barbara, there are a number of outstanding places to stay. Whether you are looking for a quaint boutique hotel, or a luxurious resort, there is something for everyone here. Forbes created a wonderful guide of the 10 Best Hotels in Santa Barbara that is sure to have what you are looking for. “The best hotels in Santa Barbara embrace their surroundings while also offering a fresh take on California coastal living…” Click here to read the full article. Santa Barbara, also known as the American Riviera, is Read more »