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 »

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 »

2022 Year in Review

Market Update, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtor

From Montecito to Hope Ranch, Carpinteria to Goleta, and all neighborhoods in between, whether it’s a condo, home, land, or a ranchette, Knight Real Estate Group can successfully handle all your real estate needs. Here is a sampling below of some of our 2022 sales that showcase the depth and breadth of our expertise. We invite you to see our current listings and view all sales. Land/Lot: 736 Mission Park Drive – $1,000,000   Knight Real Estate Group of Village Properties Realtors is a boutique Santa Barbara Read more »

Fall Housing Market – What the Experts Predict

California, Market Update, Santa Barbara Realtor

Forbes Advisor released an article,  Will The Housing Market Cool Off By Fall? Here’s What Experts Predict  where they interviewed housing experts across the country to get their forecast on home prices, rates, and buyer interest. “And while there have certainly been hot seller’s markets in the past, none quite compare to the current market where more than 50% of homes for sale have fetched over the asking price.” Read  the article  to get their perspective. While this article represents the entire country, it’s important to note that Santa Barbara is one of the most ideal places to live, making Read more »

Introducing Forbes Global Properties

Market Update

Village Properties is now an exclusive real estate partner and founding member of Forbes Global Properties . This powerful global partnership provides us with a curated platform to showcase our clients’ luxury properties. As a founding member, Village Properties will be one of only 100 elite brokerage firms invited to participate in the global network. If you’re thinking of selling, let’s talk about how this partnership might benefit you! To learn more about this partnership, click here .