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Kelly Knight wins Howard Gates and Community Service Awards
Santa Barbara real estate broker Kelly Knight received two prestigious awards from the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. She was awarded the Howard Gates Award for the most “challenging and intricate transaction” of 2023 and the association’s Realtor Community Service Award for her philanthropic and volunteer work serving the Santa Barbara community.
Santa Barbara Real Estate Broker Kelly Knight Receives 2 Honors
The Santa Barbara Association of Realtors (SBAOR) awarded Knight with the Howard Gates Award for coordinating the sale of a property gifted to the nonprofit Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara (SFSB), the nation’s largest community-based provider of college scholarships. She also also received SBAOR’s Realtor Community Service Award for her philanthropic and volunteer work serving the Santa Barbara community.
$6.9 Million Santa Barbara Estate Scores Top Marks For Classic Design
La Sonrisa, Santa Barbara’s Hope Ranch enclave, was designed in 1931 by Floyd E. Brewster, a protégé of architect George Washington Smith, who worked with Carleton Winslow Sr. on the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. “La Sonrisa really checks every box when it comes to Spanish Colonial architecture,” says Kelly Knight of Village Properties.
Hope Ranch: Historic $6.8 Million House Hits Market
“We are selling this historic estate that is Spanish colonial revival design,” said realtor Kelly Knight of Knight Real Estate Group of Village Properties. Realtors are excited about this home because it has never been on the market. “Never … it’s been held in the same family for almost 100 years,” said Knight.
Succeeding in a Shifting Real Estate Market
Santa Barbara home staging professional Christine Cowles explores home styles, decorating, and staging for sales including expertise from Kelly Knight in her article on how to succeed in a shifting real estate market.
Knight Real Estate Group Welcomes Gabriel Grandcolas
Santa Barbara native Gabe Grandcolas has joins Knight Real Estate Group of Village Properties, ready to give buyers and sellers the advice and support they need as they manage the complex decisions and life transitions related to residential real estate.
Meet Your Realtor – Kelly Knight
“Real estate is a relationship business. It’s important to keep in mind that there’s always at least 4 people involved in any negotiation: the Buyer, the Seller, and 2 agents. I draw on my mediation training to help uncover each parties’ motivation and also look for creative solutions to make a deal work for everyone involved.”
How to Prepare for a Rightsize Move
A successful move and transition to a new lifestyle requires logistical, financial, and emotional planning. Santa Barbara realtor Kelly Knight was the featured expert in this article, sharing pro tips to make selling your home and moving to a more manageable living arrangement easier.