The Team

Knight Real Estate Group brings outstanding client advocacy, true professionalism and unsurpassed knowledge of the field of real estate to all aspects of the buying and selling process in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Hope Ranch.

Offering a unique value proposition, Knight Real Estate Group provides exceptional real estate representation with a lawyer’s insight. We truly listen to our clients’ needs and present them with opportunities, solutions and the type of creative thinking that only a team well-versed in real estate law can provide. This skill affords their clients the comfort and security of knowing that one of their most important investments is in good hands.

We invite you to contact Knight Real Estate Group for a confidential consultation at (805) 895-4406.

Kelly Knight

Founder, Knight Real Estate Group
Director, Trust & Estates Division of Village Properties Realtors

About Kelly KnightKnown for her exceptional communication skills, professionalism, unwavering integrity and esteemed background as a real estate and business attorney with a sharp eye for detail, Kelly Knight brings her unique skill set to her clients’ every real estate need. A veteran advisor with uncompromising discretion and concierge-level service, Kelly has built a strong client network based on referrals and recommendations from former colleagues, business associates, past clients and friends.

Former Practicing Attorney. Prior to obtaining her Broker’s license in 2005, Kelly spent 15 years working at one of Santa Barbara’s top law firms, consistently performing at the highest levels of excellence. “My real estate clients receive from me the same level of knowledge, skill, diligence, discipline and preparation that I provided to my legal clients as a practicing attorney,” says Kelly. “I am able to dive into the nuances of complex contracts, and understand and explain the ramifications of a purchase or sale in a way that most agents cannot. I fully embrace my responsibilities as a fiduciary, and work tirelessly to protect my clients’ interests.”

Creative Talent. A career in real estate has allowed Kelly to channel both her intellect and her creativity for the benefit of her clients. “I consider myself a life-long learner, and there is always something new to learn in real estate. I explore anything that adds value to my clients, whether it’s an interest in architecture, historic preservation, design trends, Santa Barbara’s rich history, the latest economic forecast, or new technology,” says Kelly. “Creatively, I love advising my clients on high-impact, strategic design techniques to prepare a property to sell at the best possible price, drafting engaging property descriptions, working with photographers and videographers to ‘get the shot,’ and collaborating with my team to prepare marketing collateral that will best present to the world the property and the exceptional lifestyle it affords.”

Philanthropy. When she’s not working for her clients, Kelly commits her time, expertise and financial resources to the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara and the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara, local non-profits where she serves as a governing board member. “My education and legal background have given me much throughout my life, personally and professionally,” says Kelly.

“I believe it’s a fundamental responsibility to give back to our community and support our friends and neighbors. Because of that, I’m passionate about providing those most vulnerable in our community with equal access to justice and the opportunity to attain a college education.” Knight Real Estate Group also contributes regularly to local Santa Barbara schools and the Village Properties Teacher’s Fund campaign.

East Coast Roots. Originally from coastal Maine, Kelly attended Bucknell University where she earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Kelly moved to California in 1985 and attained her law degree with an emphasis on business, tax and real estate. Now a 30-year resident of Santa Barbara, Kelly enjoys early morning hikes in the nearby foothills with her dog and time on the ocean with her husband, Mike, during her free time. She is also the proud parent of a Bowdoin College attendee.

Proven Success and Experience
  • Full-time licensed Real Estate Broker since 2005 – License #01463617
  • Personally managed over 175 transactions with sales in excess of $225 million
  • Member, Professional Standards Committee, Santa Barbara Association of Realtors
  • Member, Board of Directors, Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
  • Member, Board of Directors, Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara
  • Member, Board of Directors, Santa Barbara Club
  • Practicing Attorney 1988 – 2004
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania
  • Juris Doctor from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • Certificate of Mediation, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University
  • Adjunct Professor, Santa Barbara College of Law 2002 – 2004
Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Santa Barbara Association of Realtors
  • 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)

Village Properties

Santa Barbara County Real Estate

Village Properties LogoVillage Properties Realtors offers unparalleled real estate services in Santa Barbara, California and the surrounding communities with offices in Montecito, Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez. Extensive experience in Santa Barbara County real estate, local ownership, and exclusive global connections are the key to Village Properties' success. Knight Real Estate Group is proud to be associated with Village Properties in order to give you the very best real estate service.

Exclusive Affiliations

Throughout its 25-year history, Village Properties has continuously pushed to add more value and exposure for its clients. With this in mind, Village Properties is thrilled to announce that it has joined Forbes Global Properties as a Founding Member. A natural extension of the time-honored Forbes brand, Forbes Global Properties is a new luxury real estate marketplace and member network, composed only of top-tier international brokerages.

Most importantly, this platform is a curated consumer experience, connecting discerning buyers directly to the world's finest homes. More than 130 million visitors from around the world engage with every month and enjoy unrivaled access to a collection of properties presented alongside timely market data and trusted editorial content. Knight Real Estate Group is proud to offer this exclusive platform to our clients.

Our real estate clients also enjoy an enhanced level of service due to Village Properties’ other global memberships and affiliates, including Luxury Portfolio International, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, and Mayfair International Real Estate in London. These exclusive global affiliate and membership networks ensure a broad level of exposure to a qualified audience of highly affluent potential buyers.