Testimonials

 “Ashley and Paul were absolutely superb! From the moment I first interviewed them for my listing to the close of escrow, they handled every concern with aplomb. They are true professionals. I found it very reassuring that they were able to quickly identify the resources and experts needed to prepare my property for sale and then put a plan into action. Paul and Ashley never left me guessing as to the status of repairs, preparations, paperwork or timelines. Throughout the process they communicated with me daily, often several times a day. As an out of state seller with no direct oversight of the property, I really appreciated that. I always felt that they had my best interests at heart. While they were resourceful, they were careful not to overcommit my financial resources. In all their dealings, I felt like they treated my home as if it were their own. Over the years I have bought and sold seven homes and I can say, without reservation, that my experience with Ashley and Paul was the best.  I would not hesitate to employ them again if ever the need were to arise. Their professionalism, knowledge, experience, and energy is unsurpassed.

– Chris Mangini (Seller)


“Congratulations Ashley Anderson & Paul Hurst for being in the top 50 agents in the greater Los Angeles and Santa Barbara area! And you are in the top 1% of Berkshire Hathaway agents Nationwide! Well done guys!”

– Kyle Kemp – Manager Berkshire Hathaway Home Services


“I’ve been in the real estate development and management business for over 25 years and I would say without reservation that Paul is exceptional in his field. When we shared with Paul what we had in mind he was able to supply us with all the information we needed to know to begin to make a quality decision. Paul decided to think out of the box and showed us some homes we hadn’t even considered, and not long after, we were in negotiations to buy. During the entire process, Paul was an exceedingly capable and competent negotiator and counsel. We made our deal at a fair price, and couldn’t be more delighted with our new home. Throughout the process and to this day, many days past the close of escrow, Paul has been there to offer assistance and help us. I can only say that with Paul you are getting an advocate who not only knows the market and what’s on the market but also a consummate professional. Today we count him as a friend, not just our real estate broker. Thanks for all your help Paul.”

– Jim & Glennis Malcolm (Buyers)


Paul and Ashley were an exceptional team: competent, professional, always available, always willing to go the extra mile, answering questions, finding solutions to problems, all with unfailing patience and good humor. I can recommend them most highly.

— Martha Siegel – Santa Barbara


If you want  patience, thoroughness, and great follow up -hire Ashley Anderson & her team.  We are thrilled with our house!  Ashley is deeply versed in this market and area and we so appreciate her time and energy

– E. Kahng & J. Tan – Santa Barbara


 I just wanted to share a great experience I had working with Paul Hurst. Paul and I met under unusual and highly stressful circumstances. The borrowers he represented applied for financing with a lender they knew, and were unexpectedly declined just prior to their scheduled close date.  Paul kept the situation very calm, and immediately negotiated an extension with a full seller credit (bank REO incentive) intact, as the loan was transferred to me. Ive always said a great Realtor knows financing, and this is true of Paul. He understands the lending process very well, and was able to educate the borrower, which is huge today, since the lending process is so convoluted and frustrating. I also appreciated how quickly Paul responds, and his problem-solving abilities. I look forward to working with him again.

– Chad Cockerell, Guild Mortgage


 “David Yost and I want to thank you so much for referring us to Ashley Anderson and Paul Hurst. Ashley immediately understood my needs and she was attentive, thoughtful and communicative.  She and Paul worked together to help identify a property that fit exactly what I was looking for- a long term investment in a Carpinteria condo- and I couldn’t be happier. The whole deal was done in less than a month.   Again, thank you!  I would recommend Ashley and Paul to anyone, and we will be working with them again.”

– Cater Lee


 “Jim and I were very pleased with your help and handling of the sale of our Montecito property. You listened to our needs and then followed through and made them happen. You guided us through all the paperwork efficiently and with a smile! I have your business cards and will certainly be giving them to my friends with high recommendations for using your services.”

– Jane Eldridge and Jim Boyce


Many thanks for your outstanding job in selling our home. You worked meticulously to prepare our home for sale, even bringing in additional designer furnishings to complete the look.  You worked closely with potential buyers, other agents, photographers, ad agencies, inspectors, contractors, appraisers, and pest control personnel so we could be free to attend to our own careers. Hiring a professional caterer, in costume, to prepare cappuccino and hot croissants, at open houses, was a fun touch.  Your creative and skillful negotiations allowed us to surpass our expectationsWe were equally impressed with your diligence in locating a replacement property. Your thoroughness, awareness, and creativity allowed us to buy a significantly nicer home than we thought our budget would allow. Your ability to work positively with other agents made both transactions move along quickly and professionally. I would enthusiastically recommend your services to anyone!  Many Thanks,

– Everett Stevens (Buyer/Seller)


“I found my dream ocean view home with the help of Ashley Anderson and Paul Hurst. They were immediately available throughout the process and negotiated expertly on my behalf. I highly recommend Ashley and Paul for their market knowledge, professionalism, and attention to every detail. They are simply the best!”

– Linda Conger


Thank you again for the outstanding job you did when selling my Campanil Hills home.  I knew from the very beginning that I made the right choice when hiring you.  As a former Real Estate agent myself, I was very impressed with not only your professionalism and knowledge, but how far beyond the call of duty you went. Whether bringing in a design consultant to stage my home, creating unique and informative marketing materials to best show it off, one-on-one networking, or making sure that I was never inconvenienced…even feeding my cat while I was away…you delivered on your promisesAnd, very importantly, you worked closely and comfortably with the buyer’s agent to effect a smooth and easy transaction. You listened to what was important to me, and made sure that all the “t”s where crossed, and the “i”s dotted, and more importantly that I was protected. I had my home listed before, but it took you to finally get it sold! I would enthusiastically recommend you to anyone and everyone I know.

– Bernice Hill (Seller)


Anderson Hurst Associates did a great job selling our property in Montecito, from the initial listing through to the closing. They provided thorough market information and knowledgeable advice that helped us set the right asking price; they aggressively marketed our property, appropriately using all the tools at their disposal – MLS, showings, print and online marketing materials. They managed the sale contract negotiation with the buyer and the buyer’s broker, and they oversaw the escrow through to the end of what was a complicated closing, even reminding us to stay calm at the appropriate moments! Their follow-through and attention to detail were particularly helpful to us since we live in New York and the transaction was happening on the West Coast. We could not have done it without them.

– Bruce & Christine Churchiwll (Seller)


We are so grateful to Ashley Anderson for all the hard work, perseverance and dedication she put into helping us find our new home! Ashley’s responsiveness and attention to detail made it possible for us to not only find the house of our dreams, but also ensured a seamless 30-day escrow.  We appreciate everything Ashley has done and couldn’t be happier with the level of service, expertise, and commitment to excellence she displayed during the entire process. We tell all our friends and family that Ashley and Paul  are the “go to” real estate agents in Santa Barbara!”

– Greg & Maria Horton


We had the privilege of having Paul Hurst sell our home for us.  Paul helped us to make some tough decisions and always kept our best interest at heart. He is such a clear, sincere communicator and his approach to marketing our house was exceptional. He is a brilliant business man and genuine caring person. We look forward to working with Paul and again and we are so grateful to him for representing us so effectively and finding the right buyers!!

– Scott & Cathy Armstrong


I used to think real estate agents were interchangeable, but I’ve changed my mind since working with Ashley. Ashley represented us in the purchase of our new home with patience, professionalism, and creativity. Our particular deal had numerous complications and I can honestly say that we couldnt have done it without her!

– Marlene Struss. – Santa Barbara


 Working with Ashley Anderson and Paul Hurst was the best choice we made after moving to Santa Barbara! We came into a market with little inventory and lots of competition, and it was only thanks to Ashley & Paul’s hard work and dedication that we were able to buy a property that we love at a fair price. No matter what came up Ashley & Paul were right on top of it and we always felt that she put our best interests first. Ashley & Paul are true professionals, extremely knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. We highly recommend Ashley Anderson & Paul Hurst to our friends, colleagues and to anyone who is interested in cidddxx or selling real estate in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria or Goleta. Thanks again Ashley & Paul!”

– Chris & Renee Clester  (Buyers and Sellers)


Paul and his associate Ashley were wonderful to work with. They                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to every question, found the answers and then found us a wonderful house to live in. They also put us in touch with the person who found us our mortgage at a great rate and Paul followed up on every step of the transaction in  a timely manner. I highly recommend them for their kindness, integrity and knowledge of this area. They are — simply put — the best- Diana & Richard Trautwein


Paul is a highly dedicated professional, always willing to go the extra mile.

He is very courteous, very knowledgeable, and his advice is very reliable and honest.  Over the last 10 years, we have had numerous transactions with him, buying and selling homes, and, in addition finding responsible  tenants for our properties.

We are very lucky to have been represented and advised by him

– Barbara Keller (Buyer and Seller


Paul Hurst has assisted me both in purchasing and selling properties.  I found him to be professional, knowledgeable, friendly, capable, persistent and thorough in handling the transactions.  Nothing more needs to be said because he has my highest recommendation.z

– Alan & Ramona Pacela. (Buyer and Seller


Selling property in today’s real estate market can be a frustrating and expensive experience. Paul and Ashley made sure that was not the case in the recent sale of my property. They both worked diligently and professionally to ensure my escrow closed on time with a minimum of issues. I was  traveling while the deal was going through which made it more challenging for all of us. Paul and Ashley were in constant communication with me keeping me abreast of all developments and took the initiative to handle whatever came up. Their expertise and experience ensured the escrow went smoothly and closed in a timely manner. I would not hesitate to recommend these two real estate professionals to my colleagues.

– Mark Stone (Seller)


Paul Hurst and Ashley Anderson worked diligently and skillfully until our condominium was sold. We were very impressed with their organizational skills and the speed and originality with which they addressed the various problems in selling our home. Paul and Ashley are supportive, kind, personable,  and most pleasant to work with. Always responsive, they are flexible, honest, and sincere. We recommend them highly.

– Jim & Marlene Denny