Santa Barbara & Montecito Real Estate
CA DRE#s 01903215, 00826530 & 01317331

For Attorneys

Especially for Attorneys

Thank you for visiting our Anderson | Hurst | Associates webpage for local Santa Barbara Attorneys.  As a fiduciary for your clients, you need real estate partners that are accountable, and that can provide you with the tools necessary to make your job easier, more transparent, and more successful when it comes to your clients' real estate assets. That's where we come in.
 
We are Ashley Anderson & Paul Hurst with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties here in Santa Barbara and Montecito.  We bring over 65 years of combined real estate and public relations experience to you and your clients, and we consistently rank in the Top One-Half to 1% of Berkshire Hathaway Agents Nationwide and Abroad.
 
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties controls a majority of the real estate market share in all the South County communities, including Santa Barbara, Montecito, Hope Ranch, Carpinteria, Goleta, Summerland, Unincorporated Santa Barbara, and the Santa Ynez Valley.   
 
Services we can provide for you include:
 
- Marketing and sales of homes being liquidated for trusts, estates, divorces, conservatorships or probates;
- Date-of-Passing property valuations;
- Current market valuations for trusts and estate planning;
- Market statistics (past and current);
- Real Estate consultation and second opinions. 
 
 Even if you already have an agent partnership, please feel free to call us for a second opinion. Thank you.
 
Ashley Anderson & Paul Hurst 
 

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING REAL ESTATE REPRESENTATION

 

EXPERIENCE: How much experience does the agent have? This is very important, as you will be dealing with contracts and situations that could affect you financially and legally.

SUCCESS: To be properly represented, it is advisable to select a full-time agent who has a proven track record. Ask the agent how many transactions they have completed in the past 12 months. Ask if they’ve received any professional awards. This is important, because there is a lot at stake for you. Just as you’d want to choose a doctor who has vast experience in what you are being treated for, it is extremely important to select a full- time, successful real estate agent.

NEGOTIATION: Talk with the agent about appropriate negotiation strategies for your transaction.

BROKERAGE: Ask the agent about the brokerage they work with. Ask what kind of market share that brokerage has. Ask what advantages you will have by being represented by that brokerage. Research that brokerage to ensure they are with a reputable, successful, financially secure firm that will still be around if you ever need them.

REFERENCES: Ask for references from past clients.

RELATIONSHIPS: Does the agent have good working relationships with, and the respect of other agents, lenders, escrow and title people? Your transaction is likely to go more smoothly when relationships based on trust and experience are working for you.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Make sure you feel comfortable that the agent will take time for any questions you may have. Ask the agent how quickly your calls, texts or emails will get answered. It is important that the agent will take the time to clearly explain every aspect of the contract process and transaction to you. Ask the agent what happens to your transaction if the agent goes out of town or has some other unforeseen event. Ask what you can expect from the agent in terms of reporting and updates.

TECHNOLOGY: Whether you are high tech or old school, it is important that the agent is tech savvy.

INTEGRITY: Make sure you feel comfortable that the agent conducts him or herself with honesty and integrity.