Santa Barbara and Montecito Real Estate

SOME OF OUR REVIEWS

Consummate Professionals

- Alexis McCaw, Berkshire Hathaway Transaction Coordinator


Paul and Ashley are the consummate professionals! They are extremely thorough and meticulous, with excellent attention to detail and a deep understanding of the paperwork throughout the process. Their professionalism and positive attitudes make each transaction a pleasure! - Alexis McCaw, Berkshire Hathaway Transaction Coordinator


I could not be more pleased with the service I received from Paul Hurst and Ashley Anderson

- Steve Breihan, Buyer and Seller


I could not be more pleased with the service I received from Paul Hurst and Ashley Anderson in the sale of my condo in Santa Barbara and purchase of my new property in Montecito. They were always there for me throughout the whole process from start to finish. I am an out of town client…Doing this by phone, text and email could have been difficult, butinstead, was handled flawlessly. Their marketing was stellar and spot on in getting the correct message out to potential buyers. Paul held many open houses to get the property exposed to as many people as possible. Their print advertising, video, internet exposure and networking was very well done and successful. I have, and will continue to recommend Paul and Ashley to anyone I know who is looking to purchase a home or condo in the Santa Barbara and Montecito area – they are the best!


House sold, great price, great job!

- Tom Cunningham, Trustee Seller


I received the Realtor recommendation for Ashley Anderson & Paul Hurst. At first, I was skeptical that a huge real estate company like Berkshire Hathaway, especially from Montecito, would be interested in my small home in Goleta. To my surprise, they took on this listing as if it was a Hope Ranch mansion. They accurately assessed the condition of the home and determined an appropriate selling price. They used the latest technology, social media and advertising to market this home quickly. When multiple offers came in, their advice and experience was right in achieving the best selling price. I have bought and sold over 12 homes with multiple realtors, but this team is the best of all. They are professional, and provide excellent communication on how the process is proceeding. House sold, great price, great job!


Has there even been an easier sale for a seller?

- Bob & MaryAnn Latham, Sellers


Guys — Has there even been an easier sale for a seller? We did nothing while you all worked like mad people to make sure it all went smoothly. One of the things we liked the best about you all — apart from your sparkling personalities, of course — was that you were so great at keeping us apprised of every development, every potential pitfall, and the whole progress. It’s your business and you’re good at it.


It has been a true pleasure working with you...

- Charla Brown and Robert Burnett, Sellers and Repeat Buyers


It has been a true pleasure working with you, and the perfect start to this new chapter in our lives. Thanks so very much!


You couldn’t ask for better agents…they are true professionals

- David Hodges and Laurel Lyle, Sellers


Selling the home where we raised our family was, simultaneously, a deep emotional experience and a critical financial transaction. Well before our home was ready to sell, we interviewed several agents. Each had good qualities and offered ideas and recommendations. One team stood out – Ashley Anderson and Paul Hurst. Ashley and Paul complement each other, and the sum is greater than the parts. Paul with his legal mind and years of contract experience and Ashley with her marketing savvy and clear-eyed sense of what’s the best strategy…for repairs, for pricing, for staging…all delivered with warmth and sensitivity. They did a fantastic job of promotion from photography, print material, internet presence and advertising to attract the maximum number of potential buyers. Hundreds of people came through our home and we received multiple offers, most above asking price. We even had a competitive offer from a buyer across the country! At every point, Paul and Ashley were there giving us good counsel, fielding our questions and ideas and, finally, sealing the deal. You couldn’t ask for better agents…they are true professionals.


The entire process went smoothly

- Taylor Barnett, Buyer


Ashley Anderson represented me in the purchase of my wonderful condo in Santa Barbara. I’m a first time homebuyer and this process could easily have been quite stressful. Not to mention the fact that I’m a firefighter and was called to duty during the transaction. However, with Ashley in my corner, the entire process went smoothly. Ashley listened carefully to what was important to me, and found my dream home in a price point I could afford. Ashley is very professional, knows the market, and is excellent at strategy and negotiating. She was extremely responsive any time I had a question, and walked me through the entire process from getting pre approved for my loan all the way though closing. I always felt that I was her top priority and that she was grateful to have me as a client. We were in a multiple offer situation and prevailed against an all cash offer because of the way that Ashley positioned my offer. I can’t say enough good things about my experience of working with Ashley Anderson. It was my dream to own a home in Santa Barbara. I was raised here and my entire family is here. I’ve been in my new home for a month, and pinch myself every day as I look at my gorgeous view of the city. Thanks Ashley!


I appreciated your knowledge, expertise and professionalism

- Paul Whitebread, Seller, Vice President, Operations Communications, CKE


Ashley & Paul, Thank you for all your help and support...I appreciated your knowledge, expertise and professionalism...From start to finish, you were very helpful and always offered extra support to make the process as easy as possible. I appreciated that you kept me well informed, and valued all the information you shared with me, so I could make well-informed decisions. I felt you represented my interests very well during the process...you helped me get the best offers for my property, and I really felt I had two great partners along the way!


Congratulations!

– Kyle Kemp, Regional Manager, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services


“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!” 


Ashley and Paul exceeded our high expectations and we highly recommend them.

- Terrell & Naomi Hillebrand, Sellers


In seeking Realtors to market the home that had been in our family for over sixty years, we felt we had many requirements that had to be met. After interviewing several agents, we determined that Ashley and Paul’s experience and commitment would be a good fit for us. They prepared attractive marketing materials, advertised effectively, held productive open houses , and kept us informed every step of the way. They were responsive to our questions and their communication of all relevant information was excellent; we especially appreciated receiving their weekly marketing report. Ashley and Paul exceeded our high expectations and we highly recommend them.


SUPERB!

- Brent Martin, Seller


SUPERB! Ashley & Paul were professional and thorough in every phase of the process, including the information exchange with our relocation affiliate, marketing and adding value to our home, ideas to make our home more attractive to buyers, effective marketing of our home, and completion of the sale process. Everything was handled with detail and professionalism.


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

- Barbara Keller, Repeat Buyer


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.


He has my highest recommendation.

- Dr. Allan Pacela, Buyer & 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.


They are - simply put - the best!

- The Trautweins, Buyers


Paul and Ashley were wonderful to work with. They listened 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. We highly recommend them for their kindness, integrity and knowledge of this area. They are - simply put - the best.


They are - simply put - the best!

- The Trautweins, Buyers


Paul and Ashley were wonderful to work with. They listened 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. We highly recommend them for their kindness, integrity and knowledge of this area. They are - simply put - the best.


Thank you for a very pleasant and successful sale.

- Ann & Rodger Halstead, Sellers


Ashley & Paul, Thank you for a very pleasant and successful sale. We appreciated the way you kept in contact, and kept us informed. We also appreciated your energy, and the full coverage launch of the sale.


Paul and Ashley dazzled...

- Karen Phillips, Art & Elements, Seller


Paul and Ashley dazzled my partners and me with the speed, expertise, knowledge, attention to detail, and energy that they brought to the sale of our house. They seamlessly put together a program which brought us a signed contract in just a few weeks. The closing went off without a hitch 20 days later. They did all the work throughout the process. It was effortless for us and we could relax truly confident knowing that every detail in their presentation and marketing of the house was planned and executed perfectly.


Paul Hurst and Ashley Anderson exceed our expectations...

- Jack & Lorelei Snyder, Sellers


Paul Hurst and Ashley Anderson exceed our expectations and performed well above the anticipated requirement. The strategy for selling our house was right on. He and Ashley Anderson brought out over 100 viewers to our open house, resulting in multiple offers, most well over the asking price, which was in keeping with the neighborhood. From the time we listed, escrow closed within six weeks. We, and the buyers, were happy with the results.


I can recommend them most highly.

- Martha Siegel, Seller


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.


You two were GREAT to work with!

- Rowland & Mary Hanson, Repeat Sellers and Buyers


You two were GREAT to work with! We are thrilled to have had you sell our home on Junipero Plaza, and are excited for the next phase in our lives in our new house. Thanks again!


I would recommend them to others without hesitation.

- Susan Rehm, Absentee Seller


Paul and Ashley’s communication with me was seamless, timely, clear, and instructive. I had no question that I had strong and knowledgeable advocacy throughout the process. They were responsive and reassuring in addressing my questions. Since my condo was leased throughout the escrow period, Paul and Ashley dealt with my tenants in an ongoing manner to set up visits, inspections, and other appointments. They handled this with finesse, minimal disruption, and kept me well-informed. They honored my request that one of them accompany all visitors who entered the premises. It was my pleasure to work hand-in-hand with Paul Hurst and Ashley Anderson. They exceeded my expectations! I would recommend them to others without hesitation.


Ashley and Paul were absolutely superb!

- Chris Mangini, Trustee Seller


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 are unsurpassed.


A perfect combination of business and pizzazz.

- Skip & Shelley Cole, Sellers


Ashley and Paul, you have worked hard to make this emotional experience as easy and profitable as possible. You are a perfect combination of business and pizzazz. It is no wonder you are in the top of your field in real estate. You are definitely worth every penny. We are grateful for all that you’ve done.


We could not have done it without them.

- Bruce & Christine Churchill, Absentee Sellers


Paul and Ashley 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; 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.


They are simply the best!

- Linda Conger, Buyer


I highly recommend Ashley and Paul for their market knowledge, professionalism, and attention to every detail. They are simply the best!


You listened to our needs, and followed through to make them happen.

- Jim Boyce & Jane Eldridge, Sellers


You listened to our needs, and followed through to make them happen. You guided us through all the paperwork efficiently, and with a smile! We have your business cards, and will certainly be giving them out to our friends, with high recommendations for using your services.


I have never met agents I hold in such high regard.

- Linda Bedell, Buyer


I really enjoyed working with you. You were patient, professional, and always ready to help. In all my years of buying real estate, I have never met agents I hold in such high regard!


Paul & Ashley come well prepared and get it done!

- Paul & Christine McCallum, Buyers & Sellers


Paul & Ashley come well prepared and get it done! They made sure the transaction was a success. We hope to work with them again!


An exceedingly capable and competent negotiator and counsel.

- Jim & Glennis Malcolm, Buyers


I’ve been in the real estate development and management business for over 25 years. My wife and I met Paul at an open house he was sitting. We knew right away there was something special about him. When we shared with him 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


You always came through and always went the extra mile on my behalf.

- Mary Smith, Buyer


You did such a great job for me when I was purchasing my new Montecito property. When my sister said she knew a good realtor, she wasn’t kidding. From our first introduction, you listened carefully to my needs and consistently responded quickly to any question or concern. Like me, you are very detail oriented, so that was a key factor in how we got along and, more importantly, to how the right property got identified and ultimately purchased. You ran down every lead, every detail and continue to help to this day. Indeed, you always came through and always went the extra mile on my behalf. Now that I’m surrounded by moving boxes, I can hardly contemplate another move, but when the time comes to sell, I know I will return to you for help . Many thanks!


Paul and Ashley’s knowledge and integrity are unsurpassed.

- Ramin & Denise Soofer, Buyers & Sellers


Paul and Ashley’s knowledge and integrity are unsurpassed. They always have their client’s best interests at heart. Their style is to show listings without any pressure.


Always kept our best interests at heart.

- Scott & Cathy Armstrong, Sellers


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


Our experience was perfect right through the closing process.

- Jim & Donna Hartman, Buyers & Sellers


Every once in awhile you come across someone in life that truly stands out at what they do. For us, that person was Paul Hurst. Relocating to a new area brought excitement as well as fear. From the onset, Paul eased our concerns. He spent countless hours searching for properties that fit the profile and price point we were searching for. His local knowledge of the real estate market, his trustworthy and reliable attitude, and his genuine concern to help us find our dream home, made the process the most positive experience we’ve encountered. Paul Hurst is someone that we are honored to recommend to anyone searching for an agent in the Santa Barbara area. Our experience was perfect right through the closing process. We cannot thank him enough for all that he has done for us.


If you want, patience, thoroughness, and great follow up...

- Eik K. & Joakim T., Buyers


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


Working with Ashley Anderson and Paul Hurst was the best choice we made.

- The Clesters, Sellers


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 their hard work and dedication that we were able to buy a property that we love at a fair price. No matter what came up, they were right on top of it, and we always felt that they put our best interests first. Ashley and Paul are true professionals, extremely knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. We highly recommend Ashley Anderson and Paul Hurst to our friends, colleagues and to anyone who is interested in buying or selling real estate in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria or Goleta. Thanks again!


I would recommend you in a heartbeat!

- Marlene King, Repeat Buyer & Seller


I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all your hard work in selling my homes. As you know, I know several Realtors in Santa Barbara from having a real estate publication. I interviewed what I consider the best of the best. After my interviews with four top notch realtors I selected you primarily because of your marketing ideas, sales and strategies. All of your sales efforts from the initial comps in pricing to promotional materials were creative, highly professional and very attractive. Everyone loved your jazzy brochures, the cool website and amazing photos in the brochure and on the website. I am a marketing professional and have very high standards in marketing material. I think your brochures were top notch. As you know, friends of mine who came by during an open house gave me great feedback stating you were amazing and they would definitely recommend you to anyone selling a home. I was very impressed with the number of open houses you had, the pre-communication of them to various markets and the immediate feedback on open houses and showings. Your weekly summaries were also helpful in understanding current activity. I think you are exceptionally meticulous in your paperwork, marketing and sales efforts. I would recommend you in a heartbeat!


The “go to” real estate agents in Santa Barbara!

- Greg & Maria Horton, Buyers


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!


I would not hesitate to recommend these two real estate professionals.

- Mark Stone, Seller, Real Estate Broker


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.


We recommend them highly.

- J. Denny, Seller


Paul Hurst and Ashley Anderson worked diligently and skillfully until our condo 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.


I would recommend Ashley and Paul to anyone.

- Cater Lee Yost, Buyer


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.


A great experience I had working with Paul Hurst.

- Chad Cockerell, Guild Mortgage


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. I’ve 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.


I would enthusiastically recommend your services to anyone!

– Everett Stevens, Buyer & Seller


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 expectations. We 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!


I knew from the very beginning that I made the right choice when hiring you.

– Bernice Hill, Seller


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 promises. And, 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.


EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

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Ashley & Paul 

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