Buy a Home In Santa Barbara

Zia Group is a team of local experts who are committed to fast, professional and excellent service to help you feel at ease throughout the home buying process.  For our buyers, we leverage our extensive list of "coming soon" and "private" listings to find the best home, at the best price, with minimal competition.

Top buyer's agents in Santa Barbara

As a team of specialists, the Zia Group can expertly navigate you through all aspects of the complicated home buy process.  With our trained and licensed agents who specialize in Santa Barbara and Montecito real estate, we are ready to put our entire team to work for you, to help you find the right home at the best price.

Top performing team in Santa Barbara

Exclusive access to offline listings

Backed by a team of specialists

How to buy a house in Santa Barbara

Hire Your Agent

Schedule time to discuss with a real estate professional what type of home you are looking for.  No matter what your timeline, it’s important to understand your preferences in style, location and price.

Secure financing

Meet with a financial professional who can get you pre-approved.  You will need pay stubs, W2s and bank statements. Setting your sights on realistic goals you can afford will help ensure you a successful home purchasing experience.

Find your home

We are excited to give you access to our tools, trade knowledge, experience and network to help you see every available property that meets your criteria.  

Negotiations

If at first you don’t succeed, you are just that much closer to the finish.  We will help guide you through the negotiation process with high level strategy and neutral advice to make sure you have every advantage available.

Due diligence

From first time offers to appraisal, inspection and terms with the lender, we will be sure to connect you with trusted local experts and lenders to ensure you the smoothest transaction possible.

Finalize the sale

Our team will help you review all closing documents, keep track of any upcoming deadlines, and discuss findings from inspections.  We will help facilitate all the needed steps for you to be confident in a successful closing, transfer of funds and ultimately a huge congrats on your new ownership.

Reviews from Santa Barbara homebuyers

Recommending Daniel Zia to handle your real estate needs is the best referral we can make. We met Daniel as well as other real estate agents while vacationing in Santa Barbara. Daniel definitely stood out, so we followed up with him to pursue a home in the area. What makes Daniel outstanding is his extreme competency in all areas of a real estate transaction. He pays close attention to his clients’ desires and has innovative ideas to help you find the right property. Every time we talked with Daniel we continued to be impressed with his knowledge and straightforward remarks about the properties we were interested in. We looked forward to receiving his candid comments and answers to our questions, which provided us comfort as out of town buyers. Daniel guided us, rather than pushing us, through the purchase process. Daniel is a master at overcoming obstacles that seem to plague many real estate transactions. His service after the closing has been as expedient as before. We have leaned on him to recommend contractors, etc. and have enjoyed great success. Most of all, he is trustworthy and a delight to work with. We highly recommend using Daniel as an agent for those looking to purchase or sell a home.

Mike & Patsy Kravchuk

Thank you for all your hard work, patience and diligence it helping us both buy and sell. This was obviously a big deal for us and you handled everything (including our quirky ways) with real grace. We so appreciate you and would not hesitate to recommend you to others.

Dana Alexander

Recommending Daniel is the easiest thing in the world as I can’t imagine how our home purchase could have gone any smoother. The service that my family and I received while purchasing our Santa Barbara home was exceptional. We told Daniel what we were looking for and he was there every inch of the way letting us know about new houses on the market, the positives and potential negatives for each, resale value, remodel ideas, etc. Daniel has such an impressive grasp on the real estate profession that every question my family and I had was immediately answered and elaborated on. This kind of service really set us at ease and gave us confidence in our search for a home. Once we decided on a purchase, a complicated process filled with what seemed like a million signatures and initials and faxes ensued. Daniel made this process completely manageable, explaining everything along the way and making sure we had all our bases covered. In all honesty, I cannot imagine better service than that which we received from Daniel. If you live in the Santa Barbara area and are looking for a property, I highly recommend Daniel Zia as a real estate agent.

Ben Murphy

Thank you so much for the purchase of our home. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without your help–thank you! We were also so grateful for your generosity. That was so unexpected! We hope to have you over to celebrate soon. Thank you again so much.

Daniel & Sarah Johnson

As part of our TV show, ‘A Place in the Sun: At home or Away’ one of the biggest difficulties is finding the right house, in the right area, of a city that we’ve never been to before. We often view 20-25 houses over 2-3 days in a city before selecting the final 3 that we show our house hunters. Working with Daniel on such a project was a God-send, as not only did he have a great portfolio to show us, but he had detailed knowledge of all the areas in and around Santa Barbara. He was quick to grasp what our needs were and was able to find us some very unique houses to show our clients. He was by far the best-prepared and most efficient agent we’ve ever had the pleasure to work with, and was always armed with a great can-do attitude and sincere smile. We had a very tricky schedule and he was a key player in helping us pull off what was a complicated shoot. Daniel was not only a pleasure to work with but he went out of his way and beyond the call of duty to help find us what we need. I wouldn’t have any hesitation in recommending Daniel Zia for anyone who is house hunting in Santa Barbara, and would instead rather urge anyone to get in touch with him as he offers a complete 5-star service with a warm and friendly manner to boot.

Stefania

Schedule a Consultation

Schedule time to discuss with a real estate professional what type of home you are looking for.  No matter what your timeline, it’s important to understand your preferences in style, location and price.

  • We'll listen to your unique goals for your home
  • We'll answer your questions and provide resources
  • We'll provide a clear roadmap for success