Buy a Home In Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara's Leading Buyer Specialists

Zia Group is a team of local experts who are committed to fast, professional and excellent service to help you understand and feel informed and 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.

A Seasoned Team of Buyer Specialists

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 off-market properties

Backed by a team of specialists

Home Buyer Roadmap

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 Local Homebuyers

Daniel was very patient, knowledgeable, and a huge help when it came to making all the decisions that are involved with buying a home. He went above and beyond our expectations by continuing to be a valuable resource for us even after the contracts were signed.

Zach Schock

I worked with the Zia Group with the sale of my late mother’s house. They are a friend of a friend of my mother’s and was highly recommended. They were able show my mother’s home and describe the highlights of the house and quickly help close the sale at a price the buyer and seller were happy with. Their negotiating skills and local knowledge of housing enabled us to quickly reach a fair price for the home. Their expertise with the escrow process allowed us to quickly close escrow without any delay. I highly recommend Zia Group.

Bob Efram

In a town with approximately 10,000 realtors, it is a major achievement to be voted Best Realtor for multiple years by the Santa Barbara Independent’s annual poll. After having Daniel represent us for the purchase of our home, I see why he earned that award. Our transaction was not easy. We had challenges with a short sale from the seller and the bank. And, in today’s much stricter lending environment, our preferred method of financing was very difficult too. Throughout the entire transaction, from getting the offer in immediately upon the property going onto the market, to bumps in the road along the way, Daniel always offered knowledgeable advice and a positive yet realistic attitude. Never once did I feel like he was a sales person, but always a consultant with our best interest as first priority. As owner of five properties and having used five separate realtors, I can say with complete certainty that Daniel Zia is the real deal.

Paul Murphy

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

Jon recently helped our family find the perfect home. He was relentless in seeking options but was very easy going making the process as stress-free as possible. He knows the market well and is cognizant of what is best for his clients. I would happily recommend Jon to any friend or family member when looking for their next home!

Kayla Picciuto

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