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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 off-market “pocket” 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

My husband and I had an incredible experience buying our first home together with the expertise and guidance of Zia Group. Once we found the home we wanted, they were able to help us beat out seven other offers. Escrow was quick and painless, and they were able to secure the best professionals in the business to speed us along without any obstacles or hiccups. We are extremely thankful for the care and time we received from the Zia Group team.

David & Maddie Given

My husband and I met Daniel a few years ago when I was looking for a summer rental in Santa Barbara. I thought he was so kind and generous with his time-for just a rental. We fell in love with Santa Barbara and always toyed with the idea of purchasing a summer home there. An unexpected opportunity fell into my lap in September 2009. I am now officially the owner of a Santa Barbara property purchased through Daniel, with the transaction taking place while I was in the comforts of New York, in less than 30 days. As luck would have it, Daniel sent an e-mail to us and we pretty much took his word on the condition of the property. He emailed us photos immediately and followed through exceptionally well. Whatever we didn’t know, Daniel did. His no pressure attitude, in conjunction with his confidence in himself and the property he had found for us, was undeniable. He was forthcoming with even the smallest details about the property. His honesty and his attention to detail were apparent from the beginning. We put great faith in him, as this was a long distance purchase on a property that we had not seen. I really could go and on about his professionalism. There was not one question that stumped him during this very untraditional purchase. He did his research and kept us abreast to all progress. His professionalism and knowledge were paramount. Let me say that finding Daniel Zia was an absolute gift to us! He facilitated me purchasing my dream summer home in a matter of 30 days and he has continued to offer his services post transaction. He has checked in on the house since we are not there. Knowing he is still available to me really puts my mind at ease. He puts his heart and soul into his work and you would be very fortunate to have him on any side of your real estate transaction!

Aileen Zemel

Zia Group was invaluable to us when we were selling our house and trying to buy at the same time. Their sage advice and professionalism made our experience terrific. We negotiated (with his help) a great sales price and a great buy price. Zia Group are keepers!!!

Jason & Kirsten Bennett

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

Daniel helped my wife and I purchase a Santa Barbara condominium by long distance since we don’t live in California. His website was very helpful in that we were able to “shop” by computer, and then he was always available to help us follow up on making offers. He gave us very good advice regarding the market and what offers to make and also in assisting us in finding a very good and efficient lender to work with on a loan. We found Daniel to be very responsive by both e mail and phone and we wouldn’t hesitate to use his services again if the need arose. We highly recommend Daniel to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the Santa Barbara area.

Bill & Joyce Hunt

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