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Jon Gilkeson

Realtor Partner

Jon is a 4th-generation Santa Barbara native, so he knows Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas like only a true local would. He obtained his real estate license immediately after graduating college in 2011 and went into business shortly thereafter.

With over a decade of experience, Jon has a systematic approach to real estate that has proven to be a winning formula for his clients. His excellent communication skills combined with traditional and cutting-edge marketing strategies allow him to secure those results.

With every client, Jon focuses on building close relationships and providing the easiest and smoothest transaction, by anticipating challenges and utilizing his team of specialists for every step of the transaction. Jon has quickly risen to be a power player in his market, operating in the top 3% of realtors in Santa Barbara.

Jon’s family’s business roots go back to the early 1900s in Santa Barbara–the original Italian Market–so Jon is an avid promoter of anything local. Check out his Santa Barbara Foodies page on Facebook that he founded after the pandemic forced restaurants to shut down. The group was originally founded to support local businesses but quickly grew into a group of passionate foodies sharing good food and creating a community of support for each other.

In his free time, Jon enjoys staying very active. You might find him playing beach volleyball at East Beach, camping and hiking around California, or paddling for the Santa Barbara Outrigger team.