The sale of our condo in Santa Barbara was a total success. It was on the market less than a week and there were two strong buyers. We sold it for more than the asking price. Every aspect of the sale went smoothly which is especially unusual because I live in the Bay Area and was selling the condo “long distance.” But that was never a problem for Daniel who kept me informed every step of the way and gave clear instructions for what I needed to do. The notary who came to my home exclaimed that the quick sale of the condo was nothing short of a miracle since most stay on the market for at least nine months or more. In a nutshell: Daniel is easy to recommend because he is an honest, creative, hardworking and knowledgeable realtor. He was a pleasure to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate a minute to have Daniel sell any other property I owned.
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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.
Jon was extremely professional and helpful in purchasing our first home in Santa Barbara. He communicated with us throughout the process and helped us to find the perfect home and then hired and scheduled contractors for us as we were on a tight schedule to move in. We would highly recommend him and would definitely use him again for future real estate transactions! He is wonderful to work with and went out of his way to make everything run smoothly.
Jon Gilkenson and the entire Zia Group team take buying and selling a home to a new level. Their knowledge, expertise and professionalism are above and beyond what we have experienced in our past real estate experiences (and we’ve had quite a few). We selected Daniel and Jon to be our agents after interviewing many top agents in Santa Barbara. We chose them because we knew we needed agents that were really on top of their game to do what we wanted to do: sell our house for top dollar as a pocket listing with all sorts of contingencies (such as allowing us time to find a replacement property and secure a mortgage). They and the entire Zia Group team were able to do that and also help us purchase our replacement property (again with contingencies). They handled both transactions simultaneously–a lot of moving parts to deal with. It was mind-boggling to say the least. Lesser men would have cracked under all the demands and counter demands, changing time frames, and human whims. But Daniel and Jon are champions at this business–truly, they were unfailingly professional, calm, and patient (even when we weren’t). My husband and I recommend them without hesitation. They are simply the best in Santa Barbara.