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.
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Working with Daniel changed my whole opinion of real estate agents. He went above and beyond at every step, was always on the lookout for deals, and helped us find a great house when other Realtors had told us it would be impossible with our parameters. He never gave up and was always on our side. He never tried to ‘sell’ us on anything, never pushed something that wasn’t right. He gave us honest feedback and advice all the time and stuck with us on a search that lasted over six months. Without Daniel, I think we would have given up and called it quits; with him, we found a great house at a fantastic price. Thanks for everything Daniel!
Daniel (and his team) are amazing! We purchased our first home with Daniel and sold it with him. He made the whole thing seamless, both times. He gave us a great contact to our new city, and “held” our hand during that purchasing process too. I know they are doing an amazing job helping the Santa Barbara community members frind their best homes.
We were first time home buyers and were so pleased with Zia Group’s service and expertise. We had a unique list of requests, and they listened to our criteria and worked SO hard to find us our dream home. So impressed. He was always available to text and call, and was always understanding and optimistic when the house just wasn’t right for us. I could not have asked for a better experience. We met so many other realtors along the way, and in my head I knew that we were lucky to find the right team the first time. No one else matched their knowledge, integrity, and creative thinking. Thank you Zia Group!