Daniel Zia helped us buy our first home. He was great to work with throughout the whole process and got us an amazing deal on the house! His connections in the community and expertise allowed us to overcome a long, complicated short sale and find the perfect lender. I would highly recommend Daniel and his team for anyone looking to buy a home in Santa Barbara.
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Daniel is the consummate “giver”. Whether it be his time or expertise, Daniel is passionate about helping others. Daniel quickly built a successful real-estate firm founded on results, a strong reputation, and honesty and integrity. In addition to being a successful professional, Daniel is passionate about helping the world. He donates his time and resources to multiple non-profits and organizations. Daniel has the quality of being “honest to a fault”, which is a rare but valuable quality in today’s world.
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.
From our initial conversation right through the closing of escrow on our home in Santa Barbara, Daniel was amazing to work with. His professionalism, communication skills, and pleasant demeanor contributed to this real estate purchase being the smoothest experience we have ever undertaken. I would highly recommend Daniel and his staff without reservation.