Zia Group was instrumental in helping us purchase our first home in the area. Ours was a unique situation in many ways, and there were multiple points where we thought it was the end of the line and time to walk away. Zia Group, however, was determined to make it happen– when issues arise he is creative and bold, and we certainly benefited from the many relationships he has cultivated with peers in real estate-related industries. We couldn’t have done it without his help and the assistance of many others who hold Zia Group in high regard, and we absolutely will choose to work with them again if the need arises.
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My husband and I were first time buyers when we came to Dan, and knew little to nothing about the process of buying a home. Not only was Daniel an invaluable source of knowledge, advice, and information – he quickly became a kind of counselor to us, working with us through our questions and confusion, and was always listening and adjusting to us throughout our decision making process. He was flexible to our needs, knew when to encourage us when we felt intimidated, and knew when to caution us when emotions started running high. We knew and felt throughout the process that he was our advocate; doing his absolute best to bring us the best possible results. I would (and have) recommended Dan to anyone and everyone who is looking into purchasing a home in Santa Barbara.
We met Dan and his team several years ago when we bought our first house, after many of our friends had recommended him. We had used another realtor prior to the Zia Group when helping my in laws buy a condo here. Truth be told no one had ever given me a recommendation at that point in my life and so I just started calling through the yellow pages. The difference between our first realtor and the Zia Group was night and day. Everything felt tailored to exactly what we wanted within what we could afford. His team always responded quickly and helpfully and surprisingly, to me, even on weekends. We had the opportunity to sell our condo and buy a different house in the last year. It could not have been easier. And since our first purchase years ago Dan is always the first person I recommend to friends.
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.