Luxury Homes and Real Estate - Sotheby’s International Realty

Santa Barbara, Southern California

A resident of Santa Barbara for over 45 years, Dick has 25 years of real estate industry experience in all facets of residential, income, land and commercial property. Consistently a top producer sales agent, Dick began his career under David Pitts at Pitts & Bachmann Realtors, and continued with Sotheby's International Realty after the company was purchased in 2005.

After graduating from Stadium High School in Tacoma, Washington, Dick received his BA degree and California Teaching Credential while attending both Stanford University and UC Santa Barbara. Dick's teaching career spanned 16 years, during which he was involved in athletics and administration at Dos Pueblos High School. In 1973, he was awarded High School Coach of the Year by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, and he left Dos Pueblos as Athletic Director in 1982.

Dick had the rare opportunity to work for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee as Venue Director of the Rowing, Canoeing and Kayaking Events at Lake Casitas, where he oversaw a multi-million dollar budget and a crew of over 800 staffers. The success of the event is testimony to Dick's leadership, crisis management, negotiation and communication abilities.

Following the Olympic Games, Dick stepped into the role of Vice President/Operations of a 130-person international architectural firm. This role built on Dick's expertise in management and communication, where he negotiated leases with national retail chains, law firms, UC Santa Barbara and Antioch University.

Dick is active in the community and a strong supporter of student athletics. He is past President of the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, serving on the board for the past 30 years.

Clients respect the professionalism, composure and knowledge that Dick brings to his real estate business, an asset that has led to long-term business relationships and success in all types of transactions.