The Santa Barbara community voted Karen Strickland the best Realtor in Santa Barbara two years in a row for one simple reason: her proven track record. For over 30 years, Karen has shared her passion for all that Santa Barbara offers. She was a top producing agent with Pitts & Bachmann Realtors, the Santa Barbara firm that was acquired by Sotheby's International Realty in 2006. She specializes in the sale and purchase of single-family residences at all price levels throughout Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito and Goleta. Notably, Karen transacted the sale of the locally renowned castle in Montecito.
Acknowledged by peers and clients alike for her integrity and commitment, Karen is dedicated to matching the individualized needs of each client to the appropriate home. Karen's clients directly benefit from her extensive personal and professional knowledge of the area. They recognize and appreciate her negotiating prowess, thoroughness and ability to create a comfortable working relationship, as evidenced by her 70 percent repeat customer and client referral rate.
Prior to real estate sales, Karen supervised the title and escrow department of an extensive resort development in three areas of California. Her analytical skills and extensive knowledge of the loan process have proven extremely useful to her clients. She has leveraged this financial expertise to the benefit of both buyers and sellers.
Karen, whose three children have matriculated through the Santa Barbara school system, is personally knowledgeable about the programs offered by area public and private schools. She has served on myriad parent associations.
Almost 35 years later, Karen still makes the most of all that Santa Barbara offers and enjoys all its cultural resources. Naturally, the climate allows her to walk and kayak plus indulge her self-proclaimed passion for gardening on a year-round basis.