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Santa Barbara Real Estate

Kathleen St James

Courted by Sotheby's International Realty for her savvy sales acumen, negotiating proficiency, multi-faceted expertise and over 30 years of experience representing high-end products, Kathleen has become one of the firm's most respected real estate professionals. Recently, her combined skills enabled her to list and sell one of California's most magnificent properties, a $35 million Santa Barbara beach estate, in just two months. In 2006, she was ranked in the top 1% of agents in her firm nationwide, and negotiated the highest single-sided residential real estate transaction on the entire West Coast.

In addition, discriminating clients in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Naples, Florida have gained from Kathleen's proficiency not only in the field of real estate sales and marketing, but also in interior design and renovation. Her proven track record of impressively dressing a home for the marketplace means higher closing revenue and fewer days on the market. She understands that effectively enhancing a home frequently closes the transaction.

Kathleen has trained and worked with many of the most prestigious names in the design world, including Herman Miller, Baker, Scalamandre and Holly Hunt.

Land use, architecture and interior design were Kathleen's focus while sitting on the board of one of the largest proposed oceanfront developments on the West Coast. In addition, she has owned, renovated, interior designed and sold her own properties, and is past president of the Villa de Montecito Homeowners Association.

An avid water lover, Kathleen enjoys spending time on her boat and gathering with clients and friends at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club.

Her son, David, shares his mother's interest in real estate and business, while her daughter Melanie has founded a cutting-edge non-profit organization, Empowermentworks.org. Kathleen donates a percentage of all of her earnings to the home for orphans Melanie founded in Zimbabwe.