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Living in Santa Barbara for over 40 years, Larry Martin is well versed in the ways and lifestyles of this beautiful California city. He studied at SBCC, Brooks Institute and UCSB, gaining valuable knowledge about what this town has to offer its residents. Before he turned to real estate, Larry was a well-known local restaurateur owning and operating three restaurants in Downtown Santa Barbara. He gained valuable business experience developing a strong work ethic growing them from the ground up before selling his successful businesses and looking for the next challenge.
During his 18 years in the Santa Barbara restaurant scene, Larry bought and sold local real estate. Becoming a realtor in 2002, he found huge value in being a strong negotiator for his clients. Larry believes that an agent can be cordial and a strong negotiator at the same time always working hard to get his clients the best results. Besides selling single-family homes, Larry also owns and operates Martin Property Management overseeing over $12,000,000 in both residential and commercial properties in Santa Barbara, Luis Obispo and Paso Robles. His expertise also includes the sale of local business opportunities. Larry was given the title of top commercial agent nationwide in 2009 as well as a consistent top-producing residential agent. He truly enjoys the many different aspects of real estate and revels in mastering them all.
Currently, Larry owns a craftsman- style home with his wife, Liz, and his son in the unique and very popular Bungalow Haven of Santa Barbara. His older daughter recently graduated from UCSB and is the head of HR at a local architectural firm. When Larry is not serving the Santa Barbara community, he spends his time taking advantage of the multiple activities around town such as tennis, hiking, and the many beach activities that mirror the Santa Barbara lifestyle.