Purchasing a home is often the biggest decision you’ll make in your lifetime. As a longtime Santa Barbara resident, Melissa Birch has intimate knowledge of the area which makes her well-suited to accommodate clients' desires to be in neighborhoods specific to their lifestyles.

Melissa’s clients all share an authentic relationship with her both personally and professionally. In the end, keeping a reputation of integrity and honesty has kept her successful for 16 years through past client referrals, many of whom she calls friends. Melissa started at Sotheby’s International Realty in 2000, and continues to understand the importance of the local connections and sterling global exposure that is only accessible through the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.

Melissa enthusiastically utilizes all of the latest marketing innovations, and takes personal interest and attention into every detail from photo shoots to complex negotiations and inspections, and even down to the custom doormats provided at her closings.

Every year since 2000, she has earned the titles “Top 10 Agent” and “Top Producer” of her Sotheby's International Realty office in prestigious Montecito, CA and boasts over 100 closings through her career. Melissa brings her impeccable professionalism to transactions to all of her clients, whether ranging from modest condominiums to multimillion dollar estates.

Underscoring Melissa's contagious enthusiasm and undeniable appeal as a realtor is her love and appreciation for Santa Barbara. Melissa's clients often speak of her strong sense of community, whether she is supporting one of her kids’ schools, or enjoying the local scene with her husband. It's not unusual for her to be in contact with clients long after escrow closes, whether for assistance with additional property or, with choosing the best restaurant for a special occasion.