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Born in La Jolla and raised in Orange County, Janine Huarte is a California girl at heart. She made her move to Santa Barbara in the mid-1990s and has been a resident ever since. After earning her Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences with an emphasis in International Relations from Westmont College, Janine traveled on a five-week trip through Europe. While there, she learned to appreciate much of the art, history, culture and architecture throughout much of Western Europe. Janine’s passion for the allure and natural beauty of Santa Barbara has been a constant for her since she first made the discovery. It was here she truly felt at home and has been enthusiastic in sharing that passion with others.
After pursuing a career as a dental hygienist and practicing for over 15 years to consistently maintain happy, healthy smiles on the faces of her patients, Janine is committed to carrying that same level of professionalism and results-oriented service to her future clients by exceeding their real estate needs. It was one such patient, Sotheby's Internationally Realty’s own Bob Lamborn, who inspired Janine to join the ranks of such a high quality and well-respected brokerage as he maintains that one can be "extremely successful while remaining fastidiously ethical", a tenet Janine holds true in her own life.
Janine is knowledgeable of the local area and market trends in Santa Barbara including the schools, churches and tight-knit community after raising her 13-year-old daughter here. The network of families and friends is beautifully interwoven and reflects what she enjoys most about living on the central coast.
In her free time, you'll find Janine enjoying some of the beautiful wine country in the Santa Ynez Valley with family and friends, going for a walk at the beach or at the bluffs with her daughter. One thing is for sure, in Santa Barbara, there is always something for everyone!