Why Choose Kevin?
I am a Santa Barbara native and have been a real estate professional with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services here in the Santa Barbara and Montecito areas since 2001. Every year my business has grown and over the last 7 years I have consistently been one of the highest producing agents while also maintaining a highly respected reputation within the entire real estate community.
As the result of years of satisfied clients, I have succeeded in building a wonderful referral base of single individuals, couples and families who are happy to recommend my services to their friends, families and colleagues. Many past and current clients express their gratitude in working with a Realtor who is both a true local (born and raised in SB) and has such a relaxed demeanor in which they feel no pressure. Key also in the relationship between myself and my client is trust and understanding that the home that my client is selling and/or buying is not just another home for them. Having a client close on a transaction is wonderful, but as important, is knowing how my client got there.
Who am I besides being a Realtor? - A Short Bio
I was both fortunate to have been born and raised in Santa Barbara and to have grown up with a wonderful family. I am now happily married to Tessa, a wonderful Dutch woman, whom I met while living in The Netherlands in 1998. We also have 2 wonderful boys born in July 2006 and August 2012.
In 1989, while attending UC Santa Barbara, I left to Europe for the summer to play on the professional tennis satellite circuit. While the tennis went well, I felt more energized by the culture over in Europe and the opening of my eyes to countless different ways of life and thinking.
I returned to UCSB and focused on my junior year in which I ventured back to Europe and studied abroad in Salzburg, Austria. Both of these amazing adventures changed me and lead me to have one immediate goal in my life… to travel around the world.
Four days after I graduated from UCSB in 1992, I left on a one-way ticket back to Europe. I spent roughly the next 4 years working abroad in Austria, Germany, Japan and New Zealand while traveling often to over 50 countries throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, South and Central America and the South Pacific.
After much adventure I returned to the U.S. and lived in Telluride, Colorado and Lake Tahoe, California before attending Thunderbird - The American Graduate School of International Management where I received my MBA in 1999. In 1999, I returned home to Santa Barbara and have been working as a Full-time Real Estate Agent since 2001.