I write to deeply thank you for your amazing work on the sale of The Woods at San Antonio Creek in Santa Barbara. Having chosen you as my realtors based almost solely on statistics – you are the best producing agents in the area, per the MLS – I was pleasantly surprised by your personal warmth and attention to my many problems and habits as a seller, always available, never leaving a question unanswered. Your advice on property marketability and pricing and your deep knowledge of the Santa Barbara market were instrumental to our relationship as well. The momentum, ever since our first meeting, was never dropped: from the property website you created to the full page ads and induced articles on papers, to the many post cards and direct mailing, both physical and electronic, all your marketing pieces have been utterly professional and impeccably created. Adding to this your personal commitment to actively (and wisely) participate at every stage of the negotiations, you marketed and closed the sale of my property in record time; it took us a third of what the previous sale of the same property had taken to finish, only one year earlier. For all that, Dianne and Brianna, I volunteer to recommend your work to any future prospect clients you have. Furthermore, I am sure I will never have to search for realtors in Santa Barbara for my future transactions: you’re it.
by Roberto L.
My husband and I have purchased two rental properties in Santa Barbara with Dianne and Brianna and have had excellent experiences both times. They were very quick to respond when we had questions, negotiated on our behalf, and went out of their way to get things done for us, beyond expectations. We would definitely recommend them to friends and family alike.
by Mike and Cristy P.
Dianne and Brianna helped to secure a property in an area we had been looking at for a number of years. They both made the whole process informative and prompt, which was very important in this completive market. They are both personably and professional "thank you both".
by Kelli B.
We engaged Dianne and Brianna Johnson to sell our Santa Barbara home. We personally know at least 20 realtors we could have used. There was never any doubt who we would hire to do the job. I have known Dianne personally for many years and not only is she a wonderful person but also very professional and competent at what she does. We knew having Brianna involved would be a huge bonus with all of her wonderful marketing ideas. Their passion for the real estate business makes them such a pleasure to work with. Dianne and Brianna were literally by our side every step of the way, from needed improvements to staging and everything in between. They definitely know how to get the job done. They were always open and available to answering any questions we had and kept us fully informed. Dianne and Brianna are a fantastic team. We would recommend them with confidence to anyone selling or buying a home!
by Arthur and Sherri M.
We used Dianne and Brianna to sell our home in Santa Barbara last summer. In every way, they went above and beyond what you would normally expect listing real estate agents to do. They helped us plan improvements and repairs that would have a concrete impact on the price of the home. Since we were selling the home from out of state, they often worked to line up, engage and supervise trades people and contractors to get work done. They found and worked with a staging contractor to enable us to show the home in the best possible light, and they personally orchestrated and conducted the open house tours that were key to getting the home sold quickly and for top dollar. They communicated with Escrow agents and mortgage bankers to facilitate the legal and financial transactions. When deadlines loomed, they pushed all the right buttons to make sure things got done on time. In every way they exceeded our expectations. We would not hesitate to use their services again and wholeheartedly endorse them as real estate professionals of the highest caliber.
by Carol and Tony P.
Terrific knowledge of the market and fantastic follow through. As a team they are very strong! Speed to get answers separates them from the rest. We were traveling into the city and back home and the Johnson team was very organized, timely and accurate. Thank you
by Eric P.
I knew of Dianne Johnson from her work in the neighborhood of my townhouse. Dianne was involved with her own homeowner association and helped with getting some neighborhood improvements. Dianne and Brianna were incredibly helpful with every aspect of the sale of my townhouse. My townhouse was in need of many things and Dianne and Brianna assisted me with what would be worthwhile improvements for getting it sold. They selected the paint color and helped with getting a painter, they helped with the flooring selection, they selected light fixtures for the kitchen and bathroom and frames for the bathroom mirrors that suffered from corrosion along the edges. In addition to helping with the improvements, they staged the property beautifully. Everybody that saw the townhouse raved about the staging. They made what was a simple townhouse absolutely gorgeous. They assisted with the listing price by having associates from their office to the townhouse to give their ideas. Once the improvements and staging were completed and the listing price determined, Dianne and Brianna marketed the property immediately. Professional photos were taken for both print ads and internet ads that showed the property to perfection. Newspaper ads, the brokers' open house and the public open house were all scheduled within a week of setting the listing price. The townhouse received lots of attention and sold within a week of hitting the Multiple Listing Service, with multiple offers. It sold so quickly that a full-page ad in a local newspaper that ran a couple of days later wasn't really needed. After I had already decided to have Dianne and Brianna list my townhouse, I found out they had helped some acquaintances. They had the same success with the others, a quick sale of their homes because of the impeccable marketing of their houses at a proper listing price. Dianne and Brianna followed through from the beginning. Although my townhouse was a simple property, they treated it as if it was worth millions. I can definitely recommend them to anybody looking for terrific agents
by Craig M.
You were a perfect realtor team for us. You have been thoughtful to our needs and your interest to achieve selling Malaga Circle was so consistent. You made a dream come true.
by W and V Francis
It is with great confidence that I recommend Dianne Johnson of Village Properties for your real estate needs and transactions. Dianne has represented me in the marketing and sale of seven properties over the past few years including custom estate homes, vacant buildable parcels, and a home that had been in our family for decades in a landmark location near the Santa Barbara Mission. Dianne is consistently positive and optimistic even during the challenging real estate market we experienced during many of the recent years. She never gives up no matter how difficult it seems and continually searchs for new and different ways to market the properties. I always feel that Dianne has control of the situation and tends to the myriad of details required in the complex nature of current real estate transactions. Dianne is creative in her marketing and problem solving ability. She is pleasantly persistent and continues to improve her knowledge of the governmental regulations and market conditions. Dianne always pursues all options to satisfy the buyer or the seller. She believes that buyers and sellers have the same goal - a completed transaction, and she works tirelessly to be certain that the goal is met. I value her opinion and look forward to the next transaction with her.
by Dennis E. Developer
Dianne and Brianna made purchasing a property very easy for us, even though we were traveling quite a bit. They were very quick to respond to calls or emails regarding questions we had and gave us honest opinions about the properties. The after service was great as they helped us connect to various vendors after the purchase, to make the transition easy. Dianne and Brianna made a great team and they were very knowledgeable about the Santa Barbara real estate market and surrounding area. We appreciated their prompt responses to our questions, whether through email or calls. Very happy with our purchase.
by Oliver and Helen F.
I highly recommend the real estate team of Dianne Johnson and Brianna Johnson from Village Properties in Santa Barbara. I sold a Spanish Revival house that has been in my family since it was built in 1933. I live in Orange County and even though I have spent a lot of time in Santa Barbara both as a child and as an adult, I didn’t know anything about the real estate market in the area. I interviewed three qualified agents, and ultimately chose Dianne and Brianna because I felt that they would do the best job for my family, and I have been highly satisfied with not only their professionalism but with their attention to detail throughout this process. They have educated me on how the home would be sold (marketing, staging etc.), kept me well informed and guided me expertly through the process. Dianne recommended what she felt the house needed in order to put it on the market, and she has been very proactive in preparing the house for sale from getting up front inspections to recommending staging the house and landscaping. Dianne and Brianna’s marketing skills are exemplary. I have learned that so much of selling a property today starts on line, and that staging the house and beautiful photos are of the utmost importance in presenting the house to potential buyers. Their photos of the house were fabulous, and really brought out the charm of the house. I felt very prepared as the house was put on the market. This is a family home that my grandparents built, that my mother grew up in and as kids we spent a lot of time in. Dianne and Brianna captured that in preparing the house for sale and were sensitive to the fact that the house holds a lot of memories. The house sold in just days, and we received multiple offers. Thank you to Dianne and Brianna for their professionalism and their expertise
by Cathy R.
Thank you, Dianne and Brianna, for so aptly representing us in the recent sale of our estate home. We believe that no one could have done better at the art of being on top of every phase of the marketing, sale and escrow. You are a great team. Your hard work and sophisticated approach to every matter resulted in a happy conclusion for everyone involved. We heartily recommend you to any prospective client with no reservation.
by Jim and JoAnne L.
Dianne and Brianna have, once again, made the home-buying process such an enjoyable experience! I recently purchased my second home with the Johnson's help and can't even begin to describe how incredibly valuable it is to be able to pick up the phone and call your realtors to discuss ANY aspect of the process at ANY time. They checked in with me every step of the way to make sure I was well informed and ready for the next step(s) ahead. They are not only responsive but are so, so helpful. Growing up in Santa Barbara, home-ownership here has always been a dream - while I'm sure many realtors in our area are competent, Dianne and Brianna are PASSIONATE about where we call home and know this market inside and out - that kind of expertise is priceless! Not only would I highly recommend Dianne and Brianna Johnson to my friends and family, I plan to work with them on any future purchases I make. I'm incredibly thankful to have had Dianne and Brianna on my team.
by Mary Kathryn M.
We were searching for an agent to sell our home in Santa Barbara in 2012 and wanted a pro who knew how to market and sell with integrity. Dianne Johnson impressed us because she carefully listened to us, suggested a strategy and listing price that made sense to us and then went into action. Dianne paid great attention to detail in all areas of the process, including the photography of our home, extensive online marketing, successful open houses, and the ability to decipher interested buyers from those who were just looking. She was always in contact with us and did a masterful job working with other agents through all the details, demonstrating excellent negotiating skills to close a successful sale. We sold our home quickly in a down market, thanks to Dianne's expertise...and can only imagine that with her daughter joining her, she has an even stronger team! We highly recommend Dianne & Brianna Johnson!
by The Pfeiffers