Welcome to Santa Barbara…
The city that is filled with endless ocean views, red tiled roofs, perpetually blooming flowers, and citizens who have a very strong commitment to the community.
A Santa Barbara Broker You Can Trust
I am a Santa Barbara real estate Broker specializing in modern and green built properties with a unique focus on Santa Barbara and Montecito. In addition to being a Broker, I am proud to have been honored multiple times as a “Village Properties Top 10 Agent”, a certified EcoBroker, and hold the GRI-Graduate Realtor Institute designation.
Your Broker of Choice
My in-depth local knowledge of neighborhood values, confidentiality when representing clients, diplomacy when working with my colleagues, and more than sixteen years of hands-on experience with an array of real estate transactions spanning all price ranges, makes me your perfect Realtor of choice — and the Broker to trust with one of the biggest investments of your life: your property.
Stand Up Paddling at Leadbetter beach, walks at the Wilcox Property, play-dates at Shoreline Park, hikes to Inspiration Point, picnics at the Rose Garden, concerts at the Bowl, daily farmers markets, cinnamon rolls at Recipes Bakery and sushi at Arigato are just a few of the many reasons that life is good in Santa Barbara.
“My role as a real estate broker is to act as resource for my clients. I enjoy educating them about the various options and strategies available, and brainstorming out-of-the-box ways to achieve their real estate goals.”
– Elizabeth Wagner
We bought our first home with Elizabeth in 2013 and she was the perfect guide for us as we were new to real estate. Her personal care and guidance felt like she was investing right alongside us. When our family grew to include 2 sons and a dog by the Spring of 2019 we were feeling ready for a bigger place. She walked beside us as we waffled on whether to sell or renovate and even patiently watched us enter into contract only to back out the very next day because we just had a gut feeling it wasn’t the right place. We ended up finding the perfect spot for our family just a few months later and I’m confident that Elizabeth’s expertise, knowledge and professionalism is one of the reasons we were able to secure the house against 6 other offers. From the moment that we first saw the house until the moment the keys were in our hands we felt supported by Elizabeth who was always happy to answer any questions or help us do additional research to find the answer. Every professional she suggested we work with throughout the process always ended up being equally easy to conduct business with.
The decision was hard to make but we ultimately decided to sell our first home and Elizabeth’s knowledge and guidance ensured our house was ready for market and incredibly marketable. We thought buying a home was stressful, turns out selling one is a little bit more stressful, but again, Elizabeth’s undivided attention and partnership took much of the stress away. It’s always sad when a deal is complete with Elizabeth because you don’t get to be in touch daily anymore. Choosing Elizabeth as your realtor, whether you’re buying or selling, will be one of the best decisions you can make this year (or decade!).
When we decided we wanted to buy our first home in Santa Barbara we knew it
would be the biggest purchase of our life and we really wanted someone to
walk us through the process that was honest, trustworthy, detailed, and
would always have our best interest in mind – not just their commission.
Thank you so much for not only meeting our expectations but far exceeding
It really meant a lot to us that you were not only with us every step
of the way, but also explained what each step meant so that we weren’t left
in the dark about why things were being done as they were and what our
options were. All of the details, paperwork, etc. could have been very
overwhelming but we felt that you had it all under control and we could
focus on our jobs, moving, and the excitement of actually owning a home in
Thanks again for teaching us about real estate, negotiating with our best
interest in mind, and always having our backs!
Thank you for reaching out to check in on our experience working with Elizabeth Wagner and Village Properties. Elizabeth and I have been friends for over ten years. In 2011 she helped my sister and I buy a house. Everyone involved with that purchase agreed that it was the easiest sale ever experienced.
In late 2018 my partner and I decided to buy a house in Santa Barbara and knew that Elizabeth would be the person to help us. I also knew that it wouldn’t be as easy as the first time, but I didn’t quite fathom the adventure the next 14 months would take us on.
The very first house we looked at had many features we desired; but it also had giant, leaning eucalyptus and was in the fire and flood zone. Elizabeth advised against it from the start and getting an insurance quote was a nightmare. By the time we got around to an offer, the house was taken; perhaps a blessing in disguise? Then we hit a dry spell. We were Goldilocks to the Santa Barbara housing market. Nothing seemed “just right”.
Eight months later we found what we came to call “the lobster house”. It had everything we wanted and the initial listing was in our price range. Then bidding started and we threw in everything we had (including some fresh lobster) but were eventually outbid.
Three more months and a fixer upper on the east side popped up. It had lots of problems but lots of potential. We could make this one work…
24 hours later our dream home came on the market. Knowing that we were ready to move on the fixer, Elizabeth got us in to see the dream house the next morning; a day before the realtor tour. They say when you know, you know — and we knew — this was our house. We submitted an offer that night and the seller accepted the next day (kind of, there was a power outage, a reluctant realtor (the seller’s) and a few other complications that delayed the actual acceptance).
Over the next 30 days there were a lot of bumps; no one would say that this sale was easy. Elizabeth was there through everything with a big smile, a deep breath and options. She was patient with us, the seller and the seller’s agent. She prodded the mortgage bank when necessary and smoothed over our missteps. We asked a lot of questions and if she didn’t have an answer, she connected us with someone who did. Nights, weekends and holidays she made sure things kept moving and that we were informed of the process and next steps.
This sale was unconventional and Elizabeth supported us and advocated for us throughout the process. We are extremely happy that we had her by our side and will continue to recommend her to our friends and families. Even the seller stated that he wished Elizabeth had been his agent. She has our permission to use our names and use us as a reference. We don’t plan to buy another house — this is our forever home — but if we do, she will be the first person we call.
Megan Birney & Felix Rudert
We had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth on the purchase of our first home. As a real estate professional, I represented ourselves in our purchase of Elizabeth’s listing.
We were impressed from the start with Elizabeth’s attention to detail and follow-through. Her professionalism ensured a smooth and timely transaction and her ability to represent her client’s interest while assisting the buyer side was truly impressive.
We would gladly recommend Elizabeth to anyone buying or selling a home!
Melissa & John Hygelund
Elizabeth Wagner with Village Properties was beyond helpful with the sale our first home! It was exciting but very scary at the same time. Elizabeth was always by our side during the entire process from the first viewing to placing the keys in our hands to the front door! That made the the process amazingly non stressful. If there was a question Elizabeth had the answer within minutes!!! So awesome!
Elizabeth sold us a haunted house.
My husband and I bought our house and closed in Santa Barbara within one month, all while living and finishing our jobs in San Francisco (crazy, we know). To do this, you need an exceptional, detailed, knowledgable, and professional realtor. From the first conversation we had with Elizabeth, she was on top of everything. She was knowledgable about the area, sourced homes for us to check out and was very personal throughout the entire process. She was very in tune with what our priorities were when looking for our home, which we very much appreciated. Besides her exceptional attention to detail and knowledge about home buying, she brought humor and personality to the very complicated process of buying a home. Elizabeth will definitely be our realtor for any future real estate endeavors.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING US!!!!! We absolutely love our new home.
Elizabeth Wagner recently sold our condo, so we could buy a wonderful home.
We found her ‘Can Do’ approach made the deal happen. Her knowledge and experience got us through a few tough corners in the selling process.
We discovered the property we wanted, 72 hours later, she presented us with our first offer, and 33 days later we moved in to our new home.
Elizabeth’s talents made this move possible. We’re fortunate she was on our team.
I proudly and unequivocally recommend Elizabeth Wagner as an outstanding choice to broker any real estate transaction.