In the sphere of unparalleled career experience, few real estate agents can compare with Santa Barbara, California’s Barbara Koutnik. She has enjoyed more than 41 years as a professional in real estate – all of them spent with Coldwell Banker Realty – and is looking ahead to many more.

Barbara was named a top producer in each of those years, and she is among the top 1% of all Coldwell Banker® agents worldwide. This hard-earned success reflects her belief that real estate is about people, not profit. She has built one of the most successful real estate practices in the country by putting her clients first and delivering a peerless caliber of service.

To distinguish herself in California’s exceptionally competitive market, Barbara uses her positive outlook to her clients’ advantage, while always remaining upbeat, honest and trustworthy. Her innate ability to remember every detail and nuance about her clients and their homes has allowed Barbara to develop long-lasting relationships that flow from generation to generation as she helps people fulfill their real estate dreams.

Barbara has curated a team of the industry’s brightest and most creative marketing professionals that not only showcases each property to a global audience, but gives her the time work one-on-one with her clients. Barbara’s team produces stunning print and internet campaigns that are continually massaged and focused until a property has sold. Coldwell Banker Realty’s international network of marketing resources and client services backs Barbara’s team every step of the way.

Living, working and raising her family for more than 43 years in Santa Barbara’s neighboring coastal enclave of Montecito has imbued Barbara with a depth of knowledge and a wealth of resources. Buying and selling real estate involves myriad relationships that can seem overwhelming at times, and Barbara is always there to help. From the best professionals in escrow, financing and insurance to architects, contractors, landscapers and handymen, Barbara knows who to call when a transaction needs assistance.

Barbara’s network of resources continues to benefit her clients well beyond the close of escrow and has been tremendously advantageous for her clients that live beyond Santa Barbara and out of state. A full-service agent, Barbara seamlessly guides negotiations, pricing strategies, home staging, repairs, remodeling and more.

A proud supporter of Santa Barbara local philanthropic organizations like the Junior League, Food Bank, Unity, Girls Inc. and the Women’s Fund, Barbara loves family time, golf, sports and is an avid car enthusiast.



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