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We provide award winning real estate services in Santa Barbara County and specialize in strategic marketing and negotiating on behalf of our clients. Louise McKaig is the only Realtor to be honored as "Santa Barbara’s Best Real Estate Agent" by both The Independent and The News-Press Reader's Choice Awards 2 years in a row. We are members of the exclusive Luxury Homes International Division at Keller Williams with offices in Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Northern Santa Barbara County.
Local Market Knowledge

Born and raised locally with a rich family history in Santa Barbara & Montecito dating back over 100 years.

Contracts & Negotiations

Experienced & educated in negotiating high-level real estate transactions for investors, buyers, and sellers.

Global Network

A large network developed over years having worked with Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Luxury Portfolio, LuxuryHomes, The Who’s Who of Luxury Real Estate, Keller Williams Luxury International, and more.


Unique designs, tracking systems, & strategic campaigns ensure your home stands out from the competition and increases your chances of a speedy and successful sale.

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Our goal is to help you achieve yours. Whether that means selling your home at the highest possible price, a quick close, or working with multiple family members through an emotional situation, we take client commitment seriously and work hands on to help see your real estate goals realized.
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Our success was built on repeat business and referrals. We want every deal to lead to a long lasting friendship and working relationship so we do not pressure our clients.
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Our experience in negotiating, timing contingencies, and marketing has saved our clients potentially millions of dollars in money, legal issues, and stress reduction therapy.
Louise received her B.A. in Business Economics, has owned or helped run various businesses, & works with financial experts to stay informed of new trends. Our unique team has professional backgrounds in business, marketing, international communications, advertising, and film production.
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You need to be sure your agent is working for you and not just their own interests. Louise McKaig has been voted “The Best Realtor in Santa Barbara” multiple times because our clients know that their interests are always represented.

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Recent Real Estate Listings

View the latest real estate listings for sale in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, Hope Ranch, and other parts of Santa Barbara County presented by Louise McKaig & our real estate team. If there is a specific type of home or investment you are looking for please contact us at the bottom of the page or call our office at 805-364-2326.

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Find homes for sale in Santa Barbara County by using our free "real estate search database". Properties included from Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Hope Ranch, Montecito, & more.

Santa Barbara Real Estate news

You can regularly find articles featuring Louise or members of our Santa Barbara Montecito real estate team in various publications throughout the year including The SB Independent, Inman Global Real Estate News, Montecito Magazine, Santa Barbara News Press, Montecito Journal, and more.
  • Montecito Mudslide News Article on Inman Global

    Montecito Mudslide Article featured on Inman Global Real Estate News

    Keller Williams’ top producer in Montecito, Louise McKaig, meanwhile, was staying put in her part of town and away from her office on Coast Village Road, fortunately located on the second floor.

    “They [TV news outlets] keep showing the building we are in, but we are upstairs. Everything around us — over by the Montecito Inn — looks bad, there is mud in the lobby,” she said.

    Some of McKaig’s clients had been affected by the mudslide. “Everything is at a standstill, people are just stunned,” she said. “You know people, you know they are missing — we see clients on TV — it’s sad … everybody has a connection here.”

    Local agents were already working to find rentals for clients displaced by the mudslides.

    Read the entire Montecito Mudslide article at written by staff writer Gill South

    Louise and our real estate team are deeply saddened by the recent tragedy and our thoughts are with all those affected and our entire community as we rebuild and recover.

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  • 2017 Best Real Estate Agent Award Winner

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    The Independent News Paper Names Louise McKaig the Best Real Estate Agent in Santa Barbara for 2017

    Article in the Independent: “I love our community, and I am very grateful for the generations of support my family has received since my great-grandfather arrived in the early 1900s,” said Louise McKaig. Considering she has been voted best real estate agent three times now, it seems the community loves McKaig, too. Perhaps that’s because she is devoted to making sure the people she works with are happy. “The most important thing to me is ensuring that my clients receive the best service, the best marketing, [and] the best possible price, and know that they have someone that listens to them.” As for her future plans, McKaig said she sees herself staying in Santa Barbara for many years to come. “We have recently opened our new office on Coast Village Road, have added new members to my real estate team, started a bilingual service for Spanish-speakers, and have brought in some exciting new marketing services that will continue to help our clients market their properties to buyers here and around the world.”

    Read the Full Article about the Independent’s Best Real Estate Agent Awards Here

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  • Nominated For “Best Digital Marketing” By The Who’s Who Of Luxury Real Estate

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    Louise McKaig’s real estate team was nominated By The Who’s Who Of Luxury Real Estate & in the following categories:


    1. Luxury Real Estate’s Best Digital Marketing

    2. Luxury Real Estate Nomination for Best Website

    3. Best Video Marketing in Luxury Real Estate

    Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Announces Award Nominees for the 20th Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference in Seattle

    Click here to read the full list of luxury real estate agent awards and honorees.

    We are thrilled to have been honored by one of the premiere luxury real estate outlets in the world and would like to thank “The Who’s Who Of Luxury Real Estate” and the thousands of luxury real estate agents across the globe involved.



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  • Interviews Louise McKaig & Karina Rodriguez About Bilingual Real Estate Service

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    Demand for Bilingual Real Estate Brokers in Santa Barbara News Article

    This article was written by the national commercial real estate news publication Globe-St. The article is an interview with our Santa Barbara realtors Louise McKaig and Karina Rodriquez about our bilingual and Spanish speaking real estate agent services available to home buyers and sellers in Santa Barbara County.

    Click here to read the full article.

    Brokerage firms in Santa Barbara are launching new Spanish-speaking platforms to accommodate new demand for bilingual brokers.

    Demand is surging for bilingual brokers in Santa Barbara, according to real estate brokers Louise McKaig and Karina Rodriguez, brokers at Keller Williams Realty Santa Barbara. The firm has launched a new Spanish-speaking real estate platform to accommodate the new demand, which will focus on homebuyers and sellers. To find out more about the growing demand for Spanish-speaking brokers and the new service, we sat down with McKaig and Rodriguez for an exclusive interview. Tell me about the rising demand in Santa Barbara for bilingual real estate agents?

    Louise McKaig: 
Santa Barbara maintains a steady appeal to foreign buyers and investors from all over the world. As for the rise in demand for bilingual real estate agents, our team has experienced an increase in clients who are bilingual or Spanish-speaking local residents deciding to get into the market to buy or sell luxury residential homes or real estate investments. We also see first time buyers hoping to purchase a home with the help of their Spanish-speaking parents.

    Karina Rodriguez:
 We have a large Spanish speaking population in Santa Barbara County. All of our team members are born and raised in Santa Barbara, including myself, but I still grew up speaking Spanish in the house. In my experience, I think selling a home can feel intimidating if English isn’t your first language and there are not a lot of experienced bilingual real estate agents around to help people. Is this because of an increase in foreign investment or because of a increase in bilingual residents?

 I think more than an increase in foreign investment is that there has always been a need for more bilingual real estate agents in the luxury Santa Barbara real estate market and we are filling that need. Louise and our team at KW Luxury Homes offer a full luxury real estate service to our clients. We explain the process, help them get pre-qualified, understand the offer, loan, escrow, contracts, inspections, negotiations, and everything else they may need from their agent when buying or selling their home. So if our client feels more comfortable to work in Spanish, English, or both, then we work to help them with that.

    McKaig: Santa Barbara usually has a large international interest throughout the year. I don’t believe there is an increase in bilingual residents as much as an increase in our local Spanish speaking residents now entering the real estate market as either investors, buyers, or sellers and seeking a concierge style real estate service like we offer. Our goal is to provide our clients with the best real estate services and resources available so if providing those services in Spanish helps improve our clients’ experience then we are happy to accommodate those needs. Tell me about the bilingual service.

    McKaig: Karina is a wonderful bilingual real estate agent and will be helping lead the way for Spanish-speaking Realtors in Santa Barbara. She is an experienced and talented Realtor with a background in home loans and real estate investing. Together we will be providing our concierge style luxury real estate services that we have become well known for and now, combining it with her Spanish language and cultural knowledge, we can further support our clients’ goals.

    Rodriguez: Growing up as a native Spanish speaker with family and parents who feel more comfortable speaking Spanish, I thought this was a wonderful and much needed service to provide in Santa Barbara. I know many people who have been ready to purchase financially but emotionally they were intimidated and scared of contracts they couldn’t understand. So we set out to make that process easier by providing our same award winning real estate services in both English and Spanish.

    McKaig: As an example of why this type of service is important. Last year one of our clients, whose first language was Spanish, wanted to sell a beautiful, commercially zoned, income property in Santa Barbara California. But the City stepped in and decided it could no longer be an income property because of a technical permit that was not obtained from a previous owner decades ago. We connected him with a skilled land use planner and other professionals that have helped him navigate through the various stages for over a year. Situations like that can be intimidating for any seller but imagine how much more difficult it could be in a different language. A bilingual real estate agent can be very helpful and take away some of the uneasiness that can come with buying or selling properties with a price tag as high homes in Santa Barbara and Montecito. How has it helped to boost your business?

    McKaig: There is no better marketing strategy to increase your real estate business than high-quality work and happy clients. Our bilingual real estate service allows us to provide one more luxury to our list of concierge real estate services because what I’ve learned over the years is that the better you do on behalf of your clients and the more you can do to help them, the more they refer you and grow your business.

    Rodriguez: Louise is well known in the Santa Barbara and Montecito real estate markets. She has repeatedly been listed as the “Best Realtor” by the Santa Barbara Reader’s Choice Awards and named “Santa Barbara’s Best Real Estate Agent” by The Independent Magazine. She has a great reputation in the community for going above and beyond for her clients and this bilingual real estate service is building on that model. When someone can trust you, feels comfortable with you, and is happy with the work you’ve done they will use you again and refer you to friends and family.

    globe st real estate news articleThis article was written By Kelsi Maree Borland for Globe-St Commercial Real Estate News – published on January 9 2017

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  • Real Estate News Article About Our Spanish Speaking Real Estate Agents in Santa Barbara

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    The following is an article recently published on OPP.TODAY about our bilingual real estate services featuring Spanish speaking real estate agent Karina Rodriguez.

    A leading California, United States, agent has launched a new Spanish-speaking bilingual real estate service that it hopes will attract more domestic and international buyers.

    California luxury communities like Montecito and Santa Barbara have maintained a long-time appeal to international real estate investors and home buyers, says Keller Williams Realty Santa Barbara.

    The service includes multiple new real estate listings throughout Santa Barbara County including luxury properties in Santa Barbara’s Mission Canyon, a nearly two-acre lot with potential real estate development opportunity in San Roque.

    With Spanish being the second most spoken language in California it is natural to see a large demand for Spanish-speaking bilingual realtors.

    Bilingual real estate agent Karina Rodriguez will join Louise McKaig’s award winning Santa Barbara Montecito real estate team to focus on meeting the demand for bilingual real estate agents.

    Louise McKaig, says, “I am very happy to welcome Karina Rodriguez to our luxury real estate team as part of our ongoing commitment to providing the best real estate service available.

    “Karina comes to us from a background in home loans with Wells Fargo Bank and years of real estate investing in Santa Barbara County. She was also born and raised locally and is fluent in both Spanish and English. We are happy to be working with Karina as we continue to expand our luxury services to our local Spanish speaking clients as well as our international clients from Spain, Mexico, and other parts of the world.”

    Karina Rodriguez will be working at Montecito California at 1255 Coast Village Road #201C, Montecito CA, 93108.

    The agency has been named Santa Barbara’s Best Real Estate Agent by the Independent Magazine and Santa Barbara’s Best Realtor by News Press Reader’s Choice Awards for multiple years.

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    This article was Written by Adrian Bishop for OPP.Today. Adrian Bishop is editor of OPP.Today and is a national award-winning editor and journalist. He has held several senior editorial roles in the overseas property sector.

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  • Montecito Magazine Article on Louise McKaig Business Innovation

    A Passion for Business Innovation – Montecito Magazine Interview with Louise McKaig

    Celebrating 100 Years of family history in Santa Barbara, the Montecito Magazine sits down in a feature article interview with Louise McKaig “Manzo” about her family ‘s longtime history of entrepreneurship and successful Santa Barbara businesses.

    Louise McKaig quote – “As a kid I had learned so much about business and being an entrepreneur from working with my dad,” says Louise. “My dad taught me that a successful business is created by long-time personal relationships, by always giving a customized experience and by providing a better service to your clients than they can get anywhere else. I think these values have always been at the core of our family’s businesses from my grandfather’s first Italian Store in the 1920s to my real estate business and my children’s businesses.”

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    Manzo family patriarch came to the U.S. to pursue the American Dream. Mission accomplished. From the Italian Store to the Pan American Market chain, Enrico’s Deli, Casa Flores Tortillas and their current successes in entrepreneurial ventures, hard work—and a love of food and family—run deep in the Manzo gene pool. Luigi Manzo came to the United States from Italy shortly after World War I and— together with his wife, Luigina, an Italian immigrant who grew up in Santa Barbara— opened the Italian Store on February 1, 1929, according to a 1956 story in the Santa Barbara News-Press (“Store Will Give Birthday Orchids”). The imported food market was the first of its type in Santa Barbara, says Manzo’s granddaughter, Louise McKaig. The original Italian Store was located at 10 East Cota Street, the historic building that now houses The Palace Grill. In the early days, Luigi and Luigina operated the store themselves. “Specialty and imported groceries and their own make of salami and sausage brought popularity to the store. With a small truck, they delivered orders as far as Santa Paula, Camarillo, Oxnard and Carpinteria,” according to the Santa Barbara News-Press.

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    The Manzos’ son, Enrico “Pete” (Louise’s father), began working in the store at the tender age of seven. “His first job was dusting, straightening shelves and stacking the bulk eggs into cartons,” says Pete’s wife, Dorothy “Dottie” Manzo. “Pete was still in high school when his father, Luigi Manzo, got sick and handed Pete the keys to the store.“ In 1947 the family moved the store to larger quarters at 802 Chapala Street (now the back side of Paseo Nuevo mall). Pete graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1948 and served as an Army medic during the Korean War. He formally took over the management of the store when he completed his military service in 1953. He also met his sweetheart, Dottie Flores. “She was an elevator girl at the Granada Theatre,” says Louise. Shortly after Pete’s return from the war, the couple was married at St. Raphael’s Church in Goleta in 1954. “Seven days after we married, Pete put an apron on me and taught me to use the cash register,” recalls Dottie. “I was the head checker and was in charge of training the other checkers. I also prepared the figures for bookkeepers and accountants.” The Manzo family grew quickly. Michael, Louise and then Louis were born—all three siblings still reside in Santa Barbara. Michael is an architect and both Louise and Louis are real estate agents. Dottie also lives in town and enjoys lots of family time. The business grew too. In 1955 the store more than doubled its floor space. “At that time there weren’t very many grocery stores in Santa Barbara,” says Dottie. Unheard of for the time, Pete also built a 14,000-square-foot paved parking lot in the rear of the Chapala store property. “My father was always so innovative,” says Louise. “We were one of the first stores to have a parking lot, which made it easier for people to buy more groceries since they didn’t have to carry them as far.” “I remember we were probably all under ten years old and during the Fiesta Parade one year… our dad gave all of us kids a refrigerated chest full of drinks and sodas and told us to make sure the parking lot was used by customers only, and that we could sell drinks to parade goers in the meantime and keep all the profit from the soda sales for ourselves,” says Michael. Montecito magazine, Santa Barbara magazine, The Montecito magazine, feature article, montecito businesses, montecito real estate, village properties

    “That was probably our first taste of running a business without our parents,” Louise adds. According to the Santa Barbara News-Press report, at that point the Italian Store had 15 employees—including six butchers in the meat department—and stocked more than 5,000 grocery items. In 1956 the store’s name was changed to Pan American Market, which quickly became a chain of five stores (co-owned with Jack Woolsey), including one on Milpas Street (current site of Chapala Market), one on upper State Street (now home of BevMo), one in Carpinteria and one on the Mesa. “Jack was a partner for a while when we opened our second store on the Mesa, where Lazy Acres is now,” says Dottie. Pete continued to be creative and pioneering with his stores—which featured state-of-the-art checkout equipment, modernized frozen-food departments and other innovations to make shopping easier. He was also always cutting edge with his marketing strategies. One such promotion delighted local children. “My dad had a friend who was a helicopter pilot, and at Christmas he would fly Santa over Santa Barbara and land him at our store on the Mesa,” says Louise. “Pete was always coming up with new innovative business ideas, something inherited by our daughter Louise,” says Dottie. The Italian store santa barbara, montecito magazine, santa barbara business history, santa barbara history, louise mckaig, manzo family,

    “We had special events, guests or prizes for customers throughout the year, especially for holidays and special occasions.” “Sometimes Dad would hire a photographer to take family photos for customers wanting a keepsake,” explains Louise. “Creating an experience is an important approach to running a successful business. I’ve tried to follow in my father’s footsteps by implementing a lot of his teachings into my business, like by selling a good product but also a good experience. On Mother’s Day he would have orchids given to all the mothers who were shopping at the store.” “Growing up, my brothers, Mike and Louis, and I spent a lot of time at the grocery stores. Most of the employees were like aunts and uncles to us,” recalls Louise. “I remember bagging groceries for customers, stocking shelves, unloading cases of food off delivery trucks and miscellaneous repairs around the stores,” says Louis. “There were a lot of good characters, and we had a lot of fun times,” Michael adds. The Pan American Market was one of the first grocery stores to have a full-service deli on the premises, says Louise. A portion of the Chapala Street store eventually became Enrico’s Deli, which was beloved for its Enrico sandwich with Enrico sauce. “It was olive oil with really finely chopped celery and parsley and salt and pepper and garlic and a few other things—it was just really good,” recalls Louise. “It had just enough strength that you probably didn’t want to go on your first date to Enrico’s, but it was so good! Plus we used [high-quality] Italian meats.”

    Magazine montecito santa barbara, santa barbara, dottie manzo, pete manzo, enrico manso, louis manzo“Enrico’s Deli was a success because we had great food and quick lunches,” says Louis. “The fast food chains were not in Santa Barbara yet, and for customers who wanted a reasonably priced quick, hot lunch, such as a meatball, roast beef, turkey or pastrami sandwich on a French roll, Enrico’s was the place to be.” The folks at the website also remember Enrico’s Deli and the Italian Market fondly, writing: “They sold salami, salciccie, cotechini alla vaniglia, etc., as well as ‘delicacies’ of every sort. Many people remember…the extraordinary sandwiches that were made to order, and no matter how long the line was, it was worth the wait. The deli cases were full of cheeses, olives and meats. The shelves were still stocked with ‘delicacies’ that were hard to find anywhere else—authentic Italian food in colorful packages and tins, and treats from other places, too… France, Germany, Spain…The air was heavy and rich with possibilities. It seemed like the whole city was sad when they closed their doors.” The Pan American Market and Enrico’s Deli shut down around 1980 when the City of Santa Barbara wanted the property to become part of Paseo Nuevo mall. Of course, the Manzo business doors didn’t stay closed for long. “My father would retire and then decide ‘I’m too young to retire, I’m not retired,’” laughs Louise. “And then he’d start something again.” That next business was Casa Flores, a brand of tortillas. “When my dad went into the tortilla business, tortillas weren’t produced and distributed at the level that my father envisioned,” says Louise. “My dad’s idea for Casa Flores Tortillas was to make tortillas the most popular substitute to the American bread industry.” Prior to that, people either manufactured flour tortillas or they manufactured corn tortillas, she explains. “But this was the first time they were both under same roof.

    Louise McKaig, Louise Manzo, Manzo Family, Enricos Deli, Pan American Markets, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara italian store, montecito homes, santa barbara real estate, commercial real estate santa barbara, village properties…His goal was to have people think of tortillas like bread.” Dottie says, “For Casa Flores Tortillas, the boys were our route managers, in charge of the trucks and routes, while Louise and I ran the day-today of the business, accounting, payroll, human resources, scheduling of over a hundred employees and the office side of things. The main office headquarters was located on Laguna Street.” Louise adds, “Our family set a lot of standards in the food industry, like seeing tortillas in every store with their own section, ‘food best by’ dates and tortilla delivery schedules that matched the bread schedules. These are expected these days, but before my dad thought of these things, it was relatively unheard of.” According to a 1975 story in the Santa Barbara News-Press (“Fiscal Front: Tortillas Abound at Casa Flores”), the wholesale Casa Flores Food Factory, located at 526 Laguna Street (now Santa Barbara Paint Depot), had a million-dollar gross per year, turning out 30–40,000 dozen tortillas a day, with a daily fleet of 30 trucks taking tortillas to stores and restaurants between San Diego and Paso Robles. The company was eventually purchased by Mission Foods. Later another company bought both Mission Foods and Casa Flores Tortillas and created the largest tortilla company in the United States. But back in the day, Louise would travel to various supermarkets and food trade shows to demonstrate how to make quesadillas and other things with the tortillas. She explains, “At that time bread was at the center of the American meal, but my dad wanted people to think of tortillas like bread was at the time.

    Santa Barbara real estate agent, Top santa barbara realtor, top montecito realtor, montecito real estate agent, best montecito realtor, top santa barbara realtor,As part of our campaign I would travel doing food demonstrations in various grocery stores, which was a new concept but has become a common marketing strategy today.” She continues, “My father employed a chemist and they would experiment with new formulas to make tortillas, but also new ways to use them. … In those days tortillas were typically fried, which is not as healthy, so I started steaming tortillas at trade shows and it became a big hit. At the weeklong Smith’s Food King trade show, I made so many quesadillas and I had so many people lining up to try our ‘steamed tortilla’ quesadillas that I remember making them in my dreams.” Louise says her family grew up having family meetings about the businesses. This is a tradition she’s continued with her own family, which includes her high-school sweetheart husband, Bruce McKaig, a retired Santa Barbara County firefighter. The couple met when they were students at La Colina Junior High. They have two sons, Samuel and Ian, and a daughter, Shelby McKaig Rowe. “My brother and I started in media and film, so we were doing commercials and helping Louise with her marketing,” says Louise’s son, Sam McKaig. “My grandfather was always trying to come up with innovative things and that was something he passed on to us, our business meeting family dinners,” he laughs. “I love that my family actually invented the honey wheat tortilla. No one was doing that back then and now it’s used every day,” says Sam. “I even saw a section for them in the grocery stores in France while we were there filming a movie.” In addition to business, the kitchen is also at the heart of this family. “Another thing that we’ve duplicated from my childhood is that we lived three generations together,” says Louise. “So my grandmother would be cooking, and we had our chores for how everything would run smoothly, because my mom was working full time. At some point my Uncle Joe came to live with us too. … Now my husband’s mom lives with us. And now with me working full time and my husband retired, we sort of switch off making meals.” “My parents and grandparents taught me that if you work hard, provide the best products and great service, your customers and clients will keep coming back,” says Louis. “As a kid I had learned so much about business and being an entrepreneur from working with my dad,” says Louise. “My dad taught me that a successful business is created by long-time personal relationships, by always giving a customized experience and by providing a better service to your clients than they can get anywhere else. I think these values have always been at the core of our family’s businesses from my grandfather’s first Italian Store in the 1920s to my real estate business and my children’s businesses.” Top realtor, top real estate agent, best realtor montecito, best realtor santa barbara, top real estate agent in santa barbara, top real estate agent in santa barbara, california real estate, california realtor, luxury homes, luxury realtor, interview about real estate, interview about santa barbara

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  • 2016 Santa Barbara News Press Reader’s Choice Awards – Best Realtor in Santa Barbara

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    2016 Santa Barbara News Press Reader’s Choice Awards – Louise McKaig named Best Realtor in Santa Barbara

    The results have just been released by the Santa Barbara News Press and for the 2nd year in a row Louise McKaig was named Santa Barbara’s Best Realtor.

    2016 best realtor, news press readers choice awardsLongtime Santa Barbara real estate agent Louise McKaig has been acclaimed as Santa Barbara’s Best Realtor for the 2nd Reader’s Choice Awards in a row. Louise is a 4th generation local that focuses on quality work over quantity. and has become known in the community for providing personal attention to each of her clients. “I work hard to make sure my clients are informed throughout the entire process and provide them with the latest tools and techniques in marketing their homes to both a local and global real estate market”, says Louise. With offices in Santa Barbara and Montecito, Louise works regularly with both sellers and buyers in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montecito, and Hope Ranch.

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  • 2015 Independent Names LOUISE MCKAIG Best Real Estate Agent for 2nd year

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    Results for 2015 Best Real Estate Agents in Santa Barbara announced today by The Independent Magazine. Louise McKaig named the Best Real Estate Agent in Santa Barbara


    Written By Ethan Stewart at The SB Independent

    Santa Barbara’s Best Real Estate Agent Louise McKaig

    Unless you are sitting on large stacks of cash, becoming a homeowner in Santa Barbara is anything but easy. You need every advantage you can get. A fourth-generation Santa Barbarian and former international exchange student coordinator, Louise McKaig, along with her network of connections, is just such an advantage. Focusing on only a few clients at a time, McKaig has earned her status with our readers with a warm personal touch and dogged commitment to the people with whom she works. “A lot of my clients are my friends,” explains McKaig. “And, if they aren’t, they usually become my friend. And it doesn’t stop after the sale. I like to continue our friendship and check in and make sure they are happy. I really do care.” read more at


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    Santa Barbara’s Best Real Estate Firm Village Properties

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    With a stable of some 200 agents and a far-reaching network of affiliations within the industry, Village Properties certainly plays the part of Best Of powerhouse on paper. However, it is in the daily details where they truly earn the street cred with our readers. Discreet, lauded for their trustworthiness, and flying their flag outside the majority of listed and desirable homes throughout the county, Village Properties aims to please, whether representing buyer or seller, residential or undeveloped land. “We are honored to be given the Best of Santa Barbara designation again this year from Independent readers,” says Village co-owner Renee Grubb. “We all work hard to be committed to our clients and our community.”


    What is the Santa Barbara Independent’s Best Of SB reader’s poll?

    Every year the readers of the Santa Barbara Independent are polled on the best businesses in Santa Barbara. The Independent Magazine, based out of Santa Barbara California, has released the results of their 2015 reader’s poll and names Louise McKaig Santa Barbara’s Best Real Estate Agent for the 2nd year in a row. Louise McKaig works with Village Properties Realtors of Santa Barbara as well as Montecito, which was also named Santa Barbara’s Best Real Estate Company for yet another year. To read the full issue of the Best Companies in Santa Barbara please visit the Independent’s official website or to read the real estate section and housing section please visit the 2015 Independent reader’s poll official webpage.


    Louise McKaig and our team would like to say thank you very much to all the readers, writers, editors, and owners of the Santa Barbara Independent for voting Louise the #1 Realtor for the 2nd year in a row. We are delighted that Santa Barbara has and continued to make us the top real estate service in Santa Barbara California. Thank you Santa Barbara!

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