Having lived for 45+ years in Santa Barbara, Larry Martin is well versed in the ways and lifestyles of this beautiful California beach town. He studied at SBCC, Brooks Institute and UCSB, gaining valuable knowledge about what this town has to offer its residents. Before he turned to Real Estate, Larry was a well-known local restaurateur with many Restaurants located around Santa Barbara. He gained valuable experience and a strong work ethic growing them from the ground up before selling and looking for the next challenge.
For Larry it seemed a natural progression to moving into Real Estate. During his 18 years in the Santa Barbara restaurant scene, he invested in local real estate.
Becoming a Realtor in 2003, he found value in being a strong negotiator for his clients. He believes that an agent can be cordial and a strong negotiator at the same time, always helping his clients buy the best properties or when selling, getting them the best price.
Besides selling single-family Homes, Larry also owns and operates Martin Property Management overseeing $11,000,000 in both residential and commercial properties in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles. His expertise also extends to Short Sales, Foreclosures as well as helping his clients buy and sell local Businesses. Larry was given the title of top commercial leasing agent nationwide in 2009 as well as top-producing agent for five years in a row. He truly enjoys the many different aspects of Real Estate and revels in mastering them all.
Currently Larry resides with his wife, Liz, and his two sons in the unique and very popular Bungalow District of Santa Barbara. His older daughter recently graduated from college and is working at a major architectural firm.
When Larry is not serving the Santa Barbara community, he spends his time taking advantage of the multiple activities around town such as tennis, hiking, the beach and the many local festivities.