We found Doris by emailing several realtors in the Los Olivos area while looking for a farm-type property as a second home. Although we believed we were in a VERY preliminary stage at the time (even saying it might be years or might wind up being in Pennsylvania or Hawaii), Doris was very helpful and generous with her time. She is extremely knowledgeable, personable, and intelligent and we enjoyed each trip from Los Angeles to scout properties with her. I can honestly say that the process was fun and Doris quickly adapted to the often different needs of the two buyers (my partner and I). As such, she found us the perfect property and was as efficient with our time as she was generous with hers. She is extremely intelligent and gave us great advice throughout the process including inspections and closing. She was helpful beyond belief and generous in so many ways (coming to our home several times AFTER closing to help with projects when we could not make the commute) that despite not knowing her at the beginning of the process, we now consider her a good friend six months after having purchased our Santa Ynez home. I could not recommend Doris Banchik more highly.