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Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $850K in Carpinteria, CA.
I've had the honor of working with Jake's tram professionally, but when it came to personal business, I was blown away.
What we experienced through purchasing with them was so utterly impressive. Responsiveness, attention to details that never crossed our minds, tactful orchestration, and smart support. So many times we'd be lying in bed, finishing out the day, talking about plans, and this & that needs to happen, and then this and then that, and then I would say - well, I'm glad they're are our agents.
I always felt we could ask "dumb" questions. I always knew they had our best interests at heart, and would do everything in their power to make sure we got the best deal possible, while closing on time and without pressure. And so, for your professionalism, personally, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.0M in Carpinteria, CA.
I recently purchased a house in Carpinteria, CA, and was fortunate to have Jake represent me as the buyer. He was very professional, informative, responsive, helpful and strategic during the entire process. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and the requirements of purchasing the property, and accomplished everything with a positive attitude.
Six months after buying my Santa Barbara home, I still think about how lucky I was to find an on-line reference for Jake Ralston. Everything other buyers had said is true about Jake. He listens carefully to what you want in a house and astutely assesses your needs. He is down to earth, genuinely kind, honest, thorough, knowledgeable about the housing market, especially in the Santa Barbara area, and communicates extremely well. Jake is so dedicated that while he is talking to you, he gives the impression that you are his only customer. He always found time to answer my questions, visit a house to take more pictures and give me his personal assessment.
I had an idea of what I wanted for a retirement house, but really didn't know if it would be possible to find one given the housing shortage, my criteria and my remote location.
Over the almost two years that I worked with Jake, I only saw him, in person, a few times. I trusted Jake's insight and recommendations and was able to do so much on-line that allowed me to avoid a long drive to Santa Barbara. I am especially appreciative of the respect and courtesy with which Jake treated me. It had been many years since I was involved in the purchase of a home that the intricacies of the home-buying experience were like new to me. Jake was very helpful in re-educating me about the whole process.
When I found the right house, Jake made the process flow smoothly. He has a long list of references that he can recommend to help out with a loan, carry out inspections, repairs, and renovations. All of the individuals with whom I contracted had the same level of professionalism and efficiency as Jake. I really could not/would not have bought my precious home had it not been for Jake. He made the process so easy and enjoyable that I would not hesitate to work with him again. In fact, I miss the correspondence with Jake, but hope to someday work with him in the future. Jake was always optimistic that we would someday find the right house and the right opportunity and we really did! I feel like I gained a friend and realtor for life.
Jake helped my wife and I buy a condo in Carpenteria in 2014. This was a long process to find the right one. Jake was diligent, flexible, aggressive, and empathetic. He is a true professional and very thoughtful about his client. He was thorough in his local knowledge and process knowledge. We felt we were in very good hands.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $650K in Goleta, CA.
Jake is a great realtor. He takes the time to understand what you are looking for and works with you.
I was very impress with his level of knowledge in the current real estate situation and provide advice based on real facts.
Also, he is very patient with his clients and has empathy on the needs that they have and he is always looking for different alternatives to get the house/property that it is being searched.
I am very happy for the job that he did for my husband and I and we were able to purchase the house that we wanted it after several roadblocks.
I highly recommend his services.
My fiance and I recently purchased a home and Jake was our real estate agent. He was professional, knowledgeable, always on time, always available and overall a pleasure to work with. We are first time home buyers and Jake was patient with our lack of knowledge on the process, always willing to help and referred us to great people to work with (painters, contractors etc). He really knew the San Roque area and was able to shed a lot of light on the neighborhood, soil, faults and a lot more. Do yourself a favor and work with Jake.
Bought a Single Family home in 1946 in Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA.
I can recommend with confidence Jake Ralston to anyone who is looking for a realtor that is honest and straightforward. His broad experience in the real estate business makes clients know they are dealing with a professional who will always look at their best interest. If you are buying or selling property Mr. Ralson will exert every effort to complete the tansaction to you satisfaction.
Jake combines knowledge, responsiveness, and a great attitude. He was always there with a smile when we needed to look at a house or make an offer, and was patient and supportive. He is very knowledgeable about the process, selling prices, and structural issues, and provided great advice when asked. He also turned out to be a great advocate for us when our mortgage broker made some missteps. I would recommend him highly.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $2.275M in Santa Barbara, CA.
We would like to sincerely thank Jake for doing such wonderful work on our recent home purchase. The transaction was relatively complicated and took a bit longer than we all anticipated which created some challenges. I consider the buyer’s agent the more difficult side of a deal like this. That is why Jake’s professionalism and experience was so remarkable and essential to this purchase.
Jake was able to keep all parties committed to the transaction; and with frank and honest dealings built confidence in the sellers as well as us, the buyers. When a few unique twists to the deal surfaced, the trust and relationship built got everyone moving forward to close.
Additionally, besides professional “deal making”, Jake’s transaction experience quickly brought in professional solutions to the inevitable issues, that arose. When outside professionals were required, Jake’s recommendations were excellent and of the highest caliber.
We would highly recommend Jake and his team both on buy side and sell side of any real estate transaction. I will certainly actively advise friends and acquaintances who are seeking help in purchasing or selling a home.