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Team Scarborough
Average rating:  
 20 reviews
 by Larry and Jerrol

If we had to pick four adjectives to describe working with Team Scarborough we would have to say competent, reliable, active listeners, and thoughtful. We currently do not reside in California and wanted to buy a second home in Santa Barbara. In our circumstance it was imperative that we work with a real estate team who really knows the area, was happy to walk us though the pros and cons of each neighborhood and set expectations based on our criteria and budget. We were impressed with their communication style, negotiating skills, and they made the entire process as streamlined as possible. We found our beautiful new home within three months of searching, which was faster than we had anticipated. We are extremely pleased with the outcome – they made house hunting a pleasant experience.

An extremely important factor to us was that Team Scarborough is full service. Being remote has it challenges when you need someone on site and can’t always fly down to be there – they were there for us, on site when we needed them. Team Scarborough has numerous relationships with inspectors, geologists, yard maintenance, window treatment specialists, closet specialists, etc., who made themselves available on a tight timeframe. It is obvious that Team ‘S’ is well respected in the Santa Barbara community which illustrates they are great people with whom to conduct business.

Team Scarborough made our second home possible by going above and beyond what an average real estate agent may be willing to do. Two thumbs up for this team. They are great people and will be our real estate agent for life in the Santa Barbara area.

 by Rhoda and Ray Lauten

Dear Team, thank YOU!--

Whether it was property comparisons and pricing, or decor / staging advice, or follow-through on reams of paperwork, or negotiating multiple offers, Team Scarborough rocked!  Jim and Ann know their stuff.  They guided us all the way through the process resulting in a successful, over-asking contract; all with only seven days of showing.  Smooth closing, and post-sale coverage were part of the package. They were always available, no matter what the question or issue was.  And they made the selling / moving process fun!  Don't know how that was possible, but it is true. We cannot recommend the Team enough.

 by XO

I watch your emails/social media every day and have known you both for more than twenty years. I’ve noticed recently that there are some very consistent themes throughout:

Generosity
Community
Family
Love
Kindness
Thoughtfulness
Neighborly-ness
Friendship
Fun 

And, yes, real estate but you make homes so much more than brick/mortar - you make them all about love and connection. I just wanted you both to know how much I admire you and appreciate your positive and loving energy in the world.

 by Kara Bellamy

Team Scarborough is the best! Always professional, kind and with a great sense of humor!

 by Ben Smith

Ann and Jim were fantastic when we bought our home 4 years ago in a super tight market and they were equally fantastic when it was time to move on 4 years later. In both buying and selling, Ann and Jim's expert knowledge of the market, 24x7 responsiveness, and advice made both transactions drama-free.

 by Beth Boatwright

Super responsive day or night, Ann and Jim's knowledge of the Santa Barbara market is outstanding and they were extremely helpful getting our house properly staged, shown and sold. We always felt we were in the best hands with Ann and Jim, both buying and selling our homes.

 by Kara Bellamy

You guys are AWESOME!!!

 by Lucky Client

Hi Ann,

Just wanted to say how much I’ve appreciated the time you and Kristin have spent with us on this lease. I know you are doing it to help your clients, but I also know that you don’t get compensated for it. I will say it is impressive to see you provide that level of “full service” to your clients. I have been really surprised at how difficult it is to get anyone’s attention when it comes to leasing a property around here! Kudos to you and your team and your lucky client.

 by Emily Griffin

Dear Ann and Jim,

Thank you for selling our home, for your continued professionalism, and for your generous and thoughtful closing gift. It has been a pleasure to navigate this transaction with you. We look forward to finding a new home with you. Many thanks for all of your help, guidance and friendship.

Very Sincerely,

 by Liz & Todd Dewell

“We worked with Team Scarborough through both the sale of our long term family home and with the purchase of our new home. Both Ann and Jim worked tirelessly to make both escrows go as smoothly as possible. One of the reasons they are such a dynamic combination is that they both have different strengths and therefore no weaknesses as a team. They were well organized and negotiated on our behalf very effectively. They even found our new home for us in an area that we never had considered. We feel like we have landed in paradise! Thanks to them we never want to leave. But, I will absolutely trust them again with our sale, if we ever decide to leave our current house.”

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