"From the first conversation I had with Abel, I knew we wanted to work with him. He had been hand-picked for us by the Realtor® who handled a family member's estate in Los Angeles, and she sure got it right. During our initial phone call, I felt immediately at ease because the person on the other ..."
"From the first conversation I had with Abel, I knew we wanted to work with him. He had been hand-picked for us by the Realtor® who handled a family member's estate in Los Angeles, and she sure got it right. During our initial phone call, I felt immediately at ease because the person on the other end of the phone was warm, down-to-earth, and a great listener. I instinctively knew that we could trust Abel to steward our best interests as we delved into first-ever home-buying (in a very tough market for buyers). Throughout the experience, Abel proved to be diligent, attentive, responsive, kind, and extremely knowledgeable! He is incredibly hardworking but makes it all look easy with his sweet, easygoing nature. He was always ready to meet us for a viewing, even for homes that we were not realistically considering, because he believes it is valuable for clients to bring a fuller perspective to their home-buying. He always made it look like he had all the time in the world for us when I know for a fact he is an incredibly busy professional and family man. He never pressured us; he listened to what we wanted and supported us fully to make it happen. He is as ethical as they come, and that comes not only from a professional code but also from the kind of person and community member he is. Santa Barbara is so lucky to have him! Abel is so well-liked among locals in the real estate industry in Santa Barbara, and the advantage of his reputation to his clients cannot be overstated. Abel was instantly able to line up a fantastic team of people to help make our purchase happen, from the mortgage broker to various inspectors. Everyone wanted to get it done for Abel, and they were all outstanding. Even the seller's agents had a great relationship with Abel, and that worked to our advantage and definitely helped our offer get accepted in a highly competitive market. I believe that without Abel as our Realtor®, we would probably still be looking as I write this review. Working with Abel optimized our opportunities at every step of the process. And he stewarded us through the process painlessly, it was like having a friend who is a Realtor® to help you buy a home. We wholeheartedly recommend Abel to any buyer or seller in search of a Realtor®. Abel will be your greatest asset!"