What our clients are saying about us....


Dave and Cathi did an excellent job for us. They kept us informed of local sales activity and how that related to the sale of our home. They located potential local and out of county buyers. Our home was about 10 years old and in good shape but they gave several inexpensive recommendations of simple "fixes" which allowed the home to stage/show much more favorably. When the home inspection was done Dave and Cathi saved us thousands on several items which needed to be corrected. The photos Dave took of the house for sales brochures were very high quality. I highly recommend them to anyone buying or selling a home in the Santa Ynez Valley.

- Brian

Allan and the rest of the crew are great people and very knowledgeable in the local real estate market. I highly recommend working with them as either your buying or selling agent. They have the right connections and solutions for each scenario that comes their way.   

- Aaron

If you are planning to buy or sell a home, you need an exceptional realtor. Allan Jones will exceed every expectation from finding the “perfect” property through closing the sale. He has a thorough understanding of the market, communicates very well, listens, responds quickly and keeps you informed. Allan is truly a trustworthy realtor with unmatched ethics in representing his clients. You will appreciate his wisdom, advice and unique negotiating skills. It is impossible to find another realtor who is so punctual, intelligent, proactive, dedicated and has such a genuine interest in his client’s welfare. Allan will exceed all of your expectations in a personable manner with a genuine smile. He is happy when you are happy! Allan Jones is absolutely fantastic! You will also wish to have him as a permanent friend and business partner wherever you go.

- Elizabeth

We are currently looking at houses and as a multi-generational local, Allan is extremely knowledgable about the North Santa Barbara County market. Allan promptly returns ours calls and makes himself available to us, recently on extremely short notice. Allan understands what we are looking for in a home and sends us alerts as soon as something in our price range comes on the market. Although this is our first professional experience with Allan, we have known him by reputation for many years and he came highly reccomended.  

- Shannon and Tom

As newcomers to the house buying market, we were pretty much at a loss.  We had no idea what we were doing, or what was or wasn't important in regards to what we were signing.  Allan steered us in the right direction and was not only sincere, he was up front about what we could expect.  He let us make our own decisions, but gave us all the information we needed to make good ones.  We really wanted a house in the area, but the first house we chose was not a great fit.  When we decided to cancel that purchase, Allan made arrangements to show us the house we ended up buying.  We realized this house met all our requirements, and Allan worked quickly with the Seller's realtor to make sure our offer was considered.  
I don't consider myself an easy person to deal with when making decisions of this magnitude, yet Allan rolled with the emotional outbursts, anxiety, and uncertainty, and helped us find exactly what we were looking for.
If I were in the market to buy another house, I would definitely go with Allan

- J.F.

Rich is one of the most experienced, yet humble, and hard working agents I've ever met. He took my call on a Sunday, listed our home the next day, and pro actively sold our home. We had tenants occupying the home and Rich made showings a seamless process. He communicated professionally and considerately to our tenants and gave both the tenants and us a good experience. He also provided solid guidance and direction through the negotiation process, and does good business. Would definitely use again.   

- Karen

My wife and I had the pleasure of being Shane's first "solo" client at Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate. She listened to what we were looking for in a Solvang house, and only showed us listings that met our requirements. We found, negotiated and closed on a perfect house within walking distance from downtown Solvang. We were extremely pleased with Shane's knowledge, integrity, helpfulness and devotion to helping us find the perfect home. We highly recommend her and Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate.

- Ken and Jean

Allan took a house that had been on the market for literally five years and got it sold at the asking price! Took issues and resolved them. Negotiated with buyers and got exemplary results. The transaction went smoothly even though there were tens of thousands of dollars of repair and remediation in question. Allan made a difficult deal easy. Cheerful, smooth, and professional throughout, Allan really earned his commission by solving problems, not making them. We would use Allan again in a heartbeat.  

- Rudd

Allen Jones has helped us buy and sell five properties in SYV. I'll go to him again when it's time to move!!

- Scott

Allan took a house that had been on the market for literally five years and got it sold at the asking price!  Took issues and resolved them.  Negotiated with buyers and got exemplary results.  The transaction went smoothly even though there were tens of thousands of dollars of repair and remediation in question.  Allan made a difficult deal easy.  Cheerful, smooth, and professional throughout, Allan really earned his commission by solving problems, not making them.  We would use Allan again in a heartbeat.   

- Paul

I have worked with 2 agents in this office over the 13 years for all of my real estate transactions. I ended up at this office after working with another local office trying to sell my parents ranch. It was on the market for just over 3 years when I decided to look around at other options. After re-listing it with Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate, it was sold in less than 6 months. Since then, I knew that I had a solid team behind me and together we have bought and sold 9 properties. I appreciate the partnership between the agents, they were always honest and patient, even when I was being difficult, and I know I can depend on them to take care of anyone that I send their way. If you decide to work with any of the agents in this office, tell them Alfred sent you!  

- Alfred

If you are looking to purchase a new home or to sell your current home here in the Santa Ynez Valley this is the place to go!  Gigi H. was our realtor and Gigi G. was the seller's realtor.  They are honest, knowledgeable about our valley and go above and beyond anything you could ever imagine!  Being first time home buyers was scary and nerve racking to say the least and Gigi H. made the process amazing for our little family!  LOVE our new home!  

- Sarah

We bought a house with Cathi and Dave. They were very good to work with and had our best interests in mind. We are relocating from the Bay Area and they were always available to help us get our house in Solvang. They work hard for you, are very knowledgable and professional , and I would recommend them if you are buying or selling your house.  

- John