Testimonials

5 stars
"Working with Katinka was an absolute pleasure. She found us the perfect home and the whole experience was so relaxed. She really listens and wanted to help us find the home of our dreams! We couldn’t be happier with the whole experience from start to finish. Thank you Katinka!"
-Nick H.
5 stars
"I needed a realtor to help me move from Boulder Colorado to Santa Barbara and found Katinka through her YouTube videos. Because the market has been so crazy, and because there were so few homes being sold because of the pandemic, I asked her to help me find homes that were not yet for sale. We stayed in constant communication for months and I made several trips to Santa Barbara during which time Katinka helped me focus on the neighborhoods that fit our needs better than, say, Montecito. She did find one of those "pocket listings" and I was able to see it two weeks before anyone else which was very helpful. Katinka has stayed involved and proactive at every step and we closed on the house without any hitches. It has been a pleasure to work with her and I could not be more pleased to have found her - she is very easy to recommend without any reservations."
-Eric S.
5 stars
"Katinka helped our family buy a house in Goleta. She was absolutely fantastic throughout the process. We did not know the Santa Barbara/Goleta markets very well. Katinka is an expert. She showed us houses in a number of neighborhoods, so that we would understand what we could buy in our price range -- keeping in mind schools, walkability, parks nearby etc. The 2021 market is insane, but Katinka was a calm and competent guide. After losing two bidding wars (and there were 15+ offers on each house), we successfully made an offer on a house where we were the only offer! Our house is even better than we imagined. Katinka was always focused on our goals and kept our morale up, despite packed open houses and crazy bidding wars. She is highly organized, smart, and well-connected. Katinka made the entire home buying process smooth. We could not be happier with our house or Katinka."
-Celeste K.
5 stars
"Katinka found us an off market property! At a time when everything that comes on the market is sold immediately. The most competent advice and quick turn around with every part of the process. We felt in perfect hands and I would like to recommend Katinka to everyone who is looking for a suitable property quickly! We are so happy! Thanks so much Katinka!"
-Karin S.
5 stars
"Katinka Goertz is a WOW! I met with several realtors telling them exactly what I was looking for in great detail. Then they sent me to what they wanted me to buy, not what I wanted! This happened over and over until I just gave up. After doing nothing for a few months I restarted my home search again and met Katinka at an Open House. I told her my frustration with realtors not listening to me. She asked me what I was looking for and three days later she showed me the house of my dreams AND IT WAS NOT EVEN ON THE MARKET!!!!! Twenty-two days later I am living in exactly what I wanted. Thank you Katinka."
-Chris I.
5 stars
"As new residents to the Santa Barbara/Goleta area, we were so glad that we chose to work with Katinka to purchase our home. She was extremely knowledgeable about different neighborhoods, took the time to understand our needs and made the best use of our limited time to show us homes that we'd be interested in. Throughout the entire process Katinka was extremely responsive and her attention to detail was phenomenal. I would highly recommend Katinka for your next home purchase or sale."
-Caitlin C.
5 stars
"Katinka has been helping us find a house near Santa Barbara California for the past two years. It was a difficult job because we live in Virginia and therefore had to make our search via long distance. Katinka sent us many listings and when we visited California she made every effort to devote her schedule to our needs. She showed us a number of properties but we did not find 'the one'. We were very impressed with Katinka's admirable tenacity and her ability to listen and to learn about our needs and hopes. She was so patient when we changed directions and never became discouraged. Katinka continued to look and finally found a house she thought suited us. It indeed was 99% perfect. As we went through the negotiation and purchase process, Katinka was very careful to provide us with her informed evaluations but always left the decisions to us. Her sole objective was too make sure that we could see ourselves in the house and would not regret our decision later. Katinka was always professional and knowledgable. She clearly explained all of the aspects of a real estate purchase to us, coordinated with experts to help us with inspections, and represented us at the walk through and closing. She always answered our communications immediately and was always upbeat. We really felt we had somebody on our side. She made our experience the best possible."
-Steve M.
5 Stars
"We had the good fortune to work with Katinka Goertz during a recent home purchase. She was on top of everything from snacks for our daughter to a full color portfolio of all the homes visited. She was fast in setting up appts, creative in suggesting different neighborhoods, and had a variety of pocket listings not yet on the market to show us. We only had a week to look so she set a very aggressive schedule. We never felt rushed but were able to meet all the appts. and still cover the entire market in our price range. She is very pleasant to spend time with, flexible, upbeat, friendly, and knows SB and Montecito very well. We have worked with a variety of realtors over the years and Katinka has been the one that we enjoyed the most. We ended the week by putting in an offer on a house and it closed in about 30 days."
-Brenda G.

Katinka Goertz helped me buying a condo in the competitive Santa Barbara real estate market. Katinka knows the Santa Barbara and Goleta housing market in and out. She also can help you with the strategy/advise on how to present your home-buy offers in order to be as competitive as possible. With Katinka's help, I was able to get an offer accepted in my second trial (which is rare; nowadays, it takes many more trials). I strongly recommend Katinka as a very diligent realtor at Santa Barbara and Goleta.

-Juan A.