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Owner, Realtor®
DRE # 00544022

For over 40 years Bob Ruccione has been a force in our local Real Estate marketplace. Bob has earned the respect of both his clientele & colleagues within our community.

During his 25-year tenure with a major international Real Estate Brokerage firm with offices in Santa Barbara, Montecito & Santa Ynez, Bob held the position of Vice President & Manager. His accomplishments included recruitment & supervision of over 200 local Real Estate Brokers & Realtor Associates, overseeing & reviewing thousands of transactions in both the Residential, Commercial & Mortgage divisions of the Brokerage. Additionally, Bob was involved in numerous mergers & acquisitions of local, independent Real Estate brokerages, bringing these local brokerage firms under the international brand....Read More

Owner, Broker
DRE # 585258

Debbie Merlo is passionately committed to pairing excellent service with her impeccable integrity and performance as a Real Estate Broker. Her clients enjoy the benefits of her unwavering commitment.

Since entering the real estate world in 1977 and earning her Broker license in 1984, Debbie’s had decades to learn the region and its communities inside and out. She’s uncommonly tuned-in to the unique qualities of each of the neighborhoods in our local market puts that to good use providing services throughout the greater Santa Barbara area. Her range includes Santa Barbara City and County, Montecito, Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, and Carpinteria. In her years of service, she has also developed a large network of local connections and sincere relationships both professional and personal. When added to the data, that gives her a sensible feel for how the market is faring and what’s happening in the community of local real estate transactions....Read More

Realtor®, SRES, Certified Life Coach
DRE # 0108146

Monica has successfully represented buyers and sellers of fine homes and luxury estates for over thirty years in the communities of Montecito, Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch, Goleta, Carpenteria, and Santa Ynez.

She is passionate about creating trusted, long-term relationships, memorable experiences, and win-win negotiations. Her emphasis is always on the needs of her clients to minimize stress and pressure while maximizing clarity, ease, efficiency, and satisfaction. In short, she tends to her clients, while managing the technical elements and negotiating critical financial terms on her clients behalf.

By combining her expertise as an Award-Winning Realtor and Certified Life Coach, her client services are elevated from routine transactional to highly tailored and customized....Read More

DRE # 01357260

Romina and Ardy have been active in real estate in Santa Barbara for over 20 years and have extensive knowledge of the market, and will bring practical hands on experience to your next real estate transaction. They have experience buying, selling, renting, and living in Santa Barbara and are familiar with the market, neighborhoods, and other local matters. As a husband and wife team, Romard Real Estate provides exceptional service to both buyers and sellers, with a majority of their sales coming from repeat customers and referrals....Read More

DRE # 00884784

John is a 3rd Generation Realtor and a Past President of the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. John was recognized by his Realtor Association and peers as Realtor of the year and in 2019 he was awarded the Howard Gates Award for going the extra mile for his client by completing a difficult and complex transaction requiring extraordinary endurance, tenacity diligence, patience and skill which earned him this honor....Read More