There is Enchantment In Santa Barbara

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If you are in love with your marketplace it makes it so much easier to sell homes there because  buyer decisions are often based on emotions. Many listing decisions are based on how well you project your love of your marketplace even if you are not crazy about the home you are listing. It is all about enchantment.

Everywhere we turn there is something new to appreciate about living in Santa Barbara. Even our Public Works building is enchanting with its sidewalk paintings.

If you have become jaded about your town, look for as many things as possible to appreciate about it. Then, watch the response of your buyers and sellers.  Soon enchantment will be in the air. It is magical! 

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Comments (18)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Ron and Alexandra - I could not agree more.  Every area is unique and there is something enchanting found in each area.

Jun 02, 2022 03:34 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Grant Schneider well said, Grant! Cheers! R&A

Jun 02, 2022 09:28 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Great information. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day! bill

Jun 02, 2022 04:48 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley cool shades, Bill!  Cheers! R&A

Jun 02, 2022 09:26 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Alexandra. If you believe you can achieve. Do you believe? It is the first step! Enjoy your day.

Jun 02, 2022 04:53 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Wayne Martin - sound advice, Wayne. Cheers! R&A

Jun 02, 2022 09:26 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Alexandra. I whole-heartedly agree. I've loved the two cities in which I've sold real estate (New York and Charlotte) and it does make it much easier to sell in a city you love and appreciate.

I first saw Santa Barbara in 1975 and found it magical then... always said if I had decided to stay in California to live I'd have found a way to move to Santa Barbara.

Jun 02, 2022 05:14 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker You know you are always welcome to visit.  That would be fun.  Cheers! R&A

Jun 02, 2022 09:25 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Ron and Alexandra Seigel good morning, Alexandra... I might just take you up on that one day! 

Jun 04, 2022 04:34 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I hope that you both are doing well.  You speak so highly of Santa Barbara, I am sure it is a great place to call home!

Jun 02, 2022 05:54 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Brian England We really do feel that way every day here. Cheers! R&A

Jun 02, 2022 09:23 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I cannot agree more. When we love where we live, selling homes there is much easier.

Enjoy your week!

Jun 02, 2022 06:15 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Kat Palmiotti so happy you love where you now live. We would love to visit your area one of these days. Cheers! R&A

Jun 02, 2022 09:23 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I am not sure how someone could sell property in an area they did not love. I have a rule...If I would not sell it to a family member, I will not sell it to you. 

Jun 02, 2022 07:27 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty now that is a good rule! Cheers! R&A

Jun 02, 2022 09:22 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Interesting design for a public works building, is there a story behind the tile work pictures?

Jun 02, 2022 08:36 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 Will get back to you on this. Thought we took a photo of the plaque with info but could not find it.  Cheers! R&A

Jun 02, 2022 09:21 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It is always a wonderful experience reading your blog posts and experiencing how much you enjoy where you live. Thank you for another glimpse of who you both are Alexandra 🙂

Jun 02, 2022 10:27 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS always a pleasure to read your comments, Paul. Cheers! R&A

Jun 02, 2022 09:09 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello A and Ron, You always have interesting blogs to share with us here in the Rain.  Back from Rocky Mountain Nation park now so back to work!

Jun 02, 2022 10:47 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Will Hamm you always have nice things to say when you stop by. Thank you, Will. Hope you enjoyed your trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. Cheers! R&A

Jun 02, 2022 09:08 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Ron and Alexandra- I know that when we were in Delray I found all sorts of things that made me fall in love with the city. Same thing here. 

Jun 02, 2022 12:00 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Kathy Streib You have a keen eye and you seek things to love-it comes naturally for you, Kathy.  Thank you for stopping by. Cheers! R&A

Jun 02, 2022 09:07 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Absolutely magic happens if one themself see it all around us. So much to appreciate and be curious about in my area. 

Jun 02, 2022 12:38 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker We always appreciate your comments, Anna. Cheers! R&A

Jun 02, 2022 09:05 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel - My husband and I always loved Santa Barbara.  We spent a couple of mini-vacations there. Loved walking the pier and the downtown streets. 

One year, I surprised my husband with a trip to Sedona (2000) and he was upset we were not going to Santa Barbara.  Well, the rest is history.  The first night he saw the Milky Way and told me to find a realtor!

Jun 02, 2022 06:18 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® The stars aligned for you! Cheers! R&A

Jun 02, 2022 09:04 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  what awesome advice, like Nina Hollander, Broker  I sold in two states and two cities.... Boston, MA and the Greater Los Angeles area, and I believed and loved both.... once you stop loving it.... it is time to move on, Endre

Jun 03, 2022 08:56 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. Your love of LA shows in what you do. And, you are right many agents should consider switching their markets when they cannot find the enchantment in their current one.  Cheers! R&A

Jun 09, 2022 08:10 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I love Early California enchantment, with Spanish influence.  Santa Barbara has its share of it, as does Monterey and a few other locations along the California coast.  It seems especially prevalent near California Missions.

Jun 04, 2022 07:33 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat You are right about the enchantment in California towns where there are missions. Hope you are staying cool this summer. Cheers! R&A

Jun 09, 2022 08:12 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - the architectural design is anything but uninspiring! The arched entry, the door, tile work, and even the fonts are quite interesting with lots of attention to details. And that is exactly how work should be! 

Jun 06, 2022 05:31 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

HI Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP yes, architecture should inspire you at work as well as at home.  Cheers! R&A

Jun 09, 2022 08:13 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Ron and Alexandra.

I couldn't agree more that if you love your market place its so much more fun to sell homes. I love where i live so its easy to be excited about the real estate I'm marketing and selling.

Jun 10, 2022 04:30 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - American is designed by creative minds, interesting places, and people too. You contribute to all of the things I like to see, do, and read about. 

Jun 30, 2022 12:29 AM