Over 30 years of helping families find their Santa Barbara, Montecito, Hope Ranch, Goleta and the oceanfront homes, estates or condos. Se Habla Espanol, casado con Cubana.
Get to know Chris Casebeer
REALTOR Chris Casebeer has the knowledge and experience gained from over 30 years of continous real estate practice.
Chris was first licensed with Pitts & Bachmann Realtors of Santa Barbara in 1974. He learned his craft from the best, David Pitts. Specializing in homes, condominiums and buildable sites gave Chris a broad knowledge of the Santa Barbara market. Later in 1980 he opened his own firm, Casebeer & Company, Inc over the Chase Bar & Grill at 1012 State Street. In 1993 the office moved to 1335 State Street where it still operates from. Being an Independent Broker Chris provides a full complement of real estate services for Buyers, Sellers and Owners of Santa Barbara properties. From 1998 through 2007 Casebeer has closed 126 escrows. Over 95% of these Buyers and Sellers are repeat or referral customers.
In order to be well connected within his community and profession Chris made a commitment early on to serve the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors which culminated as being Present in 1993-94. Chris was honored as REALTOR of the Year in 1995 and Honorary Memebr for Life in 1997 by the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS. He has also served the California Association of Realtors and National Assocation of Realtors.
Chris has served as President of the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, Santa Barbara City College Adult Education Advisory Committee and chaired/founded Men Against Domestic Violence. He has served on the Boards of Domestic Violence Solutions, Victoria Theatre Community House, Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, UCSB Athletic Directors Advisory Commitee. In 2005 Chris received the R.F. MacFarland Memorial Trophy by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table for his contributions to youth athletics.
Chris's greatest personal accomplishment are his two kids Charlotte and Jeremy. Along the way he coached each child in youth sports. Charlotte in Goleta Valley Girls Softball and AYSO Soccer. Jeremy in AYSO Soccer and then as his fan with Santa Barbara Club Soccer and Volleyball. Charlotte is studying Recreational Therapy at Chico State University and plans to graduate in 2008. Jeremy attends UCLA and is studying business and plays on the Mens Collegiate Volleyball team.
Chris loves to travel. In 1999, inspired by the Buena Vista Social Club movie, he made his first trip to Cuba. It was in Havana that he met the love of his life, Teresita Ana Berriz. Over the next five years Teriana and Chris cultivated an email friendship that turned into a full blown relationship. Ultimately Teriana and her daughter came to Santa Barbara in 2004 to visit which turned out to confirm their love and devotion. They were married on October 2, 2004. Teriana now attends SBCC where she is improving her English skills. Maripaula has attended SBCC where she made the Dean's List and plans to transfer to UCSB where she will study Biology/Conservation. Along the way Chris's Spanish has improved.
Chris first came to Santa Barbara in 1964 to attend UCSB. He majored in Economics and received a BA degree in 1969. His minor was in Intercolligate Volleyball. In 1968 he was selected to the 2nd Team All American of the USVBA, In 1969 UCSB won the Collegiate Division of the USVBA National Championships in Knoxville Tennessee.
If you read Chris's long list of testimonial letters, without a doubt, patience and listening to the clients needs come up as subjects that best describe Chris's talents. Being a product of marriage and family counsoling, Chris has learned that the less he talks the more he can hear what the other person has to say. This produces results.