Testimonials

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Stephanie Ingraham

We met Kirk Hodson during an open house two years ago when we were relocating from Massachusetts to Santa Barbara, CA. Not only did we find him personable, knowledgeable, and helpful, but also very honest, and extremely patient. Kirk was good at listening to what we were looking for in a potential home and spent many hours taking us to open houses. He's a great guy and we highly recommend him especially if you are moving into the area from another state. He made the transition an easier one for us and helped us find our Santa Barbara dream home!

Jason Gadbury

The purpose of this letter is to acknowledge and show appreciation of Kirk Hodson’s exceptional performance as our agent. Last year my family and I started to look for a home to buy here in Santa Barbara. I spoke with several agents as I started calling on houses. Being a Fire Captain in a fire department I have developed a high standard of people I work with and was never entirely satisfied with the agents I met or talked to until we met Kirk. I liked Kirk from the beginning. I couldn’t tell if he was an effective agent or not, but I knew he had a genuine personality and character I trusted. After talking to him for five minutes, I felt as if I had known him for five years. We had much in common and I asked him to be our agent on the spot. I especially appreciated Kirk’s brutal honesty when it came to the challenges of our situation and his comprehensive plan to overcome them. Throughou…

The purpose of this letter is to acknowledge and show appreciation of Kirk Hodson’s exceptional performance as our agent. Last year my family and I started to look for a home to buy here in Santa Barbara. I spoke with several agents as I started calling on houses. Being a Fire Captain in a fire department I have developed a high standard of people I work with and was never entirely satisfied with the agents I met or talked to until we met Kirk. I liked Kirk from the beginning. I couldn’t tell if he was an effective agent or not, but I knew he had a genuine personality and character I trusted. After talking to him for five minutes, I felt as if I had known him for five years. We had much in common and I asked him to be our agent on the spot. I especially appreciated Kirk’s brutal honesty when it came to the challenges of our situation and his comprehensive plan to overcome them. Throughout the entire process Kirk always impressed me with his attention to detail. He is relentless when it comes to “getting it right”. Not only with his performance but with everyone involved. He overwhelmed all parties with niceness to accurately “get it right”. There was no stone unturned and no stone out of place. I believe Kirk’s attention to detail, ability with personal relationships, and communication skills is the reason my family and I are in the house of our dreams. Days before escrow closed the selling agent pulled me aside and told me the reason we got the house was because of Kirk. She said he had talked to her for an hour during the first open house informing her why his client was best for the house. We are new to Santa Barbara and Kirk was a great advocate to have. He was always available. Always. He made many house calls to sign paperwork. Too many to count. There were several visits where before he arrived my wife and I would be somewhat tense or uncomfortable about an issue but, after talking to Kirk with his consistent optimism, we always felt better before he left. Needless to say Kirk has a client for life and will always be highly recommended.

Alan Kuhn

Kirk was 5+ stars all the way. Not only did he do an outstanding job on all the stuff you'd expect of a realtor (explaining the process, arranging house viewings, managing the paperwork, etc.) but he went above-and-beyond expectations in 2 crucial ways: 1) Kirk is extremely detailed oriented. For a type-A client like myself, knowing that he was so attentive to details gave me great peace of mind. I never had any worries that something would fall through the cracks. 2) Kirk genuinely cares. It's clear that he's not just trying to get a deal done - he really wants to find the right fit between the buyer and the house. If pressed to say something less-than-positive about my experience with Kirk, I honestly couldn't come up with anything.

Kathy & Paul Berghoff

Our experience with Kirk Hodson was superior. While we have bought and sold a number of houses, we have never encountered such a level of excellence. We worked with Kirk over a period of 20 months, made offers on several properties, and finally closed on a property that was an extremely complex deal at the right price. We are certain that other realtors would not have had the skills or experience to handle all the bumps in the road, including negotiating complicated issues between all parties. Kirk has just the right demeanor to work in Santa Barbara Real Estate. He is patient, diligent and responsive. He worked tirelessly and enthusiastically even as we were outbid in this competitive marketplace and we were almost ready to throw in the towel. He is professional and personable and has outstanding contacts in the industry and in related trades. His wise counsel and useful insights on tre…

Our experience with Kirk Hodson was superior. While we have bought and sold a number of houses, we have never encountered such a level of excellence. We worked with Kirk over a period of 20 months, made offers on several properties, and finally closed on a property that was an extremely complex deal at the right price. We are certain that other realtors would not have had the skills or experience to handle all the bumps in the road, including negotiating complicated issues between all parties. Kirk has just the right demeanor to work in Santa Barbara Real Estate. He is patient, diligent and responsive. He worked tirelessly and enthusiastically even as we were outbid in this competitive marketplace and we were almost ready to throw in the towel. He is professional and personable and has outstanding contacts in the industry and in related trades. His wise counsel and useful insights on trends, comparables, rentals and renovations were immensely helpful as we pursued both single-family homes and multi-unit properties in several different neighborhoods. Kirk works for his clients’ best interests. When we found extensive structural issues on a property under bid, Kirk found us resources and additional information and we decided to walk away. On the property we eventually purchased, Kirk’s incredible attention to detail and follow through was vastly superior to the service provided by the seller’s agent, and carried the deal to the finish line. Kirk has integrity and his trustworthiness is instantly recognized. Before the property closed, the tenants’ sinks all backed up. They only had met Kirk briefly during a couple visits, but rather than calling the owner at 10pm, or even the agent for the seller, our tenants immediately called Kirk for help. Amazing. We recommend Kirk as an outstanding Santa Barbara realtor without reservation.

Rey Lopez

My experience with Kirk was excellent. My Father had passed and we had to sell his home. At a time when I could not get a family member to help, there was Kirk - compassionate, understanding and patient. We talked business, family, and friends. He understood me, the property, and my family's needs. Through the listing, showings, offers, acceptance and negotiations Kirk was on top of everything. From listing to close of escrow Kirk was on top of everything. I will call him to buy or sell all of my real estate needs.

James & Denise Diven

Kirk helped our family find our dream house. Then did a fantastic job of negotiating a great deal, working with the seller's realtor, our lender, and the multitude of professionals we had to have inspect the house. He is the greatest! He had a perfect balance of pushing the deal through, while not pushing us to take a deal that wasn't right for us. He was in our corner the entire process. And when there was a house we originally liked a lot, he was open and honest to point out issues we'd have to deal with and the cost. If you want a real estate professional who will help you find your dream home, Kirk is your guy!

Wendy

Simply stated, there are not enough stars to describe my experience. Not only did Kirk take time to introduce me to the area in detail, he basically picked out my dream house for me, negotiated on my behalf and I am simply ecstatic with the outcome. I couldn't travel during the Shelter in Place so Kirk did it all!

Jonathan Ludwick

I love working with Kirk! This is my second transaction with Kirk and one could not ask for a more professional agent. I truly believe we achieved the best deal possible, and "left nothing on the table." His advice was right on and Kirk's attention to detail is second to none. Responsive, friendly, hard working, and truly concerned with doing what's best for their client. Who could ask for more?

John Sherwood

I have known and worked with Kirk Hodson for 20 plus years now. He is professional, personable, has great attention to detail and follows through 100% of the time. I don't write these letters very often but after working with him in many different ways over the years I can say he is someone who would be an asset to any organization. I wish he lived closer to me as I would have him working here with me.

Steve & Roxanne

We have used Kirk for our last 3 transactions and we wholeheartedly recommend him to all our Santa Barbara neighbors! He is patient, honest, thorough, communicative, and timely. Whether buying or selling, Kirk brings a skill set that is highly professional and delivers results. Thanks for all your hard work Kirk!

Vivianna Day

It was pleasure working with Kirk! He is driven, punctual, and willing to think outside of the box. He is also meticulous, hard working, and always willing to understand our needs. We were able to purchase a wonderful house in Goleta because of Kirk. Thank you Kirk.

Bryan Taylor

I have worked with Kirk over the course of more than 20 plus years. Kirk has a tremendous attention to detail and an honesty and integrity in his dealings. If you want to deal with a truthful and honest individual that will get the job done, then he is your man.

Patricia Zell

Kirk Hodson is the realtor who helped us with the locating and purchasing a home in Santa Barbara, California. He was outstanding in every respect, and we would recommend him highly to any potential seller or buyer of a home.

Peter & Celia Miko

Kirk is smart, thoughtful, and highly motivated to serve. His attention to detail was awesome. When things got hectic, he did whatever it took moved the dog, helped our family and left no stone unturned. He gives incredible value to everyone he works with. You will always get 100% from Kirk.

Jon & Sabina Ludwick

Kirk is a hard-working professional that is knowledgeable and easy to work with. Who could ask for more? We were very pleased with his service and value his continued relationship.

Harvey & Sandie

Kirk Hodson tirelessly worked with us for 3 years and patiently spent significant time with us as our requirements changed from a house with a view to an upscale urban condo. He was with us all the way during the condo negotiating process through final closing.

Reading & Andrea Wilson

Simply put, Jon-Ryan and Kirk are the best real estate agents we've ever worked with and I'm 10,000% serious about that statement. Throughout the search (9 mos. - perfectly finished homes, rehabs, gut jobs, raw land, big and small), negotiations (1 mos.), closing (3 weeks including geological and soil studies they helped schedule and oversee), and even post-closing of our land purchase in Montecito, CA they've always put our interests first and worked tirelessly for my wife and me. It didn't matter the size of request, they jumped in and used their experience and connections to get the information we needed to make the right choice / decision. Andrea and I have worked with real estate agents a total of 8 times during our marriage - in NYC, Charlotte, Chicago and Los Angeles - and at no other time did we feel as happy / satisfied customers as we did with Jon-Ryan and Kirk. They're terrifi…

Simply put, Jon-Ryan and Kirk are the best real estate agents we've ever worked with and I'm 10,000% serious about that statement. Throughout the search (9 mos. - perfectly finished homes, rehabs, gut jobs, raw land, big and small), negotiations (1 mos.), closing (3 weeks including geological and soil studies they helped schedule and oversee), and even post-closing of our land purchase in Montecito, CA they've always put our interests first and worked tirelessly for my wife and me. It didn't matter the size of request, they jumped in and used their experience and connections to get the information we needed to make the right choice / decision. Andrea and I have worked with real estate agents a total of 8 times during our marriage - in NYC, Charlotte, Chicago and Los Angeles - and at no other time did we feel as happy / satisfied customers as we did with Jon-Ryan and Kirk. They're terrific individuals and a great team - work with them whether you're selling, buying, renting....whatever! You won't be disappointed. I promise.

Steve Pottenger

Kirk Hodson is everything we wanted in a local real estate professional. We were from out of the area and he was patient and thorough in his assistance on every detail. He went above and beyond throughout the process even until after the closing and we now consider him our first Santa Barbara friend! If you are looking for a knowledgeable, skilled, friendly, and consummate professional for your next real estate transaction, Kirk and his team will take care of you. We can endorse him with no reservations.

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