Testimonials

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Irene K.

To potential clients of Natalie Grubb, If you are reading this, I assume it is because you are thinking about using Natalie Grubb to represent you on a Real Estate transaction. Therefore, rather than merely giving her a quick thumbs-up, however enthusiastic that may be, I want to give you the benefit of a more detailed analysis since Natalie has now represented me in two transactions, once as a Buyer and once as a Seller. I first met Natalie at an open house in Montecito when my family and I were, somewhat aimlessly, looking at open houses as a possible alternative to rebuilding another piece of property. As such, we had no real perspective on the market at that time, and the idea of buying an existing property was not even well-formed. In fact, we had not even seen more than three or four properties when we walked into Natalie’s open house. I am emphasizing the above because I want to i…

To potential clients of Natalie Grubb, If you are reading this, I assume it is because you are thinking about using Natalie Grubb to represent you on a Real Estate transaction. Therefore, rather than merely giving her a quick thumbs-up, however enthusiastic that may be, I want to give you the benefit of a more detailed analysis since Natalie has now represented me in two transactions, once as a Buyer and once as a Seller. I first met Natalie at an open house in Montecito when my family and I were, somewhat aimlessly, looking at open houses as a possible alternative to rebuilding another piece of property. As such, we had no real perspective on the market at that time, and the idea of buying an existing property was not even well-formed. In fact, we had not even seen more than three or four properties when we walked into Natalie’s open house. I am emphasizing the above because I want to impress upon you how Natalie was able to make us see, and take advantage of, a huge value. As a result of Natalie’s expansive knowledge of the area’s Real Estate, she was able to very quickly “bring us up to speed” on the market. As a result, we had such confidence in her analysis, that we quickly made an offer and acquired the property that we saw on that open house. I honestly believe that had we not run into Natalie, and, or had worked with another agent, we would have hesitated and missed a golden opportunity. Natalie conducted the entire escrow process like the pro that she is, and we always felt that she had our backs. I cannot thank her enough for her advice and professionalism. We are thrilled with the purchase. Then, last summer, three years after the above escrow, I had a prime lot in the Bay Area that I wanted to sell. In preparation for its eventual sale, I had been in contact with a very prominent agent in that area for at least seven years as we waited for the right time to list. However, much to my puzzlement, that agent’s suggestion as to our potential list price never seemed to change much. Year after year, her suggested list price was always in the same range, and despite our own analysis, including discovering that she had the incorrect lot size, she kept trying to talk us down in price. We were sure that she was wrong, yet a few other agents in the area also seconded the listing price suggested by that first agent. The emphasis seemed to be getting a listing low enough that they could get it into a contract within the first thirty days. One agent basically said as much. We knew our lot was worth more and, tired of arguing with local agents, I said to my husband that “What we need is a Natalie”. As a result, I contacted Natalie and expressed my frustration to her. That’s when Natalie told me that she could co-list with an agent in the Bay Area. She said that she would be responsible for finding the right agent who could properly represent our lot, and we could have the confidence of having her (Natalie) guide the entire transaction. Bingo. That was the answer. I am pleased to say that Natalie, in conjunction with the wonderful agent that she found for us in the bay area, just got us $2,550,000 more than the original agent wanted to list the property for, and $2,050,000 more than that same agent thought we could get under the best of circumstances. Yes, you read those numbers correctly. So, would I recommend Natalie as an agent? You bet.

Lisa S.

We decided to purchase a Santa Barbara home while living 2,100 miles away, during a pandemic, and in a competitive housing market. Yikes! Fortunately, we found the perfect agency in Grubb Campbell Real Estate Group - Village Properties. Our agent, Natalie Grubb, listened carefully to our needs or wants and efficiently guided us through our options. She was responsive to our many questions and seemed to know what was coming on the market before it hit. We appreciated her honest opinions and the wealth of knowledge in the area. After two flights out to tour homes, Natalie found us the perfect house and was able to deliver everything on our list. The Grubb Campbell Group has an amazing support team and we were able to close quickly. Everyone has helped us to acclimate to the Santa Barbara area and to find all the necessary services involved when moving into a new home. Even after the sale, …

We decided to purchase a Santa Barbara home while living 2,100 miles away, during a pandemic, and in a competitive housing market. Yikes! Fortunately, we found the perfect agency in Grubb Campbell Real Estate Group - Village Properties. Our agent, Natalie Grubb, listened carefully to our needs or wants and efficiently guided us through our options. She was responsive to our many questions and seemed to know what was coming on the market before it hit. We appreciated her honest opinions and the wealth of knowledge in the area. After two flights out to tour homes, Natalie found us the perfect house and was able to deliver everything on our list. The Grubb Campbell Group has an amazing support team and we were able to close quickly. Everyone has helped us to acclimate to the Santa Barbara area and to find all the necessary services involved when moving into a new home. Even after the sale, Natalie and Village Properties were there to help us work out some problems with the property, which we greatly appreciated. A big thank you to Natalie and her team. We will definitely use the Grubb Campbell Group in our next purchase.

Seller

We worked with the Grubb Campbell group to sell my parents' treasured family home 35 years after the death of my father. As trustee of the estate, I felt a lot of responsibility to do this properly. I live out of state so that added to the stress of the situation. We did an exhaustive search for the right agent (lots of spreadsheets and interviews!) and landed on Grubb Campbell. We are so glad we did! Natalie and Brian are so warm and personable, which made them a pleasure to work with. In addition, they truly acted as our eyes and ears on the ground, managing everything that needed to be done to ready the house for sale and ensure everything was in order through the sales and closing process. It was challenging to properly price the property in this COVID environment due to so much recent fluctuation in the market. I really appreciated their measured counsel as we set and then adjusted…

We worked with the Grubb Campbell group to sell my parents' treasured family home 35 years after the death of my father. As trustee of the estate, I felt a lot of responsibility to do this properly. I live out of state so that added to the stress of the situation. We did an exhaustive search for the right agent (lots of spreadsheets and interviews!) and landed on Grubb Campbell. We are so glad we did! Natalie and Brian are so warm and personable, which made them a pleasure to work with. In addition, they truly acted as our eyes and ears on the ground, managing everything that needed to be done to ready the house for sale and ensure everything was in order through the sales and closing process. It was challenging to properly price the property in this COVID environment due to so much recent fluctuation in the market. I really appreciated their measured counsel as we set and then adjusted the price for sale. In the end, we were very happy with the results we achieved. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a trusted partner in the sales process.

Jocelyn H.

The art of exceptional customer service must come from the heart. When it is genuinely caring and very competent it always makes us wonder if it can be taught. Selling my home was difficult and emotional. My particular situation was complicated and required knowledge, attention to detail, and a person who listened and was able to advise me in a respectful manner. I can be very demanding and somewhat challenging. Natalie was strong in her direction but always kind and considerate. Natalie Grubb-Campbell is exceptional. She is thorough and has the best follow-up of any professional I have ever worked with. All my interactions with her were comfortable. I knew I was in good hands. I really like Natalie as a human being. She is devoted to her family and community. I am left with a lasting impression. Natalie is a truly fine individual who will always care deeply about the quality of service …

The art of exceptional customer service must come from the heart. When it is genuinely caring and very competent it always makes us wonder if it can be taught. Selling my home was difficult and emotional. My particular situation was complicated and required knowledge, attention to detail, and a person who listened and was able to advise me in a respectful manner. I can be very demanding and somewhat challenging. Natalie was strong in her direction but always kind and considerate. Natalie Grubb-Campbell is exceptional. She is thorough and has the best follow-up of any professional I have ever worked with. All my interactions with her were comfortable. I knew I was in good hands. I really like Natalie as a human being. She is devoted to her family and community. I am left with a lasting impression. Natalie is a truly fine individual who will always care deeply about the quality of service she provides. I will always be happy to provide her with a verbal reference when requested to do so.

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