JUST SOLD! This magnificent ocean view Montecito home just closed on Friday, April 19 after only 9 days on the market. Congratulations to our sellers and the new buyers! The home was newly constructed when it was purchased in 2016. The buyers paid $16 million with multiple offers, and then began a three-year remodel […]

  The Montecito Trails Foundation March 2019 Newsletter brought welcome news to our community. The foundation is pleased with the incredible regrowth that the heavy rains have brought to the Thomas Fire burn and debris flow areas. They have begun brushing the community trails and will soon address the extreme creek crossings in some areas […]

  SANTA BARBARA, Calif., January 23, 2019 —  Suzanne Perkins and Ivor Miskulin of Compass just sold this stunning Montecito contemporary estate with quintessential indoor/outdoor living, panoramic ocean views, approx. 8.24-acres, 5 bedrooms, 2 offices, guest house, a cabana/gym and infinity pool. Congratulations to our wonderful Sellers & Buyers! The property boasts breathtaking views of ocean […]

JUST SOLD! Congratulations to my buyer and to the sellers of this elegant Montecito home, inspired by the beautiful Mediterranean architectural elements found in Santa Barbara and Provence! Thank you Nancy Kogevinas and team for another smooth transaction! Please feel free to call me to find out how I can successfully market and sell your home […]

In September 2017, while still partnered with Sotheby’s International Realty, Suzanne was thrilled with the opportunity to personally pledge one new home for the Sotheby’s brand’s charitable partner, New Story Charity, who also attended the Sotheby’s Global Networking event in Las Vegas. Recently her pledge became a reality when a thankful family visited their newly constructed home in […]

JUST LISTED! Live a peaceful, totally functional modern lifestyle in this stunning, one-of-a-kind contemporary ranch-style home that has undergone a complete, 360º renovation by the renowned custom home builder to the stars, Lance D. Lentz, of LDL General Contractors and Pacific View Developers, Inc. Suzanne Perkins (DRE#01106512) and Ron Brand (DRE#01466064) of Compass just listed […]

  A staggering $1.5 Million price reduction on this rare find in the heart of Montecito’s Golden Quadrangle and located on one of the most coveted streets in Montecito and right next door to the world famous San Ysidro Ranch. This approximately 3-acre property presents the perfect opportunity to build the home of your dreams. […]

This dream home is ready to sell with a dramatic $400,000 price reduction! This artistic home is newly offered at $6,575,000 and is waiting for your offer today! This unique contemporary architectural masterpiece combines strength and elegance from a world-class location in the Pepper Hill area of Montecito, with mountain views and second-floor ocean views. […]

NEW YORK and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., October 29, 2018 — Suzanne Perkins joined several of her long-time friends and fellow new Compass real estate agents at Compass headquarters in New York last weekend where they met with Compass CEO Robert Reffkin, and several other top executives for a whirlwind tour. They had the opportunity to learn first-hand about Compass’ exciting […]

    My stunning Santa Barbara Shubin + Donaldson listing was recently featured on Curbed.com. Enjoy the article below! Curbed LA – Indoor-outdoor modern house with lap pool asks $2.45M – By Jenny Xle | June 26, 2018    

Dear Suzanne, Each year, The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends unveil “The Thousand,” their highly anticipated list honoring the nation’s top-performing real estate agents. A clear indication of industry leadership, this prestigious accomplishment can only be attained through an impressive combination of talent, hard work and total commitment to serving your clients. On behalf […]

  SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 22, 2018 — Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby’s International Realty, is pleased to announce that Emmy-nominated actor, New York Times best-selling author and producer Rob Lowe and his wife, jewelry designer Sheryl Lowe, have listed their sweeping American-style estate in Montecito, Calif. for sale for $47 million. According to Perkins, “Rob […]

June 4, 2018 – Mansion Global published, Hillside Contemporary in Montecito with a Dale Chihuly Chandelier, written by Bill Cary. We are thrilled to announce that our stunning Montecito, California Contemporary was featured today in Mansion Global.  This unique contemporary architectural masterpiece combines strength and elegance from a world-class location in the Pepper Hill area of Montecito, […]

  Suzanne Perkins is pleased to announce her most recent sale located at 4653 Via Roblada in Santa Barbara, California. Congratulations to her Sellers and the new Buyers of this one-of-a-kind Hope Ranch bluff top listing! Sited high on an oceanfront bluff on Via Roblada is a magnificent estate property of approximately 13 acres, with […]

  MONTECITO, CA (March 23, 2018) – All the checks from Ellen’s DeGeneres’s GoFundMe Montecito Disaster Relief Fund were distributed this week to local non-profit organizations involved with Montecito and Santa Barbara disaster relief efforts in the wake of the Thomas Fire, the largest wildfire in California history, and the devastating 1/9 Montecito Debris Flow. Suzanne Perkins, of […]

  MONTECITO, CA (March 23, 2018) – The second check from Ellen’s DeGeneres’s GoFundMe Montecito Disaster Relief Fund for $33,145.00, was distributed to Scott Grieve, Chief Executive Officer Earl Warren Showgrounds, and Michael Medel, Board President of the 19th District Agricultural Association, both representing the Santa Barbara Showgrounds Foundation. Suzanne Perkins, of Sotheby’s International Realty, and Susan Jordan, Executive Director […]

    MONTECITO, CA (March 20, 2018) – The first check from Ellen’s DeGeneres’s GoFundMe Montecito Disaster Relief Fund for $20,000.00, was distributed to Abe Powell, the Co-Founder of the Montecito Bucket Brigade. Powell, who is also on the board of directors on the Montecito Fire Protection District, was beyond thrilled and said, “We are […]

Santa Barbara, CA – Suzanne Perkins’ Marketing Director, Michelle Heckman, and Photographer, Jim Bartsch were honored at Sunday’s American Advertising Federation Awards Gala held at Opal Restaurant in Santa Barbara. The team took home the Bronze Award for Magazine Advertising for the second consecutive year. The winning ad design was featured in The Real Deal Magazine, […]

Celebrating Montecito’s Upper Village! February 24, 2018 from 2 to 6 p.m. Please come to Montecito’s Upper Village this Saturday and support our business owners. Some businesses lost nearly 40% of their annual revenue from the Thomas Fire and disastrous mudslide. It will be fun for the whole family with plenty of shopping, complimentary food […]

  NEW LISTING! Enjoy Montecito’s casual lifestyle from this Contemporary oceanfront estate set on a premier Channel Drive location with panoramic Pacific Ocean, Butterfly Beach, Santa Barbara Harbor, and mountain views. Enjoy the renowned Four Seasons Biltmore and Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club located nearby. The approved project, designed by Santa Barbara’s award-winning The […]

JUST SOLD! This Mediterranean Pied-a-Terre, known as the Gallager House, is a unique part of Santa Barbara’s architectural history. It was designed by Lutah Riggs in 1930’s while she was employed by G.W. Smith, both notable Santa Barbara architects. The approximately 2,696 sq. ft. home offers 3-bedrooms, 3.5-baths, with a gracious living room, dining room,  […]

MONTECITO, CA, Feb. 5, 2018 ­— Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby’s International Realty would like to thank Montecito and Santa Barbara for their support and business over her 27 years in the industry. Perkins’ total sales in 2017 were $154 million, making her the number one in sales volume for Santa Barbara County. Her most significant achievement this year was […]

Check out the Sotheby’s International Realty Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez Valley Market Update for Q4 2017. In Santa Barbara, the change in average selling price rose 6% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2017. Average selling price in Santa Ynez rose 48% year over year from $900,000 to $1,300,000. In the fourth […]

    The romantic Villa Santa Barbara is newly offered at $38,000,000. Prominently featured in Ellen DeGenere’s 2015 book Home and known as ‘The Villa,’ the estate dates to the 1930s when celebrated architect Wallace Frost, having recently returned from living in Italy, built the two-story residence for himself, emulating the classical style of 17th-century Italian villas […]

CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT ARTICLE The Santa Barbara Independent, a local weekly magazine, reports that, “The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved emergency assistance to compensate individuals and businesses for losses suffered by the Thomas Fire and last week’s flood and mud avalanche. Congressmember Salud Carbajal had lobbied FEMA administrators to […]

Our community moves fast to protect people and animals in times of disaster. You can make a difference and help with ongoing animal rescue efforts and the long-term financial needs of these life-saving organizations in the wake of the Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudslide disaster. Many of these organizations below depend on your contributions to […]

The Earl Warren Showgrounds – 19th Agricultural District and the Santa Barbara Equine Evacuation and Assistance Team help our community in times of disaster.    Earl Warren Showgrounds functions as the primary facility for large animals and staging ground for Incident Command in South County. It also houses the Santa Barbara Equine Evacuation & Assistance team […]

  Santa Barbara Equine Assistance & Evacuation Team, Inc., a non-profit, needs your help through the PayPal/Giving Fund:  https://www.paypal.com/uk/fundraiser/charity/1682430 HOTLINE: (805) 892-4484 If you are in immediate need of large animal evacuation and/or sheltering during a disaster and need assistance, please call right away. Hours after the Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, violent flash floods, mudslides, boulders, and […]