Last week marked the official opening of Coast Village Road’s newest neighbor: Epstein Partners, a real estate team working under the brokerage of Keller Williams. “We wanted a quiet, private space that would be convenient for our Montecito clientele,” said agent Dusty Baker, who has worked with senior partner Steve Epstein for nearly a decade.
In addition to Epstein and Baker, the concierge team includes director of operations Terri Dimond, and agents Kendrick Guehr, Brooke Williams, Jim Callahan, and Josh Ellis. “We’re like a company within a company and able to provide a concierge level of service in all of our transactions,” Baker said.
The team has nearly 30 years of combined experience
and has sold more than $1 billion in real estate throughout Santa Barbara and neighboring areas. They’ve been with Keller Williams for four years, which acts as a support system, Baker said. The new office, located in Olive Mill Plaza, has been transformed from a former science lab to a modern, tranquil, and welcoming office space. The 500-sq-ft area has new floors and paint, and has been set up with a comfortable living room-
type space for clients to view listings. Baker explained the air-conditioned spot lends itself to presentations, conversations, and the signing of documentation. Sleek desk areas and a bar area round out the office, which has commissioned photos of “quintessential Montecito” locales by photographer Adam Rondepierre. “We told him we wanted a snapshot of everything Montecito, and he delivered!” Baker said of the black-and-white photos, which include glimpses of Montecito Inn, Montecito Fire Station, Butterfly Beach, and The Honor Bar, among others.
“We’ve been selling real estate in Montecito for many years, and our clients seem happy that we finally have a presence out here,” Baker said. About 60 people attended a grand-opening celebration at the new office last Thursday, where clients and real estate professionals toasted the team with wine and champagne.
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