Kevin Schmidtchen, Santa Barbara CA Realtor (Village Properties) Real Estate Agent



Kevin Schmidtchen
Santa Barbara CA Realtor
location_on Santa Barbara, CA — Village Properties
DRE# 01316975
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Who is Kevin Schmidtchen?

I am a native of Santa Barbara and grew up with a wonderful family and very involved with sports, all of which I continue to enjoy, surfing, skiing and snowboarding. Before my sophomore year at UCSB in 1989, I left to Europe for the summer to play on the professional tennis satellite circuit. While the tennis went well, I felt more energized by the culture over in Europe and the opening of my eyes to so many different ways of life and thinking.

I returned to UCSB and focused on my junior year in which I ventured back to Europe and studied abroad in Salzburg, Austria. Both of these wonderful adventures changed me and lead me to have one immediate goal in my life… to travel around the world.

Four days after I graduated from UCSB in 1992, I left on a one-way ticket back to Europe. I spent roughly the next 4 years working abroad in Austria, Germany, Japan and New Zealand while traveling often to over 50 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, South and Central America and the South Pacific. After much adventure I returned to the U.S. and lived in Telluride, Colorado and Lake Tahoe, California before attending Thunderbird-- The American Graduate School of International Management where I received my MBA in 1999. Upon graduating, I very much wanted to return home and moved back here to Santa Barbara in late 1999. I am now married to a wonderful Dutch woman, whom I met while doing an internship in the Netherlands during my second year at Thunderbird. We also 2 wonderful young boys born in 2006 and 2012 named Jan and Bodhi.

Personal Work Experience Before Real Estate

Before finally settling into a career in Real Estate in 2001, I worked briefly with 2 different companies in Sales and Marketing from September 1999 to August 2001.  The first company was an internet start-up,.  The second company was Islands Media, which is a Publishing company (Islands Magazine, Spa Magazine, Resorts and Great Hotels).  Here I was in charge of sale for our clients media needs which consisted of photography, print, CD's, websites, videos etc.




Why Choose Kevin? 

I have been a real estate professional with Sotheby's Int'l Realty here in the Santa Barbara and Montecito areas since 2001.

As a client of mine, you will receive expertise, professionalism, integrity, honesty, loyalty, service and knowledge of the Santa Barbara area and the Real Estate Market in any transaction with me. The majority of my successful business is through referrals from people whom I have helped to buy or sell a home in the Santa Barbara area. As the result of satisfied clients, I have succeeded in building a wonderful referral base of single individuals, couples and families who are happy to recommend my services to their friends, families and colleagues.

I work with both buyers and sellers and have sold homes with price points ranging from $350,000 to $10 Million.  My clients have ranged from first-time home buyers to people fortunate enough to be buying second and third homes...and have been a combination of locals, investors and out of town clients. 

Santa Barbara proper is my major area of expertise, although I have worked plenty in Montecito, Carpinteria, Goleta etc.  The Santa Barbara area is small enough that it allows me to work for and represent clients in all our areas.Please let me know where your needs are at with regards to Real Estate in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta and the surrounding areas.  I can assist you with luxury real estate, beachfront homes, oceanfront homes, view homes, vacation homes, gated communities, new homes, real estate development, single family homes, condominiums, town homes, income property, and land.

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