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“I’ve worked with Nancy a few times these last couple years and I must say she is one of the most friendly and professional Realtors in Santa Barbara County! Our mutual clients have also raved to me about the wonderful home buying experience they’ve had with Nancy. She is on a very short list of Realtors I would refer my family to. You are in the BEST hands choosing Nancy’s team to buy or sell your next home”!!

Michael Quinn

Nancy has been our realtor twice, and we would definitely call on her again.

Nancy is so personable, knowledgeable, and professional.  She cheerfully went far beyond what she needed to do and what we expected her to do. Nancy really helped us in a time of need to find a lovely and secure home for my brother and his wife.

 Nancy grew up in Santa Barbara and thoroughly knows it and the surrounding areas. Nancy patiently explained the intricacies of home purchase, and she guided us through the entire process.

We liked Nancy so much we sought her advise when we needed to sell a home in Carmel. Much to our surprise, Nancy offered to help us with that sale as she is also very familiar with the area around Carmel having done property management there for years.  We drove to Carmel, immediately accessed the needs, found reasonable vendors, and within a few more visits we sold the home.  All of this took less than a month!

We highly recommend Nancy for your real estate needs.

Terry Kleid

“This is the second time we have used Nancy Hussey to help us sell a property. 

Last time was an above asking price sale of a condo in Carpinteria and this time she helped sell our home in the Toro Canyon area. Nancy is very knowledgeable , experienced, and responsive. In addition to effectively managing the pricing process and timeline, Nancy provided staging, and mover advise and arrangements. 

The result was a very successful sale in only 26 days from going on the market to close of escrow.”

Recent seller in Montecito 

Nancy Hussey has been involved in 5 real estate transactions for us in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.  She is the ultimate professional as a realtor, who has gone above and beyond our expectations with every move.  There were inspections, repairs, cleaning, staging, and marketing that she made happen which allowed us to sell homes above asking price.  Plus, she gave us contact information for the perfect contractors to finish any projects at our new homes.  That is in addition to delivering all the complicated paperwork regarding our sales and purchases in a timely manner, explaining anything and everything we didn’t understand along the way.

Our most recent sale and purchase was a challenge in the current market.  We made offers on a couple of houses and finally found an older home that we anticipated could be our forever home.  Nancy made certain that we had everything inspected down to tiny details, to ensure we could buy this house with the confidence that this is the right home for us.  Even though we know she was working with several clients at the time, we always received immediate responses to our questions and felt like we were her only client.

Although we may not need the services of a realtor again, we highly recommend Nancy to anyone looking for an outstanding partner in selling or buying your next home.

Nancy and Doug Garrison

Thank you for representing me in the purchase of my latest Franciscan Condo.   Your ability to find an excellent property, priced appropriately and maintain a positive discipline until the sale escrow closed was appreciated.   This particular purchase required some seller clean up prior to the close and your follow up secured us, the buyer, the confidence that the work was performed and performed correctly.   We have moved in, happy each day with our purchase. I can imagine in the coming years; we will again need the service of a real estate broker that will protect us.   Our first call will be to you, Nancy Hussey.   Thank you for allowing us to sleep at night knowing that we made a good purchase with value. 

Daniel K. Walker

It was nice to be able to complete another deal and I believe you add additional value over and above.   I look forward to our next one.

W. Henry Walker

Working with Nancy Hussey has been such a delightful experience. It doesn’t seem like that is even possible with all the disruption when buying a new home, but the entire process from start to finish and even after we moved in has been handled in such a professional and thoughtful way. Nancy is so knowledgeable and experienced that she handled all the negotiations and myriads of detailed paperwork easily. She guided us through all the things that had to be handled with ease and grace. We were out of the area when several things needed to be done, that we would normally have been here to do, and Nancy stepped in and handled all of them in our place. She communicated with us every step of the way and always answered our many questions as quickly as she could. I have bought and sold many homes in the past and this was by far the best and most professional experience I have had. I felt right from the beginning that I was in good hands and had total confidence in Nancy’s ability to take me to the finish line.

Wendy Slade

Nancy gets the highest marks for initiative, coordination and follow-through. She exercised the tact and diplomacy of a true professional dealing with a related off-market transaction that enabled a short escrow to close on time and avoid penalty fees. If she played on the company softball team, the name on her jersey would be “MS. HUSTLE”.

Paul Dusckett

Nancy Hussey is a consummate professional.  From our initial meeting through the closing process, Nancy was always accessible and had answers for every question.  Her quiet, confident manner and poise under pressure were of great help as we navigated through our successful transactions during these challenging times.  Nancy’s years of experience and knowledge of our community makes her someone I can recommend with enthusiasm!

– Ellen Robinson


Nancy Hussey helped me find a charming house with a lovely yard, just what I wanted! She was easy to work with and very knowledgeable about the area. She represented me ably in negotiations with the sellers and answered all my questions with the utmost patience. I strongly recommend her as a realtor in the Carpinteria area.

-Barbara Eliades

Nancy performed as my realtor above and beyond my expectations.  As an absentee seller, I had to trust her advice and follow-through.  She delivered!  Her suggestions to replace upstairs carpeting and a cloudy patio window BEFORE the property went to market proved a headache-free decision.
She priced my townhouse perfectly and advised me on staging.  Through the process of 2 offers, Nancy answered my questions promptly and guided me through the final process.
The icing on the cake was a conversation I had with another realtor as I was vacating the townhouse.  “Your property showed so well and was priced so appropriately, I was tempted to buy it myself. Thank you, Nancy!  

-Susan Oliver

“Much mahalo for all your help and effort in selling our rental unit!  You and your familiy did an amazing job dotting the ‘I’s’ and crossing the ‘T’s’ throughout the entire process.  We have and will continue to highly recommend you to anyone in need of a realtor!”

–Al Aiona-Aka

“We have known Nancy since the early 2000s.  Since then, she has assisted us with two real property purchases and two property sales.  She also acted as a rental agent for the two properties we owned in the Santa Barbara area.  Nancy provides a high level of professional service, on a timely basis and with careful attention to detail.  Plus, she does all this graciously and tactfully.  In our most recent transaction, she successfully sold our property at the Villas of Carpinteria.  She listed the property for sale about the first of March, arranged for the unit to be staged, developed a marketing approach which successfully dealt with the fact that other units in the Villas were on the market at the same time, regularly held open houses and showed the unit, found a cash buyer, helped negotiate terms, scheduled inspections, etc., and had the transaction closed by mid-May.  Needless to say, we are extremely pleased with the results.  If you are looking for a real estate agent who is experienced, savvy, hard-working and effective, we strongly recommend Nancy.  It has been a pleasure, and a privilege, to get to know and work with Nancy.”

–Doug DuPriest and Rogena Degge

“I have had the pleasure of working with Nancy since 2012.  She gave me sound, expert advice in the remodel of an upscale home on Campanil Hill in Santa Barbara.  She then served as property manager for the rental of that same property.  Her professionalism and tenacity in finding the right renters for the property was more than impressive.  She followed through with the managerial duties in a timely and sensitive manner, making both owners and tenants feel comfortable with the solutions to any problems that arose.  When it came time to sell the property, Nancy took extreme care to market and present the property in the most attractive light possible.  We successfully sold this high end property quickly and very near our asking price.  Nancy also helped us sell a home on the Mesa in Santa Barbara.  We received above asking price on that property.  Both transactions went as smoothly as possible.  Throughout our 6 year experience with Nancy, she was not only knowledgeable and professional, she retained her charming demeanor, her sense of humor and ability to be flexible in the most pleasant and cheerful ways.  She was a delight for us to deal with, all the while I know that she commands the highest respect among her colleagues.  If I need a Realtor in California I would not hesitate to hire Nancy Hussey again and again.”

–Iya Falcone Brown, Retired Santa Barbara City Councilwoman

“Nancy is a very honest, hardworking and skilled real estate professional.  We selected Nancy to help us sell a single family rental home.  Since Nancy has excellent design and marketing skills she was able to advise us about what remodeling/repair investments needed to be made to optimize our return in terms of sales price and time on the market.  She also assisted us in locating the right contractors and coordinating the work they did to prepare the house for sale.  Nancy has deep and wide real estate knowledge, and makes things happen, in all phases of the sales/buying process.  She knows the Carpinteria market and all the participants very well and the specific marketing strategies and tactics that work.  Her brochures, web presence, open houses and newspaper ads exposed our property to a wide variety of potential buyers.  We especially appreciated Nancy’s availability, problem solving skills, and prompt communication and action when issues arose.  We highly recommend her and would use her in any future real estate transactions in the area.”

–Bill Smith

“My deep gratitude for your diligent efforts in the sale of my property.  Your professionalism has been demonstrated with integrity, clarity and grace.  And it has extended into what I hope will be a lasting friendship.  When friends seek a referral of someone who can meet their real estate needs, your name and number will be my immediate response.”

–Al Silvera

“Now that the purchase of my new home has closed, I wanted to thank you for all of your advice and efforts on this transaction.  I’m happy that we have been able to work together on my housing needs again.  It’s comforting to have a professional I can trust in my corner.  That we were able to close on time and without any undue issues is also very much appreciated.  Thanks so much for everything.  I look forward to working with you again as I build my real estate portfolio in the years to come.”

–Marco Fontes

“I’ve always known Nancy to be a fair, kind and trustworthy person.  This is why we selected her as our real estate agent when it came time to sell our home in Carpinteria.  Nancy provided us with sage marketing advice from arriving at a fair market price, prepping our house for viewing and marketing our house through open houses, private tours and advertising.  Nancy found a qualified buyer within one week of placing our house on the market.  Nancy’s efficiency, professionalism and strong work ethic all contributed to a perfect outcome.  We would recommend Nancy for your all real estate needs, plus she is just a delightful person.”

–Matt and Sarah Weinberg

“Thank you for all your effort and for making the move in to our new and wonderful house ‘a walk in the park.’  The best situation we can be in and we are very happy about it!”

–Birgit and Tom Habrock

“Successful, Trustworthy and Professional.  Nancy is a winning agent that will bring your dreams to reality.  She will listen to your wishes and is dedicated to successfully close transactions for both buyers and sellers.  She is dedicated to her clients and will patiently and expertly walk you through the process, sharing her keen knowledge of the current market trends.  With Nancy’s expert help, we successfully closed on the sale of our home with flawless efficiency, which enabled us to simultaneously purchase our dream home.  She is exceptionally skilled at negotiations and works hard for her clients.  Nancy, we are so grateful for your dedication to us.  We could not have done it without you!”

–Jeanette Musser and Matt Mosby

“Nancy sold our house in a few days for over the asking price and got us into our dream home!  This is because she really understands the market and helps her clients to understand it as well.  We trusted her advice and everything she said worked.  Nancy is super organized and stays one step ahead at every turn.  She is very hardworking and diligent to ensure success.  Plus, she is super easy to work with since she is so friendly and answers questions promptly.  We highly recommend Nancy Hussey to all our friends.”

–Monica and Greg Hoon

“Thank you for making our Third Transaction with you go so very smoothly.  We really appreciate all your efforts.  Good Fortune is a friend like you.”

–Irene and Ken Steiner

“I highly recommend Nancy Hussey as an excellent real estate agent.  She has represented me in several transactions on both the selling and buying side.  She is extremely professional, and gives the best guidance when you are unsure of your next step.”

–Christine Walker-Bowman

“After a frustrating time with our house on the market but not selling, we relisted with Nancy and blinked!  Because of her outstanding talents, we found ourselves suddenly fielding multiple offers.  Nancy guided us through addressing and evaluating each one with insight, diplomacy and skill.  From acceptance to close of escrow, Nancy helped us with every step and made the whole process far less onerous than it could’ve been.  We’re glad we chose Nancy to help us sell our home and definitely would call on her again in the future.”

–Robert and Barbara Liss

“We knew you were special when you helped us buy our condo in Carpinteria.  It was a no brainer to have you represent us in the sale of our Ventura condo.  Your professionalism and patience throughout the entire process gave us confidence every step of the way.  The result was multiple offers and a sale over asking price within days of listing it on the MLS.  Escrow and closing went just as smoothly.  Many, many thanks.  You are the BEST!”

–Nancy and Doug Garrison

“Thank you for an outstanding job in helping us acquire our new home and sell our old one.  We couldn’t believe how much effort you put into this sometimes confusing situation.  The hours you spent were unbelieveable and it’s hard to express our gratitude.  Thank you so much.”

–Linda and Mike McCorkle

“Nancy, it was such a pleasure working with you.  Your expert guidance and handholding really made this process super smooth for us as first time homebuyers.  We could not thank you enough!”

–Niels Johnson-Lameijer and Kerstine Johnson

“My husband and I recently engaged Nancy Hussey to assist us in the selling of our Mesa home.  With her keen eye for design, her superior knowledge of the Santa Barbara real estate market, and her relentless work ethic, our home sold immediately and for top dollar.  We valued her calm and steady advice throughout the escrow period and would recommende her without reservation to anyone considering selling their most valued asset.  Nancy was a blessing to our family.”

–Norman and Iya Falcone Brown, Former Santa Barbara City Councilwoman

“Thank you, Nancy, for all you’ve done to facilitate this sale!  You have been fantastic through this quick process and I am truly grateful.  You will be highly recommended by us to our friends.”

–Tina Beasley

“From the moment that we met Nancy Hussey all of us in the family were impressed with her organization, efficiency, professionalism and sensitivity. The family background in real estate ranged from complete neophyte to full-fledged professional, and Nancy managed to keep us all on the same page. Whenever we needed outside advice and/or service readying the unit for showing she was able to call upon and schedule experienced, qualified workers to accomplish the various tasks at hand. If any of us wanted to contact Nancy asking questions or needing guidance she was always there ready with information or ideas. The net result was preparing the condo for listing and showing in just over two weeks, and closing escrow less than six weeks later. All of us are most grateful and impressed!”

–John Fiske

“It’s incredible that from our first meeting to close of escrow it took only 1 month.  Amazing!!  I want to let you know how much I appreciate you making the process understandable and easy for me, it was a pleasure to work with you…”

–Denise Belanger

“Thank you again for doing a fantastic job securing a buyer for the condo.  We greatly appreciate your efforts and professionalism and we genuinely believe you are best in class…”

–Kasia and David Mays

“I needed to find a house quickly and Nancy went out of her way to help me find the perfect one. From the minute I met her, I was very impressed with her efficiency and expertise and her eagerness to help me every step of the way. She even came to pick me up from my hotel when I first arrived in the area and gave me a guided tour of Carpinteria. Nancy was very thorough in addressing all of the details that needed to be taken care after the inspection, and supplied me with a list of useful contacts. Buying a home with her help was a positive and smooth experience and I am most grateful for all of her efforts.”

–Virginia Colin

“Nancy patiently and expertly guided us through our home purchase, found us an excellent tenant when we decided to rent it, and recently assisted us in negotiating the sale of that property. It is inadequate to say that Nancy goes above and beyond the call of duty in everything that she does. The entire transaction was conducted long distance…Nancy tracked down quotes for repairs, met repairmen, and confirmed the quality of their work; found us a landscaper and bought our yard back to life; then guided us tirelessly and tactfully towards a successful sale. Nancy has an incredible work ethic, is confident in her recommendations, but, she never pressures, just advises. When you work with Nancy you feel as though your transaction is getting her undivided attention. It is an indescribable comfort knowing that no matter what else is on your list of worries, your home sale or purchase is not one of them because Nancy is at the helm!”

–Dr. and Mrs. Aaron McMurtray

“Nancy performed miracles for us! She sold our condo and helped us purchase our dream home in less than a month. From the moment we listed through the signing of the last papers, we felt that we had her undivided attention. Plus, she was a delight to work with and seemed to understand our needs even better than we did. We feel lucky that we chose her as our realtor—and we’re quite sure that without her, we wouldn’t now own our wonderful new home.”

–Sara Jane and Nicholas Woolf 

“Nancy is the consummate professional with the exact right amount of personal service. We worked with Nancy both buying and selling property. She thinks of everything and is an amazing problem-solver. Nancy saved us a lot of time, money and worry. She became a trusted friend during our transactions – all of which were done long distance – she accommodated us at every juncture and we felt secure in knowing she was advocating for us even when we were not there in person. Nancy continues to keep in touch and we know that she sincerely cares about how we are doing and how we like our new home in Carpinteria. I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone with integrity, personality, warmth, and a fountain of knowledge – Nancy is simply the best!”

–Shirley and Fred Strickler

“Nancy is the best. She walked us through every step of the purchase process while keeping our stress level at a minimum. Nancy promptly responded to all of our calls, texts, and emails, and was always there for us. Her team of real estate professionals is just as hard-working and responsive as she is, and helped the entire process go very smoothly. We highly recommend Nancy to anyone in the market.”  

–Dean and Julie Ogrin

“Earlier this year Nancy Hussey assisted us with the purchase of a condominium in Carpinteria, California. The transaction involved the added complexity of an out-of-state 1031 exchange.   Nancy’s knowledge and professional skills were invaluable throughout the process, which went very smoothly.  Her positive attitude and cheerful personality made working with her easy and enjoyable.   Our trust in her is further indicated by the fact that she now manages the property for us as a rental unit.  It is a pleasure for us to recommend Nancy Hussey to others who may be seeking an excellent real estate agent.”

–Bob and Joanne Stellwagen

“We moved to Carpinteria 4 years ago and although we still owned our home in Valencia and were renting in Carpinteria we were always looking at property’s in the area and met many Realtors. From the very first telephone inquiry to Nancy I knew she was someone we wanted representing us.  She returned the call promptly and was very flexible with my husbands commuting schedule.  She is knowledgable and honest.  Our situation was not easy at all but thru the entire process Nancy was always on our side and had our best interest.  Thank you to Nancy for all of the hard work and effort.  We love our new home.”

–Dina and Arnold Murillo

“Nancy Hussey is on top of it — on top of the market and the current climate, on top of every detail and armed with a wealth of resources to get the job done.  She is ethical, a great listener and very sensitive to the needs and feelings of both buyer and seller.  It was easy to relax and let Nancy do her job, and I am confident that she produced the best possible outcome for us. I promise you that in any negotiation, you want Nancy Hussey on your side of the table!”

–Nancy Slocum 

“Nancy went above and beyond as our agent. Her commitment to finding us a home was so genuine, we were always reassured of her dedication to our needs as buyers. She was professional and diligent during the whole process and was always available to answer any questions we had. By closing, she had become a wonderful contact in the community and friend. And we could not be happier with our new home.”

–Ben and Maude Boersema

“My sister and I recently lost both our parents, and we needed to sell their home. We had no idea where to turn to, but our close friends and our Banks said to use Nancy. It was great advice. I travel for work, but Nancy worked around our schedules, and made a difficult time as painless as it could have been. She listened to what we wanted, and she delivered. We sold in 3 days. She is a true professional, as well as a kind, genuine person whom we will definitely use again, and also recommend to others in the Santa Barbara County area. “

–John and Leola Medel

“We are so grateful to Nancy for helping to make our homebuying experience less stressful. We felt cared for and supported through a challenging negotiation and long escrow. Her knowledge and experience were so helpful in a market that was new to us.  Furthermore, her professional connections within real estate were very responsive and a great resource – a testament that everyone finds it a pleasure to work with Nancy.  She has the amazing ability to take a complex situation and immediately narrow it down to solutions and next steps.  She was ready to answer all our questions, no matter how convoluted, and take our calls even on vacation!  We found a house we wanted and know we would not have gotten it without Nancy.”

–Matt Fratus and Jason Heyman

“Nancy stands heads and shoulders above the rest…I do not hesitate to recommend Nancy to anyone and everyone in need of a highly professional, effective, service-oriented realtor. She is phenomenal and gets rave reviews from everyone that works with her. Nancy is also a great ‘networker’ and one of my favorite people to ask for referrals to other great service providers.”

–Lisa Riolo

“Thirty seven days from the time our FOR SALE sign went up, you sold our home, guided us through the offer/purchase process of the new home, concurrent escrows, home inspections, disclosures, loan process, mountains of paperwork, our endless questions and doubts. You were always available with the answer. This deal never would have happened without your guidance. If we ever do this again you will be the first call. Thanks so much!”

–William and Ada Kilbury

“Thanks for making the purchase and sale so smooth. Having both of us about 300 miles apart during most of the transaction probably wasn’t easy and we appreciate all your work!”

–Dr Steve and Denise Barr

“We met Nancy on a Sunday afternoon at an open house early in our hunt for a new home. She followed up that very next day with several properties for us to look at the next weekend. She met us at each of these properties to show us around. We spent many weekends with her. When we finally found a house that suited our needs, she took care of all the details – the inspections and everything. She met us several times before work at Starbucks to sign papers. We would say she anticipated our every need and took care of them. I have and will continue to recommend her to everyone I know. She is a top-notch professional and we now also consider her a friend.”

–Ross Beardsley and Percy Sales

“We are fortunate that Nancy was our agent as we purchased a new home and sold the old one. Real estate transactions have become so complex that having a focused and dedicated advocate with unwavering good-cheer is an absolute requirement. Nancy looked out for us every step of the way. Her pro-active approach smoothed the process and her determination helped us with the challenges. Overall, having Nancy on our side provided the peace of mind and confidence we would get the best outcome.”

–Jean-Luc & Renee Bourdon

“When frustrations ran high and anxiety loomed, your calm and steadfast presence was the most reassuring quality we could depend on.”

–Bryan and Noreen Golden

“Nancy is, quite simply, the best. I moved to the Santa Barbara area after a decade of practicing medicine in New York City. I was totally new to the market, Nancy was the kindest, most informative, least high-pressure agent I’ve ever seen. She held my hand through the whole process and patiently guided me to my home in Carpinteria.  After a year of searching, we finally found a home that was perfect for me. I am so grateful to her for helping me…  I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone in any phase of the process, at any tier of the market. She knows this area inside out and can get you to your dream home, too.”

–Dr Anu Sharma

“Thank you for making one of life’s most stressful events a smooth sailing.  I was in very capable hands.  Your advice and support throughout the process made the entire experience less daunting.”

–Annick Faict

“We just don’t know the right words to express our gratitude to you. We all have fallen in love with the house you helped us buy, and are still in the process of making this beauty our own sweet home.  Thank you, and we really mean it.  You and your work will always be in our mind.  Of course whenever someone asks us anything about buying or selling properties, anyone; family members, friends, even strangers, we would recommend you to them.”

–Loan Nguyen and Family

“It has been several months now since the close of escrow and I finally have time to sit down to thank you so much for all of your hard work in helping me to buy my new house. Out of the six real estate transactions I’ve dealt with to date, it was by far the most challenging because of the present day economy and the difficulty in obtaining a loan these days. I am so glad it was you who supported me through the very frustrating roller coaster ride of getting final loan approval. You always kept your cool and stayed rational, reasonable and in problem solving mode… I can’t believe how many hoops we had to jump through and how many creative ways we came up with to meet their requirements. Had I been working with anyone that showed the least bit of negativity, or got flustered easily, I surely would have lost the opportunity to buy the house. I learned so much from the way you handled things that I can apply to my daily interactions with people. Anybody would be lucky to have you as his/her agent. I hope other clients in the future appreciate you as much as I still do today.”

–Sarah Hammett

“Thank you so much for your expertise and your diligence in our most recent transaction. We just completed our second purchase with you as our agent in the last 2 years. In both transactions, your representation was diligent, competent and professional. You previewed multiple properties for us. Your analysis of each property and your sense for value was excellent. You kept track of new listings as they hit the market and notified us of those that met our criteria. You provided excellent and diligent representation through a tricky REO transaction. We will definitely use you for our next real estate purchase.”

–Michael Manasse






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