This was my first experience buying a home with my husband, but my third time working with a realtor; for someone indecisive like me and moving from out of the area, Emily Kellenberger was the key to our success in purchasing not just a house but a forever home! We were moving from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in search of a more laid back lifestyle to raise our now eight (8) month old son; my husband attended UCSB, but I have never lived in Santa Barbara, so the town and home buying experience were both new to me. Emily and her team did a superior job accommodating us out-of-towners during the home search and purchasing experience. They diligently made lists and showed us multiple types of houses when I was pregnant, and then again when we just had the baby; we traveled down south with baby in tow and looked at places, which was no small feat. After several trips to SB to look at properties, we found the closest thing to a perfect house – with great value, tons of potential and also an awesome place to move into right away. We are so excited about our new home! Emily worked late hours assisting us with the paperwork and providing guidance along the way to help ensure that we were fully satisfied and knowledgeable about our purchase and the home buying process, as well as helping us obtain an awesome new asset AND home. She was also patient with us with our unique situation with the sale of our commercial property. Although we plan to stay in this home a long time, we look forward to working with (and remaining friends with) Emily and her team as well as Village Properties for our next real estate purchase!