THE FIVE KEYS
Stan began his real estate career in 1980 with a “Rookie of the Year” award, and has gone on to be honored with The Distinguished Realtor award by the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors in 2009 and then “Realtor of the Year” in late 2015. While at Coldwell Banker, he was consistently among the upper 1% of Coldwell Banker agents nationwide, and was a three-time recipient of the firm’s “Top 100” honor. That ongoing, uninterrupted success is commendable, but it is the keys to that success that are important to Stan’s clients and define him as a respected and successful real estate professional.
Those keys are 1) his commitment to untiring communication and service, 2) his masterful marketing and negotiation skills resulting from 3) extensive experience and research, 4) a superior ability to anticipate problems and solve them, and 5) his unsurpassed ethics and professionalism. Stan’s clients also value his way of listening to their goals, objectives and concerns, which he then uses to create an honest, realistic plan that will alleviate any concerns and allow the most efficient realization of those goals and objectives.
THE FIVE CREDENTIALS
In addition to Stan’s college degrees in Business and Environmental Studies, and the Young Californian Medal for Bravery he received as a high school student after pulling an elderly man from a burning car, there are 5 prestigious credentials he has earned in order to better serve his clients. Within three years of obtaining his real estate license, he went on to gain a Real Estate Broker accreditation. Subsequently, he graduated from the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) and earned the coveted Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation. Fewer than 6% of agents nationwide have earned the right to use those titles. He has also received the respected title Architectural Properties Specialist for his focus on selling distinctive homes. In 2016 he also earned the National Association of Realtor’s Green Designation.
Stan considers those and his many other honors and achievements to be vital in his ongoing commitment to provide his clients the best possible representation in their quest to buy or sell their dream properties.
Although Stan grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, he spent most summers and holidays living in Yosemite National Park where his mother worked. After high school, he spent even more time in Yosemite where he worked to pay for college, developed a passion for rock climbing and remained for five years after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Environmental Studies. During those formative years, he learned the value of enthusiasm, effort, perseverance and hard work.
Subsequently, Stan moved to Santa Cruz where, on February 7, 1980, he earned his Realtor’s license and began his real estate career with one of the largest firms in the Santa Cruz-San Jose area. Within three years, he had gained his Real Estate Broker license and was selling homes while operating a property management company.
Falling in love with California’s Central Coast while attending the University of California at Santa Barbara, Stan ultimately made “The American Riviera” his home. He considers its natural beauty and moderate climate to be the perfect setting for enjoying his love of hiking, camping, jogging, tennis, and car shows. He considers having a balanced life to be his greatest measure of accomplishment.
Currently, continuing to build on over 30 years of achievement as a Realtor, Stan is thrilled to have recently joined Compass California to support the launch of its first office in Santa Barbara County. Compass is an innovative, bi-coastal real estate brokerage that combines exceptional agents with best-in-class technology. It is Stan’s belief that Compass is building the future of real estate, and he feels more confident than ever in his ability to provide his clients with smarter, more exceptional service as a member of this progressive team.