The Santa Barbara Lifestyle Launches New Website
Happy New Year to our valued clients, business partners and community! It is with great excitement that we unveil our new website! Our website, The Santa Barbara Lifestyle, has a new and improved look, but also features easy to navigate elements so our clients and community can learn more about us, our real estate services, our current listings, and search what is on the market. It also has some other amazing new features:
- Highly useful and fun “SB AREAS” neighborhood pages with school district information
- Beautiful, responsive property landing pages to showcase what each property has to offer and all the info you need as a potential buyer or seller
- Customizable property searches and property maps
- Our new and improved The Santa Barbara Lifestyle Blog, where you can find out the latest in real estate trends, market updates, and lots of exciting news about local Santa Barbara happenings.
Wishing you all the best in the new year and if you haven’t already, check out our new website, follow us on social media and contact us today for any of your real estate needs!
Kellie & Randy
Drone images and video have without a doubt changed the game in showcasing luxury real estate. It has become the modern way of capturing luxury real estate in today’s market and has the ability to get aerial images and video like never before. It truly tells the story of the property in a way that a static image just can’t. Professional “drone cinematographers” are in high demand, capturing high end real estate property in high end locations.
We were so excited a few months ago when our video for our listing at 4847 Rim Road here in Santa Barbara, CA won an award on Placester.com’s list of the top 10 Most Stunning Real Estate Listing Videos of 2015. The same video is now generating even more buzz for San Francisco-based drone cinematographer Douglas Thron, who was just featured in Digital Journal’s article, “Drone photography is upping the real estate game dramatically.”
Thron tells Digital Journal, “My videos are like mini- movies…I start with an intro that showcases the entire area so that potential buyers can get a complete idea of the community and natural surroundings before zooming into the home and detailing the interior.”
Having an interested buyer be able to see every inch of a property is very appealing, and having an agent who knows the value of drone video is becoming even more sought after. Please contact us today and check out our current listings and our other drone property videos!
Kellie & Randy
What an honor! We are so happy we got to showcase how truly stunning this property is through this video. The home is for sale, contact us to check it out and read an excerpt from Placester below:
Each year, agents and brokers nationwide continue to raise the bar for the quality of real estate videos. Properties are showcased in ever more unique fashions. Homes for sale are better staged and styled to help buyers envision themselves living there. All in all, more effort is put into making these videos visual masterpieces — ones that compel agents’ audiences, earn them new leads, and nurture existing ones. In 2015, this real estate video trend continued, as countless great listing videos were created by industry pros across the country — including the 10 featured below.
Check out each of these stunning real estate listing videos from 2015 and discover what makes them great … and how to emulate them with your own real estate video marketing strategy. -Matthew Bushery
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, January 27-February 7, 2015
Celebrating its 30th season, this 11-day celebration of cinema takes place each year at several historical theaters in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara and represents a diverse movie-rama of more than 200 films. This year, the festival will present its prestigious Montecito Award to actress Jennifer Aniston in honor of her celebrated career, including a performance in this year’s inspirational performance in “Cake” on January 30 at the Arlington Theatre. Member passes grant priority admission and individual tickets are available for tribute and panel events. Film MiniPak punch cards are offered for film screenings and free community screenings and events, including several highly-acclaimed animated films for families, are presented at the Arlington.
Santa Barbara International Orchid Show & Festival, March 13-15, 2015
Santa Barbara Vintner’s Festival, April 23-26, 2015
Founded in 1983, the Santa Barbara Vintners Association is a non-profit 501(c) 6 organization that supports and promotes Santa Barbara County as a world-class, authentic wine-producing and wine grape-growing region. The organization’s mission is to promote the wine and grape industry and tourism of Santa Barbara County through the production of festivals, educational seminars and tastings to consumers, trade, and media.