When it was time to sell our house, we chose Regina Magid as our realtor because of her reputation as an experienced professional in our area. She more than lived up to her reputation! At the outset she presented us with an array of comparables, carefully explained our responsibilities as sellers as well as the obligations of a potential buyer. She took the lead in establishing an excellent asking price and marketing the property widely. As a result, the property sold quickly. As that process unfolded she helped us with all aspects of vacating a home by recommending a stable of highly skilled tradespeople. Through escrow she kept us updated regularly on the progress of all the paperwork involved in the sale and answered all our questions knowledgeably and cheerfully. Besides being always accessible and friendly, she is highly intelligent and has a thorough understanding of all aspects of buying and selling houses.We couldn't have done it without her!
Michael & Sharon Crandall January 3, 2019
We got very lucky finding David & Regina! We have now worked with them on 2 ocean view properties this year! From our very first appointment, David & Regina were paying such close attention to all of our needs and requests, that it took them only one week of showing us properties to find the perfect house that we absolutely fell in love with! There was no task small or large that they weren't available for, any time of the day! Literally! They worked diligently with the city to get through a ton of 'red tape' during the complicated 6 month escrow, in which we purchased our dream home on the bluffs of Santa Barbara! In the end, we we couldn't imagine having anybody else as our agents!
Irina & Izabell October 31, 2018
We hired Regina Magid to sell our property and later to buy a new one. She did both transactions with great competence and professionalism. Quick to respond, knowledgeable, resourceful and experienced realtor, she listened to our every need and want in both processes, navigated us through selling and buying very smoothly. We highly recommend Regina for all your real estate questions and needs, because we are positive she will do this job greatly!
Viktor & Vera April 24, 2018
There are not enough stars to properly evaluate the stellar performance of this incredible agent! With my background as a commercial real estate broker in NYC, I could only dream to have an opportunity to work with such level of professionalism, experience, knowledge and dedication to the client. Regina was with us every step of the way, navigating with ease all difficulties and overcoming contingencies, literally delivering us the property we liked when we thought we have already lost it! After spending so many years in SB real estate, absolutely all local agents, geologists, engineers, etc know and respect Regina, so her established rapport and reputation helped us a lot along the way!
The highest possible marks! In one word - incredible.
Izabell & Irina March 28, 2018
"As the marketing and sale process were unfold, I realized I made a good call. Regina helped and guided me from preparation of my house for sale to the close of escrow and provided extensive marketing. She impressed me with intelligence, honesty and patience. It’s been a very tough market to sell a house and I had to relocate, but I always felt comfortable because the sale of my house was in Regina’s hands. I would highly recommend Regina to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home and I look forward to meeting with her again for my real estate transactions in the future.
Casey Chung, Businessman January 9, 2018
"In the midst of a depressed real estate market, Regina was diligent and proactive in maintain an aggressive marketing program which ensured that our property receive maximum exposure. Her use of various publications, multiple websites, electronic media and on-going support of frequent open houses provided the promotion required to find appropriate buyer prospects. She was very thorough in her follow-ups with these prospects and always kept us appraised throughout the sales process.”
Jerry Kutchey, CPA January 9, 2018
"Regina impressed me as very courteous and professional in all that she did from the initial interview through to full closure and kept me involved and up to date on all aspects of the transaction. She paid great attention to every detail in handling five offers and four counter offers. Close of escrow within three weeks at a higher than listed price! Can you expect any more? I highly recommend Regina to everyone!”
John Thomson, CEO & Chairman January 9, 2018
"I have now successfully listed and sold two homes in Santa Barbara with David & Regina. They were not only able to sell my homes quickly and for over asking price, but they helped me find good packers/movers, cleaners, handymen for repairs, and they even assisted me with a wonderful referral for my replacement home in Northern California. Regina & David are truly full service agents that go above and beyond to insure that every detail is perfect and that each party involved in a transaction is on the same page. I would recommend them to anyone looking to sell their home in Santa Barbara."
Janice S., Retired September 8, 2016
"In our fifteen transactions (four with Regina) since 1979, we have dealt with agents ranging from stellar to abysmal. The bottom line is, if each buyer and seller could work with Regina Magid, we believe every transaction would run smoothly and every party would be confident that they made the best possible deal. Regina is tireless, prompt, professional, and highly ethical."
Karen Telleen Lawton, Writer June 24, 2016
"Regina is poised, cheerful, and very effective in her interaction with all the parties. She went well beyond that maze of complications in anticipating, advising, and immediately executive solutions to issues unique to both our transactions. We were proud to have Regina as our agent."
Dr. and Mrs. Howard McQuillen June 23, 2016
"I am very thankful to have worked with Regina & David during the sale of my home in Winchester Commons. They provided great resources to get the house prepared for sale, including landscapers, painters, handymen, and inspectors. Their marketing plans were so innovative that my home sold within the first week and at over asking price! I highly recommend Regina and David to anybody in buying or selling a home in Santa Barbara."
Janice Strassburg April 1, 2016
"I had a pleasant experience working with Regina Magid. I needed someone who would do more than just sell a home because it was my mother's home and my mother was going to move in with me after the sale. Regina was eager to do anything to help in this difficult time. Only one month after listing the house, it was the sold for the expected price. Regina's fantastic caring service was wonderful and just what I needed. I will definitely use her again for my real estate needs, and I recommend her to all my friends."
Pam Triana, Teacher March 24, 2016
"We just closed escrow on the sale of our property, we didn't believe that we would be able to make this sale, but incredible Regina made it possible. We have dealt with many realtors in the past, but none with whom we have been so impressed. Regina is very special, hardworking and thoughtful, and we highly recommend her to everyone who is interested in truly professional real estate service."
Penny Tranovish, Retired Teacher March 24, 2016
"We want to thank you again for your efforts on our behalf in selling our Santa Barbara house. You exhibited an outstanding professional approach in helping us prepare the house for sale and putting forth a planned marketing program, which resulted in the sale of a house for a good price within a very short time. You did so many things to ensure the sale of the house; it is hard to remark on them all. But one aspect that stood out was your pleasant and encouraging attitude. You kept us so well informed of all activities that we had no cause for concern at any point. We would be pleased to recommend your services to anyone considering the sale or purchase of a home."
Lloyd and Marion Fowler, Retirees March 24, 2016
"I wanted to find a realtor who is efficient, knowledgeable, and creative, one who would understand my situation and would be able to sell my home quickly and efficiently. Regina impressed me from the very beginning as being very professional and courteous. She worked very hard and creatively tailored her marketing plan to sell my house as quickly as possible and for the highest price. I do not have enough superlatives to describe Regina's professionalism, honesty, energy, and efficiency."
Dr. Marianna Stocka March 24, 2016
"I've grown up around real estate agents; my mother was in real estate for 30 years. I've had at least 16 transactions in real estate, with six in Santa Barbara. I met many local agents who wished to represent me in my most recent purchase. I decided to work exclusively with Regina because of her professional manner. The fact that she didn't push me really sold me that she was someone that I wanted to work with. I highly recommend her to anyone who wishes to buy or sell a home."
Ron Negus, Business Owner March 24, 2016
"We had the wonderful experience of working with Regina Magid in finding and purchasing a home in Santa Barbara. She is friendly, honest, and was genuinely interested in helping us in finding a house that we could afford, and that fit our lifestyle and needs. After talking at great length, Regina carefully selected houses for us to look at. Every one of them was right on target for us; it was as though she had known us for years. The help that Regina provided us with was immeasurable. Without her help, we never would have been able to find and purchase our home. Regina is more than good. She is excellent; we highly recommend her to our friends."
William and Diana Thomas, Teachers March 24, 2016
"After working with Regina on the sale of our home, and the locating, purchasing, and financing of our new home, I recommend her at the highest level for hard work, counsel, and integrity. She represents the highest ideals and leadership qualities in the real estate industry."
David E. Telleen-Lawton, Executive Business Consultant March 24, 2016
"Regina Magid was very sensitive to my situation and was always very honest and forthright in her advice to me. I appreciated her diligent effort and thorough research in locating the right investment property for my needs. After thoroughly exploring the market and deciding on a property, she was very diligent in guiding me through the intricate and complicated steps of completing the transaction."
Carol George, Retired Teacher
March 24, 2016
“I wanted to express my heartfelt thanks for representing me in the purchase of my new home. Your professionalism and attention to detail exceeded my expectations. You went above and beyond to be sure every issue was addressed thoroughly and to my satisfaction. Your level of knowledge relating to the market and all the details involved in closing a transaction gave me great comfort as we moved through each step of the process… Not only did you provide sage advice throughout the process, but you also provided friendship and support.”
Karen H. McKernan, CEO March 13, 2016
“I was extremely impressed with the manner in which my real estate transaction was handled by Regina Magid. My property had some unique issues that made the transaction more difficult and raised some concerns in the eyes of prospective buyers, but Regina went the extra mile in doing some in- depth research and formulating a terrific marketing strategy that made my home attractive to a target market of select buyers.”
Gregory Smith, Sr. Financial Planner March 13, 2016
“With the expertise of Regina Magid, I recently sold my home which I view as nothing short of a miracle… We were in a complicated and frustrating situation; a worse case scenario. However frustrating the situation grew, Regina’s steadfast professionalism and innovative thinking prevailed. When others would have given up she did not. She remained positive and supportive while going above and beyond to get my place sold, and that she did!”
Susan S. Sawyer, Marketing Director March 13, 2016
“What a wonderful pleasure it was to work with you Regina! I loved your positive clear energy, your professional manner, your laughter, forgiving spirit and your attention to every detail!”
Victor Batastini, Business Owner March 13, 2016
“Awesome Job in a challenging market! What looked impossible became possible! Thanks for your persistent determination and skill! We love our new home!”
Barbara Batastini, Teacher March 13, 2016