Simply put, Jon-Ryan and Kirk are the best real estate agents we've ever worked with and I'm 10,000% serious about that statement. Throughout the search (9 mos. - perfectly finished homes, rehabs, gut jobs, raw land, big and small), negotiations (1 mos.), closing (3 weeks including geological and soil studies they helped scheduled and oversee), and even post-closing of our land purchase in Montecito, CA they've always put our interests first and worked tirelessly for my wife and me. It didn't matter the size of the request, they jumped in and used their experience and connections to get the information we needed to make the right choice/decision. Andrea and I have worked with real estate agents a total of 8 times during our marriage - in NYC, Charlotte, Chicago, and Los Angeles - and at no other time did we feel as happy/satisfied customers as we did with Jon-Ryan and Kirk. They're terrific individuals and a great team - work with them whether you're selling, buying, renting...whatever! You won't be disappointed. I promise.
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Kirk Hodson to purchase our beautiful home in Montecito this winter 2015. I am thankful to my dear friend for referring us to him, as we didn’t know anyone in the Santa Barbara area. Not only did he serve as our realtor, he filled the role as confidant and friend.
Kirk consistently met and exceeded our expectations. He went above and beyond filling the traditional role as realtor, catering to our needs and on occasion the needs of our kids. He took the time to get to know us a family. He was very patient as our needs and wants were frequently changing. We were very impressed with his extensive knowledge of the market and the Santa Barbara area. With each of our meetings with Kirk we grew closer to our end goal of finding our dream home. His “no pressure” relaxed style was a breath of fresh air throughout the process.
Under Kirk’s guidance, we’ve purchased the perfect home for us. Although I hope that we will not need his services again, we won’t hesitate to call on Kirk to list our home or show us others in the area. I strongly recommend Kirk’s services to anyone.
"We just purchased our first single family home in San Roque and we were delighted to have Jon-Ryan as our Real Estate Agent. He was very professional and organized and it was clear he had our best interests in mind. He was patient and very detailed; suggested many of the tradesmen for getting thorough inspections. He has a lot of personal experience in buying, selling, rehabbing real estate, so he knows when a house is a lemon or if it is a good find. He was available, if we thought of a question or needed to look at a certain property one more time and he was always willing to meet at a convenient time for us. You will be in good hands if Jon-Ryan represents you in your buying or selling of real estate."
"Kirk was 5+ stars all the way. Not only did he do an outstanding job on all the stuff you'd expect of a realtor (explaining the process, arranging house viewings, managing the paperwork, etc) but he went above-and-beyond expectations in 2 crucial ways: 1) Kirk is extremely detailed oriented. For a type-A client like myself, knowing that he was so attentive to details gave me great peace of mind. I never had any worries that something would fall through the cracks. 2) Kirk genuinely cares. It's clear that he's not just trying to get a deal done -- he really wants to find the right fit between the buyer and the house. If pressed to say something less-than-positive about my experience with Kirk, I honestly couldn't come up with anything."
"Jon Ryan Schlobohm has been a JOY to work with; he has “Gone the extra Mile” for us literally! We were very fortunate in choosing Jon Ryan to become our Realtor.
Jon Ryan has proven to be a very hardworking and knowledgeable Realtor. He worked and cooperated with all the agents and their clients who viewed our home. Because he is a long time area resident he also has a great understanding of Montecito and Santa Barbara.
Jon Ryan is VERY detail oriented and since we had become non-resident homeowners, this became extremely important. Jon Ryan collected our mail and re-mailed it to us. We had several minor and some major repairs to make. Jon Ryan coordinated all of these for us! When we would thank him, he would say: “I am always happy to help and to be of service to you!” We never received a call asking us to drop everything and drive four hours to correct or fix a problem. He also advised us when not to spend money un-necessarily. Jon Ryan was always there for us, to help, advise or open the home for any reason.
We HIGHLY recommend Jon Ryan Schlobohm for any Real Estate needs you may have."
Kirk helped our family find our dream house. Then did a fantastic job of negotiating a great deal, working with the seller's realtor, our lender, and the multitude of professionals we had to have inspect the house. He is the greatest!
He had a perfect balance of pushing the deal through, while not pushing us to take a deal that wasn't right for us. He was in our corner the entire process. And when there was a house we originally liked a lot, he was open and honest to point out issues we'd have to deal with and the cost.
If you want a real estate professional who will help you find your dream home, Kirk is your guy!
"Jon-Ryan was phenomenal to work with, from beginning to end. Our experience working with him involved the sale of my mom's house and the purchase of a new home. Throughout what could have otherwise been a complicated & stressful process, Jon-Ryan guided us through smoothly and intelligently. I'd describe his character as a unique blend of: remarkable integrity, assertive and results-driven when necessary, and compassionate / his client's best possible advocate. And on top of that, a rich knowledge of the Santa Barbara County housing market.
At one point during escrow, Jon-Ryan even offered to lift a hand - and no sooner had my mom accepted his help, but we found him at her property, doing heavy lifting and jumping into her dumpster! He had mentioned something about wanting to do his part to take care of the widows in our community, and well- mission accomplished, Jon-Ryan.
We felt like we were given the royal treatment as Jon-Ryan's clients; however, I have it on pretty good authority that he treats all his clients this way. We honestly couldn't have imagined a better experience. Even in the face of the challenges that selling / buying can bring, Jon-Ryan dispersed wise financial advice, creative logistics, and navigated us through to the finish line with strength and confidence."
"My experience with Kirk was excellent. My Father had passed and we had to sell his home. At a time when I could not get a family member to help, there was Kirk - compassionate, understanding and patient. We talked business, family, and friends. He understood me, the property, and my family's needs. Through the listing, showings, offers, acceptance and negotiations Kirk was on top of everything. From listing to close of escrow Kirk was on top of everything. I will call him to buy or sell all of my real estate needs."
"Jon-Ryan (JR) recently represented my wife and I on the purchase of a $5+ million home. At first I was a bit apprehensive about giving JR this assignment given that there are many other brokers out there with significantly more experience. I told JR up front what my concerns were and he ultimately got me comfortable enough to give him the job. I have absolutely no regrets! JR worked extremely hard on our behalf to get the deal closed in a very efficient manner. I found JR to be very good at managing the multiple priorities that are always present when buying a house. I am confident that anyone that works with JR will have the same great experience that we had. Candidly, I think that the fact that JR doesn't have as many years in the business as some others is actually an advantage. What he may lack in experience, he more than makes up for in work ethic, professionalism and good judgment. On top of all of that he's a great person."
"Kirk is a hard-working professional that is knowledgeable and easy to work with. Who could ask for more? We were very pleased with his service and value his continued relationship."