Hi, I’m Jon Gilkeson, your local neighborhood realtor with the Zia Group Real Estate team. Chances are I’ve chatted with you at the door and as you saw from my note, one of my goals this year is to build deeper relationships with my neighbors in the community.

I’d love to put a face to all the people that are receiving my hand written notes so I hope I get the opportunity to meet you if I haven’t already, and if there’s any way that I can add value to your life, real estate related or not, please let me know.

In the coming months you’ll receive follow up notes from me and I plan to cover various topics from how to add value to your home through the addition of Accessory Dwelling Units or ADU for short. Or how to maximize income through legal furnished rentals where you can oftentimes make double per month than the traditional long term rental model. I’m currently managing several furnished rental properties and I’m happy to share my experience with you from the construction, to furnishing, to finding tenants and maximizing profits. 

Or perhaps you’re just curious to find out more information about this cooling market we’ve seen in the last several weeks. Have home prices peaked? Will interest rates continue to go up? Reach out to me if you want to hear my predictions or stay tuned for future notes to find out more!

My team, the Zia Group, is a top real estate team in Santa Barbara, representing more buyers and sellers than any other team in the county over the last couple of years. Because of the large volume of business that we do in the area we often have a big list of upcoming and off market homes that you won’t find online. Did you know that about 1 in 5 homes sell off market in Santa Barbara, so that’s 20% of the inventory that you won’t find online. If you’re looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate please reach out to me and I would be honored to help in any way that I can. Take care!