Jon Gilkeson, REALTOR®
Jon is a 4th-generation Santa Barbara native. Because of his home grown roots, he knows Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas like only a true local would. He obtained his real estate license immediately after graduating college in 2010 and went into business shortly thereafter.
With over a decade of experience, Jon has a systematic approach to real estate that has proven to be a winning formula for his clients. His excellent communication skills combined with traditional and cutting-edge marketing strategies allows him to secure those results. With every client, Jon focuses on building close relationships and providing the easiest and smoothest transaction, by anticipating mistakes before they happen and utilizing his team of specialists for every step of the transaction. Jon has quickly risen to be a power player in his market, operating in the top 3% of realtors in Santa Barbara.
Jon does something different than most realtors, that has proven to be very effective for his clients. Because he has the Zia Group team to leverage many other aspects of the business, this allows him time to focus on finding homes for his buyers, and buyers for his listings, through door knocking. He has closed over 20 transactions directly through door knocking, many of these homes he was able to find off market so his clients didn’t have to compete with multiple offers that are often found on the open market. He goes above and beyond for his clients to find homes that others can’t.
In his free time Jon enjoys staying very active. You might find him playing beach volleyball at East Beach, camping and hiking around California, or paddling for the Santa Barbara Outrigger team. His family business roots go back to the early 1900’s in Santa Barbara, (the original Italian Market) so Jon is an avid promoter of anything local. Check out his Santa Barbara Foodies page on Facebook that he founded after the pandemic forced restaurants to shut down. The group was originally founded to support local business but quickly grew into a group of passionate foodies sharing good food and creating a community of support for each other. Please contact Jon if you would like to be featured on his website so we can team up in the community and promote the growth of one another in this beautiful town we live in.