Kirk G. Hodson

Kirk G. Hodson

REALTOR® | DRE# 01908650

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"We met Kirk Hodson during an open house two years ago when we were relocating from Massachusetts to Santa Barbara, CA. Not only did we find him personable, knowledgeable, and helpful, but also very honest, and extremely patient. Kirk was good at listening to what we were looking for in a potential home and spent many hours taking us to open houses. He's a great guy and we highly recommend him especially if you are moving into the area from another state. He made the transition an easier one for us and helped us find our Santa Barbara dream home!" - Stephanie Ingraham

"The purpose of this letter is to acknowledge and show appreciation of Kirk Hodson’s exceptional performance as our agent. Last year my family and I started to look for a home to buy here in Santa Barbara. I spoke with several agents as I started calling on houses. Being a Fire Captain in a fire department I have developed a high standard of people I work with and was never entirely satisfied with the agents I met or talked to until we met Kirk. I liked Kirk from the beginning. I couldn’t tell if he was an effective agent or not, but I knew he had a genuine personality and character I trusted. After talking to him for five minutes, I felt as if I had known him for five years. We had much in common and I asked him to be our agent on the spot. I especially appreciated Kirk’s brutal honesty when it came to the challenges of our situation and his comprehensive plan to overcome them. Throughout the entire process Kirk always impressed me with his attention to detail. He is relentless when it comes to “getting it right”. Not only with his performance but with everyone involved. He overwhelmed all parties with niceness to accurately “get it right”. There was no stone unturned and no stone out of place. I believe Kirk’s attention to detail, ability with personal relationships, and communication skills is the reason my family and I are in the house of our dreams. Days before escrow closed the selling agent pulled me aside and told me the reason we got the house was because of Kirk. She said he had talked to her for an hour during the first open house informing her why his client was best for the house. We are new to Santa Barbara and Kirk was a great advocate to have. He was always available. Always. He made many house calls to sign paperwork. Too many to count. There were several visits where before he arrived my wife and I would be somewhat tense or uncomfortable about an issue but, after talking to Kirk with his consistent optimism, we always felt better before he left. Needless to say Kirk has a client for life and will always be highly recommended." - Jason Gadbury

"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." - Alan Kuhn

"Our experience with Kirk Hodson was superior. While we have bought and sold a number of houses, we have never encountered such a level of excellence. We worked with Kirk over a period of 20 months, made offers on several properties, and finally closed on a property that was an extremely complex deal at the right price. We are certain that other realtors would not have had the skills or experience to handle all the bumps in the road, including negotiating complicated issues between all parties. Kirk has just the right demeanor to work in Santa Barbara Real Estate. He is patient, diligent and responsive. He worked tirelessly and enthusiastically even as we were outbid in this competitive marketplace and we were almost ready to throw in the towel. He is professional and personable and has outstanding contacts in the industry and in related trades. His wise counsel and useful insights on trends, comparables, rentals and renovations were immensely helpful as we pursued both single-family homes and multi-unit properties in several different neighborhoods. Kirk works for his clients’ best interests. When we found extensive structural issues on a property under bid, Kirk found us resources and additional information and we decided to walk away. On the property we eventually purchased, Kirk’s incredible attention to detail and follow through was vastly superior to the service provided by the seller’s agent, and carried the deal to the finish line. Kirk has integrity and his trustworthiness is instantly recognized. Before the property closed, the tenants’ sinks all backed up. They only had met Kirk briefly during a couple visits, but rather than calling the owner at 10pm, or even the agent for the seller, our tenants immediately called Kirk for help. Amazing. We recommend Kirk as an outstanding Santa Barbara realtor without reservation." - Kathy & Paul Berghoff

"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." - Rey Lopez

"Our experience with Kirk has been extremely positive with our two real estate transactions. Kirk is honest, trustworthy and transparent. He truly understands the local market and provides all the information needed without overwhelming his clients. He works hard to make sure all aspects of the process are smooth including finding properties or buyers and monitoring the transaction throughput the entire process. Kirk’s attention to detail was consistent regardless of the size of the properties. We always felt like Kirk was more than an advocate and always had our best interest in mind." - Ed Ware

"I met Kirk while he was selling a rental property across the street from my home. He was friendly and professional, offering a wealth of information well before listing our property with him. When I decided to sell a rental property with complex issues, I turned to and listed with Kirk. He proceeded in the best way for me, always keeping me informed. Kirk is flexible and available, whether it is an answer to a quick question or rolling up his sleeves to help. After my property sold, I still turn to Kirk with any real estate questions. Excellent experience." - Andrea

"Kirk was my neighbor and is my friend. In less that 1 month he helped arrange services, inspections and set up open houses that sold my house. He is honest, trustworthy, could answer all my questions plus helped me with the paper work. So many times I would go across the street not understanding some process and he would have the answers. He was beyond through and patient. I can happily recommend him to anyone wanting a caring, compassionate and experienced realtor." - Susann Trandem

About Kirk
Kirk grew up playing baseball, sailing, and surfing in Southwest Florida.  After earning an Economics degree from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL, he visited Santa Barbara.  It was love at first sight.  In 1987 with a job offer in hand Kirk made Santa Barbara home.

Kirk spent the next twenty-five years in the Action Sports Industry (Surf, Skate, Snow) involved in the manufacturing, sales, and service facets of the business. Leaving the Surf Industry in 2012, he secured his Real Estate license and has been representing buyers and sellers along the South Coast ever since.  Today, with more than $200 million in residential sales, Kirk is a favored Santa Barbara REALTOR who cherishes his adopted home. Having lived, purchased, and sold real estate throughout Carpinteria, Montecito, Summerland, Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch and Goleta, Kirk is familiar with local neighborhoods and schools throughout the South County and has intimate knowledge of the area.

Kirk is relational by nature, conscientious of others, highly detailed in his work and life, and excellent at follow-through. A born educator, Kirk’s research-drive, desire for accuracy, tenacity, and honesty lead him toward an educational approach in real estate, allowing his clients to find the help they need to make the decision that's right for them.

Whether you’re considering selling or buying, Kirk would love to spend some time getting to know you and your goals. If you have questions, give him a call. He's a great listener and would love to help.

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