Experience
Awards

• US Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional
• Certified Sustainable Building Advisor
• National Association of Realtors NAR GREEN

Specialties

• Residential homes and income properties
• Green Homes


Client Testimonials

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"★★★★★
"Geoff is a rare find. He is truly interested in working with you, and doing the homework required to make sure questions are answered and the facts are known. He is responsive, smart, knows all about the local area, and will do the due diligence you hope a real estate professional will do in order to make the best decision. He worked with us and followed up in every way to progress our offer and decision. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home in the Santa Barbara area."

"★★★★★
"Geoff was very helpful in our search for a new home. He knows the right Title, loan company and necessary contractors to help assess a property. He was always on time, returns phone calls within a working day and easy to communicate any questions necessary to secure the real estate desired. It would be a pleasure to work with him again and I recommend him if you are looking for a new home"

"★★★★★
"Knowledgeable. Ethical. Patient. These are the words that I would use to describe Geoff Rue as he expertly guided us along our journey towards buying a house, which recently ended when we found our dream home. Geoff stood by our side for three years as we searched for a house in our school district that we could afford. Geoff was always available to answer our many, many questions day, night and on weekends. I would enthusiastically recommend Geoff to anyone and everyone"

"★★★★★
"Geoff Rue was the first to contact me in regards to selling my home in Shadow Hills in Santa Barbara. Out of all the realtors I spoke with in regards to selling my home I selected Geoff and his team to represent me. I found Geoff listened to my wants and needs, had local knowledge, was very personable and professional. He always went the extra mile, had great patience, was very detail oriented and always was available. Geoff did many open houses for our home and I always felt that my home was safe and sound. Ultimately Geoff and his team sold my home at a very good price and saw the process all the way through to the end, even with escrow and helping me find a good mover. I am very grateful to the care I was given in selling my home and remain friends with Geoff to this day. I would recommend him highly to anyone selling or buying a property. "

"★★★★★
"Geoff represented us in our home purchase with concern and attention to our needs. He found our condo only after one meeting after learning of our likes and dislikes. I believe that Geoff has gained experience in our particular situation that required more follow-up than is normal and he did see to it that we were well represented in our dealings with the seller. He would be our realtor again if we were so inclined to move again."

"★★★★★
"We truly cannot recommend Geoff highly enough! Extremely detailed oriented, great knowledge of the local market, and one of the kindest people we've had the pleasure of working with. Geoff went above and beyond not only with the home search, but with assisting on the challenges of moving across the country. He really made it easy for us! Well-organized comparative spreadsheets, quality recommendations for local lenders, insurance agents, etc. As a licensed agent in Pennsylvania, I've seen the best and worst of Realtors. Look no further - Geoff is your agent if you are looking to transact real estate in Santa Barbara!"

"★★★★★
"I never thought I would be able to afford a home in Santa Barbara, but Geoff gave me the confidence to do just that. With his knowledge in real estate and construction, my husband and I felt safe to trust him in helping us purchase our first home. Not only was he there for us every step of the process, he has been there for us long after the purchase, going above and beyond what I would expect from a real estate agent. He is an amazing person and I am happy to call him my real estate agent and friend. :-)"

"★★★★★
"Geoff is an experienced pro who made the buying process easy. We were on a tight timeline and he coordinated all of the inspections and documentation to ensure a fast close. Geoff is also very easy to communicate with and was constantly texting us updates. I highly recommend Geoff to anyone looking for a home in Santa Barbara!"

"★★★★★
"My wife and I worked with Geoff Rue to purchase our first home and we are glad we chose him to be our agent. Geoff was very knowledgeable about the market and the area of interest as well as being honest, approachable, personable and extremely patient. Geoff was readily available to answer any questions (of which we had many) at any given time of day or night. He listened to our requirements and made sure to send frequent updates on homes that met our criteria. On the weekends he was very organized in scheduling our viewings so we could make it to all the Open Houses we wanted to see as well as any private listings. As we were newbies to home buying process we certainly required a lot of extra time and attention which Geoff was more than happy to provide. He answered all our questions and explained every form and part of the process clearly and thoroughly. We even had some minor hiccups after the closing of escrow and the transfer of home was complete, but thankfully Geoff remained in our corner ready to assist us in any way possible. Throughout the process, we felt like he really genuinely cared about us and had our best interest in mind at all times. We highly recommend Geoff to anyone interested in buying or selling a home. You will not be disappointed"

"★★★★★
"Not only does Geoff know the area extremely well, I love that he comes from a construction background so he knows how to find a well constructed house that will make a great home! Geoff was so responsive during our process of finding and buying our home in Santa Barbara. We could reach him any time day or night! His contacts for inspections were all excellent and we really appreciated Geoff meeting them at the property as we were were negotiating and finalizing from afar. Top notch!"

"★★★★★
"Geoff was extremely patient and helped us find the exact home we were looking for. More than this he also helped to manage our expectations, answered all of our questions even when we may have appeared to disagree as a couple on what we were looking for. One of things I most appreciated about Geoff is that he explained every step we took and when we worried about a specific thing, he reassured us. He knows the area well and most importantly of all things, he is a very nice person."

"★★★★★
"Buying a rental property in Santa Barbara when you don't live there is no easy task. Geoff took us to available properties in all areas of Santa Barbara to give us the lay of the land. Next, he helped us focus in on two areas which worked best for price and value. After finding us an excellent property with great rental income potential, he helped us through the inspection period meeting the contractors when our schedules wouldn't allow and taking care of any details we couldn't attend to ourselves. His contact list of qualified inspectors, and contractors (electricians, plumbers etc) were really good. He was always available for all of our questions and followed up quickly if he didn't know the answer. All in all, Geoff helped us make a very stressful endeavor an enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend him."

"★★★★★
"Geoff was a pleasure to work with, his knowledge and professionalism was always at the forefront every time we meet, his attention to details was impeccable. We couldn't ask for a better agent to deal with. It was our first time purchasing a home and Geoff went above and beyond his call of duty. We trusted Geoff with all aspects of our transactions and sale of the property. We even had him sit in on the closing, having him there was most comforting to my husband and I. We consider Geoff a lifelong friend and part of our family. Thank you Geoff we love our home."

"★★★★★
"Though I have not had real estate dealings with Geoff per se, I worked him for nearly 15 years in the construction industry. Geoff's knowledge, caring, timeliness, concern and attention to detail were all primary contributors to the many successes of my projects. If I were looking for a home in the Santa Barbara market, Geoff Rue would be my first call."

"★★★★★
"I have known Geoff and done business with him for over thirty years. He has always, always been upfront, professional and courteous--regularly exceeding expectations."



Education

• Loyola University
• Santa Monica City College
• Landmark Education

About Geoff

Laying the foundation for what would later become a successful career in real estate, Geoff’s first foray into home building began with the basics: slinging two-by-fours in a local lumberyard at age sixteen. A Hermosa Beach native, Geoff bought and flipped his first duplex at twenty-five, had a string of successes in the construction industry, spent twenty-four years as a business owner running a building components retail showroom, and served for nine years on the Hermosa Beach Planning Commission.

Today, Geoff is a seasoned Santa Barbara veteran with over thirty-seven years of real estate experience under his belt. His vast construction knowledge and numerous transactions in residential and commercial properties ensure a seamless process for clients, from liaising with contractors, to passing inspections, navigating contracts, and negotiating sales.

Known for excellence, partnership, and personal service, Geoff has a knack for listening to his client’s needs and developing creative solutions to help achieve their goals.

Staying abreast of current construction trends and eco-friendly standards, Geoff brings vast knowledge of sustainable practices. He earned the LEED Accredited Professional designation from the US Green Building Council and CSBA Certified Sustainable Building Advisor designation.

Finding sanctuary in Santa Barbara in 2012, Geoff and his wife have made the Mesa home. Residing steps from Shoreline Park, come weekend you’ll find Geoff jogging on the beach, surfing Leadbetter during the occasional swell, or sailing his 18-foot Hobie Cat on the open ocean.

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