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★★★★★
"I have lived in Santa Barbara for 32 years and during that time have been involved in numerous real estate transactions. I can honestly say, with complete confidence, that Nicole Dinkelacker is the most knowledgeable, professional, hard working real estate agent I have ever worked with. Nicole consistently goes above and beyond whether she is selling your current home or helping you find the perfect new home. Her knowledge of the Santa Barbara is unsurpassed. She is an amazing negotiator and most importantly she is a pleasure to work with. She has an uncanny way of understanding your needs, fulfilling them, and making the whole process stress free. After my excellent experience with Nicole, I recommended her to friends and have seen her put the same enthusiastic, competent, caring work into their transactions. She is not only a superior real estate agent, but an amazing individual who will always work hard to make sure you are completely happy. Buying and selling a home can be very stressful, but with Nicole Dinkelacker at your side you will always feel secure and very well represented. I highly recommend Nicole to anyone looking for an exceptional real estate agent."
- Pam P.

★★★★★
"I have been involved in numerous real estate transactions over the years, and can wholeheartedly endorse Ms. Nicole Dinkelacker as the best, most professional and hardworking agent that I (and my husband) have worked with. I am 60 year old MD, with 4 children which means life is chaotic at best without the stress of a move or property purchase. Nicole has a gift for assuring that all parties feel heard, secure and informed about the transaction every step of the way. She is able to do so with diligence, kindness and a level of professionalism that is very difficult to find. Her 'tag line' is 'service above and beyond', and even that is an underestimation of her skills."
- Dr. R.

★★★★★
"We loved working with Nicole. She came highly recommended to us and we would definitely recommend her to others! As first time home buyers we had very little knowledge of the process and the questions we should be asking. Nicole helped us each step of the way and found us the right house for us, which can be quite tricky in Santa Barbara. She knew the neighborhoods well and advised us on the potential costly and bothersome things that we should be aware of. Throughout our search and escrow Nicole was always on our side working to make our house purchase as simple and successful as possible. She is a pleasure to work with and we would definitely work with her again."
-Kristi & Ian F.

★★★★★
"Nicole has represented us as sellers in two transactions and as buyers in two transactions. She ALWAYS puts the needs and wants of her clients before anything else and approaches every transaction with the full force of her considerable experience and professionalism. Her integrity is absolute and her ability to negotiate showcases her creativity and win-win philosophy. She is unrelenting in her pursuit of her clients best interests and is respected throughout the community for her volunteerism and her excellence as a Realtor."
-Steve & Julie S.



About Nicole

Nicole Dinkelacker is a successful entrepreneur in the real estate industry, a top producer with numerous awards for production and a well known professional in our local business community and has served on numerous non-profit boards.

Nicole takes an educational and consulting approach when working with her clients. Her mission is to ensure her clients make informed decisions that are customized to their specific needs and financial circumstances.

Nicole is also a certified life coach, former corporate management trainer, a specialist in the field of leadership development and former Vice President in Human Resources for Union Bank, formerly Santa Barbara Bank & Trust.

Nicole’s background and training in the human development field and her bachelors’ degree in marketing from Northern Illinois University has been the foundation for her success in our local real estate industry.

She has lived in the Goleta Valley known as the Goodland of Santa Barbara, since 1984 with her husband, Paul and her two children, Jonathon and Alexander.

When Nicole is not selling Real Estate she is spending time raising money for non-profits, kickboxing, marathon running or horseback riding. She is donating her time and expertise to our local schools to assist in finding solutions to the academic achievement gap, which persists nationwide in our public schools.

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