Sofie Langhorne

Sofie Langhorne

REALTOR® | DRE 01851983

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"The Langhorne Group is fabulous. They made the sale of my home seem seamless. They used very state-of-the-art technology together with great personal and professional skills to sell my home. I felt they were very knowledgeable of and current on market trends. They did numerous open houses in teams and kept my house safe and sound. They were always available to me and to meet with inspectors at my home and followed through on everything including with my escrow company. I would highly recommend their company especially Sofie, Geoff, and Charles" - Rochelle Lord

"Sofie and Charles - thank you for helping us find our condo and helping us through the homebuying process. With a minimum down payment, you got us into a condo we love and can financially manage. Your knowledge of the real estate market helped us to quickly maneuver through the buying process. Thanks for always being there to answer our questions" - Anne & Kevin

"Thanks for taking excellent care of Wendy & Rick. I am grateful to you for your excellent care of them. I sincerely appreciate it. I hope to provide an excellent referral experience for you as well in the future "

"Sofie & Charles helped us buy our first home and we can't recommend them enough!!!! They are kind, thoughtful, generous with their time, and incredibly helpful when it came to answering all of our questions. They went above & beyond even after we closed on our home to ensure we were happily settled. Plus, they're fun to work with & great people to get to know. Sofie & Charles are the ultimate duo that complement each other well. Thank you both for everything" - Hailey Garrison

"The Longhorne's come highly recommended to my husband and me, via long-time neighbors, due to the fact that they hod personal and professional experiences with inherited property through a trust.

After meeting with them in person we immediately decided that this was the right fit. We were extremely impressed with their willingness to help at unexpected times. Outside of their marketing - which I hove to mention was AMAZING, they were more than willing to assist with our estate sole. Charles even assisted Steve in building a very much needed gate for the home. Their communication with us proved their dedication and they always mode themselves available when needed.

There were times that we felt pushed by the Longhornes ... and it took some time, due to the emotions involved to realize they were actually doing us a favor. We were under a deadline that we set, but found ourselves (due to these emotions) not moving at a pace to meet this deadline. Times like that really helped build our trust and showed their devotion to us throughout this very personal project.

With their guidance and knowledge, we were able to list the house and within 1 week we were brought 3 or 4 SOLID offers that led to our buyers!

Our favorite part of the whole process was sitting at the table looking over the offers. Suddenly we realized that WHO purchased this home mattered more than we realized. Charles and Sofie were so patient with us as we mulled over letters by all the families to make yet another perfect fit!

Charles and Sofie's commitment to us, from the beginning and beyond the closing. hos mode us lifetime friends to the extent that when we leave the area we WILL be asking them for their services yet again.

Good luck in this endeavor and all that lies ahead - there is a light at the end of what could seem to be on unending tunnel and we ore confident that the Longhornes will gently guide you through.

Thank you again, Charles and Sofie!"
- Steve & Gayle

"Sofie is a well-known agent across the country! We are in an elite mastermind group together to constantly keep up with the very best methods to assist our clients. She is a very knowledgeable and experienced Realtor and always will ing to share her ideas and processes with others. Her success is the result of her hard work and her reputation is well-deserved in our industry. As an agent in another state. I wouldn't hesitate referring Sofie to my very best clients as I know they would be in excellent hands!" - Angela Zampino

"I represented myself as a buyer on one of Sofie's listings. I can honestly say that as an agent myself I'm rarely impressed by the communication and representation skills of other agents. Sofie represented a challenging seller with poise and professionalism and was a true pleasure to work with. Experienced and professional " - Neil Weichel

"I represented myself as a buyer on one of Sofie's listings. I can honestly say that as an agent myself I'm rarely impressed by the communication and representation skills of other agents. Sofie represented a challenging seller with poise and professionalism and was a true pleasure to work with. Experienced and professional " - Neil Weichel

Sofie went "above and beyond" normal realty service in a situation that was unbelievably complex and fraught with emotion. Her professional guidance and personal empathy turned a difficult situation into a less stressful process and a highly effective, efficient, and successful outcome.

Allow me to explain. just a little. I was Trustee of my parents' estate, specifically a home in Montecito, CA near San Ysidro Ranch. The estate was to be divided among 5 children. It was complicated though because the house, itself, was owned by my parents and my oldest sibling. The oldest sib ling proved to be a major, stumbling block making my interactions with her problematic: for example, she wanted upgrades to the exterior of the property and in the interior of the home prior to sale. This is one of the many areas where Sofie proved so valuable. Her knowledge of the Montecito market and her years of expertise in preparing a home for sale convinced all concerned that such "upgrades" were not necessary.

Sofie also proved to be amazing in the liquidation of the estate. She took this on - from arranging the home's contents (what was left post specific distributions that my parents had cited) to marketing the event to controlling the event on the day of the contents' sale. This was not part of the fees re: sale of the house; Sofie did this for free.

Eventually, the problematic sibling secured her own realtor and it was great to watch Sofie protect the remaining 4 siblings' interests. She communicated all conversations with the other realtor immediately; she shared her reasoning in her judgments; and she did all of this while making me a better Trustee.

In a very short time, I knew that I put my trust in someone who understood both the real estate and the human natures of those involved. The end result was outstanding. The sale of the property exceeded what I hoped for and was exactly as Sofie predicted.

I cannot praise Sofie enough. Perhaps the only added comment I can say is this: I am still in touch with Sofie and she with me since the estate sale. - Irene

"My aging Mother needed to sell her condo and move into a single story for health reasons. Out of serendipitous circumstances, we found Sofie Langhorne to help us.

In this depressed economy, so many people tend to think that Realtors don't always have the best of intentions. We can attest otherwise regarding Sofie Langhorne. Sofie immediately proved that she is a true professional who follows best practices. She is prompt, reliable, ethical, bright, organized, and extremely knowledgeable. A very big plus is that she also knows and loves our community so well.

Sofie Langhorne quickly helped my Mother find the perfect new home; taking all of Mom's wishes and turning them an affordable reality. She helped us juggle purchasing a new home, moving, and then placing Mom's condo on the market. In addition, she sold Mom's condo in one week, at an excellent (yet fair) price.

Not only is Sofie Langhorne recommended by my Mother; but I and the rest of the family recommend her as well. Our relationship was not simply buyer/seller - Sofie became a trusted member of our family. She has a great personality, and has so many talents and resources. She could be an interior decorator, a banker, and a life coach, as well as a realtor.

This could have been a very stressful experience, but Sofie has a big gift for making problems disappear - we refer to the gift as "Sofie's Oil". She makes things go smoothly and calmly.

Thank you, Sofie!!! We miss talking to you every day! "
- Angela Zampino


International Diamond Society 2014, 2015 (Coldwell Banker)
Tom Ferry Your Coach Client
#1 Real Estate Coach - Swanepoel Power 200 - '14, '15, '16
#1 Real Estate Coach - Inman 2016



• National Association of Realtors (NAR)
• California Association (CA)
• Santa Barbara Association of Realtors (SBAOR)
• Ventura County Association of Realtors (VCAR)


• NAR Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)
• NAR Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
• Certified Negotiator (CN) Coldwell Banker
• Master Series (MS) Coldwell Banker
• NAR Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
• Green (NAR) in progress


• California Association of Realtors & National Association of Realtors accredited School for Real Estate Licensing
• Continuing Education in Real Estate
• Undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies with emphasis in Biological Sciences
• Radiologic Technology and Radiation Therapy Technology training and credentials from Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center and UCLA Center for the Health Sciences
• Over two decades in management, education and therapy positions at the renowned Cancer Center of Santa Barbara


• Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County- Co President, Vice President 3 yrs.
• Women's Fund of Santa Barbara - Member
• Santa Barbara High School Education Foundation – Founder and Vice President
• National Charity League – Board Member, 5 years; Sustainer
• Junior League of Santa Barbara – Board Member, 7 years; Sustainer
• Girls, Inc. “Girlfriends Club”
• Montecito Union School PTA/Site Council – President, 3 years; Vice President, 3 years; Honorary Service Award for Outstanding Volunteerism
• Montecito Union School Education Foundation – Board Member, 4 years
About Sofie
One of the founding members of the Compass Montecito office and Co-principal of Langhorne Group, Sofie offers extensive real estate knowledge and exceptional leadership skills. Loyal, honest, and dependable, she’s built a reputation for prioritizing her client’s needs and putting their goals at the forefront of every transaction.

The guiding force behind Langhorne Group, Sofie is a big picture person who champions exemplary service and extraordinary results from her team. A member of the National Association of Realtors, the California Association, and both the Santa Barbara, Ventura and LA County Association of Realtors, Sofie continually strives to sharpen her skillset through continuing education and designation awards. A life-long learner, she hired renowned real estate coach and one of the top twenty industry professionals, Tom Ferry, to help hone her management, marketing, negotiation, and strategy skills.

Sofie’s keen communication skills, talent for leadership, and tireless sense of service can be attributed to three decades spent in management and education in the cancer care field. She’s brought the same level of dedication and service to the buyers and sellers of Santa Barbara. Praised for client satisfaction and her effectiveness as a counselor, facilitator, and liaison – from search and market analysis to marketing, negotiations, escrow, and closing – Sofie is steadfast in ensuring her client’s needs are met. She also has an inherent sense of foresight and an unmistakable ability to anticipate potential issues and circumvent them before they arise.

Highly involved in charity work, Sofie prides herself in giving back to the community that she serves. Active in the non-profit world, she’s a board member of the Junior League of Santa Barbara, Co-Founder of the Foundation for Santa Barbara High School, and serves on the Executive Board for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County.

Originally a Santa Monica native, Sofie moved to Santa Barbara in ’87 and instantly fell in love with the coastal lifestyle and niche neighborhoods. An honorary native, if you spend any time in the local community, chances are you’ll run into Sofie and experience firsthand her innate ability to strike up a conversation and quickly make new acquaintances into old friends.