Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent, Single Family Homes, Investment Properties, Foreclosures, Relocation, Condos, Short Sales, First-Time Home Buyers, New Homes
California State University - B.S, Business/Commerce
Santa Barbara City College - Business Administration and Management
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"Recently purchased a condo and Stephen was instrumental in getting the sale through in a smooth fashion. He is very responsive, always answering messages efficiently. He was great with suggestions about inspections and helped out by spending practically a whole day in the condo waiting for service quotes. He always sent me copies of things quickly and crossed every "T" on the contract."
"The main reason I recommend Stephen as an agent for helping in the purchase of a home is that he takes the time to make sure the home is what the customer is really looking for. He does not push a customer to buy a home quickly, just to make a sale. In my case, I felt he understood what I was looking for, and when a home didn't quite work for me, he would say we should keep looking. Other agents I had worked with in the past didn't have that kind of patience. The end result is that I ended up with a home that I am really happy with.
In addition, I felt he understood the local market and also had the knowledge to make the purchase process go smoothly." - Alan
"I would highly recommend Stephen MacFarlane to anyone interested in buying or selling a home in Santa Barbara. Stephen helped us look for just the right home in Santa Barbara for over a year! Throughout that time, he was patient and committed. He never left us feeling pressured or abandoned, and he always let us decide how active or inactive we wanted to be in the search at various times depending on our personal circumstances. Before finding our home, he showed us countless homes, always offering his insight and responding to our questions and requests for more information. When his efforts ultimately resulted in us finding the home we wanted, his advice and expertise helped up put together an offer that would be well-received by the seller but that also pushed for the best deal possible. Once in escrow, Stephen was invaluable to us as he helped address and resolve our concerns by assisting us with our investigations, coordinating the various inspections, putting us in touch with experts in various fields, and by helping to negotiate for repairs and credits. And he always did so with his usual calm and easy-going style. We are very happy with our new home, and can't say enough about Stephen." - Jana
"My wife and I commandeered Stephen's time for more than a year, looking throughout Santa Barbara, and he was always accommodating and in good humor, even when it seemed we'd never find something that was right for us. We finally found a great place, and he guided us through a long and occasionally tense escrow. He knows his stuff and was great to work with. We can't recommend him highly enough." - William
"We have used Stephen for two buys and one sell l in the last few months. He is excellent; he responds immediately and knows Santa Barbara. We will definitely use him again whenever another family member or friend moves to town." - Joy
Stephen was born and raised in Santa Barbara and Goleta, so he has firsthand experience and local knowledge of what makes each area unique and amazing to live in, including the great schools, the beautiful parks and beaches, and the great homes and neighborhoods. From San Roque to the Mesa, the Hedge Row to Hope Ranch, and everywhere in between, each area has its special features that people may miss. He loves the area, and he loves to help his clients buy a house to make their home.
He thoroughly enjoys the process of helping people reach their real estate goals and fulfill what is, for most, a significant lifetime dream. From the initial meeting to after the move, he takes pride in helping his clients through the buying or selling process by being knowledgeable, honest, and patient while putting their interests first and making their satisfaction the top priority.
Whether a client is looking for a first home, a larger home, an income property, or they are ready for something smaller, Stephen is happy to coach them through their next real estate move. He serves the Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montecito, Summerland, and Carpinteria areas.