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Harry Kolb is one of the foremost experts on luxury residential real estate in Montecito, Santa Barbara, and Hope Ranch. His past professional involvement in international marketing has served him well in managing the sale of estate properties. He was one of the founding members of Sotheby’s International Realty when they opened their first office in Montecito and his real estate career has spanned more than 30 years. He has personally managed several billion dollars in transactions, representing over 200 estate property sales.
As an authority on Montecito real estate, architecture, and history, he has specialized in the marketing and sale of architecturally significant homes and has frequently been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Los Angeles Times, and Architectural Digest. He assisted in the publication of books on famed architects George Washington Smith and Reginald Johnson and the history and architecture of Montecito.
In addition to his busy career, Harry has been honored to serve as a trustee on numerous local boards including The Montecito Association, Gana Walska Lotusland, and Casa del Herrero. Harry is also the co-creator of the George Washington Smith Society, a group made up of the owners of homes designed by the noted architect who enjoy sharing their experiences living in these special properties. Harry lives in Montecito and is actively involved in numerous local organizations including Lotusland, Casa del Herrero, Ferrari Owner’s Club, and the Santa Barbara Yacht Club.
MARKETING MAKES THE DIFFERENCE Mr. Kolb’s entire business career has been devoted to marketing. After receiving a BA in marketing from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Harry became a marketing consultant with Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. After 10 years in Denver and Vail, Harry could not wait to get back to Montecito where he had spent such wonderful summers as a youth. Harry’s long-time interest in architecture and talent in marketing to a sophisticated clientele are especially well suited to his work as an estate agent.
STRICT CONFIDENTIALITY In a community where so many clients are notable personalities or business and government leaders, confidentiality becomes an important issue. As much as Mr. Kolb might benefit from the fame of his clientele, he knows that one of the most important reasons his clients have chosen to work with him is that he practices strict confidentiality when it comes to the private investments of his clients.
WORK WITH EXPERIENCE Real estate is an interesting profession, where it costs no more to be represented by the best. Whether you are working with a beginner in the field or an experienced veteran, the real estate commissions are the same. However, your satisfaction and success in the process may be quite different. In today’s fast-paced market where inventories are low, or almost non-existent, having an experienced agent with extensive resources and community contacts is even more important.
1165 Coast Village Rd
Montecito, CA 93108
Office: (805) 969-0248Fax: (805) 969-9376DRE#: 899496