“Steve and I have known Sandy Lipowski since 2004 when she found us our dream home in Montecito. We gave her our wish list and specifications and within no time, she had completed her task, guided us through the escrow process and welcomed us into the home. Her attention to detail and knowledge of real estate is outstanding. And she was right there when the mudslides occurred. As a year and 7 months have gone by since the mudslides, Sandy has not wavered in her concern for us. We decided not to rebuild and instead, she was able to find us another dream home in Montecito that we purchased last October. Then, she was able to sell our distressed property and close in 21 days! Sandy is tenacious, unwavering and has a high degree of business acumen and honesty. Sandy is a superstar in the cosmos of real estate agents.”
Dr. & Mrs. Steven R. Gundry
Renowned Cardiologist & Heart Surgeon
Author of NYT Best Seller “The Plant Paradox”
“There is no better feeling – when going through the sale (or purchase) of a property, than to know you are “well” represented through the process. In terms of my transaction (sale), Sandy really exceeded all expectations, and made it a painless and seamless deal. In a highly sought after location (Montecito), she not only came out of the gate with an outstanding listing & pictures on the MLS, she managed an entire team of people (myself included), without a single hiccup. Once on the MLS, we were in escrow lickety split, successfully closing without any issues whatsoever. She is highly regarded by her peers, which say a lot in our highly competitive real estate industry, especially when there is constrained inventory availability. She is super friendly and easy to work with, and so pleased I chose her to be my representative. Sandy was able to garner the highest value for me for my home, and I am truly grateful for all the diligence and behind the scenes hard work done by not only Sandy, all on her team. I absolutely recommend using Sandy, no matter where your property is located. She doesn’t just list your property passively- so goes out of her way to over exceed any expectations you may have. She is the superstar of the real estate industry. Ask anyone who knows her or have worked with her! ”
“Sandy has been our realtor on two house sales and both times she was …. well…. pretty near perfect. She was on top of every event, every appointment, and task to be done. And while being “all over it,” Sandy was kind and friendly. She really made us feel heard and totally respected our wishes. Thanks to Sandy both homes sold quickly and people on both ends of the transaction were satisfied. Thanks Sandy for handling everything so smoothly.”
“Sandy is hands down, by far the best real estate agent in town. She met all the challenges of my sale with ease and grace, going above and beyond the duties of a broker. Because of Sandy’s absolutely expertise and professionalism, I was able to trust her to get the job done as quickly as possible, and she did! Sandy understands the complicated and very emotional process of buying and selling a home, and she handles it all with superb humor, assurance and aplomb.”
Broadway Actress, Star of “Wicked”
“My husband and I live in Hawaii, and we owned a property off Linden Avenue, in Carpinteria, California. When we first moved to Hawaii permanently, we decided to sell the Sandyland condo. We weren’t sure what realtor we wanted to represent us but then 4 years ago we received a newsletter from Sandy Lipowski. My husband highlighted her name & kept it on his desk. In April 2022 my husband Vito passed away. I contacted Sandy for help in navigating a very complex situation, she was very experienced & knowledgeable on trust issues & TIC (tenants in common). She knew the building well and knew the “ins and outs” of how to list it. She knew how to proceed from beginning to end with attention to all the intricate details of a TIC. She was also very sympathetic to my needs. It was a delicate family situation, but she grabbed the “bull by the horns” and proceeded to guide me through the process. She was by far, one of the most professional realtors I have ever had the honor of knowing, and I can say this with utmost sincerity (my husband and I had numerous properties scattered all over California) I would highly recommend Sandy! She is trustworthy, professional, knowledgeable, kind & made the sale smooth.”
Christine Danzilo Coletta
“I am in awe of how Sandy took care of my first solo home purchase. She is professional, confident and knowledgeable in every aspect of real estate. Sandy had the patience to take time to get to know my list of wants and needs to purchase my dream home in a challenging market. I couldn’t be happier in my new home. As a bonus Sandy is funny and kind, she is the ultimate professional and an awesome person. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants a stress free experience in buying or selling a home.”
“Sandy did a great job at selling my house! She was able to get the best price in the most efficient manner. We were able to get the whole process done in a few short weeks. She took care of everything! Can’t wait to get my next house with her!”
Director of Bariatric Surgery at Ventura County Medical Center
“Thank you so much Sandy! You and your assistant, Max, took a complicated and emotional real estate journey and made it a vacation. You prepared us for a reverse exchange on our rental property in Santa Barbara, but came through with a much more cost effective 1031 exchange purchasing what felt like the only available house in Goleta, and you secured it for us! You also graciously and patiently kept both us, the sellers, and the renters/future owners, our kids, informed, updated and happy. We are all very grateful and will certainly recommend your services to our friends & family.”
Coleen and Vic Stewart
Kaitlyn and John Bathel
“Without getting into any details on our complex purchase process, I want to say that Sandy is the best realtor that I ever worked with. She does what she says she will do. She answers each and every question. If she does not know the answer, then she will tell you and get the answer. I will use Sandy again for selling or buying in a heartbeat! ”
Miko & Bobbie Sion
“We first met Sandy Lipowski when my mother was looking to move to a smaller home. Sandy showed us a multitude of different properties, often more than once. She was always available, and got us access to the homes we were interested in very quickly, and was always very patient and kind to my senior mother who often needed more time to make decisions. When it came time to sell her house we naturally called Sandy. Sandy once again made the process as easy as possible. She communicated well, was very organized, great at marketing and even helped to sell the last few items left in my mother’s house that we just did not know how to deal with. I never doubted her ability to sell my mother’s house and her calm and positive manner made it a pleasant experience for us.”
The Terrie Mershon Family
“If you have a Real Estate problem that you think is impossible Buying or Selling call SANDY LIPOWSKI. We had some difficult needs. Sandy Lipowski succeeded with no problem. She got us Our Price and Closed Early. We then purchased our replacement home with Sandy and she got it for us when they had multiple offers. She is very Professional and Easy to work with. We call Sandy the “Real Estate Goddess.” We Love our New Home. Thank you Sandy. ”
Michael and Francine Rand
“Sandy and her team made our dream vacation home in Santa Barbara a reality. They provided the support we needed to make it happen. Listings, neighborhood knowledge, real estate professional recommendations. We were not from the area and they were able to stand in for us and assist when we could not be present. From the first phone call to the celebratory bottle of champagne as we took possession of our new home, they were true professionals. Sandy or her assistant Max were always available when we needed them. Thanks Sandy, Max, and team.”
Cam, Raunell, Maggie and Bonnie
“Sandy was the perfect real estate agent to help us find our dream home. We knew very little about the home buying process, and Sandy’s frequent & honest communication was just what we needed! Her extensive knowledge of the Santa Barbara and Goleta areas proved invaluable during this process. Once we found our home, Sandy was our biggest advocate. A few unexpected situations arose, but Sandy never let that get us down. Quite honestly, I do not think we would have gotten our house if Sandy had not been our agent. We are thrilled to be in our perfect home, just in time for the holidays!”
Katie & David Fisher
Katie Fisher, MS – Senior Manager, Regulatory Compliance at Apeel Sciences
David Fisher, PhD – Senior Formulation Scientist at Apeel Sciences
“Sandy is the reason we got our dream home — twice! Sandy goes above and beyond for her clients, is experienced, and always has insight into the latest listings. She not only makes looking at houses fun, she knows her clients well enough to know when she’s found the one for them. In 2007, she helped us successfully buy our first home for the price we wanted in the midst of a bidding war. The needs of our family changed and we began the hunt for our next house, which took several years because of our specific requirements. She put in an enormous amount of time for us and never pushed us to make offers when we weren’t ready. During the hunt, we were always the first in the door to new listings, often before they were even on the market. And when we were ready, she helped us sell our home and pulled everything together quickly so we could present a strong offer. It is because of Sandy’s professionalism and tenacity that we got our new forever house. And we are thrilled. We highly recommend Sandy Lipowski — Sandy is the best! This is all true, Sandy. I was literally just talking about you with my girlfriends and telling them all of this. You are the best!”
Victoria & Bill Strong
Founders of the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation
“A short note to thank you for your expertise, professionalism, and negotiating ability in insuring the sale and close of 803 Picacho Lane. Without you this sale would not have happened, and our buyers would not be in their beautiful new home. In my 37 years of funding over 8,000 real estate loans, you are by far the best realtor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Thank you, you are amazing.”
Desert Empire Mortgage
“She’s great, she’s funny, she’s a selling guru, she’s a money making machine, she’s my friend, and she makes painful real estate transactions fun.”
EVP of Business Development for PowerChord
“Sandy is amazing! She works at neck-breaking speed, thinks outside the box and is the consummate professional. We secured our dream home which seemed like an impossibility. It was complicated with many hurdles and Sandy made it happen. We are still amazed that she got it for us. She’s dynamic -we would only work with her.”
Donna and Greg Econn
Co-President and Managing Director
Venrook Insurance Services
“Being a stager for over 8 years in Santa Barbara, I’ve had the pleasure to work with many Real Estate agents in this community. We chose Sandy Lipowski to be our selling/listing agent because it was especially important to us that we choose integrity over high profile agents.
Sandy Lipowski is personable, savvy and extremely knowledgeable of the Santa Barbara market. In fact, when she sold our house, she did it in record time and at a record high price for the neighborhood. In addition, she worked diligently with the other agent on finding us the beautiful rental we are currently in. We couldn’t be more thrilled with Sandy Lipowski!
We like to say, Sandy Lipowski Sold Our Hou-ski!”
Amy & Kieran Maloney
Amy, Home Stager
Kieran, SVP Wealth Management at UBS Financial
“Sandy’s knowledge and experience is invaluable in today’s tight inventory market. She was quick and complete with all negotiations and paperwork- making our home purchase a breeze! She’s also amazingly fun.”
David Hefferman & Eva Ryan
“Sandy’s the best. She is smart, aggressive and you can count on her to get you the best deal available whether you are buying or selling. And she’s fun!”
Mayor of Goleta
“Thank you Sandy! You are amazing. I am still in shock at how easy and smooth you sold my condo and found the perfect one for me so quickly! You were so on top of everything. Arranging the sale and purchase to go through on the SAME day was miraculous. I’m sorry I won’t be using you again as I’m planning on staying here for a life time but I will tell everyone who is thinking of buying or selling to call you. Hope to see ya around, love your spirit and wit.”
“Sandy educated me about the different neighborhoods in Santa Barbara, showed me the inventory over a number of months, and ultimately found me a house — not on the market — where she knew the owners would entertain an offer. I highly recommend Sandy for her level of client service and market knowledge.”
“Several years later I needed a different home to accommodate an elderly parent and once again Sandy identified a property before it came on the market, so my offer could be submitted the morning of the broker open house. She expertly guided me through the seller-delayed-escrow process and the sale of my previous home.”
SVP Paramount Pictures
We are lucky to have Sandy as a good friend. Now we can say our good friend will be our real estate agent for life. She represented us in both the sale of our house and the purchase of a new house. Her negotiation skills cannot be beat. As any real estate transaction, there were stressful moments but with Sandy on our side it all turned out well.
Erin & Duane Rosendahl
“When I decided to sell my home after 26 years, I didn’t know who to use for a realtor. Sandy was recommended to me by my friend and mortgage broker because she was a great negotiator and could get the job done. Sandy knew exactly what needed to be done and my house was sold after only 9 days on the market! Thank you Sandy – you’re the best!
It was great working with her, I strongly recommend Sandy Lipowski for your real estate needs.”
“Sandy you are the best!! Thank you so much for all the effort you put into helping us find the home of our dreams, we couldn’t done it with out you!! Forever thankful!!!!!”
Sandy, thank you for your patience and knowledge through out this experience. You made Gus and I feel very comfortable and I know you will always be there for us and for that I thank you and consider you as family. Thanks for your hard work!”
I highly recommend Sandy for your real estate needs. Sandy is a strong negotiator, extremely efficient, and listened closely to my desires which resulted in finding and purchasing my dream home! I couldn’t be happier!
As first time homebuyers, we had very little idea what we were doing when looking for a house – lucky for us, we found Sandy! Sandy was instrumental in organizing and prioritizing the house hunting process. Her no nonsense attitude and tenacity were key in trudging through the very competitive Santa Barbara housing market. She listened to our concerns and had answers to our never-ending list of questions. Sandy was wonderful to work with and we would highly recommend her for your real estate needs!
Dr. Jenny Rauch
Postdoctoral Researcher at UCSB
Dr. Cody Vild
Director at Apeel Sciences
“Sandy was so easy to work with, and she helped us find an amazing first home. She helped us through each step of the process and made us feel at ease (throughout what could’ve been a very intimidating experience). We highly recommend Sandy as a realtor!”
Sarah Stark and Greg Azbell
We chose Sandy to represent us in the “short sale” purchase of the Santa Barbara home we were renting. Everyone has heard horror stories about the short sale process, but ours was one for the books. We had an out of area listing agent, out of area owner and contradictory interests from the same lender. It took in excess of a year, but Sandy was able to cut through the nonsense and get the job done. Too bad she likely earned less than minimum wage with all the hours she had to put in but, in the end, she got the job done! Thank you Sandy!
Linda & David Perry
On-Air Morning Show Host 99.9 KTYD-FM Radio
Sandy was wonderful. She provided me with listings of properties and was very flexible about showing me over 30 properties. With Sandy’s help I was able to find my dream home. After I found my home she made sure that the escrow went without a hitch. I recommend Sandy to everyone I know.
Financial Analyst, UCSB
Incredibly knowledgeable, organized and tenacious, Sandy made our purchase a breeze. She was always one step ahead of the process and available to us, day and night. Sandy is simply the best broker we have ever had the good fortune to meet.
Brooks & Bonnie London
Managing Partner, Manage America
Sandy was exceptionally professional, detail oriented, and timely with every aspect of our home purchase. She was ahead of the game at every turn, making our home buying experience surprisingly easy. We were offered a cash incentive by our lender to use their preferred Realtor – we’re so glad we turned them down and went with Sandy. We will definitely only use her in the future!
Dr. Kristin Steuer, Psychologist
Joe Steuer, Architect at East Beach Ventures
Sandy is incredibly knowledgeable, insightful and supportive. She walked us though the purchase of our first home where we now happily reside. She made the enormous process seem realistic, doable and down to earth, and handled everything swiftly, leaving us feeling like confident buyers. We highly recommend her.
Rebekka, Ian, and Claire Putnam
Sandy Lipowski was my last realtor and by far the best experience I have ever encountered. I have relocated about every 6 to 8 years. I interviewed many people for each move. This time there was not one person that I was willing to hire to sell my last home. Not only did Sandy find my agent, but she checked over her work and redid most of it in a timely manner. Ms. Lipowski also found me a place to live until I moved to the location I am currently in. Sandy is efficient, exacting in her knowledge, and deals with people in the highest regard. She listens to what your needs are and exceeds them!
Sandy assisted my wife and I find and purchase our first home after the birth of our first child. She explained things along the way and made the process fun and exciting. She was patient with us and took the time to find us a home that met our needs and budget. After three years, we had our second child and quickly became pregnant with our third! Sandy helped us find a larger home in a great neighborhood as well as assisting us in selling our first home. She is knowledgeable, caring and an advocate for her clients. Sandy always puts the needs and interest of her clients first. Our kids now call her “Aunt Sandy”!
Larry and Kelly Rollins
Vice President and CFP® at Fidelity Investments
“Sandy has always worked hard to find the perfect solution for our real estate needs. We started working together during the troubling times of 2009-2010. Sandy worked tirelessly to find the best alternative and she continues to support us to this day. Sandy is a great communicator, is always looking for the perfect fit and has given us the best real estate experience. Thank you Sandy for being warm, friendly and knowledgeable and now, a friend for life!”
Darl & Maryann Moreland
Santa Barbara Residents
“My husband and I have been active residents in this community for the past 3 ½ years. Coming from Phoenix, we were in sticker shock at that time, without even imagining the possibilities of what lie ahead. I have been a member of our Homeowner’s Board for the past 3 years and have been on the pulse of the community, trying to do my part to increase the aesthetics and subsequent property values of our homes.
My “real” job is that of a Corporate Recruiter for Johnson & Johnson. After a successful career in medical sales, I now identify and hire the best and brightest candidates four our numerous pharmaceutical and medical operating companies. When it came to sell our most prized and valuable possession, I utilized these same skills in interviewing and hiring a Realtor. Selling a house is more than just putting up a sign in the front yard and waiting for a buyer to come to the door. Sandy Lipowski is not just an agent; she is a business woman. She presented a sound marketing plan and continued to execute and revise our plan along the way. She utilized every marketing avenue and spared no expense or time getting our property attention. Her negotiating skills, organization, and follow through are unbeatable. She kept in close communication with us throughout the entire process and never faltered with her positive attitude.
At the end of the day, I “hired” the best candidate. Sandy secured the best offer for my house, bringing in the highest sales price to date for our neighborhood. I proudly give Sandy my highest recommendation.”
Nick and Molly Medendrop
Corporate Recruiter for Johnson & Johnson