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Kim's Story

Offering her clients quite possibly the most comprehensive package of real estate-related experience and skills of any Santa Barbara agent, Kim Shlens represents discerning buyers and sellers of property in Santa Barbara County, and nearby beach communities. Her in-depth knowledge of the local market combines with substantial expertise in real estate law, and in property purchase, sale, and management.

As a Southern California native and a Santa Barbara resident for many years, Kim possesses a storehouse of local and regional information invaluable to first-time and seasoned investors, and to individuals and families relocating to the area or simply moving to a new neighborhood or nearby community. As a licensed attorney, she has spent a significant amount of time as a real estate transactional associate with respected law firms and, for nearly a decade, managed the entire property portfolio of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust (now Union Bank). Her property investment acumen has been fine-tuned as a principal in her family’s real estate development business as well as in the purchase and sale of her own personal and investment properties.

To be a successful and highly sought-after agent in a competitive market such as Santa Barbara, however, one must transcend even an advanced level of real estate, legal and market knowledge. Inspiration, motivation, dedication and consummate communication, analytical and negotiation skills must be present, as well as sincere attention to the client’s wants, needs, and goals. Kim Shlens meets and exceeds those things. Above all, her clients and colleagues alike know and respect her honesty, trustworthiness, and discretion.

In her leisure time, Kim enjoys travel, tennis, surfing, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.