Kim Hultgen

Kim's Story

If you’ve spent any time at all in Santa Barbara, REALTOR® Kim Hultgen has probably helped you or someone you know purchase or sell a home. An anchor of the Santa Barbara real estate community, Kim’s 32 years in the business have allowed her to cultivate a strong ability to listen to and intuit what her clients need, no matter how complex the undertaking. Her secret? “I listen to everything they say, I remember every little thing,” says Kim, who exhibits the kind of calm, generous demeanor reminiscent of a favorite aunt. “Clients become friends,” she says, and she’s had many repeat customers over these four decades. With her energetic “peacemaker” personality and encyclopedic knowledge of Santa Barbara communities—she’s lived here since 1972—she aims for efficiency in all of her transactions, from the first inspection to after the sale. For Kim, success in real estate is all about “empathy” for her clients, creating warm relationships on all sides to ensure smooth transactions for those concerned. She has strong connections, as well, to tradespeople of all kinds, which help her clients address any need that might come up in a sale. And personal relationships says Kim, are what community is all about. “Santa Barbara is still so community oriented. People buy into what community they want to be in, what schools they want their kids to go to, where they work, where they like to spend their time.” She has worked with every kind of buyer and seller, from first-timers to those who want to downsize after retirement. She particularly enjoys working with retirees to help them protect their legacy.

A California native who grew up in La Jolla, Kim has been involved in many aspects of community life in Santa Barbara. She attributes her nurturing patience and resourcefulness in her real estate career to the lessons she learnt as a Mom – two of her three children had special needs. Hultgen enjoys both the cultural and outdoor life of Santa Barbara, spending time in nature and enjoying the various festivals, such as the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and Old Spanish Days. She has lived “in every area of Santa Barbara,” starting with Isla Vista, and can eloquently describe all the features and advantages of each.

Recent Transactions

Property photo for 2260 Ortega Ranch Rd Santa Barbara, California 93108 - 14-332
2260 Ortega Ranch Rd Price: $5,795,000 Closed: 4/17/2014 Square Feet: 5,158 Beds: 4 Baths: 6.0
Property photo for 1290 Pepper Ln Montecito, California 93108 - 17-621
1290 Pepper Ln Price: $4,750,000 Closed: 8/10/2017 Square Feet: 4,359 Beds: 4 Baths: 4.5
Property photo for 999 Hot Springs Rd Santa Barbara, California 93108 - 16-2036
999 Hot Springs Rd Price: $3,925,000 Closed: 5/31/2017 Square Feet: 3,800 Beds: 4 Baths: 2.5
Property photo for 465 Via Dichosa Santa Barbara, California 93110 - 14-605
465 Via Dichosa Price: $3,650,000 Closed: 8/22/2014 Square Feet: 3,116 Beds: 4 Baths: 5.0
Property photo for 890 Coyote Rd Santa Barbara, California 93108 - 14-1012
890 Coyote Rd Price: $3,000,000 Closed: 4/3/2014 Beds: 3 Baths: 3.0
Property photo for 401 Chapala St #404 Santa Barbara, California 93101 - 13-2773
401 Chapala St #404 Price: $1,795,000 Closed: 12/22/2014 Square Feet: 1,609 Beds: 2 Baths: 2.5
Property photo for 959 Barcelona Dr Santa Barbara, California 93105 - 16-1757
959 Barcelona Dr Price: $849,000 Closed: 6/14/2016 Square Feet: 1,770 Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0
Property photo for 825 Alberta Ave Santa Barbara, California 93101 - 17-3343
825 Alberta Ave Price: $775,000 Closed: 11/16/2017 Square Feet: 820 Beds: 2 Baths: 1.0
Property photo for 349 Ash Avenue #64 Carpinteria, California 93013 - 14-2316
349 Ash Avenue #64 Price: $345,000 Closed: 5/13/2015 Beds: 2 Baths: 1.0

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