Cara M Gamberdella

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Cara is a member of Gamberdella + Timmerman.

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Cara's Story

Proven Success

Fresh Perspective…Innovative Marketing…Local Expertise

Consistently in the top tier of sales agents in Santa Barbara, Cara Gamberdella fuses a fresh perspective, innovative and dynamic marketing and a life-long knowledge of the Santa Barbara lifestyle with a relentless work ethic and excellence in professional skills. All with the backing of Santa Barbara’s premier locally owned brokerage, Village Properties.

Cara joined Village Properties in July 2006 as a full-time sales agent after nine years as an English teacher and journalism adviser at San Marcos High School.

As a former teacher, Cara is skilled in multi-tasking, collaborating with diverse personalities, motivating those around her and facilitating others in achieving their goals – as well as giving her an insider’s knowledge of the Santa Barbara school system and local educational opportunities.

Sales Success

Drawing on over 40 years as a Santa Barbara resident, a tireless work ethic and a keen sense of professionalism, Cara has flourished and closed over $116 million of real estate in a rapidly changing market. Cara’s sales consistently rank her in the top percentage of all agents in the Santa Barbara MLS in total sales volume and in number of transactions year over year. She has been honored as a Top-10 sales agent with Village Properties, and in 2014 had the highest sales volume in the brokerage’s Santa Barbara office.

Local Background, Community Involvement, and Interests

A Santa Barbara local since 1976, Cara has been committed to and involved in her hometown for decades. She spent nine years as a local public high school teacher at her alma mater, San Marcos High School. Cara has developed extensive local and regional contacts and network through family, friends and professional relationships during her more than 40 years as a Santa Barbara resident. A life-long athlete, Cara continues to train and race as well as support local high school, college and amateur athletics, as well as events and non-profits.

Community Involvement

  • Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, Board Member, Past President
  • Semana Nautica, Board Member
  • Reef and Run, Sponsor and Race Committee Member
  • Avid runner, cyclist, swimmer, triathlete
  • Santa Barbara Triathlon – multi-year competitor
  • Boston Marathon Finisher – 2010, 2011

Education

  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - California Single Subject Teaching Credential, English, 1997
  • University of Southern California - B.A. Journalism/Public Relations (cum laude), 1994
  • Alumna of local schools - Vieja Valley Elementary, La Colina Junior High School, San Marcos High School (Class of 1990)

Professional Associations

  • Santa Barbara Association of Realtors and Multiple Listing Service
  • California Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors

Personal

Cara’s active lifestyle allows her to enjoy and share all of the beauty of Santa Barbara. Ocean swims, trail runs, long bike rides…restaurants for all occasions, cheerful festivals…excellent entertainment, art and culture…non-profit and community involvement…these are just a few of the ways Cara stays connected to her hometown and the people that make it special.

Cara’s family and community ties run deep in Santa Barbara. Her parents built their home here – where they still live – in 1978. Her father, Frank, is a widely respected and recently retired physician, and her mother, Jacque, is active throughout the community. Her siblings are all local – Paul a partner with Radius Commercial Real Estate, Marc a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch and Jennifer, a medical sales executive. She is also aunt to eight beautiful nieces and nephews.

According to Cara, it is truly a privilege to live in Santa Barbara. She relishes any chance she has to share the beauty, character, charm, and culture of her hometown with friends, family and visitors. She can help you attain your own slice of paradise and enjoy pride of ownership on the American Riviera.

As a professional dedicated to loyalty, honesty, integrity, commitment, and ethics, Cara is ready to help you in all of your real estate needs.

Current Listings

Recent Transactions

Property photo for 4565 Carriage Hill Dr Santa Barbara, California 93110 - 17-3850
4565 Carriage Hill Dr Price: $980,000 Closed: 11/27/2017 Square Feet: 2,334 Beds: 3 Baths: 2
Property photo for 2627 State St #4 Santa Barbara, California 93105 - 17-2626
2627 State St #4 Price: $635,000 Closed: 11/9/2017 Square Feet: 1,392 Beds: 2 Baths: 2
Property photo for 7386 Calle Real #7 Goleta, California 93117 - 17-3150
7386 Calle Real #7 Price: $475,000 Closed: 11/7/2017 Square Feet: 1,008 Beds: 2 Baths: 1.5
Property photo for 462 Stanford Pl Santa Barbara, California 93111 - 17-3212
462 Stanford Pl Price: $859,000 Closed: 11/1/2017 Square Feet: 1,409 Beds: 3 Baths: 2
Property photo for 823 Via Granada Santa Barbara, California 93103 - 17-2941
823 Via Granada Price: $1,190,000 Closed: 10/27/2017 Square Feet: 2,028 Beds: 3 Baths: 3.5
Property photo for 3235 Calle Mariposa Santa Barbara, California 93105 - 17-2533
3235 Calle Mariposa Price: $1,110,000 Closed: 9/26/2017 Square Feet: 1,428 Beds: 2 Baths: 2
Property photo for 1031 Mission Ridge Rd Santa Barbara, California 93103 - 17-1414
1031 Mission Ridge Rd Price: $2,620,000 Closed: 8/2/2017 Square Feet: 2,496 Beds: 3 Baths: 3
Property photo for 1404 Greenworth Pl Santa Barbara, California 93108 - 17-1374
1404 Greenworth Pl Price: $1,870,400 Closed: 7/20/2017 Square Feet: 3,328 Beds: 5 Baths: 2
Property photo for 5062 Calle Real #B Santa Barbara, California 93111 - 17-2322
5062 Calle Real #B Price: $630,000 Closed: 7/11/2017 Beds: 2 Baths: 3
Property photo for 333 Old Mill Rd #61 Santa Barbara, California 93110 - 17-1824
333 Old Mill Rd #61 Price: $396,000 Closed: 6/26/2017 Square Feet: 1,120 Beds: 3 Baths: 2
Property photo for 1045 Tisha Ct Santa Barbara, California 93111 - 17-1316
1045 Tisha Ct Price: $950,000 Closed: 6/23/2017 Square Feet: 2,545 Beds: 5 Baths: 3.5
Property photo for 246 Old Ranch Dr Goleta, California 93117 - 17-1567
246 Old Ranch Dr Price: $896,000 Closed: 6/23/2017 Square Feet: 1,296 Beds: 4 Baths: 2
Property photo for 144 Walnut Ln Santa Barbara, California 93111 - 17-1214
144 Walnut Ln Price: $894,000 Closed: 5/18/2017 Square Feet: 1,561 Beds: 4 Baths: 2
Property photo for 5070 San Julio Ave Santa Barbara, California 93111 - 17-57
5070 San Julio Ave Price: $890,000 Closed: 5/12/2017 Square Feet: 1,843 Beds: 4 Baths: 3
Property photo for 441 Pepperdine Ct Goleta, California 93117 - 17-11
441 Pepperdine Ct Price: $849,000 Closed: 3/1/2017 Square Feet: 1,469 Beds: 3 Baths: 2
Property photo for 6173 Braeburn Dr Goleta, California 93117 - 16-3701
6173 Braeburn Dr Price: $839,000 Closed: 2/16/2017 Square Feet: 1,427 Beds: 4 Baths: 2
Property photo for 3936 Harrold Ave Santa Barbara, California 93110 - 16-2963
3936 Harrold Ave Price: $812,200 Closed: 1/9/2017 Square Feet: 1,500 Beds: 3 Baths: 2
Property photo for 1350 Camino Manadero Santa Barbara, California 93111 - 16-2650
1350 Camino Manadero Price: $1,550,000 Closed: 11/10/2016 Square Feet: 2,380 Beds: 4 Baths: 3
Property photo for 1233 Richelle Ln #C Santa Barbara, California 93105 - 16-3174
1233 Richelle Ln #C Price: $529,000 Closed: 9/21/2016 Beds: 2 Baths: 1.5
Property photo for 548 Inwood Dr Santa Barbara, California 93111 - 16-2254
548 Inwood Dr Price: $819,700 Closed: 9/14/2016 Square Feet: 2,287 Beds: 4 Baths: 3
Property photo for 7852 Whimbrel Ln Goleta, California 93117 - 16-1859
7852 Whimbrel Ln Price: $1,090,000 Closed: 8/31/2016 Square Feet: 2,968 Beds: 4 Baths: 4
Property photo for 663 Via Miguel Santa Barbara, California 93111 - 16-1461
663 Via Miguel Price: $855,000 Closed: 8/26/2016 Square Feet: 1,646 Beds: 3 Baths: 2
Property photo for 70 Surrey Pl Goleta, California 93117 - 16-2081
70 Surrey Pl Price: $745,000 Closed: 8/26/2016 Square Feet: 1,141 Beds: 3 Baths: 2
Property photo for 6582 Camino Venturoso Goleta, California 93117 - 16-2062
6582 Camino Venturoso Price: $875,000 Closed: 8/10/2016 Square Feet: 1,933 Beds: 3 Baths: 3

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