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.
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 $115 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.
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.