Cara M Gamberdella

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.

Recent Transactions

Property photo for 640 Stonehouse Ln Montecito, California 93108 - 13-1471
640 Stonehouse Ln Price: $5,095,000 Closed: 6/7/2013 Beds: 4 Baths: 6.0
Property photo for 425 Las Palmas Dr Santa Barbara, California 93110 - 14-1445
425 Las Palmas Dr Price: $2,900,000 Closed: 5/8/2014 Square Feet: 3,214 Beds: 4 Baths: 3.0
Property photo for 1387 Danielson Rd Montecito, California 93108 - 14-2883
1387 Danielson Rd Price: $2,870,000 Closed: 9/10/2014 Beds: 3 Baths: 4.0
Property photo for 935 Tornoe Rd Santa Barbara, California 93105 - 14-1836
935 Tornoe Rd Price: $2,495,000 Closed: 6/10/2014 Square Feet: 4,300 Beds: 6 Baths: 4.5
Property photo for 2535 Anacapa St Santa Barbara, California 93105 - 13-1965
2535 Anacapa St Price: $2,395,000 Closed: 2/3/2014 Beds: 5 Baths: 4.5
Property photo for 415 Pimiento Ln Montecito, California 93108 - 14-524
415 Pimiento Ln Price: $1,875,000 Closed: 2/20/2014 Square Feet: 1,743 Beds: 2 Baths: 2.0
Property photo for 1350 Camino Manadero Santa Barbara, California 93111 - 16-2650
1350 Camino Manadero Price: $1,595,000 Closed: 11/10/2016 Square Feet: 2,380 Beds: 4 Baths: 3.0
Property photo for 890 Glen Annie Rd Goleta, California 93117 - 16-483
890 Glen Annie Rd Price: $1,595,000 Closed: 3/31/2016 Square Feet: 1,742 Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0
Property photo for 1302 Dover Hill Rd Santa Barbara, California 93103 - 13-2463
1302 Dover Hill Rd Price: $1,450,000 Closed: 7/30/2013 Square Feet: 2,053 Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0
Property photo for 128 Santa Elena Ln Santa Barbara, California 93108 - 13-3840
128 Santa Elena Ln Price: $1,398,000 Closed: 12/31/2013 Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0
Property photo for 426 E Padre St Santa Barbara, California 93103 - 14-270
426 E Padre St Price: $1,395,000 Closed: 4/1/2014 Square Feet: 2,506 Beds: 5 Baths: 2.0
Property photo for 2228 State St Santa Barbara, California 93105 - 15-1487
2228 State St Price: $1,299,000 Closed: 7/29/2015 Square Feet: 1,736 Beds: 4 Baths: 2.0
Property photo for 3926 Harrold Ave Santa Barbara, California 93110 - 16-1783
3926 Harrold Ave Price: $1,295,000 Closed: 8/5/2016 Square Feet: 2,433 Beds: 4 Baths: 3.0
Property photo for 3971 Foothill Rd Santa Barbara, California 93110 - 15-3691
3971 Foothill Rd Price: $1,295,000 Closed: 4/22/2016 Square Feet: 1,855 Beds: 4 Baths: 3.0
Property photo for 280 Dawlish PL Santa Barbara, California 93108 - 12-439
280 Dawlish PL Price: $1,295,000 Closed: 4/17/2012 Square Feet: 2,596 Beds: 4 Baths: 3.0
Property photo for 991 Winther Way Santa Barbara, California 93110 - 15-1105
991 Winther Way Price: $1,225,000 Closed: 7/1/2015 Square Feet: 1,590 Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0
Property photo for 904 E Carrillo Rd Santa Barbara, California 93103 - 13-3314
904 E Carrillo Rd Price: $1,200,000 Closed: 1/23/2014 Beds: 0 Baths: 0.0
Property photo for 1319 Danielson Rd Santa Barbara, California 93108 - 14-3278
1319 Danielson Rd Price: $1,175,000 Closed: 12/29/2014 Square Feet: 1,843 Beds: 3 Baths: 3.0
Property photo for 515 Fellowship Rd Santa Barbara, California 93109 - 15-2137
515 Fellowship Rd Price: $1,139,000 Closed: 8/5/2015 Square Feet: 1,315 Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0
Property photo for 7852 Whimbrel Ln Goleta, California 93117 - 16-1859
7852 Whimbrel Ln Price: $1,125,000 Closed: 8/31/2016 Square Feet: 2,968 Beds: 4 Baths: 4.0
Property photo for 4082 Via Zorro Santa Barbara, California 93110 - 15-3440
4082 Via Zorro Price: $1,095,000 Closed: 12/30/2015 Beds: 0 Baths: 0.0
Property photo for 4513 Carriage Hill Dr Santa Barbara, California 93110 - 14-3364
4513 Carriage Hill Dr Price: $998,000 Closed: 1/15/2015 Square Feet: 2,334 Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0
Property photo for 5 W Padre St Santa Barbara, California 93105 - 13-1626
5 W Padre St Price: $995,000 Closed: 7/18/2013 Square Feet: 1,618 Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0
Property photo for 246 Harvard LN Santa Barbara, California 93111 - 12-2130
246 Harvard LN Price: $965,000 Closed: 9/7/2012 Square Feet: 2,620 Beds: 4 Baths: 3.0

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