Julie Ouellette, GRI, CRS and April Ouellette

Company: Century 21 Butler Realty
Location: 1635 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Julie Cell Phone: (805) 895-1421
April Cell Phone: (310) 487-9676
Website: www.athomesb.com
Julie Email: julie@athomesb.com
April Email: april@athomesb.com

Professional Experience: Over 30 years in Santa Barbara Real Estate

Professional Designation: GRI, CRS

Achievements: Centurion designation - top 3% of all Century 21 agents worldwide. Member of the Century 21 Honor Society, which recognizes consistent Centurion production. Recipient of the Century 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Award, which is awarded based on consistent positive feedback from clients on closed transactions. Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation and GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute) designation. Past Education committee chairperson for Santa Barbara Association of Realtors

Languages Spoken: English

Geographic Area Served:Goleta, Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch, Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria, Santa Ynez Valley

About Julie and April:

We are a high energy, detailed oriented, customer service based team. Our clients become part of our real estate family once our transaction is closed and we will always be available to answer questions and assist with any real estate needs.

We are passionate about helping first time buyers achieve the dream of home ownership and have a special booklet we created as a resource. We also love our move up and relocation buyers and have helped many clients sell and buy a new property, including income property. We understand the various loan programs and pride ourselves in helping our clients through the maze of paperwork involved in a real estate transaction.

We are skilled in staging a home to present it with the absolute best foot forward and have conducted renovations from simple staging to complete renovations before coming on the market. We have a team of reasonable, trustworthy vendors that we use for all projects. We are experts in project management and are a hands-on team whenever we do a renovation.

Julie has been a resident of Santa Barbara since 1972. She graduated from UCSB with her B.A. in 1974 and her M.A. in 1977. She is proud to celebrate her 30th year in real estate in 2017, and is excited to be joined this year by her daughter-in-law April, and her son Nick, who is our media and photography expert. Team Ouellette is committed to providing the best and most complete service to guarantee successful transactions and happy clients!

Client Testimonials:

"Julie Ouellette is an exceptional realtor, and an exceptional person. The smartest thing I ever did was pick my wife to be my wife. The second smartest thing I ever did was to pick Julie Ouellette to be my realtor to sell my first house. And Amy Boyle was absolutely wonderful as well to work with and they make the best team in Santa Barbara. They transformed our well lived-in, much in need of repairs house to the "hottest" property in Goleta in an amazing time-frame. Scores of agents and people came to our first and only open house resulting in multiple offers and a selling price well above the listing price. All my wife and I has to do was take the weekend off, come back, sign papers, and then call the moving company. And this wasn't the amazing part! Their service didn't end at the conclusion of the selling of our house. On our behalf they interviewed realtors by phone in our new city, screened them and then communicated their findings to us. Using one of the realtors they recommended our transition to our new city has been made so much easier." - Steve and Earline Howson

"Julie is a dedicated, personable and highly skilled agent. Since our first meeting over a year ago, Julie has continually gone "above and beyond". She toured Santa Barbara with us prior to my husband even accepting his new position at Cottage Hospital and really helped us get comfortable with the city. She readily shared her wealth of knowledge about Santa Barbara, the events and traditions that make it special, and its many nuanced micro-neighborhoods.

Julie demystified the SB housing scene and made purchasing in a high-priced market less daunting. She was patient, thorough, and always worked to answer all of our *many* detailed questions. After accepting the position and renting here for a year we started house hunting in earnest. Julie was incredibly responsive, informative and helpful. She knows this city through and through and it shows.

When it came time to make an offer she was a fantastic advocate during our (sometimes tough) negotiations. She helped us line up the specialists we needed to inspect and assess our house to ensure we had as much information as possible prior to closing. She always represented our interests rigorously and professionally and has earned our complete trust and admiration.

We now consider Julie a close friend of the family. We couldn't be happier with our choice in choosing her as our Real Estate Agent, and gladly share this testimonial. Thank you Julie!" - Marc and Denise Dailey (Cottage Hospital)

"Julie came highly recommended for going above and beyond what any other broker would do and my colleagues have worked with her on numerous purchases over the years. She thought of everything I would need to do to be happy in my home and helped arrange repairs and contractors with wonderful reputations so I was always in good hands. Her knowledge, patience, and generosity are unparalleled!" - Kate Oberjat (Music Academy of the West)

"Julie was amazing. Her professionalism and knowledge of the market was second to none. I couldn't recommend her more from a first time buyer to a seasoned home buyer." - Andy and Jennifer McBride (Procore)

"Julie was recommended from a work associate. Right away we liked that Julie listened and seemed to understand what we were looking for. As we worked together over weeks and months, Julie was invaluable at "knowing" what we would like and what we wouldn't and didn't waste our time looking at a lot of things that were not a good fit. We appreciated that and her knowledge of the area, which was new to us. Julie made us feel like a priority at every phase of the process. What more can be said... she was 5 star in every area." - Pam and Scott Andrews

"Julie Ouellette is a gem. I have worked with her both as a client and as the buyer when she represented the seller. In both instances, I was very impressed with her knowledge and her ability to get the deal done. Even when I was neither buying or selling, Julie has been a great resource for information about the local real estate community. I will be using Julie's services again in the near future." - Betsy Winthrop

"Julie Ouellette is simply the best realtor we've ever worked with. She always goes over and above. Her knowledge of the market is second to none. If you are buying or selling a home in Santa Barbara she is by far the very best!" - Tim and Janeen O'Brien