Alison + Lars 

"This team really knows what they are doing! We worked mainly with Kat and she was hands down one of the best realtors. She we extremely knowledgeable and helpful. This was our first home and she explained every detail and was there for us every step of the way. Her assistant, Kylie, was also  extremely helpful. The team set up all appointments. All of the licensed professionals were amazing. The home inspector found every issue with the house and I feel comfortable and confident that we will not get any surprises. They were able to act quickly and get licensed professionals in even during a holiday week. They respond to emails and text right away. It is such a great feeling to know that you have an experienced team on your side. I recommend this team and if you want to have a smooth home buying experience and get all your needs addressed, I would pick them!"



"We honestly didn't expect our first home-buying experience to go smoothly, but thanks to Kat and Kylie - a truly dynamic duo - it did! Kat and Kylie always made time for us, communicated clearly, answered our thousands of questions in a timely fashion, coordinated home inspections, regularly  checked in to see how we were doing, negotiated effectively, and brought positivity to every interaction. They even went above and beyond by leaving us personalized closing gifts and helping us schedule initial repairs on our house after we closed. We are grateful that we will be able to look back on this process with a smile. Thanks, Kat and Kylie, for helping us buy our dream home and for treating us like family."


Thomas luria - Santa barbara developer

"Kat Hitchcock has a tremendous sense of serving her clients’ needs. She is patient, extremely detail oriented, and understands well the nuances of transactions. She is an excellent choice to service your residential or investment real estate needs." 

- Tom Luria




We had the pleasure of working with Kat Hitchcock and I can't recommend her enough! My husband and I were looking to buy our first home, which is extremely intimidating and Kat made the process very easy and as stress free as possible for us. My husband is a Veteran and we were fortunate enough to  be able to use the VA Loan but that also comes with a level of knowledge that we quickly found not all realtors are familiar with. Kat was knowledgeable about what we needed with a VA Loan and was able to help facilitate a smooth transaction between our Loan Officer and Seller agent and streamlined all communication. Kat is a very strong communicator and was extremely responsive to any issues that arose. She made sure that we were comfortable with everything going on and handled everything with true professionalism, but also made it a very comfortable process. I can't imagine going through this process without her and would highly recommend Kat to anyone and especially any military and veterans who are looking for a home in the area as well.



"Kat & Jake are the BEST! Kat was incredibly responsive. I must have texted or emailed a thousand times, and she was right on top of everything, anticipating what questions we might have and guiding us every step along the way. I couldn't imagine working with a better team. They are simply TOPS! I highly recommend this team!"

Shem + Donna


"My husband and I worked with Kat Hitchcock on the purchase of our first home, and we could not have been more pleased with our experience. She was knowledgeable, quick to respond, and most importantly, kind. It was clear her advice came from her heart, and her recommendations always led to the bestpossible outcome. We had a tight 30-day close, and she worked tirelessly to make sure we took care of everything in a timely manner. Buying your first home is daunting and exhausting, but we were so lucky to work with someone we trusted with our future" - Alyssa + Ryan


"Jake and Kat were recommended to us by word of mouth, and we couldn't have been happier with their service. They patiently, and diligently, worked with us as we searched for the perfect place to settle our family in Santa Barbara. We were relocating from San Francisco, so much of our search had to   be done from afar, and they both worked very hard to see properties for us and give us good feedback about each one when we weren't able to see them in person. They always responded to questions almost immediately and were very knowledgeable about neighborhoods, schools, design and construction. Once we did find the right house to make an offer on, they worked hard to negotiate a fair price, and helped us understand the buying process well. They were very thorough and went above and beyond to see that our family's needs were met. We will remain good friends and absolutely use their services again if buying or selling in the future."  - Jane + Jonathan


Austin + Kai Lampson

"...What we experienced through purchasing with them was so utterly impressive. Responsiveness, attention to details that never crossed our minds, tactful orchestration, and smart support. So many times we'd be lying in bed, finishing out the day, talking about plans, and this & that needs to happen, and then this and then that, and then I would say - well, I'm glad they're are our agents. 

I always felt we could ask "dumb" questions. I always knew they had our best interests at heart, and would do everything in their power to make sure we got the best deal possible, while closing on time and without pressure. And so, for your professionalism, personally, I thank you from the bottom of my heart."  - Austin Lampson

Lindsay + Kyle 

"Jake and kat truly go out of their way to find you the house of your dreams. they make themselves available and cater their real estate search to your needs. I am extremely grateful for all of the insight they were able to provide me during the search for our dream home. I will definitely be recommending Jake and Kat to friends in the future."  - Lindsay

"Jake and kat recently helped me and my wife purchase a home in Santa Barbara. It was a complicated situation because we were living on the east coast, and as a result, we were across the country for much of the housing search, negotiation with the sellers, inspections, and escrow. We couldn't have done it  without them. they are true professionals on every dimension. they found the perfect house for us, helped us navigate each step of the process, and was tremendously thorough. Moreover, they were available at all hours to answer our questions and advocate on our behalf. their drive, attention to detail, responsiveness, and extensive knowledge of all aspects of the housing market make them the ideal real estate agent.s We feel very lucky to have worked with them and highly recommend if you are looking to buy a house!" - Kyle



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Max + Megan

"My fiancé and I recently purchased a home in the San Roque area. Jake and kat are professional, knowledgeable, honest and always prompt. We were first time home buyers and they were always available to answer our endless amounts of questions, he always made sure that we thoroughly understood the process and made us feel Comfortable with our decisions without pressuring us in anyway. they truly went above and beyond to make this process run as smooth as possible." - Megan

My fiancé and I recently purchased a home and Jake and kat were our real estate agents. they were professional, knowledgeable, always on time, always available and overall a pleasure to work with.  We are first time home buyers and they were patient with our lack of knowledge on the process, always willing to   help and referred us to great people to work with (painters, contractors etc).  they really knew the San Roque area and was able to shed a lot of light on the neighborhood, soil, faults and a lot more.  Do yourself a favor and work with Jake and kat." - Max


scott + taylor

"My husband and I were looking for a place in downtown SB where the market is very competitive. Jake and Kat helped us set realistic expectations for our search and really got our priorities straight. When we were ready to make an offer they available to jump on it quickly and got in touch with the   listing agent immediately to start the offer process. Their great advice and attention to detail helped us stand out from the other offers and ultimately because of them, we were able to purchase our dream home in downtown SB. Easiest hunt for a first home ever!" -Taylor

"Jake and Kat are amazing!  We went to an open house, fell in love with it, and wanted to make an offer right away since we knew it was going to be a highly desired property with a lot of interest from other buyers.  Kat answered our call immediately, was at the open house in about 30 minutes, put   together comps, helped structure an offer, and we had it out to the sellers only a few hours later!  We really believe that this team's diligence and responsiveness allowed us to be the first offer on the table and that went a long way toward securing acceptance from the sellers.  The rest of the escrow process could not have gone smoother, and Jake and Kat's guidance and expertise was a big reason why.  Thank you Team Ralston-Hitchcock!" - Scott  

Nancy + brian

"Jake and Kat are an awesome team! It was Jake Ralston and Kat Hitchcock working together seamlessly that truly helped us to close our home purchase on time. These two are perfectionist! and detail oriented, so everything sailed along, making our home purchase one of an educational delight instead of being potentially stressful. If you have stumbled onto this review, truly look no further: you have found the agents of your dreams! Thoughtfulness and kindness abound, along with their true qualities of trust and integrity. "
- Nancy + Brian


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Jake and Kat were the best! So pleased with the whole experience and we can’t wait to recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell. Both were available by email and text all the time and checked up on us even after the deal was closed. Thanks!!
— Alice + Scott