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RISKIN PARTNERS is Santa Barbara’s preeminent real estate team, with over 75 years of combined experience representing buyers and sellers of exceptional properties in Montecito, Hope Ranch and Santa Barbara. Nationally respected, and recognized for their history of excellence and integrity, Riskin Partners has sales in excess of $2 billion.
Riskin Partners prides themselves in offering a unique real estate experience and value proposition to their clients. “We listen to our clients’ needs, and we respond promptly. We are proud of our success, but ultimately, we only really feel successful when our clients are happy” says Founding Partner Rebecca Riskin. “Meeting our clients’ needs is our first priority.”
Wherever you find yourself on the continuum of Montecito real estate, Riskin Partners’ collective expertise, experience, enthusiasm, and excellence are unrivaled. The value of five elite agents makes working with Riskin Partners an easy decision.
Director of Marketing, Erin Lammers, and Marketing and Transaction Coordinator, Jenna Galkin implement bespoke and cutting-edge strategies to ensure each offering reaches local, national, and international home buyers. Whether building impactful digital campaigns, creating original content to optimize a property’s SEO, or creating beautiful print advertisements, the Riskin Partners’ marketing department is unsurpassed.
In 2016, the Wall Street Journal named Riskin Partners the #8 team in the nation; the same year, Riskin Partners was the #1 Christie’s affiliate in the country*. Additionally, Riskin Partners continues to hold the all-time record for sales in Santa Barbara, closing $335 million in luxury real estate 2015. No one understands, markets, and sells properties of distinction better than Riskin Partners.
*based on sales of teams comprised of five agents or fewer
THE POWER OF TEAMWORK
The Riskin Partners team includes seven full-time professionals. In addition to Rebecca, Dina and Sarah are Partners Robert Riskin and Jasmine Tennis, who assist buyers and sellers with the same enthusiasm, attention to detail and professional sales skills. Marketing professionals Erin Lammers and Jenna Galkin implement bespoke and cutting-edge marketing strategies to ensure each listing reaches local, national and international homebuyers.
FOCUS ON SERVICE
“We listen to our clients needs, and we respond promptly. We are proud of our success, but ultimately, we only really feel successful when our clients are happy”, says partner Rebecca Riskin. “Meeting our client’s needs is our first priority.”
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Riskin Partners collaborates on all the nuances of each transaction, and there is no detail that goes unnoticed. The team is intimately involved in each and every step of the buying and selling process, utilizing their proprietary CRM database to ensure that nothing is missed.
The highest standards of integrity, work ethic and client-focused service has earned Riskin Partners the #1 position in dollar volume for sales in Montecito 9 out of the last 10 years.
Rebecca Riskin, a Los Angeles native, began selling real estate in L.A.’s exclusive Westside in 1979. In 1990, Rebecca moved to Montecito and quickly rose to the top of her field. Providing exceptional service to buyers and sellers for over 37 years, Rebecca possesses an extensive knowledge of the market having been involved in countless unique transactions. With an exceptionally strong work ethic, a love of architecture and design and a sincere interest in providing unparalleled service to her clients, Rebecca’s legendary track record speaks for itself.
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After working in marketing and public relations for Lexus in Los Angeles, Dina arrived in Santa Barbara in 2004 and began working with Rebecca as her Marketing Director. Soon after, Dina obtained her real estate license and she now holds the title of Managing Partner. Today she is known as one of the industry’s leading authorities in luxury real estate and dedicates herself to relentlessly understanding the nuances and complexities of each property while thoughtfully overseeing the details of every transaction. Dina’s expert negotiation skills and passion for excellence make her a strong advocate for Riskin Partners’ clients.
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An 18 year resident of Santa Barbara, Sarah began her real estate career in 2004 working as a licensed assistant to Rebecca. Since then, Sarah has successfully established herself an integral member of Santa Barbara’s most successful real estate team and is now a partner at the firm. Her thorough and thoughtful work style combined with the calm and steady way she interacts with buyers and sellers makes working with Sarah a pure pleasure. Sarah’s experience and integrity are just a few of the attributes that make her an indispensable asset to Riskin Partners.
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Robert grew up immersed in, learning about and loving Montecito real estate. After graduating college with a business degree, Robert spent four years living in Rio De Janeiro before returning to Santa Barbara in 2014 to begin selling real estate in his hometown. Diving head first into all aspects of the business, the partners and clients alike delight in Robert’s willingness to tackle any and every challenge head-on. Robert is also an exceptionally talented aerial photographer and producer of the teams’ stunning, custom property videos.
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Over the last decade, Jasmine has dedicated herself to providing luxury real estate buyers and sellers with the utmost standard of excellence. Having previously worked in Seattle’s exclusive West Bellevue luxury market, Jasmine’s passion and knowledge of luxury real estate is invaluable and has made her a perfect match for Riskin Partners. From showings to negotiations, inspections through escrows, Jasmine offers clients impeccable advocacy and service. As Riskin Partners’ resident copywriter, Jasmine puts her gift of storytelling to good use, elevating Riskin Partners’ listings and captivating buyers at every turn.
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As our Marketing Director, Erin is responsible for implementing Riskin Partners’ visual identity and marketing strategies across all platforms. Before joining Riskin Partners, Erin worked as Global Marketing Manager for Sonos, where she oversaw the retail marketing strategy, branding, and merchandising execution of consumer electronics. With nearly a decade of marketing experience in consumer electronics, lifestyle, and footwear brands, Erin brings a disciplined approach to marketing while respecting each client’s particular needs and concerns. Erin's strategic, creative, and entrepreneurial mindset seamlessly integrates with the Riskin Partners team.
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MARKETING & TRANSACTION COORDINATOR
Longtime Montecito resident and industry veteran, Jenna Galkin, is an integral member of Riskin Partners. Over Jenna’s long real estate career, she has worn many hats ranging from loan broker to agent. Jenna found her true passion in real estate marketing and transaction coordination. When not creating and implementing cutting-edge marketing campaigns, tracking analytics, and managing social media, Jenna can be found spending time with her husband and two daughters, volunteering at Cold Springs Elementary or with the National Charity League, taking her dog to the beach, or traveling the California coast.
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