Sales of residential real estate in southern Santa Barbara county continue to provide evidence of a recovering market. Compared to February, there were 23% more sales in March 2013. The first quarter of the year yielded 477 closed transactions while the first three months of 2012 yielded 410, a 16% increase in sales. With an incredible amount of success in 2012, Montecito real estate agent team Riskin Associates closed over $220 million and with the positive upswing the luxury market of Montecito is experiencing this year, the team is working hard to see another successful year. Check out the graph above for a visual representation of the sales in southern Santa Barbara county of the past six years.