About Sofie Langhorne

Sofie LanghorneWith a reputation for placing clients’ needs, goals and objectives at the forefront of every transaction, Sofie Langhorne provides communication, negotiation and management skills in combination with in-depth knowledge of the Santa Barbara area’s neighborhoods and real estate market. Earning a place in the California Central Coast’s upper echelon of highly respected real estate professionals, Sofie and her team specialize in the sale and purchase of homes and estates in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Hope Ranch, Goleta, Summerland and Carpinteria.
Sofie leads the way with her personal qualities, professional strengths and skills.

CLIENTS FIRST

  • Bringing to the buyers and sellers of Santa Barbara properties the same level of service, dedication and respect for which she was revered during her 30 years of medical service.
  • Known for her patience, listening skills, caring and understanding
  • Esteemed by her clients and colleagues alike for her attention to others’ needs in even the most challenging property purchase or sale
  • Praised for client satisfaction and effectiveness as counselor, facilitator and liaison – from property search or listing, through market analysis, to negotiations, escrow and closing
  • Continues serving her clients beyond the close of escrow

STRENGTHS

Sofie is supported by four generations of respected Langhorne family presence in Santa Barbara County construction, hospitality and public service sectors, resulting in:

  • Comprehensive understanding of the complex Santa Barbara area real estate market
  • In-depth knowledge of local communities, neighborhoods and enclaves
  • A proven network of expert vendors for inspections, warranties, repair, lending and more

Also known for:

  • Trust and respect by colleagues and clients alike
  • Calm, well-grounded and highly effective communication skills
  • Perseverance, tenaciousness and attention to detail in service to her clients
  • Transaction management and negotiation expertise

BACKGROUND

  • Undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies with emphasis in Biological Sciences
  • Radiologic Technology and Radiation Therapy Technology training and credentials from Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center and UCLA Center for the Health Sciences
  • Over two decades in management, education and therapy positions at the renowned Cancer Center of Santa Barbara
  • California Association of Realtors & National Association of Realtors accredited School for Real Estate Licensing
  • Continuing Education in Real Estate
  • Realtor Associate – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Montecito/Santa Barbara

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Santa Barbara High School Education Foundation – Founder and Vice President
  • National Charity League – Board Member, 5 years; Sustainer
  • Junior League of Santa Barbara – Board Member, 7 years; Sustainer
  • Girls, Inc. “Girlfriends Club”
  • Montecito Union School PTA/Site Council – President, 3 years; Vice President, 3 years; Honorary Service Award for Outstanding Volunteerism
  • Montecito Union School Education Foundation – Board Member, 4 years

PERSONAL QUOTES

  • “You go other places in the world and they’re beautiful, but you realize it’s just as beautiful, if not more beautiful, right here in Santa Barbara.”
  • “I’m a connector. People have always called me for advice and recommendations. Real estate lends itself to that.”
  • “Just because a property transaction closes, that doesn’t mean my relationship with the client closes.”
  • “People like me and trust me. They know I’m not just in it for the sale. Whether it’s a small condo or multi-million dollar estate, I’m in it to make sure the transaction goes clearly and cleanly and stress-free for my clients. That’s my goal.”
  • “What do we need to do to get this done?”
  • “My colleagues, clients and friends say they can always come to me because I’m so grounded and they know what to expect. They say I’m a kind and giving person and a hard worker. I take great pride in that.

Reviews

My aging Mother needed to sell her condo and move into a single story for health reasons. Out of serendipitous circumstances, we found Sofie Langhorne to help us. 

In this depressed economy, so many people tend to think that Realtors don’t always have the best of intentions. We can attest otherwise regarding Sofie Langhorne. Sofie immediately proved that she is a true professional who follows best practices. She is prompt, reliable, ethical, bright, organized, and extremely knowledgeable. A very big plus is that she also knows and loves our community so well
 
Sofie Langhorne quickly helped my Mother find the perfect new home; taking all of Mom’s wishes and turning them an affordable reality. She helped us juggle purchasing a new home, moving, and then placing Mom’s condo on the market. In addition, she sold Mom’s condo in one week, at an excellent (yet fair) price.
 
Not only is Sofie Langhorne recommended by my Mother; but I and the rest of the family recommend her as well. Our relationship was not simply buyer/seller – Sofie became a trusted member of our family. She has a great personality, and has so many talents and resources. She could be an interior decorator, a banker, and a life coach, as well as a realtor.
 
This could have been a very stressful experience, but Sofie has a big gift for making problems disappear – we refer to the gift as “Sofie’s Oil”. She makes things go smoothly and calmly.
 
Thank you, Sofie!”
Carolyn and Bambi

 

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