Larry S. Martin

Larry S. Martin

Executive Manager of Sales

DRE # 01372928

“Proudly helping people Buy & Sell Santa Barbara South Coast Real Estate area for over 15 years.”

Living in Santa Barbara for over 45 years, Larry Martin is well versed in the ways and lifestyles of this beautiful California city. He studied at SBCC, Brooks Institute and UCSB, gaining valuable knowledge about what this town has to offer its residents. Before he turned to Real Estate, Larry was a well-known local restaurateur owning and operating 3 restaurants in Downtown Santa Barbara. He gained valuable business experience developing a strong work ethic growing them from the ground up before selling his successful businesses and looking for the next challenge.

During his 18 years in the Santa Barbara restaurant scene, he bought and sold local real estate. Becoming a realtor in 2002, he found value in being a strong negotiator for his clients. Besides selling single-family Homes, Larry also owns and operates Martin Property Management overseeing over $15,000,000 in both residential and commercial properties in Santa Barbara, Luis Obispo and Paso Robles. His expertise also includes the sale of local business opportunities. Larry was given the title of top commercial agent nationwide in 2009 as well as a consistent top-producing residential agent. He was recently promoted to Executive Manager of Sales at the Douglas Elliman office located at 1255 Coast Village Road in Montecito, California.

Currently Larry owns a craftsman style house with his wife Liz and his teenage son in the unique and very popular Bungalow Haven of Santa Barbara. His older daughter recently graduated from UCSB and is the head of HR at a Los Angeles architectural firm and his oldest son is a tree specialist at a Santa Barbara tree company. When Larry is not serving the Santa Barbara community, he spends his time taking advantage of the multiple activities around town such as competitive tennis, hiking, and the many beach activities that mirror the Santa Barbara lifestyle!

Douglas Elliman Real Estate provides an incomparable and experienced team of professionals to oversee your transaction from start to finish. Our executive leadership brings a unique and broad perspective to luxury real estate. Compared to most boutiques managed by real estate sales people, our backgrounds are diverse and provide expertise in technology, finance, and agent support.

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Larry has handled several properties for my office. He has always been on top of things and very professional. He has gotten top dollar while still making it an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

Law Offices

Larry is awesome! He is quick to respond to inquiries and very professional. Larry has knowledge of the local area too which is super helpful. I myself was dealing with a probate property and Larry made every effort to make the process as smooth a... read more

Kiri Villa

We were fortunate to have found Larry through a recommendation by an acquaintance. Larry is professional, personable, and he listens and advises with his years of expertise. He not only was affective in helping us find our Santa Barbara home, but he ... read more

Beth & Bill E.

Larry Martin is flawless. His assessment of the current market was accurate, details were addressed, and all of the parties involved were respected. I would and have already recommended his services to friends.

Mary S.

I was a first time home buyer and Larry was good about explaining things that I didn't understand. He was super easy to work with and gave me good insight about resale potential and the areas that were a better purchase.

Anna L.

It has been 8 LONG years since we were in the real estate game and so much has changed! Larry's direct approach and overall knowledge is nothing short but impressive.

Eva G.

Larry Martin is a long time Santa Barbara resident with many roots and contacts in the community. He does extensive marketing with Sotheby's and also locally. He goes the extra mile for you and listens to what his client wants which makes him an exce... read more

Mary McMurry

I contacted him on a listing he had in Goleta, CA. He got back to me quickly and thoroughly. I'm not quite ready to move forward with a purchase. But he was very helpful ansd I will use hime when I am ready to buy.

Coleen M.

Mr. Larry Martin is absolutely professional and knowledgeable in local real estate market. I'm an international student with no pre-knowledge at all when quoting Larry on Zillow. Larry helped me find different properties and explained everything to m... read more

Anna F.

Reliable, accesible and knowledgeable that is how to best describe Larry Martin's style of business. Thank you for providing me and my husband with the highest level of service. You will be our agent for life!!

Chelsea Valenzuela

Larry Martin was my best client at Chicago Title where I was an Escrow Officer. He was then, and still remains an excellent Real Estate Agent, he's very personable, professional and always looks out for his client's best interest. I highly recommend ... read more

Margo Wagner

He know his market well and knows price points of different neighborhoods along with rental prices also. I highly recommend using him as your realtor for resale and new purchase.

Pam S.

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