I love my work! My greatest reward is happy, satisfied clients who have enjoyed the process and reached their goals. I’m honored to share these testimonials with you and can provide contact info if needed. Please also see the references on my LinkedIn page, where you can click through to the person who made the recommendation and see who you may know.
"Kalia is amazing! She was there every step of the way for me. Her enthusiasm, wisdom, energy and dedication to her job was above and beyond anything I could have hoped for or expected. Along the journey of selling my home and buying another, she offered sage advice and answered every question. She clearly loves what she does and is a thorough professional; yet I feel I also found a real friend along the way. I recommend her without any reservation. I’m so grateful our paths crossed!"
"Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your patience with us and your persistence as well, Kalia. It was a total joy working with you and we surely would recommend you to anyone looking for property in Santa Barbara! You are the best!"
"Kalia recently sold a property for me in Santa Barbara. She came highly recommended to me from a mutual friend and I was not disappointed. The property had been rented out and had the same renters for almost a decade and had been rather neglected by the property manager so needed a lot of work. I live in Ohio and Kalia managed all the repairs and upgrades locally. With her team of painters, handymen, property staging experts, and more, Kalia had the place upgraded, beautified, and on the market in about 2 weeks. We had 2 great offers in less than 5 days. Kalia was amazing. She really did everything from comparison shopping and pricing of new appliances (and sending me the links so I could order online) to coordinating repairs. She communicated daily during upgrades and sent pictures to keep me in the loop. If I had another property to sell in the area I would certainly work with Kalia again. I highly recommend her with no reservations!"
"Outstanding, savvy real estate agent. The marketing approach was excellent and resulted in our sale being thousands higher than expected! Kalia, you are the best!"
"Thank you so much Kalia for your amazing work, dedication, and wisdom helping our family find our dream home. We could not have done this without you. I didn't realize how critical it is to have an experienced real estate agent, and we were so lucky to have you on our team every step of the way. And you were patient and empathetic, and I appreciate your willingness to go the extra mile for us. Wow. Thank you!!!!!"
"I look forward to working together again -- you did a wonderful job with this transaction, which had all the earmarks of being very challenging. Among other things, many, many thanks for your good humor, poise, and equanimity!"
"We feel very lucky to have found Kalia. She went above and beyond in so many ways, and she was committed to our house sale and our overall experience every step of the way. Not only does she have a contagious passion for her job -- a passion that helped us become more enthusiastic along the way -- but she's extremely good at what she does. We carefully followed every suggestion she made for getting the house ready to sell, and it sold after only four days on the market. Of course, I know there are market factors out of anyone's control that affect how fast a house sells, but she put us in the best possible position to succeed. There's no way we would have sold it that fast if we hadn't received her help (and followed her advice) in prepping the house. Kalia was a godsend."
"I cannot say enough about Kalia Rork's services as our Realtor. She represented us in the sale of our home, and the folks that bought our home. Additionally, she represented me in the buying of my condo. Needless to say, we got a great overview of her style, dynamics, and professionalism. I would use her again in a heartbeat, and if you are reading this, I have to say, I have never worked with anyone so personable and available, and yet professional. I say this and during her time with us, she was working with several other home sales. Never once did that affect her availability, follow through. In the sale of my home with an ex, she mitigated some tricky and potentially dramatic situations with ease and grace. Ease and grace. That is what you get with Kalia Rork."
"Kalia is creative, trustworthy, analytical, thorough, and a true professional. She is fiercely competitive and unfalteringly loyal. All of these traits serve her customers, colleagues, and friends extremely well. She does what it takes--and then some--to get the job done."
"Having had the honor to work with Kalia personally, professionally & in the non-profit community, I can attest to her amazing capabilities and abilities in real estate. Kalia is a hard-working, trust-worthy agent who goes to bat for her clients, no matter what the price range. She was excellent in helping us find the perfect place to call home--and ensured the transaction was as smooth as possible. Thank you, Kalia, for being so great at what you do!!"
"Kalia did a wonderful job marketing our home for sale from the beginning to our successful sale. She was extremely detail oriented, fast acting, and creative in her approach to selling our property. A very good communicator, she kept us constantly appraised of the market and guided us through the process as painlessly as possible. I would highly recommend her for your next real estate transaction."
"Kalia's expert market knowledge, solid salesmanship, and attention to detail are but a few of the qualities that inspire me to continue to work with her. Kalia provides consistent follow up on all leads, general questions, and even detailed questions that require her time to research the answers. Kalia's high level of integrity and professionalism are truly rare commodities in today's world. I would strongly recommend Kalia and will absolutely be using her services on my next real estate transaction!"
"When my husband and I first met Kalia, I knew right away we were in good hands. Kalia was prepared for our first meeting and we jumped right in. Once we were prepared to put an offer in on a house, she stuck with us for late night meetings, phone calls, and emails. We could never have done it without her...and now my in-laws have also had the same experience recently purchasing a vacation home in Santa Barbara."
"I have worked with Kalia Rork, referred clients to her, and seen her in action. She has done an excellent job for my clients, and I have gotten good feedback from them. She is very professional, responsive, and personable! Kalia has a lot of experience, and it shows. I would not hesitate to recommend her as a realtor to anyone."
"Kalia is the consummate professional realtor. She is extremely attentive to her client and works very hard to meet a client's needs and expectations. She is also very creative in offering potential solutions to address a client's goals for finding appropriate houses. Kalia listens and doesn't push. Her approach is to provide as wide a range of options as exist in the market and offer ideas on how to make them work for the client. We have enjoyed working with Kalia and offer the highest recommendation for her."
"I can't possibly offer a higher recommendation that the one that I offer here for Kalia. She is everything that one could ask for in a Realtor. Kalia is thoughtful, thorough, and punctual! She is a pleasure to work with and will always guide her clients thoughtfully and skillfully. Most importantly, if you choose her to sell your property or help you find one, you will be able to sleep at night while she is working diligently to make your journey smooth and profitable. She's simply the best!"
"We had the good fortune to work with Kalia while buying a house in Santa Barbara. Not only did we get the house we wanted for the price we wanted, but Kalia also made purchasing our house smooth and trouble free. Kalia's professionalism, aptitude, experience, and easy-going personality made the entire process from finding the ideal house to move-in a pleasure."
"Kalia went above and beyond in finding properties for us to see. She was never pushy about getting us to buy, but instead let us experience the properties for ourselves without hovering over us. And believe me, we spent months looking at a LOT of properties. When she did say to us that a property would be sold soon because it was well priced, it was a factually accurate statement, not a sales pitch. Our home was one of those properties, and we hurried to make an offer because of her sense that it would sell fast. She was absolutely right--we were one of three offers. Furthermore, she presented our offer in such an efficient, polished, and professional manner that our offer was chosen over the other two offers even though we were all offering the same amount. And she pulled this together overnight! We were actually congratulated by the selling agent. In the end, we have a home we love, and we purchased it at a great value. If ever we decide to move, I would not even consider using any other real estate agent."
"We would not be living in our dream house if not for the dedication and excellent skills of our Realtor, Kalia Rork. We saw the home that we wanted but were concerned that we could not sell out home quickly enough. Kalia had an immediate buyer for our home. Then she kept a three-party transaction on track through escrow with incredible diligence and energy, including obtaining a loan within 48 hours, for the buyers of our home when their loan was not processed quickly enough and the transaction could have failed. Kalia always responded to our phone calls and followed up on every detail. Kalia is a consummate professional and we are so very fortunate that she was there for us."
"Every action you took--marketing, showings, negotiations, following up on myriad details, inspections, and the ultimate closing--demonstrated thoroughness, effectiveness, creativity, and efficiency. As important to us was your sensitivity to our feelings and our desire not only to get a fair price and clean sale but also hopefully to have a buyer who appreciated the house and its beauty and the work we had poured into it. You exceeded our hopes in all these areas. I know it was a complicated, time consuming, sometimes frustrating job but your diligence, professionalism, and sense of humor never wavered. Thank you."
"You were exceptional. Our situation was complicated and our needs kept shifting. At every phase, I valued your professionalism, your candor, and your calm (not to mention your warmth, humor, and smile). With both us and the buyer, you knew when to be patient and when to push. Entrusting the sale of my father’s house to you gave me tremendous peace of mind. I speak for the whole family when I say, We couldn’t have done it without you!"
"Thank you for your help with the sale. You made the unit look lovely. You were courteous and patient, but persistent. You had a complete understanding of the market and remained determined to accomplish the sale. It was a joy to work with you."
"You were great--the whole time! We took a really long time and many iterations to settle on our house and you stuck with us, patiently and positively, the whole way through. PS: We LOVE the online signatures."
"My level of anxiety and doubt about selling our house in a bad economy was put to rest when I met Kalia Rork. She has expertise, professionalism, tenacity, an incredible work ethic, and great people skills. She restored my faith that our house was going to sell, which it did after 13 days of being on the market! I will only deal with Kalia Rork for any future real estate needs!"
"Working with Kalia has been a wonderful experience. I found her attitude refreshing and her willingness to go the extra mile thoughtful and reassuring. Not only is Kalia a joy to work with, she is a person you can trust and will make what can sometimes be a difficult experience an easy and pleasant one. I would use her services again in a minute!"
"Your service was great! Buying a home can be stressful, especially not living in the area. Looking at homes with you was very enjoyable. I like that I never felt pressured and that you know SB so well. The escrow and closing went well, and you were always so available to answer my questions. I will recommend you to anyone in the market for a home!"
"You were awesome! Totally on top of everything, timely, and a great resource for all different aspects of selling our place. You had our best interests in mind at all times. Thanks so much for making it happen so quickly, smoothly, and easily!"
"Kalia stuck by us through an escrow that took a year and a day. Her organization and patience made the whole process much more manageable. Looking back, there is no way that we would have been able to purchase this house if it hadn't been for Kalia. We now consider Kalia a friend. We would absolutely work with her again, and recommend her to all of our friends."
"Kalia's commitment to keeping Santa Barbara a beautiful place to live is a breath of fresh air. She personifies what this long-time Santa Barbara resident seeks in a real estate agent."
"The level of service, information, guidance, and support we received from Kalia was simply outstanding. She is arguably one of the best real estate agents any buyer or seller could hire."