10 years in a record real estate market


Ashley Anderson and Paul Hurst celebrate 10 years of success as Anderson Hurst Associates, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties’ award-winning real estate partnership in Montecito. Anderson and Hurst have been ranked in the top 1% of Berkshire Hathaway agents nationwide for eight years, and Paul is an associate director in the Berkshire Hathaway Montecito office. The partners reflect on their 10 years in this historic era of the Santa Barbara area real estate market.

“Our 10 years as Anderson Hurst Associates have been a story of extremes. The real estate market has gone from an unprecedented low since the Great Depression to the highest current real estate market in history, ”said Paul Hurst. “In residential real estate, you want to be on top of the trends, but also to make sure that your decision is the right one for your life at the time.”

Ashley and Paul renewed a decades-long friendship that began when they attended the same high school, The Brentwood School in Los Angeles. They reconnected in 2007 when Ashley moved back to Santa Barbara. Two months later, he sold her the Mesa house in which she lives today. In 2011, Paul invited Ashley to join him after retiring from her successful 20-year public relations career to become a full-time Certified Real Estate Professional.

“Since the market started to rise in 2014, some buyers have delayed their dream of Santa Barbara, fearing that there will be another crash,” said Ashley Anderson. “Now some people who want to sell are on the sidelines, worried that they will leave money on the table if the market goes up further. Regrets can arise when people put projects on hold in the hope of perfectly timing a market. C This is when there are the most missed opportunities.

The parallels in Paul and Ashley’s life are numerous: They both have family roots in the Los Angeles entertainment industry, and both have extensive backgrounds in marketing and advertising.

Originally from Santa Barbara, Paul was born at Cottage Hospital, has worked in real estate for 38 years, and has served the Santa Barbara market for 20 years. He has a background in advertising and audiovisual journalism and is a graduate of Pepperdine University. This passion for promotion fuels the cutting edge marketing for which Anderson Hurst Associates is known. Ashley graduated from UCSB in political science and built her career in marketing in public relations, first in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, then heading a public relations firm in Chicago and in founding his own company in Aspen, Colorado. Her lifelong dream came true when she returned to Santa Barbara 14 years ago.

Together, Ashley and Paul sell homes in all price ranges and in all neighborhoods, from luxury condos in Santa Barbara to estates in Montecito, to modest homes for first-time buyers. They have represented some of Santa Barbara’s most historic residential properties, from the sale of the iconic 1910 Villa De La Guerra to the sale of 833 Knapp Drive, the original home of Montecito’s Arcady Estate.

“Every home we sell is associated with an important life event. Ashley said. “It is an honor and a privilege to help our clients during this very important time. ”

Paul adds, “Some salespeople leave the state or the country to work and ask us to handle everything for them. For the senior market, we offer a concierge service to senior citizens and their families when downsizing in larger properties. We regularly work with adult children who sell cherished and generational family homes. Our main goal is to protect our customers and to make the process as easy as possible for them. We are very fortunate to have a lot of loyal customers and referrals. “

Ashley and Paul are consistently ranked in the Top 1% of Berkshire Hathaway Agents nationally and internationally and are recipients of the prestigious Legend Award for the performance of top producers for five consecutive years or more.

Anderson Hurst Associates at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montecito providing sellers and buyers with unprecedented professionalism, support and advice in the Santa Barbara area, including Santa Barbara, Montecito, Hope Ranch, Summerland, Goleta, Carpinteria, Santa Ynez and the South Coast beaches. To schedule a confidential conversation, call Ashley at 805-618-8747 or Paul at 805-680-8216 or visit www.AndersonHurst.com.

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