The real estate community lost a top agent and I lost a close friend today in the untimely passing of Doris Banchik. Some of you out there knew Doris and may remember her rival real estate blog, Santa Ynez Uncorked. Friend, mentor, top producer Realtor, feisty protector, over achiever, wise beyond her years, brilliant scholar, imaginative marketer, lover of fine homes, world traveler and most important of all, a great humanitarian and kind gentle soul. Even so, you always knew where you stood with Doris. She was a no BS, cut to the chase, say it like it is believer in the truth and doing right by your fellow humans. Doris was also a snappy dresser who always looked like a million bucks and enjoyed beautiful things, places, food, good books and interesting people. Her journey through illness was an example to everyone of how to make the best of everthing, live and breath optimism, never give up and fight to the end. A braver woman I have never, and will never, know.  The valley lost a special person today. Along with her went a piece of my heart. 

Price Adjustment

4333 Tims Rd, Santa Ynez (20.9 acres, land only) Was 799K with a new price of 699K. This is not the actual address but one near by to approximate location. Directions are Roblar to Calzada, to Woodstock, left on Tims Road all the way to the end on left. 

Under Contract

98 Six Flags, Buellton (3/2 on .14 of an acre) 595K

Under Contract 

3570 Cerrito, Santa Ynez (4/3 on .29 of an acre) 775K


1710 Still Meadow, Ballard (main house and guest house on 8.96 acres)  I reported this as in escrow yesterday. Actually it had been in process for some time but not reflected that way on the MLS so you didn't see it until yesterday. Listed at $3,295,000 and sold final to my own clients for $2,800,000. This is a world class estate property built with exacting precision and quality by Mark Hemming. Say no more. Its gorgeous. Many thanks to my clients who certainly did their homework and because of that, ended up buying a property that suits them perfectly. Never settle unless you have to is a good mantra! I couldn't be more pleased how this property fits the need and I know many happy memories will originate here. I'll miss showing them property but am comforted knowing I made good friends along the way. 


1418 Remington, Santa Ynez (4/3 on 1.02 acres)  Listed at $1,165,000 and sold final for $1,127,000. A very pretty home with a classic great room floor plan on a huge corner parcel. 


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