CRB/Certified Real Estate Broker; CRS/Certified Residential Specialist; GRI/Graduate Realtors Institute; and ABR/Accredited Buyers Representative
Keith Berry was born and raised in Santa Barbara, living on East Canon Perdido Street and attending Franklin Elementary and Santa Barbara Junior/Senior High School. Keith served in the United States Navy on the USS Helena and at Pearl Harbor’s submarine base. After the Navy, Keith assisted his ill father with his business, and then worked for a title company, which led to his becoming a real estate salesperson after 6 years.
As a partner in the company, Keith expanded it to 40 offices with 2500 agents and two escrow companies, prior to selling the enterprise in favor of new pursuits. These included becoming a full-time parent with wife Tina and staying home for 12 years to raise their children.
Keith then returned to actively listing/selling real estate in the Santa Barbara area. As an agent, he covers all areas of local residential real estate. As a Hope Ranch resident for 40 years, he specializes in this area. He has since added Montecito as a specialty area, where he maintains a home and an office in the Upper Village.
He is consistently in the top 1000 Coldwell Banker agents and has been awarded the Master Instructor Emeritus and Realtor Emeritus by the California Association of Realtors. Keith has also served on the faculty of Graduate Realtors Institute, mentored many agents/brokers and written articles for a variety of professional publications.
Keith advises anyone looking to buy or sell real estate to meet with several agents, ask many questions and interview them in detail. Unique in his approach, Keith will represent only one side of a transaction, and is adamant about client confidentiality/privacy. The results he generates consistently demonstrate his two main goals—to net the highest amount for his clients, and to prove to them that he is the best agent they can work with.
As Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail,” and Keith’s comprehensive, detailed preparation serves his clients well, saving them money, and keeping escrows in place and moving forward.
A staunch supporter of his community, Keith contributes time, expertise and funding to schools, scholarship programs, health associations and such public treasures as the Santa Barbara Zoo. He enjoys traveling, jazz music, reading, dancing, a good television series, trying new restaurants. A widower, Keith has five adult children, four granddaughters and one grandson.
Rebecca Ann Baker
Becky Baker has worked with Keith Berry for more than 15 years, handling listings and escrows for all purchase and sales transactions, and coordinating the firm’s marketing outreach. Like Keith, she is a Broker associate with Coldwell Banker.
For any type of residential property, Becky is versed in every aspect of successfully representing a seller or buyer, assuring you of personalized, efficient and effective service.Among the skills Becky brings to your transaction:
- Implementing and coordinating The Listing Concierge Digital and Print Marketing Program
- Writing listing and purchase contracts
- Completing disclosures and required documents
- Arranging for inspectors, stagers, and all property appointments
- Communicating regularly with clients
- Producing statistics and comparable market analysis information
- Managing the database, website and California Real Estate document updates
- Utilizing online/company real estate sites such as Docusign, Zipforms, and Top Producer
Becky holds her Broker license in Santa Barbara. A former teacher, she holds her Bachelor’s degree in psychology. Becky is a long-time local resident, with family, church, pets and reading among her many interests.