Meet Our Team

Marsha Kotlyar Team


Marsha is a top selling real estate agent specializing in the acquisition, marketing, and sale of fine homes, beach properties, and estate parcels in Santa Barbara County. She is ranked #4 agent amongst all Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate agents nationwide and has consistently ranked within the top 1/2 of 1% of Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate agent nationwide. With more than 17 years experience selling local residential real estate, she has participated in over 300 real estate transactions, totaling over $1 billion in sold volume!

Combining passion, experience, and an extensive knowledge of the Santa Barbara real estate market, Marsha is committed to providing her clients the most honest and informed real estate advice possible. Her sales success is built upon her superior attention to detail, devotion to relationships, dedication, and the scrupulous pursuit of client goals. She believes in following an effective marketing program and utilizes a proactive strategy essential in guaranteeing her listings see the widest possible exposure. Marsha also possesses an impressive network of resources for anything the most discerning client might require in the Santa Barbara area.

“I am most inspired when I connect my client with the ideal property – seeing their happiness reminds me why I do what I do.”

Originally born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Marsha moved to Santa Barbara at age 6, and instantly fell in love with the city's beauty and splendor. Being a Russian Jewish immigrant, Marsha is fluent in Russian and able to assist as well as understand the needs of international clientele. Marsha balances her career by spending quality time with her son, wonderful friends and family, as well as an ardent love for architecture, design, travel, exercise, music, and community involvement. Marsha possesses a generous charitable side and fervently believes in giving back to the community. She has served as co-chair and the advisory board for Angels Foster Care of Santa Barbara since 2009. Recently she has joined the fundraising efforts of Girls Inc of greater Santa Barbara Committee.

Proven Success and Experience

  • Full-time real estate professional for over 17 years - DRE license # 01426886
  • Local Santa Barbara Resident for over 27 years
  • Consistent Chairman’s Circle Diamond Award – Top 1⁄2 of 1% Agents Nationwide
  • Ranked 4th of the top Berkshire Hathaway Agents Nationwide 2017
  • Ranked 3rd of the top Berkshire Hathaway Teams in Santa Barbara County 2018
  • Top 100 Berkshire Hathaway Agents Nationwide, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Top 50 Berkshire Hathaway Agents for The Greater Los Angeles County, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Top 100 Prudential Agents for the Greater Los Angeles County, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Top Producing Agent Santa Barbara MLS, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Participated in over 300 real estate transactions, totaling over $1,000,000,000 in sold volume

Get in Touch with Marsha

(805) 565-4014
1170 Coast Village Road, Montecito CA 93108

Michele White

Michele was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. A 4th generation Californian, she has happily called Santa Barbara home for more than 20 years.

Michele has a strong sense of design, a creative vision and an appreciation for architecture. Michele has always had a passion for homes.

“I used to beg my dad to stop in the open houses on the way home from church on Sunday…”

Michele brings a background in customer service and sales to our team, and because of her extensive experience in the community, she also brings a knowledge and appreciation of our unique local neighborhoods to help buyers find the best fit for them. Michele has launched her “second act” in 2013 with a full time career in real estate.

Marsha & Michele's business partnership developed several years ago. They initially met in 2008 through something that they are both passionate about: local philanthropy. They both served on first committee of ladies to help launch the Angels Foster Care fundraising committee, where they quickly learned that they work well together. Their real estate relationship was formed through a shared set of values, love of the Santa Barbara community, and mutual appreciation for top notch customer service.

Get in Touch with Michele White

(805) 452-7515
1170 Coast Village Road Montecito, CA 93108

Allie Baxter

Allie Baxter brings boundless passion and a creative eye to the MK Properties team. She is the marketing and advertising director, and facilitates each period of a listing, from the start, to escrow, to the sale, to ensure the property receives the exposure it deserves.

Allie has been involved in 80 transactions, totaling over $272,000,000 in sold volume. Her ability to quickly adapt to the ever-changing real estate marketing landscape makes her an asset to the most sophisticated clientele.

Allie moved to Santa Barbara in 2010 upon attending college at UC Santa Barbara, where she majored in Psychology. Having worked in the hotel industry at Santa Barbara's Bacara Resort and Spa, her extensive experience in customer service really sets the tone for her approach to everything she does. Allie joined the MK Properties team in 2015 and holds a California real estate license.

California DRE license #02072389

Get in Touch with Allie Baxter

(805) 565-4015
1170 Coast Village Road, Montecito CA 93108

Lindsay Parrish

Born right here in Santa Barbara, Lindsay knows Santa Barbara and its neighboring communities well. She attended local schools including Marymount of Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara High School. She went to college at the University of Southern California majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. While attending USC, she competed for the Division I USC swim team all 4 years where she became a National Champion and Two-Time All American. After college, she decided to move back to her home town of Santa Barbara and began work in the technology industry in Goleta for a start-up called Seek Thermal. While working there, she helped develop and market products originally built for military purposes and transform them for consumer use. Having also been apart of local charities including NCL, Lindsay knows what it means to give back to this community.

Lindsay became an associate of MK Properties in 2016 and is the team’s transaction coordinator. Lindsay assists in the critical details of escrow transactions while also creating optimal client relationships to ensure transactions move as smoothly as possible. Lindsay has been a part of 58 real estate transactions, totaling over $217,000,000 in sold volume.

Cal DRE #02007433

Get in Touch with Lindsay Parrish

(805) 565-4014
1170 Coast Village Rd

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