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.
1170 Coast Village Road, Montecito CA 93108
Every real estate transaction is unique in its challenges and opportunities so choosing a Realtor with industry-wide perspective and relevant life experience can help smooth the bumps on the path to finding your dream house. My diverse background and business experience over the years has allowed me to cultivate my keen negotiation skills. (I am a Certified Negotiation Expert –CNE®). These skills combined with my current market knowledge, advertising acumen, and contract and financial expertise provides the groundwork for every step of the process.
Prior to joining Berkshire Hathaway, (and Coldwell Banker prior to that) I was a Senior Mortgage Consultant for more than 10 years, forming strong relationships and business acuity to help navigate the escrow process. I also enjoyed a long run as an Editor at Condé Nast Publications in New York and Los Angeles, a fast-paced, highly disciplined role that still fuels my passion for predicting, interpreting, and acting on trends in the marketplace.
Through it all I’ve held my Realtor license, participating in numerous personal and professional transactions. Most importantly, I built a home and family with my husband and two sons in the Montecito foothills, a 25-year ongoing adventure that stirs its own special insights about neighborhoods, schools, people, and a love of the Santa Barbara area.
I travel all over the world and still, every time I return to Santa Barbara I’m thrilled to be home.
1170 Coast Village Road
Allie Baxter brings boundless passion and a creative eye to the Marsha Kotlyar Real Estate Group team. She is the marketing and advertising director, and facilitates each period of a listing, from the
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 Marsha Kotlyar Real Estate Group team in 2015 and holds a California real estate license.
California DRE license #02072389
1170 Coast Village Road, Montecito CA 93108