Buying and selling real estate in Santa Barbara requires knowledge, enthusiasm, and determination. With over 40 years of combined real estate experience, Louis & Susan Manzo are the perfect team to represent you in your next home sale or purchase. Offering exceptional service and attention to detail, Louis & Susan welcome the opportunity to help you with your real estate needs.
Louis is a Santa Barbara native. He has attended local schools, including UCSB where he earned a degree in Business Economics. After becoming a licensed Realtor in 1979 and a Broker in 1985, Louis owned and operated his own real estate business for 13 years before joining a larger firm. Highly respected in the real estate community, Louis was named REALTOR OF THE YEAR for 2006. He was President of the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors in 2005, a member of the Board at the SBAOR for many years, and continues to serve at the Association today. He has strong negotiating skills and deep knowledge of real estate contracts and laws.
Susan is also a graduate of UCSB with a degree in Communications Studies. She became a licensed Realtor in 2001 after working from home for many years handling a family business while raising two sons. Louis & Susan are proud to say their older son is a recent Harvard graduate, class of 2010, and their younger son is currently a student at Harvard, class of 2015. Susan’s organization and attention to detail have proven essential in all transactions. Great communication skills and a strong focus on providing unforgettable service are why Susan & Louis often work with repeat customers and referrals.
Louis & Susan love the Santa Barbara lifestyle. They enjoy all that this beautiful community has to offer in the way of gorgeous beaches and hiking trails, museums, theaters, restaurants, and shops. Married 26 years, they cherish living in Santa Barbara and spending time with their two sons, Nick & Johnny.
Louis & Susan agree, “We are blessed to live in paradise!” They have a shared passion for helping clients find a place they too can call home in Santa Barbara. A custom website, Internet marketing, Virtual tours, digital photos, color brochures & post cards, and extensive personal & online networking with other agents are just some of the marketing tools they use to sell & purchase homes quickly. Their goal is to make each transaction run as smoothly as possible keeping their client informed every step of the way.
Louis & Susan look forward to helping you achieve all of your real estate dreams in beautiful Santa Barbara. They welcome your call.
What our clients say about us…
“Louis and Susan Manzo practice their real estate profession with the utmost care, knowledge, and timeliness. Having been on both sides of a sales transaction with them in the last 3 ½ years, I can vouch for the quality of their representation and expertise, from listings to the offer process, for both buyers and sellers. Their teamwork “sold” my Santa Barbara home not just once, but three times during the changing market. They’re not just property agents – they’re real estate guides – and I feel fortunate to have had them on my team for the entire journey, to the close of escrow.”
Ms. Stephanie Cook
“Louis and Susan Manzo’s experience and commitment to providing the best service and results set them far above the others in this market. Louis and Susan equally bring different strong points to the table to provide an amazing team. They both bring integrity, perseverance, professionalism, and a vast knowledge of the Santa Barbara market. Susan and Louis were completely available to us at all times. They made us feel like we were the ‘number one’ priority to them, when we knew they had other clients at the same time. The only regret we have is that we are leaving Santa Barbara and we can’t take them with us to be our Realtors when we purchase our new home.”
Tom and Leslie DeMarco
“Louis and Susan Manzo are much more than Realtors, they are people who care. They spent considerable time evaluating my needs and desires before coming up with a plan to sell my home and purchase another. Louis and Susan worked with a buyer from South Africa and a challenging seller to put me in the best situation I could have imagined. To top that off, they arrived on my moving day with a truck and trailer and four helping hands! Now that’s personal service! Without them, I’d still be living in a one-bedroom apartment.”
Mr. Jarrod Bradley
“I had the pleasure of working with the Manzo Team for the selling of my rental duplex. Susan and Louis are so professional and excellent at what they do…sell houses!! They knew exactly how to get my property market-ready and present it best to other agents as well as prospective buyers. They have a wonderful reputation and are very respected in the community. My property sold for full price in two weeks. Unheard of in this market? Not at all with the guidance and knowledge of Susan and Louis Manzo. It will be my pleasure to work with them again, and I hope you will too.
“Simply the Best! Louis & Susan Manzo gave us 100% from start to finish. They are the essence of true professionalism. Their knowledge, experience and judgement are unsurpasssed. They treated us like family and we can't say enough good things about them, really!”