Realign Real Estate offers creative and real solutions for Buyers and Sellers in an environment that is moving away from the traditional brokerage model. We are equipped with the ability to determine the cost of services based on the complexity/price of each transaction, and the needs/expectations of each individual client. Our "solutions-based" approach is founded on exceptional service and focused representation. We utilize leading-edge technologies, syndication, digital execution, tested relationships and efficient business modeling.
Realign Real Estate delivers desired, cost-effective results while providing the highest level of customer service.
Realign Real Estate employs agents with local Santa Barbara area experience and knowledge. Although we are no longer the gatekeepers to the vast amount of information available to the public, we are here to interpret the data and be a trusted advisor before, during and after the sale. We are experts on disclosure, local zoning laws, marketing, promotion, negotiation and the practices of buying and selling.
As a Santa Barbara native and second generation Realtor, David has extensive knowledge of the Santa Barbara community. David's career as a full-time Realtor began in 2002, employed by the Santa Barbara brokerage, Pitts & Bachmann Realtors, and then a decade at Sotheby’s International Realty.
David brings a proficiency in consensus building, negotiation, marketing and client relations to his real estate brokerage. As a project manager for J.D. Power Clubs in San Francisco, and at Thinklink.com, a telecommunication provider using VOIP technology, David led customer acquisition campaigns and business-to-consumer marketing programs.
David attended Kellogg Elementary and Dos Pueblos High School, where he served as Student Body President, and graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Political Science/International Relations.
Active in the lives of his children, Katelyn and Lily, David and his wife, Cori, love raising their family in the Santa Barbara community. David enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, live music, the outdoors and coaching. He has served as Vice President of the Board of the Page Youth Center in Santa Barbara.
A resident of Santa Barbara for over 45 years, Dick has 25 years of real estate industry experience in all facets of residential, income, land and commercial property. Consistently a top producer sales agent, Dick began his career under David Pitts at Pitts & Bachmann Realtors, and continued with Sotheby's International Realty after the company was purchased in 2005.
After graduating from Stadium High School in Tacoma, Washington, Dick received his BA degree and California Teaching Credential while attending both Stanford University and UC Santa Barbara. Dick's teaching career spanned 16 years, during which he was involved in athletics and administration at Dos Pueblos High School. In 1973, he was awarded High School Coach of the Year by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, and he left Dos Pueblos as Athletic Director in 1982.
Dick had the rare opportunity to work for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee as Venue Director of the Rowing, Canoeing and Kayaking Events at Lake Casitas, where he oversaw a multi-million dollar budget and a crew of over 800 staffers. The success of the event is testimony to Dick's leadership, crisis management, negotiation and communication abilities.
Following the Olympic Games, Dick stepped into the role of Vice President/Operations of a 130-person international architectural firm. This role built on Dick's expertise in management and communication, where he negotiated leases with national retail chains, law firms, UC Santa Barbara and Antioch University.
Dick is active in the community and a strong supporter of student athletics. He is past President of the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, serving on the board for the past 30 years.
Clients respect the professionalism, composure and knowledge that Dick brings to his real estate business, an asset that has led to long-term business relationships and success in all types of transactions.