Kevin Hall, MBA, CRS, GRI
Location: 801 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Phone: (805) 451-9998
Facebook: @KevinandLesleyHall (or Kevin & Lesley Hall Team)
Professional Experience: Over 20 years as a Realtor helping hundreds of clients achieve their goal of finding their place in the world!
Professional Designation: Santa Barbara Association of Realtors, Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), GRI, GREEN
Languages Spoken: English
Achievements: #1 agent for total number of closed resale homes in Goleta since Dec 2008 to present. Rookie of the year in 1999
Community Involvement: Past President UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association (Santa Barbara Chapter), Past President Cornell Club of Santa Barbara, Past President of Santa Barbara Newcomers Club
Geographic Area Served: Goleta, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Montecito, Summerland
About Kevin Hall:
Kevin Hall has been a top-tier Realtor for over 20 years helping so many people find their place in the world! He has successfully assisted clients from numerous Coastal Housing Partnership member employers including: LogMeIn, Citrix Online, Toyon Research Corporation, Yardi Systems, UCSB, Santa Barbara City College, City of Santa Barbara, Karl Storz Imaging, Sonos, Santa Barbara School District, County of Santa Barbara, and Deckers Outdoor as well as others.
Kevin and his team at Compass have been in the Top 1% in number of homes sold in the area over the past decade. He thrives in delivering a refreshing level of service that shows how much he cares about each one of his clients. Kevin has built his success upon listening to the needs and goals of each buyer and seller. Then, he puts a plan into motion that not only achieves, but usually exceeds expectations! This is part of the reason that almost all of his clients remain friends long after the purchase or sale is concluded. Kevin doesn’t do this all alone. The Hall Team at Compass also consists of Kevin’s wife of 31 years, Lesley Hall. They met in 1984 while in school together at UC Santa Barbara. The third member of the team is Taylor Sampanis-Cook, a Santa Barbara native who graduated from Westmont College. Taylor’s father is a successful local building contractor, so she’s grown up with real estate in her blood. With a dedicated group of three full-time licensed Realtors working on your side, someone is always available in the fast-paced Santa Barbara real estate market.
Buying or selling a home or condo can be a complicated process. But The Hall Team has done it literally hundreds of times on behalf of their clients. They’ll explain each step and provide guidance all along the way. Armed with this information, by the time the sale is done, their clients said it was far easier than they thought it would be. Kevin was born and raised in the Bay Area. He graduated with degree in Psychology from UCSB. Then, he added an MBA from Cornell University in New York. This combination of Psychology and Business set the stage for the ideal education needed to assist with the emotional and financial aspects that are a part of buying and selling. It’s just one of the many reasons behind our motto of The Hall Team Cares! Let The Hall Team at Compass help you find your place in the world!
Follow them on Instagram at #thehallteam and their Facebook page @KevinandLesleyHall
Lisa and Kyle Berrymeister (UCSB)
“With Kevin, looking for and buying a house was smooth sailing! We always felt that he was on our side, and that he made every effort to understand our position. Kevin answered our calls with good cheer and respect, and we never felt pressured. Simply, he wanted what we wanted. We would shop with Kevin again!”
Adam and Rickie Smith (UCSB)
“We worked with Kevin on our first home purchase. He was recommended to us by our [outstanding] mortgage broker at Cap Lending Group. Boy was he right! Kevin did an all-around, incredible job working with us. He is rated the #1 agent in sales for our area (something we didn’t know when we started working with him). You might think that would mean he has so many clients that he doesn’t have the time to work with you, but you’d be wrong. He was always in touch with us. He spent week days, week nights, and weekends with us, meeting, going over the process, paperwork, and driving around the area looking at homes with us. He is very knowledgeable about all facets of the industry, including topics related to home buying, but not technically his responsibility, such as building techniques throughout recent history, some local codes, inspections, neighborhood and school reputations, etc. This was very helpful as we were first-time home buyers and didn’t grow up the area. We couldn’t have asked for a better agent. Do not hesitate to give him a call. He is great at his job and a great person – simply the best!”
Terri Seymour (Cottage Health Systems)
“Kevin is a true magician! He made my dreams come true by finding and then negotiating the purchase of my house. He helped me beat out other buyers and now I’m so happy to come home and say “It’s mine!!”
Raja & Sonia (Sonos)
“Kevin Hall was a top notch buyer agent. He listened to our criteria and set us up with daily emails of properties that fit that our criteria. We found a bank-owned property about a month after we contacted him. It was a bidding war but Kevin gave us great consultation throughout. It was our very first bid in Santa Barbara and we got it! We were so ecstatic! Then there were some issues with the property that in most bank owned properties is often the case. It was listed “as is” – but Kevin wouldn’t have anything to do with that! He was able to have the seller (the bank) pay for the repairs and even gave us credit for some of the things that were not finished before the closing date.”
Kevin Kaul (Sonos)
“Kevin was awesome from start to finish. He oversaw the process and always kept me up to date. No detail was too small to have him follow up on. He was a great advocate and I’m so happy that he was my agent.”
Marios Kyperountas & Chrystalla Tryfonos (Karl Storz Imaging and Yardi Systems Inc)
“We had never bought a house before. Kevin was one of the agents we met through Coastal Housing Partnership. He had endless patience to educate us on the buying process. We’re so happy that he was our agent and we are already referring him to our friends.”
Vishal & Kimaya Mittal (Citrix Inc and Citrix Inc)
“Kevin was referred to us through a friend. He was so knowledgeable. All the homes we looked at ended up with multiple offers. We looked at many houses. But, we ended up getting the one we liked the best thanks to Kevin! He then helped negotiate on our behalf during escrow to get a better deal. We’re so lucky to have met him.”
Tyler & Maria Clark (UCSB and Cottage Health System)
“We worked with Kevin for over two years. We saw a lot of houses along the way! Sometimes we thought we’d found the right one, only to then change our minds. Kevin was so patient! But we finally found the one we liked the best! Then Kevin helped make sure that the seller did all the work they promised to do. He never stopped working for us, even after it closed!”
Dr. Tony and Janice Zee (UCSB)
“We are so lucky to have worked with Kevin Hall. The home we found was a short sale. There were so many challenges thrown in front of us along the way by the short sale bank, by the seller, and by the city. Plus, we were out of the country for most of the transaction making communication very complicated. Kevin was incredibly helpful and resourceful in helping us achieve our goal. Then after closing, he assisted us in coordinating repairs and even helped with using the Home Warranty that he provided. We have referred Kevin to others already.”