Louis & Susan Manzo & Brittany Lough
Company: Village Properties Realtors
Location: 1436 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Susan’s Cell Phone: (805) 895-6918
Louis’ Cell Phone: (805) 570-7274
Brittanys’ Cell Phone: (805) 455-5736
Professional Experience: Louis: Realtor since 1979, Santa Barbara Association of Realtors (SBAOR) Past President 2005, SBAOR Realtor of the Year 2006, SBAOR Honorary Member for Life 2015, Served on SBAOR Board, UCSB – B.A. Economics. Susan: Realtor since 2001, UCSB – B.A. Communication Studies. Brittany: Realtor since 2011; UCSB – B.A. – Communication Studies
Professional Designation: Louis: Broker, Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Green Susan: Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Green
Languages Spoken: English
Community Involvement: Louis & Susan: SBAOR Unity Shoppe Committee, San Roque Catholic Church, Teacher’s Fund, Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue. Brittany: Board Member of Santa Barbara Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network
Geographic Area: Santa Barbara, Montecito, Hope Ranch, Goleta, Carpinteria, Summerland
Your Santa Barbara Home Team combines the talents of three top Village Properties agents to create one cohesive team. Together, the team encompasses over 45 years of real estate experience, spanning the technical aspects of building codes, contracts, and zoning regulations, with the nuanced facets of staging, showing, and marketing. Renowned for providing a seamless experience from search to closing, the team puts clients at ease with unparalleled communication, accessibility, and integrity. Each team member brings a fresh perspective and unique skill set, creating an acutely tailored, full-service experience for buyers and sellers alike.
Lifelong local, Louis Manzo has amassed decades of real estate transactions during his tenure as a Broker. A UCSB alum with a Business Economics degree under his belt, Louis became a licensed Realtor in ’79, equipped with a comprehensive understanding of the complex local real estate market. Named Realtor of the Year in ’06, Louis brings knowledge of local zoning regulations, respected community connections, and keen negotiation skills. Armed with an understanding of market trends, awareness of listing activity, and competency in writing real estate contracts, he has a penchant for providing prudent counsel.
Renowned for her uniquely collaborative approach, longtime local Susan Manzo has set a standard in the Santa Barbara real estate market for delivering highly personalized service. An adept councilor, facilitator, and negotiator, with a degree in Communications from UCSB, Susan has a knack for partnering with clients and working lockstep to achieve their goals. Equipped with a keen eye for design and flair for staging, she’s adept at navigating showings. The consummate communicator, Susan ensures clients are in-the-know, guiding them every step of the way, from search, to inspections, negotiations, escrow, and closing.
The newest member of the team, Brittany Lough brings a spectrum of creative talents. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, she received her bachelor’s degree in Communications from UCSB – a key asset in providing clients with constant communication. Known for perpetually putting clients first, Brittany is abundantly accessible. She brings a fresh, innovative approach to marketing and is proficient in photography and local print promotions. Social media savvy and adept at design, she’s is well-versed in the latest marketing techniques and has an innate knack for ensuring properties garner maximum exposure.
“Louis and Susan Manzo clearly exhibited the level of professionalism and personal attentiveness that any prospective home owner would desire. They are trust worthy, highly communicative, committed, accountable and deliver optimal results. We are extremely pleased with their work. If presented with another opportunity to purchase property, we will absolutely partner with the Manzo team and recommend them to our friends and family.”
“Susan and Louis Manzo are consummate professionals and I highly recommend them as real estate agents. My partner and I were first-time home buyers in autumn 2015. My husband met Susan at a Coastal Housing event earlier in the year, but we weren’t ready to commit to an agent. Given the connection my husband made with Susan (they chatted about dogs), we called the Manzos a couple months later when we decided we were ready to start the “looking” process. Having a good experience with our agents and finding a home that fit us well was incredibly important to us (understanding that no house can be perfect, especially in a tight market). We got that experience with Louis and Susan. They partnered with us in this process, and with their guidance we found what we plan to be our “forever home” in Santa Barbara. We saved diligently toward a down payment for many years, but were a little overwhelmed about purchasing a home in our competitive area. The Manzos assured us that there was no pressure, and they would take the time to find us the right home. They provided us with a realistic perspective of the current market, listened to our needs, and tailored their service to us. As we looked at properties, they gave us their honest and direct perspective on the value of the home, any work needed, and the home’s fit for us personally; this gave us an opportunity to better evaluate each property. They even gave us a “romance tour” of Santa Barbara, to explore neighborhoods we hadn’t initially considered; this was especially valuable to us, even though we have lived here for nearly a decade. Having seen them in action, I have deep respect for the Manzos. Louis and Susan are an incredible team, and their commitment to their clients is extraordinary.”
“Louis and Susan Manzo are a highly professional and personable team, whose solid understanding of the real estate market in Santa Barbara takes you to a whole new level when you combine these attributes with their ability to understand which house would be best suited to your needs. They take the time to get to know you and your family, your goals and your dreams. They skillfully balance realistic limits within your price range, while looking for the best possible house you can buy. Patience, kindness, determination, perseverance and great negotiation skills ended in a successful purchase of botanical paradise in Santa Barbara! We recommend Louis and Susan wholeheartedly. They are the Best!!!!”
Joe & Maureen A.
“Louis and Susan are very professional, great communicators and really know the local market. They were extremely helpful with walking us though the escrow process and showcased a breadth of knowledge when answering the hundreds of questions that we had for them. Their patience, knowledge and professionalism were greatly appreciated and we would gladly recommend them to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home.”
Tommy & Lety S.
“Louis and Susan Manzo are a dynamic duo that are extensions of each other. Their brilliant business minds complement each other. Where one has an eye to see the serenity and beauty in everything even when it’s hidden under a pile of junk, the other has the expertise to guide you when it comes to zoning permits, residential lenders, etc. They have been in the business so long that they know which contractors are reliable and ethical to work with. But even beyond the professional aspect, Louis and Susan have become like family. They are adored by our children. It is because they take a personal interest in finding the perfect home for the entire family. Throughout our buying process, Louis and Susan made us feel like we actually could find our perfect home here and although we knew they had many clients, they always made us feel like we were the only ones. They are incredibly warm and gentle souls; they are very family-oriented; and their purpose in life seems to be to help families find their own place to be happy. And that, we truly are! You can find anyone to help you find a house, but if you are looking for a team to help you find a home, then Louis and Susan Manzo are your best bet!”