Riskin Associates is breaking records, and people are taking notice. In 2012, Montecito real estate team Rebecca Riskin, Sarah Kelly and Dina Landi of Riskin Associates sold over $223 million in luxury real estate. The team’s success earned them national recognition when the Wall Street Journal named them the #3 agent in the US for metro-agent portfolio size. Not surprisingly, Riskin Associates also took home the #1 position in the Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Service, although the positon is not uncharted territory as the team as earned the top spot seven times in the past decade. Despite 2012’s reputation as a “recovery year” in the real estate market, Riskin Associates found themselves with up to 30 listings at one time, representing 38 residential transactions in total, and a sales volume 60% higher than any other agent in the Santa Barbara MLS for that year. One of the team’s most notable sales of 2012 was that of ‘La Pumada,’ Reginald Johnson’s expansive 1929 classic Montecito manor. Riskin Associates represented both the buyer and seller on each side of the transaction, which closed for nearly $20 million.
An article in Santa Barbara periodical, Casa Magazine, also featured the team’s success in which Riskin calls 2012 “exceptional” and “rewarding” and states her clients as part of that reward, “We are so grateful to our incredible clients” she says.