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Luxury Property Specialist (Luxury Specialist), NAR's Green Designation (GREEN), Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA), Smart Home Certified
More about James Darnborough
Operating on a firm but fair and straight-talking basis I have transferred nearly 30 years of international business experience from buying and selling real estate to the Californian market. Now living in Santa Barbara although originally from London, UK., I have lived and worked in New York, South Africa and Australia and one of my specialties is finding international buyers for the Santa Barbara property market. I believe our marketing activities should not be limited to local press and therefore we should reach active buyers from both the domestic and international markets.
I am as passionate about the local community as I am about selling houses and very proud to have organized the inaugural Women and the Environment Conference which culminated in the creation of many new collaborations to ensure the safety of our environment.
Following the devastating fires and subsequent debris-flow in Montecito, I was honored to be asked to help say thank you to the firefighters and first responders. It was a true privilege to have been a part of The Kick Ash Bash, a full day live concert that exceeded all our expectations. We raised $2.2M and purchased much needed new equipment mainly for the fire crews including three new mobile command centers, search, rescue and recovery gear and equipment. It was also an awesome full day concert for the first responders and their families. Only now do I realize how many world class talented musicians call Montecito home and how a catastrophic event can bring an entire community together.
Life highlights: First parachute jump with the British Army, seeing Nelson Mandela lifting the Rugby World Cup in South Africa, living in Western Australia where the beaches are hundreds of miles long, meeting my beautiful wife and moving to sunny Santa Barbara.