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Dusty Baker Real Estate Agent



Dusty Baker
location_on Montecito, CA
Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates Inc.
DRE# 1908615
Get to Know Dusty Baker

As a Santa Barbara native, Dusty Baker’s established reputation and knowledge of the local market seamlessly integrates into a successful real estate career which includes designations such as “Agent of the Year” and “Top 40 Under 40.” For nearly a decade, Dusty has been serving the real estate needs of clients in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta and Carpinteria.  Dusty prides himself in truly connecting with his clients to ensure their complete satisfaction with his representation, which is one of the many reasons he is the area’s #1 rated real estate agent on Yelp. Client reviews consistently showcase themes of Dusty’s professionalism, caring personality, and local familiarity. Throughout his tenure in real estate, Dusty has educated and influenced thousands of colleagues in the industry through his speaking and writing. His writing portfolio includes penning articles for top real estate news source Inman News and authoring the foreword for the Amazon best-selling book, From The Top. He has also spoken as a marketing specialist on a national level at conferences and real estate offices. Dusty emphasizes robust marketing, skillful negotiating, uncompromised discretion, and concierge-level service. Buying and selling luxury real estate deserves nothing but the finest attention to detail, both in business practice and client experience. Dusty strives for excellence in every aspect of his business.



James P.
I've known Dusty since he was a kid. High-quality and ethical man. I'd highly recommend him if you're looking for a real estate agent of exceptional character. He's a good man who's lived here forever. Trust him.
Christine S.
This is the second time I've had the pleasure of working with Dusty. Both times I have felt confident that he had my best interest at heart. It wasn't just about making the sale. He helped me facilitate every aspect of process. I never felt that I was intruding and his helpfulness, and positive demeanor was outstanding. I wouldn't consider using anybody else in matters of real estate. He knows the county so well and can tell you whenever there's a new listing or all the comps. A wonderful guy. Highly recommend.
Justine R.
My husband and I have bought and sold many properties and subsequently worked with many realtors. Dusty is one of the best we have had the pleasure of selling a home with. He was by our side every step of the way. We always felt like we could lean on him, trust him and have faith that he would sell our home for the highest amount. He not only helped us with selling our home here but was very supportive and helpful with issues we were having buying another property (with a different realtor in a different city). This was not part of his job and he was not being paid for in any way for it but he spent a lot of time with us over it. We are so thankful that we have had Dusty in our corner. We see such great things for him in his future. He is not only a great realtor but a very honest and sincere person and I am more than happy to call him a friend now. -Justine
Bill R.
Top tier agent that will work hard to either sell your house or find you the perfect house to purchase. I would highly recommend him for all your real estate needs.
Sarah A.
When my husband and I were ready to start looking for our first house we knew we needed a good agent to help us navigate through the very unfamiliar territory of buying a house. Dusty's reviews on yelp were so glowing it almost seemed too good to be true, but thank god we got in touch with him! Every nice thing that is said about him is true and more; he's efficient, kind, smart, and obviously loves his work. He knows Santa Barbara better than anyone and has only the best contacts in the business. Buying our dream house was a unique situation to say the least, and throughout the process he made us feel like we were his top priority even though he clearly is a very busy man! He was with us every step of the way, made himself available to us for all of our questions all the time and was always fun to work with. If you have any question about who you want on your side when you start the process of buying a house then ask no more and call Dusty Baker. I really can't imagine what the process would have been like without him, and now I get to wake up every morning to the most beautiful view!
Dee H.
Absolutely a pleasure to work with! Gets things done, works efficiently with integrity, and goes above and beyond what is required of him. Would recommend this realtor to anyone that is looking to buy or sell their home in Santa Barbara. Will definitely handle any and all real estate needs. Hard working, professional, personable and most important, always there. Dusty always answered my texts and calls. Seemed like he was working 24/7 just to accommodate my questions and concerns. Always patient with a smile on his face.He negotiated for me, took care of every detail, and had escrow close in record breaking time. Now that the transaction is complete, Dusty is still offering his services, an unexpected bonus! I strongly recommend you give Dusty a try if you are looking to buy or sell in the area. He is passionate about his work and it shows.
Joseph C.
Short review: If you aren't using Dusty, the best you can hope for is second place. Longer review: Mr. Baker came highly recommended from a previous client. They described his uncanny ability to read a given housing situation correctly, as well as find the right housing fit. Mr. Baker has proven himself extremely competent in his chosen profession. He has a passion for what he does that extends beyond real estate being a simple 9 to 5 job. When we'd approach him with a house we found on the various online sites, he would already know about it, know the background of the house, the buyers, and usually have already talked to the selling agent. He is completely transparent, ethical, and honest in his dealings. To describe him in a word, it is "genuine." He took us on as clients, despite it being a much smaller sale than usual, but was committed to selling our place as if we were a 4 million dollar mansion. You can ask for no greater real estate agent in Santa Barbara than Dustin Baker.
Brooklyn H.
Dusty was amazing to work with. His first priority is getting you a home that will work for you and bring you joy even if it takes some time. He looked out for my best interests from start to finish. In making such a huge financial and lifestyle decision as buying a home (especially as a single woman who doesn't understand each step of this process too well) it was crucial to have someone on my side that I trusted implicitly. He was always available if I had questions and talked me through each step of the process. He supported and battled for me in the more difficult parts of the negotiating and offered a lot of great wisdom along the way. He's worked in real estate for years and has excellent relationships with everyone involved in the process, which simply makes everything run smoothly. Dusty is a stellar human and excellent agent I wouldn't have wanted to go through this process with anyone else. I'd anyone I cared about to work with him. He really is the best! I could sing praises for days.
Lisa C.
Having recently relocated to Santa Barbara, I was completely unfamiliar with the local real estate culture, never mind the various neighborhoods in Santa Barbara. Dusty helped me find my dream home, and I honestly didn't think that was possible in this market. I actually chose him based on the positive reviews here, and I discovered that every single positive thing written about him is true. He is one in a million. It's amazing that someone could be so genuine, professional, kind, and knowledgeable. If Dusty becomes your agent, I promise, you will count yourself lucky. He will find what you are looking for.
Kali L.
I recently closed on my first home in Santa Barbara and am happily moved in. As a first time home buyer it was important for me to have a real estate agent that was attentive and would help me feel empowered during what can feel like a really overwhelming process. Dusty was amazing throughout - and made me feel at ease during the entire process. He is competent, efficient, kind, and responsive. I felt like I had a true advocate during the entire process. He managed to help me navigate a tumultuous negotiation process over the condo that I had my heart set on - that landed me my dream first home property! I would highly recommend Dusty to anyone buying or selling property in Santa Barbara, and will definitely be utilizing his services for future home purchases!
Aly V.
My husband and I are not novices when it comes to buying and selling homes, but as we are not from California, we weren't as familiar with the rules, the turf and the particulars of Santa Barbara. Dusty became our 'eyes' and our 'ears' to the level that we felt we were there with him and he with us the whole way through to closing and beyond. He's got the responsiveness, professionalism and mannerisms to make the very stressful process of home buying work to your distinct advantage. In fact, if I was a friend of yours and you asked me to help you locate a real estate agent in Santa Barbara who'd be hard working, caring of your concerns and diligent with every detail, I'd be recommending Dusty with the highest acknowledgment over several I'd been in touch with at the start. Don't hesitate to look him up- he's the real deal.
Drew D.
Working with Dusty was a pleasure. He listened carefully to what we were seeking in a new home and watched intently for new options. He guided us through our purchase with ease and was instrumental in ensuring our concerns were addressed and resolved. I would highly recommend Dusty to anyone looking for a home in Santa Barbara.
Tim L.
Dusty is a great guy and an amazing realtor. I knew exactly what I was looking for and Dusty was determined to help me find it. He was more than happy to show me many different properties, he was always available to me and he never tried to pressure me into buying something that I just didn't feel. Thanks to him I found the perfect place to call home. I would highly recommend Dusty to anyone looking to buy a home or condo. The best of the best.
Joshua W.
I just recently closed and moved into my first home. Dusty was a huge help throughout the entire process. Never pushy, and helped us find a home that was right for us. Dusty and his team continued to support us from the beginning of our search to the end, even helping with the move after we closed! Thanks again, our process had some bumps in the road and some stress that was out of our control and Dusty and his team helped us navigate it as positively and smoothly as possible. Thanks!
Levi & Natalie Naumu
Dusty is a wonderful realtor that we had the privilege of working with when buying our first home in Santa Barbara. He is very professional and knowledgeable and was always available to answer questions and provide insight. He's deeply connected with the Santa Barbara area, which is a fantastic resource when researching inspectors, contractors, or anything else related to home-owning. Dusty even advocated for some credit from the seller after one of the inspections revealed some additional work was needed beyond the original estimate! If you're looking for a responsive, friendly, professional, knowledgeable, honest, hard-working realtor, look no further than Dusty Baker!
Janet Sempere
We highly recommend Dusty as proactive but not pushy realtor. As a Santa Barbara native he has great local knowledge about neighborhoods and schools and gave reliable advice. He was very patient for picky home buyers (us) and was very supportive through the entire purchase process. He was always available to show us homes and very responsive to phone calls and emails. We had a great experience with Dusty.
Jamil Muasher
My wife and I had a great home buying experience with Dustin. He helped us find the exactly the house we were looking for in Santa Barbara. He was always available, responsive, professional and hardworking. He is also just a really friendly and easy going person. During the entire process we got such attention that we felt like we were his only clients, although I later found that was definitely not the case. Dustin knows Santa Barbara inside and out and was able to answer all of our questions, both while looking at properties and after we were in escrow. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and will be sure to use him again in our next real estate transaction!