A resident of Santa Barbara since 1972, Phyllis knew immediately that there was nowhere else she'd rather be. While working in UCSB's Activities Office and later in Activities / Athletics at Dos Pueblos High School, with her husband John, a high school English teacher, and raising sons Sebastian and Bryan, Phyllis realized that the principles of educating and problem solving translated easily to her clients when acquiring or selling real estate. Her knowledge of building and design (building and remodeling her own homes) and her interest in architecture has served her well in guiding clients to many unique properties in Santa Barbara and Montecito. Keeping her clients informed with clear communication through every aspect of the buying, selling and escrow process, along with her negotiating skills, has led to successful closed transactions from Carpinteria to Goleta.
Phyllis' love of this community is evident and contagious. Her enthusiasm, genuine interest in people, and attention to detail all align to make her clients' real estate dreams come true. Phyllis knows that where your heart truly is, so is your home.
Realtor GREEN designation
Coastal Housing Partnership participant
SBAOR Community Outreach Committee Co-Chair
Member of SBAOR, CAR, NAR
"Phyllis was amazing! The market was changing and difficult to find a match in our price range. Her dedication to us was felt every step of the way. She was detailed and driven to close escrow for us on time and even with credits. She is a superb communicator and was able to explain the maze of home buying to us in a way that really made sense. We have and will continue to send clients her way!"
~ Wenda & Gino Pagliaro
"My husband and I got connected with Phyllis Lenker through a coworker of mine and we could not have been happier with the recommendation. She listened to our needs and advised us how to navigate the challenging real estate market in Santa Barbara County. We love how knowledgeable she is and how well connected she is with the community……….We now just want to pass on the good recommendation about working with Phyllis."
~ Laura & Scott Perry
“My wife and I were looking for a home upon moving to Santa Barbara and were referred to Phyllis through a colleague. We couldn’t have been happier with the results. Phyllis is especially knowledgeable about Santa Barbara and is exceedingly patient. She made sure we found a great deal right in our price range and in a neighborhood that fit our needs and personality. When it came time to move and sell our home, Phyllis walked us through the sales process, helped us understand how to prepare the house for sale, and got us a great price. Our experience with Phyllis wasn’t transactional like I’ve had with other real estate agents. It was personal, neighborly and friendly. I couldn’t recommend Phyllis more highly.”