A Santa Barbara resident since 1972, Phyllis knew immediately that there was nowhere else she'd rather be. She is thankful to be living here surrounded by beauty from the mountains to the sea, and she knows those who live here may enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle, world clas musical concerts, art shows, theatre productions, and great restaurants.
Working in education at UCSB's Activities Office and in Activities/Athletics at Dos Pueblos High School, Phyllis realized the principles of educating and problem solving translated easily to her clients when acquiring or selling real estate whether they were first time home buyers or retirees looking to scale down.
Her knowledge of building and design (building and remodeling her own homes) and her connection to those professionals has served her well in guiding clients to many unique properties and diverse neighborhoods this area offers. Raising two sons here has also given her a deep connection to the community.
"My clients, sellers or buyers, are my number one priority." Working tirelessly with clear, calm communication through every aspect of the selling, buying and escrow process has turned clients into friends.,
Phyllis' love of this community is evident and contagious. Her enthusiasm, genuine interest in people, personal ethics, 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
"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
“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.”