"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Living in Santa Barbara for over 40 years, Larry Martin is well versed in the ways and lifestyles of this beautiful California city. He studied at SBCC, Brooks Institute and UCSB, gaining valuable knowledge about what this town has to offer its residents. Before he turned to Real Estate, Larry was a well-known local restaurateur owning and operating 3 restaurants in Downtown Santa Barbara. He gained valuable business experience developing a strong work ethic growing them from the ground up before selling his successful businesses and looking for the next challenge.
During his 18 years owning 3 Santa Barbara restaurants, he bought and sold local real estate. Becoming a realtor in 2002, he found value in being a strong negotiator for his clients. Besides selling single-family Homes, Larry also owns and operates Martin Property Management overseeing over $15,000,000 in both residential and commercial properties in Santa Barbara, Luis Obispo and Paso Robles. His expertise also includes the sale of local business opportunities. Larry was given the title of top commercial agent nationwide in 2009 as well as a consistent top-producing residential agent. He truly enjoys the many different aspects of Real Estate. He was recently promoted to the position of Executive Sales Manager for Douglas Elliman of California serving all of Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria, Summerland, Goleta and the Santa Ynez Valley!
Currently Larry owns a craftsman style house with his wife Liz and his teenage son in the unique and very popular Bungalow Haven of Santa Barbara. His older daughter recently graduated from UCSB and is the head of HR at an International Clothing Company based in Los Angeles and his oldest son is an Arborist at a Santa Barbara tree company. When Larry is not serving the Santa Barbara community, he spends his time taking advantage of the multiple activities around town such as competitive tennis, hiking, and the many beach activities that mirror the Santa Barbara lifestyle!