Posted on Oct 30, 2012

Sometimes a property listed for sale can include many of the requirements to be considered a good buy (location, size, quality, amenities, etc…), and still not sell right away. In this (perceived by many), uncertain Real Estate market, and with the limited inventory available, often buyers are hesitant about making offers, or are waiting for the next great thing to hit the market.

Many homes that seem to be great deals, but remain on the market a few months or more, can become what are often referred to as “stale” listings, and sit virtually unnoticed until the perfect buyer comes along, or until the sellers simply take that property off the market.

Then there are other homes who’s sellers decide to offer a reduction in price one or more times, in an effort to revitalize interest from agents and buyers and find that price point where the home will receive serious offers and sells. The key is not to just chase a price point down, but to continue to market the best attributes of the home and compare it to other sales and listings in similar price ranges.

All that said, in this article today, I am focusing on a few homes that have been on the market a while now, that I feel were good deals even at a recent and previous price. Now, with these homes having put forth a price reduction, I feel they may be even more attractive to buyers in their price ranges and wanted to share them with you now.

222 Ortega Ridge Road – $2,395,000 – Was previously listed at $2,585,000

This home sits between Montecito and Summerland, close to each and close to the beach, offering great ocean views. Perched on a knoll overlooking the Pacific & surrounded by lawns, gardens and patios, this well designed and classically decorated home is set down a private road, on over half an acre. This is a tastefully done home, with a close in location, boasting privacy and great ocean views


302 Woodley Road $4,200,000 was previously listed at $4,495,000

This dramatic Tuscan villa was featured in my article previously and offers 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, and is situated on close to town, prestigious Pepper Hill. The home and surrounding property offer privacy and exciting panoramic ocean and island views.  Once inside, a new owner and their guests can feel as if they have been transported thousands of miles away to a small Italian city near the ocean.


760 Riven Rock Road – $5,300,000 was previously listed at $5,950,000

Sitting on almost 2 gated, private and serene acres, the home offers ocean views and beautiful gardens. Additionally, there is a terraced fruit orchard, expansive patios for entertaining and a swimming pool. The square footage is advertised as just over 5,000sqft and the property has the look and feel of a much larger estate.



283 Las Entradas Drive $7,500,000 was previously listed at $8,500,000

Tasteful grandeur defines this 4 bedroom, 5 and a half bathroom Mediterranean estate, set on 2.5 acres with Montecito mountain views and ocean peaks from the top floor. The formal entry gate, meandering driveway and stone lined walls with circular drive create an inviting approach to this stately property.