Sheela Hunt

Sheela Hunt

Real Estate Agent

Get to Know Me

Sheela has been in the Real Estate business since first earning her Real Estate license while still in college. Sheela first worked in the Los Angeles area before moving to Montecito with her husband, Mark, to join his many generations of family in the area. Since moving to the area in 2002 and committing full time to her Real Estate sales career, Sheela has helped dozens of clients with their transactions, representing both buyers and sellers and closing over $200,000,000 in sales.
In addition, and giving Sheela a broader knowledge base of all areas of Real Estate sales, Sheela has previous experience working as a Property Appraiser, Mortgage Consultant, and Personal Banker for high-wealth clients and their businesses.
During that early time in her career, Sheela received numerous recognition awards for achieving pride in customer excellence and consistently exceeding her sales goals. 
When she's not working, you can find her enjoying time with her family and friends, spending time at the beach, and involving herself in fundraising for various nonprofit organizations such as Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, Dream Foundation, Village Properties Teacher's Fund, and Town & Gown of USC.
Born in Hong Kong to parents from Bombay, India, Sheela's family was familiar with life in many countries. "We moved and traveled a lot! During this time I had the opportunity to see the world before I was 12. Those experiences likely sparked my interest in people and where they lived", says Sheela in an interview by CASA magazine.
When Sheela married Mark, she married into a family embedded in the Santa Barbara real estate market. Bill and Elsie Hunt, Mark's grandparents, were a real estate team in Santa Barbara from the mid-1960s to the late 1980s.
What My Clients Say
Outstanding in every way Sheela is awesome -- knowledgeable, prompt, efficient, dependable, friendly, sensitive to the feelings and reactions of all parties, and anticipatory of potential problems well before they can get out of hand. She is a delight and will greatly lower the stress of your buying/selling experience. We have used her for multiple transactions and would never go with anyone else.

— Steve G.

What My Clients Say
This woman listens! Very attentive to my needs, quickly and efficiently lined up a number of candidates, and within days we had reviewed 10 properties. I gave her a budget for one of them, and gave her the discretion to negotiate the final price. She proved worthy of my trust, and as the person on the front lines, made a great deal on my behalf, without using up the budget. Well done Sheela!

— Charlie W.

What My Clients Say
High touch, client centric Agent that goes above and beyond in every dimension I unreservedly say that Sheela is the best Realtor I have ever worked with, and believe her to be outstanding in her role. While there are many things I can point to, here are three I would call out that a prospective client will appreciate: • Vision – At the start of the process, Sheela painted a vision of what the house shou...

— Dave G.

What My Clients Say
Shelley, Meg, and I can't thank you enough for all you did to help us find just the right house for our family in Santa Barbara. Your professionalism went above and beyond simply knowing the market and being capable and responsive. This also included putting us in touch with a network of other first-rate professionals and service providers from the community, which made the buying process stress-free and...

— Douglas C.

What My Clients Say
You are a testament to your thoughtfulness, caring and willingness to offer all your talents in helping one obtain the property one wishes for. Your clarity and step-by-step detailed information are concise and leave no doubts whatsoever. I, for one, never felt so comfortable and at ease in stating my needs to you. You are true to be commended for being such an outstanding professional in your field and ...

— Wayne & Debbie G.

What My Clients Say
Sheela Hunt is absolutely a terrific professional. She helped me every step of the way with my recent purchase in Montecito from showing the home several times, negotiation of the purchase price, home inspections, closing, and moving in. Sheela was dedicated to the project, taking calls and emails around the clock, and communicated all developments to me promptly. Sheela is also genuinely engaging and fu...

— Bob S.

Work With Sheela

She has previous experience working as a Property Appraiser, Mortgage Consultant, and Personal Banker for high-wealth clients and their businesses.