About Chris Casebeer & Company
Chris Casebeer

Chris Casebeer has a vast and rich experience helping clients buy and sell their homes. From comfortable houses in tucked-away neighborhoods to palatial estates high above Santa Barbara—Chris knows the stories and people that connect them all. For over 40 years, Santa Barbara has been an evolving gift to him, and he always enjoys passing its treasures on to others.

Chris is committed to quality service and going beyond the ordinary to satisfy his clientele. Chris will listen to you and will cater to your needs. Having handled hundreds of transactions, Chris has found creative ways of achieving positive results for all.


Chris's Favorite Quote
"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now."  - Goethe


Everything You Could Want To Know About Chris!
UCSB Volleyball 1969
UCSB Volleyball 1969
Chris first came to Santa Barbara in 1964 to attend UCSB.   He majored in Economics and received a BA degree in 1969.   His minor was in Intercollegiate Volleyball.   In 1968 he was selected to the 2nd Team All American of the USVBA,   In 1969 UCSB won the Collegiate Division of the USVBA National Championships in Knoxville Tennessee.

Chris was first licensed with Pitts & Bachmann Realtors of Santa Barbara in 1974.   He learned his craft from the best, David Pitts.    Specializing in homes, condominiums and buildable sites gave Chris a broad knowledge of the Santa Barbara market.   Later in 1980 he opened his own firm, Casebeer & Company, Inc over the Chase Bar & Grill at 1012 State Street.   In 1993 the office moved to 1335 State Street where it still operates from.    Being an Independent Broker Chris provides a full complement of real estate services for Buyers, Sellers and Owners of Santa Barbara properties.    From 1998 through 2007 Casebeer has closed 126 escrows.   Over 95% of these Buyers and Sellers are repeat or referral customers.  In order to be well connected within his community and profession Chris made a commitment early on to serve the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors which culminated as being Present in 1993-94.   Chris was honored as Realtor of the Year in 1995  and Honorary Life Member of the Santa Barbara Board of Realtors in 1997 by the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS. He has also served the California Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors.

Coach Chris
Coach Chris (Jeremy is top row, middle)
Chris has served as President of the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, Santa Barbara City College Adult Education Advisory Committee and chaired/founded Men Against Domestic Violence.   He has served on the Boards of Domestic Violence Solutions, Victoria Theatre Community House, Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, UCSB Athletic Directors Advisory Committee.    In 2005 Chris received the R.F. MacFarland Memorial Trophy by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table for his contributions to youth athletics. 

Santa Barbara is a great place for families. I raised my own children here. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, cooking, gardening, reading about santa Barbara History, and yoga. I have acquired a lot of historical memorabilia, maps, art, and books on Santa Barbara. Much of this can be seen in my office, including some great old maps, and Borein etchings.

Chris's greatest personal accomplishments are his two kids Charlotte and Jeremy.   Along the way he coached each child in youth sports: Charlotte in Goleta Valley Girls Softball and AYSO Soccer; Jeremy in AYSO Soccer and then as his fan with Santa Barbara Club Soccer and Volleyball.    Charlotte is studying Recreational Therapy at Chico State University and plans to graduate in 2008.   Jeremy attends UCLA and is studying business and plays on the Men’s Collegiate Volleyball team.  Follow the action at www.UCLABruins.com

Chris loves to travel.  In 1999, inspired by the Buena Vista Social Club movie, he made his first trip to Cuba.   It was in Havana that he met the love of his life, Teresita Ana Berriz.   Over the next five years Teriana and Chris cultivated an email friendship that turned into a full blown relationship.   Ultimately Teriana and her daughter came to Santa Barbara in 2004 to visit which turned out to confirm their love and devotion.   They were married on October 2, 2004.    Teriana now attends SBCC where she is improving her English skills.   Maripaula has attended SBCC where she made the Dean's List and plans to transfer to UCSB where she will study Biology/Conservation.    Along the way Chris's Spanish has improved.  

 

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