Emily Kellenberger

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Emily Kellenberger | Montecito Santa Barbara Real Estate

Emily is ranked in the top 1% of real estate agents nationwide, and is honored to be consistently recognized as one of the “Top 10″ agents at Village Properties. Village Properties is a luxury boutique firm, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, and has been #1 company in the area for annual sales volume for many years running. Emily was recognized as the “Finalist” for Best Real Estate Agent in the 2015 Santa Barbara Independent Reader’s Poll. Emily has over sixteen years of real estate experience, including finance, development, consulting, residential and commercial sales, and vacant land.

Some of Emily’s projects include the sale of 200 Lambert Road, a 52-acre property with polo fields and facilities, Alma Del Pueblo, a new development in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, with 37 residences and 29,000 square feet of commercial space. Alma Del Pueblo is 95% sold. Recently, Emily sold El Fureidis, the historic Bertram Goodhue estate in the heart of Montecito, also popularly known as the location of the film ‘Scarface’. Emily helps her clients with listing their properties for sale, and assisting clients in purchasing their primary residences, second homes, or investment properties. Emily works on a variety of high-end luxury estates, distressed sales, and beach properties, making her a truly versatile agent.

In 2008, Emily spent some time across Santa Barbara and New York City, working on a large project (a brand new 58-story building with 223 residences) with a partner right next to Ground Zero. As Emily put it, “It was an amazing experience to be living in New York City, right in SoHo in the heart of things, and to expand my real estate portfolio of experience to be involved with the largest new development in Downtown New York. Even still, Santa Barbara is where my heart is. You see those mountains, and you know you’re home.”

Emily’s success has been built through her strong relationships with her clients, local real estate agents as collaborators, local vendors, and her community network. Successful relationships don’t just happen. They are the product of hard work, positive thinking, commitment, persistence and integrity. Emily brings these attributes to work with her each day, and the number of successful relationships she’s established and maintained exemplifies this. Her youthful spirit, high energy, and charming personality make her one of the easiest and most sought after agents to work with. In addition to being an agent, Emily has consulting experience in her background, she has mentored other new agents, and she is also a member of the Santa Barbara, California and National Associations of Realtors. This means she holds herself to the highest ethical and moral standards in the industry.

Beginning her real estate career in her junior year of college, while earning a degree in Business Economics & Accounting at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Emily gained firsthand experience in real estate through Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, then working under Coldwell Banker before joining Village Properties in 2004. Emily has emerged as an extremely well rounded agent with a knowledge of finance and a work ethic exceeded only by her passion to serve her clients.

Emily’s dedication to people extends well beyond the borders of Village Properties as she has dedicated her free time serving as the Chair of the Member Services Committee for the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors and also on the Housing Opportunity Committee for Santa Barbara. The Housing Opportunity Committee keeps Emily intimately involved with many of the housing land use issues facing the area. At work and at play (usually painting, traveling, or at the beach), Emily’s ability to problem solve serves her clients and the community well.

The combination of her creative vision with her devotion to others makes Emily McBride Kellenberger the ideal agent to work with. Emily will offer you her complete and undivided attention on a moment’s notice. One read of her testimonials and you’ll know you are working with someone special who loves what she does. If you are looking for a terrific agent who will treat you like family, Emily is the agent of choice. Emily has spent almost all of her life right here in beautiful Southern California and she’ll do everything she can to ensure you can too.

In Emily’s free time (which isn’t a whole lot of time!), she enjoys hiking, surfing, traveling, and painting. You can view some of her oil paintings here:


Brittney McCahill, Sales Associate and Transaction Coordinator


As a graduate of San Francisco State University, Brittney carries a degree in Broadcasting Electronic Communications as well as a passion for real estate.Brittney

With her background working as a sales and marketing specialist for one of the top producing staging companies in San Francisco, Brittney has helped implement staging designs for over 100 properties and has a great eye for marketing properties. Making strong connections between clients, agents, and designers, it was obvious her passion was to pursue real estate early in her career. Her dedication to deepening relationships and tenacious work ethic as a team player make her an asset to Emily Kellenberger & Associates. As a key member on Emily’s team, Brittney arranges showings for multiple properties, books luxurious vacation rentals, coordinates the escrow process for purchases and sales, and manages portfolios for over 50 tenants in the Santa Barbara area. Her marketing skills, communication style, strong attention to detail, and her sincere relationship with Emily have provided the EK&A team with an invaluable skillset.


Holly Heafey, Marketing Assistant


Emily Kellenberger Team | Montecito Santa Barbara Real Estate

Holly Heafey has recently joined Emily Kellenberger’s team as a marketing intern while earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History from University of California, Santa Barbara. Being able to learn from such charismatic and driven women like Emily and Brittney has given her many opportunities to learn new skills in marketing and management. With these new skills, she plans to go into marketing after college and earn her MBA in the future. 

As a current student at UCSB, in her free time she is either studying or enjoying the amazing views and beach that the campus has to offer.