More About Me


Since 1983 I have been representing Buyers and Sellers in their real estate transactions for homes, condos, income properties, and vacant land; in the communities of Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch, Goleta, and Isla Vista. My focus has always been to make my clients' real estate experience result in the best possible outcome for them, while protecting their investment and legal interests.  My mantra is to work for my clients the way that I would want a Realtor to work for me: with honesty, integirty, and great care.  Not only are these important qualities to expect, but also how I love to work.  

My association with Village Properties enables me to offer my clients the most elite, cutting-edge business services in this industry, supported by resources that surpass those of any other real estate company that I have ever been associated with. Plain and simply, I believe that Village Properties is the most outstanding real estate company in Santa Barbara.  By partnering with Village Properties I am able to provide my clients the benefit of receiving the best support and marketing that is available today.

I am very aware that my clients have a choice when it comes to who they decide to be their Realtor. Whether you are in the market to buy or sell a home or property anywhere in the Santa Barbara area, you will always benefit from my years of experience to guide you through the process, and always receive consistent and professional communication and service from me as your Realtor.

You can count on me to:  

    • Go above and beyond your expectations with the quality of service that I provide

    • Implement cutting edge methodology to streamline the buying and selling process

    • Personally be at every appointment in your transaction

    • Keep you up to date on market changes as they occur

    • Always communicate in the most timely manner

    • Protect your interests with the utmost care

    • Maintain inventory and market knowledge

    • Expand your listing exposure for optimum property marketology

    • Provide all information necessary in order for you to make the best decisions

    • Continue my education and training to advance my knowledge and abilities

Professional Real Estate Designations:

    • GRI - Graduate Realtor Institute

    • SFR - Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource

    • GREEN - Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Real Estate

    • ABR® - Accredited Buyer’s Representative

    • SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist


“Vicky was professional and attentive in the sales and purchase of my properties. Her knowledge and joy carried through every step of my real estate transactions. Her advice was accurate and valuable. She was resourceful in dealing with maintenance and repair issues. Her contacts for gardening, cleaning, hauling, and inspecting were licensed and reliable. I was grateful to have Vicky Garske for my Realtor, and highly recommend her.” - Sondra B.

“Vicky Garske has been our trusted realtor for 16 years representing us in 2 home purchases and one sale. As first time buyers, Vicky advised and educated in what to look for in a home not just for the moment, but for our future family, investment, and return needs. Her expertise, understanding of the market, assessment of individual properties pros and cons, coupled with outstanding client services is unparalleled. Both as a buyer and seller, Vicky represented us with the highest standard of professionalism, cared, listened and responded to our needs, and made the process as transparent, streamlined and as easy on us as possible. There is no one else we would use for our real estate needs. Recently she sold our mother’s property, daunted by the prospect of downsizing and moving into Maravilla, Vicky alleviated our mother’s fears and got her top dollar for her home, handled and was present for all the necessary inspections, and made the transaction process as stress free and seamless as possible.” - Catherine W. and Robert S.