This is what makes it all worthwhile, hearing from you that we've made a difference.
Testimonials, they are always such a great way of letting others know how successful a business is. We think it is important for you to read just a few of our emails about what our past clients and subscribers have said about their experience in finding Santa Barbara Rentals with us. Whether it is a Rental Guide Testimonial, Relocation Service Testimonial or Landlord Testimonial, we are certainly pleased with the high volume of emails we get from our satisfied customers! Our hope, should you decide to use our service, is that you will also let us know of your experience with Preferred Rental!
Preferred Rentals is great! Leah found us a perfect apartment with incredible speed and really took the weight of a quick relocation off our shoulders. What's especially noteworthy is that we have a large (~70lb) dog, and we were *still* placed within a week. I strongly recommend Preferred Rentals to anyone from out of town that needs help finding an apartment!
I received the deposit in the mail today. Thank you!! You are truly wonderful to work with, and I'm so glad I stumbled across your website. I will definitely recommend you to some people I know in SB who're considering renting out their place.
You can put ads online and in the papers, and plant a yard sign and ask your friends. OR...you can call Preferred Rental and let them find the right tenant, qualify that tenant, and bring them to you. Presto!
Really wish I had started with Preferred Rental and really glad I learned about them. Alison Crowther took care of everything quickly and professionally. So now, I am looking forward to my new tenant's move-in day! Thank you Alison and Preferred!
Thanks so much to you, Jerry, and to Linda for doing such a great job and for finding such well-suited tenants.
After several discouraging months of apartment hunting, my boyfriend and I signed up for the relocation service. Wendy was absolutely amazing and immediately began searching for us. Within 24 hours she had found a beautiful one bedroom apartment in a great area for a great price AND she had persuaded the owners to consider my small dog. Within 48 hours of signing up for the service my boyfriend and I were signing a lease for our new home. I'm not sure if we could have done it without Wendy.
I would like to thank both you and Linda for the great work you have put in finding a rental for me in Santa Barbara. I know that this area is in very high demand right now, but you were still able to meet my somewhat unreasonable request and find a place that fit in about one week.
I was out of state throughout the process and worried about finding the right apartment over a distance, but now that I moved I can see that your judgement was perfect. The apartment meets and exceeds what I was looking for. Thanks to your hard work I was able to move and get settled early, and am now all set to start my new job.
Good afternoon. I hope this note finds you well. I wanted to thank you and your team for helping me find an apartment in Santa Barbara. I would especially like to thank Wendy for her efforts. From the beginning she was very confident, which reassured me a great deal in Preferred Rental's ability to find me a suitable place. Also, she was very persistent in trying to exhaust her personal contacts to find a landlord who would be understanding to my unique situation. I should note that since I previously lived abroad, there were constraints with regard to my credit history, which I have none.
Nonetheless, that did not discourage her by any means. Even though we faced rejections, Wendy's drive led her to find me a lovely place on Bath Street and put me in contact with the manager of the apartment complex after seeing the place herself. Much to my delight, shortly thereafter she found a larger apartment with Mr. Alberto Barberan, who she told me had been working with your company for years. Furthermore, Wendy sent me a variety of pictures of the 600 sq. ft one bedroom apartment. You can't imagine how excited my husband and I were to see pictures of our new home.
She immediately put forward the application for my husband and I, explained my credit situation to Mr. Barberan, and followed up with all parties until Alberto accepted to take my husband and I in his one bedroom apartment at 215 Castillo Street this September. Wendy is nothing short of extremely hard-working; and she delivers. Aside from Wendy's persistence and efficiency, I appreciated her honesty. She has been very straight-forward with me in a constructive way. Such a trait is very rare these days. Finally, I was very touched when she offered to help me when I arrive in Santa Barbara if I ever needed anything. This was not only a professional gesture, but also a considerate one.
It was a huge relief for us to find an apartment a few weeks before we moved. I'm happy to let you know that I sent Mr. Barberan the security deposit he requested, which should be arriving at his office between 10:30 am and 3 pm tomorrow. The only thing pending is that he let me know the exact date at which we can move in. From there he will draft the contract which we will sign. I will definitely recommend your company to my colleagues and friends in the future.
I cannot thank you enough for working so hard and securing the perfect rental for me and my dog in the fast-paced Santa Barbara real estate market. The move from France would have been impossible without your diligence and all the resources you provided. I am thrilled to finally be moving to the gorgeous and tranquil location in Santa Barbara you found us and will definitely use you as my agent when I’m ready to purchase a property!
Thank you so much for your help in our house search. Before finding your business we had searched for a rental for over three weeks. By far your services were the best that we experienced. All of the individuals we spoke to were helpful, friendly and service-oriented. And in the end you found us the perfect house. Thank you so much.
I want to thank you so much for your help in securing an apartment for me! In one week, you found me a beautiful place in a quiet neighborhood, within walking distance to restaurants and coffee shops, that's just a short bike ride to UCSB (but not too close!). And beyond finding a place that met my requirements, you sent me photos of the property and connected with the landlords personally to express interest in the apartment on my behalf. Given that I live out of state and the real estate market in Santa Barbara changes so rapidly, I know that I couldn't have found such an amazing place without you! I'm so excited to make it my new home.
I am writing this testimonial to acknowledge the wonderful work done on my behalf by Wendy Reid. Three days after starting the search she found me the perfect home and worked with realtor to secure the home for me. I highly recommend Wendy and Preferred Rental Service.
I'm writing to express my sincere gratitude for the lightening fast relocation you have provided me. In one week you were able to secure my new home AND meet every one of my particular requirements. From the beginning you have been a trusted source of information and help in understanding Santa Barbara and it's environs. Your extensive real estate knowledge coupled with a keen personability have made all the difference in my process to find the perfect home.
You and your vast knowledge of Santa Barbara and its surrounding areas were vital to my move! I relocated from Orlando, FL for a job opportunity here in Santa Barbara. As you can imagine, this made searching for a place to live in this vastly desirable area, extremely difficult. Oh, and I have a dog! Which if you’re unfamiliar, means only about 1 of every 10 properties can even be considered! This didn’t phase you at all. You were confident, and always reassuring me that things would work out. After all, you were on my side! You quickly found me options to chose from and with your local representation (a huge plus for any working professional) we reached out to landlords and I got a place on the East side near Montecito that I absolutely love!
Linda, I wanted to take a few minutes and write to you about what an amazing asset you have in Jenn! She is so full of energy and optimism, and her go- getter attitude is really quite rare to find, I think! She and I drove around and looked at about 10 or so apartments on Thursday and finally found the perfect place this past Saturday! I'm in the process of moving in now- I have the keys, the lease is signed and everything is paid for. Jenn is amazing, as I've already said. She knows how to be assertive when needed and can communicate with potential landlords really well, and she's got a great deal of knowledge about the housing/ renting market here in town. She's truly a gem! Make sure you keep her around close!
We can't thank you enough for your professionalism, expertise, and hard work in helping us find our home in Santa Barbara. We love our home, the neighborhood, and the walk to downtown. As we started to look remotely, we realized that finding the right place was tough, but securing the place when multiple applicants were present was the true value. Having a local presence was key to us getting our place. After we decided to move to Santa Barbara, your years of experience in this market really came into play. Your knowledge of the neighborhoods and rental options, was so valuable and helped guide us in making the right decisions. In fact, we have already recommended you to both friends and work associates who are interested in relocating to Santa Barbara.
Well after weeks of your patience before I finally signed up, I will be sleeping in my new home for the first time tomorrow night! I found the place before signing up but Alison came along right on time! When I found the unit they weren't going to have the first showing until almost two weeks out. By the time that date arrived, it was public knowledge that I was leaving my old job and I had responsibilities that I wanted to be sure I handled. Thanks to Alison I was able to attend a VERY important meeting and still be one of the first "to see" (through Alison's eyes) the Padre unit that I had found weeks earlier. She went to the appointment for me and immediately told me that I HAD to come see it. And I did. I drove up the following morning, submitted my application (second one they received) and now I have keys! It was a bit of a waiting game and I had a few other "birds in the bush" but I really fell in love with Padre. Alison didn't give up and we kept looking for other units just in case. She listened to me and calmed me down when I needed it. She really "got me" and learned what I liked RIGHT AWAY! It was so wonderful having her support and expertise at such an important time in my life... new job, new home, new city ... A lot of change all at once. Alison really helped set the stage for an awesome new beginning and I am thankful to her and to Preferred Rentals for your assistance and support.
Thank you for the recent great success with my Relocation agent, Ariana Cortez! Following a flurry of emails and text messages, I decided to travel toSanta Barbarato meet her in person. We met for dinner and got to know one another. We discussed exactly what type of house would make me happy – and where it should be located. Ariana explained to me the intricacies of theSanta Barbararental market and its competitiveness – yet offered the encouragement to believe in unexpected good fortune. Then we discussed our action plan should a prime property suddenly come on the market. I had only two days inSanta Barbara– and it was very important for me to find a place soon. The morning of my second day, she excitedly told me that a property fitting the description of what I was looking for had just come on the market. We flew into action according to plan. She made an appointment for me to see the house. She also made sure that I was the first one the owner would see that day. She also was carrying the rental application in her pocket should this be the one. She had taken a long lunch hour so she would be available to support me and to close the deal. I make the decision to take it! Ariana whipped out the rental application and gave it to the owner. We had swooped in as a well rehearsed team and carried out our plan. I was approved – and the dear little cottage was my new home! Ariana held her focus with dedication, determination and a good heart. She was on my side and truly helped me fulfill my dream of moving to a downtown Santa Barbara Cottage. She found my special place in one week and three days!
I relocated to Santa Barbara for a new job and my company provided me with a few relocation services to choose from in order to find an apartment. First let me say that I highly recommend going with a relocation service to help you find a new home. It was a huge stress reliever knowing that you've got a team that clearly knows what you're looking for, and is constantly looking for the best place for you. I had neither the time nor energy to do everything that Preferred Rental Services did on my behalf. It was a necessity. Ultimately I chose Preferred Rental Services because they seemed to be the most knowledgeable of the very competitive rental market in Santa Barbara. I met with Linda before making my decision and it was her confident, calming and personable nature that led me to go with Preferred Rental Services. From there the process was simple and smooth. I completed a "client profile" to give PRS the necessary information about me and what I was looking for. From there I was assigned an agent (Jenn Ream) that would be my daily, even hourly contact moving forward. Jenn was excellent. With more than 10 years of experience, it was clear she had a pulse on the Santa Barbara rental market. She took the time to get to know me, and to clearly listen to and understand my needs. Jenn's communication was top notch. She would call, text and e-mail frequently to provide me with updates and to let me know what she had found. She also did a great job of getting me acquainted with the different neighborhoods, allowing me to narrow down my search area. Ultimately, it was Jenn's constant research and persistence with very busy landlords and local property management companies that led to her finding the perfect spot for me. She was truly a pleasure to work with and I recommend Jenn and Preferred Rental Services to anyone looking for a place to live in the Santa Barbara and surrounding areas.
We absolutely LOVE our new place. You nailed it. The neighborhood, neighbors, Suzanne and of course Santa Barbara. Thank you so much!
Jenn was an incredible help in finding me a place to live in Santa Barbara. Coming from out of town, I'd been really frustrated trying to find a place on my own, especially with a larger dog. She was professional and found the perfect place for me while taking away the stress of navigating a new town on my own. I can't say enough about how easy the process was. I was so relieved to have someone who knew the area and was able to provide great advice about how to find a place that fit all the qualities I'd been hoping for.
I wanted to drop you a quick note saying how much we enjoyed working with Jenn. She was excited and positive about all aspects of our move... which is important when you are looking for 'the perfect place to live'. Well, she delivered and we are very happy with what she found. She even found us a house with a great yard for our dog! We would refer other people to use the service and it was well worth the money. Thank you!
We had such a great experience with Preferred Rental Relocation Service. We worked with Jenn, and from the moment we emailed her with our list of what we were looking for, she was sending us multiple videos a day. She made us feel extremely confidant in our apartment search, since we could not be out here. She made us her main priority by keeping in good contact with us, and sure enough we had a great apartment to move into upon our arrival to Santa Barbara. Thanks again Preferred Rental, and most importantly Jenn!
Jenn Reams from Preferred Rental was amazing to work with. Anyone who has her to call upon has found an amazing asset in the form of this genuine, polite, down to earth, hard-working woman. Jenn helped my find an amazing apartment in very little time and I can't believe that it was within my budget, had all the amenities I asked for, and I was able to move in within the day of seeing the apartment. Jenn is professional yet friendly and is quite a joy to work with!
"I could not have asked for better help with my relocation process. Originally I attempted to find a place on my own, but not being familiar with the area or the market presented several unexpected challenges. The search from out-of-state quickly became stressful and overwhelming. Jenn reassured me from the beginning that we could find something that would meet my needs. She put me at ease from our first conversation and I had no doubt from that point forward I was in good hands. I put my trust in her completely and was not disappointed. She listened carefully to my concerns and helped me find just the right rental for my budget and pet requirements. I would recommend PRS, and Jenn specifically, to anyone. And I wouldn't hesitate to hire them again myself. Jenn, so grateful for your willingness to go the extra mile. I couldn't have done this without you. Thanks again!!!" Jenn, hope to see you around town once I get settled. :)
I just wanted to pass on a huge and heartfelt thanks for everything you did to make the process of my relocation (finding a rental property) go so smoothly and seamlessly. Right from the first time I spoke with you I felt my anxiety lift...with very little available time to devote to searching for properties – you fast-tracked the process, confidently and gracefully. Your local knowledge, efficiency and smile put me at ease and made what could have been an awful week, an enjoyable and exciting process! You are a star and I feel so very fortunate that Linda assigned you to my 'case'! Thanks again and thanks to the whole team – I will be sure to recommend your services to anyone in need. Happy holidays and I hope to see you around sunny SB one of these days!
I got the lease and am signing it and sending it back with deposit today!!! I just could not have done it without you! It was all too overwhelming not knowing the area and school districts.
We went ahead and have a lease with Willow Springs, so we are set to go. Thanks so much for your help and work visiting all the places. I don't think we could have done a reasonable search without you. Have a great holiday!
I'm mailing up the cleaning deposit, so we are all set. Thank you so much for everything you did. You certainly helped to reduce my stress significantly, and I'm sure you talking with the owner paved the way for us.
It¹s done! We have sent the check for the deposit and first months rent. Tina has received it and we are leaving for Santa Barbara, April 9th. I hope you will keep in touch. I will contact you after we arrive. If there¹s any way I can refer someone to your office, I will. Take care and thanks for your help in our move!
I want to thank you for finding this lovely cottage. It is quiet, safe and the landlord is so nice. I never thought I would find a two bedroom with garage in such a perfect area for this price. You did a fantastic job. Your videos and attention to my needs is greatly appreciated. I love the location, not too close to downtown and not too far away. I even found a Vons and all the other things I need nearby. Thanks again for an outstanding job! Kind regards,
I wanted you to know we found an apartment for my son Brando. What a brutal market! I cannot Thank You enough for having Jenn work with us. She is extremely professional, knowledgeable and personable. She assessed our specific needs and weeded out all the poor choices before showing us anything. Jenn found us a place in the center of town, just a block to my sons' school. She was the first on it and we came up and secured it. Honestly, I would still be looking or settling for something miles away without Jenn. Linda, while I was initially hesitant, your Relocation Service was worth every penny. I would recommend it to anyone.
I just wanted to say how wonderful Jenn was to work with during this apartment finding process. We definitely were in over our heads and she helped to keep us calm. We found a place that both Joe and I loved and will love to live in.
I would like to express my complete satisfaction with Jenn Reams. Tammy and I are in a difficult financial situation and through her advocacy, Jenn connected us with a landlord that is willing to work with us. It is a fantastic house in a great area (actually outside the area we were originally looking). Jenn suggested opening up our geographic range last weekend and found the house the same day. Jenn is highly professional, knowledgeable, confident and a pleasure to work with. Thank you for your services,