Forget typical real estate conventions and fancy stories of success. Randy Solakian is not that guy. Part world traveler, part surfer, and part real estate veteran; Solakian is what the Los Angeles Times once called a “secret agent”–one that flies under the radar, eschewing definitions and vacillating between a low profile and a world of boundless luxury enjoyed by his clients. One would hardly know it by talking to him, but he is one of the Santa Barbara region’s most illustrious real estate leaders, who has assembled a sales history that spans over three decades and includes several legendary estates.
“I don’t talk about myself and how great I am,” he told the Times in 1999, preferring instead to let his exceptional listings in Montecito, Santa Barbara and Hope Ranch do the talking. Not much has changed in 15 years.