Marsha Kotlyar Group  |  License #01426886

Meet Our Team

Marsha Kotlyar


Marsha is a top selling real estate agent with a reputation for discretion and negotiating skills, which has made her one of the most respected names in luxury real estate. With more than 17 years experience, her knowledge and intuitiveness coupled with her impeccable service and meticulous attention to detail, has resulted in a long list of happy clients. Combining passion and an unrivaled knowledge of the current and past Santa Barbara real estate market, Marsha is committed to providing her clients the most honest and informed real estate advice possible. Her background in City Planning & Real Estate development gives her clientele an advantage in navigating the building process.

“I am most inspired when I connect my client with the ideal property – seeing their happiness reminds me why I do what I do.”

Originally born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Marsha moved to Santa Barbara at age 6, and instantly fell in love with the area’s beauty and splendor. Being a Russian Jewish immigrant has influenced Marsha’s tenacity and true 24-7 work ethic. Marsha balances her career by spending quality time with her husband and two children, as well as an ardent love for architecture, design, skiing, music, and community involvement. Fluent in Russian, Marsha is able to assist as well as understand the needs of international clientele. Possessing a generous charitable side, she fervently believes in giving back to the community she has called home for over 30 years. She brings integrity, humor and commitment to everything she embraces.

Proven Success and Experience

  • Full-time real estate professional for 17 years
  • Local Santa Barbara Resident for over 32 years
  • Consistent Chairman’s Circle Diamond Award – Top 1⁄2 of 1% Agents Nationwide
  • Ranked 4th Berkshire Hathaway Agent Nationwide 2017
  • Ranked within Top 5 Teams in Santa Barbara MLS 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Top 100 Berkshire Hathaway Agents Nationwide, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Top 50 Berkshire Hathaway Agents for The Greater Los Angeles County, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Top 100 Prudential Agents for the Greater Los Angeles County, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Top Producing Agent Santa Barbara MLS, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Participated in over 400 real estate transactions, totaling over $1 billion in sold volume

Get in Touch with Marsha Kotlyar

(805) 565-4014
1170 Coast Village Road, Montecito CA 93108

Patrice Serrani

DRE 01764713

Every real estate transaction is unique in its challenges and opportunities so choosing a Realtor with industry-wide perspective and relevant life experience can help smooth the bumps on the path to finding your dream house. Patrice's diverse background and business experience over the years has allowed her to cultivate keen negotiation skills. She is a Certified Negotiation Expert – CNE®. These skills combined with her current market knowledge, advertising acumen, and contract and financial expertise provides the groundwork for every step of the real estate process.

Prior to joining Berkshire Hathaway (and Coldwell Banker prior to that), Patrice was a Senior Mortgage Consultant for more than 10 years, forming strong relationships and business acuity to help navigate the escrow process. She also enjoyed a long run as an Editor at Condé Nast Publications in New York and Los Angeles, a fast-paced, highly disciplined role that still fuels her passion for predicting, interpreting, and acting on trends in the marketplace.

Through it all Patrice has held her Realtor license, participating in many personal and professional transactions. Most importantly, she built a home and family with her husband and two sons in the Montecito foothills, a 25-year ongoing adventure that stirs its own special insights about neighborhoods, schools, people, and a love of the Santa Barbara area.

“I travel all over the world and still, every time I return to Santa Barbara I’m thrilled to be home.”

Proven Success and Experience

  • 2018 Chairman's Circle, Platinum Award
  • Top 1% of BHHS Agents Nationwide and Abroad
  • Full-Time Real Estate Professional
  • Local Montecito resident for over 25 years
  • SBAOR Statistical Review Committee member for the last 4 years
  • Serves on Berkshire Hathaway Home Service's Charitable Foundation Board

Get in Touch with Patrice Serrani

1170 Coast Village Road

Allie Baxter

DRE #02072389

Allie brings boundless passion and a creative eye to the team. She is the marketing and advertising director, and facilitates each period of a listing, from the beginning to the sale, to ensure the property receives the vast exposure it deserves.

Allie has been involved in over 110 transactions, totaling over $355,000,000 in sold volume. Her ability to quickly adapt to the ever-changing real estate marketing landscape makes her an asset to the most sophisticated clientele.

Allie moved to Santa Barbara in 2010, from the Bay Area, upon attending UC Santa Barbara and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She joined MK Group in 2015 and brings a calm and trusting tone to all of the team’s transactions and through all aspects of the sales process.

Get in Touch with Allie Baxter

(805) 565-4015
1170 Coast Village Road, Montecito CA 93108

Mia Wamsley

As our Administrative guru, Mia takes the lead on handling office responsibilities, managing our social media, website, and assisting the team with any critical tasks.

Originally from Kauai, Mia moved to Santa Barbara to continue her education. She has earned an Associate's degree in Business Administration and is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree at CSU Channel Islands. With previous real estate and customer service experience, Mia provides valuable support to our team.

Get in Touch with Mia Wamsley

(805) 477-4206
1170 Coast Village Road, Montecito Ca 93108

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