Marsha Kotlyar Estate Group  |  License #01426886  |  (805) 565-4014

Meet Our Team

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Marsha Kotlyar


DRE #01426886

Marsha is a top selling real estate agent with a reputation for discretion, integrity and keen negotiating skills, which has made her one of the most respected names in luxury real estate. With over 19 years selling local luxury real estate, her extensive knowledge and meticulous attention to detail has resulted in a long list of happy and repeat clients. You can find her many awards on a shelf in the team's office but you won't often hear her talking about them. Combining passion for homes and a strong intuition, Marsha honors her role as a client advocate above all else. She delivers strategic advice and skilled negotiation to ensure clients get what they want, whether it is a premium price for the property they are selling or the most advantageous terms on the home they are buying. Her degree and background in City Planning and Real Estate Development gives her clientele an added advantage in navigating the complex Santa Barbara County building process.

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

Originally born in St. Petersburg, Russia, at age 6 Marsha immigrated with her family to the US and within a year was fortunate to move to Santa Barbara, instantly falling in love with the area’s natural beauty and splendor. Being a Russian Jewish immigrant has always influenced Marsha’s tenacity and strong work ethic. Fluent in Russian, Marsha is able to assist as well as understand the needs of international clientele.

When she’s not immersed in work or with family, Marsha balances her time with a passion for design, architecture, skiing, hiking, and live music. Possessing a generous charitable side, she fervently believes in giving back to the community she has called home for over 34 years. She dedicates her time and resources to non-profit organizations focused on community outreach, environmental sustainability, and the arts. She and her husband have two sons and reside in Montecito. She brings integrity, persistence, and commitment to everything she embraces.


  • Chairman’s Circle Diamond Award – Top ½ of 1% Agents Nationwide
  • #1 Team - Berkshire Hathaway Santa Barbara County in 2021
  • #4 Berkshire Hathaway Agent Nationwide in 2017
  • #2 Team - Santa Barbara MLS in 2021
  • Top 5 Teams - Santa Barbara MLS in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Top 25 Berkshire Hathaway Small Teams Nationwide in 2020, 2021
  • Top 100 Berkshire Hathaway Agents Nationwide in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Top 50 Berkshire Hathaway Agents for The Greater Los Angeles County in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Top 100 Prudential Agents for the Greater Los Angeles County in 2011, 2012
  • Participated in over 450 real estate transactions, totaling over $1.3 billion in Sold Volume
  • Full-time real estate professional for over 19 years
  • Local Santa Barbara Resident for 34 years

Get in Touch with Marsha Kotlyar

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

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Allie Baxter


DRE #02072389

Originally from the Bay Area, Allie moved to Santa Barbara in 2010 where she graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Psychology. She joined MK Group in 2015, where she steadily proved herself as a passionate force and integral part of our team totaling over $610,000,000 in sold volume across more than 175 transactions.

As our director of operations and sales, Allie facilitates each period of a listing to ensure properties receive the vast exposure they deserve. She brings boundless determination and professionalism, surpassing client expectations with her ability to quickly adapt to the ever-changing real estate marketing landscape.

An invaluable asset, Allie manages both of our Marketing and Sales Assistants while meticulously overseeing all aspects of the sales process. Her excellent problem-solving skills, calm demeanor, and trusting tone ensure that all our most sophisticated clientele receive a positive experience from start to finish.

Get in Touch with Allie Baxter

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

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Brittany Arntz

Sales Agent

DRE #02055307

Originally from the Bay Area, Brittany lived in Los Angeles for 12 years, studying Visual Communications at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) and working in the modeling and fashion industry for over a decade. She then received her real estate license in 2018, before moving to Santa Barbara in 2020. Her eye for beautiful aesthetics and design is invaluable to our team in the luxury real estate industry.

Brittany has a deep passion for helping and connecting with people, which is evident in both her hard work and dedication to our team, as well as her friendly, spirited nature when working with our clients. She has been a huge asset to Marsha Kotlyar Estate Group since August 2020, keeping us organized and taking challenges head-on with a smile on her face every day. 

Get in Touch with Brittany Arntz

1170 Coast Village Road

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Nell Grokenberger

Sales Assistant

DRE #02135872

Born and raised in the Pacific Palisades, Nell graduated Cum Laude from Boston College in 2014. Prior to her role at Marsha Kotylar Estate Group, Nell worked in luxury sales and project management. While her background in sales at Rosewood Miramar Beach gave her a firm foundation in cross-departmental support, navigating logistical challenges, and establishing business relationships with high-net-worth clients, her experience in project management provided her with incredible multitasking strength and marketing power. Over the past 8 years, Nell has become exceptionally familiar with the Santa Barbara community and continues to set new standards of customer service, professionalism, and commitment to our clients.

When she’s not assisting in sales, Nell can be found searching for the perfect cup of coffee, estate sale hunting, or attempting a golf lesson at Birnam Wood.

Get in Touch with Nell Grokenberger

(805) 565-4014
1170 Coast Village Road

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