Wade has earned the recognition for his distinguished service of representing Montecito and Santa Barbara real estate for over 30 years. He specializes in luxury homes and ranch estate properties. Starting his real estate career in Los Angeles, he moved to Montecito in 1987, quickly establishing a loyal real estate following. Some of his clients who purchased homes decades ago have recently resold those properties and moved to their replacement homes with Wade's representation. His clients include celebrities and business leaders. Prior to focusing on his real estate career, Wade worked in Business Management as a CPA accountant in Beverly Hills. He worked on behalf of his clients with top legal firms thereby gaining a broad business experience, which still benefits his present clients in their real estate transactions. Included in this experience were the development and construction of estates and ranches. He also learned committed confidentiality to his clients' business affairs and when appropriate to guide them to outside counsel.

Wade has a dedication to achieve his clients' goals before and after their respective purchase and/or sale. He has cultivated a list of service providers to refer to clients whenever the need arises. The client relationship is paramount to Wade and does not subside with the close of escrow.

He has a keen interest in architecture and its form as well as function. Wade also has a deep appreciation for the importance of landscape design.

Wade employs his professional experience as well as market history to help guide his clients' real estate decisions.


  I thoroughly enjoyed working with Wade. He is knowledgeable, experienced and professional, and perhaps even more importantly, has a unique ability to understand what is needed beyond what I could articulate. I could not be happier with the home he found for me. " - Jonathan W. Stoller, Carpinteria & West Hollywood

  Wade Hansen is the best realtor we've ever had. He takes great care of you before, during and after the real estate transaction! " - Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Montecito & Beverly Hills

  We recommend Wade Hansen most highly for his professionalism. He represented us in acquisition of two ranch properties with a stunning ocean view home. " - Michael Feinstein & Terrence Flannery, Carpinteria & Los Angeles

  No problem for Wade Hansen in finding your dream house. His taste is impeccable and he figures out very quickly what you respond to. He doesn't waste your time. His spectacular service is exemplary. He is a gem of a realtor and I highly recommend him. " - Marcia Brandwynne, Montecito & Hollywood

  Wade Hansen's thorough knowledge of the entire real estate market was an enormous help to us. Wade is a good listener, and he had the patience to help us find a wonderful property for our family in Hope Ranch. We continue to know Wade as a trusted friend as well as our real estate professional. " - Anne Schowe, Hope Ranch & West Hollywood

  I have known Wade for over 35 years and in that time he represented the listing for sale and the purchase of several properties for me. I absolutely trust his instinct. his honestly and his professional skills and his valued friendship. " - Wilford Lloyd Baumes, Montecito & Cincinnati