William Etling, Real Estate Broker, serves Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley including Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Solvang, Ballard, Buellton, and Los Alamos.
Sellers: If you're planning to sell your property, please call (805) 688-0500. We will use comparable sold listings to help you calculate the fair market value of your home. As an independent broker, we can save you money on commissions. Call for details.
Buyers: A resident since 1966, a broker since 1982, William Etling's decades of real estate experience ensure you will find your dream. We can help you with any property here. Call 1 (805) 688-0500 now. Whether it's a cozy cottage or a regal rancho, we want to help. Journalists from around the globe, including USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, and Business Week, have relied on Bill's expertise. You can too.
For the inside story on the Valley, read Bill's book, 'Sideways in Neverland: Life in the Santa Ynez Valley.” If you're serious about living here, you need this book – order it today.
Bill grew up here. He graduated from Santa Ynez High and UC Santa Barbara, with MBA work at Cal Lutheran. His wife Debra's Danish grandparents came to Solvang in 1932. His children were born and grew up here; both graduated from UCSB and have Master's degrees in Journalism (Leah-UCB, Will-USC). He works hard to help clients and the community at large. He cleaned up four miles of Hwy 154 for a year in the Adopt-A-Highway Program, and has served on the boards of the Friends of the Library, Solvang School Education Foundation, and Arts Outreach. He initiated the projects that banished ugly telephone poles in Los Olivos, Solvang, and on Refugio Road. Bill has built and refurbished numerous homes here over the years. And of course he's handled many sales for many happy clients.
His father-in-law Renton Mitchell was one of the most successful real estate agents in the valley. His mother Marion was the former Director of Nursing at the Lutheran Home, and past president of the Visiting Nurse Association and the Republican Women's Club. His father Ben is a retired rocket man who worked for AT&T at Vandenberg and played trumpet with the Village Band at Danish Days. His wife Debra runs the Solvang Children's Shop. The local knowledge you need to make a sound and confident decision is right here.
When you choose an agent, you deserve the best. You are committing vast amounts of time and money to your real estate decision. For ability, education and experience, for outstanding local knowledge and tested negotiating skill, and most of all, for peace of mind, call William Etling at (805) 688-0500.
A SYV resident since 1966, William Etling earned his real estate sales license in 1977 and a broker's license in 1982. Real Estate studies include Practice, Principles, Appraisal, Economics, Finance, Law, Agency, Ethics, Business Opportunity Sales, Tax Deferred Exchanges, Contracts, Trust Funds, Fair Housing, Office Management, and more.
Master of Business Administration courses at California Lutheran University: Managerial Finance, Organizational Development, Behavioral Science for Managers, Personnel, Marketing, Business Ethics, Law for Business Executives, Computer Use in Management Decision Making, and International Economics.
BA, University of California Santa Barbara, 1975
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School, 1971