Testimonials

Beachside Partners has a distinctive view on what it means to be a REALTOR® in Santa Barbara & Ventura County.  We believe that exceptional real estate service begins with building a relationship founded on trust. This trust is built through our ability to educate and to address all questions accurately.  Our clients truly appreciate Beachside Partner’s philosophy that the experience of selling or buying a property should be without stress.  When you choose Beachside Partners as your REALTOR®, you gain an industry advantage built on our extensive transaction history, negotiation methods, and strong professional relationships with other industry leaders.

“Jon with Beachside Partners was hired to sell multiple investment properties for our trust and exceeded all expectations. All assets were sold efficiently & Jon’s expertise was clearly above and beyond. I highly recommend Beachside Partners for being one of the best at selling investment properties in Santa Barbara County.”

– Glen Cain​​​​

“When Nick sold my sister’s property 6 years ago, I knew if I ever decided to sell, Nick Henry was the realtor for me. He was spot on with the market analysis on my 6 plex and what value my property would appraise for. He is very knowledgeable and yet he is open to all your input as well. I never had to track him down to find out how things were progressing, he was always contacting me. My property had some ongoing repairs, and Nick followed up with everything and made sure everything was completed on time.  He is a true professional in every sense of the word and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to all my friends and associates.”

– Shellie Miller

“Jon Standring with Beachside Partners was highly effective in his ability to help us with an exchange on multiple properties in Santa Barbara and San Francisco. His diligence and expertise is an advantage for any real estate investor who wants to successfully close in a competitive marketplace. We highly recommend Jon and look to continue doing business with Beachside Partners as we grow our real estate portfolio.”

– Roscoe Villas LP

“In the last year, Nick Henry helped my wife and I purchase two small apartment buildings; one, four-unit building in Ventura and one, 12-unit building in Oxnard.  My wife and I are both attorneys and I am also a licensed real estate broker.  While we could have represented ourselves in these transactions, Nick Henry’s insight and experience drives value to the deal.  In both deals, he made suggestions as our broker which literally added thousands of dollars to the deal at the close of escrow.  More recently, in Oxnard, Nick suggested correctly that our building would qualify as a historical landmark which is increasing our equity spread by increasing the value of the property and lowering the property taxes.  I can’t imagine a more qualified real estate agent in Ventura County for residential income property.”

Armando J. Berriz

“Anyone considering listing their Santa Barbara property with Jon Standring should know that he is the most efficient, knowledgeable and hardworking agent I’ve used in my forty years of doing real estate transactions. His knowledge of market conditions and negotiating guidance proved to be invaluable. And he got a difficult transaction closed! The best by far in a market full of agents waiting for a sign to sell the property.”

– William Upson

“I have been dealing with Mr. Henry for over 5 years. He has advised me on when and when not to sell my property. When I listed my apartment building with him, I sold it within 3 weeks. I have found him to be forthright and professional, and I plan on using his expertise and service on another piece of property I plan on listing. Feel free to contact me at any time, if you have any concerns about Nick Henry.”

– Robert Bronson

“Beachside Partners has the experience and expertise when it comes to investment properties in Santa Barbara County. After purchasing multiple properties with Beachside Partners, I highly recommend Jon as someone you can trust and depend upon. He is very professional and extremely motivated and is a broker who will help you get ahead in a competitive market. Santa Barbara isn’t an easy place to build a real estate business, but Jon is doing it and I look forward to working with him for years to come.”

– Chris Prather

​”Jon’s skill set stretched beyond what we ever could have expected in working with a Realtor. His ability to present an appealing offer, coupled with his drive to stay one step ahead was the reason we were able to beat out the tough competition and get into our dream home. We are convinced it would not have happened without him.”

– Justin & Robin Wood​

“Jon at Beachside Partners was fantastic in my recent purchase on the Mesa! He proved once again why his approach and experience makes him one of the industries best. With multiple offers and numerous road blocks, Jon was able to successfully navigate us through the transaction. I look forward to the next time I work with Beachside Partners and truly thank Jon for all his hard work.”

– Sylvia Lezak

“Beachside Partners was great in helping my family and I get a long-term rental in Santa Barbara. We were working with another agent before being referred to Jon Standring and extremely thankful we made the switch. Jon was able to get us an off-market deal that met all of our requirements. My entire family looks forward to our move to Santa Barbara and cannot thank Beachside Partners enough for their fantastic service!”

– Amine Chebouli

“Jon really delivered! I was charged with settling my mom’s estate which included selling her beach home in Cambria. Not knowing anyone in Cambria, I didn’t know where to begin. Having networked with hundreds of Realtors in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, my husband recommended I seek Jon’s guidance. Jon researched and interviewed multiple Cambria Realtors and even traveled there to help us make our final choice. Jon acted as our liaison keeping us well informed throughout the entire process. He was instrumental in managing the expectations of myself and 4 siblings with patience and empathy. With his real estate expertise and knowledge, we were able to sell the home in a short amount of time and for a great price. I give the highest recommendation to Jon Standring and Beachside Partners!”

– Kim Wilbur

“Although the turn in the housing market makes it currently favorable for buyers, the purchase of my Ventura triplex was by no means straightforward and simple.  Low inventory and stringent bank lending criteria probably made Nick’s job more difficult than mine. I knew what I wanted and it was Nick’s job to deliver.  He was very patient with me as we spent a significant amount of time searching for the right property.   He was diligent and thorough  throughout the entire process by coordinating and meeting with agents, inspectors, vendors, contractors and tenants.  His perspective and advice placed me in the strongest position possible to make the purchase transaction successful.  Nick has my highest recommendation.”

– Frank S.

“I could not be more impressed with Jon Standring’s insight, integrity and overall brilliance with my Real Estate purchase. Jon’s merit deserves a consultation.”

– Felipe Rivera

“I started working with Jon over two years ago in first valuing and then eventually selling my 7 unit apartment building downtown. From the very beginning he was a pleasure to work with. He is very knowledgeable, diligent and professional. At every juncture he had good thoughts and the right answers no matter what the question was. He is extremely honest and positive. At this point I consider him not only my realtor, but my friend. I would recommend him highly to any one buying or selling commercial real estate in the Santa Barbara area.”

– Chuck Gardner

“Jon was a true pleasure to work with and the assistance he provided far exceeded our expectations! My husband and I enlisted Jon to help us with the purchase of our first home in the very competitive Santa Barbara market and Jon guided us along the way. He was communicative, responsive and patient and we truly felt as if he was looking out not only for our best interests but also to help us find exactly what we were looking for… and we did! We have been impressed by his expertise, knowledge and professionalism in addition to being straightforward and just plain likeable. We absolutely give Jon at Beachside Partners our highest recommendation for anyone looking to complete a real estate transaction!”

-Brittany Glasner

“I can’t thank Jon Standring at Beachside Partners enough for all of his hard work, dedication, and time spent in getting me into my new home. He offered excellent advice, answered every question promptly and helped me make informed decisions. Jon was always friendly, professional and proactive in his approach. He effectively negotiated all aspects of the transaction, making this home buying experience smooth and worry free for me. I am very happy in my new home and couldn’t have been more pleased with the service. I would highly recommend Beachside Partners to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home and would not hesitate to use them again for myself. Thank you again!”

-Andrea Posey

“Nick did an outstanding job representing us in the Q2 sale of our 6 unit building in Pico Rivera. We knew Nick for several years, but really got to know his abilities from the purchase last year of a 6 unit building in Ventura county. As a result of his analytical approach and demeanor in that purchase process, we asked Nick if he was comfortable representing us in the sale of a building in another county. We had received a number of unsolicited calls from local brokers, but wanted someone we knew and trusted and who could perform. Nick was candid; that he did not regularly work that area, but after some research believed he could properly represent us. Within 4 days of listing the property we received and accepted a strong offer. Nick managed every aspect of the sale process and we believe he obtained for us the highest GRM/lowest CAP rate available. Our sale closed early and this allowed us to consolidate our multi-family portfolio closer to where we live.”

-John & Rosalina

“Thank you Nick for doing a great job of listing and selling my property.  You were very patient with me as my decision to sell was difficult, and you saw me through many questions and hurtles in the selling process. But now that it’s done, I am very satisfied with the result.  Your knowledge and professionalism are superb.”

-Anne Haapanen

“I had the pleasure of working with Jon on the acquisition of my current home and my experience from the moment i met him to this moment (we closed 6 months ago) has been outstanding. I very much appreciated Jon’s honesty and candor throughout the whole process. What impressed me the most is his follow through, professionalism, creative thinking and problem solving skills. Jon’s approach to us has always been to build a long term relationship vs making a quick transaction and he was there for us every step of a long and stressful process. I would highly recommend Jon. He has our trust and respect and we look forward to working with him in the future.”

– Tutku Perkin

“Nick did a great job of marketing our (11 unit Fillmore) property.   From start to the closing escrow, we as sellers were kept informed of all the aspects of the transaction and all related issues that arise during an escrow period.  Nick performed well by keeping the buyer on track and on board with the purchase. Nick turned out to be a very good sellers representative by understanding the buyers concerns, as well as our concerns as sellers,  and coming up with reasonable solutions that worked for both parties. I give Nick my highest recommendation!!!”

– MacMar Properties

“Realtors are not all the same! Long story short I signed a listing with Beachside Partners. Jon Standring jumped into action and sold my Isla Vista Investment! As with any sale there are obstacles and we had our fair share to which he handled quickly and professionally. You can’t go wrong with a hardworking, honest, and dependable one of a kind Realtor. I felt good during our complete transaction and will use him again, I am sure.”

– Bill Rinker

“Beachside Partners successfully helped me acquire an apartment building in Santa Barbara and then played a crucial role helping oversee the entire rehab. Upon completion of all the work, Jon was able to quickly sell the investment for the amount he originally told me when I acquired the building. I highly recommend Jon with Beachside Partners and was very impressed by his dedication to see the entire project succeed from start to finish.”

– Jerry Wise

“Nick helped us through a difficult fourplex sale in 2013.  I’ve bought and sold 40 properties in my life and I was impressed with how ahead of the game he stayed at all times throughout the listing and escrow process.  He did well predicting and planning for potential issues with inspections, appraisals, timing, etc and carried the ball across the finish line.  I would definitely recommend him as a real estate professional.”

Jon Mesko

“I have had the pleasure of working with Jon Standring for over three years and I can truly say that I have always been very impressed by his motivation, creativity, and integrity which in my mind spells true professionalism. It’s takes more than license and sales pitch to represent a client in a commercial real estate transaction, it’s takes the dedication of time, experience, foresight, and follow through to properly serve a client and I believe Jon has all the aforementioned qualities. I would not hesitate to recommend Jon Standring to anyone in need a of real estate broker.”

– Ed St.George

“In one word, Nick is Trustworthy.  In many words, Nick Has the energy and persistence of a young man and the wisdom typically borne by maturity.  While the purchase of my fourplex was approved in one month, it was extremely complicated.  His skills of patience, follow-through, problem solving by “thinking- out-of-the-box” and keeping all parties connected was extraordinary.  He created a team among the lender, title company, escrow company, appraisers, inspectors, contractors, HOA  and others who worked diligently together led by his strength of communication which built camaraderie.  At the close of escrow, it was clear that Nick’s leadership was the glue that not only closed the “deal”, but  enabled me to “hit the ground running” to rehab a property which meets my investment needs.”

– Edgewater Villas, LLC

“I was referred to Beachside Partners and was very impressed the moment I first met with Jon and his team. Their hands on approach and company philosophy was something that I really admired and appreciated. Jon has the ability to fully understand a complex situation and then provide insight and expertise allowing for a beneficial outcome. Its nice to know that I can contact Beachside Partners for all of my commercial real estate needs.”

– Ellen Goldstein

“We never felt pressured to look at houses, or to look at houses when we didn’t want to. Jon told us when he thought a house that caught our attention was overpriced even if it meant restarting the search process. We eventually bought a house that had multiple offers and Jon helped us get the house at a fair price. Jon also helped us get a few repairs done to the house after the purchase which was above & beyond. I would recommend Jon to anyone looking to do a real estate transaction in the Santa Barbara area.”

– Peter & Lynn Harrington

“Nick Henry showed me several investment properties years ago. Although I opted not to buy at that time, I was so impressed with Mr. Henry that when it came time to sell my three units in Ventura, CA I knew who to call. Mr. Henry is a consummate professional! He is very knowledgeable of the local multiple unit real estate markets. His experience, intelligent approach and strategy resulted in a purchase price I am happy with! Mr. Henry was thorough and demonstrated an excellent attention to detail (and there are many). He was prompt, courteous and demonstrated a calm and thoughtful approach while juggling many personalities under difficult circumstances. Without a hitch, he handled the listing, negotiations, and inspections and finalized the sale through escrow. He made what was a stressful property sale, less so, and accomplished a better outcome than I could have anticipated!”

– Paula Castillo

“I was stunned at the ease, efficiency and courtesy with which Jon Standring handled the sale of my property. He is a pleasure to work with, returning phone calls promptly and following up exactly as he said he would. There are no negatives and his approach to everything is a positive.”

– Laura Miles

“Beachside Partners successfully sold one Santa Barbara investment property and helped me 1031 exchange into another in a competitive market!  There were multiple offers and everything moved very quickly, but Jon took the time to ensure all questions were answered during both escrows and made the process and experience very easy.  Thank you Beachside Partners for taking advantage of the market and increasing my Santa Barbara real estate portfolio!”

– Josie Reynoso

“I had a series of extremely difficult issues before me in buying my new Ventura duplex including a number of problems with lenders, with various problems with the property and an extremely uncooperative seller. Nick had my back every step of the six months it took to close the deal and used his experience and professionalism to overcome one hurdle after another. In a real estate market that has yet to fully compensate for its recent changes, having an agent who could navigate the grey areas and keep everyone: buyer, seller, & seller on the same page made all the difference in the world.” 

– Michael Albers, attorney

“I had the pleasure of working with Jon Standring in the aquisition of a Santa Barbara development site.  Jon was diligent, knowledgable, and did what he needed to ensure I got what I wanted.  When buying real estate in Santa Barbara, I would highly recommend speaking with Jon at Beachside Partners to ensure you work with one of the best in town!”

– Zach Sage

“Jon is by far the easiest and most responsive broker we have ever worked with. He answered any questions we had at anytime of the day! Jon knows the market and the art of closing deals. Beachside Partners gets it done!!!”

– Jason & Erin Wilson

“I’ve worked with Nick three times now in the last five years acquiring investment properties, most recently in September of this year in Santa Paula where Nick matched me with a distressed seller in time to prevent the seller from going into foreclosure on a 4-unit apartment building.  His expertise and excellent networking skills gave me first crack at this valuable income property which needed only a little maintenance and is now a comfortable, affordable and secure residence for the tenants.  As before, Nick coordinated the inspection and paperwork swiftly and efficiently so that I was able to complete a 21 day escrow.  In 2010, Nick found the perfect investment property for me in my target area, a four-unit Oxnard fixer-upper with great structure and only minor repairs at a price below my budget.  He did all the advance homework for me on the financial status of the buyer and the bank, so we were able to close with an amazing eight-day escrow.  My first experience with Nick was in 2008 when, as a new investor, Nick worked with me to indentify my goals and preferences, walking me through the property search, inspection and purchase process with integrity and perseverance.  We were able to buy a 21-unit property which needed a little TLC and is now a terrific source of long-term income.  I recommend Nick without reservation as a thoroughly knowledgeable and trustworthy professional.”

– Jennifer R. Golden Trust

“I had the pleasure working with Jon Standring at Beachside Partners. Beahside Partners represented both the buyer and the seller professionally and ethically. The property had been listed before and never received an offer, until Beachside Partners came along with the right marketing strategy and approach. They were able to find the right buyer for the property in a very short period of time. They took my property from being charming to amazing by pointing out what others didn’t see or could imagine. The team came in and did a lot of open houses and when the tenant moved-in they worked with them and built a rapport to make sure landlord tenant relations were in good standings. So happy to have Jon on my team and look forward to future real-estate transaction with him and his team at Beachside Partners!”

-Kevin Hansen

“Jon Standring was recommended to us as an outstanding real estate broker by our financial adviser.  Jon is beyond outstanding.  We had a very delicate and difficult situation in dealing with the sale of our Santa Barbara home.  It takes the dedication of time, experience, foresight and following through to properly serve a client.  Jon went above and beyond in all of these areas and demonstrates all of the aforementioned qualities.  We very much appreciate Jon’s honesty and candor throughout the experience with professionalism, creative thinking and problem solving skills.  Jon returned my phone calls promptly and followed up exactly as he said he would from his office, home and even on vacation.  He made what was a stressful property sale, less so and accomplished a better outcome for us and the buyers of the home.  I cannot recommend anyone more highly than Jon Standring to anyone buying or selling their home in the Santa Barbara area.  All of our phone calls, text messages were done without even meeting Jon face to face as we were already living out of the area.”

-Roger & Sheila Vaughan