About Matt

Matt Vaughan has over 37 years of real estate experience serving the residents and communities of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Matt is truly a local expert, give him a call today to help find your dream home.

Matt Vaughan

  • Office: 3112 State Street  Santa Barbara, CA  93105
  • Phone: Office (805)682-8288 • CELL (805)689-9351 • Fax (805)682-8211
  • Email: vaughanvilla@gmail.com 
  • Website: www.SunCoastRealEstate.com 

2006 President, 2007 Realtor of the Year   Santa Barbara Association of Realtors

1999  Winner Santa Barbara Association of Realtors Howard Gates Award “for closing a difficult transaction through extraordinary efforts of the agent”

Experience and Accomplishments

  35 Years in Real Estate Sales, Santa Barbara, CA

Consistent top producer at Home Realty & Investments (1993-2007)

Owns and manages investment properties- experienced with 1031 Exchanges

Testified as expert witness, Santa Barbara County Superior Court

MLS Committee chair- 2005, Budget and Finance Chair 2004, Statistical Review Chair 2007

1999 Winner: Santa Barbara Association of Realtors Howard Gates Award

Loan Officer at Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Sunset Mortgage Corp.


  BSBA University of Denver 1978

Graduate, Dale Carnegie Sales Course

Real Estate Broker’s License 1991

Professional Designations: REALTOR, GRI, ePro, ABR, CRS Candidate

Client Experience

  Individuals, partnerships, estates, trusts, Corporate Institutions, bankruptcies

Local contractor relationships maintained

Professional Affiliations

  California Association of Realtors, Director 2006, 2007

Santa Barbara Association of Realtors

Santa Barbara Multiple Listing service

Ventura County Coastal Multiple Listing Service

National Association of Realtors

Marketing Areas

  Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Montecito, Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo

Expert at “target” marketing, specific marketing plans provided on all listings

Well respected among peers


  Weekly reporting on all marketing and escrow activity via email.


  ePro, ABR, Green designations- NAR
Able to electronically transmit listing and purchase agreements, disclosures, photos, plots, property information and any other documentation to all principals.