your LOCAL Santa Barbara REALTOR®

My mission is rooted in a genuine joy for helping people achieve two of life's most significant milestones — homeownership and lasting financial security. I approach every client relationship with a blend of business acumen, personalization, clear communication, and integrity. My goal is to provide comprehensive education and support every step of the way so you feel confident in making empowered decisions.

In addition to my real estate pursuits, I serve as an Entrepreneurship Instructor at Women's Economic Ventures, a local non-profit dedicated to helping women and underserved populations gain financial independence. I love spending my free time hiking with my dog, surfing, rock climbing, teaching yoga, and traveling (I've visited 35 countries!). 

Being a UC Santa Barbara alumna and having called Santa Barbara home since 2010, I'm deeply committed to serving this community and am intimately familiar with the local market dynamics. Let me be your ally in turning your homeownership dreams into a reality, combining professionalism with a warm and friendly touch.

Reach out today and let's start this exciting chapter together!

Hi there! I'm Jill Agonias and I'm thrilled to be your guide in the exciting journey of real estate. My background is as diverse as the vibrant community I serve. As the proud founder and former owner of Sol Seek Yoga Studio in downtown Santa Barbara, I understand the importance of entrepreneurial dedication, authentic connection, and spaces that enrich lives.

Real estate isn’t just a profession for me; it's a lifelong passion deeply ingrained in my history. Growing up in a family of real estate investors, I've gained valuable insights that set me apart in the industry. My recent venture into property development and investing with my partner - an architectural designer and general contractor - has given me firsthand experience in design, construction, and navigating the intricacies of permitting in Santa Barbara.

Beyond the "sold" sign

get to know me a little bit better

09. What's your favorite part of being a real estate agent?

Cultivating strong relationships with amazing people! 

a. SB Fish Market
b. Corazon Concina
c. Loquita
d. Sama Sama Kitchen

08. What is your favorite local restaraunt?

a. Bigger Pockets
b. The Best One Yet
c. Radiolab
d. Morning Brew
e. All of the above!

07. What are your favorite podcasts?

Hiking with my husky, surfing, yoga, rock climbing, traveling

06. what are your favorite hobbies?

a. With a morning jog to clear my head
b. Dog cuddles & business podcasts
c. Catching up on local news and events
d. Coffee and a healthy breakfast

05. How do you start your morning?

The nature & community

04. What is your favorite thing about Santa Barbara?

a. Fiesta Old Spanish Days
b. Summer Solstice
c. SB International Film Festival
d. Earth Day

03. What's your favorite local Santa Barbara event that you never miss?

Groundhog's Day, 1990

02. When's your birthday?

a. A passion for architecture and design
b. A love for the thrill of negotiating
c. A love for helping people achieve a major milestone
d. All of the above

01. What inspired you to become a real estate agent?


Former Employee

Sierra N.

I whole-heartedly recommend Jill; her growth-oriented drive and leadership make her a valuable part of any team. I’ve worked alongside her and communicated with her daily through the full duration of her ownership of Sol Seek Yoga Studio. Between 2018 and 2023 she mentored, managed, and empowered me in my evolving roles, all the while building the yoga studio into a thriving business + community. 

She went above and beyond as an owner and boss to give her employees opportunities for growth, leadership, and independent thinking. She’s an excellent communicator that seeks out and integrates feedback continuously. She’s quick and constantly building her repertoire of skills and knowledge. Jill has a huge capacity for hard work and big pushes and thrives with challenges, yet she is personable and easy to connect to in the workplace. I would recommend Jill to anyone!

Home Buyer

Vianna M.

We received the BEST possible first-time home buying experience because of Jill. Not only is she skilled and knowledgeable on everything real estate, but the way she worked and interacted with us actually made us excited about homeownership. Lots of people will talk negatively about having a mortgage, or say that it's impossible to buy a house in Santa Barbara, but not Jill. Her passion is contagious and has only made us proud and positive homeowners -- in one of the most competitive markets in the country!

I am beyond grateful that my husband and I got to work with Jill. Her work ethic, insight and guidance is unmatched. She isn't just a realtor; she's someone who roots for you and the future you want to build for yourself. From the moment she sat down with us and asked us what our dream home looked like, to when she helped us secure the perfect place with a strong offer and navigate the escrow process with not a bump in the road. Trust me when I say that Jill goes above what's expected to make sure you get the best experience possible.

Driving up and down Santa Barbara county in search of our dream first home, cracking jokes and eating sandwiches on the go with Jill (and her husky, Pagos) are memories I will always cherish. Thanks Jill! 

Home Buyer

Patrick M.

Jill gave us the best home buying experience that we could ask for. She provided invaluable guidance during the search process and was always responsive and well organized. When we found the place we wanted, her resourcefulness and prudent efficiency secured us the property. She went above and beyond every step of the way, and on top of that was super fun to work with. We feel so lucky we got to work with Jill. When we eventually sell this place and look for our next spot, we're coming back to Jill.

Ready To Connect?

Let's Team Up for Your Next Move

Wherever you stand in your real estate journey, I'd love to help! I'll bring clarity, direction, and a personal touch to your unique situation.

Common questions & Answers

It's true - anyone can use Zillow to find on-market homes. But real estate agents bring valuable expertise, market knowledge, and negotiation skills to the table.  Buyers benefit from tailored insights and access to prime opportunities, while sellers receive strategic market exposure for quicker and more profitable sales. Throughout the process, I'll guide you with expert advice, backed by my broker at Village Properties, ensuring a seamless and successful real estate experience. In all, partnering with an agent maximizes your outcomes in the competitive Santa Barbara real estate landscape.

Real estate agents play a pivotal role in negotiations by leveraging their expertise to secure the best deal for their clients. They assess market conditions, analyze comparable sales, and understand the unique factors influencing property values. As skilled negotiators, agents advocate for their clients, navigating offers, counteroffers, and potential obstacles. Their goal is to achieve favorable terms, whether it's securing a lower purchase price for buyers or maximizing the sale price for sellers. Through strategic negotiation, real estate agents prioritize their clients' interests, leading to a successful and mutually beneficial transaction.

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage offers several benefits and significantly impacts the home buying process. Pre-approval provides a clear understanding of your borrowing capacity, allowing you to set a realistic budget and focus on properties within your financial range. It enhances your credibility with sellers, making your offers more competitive in a competitive market. Additionally, pre-approval streamlines the process by expediting loan approval, resulting in a quicker and smoother home buying experience. Overall, it gives you a strong financial foundation and positions you as a serious and prepared buyer in the real estate market. Looking for a lender? I'd be happy to connect you with great options!

It's completely normal to feel unsure about the next steps in the buying or selling process! The first and crucial step is to connect with a trusted real estate agent. An agent will guide you through the entire journey, whether you're buying your dream home or selling your property. They'll help you assess your needs, navigate the market, and create a tailored strategy to achieve your goals (even if your goal is to buy or sell in the far future!). Don't hesitate to reach out – I'd love to help make the process smooth, educational, and successful for you.