Principal of Langhorne Group, REALTOR®
One of the founding members of the Compass Montecito office and Co-principle of Langhorne Group, Sofie offers extensive real estate knowledge and exceptional leadership skills. Loyal, honest, and dependable, she’s built a reputation on prioritizing her client’s needs and putting their goals at the forefront of every transaction.
The guiding force behind Langhorne Group, Sofie is a big picture person who champions exemplary service and extraordinary results from her team. A member of the National Association of Realtors, the California Association, and both the Santa Barbara, Ventura and LA County Association of Realtors, Sofie continually strives to sharpen her skillset through continuing education and designation awards. A life-long learner, she hired renowned real estate coach and one of the top twenty industry professionals, Tom Ferry, to help hone her management, marketing, negotiation and strategy skills.
Sofie’s keen communication skills, talent for leadership, and tireless sense of service can be attributed to three decades spent in management and education in the cancer care field. She’s brought the same level of dedication and service to the buyers and sellers of Santa Barbara. Praised for client satisfaction and her effectiveness as a counselor, facilitator, and liaison – from search, market analysis, to marketing, negotiations, escrow and closing – Sofie is steadfast in ensuring her client’s needs are met. She also has an inherent sense of foresight and an unmistakable ability to anticipate potential issues and circumvent them before they arise.
Highly involved in charity work, Sofie prides herself in giving back to the community that she serves. Active in the non-profit world, she’s a board member of the Junior League of Santa Barbara, Co-Founder of the Foundation for Santa Barbara High School, and serves on the Executive Board for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County.
Originally a Santa Monica native, Sofie moved to Santa Barbara in ’87 and instantly fell in love with the coastal lifestyle and niche neighborhoods. An honorary native, if you spend any time in the local community, chances are you’ll run into Sofie and experience firsthand her innate ability to strike up a conversation and quickly make new acquaintances into old friends.
Five generations in the making, Santa Barbara native Charles Langhorne has had a family presence in the real estate industry for decades. Co-Principle of Langhorne Group alongside wife, Sofie Langhorne, Charles offers a comprehensive understanding of the complex Santa Barbara real estate market and possesses a profound knowledge of the local community and surrounding neighborhoods.
A reputable realtor originally licensed in ’89, Charles is a well-known and trusted local with a knack for forging personal relationships. From investors, to first time buyers, Charles draws from personal local contacts to achieve the best results possible. He’s client-oriented, abundantly available, offers quick response time, and known for providing exemplary service.
Cognizant of the economic landscape both locally and globally, Charles understands the nuances of an ever-shifting market, and taps into this knowledge, whether marketing a home to sell or helping clients purchase a new home. Abundantly analytical, Charles is numbers-driven by nature, offers keen negotiation skills, and always endeavors to land the best deal.
A self-described “straight-shooter,” Charles has a reputation for facilitating open communication, providing total transparency, and counseling clients to ensure they make the best decisions possible. Passionate about real estate, he is dedicated to putting the needs his clients first to help them achieve their real estate goals.
A recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Sean understands the nuances of marketing to millennials and the need to stay current on the latest marketplace trends. With a passion for the newest productivity tools, proficiency in design, and keen sense for marketing, he brings a fresh, innovative approach to the Langhorne Group.
Receiving his Realtor license in 2016, Sean is working under the guidance of mentor and team leader Sofie Langhorne. Resident task-master and expert expediter, Sean is the team’s internal support system. He ensures that clients have access to reliable, user-friendly, and convenient tools to achieve their real estate goals. Aesthetically-driven, data-oriented, and tech-savvy, Sean manages all aspects of the team’s marketing materials, creating powerful presentation tools, a strong social media presence, and effective collateral that garners maximum exposure for the the Langhorne Group’s clients.