Erin: 805.689.9970




Consistently in the top tier of sales agents in Santa Barbara, Cara Gamberdella fuses a fresh perspective, innovative and dynamic marketing and a life-long knowledge of the Santa Barbara lifestyle with a relentless work ethic and excellence in professional skills. All with the backing of Santa Barbara’s premier locally owned brokerage, Village Properties. Cara joined Village Properties in July 2006 as a full-time sales agent after nine years as an English teacher and journalism adviser at San Marcos High School. As a former teacher, Cara is skilled in multitasking, collaborating with diverse personalities, motivating those around her and facilitating others in achieving their goals – as well as giving her an insider’s knowledge of the Santa Barbara school system and local educational opportunities.


Drawing on over 40 years as a Santa Barbara resident, a tireless work ethic and a keen sense of professionalism, Cara has flourished and closed over $116 million of real estate in a rapidly changing market. Cara’s sales consistently rank her in the top percentage of all agents in the Santa Barbara MLS in total sales volume and in number of transactions year over year. She has been honored as a Top-10 sales agent with Village Properties, and in 2014 had the highest sales volume in the brokerage’s Santa Barbara office.



A Santa Barbara local since 1976, Cara has been committed to and involved in her hometown for decades. She spent nine years as a local public high school teacher at her alma mater, San Marcos High School. Cara has developed extensive local and regional contacts and network through family, friends and professional relationships during her more than 40 years as a Santa Barbara resident. A life-long athlete, Cara continues to train and race as well as support local high school, college and amateur athletics,

as well as events and non-profits.


  • Santa Barbara Association of Realtors and Multiple Listing Service

  • California Association of Realtors

  • National Association of Realtors


  • Santa Barbara Association of Realtors and Multiple Listing Service

  • California Association of Realtors

  • National Association of Realtors


  • Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, Board Member, Past President

  • Semana Nautica, Board Member

  • Reef and Run, Sponsor and Race Committee Member

  • Avid runner, cyclist, swimmer, triathlete

  • Santa Barbara Triathlon – multi-year competitor

  • Boston Marathon Finisher – 2010, 2011


Cara’s active lifestyle allows her to enjoy and share all of the beauty of Santa Barbara. Ocean swims, trail runs, long bike rides…restaurants for all occasions, cheerful festivals…excellent entertainment, art and culture…non-profit and community involvement…these are just a few of the ways Cara stays connected to her hometown and the people that make it special. Cara’s family and community ties run deep in Santa Barbara. Her parents built their home here – where they still live – in 1978. Her father, Frank, is a widely respected and recently retired physician, and her mother, Jacque, is active throughout the community. Her siblings are all local – Paul a partner with Radius Commercial Real Estate, Marc a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch and Jennifer, a medical sales executive. She is also aunt to eight beautiful nieces and nephews. According to Cara, it is truly a privilege to live in Santa Barbara. She relishes any chance she has to share the beauty, character, charm, and culture of her hometown with friends, family and visitors. She can help you attain your own slice of paradise and enjoy pride of ownership on the American Riviera. As a professional dedicated to loyalty, honesty, integrity, commitment, and ethics, Cara is ready to help you in all of your real estate needs.



As a Santa Barbara REALTOR®, Erin serves as her clients’ trusted advisor throughout the entire home buying or selling process. The amount of information and investigation pertaining to residential real estate can be overwhelming. Therefore, she professionally strategizes an appropriate course of action and presents clients with the most updated information so they are able to make a well-informed decision. Erin considers real estate to be a profession of “service” and operates as an advocate for all clients from start to finish. She values the relationships with her clients and will work diligently to represent their best interests.   Cultural knowledge of diverse populations in Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California region is important to provide to her clients. Erin is an educated world traveler and has lived abroad. These experiences have fostered sensitivity and diplomacy in negotiating successful real estate transactions. She realizes that each and every client is unique and has individual needs, so effective communication is a top priority.



With over ten years of experience in property management and acquisitions, Erin has extensive knowledge in residential maintenance, building code regulations, market analysis, price evaluations and legal aspects of real estate. In her previous role as the Vice President of Property Management, she led a staff that managed over 1,500 multi-family residential units between California and Montana. Her experience has allowed her to further strengthen her negotiation skills and help guide clients through transactions in the complex real estate market of Santa Barbara.   Erin is experienced in collaborating with city and county administration, contractors and vendors, legal counsel, lending and escrow professionals and other local specialists. Organized coordination and effective communication are necessary to close a transaction successfully. Erin thrives on connecting people and facilitating seamless transitions among all parties involved in the home buying or selling process.


Born and raised in a small Midwestern town, Erin decided to venture out to California where she attended USC on an academic scholarship and graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a Minor in Business Administration. Erin’s passion for new adventures has led her to Santa Barbara—her favorite city in the world. Now helping others buy and sell homes, she is dedicated to exceeding her clients’ expectations with the highest level of honesty and integrity.





M: 805.680.3826

E: Cara@VillageSite.com

DRE# 01766267

A: 1436 State Street,

Santa Barbara  CA 93101

E: GandT@villagesite.com

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