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Real Estate Appraisal and Consulting Sevices For Santa Barbara County


Headquartered in the historic City of Santa Barbara, we are dedicated to the timely delivery of highly professional appraisal services to the most demanding clients. We have expertise in the valuation of all types of real estate. Our client base includes nationally-recognized Fortune 500 companies as well as little old ladies with the same two bedroom cottage they bought back in 1938. Our fields of expertise in real estate appraisal and valuation include residential, commercial, industrial, multi-family & apartments, mixed use, subdivisions, divorces, estate settlement, leasing, and special purpose properties. 


The Barnwell family real estate business began in 1921 in Los Angeles with B.B. Barnwell. We have been in Santa Barbara as an independent appraisal firm since 1973 with Brian Barnwell, grandson, as the principal appraiser. We use the latest and most extensive data services available along with a full array of technological methods of delivery and development.


Brian is a Certified-General Real Estate Appraiser with the State of California.  He was a licensed General Contractor for several years and is certified with the State of California to teach real estate appraisal courses at the local Santa Barbara City College.


Our outstanding team has the credentials and experience to help you get the appraisal services you need in a timely fashion and at a reasonable cost. 



Geographical Areas:  


Southern  Santa Barbara County: Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Montecito, Summerland, Hope Ranch, and Goleta 

Northern  Santa Barbara County:  Santa Ynez Valley, Solvang, Buellton, and Lompoc



Please contact us and let us know how we can assist you.


Brian B. Barnwell

1830 Castillo St.

Santa Barbara CA 93101-2829 


Phone: 805-708-4690

Our reports are tailored to your specific needs, to answer your valuation problems in a timely fashion.

Our work product  is grounded in real concerns, to provide usable, bottom line outcomes.


See our Qualifications page, then look at our Services to make your decisions.

Santa Barbara Courthouse 1929


We are proud founding members of the

Santa Barbara Council of Real Estate Appraisers