Lori Hoffman

Lori Hoffman

Real Estate Advisor

Know Me

A native Californian raised in Los Angeles, Lori Hoffman attended Curtis School and Brentwood School, under Willard Badham (“Baddie”) as headmaster and co-founding member, respectively. After high school, Lori left the urban landscape of Los Angeles for the University of Oregon. There, she began undergraduate work in Landscape Architecture, later completing her education at Brooks Institute of Photography, with a BA in Commercial Photography under Ernest Brooks III, before launching a career in advertising and marketing.
After a successful 20 years of creating award-winning advertising for Fortune 500 and international clients, Lori discovered her genuine passion lay in real estate. Upon getting her real estate license in 2003, she developed a clientele based almost exclusively on referrals. During the real estate recession, she entered the UCLA-Cal Poly Interior-Architecture Masters Program, where her focus was on historical, architectural design and its integration with the needs of modern society. Completing the program with honors, Lori now assists her clients whenever needed with architectural and landscape design solutions for their homes.
To give back to the community, Lori has volunteered her time over the years at a variety of organizations throughout Santa Barbara. They include the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara, See International, Recording for the Blind, American Red Cross, Santa Barbara Historic Museum, Direct Relief International, Assistance League of Southern California, National Association of Women Business Owners, and more.

Proven Experience and Success

  • Full-time real estate professional.
  • Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES).
  • Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA).
  • Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR).
  • Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI).
  • Former member American Society of Interior Design (ASID).
M. & K. Stone
N. & E. Hawes
R. Fribley
We really appreciate all you did for us. Once we found a house we liked, you were very efficient in closing the deal. You kept everything on track during the timeline and let nothing slip by. We are very happy in our new home and are looking forward to a baby on the way. Best wishes.

— M. & K. Stone

We are so happy with your service. We felt you worked extremely hard on our behalf to meet our needs. You went above and beyond what the average realtor considers as their duty, treating us like you really cared about the outcome for us. You put our needs first, all the way. We can’t think of anything we’d have you do different.

— N. & E. Hawes

You are extremely thoughtful and professional. I appreciated your thorough, comprehensive approach and realistic grasp of the market. You not only helped me get what I wanted for my old house, and you helped me find the perfect replacement. I would recommend you to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home. Your services were greatly appreciated!

— R. Fribley


Lori’s reputation for exceptional service, discretion, and uncompromising integrity is at the heart of every transaction. With experience cultivated from almost 20 years of real estate transactions, both as an agent and investor, Lori brings her passion, market knowledge, and unmatched work ethic to each transaction.