Attorney John Ellis opens local practice

Longtime attorney John Ellis will be now practicing in the Santa Ynez Valley after he and his wife Shelby Deaderick moved full-time to the area. He will be offering services in all areas of family law, including mediation, consultation, settlement negotiations, litigations and trial. During Ellis’ career he has authored many articles and publications, as well as earning Martindale Hubbell’s “AV” rating, which is the highest level of professional excellence in ethical standards.

Ellis was also selected to be included in the Top Attorneys of North America in the 2018-19 edition of “Who’s Who.”

In his spare time, Ellis is passionate about horses and has raised, trained and shown cutting horses, and has been inducted into the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Hall of Fame.

To learn more about Ellis and his practice, visit or call 310-556-9690.



Berkshire Hathaway now promoting listings on social media

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties has partnered with Adwerx Enterprise to promote all of its residential listings to potential homebuyers via social media and mobile apps.

The properties appear as ads on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and other premium sites around the web to give each home widespread exposure. Each ad includes photos and property details, as well as the agent’s contact information, making it easier for interested buyers to get in touch.

Once an interested home buyer or seller visits an agent’s website, the personally branded ads display on social media platforms and websites subsequently visited by that potential client. In this process, known as retargeting, the ads are executed automatically; no action is required from the agent.

“This digital campaign enhances the marketing efforts on behalf of our sellers and for our agents,” said Berkshire Hathaway President and CEO Mary Lee Blaylock. “The exposure of our sellers’ homes through this technology demonstrates our company’s dedication to expand our digital footprint and support our agents and clients.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties supports 2,800 sales associates in 58 offices spanning from Santa Barbara to San Diego.

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