About Joanne


Joanne is one of those fortunate persons who loves her profession and it shows.  She is the 2009 recipient of the Howard Gates Award, awarded by the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors to the agent who completed the most challenging transaction of that year.  While with a national franchise she was honored for her consistently high number of sales as well as her Humanitarian efforts in the community.
An agent since 1989, she has continually worked to expand her professional knowledge and skill earning the advanced designations of Certified Residential Specialist, Graduate of the Real Estate Institute, and Senior Real Estate Specialist.  She is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.
She is the owner/broker of Santa Barbara Living – Real Estate Brokerage which is dedicated to serving the real estate needs of the extended Santa Barbara community. A believer in real estate as a wealth building tool, she is invested in both residential and commercial properties throughout the country.


TAMARA SKOV - Realtor Associate
Tamara has all the qualities that I strive to offer my clients: integrity, work ethic, community knowledge, high energy and love for the business. She is a long time member of the Santa Barbara Community and has masterfully worn several hats including Executive Director of United Way, Sansum and Visiting Nurses and Hospice Care.  (VNHC)


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CYNTHIA BURT - Marketing Specialist
Cynthia has been a professional freelance designer since 1991. She specializes in the food, hospitality & nonprofit industries. She is also the former Art Director with The Balance Bar Company. Her area of expertise is website development, print and digital material design.


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BRIDGET JAMES - Transaction Coordinator
Bridget James, my transaction coordinator is an extremely organized woman.  It is her job to handle all the paperwork involved with a sale.  She will liaison with the clients, agents, escrow companies and mortgage brokers.  I consider her a vital part of every transaction.