DeAnn’s Bio

DeAnn Wilson has been a successful Realtor®, Green®, EcoBroker® and Property Manager of short and long term rentals for over 10 years. She offers exceptional service for your exceptional home search or sale.

DeAnn grew up in Minnesota with an interest in real estate early on; she worked for real estate agencies throughout her late high school and college years. In 1994 she received a BA degree from the University of St. Thomas in Sociology and Marketing. Out of college she worked for Aveda Corporation as their international marketing manager and later moved on to be the Trade Representative for the State of Minnesota specializing in organic food. She traveled the world matching up buyers and sellers.

In 1999 she moved to California and began Bright Ideas Company, a marketing consulting firm that allowed her to work with a variety of different companies and non-profits lending them her creative marketing, fundraising and matchmaking expertise.

By utilizing her past career skills in Marketing/Sales/Negotiations and respectful communications she found a successful career in local Santa Barbara real estate starting in 2006.

DeAnn also enjoys serving the community as a past board member of The Sustainability Project this group exists to inspire change in the built environment in order to improve the quality of life, in harmony with nature, for this and future generations. She is a founding host of Green Drinks Santa Barbara a social networking group of green minded community members that gather each month at different SB locations! She is a past member of the Santa Barbara Contractors Association Built Green, the Community Environmental Council and member of the Green Builders Alliance (GBA) and was most recently able to help the Waldorf School of Santa Barbara find a new school location in Goleta while serving on the site committee.

With over 10 years of Real Estate and Property Management experience, you can count on DeAnn to find, sell or rent your home successfully! DeAnn has an uncanny sense of matching up people with just what they need to realize their dreams and goals. The skill of deep listening to her clients needs and watching the subtle communication that occurs coupled with her passion to raise awareness and protect the environment make her ideally situated as one of today’s real estate experts.

Contact DeAnn today to find your ideal home and make it yours. If you own a home and are ready to sell, list your home with DeAnn and she will get it SOLD!

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To: Future clients of DeAnn Wilson and Elizabeth Wagner, Village Properties Realtors, Santa Barbara, CA

From: Steve Willson, Dan Weber and Michael Weber

It is a pleasure for us to make a strong and unrestricted recommendation of DeAnn and Elizabeth to any potential sellers in the Santa Barbara area.

DeAnn and Elizabeth combined their great educational strengths and broad experience in marketing and real estate to deliver the platinum level of service for our project. From the very first contacts we had with them, we knew that their professional demeanor, positive outlook and energetic approach to the market was the right combination for us. We had the misfortune to complete our contemporary residential renovation in late October of 2008, just as the worst financial news in eighty years was hitting the airwaves, and the real estate market fell into truly challenging times. DeAnn and Elizabeth were up to every aspect of the challenges presented. Their communications were prompt and thorough as we moved quickly through the listing documentation. Their breadth of marketing skills helped us develop a concise and well focused plan for the efficient sale of a very specialized property. The concentration of skills that DeAnn and Elizabeth brought as leaders in the field of Eco Brokerage gave us the edge we needed to go into that difficult market with confidence. Elizabeth and DeAnn never shied away from the difficult aspects of the job. They skillfully lead us through the comparative market analysis process to help us understand the market we were entering and reach a fair listing price for the property. They were open to our ideas and our views without backing away from the principals by which they conduct their business. They were tireless in conducting open houses, effective in placing advertising and fully in tune with the opportunities of web-based marketing. And the result of their work was excellent. We were able to sell the residence in less than ninety days at a price that was more than 92 percent of our original listing price. The closing was handled quickly and the coordination with the escrow/closing agent was, like all of their work, efficient and professional.

DeAnn Wilson and Elizabeth Wagner know how to get the job done.