In a word, Results.
Yolanda’s unique combination of skills and passion for real estate make her the clear choice for discriminating Buyers and Sellers in the Santa Barbara area. Clients have repeatedly commented that Yolanda is a very patient and skilled listener who invests the time to truly understand their objectives. They’ve commented that Yolanda has brought them a sense of security and peace of mind due to her exceptional work ethic, her prompt follow-up and her ability to translate their desires into the perfect dream home or a successful sale.
It costs nothing to meet, yet a brief visit with Yolanda could likely make all the difference in selling or buying your Santa Barbara home.
Yolanda developed her strong negotiating skills in the rough-and-tumble world of the international commodities business, followed by a successful sales and marketing career in the wholesale cut flower industry.
Her proven skills in negotiations, sales and marketing, combined with her deep roots in the local community, were the ideal platform from which to launch her Real Estate career in 2001. Both clients and the industry alike have recognized Yolanda’s professionalism and successful track record by showering her with praise, testimonials, referrals and industry performance awards.
Raised and educated locally, Yolanda attended area schools in Montecito, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria. This intimate area knowledge provides Yolanda with deep insights and nearly a half-century of perspective that’s simply unobtainable from someone who lacks her local roots.
Yolanda’s family and several relatives emigrated from Holland in the late 1960s and is largely credited for establishing and building the wholesale cut flower industry in the area. The children continue in this agricultural business legacy and the Van Wingerden family is widely celebrated for their decades of contributions to the local economy as well as their generous philanthropic activities.
With nearly 100 local relatives, Yolanda is often made aware of real estate opportunities that come to her attention prior to being publicly listed for sale. This access represents a unique opportunity for Yolanda’s clients. For those interested in buying in the area, Yolanda knows the region and every hidden neighborhood, like few others.
Yolanda is a graduate of University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB). She has been awarded the prestigious Chairman’s Gold Circle award, and remains in the top percentage in sales performance of the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. In addition, she is a Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist, has earned a Graduate Realtor Institute designation, and is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative.
If you are looking to buy or sell a home or would just like some information, feel free to call 805.570-4965 or email Yolanda.