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Joy P. Bean | Realtor

Joy P. Bean | Realtor

Sotheby's International Realty
(805) 895-1422 or (805) 963-1391
8 W. Victoria St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
[email protected]

Joy Bean is a full-time real estate professional who possesses invaluable business acumen, marketing savvy, and a portfolio of experience in both residential and investment real estate spanning 25+ years. With expertise honed from previous years as an executive for two award-winning San Francisco-based advertising agencies, Joy excels at branding and product marketing as well as the complex negotiation nuances necessary for successful, smooth, trouble-free real estate transactions. At her core, Joy is an aggressive entrepreneur who works tirelessly for her clients. As a result, her clients attain the best prices and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing their best interests come first.

In Joy’s words, “Trust is my number one priority, and trust can only be earned through hard work, honesty, and integrity.”

Prior to teaming up with Sotheby’s International Realty, Joy was a partner for ten years at Capital West Associates providing real estate investment consulting to high net-worth investors. Today, Joy brings to the table intelligent traditional and online marketing strategies—so important in today’s world of real estate—a powerful international and national sales network and the utmost respect for her clients’ needs and goals.

Joy is a proud fourth generation Californian and a mother of three children. She graduated with honors (Phi Beta Kappa) from UC Berkeley and, after post-graduate study at the Sorbonne in Paris, she began her career as a curator and corporate art consultant. Joy’s love for art, design, and culture is mirrored in the architecture and lifestyle of Santa Barbara. She immerses herself in the many family-oriented, recreational and cultural opportunities of this wonderful city. Joy believes strongly in giving back to her community and is an active volunteer and supporter of the many organizations that make Santa Barbara such a special place. Joy is a longtime member of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women’s Board, has served on the board of Santa Barbara Associates, and she also gives her time and resources to CASA, Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, Loaves and Fishes, and Master Gardeners.

Time and again, Joy’s clients have expressed gratitude for the time and money saved through her efforts, and appreciation for her invaluable counsel and professional manner. There is no greater measure of success.

Sue Larsen

Sue Larsen | Partner Owner

Gulley & Larsen Insurance Services, LLC
(805) 569-2607 / Lic. #0E83625

For some of you we don’t know each other, so here is a little about me. I have lived in Santa Barbara most of my adult life. I have two sons, Paul & wife Kim (whom many of you have met), and grandchildren Erik & Elsa, who live here in Santa Barbara. And son Craig who lives in San Jose. I love going to art museums, the opera, concerts and just enjoying our ocean and mountains. I love to travel and have spent time in Europe, China, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and most of the United States. And I enjoy our own University Club.

I have spent a great deal of my life, about 40 years, in the health insurance industry. Most of that time in the corporate world of Blue Cross California as a Staff Vice President. I was a strong activist for the development of women’s benefits and inclusion of ethnic markets. The past 15 years have been in partnership with Phillip Gulley. We specialize in Individual, Senior, and Small Group insurance.

For those on Individual plans – make sure you keep up with enrollment times. If you need to change plans or let the state know your income has changed, it is very important.

Seniors: The Annual Enrollment Period will start October 15 – December 7, 2020. This period is for your Medicare Advantage Plans, which includes your Prescription Drug Plan. Check to see if the drugs you are using are on your plan and if the costs have changed.

Small Group Employers – Renewals – for a number of groups December may be your renewal time. Be sure to review your coverages and make sure they fit your needs along with costs. There are many options that employers may see what they are. And did you know that an owner with one full-time employee may be eligible for a group plan?

I hold a Life, Health & Disability Insurance License. Past President of Santa Barbara Association of Health Underwriters, and past VP of Membership CAHU. Served on the Workforce Board County of SB.

It’s important that during these times of change that you keep in contact with your Agent. I hope to meet all of you soon.

Sue Larsen

Carla Long Director of Planned Giving at Cottage Health

Carla Long

Director of Planned Giving at Cottage Health
(805) 962-1100

There was a period of time in my life when change was definitely in the air. I had recently changed jobs. My father passed away, my mother moved from eastern Montana to Eastern Oregon. Larry, my partner of 35 years, passed away. I became a grandmother. My oldest daughter moved back to Santa Barbara. My youngest daughter followed shortly after. And, my nephew finished college.

Not to be outdone, I sold a view home on the Santa Barbara Mesa and purchased a newer single-story home in North Goleta and acquired a rental. All in a span of about 5 years!

After my move, I realized how all those changes had affected my retirement and estate plans. I used a Cottage Health tool – - Plan Your Will and completed the questionnaire. When I was done, I printed the questionnaire and took it to my estate planning attorney and my retirement advisors to update my plans.

By now, we have all been social distancing and working remotely for so long that the cupboards, sock drawers, and garage storage units have all received a thorough cleaning. I invite you to try the Plan Your Will tool – it is free of charge – and revisit your planning documents. Then print out your questionnaire and have a conversation with your advisors. If you need help selecting advisors, please visit our website to view the Member Roster (contact Sue Larsen if you forgot your login and password). There you will find Santa Barbara Associates who are smart, sophisticated, willing and extremely capable; they can provide professional guidance on many essential planning topics. Santa Barbara Associates are here for you and for each other.

Stay safe and healthy!

Carla Long
Director of Planned Giving, Cottage Health


Nancy Newquist-Nolan
Rachel Quittner

Your Santa Barbara Real Estate Team

Nancy Newquist-Nolan | CA DRE# 01459696
[email protected]

Rachel Quittner | CA DRE# 02168517
[email protected]

Keller Williams, 1511 Chapala Street, Santa Barbra, CA 93103

We are Your Santa Barbara Real Estate Team!  We proudly offer complimentary concierge
services for all of our clients. We provide a full suite of services to help clients with all aspects
of the buying or selling process. Examples of concierge services that we offer include:

  1. Home staging services: We provide our clients with a list of professional home stagers to help the seller prepare their home for sale, ensuring that the property looks its best and appeals to potential buyers. If there is already furniture on the property, we can sometimes make that work as well.

  2. Contractor referrals: We have a network of trusted contractors who can help buyers and sellers with everything from home repairs to renovations.

  3. Moving services: We introduce our clients to our trusted moving companies. During this time, we are also able to work with getting items no longer needed either donated or sold. We also have a list of dealers who can help with estate sales as needed.

  4. Utility hookups: We are able to help buyers and sellers set up their utilities, including electricity, gas, water and internet.

  5. Personalized recommendations: We can also offer an extensive list of personalized recommendations for local restaurants, shops, and services to help our clients get acclimated to their new neighborhoods.

Susan Spieler

Susan Spieler

Spieler Interior Design Associates
[email protected]
(805) 448-8896

Spieler Interior Design Associates, in business for over 30 years here in Santa Barbara has had some of its most productive years despite the pandemic.  Offering both a la carte hourly consultation in addition to entire project coordination, Spieler Interior Design can meet your personal project needs.  Spieler Interior Design found that the pandemic first inspired indoor and outdoor gym and exterior space projects followed by kitchen and bath remodels.  Then as we were allowed to gather again, living and conversation spaces were again in the fore front.  The pandemic and stay at home orders inspired us all to assess our living spaces as we spent more time at home in addition to having travel budgets available for home improvements due to the lack of travel during the pandemic.  

Interior Design of one’s home or space is not only important for creating sanctuaries of calm and relaxation, in addition to the importance of creating nurturing gathering spaces for interaction and conversation, but interior design is also key to the important task of creating streamlined efficient spaces that can save us time and energy in our daily lives.  Depending on the times and interest expressed, Spieler Interior Design is considering offering summer workshops on the interior design and building process for those who want to learn more about what is involved in the building or remodel journey.

For more information please email Susan Spieler at [email protected].  Thank you for your interest in what is new in Interior Design!