Maureen McDermut Real Estate Agent at Sotheby's International Realty

Maureen McDermut

Real Estate Agent at
Sotheby's International Realty

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  • Waterfront Specialist
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist
  • Relocations
  • Probate
  • Vacation Home
  • Foreclosures

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Agent Highlights

Maureen gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Santa Barbara agent by 14%.
Maureen is a SFH expert - working with over 70% more single family homes than the average Santa Barbara agent.
Maureen has great Condo experience - having sold 13 more condos than the average agent.

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More about Maureen McDermut

Having sold the residential real estate in Santa Barbara for over 20 years, initiating her career in Los Angeles selling the commercial real estate, and daughter to real estate investors, Maureen has been around the industry for a lifetime. Her business is based on the core values and ethics taught to her at a very young age -- integrity, honesty, being a great communicator. These qualities coupled with a tenured background in private banking, having in-depth community and market knowledge, providing cutting-edge marketing and the latest technologies and being an effective negotiator is a critical skill set in being an excellent real estate professional. “I want my clients to feel special because they are. Each client has an individual need, and I want them to always feel that need is being met.” Maureen McDermut, Sales Associate at Sotheby’s International Realty, Santa ...
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Top Producer 2021

Other Certifications

Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR), Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)

Preferred Agent

Has a track record of fast responses and high-quality service

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Maureen McDermut's Reviews & Ratings

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Maureen McDermut

    • Maureen Goes Above and BeyondMaureen McDermut helped my father in every aspect of selling our family home and making his transition to a retirement home as smooth as possible. In addition to her expertise in the Santa Barbara real estate market, Maureen was communicative, compassionate, and caring to my Dad and our family throughout preparing for and completing the sale. She even helped Dad clear his house and assisted with tasks required for closing. Maureen went above and beyond, and her personalized service was a great relief to me, living onthe East Coast, and to our other family members who are out of town and could not be there day by day. I wholeheartedly recommend Maureen to anyone thinking of buying or selling a home in the Santa Barbara area.

      - Anita Visser
    • Straightforward Montecito Real EstateWe were interested in the area around Montecito, CA and were exploring the possibilities with a couple of agents who, although nice, were ineffective. We happened upon Maureen McDermut at an open house she was holding and found her to be remarkably straightforward, sincere and extremely diligent. We discussed with Maureen our wants, needs, and limitations which rapidly led to a series of showings that were all appropriate for us, in that they were in our price range, of the correct square footage, in our desired neighborhood and school district.The negotiations were handled smoothly and professionally with a rapid positive outcome. Maureen is the ultimate professional she managed to make the process of buying a home stress free and actually enjoyable.We highly recommend Maureen to anyone buying or selling their home.

      - Gail and Richard
    • Tenacity and Connections in Real EstateMaureen McDermut was absolutely instrumental in helping us purchase our first home in Santa Barbara. With her patience and expertise, she guided us skillfully through our house-hunting process which ended up being a three year long journey! And, ultimately, 100% of the credit goes to Maureen for finding the right home for us, which we are very happy with. Because of her tenacity and connections in the real estate community, Maureen found an off-market property which we were able to purchase. She went above and beyond her call of duty as our realtor, to make our house purchase dream come true. We would not hesitate to recommend Maureen to all of our associates and friends.

      - W. Warren Suh, M.D., M.P.H., and Heather Suh
    • Maureen Taught UsWe learned a lot from Maureen when we sold one house and bought another in Montecito in late 2008. She taught us that selling is about preparation, presentation, right-pricing for the real world, good marketing and closing with the right buyer. Buying is about careful comps, the right property, good cultivated relationships with the sellers' agents, and smart offers and counters. Maureen listened to what we wanted, suggested what we needed, and led us through the campaigns. Optimistic but no Pollyanna, tough in the trenches, organized, hard-working, and helpful in all sorts of unexpected ways, Maureen was an ally in the challenge and became a friend to our family.

      - ChubbCo Film Co.
    • We Trust MaureenWithout the patient guidance of Maureen McDermut, we would not now own the home of our dreams. Not only has Maureen demonstrated tremendous skill during one of the most difficult real estate markets in history, but she has also shown extreme patience in finding us not only a house, but our ideal situation. She listened to us and paid attention, providing sound advice along the way. After nearly two years of looking for the right opportunity, it would have slipped away save for Maureen's keen sense of the decisive action necessary to close the transaction. As a professional investor, the "art of the deal" is something that I am intimately familiar with. When it comes to finding, assessing and making the right "deal" in Santa Barbara real estate, there is no one we would trust above Maureen McDermut.

      - Private Equity and Hedge Fund Manager
    • A Most Dedicated AgentMaureen is hardworking, efficient and a very dedicated agent. We were looking for a very specific location and estate type in Montecito for a long time and Maureen has been wonderful in finding off-market listings. With tact and discretion, Maureen found us exactly what we were looking for. She has always been very responsive to our calls and emails, which we also greatly appreciated. Maureen fully deserves the trust we gave her.

      - Charles & Karen V.
    • We Cannot Give a High Enough Recommendation for MaureenMaureen was fantastic! My husband renovated his parents retirement home. Not much had been done since it was build in the early 70s. He did high end upgrades, and asked a higher sell price than was normal for the area. Everyone said we would never get the money that we wanted. Maureen, within less than a month had 5 open houses. She brought a professional photographer to take pictures and had a video made. She put us on the internet. By the end of the month, not only had she sold our house, but for MORE than the asking price. We cannot give a high enough recommendation for Maureen.

      - Eric Graewingholt
    • A Seller's DreamAs a seller in a distressed market and probably the worst time of year for real estate I decided to put my house on the market. After interviewing many of the top real estate agents in Montecito and getting a lot of negativity I choose Maureen for her enthusiasm, her positive attitude, and her energy. Within a matter of weeks, in the worst market in real estate, Maureen brought me a qualified buyer and made selling my property as easy as she could for me. I can't recommend Maureen enough. She truly is a seller's dream.

      - Joyce Brock