Luxury Homes and Real Estate - Sotheby’s International Realty

Santa Barbara, Southern California

Maureen McDermut

Beginning with a career in banking, Maureen quickly accelerated to a position as Senior Vice President, developing the entertainment divisions for several Beverly Hills-based financial institutions. Her private banking departments served the personal and film production financial requirements of select customers in the entertainment industry.

During her tenure with Manufacturers Hanover's private banking division in New York, she was again entrusted with the financial needs of major business and high-profile customers. This extensive experience has instilled in Maureen the discretion and communication skills necessary in dealing with notable clientele requiring privacy, prudence and diplomacy.

Maureen initiated her career as a Realtor in Los Angeles with a position in commercial real estate. Relocating to Santa Barbara over a decade ago, Maureen moved into the field of residential real estate with the prestigious Pitts & Bachmann agency, where she specialized in high-end properties. When the firm was acquired by Sotheby's International Realty, Maureen retained her position as one of the company's most esteemed agents. Maureen is consistently in the top 2% of Sotheby's International Realty agents.

Maureen is passionate about her kids, the environment and real estate. She is a board member for the Eucalyptus Hill Improvement Association and Cal Parents Capital Campaign for Berkeley, as well as an advisory board member for the capital campaign of La Casa de Maria, a spiritual retreat center in Montecito.) She volunteers on a regular basis for a local food pantry.



Maureen is a member of Conservation International's Emerald Circle, a special community of people who have made a significant commitment to advancing Conservation International's work, providing the core financial support to help them fulfill their mission. See more at www.conservation.org.