Aparna Rao has been a realtor since 2013 and is licensed in both California and Texas. She is passionate about real estate and loves helping her clients with all their real estate needs locally, nationally, and globally by partnering with brokers from all over the world. Her main focus is luxury real estate, vacation, and second homes, co-listing, referrals, and global investments. Aparna’s interest in architecture and design, combined with her strong desire to help clients find their dream home makes her an exceptional realtor. She is friendly and approachable, but extremely savvy and clients benefit from her smart negotiation skills. More importantly, she listens to her clients and finds solutions that fit their needs.
Her primary market encompasses California South and Central Coast including Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, Carpentaria, Ojai, and Ventura.
Aparna grew up in Bangalore, India and studied Civil Engineering. After moving to the US in 1992, she earned a Master’s in Environmental Management from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Professionally, she has worked as a Structural Designer, Environmental Safety Specialist, Grant Reviewer for the US EPA and was on the Environmental Quality Commission for the Village of Northbrook, IL. Using her background in Environmental and Civil Engineering, she provides valuable insights on home design, green building practices, energy efficient homes, and use of recycled materials.
Traveling and living in various places has made her knowledgeable about real estate trends and market conditions. In the last 24 years, Aparna has lived in several cities across the country with countless opportunities to meet and get acquainted with people from all over the world. She is at ease with clients from different cultures and sensitive to their needs.
Moving is one of the hardest things for families. As a mother of two teenage daughters and relocating her family several times, Aparna knows what it takes to start all over again in a new place. Her goal is to ensure that her clients have a positive experience during their home buying and selling process and strives to make it smooth and trouble free as possible. She hopes to be there for them not only during a real estate transaction, but always as a friend.
Aparna is a member of the Community in Action - a parent organization at the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy where she volunteers as a tour coordinator. She is also a parent volunteer at the Goleta School of Ballet. On a personal level, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the art museum and the beach, hiking, and practicing yoga.