Trust is my number one priority.

Joy is a full-time advisor named to the top 1% nationwide of NRT, our parent company. At her core, Joy is an aggressive entrepreneur who works tirelessly for her clients ensuring peace of mind that comes with knowing their best interests come first.


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 20+ 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, and Loaves and Fishes.

I love what I do.

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

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