Staff Report

Reyne Stapelmann has been named 2017 Realtor of the Year by the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors.

A commercial associate and top producer with the Santa Barbara office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, Stapelmann was praised for her in-depth market knowledge, negotiating skills and expertise.

“Reyne earned this prestigious award for her continuous leadership and participation in the issues requiring the Realtor voice, and her consistent caring and support of the Realtor cause,” said Kyle Kemp, Santa Barbara County District Manager for Berkshire Hathaway.

“She meets regularly with elected officials and represents the rights of property owners as well as Realtor issues. She was the 2015 president of the association and serves as 2018 regional chair for Region 11 in the California Association of Realtors. We are extremely grateful to have such a dedicated, caring professional supporting agents and clients in our Santa Barbara County branch offices in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Santa Ynez Valley,” Kemp added.

Stapelmann was recognized for her many accomplishments at the association’s 2017 annual installation and awards luncheon at the Four Seasons Biltmore’s Coral Casino.

“I can think of nothing better than helping folks find their perfect home or making their home-selling process as easy and stress-free as possible,” Stapelmann said. “Having been with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties since 2002, I have always appreciated the high caliber of agents in our offices, upper management and caring staff. I take full advantage of many of our company’s marketing tools because they are so professional and effective.”