Joy Bean

Joy Bean | Realtor


About: Joy 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 25+ 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.

Prior to teaming up with Sotheby’s International Realty, Joy was a partner for 10 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. To add to her portfolio of business accomplishments, Joy also started her own business, Buy Design, in the home furnishings/design space to fill the unmet need for consumers to gain access to and buy from the professional design showrooms in San Francisco and that start-up business is still going today.

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. Joy immerses herself in the many family-oriented, recreational and cultural opportunities of this wonderful city. She 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, served on the board of Santa Barbara Associates and she also gives of her time and resources to CASA, Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, Loaves & Fishes and Master Gardeners.

Specialties: Time and again, Joy’s clients have expressed gratitude for the time and money saved through her efforts, and appreciation for her invaluable counsel and professional manner. There is no greater measure of success. To view letters from Joy’s client history:

Quote: “Trust is my number one priority, and trust can only be earned through hard work, honesty, and integrity.”

Connect: Contact Joy at or at (805) 895-1422!


CA DRE #925828