Santa Barbara Real Estate

Remodeling and Home Design


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Meet Dianne and Brianna: home is our passion. We’re a mother/daughter Real Estate Team in sunny Santa Barbara making it our mission to help clients realize their home dreams in this incredible town.

It is with grateful hearts that we welcome you to Santa Barbara. We love our beautiful beach town and feel so lucky to live here, we cannot imagine a more inspirational place to call home. Santa Barbara is truly a special place, and it is our passion to help others find home here as well. 

Buying or selling a home is a big decision, it is our commitment to you to be with you every step of the way. As a multi-generational team, we are able to offer our clients a combination of decades of Santa Barbara Real Estate experience with the most current marketing techniques and design. Our goal is to exceed our clients’ expectations while facilitating a smooth Real Estate transaction, leaving both parties satisfied with the end result. We give the utmost attention to our clients. It is very important to us to make sure that each client feels completely cared for and taken care of. There is no question too small. If it matters to you, it matters to us. We want you as a client to be so delighted with our handling of the process that you will refer us to your family and friends.

One of the things we love most about our job is the diversity of clients and properties that we get to help in their home journey. Our client base extends all the way from first time home buyers through retirees to developers and investors. We love helping buyers and sellers with properties from vacant land, condos, single family residences to luxury estates. Whatever your Real Estate needs, we would be honored to assist you.

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to visit our site and get to know us better. We are passionate about our town, and love sharing it with others. Please get in touch if you would like to sit down with us and chat about your home options here in Santa Barbara you can reach us at Our door is always open! 

We’ve put together these guides to walk you through the process of buying and/or selling with us in Santa Barbara:


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Selling real estate takes energy, enthusiasm, organization, and dedication. Dianne Johnson of Village Properties has them all. In fact, back when she was beginning her Santa Barbara real estate career in 1987, her first brokerage firm, Merrill Lynch Realty, came up with a phrase they thought fit Dianne perfectly, “Energy, Enthusiasm, and Expertise.” She’s been reiterating the appropriateness of those words ever since.

Raised in Palos Verdes in a family with a mom who was a highly successful real estate agent, Dianne moved to Santa Barbara in 1979, where she attended UC Santa Barbara and graduated with a degree in Business Economics. She then went to work selling real estate, earning “Rookie of the Year” honors during her first year at Merrill Lynch Realty.

She went on to earn her GRI designation from the Graduate Realtor Institute and has since sold dozens of properties throughout Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montecito, Carpinteria, and Santa Ynez.

Dianne is purpose in action. She has worked tirelessly to support Hope School (she initiated the hugely popular girls’ dance team, which regularly performs in local parades and during half time at UCSB basketball games) and the Hope School District Educational Foundation benefiting Monte Vista, Hope and Vieja Valley elementary schools. Dianne was honored to be PTA President at Hope School for two years. She has been proactive in chairing major fundraising events with both organizations. She enjoys giving back to the community she calls home. Dianne has been the president of the La Colina Oaks Owners’ Association for twelve years.

Positive and personable, Dianne loves putting her passion into finding the right home for her clients. Always seeking the win-win situation, she works tirelessly to complete transactions that benefit all parties and leave everyone feeling great. And in order to give her clients her very best, she limits the number of people she works with at any given time.

In Santa Barbara, Dianne has found the natural beauty and the healthy, easygoing outdoor lifestyle she loves so much. And with a husband and two children, she understands fully how important her clients’ families are to them, whether they are newlyweds just starting out, big families looking for more space to accommodate a growing brood, or retirees looking to scale down their housing needs. Homes aren’t just houses; they’re where the heart is. Contact Dianne, and let her help you find your own perfect place in the Santa Barbara sun.


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Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Brianna has excellent knowledge of the area. As a third generation Realtor, she has grown up in the Real Estate world and has always had a passion for the business. Brianna frequently assisted her mother on the job, and gained valuable experience with her. She officially began her Real Estate career while attending Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where she was able to assist one of the top five Remax teams in California.
Upon graduation from Cal Poly with a degree in Graphic Communication with emphasis’ on Management and Web & Digital Media, she moved back to Santa Barbara to practice Real Estate in the town that she loves. With her degree, she is up to date on current marketing trends and has valuable marketing and graphic design experience. This allowed her to secure a job in the Marketing department at Village Properties right out of school. Soon after, she obtained her real estate license and formed a team with another agent at Village. Her love for Santa Barbara, her attention to detail and dedication to her clients makes her an excellent Realtor.
Brianna is excited to be working in a dynamic and successful Real Estate team. Their multi-generational experience and combined 27 years in Santa Barbara Real Estate allows Brianna and Dianne to connect with clients in whatever manner the client desires. Helping buyers and sellers with properties from vacant land, condos, single family residences to luxury estates, their client base extends all the way from first time home buyers through retirees and developers. Whatever your real estate needs, Brianna is ready to help you make it happen.