About Maureen McDermut

Before taking her current position as a real estate agent with Sotheby’s International Realty, Maureen McDermut developed a wide network of connections in the financial industry while spending years in private banking and commercial real estate. She started her career as the Vice President of Mercantile National Bank’s Entertainment Lending Division in Los Angeles before taking the position of First Vice President of First Charter Bank in the early 1990s. Maureen McDermut went on to work in commercial real estate with the 400-agent firm of Marcus & Millichap in Los Angeles and serve as the Vice President of Private Banking for New York City’s Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. Over the course of her career in finance, she oversaw the origination of tens of millions of dollars in loans.

A tenacious, passionate negotiator as well as an honest, reliable partner, Maureen McDermut now dedicates herself to facilitating property acquisition for her accomplished clients. Using her connections, she provides inside tracks on desirable properties and makes buying and selling homes as easy as possible. In the region Maureen McDermut specializes in, which includes Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara, and Montecito, California, homes often sell before reaching the open market, so her access to networks in the area can form a key part of assisting her clients in find the homes for which they are looking.

Maureen McDermut holds a Bachelor of Science in Consumer Sciences from San Diego State University-California State University and has earned designation as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. To give back to her community, Ms. McDermut supports a number of charities, including the Eucalyptus Hill Improvement Association, La Casa de Maria, and the Surfrider Foundation.


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