Our company is Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties. The largest Berkshire Hathaway Realty Company in the country. We are part of Home Services of America. A Berkshire Affiliate – So you choose us with exceptional assurance. We continue to be #1 MARKET SHARE in the Santa Barbara area, both in number of units and volume.

      Whether you want to purchase your dream home in Santa Barbara County or sell your own residence with confidence, you can count on Wes St. Clair and Jo Ann Mermis to make it happen. Wes and Jo Ann are both longtime local residents who have served the Santa Barbara County real estate market for more than 30 years.

      Specializing in residential estate homes across Santa Barbara County with a focus on Montecito real estate, we take great pride in finding just the right home, or just the right buyer, to serve your individual needs. Our experience in the “American Riviera” region is extensive, and we possess an intimate knowledge of the local market. We also go the extra mile, personally conduct aerial photography to showcase the finest attributes of our client residences. When you put your property in our hands, you will be treated to the expertise, integrity and personalized service that have been our hallmarks for more than 30 years.

      Simply put, we do everything to help people find the home of their dreams in this beautiful region. Whether you are a home buyer or seller, we offer the necessary expertise for a smooth and successful transaction. Our local experience and extensive connections ensure that we have the pulse of the local market.

      Jo Ann Mermis

      Cal BRE # 00891742

      Jo Ann has built a 30-year career specifically within the Santa Barbara and Montecito real estate market. As one of the longest standing realtors® in the area, Jo Ann has worked alongside, and often provided leadership and mentorship for, many of the top realtors® in the market today.

      Socially, Jo Ann fuels her soul as a consummate volunteer. This connection to the community not only “makes my heart sing,” states Mermis, it also allows her to help her many newly relocated real estate clients begin to get involved in the community through caring introductions made by Jo Ann herself.

      Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Kansas
      Masters Degree in Psychology, University of Santa Monica

      Charitable Organizations and Designations
      Top 1% of National Realtors®
      Member of Berkshire Hathaway Chairman’s Circle
      Santa Barbara Beautiful, President 2017
      Winner 2016, “Good Neighbor Award” presented by SB Board of Realtors®
      Rotary Club of Santa Barbara
      Freedom to Choose Foundation, Board Member
      Music Academy of the West, Women’s Auxiliary Board Past Member
      Lotusland Docent
      Past Board Member of Crane School
      National Association of Realtors®
      Licensed Real Estate Broker for the State of California

      Wes St. Clair

      Cal BRE # 01173714

      Wes imparts 35 years of commercial and trust banking experience for his clients. As a former Chairman, President and CEO of two midwestern bank holding companies, Wes assures his clients that the often complex financial details involved in their multi-million dollar real estate transactions are handled carefully and correctly. Pair Wes’ 20 years of Montecito real estate experience with his financial acumen and his clients can rest easy knowing Wes is handling every step of the buying and/or selling transaction.

      Bachelor of Science in Business and Finance, University of Kansas

      Charitable Organizations and Designations:
      Top 1% of National Realtors®
      Member of Berkshire Hathaway Chairman’s Circle
      Rotary Club of Santa Barbara
      Young Presidents Organization Gold (YPOGold)
      National Association of Realtors®
      Licensed Real Estate Broker for the State of California

      Social Organizations
      Birnam Wood Golf Club
      Santa Barbara Club
      Santa Barbara Yacht Club

      Introducing Aneta Jensen

      Our New Sales Associate

      Cal BRE # 01994822

      A native of Europe, Aneta came to Santa Barbara county by way of Arizona, where she expanded a high-end retail business from a single store to a company with multiple locations, increasing its revenue thirty-fold in less than six years. During this time, she developed expertise in delivering high-quality service to the most discerning customers.

      As a multilingual, relocated Santa Barbara resident, Aneta enjoys helping her domestic and international real estate clients through their journey of embracing the Santa Barbara lifestyle. She excels in negotiating contracts to achieve the most desirable outcomes for her clients, providing insights, minimizing pitfalls and brokering the best possible deal – always!

      Also, as a former owner/operator of a purebred Arabian horse ranch, Aneta’s familiarity with the Santa Ynez Valley is an added benefit for equestrians seeking a home in an idyllic setting. Additionally, her National Association of Realtors® Green Designation enables Aneta to assist families looking for energy efficient and sustainable home features, a growing trend in the environmentally friendly Santa Barbara area.

      Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Szczecin, Poland
      Masters in Marketing and Management, Institute of Management and Marketing

      Charitable Organizations and Designations:
      National Association of Realtors®, Green Designation
      Licensed Real Estate Broker for the State of California

      We both recommend Wes St. Clair and Jo Ann Mermis of Prudential California Realty. The purchase or sale of a high-end home requires considerable expertise which Wes and Jo Ann thoroughly demonstrated.

      – Madelon & Maurice Lucky