About Us

Jeanne Palumbo

Jeanne's motto that no one is a stranger exemplifies her outgoing nature and welcoming attitude. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jeanne moved to Santa Barbara in 1974 to open a yoga studio. After teaching yoga at her studio and the YMCA, she passed her real estate exam and in 1978 began her career in home sales. Although she had been selling many other items, including L'Eggs pantyhose, she finally found her true vocation in making people's dreams come true in real estate.

Her strength is in her ability to negotiate in many situations and with different skills. With over 30 years in the real estate profession, her personal involvement turns clients into longtime friends. She has an excellent reputation in the community. She has a broad base of knowledge and sales experience in Carpinteria, Montecito, Summerland, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Solvang and Santa Ynez. Her goal is to find the right home for her buyers and the right buyers for her listings. She is eternally optimistic and her enthusiasm radiates to others.

Michael Palumbo

Michael was born in Paris, France and is fluent in French. He was raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and finished his education in Santa Barbara majoring in History. After working seven years in the computer industry he entered the real estate profession in 1976. Michael is a 2nd generation realtor.

His knowledge of the area's geography, statistics, education and cultural activities as well as the fact that he has traveled extensively make him very savvy as a real estate agent. Michael sells property throughout the Santa Barbara area and has made many friends and associates in the trades to assist in every facet of a real estate transaction. He enjoys hiking, traveling and cooking a gourmet dinner for his many friends and family.

Carol Mineau

Originally from the Midwest, Carol came to California for a new lifestyle and settled in Santa Barbara. After establishing her business in 1985, she met her husband, Bill, and including her extended family, they take advantage of all the amenities of coastal living.

When time permits, they travel to their getaway at Big Bear Lake, where Bill and Carol enjoy boating, swimming, hiking and all types of winter sports, like shoveling snow.

In 2010, Carol finished her 49 credits at Santa Barbara City College and received her Interior Design Certification. Some of the classes required for Certification include Residential Construction, Drafting, AUTOCAD, Kitchen and Baths, Professional Business Practices, Materials Installations, Architectural Rendering, to mention just a few. This education has increased Carol’s knowledge of housing composition and value to benefit her clients.

Bill and Carol live in a typical California bungalow, built in 1929, and have been remodeling to recreate the home’s original style utilizing many salvaged components from a home that was torn down yet updating systems to accommodate today’s functions.

With an interest in the architecture of Santa Barbara, Carol attends the monthly meeting by Harrison Design Associates, sponsored by the Historical Preservation Committee, to continue her knowledge of historical design elements of homes built throughout the city’s rich history.

Carol’s ability to envision the possibilities and then create successful outcomes is the reason she has become one of Santa Barbara’s leading real estate professionals.

Helping her clients see the potential in every situation is the cornerstone of her career.

Whether first-time buyers or seasoned homeowners, clients can take advantage of Carol's ability to see the possibilities and make them happen. Carol brings a “Vision for your Success”.