Cessna Barrett

Cessna Barrett

Broker Associate | DRE 01281555
About Cessna

Meet Cessna Barrett: Decidedly Different

Cessna Barrett is as decidedly different as her name. Before Cessna was born her father, a private pilot, and mother flew cross country in their Cessna 172, and the result nine months later--a beloved daughter they named Cessna. A Napa Valley native from a family with a passion for winemaking and publishing dog magazines, Cessna understands Napa Valley real estate and the intricacies involved. Cessna specializes in helping families discover their Napa Valley forever home and establishing their roots. Today Cessna is raising her three young children in Yountville where you will find them exploring the valley with all of the outdoor activities that define Napa family living. Click above to Contact Cessna who promises to make your real estate experience decidedly different.

Cessna’s insider’s knowledge and extensive background of working with clients both purchasing and selling homes began in 1999 at Pacific Union Residential Brokerage, she quickly gained distinction as one of Napa County’s youngest brokers at the age of 31. Another career milestone includes six years as Owner/Managing Broker of Up Valley Real Estate in Saint Helena where Cessna managed 10 agents and all their transactions. Deciding to focus on raising her son, Cessna merged Up Valley Real Estate with Sotheby’s International Realty in 2010. When the timing was right, Cessna rejoined Pacific Union International which is now Compass.

Ask Cessna Barrett: Family Living Her Style

How do you specialize in assisting families to find their forever Napa Valley home?

Families are my niche. I understand their specific fears and desires as I have experienced them raising my own family. Parents want to know what communities are best suited for themselves and for their children, what amenities are available, and how easily they can become part of a community. I work to discern the kind of home they want based on my experience from growing up here to becoming a mother to three young children; I get being a child and I get being a parent in the Napa Valley. Lastly, I assist in uniting them with their ultimate property as soon as possible. Today families are expressing the urgency to move here right away and I understand the process to meet this goal.

Client Testimonials

“Cessna Barrett is an amazing realtor who worked very hard to get us in to our new home every step of the way. She is professional, very experienced, detail oriented and a great advocate. Even when buying a new home from a developer, it's essential to have a realtor to help you achieve your goals and get things done. We are very grateful for her expertise and for her help through the lengthy process of new home construction. Her local contacts were invaluable. Especially helpful to have had her as our advocate to get a detailed professional inspection and get other details addressed with developer. Whenever an issue came up with the developer, she was “on it.” She emailed right away, got information that was needed, and came to all the appointments. I have 100 percent trust in her and her advice. We simply would not have gotten our home without her help. She even welcomed us to Napa with a special dinner to celebrate our new home, which went above and beyond. I am thankful that we found such a trustworthy and hard working realtor."
- Agnes Pierscieniak, Napa

I contacted Cessna after we lost our home in the 2020 Wildfires to help find a rental. She was not the point person on the property we were interested in but offered to help regardless. The property was no longer available but she promptly returned calls and emails and got us information on other rental listings. Initially, we thought we would rent while we rebuilt but decided to also explore our options.

Cessna being a Licensed Broker offered to send us residential listings in the area. At first, we agreed to loosely explore replacement options but soon found ourselves having tons of questions and interest in purchasing. Cessna guided the way getting us in to view a few homes even during COVID lockdown, with strict protocols and guidelines of course. She dug very deep on a couple of listings we had an interest in, going way above and beyond. It was very emotional for my wife and I just want to be back in our own home though we both knew that was not possible.

Eventually we each had our favorite listing but struggled to agree. Thankfully Cessna remained neutral and provided us each with the unbiased answers we were seeking individually. We decided to go look at a listing we had passed over for about a week, and finally found something we both agreed on. The seller was out of state and their agent wasn’t much help.

Again Cessna went above and beyond getting us the information we needed in a timely manner. She was extremely observant pointing out many issues with the property that we had overlooked. She was also tough as nails during the price negotiation and held the sellers agent accountable more than once. If you're looking for someone with experience, drive, and know how, you need to work with Cessna."
- Justin and Tiffani Morris, Napa

“Cessna was an absolute pleasure to work with delivering on every aspect of the sale of my home from staging to repairs to negotiating the sale. She exceeded my expectations and broke a sales record in my neighborhood. She had a vision and closed the property in less than two weeks!!! Cessna was always accessible and on top of every detail from start to finish. Without hesitation I would work with her all over again. She has brokered three transactions for me and she is excellent!!"
-A. M. Wheaton, St. Helena