Michelle Heckman

Michelle Heckman

REALTOR® | DRE# 01428394


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2023 American Advertising Federation AAF Coastal California Competition
 - Bronze Award | Perkins Group Listing Presentation

(2) 2022 AAF Coastal California Competition
 - Bronze Award | Rancho San Marcos 44-pg Property Brochure
   For Suzanne Perkins
 - Bronze Award | Yearbook Cover Design
   For Roosevelt Elementary School 2020-2021

(4) 2021 AAF Coastal California Competition
 - Silver Award | 4305 Marina Drive 32-Pg Property Brochure 
   For Suzanne Perkins
 - Bronze Award | Magazine Advertising Two-Pg Ad 4305 Marina Drive
 - Bronze Award | Magazine Advertising Full-Pg 4305 Marina Drive
 - Bronze Award | Logo Design 4305 Marina Drive

(2) 2020 AAF Coastal California Competition
 - Bronze Award | Rancho San Carlos 32-Pg Property Brochure   
   For Suzanne Perkins
 - Bronze Award | Outdoor Poster Design 

2019 AAF Coastal California Competition 
 - Bronze Award | Magazine Advertising   
   For Suzanne Perkins - 154 Million in Sales

2018 AAF Coastal California Competition 
 - Bronze Award | Magazine Advertising
   For Suzanne Perkins - Contemporary Balinese Estate

2017 AAF Coastal California Competition 
 - Bronze Award | Magazine Advertising
    For Suzanne Perkins - Sycamore Valley Ranch (Neverland)

- Advertising Excellence Award 2004 - Ad Score Publication Research
  Advance Cutting Systems Brochure 

- 1st Place in Warwick Publishing’s 2002 Dalton Pen National Awards
   EBSCO Story (Annual Report) 

- 1st Place 2001 - I.A.B.C. Crystal Quill Awards   
  EBSCO Story 

- Award of Merit 2001 - I.A.B.C. Crystal Quill Awards   
  The Bugle (Monthly Corporate Magazine) 

- Award of Distinction 2000 - I.A.B.C. Crystal Quill Awards
 The Bugle (Monthly Corporate Magazine) 



Southern New Hampshire University | Bachelor of Arts - BA
Communication and Media Studies | Professional, Technical & Business Writing emphasis
2016 - 2018

Cuesta College | Associate of Arts - AA
2002 - 2004
About Michelle
A clear goal drives me: With a focus on delivering an exceptional real estate experience, I aim to minimize stress, prioritize effective communication, and uphold a commitment to excellence from the initial search to the final signing.  

Having spent 18 years deeply involved in every facet of selling and marketing luxury real estate in Montecito and Santa Barbara, working alongside two top-producing agents, including Suzanne Perkins, I have transitioned into a full-time real estate agent role at Compass. Drawing on my extensive background as a Marketing Director, Licensed Real Estate Associate since 2004, and an award-winning Graphic Artist and Copywriter for 28 years, I am well-prepared to leverage my expertise to benefit my clients. View My Design Portfolio here.

Driven by a passion for serving others and a keen focus on marketing, I am dedicated to utilizing my veteran experience to guide my clients to success through exceptional service and unwavering communication. My core values of professionalism, integrity, creativity, tenacity, and diligence underpin every aspect of my business approach, ensuring a fresh and innovative perspective.

I had the distinct opportunity to market two of the most expensive listings in America at the time, Rancho San Carlos ($125,000,000) and The Sycamore Valley Ranch ($100,000,000), formerly known as Neverland. View My Real Estate Marketing Portfolio here.
As the wife of a newly retired Santa Barbara County Deputy Fire Chief (who hails
from England), the Mom of an active teen daughter (with dual citizenship), and a super-mutt rescue named Winston; home life is rich! My family loves to travel, and we enjoy experiencing all of our favorite adventures that the Central Coast has to offer – Master’s Swimming at Los Banos, hiking, e-biking, glamping, beach volleyball, sunset beach walks, al-fresco dining experiences, and live music. It's no wonder that Santa Barbara is ranked #7 Best Places to Live for Quality of Life, according to U.S. News and World Report.