Michelle Heckman

Michelle Heckman

REALTOR® | DRE# 01428394


(2) 2022 American Advertising Federation 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
After 17-years of marketing luxury real estate in Montecito and Santa Barbara for two of Montecito’s top producing agents in the nation, including Suzanne Perkins for the past 6-years, Michelle is excited to join the ranks as a full-time real estate agent with The Perkins Group at Compass. 

In her new position as a Team Member, Michelle will draw from her previous experience as a Licensed Associate (since 2004), a Marketing Director (17-yrs), and an award-winning Graphic Artist and Copywriter (28-yrs). She has a BA in Communications. She creates highly effective visual communications and develops comprehensive marketing strategies. She had the opportunity to market two of the most expensive listings in America at the time, Rancho San Carlos, and The Sycamore Valley Ranch, formerly known as Neverland

Michelle will use her veteran expertise to help The Perkins Group's clients succeed through excellent service, unfettered communication, and an attentive ear. She is dedicated to her core values of professionalism, integrity, creativity, tenacity, and diligence.

As the wife of a Santa Barbara County Firefighter (who hails from England), and the Mom of an active teen daughter (with dual citizenship), as well as a super-mutt rescue named Winston, home life is rich! Michelle and her family love to travel, and they enjoy experiencing all of their favorite adventures that the Central Coast has to offer – Master’s Swimming at Los Banos, hiking, e-biking, glamping, stand-up paddle boarding, beach volleyball, basketball, 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.