Yvonne Barcelona has been in the Real Estate industry since 2000, first working as an assistant, then as a licensed agent in 2001. She began her interest in real estate at an early age, purchasing her first home at 18 and her second at 20; she’s owned nine properties in total throughout the years, both having rentals and rehabbing homes, which gave her the bug.
She retired from working in law enforcement early, returned to school, got her paralegal certificate from the University of San Diego, and embarked on her new career. She has worked with her sellers in preparing their homes for sale and in staging. She has worked with active and retired military in selling and securing new homes as a wife of a retired veteran, as well as with seniors who are downsizing from large homes to smaller properties or into manufactured homes. She lives by her slogan: “You List! I Stage! Sold! A partnership in business.” She is dedicated to her clients.
Throughout the years, Yvonne has worked diligently for her favorite charities: Children’s Hospital, since she is an alumni parent from the NICU, having had 3 preemies; for Breast Cancer as a survivor herself; the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program; and supporting San Diego’s homeless for several years. She is adamant about pet adoptions and fostering, and has rescued 8 dogs herself, currently having 5.
Yvonne is a mixed media artist who has had her works in college galleries; loves woodworking and has displayed at the Del Mar Fair; and she is an avid quilter that has one of her quilts published in a book by our famous local quilter, Eleanor Burns of Quilt in a Day.
Welcome, Yvonne! We’re so glad to have you with us!