Not many people would make the connection between the music industry and residential real estate, but local REALTOR® Stacey Studebaker has found success doing just that. After an 18-year career as a Los Angeles and Nashville-based music publicist, Ms. Studebaker transitioned to real estate and set up shop in her home town of San Diego in 2010. Since then, she's become an award-winning agent.
"I've found numerous parallels between my former career as a record label publicist and in my current career as an agent." explains Studebaker. As a music publicist, Stacey was charged with promoting and securing media coverage for new and established artists such as Lyle Lovett, Elton John, Tom Petty, B.B. King, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Sublime and Blink 182. "Particularly when representing brand new artists, I was very aware that their dreams of success rested in large part in my hands. Assisting a home buyer with a purchase of this magnitude or working with sellers to market and promote their home to garner the highest price possible feels very much the same. I am always conscientious of the tremendous trust my clients have in me to accomplish their goals with as little drama as possible.
"I did a lot of publicity for artists who were on tour. I would have a short time block with them to complete as many interviews with local newspapers and magazines as I could. Now I can set-up the most complicated homebuyer tour practically in my sleep," Studebaker boasts. "In real estate, particularly when representing a seller, organization, follow-up and polite tenacity are key."
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Regional Vice President, Nicki Marcellino was quick and decisive when it came to signing Studebaker to her roster of agents in the La Jolla Office. "I know exactly the energy and work ethic it takes to be successful in the music industry and Stacey's experience representing the demographic who buy and sell very high-end, luxury property was a natural fit for our office and the clients we serve."
La Jolla Real Estate Broker's Association (REBA)
2017-Current - Member
Mission Bay Real Estate Association (MBREA)
2015-Current - Treasurer
2014 - Director
2013-Current - Member
San Diego Association of Realtors
California Association of Relators
National Association of Realtors
University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. Sociology, Social Psychology
Kaplan School of Real Estate
Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
Short Sale and Forclosure Resource (SFR)
2015 Coldwell Banker Silver Sales Award
2014 Coldwell Banker Silver Sales Award
2013 Coldwell Banker Bronze Sales Award