Joan Katz brings more than 30 years of real estate experience and expertise to the Zia Group. Prior to joining the Zia Group team, Joan worked as a Prudential California Properties agent. While there, she rose to the top 3% of Sales Agents nationwide and was inducted into the Prudential Honor Society. Her drive, determination, and strong problem-solving skills make her stand out from the crowd. She has received the Howard Gates Award, an honor bestowed by the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors to the agent who completed the most challenging transaction of the year. To Joan, being the best real estate agent she can be means connecting with the community and serving local nonprofits. She has served as an Ambassador and Board Member for the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce and was named “Ambassador of the Year” in 2006 and 2008. She is versatile, friendly, helpful, and the “go to” resource for all your real estate needs.