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Timm Delaney has stood out as an exceptional Santa Barbara real estate agent. He communicates especially well with his clients, and has always maintained a pleasant and professional attitude. Timm makes a point of seeing that his clients receive the very best service that he can give, and takes a personal interest in his clients.

– Julie H. DeMarcus Certified Escrow Officer – First American Title


  • 33 years as Director of REO/Short Sale Services
  • 33 years of BPO experience
  • Residential and Commercial Teams
  • Avg sale 34 days
  • Avg price $3.4M
  • Top ½ of 1% Nationwide Over 842 REO properties sold
  • $721M in total sales
  • 137 Successful Short Sales
Santa Barbara Realtor and Real Estate Agent Timm Delaney
Santa Barbara Realtors

It seemed a natural choice that Timm Delaney was drawn to a career in real estate. A native of Lincoln, Nebraska where his father was a builder & fire chief, he grew up in an environment that allowed him to observe how the professional world of developing, marketing, and selling residential properties operates.

And throughout high school, he took classes to better understand the actual nuts-and-bolts of the construction end of the building. After graduation from high school, he put his construction skills to work to help pay his college tuition and worked both part-time and during summer breaks as both a contractor and designer near the schools he attended.
After living in the mid-west most of his life, and while a student at Trinity University in Chicago where he also worked on numerous homes on the North Shore of Lake Michigan, he decided he really wanted to live near the ocean and the mountains.

In 1980 he moved to Santa Barbara and Montecito to attend Westmont College on a 1-year exchange program from Trinity University, he earned a BA in Psychology with a minor in Business, and after graduation went on to attend select classes at the University of La Verne. His time as a student at Westmont College also brought with it an opportunity to apply his design/construction skills to many residential properties in Montecito and Santa Barbara area, and eventually, he made the decision to begin selling the homes he once worked on and designed as a real estate agent. Timm also has a passion for art and attended classes at the Brooks Institute of Photography.

“You know you’ve done your job well when people come back to you or continue to recommend you to their family and friends.”

says Timm, who also states that repeat clients are the key to any business success. And he attributes his personal success as a real estate agent to his childhood background, college education, and comprehensive marketing and business experience.

In 1990 Timm began his career in real estate. Given his marketing and hands-on building experience, as well as a respect for a commitment from years of self-employment, he rapidly excelled to the status of top real estate agent in the Santa Barbara area.

Also, in 1990 he was awarded the Southern California Rookie of the Year Award and since then has consistently ranked in the top 1% of more than 90,000 agents nationwide. He has earned his ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist), and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Elite International Presidents Club, the Leading-Edge Society, and numerous Outstanding Performance Awards.

For over 41 years, Santa Barbara has been home for Timm, and he has invested his time generously in the community through his volunteer work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the American Cancer Society, The Red Cross Disaster Relief Program, Santa Barbara Foodbank, Elings Park Foundation, Nuevo Santa Barbara Symphony, and the Big Brothers Program. In the business community, he is a member of the Santa Barbara Board of REALTORS, Santa Ynez Board of Realtors, Ventura Board of Realtors, the S.B. Chamber of Commerce, the S.B. Multiple Listing Service, the California Association of REALTORS, and was a board member of Young Professionals of S.B.

Santa Barbara and Montecito Realtor
About Timm Delaney

Timm is an innovative businessman in that he welcomes a challenge, not only in his professional life but also in his personal life, and especially with the one element that originally attracted him to California: the outdoors. Along with hobbies and interests that have allowed him to take advantage of Santa Barbara’s temperate climate, such as sailing, scuba diving, biking, swimming, volleyball, camping, hiking, photography, wine tasting, and gardening.

The passion of his adventurous spirit has drawn him to even broader outdoor challenges in climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, at 19,340 ft. the highest peak in Africa; hiking the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru; bungee jumping off the Zambezi Bridge, the highest bungee jump in the world at 340 ft.; white-water rafting on the Zambezi River in Africa; and freefall tandem skydiving in New Zealand. These personal accomplishments, and many more, are a complement to a professional perspective that demands excellence, integrity, and perseverance in every endeavor.

After 31 years as a real estate agent, Timm Delaney is respected within the real estate industry for his professionalism, and by his clients for proven sales results.


Out of college, one of my biggest passions was to seek adventure and travel the world. I did this for decades on and off and it changed my life forever in so many amazing ways. It didn’t seem possible that anything else in life could be more educational, fun and fulfilling. Up to that point I felt I had lived a very blessed life.

Then my son was born and that experience greatly superseded everything I had known and done in my life. Everyone told me there is nothing in life that changes you more then the love you have for your child. From the day my son was born, I found this to be true and it has changed my life forever in the most unimaginable ways. I was also told that one will never know a greater love in life and again, I found this to be so true.

I am so proud of my son for who he is and who is becoming. He gives me joy like no other person in this world. There is no better investment of any kind in this world then the relationship I have with him. It has truly been a priceless experience.

~ Timm Delaney



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