Cheryl & Ray Deckert

And the Deckert / DePaola Team Real Estate Consultants 805-272-5221 -
"Ubuntu" - meaning, "I AM because WE are" comes to mind when collaborating with this dynamic, highly knowledgeable real estate team. Since 1980 their focus has been sighted upon providing exemplary attention to detail, leaving nothing to chance when navigating through the process of buying or selling a home. The Deckert/DePaola Team specialize in estates, second homes, first-time buyers, mobile homes, multi-generational living, generational wealth building, and investments in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. With their "no surprises" philosophy, you can expect a smooth and relaxed experience from any member of this highly-regarded real estate team.
Oct 28, 2019
Cheryl did a great job. I was a very nervous buyer and she was very reassuring and handled all the "hard stuff". I felt I was in good hands. I can highly recommend her.
Oct 27, 2019
Can’t say enough positive things about our home-buying experience with Cheryl. Not only does she have her finger firmly on the pulse of real estate in Ojai/Ventura, she is patient, supportive, and gets the job done! Highly recommend reaching out to Cheryl when looking for your next home, or selling your home as you move to your next adventure.
Oct 19, 2019
retired teacher and firefighter
Cheryl and Ray and their team are amazing. We highly recommend them to anyone that is looking to buy or sell their home. They sold our home in Ojai, California within three days. They will come into your home and discuss their marketing strategies on how to get the job done! At the same time they also value your input. Throughout the process they kept us informed and worked diligently to make sure the process went smoothly. We moved back to New England but so appreciate everything they did to get us back home.
Sep 10, 2019
Managing Broker
Cheryl and Ray do an excellent job managing the real estate transaction process. From the emotions to the speed bumps, most real estate transactions can stray from the "easy path" and they do an excellent job keeping everyone focused and they provide realistic solutions to make it a win-win for everyone. True professionals to work with.
Sep 9, 2019
Broker Owner of Real Estate Lenders
Cheryl Deckett and I recently closed an escrow. Cheryl's years of experience and professionalism really reflected in this transaction, not only is she knowledgeable, Cheryl was on top of every issue that arose. We all worked together, closed on time, most important we have happy clients. Cheryl truly cares about her people, always keeping them informed along the way. I'm also a veteran in the business, I was impressed and thoroughly enjoyed working with her. Weather you looking to purchase or sell your home, I would absolutely recommend Team Deckett & DePaola for all of your real estate needs.
Sep 4, 2019
Ray and Cheryl make my job as a home stager easier! They are incredibly detailed and hands on with clients while selling their home. They make sure all the boxes are checked to get their client's the best selling/buying experience possible. The Deckerts prepare clients thoroughly about what to expect from home staging and the home staging process. So, by the time I meet their seller, everyone is on board and excited about preparing the home for sale! Cheryl and Ray are also truly fun to work with as realtors - it is evident that they are involved in an industry that they love and have a great sense of humor.
Sep 2, 2019
Sonia Johnsen
This team did a amazing job! Loved working with them, always professional. Kept us up to date on all showings. The photography and drone footage were on point. We worked with Paul and highly recommend him. Thank you for taking good care of us. All around great team! The Johnsen’s
Sep 2, 2019
I, we - Ashton, Callie, Forrest and our 2 cats, Mr. Moo and Freya all thank you for helping us find a new home. I can't believe that we finally founds something in Ojai that works for us!

We love the neighborhood and even though the duplex needs a lot of work, we're excited about being here and fixing it up. It feels like we have a lot more space, it feels good. We've been walking around the back yard before it gets hot in the early morning, talking about what we want to do with it. So nice to have a yard!

And, thank you for the wind chimes! We haven't figured out where we're going to put them yet, but will enjoy them once they're hanging.

I expect we will talk more, but I especially wanted to express our gratitude and appreciation for all of the effort, hand holding, explaining, educating, encouraging that you did with us. You have been wonderful! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! What a process and learning experience!

Aug 22, 2019
100% would recommend the Cheryl & Ray Deckert / DePaola Team to anyone who wants to buy a house. We moved from out of state and are first time home owners so the process could have been challenging. However, through every step of the way they were accessible, reliable, personable, thoughtful, and know all the right people to make things happen very smoothly. There were a few times we thought we would not be able to move forward due to various issues, however they held our hand and got the job done perfectly. If we move again, we will seek their team again. Thank you Ray and Cheryl, and thanks for the Loquat tree house-warming gift!
Aug 18, 2019
Owner of Embellish HSR
Cheryl and Ray have the utmost integrity that I have witnessed. As a home stager, I have seen how they deal with their clients during the transition of selling their homes. They are attentive in always having an Open House on the weekends to allow for more showings, this in its self makes a huge impact. Team Deckert & DePaola are awesome and will get the job done, period!
Aug 14, 2019
Video Producer
It’s an understatement to say that Cheryl and Ray are fabulous realtors. As first-time buyers, we were pretty overwhelmed in the beginning with all the logistics involved with purchasing a home. We could tell right away that Cheryl and Ray had the experience and expertise we needed to help guide us through the difficult process, making us feel comfortable and confident every step of the way. Cheryl and Ray are serious workhorses as well! I often wondered if they ever slept! After closing, Cheryl even helped give us some tips on how to care for our mini orchard on our property. We can’t recommend them enough, especially for first-time buyers. Thank you Cheryl and Ray! We’re so grateful for your services.
Aug 13, 2019
Cheryl, Ray & Maria - Time to eat, drink, and be merry! I owe you guys a good time for putting up with me and the boys all the chaos in general. What a ride (let's not do that again)! I can't begin to thank you for all you did and continue to do. Pick a date and let's to go Agave Maria's. My treat and we'll get a cab! ; ) Much love...XOXO
Aug 12, 2019
Cheryl was absolutely incredible to work with... She is a delight, and always ready to problem solve. Hope to work with her and Maria on many more in the future.
Aug 11, 2019
I want to thank you for the much appreciated reassurance. After the past thirty years in an environment where integrity was inconsistent at best, it is refreshing to work with and know folks like you and Cheryl. My trust is reinvigorated. I look forward to a continued relationship of honesty and authenticity. Thank you for your understanding and compassion.
Jul 10, 2019
We're certainly fortunate that we had you to lead us through the process. The wait wasn't easy, but I always knew we were in the right hands.
May 14, 2019
Thank you, Cheryl & Ray, for helping us make our dream come true!! You guys are great! You've been such a pleasure to work with and perfect neighbors! We are going to miss you when we move and hope we run into you often (and feel free to come by the new place any time to talk about goats, weeds, dogs, bees, whatever)!
Mar 31, 2019
Cheryl Deckert was amazing. I have purchased other homes and have never encountered such a wonderful and kind lady. She worked hard for me to find the ideal home. She answered my questions immediately. Unlike other real estate agents, who want the most amount of money they can get, Cheryl found a way to help me keep my second home as a rental income. I highly recommend her and look forward to buying my next home with her!
Feb 19, 2019
We worked with Robert Perron on the purchase of our first home. We highly recommend Rob. He made sure to connect us with the right people to make this purchase possible. The purchase went through with no hiccups. Rob was available at all times, which is great!
Nov 29, 2018
I have used many real estate professionals, personally and professionally, and Cheryl and Ray were sensational. The sale purchase turned into a difficult transaction yet Cheryl and Ray were there every step of the way doing what they said they were going to do and delivering on all fronts. Their honesty, integrity, real estate knowledge and most importantly general common sense allowed this 'jeopardized' sale to close on a timely basis. When my sister lost her house in the Santa Rosa fires and was looking at Ojai as a possible new home, Cheryl and Ray were there with compassion showing her houses and answering her questions but never pushing. I highly recommend Cheryl and Ray for any real estate transaction. They are the best.
Aug 15, 2018
Thank you so much for everything! We never would have ended up with this house without you! We are so grateful!
Mar 20, 2018
Chery and Ray Deckert, along with Maria and their Keller Williams team, are top-notch real estate professionals. They have represented me in several real estate transactions and consistently have shown the following exceptional qualities. By way of background, I must mention that I have been an active real estate investor since 1986 and have transacted dozens of purchases and sales. In my experience, Cheryl and Ray are part of the rare handful of gems in this business. 1. Integrity, including highly ethical representation of both parties in the transactions. 2. Expertise and professionalism. They are true experts in handling all contract documents, negotiations, and escrows. Cheryl has over 37 years in the real estate business and, even more importantly, exhibits unmatched social skills. Ray is knowledgeable about construction, can readily identify needed repairs, plus is an expert photographer a valuable skill in properly presenting a property. 3. Dedication to service. They tackle all aspects of transactions, including inspections, finding contractors to make repairs, staging, and in any way possible, lightening the burden for a seller. Real estate transactions are complicated, burdensome, and possibly distressing. In representing me, the Deckert/DePaola team has done everything possible to reduce that burden and complexity plus obtain the best possible results for me.
Oct 9, 2017
Thought I'd reach out to remind you how much I appreciate your business and working with you and your team of awesome, integrity-filled agents! You are grooming them well, to be just like you!
Apr 1, 2017
Dear Cheryl & Ray: We want to acknowledge you and express our gratitude for your supporting us on our journey of discovering our new home. Working with you was so straightforward and simple, we felt supported and guided as you provided what steps to take and the information needed to make a choice, and we got to feel like we were a team. Thank you for the gift and for being so welcoming as we moved into our new home.
Mar 1, 2017
Ray & Cheryl - Just wanted you to know how much I appreciated your help and guidance through this whole process of marketing and selling BOTH my dad's and my house. The early morning calls, late night texts, seemingly endless negotiations with buyers, etc. You guys are the BEST!
Nov 10, 2016
Here is a little collection of things that have reminded us of fun times together to say thank you so much for working with us and helping us find the perfect home for our family. We can't thank you enough for making what could've been a stressful experience so fun and laughter-filled, and for blessing us with your friends11/10/16hip in the process.

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