Ray Deckert

and Team Deckert Real Estate Consultants 805-272-5218 - ContactUs@TeamDeckert.com
"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.
Aug 18, 2020
We loved working with Rob Perron at Team Deckert! He was super helpful, responsive, collaborative, and professional. He built rapport with us very quickly, which made the experience fun and enjoyable. He also comes with a great network of professionals to make the homebuying process as streamlined as possible. We had a challenging home to purchase, and it required seemingly endless patience, knowledge, and determination to close the deal. Rob really put in the work and went the extra mile to get us into the home of our dreams. For that, we are incredibly grateful, and would highly recommend Rob to anyone looking to buy a home in the area! Thanks, Rob!
Jun 9, 2020
This is the second time we have used Cheryl and Ray for a home sale and they have been nothing but amazing to work with both times. They were a pleasure to work with and were always available for questions or advice which made both buying and selling stress free. I cannot recommend them highly enough and should the need arise we would definitely use them again.
Jun 5, 2020
Realtor KW Boston SW
My nephew and his wife were beginning their search for their first home. They had decided upon Ojai California and I assured them I would connect them with a great agent through my Keller Williams network. I was able to reach out to Cheryl and I definitely hit the jack pot!! She took my nephew and his wife under her wing as if they were her own relatives! She kept me informed of the process throughout from the first phone conversation with my nephew to the closing. She indulged every first time home buyers questions with patience as she "gets it" with understanding how big a deal it is when one is making such a significant investment. Thank you Cheryl, you are fantastic!!!!!
Feb 20, 2020
The Deckert/DePaolo Team was a pleasure to work with. They were very helpful in guiding me thru the sale of my house and the purchase of another. They were always available to answer questions and give advise when I needed it.

Thank you again for the smooth execution!
Feb 4, 2020
Home owner
Cheryl & Ray Deckert and Maria DePaula did an excellent job selling our home. I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell. They are hard working people.
Jan 31, 2020
Sheryl Whipple went above and beyond for us. If it wasn’t for her diligence we would not have our forever home❤️
Dec 21, 2019
Realtor®, Partner at The Epstein Partners
Cheryl, Ray and Maria at the Deckert/DePaolo Team were total pros! Always a pleasure doing a deal with agents who are committed to moving things along quickly and easily.

Looking forward to our next deal!
Dec 18, 2019
Client of Cheryl Deckert (seller)
I was thoroughly pleased with the professional services of Realtor Cheryl Deckert as the listing agent for my house in Ojai. She was efficient, effective, warm, supportive, detail oriented, and capable of handling difficult personalities in more than one challenging situation that arose in the course of the sale. She's an excellent communicator, a creative problem solver, and can be relied on to follow through. If you have a property to sell, she's the one you want by your side.
Dec 17, 2019
Senior Attorney
Cheryl is not only efficient and highly competent in what she does, but she has a lovely sense of humor as well. Every interaction with her is pleasant.

In assisting our offices with a complicated case, she demonstrated incredible ingenuity in problem solving, and we were very happy with how she handled the listing, sale, and escrow process for our client's property. I would recommend her services to anyone!
Dec 13, 2019
Owner of Poppies Art and Gifts
The Deckert’s and Maria De Paola are the best!! Great communicators and negotiators . Love their openness and honesty. We had to get many estimates for repairs on the house we bought and they took care of everything, quickly and easily. Can’t say enough about how easy they made this purchase. As a result, we will now list our current home with them to sell. I’m sure we will be happy with the results!!
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.

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