call/text us at 805.218.4291
As a local, independently owned, Downtown Ventura agency,
our goal is to serve your real estate needs without being tied
to any corporate business model. By using us, you’re supporting a community business that will get the job done confidentially with integrity, honesty, and due diligence.  Ventura Real Estate Company… no sale pitches, no corporate sale strategies, just real estate as it was meant to be… pure and simple.

Derek Turner, Broker/Owner
Derek has been buying and selling real estate for over 25 years.  He currently owns several properties and understands the benefits of home-ownership and real estate investment.  His education includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Master’s Degree from California Lutheran University and is a holder of a California Real Estate Broker License.

His business strategy is to promote and give listings exposure.  Getting buyers into new properties and getting houses SOLD is what we do!

Depending on individual situations, the real estate market is always "opportunistic".  Take advantage of working with a local company that gives honest advice and meets clients' needs with intregrity and confidentiality.


Heather Draughon-Drucker, Realtor®/Associate
Heather is a Realtor who offers a new and fresh real estate perspective. She understands and listens to her clients’ needs by giving continuous communication throughout the entire transaction process.  

Heather is a graduate of Sonoma State University with a degree in Communication Studies and a Master’s Degree in Education from Azusa Pacific University. 

A lifelong resident of Ventura, she has a passion and love for the area and believes there is no better place to call home! Her knowledge of the market, attention to detail, and friendly communication, allow her to provide unsurpassed representation to her clients.



Loretta Barbar, Realtor®  

Loretta is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Business/Economics. She is attentive to details and excellent customer service is always a top priority. As a licensed Realtor, Loretta is excited about helping others reach their dreams of homeownership. “Working in Real Estate gives me a chance to extend the relationship I had in banking as now I get to see the completion of the home buyer’s transaction all the way to very end. Handing over the keys is a very rewarding experience! I am happy to have joined an independently owned agency, like Ventura Real Estate Company, because I appreciate and value what a local brokerage can offer their clients.”

Having lived in Ventura for most of her life, Loretta loves the community and has been an active volunteer at local schools and with her kids’ sports and activities. She is passionate about giving back and enjoys participating in community fundraising events such as American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life”.

An avid runner, Loretta has the determination to put a plan in place to reach her goals; she trained and qualified to run in the Boston Marathon in 2015! She is thankful to raise her 3 teenagers in such a beautiful place.  Loretta is eager to share her knowledge of the area with others.

Brian Zell, Realtor®
“We are excited to have Brian as a part of our local team of agents,” says Derek Turner, Broker/Owner, “He brings a vast sense of real estate experience to our agency.”

States Zell, “Being a part of a LOCAL real estate company that shares the same beliefs and commitment to their clients that I do, made the decision to join VREC an easy one”. Zell already has multiple listings in escrow, making the transition with Ventura Real Estate Company, a smooth and successful one.

With over 18 years serving in management positions with Trader Joes, Zell applies those same customer service skills he developed there into all parts of his business workings of Real Estate. “Working in that line of business helped me develop the way I communicate and deal with all types of people and in hearing and handling their needs, whether it is a Buyer or a Seller.”

Born in Fillmore, Brian spends time with his family. He enjoys golfing, hiking, photography, and enjoying the many wonderful restaurants and breweries of Downtown Ventura. He is also a volunteer with QQQ Power Shares Golf Tournament.

Ventura Real Estate Company is located in Downtown Ventura. “Our continued goal is to provide local, knowledgeable representation to all of our clients. We are proud of being an agency that can support the individuality of our agents, and the particular needs of our clients,” states Turner.


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Ventura Real Estate Company
366 E. Santa Clara Street • Ventura, CA 93001
• call/text us at 805.218.4291
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