Each year REAL Trends announces its list of the best performing Real Estate companies in the USA. REAL Trends is a publishing and communications company considered to be a leading source of analysis and information of the residential real estate industry. Rankings are produced in several ways. Firms are ranked based on closed transaction sides, then by sales volume.
Over 1,750 firms qualified for this year’s RealTrends 500. According to the research report produced by RealTrends, the 500 largest residential real estate brokerage firms in the nation closed over 3.9 million residential sales transactions in 2020. These transactions were valued at over $1.6 trillion.
Mayfair International Realty members Village Properties, based in Santa Barbara, Montecito and the Santa Ynez Valley in Southern California, with only three office locations and under 200 agents, went head-to-head with some of the biggest companies in the USA and achieved amazing status ranking #178 in the USA for total volume and #3 for average sales price.
Prior to 2020 Montecito was known to few Europeans, but the global news of British royalty moving to this beautiful area has increased its profile across the Atlantic, as well as within the USA itself, where some of the highest value sales in the country take place.
Surrounded by beautiful scenery, vineyards, mountains and the Pacific Ocean this historical area enjoys great weather all year round and really offers everything a buyer could want – obviously our Royals thought so. If you fancy your own piece of paradise Village Properties would be delighted to help. Just take a peak at one example – 975 Lilac Drive in Montecito is currently (2nd April 2021) listed at $14.9m with Riskin Partners at Village Properties.
Alternatively 2069 China Flat Road in Santa Barbara offers casual elegance, tranquility, romance and charm, along with ultimate privacy with soft colours and clean lines and is set in beautiful gardens. Currently listed (2nd April 2021) at $9.5m with Patricia Griffin at Village Properties.
For wine lovers - or those who have always dreamed of owning a vineyard - 5200 Foxen Canyon Road in Los Olivos, inland from Santa Barabara, is an approx 64 acre vineyard with a 20,000 sq ft Mediterranean style home. Currently listed (2nd April 2021) at $7.9m with Carey Kendall at Village Properties.