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Unlike many agents in this office, Nancy Martin does not work in Beverly Hills, greater Los Angeles, or LA Coastal real estate markets. Nancy now resides in and sells real estate in the most desirable private mountain resort community in Southern California, Lake Arrowhead, where property values range from $400K to $10M. With over 8,000 impressive homes and charming cabins gracing the community, nearly 7,000 of those are owned and enjoyed by weekenders from LA, OC, IE, SD, Desert area, and beyond. Lake Arrowhead is truly appealing with its easy drive of 1-2 hours from most cities for a weekend getaway or an extended vacation. Whether buying or selling at the Lake, clients will benefit from Nancy’s services. Her special affiliation with the Sotheby’s International Realty Beverly Hills office provides the best possible networking available, with top tier agents representing extensive high net worth clientele. This clientele represents about 1/3 of the second-home market, giving Nancy the edge for off-market listings. Additionally, once a home is listed with Sotheby’s International Realty, it receives global visibility with offices around the world and an array of the finest marketing materials.
While education can be obtained in many different forms and degrees, Nancy believes the rarest and most effective education is gained from street-smarts. This has been her most valuable hands-on education accumulated over 39 years in real estate sales and management. Following her initial five-year development in real estate sales with Merrill Lynch Realty, she was placed in a management position in an office that ranked #27 out of 30 offices. It didn’t take long for Nancy’s business savvy skills to bring the office ranking to #1 in OC. After managing 60 agents and thousands of transactions, Nancy formed a stronger backbone coupled with an expanded knowledge needed in the art of selling real estate. However, at that time Merrill Lynch Realty decided to withdraw from the residential real estate market and Nancy moved back to sales, joining Seven Gables Real Estate. Nancy’s selling of luxury real estate grew exponentially and brought consistent high annual sales rankings from 1993-2018 in multi-million dollar closed escrows. Her experience has been far-reaching by way of a rare combination of sales and sales management. Working with an extraordinary number of buyers, sellers, agents, brokers, escrow officers, appraisers, vendors, and lenders over 39 years is where Nancy says she gained her important street smarts. It’s that special know-how that has driven her to successfully handle all facets of listings and sales for her clientele.
With a lifetime spent in the melting pot of SoCal, Nancy believes that her clients have benefited from her native love of California, as well as her travel abroad. Her favorite trip was when she and her husband, Reagan, took their two grandchildren to France and Normandy. She intended for the highlight of the trip to be a private cooking class with a French chef in the cellar of a 13th century hotel in Avignon. However, her grandkids were riveted during the tour of Normandy with its edification of the battlegrounds of World War II and walking the very grounds that their great-grandfather traversed in 1944.
Nancy and her husband are members of the Skyforest Elks Club Lodge adjacent to Lake Arrowhead where many volunteer hours are spent benefiting the military through their Veterans program, in addition to other causes.