Since 1976, Kerry Mormann & Associates has been the recognized leader in Santa Barbara County for the marketing and sale of Ranches, Agricultural Properties, Estates, and Vineyards. With well over 300 sales under our belt, we are familiar with most of the ranches in our territory. In fact, we have probably sold most of those ranches, sometimes more than once. Our inventory of properties for sale usually ranges from between 5 – 25 listings priced between $1 – 150 Million. Our largest sale ever, the Cojo – Jalama Ranch, listed at $155 Million, closed in January 2007. This may be the most expensive non-commercial real estate sale in California history.
Farm and ranch brokering is a very different business when compared to residential real estate and requires a high degree of technical knowledge where exchanges and complex contingencies are common. Over the past 20 years, we have closed hundreds of escrows averaging over $30 million in sales per year. Typical listed properties range in size from 5 acres up to 24,000+ with price ranging from $500,000 to over $150 million. Property usages in the county include equestrian, grazing, dry farming, irrigated farming, vineyards, orchards, recreation, luxury estates, and private lifestyle properties.
Kerry Mormann and Associates maintains an independent office in Santa Barbara and a branch office in Los Olivos, both offering traditional one-on-one service. In this specialized market, we cover all of Santa Barbara County and portions of Ventura and San Luis Obispo County.
Reputation, experience, knowledge, contacts, honesty, integrity, and results are the cornerstones upon which our brokerage will continue to grow and develop. We have the knowledge and the tools to get the job done.
When it comes to land, most people come to us.
Kerry Mormann (CA Broker #00598625) started his career in the real estate business as an apprentice appraiser and learned the analytical side of the business. After selling a few houses, he sold a 400 acre ranch to a client who then purchased three adjacent ranches totaling over 2000 acres. These were highly complex transactions with numerous title problems. Kerry found he enjoyed the challenges of researching all of the technicalities involved and decided to specialize in ranch and land properties.
Over the years, Kerry’s clients have included major corporations such as Ticor Title Insurance, Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of Montecito, Bank of America, City Commerce Bank, Central Coast Production Credit, The Resolution Trust Corporation, Arco, Chevron, Texaco, numerous Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy individuals seeking privacy and discerning lifestyle choice.