LIV Sotheby’s International Realty (LIV SIR) – the No. 1 top producing affiliate among the Sotheby’s International Realty brand – welcomes California Realtor®, Anna Padilla-Kuntz to the Ojai team.
At LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, our people make a difference and we are excited to expand the team with the newest addition of real estate professional, Anna Padilla-Kuntz.
Now under the Sotheby’s International Realty brand, Anna is excited to be joining the team and offering a new level of exceptional service to her buyers and sellers in Ventura County and beyond.
This week we sat down with Anna to learn more about her and why he joined the LIV family.
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Let’s get to know you! Tell us a little bit about your professional background, area of expertise and/or your personal life.
I worked in hospitality – well-known hotels and country clubs for over 35 years and found that it was time to move on. I wanted to do something different that would still allow me to help people create spectacular event while building wonderful memories and help them enjoy their lives without regrets. I wanted to be able to do that for the rest of my life and real estate would allow me to continue consulting with the same people and help them take the next step in their lives. I started working with Keller Williams Realty and joined the Dammeyer & Assoc. Team. Dammeyer decided to open his own brokerage and I went with the team. We were exceeding all expectations helping people sell and buy homes across Ventura County. When Dammeyer retired the brokerage, I chose to call LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in Ojai. I chose Ojai because I had built a business relationship with their broker, one of Ojai’s finest. Although I live in Ventura, this didn’t stop me from finding the very best to build my business with. If I was going to move on, I wanted to be with the best of the best! I am back with the “well-known” and am proud to share it, once again, with my family, friends and relationship of clients I have built over the years!!
What do you do for fun, outside of work?
I truly love to be in my home environment with my husband and three cats. We are the perfect family and enjoy being around each other. Cooking is a favorite of mine and I have gotten really good at it after being in hospitality, in and out of Chef’s Kitchen for most of my adult life. Consequently, my husband is a chef but when he comes home, I am the one who cooks! When we are both in the kitchen with a glass of wine creating great meals, the fun begins. We say we have the “Best Restaurant” in town… We also have a time-share in Mexico and go as often as possible. Since our work is so demanding and we put every effort into taking care of our people and clients, it’s nice to take a break and go someplace close. We absolutely enjoy sitting around a spectacular pool overlooking the most glorious of blue seas and having someone take care of us! Since food & beverage was an enormous and glorious part of my life, wine also became a teaching of mine – I was fortunate to purchase wine for many of the hotels I worked in. I am quite the wine connoisseur, I also lived in Sonoma for several years. So, trips to Napa, Sonoma… have been a trend every year that I will not give up. It’s more of a passion that I am quite enamored with.
What’s your favorite part about guiding your client through the real estate experience?
First, understanding what they are looking for and why. It’s easy to guide them, however, I want to be sure I have a clear picture of what they want and desire so I can proceed giving them the pros/cons. Knowing all they can to help them make a sensible decision. This is a huge endeavor for anyone selling/buying a home, and I want to make sure I can help take away the dread and stress of it all. I love and enjoy my home and I want the same for them.
What’s your favorite home trend right now?
My personal home trend is conservation and to be eco-friendly. At this time in our lives, it’s so important to pay attention to our environment and try to live a healthy cleaner life and take care of our planet. I am also big on conserving our water in California. My husband and I are creating an outdoor living space that needs minimal water but still encourages a friendly habitat for animal life: birds, butterflies, squirrels and the like.
What excites you most about joining LIV Sotheby’s International Realty?
What doesn’t excite me!! There is a richness that comes with the name and its affiliates, it’s like eating chocolate truffles and drinking a cappuccino, it soothes the soul and warms the heart! As a professional, it doesn’t get any better. First, it’s the people behind the name, I get the same love and care that I give to my clients. All the finest in marketing tools, our advertising partners, publications, the list goes on and on, this I am happy to share with my clients and have them be apart of a proven track record!
What’s your goal in the next three months?
To “LIV”, the brand, and get my current, former and new clients as excited about it as I am. I want to bring in the new year by sharing my professional knowledge, building new relationships, and continuing my commitment to the highest standards of integrity and innovation for all those who continue to help me build my business.