The name Kerry Mormann may look or sound familiar to anyone who has traveled Hwy 150 between Ojai to Carpinteria or Hwy 101 from Santa Barbara along the Gaviota coast to San Luis Obispo over the last 38 years. Known as ‘The Land Guy” Kerry’s large school bus yellow For Sale signs have been placed on thousands of California’s coastal acres and hundreds of ranches over his career of almost 4 decades as an independent real estate broker.
After 38 years as an independent real estate broker Kerry Mormann is happy to announce that he has chosen to join Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (BHHS) as Director of the Ranch & Land Division. Kerry Mormann & Associates is comprised of a highly professional team of agents and support staff who specialize in marketing Ranch Lifestyle Estates. In his first year with BHHS Kerry achieved the prestigious honor of ranking in the top half of one percent of the entire BHHS network. Kerry Mormann & Associates work exclusively with those who insist on elbow room.
Cojo – Jalama Ranch, listed at $155 Million, closed in January 2007.
Ranch & Land Division
Kerry’s 40 year real estate career started as an apprentice appraiser where he learned the analytical side of the real estate business. After selling a few houses, he sold a 400 acre ranch in the pristine Hollister Ranch on the Gaviota Coast. Kerry’s ranch buyer was so impressed with Kerry’s skills and knowledge asked Kerr to represent him in purchasing three adjacent ranches to total 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, land and lifestyle properties. Kerry’s passion has been in selling large ranches ever since those early days.
Over nearly 4 decades as an independent broker, Kerry has sold some of the largest properties in the tri-counties and has an impressive client base of 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 such as Fess Parker and wealthy individuals seeking privacy and discerning lifestyle choice. Kerry is professional, discrete and dedicated to his clients.
When making a decision to join a major real estate company, Kerry was offered many opportunities. Deciding finally to join Berkshire Hathaway and direct a new division called the ‘Ranch and Lifestyle’ division, Kerry was honored to join forces with Warren Buffet and the power behind the success of the Berkshire Hathaway family.
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Residential & Homes on Acreage Specialist
Mary Elliott. A successful entrepreneur and highly respected real estate specialist was born and raised in California. She pursued her love of nature and wellness, establishing several successful businesses, and now joins forces with Kerry Mormann in creating the first Ranch and Land Division for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. She brings her dynamic energy and business expertise to the nation’s largest franchisee within the BHHS Real Estate Network, which is widely known and respected for its powerful marketing, professional transaction coordination, and supportive legal team
Mary’s business savvy and focus on service is appreciated by her clientele, who value her ability to guide them through the complexities of Santa Barbara’s real estate market. She is excited to share her love and knowledge of all that Santa Barbara has to offer—the land, sea, vista, and communities—with clients seeking their own piece of this stunning natural paradise.
After experiencing a "chance in a life time" opportunity to live and work on an 18,000 acre ranch, Brad moved back to California and then Florida where Brad worked for a NASA contractor for the next 14 years.
During this time as a NASA contractor, Brad earned his Master's Degree from Florida Tech (1992).
With the “LAND” calling him, Brad left the space program and started his Real Estate Career in 1998. In 2000, Brad expanded his marketing focus on the needs of rural property buyers and sellers. With Brad's past experience living and working on ranch properties, along with owning a private vineyard of his own, Brad is well grounded with the needs and concerns of "Country Property" owners, buyers and sellers.
Brad's latest move in 2015, was to join the new "Ranch & Land Division" that Kerry Mormann started at the Warren Buffett owned “Berkshire Hathaway Home Services”. The Ranch & Land Division Team will enable Country Property Buyers and Sellers to take advantage of our combined years of experience, our reputation and local knowledge. The marketing tools and horsepower provided to the team, as members of the Warren Buffett owned Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, will enable us to market our properties locally, regionally and internationally.
While getting to know his Buyers and Sellers, Drew uses his experience, attention to detail and insight to foresee issues before they become problematic. He and his team will keep you updated until final closing. Drew prides himself in always being available, whether in person, via email, text or by phone to answer questions or to show property.
In addition to his busy career, Drew enjoys sailing, surfing, golfing, traveling, winemaking and exploring Santa Barbara’s exploding wine and food culture. He also volunteers with Make-A-Wish Foundation as a Wish Grantor, and donates a portion of each sales commission to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Drew’s Goal: “To maintain professionalism, market knowledge, availability, high ethics and cutting edge online marketing to create the absolute best Buying and Selling process for my clients, while building a lasting professional relationship”
Ranch, Land & Lots
As a trusted part of the Kerry Mormann team, Jody works side-by-side with Kerry to deliver unsurpassed service and results for both sellers and buyers of land, ranches and lots in the region.
Jody earned a bachelor of arts in Business Administration and Economics from CSU Fullerton in 1993. He worked for several years at a regional investment banking firm as a retail stock broker. He successfully helped raise funds for several companies through both private placement and public stock offerings.
Following his entrepreneurial instincts, he went on to open, own and operate more than a dozen self-defense studios from Portland, Oregon to Houston, Texas. As the number one franchisee for over 20 years, his studios have made positive impacts on their communities. He has a 5th degree Black Belt in Kempo and holds the title of “Kyoshi”.
In 2013, Jody established Alpha Project Americas, a tax-exempt charitable organization who's mission is to establish multiple, self-sustaining safe havens for at-risk youth in Latin America and the US. With current sports outreach programs in Costa Rica, Alpha has worked to uplift the youth impoverished communities. Alpha has also provided prosthetic limbs for the needy.