About Kerry Mormann & Associates

For Those Who Insist On Elbow Room™

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.
Half of 1 Percent (Black)
After 38 years as an independent real estate broker Kerry Mormann is happy to announce that he has chosen to join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties 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 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, Kerry achieved the prestigious honor of ranking in the top half of one percent of the entire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties network. Kerry Mormann & Associates work exclusively with those who insist on elbow room.








Cojo – Jalama Ranch, listed at $155 Million, closed in January 2007.
  • Kerry Mormann


    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 he asked Kerry to represent him in purchasing 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, 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 the power behind the success of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties family. Kerry is a member of :
        • SB Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Santa Barbara MLS, Los Angeles MLS, Ojai MLS
  • Mary Elliott

    Residential & Homes on Acreage Specialist

    • Mary Elliott co-founded the Ranch & Lifestyle Division of Berkshire Hathaway with Kerry Mormann in 2015. This branch of expertise is the first of its kind and offers unique properties and practices specific to coastal properties.
    Mary is not just any real estate agent, but a ‘take charge’ real estate guide that gets results in a kind, yet powerful way. As a California native and long time resident of Santa Barbara, Mary truly knows the area; its features, the people, and all of the nuances that lifestyle clients desire and appreciate.
    • Mary’s extensive background in business, entrepreneurship, and health and wellness, translates into a deep, personal understanding of her clients’ needs on every level.
    • Having raised two children into adulthood, Mary is in tune with the needs of families and the importance of community. Mary values her connection to people, open spaces and passion for land preservation. Mary currently serves as Vice President of the Tribal Trust Foundation, and was a co-founder of the non-profit organization, Sacred Ways, and founded the Aids awareness and education organization, Walk the Lake.
  • Joe Ramos

    Vineyard & Winery Specialist

    You’ll always be taken care of…
    • With twenty years of experience at the highest level in the hospitality industry, Joe seamlessly applies his unique skill set of old-world professionalism and modern-day marketing tactics to his real estate business. His passion for providing world-class service is deep-rooted from his years with the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. With three generations involved in Southern California real estate, Joe now carries the torch for a family business that started in Los Angeles in the early 1960's. "We spent our vacations going to open houses," Joe recalls.
      • The key to Joe’s success is his willingness to constantly adapt to current industry trends and breakthroughs. By keeping his pulse on new technologies and social media marketing tools, he offers his clients the advantages they need in this competitive market. His willingness to embrace change, coupled with daily networking and hard work make Joe the modern-day agent.
        • Joe follows a simple formula when it comes to servicing his client's needs: Treat others the way you would want to be treated. You can expect the same level of knowledge, service, and care you will find at any five-star hotel in the world. Think of Joe Ramos as your personal real estate concierge, always ready to serve.
  • Brad Berch

    Winery, Vineyard and AG Land Specialist

    Following graduation from Cal Poly State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science, Brad Berch moved to Bend Oregon to work on a purebred cattle ranch. 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 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. 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 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, will enable us to market our properties locally, regionally and internationally.