Newport Beach, CA – Villa Real Estate recently celebrated its third anniversary with more growth, adding coastal property experts Kate Coluccio, Joy Curtin and Gail Grabner to its team of luxury real estate professionals. The new hires come on the heels of a record first quarter of 2016, with sales up more than 50%, and Villa achieving one billion dollars in sales in 2015.
Kate Coluccio, who previously worked in international sales, has a strong background in the art of negotiation in highly competitive situations. Her career provided crucial skills to move across cultural and language barriers to negotiate and close multi-million dollar transactions. Consistently ranked top in sales, Coluccio now uses those skills to bring her clients the best deals possible.
A Newport Beach resident, Coluccio is known for her knowledge of the area, her integrity, responsiveness and timely follow up. As a mother of three, Coluccio understands the importance of highly desirable neighborhoods, and the best school districts. She specializes in Newport Beach and Eastside Costa Mesa, both of which are in the esteemed Newport-Mesa Unified School District.
Joy Curtin is a seasoned real estate professional and one half of the Curtin-Grabner Team. Specializing in fine homes throughout Southern California, Curtin has been previously recognized numerous times as an “Award Winning Top Producer.” She is a proven marketing specialist and creates unmatched marketing pieces that present each property to its best advantage.
A long-time Corona del Mar homeowner, Curtin has in-depth knowledge of the coastal area, and is active in the community. She has served as past President of the Newport Beach Arts Foundation, as well as supported other organizations.
Working with Curtin is Gail Grabner, an award-winning real estate agent since 1995. She previously achieved the status of President’s Club, President’s Circle and President’s Elite in her previous role. Known for her integrity, professionalism and personal service, Grabner can put the most complex transaction together. Her experience and negotiating skills ensure her clients have complete satisfaction in their home sales or purchases.
Gail’s extensive use of technology in buying and selling real estate allows information to get to her clients more efficiently. This, combined with her knowledge of the marketplace, analysis and interpretation of the data, and her proven marketing and advertising campaigns, help clients’ properties sell in the shortest amount of time and for the best possible price.
In three years, Villa has quickly grown from one office with 30 agents to four offices with 150 agents. The firm nearly doubled its sales volume from 2014 to 2015, completing approximately 700 transactions last year. Villa agents also represented both parties in the most expensive residential sale in Orange County in 2015, and one of the highest sales in the first quarter of 2016.
Villa has been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Workplaces” in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by the Orange County Register, and “Best Places to Work” in 2014 and 2015 by the Orange County Business Journal.
ABOUT VILLA REAL ESTATE
Villa Real Estate is a leading luxury real estate firm in Southern California, driving the market forward to be the West Coast’s most client-centered, technologically advanced, and marketing-driven brokerage firm. Established in April 2013, by owner Gary Jabara and Partners Steve High, Evan Corkett, Kim Bibb, Jon Flagg and Tim Carr, Villa Real Estate has 150 agents in four offices, including Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, Laguna Beach, and the Balboa Peninsula. Villa Real Estate specializes in Southern California’s coastal communities, estates, and distinctive properties. Please visit villarealestate.com to learn more.