1988 to present: Senior Broker, Sawyer Real Estate
Rick incorporated the company and managed operations of a twelve-person sales team. He is considered an expert for Home, Ranch and Land sales in Santa Barbara County. Rick is a ranch owner and the property broker active at the Hollister Ranch, a private beachfront residential community just west of Santa Barbara. He also continues to be a long-standing Multiple Listing Service member in the Santa Barbara. His wife, Kathy Sawyer, is also a licensed real estate agent. They work with a team of associates to market properties and manage rental homes located in Santa Barbara County and at The Hollister Ranch.
A Consistent Multi-Million Dollar Sales Agent in Santa Barbara County since 1984
Awarded “Realtor of the Year” for Lompoc Valley, CA - 1986
Opened Sawyer Real Estate Company in 1988
Hollister Ranch Board of Director member from 1999 thru 2001
Education, Training & Experiences
Midland School, Santa Ynez, CA: 1966 - 1970
United States International University: 1970-71
Cowboy at The Hollister Ranch: 1971 - 1972
University of California @ Santa Barbara: 1974 - 1976
Owned and operated Santa Barbara Honey Company: 1976 - 1984
California Real Estate License obtained in 1984
Allan Hancock College - Real Estate educational program: 1986-1988
California Real Estate Broker License: procured in 1988
Property Management Certifications, educational updates required by the State of CA (ongoing)
Rick born and raised in West Los Angeles, moving to the Santa Ynez Valley in 1966 to attend Midland School, a 4-year college-prep country boarding school. He studied at United States International University, Stanford University and U.C Santa Barbara from 1970 to 1976, majoring in Film Studies and English. His poetry book, Within the Shells, was published in 1972. Rick's family has been active with Natural Resource Exploration, California Ranching and Land Development in the Santa Clarita Valley since the 1950's. This family legacy, in part, has given him a foundation for his real estate career. Rick married Kathy Barron in 1976 and they now have two married children and five grandchildren. Rick published a historical novel: Wildcatting –The Hills of Kettleman (2009), and produced the feature film, To Be Friends (2010).
The Sawyers currently live in Santa Barbara and at The Hollister Ranch.