Neil Lyon has been a top producing broker in Santa Fe for many years. He has been the most productive broker in the majority of the past 10 years. A licensed real estate agent since 1975 and a licensed broker since 1979, Neil moved to Santa Fe in 1993 and was the managing broker of Sotheby's International Realty until 2002, when he stepped down to devote 100% of his time and energy to working with sellers and buyers.
Neil has been associated with Sotheby's International Realty since 1984, with the exception of a 12-month period when he was president and CEO of a 15-office real estate brokerage in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The sale of that company reunited Neil and Sotheby's International Realty in 1991.
Neil specializes in luxury homes and building sites in and around Santa Fe. His serious work ethic and his ability to get difficult transactions completed are his hallmarks, evidenced by his high level of productivity, which since January 2005 has been over $291,000,000 in closed sales volume--an impressive record for a market with a median residential sales price of approximately $300,000.
Neil was honored as Santa Fe's 2001 Realtor of the Year. Neil also served as the President of the Real Estate Brokerage Manager's Council in 1992 and Chairman of the Realtors National Marketing Institute in 1995. Neil has earned professional designations that include Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Graduate, Realtor's Institute (GRI). He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in real estate finance from the University of Oregon.
Neil is married to Cindy, and they have two children. Victoria is a graduate of the University of Richmond, while Jake attends college in the Northeast. The family is rounded out by Montepulciano (Monte), a purebred Bengal cat, who completely ignores Neil except when he is hungry or really lonely.