Ginger Martin enjoys a track record shared by only a handful of real estate professionals globally. Recruited by Sotheby’s International Realty® in 1997 as a founding associate of its now 80 agent strong San Francisco brokerage, she quickly secured her position in the top 1% of the firm’s agents worldwide. After a decade of unprecedented success, Ginger brought her stellar reputation and client roster to the Napa-Sonoma Wine Country where she and her husband own a winery and home.
There, she initiated the opening of Sotheby’s International Realty’s California Wine Country office and immediately established unparalleled standing for her closed transactions on the finest primary and vacation homes, luxury estates, vineyards, and land. Today, while Ginger maintains strong ties with her colleagues and clients in San Francisco, the Silicon Valley, and internationally, her success as a preeminent Napa and Sonoma Valley Realtor flourishes.
Sotheby’s International Realty named Ginger a Top 25 Agent for closed transactions in 2013 with over $100 million in sales. In addition, she was ranked in the top 3% of NRT’s 42,000 Sales Associates. Previously, her team closed – at $35 million – the highest value residential real estate sale in the history of Sonoma County, followed by sales of the highest value Napa Valley residential properties in 2011 and 2012. The Wall Street Journal named Ginger and her associate one of the “Top Teams” in the United States three years in a row. Ginger’s expertise and immense success are no surprise considering the priceless knowledge she gained from her impressive 20-year career as founder and CEO of her own sales and marketing firm.
Her distinguished clients also benefit from her extensive experience with a personal real estate portfolio that includes land and residential purchase, development, construction, management, and sale. In addition to her commitment to her clientele, Ginger Martin is devoted to her community, humanitarian projects, and the arts. She regularly donates a percentage of her sales to a wide range of non-profit organizations including the Sonoma Mentoring Alliance, Sonoma Museum of Modern Art, Napa’s “Festival del Sole,” and Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center and Weill Hall. Globally, she is a significant contributor to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
Nico Herrera was a regional marketing coordinator at an international real estate firm when Ginger invited him to join her team. He brings a wealth of marketing, digital media, communications technology, management and organizational skills to Ginger Martin & Co. A Northern California management professional for over a decade, with much of that time spent in the Wine Country, Nico is quite familiar with the real estate markets in both the Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley.
“Our markets, and especially the luxury tier of the markets, require a specialized skill set,” Ginger Martin emphasizes. “Nico has the ability and experience to bring all facets of my team’s expertise together, communicate well with our discerning clients, and create and oversee marketing strategies. In other words, he’s capable of managing just about every aspect of this high-energy, dynamic organization.”
Several years in the corporate retail arena taught Nico the value of customer service and meeting the needs of discriminating clientele. Those skills, combined with his experience in with photography, print collateral and online real estate marketing make him a valuable asset to Ginger Martin & Co.
With interests perfectly suited to the wine country lifestyle, Nico spends his free time hiking, swimming, rollerblading and running marathons, and is careful to allow time for wine tasting, dining and barbecuing with family and friends.