Ginger Martin possesses a track record shared by only a small handful of real estate professionals globally. Recruited by Sotheby’s International Realty in 1996 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 polished reputation and discerning client roster to the Napa/Sonoma Wine Country where she and her husband own a winery and home.
After initiating the opening of the wine country brokerage, Ginger immediately established an unparalleled reputation for her representation of the finest primary and vacation homes, luxury estates, vineyards and land. Ginger appreciates maintaining strong ties with her colleagues and clients in San Francisco, the Silicon Valley and internationally, while her success as a preeminent Napa and Sonoma Valley Realtor continues to flourish.
Sotheby’s International Realty named Ginger a “Top 25 Agent” in 2013 with over $100 million in sales while NRT ranked her in the top 3% of over 42,000 esteemed sales associates. The Wall Street Journal has named Ginger as one of the “Top 200 Agents” in the United States for the last three years running. This recognition is alongside highly respected Agents from Manhattan, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
At $35 million, Ginger and her team closed the highest valued residential real estate sale in the history of Sonoma County followed by sales of the highest valued Napa Valley residential properties in 2011 and 2012. In addition to these crucial accolades, Ginger was the Listing Agent for the two highest priced residential sales in Napa Valley in 2014 and is poised to continue her achievements as a consistent top producer in the luxury wine country market.
Ginger’s distinguished clients greatly benefit from her extensive experience with a personal real estate portfolio that includes land and residential purchase, development, construction, management and sale. Combined with two decades as CEO of her own sales and marketing firm, Ginger’s business savvy and high-level of knowledge regarding the luxury real estate market is difficult to compete with.
In addition to her commitment to her clientele, Ginger 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.