The Neil Lyon Group
The Neil Lyon Group
In concert with Sotheby’s International Realty’s ranking as the #1 brokerage in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico, Neil Lyon and his team consistently rank among the top producers in Santa Fe, and they have been the top producers in a number of those years since 2002.
Even though Sotheby’s International Realty is known as the premier firm that sells many of the world’s most expensive homes, we believe it is important to understand that luxury is an experience, not a price point. The Neil Lyon Group operates on this premise with every property owner with whom we work and with every buyer.
From the moment we first engage to the time we will complete your transaction at the closing table, our goal is effectiveness and excellence. We pride ourselves on our expertise, accessibility, responsiveness, discretion and professionalism. Our approach to how we communicate and provide our services is designed to exceed your high expectations.
Neil Lyon’s decades of experience are described in the “Who We Are” section of our marketing presentation and this story puts him at the helm of our operations both inside and out. With over 40 years of experience in every facet of the business, he oversees each phase of your transaction with an emphasis on supporting you through the complexities and subtleties of contract negotiations and the all-important escrow process. With a team of experts that he has carefully selected to support his efforts and his clients’, you can be assured that at each phase of the process a seasoned professional equally committed to quality service and highly trained, will be available to you.
About Neil Lyon
Neil 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 $375,000,000 in closed sales volume. An impressive record for a market whose median residential sales price is 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 Managers 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 an Ivy League college and is currently enrolled in a Master’s Program pursuing a degree in Public Health.
About Cindy Lyon
Cindy Lyon has been a real estate agent and broker since the 1980’s. Cindy’s primary focus is on two aspects of the team’s business: She is the videographer who insures that each of our marketed properties shows beautifully to world with our exclusive Matterport High Definition. 3 Dimensional Virtual Tours. Cindy also assists on showings of our listed properties during those peak times when the team’s showing activity demands a 4th set of skilled hands. Like the other members of the team, Cindy’s knowledge of the industry is deep and her value to our clients is supplemented by her professional affiliations and community involvement. With her background in investment analysis as well as in commercial real estate, you can count on the presence of a polished professional in any phase of a transaction that requires her services.