The Neil Lyon Group
The Neil Lyon Group
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 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 an Ivy League college and is currently enrolled in a Master’s Program pursuing a degree in Public Health.
About Cindy Lyon
Cindy Simha Lyon has been a licensed real estate agent and broker since 1985. She began her professional career in New York as a technical analysis and assistant trader for Spear, Leeds and Kellogg. Which then lead to her becoming one of the first female brokers at E. F. Hutton in Boston. Subsequently she was self-employed in the oil and gas industry and then became a commercial real estate agent, specializing in retail leasing.
Cindy and Neil moved from Connecticut to Santa Fe in 1993 when Victoria was 2 years old. After having Jake, and building a new home, she joined The Schepps Company as the leasing agent at Sanbusco Center. When her children approached school age, she chose to stay home and raise them. During those years she was an active participant and leader in local philanthropic activities. She has worked on behalf of many organizations including The Santa Fe Children’s Museum, Buckaroo Ball, United Way, Rio Grande School, Santa Fe Preparatory School, Meow Wolf and 100 Women Who Care Santa Fe. She also served as President of the Board of Temple Beth Shalom.
Cindy’s goal is to serve the clients of The Neil Lyon Group with the utmost professionalism and with an eye on honoring each individual client’s unique needs. She brings her integrity and energy to all she does.