When Renee Grubb founded Village Properties in 1996 with her business partner, their objective was clear; to create a community-conscious agency committed to excellence, integrity, and teamwork. They succeeded. Their scrupulous standards, including hiring only experienced, full-time agents, have attracted the finest real estate specialists in the Santa Barbara region.
Village Properties has a solid reputation for maintaining the highest quality business practices earning them the respect of the community. Renee’s innovative ideas do not stop with real estate. She is also a pioneer for charitable giving here in Santa Barbara. The establishment of the award-winning ‘Teacher’s Fund,’ to help local public and private elementary, junior high, and high school teachers buy the supplies and books they so desperately need, only shows a small part of her rare dedication to the community and education.
Community service and volunteering for her profession are an ongoing part of her professional and personal life. Currently, Renee serves as the newly-elected Chair of the American Heart Association of Santa Barbara. She also served as President of the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors® in 1995, chaired the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce in 2008, and served on the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for 6 years and currently serves on the Master Plan committee.
Other affiliations include: Graduate of the Mediation Institute of Santa Barbara, South Coast Business and Technology Member since 2004 and is currently co-chairing the Committee.
A few of her many awards include the prestigious Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce Betty Hatch Award for the 2005 Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur of a South Coast Business, the Distinguished Service Award for numerous contributions to the real estate community and the community at large in 2004, honoree of the local Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) charter as the year’s Partner in Education.