Village Properties Solely Owned

By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   July 12, 2018
Renee Grubb has recently become the sole owner of Village Properties

Village Properties, Santa Barbara County’s largest independent real estate brokerage, is now exclusively owned by co-founder Renee Grubb. She and Ed Edick founded Village Properties in 1996 with the goal of creating a locally owned real estate company founded on teamwork, community consciousness, and high ethical standards. Today, Village Properties has offices in Montecito, Santa Barbara, and Santa Ynez with agents and brokers serving Ojai, Ventura, Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Solvang, Buellton, Lompoc, Los Olivos, and Santa Ynez.

“Twenty-two years ago, Ed Edick took a chance with me when we went into business together to establish Village Properties, and I will always be grateful,” said Grubb. “We’ve been through and learned a lot together, and through our hard work, perseverance and talented agents, we built the best real estate company in Santa Barbara County.” After more than two decades, Edick has retired from the partnership leading Village Properties. The pair recently came to a mutual agreement that gives Grubb full ownership of Village. 

Grubb became the managing partner in 1996, leading the day-to-day operations from staff to making decisions on how to market Village Properties. She has been a successful real estate professional since 1984 and is former president of the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. Teacher’s Fund, a nonprofit organization founded by Grubb and Edick in 2002, will continue to support Santa Barbara-area elementary, middle, and high school teachers by funding classroom resource, equipment, and supply needs as it has done for the past 16 years. 

Grubb has been recognized as a business leader and co-chaired the South Coast Business and Technology Awards, has served as president of the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors, chaired the board of the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce, and has recently joined the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She is the board chair of the American Heart Association, has served on the board of directors for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and currently serves on the master plan committee.

For more information about Village Properties and its 180 agents, visit


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