Villa Real Estate is pleased to announce that Grant Bixby will bring his successful Bixby Residential practice to the Villa Real Estate family. In 2012, Bixby's team closed more than $45 million in sales. And, over the last decade, the team has transacted more than $350 million. Bixby attributes this success to the long-term relationships he has cultivated – based a foundation of trust - with clients and colleagues alike.

"I am pleased to announce that Bixby Residential has joined Villa Real Estate. It would be cliché to say that I moved because Villa delivers the industry's most advanced marketing platform, state-of-the-art technology tools, and the best network of agents—all of which is true. But it misses the point," says Bixby.

"Simply put, I moved because of the people at Villa. As a licensed Broker, my past decade in real estate has taught me to value personal relationships based on trust. For that reason, Villa feels like home to me."

Bixby is a fifth generation Californian and a member of the Bixby family, the real estate pioneers who got their start in ranching and farming before becoming developers. This strong personal connection to real estate led him to a degree in Urban Planning & Development from Stanford University. His studies of architecture and design, environmental sciences, land planning, and economics all enhance his ability to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of neighborhoods and individual properties, and how to best market them. Over his lifetime, Bixby watched closely as his grandfather, father, aunt, brother, and now cousin managed and developed residential, office/industrial, and retail property through Bixby Land Company. That exposure benefits his coastal Orange County clients, resulting in sound real estate decisions.

Education and experience are nothing without passion. Bixby loves selling real estate because he loves helping people. He takes great pride in guiding his clients through the acquisition and disposition of their most important investments—their homes. He pushes his team to be early adopters of technology, utilizing the latest in Internet marketing, social media, software, videography, photography, and smart phone apps that result in unmatched presentations and superior sales results. Additionally, the expert support of Villa Real Estate's IT, marketing, PR and affiliate service providers ensure that Bixby's transactions run smoothly.

Bixby lives with his wife, Heidi, and two children in the Dover Shores area of Newport Beach. He proudly serves as President of the U.S. Sailing Center, Director on the Newport Beach Association of Realtors, and as a Cub Scout Den Leader. For fun, he spends time with family and friends enjoying water and mountain sports, live performances of music and theater, reading, and writing. Bixby fervently believes that coastal Orange County is the ideal place in which to live, buy, and sell residential real estate.

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