Neil D. Lyon has been one of the top producing brokers in Santa Fe every year for the past 15 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 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 $435,000,000 in closed sales volume. An impressive record for a market whose median residential sales price is approximately $400,000.
Neil’s business is equally split in most years between working with sellers and buyers. Of the buyers that he works with, well over 75% are either moving to Santa Fe or purchasing a vacation home.
Neil was honored as Santa Fe’s 2001 Realtor of the Year. He has addressed real estate brokers from around the world at various Sotheby’s International Realty conferences, over many years. 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 and most recently Washington University in St. Louis where she earned a master’s degree in Public Health. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest and works in a health-oriented start-up company focused on integrative health in the workplace. Jake is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree in earth sciences and now lives in the Northeast working as an environmental scientist.