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Victoria’s career in real estate began in 1972 with MacElhenny, Levy & Company in Ventura where she was hired as the “ad girl”, writing those wonderfully, and creative classified ads in the Real Estate section of local newspapers. You remember “3 bedroom + 2 baths, wall to wall green shag carpeting and matching green appliances in the kitchen.” She eventually climbed the corporate ladder and was promoted to Vice President of Marketing for all of MacElhenny & Levy’s real estate offices in California.
And so began her addiction to real estate. In 1978 she and her then husband decided to leave the corporate world and opened our own real estate brokerage, Patterson & Silvernale Inc., Realtors, where they specialized in new home developments and residential real estate. In 1988, due to a family tragedy they embarked on a 3 year adventure of 22,000 miles around the world by bicycle. She can honestly say that it was the best of times and the worst of times. The marriage ended on the return and they both started new lives.
Victoria moved to Ojai 1996 and married Ren Adam, the publisher of the Ojai Valley News, Visitors Guide and Directory. She placed her license with Larry Wilde and Dennis Guernsey at Coldwell Banker Property Shoppe just in case she decided to return to the wonderful world of real estate.
In 2019, Ojai’s Coldwell Banker Property Shoppe was purchased by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, at which time, a group of us decided that forming a “team” would be a great way to join this prestigious company. Thus, by late 2019, Ren had studied for and earned his real estate license; Victoria whose past included owning a real estate brokerage, was a shoo-in for the Team; Teresa Smith, long time sales manager at the Ojai Valley Directory, decided she, too, would become a licensed Realtor; and Bob Kemper, a 25-year veteran in the business, who was named Realtor of the Year in 2006, and who is well-known and respected in the industry, would be the icing on the cake. And so the ASK Real Estate Team (Adam, Smith & Kemper) was born. By early 2020, we had a fully licensed team that was ready to join LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in Ojai. And then -- the next week -- along came Covid! However, buoyed by persistence, and a positive outlook, The ASK Team worked through the challenges and opportunities presented by Covid, and are quite proud of our accomplishments during those difficult times. The testimonials from our clients only prove that by being deeply invested in their needs, well-being and happiness, we have achieved an extraordinary level of client retention and referrals. Our passion is to provide our clients with outstanding service, bolstered by our ever-growing knowledge of the fast-evolving real estate market. Consequently, we have built relationships that have led to our customers becoming friends for life.
Victoria’s passion has always been matching buyers and sellers while employing encouragement and genuine concern as she creates a positive experience for both sides in any property transaction. She listens to the client's needs and matches them to the right property, then assures an honest and efficient transaction.
Victoria is a member of the Ojai Valley Community Hospital Guild; a dog therapy volunteer at the hospital’s Continuing Care Center; serves on the Board of Directors for the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce; a member of the Ojai Women’s Fund; Ojai Valley Board of Realtors; Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors; the Ventura Chamber of Commerce; and is a member of the OVAC Interclub tennis team. In her “spare” time, travel and photography top her “bucket list”.
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