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My career in real estate began in 1972 with MacElhenny, Levy & Company in Ventura where I was hired as the “ad girl”, writing those wonderfully, 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”… I 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 my addiction to real estate.
In 1978 my then husband and I decided to leave the corporate world and opened our own real estate brokerage, Patterson & Silvernale Inc., Realtors, where we specialized in new home developments and residential real estate. Due to a family tragedy we decided to put our careers on hold, sold our real estate company and take a sabbatical . In 1988 we embarked on a 3 year adventure of 22,000 miles around the world by bicycle. I can honestly say that time in my life was the best of times and the worst of times. Our marriage ended on the return and we both started new lives.
I moved to Ojai in 1996 and married my husband Ren Adam in 1997. I decided that although as much as I loved the real estate industry it still wasn’t the right time. I placed my license with Larry Wilde and Dennis Guernsey at Coldwell Banker just in case I decided to return to real estate.
My husband owned the Ojai Valley News, Ojai Visitors Guide and the Ojai Valley Directory. My experience in selling and marketing real estate helped tremendously in my new life. People have said I could sell “ice” to an eskimo but I knew one day that I would return to helping people with one of the biggest decisions of their life; finding their dream home.
Rumor had it that Coldwell Banker was going to be purchased by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty. I decided that having a “team” would be a great way to make the re-entry. In late 2019 Ren decided he would love to sell real estate, so off he went and studied for his real estate license; Teresa Smith, long time sales manager with us at the Ojai Valley Directory, also starting studying for her test; and Bob Kemper, 25 year veteran in the business, who had been named Realtor of the Year in 2006, who was well-known and respected in the industry, would be the icing on our cake.
And so the ASK Real Estate Team (Adam, Smith & Kemper) was born. By early 2020, we had a fully licensed team that was raring to go at LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in Ojai. And then the next week….along came Covid. We are quite proud of our accomplishments during these difficult times and the testimonials from our clients only prove that with hard work, communication, attention to detail, …………………..you will be a success.
VICTORIA ADAM has been a resident of Ojai since 1996, a Ventura County resident since 1972 and a licensed Realtor since 1978. Victoria currently serves on the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; is a member of the Ojai Community Hospital Foundation Guild; a dog therapy volunteer at the hospital’s Continuing Care Center; a member of the Ojai Women’s Fund; and an avid tennis player.