Phil Ranger – The People Of LIV – LIV California

Phil Ranger – The People Of LIV

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At LIV Sotheby’s International Realty our people make the difference!⁠

Phil Ranger, LIV SIR Realtor® and Ventura County specialist, sat down with us this week to give us insight into his personal and professional life. Learn more about Phil in his personal Q&A.

What initially drew you to the real estate industry?

Phil with his doubles partner at one of Phil’s luxury listings, 11466 Foothill Road, Santa Paula

I came into my real estate career in a round-about way. The small independent insurance agency I worked for sold out to a larger conglomerate, keeping only the former owners’ relatives. My friend and doubles partner at the time was the owner of four real estate offices and suggested I acquire my license. After getting licensed, the company I worked for was acquired by a large NRT-owned California brokerage. Through the years I’ve had the privilege of working with corporate and affiliate Sotheby’s International Realty offices, exposing me to a reputation for setting high standards and excellence in the industry.


What has been your biggest accomplishment in your career?

My biggest accomplishment would be hard to quantify. I do consider advising and working with every family moving into or selling their home a major accomplishment. However, one of my recent accomplishments is completing Ninja training in Denver, CO, and implementing these strategies to better my life and the lives of my clients.
*Ninja is a system of applying success principles and people skills, based on the book “Ninja Selling” by Larry Kendall

In addition to his full real estate career, Phil is also an accomplished photographer and photography teacher.


What makes LIV Sotheby’s International Realty unique?

One of the biggest differences between LIV Sotheby’s International Realty and other luxury brokerages is the adoption of Ninja training and the Ninja philosophy. Working out of a corporate Sotheby’s Realty office in Montecito for 7 years, then transitioning to LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in Ventura and observing the agents complete the training, it has been enlightening to observe and participate in the transformation of the office where daily Ninja routines begin to improve how we interact with ourselves and our clients.


What is a trend that you are keeping your eye on right now in the industry?

For me, one trend I’m watching is how, after finally investing time into social media, it will impact my business. Another is, of course, this COVID-19 and the great reduction or elimination of property showings, relying on virtual marketing of property.



Personally, what drives you in this industry?

“Having walked Demonstration Trail many times by the end of December 2015, I was seriously considering a photographic study of the gardens, and made it my New Year’s resolution. Between January 10 and May 14, 2016, I made about 30 visits, adding up to nearly 100 hours walking all over the site taking photographs. Most walks began before dawn, hoping for those rare, crystal clear and crisp winter mornings,” says Phil.

I’m driven by the opportunity of meeting new people, becoming much more to them than a salesperson. Assisting clients through the buying and selling of real estate requires keen awareness, sincerity, honesty, and great communication with the goal of a surprise-free transaction by reviewing a plan from start to finish in advance. Establishing and maintaining a positive relationship is achieved when you truly care for people.



For all your real estate needs, you can contact Phil at 805.797.6308 or


Contact information:

Phil Ranger
Cal DRE 01005144

Chelsea Krogh
Chelsea Krogh
LIV Sotheby's International Realty

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