Rita Lewis has a long history in real estate on the Monterey Peninsula, starting her career here over 30 years ago. Though she came here originally for an elementary school teaching position, when that did not come about quickly enough, she took an administrative job in the real estate division of the prestigious Del Monte Properties Company and instantly became fascinated with the world of real estate.
Once she obtained her Broker’s license, Rita pursued real estate sales for several years, specializing in Pebble Beach and Carmel properties for Del Monte Realty. She advanced to Assistant Managing Broker, then Managing Broker shortly thereafter until the firm was purchased by Coldwell Banker in 1997, and she then continued on for 16 more years with Coldwell Banker as the Monterey Bay Regional Vice President and Managing Broker for the six Monterey Peninsula offices.
In that role, Rita oversaw approximately 150 agents and 800 transactions per year on the Monterey Peninsula, ranging from first-time buyer, REO, and short sales all the way up to luxury home sales, establishing the company as a market leader year after year. Early this year, Rita was delighted to accept her present role as Managing Broker for Monterey Coast Realty, sister company to the prestigious, 100-year-old Carmel Realty Company, both firms forming an exceptionally knowledgeable network of professional agents offering the highest quality services to their clients.
Rita has always believed in representing clients with the utmost in integrity and professionalism, upholding the important Realtors’ Code of Ethics, to ensure that each client’s best interests are always served.
Rita has a B.A. in English from California State University at Los Angeles, a California Lifetime Teaching Credential, and is a Certified Residential Broker, a designation obtained by completing a series of real estate courses from NAR’s Council of Real Estate Managers.
Rita’s experience, knowledge, skill and integrity in real estate are well established in the community and she welcomes the opportunity to provide counsel to her agents at Monterey Coast Realty as well as their clients.