Rancho Santa Fe resident Colleen Sansone receives ‘Honorary Member-for-Life Award’ by the California Association of Realtors’


Rancho Santa Fe’s Colleen Sansone was recently recognized by her peers when she was presented with the Honorary Member-for-Life Award by the California Association of Realtors in recognition of her years of distinguished service. She has been active in real estate since l978 when she started working for Virginia Blesso & Associates in Rancho Santa Fe. In 1985, she bought the Blesso office and it became Colleen Sansone/Virginia Blesso & Associates, Inc. In 1992, she expanded and formed Rancho Santa Fe Country Homes which she later sold. Colleen and her son, Steven Sansone, are co/owners of The Sansone Group.

Colleen has held the industry’s acclaimed CRB designation, a certified real estate broker manager. The CRB is the highest award real estate managers can receive for experience and educational excellence. She was the first real estate agent in the area to be listed in “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate,” an independent compendium of the world’s most prestigious brokerage houses.

For many years she was a member of the exclusive Estates Magazine. The Estate Magazine is by invitation only, selecting the top owner/operated real estate firms in the world. Over her long established years in real estate in the county of San Diego she has been recognized as a top producer.

Union Tribune has written articles documenting her sales volume as the top real estate agent countywide based upon the highest sales volume and for having sold the highest priced residential sale in the history of San Diego County to date representing high profile clients. She represented the seller in the largest parcel of land sold to date, in the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant, which was over 104 acres. Colleen has represented numerous non-profit organizations, hospitals and banks in the sale of property left to them. She has represented several top trust/estate attorneys in handling the sale of properties for their clients.

Colleen has lived in the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant for over 40 years and is actively involved in the community. She is an active member of the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club, Vice President of the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center, the California Literary Society and (DAR) Daughters of The American Revolution. “Because of her longevity in the area, Colleen has unsurpassed knowledge and experience providing her clients with the finest in service and integrity.

It is no wonder that she is referred to as the ‘standard of excellence in Rancho Santa Fe real estate.’”