Vivia Lawson, Broker-Owner, moved to the San Luis Valley in 2000, and has lived in Alamosa and Crestone. Before entering real estate, Vivia was a marketing professional in the GIS and Satellite Image Processing field in Denver and Atlanta.
When Vivia joined the real estate industry in 2012 the local market was still in the throws of the 2008 economic downturn that rocked the country. At the same time, the real estate industry was being equally jolted by innovation in consumer access to real estate date through digital data portals such as Zillow, Realtor.com, and digitized assessor databases. These trends give the consumer unprecedented access to information. Buyers and sellers now expect and deserve a techno-savvy advocate who understands and can explain market trends, can advocate, and can strategize in a fast-moving environment. At the same time, the regulatory environment for consumer real estate has become increasingly complex. Given these realities, the real estate professional must support buyers and sellers with a higher level of sophistication and knowledge. This is especially true in rural areas, where every property can be very different, and a broker’s knowledge is often key to a successful transaction. As a result, Vivia believes in professional development for herself and her agents, and a cooperative office environment where the skills and knowledge of all agents are part of the toolkit for everyone in the office.
Vivia has served on the Board of Directors of Realtors of Central Colorado since 2014 and served as Board Chair in 2019. She has strong relationships with agents throughout the region. She is knowledgeable of many aspects of rural real estate including water and well issues, new construction, market trends, marketing, and legal and security issues unique to rural transactions.
Vivia holds a Master’s degree in Studio Art/Painting, from Adams State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Stanford University. In her spare time, she enjoys getting out in nature, hiking, bicycling, and camping in her boyfriend’s 1984 VW bus.