Broker owner/ Luxury real estate marketing and brand development strategist. We work with proven market leaders or those who want to become market leaders.
Get to know Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Founded in 1999, Napa Consultants, International is the leader in brand strategy for the luxury real estate industry. As niche marketing experts, they work exclusively with entrepreneurs and professionals who are passionate about gaining or sustaining market leadership. With an expertise in personal branding, company branding, luxury real estate website design and social media marketing they help their clients become the break-away brand in their marketplace or a niche therein. The company headquarters are now located in Santa Barbara, California.
Ron & Alexandra Seigel are the Community Founders of the Language of Luxury (LOL), The Language of Luxury Blog is the most widely read luxury real estate marketing and branding blog on the Internet. The Seigels are the only authors syndicated on the websites of every major luxury real estate publisher in the US including: Unique Homes Magazine, duPont Registry, LuxuryRealEstate.com, Ocean Homes Magazine, and Luxury Home Magazine. With media partners that also include the Wall Street Journal, LOL groups on Linked In, Facebook, Proxio and other channels together comprise one of the largest luxury real estate professional communities on social media today. Our international media partners include Luxe Corp in Paris and Luxury Insider, the highest trafficked online luxury publication in Asia.
Prior to founding Napa Consultants, International, the Seigels owned and managed a commercial real estate firm in Beverly Hills providing brokerage services for over 20 years. In addition to marketing multi-million dollar office buildings and retail centers, they offered corporate relocation services to such entertainment companies as Zomba (Jive) Recording Corporation, which was the world's largest independent music company. The Seigels also owned an executive coaching firm and presented over 100 weekend seminars nationwide on teamwork in relationships. The course was accredited through the University of California at Berkeley and the University of San Francisco as continuing education. It was filled exclusively by word-of-mouth marketing and from several appearances on radio & TV talk shows. Alexandra has a dual Master's Degree in Slavic Languages and Literature from USC. Ron graduated from California State University at Northridge with a BA in Sociology.
Ron and Alexandra Seigel's Blog Posts
As a result of understanding all aspects of commercial and residential development in the affluent side of Los Angeles' Westside which includes the famed city of Beverly HIlls, we understand luxury real estate inside and out. We were broker/owners for 20 years. On several occasions we brought tenants from Europe to the famous streets of Rodeo, Melrose, Montana and Main Street.
We were also awarded by the US Patent Office, a business method patent dealing with marketing on the Internet to the luxury demographic in 2006.
We have worked with some of the most successful real estate agents and teams, as well as independent firms in the United States, Costa Rica, and Mexico.
Wall Street Journal Award for Web Design
We work exclusively with entrepreneurs and professionals who are passionate about gaining or sustaining market leadership. With an expertise in personal branding, company branding, luxury real estate website design and social media marketing they help their clients become the breakaway brand in their marketplace or a niche therein. The company headquarters are now located in Santa Barbara, California.
We have worked in many of this countries luxury residential areas, and have recently gone internationally both in Mexico and in Costa Rica. We also have media partnerships and representation in Paris.
Testimonials for Ron and Alexandra Seigel
When I was 7 years old, I told all my neighborhood friends that my parents were building me a dream cottage separate from their home. It would be right in our front yard and we would play there happily ever after. When my dream cottage did not appear Christmas morning I was devastated. How would I face my friends? I was so ashamed.
I liken my many failures building my dream real estate website in Naples, FL. to the same character flaws. My dream site was unrealistic. I was trying to do TOO big a site….be all information to all people. I burned through 3 web developers, threw thousands of dollars down the drain and was overwhelmed, even ashamed, of my failures.
One fateful morning, after a long reprieve, I discovered a visually powerful real estate website on the internet. Intrigued, I followed the trail to its creators, Ron and Alexandra Seigal. I reached out to them. Much to my delight, they listened intently to my story and seemed to intuitively know how to cure my missteps. I made the frightening decision to trust them.
They got me! They became my winged angels of mercy and intent: mercy on my insanity (repeating the same mistakes expecting different results) & intent on seeing me succeed. Ron’s mind is like a finely tuned violin. I can remember practically feeling him construct my site in his mind as he navigated how we would get from A to B to C seamlessly. Alexandra’s presence is like an enduring hug. I am in awe, even humbled by her depth of world knowledge, pulse on the human spirit and unshakeable faith in their design and marketing prowess.
They inspired me to rise to the occasion. From concept to the launch of my site, Ron and Alexandra provided service on par with The Ritz Carlton- always there for me, as they masterfully put my vision to form, holding me tight to a clear eyed schedule of to do’s. My “dream” became theirs. I felt nurtured and cared for throughout the process.
I just want to break out into song! I will spare you. Instead, let me borrow some lyrics from Cole Porter’s famous ditty, “Baby You’re the Top”:
Ron and Alexandra Seigal:
“You're the top!
You're Mahatma Gandhi
You're the top!
You're Napoleon Brandy
You're the purple light
Of a summer night in Spain
You're the National Gallery
You're Garbo's salary
You're turkey dinner
You're the time of a Derby winner
I'm a toy balloon that's fated soon to pop
But if, baby, I'm the bottom
You're the top!”
With praise, celebration and my abiding gratitude,
Pamela Frey, REALTOR ®, P.A., Platinum Properties, Naples, FL
— Kerry Mormann & Mary Elliot, Kerry Mormann & Associates03/03/2016
“Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Thank you for your patience, gentle & consistent reminding and positive encouragement. We are very busy and finding the time to work on our team branding and new website felt ominous so thank you again for the support and guidance.”
Debb Janes & Bernie Stea-Harcourts-The Carl Group02/09/2016
Working with Ron and Alexandra is an absolute joy. The process of finding the perfect brand for us has been enlightening, both personally and professionally. The message of our brand rings true to our hearts and it’s easily conveyed in our logo and tag line. They nailed it! The confidence in knowing we’re the only ones who can own “our unique promise of value” is extremely empowering. After all, it’s the essence of who we are as people. To say they’re detail oriented is nearly an understatement. Ron and Alexandra take it to the next level. We are thrilled with the results and confident we’ll soon dominate in our niche market. Friends first, and now our brand developers and business consultants, we feel extremely fortunate to have them in our corner.”
Victor and Jennifer Plana, Plana Partners; Coldwell Banker Previews, Montecito, CA09/17/2015
“We were eager and ready to re-brand and re-position ourselves in our market, but had come to a virtual road block as far as how to accomplish that task. Fortunately, when we connected with Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Napa Consultants International, it was clear within the first minutes of discussion that their expertise in the industry, candor, teamwork, and receptive personalities were exactly the right fit for us. They took the time and care to analyze our dispositions, goals, and strengths, and then customized the branding and website to reflect those characteristics perfectly. They utilized their deeply rooted knowledge of the real estate business and markets to identify several niches specifically suited to our assets into which we expanded our new brand identity. Ron and Alexandra’s attention to detail throughout the process was exemplified by their extremely capable team for graphic design, print material, and website development which reflected the Seigel’s own high standards and professionalism. They diligently administered the production of the marketing materials to accompany our new brand; not only stationery and business cards, but also items which both showcased our logo and were a useful keepsake for clients at the same time. They were always available to us for consultation and discussion throughout the process, and we simply could not be happier with the end result. Ron and Alexandra exceeded our expectations every step of the way, and even more importantly, their conviviality made the journey exciting and fun. We now count them among our friends and look forward to their company in the years to come. It is our honor and great pleasure to unconditionally recommend Ron and Alexandra and Napa Consultants International.”
Jennifer G. Knef08/14/2015
When privately held brokerage with an impressive luxury presence was acquired by a larger
corporate entity, my agent web presence went from somewhat focused to a hodge podge. I cringed when referred by clients for fear of what the prospective client would see when they did the predictable and "googled" my name. I knew it was time to manage my presence and professional brand "online" so it accurately reflected my experience and passion for my clients and their goals. I was not looking for just a website. Rather, I needed professionals with creative vision to manage a comprehensive " big picture/fine detail" approach to luxury real estate marketing and web presence in a technology driven era. I also knew that marketing myself is not my passion or talent. After much research, it was clear that Ron and Alexandra Siegel at Napa Consultants International were the right professionals for me. Ron & Alexandra flew into town for a one on one meeting. They commited day one to capturing my essence and then running with the details. While forewarned, I did not always make this easy for them given a full time successful businesss and reluctance to "toot my own horn". They encouraged me into a web presence I'm proud of with their humor and unending patience.
Their passion for luxury marketing and their client's success is palpable. The end result speaks for itself. Within a week of "going live" I received an email from a referral from a great client. It was obvious the referral had "googled" me before reaching out because the email came through the website which they had clearly studied based on their comments. It was also clear that they had already decided to work with me to find their "Hidden Gem". The seven figure escrow followed soon after.
My only regret is that I didn't do this sooner.....
David Cole, Broker-Owner, CornerStone Coastal Properties10/08/2014
“We contacted Napa Consultants, International in May of 2014. We had been given 30 day notice that our franchisor was not going to renew our franchise agreement. The task to preserve and rebrand our successful real estate company in less than 30 days was overwhelming. Ron and Alexandra were assuring and proactive from the first conversation. They immediately met with us, designed, created and delivered a brand that positioned our company as the leader in our market place. The goal was to have a new company identity that represented our company; its culture, philosophies and business model that we could clearly articulate to our team of 50 agents, their past customers and clients, our local real estate community and the community at large. This task included: a new brand with a clear and concise marketing message, a logo, a full functioning and optimized luxury website, business card, letterhead & presentation folder designs, yard sign and facility sign designs, consultation on 25 custom agent websites, and coordination of incorporating our new brand into numerous real estate products used by our company. Ron and Alexandra exceeded our expectations. Their comprehensive knowledge of the real estate business was the golden key to achieving our success in rebranding in such short amount of time. Their tireless work ethic and level of professionalism was amazing. They will continue to be an integral part of our strategic planning and future success as we expanded into new markets. Without question I would highly recommend Napa Consultants, International.”
We are well on our way to becoming Aspen’s number 1 Real Estate company because of the marketing expertise of Napa Consultants, International. Thank you for all of your efforts and work in diligently providing us with a plan and helping us execute it. In the very short time that we have been up and running with our new program, we have experienced a much higher level of interaction with the community and from prospects. You made it all happen!
Wendy Lucas, Managing Broker, Shane Aspen Real Estate
Neena Rodgers & Diana Burton10/09/2013
We both have been top producers in our Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Locale for a combined many years. We became aware over time that we had the primary market share in luxury waterfront real estate. We also paid attention to current trends and significant players through social media and both National and International news feeds. We felt it might be time to partner our respective real estate luxury portfolios and market ourselves as a brand. While it sounded like a wonderful idea, we knew we wanted this effort to be uniquely professional and to be at the top of the market place.
At the same time we began noticing a consulting firm that showed up everywhere in luxury branding, web design, and national and international marketing. We just knew that we had found our answer to expand our business and market share. It started with a phone call to Ron and Alexandra Siegel, principals of Napa Consultants, International. This was the beginning of a wonderful working relationship, beginning with a two-day personal visit exploring and sharing our marketplace with them. To say we are pleased with the final outcome of our endeavors would be an understatement. From branding, design, personal care and coaching, Ron and Alexandra have taken us to a new level of knowledge and presentation. They not only met our high expectations, they exceeded them.
We know we not only have a long lasting business relationship, but also friends that will be there for us in the future. They truly took the time to understand our personalities, our locale, our competition and our goals. We highly recommend Napa Consultants, International to anyone who wants to take their Luxury Real estate portfolio to a whole new level.
Neena Rodgers and Diana Burton
VIRGINIA LUXURY WATERFRONT HOMES
Napa Consultants, International is a perfect partner to Mary Lee Presents Ocean Reef Properties. The dedication, experience and work ethic of Ron & Alexandra and their team have created a marketing miracle for our firm.
The brand strategy, Internet marketing, print, blogs, and direct email marketing have all positioned Mary Lee Presents Ocean Reef Properties number one in our very competitive market.
We have communicated seven days a week on significant projects and they have always delivered best in class to all areas of our marketing. I would recommend, without reservation, Napa Consultants, International.
John Lee, President
Mary Lee Presents Ocean Reef Properties
Linda Lorenzen Hughes06/05/2013
Ron & Alexandra Seigel of Napa Consultants, International take great pride in their dedication and work for clients and their branding. We had the pleasure of working with this team to create a new plan for our real estate marketing and website. Ron and Alexandra took the time to intimately learn about me and my passions to better understand how to market my unique marketing area in Santa Barbara real estate. I was very impressed when they presented me with options they had created for my new design in marketing and web design. The attention to color details, importance of fonts and focusing on specialty areas was very specific to me. Even today when I call them, they are quick to respond and address any of my questions or concerns.
Linda Lorenzen-Hughes, Realtor, Santa Barbara, CA