Clifford “Cliff” Rhea, President of CR Commercial Real Estate and Realtor Associate with Era Polly Real Estate Inc. has been appointed president of the Santa Maria Association of REALTORS®, a real estate organization with over 400 members dedicated to upholding the highest standard of ethics and professionalism and protecting private property rights. Rhea began his one-year term on January 1st 2017, although he has been an active member of the association since 2004.

Cliff has a strong Commercial Real Estate background as well as vast knowledge of the local residential market. 

“I’m excited and honored to represent the Santa Maria Association of REALTORS® and serve as its president,” said Rhea. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to take on this leadership role and help the Santa Maria Association of REALTORS® develop and promote programs and services that will enhance members’ ability to conduct business, while promoting real property ownership and the preservation of real property rights.”

Cliff has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors with SMAOR as well as sat on numerous committees including being the Chair of the MLS Committee.

Cliff is currently a State Director for Region 11 at the California Association of Realtors.

Cliff has been involved in local youth sports and has coached baseball and softball for his children as well as coaching baseball at St Joseph High School (his alma mater) and Righetti High School respectively.  Cliff enjoys giving back to his local community whether it be the local “Make-a-Wish” foundation or involvement in local youth sports.

Cliff brings a special skill set with his education in Public Relations and Real Estate Land Use to the Santa Maria Association of Realtors.  He has been pinnacle in bringing Commercial projects to Santa Maria such as the Enos Ranch Project and the approved future development of Enos Ranchos Mercado.