Real Estate broker Jason Noble with Nino Real Estate

Jason Noble was announced this week as the Realtor of the Year for San Benito County. Noble is a broker for Nino Real Estate in Hollister.

Realtors are judged on their participation and or leadership with the San Benito County Association of Realtors.  They are evaluated on their service and contributions to the real estate field overall and are also selected based on their involvement in the community, state and nation.

Noble’s great-grandfather came to San Benito County in 1873 from the Basque region between France and Spain. Although Noble’s family moved out of the county for a while, they retained some of the family ranch in Tres Pinos. Noble says,” My mother was a real estate broker and moved us back to Hollister in 1979 because, as she put it, ‘San Jose is filling up and people will start moving here.’ She was right,” Noble says.

A graduate of California State University, Fresno in business administration, Noble went straight into real estate a few days after finishing college. He has worked for Nino Real Estate since 1988.

He and his wife, Carolyn, live in Tres Pinos on the remaining portion of his great grandfather’s ranch land.

When asked the unavoidable question for any real estate agent, “How’s the market?”  Noble says,” Constantly changing. At this time, it’s still a very good time to buy or sell. Rates are still very low, but likely to start going up soon. The market has been very good to sellers the last few years, but with inventory beginning to rise slowly, we are starting to see market become ‘more normal’.”

Noble has served as a member of the General Plan Advisory Committee and was a past director and president for the San Benito County Association of Realtors. He was previously the president of the Ridgemark Village Homeowner’s Association (2000-03), and president of the Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation (1997-98).