Fred Sands of Sands Realtors, Vintage Capital Group Passes Away

by Nellie Day

LOS ANGELES — Fred Sands, the founder of Fred Sands Realtors and Vintage Capital Group, died Friday, Oct. 23. He was 77.

Sands became Coldwell Banker’s top-producing real estate agent in 1968 before opening his first Fred Sands Realtors office in Brentwood.

The business became the second largest real estate and financial services company in California. It owned and operated entities in title insurance, home warranty, mortgage banking and escrow. Fred Sands Realtors employed 4,000 people throughout its network of offices and franchised operations, generating $9.4 billion in sales volume annually.

Sands eventually opened more than 72 offices across California and Nevada before Coldwell Banker acquired the company in 2000. He then headed up Vintage Capital Group in 2001.

Sands is survived by his wife, Carla, and his son and daughter, Jonathan and Alexandra.

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