Our Team - VB Realty Group

Our Team


While working in a previous company side-by-side we realized our common passion to run a Real Estate company that was centered around old fashion values, forgotten “good old neighbor” communication styles, and most importantly honesty with respect for all of our clients.  We recognized that in bringing together a blend of our styles and strong passion for great customer service we were able to give our clients the ultimate home buying and selling experience.

Both being natives of the Long Beach and Lakewood community, we want our clients’ experience to go beyond just the paper pushing real estate transaction. When you become our client, you will also become a part of our VB family for life.

Brenda Trigo

Prior to becoming a trusted Realtor, Brenda graduated from California State University of Long Beach with a degree in finance. Shortly after, she was employed at Chase Bank and was quickly promoted to Vice President, Branch Manager, leading a staff of 33 in the 2nd largest office in California.

During this portion of her career, Brenda developed unparalleled customer service and management skills, making her one of the top-ranked officers in the company in less than 2 years. Her unique experience as a Vice President of a major institution enhances her skills as a Realtor. She possesses a comprehensive understanding of the home buying and selling experience utilizing her extensive knowledge of the lending process, including underwriting and escrow.

Ten thousand businesses Goldman Sachs alumni.Brenda has a vast knowledge in staging a house to create exposure and attract the maximum number of potential buyers to net her sellers the highest return on their property.

She prides herself on having her listings be the highest comparable in the community, spanning from the South Bay area to San Diego. In the past 3 years, the VB Group has ranked among the top teams at Keller Williams, Pacific Estates. Known by friends as VB, this group is also highly rated on Yelp, Facebook, and Realtor.com. VB clients are happy to continue referring friends and family to Brenda, knowing that she is dedicated to delivering that same level of service and results.

Brenda is known, by clients and colleagues alike, for her professionalism, honesty, perseverance, and “can do” attitude. She also enjoys a well-deserved reputation for her timely responses to her clients’ needs and concerns.

Brenda serves on the Board of Directors of the Lakewood YMCA, where she recently chaired the annual charity and auction dinner. This event is their single largest fundraiser and this year’s dinner broke the record for their largest fundraiser to date.

Brenda enjoys spending time with her lovely daughter, attending plays, and discovering new places to visit.

CalBRE #01927445

Vivan Ainis

Vivan was born in Lakewood and raised in Long Beach. Vivan became part of the community at an early age playing in competitive golf representing Long Beach for the Southern California junior golf association and also at Millikan High school on the Men’s Varsity Golf Team. She graduated UCLA with a Bachelor Science Degree with a Full Scholarship for Division I Women’s UCLA Golf Team. After graduating from UCLA, Vivan traveled and competed on two professional golf tours around the world for the next few years in her life.

After retiring from the professional sport she moved back to her Long Beach roots to begin her successful career in the Real Estate industry. Vivan becomes highly involved and passionate with her clients in their home buying and selling needs. Not only does Vivan become the clientele’s most trusted advisor throughout the process, she also becomes a friend ready to help out at any time. Having been in the business for a few years, Vivan is able to easily guide her clients through any situations. In the end, her clients finish having the highest confidence and the best experience in their real estate transaction.

Vivan is a loving mother and wife to her husband and two young children. She enjoys outdoor adventures with the family and devoting her time for her passion to help people pursue their goals in real estate.

CalBRE #01744842


Shannon Powers

Shannon Powers’ addition to VB Realty Group was in 2018. She is the team’s dedicated buyer’s agent. She was born in New York, raised in San Diego and lived in Los Angeles before moving to Lakewood 17 years ago.  Married to her college sweetheart, Matt, since 1996, they keep busy raising two teenage daughters, and one English Bulldog.

Shannon earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from California State University San Marcos where she was the Founding President of the Iota Tau Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega National Sorority, and a member of the Professional Business Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi.

Shannon comes from a successful 25-year career in restaurants and hospitality where she quickly rose through the ranks of management, ultimately serving in executive leadership roles in two of the country’s most recognized restaurant concepts. The recipient of guest-service centric awards and accolades within the hospitality and restaurant industries, Shannon is a natural when it comes to providing her clients with outstanding service and hospitality. Transitioning to the Real Estate industry in 2017, Shannon brings professional experience and a knack for understanding the importance of interpersonal relationships to every transaction.  Her clients and their happiness are her top priority.  From listing and marketing homes to closing the best deal or searching for the home of their dreams, Shannon is there every step of the way.


Call 562-881-9416 today to connect with our top agents and let’s get you started on fulfilling your real estate goals.