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420 El Bosque, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 My husband and I were blown away at Meital’s professionalism, expertise and attention to detail.

She handled absolutely everything and remained ‘present and available’ every single step of the way. Her ability to negotiate and do the best by us was nothing less than 5 gold stars. We highly HIGHLY recommend buying a house with Meital – it was completely effortless.- See more at

Sammy and Brett Bradshaw

Meital was able to do in under 60 days what others could not do in over 600 days.

She applied her knowledge, experience and the many resources at her disposal to market our property, receive a serious offer within 3% of our asking price and close the deal ahead of schedule. From the beginning, she took ownership of the process and was confident yet realistic about the prospects. She is a problem solver who seamlessly navigated the unpredictable waters of a closing. In short, Meital took a difficult situation to a successful conclusion in short order with minimal involvement by us. She has our enthusiastic and unqualified recommendation.

Blaine L Curtis

Simone Moore has handled two residential real estate transactions for me with wonderful outcomes.

I often recommend her when folks ask me "who is the best real estate agent I know". She gets to know her clients and understand their needs and goals and then sets out a plan to accomplish them. What really sets Simone apart is her communication and follow through. She is a hard worker who remains engaged throughout the purchase or sale and keeps every thing moving right through closing. Feel free to connect with me if you have any questions

Dave Arnold

I have worked with numerous realtors in southern Orange County for the past four decades.

I found the consummate professional realtor in Suzy Siegrist. She knows the Orange County real estate market better than any agent I’ve met, or worked with. She has a very high level of competence, knowledge and experience demonstrated throughout the listing and selling of my home and purchasing of a new one, with escrows closing one day apart. Her thoroughness, availability, responsiveness, and communication was flawless. She coordinated every detail with consideration of my demanding work schedule, including the final staging, photography, marketing, open house and follow-up. She worked extremely hard for me. And she did all of this with grace! The result speaks for itself; multiple full-price offers within a day of the open house. It is my pleasure to recommend Suzy Siegrist without reservation!

Peg Chapleau

Brian is a long-time resident of Orange County, & has expert knowledge of the area.

He really listens to his clients, & shows only properties that fit the client’s time wasted on inappropriate properties. Brian always returns calls & makes himself available to his clients. He makes certain his client is made aware of every aspect of the property pricing, & Brian is an expert negotiator when it comes to final purchase. He also has a long list of local expert helpers that he can personally recommend to the home owner, & makes himself available for such help even after the sale is closed. With Brian, you have a friend as well as an expert realtor on your side & working for you!

Sydney Hilt

May 24, 2016 To whom if may concern: Jan Byrne was the real estate agent with whom we worked to sell my father and step-mother’s house after her death in Oct.

2015. While the house at 23902 Paseo del Campo, Laguna Niguel, CA, had not been kept up well, Jan worked hard to make suggestions to me and my step-mother’s nephew, who resided at the house with Sallye—suggestions which improved the appearance of the house and helped make some necessary repairs and improvements. I appreciated Jan’s knowledge of the current market, of the particular neighborhood, and of the ins and outs of the market and especially of the selling process. The process is thorough but very complex. Jan was always ready to answer questions by e-mail and voice-mail. We had met earlier in March when I visited the house, and we found that her professional manner led us to have her as our agent. I always knew I could trust Jan’s concern and insight into the whole process from beginning to end. I would recommend her most highly for future buyers and sellers. Sincerely, Gary L. Chamberlain, Ph.D. 6529 44th Ave. NE Seattle, WA 98115

Gary Chamberlain

For anyone looking for a real estate professional in the Orange County, California area, I would strongly recommend Brian Wilson.

I've had the opportunity to work with Brian and his team twice, once as a buyer and once as a seller, and both experiences were fantastic. There are plenty of real estate agents out there who can "handle the paperwork" but not many who understand how to deliver great client service. Brian does. He's smart, focused, and results-oriented, but he's also very easy to work with at every stage of the transaction. My strongest endorsement of him is that given the opportunity to work with him again, I would do so with great enthusiasm!

Robert Burroughs

My husband and I have bought and sold many homes over the years and have worked with many Realtors.

I can say without doubt that Simone Moore is the BEST of the best! We first met Simone at an open house. She showed a genuine interest in helping us find our next home. She was a great listener, extremely perceptive and highly ambitious. Within a short time, she found our dream home (a pocket listing). Throughout the buying process, she was diligent and knowledgeable. We could not have done it without her. When my in-laws decided to relocate to California, we reached out once again to Simone. Despite many showings that didn’t work out, she didn’t give up or become impatient. Several months later, with her incredible perseverance, we once again found the perfect home. I highly recommend Simone to anyone considering the purchase or sale of a home. She is honest, sincere and standouts in her profession.


Melinda Zoller of First Team Estates is very professional, efficent and has great follow through.

 When she commits to something she completes in timely manner.   Suzanne Lyon

Inez Fraser was tremendous selling our 10-acre parcel in Riverside County this year.

She went completely out of her comfort zone of selling houses in Laguna Beach to help us get a great deal for our lot. She traveled to Riverside multiple times showing the lot to prospective clients and even put on her hiking boots and walked the parcel with them. She worked hard to put together the all the details of the sale including the final terms of the financing, which were creative. She researched every angle of the deal before presenting it. We couldn’t have been happier with her work on this sale and highly recommend her Real Estate services. She will work endlessly on your behalf.

Jaime Altonaga

Susan is a fantastic realtor in Laguna Beach.

Every transaction was professional and she negotiated exceptionally well on my behalf. I would arguably say there isn't a more trustworthy and knowledgeable realtor in Laguna Beach. Sonja

Sonja Corich

One of the most knowledgeable Realtors around.

I was second in line for our dream house and the seller was contingent and needed to sell quickly. The buyer first in line was a teacher that had a schools first loan. She new they (schools first) wouldn't fund in 21 days (time required for seller not to loose his shirt) and probably saved them both from a really messy situation. She deliberated for 4 hours with the sellers and is the sole reason we are here in our dream home now. If you want a powerhouse in your corner, If you want someone thats actually worth the money in this county then get in touch with these Girls. They are Super easy to work with and they know all the issues and history for this area..

Robert Mayer

Monique and her team are amazing I basicly didn't do anythibg in one month she find ne a condo axactly what i wanted Applied for lian all paperwork she did i just sind documents on line I highly recomend Monique as an agent


Melinda has successfully leased our properties in Laguna Beach and San Clemente for us for the past 5 years.

I decided to sell both the properties after my husband passed away. Mindy really cared about my well being, communicated very clearly and saw that all my needs were met. I am very happy that I worked with Mindy, she made a rough time in my life much smoother. I would tell everyone about her, I would work with her every time!

Sara Miller

When we decided to move to laguna several of the local brokers told us to call Inez Fraser and we did.

WHAT A GREAT DECISION!!! INEZ spent 2 full days showing us Every neighborhood in the area. On day 3 we gave her our 3 favorite Houses, and by the next morning We signed the papers for our Dream home. It doesn't get much better than that!!# We love Inez and highly recommend her Jake and Adrienne

Jake and Adrienne Feinberg

Our decision to sell our business property and reinvest was a large one.

  We gave considerable thought to choosing a Realtor to assist us in the very important financial decisions that were to come.  After many interviews (more than 10) with various Realtors and Brokers, and a "gut feeling", my wife and I chose the best Realtor, Annette Davis.  Her initial presentation was both professional and friendly.  We saw in her a certain tenacity and energy that we felt would serve our cause.  She also conveyed a wealth of class every time she was in the presence of my family.The transacions were at times smooth, and at others, rocky.  Annette never lost sight of our goals, and always with an abundance of energy.  Annette navigated us through the sale of our property and the subsequent 1031 exchange from start to finish.  Because numerous people respond in a negative manner, we want to take this opportunity to advise her broker and others of the fabulous job she did.  Annette's intelligent manner of dealing with the many issues that aorose in the course of the transactions no doubt saved us headaches as well as tax consequences.  Annette is an asset to your Firm and we will surely employ her expertise in the projects we have planned for the future.

Carl M.

We are so glad we chose John as our realtor for the sale of our Laguna Beach home.

Having lived in the house for several decades and been novices in selling a home, we found John to be an excellent listener, knowledgeable, and extremely organized. He kept everything on track, anticipated our needs and answered our questions in a professional, yet user-friendly way. There wasn't a question he couldn't answer, or find the answer for. His friendly, approachable manner belies his incredible knowledge of the real estate market. He made selling our beloved home and moving on to our new adventure a genuine pleasure. We have no reservations in recommending John Newlander.

James Nemsik, Patricia Murphy

Inez is a complete gem to work with!

She was very patient with me in my journey to find the right house. We looked and looked and she always had the positive attitude "that we would find the right house" . She was absolutely right. Through the whole process she was there with me every step of the way. She is more than just a realtor. She takes all the necessary steps to not only help her client through the process but also makes sure the other agent/client is doing there part to keep the process moving. I can't say enough good things about Inez. I will continue to have her as my realtor/friend.

Tamie Rus

Dear Melinda, Now that the “dust has settled”, Greg & I wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU for the OUTSTANDING way you represented us in the sale of our home.

  It was evident to us from the moment we met you, that you are a 1st class agent!  Your attention to detail, professionalism, & courtesy is testimony of how you represent First Team Real Estate! We have expressed to our family & friends, how you took us under your wing & treated us like family. We will be certain to send anyone we know looking to buy or sell your way. With Kind Regards, Kathi & Greg Gilman

Steven was the Realtor who represented the seller during my purchase of a condo on E9 Drive, Lag.

Niguel during 2006. From time to time, I have asked Steven for market value information concerning that property. His response to my inquiries has been extremely quick, thorough and accurate. Not only has he given me the comps requested, he has provided me with valuable insight into the market value of my property. Steven is friendly and personable. I find him to be extremely trustworthy & honest.

George F. Haley

Melinda Zoller is an excellent property manager Melinda Zoller has been a very professional property manager for myproperty for 3.

5 years. During a recent remodel of my property to bring it to a current presentation, Melinda recommended excellent contractors and oversaw the work. She was especially helpful with a particularly troublesome tenant who decided to move before an eviction was necessary. I highly recommend Melinda and her contractors. March 30, 2011 by Dorothy S. in Claremont, CA

Laurie was my listing agent a year ago.

Laurie is exceptional, wonderful attention to detail, organized, knowledgeable on her market, easy to work with and very professional. I have no hesitation recommending Laurie to any prospects and feel confident she will do a great job for any and all who hire her to represent them.

Bettina Bowen

I've known John Newlander for almost 20 years.

He is a wonderful person, trustworthy, impeccable integrity, and a very smart individual. When it came time to sell our family house we naturally thought of John. His values are ours and we knew he would look out for us. He did not disappoint. He guided us through the process and the details, explaining the pros and cons of each decision we had to make. He gave us recommendations but always left the decision to us. I would give him my highest recommendation.

Thomas Dowling

Monique was very professional and always there when I had questions.

She made our whole experience fun and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend her and will use her again when needed!

Ronda & Jason Caringella

Mindy Zoller has done a remarkable job of managing our residential units in Laguna Beach.

She is a very personable and conscientious lady who takes a special interest in all of our tenants.

Donnie Crevier

My wife and I decided to buy a condo in Orange County as an investment.

Not only was Inez totally in sync with our plan, but she took on the house search with our 32 year old son who wanted to rent the property.   Not an easy task with a millennial.   After many “look and see” showings, they settled on a beautiful condo in Mission Viejo. This decision, and the start of a 30 day escrow, happened while we were travelling to California's central coast. Inez helped us through the long distance escrow process which required great patience due to poor Internet and cell phone service.  When we returned to Orange County, my wife and I met Inez and our son at the condo the day before the contingencies were to be lifted. During the visit, my son and I were verbally accosted by a neighbor who seemed to be mentally unbalanced and potentially dangerous. Inez immediately knew this was not a suitable purchase and set in motion the gears to reverse the purchase.  Instead of closing an escrow, it was off to the races again.  When a   better situation presented itself, Inez negotiated the price we were able to pay, and fought for all the inspections and repairs. She stayed on top of everything and kept us in the loop every step of the way. This time, after 30 days the property closed, much to our satisfaction.   We would happily work with Inez again and wholeheartedly recommend her.  She was knowledgeable, professional, infinitely patient and fun to work with. Mike and Trudy Joyce 

Mike Joyce

Brian was very kind and patient in the process.

We got lucky as the second home I saw was the one I was able to close on. Brian was able to share it with me prior to the official posting and that shows how quick he understood my preferences. I really appreciated that! Brian was responsive and nice throughout the process. He did a lot of things, behind the scene, without sharing the stress with me so I appreciated that as things were progressing smoothly. He had a couple of misses (missed our final walk through and didn't check in when I got the keys), but things happen and that does not deteriorate how good of a Realtor Brian is. I will definitely consider Brian again when I sell my condo in a few years.

Silvia Vigier

Meital Taub exceeded our expectations in achieving our dream home in Laguna Beach.

With a short timescale and a slow market, Meital’s great wealth of experience, professionalism and excellent communication minimised any stress and secured our confidence. Meital’s team is also dedicated and committed. I cannot recommend Meital highly enough.

John David & Kirsten Scott Rogers

Not only a great human being but a super-great R.

E. Authority as well.

Dr. Jack Roper

Brian was attentive and great with follow up always addressing any issue or need that came up.

I would use Brian again and recommend him since he did an excellent job.

Veronika Tibor & Maria Serfozo




I worked with Suzy on a rental and she was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the entire Laguna Beach market.

 She went above and beyond to make sure we found the perfect spot that fit all of my needs.  Suzy was there with me throughout the entire process, making sure everything went smoothly and even checking in on me on moving day.  She truly made the process of finding a home enjoyable while making me feel special.Liza Moler2015

Joan and Kara make an amazing team.

I would recommend them to anyone in search of an agent or a property manager. They served both functions for us in our home sale and rental of our amazing new home. S.S. Laguna Beach, Ca 

Monique Brown is an exemplary agent whom I would recommend without reservation.

She goes above and beyond for her clients: listening to their wish lists, negotiating a competitive beach city market, and considering her clients' unique needs. Monique adeptly tries to fulfill her clients' wishes while dealing with the many facets of real estate simultaneously. Monique is professional, well-spoken, and timely in her responses. I would recommend Monique to anyone who is in need of a real estate agent at this time.

Lisa VanRiette

Truly great experience.

Kara and Joan know the market, work extremely hard on your behalf, and are communicative. We had a unique home with some unique circumstances and they got our home sold in less than 30-days, at above asking price, and with the absolute bare minimum amount of stress on us or our family. Lots of folks sell real estate, few of them do it well, and fewer still do it with integrity and class. Our family is grateful we had Kara and Joan on our team. Thank you again!

The Asis family

We really enjoyed working with you as well!

 You were BY FAR the most amazing realtor we met, talked to, and worked with this entire trip!!!  Thank you for that!!!Cindy Ruggerio

Farzan is the best of the best in attention and service.

William B. Carroll and Meredith H. Carroll

John was very diligent about advertising our home.

He screened the clients well and gave us his honest feedback regarding perspective renters. He steered us away from one perspective renter and we agreed that his instincts were probably correct.

Amy Altieri

Thank you, Simone!

Quality customer service, attention to detail, and great listening skills are what make a sales person stand out from the crowd. Well, Simone you have done it! After having had experience with other residential real estate sales people, it was a great pleasure having had the opportunity to work with the best. My husband and I were impressed with your time and effort that you placed in helping us find our first dream home. You truly know your market, shared your knowledge and were willing to meet with us at our convenience (after work, weekends, during lunch etc.). Thank you so much again for all your help and until we need your service again, we are highly recommending you to all our friends and business associates who are thinking of getting the best customer service when it comes to finding their dream home!

Mascha & Ricardo Martinez of Aliso Viejo, CA

‘This is a personal recommendation for Monica Fuerst.

She helped my parents buy a condo which we have been searching for over a year.  She was very thorough in her research and she had taken it upon herself to visit all the properties prior to showing them to us. Monica took great efforts in making sure the homes she showed us met our criteria.  On our first tour together, she showed us several homes and immediately we found the perfect home for my parents.  This was after searching without success for over a year, first with another agent.   Monica was honest, patient, and professional.  She answered all calls almost immediately.  Since this property was part of an HOA, Monica made sure we were informed in regards to the HOA review procedures and kept us informed throughout the whole escrow process.  We have no hesitation to recommend Monica to our friends and will be sure to seek her professional help when we are in need of purchasing or selling a home.  We highly recommend Monica to anyone looking for a home in this area.’ 

Hui Cox

If you want a R.

E.B. call Steven--he is the best--not almost the best but the "BEST". I listed my home with him and one month it was sold and two weeks later he found our new home. This guy is highy educated and a R.E. pro. His personality is what you have always looked for but could not find. He is so dedicated he will go out of his way to do almost anything for you--I could go on and on about the wonderful features of this man but I won't .Too, his wonderful wife is just as inspiring as he is. So Don't wait call him now. Or call me if you would like more info on this wonderful human being. Call 949-240-6408 ask for JACK Dr. jack Roper

Jack R.

John was extremely helpful in assisting my now husband and I find and secure our first home.

He is very responsive to any and all questions and very knowledgeable throughout the home buying process. His input, guidance, and honesty ensured that we found ourselves a quality home; moreover, he was also able to negotiate a sale price that was well below the asking price. We were very fortunate to work with John and would not hesitate to utilize and/or recommend his services in the future!

Laura Fontana

Thank you Suzy for doing such a wonderful job helping me with finding and leasing my home in Laguna Beach.

 Everything went so smoothly and your follow through with the landlord and with me was so great.  I so look forward to working with you again when my lease is over.  I will definitely recommend you to any friend who is in need of a great realtor.  Thanks again  for all of your help.Sincerely,Robyn Hidalgo  

Melinda Zoller has been our property manager in Laguna Beach for the last 4 years.

It has been a great experience. She has handled everything necessary in a timely, friendly and professional manner. In addition, recently she listed one of our properties. She had it sold in a few days at our full asking price. Thanks to her the transaction was hassle free. I highly recommend Melinda. Steve Hitter 38 Washington Partners

Steve Hitter

I simple cannot say enough about Inez, her skill, expertise, advocacy and sheer professionalism.

I have worked with her to lease property, purchase property and work with landlords. Her attention to detail made the entire process seamless. For any property needs, Inez would be an exceptional choice.


Brian was terrific.

Very very helpful. He made things really easy.

Jane Meade

Inez is just great.

She made what could have been a torturous move to a new city an absolute breeze. She was quick with applications and processing and at every step she responded right away. From application to move in was maybe two days max. She certainly is great at what she does and a true testament to why real estate agents are masters and so important. Thanks!

Kyle B. Palmer

Joan and Kara are excellent agents.

Professional, resourceful and extremely knowledgeable. I gave my stipulations (area, price, type of home) and they were quickly able to provide me with homes that met my exact needs and wants. Joan and Kara were extremely patient and answered all my questions. Their knowledge of Orange County is beyond your typical agent. They are very honest and reliable. Most importantly, I was able to buy the home that I wanted for a very good price. They will walk you through all the steps from offer to closing. I can't say enough about them. If you need someone who knows Orange County, they are the agents for you! D.G. Dana Point, Ca 

John did a really top-notch job of selling my house in Balboa.

Throughout the process he kept in frequent touch with several updates every week about who had viewed the house, potential offers and valuable feedback about the current market. His professional attitude and skills coupled with his warmth and sensitivity made for a positive experience. And the house sold in less than 6 months for a good price!

Jane Bauman

Joan is so knowledgeable and attends to details.

She works hard to find the right tenant.

Steve Miller.

After our recent move to southern California from the Washington DC area, we were eventually in need of a rental – unfamiliar with the southern California market, various neighborhoods and enclaves, we were also nervous about finding a realtor who could work with our unique circumstances - by pure chance (a phone number on a First Team realty sign) we lucked upon Inez Fraser.

Having worked with many realtors back east, it didn’t take long for us to appreciate that Inez truly listens to her client’s needs, provides useful and timely information, is always prepared and most importantly for us, patient and understanding – Inez is a true professional! For these reasons and many others, Inez has earned our eternal gratitude and will always be our trusted realtor in southern California!

M&K Nobles

Laurie represented me over the summer 2015 on my short term furnished rental in N.

Laguna. Laurie is extremely professional, she's sensitive to clients individual needs and wants, and is always very responsive. She handled the property with the utmost care and was always open to suggestion in a constant effort to make me feel comfortable and accommodate the needs of the tenants on my property. i would highly recommend her for all your Real Estate needs, she will take good care of you.

Bettina Bowen

917 Acapulco St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Meital is outstanding in her field.

She is knowledgeable, thorough, communicative, organized and warm. She aces all of the primary criteria that a real estate agent needs to be successful. She treats the owners like family, and her ability to balance your needs as a homeowner/seller with market fluctuations, all along detailing, via email and phone, changes and opportunities, makes her unparalleled in service and quality.- See more at

The Neufeld's

It is with enthusiasm that I write this letter in support of Simone Moore.

I have had the privilege of having her as my Realtor over the past year while trying to find a new home for my family. During this time, she has been asked to work out many complex transactions and she has met and/or exceeded my expectations every time. She is very attentive to details and goes to every measure to ensure that I was happy with the results. As a part of the transaction to purchase our home in Newport Beach we had to sell our condominiums in Laguna Beach and New York City. She sold our Laguna Beach condo at full asking price within 2 weeks of the listing date. Also, she used her extensive network in New York to help us renovate our condo and sell it for full asking price one week after listing. Additionally, she connected us with our mortgage lender who worked with us to secure the financing for our new home. It is amazing that Simone was able to help sell the New York condo, sell the Laguna Beach condo, and purchase the home in Newport Beach all within 2 months. I am truly grateful for all that she has done and the extra special touch that she puts into everything that she does. She delivered phenomenal service and her results are nothing less than spectacular.

Quang T. Vo, MD of Newport Beach

My husband and I have bought and sold many homes over the years and have worked with many Realtors.

I can say without doubt that Simone Moore is the BEST of the best! We first met Simone at an open house. She showed a genuine interest in helping us find our next home. She was a great listener, extremely perceptive and highly ambitious. Within a short time, she found our dream home (a pocket listing). Throughout the buying process, she was diligent and knowledgeable. We could not have done it without her. When my in-laws decided to relocate to California, we reached out once again to Simone. Despite many showings that didn’t work out, she didn’t give up or become impatient. Several months later, with her incredible perseverance, we once again found the perfect home. I highly recommend Simone to anyone considering the purchase or sale of a home. She is honest, sincere and standouts in her profession.


Durk worked very hard.

Was always available. Very nice person to work with.

Synthia Sutton


Monique Brown, real state agent, was very helpful finding our home for us. She showed us different places and we chose this one. A wonderful home. She was organized, efficient and quick to close the deal on a home that she knew will work for us perfectly. She helped us to solve the problem we had with transaction and was immediately on top of every step. We highly recommend Ms. Monique Brown as an honest, knowledgeable and a reliable person to find a good house for you.

Dr. Mohsen Gam

Susie is the most knowledgeable agent I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

She has continued to go th xtra mile for me, and her professionalism matched with equal kindness makes you want to be her friend,

Sonja Corich

Due to a flood, I needed to find furnished housing immediately.

.. I gave Inez my requirements and she quickly made a plan for us to find what I needed... she talked the landlord into making the home I liked available right away. Inez was a pleasure to work with during a stressful time and made it easy for me to make this transition. She was an expert at the paperwork required and explained the meaning for all of my signatures. She assured me that she would continue to be there for me at any time during my lease and would help me to extend it if necessary. Inez is a Valuable Asset to your organization!

Diane Hansen

Susan is a professional with a sound understanding of the Laguna Beach market.

We got a late start to the summer rentals yet had both July and August booked in short order. All that due to her work skills and marketing understanding. Bravo!

Bruce Hampton

My husband and I are honored to provide a review for Monique Brown.

Our situation involved both the sale of our former residence and the purchase of a new residence simultaneously, all taking place during the difficult period of the COVID 19 pandemic. Monique faced numerous challenges on both transactions. At several times, my husband and I were ready to just back out of the deal(s), but Monique encouraged us to "trust" her. She understood our desired outcome and did not give up even when we felt like doing so. Monique is the most tenacious individual we have ever met; were it not for this superior character trait and her strong ethical conduct, we would likely not be where we are today... in the beautiful condo of our dreams. Monique made herself available at every inquiry... there was not one instance when she did not immediately respond to our call, text or email. She answered our questions, and if she did not have the immediate answer, she reached out to obtain it in record time. Monique made us feel like we were her only client; she works extremely hard to make her client's dream a reality. We highly recommend that you reach out to Monique if you are seeking to purchase or sell... you will not be disappointed! Ed & Debbie Childs

Ed & Debbie Childs

Joan has been working with me and my family for most of her career.

If it wasn't for Joan I would not be invested in the Laguna Beach market. She has expert and personal local knowledge and she has connections with many other professionals who serve and have served my home buying, home leasing and property management needs. She always has the ability to meet customer needs in each of these disciplines. It has been a real pleasure working with Joan and I recommend her highly! J.R. Corona Del Mar and Laguna Beach

Brian is a dedicated, efficient and person-oriented real estate agent.

He was very efficient and resourceful in regards to our house hunting in 2012 as we had a specific budget which myself and my fiance' didn't think would be able to obtain many choices in the home and condo market, but Brian pulled it off admirably. We will definitely be asking for his services and experience again. Highly recommend him if you are looking for property in the Orange County and Long Beach area.

Dwight Smith

Inez is AMAZING!

!!!! She listened to our needs and only showed us homes that were exactly what we were looking for. After finding our dream home. she followed up with every aspect of paperwork, needed improvements and any issues. Finally she followed up to make sure every detail was PERFECT!!! She is the best, PERIOD!!!

Jay & Adrienne Feinberg

Laurie is awesome!

Very friendly and very helpful.


Dear “First Team”, First, I would like to wish you Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.

  This is a special year for me and would like to share this comment as one of your best team member “Meital” made my dream of having a home in Laguna come true. Few months ago I was introduced to Meital through a friend.  We started to search for a house in Laguna Beach with limited budget and almost impossible criteria… Meital was able to get me at least 2 showings a day and sometimes a lot more… She was always on time, very considerate and extremely helpful, and above all she is very friendly.  After couple of months, I started to give up and doubting that my dream may not come true – but Meital never gave up.  She kept searching and worked very patiently until one day she called me and met at Starbuck and said, “I found what you are looking for…” We went to see it, and immediately fell in love with it… Meital worked extremely hard and spent lots of time and efforts in order to get an acceptable offer.  Also, I would like to thank her team & colleagues, specially Dean. Meital worked so patiently, and is very honest, considerate and works hard and smart.  She knows the market and she is extremely experienced and certainly she is an expert in the Laguna Beach housing market. My dream of owning a beautiful home in Laguna Beach came true… in addition to thanking God and my Mom for giving me the wisdom, courage and the love to get this beautiful home, I have to thank Meital for making this dream to finally come true. Thank you Meital  [:)] God Bless, Sami Hermes 1779 Glenneyre st. Laguna Beach See more at

Sami Hermes, Laguna Beach

Susan went the extra mile to help us as a couple find the right place in Laguna Beach.

 She wasn't trying to rent out a property, she was trying to help us find the right place to live.  She listened to us, understood our needs and showed us only properties that made sense for us, and then worked untiring to deal with all the paperwork and made sure we settled in well.David WrightSolution Enablement SpecialistKofax, Inc.

We had a wonderful experience with Meital.

We were out of towners and she was our window into Laguna Beach. She went above and beyond our expectations. She is experienced, creative in negotiations, communicated very well with all involved and we would hire her again in a heartbeat.

Randolph M & Laura Browning

I highly recommend Brian for his deep an detail knowledge of the market.

His services continue beyond the purchase process as he stays in touch and of service to his clients even after the sale. He makes an effort to maintain the relationship with his clients. Brian is trustworthy and display a high level of integrity and reliability.

Noureddine Harche

Jan and her team were the best.

Professional and personal at all times. We appreciate all they did for us.

Toni & Cameron Karg

Farzan is a class act.

She is very dedicated to her profession and treats her clients like family. I would not hesitate to ask for her services in the future.

Stephanie Clark

No room for improvement.

Finest agent we’ve ever worked with.

Wayne Litman Carina Litman

Mr Abraham is the finest all-around R.

E. salesman that I have ever dealt with--he has it all. I had gone through two 1/2 salespeople while looking for my new home then I found him. A sincere delight in every sense of the word. Others that I have shared my experience with have experienced a like relationship with him. Please feel free to call me if you want more information 1-949-240-6408. Dr. Jack Roper Dana Point Ca.

Dr. Jack Roper

Kent and I appreciate your efficient and energetic service to us.

Your professionalism and attention to detail are great models for others in your field. Thanks for treating us the same for this small sale as you do your multi-million dollar clients. Kent and Alline

Jan Bryne was an excellent Realtor to work with.

She is very knowledgeable with the laws, rules and procedures of buying and selling real estate. Her professionalism was outstanding and she made the process of buying my home very easy and straight forward. I would recommend her to anyone.

Chester Schwartz Living Trust

3/15/2011 Melinda has found suitable tenants for my property for  over four years.

She is responsive, and responsible, a hard worker, and eager to please. She is very knowledgable of the current market values and  markets my property to its highest potential. Whenever I have asked her opinion on a real estate matter, her vast knowledge has greatly assisted me. I do not  hesitate to give Melinda an outstanding referral.             Patricia E. Laguna Woods, CA

Steven Abraham helped me find my perfect home in February of this year.

He took the time and went above and beyond to make sure we saw every home I was interested in, and made the whole process easy. I have since referred friends of mine to him and they've all been so pleased with the results. While buying and selling a home can be exciting, it can be emotional. Steven has helped my friends successfully close their deals and they are all now very happy in their new homes.

Sasha J.

So much better than the realtor that sold us our last homeSo many agents seem to be too busy to provide that individual attention to their client but that is not the case with Annette.

Every time we needed her to show us a property, or preview one on our behalf, she was always there and available. This was very helpful to us being out of state buyers. She also has a deep understanding of the unending masses of documentation and disclosures. 

Greg & Kerry (Buyer)

Brian is fantastic!

He is responsive and willingly goes above and beyond to get things done. As an owner several hundred miles away I have needed extra attention. Brian willingly provide it. I can’t say enough good things about his fabulous attention. I would be very willing to give Brian the highest recommendations possible. Thanks Brian!!

Richard Farnell


! We couldn't be happier with the service Monique provided. She helped us find a place in Laguna and we got the house we wanted. She worked endlessly until everything was complete. She was easy to get a hold of and answered every question. She is very meticulous and made sure all documents were correct and signed. She was extremely pleasant to work with and made the whole process so much smoother. I would highly recommend Monique.

Ronda Caringella

If you are in need of a Top Tier Real Estate Solutions Partner in Southern CA, Brian is one of the best to partner with.

Paul Mullin

Steven is head and shoulders above any real estate agent that I have worked with.

He is just amazing! Steven helped me sell my home for much more than the closest comparable. His attention to detail is exceptional. His marketing materials almost wanted me to re buy my home. lol Glossy brochure and everything. He then found me a home that I purchased way under market. I have since recommended Steven to several friends that have used him to sell their homes (which he did very quickly). I would ONLY use Steven to buy or sell any home. He is extremely detailed, very strategic, has great ideas/vision and is one of the nicest and most amazing people you will ever meet! I cannot recommend Steven high enough!

Corey D.

This guy is the real deal.

We have reason to use a realtors services more than the average Family due to the nature of our business. So using realtors in several states is our experience. You wouldn’t believe how lazy most realtors are! Not so with Brian Wilson. He says he’ll call or find out or take care of things - HE DOES ! And right away! He’s so dependable and market savvy you can trust his opinion and advice. Don’t blink,use him!

Mary Urso

Melinda Zoller was our Real Estate agent for a residence we purchased in the City of Anaheim in 2014.

  She demonstrated her knowledge of sales and her ability to handle a difficult seller with the utmost of proficiency.  She then went the extra mile and helped us with venders, demonstrating her knowledge of venders and their management to complete remodel items to produce a livable residence.  She is an asset to the local community and to the Real Estate business and her efforts were greatly appreciated.Gary and Jane, 2014

Meital Taub was the realtor we chose to sell our home in Laguna Beach, and she was outstanding!

From the listing through negotiations, Meital was there for us. When we interviewed realtors, Meital stood out as the best Laguna Beach has to offer, and she didn’t disappoint us. We highly recommend her.

The Dimeo family trust

Meital hit the ground running in helping me sell my father's home.

She was extremely responsive to my needs and had great solutions to every challenge that arose during the selling process. Meital is very knowledgeable about the housing market and her attention to detail is outstanding. The perfect balance of professionalism and warmth, I would highly recommend Meital.

Ginger Valentino

Kara Calannio and her mother Joan were my realtors for selling my condo in Dana Point.

Kara worked hard for me. I always knew that she was on my side and looking out for me during the whole process. That's important because selling a house can make you feel very vulnerable. I highly recommend Kara and Joan. They are a great team, and know what they're doing. A definite five-star team. I hope I never move again, but if I do, I will turn to them again for help, that's for sure.

Pat Althoen

I have worked with Brian Wilson to find good tenants for our rental in San Clemente since we purchased the property.

Brian is reliable, has a good understanding of the market, and is a real professional.

Mel Progar

We could not be happier with our experience with Meital.

She is an exceptionally focused, warm and thorough professional who makes you feel like you are her only client. Her knowledge of the market, extensive research and marketing savvy provided us a swift and painless sale of our home in less than 2 months. Meital went beyond our expectations and we would recommend anyone to entrust her with the sale of their home. Katie and Dave Shaw

Katie and Dave Shaw

John is the best realtor I've ever worked with and all of my previous realtors were excellent.

I both sold and bought through john. Not only did he stay in close touch with me, my requirements, and the market's ability to match them ; he was a fount of information on many related technical subjects re: regulations as well as home maintenance issues and resources , and to a helpful degree on construction info as well as local area neighborhoods and their history and characteristics. Being a local with deep ties to the community helps. He made maneuvering the plethora of paperwork totally painless and explained all of it clearly. There was no lag time between houses being listed and getting me in to seeing them. I was 1st in on several occasions. He is a lovely person and a delight to work with. Goes the extra mile and is superb in his profession and well respected by his peers as was obvious to me several times. (Also a really interesting guy with broad interests and experiences that precede his real estate career.) not a flashy sales type thank goodness - just really good.

Judith werkstell

Laurie helped me purchase my first property in California.

The entire process from finding a place until close of escrow was a quick 30 days. She helped me purchase the first place we looked at. Laurie recommended an extremely thorough inspector and everything was fixed. I love living in my new place and would recommend Laurie for your real estate needs.

Karen Roma

Steven Abraham has represented me in 7 successful home transactions.

I met him in 1997 (17 years ago) and he has been my Realtor ever since. What I love most about Steven is his follow-up, follow through, due diligence, negotiating skills, honesty and integrity! When I am buying or selling, the two qualities I look for are the real estate agent's experience and professionalism. Steven is the best when comes to getting my price and/or terms. Anyone can put up a sign, but Steven takes care of his clients from the beginning to the end. I have never needed to micromanage him because he is the very best at his profession! I recommend Steven to my family, friends and coworkers.

Larry B.

Steven is very personable and a true professional.

He's very knowledgeable about the real estate market and the market that we were interested in. He was excellent at following through with every aspect of the negotiations, the sale and even after the sale. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home to purchase.

Craig & Lynnda Littler

She’s the best and at this moment I have put all my eggs in one basket with her relative to my forthcoming new residence.

Rusty Profenius

Monique Brown is a wonderful person, extremely helpful and patient.

Tell her what you’re looking for and she will find it! Truly a hard worker!

Jess N

We are writing to express our pleasure with working with Meital Taub during our recent home purchase.

  We were not directly represented by her in our purchase where she represented the seller, but we had significant interaction with her.  She was extremely prepared and professional, but still very personal and in touch with our family’s needs and desires.  We never felt pressured or stressed during the entire process and thus lead us to have a positive home buying experience.  We will look forward to working with her again as she definitely worked hard for her client and was an expert at every question that we had.  We would recommend Meital to all of our family and friends that are looking to buy or sell a home.”  Todd and Brandy Habermehl, Newport Beach See more at

Todd and Brandy Habermehl

What a pleasure to work with Inez.

Even though we were looking for a rental not a purchase, Inez went about the search with vigor and professionalism not always found in the real estate arena. She is observant and an outstanding advocate for her clients. Highly recommend Inez!!

Stephanie Cocumelli

Working with Monica was an outstanding experience.

Her attention to details and hours she worked was beyond compare. I never doubted her intention was my best interest. This escrow had many challenges which she maneuvered professionally. I highly recommend her as well as the FirstTeam Real Estate in Laguna Beach.

Janice Leonard

John Newlander is an extraordinary realtor and person.

He demonstrates a high level of customer support, positive attitude and deep personal commitment in helping fulfill the client's needs. He is extremely knowledgeable, has enormous integrity and is a true professional. John sold our Eagle Glen Corona home in one day! I attribute the quick sale to John's "up-front" planning, execution and attention to detail. John's "on top" of the whole process. Unlike other realtors I have worked with, John communicates continuously with the client to let you know what's going on. I highly recommend John to anyone in search of a realtor.


Kara and Joan are my " GO TO " agents !

Their experience and knowledge in real estate is off the charts. I've purchased two homes with them in the past 5 years and recently sold one of them within one week. I look forward to working with them in the future . Patricia Graves


Meital took care of every issue that came up during closing.

We had a number of issues pop up and Meital was very professional throughout. She was an excellent negotiator between buyer and seller. I don't think this transaction would have closed except for Meital's determination to see it through.

Alan L Flatt

Brian is a very professional and patient agent, with a sincere interest in meeting his clients' needs.

During our search for a home, Brian was very attentive to our specific needs and specifications. He consistently and efficiently showed us homes that met our criteria. He proved to be very patient throughout the process and did everything he could to get us in the home we wanted, even when it did not maximize his personal financial gain. His patience was a welcomed contrast to the high-pressure sales culture that was pervasive at the time of our purchase. Brian also demonstrated a high level of aptitude for technology and data analysis, which further assisted us in making an informed decision. I would highly recommend Brian in connection with the purchase or sale of a residential home, particularly in south Orange County.

I worked very hard to rent out the house that I had lived in for 25 years.

  I advertised on the internet for over a month with very little success in attracting qualified candidates.  That was when I employed the expertise of Annette Davis.  She went right to work with advising me about things that make the house more attractive to a renter, scheduling a professional photographer, and getting me up to speed about various contracts.  She set up a weekend showing and advertised through her network.  She had the perfect family within the week.  I could not have found them without her.  Annette is professional, honest, upfront, and very easy to work with.  I am a believer and I will work with her again.

Susanne S.

Brian is the most professional realtor we have ever dealt with.

Joe McMyler

There's "doing a job" and there's "going above and beyond".

..Steven Abraham definitely follows the later of the two paths.  From the moment we signed the sale agreement, to the day we moved into our new house, Steven was there for us.  It just so happened that our move-out day fell on Superbowl Sunday last year, and Steven found out that we were running short of hands (Note to self....don't ever plan to move on Superbowl Sunday, friends are a rare commodity on these days).  Anyway, he stopped by after hosting an open house at our neighbors place, rolled up his sleeves, and pitched in to help us at the point where we needed it the most. Professional and punctual throughout our listing period, he got us our asking price, closed the deal, and then continued to go above  and beyond. We would recommend Steven Abraham to anyone looking for an experienced, professional realtor that is willing to go above and beyond the call of duty!!!

Sean S.

We were in a time crunch and Susan helped to make every transition smooth

Janine and Dany LeRoy

Brian was very easy to work with, very knowledgeable, and always ready to answer questions!

This was a new experience for my husband and I, and we had no idea what we were doing. Brian answered many questions, and even helped me understand some of what my loan agency, escrow company, etc. was  saying. He was always happy to offer advice or an opinion when we asked! The next time we move, I will definitely be calling Brian up!

Stephanie Storm

John Newlander was our realtor for three transactions in two years.

John was very responsive to our needs as we sold two homes and bought a third. His communication skills provided good links for us to lenders, buyers, sellers, escrow agents, stagers, and many more people with whom one deals when doing a real estate transaction.

NC Jeu

Brian was a fantastic, repsonsive and professional agent.

He kept us aprised of all offers and provided sound advice on market conditions. I might add that he handled much of our negotiation and our transaction electronically and conveniently for us while we were away on vacation out of the state.  I would highly recommend him if you're buying or selling a home. It was a real pleasure working with him.


Mindy was the Listing agent of the ocean front property my partner and I purchased last year.

We saw how much Mindy cared for the property, and after escrow closed, we hired her to continue to manage the property, and ultimately list it again for sale down the road. We are very happy with her service.

John D

Kara was diligent, competent and professional, representing my interests whenever necessary, and keeping me advised from almost 3000 miles away.

Carlos Muñoz

Extremely easy to work with.

Professional and on top of it. Always answers her phone. Great follow through. I will continue to use her and refer friends,

Sherrie Cipolla

Brian was recommended to us by a neighbor, and now I am happy to recommend Brian to others.

He worked hard to sell our condo in a short period of time. I found him to be fair, honest, and polite. Selling a house is a stressful experience. Brian made the process less stressful. If you are in the  market to buy or sell, contact Brian. You will be glad that you did.

Peggy Lynch

Steven is the ultimate real estate professional.

 Highly knowledge, extremely hard working, committed to customer service and very detail oriented! We have bought and sold several properties over the years and our experience with Steven has been 100% problem free and nothing less than exceptional!  Steven sold one of our homes and assisted us in finding the home of our dreams.  If you work with the Steven you will not be disappointed.

Lynn G.

With so many real estate partners to choose from, it's usually hard to differentiate one realtor from the other.

This is not the case with Steven. He went above and beyond every step of the way during my search and negotiated an incredible deal. The property he found me, even after my very selective taste, was impeccable, and I could not be happier. I am so thankful for his dedication and would unquestionably refer him to anyone in my circle.

Alana L.

Simone Moore has been my agent since I first considered moving to Southern California.

She was most gracious in showing me around the area, giving me information from the closest grocery stores and schools to the best pastries in town. Not only has she taken care of my personal housing needs (buying and selling) she assisted me in finding the current location of my business as well. Her thorough, straight forward yet courteous approach has won my respect and dedication. I know I can count on Simone as MY Real Estate Agent.

Polina Hryn of Laguna Beach, CA

Meital is a fantastic agent.

She is extremely professional, knowledgeable about the real estate market and the buying process. I have looked for a house for many months, in various areas and she always knew the details of the neighborhoods and was able to provide valuable insights. She was very patient as I searched for the right property. Once the right house showed up she guided very professionally through the process. I highly recommend Meital for your real estate search!

Grigore Raul Tataru Luiza Miranyan

We had been looking for a home at the beach (Newport Peninsula) for some time and in the process met John Newlander.

It took us a bit of a search with a few stumbles but found one that was absolutely the right one for us. John helped us through every step with such care and professionalism and made it a relatively smooth purchase. He kept us abreast of everything that was happening or going to happen during the purchasing process and escrow process. We would recommend him to anyone who needs representation in the real estate market. Couldn't be more pleased with the outcome.

Joe and Patti Lassalette

Farzan is truly amazing!

Her level of professionalism is above and beyond. She is a great communicator, an excellent negotiator and she truly does care about her clients!

ReyArturo Ramirez Rosa L Ramirez

This guy is the real deal!

 He knows his business, law, inventory, procedures,policies and follows through like no other agent I've ever met or have done business with in 30 +years. If Brian Wilson says he'll call you back or get something done for you he will , he's on top of things and is as trustworthy as they come.  I personally have had more interaction with California Real Eatate Agents than the average customer and can say I've met more than my fair share of the "other kind" I wouldn't recommend .  He's rare, use this agent .

Mary C.

I live in North California, while my rental property is located at Aliso Viejo, South California.

When I plan to sell it this year, I really don't know how to remote handle this. Fortunately my friend recommended Kara! I contacted her by phone and she discussed details with me right on the phone and told me no any worries, then after that she helped me doing move out inspection with the tenant, fix all damages and issues, clean the front yard, change the carpet, and put in Market in less than 2 weeks, and more amazing is that she sold the house in one week with almost full price! I am very appreciated her help, during whole process, I didn't even go down to South California once. Kara helped me everything which save me a lot time. Escrow close smoothly and funds were transferred to my account last week. I 'd like to say thanks again to this professional agent: Kara. Thanks so much for your help!


Working with Meital completely changed our perception of what defines a good agent and how incredibly valuable it is to have a good agent to guide you through every stage of the process.

Meital is exceptional in every respect. She is immensely knowledgeable about a wide range of important factors from market trends and investment potential to design and renovation issues to contract and negotiating technicalities. She is amazingly responsive, highly organized, covers all angles and details, and is completely upfront, transparent, and honest. We really appreciated and in fact deeply valued her no-nonsense opinions about neighborhoods, house features, negotiations, renovation ideas and potential, everything. She was also extremely patient with us as we went back and forth on which neighborhood would be best for us, what kind of house we wanted, and how much renovation we could tolerate. She made us feel like we were her only clients, which we were not, and always had plenty of time for us to show houses or just discuss options. It was clear that her main goal was for us to be happy at the end of the day. When we finally found a house we wanted to purchase, she had suggestions and options for people to do inspections, repairs, mortgage, insurance, and the rest. She did not push them on us, but we ended up using all of her suggestions and each of them turned out to be fantastic. For mortgage and insurance, her contacts (she gave several options) had better deals than our own trusted people and we went with hers. Meital also proved to be extremely level-headed and smart when our negotiations and our closing got a little hairy. She was a voice of reason when our emotions started to get the best of us. Through it all she was friendly, supportive, and a pleasure to work with.

Greg and Kristie Hickok, Newport Coast

Jan has worked with my family (on 4 different transactions - both as buyers and sellers), over the last 10 years.

She has consistently delivered in all aspects of our transactions. She is professional, supportive and a realist; all wrapped up in one fantastic realtor! We so appreciate all of her hard work and she made it particularly easy on us with our most recent transaction (that closed last week), with us now living out of the area.

Heather B.

Inez came highly recommended by my close friend.

She helped her find her leased home and then she helped her find a home to buy. Inez helped me to find two leases and has been a huge support to my family. I highly recommend her for anyone’s real estate needs. She’s smart savvy and available.

Sherrie Conley

Brian Wilson, works hard getting this property sold.

Bessie L.

It was excellent working with Monique.

She kept it's updated throughout the entire process and us just a good and joyful person. She works late hours and goes the extra mile for you. Thank you Monique!!

Michael VanZwoll

Kara and her team helped me for the second time with the process of this difficult yet exciting moment of buying a house.

Step by step she was there helping me from the beginning to the end. Kara is a smart and hard working professional and and overall an excellent person. I highly recommend Kara and her team!!

Marcela Zamora

Of all of the fine realtors I have worked with John is absolutely the best.

His knowledgeability is extensive in every area and of every resource I’ve needed when both buying and selling. On top of his expertise is another major ability. He completely gets what I want in a house and the qualities that make it eligible to become home. As soon as a good prospect hits the market he notifies me immediately. He’s great to work with.

Judith Werkstell

Working with Kara Calannio is always a pleasure.

She is one the most professional and responsive Realtors I have ever had the privilege to work with. Kara is a seasoned Professional when it comes to Real Estate--her background and experience in mortgage make her even more unique and valuable! Integrity, Honesty, and Knowledge are words that best describe Kara. I would want Kara representing me in any Real Estate transaction!

Frank Fuentes

Always have great experiences with Durk with several sales and several rentals.

..he is the consummate pro in every way...five stars in every way! Bill Eilers

Bill Eilers

Meital was by far the best real estate agent I have ever worked with.

I have both bought and sold houses with Meital and I can say that throughout both transactions she was amazing to work with. Not only was she great at negotiating, but she also handled every little aspect of what needed to be  done through every stage of the sales


I am very pleased to share our experience working with John Newlander in the purchase of our dream property in Laguna Beach.

  John worked collaboratively with us to understand our needs, location as well as style / function of a new home.   With John, we conducted an extensive review of the market and looked at many properties until we found our dream property.  We'll miss spending time with John !  If you are looking for a professional that will partner with you and see the search through to successful closure in a non-pressured way, I would highly recommend John Newlander.  Post-acceptance of the offer, John kept asking questions to ensure that we uncovered and closed out all of the details necessary for a successful and low-stress close.  Thanks !    

David and Susan

Melinda Zoller has been our property manager in Laguna Beach for the last 4 years.

It has been a great experience. She has handled everything necessary in a timely, friendly and professional manner. In addition, recently she listed one of our properties. She had it sold in a few days at our full asking price. Thanks to her the transaction was hassle free. I highly recommend Melinda

Steve Hitter

Brian is an amazing realtor.

 We have used his services three times now and each time, he has taken great care of us.  The first time we met him, he helped us through a relocation.  He was amazing.  He helped us through every step.  Although this was not a major purchase, he treated us like we were buying a 5 million dollar house.  The last time we used him was also a very challenging situation.  Brian took it all in stride and never ever made us feel like we were waisting his time or taking too long to decide.  He is the best!

Angie D. B.

I would recommend Laurie Allen for your rental needs.

She is kind and sweet and very helpful. Just a very sweet person all around. She will keep you updated all new rentals out there.

Michelle Wolfshagen

Brian is the best realtor I have had the pleasure to deal with.

He knows the market down to the nuances of each neighborhood and objectively shares the pluses and minuses. He will make you feel like you are his only client--that's  rare today. Brian listens to your needs and will carefully screen inventory so you won't waste time. He will go the extra mile and has excellent and immediate follow-through. After the sale you can always contact Brian for helpful advice.  A gem in this industry.

Philippe B.

It was excellent to work with Monique she sold our house in a week.

We love how organized,patient, caring she is and how she cab get things done. Her skills and communication are excellent we highly recommend her. She did amazing job and I'm happy that we were able to move in to our new home faster. Thanks Monique for everything and all your help.

Yesica McDaniel

We were extremely pleased with our experience with John Newlander of First Team Realty.

John is a very professional, friendly, and eager-to-help individual whom you will enjoy working with. He helped us with the marketing and prompt sale of our home in a very "soft" market, and also in the purchase of our new home. His dedication and his tireless efforts to find the perfect home, were evident at all times. John was there every step of the way to advise and guide us with this very important decision in our lives. I would strongly recommend John Newlander for anyone considering purchasing real estate. John's character demonstrates attention to detail, honesty, and integrity. Once you have worked with John, he will not only be your realtor for life, but a good friend. We give John an A+ in every category!" Bob & Michelle Bordeaux Laguna Niguel, CA

Robert Bordeaux

I have been working with Mindy for the past 3 years , and I can honestly say , she is the best real estate agent I have had the pleasure to work with.

  Since she helped me buy my beautiful home in Orange County in 2013, I will most definitely use her service for my next property. She have a very keen understanding of the real estate market .  I highly recommend her service. Vince, 2015

Steven has represented my family on two occasions.

He is incredible and will go above and FAR beyond what you expect of him. It's no secret the OC housing market is crazy, and we were having a hard time finding a home in our price range. Steven helped us find great home in the Dana Point harbor area and pulled out all the stops to get us into it. He even sent photos that my family took at the harbor (my husband, our baby girl and me) to pull at the sellers heart strings! The sellers had a cash offer and choose us instead as a result of Steven's hard work.  Now we are moving out of state and have to sell our home, and of course we chose Steven to represent us. We asked for his feedback on how to sell for top dollar and he gave us a few tips on things we could work on. The photos and his listing were superb - we had an offer sight unseen. Our house was in escrow the first day and went for something like $70/sq foot more than any other recent sales in our neighborhood.  The only downside to using Steven? He set the bar too high! He provides a level of service that we will never be able to get with another realtor. We will never be able to find someone like him to help us buy our new home in Texas!

Valerie J.

Inez went more than the extra mile to help my sister find me a place to rent.

I was moving from Connecticut and had no time to look for a place to live. I think Inez took my sister to every rental in Laguna Beach until they found a great place for me! Inez was patient and overall wonderful. I still like her!

Bettina S Calderone

Durk has been professional, efficient, and effective during our entire home purchase process.

He has always been prompt in response to all of our needs and questions. He also has been proactive in identifying next steps required all the way through. His communications have been thorough and always timely. Durk's knowledge of the real estate landscape in our new home town is truly impressive.

Scott & Sandy Graham

Meital Taub represented us in our recent purchase of two historic beach cottages in Laguna Beach.

We plan to use these properties for investment purposes. We selected Meital to represent us in this transaction because she demonstrated a deep understanding of the Laguna Beach real estate market. As a result, Meital was extremely helpful as a thought partner as we prepared our investment analysis. During the negotiation Meital was both well prepared and extremely thorough. Once we agreed to a contract with the seller, she efficiently handled all the details, which made the close of escrow very straightforward. We are exceedingly satisfied with our purchase and are quite pleased that Meital represented us in this transaction. Best regards, Christian & Christa Henry See More at

Christian & Christa Henry

I am very fortunate to have met Meital.

She is very professional, easy to deal with, very honest and truly looks out for the best interest of her clients. I was out of the country on vacation when she called and told me she found the perfect home for me. I have been looking for several months and had no luck especially in this competitive market. Then I met Meital and she found an off market home for me. She emailed the photos, negotiated with the seller and when I got back from vacation, all I had to do was look at the home. It was the perfect home!!! She is definitely a great listener since the home had everything I was looking for and more. I will defintely recommend Meital to my family and friends. I could not have asked for a better realtor. Thank you Meital!! Dorothy S. See more at

Dorothy Santiago

3/16/2011 Melinda did a great job at finding the perfect renter for my condo.

She was professional and represented my interests well. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a real pro!             steve q. Laguna Niguel, CA

Kara is topnotch !

She went above and beyond with assisting me in the sale of my home. I was under the wire to get it sold so my new home purchase would finalize. Kara made the whole process easy and stress-free for me remaining positive and professional every step of the way. My home sold swiftly with her focused attention. With Kara on your side, you are sure to get the best service there is !

David Van Buzzo

Annette managed the sale of our properly, and we couldn’t be more pleased.

There were multiple times during the process where complexities arose, and each time, Annette was able to successfully navigate the process to the satisfaction of all parties. She remained committed to a sale that worked for everyone. We will definitely work with her again. Thank you Annette.

Merril S

Dear Inez:  Now that all the negotiations and paperwork are completed and I am in possession of my new home, I am taking a few minutes to thank you for everything you did to bring all this about.

For the very first moment we spoke, during the entire porcess, and right through the closing, you provided exemplary service. Your persistence and dedication were remarkable. At every step, from when we bid on the first house to when we closed (finally!) on the third one, you offered solid counsel backed by sound reasoning. Yous howed me the pitfalls to the house I had found all on my own, and then extricated me from the deal before it was too late. You figuratively held my hand throughout the bidding for the second house, and consoled me when that one fell through. And your negotiating skills made all the difference in my buying the house that I and my dozens of packing boxes now occupy. All this, and you kept your good cheer! I am happy to recommend you to all who want the very best real estate professional working for them. Please feel free to use this letter as you see fit and if anyoen would like further information, just have them call me.  Again, thank you, and best wishes,  Sincerely,  Bayard Veiller

Bayard Veiller

Laurie is an amazing person and is exceptional with all aspects of real estate.

Highly recommended, you will not be disappointed!

Randy Courtney, Broker/Owner

Brian has worked with us on two transactions involving first the purchase of our vacation condo in California 15 years ago and now the recent sale of that condo.

With my wife and I living in Denver Colorado, having a true professional like Brian representing our interests in California on two long distance closings gave us total peace of mind. Would use Brian again in a heartbeat. Carl & Sally Lansing

Carl F. & Sally Lansing

A Realator with Charisma ,knowledge,expertise and unlimited ability and intelligence.


Dr. JackRoper

Monica went above and beyond any realtor we've worked with in the past to sell our home, and it sold the first weekend it was shown!

!! She worked with the stager — even brought in some of her own furniture, artwork and accessories to make our house look it's best. She walked the neighborhood to handout beautiful, hand-made invitations to over 250 neighbors inviting them to the Grand Open House. She was communicative throughout the process, and made herself available to work with contractors on last minute preparations and repairs. She even added plants and mulch to our garden for the best curb appeal, not to mention the Feng Shui details she included to help it sell. We highly recommend working with Monica!

Elizabeth & Scott

Monique did a very good job keeping the escrow on the home we purchased moving forward.

The sale included most of the furniture & art, making it easy for things to get confusing. Also, Monique was the agent to both the seller & buyer, which can be very very difficult. Ultimately, Monique made everything come together and we closed on the home we wanted in Corona Del Mar. She's a Pro!

Larry Mamey

Steven represented us in the purchase of a home in RSM in November-December 2012 and the sale of our condo in Irvine in January-February 2013.

My mom was a Realtor for 20 years and she referred us to him after she retired. On our purchase, our offer was not chosen at first, but we resubmitted when the first one fell through. The seller's agent was terribly unscrupulous and very difficult to work with, but Steven was professional, knowledgeable, and collected, handling her and representing our best interests well all along the way. In the sale of our condo, we agreed to a longer escrow, even though we needed it sold quickly because we'd already closed escrow on our new home. When the buyer's financing was unnecessarily delayed, Steven helped us negotiate a fee for every day they were late in closing. He was great to work with; I would definitely recommend him!

Wellesely S.

It is rare that you come across standout and caring people like Monique.

My mom and I had the pleasure to work with her for leasing our rental. We were particularly impressed by the quick responses, the level of responsibility and going the extra mile to service our needs. She even took the time to meet the previous tenants and made sure to communicate with them for their move. She made sure that everything is in place for new tenants. She worked with the contractor to make sure he performs timely. She made the transition extremely smooth and had great tenants within 5 days after the last tenants moved out. As a result we hardly suffered vacancy. She made sure of all documents done in time and correctly. She doesn't miss anything and very dedicated to her clients. Monique is a great Realtor and I highly recommend her to sell, buy, or lease.

Sunny Sabouni

Joan and Kara are excellent agents.

Professional, resourceful and extremely knowledgeable. I gave my stipulations (area, price, type of home) and they were quickly able to provide me with homes that met my exact needs and wants. Joan and Kara were extremely patient and answered all my questions. Their knowledge of Orange County is beyond your typical agent. They are very honest and reliable. Most importantly, I was able to buy the home that I wanted for a very good price. They will walk you through all the steps from offer to closing. I can't say enough about them. If you need someone who knows Orange County, they are the agents for you! D.G Dana Point

My husband and I enjoyed working with Laurie to find an apartment in Laguna Beach.

She would send us options that met our specifications and was quick to schedule showings (and very accommodating with my work schedule). We would certainly recommend Laurie to help anyone find their future home - thank you again Laurie!

Shannon & Dominic

My husband and I retained the services of Melinda (Mindy) Zoller for the purpose of obtaining assistance in both selling our home and buying a new one.

We can both wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone considering a real estate transaction.Due to extremely difficult buyers, we did not have an easy escrow. Despite innumerable bumps in the road, Mindy managed to keep her cool (and help us keep our own sanity). She made sure that every issue was handled as it arose. Despite all of our problems, due to her efforts we were able to sell our home and move into our new home with as little disruption as possible under the circumstances.Gerald and I both recommend Mindy very highly. She is extremely professional and competent. Even more than that, I feel she has become a friend, offering us a sympathetic ear and the support that we desperately needed. We could not be more impressed.Linda S. Freeman

Linda S. Freeman

The best!

He priced the property correctly and then found qualified buyers quickly who closed quickly! No glitches. Additionally Steven helped to prepare the property for quick sale by recommending key cosmetic upgrades within my budget using proven vendors he referred. He kept me updated & informed from start to finish. A true professional!

Nancy Stewart

We think Monica is doing a very good job for us and would like to let First Team know how pleased we are.

Donald & BettiJane Dockray

My name is Myriam singer I can't say enough to express my gratitude regarding John, he is done so much for me personally helping me with all question I couldn't answer, and estremely helpful with even technical problems, he has done beyond a regular realtor, and I had many experiences with many realtors, made all transition easy for me, thanks so much .

Myriam singer

I met Jan at an open house she was hosting.

She was experienced in the location where we were looking, and she kept on top of listings until we could find the home that was right for us.

Lisa A. Bustin & Sheryl Ann Bustin

Working with Monica was a pleasure.

Her professionalism and knowledge of the market resulted in an offer above the asking price for the property. I would highly recommend her services whether buying or selling as her knowledge of market trends is invaluable.

Neil Scott

We have been leasing a townhome in Dana Point with Melinda Zoller of First Team Estates as the Property Manager.

 She actually is the realtor that helped me find this property when we moved to California 3 years ago.  We are now in the process of having to find another place to lease and we are using Melinda's services to help us locate another place to live.  Melinda has been very professional and easy to work with over the last 3 years.  She is quick to return phone calls and emails and is very responsive when we have had to make the very few repairs needed on the house.  During this process of looking for a place to live, which can be very tedious and emotional, Melinda continues to make it fun and enjoyable.  She has taken the time to get to know us as a family and to learn our likes and dislikes.  She is very honest in her opinions of properties and areas when we are viewing properties.   If it were up to me I would only lease a property using Melinda as our property manager.  I would like to go as a "package deal" to our next property. Amy Goodman

"Working with Meital Taub and First Team was a first class experience.

Meital is a consummate professional who brings her passion for selling with charm, strength and strong market knowledge to back it up. Throughout the process you always feel confident that Meital has your back and your best interests in mind. She is well versed in the legal aspects of the business and doesn't hesitate to keep you informed. She knows how to bring top dollar and how to close. I would, and will work with Meital and First Team again!" ~Ben Young

Benjamin Webster

Dear Jan,  Jack and I wanted to thank you for doing such an excellent and professional sale of our home.

From our first interview you helped guide us and help us decide on the most advantageous way to show our home. You went room to room with us and helped us "de-clutter" so that the house would show to its best advantage. From that point onward we were in your capable and caring hands. Your photographer did beautiful photographs of our home and then you put them into a spectacular brochure. All of our showings of the home were scheduled. You always let us know ahead of time when someone would come to view it. Your promptness on reviewing each showing was so appreciated and you obviously know that report is just so important to sellers. We loved our home and were anxious to hear if other people did too. From the listing to the offer for the home and for all the negotiations necessary to complete the sale, you never missed one moment of keeping us informed. You are organized and thorough. You are endlessly patient. We depended upon you completely. You always listened to our concerns and immediately addressed them. We could not be happier with our experience with you. The only thing about our completed sale is that we are going to miss you, Jan.  Warmest Regards,  Jack and Jean Downey,  July 2014

Meital is simply the best you can get in Laguna Beach.

She was recently the listing agent for our home and she subsequently found us a new home as well. She was exceptional in every aspect of our transaction because she is knowledgeable about the market, the inventory, the real estate process  and she listens! She made this the most painless, stress free process we have ever had. We have bought and sold many homes and she is outstanding. As the customer you always know that she is on top of every aspect of the transaction and that she is watching out for your interests. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Meital on the listing or purchase aspect of your real estate needs

Doug Maneval

I have worked with numerous realtors in southern Orange County for the past four decades.

I found the consummate professional realtor in Suzy Siegrist. She knows the Orange County real estate market better than any agent I’ve met, or worked with. She has a very high level of competence, knowledge and experience demonstrated throughout the listing and selling of my home and purchasing of a new one, with escrows closing one day apart. Her thoroughness, availability, responsiveness, and communication was flawless. She coordinated every detail with consideration of my demanding work schedule, including the final staging, photography, marketing, open house and follow-up. She worked extremely hard for me. And she did all of this with grace! The result speaks for itself; multiple full-price offers within a day of the open house. It is my pleasure to recommend Suzy Siegrist without reservation!

Peg Chapleau

Good recipes!

Consistent mailer, made me think of steadfastness and I was right. Professionally HELPFUL getting my landlady skills up to speed.

Virginia Mason

Farzan created a seamless and enjoyable home buying experience, and we couldn't be happier.

As first time homebuyers, we lacked experience and knowledge surrounding the buying process. Farzan was incredibly knowledgable, patient, and thorough throughout the process, and clearly had our best interests at heart. She was detail oriented, and facilitated all parties within the transaction, ensuring everything was getting done on time. She was a shrewd negotiator, and we were happy to have her representing us throughout the back and forth of the closing. I would highly recommend Farzan, as she is honest, hard working, and completely transparent throughout a stressful and complicated process.

Kristyn Roth

Laurie is professional and smart.

We have done business since 2001 and it is always a joy to work with her. She is top notch when it comes to service and quality communication. To know her is to call her friend for life.

Kimberly A. Cochran

If there's one industry that thrives on customer service, its realty.

And Steven Abraham is the top man when it comes to customer service. He knows his industry, he knows his clients needs and puts them in the home of their dreams.  You only need one realtor and his name is Steven Abraham.

Mark S.

Steven was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish.

He went out of his way to make our long distance transaction go as smoothly as possible. He always made time for us with our hectic schedule and was always available to meet us to show and discuss various properties. Even the mortgage people and the escrow company had nice things to say about Steven!

Andre R.

She’s the best and at this moment I have put all my eggs in one basket with her relative to my forthcoming new residence.

Rusty Profenius

3/15/2011 Melinda is a dedicated professional who is generally able to overcome any problems.

 She has been managing property for me in the Laguna area for several years now and I would not hesitate to recommend her. Marc Berry

Brian was extremely professional and truly understood what I was looking for.

He was thorough and respectful and I felt that he was truly vested in me finding the right property. Would Hughly recommend him!

Tina A.

Kevin is always punctual, supportive and Very professional.

He clearly enjoys his profession. I would not hesitate to highly recommend him to colleagues and friends.

Karen Porterfield

I cannot imagine that there is a better real estate broker in Laguna Beach than Mindy Zoller.

  Over the past 10 years she has helped me negotiate a tricky real estate market by finding awesome rentals during the 2006-2009 period and an awesome South Laguna house in 2010 . That was my first home purchase in Laguna Beach and I loved it!  Recently Mindy helped me negotiate the sale of that house in order to buy a larger one in the same neighborhood.  Mindy handled the purchase also.    I could not be happier with the new house.  I feel that Mindy always understands exactly what I'm looking for and knows the market as well as anyone.  I can't help but add that Mindy's easy-going manner makes the whole process so much easier!Dave, 2015

Joan and Kara make an amazing team.

I would recommend them to anyone in search of an agent or a property manager. They served both functions for us in our home sale and rental of our amazing new home. S.S Laguna Beach

Laurie has provided us excellent service.

She responds quickly and gets the job done. She's been more than easy to work with and extremely helpful when it comes to meeting me at my home or wherever it's most convenient for me that day. Laurie also has excellent people skills. Everyone that we've rented to has liked her.

Tiffany Zimmerman

Brian did a great job.

Very satisfied. He went out of his way many times for us. Very professional

Matt P.

Jan has been my realtor for years - alway knowledgeable, professional, friendly & caring!

She is fabulous!

S Barr

Brian Wilson is exceptional.

The service I received was none other than 5 star Ritz Carlton service. Brian is thorough, is willing to negotiate when it comes to terms and finalizing terms between the landlord and the tenant, He was a breath of fresh air after dealing with another agent/broker that lacks integrity and honesty and doesn't stand by his word whose name I will not mention. I would highly recommend Brian Wilson and would not hesitate to call him in the future to help me again. He is HONORABLE. Flexible and very patient. I thank him for making this happen for the kids and I. We have a place we lease but we call it HOME. Forever Grateful, Kristina Ghaemmaghami

Kristy Ghaemmaghami

Very professional, the condo rented in a week, very satisfied.

I am a return customer, I was just as satisfied the first time Durk was my agent. I plan to use his services in the future. Jim Witherbee

James L. Witherbee

Brian is absolutely amazing.

He does everything and more, goes far beyond the minimum. Fantastic person with whom to deal. He has represented me on more than 5 transactions and I couldn't recommend him more highly.

Richard Farnell

John was extremely helpful in assisting my now wife and I find and secure our first home.

I was out of state on orders for 6 months and always had a feeling that everything was in good hands. John is very responsive to any and all questions and very knowledgeable throughout the home buying process. His input, guidance, and honesty ensured that we found ourselves a quality home; moreover, he was also able to negotiate a sale price that was well below the asking price. We were very fortunate to work with John and would not hesitate to utilize and/or recommend his services in the future! "

Chris W

Brian's no pressure, very responsive approach to marketing and transactions is appealing to us.

H. S.

Meital and her team are incredible!

I had interviewed 2 agents to list our home, if I would have hired the other agent and gone with her suggested list price I would have left 180K on the table. Also we have 2 very young children, nap schedules etc they were 100% accommodating to our needs. At the end of the day there is a reason why she and her team did $95 million in sales last year .... because they excel at what they do and deliver. An absolute pleasure to work with

Kostantinos Adamou Adamou Living Trust establish

Laurie helped me find my little piece of Laguna!

She was very personable with great energy. I was looking for a cottage near the beach with a view of the ocean. She was very helpful and even Face timed me with a walk through of several locations. With her help I was able to select an apartment without actually being in town. She was on point! Thank you Laurie and hope to see you next year. Kimmy


Farzan is very knowledgeable and hardworking.

We enjoyed working with her and she truly cares about our needs.

mansour heidari & Mohsen Heidari

We were 8 months pregnant with our second child when our landlord said we needed to move in three months because he was selling the home we were renting.

Besides being totally overwhelmed, we had no direction in our housing search; should we rent or buy, go for our dream home or be a fiscally conservative, downsize or expand. This was the state in which we met Meital. She completely dedicated herself to finding our family a home… not just a house. She began by showing us the full range and then was able to hone in on our feedback to narrow the field to “our style,” something we hadn’t even been able to articulate ourselves. She also did not try a steer us towards what would make her profits bigger, but what really fit for us. For example, she took the rental option seriously and showed a ton of rentals that would have clearly meant a tiny drop in the bucket for her given the amount of daily effort she was putting in for us. Additionally, as an absolute personal loving gesture, she became buds with our three year old which afforded me the capacity to quickly assess a place and move on to the next. Her warmth made en enormous difference, as one can imagine that schlepping a 3 year old around to 5 viewings a day while 8 months pregnant is hardly anyone’s idea of fun. We landed our perfect home when Meital called us to tell us that a fantastic home had just come on the market. She was able to get us in immediately, even before the broker’s preview. Before anyone else had a chance to bid, we had already put in an offer and were in negotiations. She knows how to maneuver things to put her clients at an advantage, which is essential in this cutthroat real-estate market that we all have to navigate. During the escrow process we had our second child and Meital basically made everything happen. She responded to every inquiry immediately and thoughtfully and even kept track of all of the things that my “baby brain” was not able to. She connected us to solid insurance and loan professionals who came through during an intense family moment when we struggled to follow through. Meital was present for all of the inspections which meant a lot to us given our family demands. She made it all happen in the end. In sum, I admire her professionally and personally. She is incredibly committed, smart, competent, and caring. We truly felt taken care of by her during an incredibly stressful time. Anyone who is lucky enough to have the opportunity to have Meital on their side is setting themselves up success. She is absolutely the only realtor I would ever work with and I recommend her without any reservation. Sincerely, Maile Maile O’Hara, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist See more at

Maile O’Hara

Barbara and I truly appreciate the efficiency and competency that you and Farzan demonstrated in handling everything that needed to be done to make the selling of our house a reality.

  Your outstanding effort in locating the right people to effectively perform the tasks that were required to place our house in the condition it needed to be in to close escrow resulted in a huge cost savings to us.  We also appreciate the positive attitude that you and Farzan continuously demonstrated in the face of every unexpected situation that arose in the weeks prior to close of escrow.  Best regards, Jim Gonko 

I am writing you to let you know what an outstanding job Kara and Joan did during a transaction that could have been a disaster.

I am convinced that it is closing today, 1 day early on a 30 day escrow, because of the professionalism and knowledge that they showed. In the 20 years that I have been selling real estate full time, managing offices, hiring, training, mentoring and broker, there are few agents that have the qualities of these two agents. Their can-do attitudes and resourcefulness proved to make us a perfect team and I look forward to being in future transactions with them.Thanks to them for all their hard work.  L.S. Irvine, Ca 

This is the second home Farzan has helped us purchase.

I am always amazed and impressed by Farzan's ability to get us exactly what we want during negotiations. She is extremely professional, responsive, and provides fantastic counsel throughout the entire process. I couldn't ask for more!

Gregory J. Geissinger Laura M. Geissinger

Jan made an impression on us from the moment we met her.

Her knowledge and confidence in the real estate market surpassed all our expectations. We have bought and sold numerous homes and consider Jan as a true professional. Should we need any further real estate transactions, Jan would be our Realtor.Paul Wenzel

Steven was the Realtor who represented the seller during my purchase of a condo on E9 Drive, Lag.

Niguel during 2006. From time to time, I have asked Steven for market value information concerning that property. His response to my inquiries has been extremely quick, thorough and accurate. Not only has he given me the comps requested, he has provided me with valuable insight into the market value of my property. Steven is friendly and personable. I find him to be extremely trustworthy & honest.

George F. Haley

Laurie is professional and smart.

We have done business since 2001 and it is always a joy to work with her. She is top notch when it comes to service and quality communication. To know her is to call her friend for life.


When my boyfriend and I decided to buy our first house, it was a clear and easy decision to work with Laurie Allen.

Laurie found the perfect condo for us in the perfect location at the perfect price point, even in the competitive Orange County covid times. From the beginning, Laurie was very smooth and clear in her communication with me. This was key for me, as I was the communicator between her and my boyfriend throughout most of the process. Any question I had (and I had a lot) she would answer quickly and in a way I could easily understand without cutting anything out. I never felt as if I were on her back burner, and always felt comfortable approaching her with anything. Laurie also understood our vision of what we wanted, and stayed true to our wants and needs in finding our home. And to top it all off, Laurie was able to work literal magic in getting every aspect needed on board to getting us a huge amount of down payment assistance. This really blew us away! I highly recommend anyone looking for an agent, to work with Laurie. You will feel like her number one client through the entire process, and will have complete transparency and easy communication. We truly do feel so blessed to have had Laurie on our team with our home purchase. Nobody could have done a better job!

Jeni Hartung

John Newlander is highly professional and knowledgeable, in today's real estate market.

He has shown us many homes and is helping us find a home in Laguna Niguel, for the past year.He is very patient and understands your needs in finding a home.He is not pushy .We feel comfortable and confident in working with him.I highly recommend him to anybody, for their real estate needs.


When I decided to rent my Laguna Beach homes I interviewed several local real estate property managers.

Joan came highly recommended. We really liked her the moment we met her. She is very responsible, knowledgeable of all rental laws, has great laguna resources and great follow-up. She also has great handy man, carpet, repair, plumbing resources that always give us a great price. I also had a water leak that resulted in a very high water bill for overage usage. She was so helpful in getting all the important repair data to the city and letting me know that I could potentially get a refund of some of the charges--which I did for over $1000.00. If she hadn't told us about it, we wouldn't have known at all. We couldn't be happier with her and I think her services are well priced. I highly recommend her--I have been using her since 2010- D. G. Laguna Beach

Suzy Siegrist is definitely the realtor you want by your side when you're going through the stressful experience of searching for a new place to live.

She worked with me for a few months looking at properties in the Laguna Beach/Dana Point area, and I can state without equivocation that she really cares about finding just the right place for her clients. I  worked with a number of realtors who answered my requests for information on Zillow and Trulia. Suzy is the only one who went out of her way to show me, not only the property I asked about, but others she thought I might like. We visited quite a few properties, and she spent the time to understand my tastes and what was important to me in a living space. When I put in a application and the landlord selected another applicant, Suzy's response was, "Now I need to really get to work and find you a place to live." Other realtors simply shrugged their shoulders and went on to the next client when the place I had asked them about wasn't quite right or no longer on the market.Highly recommended!Karen Shotting2015

Monica, Jeff and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for assisting us with the purchase of our new home.

Not only did you listen to our list of “must haves,” you found us our forever home. Monica walked us through the entire process and answered all of our questions. She has contacts with lenders, appraisers and contractors, and scheduled appointments when we were unable to meet them ourselves. She is knowledgeable, professional, dependable and will work hard to fulfill all of your expectations. Whether you are buying or selling, no one is more committed to ensure you are as satisfied as Monica.

Mindy and Jeff

4-29-2015 "We met Inez at an open house and immediately felt as though we had found the right person to help us buy our dream home.

Inez turned out to be much more than just an agent. She is incredibly knowledgeable and organized, but the care and support she provided made all the difference. She helped us with any and every hurdle and made what could have been a difficult situation, a very easy process. Excellent!" Robert Rankin

Robert Rankin

Susan is professional, helpful and gives me sound advice making the process smooth.

Experience, integrity, advocacy and know-how: that describes my experience with Susan Siegrist.

Laura Wellsfry

Inez was on time, responsive, knowledgeable, and very communicative.

Hats off.

Blake Olsen

John was always available to answer questions i had while going thru the home selling process

Evelyn Harding

Inez is simply amazing!

We were looking for a place in Laguna Beach and Inez really went to work to help us find something we would love. Once we found the place, she went above and beyond to make sure we were setup in our place from handling the paperwork to meeting us on the move in date with the keys and a little gift. There is no way we will ever contact anyone else for real estate related tasks in the Laguna area after this wonderful experience with Inez! If you are considering using Inez for anything real estate related, I can say that, without a doubt, it'll be the best decision you can make!

Brendan Wenzel

It has been my pleasure to have Joan Courtney help me with my real estate requirements over the years.

I have found her to be an amiable, dedicated professional on every occasion with prompt and thorough attention to my needs regarding the transactions. She answers all my questions, makes helpful suggestions, and always gets excellent results. Sincerely, Ronald Hobin

Joan was an amazing manager of our property we had rented.

Always friendly and willing to help. Any issues we had in our home was resolved the same day, it was almost unbelievable:). I would recommend Joan to any of my friends. Michal Benatsky - Software Engineer 

I worked with Suzy on a rental and she was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the entire Laguna Beach market.

 She went above and beyond to make sure we found the perfect spot that fit all of my needs.  Suzy was there with me throughout the entire process, making sure everything went smoothly and even checking in on me on moving day.  She truly made the process of finding a home enjoyable while making me feel special.

Liza Moler

Monique helped us move into Laguna Beach.

We were extremely happy with the service she provided. She knows Laguna Beach very well and worked tirelessly to help us get the house we wanted when multiple others were interested. We were impressed by how hard Monique works...she left no stone unturned to make sure we got what we wanted. We highly recommend Monique to anyone interested in buying or selling. She's a great broker who works hard to earn her clients' business.

Greg Pearly

"I have know Joan for over 45 years and have worked with her on a professional basis since 1982.

Joan has managed my home in Laguna since 1989 and still does. I cannot say enough about her attention to detail as well as her knowledge of the rental and property management market in Laguna Beach. She has always been able to take my calls and get me high quality people to rent my home at a very attractive price for me. I highly recommend her for anyone who is renting their home weather it be for summer rentals or yearly rentals." Bill Vigneault ". Laguna Beach Homeowner

Brian is the best.

Other realestate professionals should model him. Period.

RIchard S.

I could not be more please with Monica's service and look forward to working with her again.

She was kind, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, available, motivated and best of all she actually found me my dream home! I am living the dream thanks to Monica Andersen!

Linda McGee

Farzan is a motivated realtor.

She was willing to work with us and our personalities. We feel like she really cared about us and our happiness. My wife and I feel we’ve fond a realtor for life.

Budd Clinton Moyer III Janelle Marie Moyer

"We found Meital over the internet and asked if she would set up a day of viewings for us for our visit to Laguna.

She was fabulous. She set up a perfect day of viewings which combined precise attention to detail, comprehensive local knowledge, and an attentive, naturally charming personality. It is also abundantly clear that Meital would be a fantastic advocate in a property negotiation. You would want Meital on your side. She will fight for you, tooth and nail, to get the deal done, at the right price. We could not recommend her more highly."

Jeremy Hardisty

Hi Laurie, thanks for sending me the three listings in Laguna.

I will try to do a drive by tomorrow and if I think any of these will work I will call you. Thanks so much David

David Pease

Meital, is in a league of her own amongst the OC high-end real estate community.

Her intellect, confidence, trustworthiness and professionalism during the purchase of our Laguna Beach dream home provided us with a profound sense of security during what otherwise would have been a very stressful transaction. My wife and I endorse Meital 100%. Most sincerely, Rob and Melissa Lane  See more at

Rob and Melissa Lane

Farzan is one of the best agents we have ever worked with.

Her knowledge and experience is top rated. She often has to educate the other opposing agent on real estate laws and makes deals happen through strategic negotiations. Farzan is realistic, honest and to the point with no nonsense. She looks out and guards her clients best interests at all times. Buying or selling this is the agent you want on your team. There are many agents out there but Farzan is a top rated agent that gets the job done quickly with quality results.

Michael C Staubly Analia C Staubly

I cannot imagine that there is a better real estate broker in Laguna Beach than Mindy Zoller.

Over the past 10 years she has helped me negotiate a tricky real estate market by finding awesome rentals during the 2006-2009 period and an awesome South Laguna house in 2010. That was my first home purchase in Laguna Beach and I loved it! Recently Mindy helped me negotiate the sale of that house in order to buy a larger one in the same neighborhood. Mindy handled the purchase also. I could not be happier with the new house. I feel that Mindy always understands exactly what I'm looking for and knows the market as well as anyone. I can't help but add that Mindy's easy-going manner makes the whole process so much easier!

Dave Armstrong

Happiness and excitement is what both my husband and I are living at the moment.

Monica Harris Andersen made our wish to find a new home a true reality. From the moment we first met, she responded with incredible kindness and complete professionalism. It is due to her dedication, and her very positive approach, that we are now the owners of our beautiful home. We are truly very happy and thankful! Her professional and kind approach has made this experience a fantastic memory for years to come. Monica was and is quite an amazingly talented agent! Five stars all the way.⭐️

Gary & Nadia

Kara, was wonderful to work with.

She helped me navigate the difficult process of buying in Laguna Beach, her local knowledge was definitely an asset to have on my side

Pj Quealy

Monique did a great job in assisting me in the purchase of my house .

She was on the top of every step . I highly recommend her.


John is extremely responsive, calm, and patient.

He always presents more than one option on either side of the mix. We bought our first home with him, and it was a great experience. We used him to sell that home and get us into our current home. Couldn't be more satisfied with our experience.

Chris Whitson

From the moment I signed the listing contract, Annette proved to me to be professional, honest and hard working.

  She is very experienced and knowledgeable and always took the time to answer questions and to explain each step of the transaction to me.  I always felt that she was in my corner, protecting my interests first and foremost.  I trust her as if she were family, and I will not hesitate to call on her again when I am ready to buy or sell a home. 

Lorena A.

Mindy is great!

 I hate the idea of being a landlord, don't have to be one with her on the job.  I'd use her in a heartbeat for any real estate transaction, she makes it easy! Mindy is great!  Mary Ann Kiger

Thanks for your professionalism as well.

...greatly appreciated.Cathy Toohey  2014 General NULL 2015-05-02 12:22:38.393 firstteam_71 0 0

Most people find their realtor from a great referral, or a listing they have.

 I found Suzy by chance, but I don't believe in chances, I believe in fate.  I was desperate, as I had a two-year lease and I was only in my third month, but due to unforeseen problems with my home, I had to move and I only had a few weeks to do so.  And like in most cases, timing was not on my side and it wasw now summer time in Laguna, and furnished summer rentals were next to non available, unless you were Bill Gates, and any home I pub an application in we were one ot ten others.  Suzy was not only professional, but made me feel like I was the only client she had, every time we heard a no, she was so positive saying well, let's figure out something better, and I would receive a text saying "I am positive we will find you what you want".  I would instantly know I had not only the best agent in Laguna, but one that cared about her clients and wasn't going to give up no matter how busy and competetive the market was, and no mattter how many texts I sent her in my craziness of possibly being homeless and not wanting to settle for a home that I didn't love as I truly love Laguna and want it to be my home, and the home we find I want for a very long term rental for many years to come.  We have found an incredible month to month, while I can now relax and let her do all the work in finding me that perfect long term rental home I can call my home and be happy every time I pull up to it.  Thank you Suzy for your patience, kindness, professionalism and never giving up in your pursuit of helping all of your clients finding their home, their peace, their serenity in beautiful, sunny southern California.  You are by far the agent in Laguna who everyone needs to know about...Sonja Corich2015

I was immediately impressed with Monique's work ethic.

She took my call after hours and showed the house half hour later! The house was amazing, a dream come true! Monique worked hard to get all the paperwork ready and was diligent with all required forms. She made the entire process smooth and enjoyable! I would definitely recommend Monique as a personable, knowledgeable and experienced real estate agent.

Tatyana Zen

Was a very easy home buying experience

Jacob Brumby

If you are selling your home, John's marketing program and work ethic is impressive.

Before we called John, we asked a neighbor who sold their home through John what they thought of him. They said he was very impressive. That he was always present at showings and if John said he'd meet the sellers at a certain time, he was always there 5 minutes early. We found this to be the case with John. Very prompt and always returned calls / emails in a timely manner. John communicates regularly regarding the status of prospective buyers and keeps you informed as to market changes that impact the sales price.


This was an extremely complex transaction, but you never would have known it given how smooth and easy Simone dealt with all the issues.

We bought a fixer-upper to turn it around and sell it for a profit. And a PROFIT is what she gave us. Simone handled all facets of this transaction, which entailed Buying the Home, Fixing it up, and Selling it within a 2-month period. Simone has a creative eye for detail, along with strong business savvy. She is extremely truthful and works diligently to get the job done. Time is money, and we were interested in turning this fixer-upper around as fast as possible. Simone kept the timeline on tract; from the buying of the home, to the designing of the new interior and the replacement of all the appliances and fixtures, to keeping the construction work within budget and on-time (and we all know that is near impossible), to the Selling of the property. She is amazing and made this experience a pleasure. She gave us peace of mind, something we thought was impossible to find in a Real Estate transaction. And the service does not stop with the closing, it continues forever. She is our Realtor for life.

Perry Larson

Simone is very well prepared, she is knowledgeable about the market and very professional.

She went out of her way to assist us in preparing the home for open house and continued to help throughout the sale of the property. She kept us informed of all activity. Simone is a great communicator never leaving you wondering the status of the process. We would recommend Simone to family and friends and definitely call on her for any future real estate transactions.

Michael & Robin Cohen

Monique truly went above and beyond in selling our home.

Her tenacity and dedication to us was truly second to none. She helped us through every step of the way and never faltered. The amount of work that was put in to open houses and advertising was impressive to say the least, and she was always there to help whether it be from staging to repairs and even bringing in her own people to make sure that we weren't getting taken advantage of. You would be hard pressed to find a harder working and more dedicated realtor than her. I sincerely appreciate all that she helped us with and would recommend her without hesitation.

Michael Kuhne

Monique is one of the most patient understanding and kind person I have met and don’t forget extremely passionate about her work!

! I highly recommend her! Tell her exactly what you want and what you need and she will help you find it! I wish happiness and love for this fine gal! Thank you Miss Brown


Simone Moore handled our 1031 Exchange with professionalism, dedication, and precision.

A 1031 Exchange can be a challenging and tricky process, yet in the end, our transaction concluded with the purchase of a “dream” property in Laguna Beach. Simone gave us her all, and responded to each-and-every detail regarding the sale of the relinquished property, and the purchase of the replacement property. She even referred us to area experts that have become our trusted and loyal providers in the field of construction, remodel, and design. We would have never met such wonderful people if it wasn’t for Simone. She is truly an expert in the field of real estate!

Marco & Karen Mohajer of Laguna Beach, CA

Very nice and informative about listings, keeps in touch

Linda nugen

Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $800K in Laguna Beach, CA.

John is highly dedicated to his clients, taking their best interests into account in negotiations. Very responsive to client needs and requests, even at the last minute. John was an exceptional negotiator; he was able to untangle very tied up negotiations with both our sale property and new purchase property. Whenever needs came up during inspections, he jumped in to correct them immediately, even installing smoke detectors himself! John is respectful of his clients and strives to find the best home, buyer, or both for his clients. He is very responsive to client needs and requests, even at the last minute. I would not hestitate to use John's services in the future.


We are writing to express our pleasure with real estate agent Meital Taub who represented us in our recent sale of a single-family home.

Meital guided us through the entire process. We credit her with a smooth, stress-free home-selling experience. We have sold many properties, and never had we had such a pleasurable experience. Meital is thorough, personable and knows the market inside and out. To reiterate, we are nothing but pleased with Meital and her expertise and we recommend her to everyone. Sincerely, Al and Nanette Mayo, Laguna Beach See more at

Al and Nanette Mayo, Laguna Beach

Farzan was always there for me; very responsive and available and overall did a great job representing my property .

I would definitely recommend Farzan to future potential clients !

Pamela J Scully

We have worked with Joan for many years, first my Mom and now our family.

We needed to rent my Mom's place and secure a favorable lease with great tenants. We needed advice concerning the cleanup, clear out and remodel and Joan was there every step of the way. That part went without a hitch. Subsequently, Joan brought us several qualified renters, and secured us fantastic renters who met and exceeded our expectations. Finally, Joan has assisted on all follow up matters since then. I can recommend her without hesitation. A.G. Los Angeles

Steven is the rare person who will remember you 24 hours a day .

You will easily see this and probably realize you want to stay with him. This is the way it is supposed to work. I have done business with him and would always go with him as I trust him.

Ken T. (laguna Niguel)

I have been selling major office buildings for 18 years with a total consideration of over $5 billion dollars.

  In this process, I have worked with numerous property managers from many companies including CBRE.  In the sale of 12301 Wilshire, I have had the opportunity to work with Annette Davis.  She has been the most proactive, helpful property manager I have ever had the pleasure to work with.  She is incredibly responsive, extremely helpful on tours and creative and insightful.  She anticipates issues and is able to provide answers to any questions or issues in a very timely manner  She is extremely supportive to the sale process.  She also demonstrates an exceptionally strong relationship with the tenants.  I highly recommend her.

Tom B.

Inez is amazing.

She is responsive, creative, and walks you through the process providing education as you go. Not only that she genuinely cares about her customers. I'm so lucky to have found her.

Jaclyn Grentzer

Suzy was the best at making our cross country move possible!

She is a great communicator and very personable. Also, she always gets back to you and has first rate knowledge of the area

Dyan Russell

I have been a Real Estate Broker fo 40+years,, and i use Steven because there isn't anyone better.

Because he is so thorough i don't use myself for my own properties. I could say anything as people sometimes do on a testimonial, the facts speak for themselves, this Guy is the best, you'll get it straight, and you'll get it sold or purchased, he will be there no matter what or when, i only wish after 40 years in the business i had been half as good as he is. Thanks Steven, you made life alot easier, you're so good, I quit the business, from here on in you are my Broker and Friend for Life.

Terry Latham

Simone Moore is in our opinion the most professional and caring Realtor we ever came across in the last 30 years.

We moved from NYC to Southern California and Simone consulted with us on-a-daily-basis while we were driving cross country; not to mention that she showed us 29 properties in a limited time span of 5 days! Her advice and guidance through this stressful time made us feel like “family members” more than “clients”. She absolutely goes “the extra mile” to ensure that her clients are comfortable prior to making life changing decisions. We can’t thank Simone Moore enough for her dedication and expertise in the real estate market and more importantly for her care and determination in providing results that were beyond our expectations.

Peter Frivaldi & Diana Vargas of Aliso Viejo, CA

My 3 siblings and I inherited a condo in Laguna Niguel with a million dollar view.

That was the good news. The bad news was a sluggish economy and the fact the interior hadn't been upgraded in over 30 years.  We wanted a realtor who would not only emphasize the view but show the home to its best advantage. We interviewed realtors and quickly discovered they are not at all alike. We unanimously chose Jan after meeting with her.  It was her total professionalism ( including attire), sales track record, advertising approach, attention to every detail, and personal referrals that won our trust. She also has a dependable team in place to manage important aspects like photography and escrow.  Jan quickly went into action and kept things rolling along, updating me and my co-trustee almost daily by email, phone call, or text.  Jan also got back to me a.s.a.p. if I had any questions or concerns.  She says she always does her best. My siblings and I are unanimous in proclaiming Jan's best is outstanding!  Jan has my best wishes forever.  If I win the lottery...she will be first choice as my "buyer's agent"  Julie Heyer05/06/2015

The fact that we had an offer that met our asking price before we even held an open house says it all.

From the beginning, Kara and Joan offered professional turn key services with expert advice and assistance regarding every aspect of selling our home. This included prepping and tastefully staging the rooms and exteriors, targeted marketing and expert handling of the bids based on an extensive knowledge of the industry and the area. They showed an impressive sense of urgency in getting everything that needed to be done completed on or ahead of schedule, including coordinating workers for repairs, inspections and cleaning. Their photographer was outstanding, with the photos turning out so beautifully we hesitated to sell for a moment! The open house attracted over 100 potential buyers. Within a week we received several offers at or above our asking price. The combination of their many years of experience, attention to detail and good old fashioned hard work certainly paid off for us. Their can do spirit and positive attitude went a long way in easing the stress of selling our home. I would whole heartedly recommend this duo to anyone considering selling their home

Cathy Marion

We couldn't have asked for better service or advice.

John guided us through not just the sale but the rehabilitating of the home. His instincts were spot on when it came to a price and what to negotiate. We closed within 30 days at our price. Thanks John.

Tom Dowling

If you need a realtor in Laguna Beach, look no further.

I cannot say enough good things about Meital. She is extremely professional, knowledgeable, easy to communicate with and truly understands what each of her clients needs. She found us the perfect house and was a great guide through the entire process. It can be an overwhelming experience but Meital takes you through it step by step, explains everything that's happening and doesn't waste your time. No matter what your real restate needs may be, Meital is the realtor you should use!

Jennifer Murray
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