Agent of the Week: Nick Hooper


International Flair & Competitive Nature

Nick Hooper: Excelling in real estate through a comprehensive knowledge of business, construction, contracts and financing

Nick Hooper
Nick Hooper

Born and raised in one of the less-than-posh neighborhoods in England, Nick grew up playing sports with an intense drive borne of a father set on raising professional athletes and the innate competitive spirit that comes from being one of four brothers.

Nick wanted something different for himself – an education and an adventure. After graduation from college, Nick moved south to San Clemente and worked as a warehouse manager for a major soccer retailer. Nick met his future wife, Claire, haggling over a discount for a pair of cleats for her son. Within two weeks, they were married.

Through the years, Nick would fill in at his wife’s Laguna Beach home decor store on his off-days as a first responder. Fairly quickly, the pair realized that he was the best salesperson on staff . At the same time, the pair continued Claire’s passion of restoring and rejuvenating Laguna homes. As a natural progression, Nick became more and more involved in the real estate transactions, eventually obtaining his license to sell.

The fit was natural – Nick quickly partnered with Mike Johnson at the Mike Johnson Group, adding his deep understanding of the remodel cycle and an international flair. Nick found success quickly – his innate networking ability, combined with a drive honed by years as a competitive soccer player and a strong knowledge of the coastal market drove extraordinary results. With more than $150MM in personal local sales, Nick’s results stand out in any crowd of agents. Whether selling or buying, a call to Nick will get the ball rolling. He will accomplish the rest.

Nick Hooper can be reached at or 949.939.7083