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 graduating 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 for 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.