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Agent of the Week: John Stanaland


Success Built on Relationships

John Stanaland Carries on a 100-Year Family Legacy of Real Estate Pros

No one knows coastal Orange County real estate better, or represents it as well, as John Stanaland.

John has earned his industry wide reputation for excellence based on professional service and direct representation of his clients – a level of commitment evident through record-setting listings and sales totaling $3.5 billion dollars. But his success is about much more than accolades; it’s about the relationships he’s built, creating a loyal clientele that appreciates his attentiveness, knowledge, negotiation and marketing skills, and easy-going nature that makes even the most complex transactions more enjoyable.

A Laguna Beach native, John is the fifth generation of real estate professionals in his family, which has included agents, developers, attorneys, and financiers. His family history here dates to 1919, when John’s greatgreatgrandfatherhelped people buy andsell real estate in this emerging locale. While much of that has changed, John carries on his family’s century long legacy of extraordinary vision and market insight, with a nuanced understanding of every enclave and amenity.

His impressive 2021 sales exceeded over $230 million and over 57 transactions. In the first quarter of 2022, his sales are over $200 million.

Q: What is your favorite part of working in the real estate industry?
A: I love what I do, always have. I love to negotiate, put deals together, manage, and close them.

Q: What qualities or certifications set you apart from other agents?
A: I am a broker as opposed to an agent. I have owned and ran my own company, I am the former corporate broker for The Montage Laguna Beach, and I have been involved in both renovations and new construction projects. I believe I have a very good understanding of values, market conditions and all of the mechanics associated with both.

Q: What do you think is the key to your success?
A: Honesty, integrity, sense of urgency, putting your clients’ interest above all else. I also have always been a very driven and focused person. Attention to detail and reading people and situations are paramount.

Q: What is the best piece of advice you were ever given?
A: Always do what you say, return your phone calls, and always take issues head-on.

Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: Being who I am, true to myself and my clients, as well as having achieved record sales in most south OC cities.

John Stanaland can be reached at 949-689-9047 and john@johnstanaland.com

Featured Home: 31788 5th Avenue, Laguna Beach


Classic Coastal Cottage in South Laguna

This classic coastal cottage offers ocean views and is just a short walk to the sand. Well-maintained and beautifully remodeled, this 2-bedroom home is full of quintessential coastal charm, including a handsome brick fireplace, wood flooring, and whimsical stainedglass windows throughout. The newly remodeled gourmet kitchen is roomy with ample counter space, a butler’s pantry, and custom open shelving. New windows surround a bright and light open concept floor plan, bringing cool ocean breezes throughout the living and dining areas. The lower level has a spacious second bedroom with a separate entrance. There is also plenty of room on the lower level to add a second bathroom.

Enjoy gorgeous ocean view sunsets and the indoor-outdoor lifestyle from the surrounding paved and enclosed patio areas. An oversized one-car attached garage offers plenty of storage and laundry inside. Located along a stretch of one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, this home is move-in ready and is perfect as a full-time residence, a lock-and-go second home, or an income investment property. Also, very walkable to local restaurants, shopping, beaches, trolley stops, and all that South Laguna Village has to offer. There is an open house this Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 3pm.

Agent Info: Chris Tebbutt | 949.485.9898 | chris.tebbutt@compass.com | DRE 01993864
Property: 31788 5th Avenue, Laguna Beach
Offering Price: $1,749,000

Agent of the Week: Sylvia Ames


Sylvia Ames: Brings integrity, creativity, and ingenuity to every transaction

This Laguna native will provide you with top-notch service

With an emphasis on providing the highest level of customer service, individualized attention, and thorough knowledge of the Orange County real estate market, Sylvia plays an active role in the Mike Johnson Group.

A licensed agent, with an eye for design, she is able to support our new listings with sound staging advice to ensure your home is looking its market best to obtain maximum value. She is also well versed in seeking and finding new market inventory, off-market “pocket” listings and “coming soon” opportunities for both purchase and lease with a focused eye for our clients’ needs.

Her attention to detail extends to the contractual side of the business as she carefully tracks important documentation and required disclosures on both sides of the transaction.

The Mike Johnson Group is a proud supporter of the Laguna Food Pantry. With that in mind, Sylvia founded and organized the “Kitchen Tour to Stock the Pantry” which offers ticket holders a chance to peek into some of the most unique kitchens (in private residences, not homes for sale) that can be found in Laguna Beach. The Mike Johnson Group underwrites the event and all proceeds are donated to the Laguna Food Pantry. Sylvia prioritizes client confidentiality, integrity, and respect to best serve our team, our clients, and our community.

Sylvia Ames can be contacted at 949-295-0570.

Featured Home: 2715 Lighthouse Lane, Corona del Mar

Mid-Century Modern Luxury Living

2715 Lighthouse Lane is a rare opportunity to acquire a nearly 12,000 square foot corner lot in Harbor View Broadmoor with peek-a-boo views. This single-story home provides a high level of privacy while also being the perfect fi t for entertaining. The 5-bedroom, 3-bath indoor-outdoor living epitomizes coastal Orange County living.

With a complete remodel in 2010 this home has been meticulously cared for by the current owners. The home also has architectural plans for a second story which would provide endless panoramic views, if desired. Residents of Broadmoor Hills also enjoy exclusive access to a private swimming pool and a highly desired central location for shopping and dining. 2715 Lighthouse defines single story living in Corona Del Mar.

Agents Info: Mike Gaines | 714.458.0612 | DRE 02140817
Janelle File | DRE 01952433 | The File Group – Compass
Property: 2715 Lighthouse Lane, Corona del Mar
Offering Price: $4,500,000

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