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Agent of the Week: Meital Taub


Meital Taub is Continuing to Define Orange County Luxury Real Estate

Meital Taub has defined Orange County luxury real estate with her straightforward, honest demeanor; precise approach to each transaction; and commitment to keeping the client’s best interests at heart. Meital and her team have more than $1 billion in sales, and she has been recognized by national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, which ranks her in the top 0.01% of the 1.5 million agents in the United States. As founder of Meital Taub Luxury Group at one of the nation’s premier brokerages, she received the brokerage’s top honor, The Founders Award, three times and was named to its Hall of Fame. In 2022 alone, the team’s sales topped $272 million. That same year, Meital founded Livel Real Estate, a consultancy designed to inspire buyers, sellers, investors, and agents while serving them at the highest level.

Meital’s impressive statistics have earned her acclaim on a national level, and her professional arsenal includes law and business degrees, along with leadership skills gained as an Air Force captain. However, it’s her strategic, connected, and comprehensive approach to real estate that helps her deliver pinnacle results. Meital’s clients trust her completely because she understands their goals and exceeds their expectations — deftly diagnosing and solving problems with a combination of business acumen, legal savvy, and access to a plethora of exclusive, off-market opportunities. This has resulted in a 99% list-to-sell ratio and a bevy of repeat and referral clients who appreciate her devotion to delivering tremendous value.

Beyond being an expert in Orange County real estate, Meital is a longtime, respected Laguna Beach resident who relishes the coastal lifestyle. Her children attend the city’s public schools, which she supports in various ways, including through SchoolPower — a local school fundraising foundation. Meital has been an integral contributor at SchoolPower since 2010: She has served on the organization’s Honor Roll and board of trustees, and she received the Hall of Fame Award in 2021. Meital also lends her talents and resources to local events and sits on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire. But whether Meital is negotiating a complex contract for a client or giving back to her community, she aims to leave a mark on the world: “The goal is to have a lasting impact by making it possible for everyone to live the lifestyle they desire and build the kind of wealth that leaves a legacy.”

Meital Taub can be reached at 949.922.9552. Visit livelrealestate.com

Meital Taub Luxury Group Sold Over $272+ Million in 2022

Featured Home: 426 Marguerite Avenue, Corona del Mar


Contemporary Gem in the Heart of Corona Del Mar

426 Marguerite Avenue is a stunning newly built softcontemporary home is located just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful beaches of Corona Del Mar and Inspiration Point. The unique 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom property is situated in the heart of Corona Del Mar Village and boasts a rare bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. The custom chef’s kitchen seamlessly blends into the great room, which features La Cantina sliding doors that open onto multiple private outdoor lounge areas, all with fireplaces, for year-round al-fresco dining. The property also features top-of-the-line amenities, porcelain tile and oak flooring, Jeld-Wen windows, a Lutron smart home system, Dacor appliances, and custom cabinets.

The master bedroom suite, which includes a walk-in closet, freestanding tub, and walk-in shower, is located on the second floor alongside the third bedroom and bathroom. The fourth bedroom and bathroom can be found on the top level, and the rooftop deck provides the perfect spot for entertaining guests while enjoying panoramic views of the village. With the best restaurants, shopping, and beaches just minutes from the front door, this property is a true gem.

Property: 426 Marguerite Avenue, Corona del Mar Offering
Price: $3,795,000
Agents Info: Andrea Ballesteros | 949.690.5159 | andrea@ballesterosgroup.com
Dusty Facinelli-Janisch | 949. 296.5906 | dusty@ballesterosgroup.com ballesterosgroup.com

Featured Home: 802 Rembrandt Drive, Laguna Beach


Architectural Gem in Coveted Laguna Beach Area

802 Rembrandt Drive is located on one of the most sought-after view bluffs in Laguna Beach, this original Spanish Colonial Revival home is an architectural masterpiece that affords the most discerning clientele to consider as a portfolio trophy property. The romanticizing charm and character of the property remains true to its pedigree but has been refitted to incorporate all the modern amenities expected in a new home while retaining all the attributes of the original architecture.

The oversized street-to-street lot and grounds assure that you have a unique property on the coastal riviera. The home boasts some impeccable amenities including mesmerizing 180-degree panoramic views of the iconic coastline, Catalina, white water and city lights.

Other features include a separate casita or art studio, lush and serene landscaping providing plenty of privacy, a pool/spa deck with breathtaking ocean views, a covered loggia with hand-painted tiled arches true to the era and a full outdoor kitchen for entertaining. You can also enjoy those special evenings around a built-in fire pit. Enjoy al fresco dining from several of the outdoor terraced options as well as your very own pizza oven. The home is full of incredible natural light including vibrant open spaces.

The chef ’s kitchen is aesthetically designed for functionality while incorporating designer appliances to satisfy the chef within. Solar panels are installed and paid for providing currently net zero electric bills. The lot features a lower gate which provides easy access to the Laguna Village’s Hip district, the city’s best restaurants, shops, beaches and the Surf and Sand resort all within walking distance. This is an opportunity that is rarely available to the public and this could be the last time it presents itself.

Property: 802 Rembrandt Drive, Laguna Beach
Offering Price: $6,498,000
Agent Info: Leo Goldschwartz | 714.719.0670 | LeoGoldschwartz.com | CalRE #01704591

Agent of the Week: Kelly Perkins


Kelly Perkins: Your Coastal Market Specialist

Professional | Persistent | Passionate


Q: What is your favorite part of working in the real estate industry?
A: That is a great question and tough to answer because I love it all. I enjoy assisting my clients through each step of the process and celebrating their success after every transaction. Whether it be the excitement during the initial “field trip” exploring the possibilities of where a family might begin their next chapter or the satisfaction of bridging unique personalities during negotiations to assure a positive outcome for everyone involved. Lastly, I work in one of the most stunning coastal locations in the world.

Q: What qualities or certifications set you apart from other agents?
A: I was one of California’s first “certified” real estate appraisers, specializing in the Laguna Beach market. During the 80’s and 90’s, “I worked for several national lending institutions in and around the surrounding coastal areas of Laguna Beach. This period provided me with a unique perspective and foundation for what many consider an intimidating market here along the coast.

Q: What do you think is the key to your success?
A: No doubt about it. It is hard work, honesty, commitment, and determination, all with a constructive and joyful attitude! My clients appreciate the attention to detail that I provide. This detail has helped pave the way to my success. I stay up to date on the pulse of the market, allowing me to be the best realtor for both my buyers and sellers. Those who know me know my true secret weapon(s) are my husband Craig and little dog “Closer” who constantly support me with a joyful outlook each and every day!

Q: What is the best piece of advice you were ever given?
A: Find and follow your Passion…as it will ignite your enthusiasm that will lead to checking all the boxes in your list of life’s goals.

Q: What life events would you say give you perspective on living each day to the fullest?
A: My life—from catching a virus that led to a heart transplant to subsequently climbing some of the most iconic mountains around the world with my donor’s heart, planted the seed of my belief that there is no “impossible.”
My heart transplant doctors once told me not to worry but rather leave that up to them. I took that advice to heart (no pun intended) and share that same advice to my clients, telling them to leave the heavy lift ing to me. Whether they are out of town or local, I pride myself on having a reputation for taking the helm and navigating each and every critical step of the way so they can enjoy the process.

Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: For sure, taking my donor heart on several amazing adventures and ultimately releasing her ashes on top of a mountain to help fulfill her legacy and express my gratitude for such a life-changing gift ! I believe she would be equally proud of my career accomplishments and those clients I have helped fulfill their dreams, all of which make me feel ALIVE.

Kelly can be reached at 949.310.3754 and at kellyperkins@compass.com or scan the QR code below.