All Agents

Marsi Archer

Marsi Archer is a local San Clemente expert who understands the local San Clemente marketplace. Marsi works closely with many of the Beach Cities clients to make sure they get excellent customer service in locating a property.

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Sherry Bauer

Sherry Bauer specializes in assisting buyers and sellers in their real estate transactons within South OC Beach Cities and Mammoth Lakes. If you are interested in a second home in Mammoth Lakes, CA , investment property, and/or a great place to live...Sherry will find you the best deal for your needs. Sherry is an avid skier and owns property in Mammoth. She knows Mammoth as well as South Orange County. Also, Sherry races Outrigger Canoes with Dana Outrigger in Dana Point. Prior to selling real estate, Sherry was a Site Manager for a high-end new home builder. She also graduated with academic honors, Cum Laude, with a degree in Criminolgy, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine. This unique combination of work experience, education, and competive sports background has created an excellent base for real estate...knowlegde of construction, knowlegde of contracts, and tenacity. She loves to travel and visit the mountain house. However, she believes: The Ocean Is Closer And Life Is Better..."Come Home To The Beach." Sherry and her husband were married in San Clemente in 1990 at the historic house, Casa Romantica, and have lived the resort life of San Clemente for over 24 years. Come Home To The Beach!

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Dan Benjamin

Dan Benjamin specializes in San Diego County real estate and provides first-class customer service to buyers, sellers, and renters. Whether you are interested in a home for rent, a vacation rental, or buying/selling a home, contact Dan for all your San Diego County real estate needs.

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Scott Bingham

Scott Bingham has a strong commercial background and represents buyers and sellers in South Orange County, California. His knowledge of the beach cities and understanding of where to find the best deals gives him an edge on his competiton. If you are working with Scott, you are working with one of the best!

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Alex Cifelli

Alex is one of our skilled beach specialists in the North San Diego County area with an emphasis on the beach communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad and Encinitas. Alex personally lives in these communities and understands the many nuances to this area no matter if you are looking to buy, lease or sell. Her background includes successfully graduating from the University of California San Diego and has lived in San Diego and La Jolla prior to her move to North County. She knows buying a home is a major investment and is committed to providing the best customers service to her clients.

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Amy Fluent, MBA, Realtor

Amy Fluent is a Southern California local and born and raised in the Dana Point beach town. She has been a licensed real estate agent since 2006 and specializes in Residential Sales, Leases and Property Management services.

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Michael Franco

Michael Franco is a consistent top producer in the Southern California market with an emphasis on beachfront and beach close luxury properties. He prides himself in having top negotiating skills and the ability to find the ideal property for his clients. For professional representation please contact Michael Franco at 949-200-2383.

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Kathryn Garson

Kathryn Garson is a Newport Coast resident and specializes in luxury long-term rentals in the coastal communities of Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, Corona del Mar, and Newport Beach. As a “local”, Kathryn brings special insight to clients who desire the California beach lifestyle. She began her career in real estate in 1997 working in the area of multi-family investment real estate.

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Charlie Gilbert, Dana Point Realtor ®

Charlie Gilbert is a local Dana Point resident and residential real estate agent who specializes in selling coastal properties in South Orange County, California. Charlie is very responsible and detailed oriented and has excellent negotiating skills. Please call Charlie direct at 949-400-5071 today.

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Joseph Horsley

Joseph Specializes in Beach Rentals and Property Management. If you are looking for a Property Manager or Investment Property, Joseph should be your first call. For more information please call me at 949-510-8211 today.

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Cindy Hughes, San Diego Realtor ®

Cindy Hughes is a resident of San Diego who came to us with a rich background in public relations, both in government and the private sector, as well as real estate investing. Her genuine interest in the welfare of her clients, diligence on their behalf, and ability to translate their desires into their reality are hallmarks of her professional career. Cindy has the warmth, maturity and dedication that make her a sought after agent. We are fortunate to have her specializing in the San Diego County coastal communities surrounding Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, and La Jolla.

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Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson is a Southern California native, who has lived in San Clemente for 15 years. She has adapted well to the Coastal lifestyle of our beach cities communities and specializes in San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente and Dana Point residential real estate. Formally in Human Resources for many years, Jennifer prides herself on taking a consultative approach when helping clients purchase or sell their homes. It is likely the largest purchase one will make in their lifetime and she knows this and makes sure her clients have all the information they need to make good decisions and get through a transaction smoothly and successfully!

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Wendy Kersh

Wendy comes from a banking and Wall Street background. After helping run a several billion-dollar Repo desk at Connecticut National Bank in Hartford, CT she moved to Orange County in 1985. Wendy fell in love with the area immediately and quickly established herself as a successful Institutional Bond Trader and bought her first home in Irvine. In 1989 Wendy got married and retired from the Bond business to be a Mom. She and her husband bought a home in Ocean Ranch and have watched their neighborhood grow from marauding bands of yelping coyotes to the beautiful gate guarded community that she and her family have been the original owners for 24 years! Watching Laguna Niguel evolve from an incorporated area of South Orange County to the vibrant community that it is now gives Wendy an in depth knowledge of the area’s schools, beaches and parks, running trails and all the “local” areas that only a resident of 25 years plus could know!



Wendy not only spent her time raising her family in Laguna Niguel, but also has been a licensed Real Estate agent for over 20 years. Working with people to help them live the dream of owning or renting in Orange County has been rewarding and exciting for Wendy. When Wendy worked with large institutional clients on Wall Street, she knew that she was only as good as her word and she has carried that very same principle to the local real estate market. When you hire Wendy to be your listing or buying agent or to help you find a gorgeous rental property, Wendy gives you her word that she will give you no less than 100% of her efforts to get the job done.

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Jim Knoska

Born in Laguna Beach and raised on the East Coast, Jim graduated from Whittier College in 2000, traveled the world for a year and then decided to call Newport Beach his home.

Since his first job after college, at a church’s after-school program for kids, Jim has focused his energies on helping people. After he started a successful surf camp to teach kids to reach their goals, he realized he wanted to continue down the path of helping people in the field of real estate. Now he does this by finding families their dream homes.

Jim likes to get to know his clients as people. How else can he find them exactly what they want and need if he doesn’t really know them? He understands that all his clients have busy lives and likes to take care of their real estate needs from the beginning of their searches to the end of their sales. Jim makes excellent use of his inside knowledge of the beach communities of North and South Orange County when advising his clients. His honest, straightforward business practices, as well as his commitment to be accessible at all times, mean you can trust him to be there for you with the information you need when you need it.

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Kimberly Kramer

Kimberly Kramer specializes in the luxury beach properties from La Jolla to Oceanside. She brings a wealth of knowledge to Beach Cities Real Estate and proudly works with buyer, sellers and renters with all their real estate needs.

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Isabella Langlois

Isabella Langlois is one of the newest associates to join Beach Cities Real Estate with an extensive knowledge of the San Diego beach communities surrounding Carlsbad, California. Isabella works with those looking to rent in buy in the Carlsbad area.

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Woody Marsh

Specializing in real estate sales as well as long term rentals, Woody Marsh brings to the table over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. His strong lending background helps his buyers to navigate through the difficult home loan process. His area of expertise includes Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Irvine, and Huntington Beach.


Recent testimonial received regarding Woody Marsh:



My name is Desiree Felix, and my fiancé and I have been searching for a home to rent for the past several weeks. We have been fortunate enough to be introduced to Woody Marsh at our very first search. He has been gem to work with. I have to say out of all the agents that I have been exposed to he is the most diligent about helping us. He has responded to every phone call, email, and question that I have given him. As you well know, searching for a home can be stressful, but Woody has done everything in his power to help us through this process. I know that I always enjoy hearing that one of my employees helped our costumers in some way, so I wanted to extend the gratitude to you for having such a wonderful employee working for you. Your company has been a great tool in searching for our future home. Thanks again.



Sincerely,



Desiree M. Felix

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Sam Pawlitzki, L.A. Coastal Realtor ®

Sam Pawlitzki specializes in real estate along the Malibu and Pacific Palisades Coastline, with an emphasis on beach front and ocean view properties. Sam learned about real estate at a young age, growing up with a father who has been a top agent for over 25 years. He is passionate about helping people, and will not take on a new client unless he can commit to them 110%. Please contact Sam at 310-261-1688 today.

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Kristin Pichler

Kristin Picher is a local Laguna Beach Real Estate agent who specializes in sales in Laguna Beach, California. A veteran of real estate markets in California and Arizona, Kristin was the designated broker and owner of a Scottsdale real estate company. Her 16 years of experience produces a strong commitment to customer service, product knowledge-market expertise, and honed negotiation skills. Kristin has earned the prestigious CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation, only 4% of 2 million Realtors have this level of education, experience, and sales volume. In addition, she holds the ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative) and GRI (Graduate of the REALTOR Institute) designations. Recently, she received the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation which is helping to solve the foreclosure problem by knowing how to list and represent short sales. As a former ski instructor in both Vail, CO, Austria, and Australia, as well as a San Francisco marathon runner, Kristin embraces the active, outdoor lifestyle of California. Having lived and studied in Germany and Austria, she has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Australia.

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Lidia Raven

Lidia Raven is a long term local Laguna Beach resident who specializes in the Laguna Beach Real Estate market. Her in-depth knowledge of the local community helps her clients understand the values of the homes in Laguna Beach to make a sound real estate investment. If you are considering selling or buying a home in Laguna Beach, Lida Raven is a name you can trust. Please contact Lidia today at 949-463-3231.

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Annie September-Butler

Annie September-Butler specializes in the beach communities of Huntington Beach and Long Beach. She is licensed in both California and Arizona and brings a lot of wealth with her to Beach Cities Real Estate. She works hard to find great properties for her clients at the best price.

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Sher Sheldon

Sher has been a full time real estate professional for over 14 years, in both the North County Coastal areas of San Diego, as well as south Orange County. Sher has raised 3 children who are now young professionals, and resides with her husband in Paradise, also known as Orange County Coastal.


As a Certified HAFA Short Sale Specialist, Sher has successfully closed many short sale and REO transactions. Her repeat business is a testament to her high integrity, her likable disposition, and her professionalism. Sher is a dynamic, New York City educated, highly efficient professional. Her ability to listen, to understand the difference between a clients needs and wants and to multi-task with high efficiency, allows her to focus her attention on her clients, follow through with their agenda, and maintain the highest integrity. Sher's engaging personality, positive attitude, commitment and intelligence is the magic potion. Sher is proud of her vast professional network of industry contacts and relationships. Sher is passionate about real estate, and loves to use her diverse talents to see her clients dreams come true.


Read Sher's personal message:


Every time I close a sale, my clients have the same comment: I never knew how hard an agent had to work to bring a sale to closing. Clients don't realize what goes on AFTER you enter into a contract. I work every single day until an escrow closes. All of my clients say the same thing about me. I am diligent, and tenacious. I watch out very carefully for my clients, and make sure that everything is going according to plan during the escrow. Of course, humans make mistakes, but I am very experienced, and KNOW when to ask for help if something comes up that needs further attention. One small mistake on the part of your agent can cost you a few thousand dollars, or the collapse of the entire deal.


Choosing an agent isn't about how much you may like them. It's about choosing someone who you trust to have your back, and YOUR best interest in mind at all times. I am a very good negotiator, and more importantly making sure everyone stays cool, calm and collected. Please review my testimonials, as they will convince you that you have found your "Agent for Life." I live and breathe real estate!


I would love to speak with you more about your real estate needs. Once you meet me you will immediately see that I not only know what I'm doing, but I do it very well. I am looking forward to working with you on the most important transaction of your life.


Very Truly Yours,


Sher Sheldon

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Sam Smith

Sam Smith Specializes in Luxury Homes along the Beach Cities in Coastal Orange County, California with an emphasis of beach front real estate. Sam founded Beach Cities Real Estate on the premise of providing excellence service and results for Luxury Home Sellers. His company comprises of only agents who have been certified as Luxury Home Specialists & maintain his standards for premium service to the upper tier marketplace. Sam Smith has sold extensively along the Beach Cities in Orange County, California for the past 11 years and understands the privacy & financial nuances of selling Luxury Homes.




LuxuryRealEstate.com has recognized Sam Smith as a member of this prestigious group of luxury home realtors. Who's who in Luxury Real Estate is an international network of the finest residential luxury real estate brokerages in the world. Membership in the network is by invitation only of the publisher, John Brian Losh. Each brokerage has been recognized as a leader in the marketing of distinctive and luxury properties, committed to high performance, professionalism, and quality service.


Sam has also been recognized by the prestigious Institute for Luxury Home Marketing for his recent performance in the million-dollar and above luxury home market within South Orange County. "Real Estate Professional who have earned admittance to The Institute's Million Dollar Guild not only have specific upper-tier market knowledge, but they also understand the unique needs of affluent buyers and sellers and recognize the importance of being discreet," said Institute President Laurie Moore-Moore. "Whether you're buying or selling a multi-million dollar property, you can depend upon the The Institute's Million Dollar Guild members to have the competencies necessary to help you meet your objectives." He has also earned the prestigious "Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist" designation by the Institute. "To have these recognition's of my accomplishments in serving South Orange County is an honor," said Smith. "It has strengthened my commitment to the community and it's residents."


Members of the Million Dollar Guild are Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists (CLHMS) who have documented their success in assisting affluent buyers and sellers with million-dollar properties. The recognition is awarded by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing which trains real estate agents in the luxury home market and awards international designations to those who meet stringent performance standards.


Sam is also gifted in speaking and reading fluent Japanese. He served as a Missionary in Osaka, Japan for two years and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from prestigious Japanese School of Arts at the University of Hawaii. Sam is also savvy Real Estate Investor & Enjoys Restoring Historical Properties. He knows how to network to get homes sold and has honest communication with his clients.

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Diane Snider, Huntington Beach Realtor ®

Diane Snider is a local Huntington Beach real estate agent who specializes in residential leasing and property management in the Huntington Beach area. Her knowledge of the local area gives her an edge when working with her rental clients. If you are looking to lease out your home or looking to a place to rent in the Huntington Beach and Newport Beach area please give Diane a call at 714-614-2462.

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Yvonne Styhr, Realtor ®, SRES, ABR

Specializing in luxury beach home sales and well as long term rentals. Yvonne brings her 23 years of experience in the real estate industry to the table. Providing excellent service and negotiating the best price. Areas of expertise include Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Corona Del Mar, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Coto De Caza and Mission Viejo. For expert representation for both selling and buying a home in the South Orange County area, please contact Yvonne Styhr at 949-610-5232.

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Jennifer Wetzel, San Clemente Realtor ®

Jennifer Wetzel has been a long term resident of San Clemente, California and understands the nuances of buying a home in the San Clemente area. Her knowledge of local schools, neighborhood amenities and real estate values makes her the perfect candidate

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