An Orange County native and longtime resident of Newport Beach, San Clemente and Laguna Beach, Marissa McDonald brings an intimate knowledge of the OC lifestyle and luxury coastal real estate to The Agency.
Working alongside her husband, Andrew McDonald, Marissa has earned a reputation as a knowledgeable and trustworthy real estate professional who knows how to get to the heart of her clients’ objectives. Patient and intuitive, she excels in matching buyers with their ideal properties and identifying strategic investment opportunities for her clients, all while guiding them through every step of the intricate transaction process. Leveraging her keen eye for interior design and background in sales and marketing, she consistently draws in qualified prospects and garners top dollar for the homes she represents.
Marissa’s early career as a makeup artist afforded her the opportunity to work with numerous celebrity clients while investing in real estate on the side. She later became an entrepreneur, acquiring a line of fine, hand-blown stemware which she developed and marketed to exclusive retail stores, including Neiman Marcus, in 40 states. Today, Marissa is focused on her enduring passion for real estate and is a dedicated wife, mother, nutritional counselor, and artist.
When she’s not representing buyers and sellers in real estate, Marissa enjoys spending time with her family, making jewelry and clothing, reading books, hiking, yoga and traveling. She volunteers with the American Cancer Society and is passionate about supporting organizations dedicated to providing desperately needed clean water to third world countries.