Orange County

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The Agency is proud to announce that 41 of our agents have ranked among “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals,” the latest ranking released by REAL Trends, Inc. The list ranks the most productive agents by state and metropolitan area based on closed transaction sides and closed volume. 

According to REAL Trends, more than 14,000 real estate professionals from every state are featured. To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2018. For real estate agent teams, the minimum is 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party to ensure accuracy and report integrity.

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In Orange County, it’s all about being ready for the next adventure—whether that’s on the beach, in the ocean or on the trails. Here, we spotlight seven spots that will get you in fighting shape for the next amazing OC excursion. 

CLUB PILATES - A mainstay in the SoCal Pilates scene for the past decade, Club Pilates has multiple locations and offers Reformer-based group classes that work to build strength and agility. Looking for some cardio? The Club also hosts plyometric-based sessions with jumpboards. Just want a stretch? Their CP Center + Balance course aims to increase blood flow and decrease injury. 

UNION RYDE - A fresh take on the indoor spin class, Newport Beach’s UNION Ryde offers a full-body workout with signature out-of-the-saddle elements

With its picture-perfect beaches, top-rated schools and tight-knit communities, it’s no wonder Orange County is considered one of SoCal’s most desirable places to put down roots. Here, we highlight six of the area’s new listings, from a cozy Spanish-style bungalow in Newport Beach to a contemporary tri-level ocean view home in Corona del Mar. 

Nestled in the highly sought-after community of East Lake Village, 4342 Via Miguel is moments from parks, hiking trails, shops and restaurants—plus it’s within one of the area’s most desirable school districts. Represented by Jay Ravnikar, this two-story home makes a polished impression the moment its double doors open. A breezy entryway leads to an upgraded chef's kitchen equipped with

Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your month in and around Orange County.

WATCH ART COME ALIVE HERE - Laguna Beach’s Pageant of the Masters is a dazzling, engaging experience unlike anything else in the region. The nightly event runs from Sunday, July 7 to Saturday, August 31 and spotlights several living pictures (or tableau vivants), which are created when live actors take the place of characters in replications of fine art pieces. This year’s theme, “The Time Machine,” takes inspiration from science fiction and steampunk fantasies. 

GET YOUR FAIR FIX HERE - It just isn’t summer without a proper fair. Luckily, the OC Fair arrives Saturday, July 13 and brings a bounty of blue ribbon livestock, carnival games, deep-fried fare

Ibiza, the 221-square-mile island off the eastern coast of Spain, is home to an exhilarating mix of natural beauty, vibrant nightlife, a growing number of award-winning restaurants and hillside homes and villages that date back centuries. Offering world-class entertainment alongside sun-soaked, scenic beaches, it's clear why the White Isle has remained a global destination for decades.

Ibiza’s historic roots and picturesque seaside lifestyle are perfectly captured in a trio of standalone villas—Can Pep D'en Pere, Can Sans and Can Serra— represented by The Agency Development Group and Anne Burkin. Located on the south-eastern side of the island, each residence has been thoughtfully reimagined by developer Ingo Volkammer to meld existing

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On a warm summer night in June, The Agency marked the debut of The Lofts Newport Beach, a new live/work residential offering consisting of only two mixed-use luxury homes designed by Orange County’s award-winning Brandon Architects. The lofts, aptly named Surfside and Bayside, offer approximately 1,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and 2,300 square feet of contemporary residential living space, fusing the utility of a SoHo loft with the breezy seaside lifestyle that gives Newport Beach its worldwide appeal.

“The Lofts are spearheading the revival of live/work development in this vibrant neighborhood and represent the finest mixed-use product in well over a decade,” says Andrew McDonald, who represents

In the early 1900s, the hillside enclave of Arch Beach Heights was considered a remote destination set within a rustic canyon setting in Laguna Beach. As the Los Angeles Times once reported, homesites were given away and buyers lured by offers of free encyclopedia sets and newspaper subscriptions. One classified ad in 1937 read “finest view between Frisco and San Diego,” and another in 1963 said “the MOST beautiful view in the world.” Decades later, a paved road would change everything, leading to the construction of one of the city’s earliest hillside communities. Today, Arch Beach Heights is among the most coveted of the bunch—revered for its incredible views, which stretch as far as Catalina Island, and architectural prowess, with homes showcasing

Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your summer in and around Orange County.

ENJOY THE ISLAND LIFE HERE - Home to the iconic Hotel del Coronado, of Some Like It Hot fame, Coronado Island—just a 15 minute drive over the bridge from Downtown San Diego—is home to one of the most breathtaking beaches in California, featuring a seemingly endless expanse of golden sand and swimmable water (with the historic red-and-white hotel serving as a nostalgia-inducing backdrop to a day of surf and sun). Make an afternoon of it and grab sunset cocktails at the hotel or dinner at one of the local restaurants in the charming village before making your way back to the OC—or nab a room at The Del and make a weekend of it.


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Friends, family, clients and the broker community gathered to toast the launch of The Agency’s sleek, new office in the seaside enclave of Corona del Mar. Situated moments from the world-class beaches of Orange County, the office showcases The Agency’s signature red and white, with a mounted surfboard paying homage to the beachy, laid-back spirit of the Newport Beach community.    

Guests of the event were treated to a first look inside the new office, led by Andrew McDonald and Michael Caruso. The lively, California-inspired party featured a food truck by Wahoo’s Tacos, signature cocktails by Cocktail Minglers and live music by the acclaimed devvLOV. The Agency’s Founder and CEO Mauricio Umansky and his wife Kyle

Each year, the Los Angeles Business Journal recognizes 500 of the most influential people in the city; out of 10 million people, we’re proud to announce that Mauricio Umansky, The Agency’s Founder and CEO, and Santiago Arana, Managing Partner, were recognized among the publication’s exclusive LA500.

We’re also pleased to share that our Chief Operating Officer & Chief Technology Officer, Shane Farkas, was named a finalist in the Rising Star category of the publication’s esteemed CTO awards. As part of The Agency’s founding team, Shane has played an instrumental role in developing our operational systems and processes, spearheading the development of industry-leading proprietary software platforms for our residential and New Development divisions.