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 evidenced through record-setting listings and sales totaling several billions of 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 an 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 great-great-grandfather helped people buy and sell real estate in this emerging locale. Orange County’s population then was less than 60,000. Areas like Laguna Beach and Newport Beach had yet to be incorporated, and few people called the Pacific coast home. 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.
Rachel Stanaland, DVM, was born and raised in South Orange County and grew up in San Clemente, giving her a deep understanding of the value and appeal of living and working here. She also has a diverse professional background that reflects her passion to help others – both people and pets.
Rachel graduated with honors from St. George’s University in 2013 as a doctor of veterinary medicine, and completed her clinical rotations at North Carolina State University. Her professional interests include small-animal general surgery and emergency and critical care. She also holds a degree in business administration from the University of Southern California, with an emphasis in real estate finance and a minor in law and public policy, and worked as a stock analyst for Investor’s Business Daily for several years. In addition, Rachel earned a real estate license and works with her husband, John Stanaland, for Villa Real Estate, and devotes her time between her two professional passions. As part of the Stanaland team, she navigates real estate transactions with surgical precision and delivers excellence every time.
A true Orange County native and a rising leader in real estate, Trevor Stanaland shows immense talent and unwavering commitment in everything he does. Whether it be traveling the world surfing, diving, fishing, skydiving, or working closely with local real estate clients, Trevor has seen first-hand how combining passion with hard work can yield incredible results.
Born and raised in Laguna Beach, Trevor spent his high school years working as a surf instructor before he went on to get his real estate license at age 19. Dedicating himself to public service to better his community, Trevor put himself through the police academy where he graduated third in his class and earned the Lifetime Fitness award. During his years working as a Santa Ana Police Officer, Trevor joined the SWAT team and went onto the LA County Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau SWAT school where he earned the Top Shot award and was a leader in his class.
Now, as the fifth generation of real estate professionals in his family, Trevor shapes his career in real estate as he works with his father, John Stanaland. As part of the Stanaland team, he has already worked on numerous transactions breaking local records. In the first quarter of 2022 alone, the team sold over $200,000,000 on and off the market.
Trevor has deep knowledge of the local communities and lifestyle that make this area one of the most luxurious and desirable in the world. With a focus on hard work, integrity, and reliability, Trevor leverages his first-hand experiences and local knowledge, tireless work ethic, and unparalleled team resources to deliver the very best professional service experience to each of his clients.
Logan Montgomery has a diverse knowledge of the real estate market in Orange County. He was born and raised in coastal OC and enjoys being able to help families move into the neighborhoods he loves. Logan’s knowledge of the market trends and luxury homes coupled with his personalized approach to meeting each of his clients’ needs have helped Logan grow his real estate career that began when he was just 18 years old.
In his first 6 years, he has assisted in closing over $250,000,000 total volume in real estate transactions; some of the notable sales have included record-breakers in Newport Coast and Dana Point, the highest condo sale in Orange County history, as well as a front row Montage residence. Logan takes a relentless approach and intentionally door-knocks/cold-calls neighborhoods to find the perfect fit for his clients. With the support of the Stanaland Team, Logan has been able to assist Sellers and Buyers in achieving their real estate goals at multiple different price points.
Morgan Just has spent the last 17 years traveling the world as a world-winning skimboard champion, flowboarding professional, and wake surfing professional. Being well-rounded within the Board Sport profession, Morgan has partnered with and been sponsored by brands such as Catchsurf and 9 Pro Model Boards with Victoria Skimboards, even so far as to have the honor of having two professional surfing model boards in his name. Alongside these incredible partnerships, Morgan also took full advantage of the learning experiences and opportunities by diving deep into the business side of professional Board Sports.
Today, having retired from the world of professional board sports, Morgan is partnered with the Stanaland Group, which is rooted in a multi-generational legacy of real estate influence and success as one of Orange County’s top teams.
Spending almost two decades earning a living in the surfing industry, Morgan has found all of those experiences prepared him immensely for success in the Real Estate industry, giving him a solid and relatable foundation for the ins and outs various businesses. He has found that negotiating a real estate contract is much like negotiating sponsorship contracts or professional board sports contracts. To date, Morgan retains a 100% satisfaction rate in advising his clients through their home buying and selling experience. His attention to detail, ultimate personal attentiveness, and rapport with past clients set Morgan apart in an industry that is polarized by different values.
As a Laguna Beach native, Morgan continues teaching skimboard camps and lessons locally and internationally, to spread his passion for the sport and inspire the youth of the next generation. He continues to give back to his community in many different avenues, including the annual “A Taste for Charity” event in Laguna Beach and serving as Treasurer for the Laguna Ocean Foundation.
Since 2001, Mitch Frisch has played a pivotal role in helping his clients meet and surpass their real estate goals in Southern Orange County. With a natural talent for strategic marketing, Mitch markets his clients’ homes extensively, leveraging multiple social platforms, digital tools, and a variety of print media.
Mitch knows first-hand that in today’s ever-changing market, you need a devoted & knowledgeable agent to negotiate the best price possible in your neighborhood. He maximizes every opportunity to bring his sellers qualified buyers, using creative and high-quality marketing materials such as beautiful, resourceful websites and the best professional photographers to showcase the beauty of a property. Throughout his many years of experience, Mitch has developed effective and creative strategies to bolster clients’ offers, find buyers, locate ideal properties on and off market, handle the escrow process, manage timelines, and much more. He works tirelessly until his clients feel overjoyed with their results.
In every transaction, Mitch sets out to completely eliminate any stress and make every step of the process seamless, transparent, and enjoyable. He makes it his mission to communicate clearly with his clients, reply quickly, work diligently, and provide an unmatched professional service experience overall.
Having the right real estate agent means finding an agent who is committed to helping you buy or sell your home with the highest level of expertise in your local market. This is done through providing top-quality customer service to every client and every home. Taylor Nelson prides herself on being honest, timely, and always providing clear communication throughout the entire buying or selling process. Whether you are hoping to sell your home or are a first-time buyer, Taylor ensures that all of her clients receive an unrivaled concierge-style service driven by dedication and care.
Taylor was born and raised in San Jose, amidst the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area. After beginning her real estate career, Taylor moved her business down to Orange County, which she now happily calls home. She has dedicated years to learning this incredible area like the back of her hand in order to best assist her clients, providing thoughtful recommendations on everything from amazing neighborhoods to favorite local food spots, stellar schools, and the best pathways to the nearest beaches.
Now backed by the innovative & client-focused team at Villa Real Estate, Taylor supports the record-breaking John Stanaland group, offering access to incredible luxury listings and unparalleled client service. With impeccable communication and negotiation skills, a world-class team and network, and a steadfast determination to offer her clients the very best, Taylor is able to guide any client through any question or need in today’s market.
Working with Andrew, the first thing his clients notice is his passion. He is passionate about everything related to real estate. From design and architecture to market stats in each neighborhood, Andrew always remains current with trends and patterns to best advise his clients. Andrew services a wide range of clientele from Orange County to Los Angeles.
Andrew prides himself on getting creative to ensure his clients, whether buyers or sellers, get the best deal out of each transaction. Andrew strategically creates a marketing plan to maximize property exposure, pinpointing the right buyer pool, and making sure they understand the value of the home they sought after. When working with buyers, Andrew closely reviews all details to make sure that when he writes an offer, his clients are going to get accepted, oftentimes beating out others in multiple-offer situations.
When serving his clients, he carefully listens to every need and detail, and tailors his services so that each transaction is best positioned to provide the very best customer service experience possible.
Born and raised in coastal Orange County, Mariam Bell possesses a strong first-hand knowledge of this highly desirable market.
Having lived and raised children in this amazing coastal community, she is well-acquainted with all nuances of the neighborhoods. She and her family have been successful in OC real estate investing for over 40 years.
Mariam is well versed in 1031 exchanges, short term rentals, multiple unit ownership and all the nuances that surround these transactions. As such, she understands and keeps a firm pulse on the current market markets and conditions and is well-respected amongst her clients, investors, and the professional community.
Mariam is warm, authentic and fiercely tenacious when it comes to selling her clients' family home or finding the best fit to purchase, and believes it is a privilege to be involved in the process. She has a special appreciation for millennials and attributes her passion for this generation in having raised three of her own. It is her mission to help them in strategizing the most logical method in procuring real estate. Her mantra is “time is on your side; real estate is your vehicle toward wealth.” A self-professed ocean lover and foodie, in her free time you will find Mariam either cooking with close friends or in the ocean: whether it be on a SUP, a 6-man Outrigger, a boogie board or swimming the cove after the yoga group at Treasure Island beach. If you have questions or are looking to buy, sell, or invest in Orange County real estate, Mariam would love to help you achieve your real estate goals.
The rare ability to be both focused and flexible and an unwavering commitment to goals are among the many professional attributes that Tyler Stanaland honed while traveling the world as a professional surfer. Today, he uses those skills and more as a rising leader in the competitive luxury real estate industry, bringing a global perspective to his work with clients purchasing and selling homes in coastal Orange County. Tyler’s a sixth-generation real estate professional – he’s been a licensed realtor since he was just 18 years old – and is a native of Laguna Beach. He has deep knowledge and appreciation of the architecture, amenities and lifestyle that make this area one of the most desirable in the world, and enthusiastically shares his insight with every client he has the pleasure of assisting.