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John Stanaland

We have worked with John Stanaland over the past 15 years. He has extraordinary insight and knowledge of the coastal luxury real estate market, has represented sellers and buyers with great skill, and has worked tirelessly on behalf of his clients.
We have worked with John Stanaland on two transactions. Both were negotiated to our absolute satisfaction and both transactions went flawlessly. John provided assistance in all aspects of the transaction from financing assistance to various vendors to assist our transition into the properties. Most importantly, in working with John and Tyler, we felt that every commitment would be met and were never disappointed. It is rare working with a professional that commits to doing something and then continually surprises when that commitment is completed even faster than anticipated. We can’t wait for our next transaction with John.
I am an international homeowner with several luxury properties, as such I have dealt with many exclusive residential brokers, John and his team are the best. He is a consummate professional and all his team members follow that ethos. Privacy was a big concern for us and the nature of our property and price meant we would likely be on the market for a while. John sold the home in 90 days, and was at every showing having fully interviewed all of the potential buyers personally. The home was always left in immaculate condition after their showings, not a thing out of place. It was a pleasure to work with John and his team and I would absolutely recommend them for any luxury property, they are truly a first class operation.
We could rhapsodize about the Stanaland Group endlessly! We’ve bought and sold homes and would do it a million more times with John and his A+ team. Real estate expertise, endless local Laguna knowledge and SERIOUS client attentiveness made for the most seamless experiences beginning to end. We cant wait to do it again!
Last August, some good friends of mine introduced me to John Stanaland. I was wanting to put my home on the market and thought it might take a while. After meeting with John, my family and I knew he would be the perfect realtor.The Stanaland group started working on photos and marketing and setting up showings, so quickly. Within the 1st week my house sold. I was in shock. Thankfully, I was guided through this process with so much thoughtfulness and understanding. What incredible people in the Villa group, they treated us like family. Next, they helped me look for rentals and replacement properties, which was labor intensive, especially during a pandemic. Luckily Logan helped me secure a rental. Recently they took me to homes which led me to my Dream Home. I am now in the process of moving again...but with their help, it has been seamless. They are Simply the Best! I highly recommend the Villa group! They have so much Integrity, knowledge and they truly care.
Whether purchasing or selling a property, its an emotional experience. The John Stanaland Group, takes that experience and makes it seamless. From start to finish, listing to selling, searching to purchase, they provided the utmost in attention to detail from staging, showing, escrow and any unforeseen issues that arise in any transaction. Always straightforward, honest, prompt, thorough and responded to any call immediately. They put my mind at ease with the entire process of selling my home in Corona del Mar, and then purchasing another in Laguna Beach. John and his many years experience in real estate provides a wealth of knowledge and insight that is singular. He has chosen a team that echoes that. His assistant Logan is stellar, extremely capable, and reliable. I can’t say enough about these two. Their loyalty extends beyond, even after the close of escrow. They can be relied upon for help in any way needed and are happy to do so. Morgan and Trevor add tremendously and round out the team to perfection.
The Stanaland group efficiently bought and sold two oceanfront properties for me.They also sold my two properties in Newport Beach in 30 days. Stanaland followed up quickly to all my inquiries. John always fulfills his commitments. They are deal-makers. They understand high property values and have a unique high end client and buyer list. I highly recommend the Stanaland group.
Dear John and Tyler, Today was the first day I felt as if our house was truly gone. It’s a good feeling, but yet we have wonderful memories. I want to thank you both for making that sale happen. My only regret is that we didn’t know you both a year ago. You were truly a pleasure to work with, always available for our concerns questions and problems. You went beyond and we thank you. Bob and I wish you both the very best in all you do.
Having John represent us with purchasing a Laguna Beach lot was an enjoyable experience. John's many years of real estate experience along with his integrity, and professionalism made our real estate transaction a success. John is an amazing, hard working Realtor that gives 110% to get his clients the best deal. If you want a Realtor who genuinely cares about his clients, look no further. Highly recommend John!
I have used John Stanaland on several transactions and found him to be a true professional. When you call him he responses. He has a casual approach, but never fails to get the job done. When I am dealing with a major investment, buying or selling I want to get what I pay for, with John I do. Look at his adds, watch him in action, that tells it all.
Hiring John Stanaland as my agent for the purchase of a beachfront home in Laguna Beach is one of the best business decisions that I have ever made. John has extraordinary knowledge of the Laguna Beach residential real estate market and incomparable talent for assessing the value of properties. He is a creative dealmaker, and his initiative, responsiveness and followup as to every aspect of the transaction exceeded all expectations. He has an extensive network of local contacts to address any issue that might arise during the process of purchasing a home. His vast experience, confidence, command of his field and user-friendliness made what might be a very stressful experience for many buyers absolutely stress free for me. He even provided follow up service for issues that arose after my transaction closed. I could not imagine engaging in another real estate transaction in Laguna Beach without John as my agent.
First of all, I am not in the habit of writing reviews; in fact, I rarely do. But in regards to John Stanaland I felt compelled to share my husband and my experience having him as our realtor. Not only was he incredibly professional and knowledgeable, he listened and took time with us, patiently addressing any concerns that we may have had. And he really knew the market!! In fact, we had broached the idea of a house we thought we might want to look at, and John actually dissuaded us from doing so, stating the history of mudslides in that particular neighborhood. We ended up buying a (different) beautiful home that we absolutely love! But, interestingly enough, six months after we moved into our house , the other house that John had advised us not to pursue, was partially demolished in a mudslide! We can’t recommend John Stanaland highly enough! He is honest, hardworking, and comes from a long lineage of realtors working in this area. Buying (or selling) a new place to live is stressful enough; you really need someone on whom you can depend to walk you through the process. John was there for us every step of the way. We can state with assurance that you will be in good hands when you select John Stanaland to represent you.
Having run a multi-billion dollar company, my representation on any level is of the utmost importance. John’s professionalism, negotiating skills, work ethic and hands on approach made all the difference. I own numerous properties in and out of the country and John and his team are a notch above the rest. I highly recommend John and The Stanaland Group for any and all Real Estate needs.
John and his team offer professionalism, knowledge and a sales resume that are second to none. Not only do I consider John the best broker in the market for high end luxury real estate, but also a friend.