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John Stanaland knows Laguna Beach. Not only is he one of Laguna Beach’s top residential real estate agents, he was born and raised here. His family’s tenure stretches back to his grandparents who arrived in Laguna from Long Beach back when land was plentiful.
“They were developers who moved into the trailer park that is now Montage [Resort],” explains Stanaland. “They developed Portafina, subdivided it and sold those for an oceanfront house in Victoria.”
Stanaland’s son, Tyler, is now working with his father fulltime, takes in the family history. “They lived at the trailer park?” he asks with surprise as Stanaland nods. From the grandparents on down, four generations of Stanalands have been involved in real estate.