John and Tyler Stanaland Talk Home Trends
Written By: Erica Johnson
Photographed By: Krizia Loechle John and Tyler Stanaland
Expert: John and Tyler Stanaland
Credentials: Realtors for HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty John and Tyler Stanaland
Q: You have an incredible legacy in the real estate industry in Orange County. What does it mean to you to carry on the family name?
John Stanaland: Having come from a long line of local family history, it is important to me and I believe with Tyler Stanaland, the legacy is in good hands and will be carried on.
Tyler Stanaland: Carrying on the family name is an incredible opportunity and responsibility. I have some big shoes to fill, but am lucky enough to be mentored and taught by the best in the business—my dad.
Q: With all the new developments on the Orange County coast, what do you think the next generation of home buyers will be looking for?
JS: Currently and, in my opinion, it will continue to be buyer specific. There are many amazing choices and great communities to choose from. It all ultimately depends on what type of lifestyle, view, home type, size and style people are looking for.
TS: Like my dad said, Orange County hosts a wide variety so [it] will continue to remain buyer specific based on location. I think something my generation and future generations will see and deal with is the dramatic increase in value from when previous generations bought, making it a little more difficult for first time buyers.
Q: What are your favorite places to relax and unwind in Orange County?
JS: That’s a hard question. There are so many options. My favorites though are the beach and a good sunset, my boat, the Renaissance ClubSport, Cafe Heidelberg and, last but not least, The Montage.
TS: My favorite place to unwind has and always will be the beaches of Laguna. It’s a really unique and beautiful stretch of coastline and I’m lucky enough to have been born and raised on its shores.
Q: You represent the ultimate in OC homes. Do you still get surprised by what these homes have to offer?
JS: Yes! I love what I do and I am still often surprised by the amazing and unique homes I am fortunate enough to represent.
TS: I’m still young to the business compared to someone like my dad, and constantly in awe and amazed by the incredible homes our community has to offer.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
JS: Always stay true to your word. Do what you say you are going to do and put your client’s interests before your own.
TS: My dad’s always shown me the importance of integrity, both personally and in business. A successful real estate career is about creating long term business relationships with clients and that’s rooted in being trustworthy and hardworking.
Q: How important has social media become to selling a home?
JS: I believe it has become an important additional venue for marketing and selling property.
TS: Social media has become a huge tool and is an incredible platform to uniquely market your listings and yourself as an agent.
Q: Laguna Beach just celebrated its 90th year. What is your favorite Laguna Beach memory?
JS: Being born and raised here, as well as raising my children here, there are so many. I was fortunate enough to grow up in an ocean front property on Victoria Beach. I truly enjoyed the beach life: surfing, skim boarding, fishing, spear fishing, volleyball, riding my bike downtown to the movies as a kid, etc. I grew up and am raising my children and doing all of the same with them. In my opinion, there is no better place to live on the planet.
TS: It’s hard to narrow down my experiences in Laguna Beach to just one, but like my dad, most of my favorite memories are from the beach as well. He taught me to skimboard and surf basically before I could swim. I remember being three or four years old and him coaching me into waves in front of our house on Victoria Beach and from there I was hooked. As I got older I was lucky enough to pursue a professional surf career and travel the world and I can absolutely attribute that success to the early days in the water my dad.
Social Butterfly: Stanaland says that social media has become an important tool to market a home that’s for sale.
What’s Next for OC Homes? As for the next generation of home buyers, Stanaland believes it will continue to be buyer specific. “It all ultimately depends on what type of lifestyle, view, home type, size and style people are looking for,” he said.
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