Vote for Your Favorite Real Estate Professional in Orange County, Presented By Wells Fargo

Written By: Alana Aronson Real Estate Professional in Orange County

Our homes are everything to us: a place to come back to after a long day, an event space for our holiday parties, where we make the most notable memories with family and friends. Picking the right house isn’t just about luxurious properties and fabulous views—even though those aspects certainly don’t hurt. Picking the right house is about picking the right home. These real estate professionals do their best to find the place you call “home.” The question is, which one is your favorite?

Brian Liberto, HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

As a real estate professional, Brian draws from his corporate experience to get unparalleled results for his clients. Having spent several years on Wall Street and as a mortgage broker, Liberto knows the ins and outs of finance. He works tirelessly to ensure that his clients get the best outcome regardless of whether they are buying or selling. Liberto is a longtime resident of the Peninsula and is committed to helping his local community. He is an active contributor to Girls Hope Boys Hope and proud supporter of We Are Ocean.


Matt Genova, Arbor Real Estate

Orange County native and longtime Newport Beach resident Matt Genova brings an impressive breadth of marketing, sales, real estate and design experience to his thriving practice at Arbor Real Estate. In addition to being a seasoned property investor and owner in the local market, Genova also applies his extensive experience in creating home product and lifestyle brands to benefit his clients, ensuring that his listings are powerfully positioned and exposed for expedient and profitable sales in a dynamic market.


Patrick Tenore, The Tenore Real Estate Group

Patrick has serviced Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa and all southern cities of Orange County for 39 successful years. Recognized as one of the top Realtors in the United States, Patrick was formerly the #1 international real estate agent in the world for Re/Max Realtors in commissions earned. Patrick Tenore is President and sole owner of Nationwide USA Real Estate Company and the Tenore Real Estate Group providing Outstanding service to every client, big or smaller.

Christa Lee Canaday, Canaday Group

Christa Lee Canaday, an Orange County native and Chapman University Graduate, is taking the Orange County real estate market by storm. With over $1 billion in team sales, Christa Lee has developed a reputation as one of the most trusted and experienced agents in her local market. Stemming from a multigenerational real estate family, her inherent love for homes- building, buying and selling them- has given her a leg up on the competition and years of real estate experience. Known for her excellent customer service and going the extra mile, Christa Lee delivers nothing but the best real estate experience for her clients.


Andre White, HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

Andre White’s exceptional commitment to client satisfaction and his remarkable marketing and negotiation skills have contributed to the successful close of more than $625 million in sales since he joined the CAIN | WHITE Group at HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty in January 2011. As listing manager for CAIN | WHITE Group, he offers impeccable representation for clients purchasing and selling properties in the beach communities of Orange County, as well as comprehensive experience in property analytics, marketing strategy and reporting.


Kylie McCollough, Surterre Properties

Kylie McCollough has lived and worked on all seven continents has experienced life and style from a truly global perspective. Yet it’s California’s gold coast she holds the most passion for.  With a decade of success in the luxury residential market, Kylie is regarded as one of Orange County’s premier real estate experts. When she’s not selling the California Dream, Kylie enjoys sailing, running along the beach with her Golden Retriever and volunteering as a member of the CHOC Children’s Hospital Glass Slipper Guild.


Melane Barney, Surterre Properties

Years of experience throughout the many markets that comprise Southern California’s residential real estate industry have shaped Melane Barney into a consummate professional who’s discreet, trustworthy and, most importantly, adept in helping clients achieve their goals. A licensed realtor since 1978, Melane has successfully represented both buyers and sellers during a broad range of economic conditions. Her knowledge of the business, along with her strong work ethic and commitment to service have garnered her a loyal following of clients who appreciate her ability to secure the most favorable results.

Michael Caruso, Caruso Real Estate Group, Surterre Properties

In 2013, Michael Caruso embarked on a new chapter in his three decade-long career as an accomplished real estate broker by joining forces with Surterre Properties®. Prior to this partnership, Michael owned and operated his real estate company from 1994 to 2012, positioning himself as a sales leader in Orange County and beyond for luxury real estate, with over $300 million in closed sales. Michael’s commitment to offering a high standard of service by blending technology with personal attention is perfectly aligned with Surterre Properties’ client-focused, technological approach. Michael works with his wife and business partner, Cris Caruso. He was president of the Orange County Association of REALTORS® and has served on the Executive Advisory Board for Cal State Fullerton.


Spyro Kemble, Spyro Kemble Group, Surterre Properties

Spyro Kemble is a favorite among the coastal area’s sophisticated clientele. With the perfect blend of European style and a grass roots work ethic, Spyro has become a top grossing broker at Surterre Properties, closing over ¼ billion dollars in transactions. Spyro’s knowledge, combined with personal and professional integrity and seasoned professionalism, has shaped him into one of the area’s most sought-after REALTORS®. He also serves as the president of the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS. Not only does Spyro love his wife of 23 years, but he also has a love for animals—especially his affinity for Samoyed dogs. Spyro says, “I love what I do and I am blessed to be doing it.”


Kurtis John Pinedo, Maltese Real Estate, KJP Homes

As a true Orange County native with an undeniable passion for this area, Kurtis has a tremendous advantage because of his unparalleled knowledge of the local Real Estate market. As a former mortgage consultant, Kurtis earned the title of “top salesman” for six consecutive years before discovering his true passion as an agent. He is known for his professionalism, work ethic, savvy negotiating, high ethical standards and has excelled in his career as a result of his commitment to constantly refine his skill set and his focus on client care. Kurtis is a family man with a devotion to God, his beautiful wife and his three angelic daughters who are responsible for his rise in the real estate industry, which is why he is also know. as, “The Real Estate Dad.”


Coleen Brennan,  Engel & Völkers

Although she does sneak away occasionally to pursue her fly-fishing passion, Coleen loves her work, logging 10 hour days, seven days a week, and is always available to take care of her clients. Having the depth of market knowledge has proven to be a competitive edge for Coleen. Combined with her old-school work ethic and drive to succeed she has gained numerous sales awards and a top 1 percent national ranking among her peers in the luxury properties category. Recently inducted into Engel & Völkers prestigious Private Office Group, Coleen is now uniquely positioned within EV USA to network closely with the company’s top agents, nationally and across the globe.  


Randy and Chase Ora, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Randy Ora heads one of the premiere real estate groups at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Laguna Niguel, Orange County, California. For the past 17 consecutive years, The Ora Group has been recognized as one of the leading and top producing real estate teams in all of Orange County. With career sales topping $400 Million and over 800 properties sold, Randy has earned the unique distinction of the only Realtor in South Orange County to be awarded the “Triple Legends Award” for the company for 17 consecutive years of impressive sales.

Chase Ora is an Orange County native, born and raised in Dana Point. After attending Dana Hills high school he ventured off to receive his bachelor degree in Regional Development at The University of Arizona. After Graduating in 2006 Chase set off to pursue a career in Residential Real Estate by joining The Ora Group. His knowledge of South Orange County and interpersonal skills have contributed to his success in real estate. When Chase isn’t with clients you can find him playing golf, tennis or surfing strands.

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