Meet Our Team

Now that you are considering searching either for a home or an income property, or placing a For Sale sign on your property,  perhaps the most important decision is who will represent you.  As knowledgeable real estate professionals, we consider it an honor to be able to assist you with your real estate needs. We recognize that the most important member of our team is “our client".  Our approach with all of our clients is to insure that they are fully informed, resulting in the confidence that their financial interests are being properly represented during the entire real estate process.   We are proud to introduce you to the individuals that are part of the Bob Dornin Real Estate team.

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span>We now live in a home that provides us everything we started out looking for and much more. You have been such an asset to us in our endeavor to find our home in Laguna Beach and oh what a beautiful home it is. Throughout this emotional journey you supported us with continuous optimism, professionalism and ultimately "invaluable local knowledge". You stuck with us every step of the way through offers, counter-offers, competing bids and finally a very difficult short sale that took us through every twist and turn one could imagine and amazingly closing it in six weeks, start to finish. We could not possibly have accomplished this purchase without you. We did not want to settle for "good enough", it had to be "perfect" and it is! We can't thank you enough.- Jeni Zeiter

I am an experienced buyer/seller of homes over the past 35 years living here in Laguna Beach. I have worked with a few different agents and have first hand knowledge of many others. I chose Bob to list my home during this significant downturn in the real estate market.  I was convinced his experience and marketing skills were what I needed. Bob and his team were involved in overseeing every detail during the whole process.

Thanks to his expert guidance and negotiating skills, I was able to sell my home in less than 30 days, and at the highest sales price in Laguna Beach for comparable homes during that period!
- Mike Maxsenti

In my professional career as an attorney, I have met more real estate agents than I can count. Only Bob has demonstrated the professional character and the financial knowledge, as a prior CPA, to represent our family in 5 real estate transactions.

- Brent and Diane Babcock

As a CEO of a nationwide professional recruiting firm based in New York, I had developed the ability to assess an individual's character very quickly. My first impression of Bob was a professional that conducted his business in an ethical manner. After working with Bob and seeing first hand his approach to making "things happen", I would recommend Bob to anyone who needs a professional with the highest integrity in achieving their real estate objectives. There is no other individual in Orange County that has Bob's prior experience and education in real estate.

- Pete and Kathy Halper

As a former prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, I expect unquestionable integrity and absolute professionalism from my representatives, and as to which I commend and recommend Mr. Bob Dornin. My responsibilities and experience as the CEO of a food manufacturing company in Southern California and as an investor in and adviser to other businesses have impressed upon me the value of marketing expertise and specialized, up-to-date knowledge. In representing me and my partners in seven real estate transactions Bob has demonstrated his commanding talents with respect to both categories. As a result, he has earned my confidence as the go-to professional for real estate investments.

- Thomas Blondin

Prior to coming to Laguna Beach, I was the COO of a major international airlines. We met Bob at one of his listings and my wife and I were immediately impressed with Bob's real estate knowledge and his professional manner. Through Bob's efforts, we purchased a multi million dollar estate that had numerous issues that were resolved because of Bob's ability to understand the financial issues, as well as, the technical aspect of the sales contract.

- Mike and Natalie Schwab

As a business / property owner in Laguna Beach for the past thirty-four years, when it came to sell, needless to say, it was difficult decision for us. We were extremely fortunate to be united with Bob Dornin at Coast Sotheby's Realty. We asked Bob to be discreet about the sale of our property while seeking out legitimate buyers.
Within a very short period, Bob had secured a serious buyer and keep the entire transaction from going public, as requested. Bob was involved in every step of the transaction that seamlessly finalized in a "Win / Win" for us and the buyer.
Bob's professional business and community knowledge, coupled with his positive and upbeat personality made this a smooth transaction. He personally handled and found solutions to any obstacles that we encountered during the process.
We cannot thank Bob enough for reducing a potentially stressful situation to a workable solution!

- Karl and Donna Schuler

Bob helped me purchase my dream home!  He kept me informed by sending weekly reports on trends, inventory, etc, and helped me review and understand all the data. I appreciated Bob's help in figuring out the advantages and disadvantage of the areas I was interested in; he really helped find the home that truly suited me and my dreams. He was instrumental in getting my offer accepted, kept the sale going smoothly and introduced me to a great mortgage person who I got my loan through. It was a pleasure having Bob represent me and I would recommend him confidently to anyone I know.

- Kathy McCormack

Bob bought and sold 5 properties totaling in several millions of dollars for us. Bob through his professional knowledge and his ethical approach helped us achieve our financial goals.

- Clint and Gloria Christie

I have known Bob for over 18 years and he has represented my family on two oceanfront properties. Besides Bob's ability to understand the financial numbers of a real estate transaction -prior CPA, Bob demonstrated an unique ability to research and resolve very complicated, technical issues. Bob educated himself about environmental Orange County ordinances and he worked with the County officials to resolve very complicated environmental issues.
- Steve and Ceanne Contursi


Bob Dornin

Realtor, CPA, MBA

Telephone Icon Mobile: (949) 300-3900
Telephone Icon Office: (949) 342-3680
Telephone Icon Fax: (949) 342-3680
32356 South Coast Highway Laguna Beach CA 92651
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A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Bob Dornin is an experienced Realtor, a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Just as important, Bob is a long-term coastal resident (over two decades) with deep roots to this area and an even deeper involvement in the community. He has been involved in fund raising for both School Power and the Boys and Girls Club and is currently a Trustee for the Laguna Beach Community Foundation.

Bob has extensive knowledge of the real estate industry, finance, development and construction. In previous years he was hired by corporate management of a prominent National Real Estate company to select and develop several new residential sales offices in the Southern California region. This same company honored him annually 7 times with the company's Chairman's Circle designation representing the top 3% of agents in the country. Prior to that he was the General Manager of Fashion Island during its $200 million remodel and managed a $400 million project in downtown Los Angeles for McGuire Thomas.

Bob is unique in his proven ability to successfully market and to sell all types of properties; from multi-million dollar estates to small cottages, from land to commercial or investment properties, as well as understanding the needs of buyers in all price ranges. He attributes his success to expert market knowledge, vast experience, his ability to understand the complexities of every type of real estate transaction and the personal connection he makes with every client.


Shandra Wilson

Luxury Homes Director/Sales Administrative Manager

Telephone Icon Mobile: (714) 875-8892
Telephone Icon Office: (949) 342-3680
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As an experienced real estate agent with over a decade of handling transactions from first time buyers to high end clientele, Shandra is an important team member as the Luxury Home Director and Sales Administrative Manager. Before relocating to Laguna Beach and joining Bob's team, Shandra was a Realtor in the Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe areas of San Diego County; as well as having managed the offices for Realtors ranking in the top 10 in the nation in sales for their company.  During her tenure working with a reputable non-profit charity, Shandra held positions as 1st Vice President on the Board of Directors, and the Event Chairperson coordinating all aspects of the annual one day fundraiser, in partnership with South Coast Plaza, which raised $40,000 for the chosen beneficiary. Shandra is fully accustomed to providing the highest degree of customer service while helping clients through some of the most important emotional and financial decisions they make regarding their homes and investment properties.


Debi Renshaw

Transaction Coordinator

Telephone Icon Office: (949).362.0033
Telephone Icon Fax: (949) 342-3680
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Licensed in real estate since 1986, Debi is our Transaction Coordinator.  As the first point of contact for those calling the main office, or visiting us in person, she is on top of every transaction we have. Her important role as liason between escrow, title and representing agents makes sure that timelines and legal requirements are fulfilled to the letter and escrows are closed smoothly.


Mark Simon

Lender, Emery Financial

Telephone Icon Mobile: (949) 236-5880
Telephone Icon Office: (949) 729-9200
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Mark works closely with our clients who are in need of securing financing to purchase a home. Mark is also available for those desiring a "second opinion" on their present loans. His goal is to always provide the best rates, terms and service to earn your business and referrals for life! Choosing the right mortgage broker means more than simply finding the lowest quote on a 30 year fixed. Mark has consistently ranked amongst the top 200 Mortgage Brokers nationally. Since its inception in 1993, Emery Financial has grown to become one of the largest brokerage firms in the Country, closing over 40,000 loans, totaling more than $13 billion. Emery's size and reputation, have allowed the firm to leverage its lender relationships to secure the lowest rates in the industry and Mark works hard to help our clients find the loan that best suits their financial needs.


Debbi Faber

Escrow Officer, Chicago Title and Escrow

Telephone Icon Office: (949) 494-7531
Telephone Icon Fax: (949) 497-5106
917 Glenneyre Laguna Beach CA 92651
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Debbi is an experienced escrow officer with over 39 years of experience in every type of escrow, including residential, commercial, loans,1031 exchanges, manufactured homes, and bulk sales. Her wealth of technical experience and knowledge is your assurance of a smooth closing.By acting as a disinterested third party who follows the instructions of both the buyer and seller, keeping track of all the details of the transaction,Debbi, and Chicago Title Escrow Services ensures that our escrowsclose with efficiency and accuracy.


Jerry Bieser

Vice President of Sales, Chicago Title

Telephone Icon Mobile: (949) 263-2501
Telephone Icon Office: (949) 376-3170
Telephone Icon Fax: (949) 376-3177
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Jerry has 31 years of Title experience with 29 years of committed service to Chicago Title Company, currently as Vice President of Sales, and is a consistent Top Producer for the company.He is very involved in the community through the Board of Realtors, civic events, ASF Foundation and charitable events and believes in giving back to the community that supports him. Chicago Title has a 160-year history of serving its customers with accuracy and efficiency, and has unequalled financial strength to back your policy. For assurance and security for you and your heirs, you can rely on Jerry and Chicago Title.


Laguna Beach Visitor's Bureau

Telephone Icon Office: (949) 715-4405 or (9
Telephone Icon Toll Free: 800-877-1115
381 Forest Avenue Laguna Beach CA 92651
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Conveniently located in the Coast Sotheby's office downtown, the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau is a non-profit marketing organization developed to promote and protect the brand of Laguna Beach for the membership and the community. The Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau (LBVCB) was formed in 1986 as a private, non-profitindustry association. The Bureau's primary role is to market the City of Laguna Beach both locally and globally. The Bureau directs and implements all marketing, public relations, member interaction, Web site development, consumer contact, incentive meetings market sales and more.

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