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.
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