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Arbor Real Estate agent Casey O'Connor's inspiration for starting Sean's Pot of Gold is both inspiring and heartbreaking. Casey lost her brother, Sean, to a rare childhood cancer called neuroblastoma when she was nine, and he was only six years old. Her younger brother was a patient at both Loma Linda & CHOC Hospitals while he fought the disease.

Years later in high school, she was looking to do a community project for a class, and she remembered the time she spent in the

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Alli, a third grader from Newport Elementary is the winners of our Stoke a Student contest! She won a new snowboard through Arbor Real Estate's “Stoke a Student” contest. The campaign in partnership with Surfside Sports in Costa Mesa began five years ago and is aimed to inspire students to value education and to succeed in school.
This is the first time we've awarded a snowboard -- usually, it's a surfboard -- but with the kind of snowfall we have this year we thought a snowboard was a

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Arbor Real Estate and the Rob Machado Foundation are teaming up again to raise money for the Clean Water for Kids initiative. The annual Arbor House Party event will be held at Arbor Real Estate on March 30th from 6 pm - 9 pm and the proceeds will go toward installing FloWater drinking stations in schools throughout the Newport-Mesa District. The purpose of the stations is to eliminate single-use water bottles --which pollute our watersheds and oceans --and to give students access to

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With decades of successful business experience and $500 million in completed residential real estate transactions, Ronnie and Debbie leverage their expertise in sales, marketing and entrepreneurship to effectively assist their clients to buy and sell luxury properties.

Together they have formed a partnership that comprises a real estate powerhouse galvanized by sharp negotiation skills, an expansive network of buyers, investors and sellers and local knowledge that only comes from

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Located in Southern California's remarkable residential golf preserve of Shady Canyon, this exclusive Tuscan-style estate is situated on a large 20,000 square foot lot with pastoral views overlooking permanently protected open space in Bommer Canyon. Quintessential for gatherings, the home features a spacious great room with voluminous wood beamed ceilings, an adjacent wet bar and a series of French doors opening to one of several inviting loggias, perfect for al fresco dining.

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Devon is a Newport Beach native who grew up on Lido Isle. Because of her deep roots in the community, she is perfectly positioned as an area specialist in her Newport Beach-focused real estate practice.
A national champion sailor and University of Arizona graduate, Devon brings a strong work ethic and proven track record of success to Arbor Real Estate and the Gray Group.
She is an active member of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Lido Isle Yacht Club, and The Balboa Bay Club.

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Is your business where you want it to be? Do you have the support you need from your brokerage? What about community? Do you feel like you're part of something special? Arbor Real Estate is looking to add a few key agents to our team in the coming year. Maybe this the opportunity you've been waiting for.

Arbor is the largest boutique real estate brokerage in Orange County. We have worked hard to build an agency we are proud to call our own. Now we are looking to create a legacy

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Chinese buyers represent a tremendous new market opportunity for property sellers in Orange County. We sent The Casey O'Connor Group to The Luxury Property Showcase (LPS) in Shanghai last December, but to capture these buyers attention and connect with them we had to speak their language. Arbor agent, Elis Chong helped translate our listings to Chinese and talked to the attendees in our booth and during learning sessions like this one.
Arbor is meeting the challenge of reaching,

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Arbor Real Estate's Casey O'Connor Group attended The Luxury Property Showcase (LPS) held in Shanghai, China in December. LPS is an invitation-only event that exclusively welcomes elite agencies from around the world. This year it hosted more than 12,000 prequalified Chinese buyers and investors. 


Casey and her team represented Arbor and highlighted our listings in our Arbor-branded, high-end booth. Casey O'Connor, Elis Chong, and Andrey Potapkin distributed marketing materials and

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Arbor Real Estate was founded on the principles of community, teamwork, and inclusiveness. In keeping with those ideals, for the third year, Arbor distributed profit-sharing checks to our agents for the year of 2018. "When I started the firm I always wanted it to be an agent-first type of company," says Chris Brigandi, founder of Arbor Real Estate. "We are honored to be able to hand out more than $100,000 to our agents in the form of profit sharing."  Most real estate agencies…
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