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For the sixth year, Arbor is sponsoring the "Stoke a Student" campaign in partnership with Surfside Sports in Costa Mesa. We are giving away a surfboard from Surf Prescriptions shaped by Doc Lausch to a surf-loving, B-average elementary, junior high school, or high school student in the Newport-Mesa area.

"We are committed to doing things for our community that will have a positive impact," says Arbor Real Estate's Founder, Chris Brigandi. "I'm proud that 'Stoke a Student' has become so successful. We've given out eight boards to local kids so far, and we are looking forward to having that number grow."

Students -- or their parents -- can enter by filling out an entry form available at Surfside Sports. (No purchase necessary.) The student whose name

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Arbor Real Estate's fourth annual 'House Party' raised more than $30,000 for The Rob Machado Foundation for their joint initiative Clean Water for Kids. The money raised will go directly to installing FloWater station in every school in the Newport-Mesa school 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 clean, tasty water. The Clean Water for Kids initiative has already funded and installed stations at Newport Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate school, Newport Heights Elementary, all in Newport Beach and Davis Magnet School in Costa Mesa. Water stations are scheduled to be installed at Newport Harbor High School later this month.
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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 hospital with her brother, and that's when she had the idea to start "Sean's Pot of Gold."

“I miss my brother very much. We were the best of friends growing up, and I often think about what type of person he would have become," says Casey of her brother Sean. "I feel kids

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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 good choice. Travis White, an agent at Arbor was thrilled to be the one to give the snowboard to Ali. "I'm really proud to be part of a brokerage that gives back to the community in this way," says Travis about the contest. "It makes me feel like I'm part of something

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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 clean, tasty water. The Clean Water for Kids initiative has already funded and installed stations at Newport Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate, both in Newport Beach and Davis Magnet School in Costa Mesa. A new station is scheduled to go into Harbor High School later

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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 a lifetime of living and working in coastal orange county. Their unmatched strengths of anticipating their client's needs, tenacity, tireless work ethic and above all else, integrity in dealmaking and trust, elevate the team of Ronnie and Debbie to an unprecedented level

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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. With 7,585 square feet of interior living space, there are five bedrooms, six and one-half bathrooms, an office, wine room, and theater with state-of-the-art projector.

The residence also includes an opulent kitchen offering top-of-the-line appliances, dual dishwashers,

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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 as we search for the next generation of sales professionals to not only continue what we have created but to take us to the next level.

Few agencies can offer the support that Arbor provides to our agents on a daily basis. Full-time marketing experts assist them in the

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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, communicating and engaging with this new market in real ways like what we did in Shanghai. We are continuing to cultivate the relationships we made in China with investors, wealth managers, translators and business people in ways that will benefit our clients for years to come.

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