Haute Agent: John McMonigle

Any discussion of high profile, ultra luxe residential real estate would be incomplete without mentioning John McMonigle and his talented team at the McMonigle Group.

Based in Newport Beach, California – but with renown both nationally and internationally – McMonigle and his team have made history over the past four years by selling properties totaling more than $1.4 billion. He is often called upon by the media as the foremost expert in residential real estate and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Access Hollywood, The Insider, HGTV and other major networks – in addition to his many print interviews.

Part of the Coldwell Banker Previews International team, the McMonigle Group has, for the past three years, been honored as the top selling team in the nation for NRT (Coldwell Banker’s parent company) – having sold more than $247 million in residential real estate in 2005, nearly $430 million in 2006 and upwards of $500 million in 2007. In 2007, the McMonigle Group was named the #1-selling real estate team in the nation by LORE Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.

2007 also saw McMonigle extend his commitment to recruit and develop the best talent in the industry with the launch of Top Agent – a four-week intensive program designed to identify and train the world’s highest-performing real estate sales professionals.

In addition to his notable sales achievements and co-founding of Strada Properties (which he sold to Coldwell Banker in late 2003), McMonigle is known for his leading edge marketing strategies, which have set new standards for real estate advertising and sales – not just in Orange County – but also across the nation and around the world.

McMonigle invests more in marketing his listings than any other agent – nearly $2 million annually – including his highly trafficked McMonigleGroup.com website, exclusive quarterly advertising supplements in Riviera Magazine, Angeleno and other high profile publications both locally and nationally.

McMonigle also is recognized as an expert in real estate development. He helms his own development company, Monarch Estates, which is renowned for building luxury properties throughout Coastal Orange County, including the high-profile Villa del Lago in Newport Coast. Due to his impressive blend of development, sales and marketing acumen, the nation’s top builders and developers retain McMonigle to market their properties, relying on his keen business instincts and innate ability to understand and outperform the market.