"I wanted to express our gratitude to Harold Noriega for his exceptional work as our realtor. Not only was he told the utmost professional he was fun to work with! Harold is a master at his profession and we were fortunate to have him represent us. He’s cool, calm and collected when things can be hectic and stressful for those selling and/or purchasing a home. Harold represented us in both capacities. We would happily recommend Harold to all and any looking to purchase or sell a home. He’s the best there is and he’s our guy for any other real estate needs in the future here in southern California. Thank you again Harold.... you absolutely nailed it!"
- Debbie & Lee "Rocker" Drucker
"Harold Noriega of Compass recently sold our home for us at 532 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach, CA. Harold is the consummate professional who is 100% dedicated to his clients and produces unmatched results by virtue of his tireless work ethic, individual attention to his clients, personal attendance at every showing for every prospective buyer, extensive knowledge of the region and respect he has earned as an honest and trusted professional by his peers. Our transaction had its challenges as many coastal hillside transactions do and we are grateful to Harold for being present personally for every single discussion with the buyer, builder, architect and agent to bring his knowledge and expertise to the table which gave confidence to the buyer and ultimately ensured a successful closure to the transaction. We have done multiple transactions with Harold in Emerald Bay over the years and we couldn’t be happier or more grateful to Harold both personally and professionally for the successful results he has achieved for us. We wouldn’t consider using anyone else for our future transactions."
- Ann & John Uglietta
North Laguna Beach
Three Arch Bay
2017 finished with another record year of accomplishment. The Emerald Bay real estate market in 2017 was strong with a total of 19 transactions with gross sales in excess of $115 million. Every year since 2011 and again in 2017, I sold more Emerald Bay property in volume and number of transactions than any other agent. In addition to my local Emerald Bay neighborhood business, the expansion into the neighboring coastal private communities continues to thrive. Most notably in July with the sale of my listing on 2480 Monaco Drive in Irvine Cove for $10,600,000.
The momentum continues into the new year. 2018 marks a number of new changes and accomplishments. Harold joined Compass on January 2, 2018. "Compass is a perfect fit for my Emerald Bay business. It was the home that I was looking for. The most well funded residential real estate company in the world that is the "Amazon, Google and Apple" of our industry."
2018 marks The Harold Noriega Group's addition of two new team members; Caroline Ossenmacher and Michael Brinkley. Caroline a Laguna Beach resident specializes in her local neighborhood area of Woods Cove and is having a successful year in her market. Michael has just returned from playing professional volleyball in Europe and has recently retired from the USA Men's Olympic Volleyball Team and is focusing full time in residential real estate sales specializing in the Newport Heights neighborhood of Newport Beach. Together with existing team member Ann Ackerman with her focus in Newport Coast, 2018 has been a successful expansion year for the Team.
On a personal note, 2018 marks a milestone in the achievement of one of my long time personal goals. In May of this year, I competed in my 14th USA Open National Indoor Volleyball Championship, which was held in Dallas, Texas. 2018 represents my 13th time on the podium as a National Champion and my eight consecutive USA Open National Championship title. "To win just one National Championship was a dream come true. But to be fortunate and healthy enough to continue to compete and win 13 championships is something that I never thought could happen. This is certainly one of the most cherished honors that only could have been achieved by a total team effort from each and every one of my teammates.
"Thank You" to all who have helped make 2018 so successful!
"See you on the Podium!"
247 Emerald Bay
EMERALD BAY | LAGUNA BEACH | 247 Emerald Bay has an incredible location directly across the street from the new Swanson Park and a few minute walk to Emerald Bay’s main beach, tennis courts and swimming pool complex. This Emerald Bay home is located on a near street to street lot and is comprised of three bedrooms and three bathrooms with entry at street level through a private interior courtyard that leads to front door. The living room has a vaulted beamed ceiling with a wall to wall paneled door system that opens to the outdoor lounge / view terrace. Included on this main living level is the dining area, kitchen and master bedroom and bath. Downstairs is comprised of two children’s bedrooms with two full bathrooms in addition to a bonus / study / game area and an inside laundry facility. On the lower yard of the property is a fenced off grass area in addition to an in-ground spa with waterfall and fire feature along with a drink and lounge area. A two car garage with additional storage areas and air conditioning are additional features of this property.