"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!"
VIDEO | 253 EMERALD BAY
EMERALD BAY | LAGUNA BEACH | This spectacular soft contemporary residence sprawls over a rare street to street lot overlooking Swanson Park in the prestigious guard gated community of Emerald Bay. Newly remodeled to the highest build quality, this residence greets guests with a private front courtyard and main level chef's kitchen with quartz counters and Decor graphite stainless steel appliances. The natural light and vaulted ceilings of the main entertaining space with retractable glass doors flows throughout to 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, and 2 powder rooms. The Master Suite features a private terrace and spacious, showcase display quality walk in closet. The master bath features an exquisite use of finishes with a freestanding tub and shower. In addition there is a fully functioning Media Room with complete Savant Home automation. Incredibly rare for Emerald Bay is the private saltwater pool with spill-over spa with a second outdoor fireplace and seating area plus a separate Casita/5th bedroom and bath that provide the ultimate indoor/outdoor entertaining experience. An oversized bedroom suite can opt as a second master while two additional bedroom suites share their own separate bonus room with study and entertainment center. This is one of the rare Emerald Bay properties that offers size, space, natural light, indoor/outdoor living, private pool/spa, ample parking and proximity to all of Emerald Bay's sought after community amenities.