Paulo Prietto

Paulo Prietto

REALTOR® | DRE# : 01878796

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188 Clients served


2010:  Rookie of the Year
2021, 2022:  The Thousands List of Top Real Estate Professionals by Real Trends


Surfers of Compass:  Group of top Compass real estate agents around the country who specialize in finding homes for surfers. Coastal living specialist.

Buying & selling primary and secondary homes, Investment property, multi-family properties, first time home buyers, 1031 exchanges.


Chapman University
Mater Dei High School


Surfrider Foundation
Laguna Food Pantry
About Paulo

Paulo Prietto is not your typical real estate agent. His journey into the world of real estate began in 2005 when he took on the management of his family's property portfolio while pursuing his education at Chapman University. Born and raised in Orange County, California, Paulo has an intimate connection to the area, making him a trusted advisor for those seeking to make their home in this vibrant region. 

What sets Paulo apart is his genuine passion for real estate and helping people. He thrives on the dynamic nature of the industry and the opportunity to connect people with their dream homes. In addition to his dedication to luxury real estate, Paulo is also the head of "Surfers of Compass," a group of top Compass real estate agents around the country who specialize in finding surfers a home. This unique specialization allows him to combine his love for the ocean and surfing with his expertise in real estate, providing unparalleled guidance to clients seeking coastal living. 

With a keen eye for luxury properties, Paulo has garnered recognition, including the prestigious "Rookie of the Year" award, for his exceptional performance in the luxury real estate market. Additionally, Paulo's expertise and dedication have been acknowledged by his inclusion on the "Real Trends" Top Real Estate Professionals list in both 2021 and 2022. His strategic and intuitive approach to real estate, coupled with his outstanding work ethic, has earned him the trust and respect of clients and colleagues alike. Paulo's impressive track record includes selling over $163 million of real estate in over 110 transactions while servicing 188 clients, showcasing his expertise and commitment to his craft. 

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Paulo is a well-rounded individual with a deep sense of integrity and ethics. His dedication to his clients goes beyond business; he is genuinely invested in achieving exceptional results for each individual he serves. 

When he's not immersed in the world of real estate, Paulo enjoys spending quality time with his family and pursuing his passion for outdoor activities. His commitment to excellence extends to the world of skimboarding, where he has achieved the remarkable feat of being a three-time world champion, showcasing his dedication to achieving greatness in all aspects of his life. 

Paulo Prietto is not just a real estate agent; he is a dedicated advocate for the Laguna Beach community, committed to providing unparalleled service and expertise to those seeking to make Laguna Beach their home. And, if you ask, Paulo would be happy to share his favorite local surf breaks.

Client Testimonials

I got so INCREDIBLY lucky to get connected to Paulo. He expertly managed finding the exact right home for me and my family in the perfect location not only at the right price but also worked with me remotely! Every single professional he connected me to was also outstanding. I could not speak more highly of his professionalism, negotiating skills, effectiveness, availability, responsiveness, calm, and grace.

Heidi Z. | Laguna Beach

My wife and I worked with Paulo Prietto to help us relocate from Los Angeles down to Orange County. When we walked into his office, we weren’t sure what town we wanted to live in or whether we were looking to rent or buy; all we knew was that we needed to find a great place for us and our three children in an excellent school district with enough space and amenities for our active family, all within a moderate budget and a very tight time window that would allow our kids to start new schools at the beginning of the school . We had already met with several REALTORS® during our explorations and had been disappointed that no one had risen to our challenge.

Paulo swung into action and it was immediately clear that he was a cut above other REALTORS® that we had worked with. He asked lots of good questions and quickly created a long list of potential properties, and then took careful note of the feedback we gave him. He invested time in educating us on neighborhoods and showing us an array of houses so we could decide, and he could understand, what we were looking for. Even though our old home wasn’t on the market yet, he devised a creative strategy to allow us to get into escrow on a property that was a good fit for us. At every step of the way Paulo was there to help us – not only did he find us a great house in Laguna Beach that is next to a park that our kids love, he helped us negotiate a good deal and find a lovely pre-school nearby for our youngest and introduced us to an excellent contractor who did a remodel to make the house a perfect fit.

Paulo was simply amazing. His client service is second to none and he took such great care of us that along the way we felt like he became a family friend. If you’re looking for an outstanding REALTOR® in Orange County, look no further.

- Leo G. | Laguna Beach

In owning a construction/ development business, I’ve worked with many different brokers. Paulo and his boutique brokerage are at the very top in terms of knowledge, integrity, professionalism, and ability to execute. My business has grown as a direct result of Paulo’s help. Working with Paulo has been a pleasure as Paulo has a very personable personality.

I look forward to working with Paulo as I continually build my real estate portfolio. I greatly appreciate Paulo’s insight and ability to follow through. I wanted to inform Paulo that I am very pleased with the real estate services he so graciously provided me.

- Rick F., President of Forehan Construction

Paulo helped us buy a single family home in Orange County. He dedicated a lot of his time to virtual showings as well as in person showings. As we were moving from out of state, Paulo rearranged his schedule several times to accommodate us in terms of time changes and last minute trips to view homes in Orange County. He is a skilled negotiator, has a vast knowledge of Laguna Beach and Orange County, and is just a fun person to work with. He is dedicated to his clients and works on providing solutions to any problems. He is an overall great guy.

Jaime C. | San Juan Capistrano

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