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Internationally, Marilyn Read is also an industry leader in Orange County real estate. Consistently recognized for her accomplishments as a top producer each year, her outstanding record was achieved through a passion for what she does. Her honesty, integrity, and attention to her client's needs illustrate her dedication to success. An expert in all aspects of real estate, Marilyn has lived on Lido Isle for the past 35 years and has been serving her clients in the area for over 30 years.

As a long time resident of Lido Isle, Marilyn has been active in all areas of the community: Member of the LICA board of directors for 8 years, Member of the Architectural Committee, Committee for Island Security, Clubhouse Chairman, Lido Isle Women's Club President, Lido Isle Tennis Club Board member for 6 years.

With this background, Marilyn is well known within the community and has a thorough understanding of all its activities. Formerly an elementary school teacher, she brings excellent communication skills and is effective in providing a roadmap through complex transactions. Marilyn's experience and quiet confidence enable her to provide a high degree of comfort to her clients. She is a pleasure to work with as she takes the guess work out of the process.

Marilyn's dedication and personal service, coupled with her marketing expertise, make her an invaluable resource when buying or selling real estate. Consistently ranked one of the top agents in Newport Beach and Orange County, Marilyn has been honored as a member of Coast Newport Properties Hall of Fame for her lifetime achievements, for Coldwell Banker’s International President’s Premier Award, ranking in the Top 100 of Coldwell Banker Sales Associates in Southern California, the International President’s Elite Award representing the Top 1% of Sales Professionals Internationally and in the Top 10 of Orange County Sales Professionals. Having earned the respect of both her clients and her peers, Marilyn looks forward to more success in the future and helping her clients with all of their real estate needs.

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Leveraging a unique blend of skills, Arthur has guided buyers and sellers in many of our coasts most desirable areas with impeccable service, market intelligence, innovative marketing, honesty and integrity.

Arthur was raised on Lido Isle. With this life long connection to Newport he is able to share a first hand perspective of his hometown and all it has to offer. While his deep network allows him to reach further into the community, often discovering properties before they hit the market.

With a degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley, Arthur provides a distinct perspective to the sale or purchase of your home few agents can provide. This foundation helps him unearth opportunities and uncover concerns, leveraging them to his clients advantage.

Early in his career, Arthur applied his creative and technical skills to the world of Feature Film Visual Effects. Winning 3 Oscars over the span of 20 years, he led international teams of artists and programers driving groundbreaking visuals with clear communication, keen listening, mutual trust and responsive follow through.

Arthur and his wife met when they were attending Newport Harbor High School and they have a 5 year old son. Arthur is an active member of the local community, happily supporting The Environmental Nature Center, The NHHS Alumni Collective and The Orange County Museum Of Art.

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An extensive background in project management and sales at consumer icon Procter & Gamble helped to cement the skills Diane needed to succeed in today’s Real Estate market - leadership, negotiation, time management and client management.  Her real estate career began in 2006 at Coldwell Banker where she has gained exceptional industry knowledge while creating an invaluable network of relationships and resources.

Diane’s knowledge of transactions and file coordination began with her role as an assistant to a distinguished top producing Newport Beach agent, Marilyn Read.  Since 2008, the pair has represented countless buyers and sellers in the area.

Her devotion to customer service and her client’s needs is paramount to Diane.  Her enthusiastic, professional demeanor is well recognized by clients and colleagues alike.

An East Coast native, Diane moved to the Newport Beach in 2003.  Diane specializes in Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Balboa Island, and Costa Mesa.

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