Meet the Team

Marlene Reed

Principal/Broker/CPA
 
Marlene brings to fruition a vision of a fresh, new approach to the real estate industry. A CPA for 15 years, Marlene brings a high level of professionalism, service, integrity and energy to the real estate industry. Her business acumen, coupled with her interior design credentials uniquely allows her to maximize the financial reward of home ownership while enabling her clients to visualize how a house can become their perfect home.

To address a void in the market, Marlene created Coastal Dwellings, a customer-centric firm dedicated to providing uncompromising services to buyers/sellers that go above and beyond that of traditional firms. In addition to her experience as a broker, Marlene has been a partner in a real estate development firm that remodels and builds new homes across the country over the past 8 years, making her a versatile agent.

The client's best interest is always her #1 priority! Whether buying or selling, Marlene will always deliver successful results while making sure that her client's experience is a positive one throughout the process.

Marlene and her family reside in Newport Coast, CA. Being an Orange County resident, she is very familiar with the area and has the ability to find the perfect neighborhood for a family to live and play.

Ryan Reed

Principal
 
22 years of Sales Leadership and Marketing experience has provide Ryan the expertise needed to thrive in the Real Estate industry.  This extensive background provides an expert command of all sales aspects with deep insight, knowledge, and  experience in negotiation, leadership, and strategy, all while keeping the entire process client-centric.
 
A resident of Newport Coast for over 6 years, Ryan understands the dynamics of the market, and is a tremendous resource to buyers and sellers alike.  
 
 
 
 
 

Lola Vautrin

Luxury Real Estate Agent

 
Her international background, elite east coast education, coupled with her extensive knowledge of the real estate market and marketing background culminate to make Lola a versatile luxury real estate agent. She offers her clients outstanding level of result driven service. 


Lola understands selling your property in a timely fashion based on agreed expectations for the highest possible price is paramount. She will guide you through the process. She offers a comprehensive home valuation, marketing strategy, staging advice, and even quick tips for keeping your home "show ready".

Whether this is your first purchase or your forever, dream home, Lola's excitement and dedication will create a memorable experience. She works with you to identify and prioritize your specific property needs and is relentless in negotiating the best possible terms for her clients in every real estate transaction.

 

Dawn Adelsberg

Luxury Real Estate Agent 
 
With a 13-year Paralegal background and extensive Real Estate Experience, Dawn brings the ultimate sense of professionalism needed to assist clients in this ever-changing real estate market. As the purchase or sale of a home is the largest transaction most will experience in their lifetime, Dawn’s integrity, work ethic and attention to detail is what sets her apart, always making herself available to guide clients through the tedious process. Her no pressure, yet willing to fight for attitude is one she believes her clients need, appreciate and benefit from.
 
Having raised her twins in Newport Coast, where she and her husband resided for 18 years before recently moving to and settling on Balboa Island, she is very familiar with the area, which enables her to educate clients on schools, community, local attractions and the way of life Newport Beach has to offer. When working with a client, Dawn realizes she is married to the sale, always available to answer any questions and enjoys that most connections have lasted past the close of escrow.
 
Dawn has always put her client’s needs first and knows what it means to go the extra mile.Whether this is your forever home or a stepping-stone towards your future, Dawn will be there to guide you and make this transaction seamless.

Monica Araujo

Executive Assistant/Transaction Coordinator
 
Monica brings over 20 years of diverse work experience that includes Human Resources at Island Hotel and Executive Assistant at The LA Times. As the Administrative Assistant for Coastal Dwellings, Monica’s is the hub that ensures that every detail of our Clients experience perfect.
 
Her duties include transaction coordination, scheduling, data base management, process oversight, and general office management to name a few. Her customer service is second to none, and will always go the extra mile for our valued clients.
 
Monica is an Orange County native, and currently lives in Tustin with her husband and three amazing children.
 

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