Marlene Reed

Marlene Reed

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.

A few exerpts about Marlene


Jerrine, Newport Coast (Seller)
I found Marlene via neighborhood referrals, and I couldn’t have been luckier!  Marlene is a dream agent!  She dominates the Tesoro neighborhood, and now I know why!  She is very professional, and goes above and beyond expectations.  Her tireless energy, great problem-solving, high ethical standards, and commitment to her clients is amazing.  She treats you like her one and only customer…and she means it!  If you are fortunate enough to do business with her, you will gain a friend.

Alan, Newport Coast (Seller & Buyer)
Marlene's local knowledge was tremendous. She knew every house that was listed in Newport Coast and knew many that hadn't hit the MLS. She sold a house for me for more than I thought she could get and helped me buy another.
Not enough superlatives to describe this agent. She continued to follow up well after the sale was final helping me find trades people for final touches. When I was sick, she brought me chicken noodle soup. Just an amazing agent and an amazing person. 

Ned, Newport Coast (Buyer)
This is one of the finest RE agents that I have done business with. Marlene showed us a nice selection of houses, however when nothing appealed to us she really went to work and wrote letters to three different communities to dig up house for us. She is tenacious.  After procuring our dream house, she even went so far out of her job and helped with all of the contracting and meeting people at the house every day. We were out of town people moving to California from Chicago and SHE HANDLED IT ALL, unbelievable!

Robert, Corona Del Mar (Buyer)
Honest...Trustworthy…Integrity...Polished!!!  We hired Marlene as our Realtor for our relocation to the Newport Beach area. As a former Realtor, my expectations were very high...and WOW...she surpassed anything I could have imagined!  From her market knowledge to her follow up to her negotiating skills...Marlene is a rare find!  She truly delivered on her tagline of "redefining your real estate experience".  She brings a new energy to an old industry!  Very refreshing compared to the industry standard!

Wendy & Derick, Dana Point (Buyer) and Huntington Beach (Seller)
Marlene Reed was amazing to work with! Between my husband and I, we have bought and sold 5 homes and have never had an experience even come close to the positive one we had with Marlene. She was extremely professional from day 1 and worked so hard in both selling and helping us to purchase our new home. She went above and beyond any agent as far as her endless hours of working and efforts in a speedy sale.  In all the years dealing with ok to pretty good (and some not so good) agents, Marlene was beyond exceptional, and such a pleasure to work with. I felt very lucky to meet her and have this opportunity. I would highly recommend her to anyone selling or purchasing a home.

Jackie, Newport Coast (Seller)
Marlene made a stressful process as easy as it could get!   From putting the best face on our home, to advertising, showings and open houses, her optimism and positive attitude kept us on course to a speedy sale.  She has contacts for everything!  Decorators, painters, electricians, gardeners, and contractors.  I couldn't recommend anyone more professional or wonderful to work with!

Sherri, Newport Coast (Seller)
Marlene is very honest and true hard worker.  It was a very pleasant experience and I plan to use her in the future.  I recommend her to everyone.  Marlene sold 3 separate houses in the cul-de-sac and the others all felt the same way.  Truly unmatched in the industry!