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Single-Level Home with a Pool and Extensive Upgrades

1724 Tradewinds Lane, Newport Beach

Offered by Renee West of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

1724 Tradewinds Pl, Newport Beach, CA | real estate for saleRenee West of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties has listed an immaculate three bedroom home with three bathrooms and a prime location in the Baycrest neighborhood, for $1,815,000. Located within close proximity to the Back Bay as well as numerous options for shopping and dining, this home offers a convenient and relaxing lifestyle.

Inviting and stylish, the home features an open floor plan, hardwood floors, numerous windows and vaulted ceilings. Four fireplaces grace the main living areas, which include an impressive dining room, a formal living room, and a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops.

Open to the family room and overlooking the backyard, the kitchen features a breakfast bar, recessed lighting and custom cabinetry. A natural extension to the living space, the backyard offers an oversized pool, a privacy wall and an expansive patio area.

The master bedroom is a world apart, with its ample retreat, fireplace and resort-style bathroom, which includes a travertine shower, granite counters, and deep soaking tub. Adjacent to the master bedroom is a den that could easily be repurposed into an office or nursery.

Additional highlights include dual pane sliding glass doors and windows, a piano room, an attached two car garage with built-in storage, a laundry room, and paneled ceilings.

To schedule a private tour, please contact Renee West at 714-914-9060, via email at, or on the web at

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties proudly supports nearly 3,000 sales associates located in 60 offices spanning from the Central Coast all the way down through Southern California. In 2014 our expert agents assisted over 12,000 customers in selling or buying a home with a total closed volume of nearly $12 billion.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc. and a member of HSF Affiliates, LLC. For more information, visit To learn about career opportunities, call 858-523-4940.

 Orange County Register | April 3, 2015


Renee West of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Earns President’s Circle Award

In recognition of her outstanding sales performance, Broker Associate Renee West of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties’ Corona Del Mar office was recently honored with the President’s Circle award.

Renee West Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties President's Circle award 2013

“Winning the President’s Circle award is a tremendous achievement, because it means that Renee ranks in the top three percent of our brokerage’s vast national network of sales associates,” said David M. Cabot, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. “She has a tenacious work ethic and a talent for helping her clients identify their wants and needs. This has allowed her to build an outstanding reputation.”

West has excelled in her real estate career as a result of her hands-on approach to every transaction, attention to detail, enthusiasm, and keen market insight. Over her 20 year career, she has also been the recipient of the brokerage’s Legend award and numerous other prestigious professional awards. A Fine Homes Specialist, West focuses on the sale of waterfront properties and luxury homes in coastal Orange County with an emphasis on Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach and Newport Coast.

“My career has been very fulfilling, from holding open houses to giving tours of available properties,” explained West, who is fluent in Spanish. “Working in real estate provides so many opportunities to make new friends, connect with other residents, and share my passion for these wonderful beach communities.” A long-time waterfront resident of Newport Beach, West provides her clients with valuable insights into Orange County’s complex housing market, neighborhoods, and local service providers.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

With more than 3,200 sales associates located in 62 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is one of the top five brokerages in the nation. In 2013, agents of the firm closed $12 billion in sales volume and more than 14,000 transactions.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate brokerage network, which is owned and operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, a joint venture of which HomeServices of America, Inc., the nation’s second-largest, full-service residential brokerage firm is a majority owner. HomeServices of America is an affiliate of world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Califronia Properties | May 5, 2014


A Healing Economy Ushers in Demand for Luxury Homes

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 27, 2013 – With its unobstructed water views, the Tuscan-style custom home located on the Newport Beach bay front on the Balboa Peninsula at 1310 West Bay Ave., in Newport Beach, Calif., has been listed at a very competitive price. Fully equipped with a wine room, office, five fireplaces, a theatre, a rooftop retreat, three-car garage, and private pier, the three-story home combines old world hand-crafted details and luxurious contemporary features.

The home is listed by Renee West, one of the top producers with Southern California real estate powerhouse Prudential California Realty of Newport Beach.

“We’re seeing high demand for luxury homes now that the economy is on the upswing,” says West. “Priced so competitively, this home won’t last on the market, especially with the attention to detail its architect has given it, such as beveled windows from Germany, Crema Marfil flooring and various patterned Richard Marshall Brazilian wood floors heated through the entire house and outdoor patio. The kitchen is a gourmet chef’s dream come true with four dishwashers, professional Thermador oven and pizza oven, and more. It’s also equipped with a Smart System and hydraulic system to keep televisions hidden within the ceiling. With its old world hand-crafted details and luxurious contemporary features, it’s truly an architectural jewel.”

Additional information is available from Renee West at 714-914-9060.


Renee West Joins the Exclusive Haute Living Real Estate Network

Corona del Mar, CA– Renee West, a prominent real estate agent in the Orange County market, has joined the prestigious Haute Living Real Estate Network.

Haute Living Real Estate Network will feature Renee West as an exclusive real estate professional. This exclusive circle of leading real estate agents brings opulent estates and extravagent properties to affluent buyers and homeowners looking to purchase the ultimate residence. Featuring properties with over-the-top amenities in the most exclusive locations, Haute Living Real Estate Network brings readers the best of the best.

About Haute Living Real Estate Network

Haute Living Real Estate Network specializes in selecting top real estate professionals, creating the most prominent directory for exclusive listings. The network website is an online destination for all real estate related news and features daily blog posts providing up-to-date information on affluent markets and real estate developments. Access all of this information and more by visiting

About Renee West

A native Californian, Renee West has been a Newport Beach bay front homeowner for over 25 years, and a local real estate agent, Realtor and broker associate in California’s coastal areas of Orange County for nearly 20 years. Throughout her life, Renee has thrown herself into her work; employed as a schoolteacher for years (while focusing on elementary education), working as a partner in a high-end Newport Beach car dealership, and now as a top-producing real estate agent with Prudential California Realty since 1993.

Her familiarity with the areas of Newport Beach, Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar in Southern California is so impressive that when a potential buyer or seller mentions a home’s address – chances are, Renee will be able to describe the neighborhood, surrounding schools, and the positive points of the home. Well-connected and thorough, she draws from her complex understanding of the local amenities and services to match her clients with the perfect lifestyle and home to fit their needs.

Renee’s attention to detail, energy and enthusiasm are prevalent during the course of representing her buyers and sellers during a transaction or when marketing a listing. This consistent hands-on involvement in all of Renee’s transactions pleases her first-time clients and repeat customers alike, giving Renee the well-deserved signature slogan of “Renee West is the best!

In addition to being a top producer in Newport Beach and Corona del Mar with Prudential, Renee strives to be the best in her area, and maintains affiliations with numerous professional organizations. As such, she is a member of the California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS – formally the SoCal MLS), as well as: the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the California Association of Realtors (CAR), and the Orange Coast Association of Realtors (OCAR).

To Learn More: Visit Renee West’s Haute Real Estate Network Profile


Renee West Strikes Gold!

Renee West was recently honored by Prudential California Realty for her sales in 2012, which earned her the Chairman’s Circle Gold award. The achievement ranks West at the top two percent of more than 54,000 Prudential agents nationwide.

“Awards like these mean a lot, because they indicate that my clients value the service that I provide for them,” said West, who is based in Prudential’s Corona Del Mar office.

The announcement was made at the annual meeting of Prudential’s Luxury Properties Division in LoPrudential Chairman's Circle Gold awards Angeles. West attended the event to network with her fellow Luxury Properties Specialists, learn from noted experts in the fields of real estate technology and marketing, and exchange local market information.

“When our company’s top agents from Santa Barbara to San Diego get together it allows us to not only match our buyers and sellers but also share useful new techniques and strategies for serving our clients,” added West.

A bay front homeowner since 1981 and a 20-year industry veteran, West brings a unique understanding of luxury coastal homes to her clients’ transactions. Formerly a school teacher and the owner of a car dealership, she explains that her success has been due to her focus on helping people achieve their goals and talent for collaborating with her peers on behalf of her clients.

“Renee has continually led the local and national market with her sales,” notes Scott MacDonald, manager of Prudential’s Corona Del Mar office. “She has excelled as a result of her energetic personality and positive outlook, combined with her ability to leverage her extensive community knowledge for the benefit of her buyers and sellers.”

Renee West can be reached at (714) 914-9060, via email at, or on the web at

Prudential California Realty Blog | March 4, 2013 |


Oceanfront Home with Luxurious Amenities

1704 W. Oceanfront, Newport Beach | home for saleRenee West of Prudential California Realty has listed a distinctive custom home with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, for $5,250,000.  Located just off the boardwalk on the Balboa Peninsula, this home offers views of Catalina and a spacious beachfront patio.

The open and bright interior features approximately 3,304 square feet of living space and a great room with sit-down views of the Pacific Ocean.  Overlooking the great room is a stylish gourmet kitchen, which offers top-of-the-line appliances, a center island, granite counters and leaded glass ceiling lights.

Designed around a central courtyard, the home provides abundant light without sacrificing privacy.  There are Mannington iCore wood floors, and the main floor bedroom is perfectly suited for a home office, with its built-in desk, French doors and custom cabinets.

In the master bedroom, numerous windows and a private balcony maximize the home’s prime coastal location.  The sitting area is warmed by a gas fireplace, and the bathroom features a walk-in closet with custom shelving.

Parking and storage space are never an issue, as the home includes an attached two car garage, numerous closets and under-the-house storage.

To schedule a private tour, or for more information, please contact Renee West at 714-914-9060, via email at, or on the web at

With over 3,000 sales associates in 58 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast, Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation and the largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network. Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, please visit

Prudential California Realty Blog | September 4, 2012 |


Offered for sale by Renee West of Prudential California Realty, this home features a spacious main floor living room with a large wet bar, media center and a wall of sliding glass doors that open to the patio.  Designed to provide an unrivaled atmosphere for hosting casual events, the patio offers a stone fire pit, built-in BBQ and an elevated limestone terrace that overlooks the beach.

A stylish and practical workspace, the gourmet kitchen features stainless appliances, marble countertops, limestone floors and a skylight.  Conveniently located nearby the upstairs living room, the kitchen also includes a large central island and rich dark wood cabinetry.

With cathedral ceilings and a massive granite fireplace, the second floor living room is a relaxing focal point of this exceptional property.  Floor-to-ceiling windows frame spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, there is a built-in flat screen TV, and the roof top deck is only steps away.

Peaceful and secluded, the master suite features vaulted ceilings with skylights, decorative insets and a Juliet balcony.  There is an adjacent private office, and the master bathroom includes dual vanities, granite countertops and oil-rubbed bronze hardware.

To schedule a private tour, please contact Renee West at 714-914-9060, via email at, or on the web at

Prudential California Realty is one of the top five brokerages in the nation, with over 3,400 sales associates in 58 offices across Southern California and the Central Coast.  The largest company in the Prudential Real Estate international network, Prudential California Realty is proud to be a member of HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. For more information, visit

The Orange County Register | October 2, 2011  |


Renee West Helps Buyer of Waterfront Estate in Linda Isle

1 Linda Isle, buyers represented by Renee West

Renee West, of Prudential California Realty’s Corona Del Mar office, recently assisted one of her clients with the purchase of 1 Linda Isle, a lavish estate with a private dock large enough to accommodate a 60’ yacht. West is an 18-year industry veteran and an expert in coastal real estate, who had previously represented the buyers of the property with the sale of several homes in the area.

Originally listed for sale at $4.995 million, 1 Linda Isle provides the ultimate in European style and luxury, with six bedrooms, an upstairs guest casita with wet bar and a detached servant’s quarters. Nestled in a guard gated community, the estate offers four fireplaces, panoramic views of the bay, and approximately 5,700 square feet of living space.

“As a bay front homeowner for many years, I love sharing my knowledge and passion for the coastal lifestyle,” says West, a native Californian and a broker associate. She can often be seen cruising around the bay, providing her clients with tours of the area from her 21’ electric boat.

West is a well-connected agent who enjoys collaborating with her network of professional alliances to find excellent value for her buyers and deliver optimal results for her sellers. “I feel so fortunate to call this area my home,” added West. “It is truly a joy to introduce people to the area and help them transition into their new surroundings.”

A former schoolteacher, West graduated from the University of California Irvine with an MBA. Having consistently earned awards based on sales production, her comprehensive understanding of the local housing market and talent for negotiating have earned her referrals and repeat business from an expansive base of clientele.

“Renee’s positive outlook and sense of responsibility to her clients has positioned her at the forefront of the real estate market for many years,” noted Scott MacDonald, manager of Prudential’s Corona Del Mar office.

To find a home with similar qualities, or for comprehensive real estate assistance, please contact Renee West at (714) 914-9060, via email at, or on the web at

The Orange County Register | September 18, 2011  |


Regal Italian Villa is a Yachtsman’s Dream

3336 Via Lido - MLS listing in Newport Beach

With luxurious interior details and a rare lengthy boat dock that can accommodate a yacht of 110’-plus in length, this furnished two bedroom, three and a half bath, home is an elegant primary residence or an impressive vacation home.  Offered for sale by Renee West of Prudential California Realty, for $7,950,000, this coastal retreat features a private home theater, hand-painted frescoes and a roof-top deck with panoramic views.

Unassuming from the curb, yet lavish and sophisticated on the interior, this property is a showpiece for the homeowner.  Every room includes original artwork, Venetian plaster walls, honed limestone and rustic plank wood flooring, chandeliers, decorative leaded glass windows and arched French doors.

A relaxing Venetian mural covers the walls of the entranceway and sets the stage for this home’s dramatic foyer, which is open to a domed ceiling on the third floor.  The adjacent home office features built-in dark wood bookcases; an ornate winding staircase provides access to a roof-top patio that includes a Jacuzzi, a table with a gas fire inset, and a 180-degree view of Newport Harbor.

Open to the kitchen, the family room offers sit-down views of the harbor and a gas fireplace.  Replete with high-end stainless appliances, and tastefully appointed with limestone counters and custom dark wood cabinetry, the gourmet kitchen is convenient and attractive.

Additional highlights of this exceptional property include a dining room with Corinthian pilasters, an advanced security and entertainment system, an attached two car garage, and a master suite that is complete with a see-through fireplace, motorized shades and a Roman tub that overlooks Newport Bay.

To schedule a private tour, or for more information, please contact Renee West at 714-914-9060, via email at, or on the web at


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Daily Pilot | August 27, 2011 |


Remodeled Castle-Like Home in Corona del Mar

For sale in Corona del Mar - 618 Jasmine ARemodeled castle boasts rich quality of life. With an outdoor living space that has been customized for entertaining, and a lavishly updated interior, Castle Corona del Mar is an exceptional value. The home blends the classic beauty of the Old World with all of the sophisticated upgrades that enhance modern life.

Located only minutes away from local beaches, parks and community centers, this three bedroom three and one-half bath home offers a convenient lifestyle. Created to provide a relaxing venue for hosting gatherings of friends, the slate garden patio features a built-in gas firepit and sound system, a barbecue station with a refrigerator and a bar, a fountain and a custom lighting system.

Airy and refined, the living room features vaulted ceilings and an attractive granite-lined fireplace flanked by a double set of French doors. There are beautiful hardwood floors throughout the living and dining rooms, as well as the kitchen, which is complete with granite countertops, stainless appliances and custom wood cabinetry.

A luxurious and peaceful retreat, the master suite includes two walk-in closets with built-in shelving, coffered ceilings and a slate fireplace. The master bathroom features a separate tub, a double shower with a glass enclosure and dual sinks.

With a main floor bedroom and bathroom, an attached two-car garage and numerous additional features, Castle Corona del Mar is an opportunity that should not be missed.

This home is offered at $1,150,000.

For more information, call Renee West of Prudential California Realty at 714.914.9060, email her at, or visit


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Daily Pilot | June 25, 2011 |


Legendary Sales Achievements the Norm for Renee West

Scott MacDonald, manager of Prudential California Realty’s Corona del Mar office, is pleased to announce that Renee West has been honored with the prestigious Legend Award by Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services.  The award recognizes market-leading agents who have won the Chairman’s Circle award on 10 occasions during their career.

“The level of energy and enthusiasm that Renee applies to her clients’ transactions exemplifies Prudential’s high ethical standards,” says MacDonald.  “She is truly a people person who is always willing to go beyond the expectations of her clients.”

A broker associate with more than 18 years of real estate experience, West has frequently ranked among the top two percent or higher, out of more than 50,000 Prudential agents nationwide.  She attributes her consistent track record of success to her attention to detail, extensive community knowledge and focus on managing the multiple aspects of each transaction.

West is a native Californian and a specialist in the luxurious waterfront properties that line the coastal areas of Newport Beach and Corona del Mar.  Well-connected and thorough, she draws from her complex understanding of local service providers, neighborhood amenities and entertainment options to match her clients with the perfect lifestyle and home to fit their needs.

“My career in real estate has been very fulfilling,” says West, who has been a bay front homeowner since 1981.  “From holding open houses and giving tours of available properties, to attending networking events, working in real estate provides numerous opportunities to make new friends, get out into the community and connect with people.”

Renee West can be reached at (714) 914-9060, via email at, or on the web at


Prudential California Realty Marketing

April 21, 2011


Home Shopping by Boat

Renee West, an agent for the Corona del Mar office of Prudential California Realty, has a fun way of showing around her waterfront homebuyers.

West takes them out on her 21-foot electric Duffy boat, which she has docked at her Newport Beach home.

As they cruise the bay, she learns what kind of home might suit them.

She points out distinct homes owned (or formerly owned) by celebrities and Orange County’s business moguls.  She tells them the history of the homes and describes the neighborhoods.

“It’s very educational and fun,” she said.  “People enjoy the tours.”

Some of the waterfront neighborhoods she highlights include Promontory Bay, Bayshores, Lido Isle and Linda Isle.

Linda Isle has 107 homes and is ultra private with an around-the-clock guarded gate.  All of the homes are custom built and have boat docks.

There only is one way to get on Lido Isle, which is by bridge.  It was developed in the 1920s and has about 850 homes.

Lido Isle is made up of Via Lido Nord, which faces Pacific Coast Highway, and Via Lido Soud, which faces the ocean.

“It’s a matter of personal preference as to which side people like,” she said.

Bayshores, at Dover Drive and Pacific Coast Highway, has about 250 homes, including 25 on the water.  Not all of them have docks.

Promontory Bay, developed by Irvine Co. in the 1970s, has 16 homes on Bayside Drive.  Promontory Bay’s Harbor Island Drive has 42 custom homes with boat docks.

Gated Harbor Island is where some of the country’s wealthiest live.

West recently represented a Chinese businessman in the sale of a $6.2 million home on Linda Isle.  The seller’s agent was Jacqueline Thompson for Surterre.

The buyer, who was looking for a waterfront home for his wife and children, was a referral from a past buyer, a couple from Hong Kong.

West represented the Hong Kong couple last year in their buy of a Bayside Drive home in Newport Beach.

West sells homes around the county but said her expertise lies in waterfront homes in Newport.

“I have a keen interest in homes on Newport Harbor,” she said.

Sherri Cruz | Orange County Business Journal | April 18, 2011


Prudential’s Stars Honored for Spirit of Teamwork, Client Service

Prudential California Realty has announced the recipients of the Orange County Star award for the month of March 2011. The award, which was created by Prudential’s Regional Vice President of Orange County Patti Brotherton, is presented to agents and employees that epitomize the company’s goal to provide a superior level of representation and service to the community.

Each month, managers throughout Prudential’s extensive network of Orange County locations select a different award winner. For Laguna Beach, Suzanne Taylor was recognized for her caring attitude towards her fellow agents, in addition to the effort she displayed in representing the office at the Laguna Association of Realtors. Todd Muradian of Prudential Irvine was awarded for donating his time to participate in a panel for all Orange County agents, as well as for the generosity he showed in sharing his knowledge, skills and insights about real estate with other agents.

In Mission Viejo, Andrea Vargas and Matt Babayan were commended for recently earning the coveted President’s Circle award, and for always making themselves available to help other agents. The Newport Beach office selected Realtors Dick Dickson and Sally Shipley for the Orange County Star award to highlight the veteran leadership they have exhibited over their many years serving clients in the Newport real estate market.

Renee West was recognized by the Corona del Mar office for her contributions supporting other agents in the office, and for sharing her more than 20 years of experience specializing in waterfront properties in the Newport area. The Rancho Santa Margarita office chose Christina Ford to recognize her weekly volunteer work at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. In Laguna Niguel, John VanHogen earned the award as a result of his enthusiasm for helping other people—a trait that makes him a valuable and important asset to the office.

For Monarch Beach, Prudential employee Carole Stavert was chosen as the award winner for her positive attitude and the personal attention she devotes to ensure that the office runs smoothly. “Our agents and employees are constantly driven to enhance the client experience,” said Brotherton. “The Orange County Star award allows us to commend them for their sense of teamwork and willingness to collaborate on behalf of not just their personal clients, but for all of the buyers and sellers who choose Prudential.”

The entire Ladera Ranch office was recognized with the March Orange County Star award for being an extremely cohesive unit of professionals, all working together to help their clients in every way possible. In San Clemente, Craig Cornwell was designated as the award winner for his commitment to make himself available to his colleagues when the manager is away at meetings, to address their concerns and find answers to their questions.

For more information about Prudential California Realty, Patti Brotherton or the company’s team of professionals, please visit

The Orange County Register | March 28, 2011  |


Advertiser Welcome: Renee West

Walking down the street, cruising around the harbor in her red-striped Duffy boat, heading into The Bungalow to meet friends — wherever Renee West goes, she’s likely to hear it.

“Renee West does it again!” people say, pointing to her, quoting her signature slogan as they cross paths.

“People say it all the time,” West says. And she loves it — loves being recognized as a real estate agent who knows all there is to know about the local market and as an agent who gets things done.

West is one of Prudential’s leading agents, continually honored as one of the top sellers, particularly in the Newport Beach and Corona del Mar markets. (Check out her website here and her new blog here.)

Throughout her life, West has thrown herself into her work. A lifelong Southern California resident, West attended college at Cal State-Los Angeles, where she studied Spanish and education. She worked as a schoolteacher for years, focusing on elementary education and eventually moving to Newport Beach in 1978.

In the 1980s, West made a huge career change, becoming a partner in a high-end car dealership.

“It was a fun, fun, fun, fun time,” she says. “I was the Ferrari driver. The crazy ’80s. If you could be in the car business, you wanted to be there. We’d travel to Italy — it was truly life in the fast lane.”

By the 1990s, however, life again changed with the car dealership and her marriage dissolving. She returned to UC-Irvine and studied business, getting her MBA.

“I had been in the limelight, and it was time to regroup,” she says. “I loved school. When I graduated, I thought, ‘Maybe I should study sociology and stay here…’ But I told myself, ‘I’ve got to go to work.’”

West became a real estate agent in 1993, a time when the local economy was in disarray and Orange County was in bankruptcy.

“I sold a house within the first six weeks,” she says. “I sold another a few weeks later. I thought, ‘This is easy.’”

Easy — with a dash of hard work and a knack for seeing what others miss.

Take Channel Reef, for example. The building on Ocean Boulevard was built in the 1960s, and today many locals consider it too big — something that should never have been permitted to be built on a coastal bluff.

“It’s very misunderstood,” says West, who has made herself the go-to agent for listings in the building. “I know that building inside and out, and there are mini palaces in there — and it’s all views, all waterfront.”

West lives on the water herself and is considered a waterfront property expert. “That’s my deal,” she says. “I love waterfront property. Ask me anything.”

Living on the water means lots of rides on her Duffy, called “Ain’t Life Grand,” where she can give a great tour. “What’s for sale, what it’s listed at, what’s sold. People love to go out with me.”

Waterfront living also means lots of kayaking — when she’s not working, West thrives on exercise. “Yoga, spin class, you name it,” she says. She also reads voraciously and is a book club member, and she supports charities including the AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County. She’s an avid gardener, clipping roses for her office on Marguerite Avenue, or for her office at home.

“We work seven days a week,” she says. Her associate, Claire Namdar, agrees, adding that West has always been on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to marketing. Years ago before the popularity of the Internet, West used CD-ROMs to show clients homes. Today, the two women have created an interactive website and blog with free MLS mapping features for visitors, and they send regular market reports in postcard form to clients, always with the signature line “Renee West does it again!”

“I’m very entrenched in the business and the community,” she says. “I think my success is from hard work, and having the right attitude.”

Photo courtesy of Renee West.

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Corona del Mar Today | May 2, 2010  |


Renee West Named Prudential Real Estate Network’s President’s Circle

Renee West of Prudential California Realty has been named to the prestigious President’s Circle for 2008 by Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, Inc., a Prudential Financial, Inc. company. The award recognizes residential sales professionals who exemplified great sales measures in closed residential GCI, commercial GCI or closed 50 residential units for the year.

Renee West was recognized during Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services’ Sales Convention held in Las Vegas from March 29-31. The annual business event was attended by real estate professionals from the United States, Mexico and Canada.

“We are so proud of Renee and her performance achievement in 2008,” said Scott MacDonald, Manager of Prudential California Realty, Newport Beach & Corona del Mar offices. “As a President’s Circle recipient, Renee West is among the top three percent of the Prudential Real Estate Network, which has approximately 62,000 sales professionals. Renee West & Associates have always pursued excellence in customer service and serves as an example of the success that can be achieved by having a high standard of integrity and professionalism.”

Renee West entered the real estate field in 1993 and joined Prudential California Realty in 2000. Prior to winning the award, she has also won the Chairman’s Circle Platinum award and Prudential’s exclusive Legends Award.

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For more information regarding Renee West or to view her current listings in the Newport Beach-Corona del Mar area, please visit her website at or call her directly at (714) 914-9060.  Her office is located at 3301 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

The Orange County Register | June 16, 2009  |


Prudential’s Renee West is known for her energetic approach toward clients and coastal properties

This esteemed broker associate makes every transaction seamless

Working with Newport Beach broker associate Renee West has much in common with sailing on a luxury yacht. In both experiences, your only job is to sit back and enjoy total comfort, assured navigation and a sleek, streamlined cruise.

West’s preeminent skills with both people and properties have earned her the coveted Prudential Chairman’s Circle Platinum designation for the past three years — an honor that places her among the top 2% of approximately 50,000 agents in the Prudential Real Estate Network nationwide. She is also a member of Prudential’s exclusive Architectural Collections division.

A native Californian, West has lived on the bay front and worked in Newport Beach for more than 25 years. First-time clients are regularly amazed by her detailed knowledge of Newport Beach and Corona del Mar. Give her a street address and she can usually describe not only the surrounding neighborhood and its schools, but key features of th home in question.

West is known for her energetic, proactive approach, and regularly sets out to knock on doors and talk with homeowners. Each of her clients experiences her focused, hands-on involvement throughout the home buying or selling experience. She makes sure they know where they stand at every stage — from who attended the proeprty’s open houses and what their comments were to exactly what marketing elements are planned. Should clients have any questions or concerns, they know how to find her. “I always answer my cell,” West says. “It’s my first priority.”

When it comes to marketing, West showcases her properties to the fullest. Her powerhouse strategy includes a dedicated website for every property and a high-impact multimedia campaign that includes online, direct mail and newspaper promotion plus exposure in key magazines. “We use every marketing tool and then some,” she says. “Being backed by a strong company with a great support system and marketing resources really helps.”

With more than a decade in the real estate business, West is a master at connecting with diverse players and getting them on the same page. Recently one frustrated couple called West after negotiations on their home sale had come to a standstill. “Renee pulled seller and buyer to the center again, creating a turnkey sale,” marveled the delighted sellers.

Negotiation is one of West’s favorite parts of her job. “I love working deals,” she says, “but the right follow-up is as important as the agreement. It’s essential to establish tight response times, then stay on top of them every step of the way. Keeping the momentum going lifts the spirits of everyone involved — and that works to my clients’ advantage.”

Before becoming a Realtor, West spent more than a decade teaching special needs children in L.A.’s inner city. She holds an MBA from UC Irvine, is a member of the UCI Alumni Association’s Dean’s Leadership Circle, and is a supporter of the Orange County Performing Arts Center. In her spare time, she can be found enjoying the same pleasures she enables her clients to savor: boating, kayaking and living life along the waterfront. “This lifestyle is so desirable; there will always be people eager to acquire property here,” West says.

Her future clients have a memorable experience in store from the moment they meet her. “As an agent, you’re showing your skills from the listing presentation onward,” West says. “For someone who loves meeting people as much as I do, that’s always something to look forward to.”

Daily Pilot | March 10 2007

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