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Monarch Real Estate is a visionary real estate group created by CaLee McManus, a top-producing and multiple award-winning agent who knows South Orange County and Ladera Ranch like no other. CaLee’s sublime service extends wholly to you: She’s committed to making your real estate dreams come true and achieving the highest ROI possible.

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5-Star Reviews

$450+M

Total Dollar Sales (MM)

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Monarch Real Estate

Since 2006, CaLee has generated over $450M in sales. She delivers a high level of service that emphasizes compassionate communication, timely and professional execution, and effective marketing strategies. In fact, CaLee leads Monarch with a consistent history of shorter market times and higher offers.

Believing that buying and selling real estate can be transformational, CaLee enjoys nothing more than helping her clients step into the next phase of their lives. With Monarch Real Estate, she’s here to serve as a trusted partner and guide throughout your real estate journey. Long after closing, she’ll continue to be there for you, because what matters most to her is your long-term happiness and success.

Tiffany Buchanan, SVP, Finance & Capital Markets at Crowdstrike
Aaron Hancock, Co-CEO and President, Investments
John Reese, Chief Marketing Officer at Audit Board
Andrew Esposito, Chief Financial Officer at WSP USA
Brandon Cuevas, Executive VP at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
Andy Carney, Managing Director for Banking and Wealth Management at JPMorgan Chase Bank
Art Wolf, CEO at AEW Electric
Azeem Dhalla, , President, Dhalla CPA A Professional Corporation
Chris Ahern, CEO Sohnen Enterprises, Inc.
Christopher Vyn, Managing Partner, Thurso Consulting Group
Lisa Holman
Trusted by Discerning Clients

Amazing Experience CaLee is so amazing. She and her team are on top of everything. They are so knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. They take so much stress out of the home buying/selling process. We will definitely be using CaLee the next time we are in the market.

— Tiffany Buchanan, SVP, Finance & Capital Markets at Crowdstrike | Buyer and Seller

Trusted by Discerning Clients

We had a great experience with CaLee on the buy and sell of our home.We started with CaLee by canvassing the luxury, high-end neighborhoods in coastal South County. She was able to help us to identify what we wanted and narrow our focus down to Dana Point and South Laguna Beach. So when the perfect house came available, we were able to jump on it right away. CaLee was able to convince the seller to ac...

— Aaron Hancock, Co-CEO and President, Investments | Buyer and Seller

Trusted by Discerning Clients

CaLee is an excellent agent that takes a very transparent, professional approach to representing you. She is an incredibly knowledgeable realtor, a savvy negotiator, and was always responsive when we had needs. We really appreciated her ability to see the best characteristics of our home and help in getting it ready to show. She won’t sugar coat things either, which we appreciated…it saved us time in add...

— John Reese, Chief Marketing Officer at Audit Board | Seller

Trusted by Discerning Clients

CaLee is hands down the best, most helpful realtor that I've ever worked with. CaLee always goes above and beyond, and she has the local contacts and presence to be able to find you the best home while working to negotiate the best prices. I would recommend CaLee to everyone and anyone!

— Andrew Esposito, Chief Financial Officer at WSP USA | Buyer

Trusted by Discerning Clients

We have worked with CaLee and her team for several years through multiple transactions both as buyers and sellers. I can honestly say she is the best there is. Her knowledge of the market, her ability to find that is a perfect fit or promote a property for top dollar, and her ability to negotiate on your behalf is second to none. I highly recommend her and her team.

— Brandon Cuevas, Executive VP at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan | Buyer and Seller

Trusted by Discerning Clients

The best in the business Working with CaLee McManus and her team of professionals is always a positive experience and an education in the business. She brings a wealth of resources and knowledge to the table and her instincts are always spot on. We’ve bought, sold and leased several properties with CaLee and each transaction exceeded our expectations. CaLee is our go-to real estate agent!

— Andy Carney, Managing Director for Banking and Wealth Management at JPMorgan Chase Bank | Buyer and Seller

Trusted by Discerning Clients

Excellent in every way CaLee is amazing to work with. She has a very thorough knowledge of the market, and a great team working with her. Can’t say enough good things about CaLee. She helps walk you through every aspect of purchase or sale. Very professional, and a joy to work with!

— Art Wolf, CEO at AEW Electric | Buyer and Seller

Trusted by Discerning Clients

CaLee and her team are in a class of their own! Top notch! We recently sold our home in Covenant Hills with CaLee and her team, and it was not an easy feat! Working with CaLee was a lifesaver, and we will forever be grateful. From the start, we could tell that CaLee was in a class of her own. She knew the home and neighborhood really well and made IMMEDIATE suggestions for changes that made a lot of sen...

— Azeem Dhalla, , President, Dhalla CPA A Professional Corporation | Seller

Trusted by Discerning Clients

First class service CaLee was a dream to work with and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to Ladera Ranch real estate. Communication and followup was on point and made the closing of our new home a dream.

— Chris Ahern, CEO Sohnen Enterprises, Inc. | Buyer

Trusted by Discerning Clients

Simply the BEST! I can’t recommend Calee and the entire team at Monarch more! Calee’s market knowledge, network, and sales process enabled us to sell our house in days at price we were thrilled with. Can’t wait to work with her on our next purchase!

— Christopher Vyn, Managing Partner, Thurso Consulting Group | Seller

Trusted by Discerning Clients

Positive: Professionalism CaLee has been our realtor for the purchase and sale of four properties over the years and I have nothing but the best things to say about her and her team. She is thorough, patient, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. We recently sold my mom's house which proved to be a difficult sale and CaLee marketed this property beautifully. I highly recommend her.

— Lisa Holman

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CaLee McManus  |  December 20, 2022

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