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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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Monarch Real Estate

Since 2006, CaLee has generated over $300M 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.

Lisa Holman
Rohit Patel

Highly͏ recommend this excellent, savvy, trusted, and fun real-estate professional CaLee McManus was highly recommended by Alicia, a trusted friend of my niece. CaLee met me at my condo. I was instantly impressed by her knowledge and down to earth attitude. She not only introduced her company and her approach but she also explained the process clearly. Even though it was my my first experience selling a...

— 99ramneek


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


+A operations and highly recommend!!! From the day we met CaLee to closing the sale of our property, the experience was smooth. CaLee and her team are incredibly knowledgeable about the market, and she made recommendations that helped us receive the price we were looking for. CaLee provided suggestions on how to increase the market value, and she allowed us to make the final decision based on our budget...

— Rohit Patel

Recent Blog Posts

Real Estate Success

Becoming a Realtor in California: It's Easier Than You Think

CaLee McManus  |  May 14, 2024

How to Easily Become a Realtor in California

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Why You Should Choose an Award-Winning Realtor When Selling Your Home

CaLee McManus  |  May 14, 2024

The Advantage of Award-Winning Realtors: Ensuring Your Home Sale Success

San Clemente

Discover San Clemente: Southern California’s Coastal Paradise

CaLee McManus  |  May 10, 2024

Explore the Charm and Opportunities of Living in San Clemente

San Juan Capistrano

Discovering San Juan Capistrano: A Haven for Homebuyers

CaLee McManus  |  May 10, 2024

Uncover the Charm and Opportunities of Owning a Home in San Juan Capistrano

Ladera Ranch

Unveiling Ladera Ranch: A Tour of Modern Community Marvels

CaLee McManus  |  April 24, 2024

Exploring the Contemporary Landmarks of Societal Enrichment

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Monarch Real Estate: A Beacon of Excellence in Luxury Real Estate

CaLee McManus  |  April 23, 2024

Monarch Real Estate: Excellence in Luxury Real Estate

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Navigating the Current: Mastering Mortgage Rate Trends

CaLee McManus  |  April 23, 2024

Empowering Homebuyers with Tools and Expert Insights

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The Hidden Power of HOA Living in California: Enhancing Community and Protecting Investments

CaLee McManus  |  April 16, 2024

Unlock the Benefits, Understand the Rules, and Engage Effectively in Your HOA


Navigating Mortgage Rates: Is Now the Right Time to Sell Your Home?

CaLee McManus  |  April 16, 2024

Decoding Market Trends to Determine the Best Time for Your Move

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First Impressions Count: Mastering Home Presentation for a Successful Sale

Javier Nuñez-Jusino  |  April 11, 2024

Unlock the Secrets to a Quick, Profitable Home Sale Through Expert Staging and Presentation Techniques

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Conquering the Real Estate Market: Your Guide to a Fearless Journey

CaLee McManus  |  April 2, 2024

Mastering the Market: Navigating Real Estate with Confidence and Strategy

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Captivating the Global Elite: The Role of Professional Visuals in California's Luxury Real Estate

CaLee McManus  |  March 29, 2024

Elevating Listings with High-Quality Photography and Video Walkthroughs


Embracing the California Dream: A Guide to Living in the Golden State

Ashley Bledsoe  |  March 24, 2024

Discover the Beauty, Opportunity, and Culture That Make California Uniquely Irresistible

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Will The NAR Settlement Impact Housing?

CaLee McManus  |  March 24, 2024

The NAR proposed settlement is already shaking up the real estate industry. How will it potentially impact the housing market?

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Unlocking Wealth: The Enduring Value of Homeownership

Ashley Bledsoe  |  March 13, 2024

Navigating Market Myths: Why Your Home is a Smart Investment

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Unlocking Your Home's True Value: The Realtor's Guide

CaLee McManus  |  March 11, 2024

Why Professional Valuation Matters in Real Estate

Lifestyle In Orange County

Boating Bliss in South Orange County: Your Ultimate Guide

Ashley Bledsoe  |  March 7, 2024

Navigate, Explore, and Protect: Mastering the Waters of South Orange County

Lifestyle In Orange County

Discovering the Fairways of Paradise: Golfing in South Orange County

Ashley Bledsoe  |  March 7, 2024

From Coastal Greens to Sunlit Hills: Your Ultimate Guide to Golf in South Orange County

Rancho Mission Viejo

Embracing the Rancho Mission Viejo Lifestyle: Where History Meets Modern Living

Ashley Bledsoe  |  February 28, 2024

Discover the Unparalleled Blend of Community, Sustainability, and Natural Beauty

Real Estate Success

Balancing Acts: Achieving Work-Life Harmony as a California Realtor

CaLee McManus  |  February 25, 2024

Master the Art of Juggling Professional Success and Personal Well-Being in the Golden State's Real Estate Market

Real Estate Success

Mastering Luxury Real Estate in California: A Guide to Excellence

CaLee McManus  |  February 25, 2024

Elevating Client Experiences in the High-End Market

Real Estate Success

Unlocking Success in California Real Estate: The Essential Guide to Choosing the Right Team

CaLee McManus  |  February 20, 2024

Navigating the Diverse Landscape of Real Estate Teams for Career Growth

Embracing the Coastal Paradise: Why Laguna Beach is Your Next Home

Ashley Bledsoe  |  February 15, 2024

Discover the Unmatched Beauty, Rich Culture, and Warm Community of Laguna Beach

America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents®

February 14, 2024

Best Real Estate Professionals 2022

April 22, 2023

Best Luxury Real Estate Agency - 2022 Winner

April 23, 2023

Luxury Lifestyle Awards - Top 100 Awards 2022

April 23, 2023

Monarch Real Estate - Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2023 Winner

February 14, 2024

Ladera Ranch

Ladera Ranch Living: Embrace the Lifestyle and Community You've Been Searching For

Ashley Bledsoe  |  February 9, 2024

Discover the Charm of Ladera Ranch: Your Next Dream Home Awaits

Real Estate

Why Having Your Own Agent Matters When Buying a New Construction Home

Ashley Bledsoe  |  February 5, 2024

Maximize Your New Home Investment with Expert Agent Representation

Let's Talk Housing Episode 13: A Psychological Market

January 12, 2024

This exciting episode entails current market news and updates, why understanding psychology is important in real estate, 2023's holiday season, how pricing may look in… Read more

Luxury Lifestyle Awards - Top 100 Awards 2023

Alexa Thomsen  |  November 21, 2023

2023 Orange County Five Star Real Estate Agent CaLee McManus

October 4, 2023

CaLee McManus wins the 2023 Five Star Real Estate Agent Award!

Housing Debrief August 2023

CaLee McManus  |  August 22, 2023

Housing Debrief 2023

Monarch Real Estate Crowned Best Luxury Real Estate Agency in Orange County, CA, USA by Luxury Lifestyle Awards: Elevating the Standard of Opulence

July 23, 2023

2023 LLA Winner

July 16, 2023

Housing Debrief 2023

April 25, 2023

Orange County's Low Inventory Fuels Bidding Wars and Prevents Home Prices from Crashing

April 9, 2023

First Team Realty in Orange County, bid on a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house for her client for $1.3 million cash.

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Is Orange a Good Place to Live? See what we had to say on Redfin

CaLee McManus  |  March 24, 2023

The 2023 Bank Run and Housing

Alexa Thomsen  |  March 16, 2023

Orange County Housing Report: Supply Dilemma

Alexa Thomsen  |  March 9, 2023

Orange County Housing Report: Rates Pave Path for Housing

February 20, 2023

Lack of Sellers - Golden Handcuffs

February 9, 2023

Orange County Housing Report: Turning Up the Heat

January 22, 2023

Real Estate

Orange County Market Update

January 17, 2023

Ladera Ranch Monthly Newsletter

CaLee McManus  |  December 20, 2022

Housing Debrief and How it Affects You

September 30, 2022

Spring Cleaning

April 27, 2022

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Home of the Week

April 22, 2022

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Will a Recession Affect the Real Estate Market in 2022?

April 15, 2022

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