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
Azeem Dhalla, , President, Dhalla CPA A Professional Corporation
Christopher Vyn, Managing Partner, Thurso Consulting Group
Lisa Holman
Craig Mackey, Youth Basketball League Director, OPG Ladera
Dr. Junil Ahn, Owner and Surgeon at OC Oral Surgery
Ed Aldridge, President at Cargomatic
Tinea Ruiz, Clinical Lab Scientist, Owner 1982 Candle
Rajendra Patel, CEO & Founder at Rajendra Patel & Associates
Owner, Sunyo Accupuncture Center
Lisa Roger, CFO at Barfresh Group Inc.
Harp Wasu, Senior Manager, Finance at OrthAlign, Inc.
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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

Trusted by Discerning Clients

As first-time homebuyers, CaLee was an invaluable resource to us! We were unfamiliar with the process and she was patient, helpful, and answered all of our questions and concerns about the home buying process. She listened to our wants and needs and worked diligently to find a place that was perfect for our growing family. She was wonderful to work with!

— Craig Mackey, Youth Basketball League Director, OPG Ladera | Buyer

Trusted by Discerning Clients

CaLee did a great job! She was always available and responsive. She made the trying experience of buying a bank owned property as smooth as possible. She knows the local area very well and was very helpful.I would highly recommend her to anyone!

— Dr. Junil Ahn, Owner and Surgeon at OC Oral Surgery | Buyer and Seller

Trusted by Discerning Clients

Working with CaLee and her team with Monarch Real Estate was the best experience in selling real estate we have ever had. We have sold multiple homes in various locations, but this was truly a seamless process. I interviewed 7 local agents and luxury specialists but no one stood out to me as much as CaLee. She is intelligent and our dealings were transparent. I trust CaLee and her judgment implicit...

— Ed Aldridge, President at Cargomatic | Seller

Trusted by Discerning Clients

CaLee has been an amazing resource for us as a new couple that was looking for our first home. She was patient with our list of wants and needs and did everything possible to find us the perfect home. What we loved most and still cherish to this day is how she treats us like family. Even years after our purchase, she checks in with us, sends us Holiday cards and makes us feel like we made the best choice...

— Tinea Ruiz, Clinical Lab Scientist, Owner 1982 Candle | Buyer

Trusted by Discerning Clients

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....

— Rajendra Patel, CEO & Founder at Rajendra Patel & Associates | Seller

Trusted by Discerning Clients

Our real estate agent CaLee McManus’ expertise and professionalism were instrumental to the successful purchase of our dream house in Ladera Ranch. This achievement would not have been possible without CaLee’s incredible guidance, wonderful communication skills, strong work ethic, and genuine concern for people. She goes above and beyond for her clients. CaLee had worked tirelessly, late into the night a...

— Owner, Sunyo Accupuncture Center | Buyer

Trusted by Discerning Clients

CaLee is a fantastic realtor! She is very knowledgeable about the Ladera Ranch market. She represented us seven years ago when we purchased our home and went out of her way to help our family to be successful in a competitive bidding situation. More recently, she assisted us in updating our home for the current market, providing design advice and organizing the project with her extensive network of co...

— Lisa Roger, CFO at Barfresh Group Inc. | Buyer

Trusted by Discerning Clients

CaLee is a magician of sorts! She helped me and my husband buy our home which closed in September of 2021. We randomly saw her at an open house and it turns out we had met before. She told us to trust that she can make it happen and she did. She is very knowledgeable about Ladera Ranch and is a very experienced agent. She was actually more than an agent to us - she treated us like family and helped us wo...

— Harp Wasu, Senior Manager, Finance at OrthAlign, Inc. | Buyer

CaLee McManus

CaLee McManus

Founder/Realtor®

Recognized as one of the top 100 agents in Orange County, CaLee McManus sets herself apart with her intimate community knowledge and engagement, her vast personal and professional networks, and her bold leadership. After reaching over $450M in sales, CaLee’s recognition is ubiquitous in this competitive industry.

She has been named as one of America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents, a Market Leader by Forbes, a Women of Distinction, and a Five-Star Agent by Orange Coast Magazine for 11 years running. She was also a Who’s Who recipient in 2019, and she has appeared on the national television series “American Dream.”`Since starting her own agency, Monarch Real Estate, her company has also been awarded Best Luxury Real Estate Agency 2021, 2022 and 2023 by Luxury Lifestyle Awards as well as being named America’s Best (Top 1.5%) by RealTrends Magazine and Tom Ferry.

However impressive her industry accolades may be, CaLee has always been driven and inspired by her love of homes and people. Since 2006, she’s been using her steely proficiency in negotiations, marketing, organization, communication, employee management, and finance to ensure her clients’ success. CaLee also specializes in transforming properties from average to amazing, resulting in increased ROI and shortened market times for her clients. Add to that her empathetic nature and high level of client service, and you have an incomparable real estate professional.  Through running her agency, she inspires to mentor other agents to mimic her success.

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