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The Echelberger Group Welcomes You

With more than two decades of experience and countless industry accolades, Doug Echelberger and the Echelberger Group have become the premier resource for properties in the San Clemente real estate market. Whether you're a buyer looking for that ideal home or a seller in need of a great marketing plan, you can count on them to be your professional partners in all your real estate ventures in Talega, San Clemente and its surrounding areas.


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Coastal Orange County is a spectacular natural wonderland. Here coastal foothills slope down to miles of golden beaches and laidback beach towns are steeped in charm and casual elegance. If you've always wanted to live the resort lifestyle in a quintessential Southern California setting, this is the place for you. Explore your options in real estate in Monarch Beach, Newport Coast, Laguna Beach, San Clemente and other area communities with help from the region's leading brokerage, the Echelberger Group.

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Why San Clemente

Located within the carefree coastal retreat of San Clemente in South Orange County, California, the master-planned community of Talega offers a relaxed living experience defined by resort-style features. With homes done in traditional Spanish-Tuscan architectural designs, a host of amenities, and close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Talega is the best representation of San Clemente's unique vibe: a blend of beach community and luxurious hideaway, where residents feel like they are on an endless vacation.

Your Real Estate Experts

A home sale or purchase involves making some of the most important decisions you will ever make in your lifetime. This is why choosing the right real estate agent to advise you, particularly in this complex, ever-changing market, is the first thing you should do.

Doug and his team of professionals in the Echelberger Group will provide you with information, guidance, and support that will be essential to your success in choosing the right home, whether it's in Talega, San Clemente, or neighboring communities like Rancho Mission Viejo and San Juan Capistrano. You can rely on their expertise to make your buying or selling experience as productive and efficient as possible.

Start your search for the home that will best suit your needs here. Feel free to browse the site and check out the featured property listings. You can find out about the firm's wide range of real estate services here as well. Should you wish to learn more, contact Doug and the Echelberger Group directly – they look forward to hearing from you.

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Testimonials

"Laurie was amazing to work with! She pays close attention to every detail and provides up to date information all throughout the selling process, makes w"...

Sanam Favrow | Seller

"We were very pleased with Doug and his group. They made the sale transaction simple and smooth, providing all the information we needed. Doug had superio"...

Diana & Buck Jackson | Seller

"Doug Echelberger & his wonderful team have done an exceptional job with the sale of our home. We enjoyed working with him & his team throughout t"...

Azam Safari | Seller

"Carrie Ann takes the time to understand what’s important in your home purchasing decision. We’ve worked with her on 3 purchases and wouldn’t work w"...

Pat Murphy Hirata | Seller

"Carrie Ann was amazing. She spent a lot of time with us (the very picky clients), she was patient and shown us many properties. We got an invaluable advi"...

Robert & Olga Grun | Buyer

"We highly recommend Doug and his team. He’s smart, responsive, detailed, professional and listens to his clients before setting a price strategy. He ha"...

Kurt Lanigan & Reagan Phillips | Seller

"Carrie Ann is truly amazing! She took what can be one of the most stressful experiences in life and made it the most comfortable. I left a career of 20 y"...

Jason Farrow | Seller

"Doug helped me sell my home in Mission Viejo faster and easier than i could have imagined. Doug guided me through the process when we received multiple o"...

Matthew Forness | Seller

"Very meticulous and responsive. Doug involves himself in the entire process in all aspects. His team is top notch. I cannot think of what else a buyer or"...

Roc Willis | Seller

"We highly recommend Doug Echelberger. He made sale of our San Clemente property very easy for us. He knows the market well and is very service oriented a"...

Mary Currier | Seller

"It was such a pleasure working with the Echelberger Group. They took the emotional & overwhelming task of selling a home out of our hands. Doug &"...

Lindsey Veale | Seller

"Hi everyone. I wanted to share my story of the exceptional service we received from Echelberger Realtors. I had strongly considered one of the new Intern"...

Jay Lowy | Seller

"Carrie Ann service was outstanding. She was extremely pleasant to work with, very knowledgeable on the area and great business relations in the area. Ver"...

Juan Javier Rodriguez Ares | Buyer

"Doug and his team were fantastic to work with. Doug was with us every step of the way. He gave us expert advice and was very responsive to our questions "...

Michelle Johnson | Seller

"My husband and I worked alongside Carrie Ann during two different moves. At the time of our second move, inventory in the San Clemente area was very low "...

Stacy Baldwin | Buyer

"Carrie Ann has been our professional real estate consultant, agent and friend for over a year. Having walked us through the purchase of several propertie"...

Marriot Murdock | Buyer

"Carrie Ann has now represented me for the second time on a purchase . She is a true professional who works very hard . She is responsive and works very e"...

Michael MacLean | Buyer & Seller

"Doug Echelberger and his hard working team did a superb job of selling our property in San Clemente. They had the property in escrow in less than a week "...

Rene & Elizabeth Ruilova | Buyer & Seller

"Doug and his team were great to work with. Doug was in touch at least weekly to let me know what was going on; his team was responsive to my requests and"...

Kenneth Hewlett | Seller

"Doug Echelberger and his hard working team did a superb job of selling our property in San Clemente. They had the property in escrow in less than a week "...

Harold Parker | Seller

"I have been a successful commercial real estate broker for 27 year and needed a residential professional that spoke the same language and had strong tran"...

David Kluth | Seller

"I got names of some brokers experienced in the area of my father's home and interviewed three of them and reviewed the materials the three provided. Dou"...

Debra Korduner | Seller

"Doug and Maryam were absolutely fantastic to work with. They helped me list my home, find a short term rental while searching for a new home, and locate "...

Ryan & Alyson Vaughn | Buyer & Seller

"We have used Doug to sell two of our homes, and in the purchase of another.  You will not find a more knowledgeable realtor.  He knows, and understands"...

Adrian & Kelly Miranda | Buyer & Seller

"Chris Walker was assigned to us by Doug.  He is a terrific agent!  He was very patient with us during all of our shopping and did a great job with the "...

Arthur & Donna Carter | Buyer & Seller

"The entire experience working with Doug and his team was outstanding, and I would highly recommend them.  He sold the property when we purchased it and "...

Tyler & Karen Bryson | Seller

"Chris Walker was tremendously helpful, knowledgeable and professional throughout the entire process of our purchasing a home. He proved to be a virtual e"...

Bill and Julia Hiekel | Buyer

"They promptly got back to us with any questions and concerns - the BEST team!  We wouldn't go with anybody else.  The perfect team to buy or sell your "...

Steven and Maria Gmur | Seller

"Doug Echelberger is a consummate professional. He is extremely responsive and his local knowledge of the South Orange County market is very impressive. I"...

Cliff Chandler | Seller

"Chris Walker was amazingly helpful, responsive, and genuinely cared about us as we went through several tough experiences in finding a new home. We ended"...

Casey and Elizabeth Swenson | Buyer & Seller

"Carrie Ann was more than willing to FaceTime us to view properties since we were out of state.  Carrie Ann and Doug are amazing!!  Made buying while li"...

Matthew and Michelle Robinson | Buyer

"Doug is extremely knowledgeable of the market.  His excellent reputation with other real estate agents and loan brokers was key to a smooth transaction "...

Gary and Lisa Omori | Seller

"The purchase of our beautiful new home in San Clemente was our second transaction with Doug Echelberger with Surterre Properties in the last five months."...

Gary and Juanita Chronister | Buyer

"I have used the services of Doug Echelberrger in the capacity as a listing agent on two occasions, and as a consultant in the past three years. In all oc"...

KJW

"I know Doug from both the buyer and seller perspective. He sold our home...quickly and at the price we needed. He also helped us find a new home. At this"...

John | Buyer

"Doug was phenominal and and he put everyone else to shame. He should be recognized for all his efforts. Outstanding skills including great public relatio"...

Shireen Guide | Buyer

"Thanks for completing a difficult sale in a very difficult market."...

Gary Jones | Seller

"Doug validated my marketing concept. Doug made our transaction very smooth. He understands the market and success is all the seller is looking for. Doug "...

Ted and Beth Epand | Seller

"Doug's team was terrific about follow up. We have dealt with him before and Doug and his staff are great."...

Rick and Pam Pluimer | Seller

"Doug provided a great comprehensive portfolio. He is the area specialist and we were happy to work with him."...

Noah and Katy Lougarikis | Seller

"Doug's patience with our mom was very helpful. We called Doug due to our friends used him successfully. The biggest reason was for his support of Vista D"...

Doug and Kim Wines | Seller

"Easy sale ! Doug was very easy to work with and professional."...

Gary and Judy Walburger | Seller

"I have known and worked with Doug for over 15 years. His professionalism and his goal to do his best has always impressed me. Doug made sure that I was p"...

Roy Kaminske | Seller

"Aside from being extremely knowledgeable of Talega Real Estate, Doug was always sensitive to our needs/ opinions and a step ahead of the game. It seemed "...

Erick and Autorina Rocca | Seller

"The whole team just did whatever it took to get the job done. It was difficult for us to be away from the area so much during the transaction-but no worr"...

Janet and Rick | Seller

"Doug is a very professional, detail-oriented and highly responsive realtor. He made my first home purchase with a 30-day escrow a breeze and we were able"...

Melinda | Buyer

"Doug and Carrie Ann were both very consisent in all aspects of the transactions. We have worked with Doug for several years. He has maintained an excell"...

Jeff and Erin Adcock | Seller

"Doug, Carrie and the rest of their team are very organized, responsive and a pleasure to work with. We received multiple offers on our sale within days o"...

Daniel Karcher | Seller

"Doug sold our property for close to asking as well as secured a property for us during a multiple offer situation. We were grateful! Doug's great reputat"...

Danny and Rebecca Cordova | Seller

"What a great team Doug has. I had my property FSBO and Doug came to look at it , and kept in touch to see how I was doing. Doug is very professional and "...

Diane | Seller

"Chris Walker at Surterre Properties / Echelberger Group was an outstanding agent to work with- moving from San Francisco to Orange County was not an easy"...

Kimberly | Buyer

"Doug really watched out for me and adjusted to the requirements of the short sale terms with ease. Doug and his team made the entire process very easy an"...

Beth | Seller

"Doug and his team did a great job persevering through the short sale process, especially since we had moved out of state. He found us a renter for a year"...

Stephen and Jo | Seller

"Awesome !!"...

Michael and Jennifer Boyd | Seller

"Doug’s personal engagement & knowledge about the status of our deal really impressed us. Also, the accessibility we had to him and his responsiveness w"...

Andrew and Elena | San Clemente

"Doug sold our home at top dollar in what is probably the toughest housing market in 20 years. We were very impressed with him and his team and would high"...

Daphne and Ron | Seller

"The staffs at Surterre Properties are dedicated in getting the job done right and ensuring complete client satisfaction. There are plenty of real-estate "...

Trinh

"Doug and all of his staff were exceptional and went beyond the call of duty and my expectations. Honesty, Integrity & Service never go out of style. 1-10"...

Brian Rierson | Seller

"Doug really was professional with setting the sale price. We choose him based on his reputation and everything went smooth and our transaction was excell"...

Bill and Insoo Chu | Seller

"Wells Fargo tooks weeks to finalize, Doug stayed on top of them and expediated the process as best he could. He is knowledgeable of the market and is out"...

Patrick Alford | Seller

"While considering selling my oceanfront home in San Clemente, CA I was told about an incredible agent (by another agent of all things) that worked at Sur"...

Gary and Juanita | Seller

"Chris Walker was very reachable and excellent at reading situations, which I think ultimately resulted in us getting the best price. Surterre was the Tal"...

Christopher and Monika Caulfield | Buyer

"Doug was prompt, courteous and professional in all our dealings. Making it an easy process to complete."...

Blakely | Seller

"Doug and his team were responsive, accesible and professional. Best thing was his personal quick response whenever we needed support. We wanted the exper"...

Barbara and Rich McGeagh | Seller

"Doug is an excellent Realtor, we would definately use him again. He was the BEST !"...

Don and Linda White | Seller

"Doug contacted his peers to notify them of our house being on the market. Doug and his team stayed in close contact with potential buyers, kept us well "...

Felicia and Adam | Seller

"Doug’s knowledge of the Short Sale laws & process provided me with excellent advice. Better than the two attorneys I had been speaking to. Doug is a Ro"...

Ram and Laura | Seller

"We found Doug through the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce, incredibly professional and always returned our calls, emails,and texts within 24 hours. His "...

Dave & Pilar Martinovich | Seller

"Doug's support and do diligence was over and above my expectations. The bank rejected the first offer, Doug's persistance got the second offer approved b"...

Debbie Coleman | Seller

"Doug brokered a very fair deal while representing us as the sellers. He watched out for our interests."...

Ron and Linda Bishop | Seller

"Doug was phenominal and and he put everyone else to shame. He should be recognized for all his efforts. Outstanding skills including great public relatio"...

Shireen Guide | Buyer

"Doug jumped right on it and got it done, Doug's staff was always keeping the documents moving and kept us well informed. Everything went as planned. T"...

Chris & Sandra Andrews | Seller

"Doug did an outstanding job conveying our rationale during the negotiation phase. We met Doug via word of mouth, he has an excellant reputation in South "...

Brian & Tram Hall | Seller

"They Listen ! When we had special requests Doug was able to accomodate with no problems. We have known Doug for years . The qualities and capabilities of"...

Dean & Julie Page | Seller

"Doug and his team were sensitive to our concerns about listing the house over the Christmas holiday. Doug took the time to go over every detail with us. "...

Donna | Seller

"Doug was great right from the start. He spent enough time to make sure that we understood the whole process and the services he provide...and he had our "...

Linda Thomas | Seller

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