No discussion on Orange County’s coastal marketplace would be complete without a mention of Meital Taub, who over the course of her career has become one of the industry’s most sought after luxury real estate experts, impressing clients and peers alike with her proven ability to deliver results. Having personally closed over $95 million in residential real estate sales during 2018 alone, Meital is one of the top-producing agents in the area’s highly competitive luxury market. As was recently announced in the Wall Street Journal by Real Trends and Tom Ferry, she’s currently one of the top 200 real estate agents out of 1.4 million in the U.S.—a fact that places her among the top .01% agents nationwide. Having recently facilitated several high-profile transactions—representing the seller of 24 Lagunita Drive, the $15 million listing that was named a winner in HGTV’s 2018 Ultimate House Hunt, along with the buyer of 40 N. La Senda, the historic Laguna residence known as the Lighthouse Estate—she is now among the most recognizable names in luxury real estate nationwide. In fact, Meital’s proven ability to creatively drive organic exposure for her clientele is major point of differentiation, setting her apart from the competition.
“I truly enjoy what I do as a real estate professional, and feel very lucky that I’m able to help people achieve their most important goals,” Meital remarked. “It’s both an honor and a source of daily inspiration.”
A longtime Laguna Beach resident who’s a mother of three children—all of whom attend the city’s public schools—Meital also offers an invaluable firsthand perspective on the lifestyle for which the coastal area is so well known. Just as importantly, with over 20 years of experience dealing with complex contracts, finance and negotiations, not to mention marketing and advertising, she possesses a powerful skill set that affords clients a strategic and methodical approach to their most important objectives. What’s more, as a graduate of law and business school, she brings to the table unparalleled discipline and organization. Yet Meital’s most invaluable defining quality remains her ability to deliver an impeccable caliber of quality service. Since closing her first residential real estate transaction in late 2010, she has earned a well-deserved reputation for creating real estate experiences as smooth and stress-free as they are financially rewarding.
“For each buyer and seller I work with, my foremost objective is to deliver an absolutely stellar caliber of service,” Meital explained. “My clients trust me to provide sound guidance on decisions that entail their most valuable assets, and I don’t take that lightly. Because I work with a hands-on approach and a willingness to go to bat for my clientele, most of my business is based on referrals.”
A pillar in the local real estate community, Meital makes every effort to give back in a meaningful way. When she was chosen to represent the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County in the sale of the grand estate located at 1570 Fayette Place—the largest donation ever received by that chapter—she closed the sale at $10.375 Million and donated her commission in its entirety. Currently, Meital also serves as a director of the Laguna Board of Realtors’ Charitable Assistance Fund.
Meital holds a Bachelor of Laws LLB and served as an officer in the Israeli Air force.
My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Meital Taub and her team recently on the sale of our home. We had interviewed two agents and decided to go with Meital because quite honestly her suggested list price was $375000 higher than the other agent and more in line of what we thought the value of our home was. When it was all said and done choosing Meital allowed us to walk away with an extra $270000. A lot of people hire friends and acquaintances to sell their home .... we decided to hire the best agent in Laguna Beach to get the job done and it proved to be a wise decision. Aside from her knowledge of the Laguna Beach market they were understanding and beyond accommodating to the requirements of trying to sell a home with 4 year old and 12 month old children. Everyone associated with her team was a pleasure to speak with and always responsive to any questions or concerns. Never pushy just offering insightful suggestions to get the job done. I would use Meital and her team again in a heartbeat. Truly a great experience.
“Meital is the best. You cannot go wrong with her. While searching for a home, she was attentive and concerned about our needs and wants in a property for our family and lifestyle. She was always present and in the moment as we looked through homes. She has knowledge of the market as well as the deep local knowledge, even street-to-street, of all of Laguna Beach. I totally trust that Meital always had our best interests at hand. Once we found a house we felt we could call home, she was able to negotiate and work with the seller until we were comfortable and happy with the price and terms. She has incredible attention to detail during all the steps of a sale. Real estate transactions can be emotional and tense, but Meital remains steadfast, analytical and calm throughout the entire process. Both my husband and I highly recommend Meital. No question.”
I work with a lot of real estate professionals, Meital is right at the top of that list! She proved her reputation is well deserved as the leading luxury residential professional in the Newport/Laguna Beach area. Her focus and attention to detail helped position the property for optimal pricing and resulted in a very successful closed transaction. Meital is highly responsive and has very strong sales and negotiating skills, she is always looking for the best interests of her clients! I would strongly recommend Meital and her team!