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 about $100 million year over year in residential real estate sales, 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.
THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS!! We were relocating from SF Bay area to Orange County and trying to do this during one of the most difficult times in real estate history. We are so lucky to have Maryam on our side, she has truly changed our lives with this move. She has helped us become familiar with the area, showed us to what seemed like over 30 places, and was extremely accommodating and patient. She really gets a feel for what a family is looking for and helped us make our dreams come true. Always responsive and went above and beyond in negotiations, being available, and helping to review inspections. She is one of the best realtors we have ever worked with and will undoubtedly recommend her to our friends.
Meital is knowledgeable, experienced and a pleasure to work with. When we were interviewing realtors she stood out to us because she saw not only a beautiful home and view, but she had a vision of alternative uses of the house. We felt she would be proactive when marketing the property which she was, including using drones to have the best possible views for the outdoors. She was responsive when there was a question or keeping us up to date. She is a 5 star!
Meital was excellent in helping us navigate not one but two transactions within 80 days. Our first transaction was the sale of our property. Meital and her team were very thorough and efficient in the preparation of marketing our property and showcased all the highlights and benefits of the home. The photos were professional and maximized the views, quality, and details of our home to ensure the best price. Meital handled our needs with professionalism and warmth one could ask of a friend. Our families' needs were respected and we were never "ambushed" and expected to show the property to a random passerby or at the last minute. The only "last minute" showing was to the ultimate buyers. I share that because it is important to know that Meital knew when there was a buyer on the line and when to ask us to make the ultimate accommodation. She protected our best interests as she navigated both ends of the deal and we felt she worked with both parties to achieve everyone's ultimate goal. On our second transaction, Meital represented us as the buyer. She was excellent in jumping on an opportunity we found and persisted on our behalf to ensure we were the best offer presented. Meital was thorough in guiding us to be sure that we had complete knowledge of the property we were purchasing and that there were no hidden 'surprises' once we closed. I can't say that to be true of all realtors in town based on our interactions of these last two purchases. We would highly recommend Meital for all real estate needs. She is prepared to handle even the most complex transactions. Working with Meital is the best decision we have made in this process. We adore her!