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Marcel Ford
Broker | Owner (22 years experience)
5 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Short-Sale, Property Management

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Marcel Ford attended Corona del Mar Elementary, Lincoln Middle School and Corona Del Mar High School. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California Business School's Entrepreneur Program and lives on Balboa Island with his wife Diane and their two children.

Marcel earned his California real estate license in 1992 and immediately put it to good use by purchasing several bank owned properties for resale and investment.  In 1993 he created a product called ‘Simply Silk' a silk plant cleaner for the retail market and within 18 months he was in over 125 Costco locations.

Not content to rest on his laurels, Marcel continued to expand his product line into several other categories and retailers.  His company – Botanical Science boasted over eighty five products that could be found in all major retailers such as Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Toys R' Us, Michaels Arts & Crafts, Linen's and Things, Pet Smart, PetCo, Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware, Albertsons and several other national chains.  In 2002 with a 150,000 square foot distribution facility and over 100 employees manufacturing product 24/7 he decided it was the opportune time to sell the company. 

In 2003 Marcel began buying, rehabbing and reselling houses again. By applying his passion for marketing, within a few short years he was one the largest homebuyers in Southern California buying and reselling nearly 100 homes annually. Marcel credits his success to the effective marketing campaigns he created, incorporating TV commercials, billboards, direct mail and strong online presence.

With a desire to focus on the more personal side of real estate, he founded Old Newport Realty which aims to emulate the casually elegant, yet upscale culture that is Newport Beach. The towns' culture is perfectly in tune with Marcel's own charm, and sophisticated marketing. Don't be fooled by Marcel's sense of humor, his hard work ethic is truly impressive mirrored by professionalism and experience that is undoubtedly world class and in a local class of its own.

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Active Listings (8)
Past Sales (17 all-time)
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01/15/2014
$880,000
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10/11/2013
$730,000
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09/25/2013
$4,900,000
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07/26/2013
$1,745,000
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07/18/2013
$900,000
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    Ratings & Reviews
    - Highly likely to recommend
    12/05/2013 - hobyd1
    Sold a home in 2012.
    We have used the better known real estate companies in the past with several other home sales in Newport Beach. We decided to give Marcel at Old Newport a try and they sold our home in just a few weeks during a tough market periodâ?¦ the entire process was smooth and effortless and I recommend Marcel to anyone with total confidence.  MoreLess
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    - Highly likely to recommend
    04/02/2013 - user2866230
    Found a tenant for a Condo home in Corona Del Mar, CA.
    When we were looking for a home in Corona del Mar Old Newport Realty was on top of everything. They were available on short notice to show us properties with a smile. Their presentation of paperwork was extremely impressive! I would recommend Old Newport to anyone that wants first class service.

    Kimberly K.
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    - Highly likely to recommend
    03/01/2013 - user45291048
    Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $3.025M in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
    If you ever interested in purchasing Orange County coastal real estate, you must meet the Old Newport team. You will really enjoy the experience. You may even find an ocean front dream home next to me!
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    Address:
    Old Newport Realty
    607 East Balboa Blvd.
    Newport Beach, CA  92661
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    Member since:
    07/24/2012