Marlene Waterhouse
Owner, Broker

MY BIO …

 

I was born in Long Beach and raised in Westminster until I was 13.  Then we moved to Northern California where I had three horses and worked at a ranch.  I spent my high school years training horses. I also enjoyed mountain biking, waterskiing, and anything outdoors.  My favorite subjects in high school were accounting and woodshop. 

 

Then, when I was 18, and with $250 in my pocket, I got in my car and hit the road back down to Orange County. I moved to Garden Grove where I met my wonderful husband and had three amazing children. 

 

I was a homeschool mom and one of my favorite things to do with my kids was to travel all over the world doing missionary work. We delivered shoes boxes filled with toys and necessities to children in the Ukraine for Operation Christmas Child.  We went to Africa twice visiting villages, working in orphanages, as well as helping HIV positive women.  We traveled to Brazil with our Youth Group visiting churches and orphanages.  And we spent a year taking teams to Mexico every month to set up bathing facilities where children could take a shower and receive one new outfit of clothing. 

 

Once the kids went off to college, I refocused my energy on business.  My business partner, Tina, and I opened Short Sale Solutions in 2008, following our passion for real estate and to fill a need for short sale negotiations.  We also purchased and manage several investment properties.  By 2013 we had opened Beneficial Real Estate, which is now NextHome Coastal.

 

All of my children are now grown and married.   I have two precious and brilliant little grandbabies and hopefully more on the way.  I call Mission Viejo home and work in Lake Forest to stay close enough to the beach.  We escape to the beach anytime we can and try to make it to our yearly San Clemente camping trip.  When not working, I love yoga, and spending time with my family.  I love any kind of coffee but my favorite is Peets.   

 

Languages Spoken: English

Expertise Types: Buyer Broker, Condominiums, Foreclosures, Residential, Residential Investment, Short Sale, Single Family Homes, Townhomes


I AM …

Knowledgeable, professional, and funny.

 

 

MY PROUDEST MOMENT …

Having my children and being a mommy.

 

 

MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE …

Homeschooling three children.

 

 

MY ALARM CLOCK …

5:45 am.

 

 

MY PERFECT DAY …

Get up in the morning and have an amazing cup of coffee, rent a convertible, and drive to Santa Barbara.

 

 

MY FIRST JOB …

I had a newspaper route (on my horse) when I was 13.

 

 

MY SUPER HERO POWER …

Super intuitive. I have learned to listen to my gut.

 

 

MY FAVORITE ORANGE COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD …

San Clemente

 

 

MY INSPIRATION …

Being outdoors and in nature is where I get rejuvenated.

 

 

WHY I LOVE

NEXTHOME COASTAL …

It is a progressive, high-tech, client-focused, innovative real estate company.

FAMILY

 

PETS

 

LIFE

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