The Stellino Hassel Team


How did you meet and become partners?

We met in 1990 when we both worked at the same Real Estate firm. We had similar work ethics and patterns of success so after awhile we decided that teaming up would be an advantage combining and utilizing our individual strengths to better serve our clients. 

One would assume that was a good decision after all these years?

Definitely. We’re proud of the award-winning partnership we formed, based on the best in customer service and a high level of ethical standards.

You hear of real estate partnerships that come and go, so how has yours endured for so long? 

That’s so true. Simply put, we have a mutual respect and trust for each other both personally and professionally and call on one another when needed.

Do you have a special geographical area of expertise?

Although we’re knowledgeable and have a lot of experience selling throughout Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Laguna Beach, we have specialized in the Newport Heights and Cliff Haven neighborhoods of Newport Beach for 30 years. We have sold more homes in those neighborhoods than any other agent or team in the area.

Marlene, what do you consider to be Manny’s best attributes?

Manny truly cares about our clients and helping them to achieve their objectives, whether to find the perfect home or to sell their existing home for the highest possible price. He is as passionate about people as he is about real estate, and his exceptional ability to be a good listener translates into being a skillful negotiator. Manny’s background in construction and Real Estate management makes him a great resource when called upon. I have so much faith in his ability and integrity that I know I can always depend on him.

Manny, what do you consider to be Marlene’s best attributes?

Marlene has an extensive marketing background and is always exploring new ways to promote our listings to achieve the best results for our sellers. She is a perfectionist and enjoys the challenge of finding the right homes for our clients, thriving on happy and productive results. Her intimate understanding of local neighborhoods in all price ranges, and complete comprehension of market trends make her an outstanding agent and someone I’m proud to call my partner.

What do you think sets you apart from other Realtors and teams?

As a team we have a proven track record and success rate. We seek to ensure that our clients achieve the most positive financial outcomes and can provide advice on all aspects of real estate. We enjoy an impeccable reputation among our clients and fellow realtors, demonstrate tireless efforts on behalf of our clients, and maintain a client base of many repeats and referrals.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

We’re so fortunate to live and work in an area that most consider a vacation destination. When you’re a bike ride away from the beach, harbor and Back Bay, it’s easy to see why. With too many good restaurants to choose from and world class shopping close by, we wouldn’t live and work anywhere else.