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Compass

341 Bayside Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92651

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  • Linda & Richard Stewart

    "My husband and I decided to sell our house in Emerald Bay a couple of years ago. While a number of agents make their homes in Emerald Bay, what made our choice easy was the way Maura took the time to get know us and offered their advice about how to best present the house...without making us feel pressured to list with her. We could tell that she was realistic with the price they proposed we list for and how long it might take to sell. She didn't try to get us to list at a low price in order for them to make a quick sale (as had happened with another agent.) We felt she was honest and so they got the listing. We dealt quite a bit with Maura during the 5 months before this outstanding team secured our buyer. She was always easy to work with and always kept us up to date regarding the status of our listing. We feel that a great realtor is one who has the personality to connect and build relationships, the ability to gain trust, and the knowledge to negotiate and handle the sale in the most professional manner. Maura is that agent."
  • Mike Helin

    "Our experience with Maura Short of Compass Real Estate has been extraordinary. For our initial meeting she came to the house fully prepared with a detailed written proposal and marketing plan. She went through the house room by room and made specific detailed suggestions on how to make the house more appealing to a potential buyer. We listed the house with her and within thirty days we had two all cash offers within 5% of our asking price. Keep in mind that we have not done a real estate transaction in many years and she patiently walked us thorough every step of the process. When we had questions (which was often) and called her for answers she was back to us promptly. Maura was particularly helpful with the inspection process saving us many headaches, lots of time and a significant amount of money. Maura has our unqualified recommendation, she is a true professional!"
  • Rachel & James Morrison

    "We have completed five transactions with Maura in the past two years. We have enjoyed working with her more than any other agent because she is prudent, discerning, meticulous and scrupulous. She has painstakingly worked through very complicated negotiations and we always felt that she has our best interest in mind. Whatever the obstacle, she somehow ensured we came out on top and our needs were met. She always does what is right for you and the property. Trust is an integral part of the real estate transaction process. There isn’t another agent we would trust more than Maura Short."
  • Kaira Rouda

    "Maura Short isn't just an honest and trustworthy real estate professional - she also makes what can be an overwhelming process enjoyable. Her wit and knowledge come into play at every turn. We hired Maura to be our realtor when looking for a home in Laguna Beach and we're lucky that, through the process, we added a friend. We would highly recommend working with her."
  • Lee & Therese Mothershed

    "Maura was very easy to work with. She educated us about the market so we could properly price our home and she realistically suggested what we needed to do to sell our home. She prepared fantastic marketing material and kept us informed along the way. We trusted her through the process and recommend her highly."
  • Steve Rabago

    “Maura has helped us buy and sell homes in Emerald Bay. She has a deep understanding of the local real estate market. Nothing we do is ever fast or easy; Maura helped navigate us through the issues that inevitably crop up in most real estate transactions. She is a patient partner and advocate for her clients.”
  • Linda Wallace

    "Guiding 4 sisters through the complex process and critical timing of selling our family home and purchasing another. Maura successfully (and meticulously) made it happen, on time, and without any glitches. Maura's team was tireless and unswerving in their commitment to handling our real estate transactions."
  • Work With Maura

    Maura Short is known for her strong work ethic, broad industry know-how, and passion for architecture, in addition to her extensive network, confidentiality, and moral code. Combined with her wide-ranging local expertise, all of these assets result in favorable outcomes for both buyers and sellers under her care.

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