The OC Riviera Group
Experience, Integrity, Results!
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Welcome to your source for distinctive coastal homes on The OC Riviera. Be sure to contact us with any of your real estate or relocation needs, and enjoy our website.

In Every Business There Are Those Who
Outperform The Market

Our team of Top Producing real estate professionals focuses on luxury properties in the OC Riviera communities of Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Monarch Beach, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente,Capistrano Beach, Corona del Mar and Newport Coast. We provide superior real estate representation and intimate knowledge of our coastal communities.

As experienced listing agents for coastal estate homes on the OC Riviera our comprehensive marketing plans provide homeowners the opportunity to get the maximum value for their property. For buyers, we work with you to negotiate the best possible deal and search until we find the perfect property. Nothing satisfies us more than seeing the smiles that come with a successful sale or the purchase of a lifetime.

Meet our team:

Paula Knauft is a Luxury Properties Specialist with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, Monarch Beach Office. She has lived on the OC Riviera for more than 20 years and following a long and successful career as a sales & marketing executive for several global manufacturers in the home furnishings industry became a Realtor in 2002. Since her first year Paula has consistently earned recognition as a Top Producing agent for Orange County real estate transactions for both buyers and sellers. She understands that real estate is a serious business requiring large financial transactions and she recognizes the importance of her position within the transaction by embracing the highest standards of honesty and ethical behavior. Her experience as vice president of sales & marketing for a distinguished European furniture company provides her with insight on home buyers and their needs. She keeps in touch with current market analysis and changing trends and brings this expertise to support her clients' transactions. Paula is deeply committed to meeting the needs of the homeowner and potential buyer and guiding her clients towards achieving their dreams. Paula volunteers as a docent at the Mission San Juan Capistrano where she is also a member of the Women's Guild Board. She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Robert Knauft is a Luxury Properties Specialist with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, Monarch Beach Office. He is a California native and has lived on the California coast for most of his life. Robert has been working with his wife Paula for the past several years to develop her real estate practice focusing on luxury coastal properties under The OC Riviera Group brand. His skills include market analysis, internet marketing, client relationships, and negotiation. Dr. Knauft has had a 30 year career in leadership roles in the field of management consulting where he has grown firms and built practices focused on helping organizations improve their business performance. He has helped Fortune 500 clients to articulate and implement business strategies and improve the performance of their people and business processes. His consulting work focused on clients in the insurance/ financial services industry including Prudential Financial Services, Lincoln Financial, State Farm Insurance and Bank of America. Robert has his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine and his doctorate degree in Science & Mathematics Education from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a licensed real estate professional in California since 2008.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home or you just have a real estate question, feel free to call or e-mail us with a Buyers Request or a Sellers Request 

Thanks again for choosing The OC Riviera Group as your on-line real estate source for luxury coastal Orange County real estate including homes for sale in the communities of Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Monarch Beach, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente,  Capistrano Beach, Newport Coast and Corona del Mar.

  Coastal Orange County Real Estate and Distinctive Homes

The OC Riviera Group

Paula & Robert Knauft

Monarch Beach, CA 92629


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