For buyers and sellers seeking a highly strategic and connected real estate professional with native knowledge of the Laguna Beach market, Berkshire Hathaway Home Service's Leif Hanson is the clear choice. Beyond his experience in residential real estate - which spans more than two decades and includes both investment and redevelopment of coastal properties from San Diego to Laguna to Hawaii - Leif applies a hands-on, results-oriented and entrepreneurial approach to his real estate sales practice. Leif's passion for architecture and many years in the design industry - he is the founder of Abode Modern, a dynamic online coastal modern home furnishings retailer - includes the study of sustainable design. This expertise benefits his clients, who look to him for design consulting and remodeling/redevelopment advisement.
With his focus now on real estate, Leif's clients can rely on his in depth knowledge of Laguna Beach and of other coastal OC communities, spanning from San Clemente to Newport Beach. He possesses a impressive understanding of each and every nuance of the local market and its key players, as well as the schools, community organizations and other elements that make Laguna Beach and it surrounding neighborhoods truly special.
Leif''s easygoing, friendly nature is the cornerstone of his client relationships, and belies his impressive business acumen and negotiation skills. His reputation for fairness, honesty and integrity - and his commitment to and involvement in the Laguna Beach community - gives him access to a best-in-class network of buyers, sellers and agent colleagues.
A fourth-generation Californian, Leif was born and raised in Laguna Beach, where he was a stand-out on the basketball and volleyball teams. After attending the University of Hawaii on a volleyball scholarship, Leif turned pro and enjoyed a successful 14-year career on the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. He credits his pro volleyball career for honing his tireless and disciplined approach to real estate and continues to participate in competitive volleyball today, including as a key member of the Balboa Bay Club indoor team, which has won the U.S. Nationals for the past two years.
Leif is passionate about giving back to his hometown. In 2014, he created and led "The Night at The Ranch," fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach (he grew up playing at the Club) and is actively planning the second annual event slated for this September. When he's not selling real estate or playing volleyball, Leif can be found enjoying all that the Laguna area has to offer, including surfing, golf, hiking and mountain biking and - of course - good times with family and friends.