Meet the Team
We understand that buying or selling your home is serious business. We recommend choosing an agent that best suits your particular needs and interests. While it's important to ask potential agents several questions relating to their experience and process, it's also important to listen for questions they may ask you. Our agents are the face of BayBrook Realty. Look below and find the perfect agent for you today.
Broker / Owner
As an Independent Broker, I strive to educate potential buyers and sellers to ensure they understand the entire process and feel comfortable with all decisions needed. I consider myself a relationship manager and strive to earn my clients trust – it is my mission to be their loyal ambassador in all aspects of the home buying and selling process. I understand this is an often overwhelming and daunting undertaking, and I do my best to ensure that my clients' feel confident and assured every step of the way.
As an Asset Manager, I've had the opportunity to be a part of over 2000 home transactions since 2008. Duties of Asset Management include but are not limited to acquiring properties at trustee sales, negotiating cash for keys, working with attorneys to facilitate evictions, managing rehab budgets, design choices, and ultimately pricing properties properly to sell. This experience has allowed me to consistently be in the market and provide up to date analysis to investors and clients looking to purchase or sell. It is essential to value properties accurately when dealing with the investment side of Real Estate, and the pressure to be correct has led me to dig into properties and dissect them in multiple ways to come up with a reliable marketing and pricing strategy. I'm known for extensive data-driven emails and always happy to provide them as a free service to whoever desires my opinion.
As a Vacation Rental Property Manager, I ensure that all of my guests are taken care of in every aspect. I understand that they have taken the time and have spent their hard-earned money on a memorable trip. I make it my responsibility to confirm that every detail is perfect so they can focus on fun with family and enjoy a worry-free vacation experience.
Outside of work, I am actively involved in serving at Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo, training and racing mountain bikes, stand up paddling, surfing, and staying fit and active with my wife and two daughters.
1 Peter 4:10 - As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.
Realtor - CPA (Inactive)
Selling or buying a home is overwhelming for many - especially when beginning to consider all the “who, what, when and how” questions of the process. How much is my home worth? Is now a good time to sell/buy? Who can I trust for sound advice and honest insight?
Truth is, real estate transactions are significant and complex undertakings where emotions often run high and mistakes can prove very costly. The good news is you don’t have to go it alone or compromise when it comes to getting sound, professional help.
While there are some great agents out there, I’m confident none surpass my commitment to delivering a successful and enjoyable real estate experience. My goals, above all else, are to serve and advise my clients’ so they are best positioned for success (and less stress). As a Realtor® and licensed CPA (inactive), I’m grateful to have over 20 years of combined finance, business and real estate experience to leverage and put to work for them.
Regardless of where you find yourself in the real estate decision process, I encourage you to contact me. My advice is always offered with no expectations or pressure. I am truly honored to help in any way I can!
You can reach me at either of the following:
Cell Phone / Text: (949) 966-1505
Sean Nicholson was born and raised in Mission Viejo, California. He graduated from Lindenwood University in Missouri as a collegiate athlete with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. After trading frigid Missouri winters for warm California summers, Sean began his real estate journey working for a property acquisition and management company in Laguna Beach and has currently been with them over the past decade. As his knowledge and expertise in property and asset management expanded, Sean realized a true passion for real estate and joined the BayBrook Realty team in 2016. Sean has sold homes in both Orange County and San Diego and possesses strong statistical and demographic knowledge of many unique areas throughout the greater Orange County and San Diego areas. Sean is recently married and enjoys spending his free time playing basketball, surfing, golfing and hanging with family and friends.
Rachel Proper is passionate about providing a superior level of service through innovative marketing and a highly personalized relationship with her clientele. She strives to educate and serve each client through terrific communication, current market trend analysis, professional networking, connections with top-notch affiliates, price negotiation and guidance, and relationship building. Rachel began her career in real estate just over a year ago. She also has a background in food and beverage marketing as well as health and wellness with a bachelor's degree in nutrition from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Rachel has been an Orange County resident for over 20 years and enjoys the area by hiking, going to the beach, checking out the local foodie scene, and making coffee. In her spare time, you can catch her at a local coffee shop serving up lattes!
Angel Rodriguez is passionate about building lasting relationships while helping others pursue their real estate goals. His number one objective is to offer his clients a white-glove service based on a foundation of professionalism and trust. Angel has spent his life in and around the real estate industry through landscape design and working for a firm in property acquisition and management. When Angel is not busy serving his real estate clients throughout the greater San Diego area, he is currently managing his own landscape business, adding value and expertise to each transaction with his knowledge of exterior design. Angel is an avid sports fan with his favorite teams being the L.A. Chargers and the L.A. Lakers.
Real Estate Agent / Office Manager
Meghan is an essential part of the BayBrook Realty team. A Washington State transplant, Meghan attended Hillsdale College in Michigan where she received a degree in Political and Economic Theory. She moved to California in 2001 where she worked in Operations and Meeting Planning for Pacific Life Insurance until 2010. After having two daughters, Meghan dedicated her spare time to raising a family and working part-time as an Essay and Application Evaluator for Hillsdale College Admissions while simultaneously helping her husband, Brandon, expand BayBrook Realty. In 2018, Meghan obtained her Real Estate license and has assumed additional responsibilities, including behind-the-scenes organization and support for the BayBrook Realty team. Meghan enjoys detail, design, staging and keeping up with current market trends. She also possesses a keen knowledge of South Orange County’s neighborhoods, developments, and surrounding amenities and truly enjoys assisting clients searching for their dream home.
When she is not working, Meghan can be found ripping through the local mountain bike trails, homeschooling her two daughters, and attending Compass Bible Church with her family.
Every office needs an Ellen, and we are sure grateful we have her support here. She has tremendous knowledge on all aspects of the transaction, the forms necessary to keep everyone compliant, and ensuring our clients are protected from any legal disclosure issues. An integral part of each transaction, we couldn’t do our jobs as well without her.
Realtor - Leader of Peter Home Sales Team
When you’re considering buying or selling property, Hilary Peter takes the time to get to know you, to listen and understand your needs, lifestyle and unique desires. Her personal service and attention to every detail are priorities in keeping you up to date and well informed in our fast pasted market. Hilary Peter has had the pleasure of helping people from all over Southern California with their real estate needs. Not sure what city is the best fit for you? Hilary’s lived in Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Oceanside, San Juan Capistrano, and San Clemente for over 35 years. Hilary can share her extensive background in Orange County and North County San Diego’s best cities to help you find the perfect place to call home.
As Team Leader for the PETER Home Sales Team Hilary helps with every transaction supporting the team and our clients to ensure smooth sailing through every home purchase.
Realtor - Peter Home Sales Team
Being raised in San Clemente, Nicole has a true love for Southern California. Nicole enjoyed swimming and playing water polo for SCHS where she graduated. Leaving San Clemente for a 5-year stint, Nicole rowed crew and earned her degree at SDSU. Directly following her graduation she migrated back home to be closer to friends and family in sunny San Clemente.
Along with enjoying the local beaches, Nicole and her husband enjoy taking their kids to the desert sand dunes for fast fun and tubing on the Colorado River. Having a family of her own, Nicole understands the needs of growing families and enjoys the challenge of finding homes around South OC that will fit the needs of her clients. Nicole is detail-oriented, attentive and happy to help people with everything from finding the home of their dreams, selling properties and finding investment properties.
Realtor - Peter Home Sales Team
Kimberly has a deeply rooted love for San Clemente, the city where she grew up, and all its surrounding SoCal neighbors. Kimberly knows the feeling of finding the perfect home and is eager to help others experience it as well. Kimberly became a Realtor shortly after purchasing her first home with the help of her agent Hilary Peter. Driven by a goal to help her growing family and a desire to help others, she is one of the founding members of the PETER Home Sales team, here to help you with any and all of your Real Estate needs.
Realtor - Peter Home Sales Team
Sarah Tripodo has always loved living in Southern California with her two boys and her husband, a Captain with the Orange County Fire Authority. Helping families with their real estate needs became one of Sarah’s passions when they moved to San Clemente. You’ll often find Sarah at the beach with family. She loves to paddle board, camp, surf, and build big sandcastles. You’ll also find Sarah cheering on her two little guys on the soccer field or working as the PTA treasurer.
Having bought and sold multiple homes personally she knows what it’s like to buy your first home, or move with children, and Sarah always strives to make moving as STRESS FREE as possible. As a member of the PETER Home Sales team Sarah Tripodo has extensive experience in South Orange Counties best cities and helps families find just the right neighborhood to call home. Be sure to contact Sarah Tripodo about our R.E.A.P program for Firefighter, Police and Military Service members.
Realtor - Peter Home Sales Team
Living in San Clemente for most of his life, Nick Jennings can attest to how wonderful it is to grow up with the beach as your own backyard. After graduating from UC Irvine Nick Jennings developed his customer service skills working at the Lincoln Experience center. Connecting with people from all walks of life and many backgrounds Nick Jennings learned the one thing everyone has in common: the need to be heard. As a realtor Nick Jennings ability to actively listen to your needs and act on those needs makes him an outstanding agent. Nick Jennings now applies this extremely effective technique of actively listening to buyers and sellers so he can better serve your needs. Having lived in multiple cities throughout South Orange County Nick Jennings can help you find the best community to match your style of living.
Realtor - Peter Home Sales Team
Meet Vanessa Gibson, A Southern California Native; with 30 years of experience living in San Clemente, CA. She is a valuable resource to buyers and sellers with her extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods and south orange county communities. Along with the contribution of Vanessa's sharp intuition and keen insights, her conscious approach to real estate facilitates you in actualizing your dreams and goals.
Vanessa Gibson is a wife; a mother of two children, accomplished swimmer, competitive surfer, lifestyle model with a professional background in the field of subtle energy and Conscious Facilitation. She's a strong advocate for teaching the life skills of swimming and ocean safety throughout the community and served as a California State Lifeguard and Jr. Lifeguard Instructor on the beaches of beautiful San Clemente, CA.
Whether your a first time home Buyer, your ready to sell your family home or an investor looking to expand your real estate portfolio
Contact Vanessa Today!