About Jaleesa Peluso
Jaleesa Peluso is an Orange County Realtor® and one of only 4,000 Certified International Property Specialists in the US.
Born in the Netherlands, Jaleesa is well-educated and bright. Her ability to connect with people and create high-quality marketing campaigns makes her one of the industry’s rising stars. Over the course of her real estate career Jaleesa has earned a reputation for her work ethic, sociability and honest personality. She is truly committed to providing her clients with the best possible service from the first meeting to well beyond the transaction.
Previously the International Marketing Manager for Hunter Douglas Europe, Jaleesa found success in real estate as a result of her thorough industry knowledge and extensive luxury marketing experience. She sold her first million dollar home within just 4 months of entering the business. Today, Jaleesa has established a record of guiding local, national and international clients with their Orange County real estate acquisitions and investments. Her areas of expertise include international real estate, luxury homes, first-time buyers, investment homes, buyer and seller representation and leasing.
When asked to explain why she chose a career in real estate, Jaleesa explained that, “I really loved my marketing job but I often missed a real personal connection with other people. I knew that as a real estate agent I would be able to build close relationships with my clients and leverage my marketing expertise and experience to help them realize their dreams.”
Jaleesa Peluso is known to build close relationships with both her clients and fellow real estate agents throughout the county. She is passionate about the needs and goals of her clients, and specializes in bringing peace of mind to home buyers and sellers who have previously struggled in real estate on their own or with another agent. Jaleesa’s clients will tell you that she epitomizes integrity, honesty, energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction.
Jaleesa and her team at Berkshire Hathaway serve all of (South) Orange County, including: Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch, Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Tustin, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, and Rancho Mission Viejo.
Jaleesa, born and raised in the Netherlands, started her sales habit early, with a variety of sales jobs in her teenage years. At age 16 she started her own international company, selling ‘Skimboards’ which she imported from the US and sold in Northern Europe. Jaleesa started college at age 17 and is a business graduate of The Hague University. Her degree is equivalent to a MBA with a specialization in marketing. This provides her with an educational background that is unique in the Real Estate business.
Eight years ago Jaleesa met her husband, a commercial real estate broker, Laguna Beach native and graduate of USC (go Trojans!) and UCLA, while she was visiting the skimboarding capital of the world: Laguna Beach. Together they love to explore the great outdoors, traveling, skiing, hiking, mountain biking and surfing.
A resident of Laguna Beach, Jaleesa is involved in her community as a member of the Orange County and Laguna Beach Board of Realtors, through her volunteer position on the Fundraising Event Committee of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, and her membership at South Shores Church in Dana Point.
Jaleesa Peluso may be contacted at (949)395-0960.
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)
Orange County is an attractive real estate market to foreign buyers (and sellers). International transactions are however significantly different and more complex than domestic deals. From currency issues and financing to visa and tax laws, working with a REALTOR® who knows how to handle these differences can make or break the purchase or sale of your home. Because of these nuances, it is essential to work with a knowledgeable and trusted professional.
A Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designee has undergone specialized training to complete international transactions seamlessly and with reduced risk. The CIPS designation is the only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®. Only REALTORS® who have completed the coursework and demonstrated considerable experience in international business can call themselves a CIPS designee, and use the name and logo. Designees are well-informed and prepared to work with international clients, so you can be sure they will provide a smooth and seamless experience for foreign buyers. They have access to a wide network of professionals to assist you with inbound or outbound transactions around the globe.
Out of roughly 300,000 California Realtors, only 450 have the CIPS designation.
"Jaleesa was a great help in finding an investment property. She understood my particular demands as a buyer and worked tirelessly to find viable options for consideration. She is very bright and extremely well organized. I would most definitely use her again for any future investment property acquisitions."
Markus I / Investor/Buyer
All service providers are not created equal. We work only with the best, so you can confidently entrust the many facets of your home sale or purchase to one central contact.
Transaction Coordinator – Diane Miller
Diane is such an amazing part of our team. She is fully dedicated to making sure that every escrow goes smoothly. She is great with clients, has the kindest heart and many years of experience as a transaction coordinator. During escrow Jaleesa and Diane will work together closely so you don’t have to worry about the paperwork.
BHHS Luxury Division Director – Jim Vermilya
Jim is one of those people who can get things done that seem impossible to others. Jim is an amazing manager with over 30 years experience in the real estate business. Together, Jaleesa and Jim can find the solution for almost anything.
California Title Company – Cam Hunter
Cam is our trusted Title Representative who will get the job done! Really.. you’ll rarely meet people who work as hard as Cam! The Cal Tile Company is an industry leader in Southern California and affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.
Pickford Escrow – Melissa Margaretis
Melissa and Pickford are the escrow team that you can rely on! With Melissa’s years of experience as an Escrow Officer and her energetic and creative personality, we can make sure your transaction goes through smoothly!
Lending – JJ Mazzo, Dusty Lloyd, Christine Knip, and others!
We will happily work with any loan officer of your choosing, but we are happy to give you some recommendations. All of our lenders represent a different mortgage company, giving you the opportunity to shop for the best rates, as well as the best lending partner.
Video and Photography – MaxExposure Photography and Flash-it-First
We work only with the best, and MaxExposure and Flash-it-First are the best in the industry! These professional media teams will make sure that your house looks gorgeous and attractive to buyers.
In-house Legal Team – Martha Mosier, Vicki Boynton & Stella Ling
These three amazing women are part of our in-house legal team. Do we come across a legal issue? These women know how to take care of the problem. Having our own legal team allows us to better protect our clients during the purchase or sale of a home.
"Jaleesa is a amazing at what she does! She is patient, kind and really listens to your needs. This entire home purchasing process was a breeze for me and I credit all of that to her. Jaleesa helped me find exactly what I was looking for and negotiated the best deal and absolutely had my best interest in mind the whole time. If you are looking for an amazing realtor to represent you for all of your real estate needs look no further!"
Allison K. / Buyer in East Side Costa Mesa
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
At Berkshire Hathaway, our mission is to create and deliver an unparalleled customer service experience throughout the entire transaction process. Founded in 1985, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties has grown to over 3,000 agents in more than 60 offices serving the Southern California market. We offer a full menu of services including home financing through HomeServices Lending, relocation services, insurance, escrow, and title. BHHS consistently ranks as the top producing office on the Gold Coast, so you can rest knowing you’re in good hands with a BHHS agent.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices benefits from a globally respected reputation and a sound financial foundation. As the first company dignified to carry the Berkshire Hathaway brand into the marketplace, California Properties is at the forefront of a new era in real estate.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of the fastest-growing real estate networks in the nation. In 2015, BHHS franchisees completed 191,000 real estate transactions. As proud members of this remarkable network, California Properties thrives on helping buyers and sellers find their perfect home, whether around the corner or across the country.
Our brokerage tops sales charts in Laguna Beach and along the gold coast of Orange County, representing both the most buyers and sellers. We have offices in all the prominent locations, so we can serve you where-ever you are located in Orange County.
In 2015, we assisted more than 12,700 customers in selling or buying a home, with a total closed sales volume of nearly $12.5 billion.
"Jaleesa always got back to me right away when I called or emailed and spent time analyzing properties and doing spread sheets for me. Jaleesa was very professional and also extremely encouraging, sincere and listened compassionately to help me work through my needs. I would strongly recommend Jaleesa to anyone."
Leslee A. / Buyer