In Orange County’s fast paced real estate market, the buying or selling of your home or management of a rental can be a daunting task regardless of whether you’re new to the market or an experienced investor.
Attempting to negotiate a deal on your own can be overwhelming and costly. The team of real estate experts at Playa Properties consists of knowledgeable, licensed professionals that will guide you through your transaction – whether it is a lease on a vacation rental or the listing and sale of an exclusive ocean front estate.
With a proven track record, expertise and resources to help customers achieve their real estate objectives, Playa Properties owner and full-time Broker, David Katz, J.D. is focused on providing customers with solutions that work best for them. We work closely with our customers to understand their real estate goals and invest careful thought, consideration and research in helping them become realized.
Since September of 2004, David has managed a successful Real Estate practice based in Southern California, and together with his team they have closed hundreds of transactions with many satisfied and repeat customers. David holds a law degree from Tulane University and after his studies he worked as an expert witness consultant involving complex real estate litigation and other matters. This background has been effective in giving David and his team particular expertise in working with Bankruptcy Trustee sales, transactions involving trusts and working with fiduciaries.
For over a decade David has managed rental properties and routinely handles tenants, contractors and repairs – and now makes his management experience available to clients as part of Playa Properties’ property management services.
He also maintains ties to the mortgage industry through his work organizing compensation surveys for the sub-prime lending business for MCS Associates based in Irvine. David went on to operate a computer consulting firm, Convergent Enterprises, where he acquired the technological know-how to effectively market listings on the internet — an important feature in today’s real estate market considering 70% of buyers find their homes on the internet. His technological expertise has played a vital role in ensuring customers that their properties will be showcased by cutting edge technology.
Dedicated and involved in his industry, David is a member of the Laguna Board of Realtors®, the California Association of Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors®.
Kelly is an attorney and licensed Real Estate Broker who operates a successful law practice based in Irvine, The Zinser Law Group. Kelly has extensive corporate, transactional and bankruptcy law experience crucial in proving the necessary legal support to Playa Properties’ transactions involving trustee sales, trusts and other legal matters. Kelly’s knowledge and connections with the legal community directly benefits clients of Playa Properties and provides a competitive edge in handling negotiations and contracts for the team as well as protecting the interests of trustees and fiduciaries we work with.
Kelly has practiced law at top California law firms and as a Vice President and General Counsel of an Investment Adviser, her clients included Ameriquest and Option One Mortgage. She has routinely been ranked as one of the top 5 personal bankruptcy attorneys in Orange County. As a Broker she has represented buyers in the purchase of foreclosure properties and has negotiated a “short sale” with a lender in less than 24 hours. She has also been trained in the Default School REO courses (Wells Fargo Servicing).
Kelly maintains her bar membership in the states of California, Illinois and Missouri.
Allison has been licensed to sell Real Estate in Florida since 2001, and in California since 2004. She turned to Real Estate after obtaining a degree in Business, and she closed more than $4,000,000 in sales within her first 6 months as a licensed Realtor®.
Allison has been an administrator, events organizer, and group leader for the Laguna Beach Parents Club (LBPC) since 2011. She is also an active member of The Laguna Board of Realtors® in Laguna Beach where she resides.