Local Orange County real estate professional, ready to help you with all your real estate needs and goals for 2018 and beyond!
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, Corona del Mar, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch, Newport Beach, Laguna Woods, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Tustin, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, Huntington Beach, Foothill Ranch, Orange, Laguna Hills, 94and 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.
Jaleesa Peluso – Agent with Berkshire Hathaway
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.
I joined Berkshire Hathaway because I wanted to work for the best in the industry and give my clients the resources they deserve. My first year as a Real Estate Agent, Berkshire Hathaway recognized me with an award for being in the Top 7% in the Nation. I was raised in international Miami where a strong work ethic was our way of life.
Through High School, I worked and went to Cosmetology school. When I graduated, I not only had my Cosmetology license but also several years of work experience in the industry. I then worked full time while earning my college degree. Soon after I graduated, I used my experience and my degree to start my own business. When you hire me, along with my team of experts, you will be hiring the strongest in the industry. We look forward to working hard for you while giving you exceptional service and gaining your loyalty.
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES CALIFORNIA PROPERTIES
30812 S. Coast Highway Laguna Beach, CA 92651
2015 – CURRENT
Specializing in exceptional customer service representing sellers, buyers, and investors.
Fluent in English and Spanish
Florida International University College of Business
1995 – 2000
Bachelor of International Business Administration and Marketing
Miami Dade College
1992 – 1995
Associate’s Degree in Arts and Psychology
WOMAN’S CLUB OF LAGUNA BEACH
2015 – CURRENT
Working together with a team to encourage membership, create fun opportunities for women to come together. Encourage support, sharing, connection, and involvement in our community.
GIRL SCOUT OF THE USA TROOP LEADER
2007 – CURRENT
Train, communicate, enroll, and empower girls and parents with the goal of the organization by building self-esteem through teamwork, participation, and community service. Plan, organize, and coordinate events and activities that educate and empower girls while maintaining enthusiasm and involvement.
GUARDIAN AD LITEM
Oct 2008 – Oct 2014
CHILD ADVOCATE IN COURT
Research relevant history, environment, relationships, and needs of assigned cases of abused, abandoned, or neglected children. Investigate, report, and carry out an objective, systematic examination of the situation of the child. Interviews family, caregivers, service providers, and faculty of the child’s school. Analyze, conclude, and communicate my opinion of what is in the children’s best interest during review committees, meetings, court hearings, placement and adoption reviews, and to other professionals involved in the case.
EMMAUS WOMEN’S RETREAT COORDINATOR
Sep 2012 – Sep 2014
Work with a team to promote, fundraise, plan, organize, and run an annual women’s retreat. Empower women of all ages and build community through support, encouragement, and sharing. Promote to women of all different backgrounds and experiences to find enough similarities that create a bond leading to positive, deep, and supportive relationships.
Established local real estate agent with 31 years at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Recipient of many top performance awards…and the local “Realtor of the Year” award in 2006. My personal business is supported by many long time, repeat clients who trust my knowledge and judgement. New clients are welcomed. Thank you.