Known for her social media presence in Costa Mesa, CA and her former work on several Home and Garden Television (HGTV) real estate shows, Holly Schwartz McDonald brings a unique perspective to the Orange County real estate market. Born and raised in New Jersey, Holly spent her summers enjoying the Jersey Shore. It was that love of the beach that ultimately drew her to California. Holly attended Boston University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications with a specialization in TV production. She then moved to Los Angeles during her senior year to intern and quickly began working as a production assistant for Pie Town Productions, which produced many shows for HGTV. Some of the shows Holly worked on include Designers’ Challenge, My House Is Worth What?, House Hunters and House Hunters International. While Holly had always loved real estate, it was while working on these shows that she discovered her desire to be part of the business and to help people achieve their dreams of homeownership.
After moving to Orange County to buy her first home in Costa Mesa, Holly joined Torelli Realty, a company based in the city. She started off as the Marketing Director and then transitioned into full time real estate by 2012. She has helped over 100 families find new homes in the Orange County area. By focusing on Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach & Newport Beach, Holly is able to help buyers who share her love for the beach and lifestyle. Holly also uses her innovative marketing strategies to help sellers create an environment that is welcoming for buyers in an effort to get top dollar. With over $20 million in sales in 2014, Holly is dedicated to helping her clients through the entire real estate transaction and uses her background in communications to help build lasting relationships.
Aside from real estate, Holly also enjoys playing tennis, running at the beach, taking care of her dog and cat, and socializing with friends and colleagues. She is also a member of the Big Brothers Big Sister Program of Orange County. Make sure to check out her Facebook page that is all about local homes, events, shops, restaurants, attractions and more - OC Lifestyle.
My experience with Holly was absolutely the best. I very highly recommend and would use her services again in a heartbeat. She has the best negotiation skills around, excellent follow-up, and explains things in a way that is easily understood. In such a crazy market right now, she was able to get me a great place, a great price, and a perfect location for what I was needing. Thank you, Holly!— Angela B.
I would highly recommend Holly and have recommended her to my friends and family members. She recently sold our home and even during these crazy times she made the entire process seamless and was able to get top dollar for our home in a very short time frame. Her negotiation skills, attention to detail, and warm nature really helped make the whole process easy for all parties involved. Holly was there for us every step of the way and is a true professional!— Angela E.
Well I cant say enough about Holly McDonald. She is the consummate professional and is extremely knowledgeable throughout the entire process making it easy and stress free. She goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure an easy transaction and a simple process. She is a true veteran and her attention to detail is second to none. I would highly recommend Holly for any real estate transaction and I can guarantee you will be more than satisfied.— Bob R.
Holly helps her clients choose how to get the most bang for their buck and increase their bottom line. As for house hunters, Holly is skilled at helping clients through the process of selling one home in order to buy another. Contact her today so she can assist you in your real estate journey.