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“Hi, I’m Marlys. I was born and raised in this wonderful coastal community and still live here. I’m so excited at the possibility of welcoming you to the neighborhood!”

My mother Lora Vance started our business and it has been in our family for nearly 50 years. I began my career with her in my early 20’s and have been graced with amazingly loyal clients from all positions in life for over 30 years. Our cozy offices sit right on Balboa Island’s Main Street, and we love welcoming passersby from all over the world. This business has been my passion since I can remember! My clients trust me, and refer their friends and family allowing me to serve generation after generation… whether to help find the perfect home, sell one they’ve outgrown or adding to their portfolio and managing their investments. Having such strong roots and a deep connection for this area, my team and I have great knowledge and experience in these communities and the latest market trends second to none. I’d love to meet you and introduce you to my team. Let us help you with your real estate dreams.

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What People Say

"Marlys is a wealth of information about Balboa Island and the Newport area in general. She is always a pleasure to work with."

- Leslie W.

"Marlys is a wonderful kind and caring person and that made my experience with her fabulous in every way. I was able to trust her completely to do what was best for our family - If I could give her 10 stars I would!!"

- Linda D.

"I have had the pleasure of working with Marlys in a professional capacity for several years. She is intelligent, experienced in her field, and exudes professionalism. Perhaps most importantly, she has integrity and is very pleasant to work with. I give her the highest rating!"

- Maryann C.

“Marlys’ longevity in the real estate business as well as the fact she was born and raised here gives her an edge on understanding the uniqueness of island real estate. Our family has known Marlys and her mother for over 40 years. Their ethics and guidance in the real estate arena have always been helpful as well as profitable to us. We do not hesitate to give Vance Realty a strong recommendation.”

- GE & Cynthia G.

"We strongly recommend Marlys Vance Vasterling for any real estate transaction. Her forthright honesty is indeed rare in the business world."

- Verl O.

"Working with Marlys is like a breath of fresh air. She is dependable, encouraging, professional, and very knowledgeable in the real estate business. It is a pleasure working with Marlys."

- Jack and Ruthie R.

"Since the initiation of your professional business services, I have been rewarded with a higher standard of clientele selection, monthly services, and an "in-place team" of maintenance and repair crews. I commend you and your team's professional efforts to keep my property maintained in top condition and occupied."

- Donald H.

“We've been coming to Balboa Island for over 40 years and we've rented from Lora Vance many times with success. We typically rent the same house every year and Mary or Christine have always helped us. They do a good job of balancing owner and short term renter needs.”

- Quincy C.

“Lora and Marlys have always been part of our family, everything Mom and Dad bought or sold was always with Lora Vance Realty ever since that first meeting in 1976 when my father wasn’t getting the time of day at another office My sister and I liked to go to the Lora Vance office because we got a Balboa Bar next door.”

- Derek W.
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Today’s real estate market has changed as much as it’s stayed the same. What’s changed?: Funding options, tax laws, faceless sellers and Internet scams. What’s stayed the same?: Dreams of finding that perfect place to call “home” and hopes of working with a knowledgeable agent whom you can trust.

I can’t stop the ever-evolving world of real estate, but I’ve built my reputation on protecting the people I work with and on being able to leverage the latest rulings and online opportunities on behalf of my clients in the best possible way. And I’ve never stopped treating my business and my clients like family – it’s the foundation of who I am and why people buying or selling their homes choose to do so with me. I hope you’ll become one of the newest members of my Vance Realty Group family. I consider it an honor to help others find exactly what they’re looking for.

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