Lucas Real Estate is a unique full-service residential real estate brokerage and residential real estate transactional law firm, based in Newport Beach, California, offering both real estate brokerage services and related real estate transactional legal services, including expert tax advice, under one roof. 100 percent of our business is California residential real estate. Devin R. Lucas (full bio) is a Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Broker and REALTOR®; Courtney R. Lucas (full bio) is a REALTOR®, CPA and former Assurance Manager with Ernst & Young.
For real estate sales and purchases, we specialize in Newport Beach, Eastside Costa Mesa and surrounding Orange County communities. Specifically, areas such as Corona del Mar, Dover Shores, Eastside Costa Mesa, Newport Heights, Newport Coast, Newport Peninsula, Newport Peninsula Point, Mesa Del Mar, Westcliff, Bayshores and surrounding areas.
For related real estate transactional legal services, we work throughout the state of California – zoom, coupled with overnight mail, curriers, mobile notaries and electronic recording capabilities in most California counties, allow us to assist with your real estate matter throughout the state.
We assists individual sellers and buyers, trustees, families, investors, celebrities and high-profile figures utilizing our hands-on services, legal and accounting backgrounds. When it comes to traditional purchases and sales, our affiliation with the area’s leading luxury brokerage (Villa Real Estate) enables us to complete the perfect sale with the highest caliber of marking professionals at our service and an army of veteran real estate professionals to assist with collaboration.
We are experts in California Proposition 19, property tax and other tax implications, property management, investment and 1031 exchanges, LLCs, discrete and confidential transactions, for sale by owner, mediation services, and so much more.
For discrete and confidential transactions (including confidentiality agreements, LLCs and third-party LLC management to legally distance true ownership away from public records), Lucas Real Estate is second to none in assisting high profile clientele, celebrities and foreign investment with residential real estate.
Likewise, Lucas Real Estate is especially adept with trust and estate administration. Many of our clients are out of state Trustees seeking our expert and honest services.
Read on, and explore the rest of our website, including our blog, for expert articles on real estate and to learn more about our unique practice.
NEW AND SPECTACULAR – 234 Poppy Ave | Corona del Mar | $6.2mm
Boasting awe-inspiring panoramic ocean views just steps from Little Corona del Mar Beach, Inspiration Point and world-class dining, shopping and entertainment, experience the ultimate coastal lifestyle in this magnificent four bedroom and four bathroom home in sought-after Corona del Mar.
Astonishing single-story front-row ocean and canyon view home within guard-gated Pacific Ridge in famed Newport Coast.
SOLD – 421 9th. Street | Huntington Beach | Triplex | Over $2.2mm
Opportunity abounds in this charming, three-unit (triplex), double lot, investor’s dream property in downtown Huntington Beach.
SOLD – 31561 Table Rock 206 | Laguna Beach | $3.195mm
Sold for the highest sales price ever within the Table Rock Homeowners Association, $3.2mm. 31561 Table Rock Unit 206, one of the finest front-row ocean views in all of Laguna Beach - 210 degrees of spectacular direct ocean frontage.
SOLD – 11359 Cuttyhunk Court | Cypress | $938,000
Once again, we are so thankful for the entrustment of out-of-state, trustee and probate clients who place their family legacy properties in our hands. This property needed some light touch ups, paint and staging, which we coordinated, for a dramatic visual improvement.
PRIOR LISTING – 436 Vista Roma | Newport Beach | $2.28mm
5 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | Remodeled and upgraded, exuding natural light through dozens of windows and multiple sets of patio doors, this ‘largest of them all’ end unit - Plan Z - is ready for summer entertaining and relaxing coastal living. Property is no longer for sale.
LEASED | 106 Hayseed | Orchard Hills | Irvine
Leased - This stunning, refreshed, light and bright, newer construction, Orchard Hills three bedroom and four bathroom home is turnkey ready for summer excitement. Additional photos and tour at: 106Hayseed.com
LEASED – 2608 Willo Lane | Eastside Costa Mesa | asking $5,250/mo
Newly remodeled Eastside Costa Mesa 3-bedroom 2-bathroom home on a huge 8,400 sq. ft. lot for an exceptional rental price. Additional photos and 3d tour at: 2608Willo.com.
LEASED – 2330 Vanguard Way A103 | Costa Mesa
This light and bright condo leased in less than a week for top market value with multiple applications making for a happy landlord.
SOLD – 3000 ladrillo | $31,000 over asking | highest sales price for this model
Devin and Courtney represented out-of-state owners and [former] landlords - exiting the business after months of tenant drama - delighted to get top dollar for their investment. Curated staging, new paint, a few light touches, great photos and negotiation = success. Photos, 3D Tour and more at:
SOLD IN DAYS – 3245 Clay Street | Newport Heights | $1.437mm
3245 Clay was sold in three days on market after some light remodeling coordinated by our office. A prime example of buyers wanting updated properties now more than ever.
SOLD – 2608 Willo | Eastside Costa Mesa | $1.080mm
We assisted our investor client with a 1031 exchange to purchase this fabulous newly remodeled Eastside Costa Mesa 3-bedroom 2-bathroom home on a huge
8,400 sq. ft. lot for an exceptional price in this insane seller’s market.
LEASED IN DAYS FOR A NEW PROPERTY HIGH – 515 Redlands Ave | Newport Heights | $6,800/mo.
Leased in six days, with multiple applications, signed, sealed and cashier's check delivered to the owner for a new record high rental amount. Sales are crazy, but the rental market is in equally high demand. If you are looking to professionally rent your property, sell your rental, or acquire a rental property, please write or call us to discuss your objectives anytime.
SOLD – 111 Endless Vista | $1.774mm
SOLD. Represented buyers in this HOT, competitive, multiple-offer market. It's tough out there, but perseverance and the right guidance can land your dream home! If you have questions about buying or selling in this insane market, call or email anytime. 111 Endless Vista, Aliso Viejo, $1,773,814.
SOLD | Represented buyers | $1.86mm
Relocation or upgrade? It IS still possible to sell your home and buy a home in one swoop! Our wonderful buyer clients sold their home, negotiated a favorable leaseback allowing time to move into the new dream home! If you're thinking of buying or selling, call or write anytime to discuss this insane market.
SOLD – two units | 181 Costa Mesa Street | Eastside Costa Mesa | $1.725mm
Two exquisitely remodeled detached homes on one lot in HOT Eastside Costa Mesa.
SOLD – 3585 Paul Jones Ave | $1.23mm
2015 New Construction - the former builder’s residence - boasting a contemporary open floor plan, a gourmet kitchen with full custom tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, custom cabinetry and chef’s island with sink, 9 foot ceilings, 8 foot doors, 4 Bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 3 patios, rooftop deck, and hardwood floors throughout with luxurious carpeting in the three downstairs bedrooms. This home is spectacular.
SOLD – 2144 East Oceanfront | Newport Beach Balboa Peninsula Point | $8.11mm
Sold. Represented Seller. 2144 East Oceanfront is an architectural masterpiece combining concrete, glass and wide open spaces with direct access to the sands of the Pacific Ocean.
SOLD OFF MARKET – two units | 117 23rd street | Eastside Costa Mesa
117 23rd Street, Eastside Costa Mesa - Two vibrant charm-filled homes tucked away on one lot. Investment bliss. These well-maintained units are just adorable.
LEASED and PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED – 28 Marisol | Newport Coast
Now Leased and managed by Lucas Real Estate. Immaculate Newport Coast living. This light and bright 4 bed and 3 full-bath home features over 2,600 sq. ft. of living space, large main room with double sided staircase, high ceilings and is situated on a prime corner lot in the beautiful and gated Tesoro community.
DEVIN LUCAS CO-PRESENTS ON: “When Divorce and Dwellings Collide: Navigating the Intersection of Family Law & Real Estate Law”
Join real estate attorney and real estate broker Devin Lucas, along with family law experts Nicole Whyte and Nicole Nuzzo, for a webinar hosted by the Orange County Bar Association on Wednesday, April 21st discussing some important real estate considerations in divorce.
JUST SOLD – fast | 3421 Watermarke | Irvine
Sold for Full Price | Multiple Offers | Impressive Condo. This is it…. Top Floor…. Corner Unit. This two bedroom and two bathroom upscale “Fifth Avenue” Watermarke home pours in daylight from its abundant corner windows and prime elevated location. Rarely does a top floor “Fifth Avenue” corner unit come on the market!
DEVIN LUCAS PRESENTS ON Proposition 19: A Massive Property Tax Hike on Family Transfers Effective February 16, 2021
Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Broker and REALTOR Devin Lucas will discuss the new Proposition 19, including the looming deadline to take advantage of the current laws, as well as some newly expanded benefits. Watch the presentation on our blog: https://lucas-real-estate.com/proposition19
SOLD – duplex | 6503 Seashore | West Newport Beach | $2.5mm
We work hard for our clients in any environment and excel with trust and estate properties. This exceptional duplex on an enormous corner lot required some city planning adjustments and a marketing focus on local end-users. Success.
SOLD – 2753 Drake Ave | Mesa Del Mar | Costa Mesa
Represented buyers. Multiple offers were received on this fabulous Mesa Del Mar well-priced gem. Our outstanding first-time-buyer clients fought them all off using a well crafted offer, emotional cover letter, and reputable local representation (i.e. us!) assuring the seller and seller's agent of a smooth transaction, which was signed, sealed and timely delivered!
DEVIN LUCAS PRESENTS ON Real Estate Cancelations Surrounding Coronavirus
Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Broker and Real Estate Mediator Devin Lucas will discuss real estate cancelations, deposit disputes and coronavirus / covid-19 issues including "force majeure" claims and related defenses. Watch the presentation on our blog: https://lucas-real-estate.com/real-estate-cancelations-video/
PRIOR LEASE LISTING | SHORT TERM (1 – 3 MO) ONLY | 25 Waldorf | Irvine
This modern 2 bedroom, plus den, 2.5 bathroom Central Park West home has a stylish contemporary kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, contemporary bathrooms, dual masters, large walk-in closets, attached 2-car garage (rare for the community) and more. 1 - 3 month lease only at this time.
LUCAS OBTAINS UNANIMOUS APPROVAL at newport beach planning commission
A perfect example of mixing real estate lawyer and real estate broker.... while selling a family trust property in Newport Beach we noticed an odd setback and needed it fixed for future development. Some applications, notices, meetings and hearings with Newport Beach city = no problem.
LEASED IN TWO DAYS AT FULL PRICE AND PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED | 427 ORCHID AVE | CORONA DEL MAR | $3,350/mo.
427 Orchid is the quintessential front cottage with a porch you will simply never want to leave. Charm pours from every square inch of this home.
LEASED IN 7 DAYS AT FULL PRICE and professionally managed | 1924 Church Street | Eastside Costa Mesa
Leased, fast | 1924 Church Street
3 bedroom | 1 bathroom | large lot | 2-car garage and storage shed | $3,850/mo.
Completely remodeled luxuriant modern home in Eastside Costa Mesa. Leased in under 10 days at full fair market value.
This property is ideal, somewhere you can live and work weeks at a time in comfortable Newport Coast luxury. Tons of essential supply storage. Full bedroom and one full bath downstairs, ideal home office or social-distanced living. Upstairs laundry/stockade room, master retreat and two additional bedrooms.
LEASED IN DAYS AT FULL PRICE | 176 Lessay | Newport Coast
LEASED, fast. Exquisite three bedroom detached cul-de-sac and greenbelt home with private yard in famed Newport Coast. Featuring enormous ceilings and windows with plantation shutters, this home is beaming with natural light.
176 Lessay | Newport Coast | Leased | $4,250/mo.
SOLD | 447 Costa Mesa St. | Eastside Costa Mesa | $1.5mm
Eastside Costa Mesa chic meets East Coast Colonial character in this fabulous expanded and remodeled 1950s gem.
LUCAS ELECTED 2020 Chair of the Orange County Bar Association Real Estate Section
Devin Lucas is thrilled to serve as the 2020 Chair of the Orange County Bar Association Real Estate Section. This section puts on monthly educational lunches, seminars, programs and social events with emphasis on California real estate law and all things impacting the legal profession in real estate.
SOLD | 240 Costa Mesa St., Eastside Costa Mesa
Sold in Eastside Costa Mesa. Represented buyer on this amazing 'deal' for a property that - while needing a little TLC - has tremendous potential!
DEVIN LUCAS PRESENTS to the Orange County Bar Association on Real Estate Mediations
Devin Lucas presented to the Orange County Bar Association on Real Estate Mediations and compliance with the Residential Purchase Agreement. Mr. Lucas serves as a mediator on the Mediation Panel with the California Association of REALTORS Mediation Center for Consumers and is frequently hired to help resolve all forms of real estate disputes. At least one evaluation form claimed it was "the best MCLE I have ever attended."
SOLD | 25 Muirfield | Dove Canyon | $.915mm
Near record per-square-foot sale. Astonishing sunset, mountain and city lights views abound in this spectacularly remodeled Dove Canyon gem on an over 8,000 sq. ft. lot.
CLOSED | Newport Beach | 436 Vista Roma | $1.445mm
We are thrilled for our out-of-state clients eager for the move to this expanded East Bluff residence, walking distance to award-winning public schools. Originally listed for $1.585mm, we helped navigate our clients a terrific deal on this remodeled Newport Beach home.
Beach living within reach. Four bedrooms, two and one-half bathrooms, remodeled kitchen, private courtyard, numerous upgrades including new AC, HOA pools, play area and basketball courts. $738,000. Checkout photos, tour and more information at:
CLOSED in Westminster
Legal assistance to an estate where the Trustee was adamant about selling it themselves to a couple that just happened to drive by while some construction work was taking place and asked the right questions. Lucky them. Do we recommend owners do a 'For Sale By Owner' transaction... no... no we do not (statistical and anecdotal evidence suggests higher prices are achieved using professional real estate agents). Does our legal business allow us to help those who want to put their own deal together... you bet! Happy clients = happy us.
LEASED and professionally managed | 902 Hyde Ct. | Costa Mesa | $2,950/mo.
Walking distance to Barley Forge Brewing Co., The Camp and The Lab, close proximity to the freeway, countless other restaurants, the beach and South Coast Plaza, this home is in an ideal location! This 3 bed, 2 ½ bath home located in the Sommerset community has new hardwood floors in the living/dining room, updated bathrooms, open floor plan, attached 2-car garage, laundry, private outdoor patio, balconies, and two community pools and spas.
LEASED in days | 8211 Mainsail | Huntington Beach | $2,950/mo
LEASED in mere days at owner's desired full price. Fully remodeled Huntington Beach condominium oasis.
CLOSED in North Tustin – Family Transactions
Half sale, half gift (aka a below fair market "sale"), no problem. There are countless legal ways to transfer title between parents and children (and grandchildren), with enormous potential tax benefits. Contact us to learn more.
PRIOR LISTING | 30822 Via Vista | Coto de Caza | $7.995mm
“Hidden Ranch”, a lavish and immensely private 4.8-acre premier equestrian estate, priced decisively below replacement cost. Featuring six bedrooms, six bathrooms, stately den, billiards/game room, bar and great room, the residence is hidden behind a private gate, expansive driveway and mature landscape. The lush grounds include a 100’x200’ equestrian arena with 360 degree views. Co-listed with Steve High of Villa Real Estate and Mariann Cordova of BHHS.
IT’S OFFICIAL- people love us on Yelp!
It's official - people love us on Yelp! This is several years in a row now. Wow! Thank you to our amazing clients who post such great reviews.
NEW CONSTRUCTION PURCHASE – WESTSIDE COSTA MESA – Lighthouse Community
Thrilled to help our first-time buyer clients sign papers on their new construction Costa Mesa dream home. It should be ready this fall! Exciting. Visit Taylor Morrison's website for additional details, or call us today.
CLOSED – Record High, Per Square Foot, Westside Costa Mesa
Completely Remodeled Chic Westside Costa Mesa Mid-Century Modern Bungalow. 535 Bernard Unit A. 2 bed. 1 bath. Unparalleled indoor-outdoor living. Walking distance from countless dining and entertainment venues. Full price offer, closed in two weeks. $618,000.
CLOSED in San Diego
Closed - represented buyer - $1.085mm.
This stunning near-new construction home in trendy Bay Park is quite the starter home for our noteworthy client. With a red-hot real estate market (21 offers on the first attempt in that area), we aided our client in obtaining this dream home below the list price. We LOVE helping buyers acquire their goals.
CLOSED on North Tustin Dream Home | $1.75mm
Successfully represented buyers in a highly competitive market. At least six offers were made on this property in days, including at least one higher offer. We worked with our clients and the listing agent to ensure to stayed top of mind and eventual success. We love assisting buyers.
CLOSED – Newport Coast
60 Renata / Tesoro Community - an idealistic spacious new home for our fantastic buyers and their growing family moving up from South Orange County. Purchased well below asking, at $2.15mm (including some furnishings for good measure). Mini Golf INCLUDED! We love helping buyers find spectacular new homes!
DEVIN LUCAS MODERATES Annual Orange County Bar Association Program
Devin Lucas, serving as the 2017 Chair of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)'s Solo & Small Firm Section, moderated the annual dinner program, "Building and Growing a Successful Practice: Achievements and Lessons Learned From Some of Orange County’s Premier Attorneys" featuring some of Orange County's Top Attorneys (Brian Chase, Lisa Hughes, Neil Pedersen and Nicole Whyte) sharing their secrets to success with a full house of attendees.
Six Figure Landlord-Tenant Judgment Obtained
The Orange County Superior Court awarded $97,090 in reasonable attorney's fees to Mr. Lucas' tenant clients following an earlier unanimous 12-0 Jury verdict over a security deposit refund, placing the total award to Lucas' clients well over six-figures. This hefty attorney's fee award outlines the dangers for a landlord's wrongful withholding of security deposits and what can happen when a landlord pushes the issue all the way to a jury trial.
CLOSED | 1706 Park Ave. | Newport Beach | Little Balboa Island | $2.811mm
Closed - $2,811,600
Lucas Real Estate represented the seller, an out-of-state trustee, of this sizable duplex on Newport Beach's Little Balboa Island, in partnership with Tony Bartos of HOM Sotheby's International Realty.
CLOSED probate sale | 928 26th St. | Santa Monica
Court-approved probate sale - $1.725mm
Located in a dream location and presenting the perfect opportunity for a builder/investor looking to expand, rehabilitate and update the existing 2 bedroom 1 bath structure, or, utilize the 8,300+ sq. ft. lot’s full potential for a custom-built dream home.
Planning Commission Setback Determination
Devin Lucas appeared before the Newport Beach Planning Commission recently on behalf of clients seeking a variance request for future new construction. The request was granted. As a real estate brokerage and law office, Lucas Real Estate assists its clients in all aspects of residential real estate, far beyond the mere buying and selling.
CLOSED – Ladera Ranch
Closed - $790,000
Lucas Real Estate represented the buyers, relocating from out-of-state, of this fabulous Ladera Ranch home.
CLOSED in Newport Coast | $9mm
Closed - $9,050,000
Crystal Cove, Newport Coast. Lucas Real Estate represented the buyer of this exquisite home featured on The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Lucas’ Client’s Prevail in Jury Trial
Santa Ana, Calif. - The Law Office of Devin R. Lucas, aka Lucas Real Estate, obtained a unanimous 12-0 jury verdict this week in favor of its clients in a years-long and heated landlord-tenant dispute.
Taking on litigation matters is done with caution - we ensure to properly review potential legal matters to determine if we can assist.
Laguna Beach, Calif. - The Law Office of Devin R. Lucas, aka Lucas Real Estate, obtained a $65,000 settlement in landlord-tenant dispute whereby the tenant's high-end Laguna Beach rental lacked heating for over a year, along with a host of repair and maintenance issues. Taking on litigation matters is done with caution - we ensure to properly review potential legal matters to determine if we can assist.
Devin Lucas Joins distinguished panel of mediators
Newport Beach, Calif. – Devin Lucas has officially joined the distinguished panel of mediators available via the California Association of REALTORS® Mediation Center For Consumers, the suggested mediation provider for all disputes arising from real estate transactions using the California Association of REALTORS® forms.
Devin Lucas elected to Board of Directors for the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS®
Newport Beach, Calif. - Devin Lucas of Lucas Real Estate was installed this morning as a 2017 Director for the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS® during the annual Installation Breakfast at the Pacific Club. Mr. Lucas is thrilled to have been elected to serve on the Board for 2017 and looks forward to working with the REALTOR® community, local and state government officials and Lucas Real Estate's clients for a prosperous 2017.
SOLD (rep buyer) and Leased (rep landlord) – 8211 Mainsail Dr #102, Huntington beach
Closed - $440,000
Lucas Real Estate Represented the buyer of this condominium. After its subsequent renovation, Lucas Real Estate leased the unit for the new owners in mere days with multiple applicants.
Ovations & Testimonials
"Devin and his staff were an absolute savior! I never could have gotten through my situation without him. He is incredibly knowledgable and honest. I feel that some people take short cuts, or don't put their full effort because of how busy they are. Devin is the complete opposite of this. He will always be there for you every step of the process. His communication skills are excellent as he always keeps you abreast of what is going on. When dealing with deadlines that is as important as it gets, and worth his weight in gold. I really can't say enough about Devin, and the entire Lucas Team!!!"
Sean P. [Yelp review]
Devin and Courtney went well above the call of duty to help my family find the perfect home. After a multiple offer situation we were outbid, but Devin's persistence meant that when there was a problem with the other buys we were given the opportunity to buy the home (and Devin even negotiated a lower price than our original offer). Once we were in escrow, Devin and Courtney made everything very easy to understand. I would absolutely recommend Lucas Real Estate.
Aaron F. [Zillow review]
"A great guy and honest with a technical knowledge of landlord tenant law. Highly recommended!"
Stewart W. [Google review]
"We were looking for an investment property and asked Devin as our agent because he is not only an attorney, he is also an experienced broker/realtor. We have known him since 2013. He assisted us in a legal case then. He always replies our emails promptly. He is always on time when we have an appointment. He explains things in plain language, so we can easily understand (English is not our mother language and we know nothing about the law and legal terms ). He gave us useful information and advice when we submitted the offer. He was very helpful during the escrow processing. He has all the documents ready, keep us updated, and follow up on several things with the seller. We did not have to worry about a thing. He was taking care of everything for us."
kwhw [Zillow review]
"Devin Lucas is a really great guy. He helped my wife sell her condo and clean up a small dispute at the same time. A smart professional who is there when we have called or emailed him. When the opportunity arises I will contact him again."
Todd R. [Yelp review]
"Devin served as a real estate expert for a legal matter which included estimating fair market value of a rental unit and drafting a declaration to be submitted to the court. Devin's service was outstanding. Not only was he professional, but he provided the requested information in a timely manner and with excellent quality. He greatly exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend him for any real estate needs."
Jennifer M. [Yelp review]
"I highly recommend Mr. Devin Lucas and his services. He was absolutely great, professional, reliable, kind and went above and beyond in helping me. Thank you Mr. Lucas for providing me with excellent service!"
Meganmjoyce [Zillow review]
"Devin was great. He was professional and returned my call quickly. Devin gave me sound advice regarding a tenant landlord issue. Talking to him for 20 mins gave me more knowledge than I have gained in the last three years getting to know my way around the Real Estate world. Thank you very much for you help Devin."
Shah M. [Yelp review]
"He-knows-everything. You can trust him. Ask him about any concerns or questions, and he'll guide you in the right direction and make everything clear. He's a fantastic resource, and can help you with any part of your real estate process. He's been assisting my husband and I from 2 counties away! It's obvious that he treats everyone with respect and has a very high level of integrity."
Ashley C. [Yelp review]
"Totally professional --yet casual, and without drama--through the entire process of selling a home through a Trust. No easy task. Mr. Lucas even advised me through a Small Claim that ran concurrent to the escrow, and for which he probably did not recover his time, but provided wise counsel nevertheless. Don't hesitate....Mr Lucas is the definition of professional."
mail0782 [Trulia review]
"Devin helped my fiancé and I find our first starter home this year. Working with him couldn't have been easier from start to finish. Having known Devin for a few years prior, the foundation of trust and professionalism had long been established... and when we were confident it was the right time to buy for us, there wasn't a second of hesitation on who to call. I couldn't have asked for a better Agent, and I know we will work with him again in the future! Thanks Devin, you're a rock star!"
Joe O. [Yelp review]
"Devin is a true professional. He is unique in his background when it comes to real estate... I'm a seasoned real estate investor. One thing I've learned is that things happen often in real estate and the best thing you can do is to have a trusted, knowledgeable person fighting in your corner. So few people truly appreciate this advice. Even though I'm a broker myself, I reach out to Devin on each transaction I have. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy, sell, or get to the bottom of a real estate question. Best of all, he is extremely approachable and does not pressure you in any way."
Navid F. [Yelp review]
"Mr. Devin and his staff were absolutely amazing in helping me with my living situation being uninhabitable. While my living situation and my livelihood were being threatened by my landlord, Mr. Devin went above and beyond in making sure that my case was not only resolved immediately, he also made sure it was to my benefit 100% every step of the way. I can't express enough how excellent and professional Mr. Devin's services were, and how thankful I am to Mr. Devin and his staff for all the support and kindness they have shown me."
banannasmiles [Zillow review]
"... Just one call with Devin and you will feel at ease. He tells you everything upfront..."
Kim T. [Yelp review]
"Devin Lucas represented my wife and I on the purchase of a new home in Costa Mesa in November 2014. He also represented us as we went through the process of "selling" then eventually renting our condominium in the same area. He tirelessly listed, organized open houses, and eventually handled several purchase offers on our condo, which we later declined. Once we decided to rent, Devin listed our condo for rent, interviewed many potential renters, and successfully found our current tenant. At every step of the way, Devin was a consummate professional - always friendly, responsive, and incredibly helpful..."
Kyle B. [Yelp review]
"Devin was great. He was professional and returned my call quickly. Devin gave me sound advice regarding a tenant landlord issue. Talking to him for 20 mins gave me more knowledge than I have gained in the last three years getting to know my way around the Real Estate world. Thank you very much for you help Devin."
Shah M. [Zillow review]
"Devin was very responsive, professional and just all around AWESOME to work with! I am a Realtor in San Diego, but needed support in Newport Beach...no direct contacts so by a whim looked up fellow Realtors on Yelp, and hit the jackpot! Devin was my first call, and he was fantastic! Looking forward to working with him again in the near future!"
Shana G. [Yelp review]
"Devin did an excellent job helping me and my wife find a prefect home. His attention to detail, ability to listen to and understand his clients, and personal passion for his profession all contributed to a terrific experience."
hossellman [Zillow review]
"Devin was actually recommended to me by another lawyer I found on yelp. He gave me advice over the phone and was extremely helpful. I ended up calling the next day to use his service and needed a real estate contract drafted up within 48 hours. He catered to my time crunch and explained everything to me I didn't understand. He even helped with explaining some contingencies I should add in the contract that I hadn't thought about. I was very overwhelmed with my situation and he was very thorough."
Ami P. [Yelp review]
"Devin is a highly competent and professional agent I have worked with. We just completed a very smooth lease-option transaction, which I personally have not done before. By working with Devin, this new transaction type became a breeze. We were able to work out the complicated details verbally first, then Devin put down all of the terms very clearly on contract. It was very easy for my client, the landlord/seller, to accept Devin’s offer, over another similar offer that came in at the same time. Devin was able to put this deal together by acting with urgency, with fast communications and his professionalism. I look forward to working with Devin in the near future!"
drjoechen [Zillow review]
"A professional, detailed business transaction! I purchased my present home through Devin Lucas real Estate. Devin knows his business! All documents were explained, reviewed and questions answered in thorough detail in order for my home purchase to close efficiently and promptly... Follow through was excellent with a customized report on what needs to be completed and what is in progress, including home inspections, pest control clearances, etc. In addition, Devin consulted as a pro bono legal representative on my previous home sale. Again, his professional help was of immense value."
Margaret N. [Yelp review]
"We purchased a house and sold a house at the same time. Devin handled both of the transactions. Devin's experience as an attorney was indispensable and he seamlessly handled the numerous minor issues that arose with both sales. Devin's negotiation skills are outstanding. We were very happy with the results of both transactions. We also really appreciated that Devin makes full use of technology and we only had to meet with him a few times during the two transactions. The vast majority of the documentation and other issues were handled electronically. Lastly, we found Devin to be very responsive, timely, and prepared throughout both transactions. We are truly grateful for the job he did."
Brian O. [Yelp review]
"I had the pleasure of using Devin as my real estate agent for buying my first home. He is very detail oriented, forthright with information, works to understand the needs and motivations of a buyer and sellers his approach to best suit the needs of his clients... I appreciated the way that he dealt with naive first time homebuyers and guided us through the process from start to finish. I was very impressed that he remains available for questions even after closing. I would recommend Devin R Lucas Real Estate to everyone, and I do."
Jason P. [Yelp review]
"I would recommend anyone who needs a realtor who is also an attorney. What a combination, more rare than gold!. Let me put it this way, not all real estate agents are the same, just like not all doctors are the same."
Jeff C. [Yelp review]
"...Devin provided me with invaluable advice that no other attorney I contacted was able to offer! I was able to resolve the issue amicably and could not be happier with the results..."
Bret M. [Yelp review]
"I do not even know where to begin to talk about Mr. Devin Lucas. Every good thing I have to say about his has already been said by others who have reviewed and ever had the pleasure of working with him."
Nicole P. [Google Review]
"Devin did an excellent job helping me and my wife find a prefect home. His attention to detail, ability to listen to and understand his clients, and personal passion for his profession all contribute to a terrific experience..."
Chris H. [Google Review]
Devin just helped us with the sale of our house. He was on top of everything! He followed up when we needed him to and had additional information when asked. If I emailed or called him, I always got a quick response back. I would definitely recommend him for any real estate needs.
J.S. [Yelp review]
"... He gave us very helpful information and advice when we submitted the offer. He was very helpful during the escrow processing. He has all the documents ready, keep us updated, and follow up on several things with the seller. We did not have to worry about a thing. He was taking care of everything for us... "
Nancy W. [Yelp review]
"... After talking with him, it was clear that his goal was to help us with our situation in the least expensive way. He was very professional in his dealings and was clear about costs and fees upfront. There was no pressure to sign any contracts or retainers. We will always go back to him for any of our legal real estate work."
Rohan G. [Yelp review]
"Careful what you ask for, you just might get it"
That was an old saying my Lt used to tell me. I wanted someone with Experience, Compassion and most important...Intelligence. That's exactly what I got from Mr Lucas. I would strongly recommend his services, Mr Lucas speaks loudly and carries a Big Stick..He's the REAL DEAL. Highly Recommended.
Thank you for Everything.
Jose V. [Yelp review]
"Devin was kind enough to take my call today and answer a couple of quick questions regarding Service animals and tenant law. I found him to be very knowledgeable, easy to talk with and understand. He was able to answer my questions quickly. I will definitely be looking Devin up from here forward when it comes to real estate related contracts, etc."
David T. [Yelp review]
Devin and Courtney helped us list and rent out our home, and manage our property. We couldn't have had a better experience. Both are extremely detail oriented and knowledgable which make our lives easier. Devin has been very thorough in explaining our different options. Courtney is so on top of it; her follow-through has exceeded our expectations. They include us in all decisions regarding our property, which is so reassuring to be in the loop.
Cat R. [Yelp review]
"... Devin was very knowledgeable, professional and honest during our phone conversation and also very patient with someone who is just starting to learn this business. In regards to the lease agreement, he was very prompt in delivering the requested documents and made sure to include everything we had discussed..."
Bethany B. [Yelp review]
"Devin Lucas was instrumental in the sale of our home. He was extremely patient and knowledgeable. We feel we got the most money for the sale our home. Devin is an excellent negotiator and made the experience easy..."
Adriana G. [Google review]
"... I can't express enough how excellent and professional Mr. Devin's services were, and how thankful I am to Mr. Devin and his staff for all the support and kindness they have shown me."
Savannah R. [Yelp review]
"Knowledgable real estate attorney that provides excellent legal counsel. Brought to my attention many issues I would never would have thought of otherwise on my own. Highly recommend!!!"
Joe C. [Yelp review]
"My first call for any and everything real estate and/or legal related is Devin R Lucas. Devin has provided both business and personal counsel on a number of issues for me. I have repeatedly utilized Devin's services as he has quickly and efficiently addressed legal issues for me, is easily accessible, & extremely professional. At the end of the day, Devin is someone you definitely want on your team, whether it be in the real estate or legal arena."
Mark D. [Yelp review]
"We thought we could buy a house without an agent. Let's just we would be homeless if we hadn't contacted Devin! AMAZING! He knows everything about everything! He was super on top of everything in the whole home buying process and even continued to work for us in the hospital after his baby was born!! You could ask for a more knowledgeable, dedicated team to represent you on a very big deal. See for yourself. You will immediately feel the difference between Devin and other agents. He simply is the best!"
Libby D. [Yelp review]
"... He is a rare find when it comes to attorneys. He is prompt, fair, professional and understands the value of a dollar. Most of all I trust him, which is not something I have much of when it comes to the Real Estate side of the world. I would recommend Devin absolutely to anyone who is smart enough to work with him."
Rachel F. [Google Review]
"...He was extremely professional, ethical, and effective. During our initial consultation meeting lasting a little over an hour, he helped me understand my situation better than 10+ hours with another attorney (it might have helped that I'd spent the 10+ hours beforehand but those were very frustrating hours)..."
J.T. [Yelp review]
Devin R. Lucas
Real Estate Attorney | Broker | REALTOR®
Devin R. Lucas is a real estate attorney, broker and REALTOR® specializing in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County communities, along with real estate legal issues throughout California. Mr. Lucas was named the "2014 REALTOR® of the Year" by the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS® and is an active member of the Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County REALTOR® and legal communities.
- View Devin Lucas' full biography here
BRE No. 01912302
Courtney R. Lucas
REALTOR® | CPA
Courtney R. Lucas is a California Certified Public Accountant, REALTOR®, USC Leventhal School of Accounting Alumni, former Assurance Manager with the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young and lifelong Orange County native.
- View Courtney Lucas' full biography here
BRE No. 02015514
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Villa Real Estate was established in 2013 by the region’s leading luxury residential real estate professionals to ensure that clients in Coastal Orange County receive the most strategic, innovative, and effective representation available in today’s – or in any – market.
Photographers and Videographers
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Lucas Real Estate readily contracts with choice local photographers, videographers and production crews for outstanding real estate results using the latest and forward thinking technology and storytelling.
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Lucas Real Estate's established relationships with top legal support facilitators and seasoned knowledge of secretary of state filings, county recordings and court procedures enable swift filing of legal documents, entity formations, real property transfers, service of process, investigative services and capabilities rival any full service law office.
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Lucas Real Estate
2901 West Coast Highway Suite 200
Newport Beach | California | 92663-4023
Real Estate Agents, Transactions & Dispute Resolution
Devin Lucas, licensed Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Broker, REALTOR®
Courtney Lucas, licensed CPA, Real Estate Salesperson, REALTOR®
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Lucas Real Estate
2901 West Coast Highway Suite 200 | Newport Beach | California | 92663-4023
Devin Lucas BRE No. 01912302 | Courtney Lucas BRE No. 02015514
Real Estate Agents, Real Estate Transactions & Real Estate Dispute Resolution | Devin Lucas, licensed Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Broker, REALTOR® | Courtney Lucas, licensed CPA, Real Estate Salesperson, REALTOR®