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When it comes to sales and accomplishments, Jim Kline is one of Orange County’s top 10 residential real estate professionals—and when it comes to knowledge on the local markets, experience navigating their complexities, and the ability to give even the most discerning clients an overall experience that exceeds all expectations, he is virtually without peer. Having transacted some of the area’s most high profile listings, working regularly with prominent clientele, Jim is adept with regard not only to high-level negotiations, but in delivering one-on-one service that’s as professional and detailed as it is discreet. From the guard-gated communities that line Newport’s coveted bayfront to the upscale enclaves that define the real estate markets in Corona del Mar, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, he’s widely regarded as one of the industry’s foremost experts. One of Surterre Properties®’ original founding agents, Jim continues to be a tremendous influence on the local industry as a whole.

As part of Surterre Properties®, Jim has access to a comprehensive suite of resources designed to fuel his every initiative. From an award-winning in-house marketing team, which helps assure optimal property exposure, to an unmatched network of buyers, which continues to grow thanks to a unique teamwork-centric corporate culture, Surterre gives each and every one of its agents and brokers strategic assistance in facilitating client success—and its efforts are unmatched by any other locally based brokerage in Southern California.

A graduate of USC Marshall School of Business with an emphasis in Real Estate, Jim is a Southern California native and a 33 year resident of Newport’s beloved Harbor View Homes, also known as “The Port Streets.” Outside of work, he spends a great deal of time giving back to the community. Highlights from his involvement include:

  • Andersen Deans: Founding member
  • Corona del Mar High School Foundation Board: Member
  • Corona del Mar High School Super Boosters: President
  • Harbor View Homeowners Association: Board Member
  • Harbor View Swim Team: President
  • Newport Beach Little League: Board Member
  • YMCA Indian Princesses: Board Member
  • YMCA Indian Guides: Board Member
  • Corona del Mar High School Baseball Foundation: Board Member
  • Corona del Mar High School Water Polo Boosters: Board Member



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