What Others are Saying

I recently worked with Michael Fawaz to sell my Newport Coast home. I have bought and sold many properties over the years and Michael is the best agent I ever had. He knew the neighborhood inside and out and helped me price my house to get the highest sales price in the neighborhood on comparable houses. Michael communicated with me multiple times a day to update me on the progress of showings. I got almost a full price offer in 7 days and Michael managed the process from escrow to closing masterfully.  

Michael has a network of service people to help you through every step of the process. I highly recommend Michael to anyone buying or selling a home in Newport Coast. No one will work harder for you.


Michael is a true Newport Coast real estate specialist. I have had two major real estate transactions with him in the last 8 years and I have been absolutely satisfied and impressed with his professionalism and efficiency. All transactions have gone smoothly and if I have to do it again in the Newport area, he is my first choice. 
One of the more important elements about Mike is that now he is a friend and adviser and helper in many other aspects with my family and community. He has helped us with contractors, leasing contracts,  and even providing the best connections in other businesses such as car dealerships to get the best for his clients. Wishing him the best.

Sam M.

Michael is an extremely sincere professional, and would absolutely recommend his services to anyone looking to buy or sell in Newport Coast. He knows his stuff and is very passionate about his work. We purchased our beautiful from Michael and he helped us above beyond the services of any other Agent. From organizing finance to overseeing repairs and planting herbs! It doesn't get better than this man for Real Estate matters and a genuine 11 out of 10.

Fat Wombat Productions

I highly recommend Michael Fawaz, he helped me buy my house in Newport Coast back in 2014, walked me through the upgrade process, and then helped me sell it for a nice profit in 2018. Highly professional, efficient and takes care of all the details. I will definitely use his services again.


Over 7 years, we went through 3 transactions with Michael Fawaz Surterre Properties and would work with him 100 more times. We bought 2 of his listings and listed and sold 1 with him. Michael KNOWS Newport Coast. He knows his business inside and out- the market, house values, buyer mentality, opportunities, all of it. He passes on every bit of knowledge, experience, and opportunity he has to his clients. He is very classy in how he brings in buyers, as you don't want just anyone on the other side of the transaction. It's not easy to buy and sell houses in Newport Coast, but with Michael, you are getting an agent that will tell you the good news with the bad news, openly and optimistically.

The house we listed and sold with Michael was beautiful, but it was a weird layout. He predicted all of the buyers' comments/feedback as well as the type of buyer that would come in to buy the house. He told us all the steps we needed to follow to sell the house and at first, we didn't listen, wanted the shortcut way. Thought it would be easier because it was our home, we loved it, someone else had to love it too, etc.... But we didn't get any offers. When we started to follow Michael's guidance, the house immediately sold. He was absolutely right with all of his predictions. We wasted all that time for nothing. However, Michael didn't pressure us once, and he was incredibly patient with me, went through all the emotions with my husband and me in a very respectful manner and supported us every step of the way. He KNOWS the Newport Coast market better than anyone and he will do his absolute best to bring the best and most realistic outcome. And he always does!

He is a true businessman and now a trusted friend. Michael is the best agent you will ever work with.


Big THANK YOU to MICHAEL FAWAZ!! HE IS THE BEST REALTOR EVER!!! You handled our property so professionally—from listing to closing. It would not have happened without you my friend. I can’t say thank you enough! Please post this to your site—I would not have sold and closed without you. I highly recommend you to anyone who wants to get the job done efficiently and for the most money. I can’t believe it is finally over.

Genese Hatcher

We had a fantastic experience working with Michael Fawaz. He helped in every aspect of selling our home. He is quick to resolve issues, and expedite a smooth closing. We highly recommend Michael Fawaz for all your real estate needs.

Ahmad Jilanchi

If you want to sell your house, Michael Fawaz is the only realtor to work with in Newport Coast. He has a team that will help with every aspect from renovation and staging, to working with the city and lenders. Michael is quick to resolve issues, and expedite a smooth closing. Thank you for all your help. We highly recommend Michael for all your real estate needs.

Matthew & Kim Hart

We’ve engaged Michael on three transactions - most recently on the sale of our Newport Coast home in late 2015. He goes above and beyond the standard broker performance. Michael is a closer; he is constantly in communication with all parties involved, including buyers, sellers, brokers, escrow, title, etc., to keep the transaction progressing as expeditiously as possible. And when occasional hiccups arise, he fosters equitable solutions. Michael is the consummate professional and absolutely passionate with respect to client satisfaction. We highly recommend him.

Neil & Rachel Miller

Thank you for being such a great realtor. You put your all into selling our home and followed up on every detail. This was especially important since there were so many complications involved in our buyer’s escrow on their home. You handled everything very professionally and stayed with it until all problems were solved. In the end everyone was happy. We have many friends in Newport Coast and will recommend you highly. Thank you again and Happy New Year.

The Smiths’

Michael has been our realtor for the past several years and he has helped us buy, sell and lease properties in both Newport Coast and Newport Beach. He is always professional, gets everything done in a very timely manner and is always available by phone or text. Michael makes the whole process go very smoothly.

Dave and Samantha

It was a pleasure working with Michael to sell our home in Ocean Heights. His knowledge of the market, attention to detail, his team of resources to get our house ready for sale and ability to close the deal, resulted in our home being SOLD AND CLOSED IN LESS THAN 30 DAYS. There are many realtors to choose from in Newport Beach, in our opinion there is only one choice; Michael Fawaz.

Bill & Maria Uncapher

Having already completed two transactions with Michael, there is no one else we'd rather work with when it comes to Real Estate. Michael's hard work, professionalism, excellent communication, and alertness leaves us rest assured that we're in great hands and we don't have to worry about anything when Michael is in charge. His attention to detail leaves you confident that no stone goes unturned as he makes sure you are being protected at every turn. It's a pleasure working with Michael.

Sam S

Michael's expertise in the field is unmatched. If it wasn't for Michael's very prompt and diligent style, we would have never closed on this house. He is extremely professional, knowledgable, experienced and puts 110% in helping his clients find the right house. He has gone above and beyond for us and has helped both my children find their dream homes as well. He is an expert negotiator and that makes all the difference for us. He is a permanent part of our family and we trust him completely with all of our real estate needs.

Mr. & Mrs. S

Michael has been the greatest agent ever! He has become a good friend to me and my family during the process of selling our home. Besides his professionalism and unique expertise in the field of real estate, Michael demonstrated unparalleled great humanistic qualities and values. We are so proud of him for his achievements and success in his professional career. He has definitely earned and deserves every penny of it. I highly recommend Michael to anyone who decides to purchase or sell a home in Newport Beach / Newport Coast area. I will be glad to answer any questions that is related to Michael, his work ethics and unmatched capabilities in the field of real estate.

Kevin Vakili Ph.D | CEO/President | KMI Group, Inc.

We were extremely fortunate to have Michael Fawaz of Surterre Properties represent us in the sale of our home here in Newport Coast. Interestingly, we had used 2 other brokers over the past 2 ½ years, who were both unsuccessful in even bringing one legitimate offer to us regarding the sale of our home. As soon as we hired Michael Fawaz as the new listing agent/broker for our home, things changed dramatically. He accomplished more in 2 weeks with regards to the preparation of our home for re-listing on the MLS than our other brokers had accomplished in 2 years. He was incredibly efficient and incredibly detailed. I am a Plastic Surgeon here in Newport Beach, and my life is all about detail, and I can say that I have never worked with anyone so detail-oriented in the real estate world, and my Wife and I have executed over 10 real estate transactions over the past 12 years.

Mr. Fawaz brought us a legitimate buyer even BEFORE he put our home on the MLS, and this was within 1 ½ weeks of obtaining our listing. Within 24 hours, he presented to us a nearly full –price, full cash offer, which he set forth a very aggressive 5-day due diligence and 2 week close for escrow. During this short period of time, Mr. Fawaz was nothing short of spectacular in executing absolutely everything he needed to do to get the deal done. He was in constant communication with us, absolutely ALWAYS available to take our calls and e-mails with immediate response times, in addition to being masterful in dealing with a “niche” type of cash buyer, who themselves were very sophisticated, yet wanted a very quick deal executed. Mr. Fawaz was relentless in this short time frame, making sure that every detail was attended to, communicating with both us and the buyer constantly, and absolutely coming through with everything that he promised he would. Not only was the deal completely closed within the two-week time frame that was mandated in the escrow agreement, Mr. Fawaz actually had the buyer move UP their closing date by 4 days and close 4 days earlier.

In summary, we absolutely could not have had a better experience with anyone else other than Mr. Fawaz in selling our home. He was the consummate professional, extremely detail-oriented in his approach, constantly in communication with us at ALL times of the day or night, and he was extremely knowledgeable with regards to any issues that came up within this very short and compressed time frame, trouble-shooting effortlessly. There is absolutely NO ONE else that anyone should consider to sell their home in Newport Coast. He truly is the best at what he does. . . there is no one better!

This is truly from the heart Michael. Thanks again so much for everything!

Milind Ambe, Newport Coast

We recently bought an investment property with the help of Michael. Our experience with Michael and the entire transaction was exceedingly pleasant and uncomplicated. Michael is very personable and responsive and was always there to answer all our questions. His services superseded our expectations when he continued to help us even after the sale was completed. In our experience, Michael provides exceptional service and I am looking forward to use his services in the future.

MN, Newport Coast

Now that we have successfully closed on our home sale, it is no surprise to us why you're the "go to" real estate professional for our Newport Coast community!

Both Ed and I appreciated your personal involvement and timely communication every step of the way. From helping us prepare our home for sale, setting the right price, extensive marketing, qualifying buyers, handling showings, securing bank appraisals and expediting paperwork, you kept the sales process moving and any inconvenience to us to a minimum. As career sales professionals ourselves, we know what it takes to close complex deals and work through the numerous issues that can arise. You did an outstanding job for us and we thoroughly enjoyed working with you.

Judy B. and Edward S., Newport Coast

Michael is very professional and gave us a wonderful experience in buying and selling our last 3 homes. We really appreciate the personal attention we receive from him. He gets the work done easily and efficiently to satisfy his clients’ needs. Every time we work with Michael, we know we are in good hands with a responsible and reliable agent. Michael knows the marketplace in Newport Coast better than anyone else- he is the “go to get it done” expert!

Jim and Cheryl M., Newport Coast

I am a very successful real estate developer from the east coast who just purchased my future retirement home that was listed with Michael Fawaz. I spent several weeks looking at many homes in the Newport Beach/Laguna Beach area. Michael had several quality listings that I looked at and some more than once. I met Mr. Fawaz during those viewings and he got to know my taste and what I was actually looking for in my pursuit of a new home. Being in the real estate business I could tell immediately that he definitely knew the market, knew his listings, and certainly was a successful agent who could help me find my dream home.

After several weeks away from Newport Beach I returned and immediately saw a new Michael Fawaz listing and knew this was the house for me. I jumped on the house with a full offer the next day after viewing the house the night before. The transaction went smooth from start to finish and Michael Fawaz was the consumate professional the whole way through the purchase process and made the closing much easier from someone who lives on the other coast. I can highly recommend Michael Fawaz whether you are listing your home for sale or whether you need a buyers agent to help you locate the right home. His company is first class as well and his knowledge of the area is unsurpassed in the local industry.

Rusty P., Newport Coast

We chose Michael Fawaz to list and market our home because of his expertise and excellent record of selling Newport Coast properties. Michael had our home in escrow within the 1st week of the listing it in fall of 2011 when inventory was high and there were few buyers. Michael has tremendous work ethics and was always a phone call away with seasoned advice. In this challenging market, I would highly recommend Michael Fawaz for your Real Estate needs.

Mui D., Newport Coast

We chose Michael Fawaz to list and market our home because of his expertise and excellent record of selling Newport Coast properties. Michael had our home in escrow within the 1st week of the listing it in fall of 2011 when inventory was high and there were few buyers. Michael has tremendous work ethics and was always a phone call away with seasoned advice. In this challenging market, I would highly recommend Michael Fawaz for your Real Estate needs.

Mui D., Newport Coast

Our experience with Michael has truly been exceptional. We have bought, sold, and built a couple of homes in our lifetime, but we have never come across a realtor who went above and beyond like Michael did with the sale of our house in Newport Coast. He pays such attention to every minute detail (i.e., he called us when a showing got delayed 5 - 10 min., he stopped by during our move to find out if we needed anything). His response time to any question is immediate, and his wealth of experience is immeasurable.

Claudia, Newport Coast

After a couple of years of searching for a home without any luck, we were introduced to Michael and he was able to find us a gorgeous home within weeks. More importantly, Michael's diligent and tough negotiations on our behalf helped us capitalize on the opportunity and complete the purchase. Michael was incredibly diligent in maintaining prompt communications with us and supported us 110% the entire time. We feel he is a permanent part of our family and we would recommend him whole heartedly.

Sarine, Newport Coast

Michael is an excellent realtor. He has great follow through and pays attention to every detail in the transaction. I have recommended him to my family, friends and neighbors.

Andrew S., Newport Coast

Michael Fawaz is the consummate professional in his field of real estate. His, promptness, service, attitude, knowledge, follow through & due diligence is of the highest level! He is the authority in the Newport Coast market area!

Barry H., Newport Coast

We were very impressed with the professionalism that Michael showed in buying our home; he was very knowledgeable, thorough, and exceptionally responsive during the entire process. It was truly a pleasure working with Michael, and we highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home.

Hisham A., Newport Coast

As I reflect on your involvement in this summer’s real estate adventure, I’m most mindful of your major part in successfully guiding us through the sale of Ocean Heights and purchase in Shady Canyon. Your attention to detail, knowledge of the market, negotiating skills and convincing ability to establish confidence in your conclusions puts me in the position to gladly endorse you as a real estate agent extraordinaire. I’d be more than happy to recommend you to anyone exploring the Newport, Newport Coast or Shady Canyon housing markets.

Mr. and Mrs. Rohl, Newport Coast

Michael is definitely the ‘go to’ guy in Newport Coast real estate. Not only did he get us 2 full price offers, he seamlessly handled all the behind the scenes appraisals, inspections, and every aspect of the escrow process.

Mr. and Mrs. Kelley, Newport Coast

You are the best real estate agent I have dealt with in my 30 years of real estate transactions.Your professionalism, expertise and dedication to give the best services to your clients were key factors for your success and continuous referrals. I am sure that I will continue to use your services when I sell or buy future homes.

Dr. A, Newport Coast

I had planned to interview three brokerage firms to list our property in Newport Coast, but after Michael finished his listing presentation, I called the other two firms and cancelled our appointments. His commitment, expertise and exuberance to his profession was so very evident that I didn't need to look elsewhere. From the beginning, Michael made it clear what his expectations were for the property and backed his opinions with solid and proven analysis. After following his direction and suggestions, the property was sold just a couple of days after being listed on the market. If you are looking for a results oriented broker who personally handles all interactions directly with you and who has a dedicated support team of qualified vendors and staff, then look no further than Michael Fawaz! Thank you!

Bryan Ohira, Unimax, Inc.