Representing both buyers and sellers throughout Orange County, Annie Clougherty has emerged within the local real estate scene as one of the top agents in the county as well as throughout California and nationwide. Recognized by both her peers and industry leaders, she has been listed as one of the top agents in the country by the Wall Street Journal’s “Real Trends” report, ranking her in the Top 1½% of agents in the nation for sales volume for the past 4 years from 2019-2022 and consistently ranked in the top 500 real estate agents in the state of California.
Annie has been a friendly, yet competitive force in the local real estate market for more than 20 years. As an Orange County native and longtime Newport Beach resident, Annie maintains extensive knowledge of the personalities, unique attributes, and intricacies of each Coastal Orange County neighborhood. Over time and through her long-standing career, Annie has become a recognized face and friend to many in the area, making her extremely well connected within the community, and especially with other agents. Her likability and friendships with other real estate professionals gain her first access to what’s happening in the market, often giving her an inside scoop on the status of real estate transactions as well as listings that haven’t even hit the market.
Annie’s contagious enthusiasm and energetic work ethic are evident from your first meeting when you will immediately recognize her passion for her clients and love of real estate. Her commitment to clients, strong work ethic, and persistence are what make her successful in selling her client’s homes. When it comes to buying homes, Annie possesses a terrific eye for a property’s potential, and she uses that insight to help clients identify their ideal home.
She and her team consistently dominate the Coastal Orange County market and have accumulated a prominent network of clientele, including elite Orange County sports team athletes, local celebrities, high net worth individuals, and some of the wealthiest families in Orange County.
Annie not only provides the utmost attention and service to her clients through the buying, selling, and negotiating of real estate, she also strives to remain a trusted lifelong resource for ALL things related to her client’s home. Whether you are selling or buying a home, or need advice on inspections, titles, taxes, or service professionals, Annie hopes to be your first call.
Annie is actively involved in the local community and enjoys giving back. She has served as the PTO President of Saint Joachim School for three years and was previously the Auction Fundraising Chair for two years. She donates regularly to local schools and organizations including Mariners Elementary, Newport Harbor Foundation, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), and Project Hope Alliance.
Annie recently bought a new home of her own in the Newport Heights community of Newport Beach with her husband of 17 years where they live with their three children. On the rare occasion that she takes time for herself, Annie can be found out and about enjoying the community that she loves, paddleboarding, doing yoga, biking, or hanging out at the Balboa Bay Club.
Annie Clougherty | CA DRE# 01716801
As a native to orange county, Maritza Bernard is driven by a deep love for her community. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, she left the sunny west coast to begin a sales career in NYC, as a regional sales representative for Oakley.
For 12 years she called New York her home. It was here where she would meet her husband, have her 4 children, and expand her sales career into styling and décor. But it wasn’t long before seizing the opportunity to find her way back to the west coast where she and her family have planted their roots in the village of Coto De Caza.
Upon returning to California, Maritza entered the lending side of the business gaining a deep understating of residential loans. But her true passion was to be found in the creativity she is able to bring to her clients through real estate sales.
Maritza loves people and strives to create genuine and lasting connections. As a Bilingual real estate agent, fluent in Spanish, she stands out for her ability to connect with clients from diverse cultures. The warmth and charisma that she exudes win her clients’ trust instantly.
Beyond your transaction, Maritza’s absolute priority is to foster a lasting relationship by earning your trust. She takes it as a privilege to guide you through this important milestone and commits to giving it the utmost dedication it deserves.
In her downtime, she loves playing tennis, Friday movie nights with her family, and loves any excuse to have a dance party!
Maritza Bernard | CA DRE# 02111632
Racquel is a lifelong resident of Orange County, born and raised in Eastside Costa Mesa, allowing her to provide clients intimate firsthand knowledge of her hometown and the surrounding areas. Her passion for real estate originated from years of work with Graystone Custom Builders, a local custom design and construction firm based in Newport Beach. This position provided her with a thorough understanding of the custom building process and the opportunity to work directly with numerous homeowners.
Racquel’s tireless work ethic and strict attention to detail are driving factors to her success. She consistently goes above and beyond to help her clients as they participate in one of the biggest transactions of their life.
She has a genuine enthusiasm for helping clients and is ready to stand by their side every step of the way. Her goal is to listen, understand, and provide results while also educating you on all the different facets of the industry.
Racquel joined Compass in December 2017 and recently partnered with Annie Clougherty and her team. With a degree in Business Finance, five years in the building industry, and her local knowledge and connections, Racquel provides a unique, dynamic, and well-rounded approach to the sale or purchase of your home. She is ready to be your advocate, your consultant, and most importantly, your friend.
Racquel Davidson | CA DRE# 02005822
Though she was born in Washington, Neda Desigio’s family moved to Orange County when she was young, and she has lived there ever since. Drawn to Newport Beach’s calm family-oriented neighborhoods and excellent school system, Neda loves helping her clients find their dream home in the area.
In 2002, after gaining a BA in International Business from Chapman University, Neda broke into the industry as a mortgage loan officer, quickly becoming a top performer. Because of her leading rank, Neda attracted a large volume of trusting clients--ones who ended up becoming repeat customers.
Neda then shifted her focus to the family business--commercial properties--for close to a decade, handling everything from loan facilitation and transactions to lease agreements and tenant management. The diverse knowledge she gained from this has proven invaluable since her transition into residential real estate. Neda’s plethora of experience across various facets of the industry makes her uniquely qualified to guide her clients on their home buying and selling journeys.
Her expertise allows her to present her clients an all-inclusive strategy, instilling confidence and peace of mind in those with whom she works.
On top of her impressive real estate experience, Neda offers her clients state-of-the-art service. She prides herself on her work ethic and diligence, knowing it’s the smallest details that can make a huge difference. Time and time again, clients note that her loyalty and personalized approach have made their process smooth and exciting. Neda prides herself on connecting with her clients on a deep level, finding out what is important to them so she can successfully match them with their ideal property.
When Neda isn’t working, she enjoys snow skiing with her family and traveling back to WA to visit family. Attending performances at Segerstrom Performing Arts Center and cozy nights spent watching movies are also favorite family past times.
Neda DeSigio | CA DRE# 01400001
Working alongside the top performing AC Team, Jen McDonald brings her own original style and tireless work ethic to an impressive group of women who together constitute one of the top 100 teams in California. Jen is a So Cal woman through-and-through having spent her summers growing up on the beach between San Juan Capistrano and Balboa Island, she then made a more permanent move south from Pasadena to Orange County over 20 years ago.
In those 20 plus years living the Orange County lifestyle, Jen has gained an encyclopedic knowledge of areas ranging from Costa Mesa to Newport Beach and on down south to Laguna Beach. Due to her keen knowledge of both growing up in the Los Angeles area and then residing and raising a family in the Orange County area, Jen is a wealth of knowledge in each area and what specific neighborhoods have to offer. The basis of her work ethic revolves around her never-give-up, 'nose to the grindstone attitude sprinkled with her fun-loving personality and willingness to take the time to get to know all of her clients both personally and professionally. With the majority of her sales originating from personal referrals, it is a true testament to her strength and ability to connect with people while providing them the trust necessary for solid and successful outcomes in real estate. Her acute intuition of clients and what their needs are for their particular home, guide her to finding optimal results for homeowners.
When Jen isn't with her clients, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike and their three kids Jane, Ollie and Fletcher. You can find them at the beach, on the pickle ball courts or relaxing at home with friends and family.
Jenn McDonald | CA DRE# 02092799
Kaitlin Willhoit is a Southern California native, born and raised in Laguna Beach. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Chapman University—while simultaneously managing her husband’s Construction Company and raising their two children.
She is one of Orange County’s most immersed real estate agents, having worked in the residential construction industry since the age of 18. Her extensive experience in project management, bookkeeping, sales, and marketing has proved valuable in her real estate career. Kaitlin helped build, grow and manage a successful construction company, Willhoit Construction. They have built and remodeled over 30 homes, throughout Orange County and Los Angeles, in the last 10 years. She has a thorough understanding of Real Estate and the market trends and focuses on giving her clients the best overall experience.
Kaitlin stresses the importance of treating every transaction with the utmost attention and performs extensive research, problem solves and uses strategic marketing for every client. She is known for her persistent work ethic and service-oriented approach to real estate and has a natural talent for negotiating and marketing.
Kaitlin Willhoit | CA DRE# 02043237
As Director of Operations, Danny’s focus is to ensure that the Annie Clougherty team at Compass is at the forefront of leading-edge technology and is continuously implementing efficient processes that help to assure the highest quality experience for their clients.
As a licensed real estate agent with nearly 4 years of previous experience as an IT Specialist for Compass, Danny joins the Annie Clougherty team already having a deep understanding and familiarity of Compass as a whole, it’s current systems, and the Orange County Real Estate market. His knowledge of how to leverage technology to optimize workflows, and his ability to identify new advancements, keep the team at the forefront of the industry. As Danny moves forward in his role, he will use his technical acumen to provide better communication to clients, streamline operations, and design business development strategies.
Danny is a music lover and prior to Compass, worked as a tour manager and engineer for local bands while they were performing on the road. He is also “obsessed” with soccer and is a licensed soccer coach and avid fan of Liverpool FC. While Danny grew up in Chicago, he moved to Los Angeles in 2009 and has lived in Orange County since 2017. He currently resides in Mesa del Mar, Costa Mesa with his fiance who he will marry in Spring of 2022.
Danny Lisauskas | CA DRE# 02137260
The OC native has established a well-deserved reputation within the industry as a conscientious professional who delivers positive results by focusing on unparalleled service.Contact Us