Aragone & Associates Realtors
First Team Real Estate

“Paula and Dawna are fantastic!  They recently helped my family and I sell our father’s condo after he passed away.  A probate/estate sale is no easy task, but they did with grace, and a non-stop work ethic.  We had to sell within 45 days and they made it happen! Both of them communicated every step.  Every email and text were answered promptly and accurately.  I feel like I was their most important client during the entire process.  Please consider them to sell your home – it will be the best decision you make.” S.King


There are so many wonderful things to say, it’s hard to find where to begin.

Without sounding cliché, Paula is absolutely The Best! We had been looking at difference areas in South Orange County after moving from San Diego three years ago. We stumbled upon our recent purchase, and believe this home found us. Because we were not actively looking to purchase, we did not have a Realtor.

 Paula was the listing agent, and we immediately knew she was the one for us. She is incredibly hard working, knowledgeable, and ethical. She guided us each step of the way. Paula was there to help expedite those items that needed attention. She takes control with class, style, and a positive attitude that makes everything work out perfectly.

 This was, hands down, the most pleasant real estate transaction we have ever experienced. We truly believe that had we not had Paula as our agent, this dream property might have slipped through our fingers. We have our agent, and we now have a new friend. We cannot emphasize enough how happy we are, and how thankful we are for Paula - The Consummate Professional!

Stacy La Scala & Marie Peluso


Thank you for always taking care of our clients as you would take care of your own close friends and family! From the moment you meet with our clients, you take charge and guide them through the process of selling properties.  Some properties require so much attention and your team effortlessly coordinates repairs, upgrades, marketing and showings which ultimately benefits the beneficiaries of the estate.

I am appreciative of the extra effort you make, especially with our Administrators who are out of state. Your tasks are more time consuming but you go above and beyond to make sure that the clients are satisfied. 

I am truly thankful for the individualized attention that your team gives to every one of my clients.  There are some clients that are experienced in real property sales and some that are not.  Most have not acted as an Executor, Administrator or Trustee and the process is very new to them.  Your patience, honesty and trustworthiness are second to none and we look forward to working with you again in the near future!

Amy Fenelli Ciftcikara, Esq.


Dawna was so amazing to us! We found our dream home and we are so lucky she held our hand throughout the way. This is a crazy market to buy a home in and can be very depressing when you get let down on not getting the home you want. Dawna stuck by our side, was always available to show us new homes, and would rearrange her schedule for us all the time when something new popped up because she knew we had to get a jump on it. I would recommend her over and over again. We thank you for everything Dawna!!
Jackie & Brian Hill

It is with great pleasure that I give Dawna Kuch a 5 Star ***** Rating!! I am the trust administrator of an estate located in Fullerton, CA but my offices are located in Northern California Silicon Valley, where I represent the beneficiary.  Very fortunately, through a life long friend who resides in So. California, I was introduced to Dawna Kuch. From day one of our meeting at the property, Dawna was extremely helpful in getting the property fixed up and ready for sale.  The first week the property was on the market, we received 14 offers!! We closed escrow in 30 days for $56,000 over asking price!! Amazing!!! I cant say enough about the outstanding services Dawna provided, as well as the honesty and integrity shown me by her and her team!!

Steven J. Balopulos, Administrator


It’s no surprise to anyone looking for a home right now that in this market it’s tough to be a buyer. When it’s a tough market, it pays to have an experienced Realtor representing you. Dawna Kuch was just that for us. She was always available and willing to jump on any listing we had interest in, was able to turn around offers in 24 hours, worked with listing agents to help us gain insight on if we were competitive, and coach us through the escrow process. Without a doubt, she was the reason we were able to secure our forever home. We are so grateful to have worked with her and though we don’t plan on it, if we ever move again, she would be our first call. Thank you Dawna! 

Parker & Brianna Palazzo

Working with Dawna Kuch to purchase our first home was an incredible experience! She was hustling for us from start to finish, and even after we closed escrow. She always got back to us on any questions or requests to see properties well within 24 hours. Whether we emailed, texted, or called her - she was always so quick to reply, whether it was evening, middle of the day or the weekend. When we finally found our home and entered escrow, she gave us so much guidance as first time home buyers. There are so many steps that you don't think about if you're unfamiliar with the home buying process, and she was always a step ahead to keep us moving forward. She is so friendly and kind and was always willing to meet us to see a property on a moment's notice! She must have taken us to see about 10 different properties before we found our home. Even when she was on vacation, she replied to our emails almost immediately! The level of care and customer service that she gave us was amazing. She holds a high standard and does everything within her power to ensure that standard is met for her clients. When the seller's real estate agent wasn't on top of things, Dawna took it upon herself to start doing what the seller's agent should have been doing! She ensured that the ball never dropped. She truly went to bat for us when the seller's agent was lazy and unresponsive. Even after we closed escrow, we had some lingering questions and concerns, and Dawna was not bothered at all that we reached out to her. The same level of customer service that she provided us in searching for and closing escrow on our home was maintained when we called about questions that weren't even her responsibility! She took care of us like she would care for her own family. It was a beautiful experience that wasn't nearly as difficult as most people have described it. I think that's something we owe to Dawna. Thank you Dawna for your determination, kindness, strong work ethic, and incredible attention to detail! We are so thankful for you and your help getting us into our home!'
Trevor & Laura Dart


Words can't describe the amazing feats this team can accomplish! From the very beginning, Paula and her team took control and made things happen! We needed some repairs and refreshing of the house to get 'market ready'. We had an aggressive timeline, many things to accomplish, and had our doubts that one, the timeline would be meet and two, we would get the price Paula quoted. Teamwork, determination, support, is the only way I can describe Paula and her team. Even when we had some personal events taking place, Paula stepped in to assist. The team didn't skip a beat, and kept the pace. The house sold the first weekend of the open house, and over the asking price! We couldn't believe it! Paula presented us with solid buyers, conducted a smooth transaction, and we closed quickly. If you are looking to sell your home, don't think twice, and trust Paula, her team, and let them take control! We are truly grateful that we did! Thank you Paula and team! You are amazing! Sincerely,

Steve and Judy 


Paula and Dawna were wonderful and they got the home sold quickly and for a great price! They were very easy to work with!

Erin Donahoo, Administrator


Paula Aragone promises excellent service and she delivers! She is professional, knowledgeable, prompt and a very hard worker. I have nothing but great things to say about Paula--she gets it done. I would recommend her to any one who needs a reliable and trustworthy realtor. Thank you Paula!



Our good fortune goes all the way back to 2013 when Dawna helped us sell my parent's home. It was an emotional time with an uncertain market to navigate. To our surprise, the house sold in a week $25k above asking price! So when it came time to sell our place, Dawna was the obvious choice. Let me just tell you she has the wisdom of Solomon and the patience of Job! Moving sucks whether you're going to the next town or 750 miles away, like we did. Let Dawna and her team take the worry out of selling your home. Thanks ladies 

Colleen Prescott


Dawna Kuch provided me personalized service during the sale of my home and consistently demonstrated expert knowledge surrounding real estate matters. She was always available to discuss any questions and maintained an open line of communication throughout the process. Dawna is committed and  very professional about the real estate service she provides. The team that supports her is equally professional and always available to address any questions. Dawna is committed to providing excellent service and committed to delivering on the service she is engaged to perform. I found her to a very trustworthy person that I would happily engage in the future.

Evelyn Flores


When mom passed away we had to sell the family home. My attorney recommended three real estate agents and we were fortunate enough to select Paula. She has a great deal of experience in selling homes which are in a trust and her expertise (in all areas) did not fail us. We decided to have Paula bring in her Contractor who remodeled the whole interior of the home in a shade over three weeks within our agreed upon budget. Paula has a keen sense of interior design and clearly has a feel forwhat buyers are looking for. She had the home beautifully staged and also brought in her Landscaper to refurbish both the front and back yards. Paula constantly kept us informed throughout all phases from the remodel, to the open house activity to the close of escrow. Paula's knowledge and professionalism is second to none. I would highly recommend Paula and the Aragone Team to anyone looking to sell their home.


From our first meeting, I knew Paula was the right realtor in the sale of my father's property. She came with high recommendations from the attorney of his estate. She has exceeded all my expectations and more. Within days of the first open house, we had multiple offers and by the end of the first  week, we had a signed contract with our full listing price and we closed within weeks. She kept me fully informed every step of the way even though I was out of the country with a 12 hour time difference. Paula has been honest, professional, warm and truly compassionate during what is an emotional period for our family. She is extremely knowledgable in the probate process and all the details that have to be covered. She kept me informed every step of the way even in my absence. Even though we didn’t want to put money into the 1952 house, Paula and her team staged the house just right to show buyers the potential of making the house their own. She got us top dollar in record time, was a true delight to work with and took care of every detail. Paula made this experience effortless on my part. I would recommend and highly encourage anyone needing a realtor to put their trust in Paula and her team. She is truly a joy to work with!

Merrilee Bliss 


Paula is the best! She’s the hardest working lady I know. She was completely right on with housing market and sold my house quickly even late in the season and for top dollar! Highly recommend Paula!



I am so thankful for the time you took to help us during the home purchase process!  This is our second home purchase using you and your team and it was a blessing to me and my entire family.  Dawna is so thorough, thoughtful and your advice was invaluable.  You and the entire First Team made the process very simple for us and we are very grateful.  We will definitely work with Dawna and the team again!  Looking forward to our next deal!

Chesa Ogelle


Paula and Dawna have been wonderful to work with. Their knowledge and expertise have been priceless. They are both professionals who have worked tirelessly to get us the best deal. They have a sound understanding of the market and gave us great advice while guiding us through through the purchase 

Paula was absolutely fantastic. Very thorough, professional and knowledgeable about the area and what would work best for my sale. I would urge anyone looking for a great realtor call Paula.




My husband and I worked with Dawna and Paula of The Aragone Team to sell our first home in Fullerton. Working with them was wonderful! Dawna was very thorough, helpful, and communicative throughout the process. She is very professional and knowledgeable, and she helped us get our home on the market quickly and sold for well over the asking price! I would definitely recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home!

Caitlin H.


Working with Dawna was truly a pleasure! Her unique ability to combine professionalism, clear communication, compassion, and kindness made the home buying process worry free. Thank you, Dawna!

Lauren Robbins

Financial Advisor, Hawekotte Financial Group


Dawna was great to work with. She is a total professional and has things in order. She shows up on time and always be prepaired. We appreciated her calm demeanor in contrast to the pushy, almost manic, insincere  "salesman" personality you often encounter in these professions. Our family will definitely use her services again.



I had a great experience with Paula Aragone and her team. Paula provided "turn-key" services from house renovation and staging to sale and closing. Once ready for listing, the house was under contract (with a full-price offer) in a week. The offer was $60,000 more than I expect to get prior to the renovations, which cost approximately $20,000. The house closed in a month - it could not have been easier or more convenient. I live on the east coast and had no worries! If you have a house to be sold or leased as part of an estate, Paula and her team are the ones to call!

Charles Stebbins, Fair Lawn, NJ


One of the best things that happened to me recently was an introduction to Paula . Her skills, abilities, and knowledge of real estate changed what could have been a disaster into a wonderful rescue operation. Without going into details, Paula came in to my life through a recommendation at exactly the right time when I needed the best of the best to help me. She was able to make a great profit for me on a home that was in need of so much loving care. She and her associates were able to turn the home into a show place in just a few weeks by investing in upgrades and staging with no out of pocket - it really made me sad to let the place go at the end. The woman works miracles and makes it look easy. Give her freedom to work her magic and let her work a miracle for you, too.

Anita Webb


Your team did an awesome job on selling the house.  You kept me informed on everything that was going on and you were on top of the progress at all times. The furnishings were beautiful! I know that’s what helped sell the house. Your kindness in helping me sign all the papers, especially the difficult ones, was deeply appreciated. Esteban did an outstanding job on remodeling the house; it’s a great improvement to our neighborhood. I was blessed to get to know you, Dawna and Paula. 

Thanks again for everything! - Joan Berglund


We had the privilege of working with Dawna to look for a house.  Her tenacity and compassionate attitude towards her customer was exemplary.  We have worked with many real estate agents and frankly been checking the market off and on for a long time as the market went through its vicissitudes.  She was definitely one of the best as she was patient with our decision process and with our uncertainty on how and when to interact with the market. When she was engaged, she was thorough in her checks, professional and always prepared in her interactions.  She was patient when we changed our search areas to get a better deal. She was forthright and honest in all her dealings.  She sounds almost unbelievably good because she is.  We highly recommend her for all real estate needs!



Dear Paula

We were quite surprised that you and your team had sold our home so quickly (within 30 days of posting) and at the best possible value that we could imagined. You told us that we would get top dollar for the property and you kept your promise. We had a couple of offers within the first days of the open house. We are so pleased on how you handled the sale of our home and in addition, the great advice you gave us on our decision making process. The staging was exceptional and the photography was amazing. Paula has a great marketing system that gets amazing results for her clients; our home had been listed with another agent for 90 days, for much less and did not sell. Paula sold our home in a weekend with multiple offers and for $25,000 more; it really is true when she says that she sells homes faster and for more money than the competition. And the best part is that she really cares about her clients and goes above and beyond for them! We highly recommend Paula Aragone & Associates to anyone who wants to sell their home, she is absolutely the best!

Sincerely, Michael Cheng & Cynthia Young


My Son Tom loved his home and when he passed away I wanted the sale of his home to be handled by someone who cared.   I could not have asked for more.   You and your team transformed his house into a model home.  Everything was handled in a professional way and as the seller I only had to approve suggestions you made to improve the property for the best price and quick sale.  You did both and now the home belongs to someone else to enjoy.  With your experience I was comfortable knowing the sale would be handled appropriately as the property was in probate.  My family and I are very pleased with the “Aragone Team” and would recommend you, Paula and your team, to anyone with a home to sell.  It was a pleasure to work with you, but most of all to know you. 

Mary Lou Askey


Aragone Team,

Paula Aragone and her team were recommended to us from a friend of ours.  My husband and I were talking about listing our house for sale and moving closer to family.   We had done some improvements on our house but had some things to finish up.  We also are both extremely busy so our concern was time and effort that it was going to take to prepare our house to get the most value possible.    Our friend stated that he knew a perfect person for this.  She takes care of everything and will get top dollar, he has seen it done with several of her clients.    My husband met with Paula, who already came prepared with extensive information pertaining to our property and neighborhood.   Stated her team will take care of everything for us.   What she said is exactly what happened and fast.  They were on point!   Her crew came in as scheduled and took care of the little things that needed to be completed around the house and also make sure it was staged to Sell!   Our house never looked this good.  I actually joked with her and said have people changed their mind on moving after they get done with the house.  


My husband and I are both in the Real Estate business.  We are on the lending side of things but we have owned several properties, so we have experience dealing with Agents.   I feel that as most people are they expect good customer service with any business relationship.   Long story short, the Aragone team is the best I have encountered throughout the years.   I would highly recommend the Aragone Team in its entirety.   I rave about what they have done to my co-workers and anyone who is looking for an agent.   Our house had 3 top/solid offers the 1st and only open house weekend we had.  We received over $60,000 more than expected.  

We will continue doing business with this team in the future and would not want to go to any other agent after experiencing this outstanding service. 

We can’t thank the Aragone Team enough.

Paul and Irma Akers


 "Dear Paula,
I just wanted to pass along my appreciation for your help in the trust sale of my parent’s home in San Clemente, CA. Being in Boston, the idea of taking care of their estate 3000 miles away was daunting. You made the process easy from start to finish.
In terms of handling the sale itself, your expertise and professionalism were apparent throughout. The property was updated and staged in key ways to add value, and this was all completed in very short order. I was very pleased to have received 3 offers and have an agreement in place at a great price after being on the market for less than 2 weeks.
One aspect of your excellent service that I really appreciated was how you orchestrated everything without my having to be there. This was very important to me given the distance and limited time for me to fly out to California. In addition to arranging the updating and staging, you also helped me identify someone to work with to have an estate sale. I don’t know how I would have gotten through all this without your help.
I want to highlight that it is not only you who has high standards, but also the people you work with. As an example, Kastens Interiors kindly boxed up many items to make room for the staging furniture. They did so with the utmost of care and were extremely trustworthy. It would have been a burden for me to fly out and oversee these many steps, and I am so glad I could put my trust in you and your colleagues.
Thanks again for your expertise at navigating the real estate transaction, your eye for making value-driving updates, and your dedication to managing all the details with me far away. It really made a difference".

Howard M. Stern