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Meet Rita Tayenaka: OC Real Estate Agent

“Customer service is what my focus is. I service buyers by finding out their specific needs and wants and then searching for the perfect home for them.For sellers, I have top notch products to market their homes. I have an extensive network system in place to let other real estate professionals know about my listings and buyers. I enjoy being available to my clients for all their needs. I do not leave my clients once they have sold or purchased a home. I keep in touch and help with after escrow needs. My clients become my clients for life.” — Rita E. Tayenaka

Rita Tayenaka is an experienced Broker who believes in keeping clients for life. With a personal philosophy focused on exceptional client service, she dedicates her time and energy to uncovering the specific needs and wants of her buyers so she can help them find the perfect home. For clients looking to sell, she provides upscale marketing efforts and state-of-the-art strategies to improve the odds of a successful sale. Her 17 years of experience have helped her build an extensive networking system to keep the professional real estate community informed of all of her listings and buyers. Above all, Rita prides herself on being available to her clients through every step of the process — before, during, and after the sale to ensure every detail is taken care of.

Education

  • Rita attended Michigan State University and received her MS from
  • California State Long Beach in 1982.
  • She secured her Real Estate License in 1989
  • Achieved an E-Pro Certification in 1999
  • Acquired her Broker’s License in 2006

Job history

After nearly a decade of teaching high school children in Illinois and California, Rita helped a wide variety of buyers and sellers as a Century 21 Realtor from 1989 to 2005 and then joined The Martin Group in Mission Viejo from 2005 to 2007. Today she owns the boutique company Coast to Canyon Real Estate where she serves as Broker and manages seven agents in their virtual office.

volunteer experience

Rita has held the volunteer role of Director of the Orange County Association of Realtors since 2011, and also serves as President Elect for the Orange County Association of Realtors.

Awards

She received the Centurion Award for her work with Century 21 six years in a row and achieved their Quality Service Award five years running. She is very active in the community, volunteering her time with Easter Seals, Bathgate PTA, Las Flores PTA, Capistrano Valley Aquatics Boosters, Guide Dogs of America, Red Cross, and Habitat for Humanity

Personal Information

Rita enjoys spending her free time with her husband Don, a retired Fire Captain for LA County Fire, and her two sons Torrey and Danny.

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I help buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals by providing “client for life” services with integrity and the highest ethics in each real estate transactions.

Who I work with

I partner with South Orange County buyers and sellers. Including but not
limited to:

  • Tech Company Professionals
  • Professionals relocating to Orange County
  • Orange County Professionals scaling up
  • Current home owners scaling down

As a Council of the Residential Specialist member, I’ve achieved the highest
credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers.

Why it works

When you partner with Coast to Canyon you get a light hearted, easy to
understand transaction. I work with you to understand and include all the
details. I educate and inform every step of the way

What makes me different

We are a socially responsible brokerage with a close-knit team of more than 10
caring professionals who collaborate to make sure each client’s needs are met.
When one of us is unavailable, we all pitch in to make sure the transaction is
handled in the timeliest efficient manner possible.

How it works

Since 1989, I have honed my knowledge and expertise of the South Orange County
market. I educate my clients with the patience and understanding that comes
from years of being an educator.

22 years ago we bought our home in Coto through Rita Tayenaka. We just sold this home through Rita
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Rita Tayenaka

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22 years ago we bought our home in Coto through Rita Tayenaka. We just sold this home through Rita

Once again, Rita provided her excellent knowledge, professionalism, personal attention and great assistance in selling our home. Throughout this experience which lasted less than one month, Rita was always easy to contact, answered all our questions, provided excellent ... Read more

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Review submitted by John Maher (Vendor) 26 Nov 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
17 Tanglewood, Coto de Caza, CA, 92679
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A True Professional and Expert
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Rita Tayenaka

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A True Professional and Expert

Rita helped us with our home purchase and subsequent sale, and did an amazing job on both. She makes sure to walk through your home several days before listing to help it look its best for photos and appointments. We thought we had our house ready to show until that ap... Read more

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Review submitted by Chris McCarthy (Vendor) 28 Sep 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
190/28 Hemlock, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688
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Best realtor experience, ever!
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Rita Tayenaka

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Best realtor experience, ever!

Rita came to our house prepared with comparisons and an estimated closing statement already in hand. She toured our house and was told us exactly what we needed to do to get our house in the best shape possible for sale. She helped us every step of the way even with thi... Read more

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Review submitted by Stephanie Nation (Vendor) 29 Jul 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
121 Playa Cir, Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656
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Rita has played a vital role as our realtor from listin to closing.
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Rita Tayenaka

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Rita has played a vital role as our realtor from listin to closing.

We admire her professionalism and patience .We are in our 80’s and not computer savvy. Rita took care of all the paperwork needed to be signed. She made time in her busy schedule to accommodate us. Rita is knowledgeable, intelligent and most of all compassionate. She... Read more

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Review submitted by George And Elaine Kawabat (Vendor) 21 Jul 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
24572 Ladera Drive, Mission Viejo, CA, 92691
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Rita Tayenaka, Agent and Broker
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Rita Tayenaka

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Rita Tayenaka, Agent and Broker

Rita is the best agent! She is available, responsive, and she listens. We have been both on the buying end and selling end of home ownership with Rita as our agent/broker. She is cheerful, easygoing, and yet so professional and effective. She makes it look so easy! ... Read more

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Review submitted by Nancy And Dean (Vendor) 06 Jul 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
27441 Glenwood Drive, Mission Viejo, CA, 92692
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The Absolute Best!
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Rita Tayenaka

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The Absolute Best!

This is the 2nd time we have used Rita to buy/sell a home and both times I couldn't have been happier with the outcome. Rita is incredibly knowledgeable and works tirelessly to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. I cannot recommend Rita enough, she's the ... Read more

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Review submitted by KB (Vendor) 24 Jun 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
23922 Juaneno Drive, Mission Viejo, CA, 92691
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Rita helped us to prepare and sell our home.
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Rita Tayenaka

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Rita helped us to prepare and sell our home.

Rita guided us every step of the way. Her realtor knowledge is impressive and helped us to get the end result we wanted. The sale of our home at a good price with as little stress as possible. We would highly recommend Rita. Read more

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Review submitted by Steve, Dawnmarie Martin (Vendor) 23 Apr 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
26602 Baronet, Mission Viejo, CA, 92692
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Rita is the best!!!
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Rita Tayenaka

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Rita is the best!!!

Rita helped us sell our parents’ home after they both passed away. She was professional and always kept us updated with what was happening. We relied on her opinion on many aspects of the process of selling the home and it went very smoothly, because of her wealth o... Read more

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Review submitted by Chrys Jaynes (Vendor) 13 Apr 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
28141 Alava, Mission Viejo, CA, 92692
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Rita is an excellent realtor
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Rita Tayenaka

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Rita is an excellent realtor

We have worked with Rita two times selling our homes. We appreciate her many years of experience. You will like working with her. Read more

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Review submitted by Debbie Wilson (Vendor) 12 Apr 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
4 Calle Verdadero, San Clemente, CA, 92673
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Rita is THE best Realtor
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Rita Tayenaka

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Rita is THE best Realtor

Rita is THE best realtor in OC or any county, hands down! We have been through four transactions with Rita over the past 15 years. To say that she goes "above and beyond" is a huge understatement! She loves what she does and that makes a huge difference in how she handl... Read more

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Review submitted by Pat Perez (Vendor) 10 Apr 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
26 Calle Castillo, San Clemente, CA, 92673
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