October 21, 2010
Please see the latest article in the OC Register about Sean Grange & Associates! This article highlights our geographic regions served and multitude of product types we work with on a daily basis!
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January 27, 2010
The Orange County Register has done a nice article on our family trip we just completed in 2009. This is available on their web site at: OcRegister.com:
Before Sean Grange moved to Huntington Beach from New Hampshire eight years ago, his parents handed him a gift.
"Here's your new business suit," they told him.
It wasn't a sleek coat and tie, rather a wetsuit on a hanger.
Meet the Orange County businessman, 32, a real estate agent who lends clients surfboards and meets them early in the morning on the sand to talk about relocating to Huntington Beach.
For obvious reasons, it's pretty standard for people in the surf industry to kick around ideas out in the water.
But the lifestyle has such a stronghold here in Orange County that meetings are being held in the water by people outside of the industry.
Blase Pignotti, 32, who moved here from St. Louis, was buying a home with Grange as his agent four years ago when he had the opportunity to discuss business out in the surf. As a medical supply salesman, Pignotti was more accustomed to meeting with clients on the golf course.
"In sales, golf was a part of doing business," he said. "But moving out here, the ocean is here ... it's the same concept, you just sort of move locations from the golf course to the ocean."
Pignotti, who has since bought a second home from Grange, said it's a funny thing when you're in the middle of some deep conversation about your finances, home prices or the market – and you see the other person's eyes focus on something out on the horizon.
"You know right there, it's time to go," he said. "All of a sudden, a good set comes in, and it's just silent, everyone just starts paddling.
"It's like a mutual understanding that everything is on hold."
Grange's brother Kevin, 30, joined him in the real-estate business a few years ago and also started taking clients out for early-morning meetings in the water.
Think about it, he said. There's a lot of down time while walking on the sand to the water, then paddling out, and time for conversation between sets.
So the moral of this story: Get out of the office and mix business with a little pleasure.
The Grange brothers are starting an H.B. Surfers Networking Group, aimed at letting newcomers to the area meet locals and get to know the city. They will meet from 7-8:15 a.m. Friday at Bolsa Chica State Park at Tower 18.
To sign up, call (714) 500-3332.