About Us

Mike Johnson

E mjohnson@villarealestate.com | O 949 698 1302 | F 949 698 1303 | M 949 278 7333 | BRE 01429647

Consistently a top-tier producer throughout his real estate career, Johnson has capitalized on his extensive business background prior to real estate, along with his impressive academic credentials which include undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering and Business Administration, from UCLA and UCI, respectively. An innate entrepreneurial nature, combined with his extraordinary professional experience, interpersonal skills and work ethic, has enabled Johnson to achieve an extraordinary sales record in this competitive coastal market. A stand-out in the industry since he began his real estate career over a decade ago, Johnson’s logical and analytical insight have helped him to position his clients advantageously against the competition; a valuable edge with winning results.

Areas of Expertise

Laguna Beach | Newport Beach | Dana Point-Monarch Beach | San Clemente | Corona Del Mar


Paulo Prietto

E pprietto@villarealestate.com | O 949 698 1872 | F 949 698 1873 | M 949 375 6778 | BRE 01878796

Paulo Prietto first put his innate business acumen to work in real estate in 2005 when he took on management of his family's portfolio while attending Chapman University. He quickly made a name for himself in the luxury real estate industry, including "Rookie of the Year" honors. He has a strategic and intuitive approach as well as outstanding ethics and integrity. Paulo is a well-rounded, intelligent individual whose work ethic and talents propelled him to achieving top honors in the skimboarding realm as a three time world champion.  Paulo's successes are not enough; he continues to strive for exceptional results for his clients.

"Paulo has been an absolute pleasure to work with – professional, creative, intelligent and extremely service oriented."

Areas of Expertise

Laguna Beach | Corona Del Mar | Dana Point-Monarch Beach | Laguna Niguel | Newport Beach


Nick Hooper

E nhooper@villarealestate.com | O 949 939 7083 | 949 698 1941 | 949 939 7083 | BRE 01962012

Nick Hooper specializes in luxury Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and South Orange County properties for a clientele of discriminating taste. He guides his clients—sellers and buyers—through the critical areas of the market with his comprehensive knowledge of property, negotiation, contracts and financing.

Mr. Hooper has a BS in International Business and more than 15 years of business, real estate and construction experience. He has worked with outstanding contractors to oversee and to coordinate all aspects of the building process—from basic remodeling, to major renovation and reconstruction projects. Nick attributes his success not only to his business acumen, but also to his focus on the client’s needs and perspectives and to his respect for the real estate profession in general and to other real estate professionals.

Areas of Expertise

Laguna Beach | Corona Del Mar | Dana Point-Monarch Beach | Laguna Niguel | Newport Beach


Tara Bunker

E thowarth@villarealestate.com | O 949 698 1908 | F 949 698 1909 | M 949 244 0607 | BRE 01827846

After spending summers helping her parents grow their successful real estate firm in the southern California desert, Palm Springs area, Tara Bunker launched her career in 2007 during one of the industry's most tumultuous and challenging times. Bunker's experiences provide a solid foundation to help buyers and sellers navigate complex transactions within frequently changing markets, and give clients a distinct advantage in this highly competitive industry. With a marketing degree from the University of Redlands, she also knows how to optimize positioning and marketing to reach buyers throughout Southern California. A well-respected sales professional who is quickly establishing herself as a top performer, Bunker assisted in closing more than $500 million in sales since 2008.

Areas of Expertise

Laguna Beach | Newport Beach | Corona Del Mar | Dana Point-Monarch Beach | San Clemente


Inge Bunn

E ibunn@villarealestate.com | O 949 531 4454| F 949 531 4455| M 949 500 6462 | BRE 00641176

Inge Bunn is a highly successful longtime Realtor. She consistently provides direct professional services while nurturing relationships through personalized attention to exceed her client’s needs and expectations. Aiding in the efficient sale of property is an ability to stage homes, implement curb-appeal suggestions, and handle a myriad of transaction issues utilizing a proven network of trusted service providers cultivated throughout her career. The results: proven success specializing in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and coastal Orange County — the California Riviera, with an impressive sales record and prodigious repeat and referral clientele.

Bunn has a keen awareness of the local real estate market and its issues, particularly as a 25+ year resident and owner of multiple coastal Orange County properties. Coupled with Villa Real Estate’s support and services and Villa’s ability to deliver for agents and their clientele state-of-the-future marketing and media materials and advanced technology tools, and Inge’s extensive Realtor background, she is well equipped to manage the dynamic lifecycle of residential real estate sales transactions. Bunn’s breadth of experience encompasses working with out-of-state buyers and sellers, trustees, professional fiduciaries, and strict adherence to privacy/confidentiality agreements. Inge is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Laguna Board of Realtors, and the Newport Beach Association of Realtors.

Inge’s guiding philosophy is to consistently develop and support “Clients for Life” through authentic relationships while utilizing an intuitive approach, a comprehensive marketing strategy and her innate understanding of the area to facilitate consistent, successful transactions. Genuine concern coupled with tenacity to negotiate on behalf of her clients makes her an ideal partner in real estate. The vast majority of her business is repeat clients and their referrals. Clients site her work ethic, conscientiousness, integrity, dependability and follow-through as well as problem-solving and extensive networking skills as benefits of their working relationship.

Born in Germany, educated in Europe (including the Sorbonne) and a world traveler, Inge’s background enables her to productively work with a variety of individuals and quickly grasp a wide range of client concerns. She fluently speaks English, French and German.

Areas of Expertise

Laguna Beach | Newport Beach | Corona Del Mar | Dana Point-Monarch Beach | San Clemente