The Michael Caruso Real Estate Group is family owned and was established  in 1994 by Michael Caruso. In 2013 our legacy continued by becomiing a part of the Surterre Properties family. You'll find us at Surterre's Monarch Beach locaton, where we work and specialize in the many distinguished communities of Orange County. Our new association doesn't change the "home town" approach we've brought to the Orange County Real Estate business environment.


    Prior to joining Surterre we grew to unprecedented success among independent real estate firms.  As a member of the Surterre Family we are able to provde even better multi level marketing power for our Listings. Our mission in combining the strength of our Full Service approach with the latest in Real Estate Technology, is to provide a customer centric Real Estate experience! Our extensive knowledge of Orange County home values, school rankings, entertainment & recreation facilities, dining, shopping and transportation are valuable to the information stream we provide our clients. We are a company of dedicated people...and it is because of these people you can feel confident that all of your Real Estate requirements will be foremost, and handled in a trustworthy, professional and efficient manner. We look forward to serving you!  

 Michael Caruso, Broker Associate ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN

 2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors




Cristina Caruso - Realtor Associate, Notary Public     

Cristina earned a California real estate license in 1994 and enjoys showing & selling residential properties in Orange County as well as in the Long Beach area where she grew up and attended Millikan High & CSULB. She knows the Los Alamitos, Lakewood areas and Huntington Beach too. Cris also works in an Administrative capacity, keeping the team on track. She is bi-lingual and can perform professional Spanish translation. In addition she is a Notary Public. Cris' versatility and language skills are perfect compliments to the FullServiceprofessional environment offered to clients at  Michael Caruso Real Estate Group.  You can reach Cris at 949-545-2081. You can also e-mail her at



Phillip Caruso - Broker Associate  

Phillip graduated the University of Arizona with a BS Degree in Regional Development and a Minor in Business. Phillip's area of focus brings a unique perspective to the Michael Caruso Real Estate Group which helps us keep our eye toward sustainable cities and a Green lifestyle, for a bright future in Southern California. Prior to becoming a Broker, he trained with Morgan-Skenndarian Investment real estate in Newport Beach. Philip works the full spectrum of services within the Caruso Real Estate Group, and  he also assists with Open House activity, Buyer representation, business development and public relations. You can reach Phillip at  949-545-2082 or



Andrea Caruso - Marketing Consultant / Public Relations


Andrea has held a Real Estate License since 2006 and is a Notary Public, specializing in business development and marketing. She consults in the operation and publicity for the Michael Caruso Real Estate Group.  Ms. Caruso has a BS in Marketing from the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU where she graduated with a summa cum laude 3.90 GPA. Her high energy and keen intellect fit perfectly within the  Full Serviceprofessional environment offered to clients at  Michael Caruso Real Estate Group. You can reach Andrea at




Nicolette Caruso - Virtual Assistant & Clerical Work

Nicolette is completing her college degree at CSULB, earning a Communication Degree with a minor in Psychology. She works in the direct mail program and as a Virtual Assistant. 

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CalBRE License Number: 01073919, 01200851, 01934516

at Surterre Properties
33522 Niguel Road, Dana Point, CA 92629