For over 16 years, Robert Pfeif’s name has been synonymous with trust, expertise, and professionalism within the real estate community. A true leader in his industry, he has developed a reputation as one of the most respected brokers in Orange County. He has been consistently ranked within the top 1% of all real estate professionals in total sales volume nationwide and takes great pride in his work ethic, impeccable attention to detail, personalized service, and dedication to serving the needs of his clients. Earning the trust of his valued clientele has been critical to his success and is of the utmost importance to him. Nothing matters more to Robert than his clients knowing that their properties and best interests are always his top priority.
A second generation realtor, Robert uses his extensive knowledge from previously owning and managing his own successful independent brokerage firm to continually offer his clientele smooth, efficient transactions, creative deal structures, and outstanding decision making. Some of his more noteworthy accomplishments include becoming a licensed California real estate broker in 2000, founding Pfeif Residential Group, Inc. in 2003, serving as a member of the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS), acting as an owner/broker of his own independent company for almost seven years, and managing or handling over $500 million in closed sales volume to date as well as over 900 real estate transactions to date.
A proud University of Southern California alumnus, Robert is a longtime resident of Newport Beach, where he resides with his wife and their four children. In his free time, he enjoys being involved in his children’s sporting activities and his local community. Some of Robert’s community involvement includes being a 14-year resident of the Port Streets, a former member of the Andersen DEANS, an AYSO boys and girls soccer coach, a current PONY baseball coach, assistant, and board member for four years, and a Harbor View swim team board member for six years, as well as having involvement with the Indian Guides and Princesses for 14 years (including his past role as Mohawk Chief).
When not at one of his children’s functions, Robert tries to find time to attend as many USC sporting events as he can.
Ilene Wallach has lived in Newport Coast for over 20 years—almost since Newport Coast's inception. As a result, she possesses an intimate understanding of the area, the schools, and the surrounding Newport Beach communities. Ilene prides herself on the extreme care and attention that she dedicates to each of her transactions, treating each of them as if they were her own purchase or sale. She uses her refined negotiation skills to ensure successful results for clients whether she is representing buyers or sellers. Ilene continually strives to assist her clients in maximizing their investments.
Prior to working in residential real estate, Ilene worked for Texaco Inc. and Shell Oil Companies in marketing, pricing, and real estate. Coordinating efforts with many internal and external departments such as engineering design and city agencies, Ilene successfully negotiated multimillion-dollar land deals, product agreements, and leases while working through many financial, legal, and environmental issues. Gaining a degree in business from the University of Maryland and working in a corporate environment for over 16 years has given Ilene a comprehensive understanding of the importance of product knowledge, communication, and personalized customer service.
Ilene currently resides in Newport Coast with her husband and three children. Her family enjoys traveling and various sports activities. As an active member of her community, Ilene volunteers her time with a variety of organizations ranging from public education to sports.
Ilene is an agent with Surterre, a top luxury residential real estate brokerage known for its teamwork and integrity. Surterre is one of the only brokerages with an in-house team of 15 marketing experts to deliver innovative marketing to its agents and clients not only in Orange County, but all over the world.