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John ParentiCalBRE# 01249905

Broker/CFO
714 / 322 / 9400

 

BIOGRAPHY

John Parenti serves as Nook Real Estate’s Chief Financial Officer and Broker. An entrepreneur at heart, John also is Co-Founder, Broker and Owner of one of Orange County’s leading mortgage finance firms, Back Bay Funding, which was established in 2002. In addition to his role as Broker, John oversees the business planning, financial analysis, and legal matters at Nook Real Estate.

Hailing from the East Coast, John relocated to Orange County after graduating from Boston College with a degree in economics. As a longtime resident of Corona del Mar, John developed a deep understanding of Orange County’s unique real estate market. John’s enthusiasm for Orange County’s coastal communities extend to his passionate for environmental sustainability, and in his free time John serves on the Board of Directors for Newport Beach’s Environmental Nature Center.

A bit more about John, in his own words:

Q: Why are you passionate about real estate?
A: I love the entire process. Whether it is assisting a buyer or seller, I find handling the transaction to be both fascinating and rewarding. Call it the thrill of the hunt. Successfully taking a transaction from inception to closing and making that client genuinely happy is what keeps me doing what I do.

Q: What's your favorite room in your house and why?
A: My favorite room is actually not a room at all – it’s my yard. We have hardscaped areas for cooking, dining and relaxing that all seamlessly integrate with each other. Outdoor living is a big part of Orange County’s appeal, and I enjoy being able to have friends and family over to socialize and dine al fresco.

Q: If you could change one thing about how real estate is transacted today, what would it be and why?
A: The client mindset that bigger is better. Although there are many excellent agents working for smaller boutique agencies, there is still this perception on the part of many consumers that an agent needs a large “franchise” agency behind them.

Q: What's your fondest memory of your childhood home?
A: I grew up in a ranch style home in suburban Boston. It was not so much the house, but more the neighborhood that I loved. We were surrounded by young families and there were always lots of kids outside playing. Football or baseball in the street, flashlight tag, hanging around under the streetlight on a warm summer night. The memories just go on and on...

John's Sold Inventory

Newport Beach, CA

$3,950,000

  • 4
  • 4
  • 3,000
  • N/A

Newly Rebuilt From The Ground Up, This Beautiful 4 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath, 3,024 Sq Ft Traditional Turn-key Home Is Situated In The Bay Shores Community Just Three Blocks From The Water. This Is A Rare, Oversized Corner Lot Offering A Sense Of Openne...

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Carlsbad, CA

$521,465

  • 3
  • 3
  • 1,420
  • N/A

Lowest Priced New Homes In Carlsbad! Spacious Floor Plans & Modern Designs At Agave@the Preserve! This 2 Story Townhome Features Spacious Bedrooms, 2 Car Garage, & A Private Fenced Yard! Home Includes Ss Appliances, Quartz Kitchen Countertops, Ac,...

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Santa Ana, CA

$535,000

  • 1
  • 2
  • 1,500
  • N/A

Rare Opportunity To Own A Beautiful Live/work,“artist Village” Loft In The Heart Of Downtown Santa Ana. Design Meets Function In This Highly Desirable End Unit, Which Includes A Main Floor (commercially Zoned) Space And An Expansive Upstairs Livin...

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Oceanside, CA

$620,000

  • 2
  • 2
  • 1,041
  • N/A

You Will Fall In Love With This Exquisite Fully Remodeled 2 Br / 2ba End Unit Condo Just Steps From The Beach. Lush Park Like Landscaping Surrounds This Beautiful Property Providing An Unexpected Feeling Of Privacy. This Ground Floor Unit Is Uniqu...

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Mission Viejo, CA

$818,000

  • 4
  • 3
  • 2,320
  • N/A

Enjoy Entertaining Family And Friends At This Lovely Turnkey Mission Viejo Pool Home. Pacific Hills-adjacent With No Mello Roos, This Tract Features Wide, Tiered Lots With Ample Space Between Neighbors. This Beautiful Home Is Move-in Ready And Fea...

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Mission Viejo, CA

$395,000

  • 2
  • 2
  • 1,024
  • N/A

This Turnkey, 2 Bed And 1.5 Bath, Aliso Villas Beauty Is Just Waiting For You... In This Highly Desirable Community Of Mission Viejo. No One Above You... Or Below. Enjoy The Beautiful Sunset And Hillside Views From The Master Bedroom, Living Room,...

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Mission Viejo, CA

$575,000

  • 3
  • 3
  • 1,670
  • N/A

Bright, Light And Cheerful Turn-key Model-like Home. 1,670 Sq Ft With 3-bedrooms, Including Larger Master Suite With Walk In Closet, And 3 Bathrooms. 18 Foot Ceilings In The Living Room And Entryway Creating A Feeling Of Openness Throughout The Ho...

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Aliso Viejo, CA

$382,500

  • 2
  • 2
  • 852
  • N/A

Designer's Dream! Highly Upgraded And Completely Remodeled!!! Light, Bright, And Airy Upstairs Unit Located In The Desirable Seagate Colony. Minutes To Laguna Beach And Located Within The Award Winning Laguna Beach School District! Upgrades In...

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Dana Point, CA

$1,138,000

  • 4
  • 3
  • 2,423
  • N/A

Situated On A Highly Desirable Street In Capo Beach, This Home Seamlessly Blends Coastal/island Living With Modern Comforts. The Home Is Configured With One Downstairs Bedroom/office And Three Bedrooms Upstairs Including The Master Bedroom. T...

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Jurupa Valley, CA

$390,000

  • 4
  • 3
  • 2,118
  • N/A

Beautiful Jurupa Valley Home .... Pride Of Ownership Is What Comes To Mind Once You Step Foot Inside This Light And Bright Home With Vaulted Ceilings. Home Boast Custom Flooring And Carpet Throughout. Home Also Features Nice Sized Bedroom Downst...

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Ontario, CA

$288,000

  • 3
  • 2
  • 1,012
  • N/A

Very Nice 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Attached Sfr Home! Vaulted Ceiling In Living Room And Dining Room. Oversize Ceramic Tile Flooring, Gas Fireplace And Pass Through Kitchen. 1 Bedroom (currently Used As A Den) And Full Bath Downstairs. Upstairs Master...

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Mission Viejo, CA

$369,000

  • 1
  • 2
  • 924
  • N/A

Chic Tri Level 1 Bedroom 1 & 1/2 Bath Townhome In The Ridge By Lennar. From The Attached Oversized 1 Car Garage You Can Enter Into The First Floor Living Area. Stairs Take You To The Modern Open Living Room And Kitchen Complete With Custom Paint...

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San Clemente, CA

$349,000

  • 2
  • 2
  • 1,096
  • N/A

Great Starter In San Clemente. 2 Bedrooms And 2 1/2 Baths. Peek-a-boo Ocean View From The Bedrooms. This Home Has Been Completely Remodeled. New Carpet, Heating System, Interior Doors, Paint And Dual Pane Windows. Open Kitchen With New Cabinet...

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Costa Mesa, CA

$2,850 (Rental)

  • 3
  • 3
  • 1,512
  • N/A

Comfortable Eastside Costa Mesa Townhome. Light And Bright. Hard Wood Floors Downstairs, Carpet Upstairs. Vaulted Ceilings. Huge 2 Car Garage. Small Enclosed Patio. Large Master Bedroom With Dual Vanity/bathroom. 2 Additional Bedrooms Upstairs. Do...

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Irvine, CA

$439,000

  • 2
  • 2
  • 1,002
  • N/A

Well Maintained First Floor 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home In Stonegate Community Of Woodbridge. Wood Floors, Custom Plantation Shutters, Remodeled Kitchen With Granite Counters, Recessed Lighting And Newer Appliances. Kitchen Is Open To The Dining Area...

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Temecula, CA

$385,000

  • 4
  • 3
  • 1,761
  • N/A

Lovely Pool Home, Located Towards The End Of A Cul De Sac In Paloma Del Sol. Original Owner And Very Well Maintained. As You Enter You Will See The Formal Living And Dining Room Area On One Side And The Cozy Family Room Is On The Other Side. The ...

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San Clemente, CA

$995,000

  • 4
  • 3
  • 3,332
  • N/A

This Is It!!!  Spectacular Ocean Views And Cool Sea Breezes Await You In This Very Special Home.  Watch The Sunset Over Catalina Island As You Relax Pool Side Or Entertain Your Guest.  The Home Is Located In The Prestigious Community Of The Coast ...

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Laguna Niguel, CA

$815,000

  • 4
  • 3
  • 1,943
  • N/A

Lovely Marina Hills Mediterranean Style 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Home Nestled Away In A Large Corner Lot Right Off Of Marina Hills Drive Is A Turn-key Stunner With Many Upgrades. From The Large Front Patio You Enter The Home To Be Greeted By A Livin...

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Corona, CA

$525,000

  • 4
  • 3
  • 3,067
  • N/A

Desirable Eagle Glen 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home With Custom Features Throughout. Upstairs Has 3 Bedrooms And A Large Bonus Room. This Beautiful Home Features Hardwood Floors, Crown Moldings, Plantation Shutters In Master Bedroom, Vaulted Ceilings, G...

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Los Angeles (city), CA

$390,000

  • 2
  • 1
  • 932
  • N/A

Great Starter Home With Newer Electrical Throughout. Home Has A Large Rear Yard And Is Located On A Cul-de-sac. Conveniently Located To The 10 Freeway.

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Costa Mesa, CA

$627,000

  • 3
  • 2
  • 1,418
  • N/A

Great Family Home With Pool On Large Corner Lot In College Park Area. Property Features Hardwood Style Floors, Vaulted Ceilings, Open Kitchen And Dining Area, Updated Guest Bath, Dual Pane Windows, Plantation Style Shutters Throughout, Warm And In...

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Costa Mesa, CA

$1,137,000 (Residential Income)

  • 0
  •  0 
  • 3,292
  • N/A

Fabulous Eastside Location For This Upgraded, Newer Duplex! Two Spacious 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Units. Ideal Property To Live In One, Rent The Other. Close To Everything! Individual Laundry. 3 Car Garage. Both Units Have Forced-air Heating. Tenants Pay...

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