When it comes to sales and accomplishments, Jim Kline is one of Orange County’s top 10 residential real estate professionals—and when it comes to knowledge on the local markets, experience navigating their complexities, and the ability to give even the most discerning clients an overall experience that exceeds all expectations, he is virtually without peer. Having transacted some of the area’s most high profile listings, working regularly with prominent clientele, Jim is adept with regard not only to high-level negotiations, but in delivering one-on-one service that’s as professional and detailed as it is discreet. From the guard-gated communities that line Newport’s coveted bayfront to the upscale enclaves that define the real estate markets in Corona del Mar, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, he’s widely regarded as one of the industry’s foremost experts. One of Surterre Properties®’ original founding agents, Jim continues to be a tremendous influence on the local industry as a whole.
As part of Surterre Properties®, Jim has access to a comprehensive suite of resources designed to fuel his every initiative. From an award-winning in-house marketing team, which helps assure optimal property exposure, to an unmatched network of buyers, which continues to grow thanks to a unique teamwork-centric corporate culture, Surterre gives each and every one of its agents and brokers strategic assistance in facilitating client success—and its efforts are unmatched by any other locally based brokerage in Southern California.
A graduate of USC Marshall School of Business with an emphasis in Real Estate, Jim is a Southern California native and a 33 year resident of Newport’s beloved Harbor View Homes, also known as “The Port Streets.” Outside of work, he spends a great deal of time giving back to the community. Highlights from his involvement include:
- Andersen Deans: Founding member
- Corona del Mar High School Foundation Board: Member
- Corona del Mar High School Super Boosters: President
- Harbor View Homeowners Association: Board Member
- Harbor View Swim Team: President
- Newport Beach Little League: Board Member
- YMCA Indian Princesses: Board Member
- YMCA Indian Guides: Board Member
- Corona del Mar High School Baseball Foundation: Board Member
- Corona del Mar High School Water Polo Boosters: Board Member
Alexei "Lex" Sarna
Alexei “Lex” Sarna is a consummate professional who truly understands what it takes to help clients buy and sell property—and how to deliver a memorable experience along the way. Having worked as an account manager for the largest stand-up paddleboard manufacturer in the marketplace—a position in which he marketed and presented the product to big box retailers including Costco—he’s adept when it comes to negotiating deals that are beneficial to all involved. A resident of Newport Beach, he also possesses an invaluable firsthand perspective on the area’s communities, homes and market trends. What’s more, Lex is now working alongside Jim Kline, one of the industry’s most accomplished luxury real estate agent, which means he’s continually honing his skills and expertise under the guidance of a true expert.
As part of Jim Kline’s team at Surterre Properties, Lex has several unique advantages in helping buyers and sellers bring their goals to fruition. Surterre’s teamwork-focused culture, it’s in-house marketing resources, and its dedication to superior client service are just a handful of elements that set the organization apart, rendering it the ideal environment in which agents like Lex can enable their clients to thrive.
A current resident of the Port Streets neighborhood, Lex is married to Kelli Sarna, who works as Vice President of Wealth Management at J.P. Morgan Private Bank.