James Frangella, Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove real estate specialist
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Contact James Frangella for your Monterey, Carmel, and all the Monterey Peninsula real estate needs.


James Frangella is a dedicated, licensed real estate broker with nearly 30 years of experience in the business. James knows that his success hinges on treating his customers with respect, and he's made that integrity the cornerstone of his approach to real estate.

His style is at once casual and disarming; don't be surprised if James greets you at his office wearing a Hawaiian shirt and sandals. His office decor reflects his affinity for the ocean and kitschy Hawaiian memorabilia. In fact, he launched a successful online business several years ago with this theme: The Sugar Shack Surf Shop.

James, a lifelong native of the Monterey Peninsula, enjoys surfing and running barefoot on the beach in his spare time. Well-traveled, he has made annual pilgrimages to Indonesia, Puerto Rico, and Mexico in search of the perfect wave. He is a devoted father of a loving daughter who graduated from Chico State University and now working in Los Angeles.

Give us a call to live in paradise on the Monterey Peninsula.

James Frangella
Broker | REALTOR

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James Frangella
Bay Homes and Estates
719 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

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James Frangella reviews



"… his willingness to provide real estate guidance and assistance to his clients, colleagues and friends are a testament to his strong work ethic and unique approach to solving problems and providing solutions in the complex field of real estate.  James is an outstanding professional and you can trust him to serve you well."    -- Alicia M.

"A very important trait is his enthusiasm.  It is obvious James enjoys his work and the challenges of working in real estate.  His common sense and experience have been a great help in guiding me to make wise decisions as I prepared to put my home back on the market."   -- Kate S.

“I’ve dealt with many real estate agents in my career and I can honestly say that you are the most conscientious and thorough one I’ve ever met. I wish I had one like you here on the East Coast.”   -- Carole L. 

"I've finally settled down after closing the sale of my Mom's house. Thanks for your expert help with the sale. I feel like you went way above and beyond the normal duties of a realtor, from having the garage sale to planting flowers and improving the curb appeal, you stayed on top of all the details. It was a pleasure to deal with someone who keeps their word and stays in touch for even the smallest concern or question. Consider me a very satisfied client. I will continue to refer prospective clients your direction."  -- Patrick M.

"Well, you're definitely staying ahead of the competition. Between tackling our rental preparations and all you did on the window coverings, you're going above and beyond. Anyway- as far as I'm concerned, YOU ROCK! Thanks again." -- David C. 

"You are a really good agent." -- Susan D., 35 year member of the Fresno Board of Realtors and Broker/REALTOR in Fresno County

"Thank you for your help and diligence with our rentals." -- T.D.B in Carmel 

"Thank you so much for everything you've done above and beyond your responsibilities as a Realtor to help us get my Dad's Monterey house ready to lease."  -- Terry & Nolan 

"We couldn't have sold our Marina house without your stellar efforts from staging the front porch to taking care of all the details.  We are so blessed to have had you as our agent."  -- Tim & Nancy from Huntington Beach, CA

" .... I'm not used to working with such an efficient listing agent."  -- REALTOR from a nationally-known office in Carmel.

"Thanks so much for your help and patience, especially with all of the appraisals.  Also thanks for not going with Plan B. smiley" -- Happy Buyers in Pacific Grove

"You're an arrogant, macho, pig jerk!  I don't know why I ever married you."  -- ex-wife #2  "Hey, how did that get in here?  Not true at all!"

"Thank you very much for the opportunity to work with you and your help and dedication in making this escrow a success. I appreciate your professionalism and willingness to see this through. The buyers are very happy! -- Linda C., REALTOR

"Thank you for all your work to make this a success for both families." -- Lisa from Monterey

"Thank you for being so awesome and on top of things to help this escrow close in 4 weeks - even with Christmas and New Year's!" -- Christina Herzig at Mortgage California

"Before I give you a senior discount, I'll need to card you.  Honestly, you look too cool to be over 62." -- young cashier at Erik's Deli

"James, not only was it a pleasure to meet you in person but you are truly a wonderful representation of a great REALTOR.  Thank you again for your prompt attention and response." -- Owner of a transaction coordination service on the Monterey Peninsula

"I just want to restate my respect and admiration for you as a person and real estate professional. I appreciate the care and concern you have put into this transaction." -- Broker from a prestigious real estate office in Pacific Grove

"What do you mean you can't pay your taxes until the next escrow?  Dressed in that expensive suit & tie, you look like a million dollars."  -- Representative from the Franchise Tax Board in San Jose

 "My fiancé and I lived on the Monterey Peninsula for a little over a year. We were lucky we found James Frangella, who is, by far, the best landlord we've ever rented from. He was always quick to resolve any issues we had. On move in, we found our rental to be ready in a way we've never experienced- everything was spotless! We HIGHLY recommend James, and we couldn't be happier!"
-- Bijan & Beth from Houston, Texas

"You are so adorable." -- Broker Associate (female) from a prestigious, nationally-recognized real estate firm in Carmel

"You are the sweetest real estate agent I've ever met." -- G.E. (female), home buyer in Moss Landing

"You are beyond awesome in so many ways!" -- S&S, happy condo buyers in Monterey

"Yahoo! Thanks for all the work including rolling up your sleeves and pulling weeds!  Definitely a full service operation." -- A. & S., home seller in Santa Cruz