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Best Real Estate Office (2012)
Alain Pinel Realtors
Junipero Ave. and 5th Ave., Carmel-by-the-Sea
The first-rate scenery in Monterey County provides a picturesque opportunity for buying or selling a home, and the people at APR are poised to make your real estate transaction feel as good as a hole-in-one at Pebble Beach. Rob Profeta, operations manager and son of corporate real estate branch office owners Bob and Judith Profeta, says APR is known as an industry leader for its innovative advertising. The 53 agents at APR have the resources of a corporate agency behind them, but operate with the personal touch of a small company working independently to meet clients’ individual needs.