Doug Echelberger

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Doug Echelberger
Doug Echelberger

Doug Echelberger


Doug Echelberger has achieved excellence in the real estate industry, securing top rankings as the #1 Real Estate Agent in San Clemente, #3 in Orange County*, and #53 nationwide*. His dedication to hands-on personalized service and vast experience has placed him at the pinnacle of Southern California’s real estate market, earning him the trust of discerning buyers and sellers.

As a lifelong resident of San Clemente and the Founder and President of Echelberger Group, the city’s leading real estate team, Doug possesses unparalleled knowledge of the coastal region in south Orange County. His expertise has helped numerous sellers achieve and often exceed their real estate goals in record time, while he matches buyers with homes that perfectly suit their budgets and lifestyles.

At Echelberger Group, Doug has assembled a team of professionals who excel in representing traditional properties and also specialists in luxurious waterfront properties, senior relocations, first-time buyers, and commercial, income, land, and investment real estate. This talented and respected group provides clients with an exceptional level of service, reflecting Doug’s commitment to excellence.

Doug’s vast experience covers a broad spectrum, including single-family homes, REOs, probate, short sales, divorce sales, and leases. His ability to oversee successful real estate transactions with outstanding service sets him apart from his competitors, garnering industry recognition through impressive sales volume.

His passion for real estate began early in life, stemming from his family’s longstanding brokerage, San Clemente Real Estate, which served the community with honesty and dependability for over 21 years. Doug continues this rich tradition, ensuring South County clients achieve their most important objectives.

Partnered with Inhabit Real Estate, Doug and his growing team at Echelberger Group provide clients with a rewarding and unparalleled experience. The exclusive access to proprietary marketing strategies, state-of-the-art databases, and a network of top agents and brokers benefits both buyers and sellers alike. Above all, Echelberger Group remains dedicated to its core commitment: Genuinely Personalized Service.​​​​​​​


  1. I am: always up for going to a concert with my wife.
  2. Born In: Laguna Beach, CA
  3. Proudest Moment: Behind marrying Tracy, the birth of my kids, and the adoption of Keliana and Carissa, would be the day I shot 67 on the Talega Golf Course with my friends.
  4. Biggest Challenge: Learning to disconnect from technology.
  5. Favorite Quote: Don’t confront me with my failures, I have not forgotten them – Jacksone Browne.
  6. Perfect Day: Any day golfing at Prairie Dunes Golf Club with friends and seeing my wife when I finish my round.
  7. First Job: Paperboy working for the Sun Post in SC.
  8. Superhero Power: Would love to be able to transport.
  9. Favorite San Clemente Spot: Love being at the Vine with family or a morning surfing at San Onofre.
  10. Inspiration: Any photo on my apple TV screen saver. I want to go see all of them.
  11. Echelberger Group Is: A group of individuals that strive to be the best at selling real estate and improving the process.
  12. Early bird or night owl: Ummmmmm, I am the one that wakes up the early bird.
  13. Dream Vacation: Flying on a private jet to a small private island with my wife.
  14. Guilty Pleasure: Taking chocolate and dipping into peanut butter….every night.
  15. Recommended Reading: Das Energi – Paul Williams
  16. Introvert or Extrovert: Introvert
  17. Spirit Animal: Pelican
  18. Best Advice: Always be kind to people.
  19. Life Motto: Stay positive and trust yourself.
  20. Favorite Past Time: Relaxing with my wife while throwing the ball to Minnie.

Doug Echelberger





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