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Julia Bonanno

Dedicated to a diverse clientele—from discerning investors to first-time home buyers—Julia L. Bonanno offers an implicit understanding of the real estate procurement process, and an innate knowledge of coastal Orange County’s unique geography and lifestyle opportunities. Julia achieved a successful career in property finance, with her oversight leading to more than $250 million in complex transactions for established Southern California institutions, including Bank of America, Countrywide and RPM Mortgage. Her penchant for art and architecture, and her experience in professional photography and design, provide the perfect complement to her real estate services and afford her clients an interdisciplinary approac...

Dedicated to a diverse clientele—from discerning investors to first-time home buyers—Julia L. Bonanno offers an implicit understanding of the real estate procurement process, and an innate knowledge of coastal Orange County’s unique geography and lifestyle opportunities. Julia achieved a successful career in property finance, with her oversight leading to more than $250 million in complex transactions for established Southern California institutions, including Bank of America, Countrywide and RPM Mortgage. Her penchant for art and architecture, and her experience in professional photography and design, provide the perfect complement to her real estate services and afford her clients an interdisciplinary approach to marketing and property exposure.


A native of Southern California, Julia is committed to creating resources for her community and clients, and has developed a social media niche focusing on local real estate and business. She attended California State University, Long Beach and now lives in San Juan Capistrano with her husband and family. Julia is a proud member of Echelberger Group, San Clemente’s top real estate firm.


With the city’s number-one real estate agent, Doug Echelberger, Echelberger Group provides the advantages of its collaboration with Pacific Sotheby's International Realty, including unparalleled property exposure, intelligent and innovative marketing programs, and impactful collateral materials. Locally owned and operated, Pacific Sotheby's International Realty is one of the top luxury real estate firms in Southern California, supporting more than 900 elite real estate professionals throughout San Diego, Orange County and the Coachella Valley.

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1. I am: a music enthusiast.
2. Born In: the birthplace of of California citrus industry.
3. Proudest Moment: The day my son, Owen, was born.
4. Biggest Challenge: Laundry.
5. Favorite Quote: “I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor,every atom of me in a magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist.I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” -Jack London
6. Perfect Day: Breakfast at Ramos House Cafe in San Juan Capistrano. Grabbing fresh flowers locally to decorate my house. Swimming while listening to great music...drinking wine and making a fabulous lunch at my home with my husband and kids. Beach in the late afternoon at San O for bbq with the family and beach sunsets.
7. First Job: I worked for a small flower shop in Long Beach, CA and Blockbuster Video at the same time. (I enjoyed reversing customers late fees)
8. Superhero Power: Nurturer by nature
9. Favorite San Clemente Spot: Casa Romantica
10.Inspiration: My parents.
11. Echelberger Group Is: Polished, Integral, Consistent and Knowledgeable
12. Early bird or night owl: Afternoon pigeon?
13. Dream Vacation: A safari in Africa
14. Guilty Pleasure: Haagen Dazs Coffee Icecream
15. Recommended Reading: The Holy Man by Susan Trott
16. Introvert or Extrovert? Extrovert
17. Spirit Animal? Honey Badger
18. Best Advice? “There are five important things for living a successful and fulfilling life: never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning” -Roy Bennett
19. Life Motto? “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough” -Mae West
20. Favorite Past Time: Expressing myself through a creative outlet whether it be photography, painting or sourcing new music