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San Clemente’s #1 REALTOR® Doug Echelberger Launches Inhabit Real Estate on the Side Platform

Inhabit Real Estate Doug Echelberger

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Leading Agent in South Orange County Hires Brokerage-as-a-Service Platform Side to Support New Company’s Growth

San Clemente, California – [August 4, 2023] – Side, a brokerage platform that exclusively partners with top-performing agents to create and grow their own boutique brands, has partnered with esteemed real estate professional Doug Echelberger to launch his new company Inhabit Real Estate, a locally owned, community-focused company in south Orange County. This collaboration marks a significant milestone as Inhabit emerges as the go-to real estate outfit for San Clemente, Dana Point, and San Juan Capistrano.

Echelberger, an influential figure in south Orange County’s real estate market since 1994, consistently delivers exceptional results as a top-selling agent. With a remarkable 2022 sales volume of $203 million and lifetime sales of $2 billion for his team, Echelberger holds the #1 position in San Clemente, #3 in Orange County, and #53 nationwide per 2022 Real Trends. His 18 years of consecutive success as the top agent in both sale units and sales volume in San Clemente cement his position as a true industry leader. Born and raised in Southwest San Clemente, Doug possesses an unparalleled understanding of the local community coupled with a deep-rooted passion for serving its residents.

As a community-focused company, Inhabit aims to become a go-to resource for the local market, making a positive impact through charitable investments and aligning with nonprofits like the Boys and Girls Club. Inhabit has also joined Pledge 1%, a global movement to create a new normal for companies of all sizes and stages to have a positive social impact through their business. Inhabit is now one of 17,000 companies around the world that has committed to donating 1% of either their product, profit, equity, and/or staff time to the charity of their choosing.

With Side’s innovative technology powering its back office, Inhabit is poised to significantly elevate the buying and selling experience for its clients. “Partnering with Side was the perfect solution for our vision of developing a unique, independent real estate company,” said Echelberger. “We’ve found a partner who shares our values and understands the importance of trust, community, and exceptional service. Side exceeds our expectations, offering the resources, technology, and support we need to thrive.”

In addition to the numerous benefits of the partnership, Inhabit looks forward to leveraging Side’s extensive network of over 500 partners across the United States. This network fosters a community of shared ideas, business growth, and client referrals, providing Inhabit with a broader reach and expanded opportunities for success.

About Inhabit Real Estate: Inhabit Real Estate is a locally owned and community-focused real estate company based in San Clemente, California. Committed to providing exceptional service and expertise, Inhabit aims to be the go-to real estate company for the residents of San Clemente, Dana Point, and San Juan Capistrano.

About Side

Side is the industry’s only real estate brokerage platform, empowering the very best agents, teams and indie brokers to create and grow their own companies — without the time, cost or risk of operating a brokerage. Unlike consumer-facing brokerage brands, Side works behind the scenes to provide our partners with time-saving technology and premier support services. This way, they’re free to focus on what matters most: serving their clients and communities. The company is headquartered in San Francisco.

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