REALTOR® of the Year

Laguna Board of REALTORS®

REALTOR® of the Year 2017


Each year at the December LBOR Leadership Installation event, the membership honors a REALTOR® who has spent many years working for the Board and  has made some significant contributions.


REALTORS® nominate by secret ballot, fellow REALTORS® who have, in their opinion, the following qualifications:


  1. Reputation for ethical conduct with the public and fellow members.
  2. Service beyond the ordinary to the Board.
  3. Action which reflects credit to the Board.
  4. Service to the community which reflects credit to the Board.
  5. Some significant contribution to the Board and/or the membership.

2017 REALTOR® of the Year  was awarded to:  

Michael Johnson, Villa Real Estate

2018 Government Affairs Chairperson      

2016 LBOR President

2014 LBOR Secretary

2013-2018 LBOR Director                                                                              





Mike is a California native and a Laguna Beach resident since 1992. He graduated from UCLA with a

degree in Mechanical Engineering, followed a few years later by an MBA from UC Irvine. His career has been

varied, some would say 'eclectic' - from engineering to start-up entrepreneurial ventures. The common thread has become, “working with people”.  Mike’s real estate career was sparked as a way to work locally in a field for which he has had a passion.  He was supported from the onset by incredible mentoring from Ray McAfoose. He says he “feels incredibly blessed” to be able to work in a town he loves, doing work that excites him every day. Mike’s goal as a Director of the Laguna Board of Directors is to work to preserve our small town Board for the future, leverage our resources in better ways for our members, and increase our visibility to the community.

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