Meet Bill Dolby

3rd generation and over 2 decades of managing sales and leasing of Emerald Bay real estate

Third generation of knowledge representing Emerald Bay homes for sale and lease!


Hello - My name is Bill Dolby and I am a Realtor (3rd generation) specializing in the sales of Emerald Bay, Irvine Cove and Laguna Beach homes. Laguna Beach is my home and has been all my life. From a kid "hanging out" at the beach, attending all the Laguna Beach Schools, knowing the short cuts to the beach, I have local history and knowledge unmatched.

A bit of background, my grandmother moved from Long Beach to Laguna Beach in 1932. She raised her two children, my Mom and Uncle in town when there were a mere 2,000 people living in Laguna. After my Mom and Uncle were grown my grandmother, Ann Rhoades became a Realtor selling properties in Emerald Bay, Irvine Cove and Laguna Beach. I remember as a little kid sitting in her office located next to the old Lumber Yard (downtown on Forest Ave) while she worked. 

My parents met on Woods Cove beach nearly 60 years ago and loved Laguna. They decided to raise their family in town as well. They decided with my Grandmothers urging to build a home in Emerald Bay. They did. They still live in Emerald may see my Mom's car about town with her LBHS 46 tags on her car.

I was fortunate to be able to attend one of the greatest Elementary Schools that I have ever seen El Morro. It was no where near the same as you see today. It had a rural setting and had cattle surrounding the open space around it. It still has great ocean views! Then I attended Thurston Intermediate school (named after Marie Thurston a teacher that taught my Mom’ in Laguna Beach).  It was 3 years new at the time. Lastly I attended and graduated from LBHS home of the "Artists".

After attending UCLA, a short career in professional baseball (Baltimore Oriole’s farm system) valet car park (Beach House Restaurant) and the equipment finance business (Perry Morris), I knew I was not in my "field of dreams". Like my Grandmother I chose to get into the Laguna Beach real estate field.

My focus like my Grandmother was going to be and still is the management of sales and leasing Emerald Bay real estate. In addition Irvine Cove and Laguna Beach real estate would too be part of my business specialization. I have been a consistent leader in the sales of Emerald Bay homes for over 2 decades. No single Realtor has represented more transactions in Emerald Bay than myself.

I am affiliated with Villa Real Estate with the corporate office in Newport Center in Newport Beach California. The company has the resources and support for me and my clients that are unmatched. The referral network provided both locally and worldwide is an important aspect to todays real estate business model. 

the years of countless successful transactions I have received many rewarding letters of recommendations from clients I have represented. From families to some of the top business executives in the country I am proud to have these complimentary letters backing my service and business acumen. To me the library of recommendation letters is the best measure of job well done.

I'll look forward to the opportunity to sharing with you my insight into the local real estate market.  I believe that my track record speaks for itself and I think you will feel the same. Give me a call should you entertain using my services. I look forward to it.

Thank you,


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