Meet Our Team
Get to Know our Highly Experienced Team of Agents
Team Leader / Realtor®
Andrea Ballesteros is committed to providing impeccable service focused on the individual needs of every client. Her clients are not merely customers, but friends and business partners who she wants to see succeed in all their Real Estate goals and dreams. Andrea’s attention to detail and first-class service continue well beyond the real estate transaction and onto a relationship with her clients years after the final papers are signed.
Andrea’s goal is to make every real estate experience as smooth and profitable as possible. She does this by listening to her clients, meeting their needs and overcoming market challenges. She is continually educating herself in the latest real estate marketing trends and has the knowledge, tools and technology to ensure every listing is effectively marketed on and offline. She has been selling real estate in South Orange County for over 18 years and knows every detail of the unique Orange County real estate market.
She often speaks on Top Producer panels to fellow agents about the newest technologies and philosophies in the real estate market. Recognized every year for outstanding performance, her most coveted award was the Gold Award. This award is given to the Agent that all the Agents in the office would choose to represent them in their own personal transaction. When your peers want to be represented by you that says a lot.
She lives in Laguna Beach with her partner and husband J.J. and her two sons Cruz & Christian.
Team Leader / Realtor®
J.J. Ballesteros was born and raised in Orange County graduating from both Mater Dei High School and San Diego State University with a degree in psychology. With a grandmother who owned her own real estate company and a mother who has been a realtor for more than 35 years, J.J. has real estate in his blood. With over 21 years of sales and management experience, he understands the needs of todays buyers while supporting The Ballesteros Group’s growing team. Together with his wife and partner Andrea, J.J. looks forward to helping more distinguished buyers and sellers reach their financial goals through real estate. J.J. understands his clients entrust him to guide them through all the complexities of a transaction. He prides himself on their satisfaction and genuinely appreciates every referral and opportunity he receives. J.J. and Andrea love living in Laguna Beach with their two sons Cruz and Christian.
Kaz Bilinski is a resident of Laguna Beach and has a versatile background that gives him a competitive edge in real estate. After graduating from Brown University with a degree in Organizational Behavior and Business Economics and completing his Masters in Teaching at Chapman, he worked as a high school history teacher in Oakland, Huntington Beach, and Long Beach. Add Commodity Trading and a long stint in Executive Management with Marriott Hotels for additional experience. Kaz began his career in real estate in 2013 , selling an impressive 9 properties in his first year alone. As a real estate investor, Kaz has bought and sold more than 40 homes. These years of multi-million dollar transactions, investment experience coupled with his gift for hospitality provide a powerful combination demonstrating his true love for people and service.
Michelle Silvestri brings a strong background in customer service to the Ballesteros Group. For over 16 years Michelle has prided herself in helping clients above and beyond their expectations. Her goal is not to close a transaction but to help clients find their dream home where they can build memories to last a lifetime. Between her passion for what she does and her strong work ethic, you are guaranteed an agent who you can trust to put you and your needs first. Michelle is happily married to her husband Steve and they have three wonderful children.
Always motivated to help her clients accomplish their real estate objectives, Daphne Alt comes from a service-oriented background and is dedicated to exceeding her clients’ expectations. She firmly believes that building strong relationships is a direct result of her clients making well-informed decisions. Daphne is determined to help each client reach their real estate goals. Her attention to detail ensures a smooth and successful transaction. Daphne listens to what your goals are and helps guide you through the process to ensure your needs are met.
With over 33 years of experience, Veteran Realtor Jeff Stokes has dedicated his entire career to the real estate industry. In addition to selling homes as a licensed broker, Jeff has experience in virtually every aspect of real estate including property management, appraisal, mortgage lending, and new home development. Jeff’s unique insight into property values, financing and home improvement provide his clients with information and experience. During his career, Jeff has also experienced two boom and bust cycles. Jeff draws on his vast experience to provide his clients expert-level knowledge of the market.
Jeff represents his buyers and sellers with the utmost integrity. Jeff believes that clients’ needs come first and their interests should be protected. Jeff’s ability to work well with other agents is an integral part of facilitating real estate transactions behind the scenes. As a testament to Jeff’s professionalism, work ethic and reputation, the bulk of Jeff’s business comes from personal referrals and repeat clients.
Jeff has lived in many neighborhoods of Newport Beach including Lido Isle, Spyglass Ridge, Harbor View Hills and Westcliff /Dover Shores. During this time, Jeff has developed an intimate knowledge of the area’s most unique communities. For most of Newport Beach, Jeff and his team meticulously track and graph the market within individual neighborhoods. These market reports provide an invaluable resource for Jeff’s clients to better understand the market and make educated decisions.
Rosie is the Sales Coordinator at the Ballesteros Group, where she ensures our valued clients experience a seamless transaction from initial appointments through the close of escrow. She is a crucial member to the overall experience and superior customer service we provide with our group in making sure we efficiently meet our client’s residential real estate goals. Prior to joining the Ballesteros Group, Rosie was a realtor in Arizona and she has a comprehensive knowledge of the industry. She graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in Social Work and Psychology and her passion continues to be working with people.