Meet Our Team


Phone: (949) 230-1200
CalBRE 01090918

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Diane Cannon brings over 35 years of real estate experience to her work as one of the Laguna Beach area’s top-producing luxury agents. Famed for her skills at negotiation and for her commitment to her clients, Diane has earned a reputation in the industry for her honesty, tenacity, and strong work ethic.

Citing Laguna Beach as her main base of operations, Diane has made a name for herself throughout the Laguna, Newport Beach, and Emerald Bay areas as both a community expert and the most knowledgeable, professional agent in town.

Diane keenly understands that the home buying and selling process is a complex one. That’s why she goes out of her way to provide all of her clients with clear, open, and direct service. Diane prides herself on her ability to forge strong, lasting connections with people, which services her well when working with clients.

Not one to boast of her credentials or sales records — which are nonetheless considerable — Diane is more focused on the human element of her business. Diane possesses a big heart and giving, nurturing spirit, which is evident both in the gentle, easygoing way she interacts with clients, and also in the numerous charitable initiatives she undertakes to give back to her beloved Laguna Beach community.

The owner of four Bengal cats, Diane is a huge animal lover and works closely with a number of local animal welfare charities and organizations, including K-9 for Warriors, A Tail and Two Legs, and Foster the Puppies. She also donates regularly to a horse rescue organization based out of Nashville, TN.

Diane currently leads a team of four agents. As with her clients, Diane treats her team members like family, encouraging them to speak their minds, bounce ideas off of each other, and be open with her about their career needs and wants. The intimate nature of Diane’s team allows each agent to focus more wholeheartedly on representing their clients, providing the type of hands-on, custom-fit service that would be impossible at a larger team.

Diane and her team primarily focus on selling luxury homes and waterfront properties throughout the Laguna Beach community, as well as servicing neighboring areas like Newport Beach, Emerald Bay, Corona del Mar, Newport Coast, Dana Point, and the California Riviera.


Phone: (949) 412-2594
CalBRE 00805703

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As a seasoned real estate expert with over 30 years of experience in Sales, Leasing and Property Management, Tara prides herself on giving undivided attention to every client by listening to their needs, questions, and challenges. Tara is a long-standing resident of Dana Point in the Dana Crest community with in-depth knowledge of the area. Her expertise and genuine concern for her client's wishes have made Tara Blair the person to call when people are thinking of making a move in South Orange County.

By offering personalized guidance, Tara's clients feel at ease knowing that she will exceed their real estate experience. Her philosophy is to earn clients for life!

During Tara's career, she has won many awards in Sales and Property Management. She also has a wealth of knowledge in Investment Property Sales specializing in Orange Coastal Cities from San Clemente to Laguna Beach in addition to Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and San Juan Capistrano.


Phone: (949) 338-1666
CalBRE 01904189

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Ken is a lifelong resident of Southern Orange County with an extensive professional background in sales and customer service. Specializing in the marketing and sale of coastal properties and luxury estates, Ken has excelled as a result of his focus on providing his clients with attentive and thorough representation.

The approach has earned Ken numerous sales awards as well as the title of Luxury Properties Specialist. Having ranked in the top three percent, he is known for his tenacious work ethic, discretion, and problem solving skills. To deliver short market times and high sales prices, Ken collaborates with his vast network and advertises in the most widely read print and online destinations.

A sponsor of the South Laguna Civic Association, Ken also enjoys donating his time and support to the Laguna Canyon Foundation and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. He joined Compass to pass on to his clients the benefits of the company's training and mentor program, financial strength and marketing presence.


Phone: (949) 478-4851
CalBRE 01919850

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Michael Hinderberger

A personable, knowledgeable and dedicated real estate consultant, Michael specializes in the marketing and sale of residential properties throughout Orange County. With an affinity for working with people, an entrepreneurial mindset and years of experience in hospitality and real estate, Michael has excelled as a result of his focus on continuous improvement and unwavering commitment to his clients.

Known for his versatility, tenacious work ethic and pragmatic business philosophy, Michael has built a solid base of local market knowledge, as well as a complex understanding of contract review and negotiations. He loves sharing what he knows to help his buyers find the perfect neighborhood and lifestyle to fit their needs and goals for the future.

For sellers, Michael utilizes his proficiency with advanced technology to create effective marketing campaigns that reach the Internet's most highly trafficked destinations. Constantly focused on delivering a high sale price and a short market time, he believes his success has been due to his networking skills, follow-through and talent for helping his sellers present their home in the most attractive light possible.

A graduate of UCLA, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Michael enjoys putting his research skills to work for the benefit of his buyers and sellers. Leveraging his ability to quickly produce informative research, he provides his clients with valuable guidance about available properties and useful insights about each aspect of their transaction. Michael's love for helping people navigate the complexities of the real estate market is an outgrowth of what drives him in his personal life, as he is a coxswain for the men's master rowing program at the Newport Aquatic Center. He also enjoys traveling and participating in a variety of other water sports when he isn't busy serving his clients.

Mahta Sharif

(949) 537-1626
DRE# 02056034 

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Mahta Sharif

As an Irvine resident for over 30 years, Mahta has vast knowledge and understanding of local neighborhoods, schools and businesses. She specializes in the coastal cities of Orange County from Irvine to Laguna Beach. Having a great understanding of the local housing market is what clients appreciate when working with her.

Mahta is committed to providing quality of service, ensuring that her clients' expectations are met with the highest level of satisfaction. She is passionate in helping people find their desired homes. Her genuine care, integrity and strong work ethic have resulted in successful transactions in residential and commercial real estate. Mahta has expertise in marketing strategies that reaches the most favorable outcome for her clients. She, also, has great skills in interior design to maximize the appeal and value of each home. Having traveled throughout the world and living in various cities including New York City and Los Angeles, she is experienced in establishing great relationships with people.

Mahta values all her clients and is always looking forward to making your real estate dreams come true!