The DaileybytheSea Team provides you with integrity, professionalism, diligence and years of experience and knowledge to deliver the most successful, pleasurable real estate transaction possible.  With combined backgrounds of excellence in corporate sales, law, construction, design, and property management, the DaileybytheSea Group is here to provide impeccable service to our clients in all areas of real estate.

We recognize that we live in an ultimate destination resort area, and we value our global client relationships and international friendships. Whether you are buying or selling a property in Orange County, the DaileybytheSea Team is here to assist you with all of your real estate needs. Learn more about our fun, professional team and their diverse backgrounds below. You can also reach us directly at any time through our various contact forms or by calling or emailing us. Visit the Contact Us page for details.


Suzi Dailey is the founder of DaileybytheSea, a premiere luxury coastal properties realty group.  Providing the utmost in real estate service, Suzi specializes in the California coastline from Laguna Beach, Monarch Beach and San Clemente to Newport Coast and Newport Beach.  Drawing upon her experience as owner of a very successful interior design firm servicing Fortune 500 companies and high profile clientele, she later expanded into residential construction and development.  With a reputation for professionalism and integrity, Suzi stands apart from other agents because of her design, construction and marketing background.  Suzi Dailey has been recognized for consistent high performance.  Suzi has been the recipient of multiple awards and honors including the Legend Award, honoring five years of consistent top performance during even the difficult market downturn.
Suzi caters to a highly distinguished clientele from around the world including Brazil, China, Dubai, England, India, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden and Taiwan.  Exceedingly professional and discreet, Suzi successfully represents clients from the entertainment and professional sports industries.
Suzi lived two years in Bangladesh and has traveled the world extensively. With educational experience at both the University of Oregon and Stanford University, she later gained experience in the telecommunication world, giving her an appreciation for media and public relations. Suzi has been an active member in her community of Ritz Cove, serving on the Board as President as well as on the architectural committee.

Suzi Dailey

Patrick Dailey

Patrick Dailey offers extraordinary sales, marketing and client-service experience gained through successful careers in real estate and technology. As an agent, his nuanced understanding of Orange County’s beachside communities and trends enable him to identify exceptional opportunities in this highly competitive market. He also develops personalized sales strategies that ensure high visibility throughout DaileybytheSea’s distinguished network.

Prior to entering luxury real estate, Patrick was a management and sales professional with Fortune 500 technology leaders. He used his marketing skills to best position offerings through a combination of online and print media and by skillfully leveraging local and international networks. His strategic leadership approach resulted in more than $6 Billion in sales annually, and today these experiences and networks prove invaluable to DaileybytheSea’s distinguished clientele.

Professional Real Estate agent with 6+ years of sales experience. Passionate about real estate and Southern California, Ryan emphasizes honesty and responsiveness above all else and consistently strive to do whatever possible to deliver a fantastic real estate experience. From the first showing to the final closing; from the minutest contract detail, to the most complex and skillful negotiations, I’ll be there to assist with every step.

Behind me I have the support of the award-winning DaileybytheSea (DBTS) Team made up of fellow agents, marketing, sales support and admin staff. With over 20+ years of experience, we have the necessary resources and expertise to handle any transaction, answer any question, and overcome any objection. We have amassed invaluable local resources along the way to help deliver maximum value to our clients – including the area’s best designers, architects, builders, stagers, photographers, lenders, handymen, and more.

Our first priority is to listen to your needs and goals to ensure that we work within your defined parameters at your timeline to deliver the best property at the best value for you. No deal is too small, nor any negotiation too complex. Challenge us to meet your requirements, and we will delight you with the results. Your success is our success. Give us a call, or drop us an email or text anytime and let us know how we can help. We look forward to working with you!

Ryan Dailey

Christina Stensby

Christina Stensby has been working as an adjunct in the real estate field since 2009.  Her previous ten years experience in Human Resources with Fluor Corporation, an international engineering, construction and project management company, has been instrumental in her work with DaileybytheSea’s distinguished global clientele.  Through her diverse responsibilities, including everything from processing international relocations for corporate executive management team members to administering confidential compensation matters for the executives, she gained a reputation for the utmost discretion and professionalism.  She uses her degree in Communications for marketing and administrative support and orchestrates all aspects of the design and advertising processes and organizes the team protocols.
Christina was born and raised in Southern California and can’t imagine living anywhere else.

Chase Panning is a welcome addition to the DaileybytheSea Team and brings years of exemplary customer service experience along with a personal touch and charismatic attitude. A local Dana Point resident, Chase is very familiar with all the amenities Southern Orange County has to offer. Chase loves being involved in all aspects of the company and makes sure that the client’s concerns are his first priority!

During implementation of a new business account marketing strategy at T-Mobile, Chase won an award for acquisition of most new small business accounts.  In addition to marketing skills, he also has technical and Social Media knowledge and experience which is essential to the DaileybytheSea Team’s success in their digital marketing platform.  In his free time Chase enjoys stock market research, volunteering, cooking and spending time with his friends and family.

Chase Panning

Diane C. Rollo

Diane has earned multiple awards during her 12 years as a premier real estate professional, specializing in South Orange County residential luxury homes. As a former teacher and insurance negotiator, she has successfully utilized her knowledge and experience to provide trusted, competent service. Working with worldwide clientele, Diane excels at discreetly helping clients make wise real estate decisions.
Diane holds a B.S. in Psychology and B.S. in Sociology, utilizing her education to effectively counsel clients navigating the home buying, and selling process. Diane treats clients like family, understanding the care it takes to make their transaction comfortable. She strives daily to live up to her motto, “Excellence Through Effort”. Having lived in several states, she is wise to what it takes to facilitate smooth relocations. Diane loves where she lives in Dana Point, and is convinced that Southern California is paradise.

Jimmy Johnson has worked in the Real Estate field for over 20 years, working with both buyers and sellers. He has spent the last seven years as a Business-to-Business (B2B) Sales Account Executive for Ten-X where he sold a platform to assist buyers, sellers, brokers and Investment Firms within residential and commercial space.
Jimmy loves Orange County, especially the beautiful coastal regions.

Jimmy Johnson

Heather Hong Hu

Heather Hong Hu is a licensed real estate agent fluent in Mandarin. She has completed transactions in several Orange County coastal areas and has also sold in Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Rancho Cucamonga, West Covina, Huntington Beach and Westminster.

Sean is a Laguna Beach native and graduate of Laguna Beach High School and he knows the Orange County Coastal area well. His family has been part of the community since the late 70s when his mother founded the Montessori School of Laguna Beach over 40 years ago, contributing to the education and child development of many of Laguna’s children.
Throughout his life he has called Laguna Beach, Los Angeles, London, Milan, Miami, Palm Beach and Las Vegas home. No matter where he has lived and traveled, there is no place quite as special as Laguna Beach! Sean has recently been a Las Vegas market specialist, working with buyers, sellers and new home builders for the past 5 years. Now back in Laguna, he brings to his real estate business over 30 years of Marketing, Sales, and VIP Client Service from working with several multinational hospitality companies. In his early years, he had a successful modeling career spending several years all over Europe while based out of Milan, Italy.
Sean is known for his follow-through, responsiveness and meticulous attention to detail. He is an out-of-the-box thinker and has a get-it-done-right attitude! These are all important factors when choosing a REALTOR® to work with to buy or sell your home.

Sean Balasuriya

Vickie Kruhmin

Vickie Kruhmin is a respected and accomplished real estate professional specializing in luxury property sales in coastal Orange County.  Recognized as a “Top 100” agent for more than 12 years, she has earned clients’ loyalty and colleagues’ respect for her integrity and service and for ensuring that even the most complex transactions are satisfying experiences.

Vickie’s attention to detail is fundamental to achieving clients’ goals.  She develops unique strategies based on market trends and insight gained from more than 30 years of living in the area.  As part of Suzi Dailey’s prestigious realty team, Vickie also offers access to professional networks in development, renovation, design and more.  In addition, she fosters seamless purchases and sales with her strong negotiation skills and consistent communication with clients and their financial and legal teams.

Prior to a career in real estate, Vickie held management positions in the airline industry, overseeing sales and logistics.  She also traveled extensively, cultivating and understanding of international business relations and customs.  Today these experiences benefit clients locally and around the world who are purchasing and selling properties in Southern California’s most desirable luxury markets.