Meet the Team
Selling your home and/or purchasing a new home should be an enjoyable and worry-free experience. Whether you are ‘buying up’ or selling for reasons of wealth transfer to an alternative portfolio or purchasing your very first home, choosing the right agent is one of the most important decisions you will make. Why choose STOWELL and ASSOCIATES of Surterre Properties®? Quite simply – our passion is achieving your lifestyle and financial goals.
Eliisa Stowell, Julie Kuns Shafii, Chasen LaMarr, and Alexa Deonise form the highly skilled and results driven STOWELL and ASSOCIATES team, a vital force in Orange County’s coastal marketplace. Deeply committed to our clients and our community, we possess a critical level of market knowledge and a variety of expertise in the representation of Buyers and Sellers, marketing, Internet/social media, investment strategies, and new home design and construction. We are also well versed in a wide range of real estate transactions in all price ranges including:
- Equity sales representing Buyers & Sellers
- Off-market ‘quiet’ sales
- Investment properties
- Vacant lots and tear downs
- New home design and construction
- Condo conversions and duplex sales
- Short sales and foreclosures
As property owners, investors and landlords, we have a strong and unwavering commitment to excellence. STOWELL and ASSOCIATES graciously uphold the standards set by Surterre Properties outstanding network of over 400 premier real estate professionals and are proud members of the company’s elite top teams. Giving back to the community and ‘paying it forward’ is very important to us. Therefore, at the conclusion each transaction and throughout the year, we make contributions to many worthy causes.
Eliisa Stowell is not only a longtime resident of Corona del Mar, but a property investor, a landlord, and one of the seaside community’s most trusted real estate professionals. Deeply committed to representing clients with integrity and hard work, she has developed a sterling reputation throughout the course of her career, earning the respect of clients and peers for her ability to deliver great service and results. With her extensive market knowledge, her flair for leadership, and her ever-expanding network of valuable connections, she heads up STOWELL AND ASSOCIATES—a group of highly experienced real estate professionals who pride themselves on prioritizing the client’s experience above all else at all times. Given that Eliisa is recognized annually as one of Surterre’s top-producing agents, with more than $150 million in sales over the last two years alone, she and her team remain among the most sought after luxury real estate experts in Southern California. Eliisa’s sophisticated prospecting capabilities and natural talent for modern marketing—including leveraging the online space and social media—further set her apart from the competition, creating marked advantages for buyers and sellers alike.
Prior to pursuing her passion for real estate, Eliisa worked in the field of international wine sales and marketing for 15 years, working for top-tier organizations such as The Wine Group, the world’s third-largest producer of wine. In this capacity, she worked with many clients in Europe and Asia. This helped her to solidify her ability to tap into the international marketplace—a quality for which she’s well known today.
A Finland native who was raised in Sweden, Eliisa is trilingual. She’s also a vital supporter of Corona del Mar’s local school system. Outside of real estate and spending time with her children, her favorite activities are yoga and cooking. Eliisa also loves to travel to her hometown in Sweden, all areas of Europe, and to her second home in Mexico.
Julie Kuns Shafii is a long-time resident, savvy investor and landlord in Corona del Mar, Irvine and other areas of Orange County. Following a 30-year career as a retail executive with Nordstrom and Williams-Sonoma, Julie followed her passion for residential real estate and brought to the STOWELL AND ASSOCIATES team tremendous firsthand knowledge of innovative sales, marketing and social media expertise and the absolute highest level of client service. As an experienced real estate investor and avid follower of the stock market, Julie works closely with her clients to maximize their financial goals and utilizes all resources available to her to identify off-market opportunities and conduct ‘quiet sales’ whenever feasible. Julie resides with her husband in Turtle Ridge; however, the majority of her holdings are in the Village of Corona del Mar.
Chasen LaMarr found his passion for real estate working as an administrative assistant for a broker's associate in Monarch Beach. From there he moved to a new company located in Newport Beach and after one short year as a licensed agent, he ambitiously branched out and created his own five agent team, providing leadership and guidance for the professionals who worked under him.
His experience includes marketing, sales, administration, and extensive customer service skills, which he continuously applies to his expansive real estate career today. Chasen was asked to join the Stowell and Associates team within Surterre Properties® in November of 2016 and has not looked back since. He is a part of the new generation of Real Estate Agents, representing both buyers and sellers and providing the ability to use proven methods within the industry, utilizing state of the art technology, advanced strategy, and bold objectives. Because of his notable abilities, he has builds enduring relationships and creates thriving transactions. As a lifelong Orange County resident, Chasen is an expert when it comes to Southern California living. He provides an in-depth area of expertise, a solution-based approach, and dedication to his clients, integrity, and strong work ethic, which make him one of the most sought after professionals in the real estate industry.
Chasen is passionate about his partnership with the prestigious Surterre Properties® because of their reputation, endless resources, seasoned support, and significant presence in the luxury market. Surterre is one of the only brokerages with an in-house marketing team of 15 experts delivering innovative marketing to its agent and clients not only in Orange County, but all over the world.
Alexa Deonise joined the Stowell and Associates group of Surterre Properties®, a top luxury residential real estate brokerage known for its teamwork and integrity, in March 2017 after moving from Scottsdale, Arizona where she worked in both commercial and luxury residential real estate. She is a third generation real estate agent, carrying on her family’s legacy, expanding into the Southern California market. She joined Stowell and Associates as an executive assistant to Eliisa Stowell before obtaining her California REALTOR® license in August 2017. Today she is a rising star in the real estate industry, specializing in the diverse communities of Orange County.
Alexa graduated with her B.A. in Business from Arizona State University. Shortly after earning her degree, she started working for her father’s commercial brokerage, Deonise Real Estate Services Inc. Throughout her first two years an agent, she teamed up with a top agent in Paradise Valley to learn the ways of the luxury market. She received the hands-on experience that any young agent must have to succeed in the real estate industry. As much as she loved her experience as a commercial agent, her eye for home design and luxury homes drove her to pursue high-end residential real estate all over the valley.
Alexa excels in social media marketing, contact management, customer service, sales, and is always eager to learn more. In March of 2017, she made a life-changing move out to Orange County and couldn’t be happier with her decision. She had the opportunity to join Stowell and Associates within Surterre Properties® and is soaking up the drastic lifestyle change and loving the challenges of the coastal market. In her spare time, she takes full advantage of being at the beach, trying new restaurants, practicing yoga and meditation, and being a mom to her chocolate lab, Keira. Alexa also partakes in charitable involvements with Stowell and Associates who support the Corona Del Mar Village, hosting events such as the Village-Wide Garage Sale and participates in the Corona Del Mar 5K and Christmas Walk.