In 2007 Veranda Realty was founded by successful real estate professionals with unique and exceptional backgrounds including a real estate attorney with over 25 years of experience in real estate transactions and a top producing Realtor with hundreds of closed sales and an admirable reputation for knowledge and innovation . The goal of Veranda Realty was then, and still is today, to successfully assist our client’s needs and thrive in any market by offering unmatched expertise and service. We are a boutique firm that offers a hand picked selection of superior agents.
Our professional dedication to excellence was established by Veranda Realty’s founders. Their leadership and expertise created the solid foundation of quality and standards upon which we stand on today.
Joy Berus
Co Founder & Former President 2007-2016
Joy Berus is an attorney and was the original broker, President & co-founder of Veranda Realty. Her creditionals included being a licensed real estate broker, an affiliate member of the American Society of Appraisers, member of the National Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors, and the Orange County Board of Realtors. Her experience in real estate law, personal property law, business law, private residential and commercial real estate transactions, and as an expert in historical home transactions involving valuable fixtures and personal property was exceptional. Joy represented sellers and real estate agents in mediation and arbitration proceedings. She is an author and lecturer on unique appraisal law issues related to real and personal property and has been quoted in CBS Marketwatch, Forbes and Investor’s Business Daily. Joy's role with Veranda Realty ended in 2016 and she has since become an incredible legal resource and trusted consultant to many.
Devon Hocker
Co Founder & Current President  
Devon Hocker is a highly successful Realtor who took over the ownership and broker role of Veranda Realty in 2016. Devon specializes in luxury real estate and marketing and is a well-known and widely recognized professional in south Orange County. She is highly regarded for her success, leadership and sales volume since Ladera’s inception 17 years ago. As a resident, Realtor and owner of Ladera Ranch Magazine, Coto de Caza Quarterly and Orange County Magazine, Devon’s local expertise and integral networking capabilities are unmatched. She is a wealth of information: every tract, every floor plan, and all the intimate details of the community are ingrained within this superior broker. She has been interviewed and quoted by various newspapers and magazines, as well as television. She is a sponsor of many charitable events and respected as a positive asset to the community. Devon is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors, and the Orange County Board of Realtors. Many residents and clients will confirm that she is an optimistic, easy going, hard working professional who frequently achieves extraordinary results for her clients.
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