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Getting to know Real Estate Agents
Maria Xanthakis and Sandee Tanner

 
by: HB News staff writer
Posted: October 14, 2019

 

Real Estate Agents Sandee Tanner and Maria Xanthakis

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH...This week we'll continue to get to know the people whose signs you may have seen on your neighborhood street corners that advertises an open house for sale or even who may have sold you your dream home in Huntington Beach.

This week we are privileged to get to know Realtors Maria Xanthakis and Sandee Tanner who are members of the Seven Gables Real Estate team.

If Maria face seems familiar to you, then you're not a newcomer to Huntington Beach.

Back in 1980 Maria and her sister Serafina opened a restaurant named Pero's in Seacliff Village.

The restaurant catered to both residents and visitors serving great breakfast fatatas to her morning customers. Maria would make sure that each guest at each table was served the best foods and the best service.

Maria (Propero) Xanthakis was blessed with the intellect of her father and the personality and social skills of her mother. She began her professional life as a restaurateur where she started, nurtured and grew a fledgling eatery into an Award Winning Restaurant in Huntington Beach, serving some 18,000 people a month.

A short time later their third sister Caroline joined her sisters as dessert and pastry chef, turning out award-winning desserts.

The popular restaurant is still remembered by many of her former guests. The restaurant was a fixture at the village from 1980 to 2000 when the village and demolished and the present shopping center of today was built and loosing its neighborhood charm.

With now time on her hands, Maria decided to enter the real estate business and became a licensed agent with First Team Real Estate in October 2001. Six months later Maria joined Star Reality and applied the professionalism she had learned as a restaurant owner.

Her focus, daily regime, studying, meditation and yoga all contribute to the success she has enjoyed over the years.

"I enjoy the one on one respect and trust that I have with my buyers and sellers," said Maria Xanthakis.

Huntington Beach residents Maria and her husband Jim have three children, Jim's daughter Erin, and daughter Caroline and son Christopher.

When Maria met Sandee Tanner, also a read estate agent, a bond of friendship and partnership began to form at Star Reality.

Sandee grew up in California, but later moved to Arizona to live. It was there that in 2001 Sandee became a licensed agent before returning to California where today she lives in Newport Beach.

Sandee has two children, James, 24 and Gwyn 21.

Sandee shows the same business professionalism as Maria which may explain why the two care and respect their clients so well.


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