Laguna Beach

Welcome to Our Laguna Beach Office!

Laguna Beach Office

Laguna Beach

1495 Glenneyre Street
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Office: 949.497.4677
Fax: 949.497.4878
Branch License # 863-1266

Meet Our Staff


Melissa Margaretis has been working in escrow since 2000 and with Pickford Escrow since 2007, and she runs our Laguna Beach branch office. Her strengths include resale, new home, refinance, and vacant land sales, and she manages the Relocation desk for Orange County. Out of the office, Melissa loves to be outdoors, hiking and camping as much as she can.

Her team is strong and well rounded, and they run a diverse desk. Melissa strives for perfection on all of her files, and providing excellent customer service is always her goal.


 See What Melissa's Clients Have to Say...

Melissa Margaretis – Candy Flock

Dear Melissa,

I am writing you this letter to thank you for all the escrows you have handled for me over the many years.  Melissa, you and your staff have been a major reason why my business has done so well over the years.  I know all the details will be handled properly, and professionally when you are handling my escrows.  Your communication with me, whether during business hours, after hours or on weekends, means so much because you always go the extra mile.

You have personally gone to my client’s homes on weekends to get documents signed when necessary.  This has helped the smoothness of the escrow in many cases.  Plus you spend time helping clients understand things when necessary, showing me you really care about my clients and our business together.  Many times you have helped my clients on other matters, just by being helpful to them.  This has meant so much. Whenever a question comes up, you find out the right answer quickly.  When title issues come up, you work with the title companies to understand the problem, and work out solutions that will work for everyone.  Your ability to work with the lenders in this market, has really set you apart from most.  I have had a 100% record in the close of my escrows, and you are a big part of that.

Thank you Melissa.  I know I have not expressed this enough.  To me, you are one of the best Escrow officer's I have worked with over the last 39 years.  


Candy Flock

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties

Melissa Margaretis – Craig Delahooke

"Thank you Melissa and Pickford Escrow for your outstanding customer service and attention to detail for many years!  Melissa is not only devoted to ensure my clients satisfaction but she has a rare blend of obtaining all the documents required for complex escrows while providing a warm customer service experience.  She has the challenging task of coordinating with lenders, buyers, seller, title companies and attorneys while keeping a positive attitude.  I have been so impressed with Melissa’s ability to think creatively when presented with challenging situations and her willingness to search for solutions.  As a real estate broker, it is important that I receive regular updates and that my clients be treated with respect and integrity.  I enthusiastically recommend and entrust Melissa and Pickford Escrow with all of my escrow needs!"---Craig Delahooke, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties