Our Approach

Xotic Properties is a family owned and operated business. It’s our goal to not only have a positive effect on ourselves and our family - but also to educate, inspire, motivate and create lasting change in everyone we encounter. Our team of professionals (which includes an extensive network of partners in all areas of real estate and investing) has the expertise to navigate any transaction and the integrity to follow up on our promises.

Our specialties are three-fold:

  1. Helping homeowners facing difficult situations where sometimes realtors can't. Situations like facing foreclosure, probate or divorce. We also specialize in dealing with properties that have code violations, fire damage or even hoarder homes. We are able to help by closing in as little as 5 days or on their timeline and giving them time to move out. We can even negotiate liens, work with the IRS and city to create win-win solutions. We believe that people shouldn't be stuck in a difficult situation, there are options.
  2. Buying distressed homes, bringing them back to their former glory, and reselling them to retail home buyers and landlords. We contribute to the economic rejuvenation for the city of Laguna Niguel, California (where we live), its neighborhoods, and nearby towns.
  3. Helping investors, regardless of their level of “investing maturity,” to succeed, grow their investment portfolio, and ultimately achieve their dreams. We enjoy sharing our knowledge with new investors and making connections among those who are more seasoned.

Our Mission

When a passion for real estate and investing is combined with talented individuals who have an uncompromising drive to succeed, amazing results happen.

At Xotic Properties, Inc, it’s our goal to not only have a positive effect on ourselves and our family - but also to educate, inspire, motivate and create lasting change in everyone we encounter. We treat our clients and team members with respect at all times. We are committed to helping people with their real estate and investing needs and creating win-win situations for everyone.

Core Values

  1. Help People
  2. Form Connections
  3. Build Partnerships
  4. Broaden Expertise
  5. Create Win-Win Opportunities

"We're Turning Houses Into Homes"

Knowledge and Experience

Since its inception, Xotic Properties, Inc., has passionately pursued the goal to help people in our community find an answer to their real estate and investing needs. We have invested a great deal of time, energy and capital investment into our real estate education, attending the nation's premier real estate investing education program - FortuneBuilders Mastery. Beyond the principles of sound investing, we were trained on how to build a successful business based on systems and predictability. Having completed over 1,000 real estate deals, FortuneBuilders coaches and systems have allowed us to strategically invest in real estate, grow and expand our business, and they are available for us to leverage when analyzing our real estate deals. We pride ourselves on working one-on-one with each customer to handle their individual situations.

Meet The Team

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Melissa Riley

President & CEO

Melissa's interest in real estate began as young girl watching her father use his handyman skills to build and fix homes. She'd often volunteer to help him work on projects – plumbing, construction, etc. In her early 20's, she became a landlord, owning multiple properties on the East Coast, and the love was crystallized. She has an eye for interior design (cosmetic and structural) and loves to add special touches that home owners will find irresistible.

Her management skills and passion for customer service acquired from over 25 years in the IT, customer service, and consulting field, combined with her flexibility, adaptability, and uncompromising attention to detail make her a formidable entrepreneur.

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Julian Riley

Principal and VP, Acquisitions & Sales

Sir-Julian Anthony Riley and his mother (Melissa) founded Xotic Properties in hopes of changing other peoples lives as well as their own. In the early Fall of 2017 he began working for a consulting and custom integration company as a System Designer. There, he built powerful relationships with contractors and business owners to create his own project team.

Julian is fluent in integrating custom lighting, shades, home entertainment, appliances, surveillance, networking and many other smart home projects. With every home he touches he sets clear expectations, accurate deadlines and an unforgettable experience. This is what he believes to be good business and he looks forward to doing business with you!

Knowledge and Experience

We could not achieve our level of success without the many strong partnerships and relationships we have cultivated. At Xotic Properties, we place high value on the knowledge and expertise of:

  • Real estate agents – We strive to build relationships with qualified, experienced agents who have both a passion for real estate and an uncompromising drive to succeed.
  • Investors and lenders – We believe that by working together, we will not only develop a history of successful win-win transactions, but also create a powerful and lucrative collaboration that adds value and serves our community.
  • Contractors – We cannot underestimate the value of these tradesman (men and women) who enjoy working with their hands and find tremendous satisfaction in a job well done.
  • Entrepreneurs – Entrepreneurs think and do things differently. We build expertise and knowledge in our respective industries, we are passionate about sharing ideas freely, and we celebrate so-called failures as learning and growth experiences. Connect with us please, regardless of your industry, so we can learn and grow together.

Why People Believe In Us

“… her clients can count on her to do what she says she’s going to do.”

"Melissa is a consummate professional and personifies what it means to be a client advocate and partner. She always has a helpful attitude towards her co-workers and her clients. She has excellent follow through skills so her clients can count on her to do what she says she’s going to do. I am proud to recommend her to anyone."

Mark Nelson, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Mark Nelson, Kalamazoo, Michigan

"Melissa is a consummate professional and personifies what it means to be a client advocate and partner. She always has a helpful attitude towards her co-workers and her clients. She has excellent follow through skills so her clients can count on her to do what she says she’s going to do. I am proud to recommend her to anyone."

“I would highly recommend working with Julian”

"We worked with Julian on our home audio project and have had nothing but great customer service. He has exceeded our expectations when it came to helping out with any questions or needs that we had a long the way with the process. Even after we had the system installed, if we had an issue or a question, he quickly responded and made sure to properly and professionally handle any issues or concerns that we had. In my line of work, great customer service is a necessity and I can attest that Julian understands the importance of it and will handle all of his clients with great care and pride. I would highly recommend working with Julian."

Rona Graf, Dana Point CA

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Rona Graf, Dana Point CA

"We worked with Julian on our home audio project and have had nothing but great customer service. He has exceeded our expectations when it came to helping out with any questions or needs that we had a long the way with the process. Even after we had the system installed, if we had an issue or a question, he quickly responded and made sure to properly and professionally handle any issues or concerns that we had. In my line of work, great customer service is a necessity and I can attest that Julian understands the importance of it and will handle all of his clients with great care and pride. I would highly recommend working with Julian."

“I would not hesitate to work with her again in the future”

"Melissa’s passion, attention to detail and dedication are not easily matched. However, I was most impressed by the way Melissa did not let an obstacle prevent her from accomplishing her objective. It was my pleasure to work with Melissa, and I would not hesitate to work with her again in the future."

Clarence Hempfield, Washington DC

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Clarence Hempfield, Washington DC

"Melissa’s passion, attention to detail and dedication are not easily matched. However, I was most impressed by the way Melissa did not let an obstacle prevent her from accomplishing her objective. It was my pleasure to work with Melissa, and I would not hesitate to work with her again in the future."

“I can endorse and recommend Melissa without hesitation”

"I can endorse and recommend Melissa without hesitation. Not only is she very competent with a strong work ethic, she has passion for her work. In all of her customer engagements she delivered quality work in an efficient and professional manner."

Joe Markwordt, Woodbine, Maryland

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Joe Markwordt, Woodbine, Maryland

"I can endorse and recommend Melissa without hesitation. Not only is she very competent with a strong work ethic, she has passion for her work. In all of her customer engagements she delivered quality work in an efficient and professional manner."
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