About Us

Rachel was born in California and has been a resident for over 25 years, including most of those years in beautiful Orange County. Following her graduation with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, she started her career training with two of the world’s most reputable Fortune 500 companies – Procter & Gamble and Merck. She completed her MBA at Pepperdine University while working full-time at Procter & Gamble. She earned many sales awards including Vice President’s Club, New Product High Sales, Top Volume Territory, Leadership, and Presentation Skills. At Merck, she became one of the top pharmaceutical executive-level sales representatives in the nation, winning several regional and national awards. At Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, she quickly rose to the top with awards including Rookie of the Year, Special designation with Previews International, and the International Presidents Elite Sales Award in 2013 & 2014 – for ranking in the top 1000 in the NRT Gateway national realtor network with over $50 million in sales. In 2015, Rachel and Doug received the International President’s Premier award, moving them into the top 1% of all Coldwell Banker. Rachel’s enthusiasm and passion for real estate are contagious.

Some of her most satisfying work comes from working with the PTA, where she served as a 2 year term as the PTA President of Alderwood Elementary School, co-founding an Irvine Swim League summer swim team with her husband so our local swimmers would have a home team to be a part of, as well as being a team mom for soccer, baseball and serving in our children’s classrooms
  • B.A. Degree -Business, University of Arizona
  • M.B.A.-Pepperdine University, emphasis in Marketing
  • Personable
  • Communication Skills
  • Enthusiastic
  • Strong Sales Skills
Past PTA President, Alderwood Elementary School Past Treasurer, Executive Vice President, & Secretary, Alderwood Elementary PTA Co-Founder, Quail Hill Swim Team Chairperson, 2015 Annual Jog-a-thon, Alderwood Elementary Chair, 2014 & 2015 – Quail Hill Swim-a-thon Past Mentor, Orangewood Children’s Home teenage foster children
Raised in Palos Verdes, CA, Doug has spent most of his life in Southern California. He has been a resident of Orange County for 20 years. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Economics, Doug pursued a successful career in financial services, including sales and licenses for securities, real estate financing, and qualified plans. Within two years, he became a leading regional sales trainer and earned national performance awards. As his business became more focused on high-net-worth individuals, families, and trusts in Southern California, he accepted a management position at a Southern California asset management firm. He earned his MBA while working full-time. Working with some of the wealthiest individuals, trusts, and investors in California, he became the General Manager which included the responsibility of oversight for over $1 billion in real estate holdings and transactions, securities, and management projects around the country. His passion for real estate, understanding of finance, experience with executives and other CEOs, and intimate understanding of the lifestyles and expectations related to high-net-worth individuals, proved to be a perfect fit as he and his wife, Rachel, launched the Swardstrom Group, in partnership with Coldwell Banker. In 2015, Rachel and Doug received the International President’s Premier award, moving them into the top 1% of all Coldwell Banker.

Living a purpose-driven life with integrity and serving others – in business and in one’s personal life – is at the core of their personal, and family’s, way of approaching life. As author C.S. Lewis wrote: “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” Rachel and Doug have been married for 19 years, and are the proud parents of three wonderful children.
Doug enjoys serving his community through various organizations and projects and enjoys sports the outdoors whenever he has the opportunity.

  • B.A. Degree – Economics & Business – Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA,
  • M.B.A. – USC Marshall School of Business
  • Strategic Marketing Insight
  • Skillful Negotiator
  • Strong Sales Skills

Both Rachel and Doug proudly support the Orange County Rescue Mission, Olive Crest, Young Life, ChildHelp, and other worthy community organizations. They are active with Mariner’s Church. Doug is a Board Member for the Harbor Area Boys & Girls Club – serving Newport Beach, Irvine, and Costa Mesa families. He is also the Chairman of Board Development Committee Board Member, Irvine Youth Basketball League – National Junior Basketball Commissioner for Irvine All-Net (All-Stars) Division School Site Council Member, Alderwood Elementary School (public) Active Member, the PTA Co-Founder & former President, Quail Hill Swim Team Former Club-Level Basketball Coach, AAU & All-Net Tournament level Former Board Member, Irvine Swim League Member, Surfrider Foundation Member, and part of the National Eagle Scout Association.