Yvonne Flores began her real estate career at First Team Real Estate in 1997 and in Huntington Beach. Her first sale, a $69K condo in Placentia, and her first listing, a $1.44mm Newport Beach Westcliff home, set her off in her real estate career, and she went on to sell 28 homes in her first year as a Realtor. She was showcased by First Team Real Estate as the guest speaker for recruiting seminars and promoted in weekly advertisements in the OC Register as "Come Hear How I Sold 28 Homes In My First Year Of Real Estate" and successfully recruited many new and emerging realtors to the industry and to First Team in particular.
In 2006, Yvonne earned her Real Estate Broker's license and a few years later, created Westcliff Properties, a thriving real estate and property management company located in the Artists Village of Downtown Santa Ana. In 2012, she opened her then home, and current office location, up to local artists and entrepreneurs who hoped to succeed in the emerging downtown scene, and overnight, the idea of creating Gallery 211 was born. Merging her love of the arts with real estate, and with the help of her family and daughter, Allyssa Flores, Westcliff Properties and Yvonne hosted and sponsored local artists, monthly art shows, concerts, book signings, work shops, and crochet classes at Gallery 211 for over 3 1/2 years. More importantly, the gallery was a free, not for profit, gallery and creative work space and remained free to local artists up until Yvonne permanently closed its doors in 2016. Exhibits such as the “Santa Ana Toy Theater”, "Faces of Santa Ana", "The Bloom Polylogue", and "Pleasure Objects", as well as concerts with Seeds of Resistance and Irene Diaz were just a few of the highlights in the life of Gallery 211, and some of Yvonne's favorites.
Today, Yvonne is an Accredited Residential Manager by the Institute of Real Estate Management, manages commercial and residential portfolios for investors, and she serves as a Notary Public, and volunteer for the Orange County Registrar of Voters for many years now. She is an Advisor|Property Manager at SVN|Vanguard and she works in connection with the Small Business Development Corporation of Orange County. She sits on the Board of Advisers for Downtown, Inc, one of two BIDS in Santa Ana and regularly participates in and promotes events for and in Santa Ana through her social media and personal network of friends.