About Us

At Ming Tree Real Estate, we specialize in California real estate. We have listings in Crescent City, Fort Dick, Hiouchi, Gasquet, Smith River, and Klamath. Our listings include some of the finest ocean and river front property available in Del Norte County.

When you work with us, you will find that our staff is friendly, dedicated, and experienced, and will go the extra mile so that your home buying or selling experience is the best. This level of service is what has made Ming Tree Real Estate Del Norte County’s premier real estate firm for the past 25 years.


Bill Wigley

Broker Associate

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Bill Wigley was born and grew up in Del Norte County. His family first purchased property in Del Norte County in the early 1950’s and still live in the Kings Valley Road area on Wigley Mountain.

A 1975 Graduate of Del Norte High School, he attended College of the Redwoods and then went on to graduate from California Baptist University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1979. Bill began his Real Estate career in 2000 forming one of the top teams in California, closing nearly 100 transactions per year in Bakersfield, California. During that time, he served as the CEO of Keller Williams Realty Bakersfield, growing the office to 140 agents and winning 4 National awards. In 2012, he became the CEO of Keller Williams Southern Oregon, and grew its offices to 90 agents. Bill is a Keller Williams Approved Trainer, a Certified DISC Behavior Trainer, and travels and teaches real estate classes around the country. He has taught thousands of Realtors how to be a better Real Estate Professional.

Bill returned to Crescent City in 2014 and purchased Ming Tree Real Estate. Ming Tree Real Estate soon moved to the #1 position for production and held that position ever since 2014. Ming Tree has lead the community in total sales, highest volume in listings, buyers, and units sold as well.

In 2020, Bill sold the brokerage to Joshua Clemons and Caitlin Schafer. He has retired from active practice, but still holds an active brokers license. He refers business to his trusted Ming Tree Real Estate associates and is excited to see Joshua and Caitlin take the business to even higher levels.


Lyndol Mitchell

Associate Broker

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I have lived in Crescent City since 1951, and have been a real estate agent for over 40 years. My wife Marilyn and I,  owned Ming Tree Real Estate from 1984 to 2014, and  sold to Bill Wigely Jr., on February 1, 2014. Bill will be a great asset to Ming Tree Real Estate and the community of Crescent City.  I retired from business in 2018 and after the passing of my wife, I am enjoying retirement life in Medford, Oregon.


Donna Zorn

Associate Agent

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I specialize in Residential and Commercial sales with a major emphasis on luxury water front/view properties in our beautiful county. I have been blessed with numerous top producer awards, and love giving back to my community. I have served as President of our Del Norte Association of Realtors for 2 years, board secretary 4 years, and served as CCDNC Chamber of Commerce president to name a few.

I came to Ming Tree Real Estate in 1997 with a background in sales and marketing. With numerous years in the Real Estate Profession, I have discovered that caring for my clients is the most important aspect of my job. When you make the important decision to buy or sell a home, I am committed to going beyond the expected to ensure that all of your needs are successfully met in a professional and honest manner.

I have written and negotiated contracts for millions of dollars’ worth of business. My clients count on my knowledge and background to provide them with insight and direction in their real estate plans. I choose to work with a team of experts who assist in getting the job done in a professional and timely manner.


Becky Watwood

Associate Agent

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At 19 years old I got my real estate license as I wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps as a Broker and investor. Because I was attending college out of state, I was only able to sell real estate during the summers which I very much enjoyed. I graduated from college with a double major: Business Administration and Home Economics with an emphasis in Design.

I relocated permanently to San Diego. I worked as an Escrow Assistant for just over 4 years which gave me a huge understanding of the escrow side of a transaction. I was recruited by a Mortgage Broker that I dealt with during my escrow career as they were going to train me to become a loan officer and required me to get my California Real Estate license, which I did. The market changed and they went out of business but I kept my California Real Estate License active. I then worked for a Computer Market Research Company as an Executive Assistant for various VP’s and was Supervised 11 assistants within the Company for 5 years before relocating to back to Brookings, Oregon.

I reactivated my Oregon Real Estate license and have worked at Century 21 Agate Realty as a Broker since 1999 and as a Principal Broker since 2001. After my 1st year back in the business, I started receiving honors as a Top Producer in the office, area and Century 21 regional territory every year since. Since ’01, I have been a Principal Broker and manage the agents in my office daily.

I have been licensed in California since 1994 as a Sales Associate but most active in past 5 years. In past three or four years with number of foreclosures increasing and being the listing agent for the majority of the area foreclosures, I have been a top agent in that market as well.

I am a hard worker and very knowledgeable about the markets I work in which is appreciated by my clients. With my background as an Escrow Asst, Loan Officer Asst and Supervisor, I have a complete understanding of the real estate transaction process and anticipated issues that can arise in a transaction. I am always seeking to educate myself on industry changes, new laws and new technology to make me a better agent.

In both States I have listed hundreds of REO properties for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lenders Asset Management, Atlas REO Services, First Preston, and Ocwen Loan Servicing, Phoenix Asset Management and local Credit Union.

I think it is very important for Buyers and Sellers to find an agent that they can trust, that is very knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate and can refer to the experts when one is needed, that works full time in the business, that will adjust to industry and market changes, that is compassionate about their job and will work hard for their client. These combinations of attributes help make the real estate sales experience successful for everyone involved.


Melissa Blackburn

Associate Broker

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I discovered Del Norte County in 1991 when a client asked me to obtain a loan for him to purchase his home in Crescent City. Twelve months later I drove up to answer the question, “Why Crescent City?” In July 1994, I relocated my business, found the love of my life and our new home. I am proud to represent the best Del Norte County has to offer: its beauty, its wildness, and its warm and friendly people.

I have over nineteen years of lending and real estate experience which enables me to appreciate the complexity of today’s real estate market. I understand market analysis, the appraisal process, what lenders require, how the escrow functions, and the role of inspections in protecting both buyers and sellers. I anticipate most issues before they arise, and have solutions when they are needed. I am focused on detail and committed to proven results.

Whether you are buying or selling real estate, please let my experience go to work for you. Contact me today and allow me to provide the professional expertise you deserve.


Josh Clemons

Broker / Owner

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As a construction professional specializing in remodeling homes for 8 years, I know the where and what that can really make a home show and sell well. Using this experience I can also help buyers purchase a home that is in the best possible condition for the right price. My expertise in the printing and advertising industry give me a unique advantage in marketing and selling your home, all the while making it stand out from the pack. I am proud to be a part of the Ming Tree real estate team.


Caitlin Schafer

Realtor / Owner

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Del Norte County is truly a wonderful place to live and run a business, which is why Caitlin chose to call Crescent City home. Raised in Horse Town USA, Norco, CA, Caitlin came to Northern California in 2007 to enjoy the natural beauty of the redwoods, ocean and rivers, clean air and lack of traffic. Real Estate is her passion, and with her background in the service industry and home renovation, it is easy to see why so many families have called Caitlin for help buying and selling.

Caitlin has been apart of the Ming Tree Real Estate family since 2013 and purchased Ming Tree Real Estate with her Partner, Joshua Clemons on January 1, 2020. Caitlin is excited to continue to grow the #1 brokerage in Del Norte County and maintain the reputation and excellent service clients have come to know and rely on for almost 40 years.

Caitlin has served on the Del Norte Executive Board of Realtors for 3 years and loves volunteering as an Ambassador to the Del Norte County Chamber of Commerce. In 2016 Caitlin received the Rising Star Award from the Del Norte Association of Realtors and has been in the top producers club every year since obtaining her real estate license in 2013.

When Caitlin isn’t in the office, out showing property or volunteering, you’ll often find her playing with her rescue Dog “Nessie”, enjoying time with her friends, family and partner Josh Clemons or working on one of her many home renovation projects.


Liz Duran


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Hi there and thanks for visiting my Bio. I am happy to serve you and I am excited that you have chosen
beautiful Del Norte County where the redwoods meet the sea. A true staycation.

I am an accomplished results-driven real estate professional with extensive
expertise and experience in customer service, mortgage lending, investments and home repair.
I have a demonstrated history of delivering exceptional performance within fast-paced, deadline-driven environments.
I strive on continuing my ongoing research in property values, economics and trends in Del Norte County, Ca.
and surrounding areas.

I first came to del norte county in 2003 looking for an investment, work and somewhere to raise my children.
I bought my oceanview dream property in 2005 and pursued my goals.
I have owned properties lived and worked in Reno, Nv. & Orange County,Ca.
I worked for a broker as an independent loan officer in Laguna beach, Ca.
Throughout the years I’ve worked for companies such as Wells Fargo, B of A,
Cal-Pac Funding and New Century Mortgage.

Whether you are thinking about buying or selling, If you have a question or need more information about
this area, ask me and I will give you all the information and facts you need to make
a beneficial decision with a positive experience. Let’s work together to get what you want.
I am available at your convenience.

Sincerely, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Duran

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