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Top Berkeley real estate agents

A top real estate agent can save you significant time and money. Berkeley, CA has 2,739 active agents, and HomeLight compares data on all of them to identify the top performers. The city’s top 3% of agents do 76.8% more deals yearly than the average agent, move homes off the market 38.1% faster, and save their clients more money — sellers save 1.6x more and buyers save 2.0x more.

"We had the condo listed on a Sunday and the property sold quickly within a week and Escrow was also a breeze thanks to teamwork from a reputable Realtor who I couldn’t have found without HomeLight."

Donald C.

See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Berkeley stack up

Kathleen Wilson
Red Oak Realty
About Kathleen

Friends describe me as motivated and driven. Clients say I act as a therapist and reality check and “negotiate killer deals.” After 16 years selling homes, I still love wearing so many hats. Previously, I was a union organizer and public education campaign PR consultant. I am a born and bred advocate and feel the hum of what I do when I am fulfilling my innate drive to be both a benefactor and a competitor. On the one side, I am always looking for ways to meet your deeper needs and be of service. On the other side, I thrill in the “win” for a buyer in a multiple offer scenario or securing the highest price for a seller during intense negotiations. When you work with me, the Olympian inside of me is harnessed to help you reach your goals. Equally important is the relationship I build over time with you, the client. Referrals are the bread and butter of my business. A referral tells me I have truly helped someone in a meaningful way. And there you have my transparent motivation: to deliver such a “WOW” level of service that you refer your friends, family, and co-workers to me. I am full of gratitude every day to be able to be of service, and at the same time fiercely negotiate and advocate for clients, strategizing wins both big and small. If you want a Realtor that tells it like it is, prioritizes you and makes you feel listened to, I am that Realtor. If you need a hard driving, aggressive advocate who is strategic in representing your best interests, I am that Realtor. You don’t have to sacrifice the strategic smarts, negotiating skills and market expertise to experience the responsiveness and caring you want in a service provider. With me, you get both. I have lived in the Bay Area for almost 30 years - specifically in Albany, California. My husband John (like me a serial entrepreneur) and I have two kids, 12 year old Max and 8 year old Ella. I am an avid sci fi book and movie fan and travel all around the world with my family, instilling a sense of adventure and compassion in my kids. I chose to work with Red Oak Realty because it is an independent, Oakland-based, woman-owned firm with offices in Berkeley and Oakland versus a national office that would siphon off resources. That gives my clients the competitive advantage, with things like an in-house marketing team, a dedicated PR firm, and a 15-to-100 staff to agent ratio. My statistics*: Over 190 transactions Over $145,000,000 in sales volume My listings sell for an average of 26% over asking My listings are on the market for an average of 16 days Receive 30-60 referrals a year Average sales price for listings: $1,150,000 Average sales price for buyers I work with: $1,078,000 A single family home expert, Kathleen ranks in the top 6% of 6,941 Oakland agents* Top Oakland seller's agent, Kathleen ranks in the top 9% of 6,941 Oakland agents* *Source: MLS & HomeLight. Transaction and sales volume based on units for all sales in the Bay Area 2002-2018. Other data based on MLS 2017-2018 rankings for all sales in the Bay Area. Home expert and Oakland sellers agent rankings based on data provided by Homelight.

Single Family Home Transactions
6
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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David Gunderman
Alain Pinel Realtors
About David

David Gunderman (Broker) began his career in real estate in 2000, was joined by husband Andrew Raskopf (Broker) in 2003, and together they have become the most successful real estate team in the East Bay. David, a summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, and Andrew, a graduate of New York University, proudly reside in Oakland with their two children, Katie and Jake, numerous pets and their adopted grandmother, Alice. David's life experiences include European Content Manager (The Industry Standard), NYC Event Producer, Event Director, Co-founder of the successful Adirondack Theater Festival (Glens Falls, NY), Director and Lecturer (San Francisco State University).

Single Family Home Transactions
69
Townhome Transactions
7
Condo Transactions
8
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Jill Carrigan
The Grubb Company
About Jill

To navigate the complex decisions involved in today’s real estate market requires the guidance of an experienced professional. Jill Carrigan is a Platinum Circle Member, awarded to the top producing agents of the Grubb Company. Jill Carrigan recognizes that the process of buying and selling a home is a very personal matter, not just a business transaction. She possesses an unwavering commitment to achieving her client’s objectives. Jill is a positive presence throughout a frequently emotional process. With a keen ability to intelligently strategize, she presents solutions and guidance in adverse situations even under the most difficult of circumstances. Jill’s knowledge of the East Bay, her experience as a fine home specialist combined with her history of listing vacant land, makes her approachable to all types of clients, from first-time buyers, to clientele seeking the high-end luxury market. “I help clients make informed and intelligent real estate investments”, Jill says, “keeping their best interests in mind and fully understanding their personal lifestyle and future goals. I strive to provide clients with all the information necessary to help them make prudent real estate investment decisions throughout the changing market cycles. My number one objective is to be an advocate for my clients. I make it my top priority to listen, educate, and advise.” A native of Canada, Jill was raised in Winnipeg Manitoba, Jill has studied interior design at UCLA, and has been a Realtor in the East Bay for 15 years. Her success is attributed to her honest approach, wealth of industry knowledge, and stellar negotiation skills. Having an intimate knowledge of the East Bay real estate marketplace and using that knowledge to provide the very best service through exceptionally hard work in every transaction has reaped a client base that is largely repeat clients and referrals.

Single Family Home Transactions
12
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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About Andrea

Representing Sellers Together, we’ll strategize to attract the right buyers for your property. My comprehensive marketing program is tried and true. It has been tested time and again, and the bottom line is that it works. During negotiations, I’ll protect your interests and yours alone, and as a result you’ll get the highest price and best terms for your home for what the market will bear. Representing Buyers I am tireless in my pursuit to find you what you want. I have the patience to work with you for as long as it takes to find the home that resonates with your taste and lifestyle. I thoroughly understand what it takes to get an offer accepted and escrow closed. Home buyers in the competitive East Bay market need an experienced and reliable advocate to protect their interests. Not only am I conscientious, careful, and mindful of your needs, but I will aggressively negotiate for you during escrow. Through many years of practicing real estate in the Bay Area, My personal relationships are very useful in getting you the property in a multi-bid situation.

Andrea's reviews

"We are very, very fortunate to have Andrea. We are demanding clients yet she is ever so patient with..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
53
Condo Transactions
9
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Daniel Winkler
Winkler Real Estate Group
About Daniel

Hi, I’m Danny. Of course, I help clients buy and sell their homes. I also manage all phases of real estate marketing and development, including multiple large sales management projects for various Bay Area builders and developers. I love what I do. And when we meet, my enthusiasm will be palpable. Here’s what matters: honesty, generosity, and persistence. I believe it’s important to take care of others and to support them in achieving their dreams. Running Winkler Real Estate Group as its founder and President has been an incredible experience. With terrific growth every year, we never lose sight of the key to our success: happy, satisfied customers. We are never too busy to say “thank you.” And a handshake is our word. Almost three decades ago I was a newly licensed agent working in San Francisco. An entrepreneur at heart, in 2001 I struck out on my own. Heeding the maxim “If you rest, you rust" it wasn’t long before I hired a business manager and my first agent. Together we formed a start-up, and over the years the business flourished. Today more than 30 agents, each with a distinct skill set, call Winkler Real Estate Group home. We’re like a family. We share impeccable integrity, enormous passion for our work, and a drive to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients. Collaboration and congeniality allow us to pool our knowledge and experience to offer real estate advice and guidance you can count on. No red tape, no fancy footwork; we provide guidance you can trust. I couldn’t be happier; we’re a stellar team.

Daniel's reviews

"Top notch expertise & knowledge. Excellent service and personal attention. Wouldn’t consider working..."

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Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Aaron Brown
Perspective Real Estate
About Aaron

Perspective Founder Aaron Brown doesn’t believe in wasting time. He rose to the top of his brokerage two years after obtaining his real estate license in 2007, and he now ranks amongst the top 1% of all agents in the Oakland/Berkeley region. Aaron has been involved in well over over 300 transactions and now leverages his skills and experience as the leader of Perspective Real Estate. A critical thinker who consistently comes up with successful strategies for his clients, Aaron is at his best when working with clients who are looking for expert advice and direction. Direct yet never pushy, Aaron provides sound guidance with optimum results always the target. Aaron truly enjoys the process of transforming a home for sale and then pushing for its greatest results. Aaron came to real estate after years of experience in the hospitality industry where he learned to apply the same principles of excellence he now brings to real estate. Chief amongst Aaron’s strengths is having parents who are both attorneys, as growing up in a legal family has given him a deep understanding of contract law that few agents possess. Ultimately, his extensive experiences across the board allow him to always position his clients for success. A native of the East Bay, Aaron currently lives in Oakland, CA and owns investment property across the East Bay. While this background makes him something of an expert of the local market, being so well known in the community also makes him an on-demand asset. He has a well-earned reputation as a trusted community resource who shares freely. Aaron is the founding agent of Perspective and is involved directly with all aspects of the business. Clients working with any member of the team can rest assured that Aaron is personally supporting them at every step along the way.

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"Aaron Brown was outstanding in every regard as a real estate broker and friend. "

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Single Family Home Transactions
17
Townhome Transactions
2
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Declan Spring
Red Oak Realty
About Declan

I’m an Irish-born 17-year resident of the Bay Area who lives in Albany with my wife and our two daughters. I’ve lived in San Francisco, Berkeley, Pt Richmond and Marin. My choice is the East Bay. My real estate career began as a commercial real estate researcher for a national corporation and then as a professional architectural photographer. I’ve been licensed as a Realtor since 2004. Having traveled extensively internationally, I value the Bay Area as an absolutely incredible place to live. Since 2007 I’ve been working with a lot of first-time buyers. The thrill in handing over the keys to someone closing on their first purchase is unparalleled. I’ve spent a great deal of time representing buyers in bank-owned transactions (REOs), and listing short sales over the past two years. My clients flatter me with praise and are keen to refer me whenever possible to family and friends. They understand that this is the cornerstone of my business philosophy. I work almost exclusively by r

Declan's reviews

"I couldn’t have gotten my dream home without Declan! He was incredibly knowledgeable about the East ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
32
Townhome Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
7
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close Specialist 2020
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Derek Han
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
About Derek

"Your Dream is My Passion!" As a consistent Top Agent who is trustworthy, responsible, experienced, patient, think outside the box, and friendly, my team and I strive to provide the highest level of service to help each and every client to meet their real estate goal. Our philosophy is simple: we care, we are trusted, we listen, and we deliver. Believe in: TEAM EFFORT, PERSONALIZED SERVICE. #1 Agent in Better Homes & Gardens Berkeley Region in 2016, 2018, and 2020. Better Homes & Gardens Company-Wide Top Producer 2010 to 2020. Zillow Premier Agent with 150+ 5-Stars Review Professional Associations / Designations: National, California, and Bay East Associations of Realtors Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Certified Pre-Foreclosure Specialist (CPS) Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternate Specialist (HAFA) Cartus Network Marketing Specialist (CNMS) Cartus Network Buyer Specialist (CNBS)

Derek's reviews

"Derek provided excellent service through out the transaction! He was always available day and night...."

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Townhome Transactions
8
Single Family Home Transactions
44
Condo Transactions
5
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Devin Ratoosh
Red Oak Realty
About Devin

Devin has been a licensed real estate agent in California for 10 years and is currently with Red Oak Realty in Berkeley. Devin has completed transactions in several areas including Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, Richmond, El Cerrito and Rodeo. HomeLight ranks Devin as one of the top 2% of agents in Berkeley for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 5% of agents who sell homes for top dollar. HomeLight has information on 63 of Devin's transactions since 2012, 33 of which were in the past two years. Devin typically represents the seller (81% of the time), but has also completed 12 buyer transactions during this period. Devin has been most prolific in Berkeley including representing the seller of a single family home at 1307 Acton St that sold for $1,880,000 in one transaction and a buyer of a condominium at 1440 Walnut St. that sold for $1,305,000 in another.

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"Devin was the best agent I have ever worked with. His attention to detail, and making sure I was in..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
33
Condo Transactions
11
Townhome Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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About Jackie

My service is based on quality and not volume! I tailor my approach to my client’s needs, working within parameters I know will deliver a successful outcome. Being available, staying current on market trends, maintaining a stellar reputation and excellent relationships within the real estate community are key to your success. My team help provide crucial behind the scenes support, but I personally am your primary contact and believe that clear and consistent communication is critical to client satisfaction and nothing falling between the cracks! I bring to the table excellent project management and negotiation skills, up to date knowledge of the inventory and market dynamics, A+ service providers and technology plus a valuable attention to detail. Real estate transactions are complex; full of emotional rollercoasters and potential pitfalls. My role is to advise you throughout the process, help you avoid making inappropriate or risky decisions and guide you in either purchasing or selling with the best possible terms! I aim to do this while making the process as straightforward, enjoyable and stress free as possible. Client trust and true job satisfaction are the most important piece of my business. I continue to be a resource and offer service well after a transaction is completed, and clients who refer their friends and colleagues make my day!

Single Family Home Transactions
2
Condo Transactions
2
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Berkeley

Why you need a top real estate agent in Berkeley, CA

Berkeley's top 3% of real estate agents save buyers 8.5% more on home purchases and help sellers make over 10% more on their home sales when compared to the average agent. Top real estate agents in Berkeley also work 494 transactions, which is 1.8x more than the average in the area.

Top Seller's Agents

Compared to the average agent in Berkeley, the top 3% of real estate agents sell 1.8x more homes in the same area, close 18.9 days faster, and help clients earn 63.4% more on their home sales.

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Days on Market
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Top Buyer's Agents

Finding the right real estate agent in Berkeley can have a big impact on your bottom line. A top 3% agent helps 1.7x more buyers, and can save you $103,408 more on your home purchase than an average agent.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Berkeley, CA

Top Agents
4.6 stars
Avg. Agents
4.3 stars

Top real estate agents in Berkeley score an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Berkeley agent who scores only 4.3 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Berkeley and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

"The house was listed on a Thursday night and we had an offer on Tuesday! Thank you HomeLight for recommending such a great realtor!"

Lorie D.

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"I would highly recommend HomeLight to help you through the process of finding that just right, excellent Realtor. It will take a load off you and make the process of putting your house on the market much more enjoyable instead of a chore."

Lori D.

HomeLight Client

"...We found HomeLight, searched for agents with experience, and connected with our agent in one day. She helped us snag a property in a competitive part of town, largely due to her relationships in the area."

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HomeLight Client

Find the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Berkeley neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Berkeley, top agents are frequently doing deals in West Berkeley, Southampton, and South Berkeley.

West Berkeley

Active Agents704
Time on Market54
Avg. Sale Price$974,269

Southampton

Active Agents429
Time on Market50
Avg. Sale Price$1,290,797

South Berkeley

Active Agents360
Time on Market57
Avg. Sale Price$903,012

Find top real estate agents in cities near Berkeley, CA

Oakland

Active Agents4,675
Time on Market41
Avg. Sale Price$755,000

Danville

Active Agents1,305
Time on Market47
Avg. Sale Price$1,249,000

Concord

Active Agents3,117
Time on Market42
Avg. Sale Price$595,000

Richmond

Active Agents1,795
Time on Market48
Avg. Sale Price$540,000

San Francisco

Active Agents5,528
Time on Market52
Avg. Sale Price$1,350,000

South San Francisco

Active Agents1,156
Time on Market40
Avg. Sale Price$1,010,000

Daly City

Active Agents1,598
Time on Market41
Avg. Sale Price$1,010,000

Vallejo

Active Agents3,052
Time on Market57
Avg. Sale Price$415,000

San Rafael

Active Agents1,342
Time on Market63
Avg. Sale Price$1,100,000

Castro Valley

Active Agents1,547
Time on Market44
Avg. Sale Price$831,000

Walnut Creek

Active Agents2,233
Time on Market42
Avg. Sale Price$750,000

San Leandro

Active Agents2,017
Time on Market43
Avg. Sale Price$670,000

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in Berkeley?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Berkeley?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in Berkeley, CA.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Berkeley?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell in Berkeley to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell in Berkeley is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Berkeley?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents in Berkeley work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Berkeley real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Berkeley to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Berkeley real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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