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Top California real estate agents

When you’re buying or selling a home, having the right real estate agent makes all the difference. That’s why HomeLight analyzes performance data from each of California, MD’s 1,046 agents — so we can find the best fit for you. And what a difference having a top agent makes: The top 3% of agents in California complete 77.2% more real estate transactions than the average agent. What’s more, these top agents save their sellers 6.9% more money than the average agent, and save their buyers 82.9% more.

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Sarah Reynolds
Keller Williams
About Sarah

Ranked as one of the top teams in the DC Metro Area by the Wall Street Journal, Debbie, Sarah, and the entire Reynolds Team attribute their success to always putting their client’s needs first, above all else. This is something that many agents say, but Debbie and Sarah are on a mission to actually DO it by providing their clients several GUARANTEE programs that take the risk out of selling or buying a home. They have become passionate about providing these guarantees, and at the same time making each client feel as though they are their only client. Debbie started the business in 1988 to provide extra income for the family. What started as extra income turned into a passion. Sarah joined her mom with this passion in 2006, and not only did the mother-daughter aspect bring them together, but so did the passion for their clients. They are a true family owned business! It’s been said that buying or selling a home is one of the most stressful things that anyone will go through in their lifetime. Debbie and Sarah understand this, and are passionate about providing an experience for their clients where we take ALL the stress away! They have always hired partners to join the team that share their core values! It hasn’t always been easy to find them, but they have found that it is worth the wait to find agents and team members that have the same care and passion that they do! It’s an amazing team!

Sarah's reviews

"the main contact was John Hutchinson"

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Townhome Transactions
190
Single Family Home Transactions
420
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • null 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
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Maria Strong
Century 21 New Millennium
About Maria

Meet your Maryland Real Estate Expert, Maria Strong! As a respected Realtor and top producer in Maryland, Maria has over 18 years of experience as a full-time Realtor. Look no further, Maria is a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to real estate. Maria is ranked in the Top 1% of Realtors, Top 20 Producer in the Mid-Atlantic Region, Named Top Residential Real Estate Producer by Washingtonian Magazine and Maryland Independent Reader's Choice Winner for Residential Real Estate Agent. Maria's business is predominantly made up of repeats and referrals, a testament to her proven track record and the long-lasting relationships she develops with her clients. Welcome to my page! My name is Maria Strong. I am a full-service real estate professional that specializes in representing clients in the purchase and sale of residential properties within the Maryland area. For more than 17 years, I have proudly built my real estate career one satisfied client at a time. You’ll find that I am a sincere and knowledgeable realtor who can help you achieve your real estate goals. My focus is on providing clients with excellent customer service and producing outstanding results. I pride myself in maintaining close contact with my clients and paying close attention to details to ensure a smooth real estate transaction. I am a strong negotiator, very responsive and I have excellent communication skills. I love working with people and am excited about each and every transaction. I specialize in residential sales, purchases, first-time home purchases, short sales, military relocations, private sector employees, law enforcement, Federal Government employees, State Government employees, County Government employees, relocations, estates, foreclosures and investment properties. About Maria I have been a full-time licensed Realtor in Maryland since 2003. As a mother and wife, I understand the desire to find a house that fulfills your highest expectations and accommodates your entire family. I was born in Maryland and raised in Maryland. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Maryland and an Associate’s degree from College of Southern Maryland. Outside of the office, I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family and trying new restaurants. I love technology and keeping up on the latest technology and trends. By using the latest technology tools, my clients can be assured of top-notch communication, marketing and current market statistics. I use the latest Internet marketing tools for maximum exposure for my clients. I am very familiar with the Maryland area and everything it has to offer. It would be a pleasure to work with you to sell or purchase your next home in Maryland. If you are leaving the area, I can refer you to an excellent agent in that particular city, county or state. Loyalty, Integrity and Expertise I am devoted to serving the needs of real estate buyers and sellers throughout Maryland, including Waldorf, La Plata, White Plains, Pomfret, Port Tobacco, Faulkner, Swan Point, Hughesville, Mechanicsville, Upper Marlboro, Accokeek, Fort Washington, Owings, Dunkirk, Chesapeake Beach, Huntingtown, St. Charles, and surrounding Charles County, Prince George’s County, St. Mary’s County and Calvert County areas. My unrelenting work ethic, thorough knowledge of the marketplace and integrity have earned me an impeccable reputation in the Maryland real estate industry. My knowledge, dedication and professionalism have enabled me to build a large client and referral base. People-First Philosophy I believe that buying or selling a home is first and foremost about people. I am committed to making my clients a top priority and providing an unparalleled level of service. I fully incorporate my client’s needs and concerns into every transaction. I provide expert guidance, personalized solutions and negotiate on behalf of my clients. I love real estate and I love what I do. I embrace every minute of it. Every day in this business is challenging, exciting, inspiring and most of all…rewarding. I look forward to helping you locate a home with amenities that will suit your every need and/or selling your current home. I will provide you with the elite service and exceptional attention necessary to acquire the home of your dreams. I guide my clients through every step of the real estate transaction. I am committed to the complete success of your real estate transactions. Your complete satisfaction is my goal. You have my word on it. Talk to me about marketing your property or finding your new home. Call or text me. Please browse my site to learn more about my services and call, text or email me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you! Thanks for visiting my page and have a great day! Maria Maria Strong, Realtor Washingtonian Top Realtor Top 5 Producer in Maryland Top 1% Century 21 New Millennium Nationwide 5010 Regency Place, Suite 100, White Plains, MD 20695

Maria's reviews

"I called home late for a realtor and was referred to Maria and it was the best thing that could have..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
31
Townhome Transactions
5
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • null 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Jan Kleponis
O Brien Realty
About Jan

I am a full time agent with O'Brien Realty with over twelve years experience. I have am a member of the Certified Residential Specialist Organization(CRS), Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), e Pro Designation (ePro) as well as Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR). I specialize in residential property in the Southern Maryland area including all of Charles, St Mary's, Calvert and parts of Anne Arundel and Prince Georges Counties. I do work with buyers moving up or relocating from another area. I have helped many first time homebuyers navigate their way to their homes .I am a sellers agent as well as a buyers agent. I do have systems in place to get my listings marketed and sold in the time frame best suited to the seller. I am never too busy to take a call and discuss real estate. When I am not working with clients, I am a volunteer wtih a local school, Calvert Hospice as well as my church. I have three children who help me with my business. Whatever your housing need, I am here for you!

Single Family Home Transactions
34
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
2
Achievements
  • null 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Cheryl Bare
Century 21 New Millennium
About Cheryl

Cheryl Bare is a licensed Real Estate agent in Maryland with Century 21 New Millennium in White Plains. Cheryl has completed many transactions in several areas throughout Maryland including all of Calvert County, Charles County, Saint Mary’s County, Anne Arundel County & Prince Georges County. HomeLight ranks Cheryl as the top 1% in the Nation as a Buyer's agent, Seller's Agent and Producer. On average, Cheryl closes more than 120 transactions per year. Most of her clients are past clients and referrals. She prides herself in making sure each client feels like they’re her only client. She's ranked as one of the top 10 agents for Century 21 nationally and is the #1 agent for Century 21 in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Cheryl's reviews

"Terrific. It was easy to see why she is so successful and highly rated. I asked colleagues for a r..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
64
Townhome Transactions
11
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • null 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Gary Mead
Re/max 100
About Gary

Gary is a real estate agent with Re/max 100 in Waldorf, Maryland. Gary's coverage area includes Waldorf, Clinton, Fort Washington, Oxon Hill, Accokeek and Camp Springs. HomeLight ranks Gary as one of the top 1% of agents in Waldorf for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents who are able to successfully complete transactions. Our database shows that Gary has completed 228 transactions since 2009, representing the buyer in 47% of those transactions and the seller in 53% of them. Gary has been most prolific in Waldorf including representing the seller of a single family home at 3527 Amberton Ct that sold for $417,000 in one transaction and a buyer of a single family home at 11464 Plenty Gates Ct that sold for $330,000 in another.

Gary's reviews

"Very satisfied with the result"

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Single Family Home Transactions
40
Townhome Transactions
7
Condo Transactions
0
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  • null 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Lisa Wills
RE/MAX ONE
About Lisa

Lisa Wills is a real estate agent with RE/MAX ONE in La Plata, Maryland. Lisa's coverage area includes Waldorf, La Plata, Bensville, Port Tobacco , Hughesville and Indian Head. HomeLight ranks Lisa as one of the top 1% of agents in La Plata and Waldorf for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents for selling homes fast.

Lisa's reviews

"Lisa is THE best!!! We met Lisa Wills in 2009/2010 timeframe when we were looking to sell our ho..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
31
Townhome Transactions
5
Condo Transactions
0
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  • null 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Connie Fitzgerald
RE/MAX Closers
About Connie

Connie Fitzgerald is a REAL ESTATE Agent/Broker with RE/MAX Closers in Mechanicsville, Maryland and has been in the real estate business for over 17 years. Experience matters! She is honest, caring and trustworthy. Connie's coverage area includes Mechanicsville, California, Lexington Park, Leonardtown, Chesapeake Ranch Estates and La Plata. In fact, Connie covers St. Mary's, Charles & Calvert County. HomeLight ranks Connie as one of the top 1% of agents in Mechanicsville and surrounding area for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents who are able to successfully complete transactions. She is now serving the Virginia real estate market and is affiliated with RE/MAX Supercenter in VA. Our database shows that Connie has completed over 1000 transactions since 2004, representing the buyer in 51% of those transactions and the seller in 49% of them. Connie has transacted in Mechanicsville more than any other area helping to buy or sell 200+ homes. Here are few examples including a Waterfront $6,250,000in Annapolis, a 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom $825,000, single family home $585,000 in Mechanicsville, $265,000 Compton. No matter the price Connie treats her clients as if they were the only ones.

Single Family Home Transactions
12
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • null 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Stachelczyk/Shemeta Team
Century 21 New Millennium
About Stachelczyk/Shemeta

Susan Stachelczyk has been a Top Producer in Southern Maryland for over 23 years, completing over 1000 transactions throughout St Mary's and Calvert Counties. Since 2016, Susan has been Team Leader of The Stachelczyk/Shemeta Team, joined by her brother and sister-in-law, Andy and Christine Shemeta. Christine was a Top Producer in Southcentral Pennsylvania for ten years prior to joining Susan in Maryland. Andy rounds out the team providing marketing expertise from more than 25 years as a successful advertising executive and three-plus years as a Realtor. The Stachelczyk Shemeta Team strives to provide exceptional, comprehensive, and professional service to all, earning buyers' and sellers' trust one client at a time. With a cumulative 37 years of experience between them, they are the team to call in Southern Maryland! HomeLight ranks The Stachelczyk/Shemeta Team as one of the top 1% of agent teams in Southern Maryland for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agent teams for selling homes fast.

Stachelczyk/Shemeta's reviews

"Outstanding , very helpful to us in all aspects. Of our search and purchase of our property "

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Single Family Home Transactions
10
Townhome Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
0
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  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Michelle Camaioni
RE/MAX Closers
About Michelle

Michelle Camaioni has been a productive real estate agent for many years. Since 2006, Michelle has sold between 30 and 50 homes per year and has assisted several more families with rental properties. Michelle knows there is no better reward than happy, satisfied clients who refer family and friends and come back for repeat business. With her trademark high energy and dedication, Michelle is committed to ensuring each client experiences excellent customer service throughout his or her family's transaction. Michelle is a member of Southern Maryland Board of Realtors, the Maryland Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She earned a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Spanish from American University in Washington, D.C. and is fluent in Spanish and English. She has been interviewed and quoted in the local southern Maryland paper, "The Enterprise," she has been called to court as an expert pricing witness and filmed in a segment on buyer confidence for Katie Couric's Saturday morning show. If you are looking for extensive real estate experience and a can-do attitude with a focus on client satisfaction, consult with Michelle today.

Michelle's reviews

"When I was buying my first home I was on travel a lot. Nevertheless, Michelle was very good at commu..."

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8
Townhome Transactions
2
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0
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Jennifer Goddard
Century 21 New Millennium
About Jennifer

Jennifer Goddard is a licensed real estate agent in Maryland and is currently with Century 21 New Millennium in California. Jennifer has completed transactions in several areas including California, Leonardtown, Lexington Park, Broomes Island, Piney Point and Chesapeake Ranch Estates. HomeLight ranks Jennifer as one of the top 2% of agents in California for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents who are able to successfully complete transactions. Our database shows that Jennifer has completed 237 transactions since 2009, representing the buyer in 60% of those transactions and the seller in 40% of them. Jennifer has been most prolific in California including representing the seller of a single family home at 46055 Wilson Ct that sold for $412,000 in one transaction and a buyer of a single family home at 45910 Harbor Ln that sold for $480,000 in another.

Single Family Home Transactions
24
Townhome Transactions
7
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • null 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Find your perfect real estate agent in California

Why you need a top real estate agent in California, MD

Hiring a real estate agent is a big decision, and it can be an overwhelming process. HomeLight uses trusted data to simplify your search. For example, would you prefer a highly experienced top agent doing 717 transactions a year, or the average agent who does 163 transactions a year? It’s probably a no brainer. Let’s see what kind of time and money you could save with a top California agent!

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller’s agents in California sell 1.8x more homes, and close 1.5x quicker. With a top agent by your side, you’ll save $19,432 more than with an average agent.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Want someone experienced with proven results? A top California real estate agent helps 75.3% more buyers purchase homes than the average agent, and knocks 12.4% more off the list price while they’re at it.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in California, MD

Top Agents
4.7 stars
Avg. Agents
4.7 stars

Top real estate agents in California score an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical California agent who scores only 4.7 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in California and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

"I used HomeLight to identify both a Realtor to sell my home in Maryland and to help buy a home in Ohio. I was impressed by the experience, knowledge and marketing capabilities of both realtors."

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"I was very happy with the service provided and it was at no obligation or cost to me. A true win-win situation. Highly recommended."

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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 California?
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 California?
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 California, MD.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in California?
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 California 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 California 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 California?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a California real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in California to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare California 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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