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Top real estate agents in Lake Forest, CA

We analyze millions of home sales to find the best performing real estate agents & REALTORS®.

Why you need a top real estate agent in Lake Forest, CA

When it comes to making one of the biggest financial decisions of your life, you need the right real estate team by your side. Top agents do 80.2% more deals than average agents, and those negotiation skills pay off big time: Sellers save 2.3x more money and buyers save 1.6x more money with a top agent.

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See how 30 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Lake Forest stack up

About Lori

The McGuire Team is ranked in the TOP 25 RE/MAX TEAMS in the United States. The McGuire Team offers a variety of services: complimentary accessorizing/staging, such professional photography, high definition video tours, and complimentary use of their moving truck. Uniquely, they have an international friendly website that's content is translated into 52 different languages, their own Real Estate App., and provide exposure for your home on 800+ websites and social media networks. Along with her depth of knowledge and experience in the industry, Lori has been awarded a slew of awards including: Re/MAX Realtor Hall of Fame, Re/MAX Diamond Award, Re/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, the Circle of Legends Award (only 99 agents out of 100,000 had been awarded this prestigious recognition in 30 years.) Most recently, Lori McGuire has received the Luminary of Distinction Award. This award has only been given to 38 out of 120,000 top producing RE/MAX agents, requires a minimum of 20 years with RE/MAX and a minimum of $20,000,000 in lifetime commissions. The McGuire Team has received the new prestigious RE/MAX Pinnacle Award for earning over $2,000,000 in annual gross commissions earned in a single year!

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"The McGuire Team was very easy to work with. The staging of the home was exceptional . Every team ..."

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Condo Transactions
9
Single Family Home Transactions
15
Townhome Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
  • Cash Close Specialist 2021
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Matt Whitcomb
Coldwell Banker Realty
About Matt

Matt Whitcomb brings a wealth of experience, market knowledge, and a commitment to superior service that achieves results for his clients. He attributes much of his success to the belief that every client, at every price point, deserves a full-service luxury real estate experience. Matt is a true Southern Gentleman raised on the principles of authenticity, courtesy, and respect for others. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 1999 with a double major in Marketing and Business, Matt packed his car and pioneered West to pursue his dreams. Just two weeks later he was hired as part of Universal Studios Recreation Group's Interactive Marketing team. At Universal, Matt was responsible for coordinating with both internal and external creative agencies to ensure projects remained on brand and on schedule. He also served as the key cross-divisional liaison on multiple synergy teams, co-branded promotions (Jurassic Park 3), and global technology implementation task forces. In 2005, Matt returned to Virginia to help reinvent his family's regional DISH Network business. It was during this time that Matt and his wife purchased their first home. Unfortunately, the representation they received as first-time buyers left them feeling lost and overwhelmed. It was this experience and the ultimate sale of the house that sparked Matt to commit the rest of his professional career to real estate sales. In 2013 Matt returned to California and launched his real estate career to fuse his business, marketing, and construction background with his passion for real estate. Matt prides himself on helping his clients realize their dreams and navigate necessary life changes with integrity and an authentic commitment to their success. He believes every home has a story to tell and develops well-organized and creative marketing strategies that reach a targeted audience to achieve his clients' goals and exceed their expectations. His analytic knowledge of the dynamic Orange County real estate market combined with an understanding of home construction and desire to provide support and guidance through every step of the transaction ensures Matt finds his buyers their perfect home in a neighborhood that matches their lifestyle. By aligning with Coldwell Banker Realty, Matt offers his clients the unrivaled reach and innovate marketing tools provided by the world's most trusted global real estate brand and guided by leadership that understands the local market. Matt lives in South Orange County with his wife and two children and enjoys the area's diverse population, vibrant culture, and the incredible variety of outdoor activities. He is a strong community advocate and has volunteered his time with great organizations such as the Tony Hawk Foundation and Cub Scouts.

Matt's reviews

"Matt was very knowledgeable and pointed out things that I would have missed. He has previous experi..."

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Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
22
Condo Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Cathy Haney
First Team Real Estate
About Cathy

Cathy Haney is a real estate broker with First Team Real Estate in Irvine, California and has been in the real estate business for 28 years. Cathy is ranked in the top 1% of all real estate agents in Irvine as well as in the top 1% of all Orange County agents. Cathy has completed transactions in several areas including Irvine, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Tustin, Orange, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Cathy has her Broker's license as well as a Master in Business Administration. Cathy has sold over 500 homes in her career. 50 homes sold just in the past year. Cathy is very professional and an extremely skilled negotiator who goes the extra mile for her clients.

Condo Transactions
27
Townhome Transactions
6
Single Family Home Transactions
63
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
  • Cash Close Specialist 2021
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Jordan Bennett
Keller Williams Realty
About Jordan

Jordan Bennett is a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty in Orange County, California and has been in the real estate business for 10 years. Jordan services clients through Orange County. HomeLight ranks Jordan as one of the top 1% of agents for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 10% of agents who sell homes fast. Our database shows that Jordan has completed 431 transactions since 2010, representing the buyer in 50% of those transactions and the seller in 50% of them. Jordan has been most prolific in South Orange County.

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"Jordan Bennet and Team: The service I received with Jordan and his Team is a prime example of why..."

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Condo Transactions
76
Townhome Transactions
17
Single Family Home Transactions
120
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Fred Sedighravesh
Keller Williams Reality
About Fred

Fred works under Keller Williams Elite Reality. Fred is fluent in Farsi. Fred has worked as a real estate agent for 14 years. Fred is a single family home expert. We have data on 181 of Fred’s transactions. Fred prefers to work with both buyers and sellers. Here’s a little about Fred’s real estate experience: - Fred recently sold one home for $1,350,000. - this real estate agent is skilled in fast home sales: they have listings that have sold in as little as 15 days. - Fred is an agent who sells homes for top dollar. - this real estate agent is a top negotiator: they consistently sells homes above their list price. - this real estate agent is on a home selling roll: their transaction history shows that they have sold 28% more homes this year than last. HomeLight has data on 30 transactions Fred has done in Irvine. Fred ranks in the top 3% of agents in Irvine. Fred has closed 26 more home sales than the average agent in the area.

Condo Transactions
12
Single Family Home Transactions
14
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Dustin Wise
Keller Williams Pacific Estates
About Dustin

Dustin Wise is part of a team that specializes in helping sellers and buyers in Orange County and the surrounding areas. His approach to Real Estate is very simple. He treats others the way he would want to be treated. With respect, empathy and compassion. There are certain qualities and characteristics that he believes exemplify outstanding service.

Dustin's reviews

"Have you ever just met someone and instantly feel at home like they are family? That is Dustin and L..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
9
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Kim Yang
Remax Tiffany Real Estate
About Kim

The Kim Yang Group (KYG) is the recognized leader in the real estate community known for maximizing the seller’s profit by extensive market knowledge, and true expertise. KYG was founded by Kim Yang-Uk who is one of the nations premier agents and top negotiators in the Southern California real estate market. Built on the reputation of being an ethical, reliable and assertive broker, she has effectively represented the nation’s largest financial institutions including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase, and Fannie Mae on hundreds of home sales. KYG offers a cohesive team of professionals specializing in home sale reparation, valuation, rehabilitation, and closing that consistently delivers results by aligning clients’ goals with a tailored marketing strategy. Kim obtained her B.S. in Biology from Brown University and attended Dartmouth College and Stanford University. She is an active member of the Brown University Alumni Association as well as deeply committed to local charities in her community. Our database shows that Kim has completed over 2,500 transactions, representing the buyer in 15% of those transactions and the seller in 85% of them.

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"We couldn't be any happier with Kim Yang. Her experience and expertise made our first home sale and ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
13
Condo Transactions
5
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Amy Mosley
Coldwell Banker
About Amy

Since 1986, Amy has continued to be among the top producers in Real Estate and has sold over 1,300 homes by herself, not as part of a team. What this means to you is that she has worked in almost every type of market and dealt with almost every type of problem, giving her the expertise to handle the variety of challenges which often arise in a real estate transaction. Amy specializes in innovative marketing strategies which help her seller’s homes stand out from the competition. Amy’s effective networking skills, customized marketing plans and use of cutting edge technology, give her homes more exposure, generating more viewings and timely sales. She has a proven track record for getting homes SOLD in all types of markets. Dedication to her clients, strategic planning and effective communication have helped Amy excel as a real estate professional. Amy’s knowledge, patience, and astute negotiation skills have resulted in extremely satisfied clients and a steady flow of repeat and referral business.

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"It was wonderful. She was very helpful"

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Condo Transactions
5
Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Elizabeth Do
Keller Williams- The Elizabeth Do Team
About Elizabeth

The Elizabeth Do Team has the drive, energy, and ability to make them a number one contender in the Market. They have the expertise and resources needed to serve their clients efficiently and effectively. Together, all twenty five team members, work in sync on each service opportunity. Proof is in the numbers. FOUNDATION Five years ago with just two members, Elizabeth Do quickly realized that in order to give her customers the attention they deserved she would need to grow her operation. Now with a group of sixteen members, she finds her team’s level of professionalism is unparalleled. Each individual member is highly intelligent and has a particular talent. Her members work as a network of continuous resource for each other and their clients. They are family, some by blood, all by trust, working as one unit to achieve a common goal, “Excellence in Service.” FOCUS This exclusive client-centric team offers a concierge level of attentiveness for their customers. An Associate is accessible to answer questions and meet their client needs. Their response time is fast. There is always someone to reach. Their commitment to service builds a customer base that extends into multiple generations. As their client’s needs change, they provide the proper amenity. Every aspect of the housing market is handled: selling, buying, and renting. Locally and globally, they work diligently. No matter what the interest of the customer may be, the Elizabeth Do Team is on point. CULTURE Aligned with Gary Keller’s ideals, this team works to seek excellence as Real Estate Professionals. Following the Keller Williams philosophy, they seek to be the best they can be. Following the Millionaire Real Estate Agent Model, they have found that through the addition of systems and the hiring of great people, they have successfully grown in their business servicing abilities.

Condo Transactions
63
Townhome Transactions
10
Single Family Home Transactions
66
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
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CaLee McManus
Monarch Real Estate
About CaLee

Monarch Real Estate is a visionary real estate group created by CaLee McManus, a top-producing and multiple award-winning agent who knows South Orange County, Ladera Ranch, South Laguna and Monarch Beach like no other. CaLee’s sublime service extends wholly to you: with Integrity, Trust, Concierge and Efficiency guiding their core values, her team is committed to making your real estate dreams come true and achieving the highest ROI possible. Since 2006, CaLee and the agents on her team have sold more than 200 homes and influenced $250M+ in sales. She and the agents at Monarch deliver a high level of service that emphasizes compassionate communication, timely and professional execution, and effective marketing strategies. In fact, CaLee leads Monarch with a consistent history of shorter market times and higher offers. Believing that buying and selling real estate can be transformational, CaLee enjoys nothing more than helping her clients step into the next phase of their lives. With Monarch Real Estate, she’s here to serve as a trusted partner and guide throughout your real estate journey. Long after closing, she’ll continue to be there for you, because what matters most to her is your long-term happiness and success. As the founder of Monarch Real Estate, CaLee has hand selected partner agents who exhibit the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, believe in the white glove treatment for their clients, and understand the Luxury Market of South Orange County.

Single Family Home Transactions
43
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
5
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
  • Cash Close Specialist 2021
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Find the best real estate agent near you

Top Lake Forest real estate agent stats at a glance

Lake Forest, CA may have 7,232 real estate agents, but you’re looking for the cream of the crop. Homelight analyzes performance data from all of Lake Forest’s active agents to find you those with the best objective results. The top 3% of Lake Forest agents boast impressive numbers: They complete 80.3% more real estate transactions each year than the average agent, and sell homes 83.1% faster.

Top Seller's Agents

If you’re wanting to save time and cash, look no further than Lake Forest’s top 3% of real estate agents: they sell homes 32.72 days faster than the average agent, and save their sellers 2.3x more money along the way.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Top Lake Forest buyer’s agents help 1.8x more buyers than average agents, and save their buyers 58.3% more money.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Lake Forest, CA

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.4 stars

Top real estate agents in Lake Forest score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Lake Forest agent who scores only 4.4 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Lake Forest and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

"...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."

Evelyn H.

HomeLight Client

"Realtors can claim anything, but the objective data that HomeLight collects on number of homes sold, price range, and time period, are facts that cannot be challenged."

Shirley S.

HomeLight Client

"The quality of the real estate agent that HomeLight referred me to was exceptional. As a first time seller, I knew nothing about the real estate market, and this referral walked me through every aspect of the process."

Rob S.

HomeLight Client

Find the best agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Lake Forest neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Lake Forest,top agents are frequently doing deals in Rancho de los Alisos, Foothill Ranch, and Portola Hills.

Rancho de los Alisos

Active Agents1,951
Time on Market77
Avg. Sale Price$471,695

Foothill Ranch

Active Agents1,788
Time on Market83
Avg. Sale Price$577,260

Portola Hills

Active Agents1,065
Time on Market84
Avg. Sale Price$589,384

Find top real estate agents in cities near Lake Forest, CA

Irvine

Active Agents5,945
Time on Market61
Avg. Sale Price$855,000

Laguna Niguel

Active Agents3,248
Time on Market65
Avg. Sale Price$792,500

Mission Viejo

Active Agents4,219
Time on Market59
Avg. Sale Price$699,900

Laguna Woods

Active Agents996
Time on Market73
Avg. Sale Price$334,900

Tustin

Active Agents2,575
Time on Market54
Avg. Sale Price$688,000

Ladera Ranch

Active Agents1,723
Time on Market66
Avg. Sale Price$760,000

Aliso Viejo

Active Agents2,760
Time on Market54
Avg. Sale Price$580,000

Laguna Beach

Active Agents1,077
Time on Market100
Avg. Sale Price$1,885,000

Laguna Hills

Active Agents1,744
Time on Market62
Avg. Sale Price$699,000

North Tustin

Active Agents1,092
Time on Market63
Avg. Sale Price$1,100,000

Rancho Santa Margarita

Active Agents2,710
Time on Market59
Avg. Sale Price$646,000

Coto de Caza

Active Agents1,006
Time on Market75
Avg. Sale Price$949,000

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