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Top Lake Forest real estate agents

Lake Forest, CA has 7,089 active real estate agents. But how do you know whether the one you hire will do their job well? That's why HomeLight analyzes each agent's performance history to find the best ones in your area. Work with the top 3% of real estate agents in Lake Forest and you can make $26,334 more on a home sale and save up to $36,429 more on a home purchase.

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Matt Whitcomb
Pacific Sotheby's International 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 Pacific Sotheby's International 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 volunteers 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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14
Condo Transactions
2
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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
26
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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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.

Jordan's reviews

"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
44
Single Family Home Transactions
86
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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
14
Townhome Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
23
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close Specialist 2020
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Amy Sims
Legacy 15 Real Estate Brokers
About Amy

Highly regarded by both her clients and peers, Amy Sims offers home seekers the opportunity to view beautiful homes and living spaces throughout Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Coto de Caza, Trabuco Canyon, Ranch Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente and Talega. Short sale certified and dedicated to identifying the individual needs of each person she works with to buy or sell a home, Amy diligently walks each client through the, at times, complex process of purchasing or selling a home. Born in Orange County and currently residing in Ladera Ranch, Amy takes a personal approach to new home buying and notably understands the local market conditions and resale values. She educates clients on each step of the home buying or selling process, providing access to active MLS listings and regional market reports. Through her remarkable reputation as an expert negotiator and real estate professional, Amy strives to not only meet, but also exceed clients' expectations in finding their perfect new Orange County home or selling their current property.

Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
3
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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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
8
Single Family Home Transactions
11
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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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. Currently negotiating on averaging 4% below list price for our buyers and 101% of the list price for our sellers. 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
54
Townhome Transactions
7
Single Family Home Transactions
58
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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CaLee McManus
Monarch Real Estate
About CaLee

Founder of Monarch Real Estate and an agent since 2006, CaLee’s love of homes and people still inspires her. After reaching $200M+ in sales and selling more than 200 homes, CaLee’s recognition is ubiquitous in this competitive industry. She has been named as one of America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents, a Market Leader by Forbes, a Women of Distinction, and a Five-Star Agent by Orange Coast Magazine for 11 years running. She was also a Who’s Who recipient in 2019, and she has appeared on the national television series “American Dream.” CaLee specializes in Ladera Ranch, Rancho Mission Viejo, Coto de Caza and Dana Point.

Single Family Home Transactions
28
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Zen Ziejewski
Keller Williams Mission Viejo
About Zen

Zen Ziejewski, your Trusted Real Estate Adviser Zen Ziejewski, born and raised in Southern California, is passionate and committed to helping others own a piece of the California Dream along with creating financial wealth through real estate. As a USC Business graduate and as a licensed Real Estate Professional for over 30 years, Zen knows the foundation of his business is about serving his clients at the highest level; before, during, and after the sale. He believes that in order to truly understand their wants, needs, and desires it starts with a complimentary consultation with Buyers, Sellers, or Investors so he can educate them of the market and better serve them to help reach their goals. Just like people have attorneys, financial and tax advisers to help them, Zen’s goal is to be his client’s trusted real estate adviser for life. Zen does annual reviews with his clients to help them stay connected with the market, housing inventories, rental prices and interest rates. This way his clients better understand the current market value of their home and he can help them plan ahead so they are best position to succeed in any real estate market. Zen says, “It’s not about selling homes, honestly the joy of real estate comes from the experience of working with and getting to know my clients during the transaction and the relationships we build together throughout the process.” There have been many times where Zen has done just as much or even more work after the sale of a client’s home in order to help his clients with situations or unexpected things that occur. Zen also shares his vast knowledge and years of experience as a trainer & educator with other agents (new and seasoned) in the business at numerous training events throughout the year in Orange County as well as National Events. It’s a huge advantage for all his clients to have Zen’s expertise, market knowledge, and guidance as their trusted real estate adviser. As one of the top agents and very respected real estate professionals in Orange County, his team’s highest sale to date is $11.5 million, an incredible Ocean Front Home in Laguna Beach. Zen is a tough negotiator who wins deals, and is able to create solutions to get the job done for his clients, saving numerous sales in the process. With a solid team of experts behind him, Zen and his team, guides their clients through every aspect of the transaction. Zen’s wealth of knowledge is a huge advantage for all his clients benefiting from his expertise, integrity, honesty and guidance as their trusted real estate adviser. Zen lives in the Capistrano Beach area of Dana Point and is committed to giving back to his church and community, hosting at least 6 Annual Events including Food & Toy Drives during the Holidays along with collecting supplies for the homeless. His popular Doggie Photo Day and Halloween Pizza Party Events have really brought the Capo Beach residents together and the community looks forward to them every year. He also helps local Capo Beach families during the holidays who are less fortunate so they have a better Thanksgiving and Christmas. Zen’s son Hayden is his pride and joy. Zen feels so Blessed and Grateful to have such an amazing family, friends, team, and clients. Making a difference in people’s lives by helping individuals and families own a piece of the California Dream is Zen’s Commitment and Passion!

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"Great communication from Zen and his entire team."

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Townhome Transactions
3
Condo Transactions
23
Single Family Home Transactions
46
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close Specialist 2020
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Jalal Bourgana
First Team Real Estate
About Jalal

Before starting in real estate sales, Jay worked in various corporate roles including marketing and business consulting. Jay graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and openly admits that he owes much of his success to standing on the shoulders of giants (his mentors) and humble implementation. While Jay loves the real estate business, his true inspiration is his family – Jay and his wife Jennifer have two young children who keep them on their toes (Isabel and Jack). Skilled in marketing and certified as a Negotiation Expert, Jay brings the knowledge and expertise necessary to help homeowners consistently sell their homes for more. His website Homearly.com ranks on the 1st page of Google for Orange County and attracts hundreds of thousands of views annually through the use of direct response and search engine marketing, as well as social media. This has enabled him to build an active database of over 4,000 buyers that are looking for homes throughout Orange County. This aggressive approach to internet marketing represents just one segment of his 120 point home selling process that has sold his clients’ homes for up to 18% more than neighborhood averages. As an investor and financial strategist, Jay is experienced in working with CPAs, financial planners, and legal advisors to create integrated solutions that serve his clients’ long-range financial goals.

Jalal's reviews

"Difficult to sell home during pandemic but it was done on Cinco De Mayo "

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Condo Transactions
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  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Lake Forest

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

In Lake Forest, in general, homes sit on the housing market for 69 days. Out of the 7,089 active real estate agents, the average agents only work with 114 properties while the top 3% of agents work with 533. See how top real estate agents in Lake Forest compare on other aspects of the real estate business.

Top Seller's Agents

A top Lake Forest seller’s agent sells 1.8x more properties, gets you 5.5% more for your home, and sells 48.0% faster than the average agent.

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Days on Market
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Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

The top real estate agents in Lake Forest help buy 1.8x more homes than average agents in the same area. Top agents, on average, also save home buyers $63,394 during the buying process.

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Sale Price / List Price (%)
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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Lake Forest, CA

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
5 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 5.0 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.

Recent reviews for Lake Forest real estate agents and REALTORS

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Cherry Aguila
ERA- Real Estate
Oct 06, 2020

“I highly recommend Tova Oren. She has helped me sell a house in the past and helped me purchase a home recently. Her knowledge and experience is very helpful. She is accessible and returns texts and emails promptly. If you are looking for a trustworthy real estate agent that you can count on, Tova is the one.“

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Sarkis K
First Team Estates - Christie's International Real Estate
Jan 27, 2021

“Colin Farris helped us purchase a home in Dana Point, which was an unfamiliar area to us, and we absolutely loved working with him. He is very knowledgeable about the housing market in OC and knows all the ins and outs of the various communities. He is also very open and honest about the house buyin...“

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Danny E. Post
Reliance Real Estate Services of California
Aug 26, 2021

“Tom is a go-getter! He is experienced and knows what it takes to sell your house quickly and get you the most money possible in doing so. He is always so positive and friendly. I could call him anytime with any question, and he always had an answer and never seemed bothered. I would never use anyone...“

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Traci Mundale
Reliance Real Estate Services of California
May 25, 2021

“My experience was amazing! Tom helped us find the perfect house. He worked very hard for us, answering questions at odd hours, showing us homes on short notice, and actively communicating with the seller’s agent after we found the one. He was on top of everything from start to finish and made a norm...“

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Lauren Curtis, John Ward
First Team Estates - Christie's International Real Estate
Oct 15, 2020

“Colin came highly recommended to us by close friends of ours who had just bought their first home in Mission Viejo. This was also our first time dabbling in the home buying process, so my fiancé and I were a little hesitant and completely clueless on where to start. We needed A LOT of hand holding...“

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Find the perfect 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 Agents1,953
Time on Market77
Avg. Sale Price$471,708

Foothill Ranch

Active Agents1,789
Time on Market83
Avg. Sale Price$577,176

Portola Hills

Active Agents1,069
Time on Market84
Avg. Sale Price$588,979

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

Irvine

Active Agents5,896
Time on Market61
Avg. Sale Price$852,000

Laguna Niguel

Active Agents3,226
Time on Market65
Avg. Sale Price$795,000

Mission Viejo

Active Agents4,178
Time on Market59
Avg. Sale Price$699,900

Laguna Woods

Active Agents991
Time on Market73
Avg. Sale Price$334,000

Tustin

Active Agents2,551
Time on Market54
Avg. Sale Price$687,926

Ladera Ranch

Active Agents1,709
Time on Market66
Avg. Sale Price$755,000

Aliso Viejo

Active Agents2,740
Time on Market53
Avg. Sale Price$580,000

Laguna Beach

Active Agents1,071
Time on Market100
Avg. Sale Price$1,885,000

Laguna Hills

Active Agents1,733
Time on Market62
Avg. Sale Price$690,000

North Tustin

Active Agents1,087
Time on Market63
Avg. Sale Price$1,100,000

Rancho Santa Margarita

Active Agents2,681
Time on Market59
Avg. Sale Price$646,000

Coto de Caza

Active Agents998
Time on Market75
Avg. Sale Price$948,990

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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