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Top real estate agents in Lakewood, NJ

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

Why you need a top real estate agent in Lakewood, NJ

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 87.9% more deals than average agents, and those negotiation skills pay off big time: Sellers save 2.8x more money and buyers save 1.7x more money with a top agent.

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

Anita Jacobus
The Queen Bee Team at Keller Williams Shore Properties
About Anita

Anita Jacobus is a Realtor and the owner of The Queen Bee Team at Keller Williams. She services all of Ocean County as as far north as Freehold, New Jersey. Her team is located in Toms River and Lavalette. HomeLight ranks Anita as one of the top 1% of agents in Toms River. The Jersey Shore MLS ranks Anita in the Top 1% in all Ocean and Monmouth County Closed Sales for 13 consecutive years. She is known for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents for selling homes fast. Anita's excels in pricing homes. In 2016 her list to sales price ratio was 101%. She turns over an average of 10 homes a month; and once listed, her deals close. Anita's closing ratio averages 99% over an 18 year period. "We treat our clients like Royalty!", is her team slogan and her clients agree. Anita has been ranked numerous times by her client base as Top in Customer Service in NJ Monthly magazine. Anita is well versed in selling all types of real estate. She holds the Luxury Home Marketing Designation and is Pricing Specialist certified. She accurately prices luxury, water front and residential homes, investment properties, town homes ,condos, adult communities and is well versed in short sales. Anita & her team use cutting edge technology for marketing homes and communication. She has achieved the Circle of Excellence Distinguished Sales Club award. Anita is approaching over 300 million in closed sales over a 20 year plus career. Experience. Solid track record. Top performer. Great communication skills and a team to back her up make Anita one of the most sought-after Realtors in the Ocean and Monmouth County areas. Call her today for a personal seller or buyer consultation.

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"Anita has a great knowledge and understanding of both her business and the local environments within..."

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  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
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Barbara Clausen
eXp REALTY
About Barbara

KNOWLEDGE As a dedicated real estate agents I am qualified to guide you in buying or selling a home. I am a strong negotiator, researcher and evaluator which enables me to help you maximize your financial opportunity. INTEGRITY Buying or selling a home is one of the most important and biggest transactions in the lives of many people. You are trusting me with one of your most valuable assets so integrity and honesty are of utmost importance. This is a responsibility I take very seriously. I build my business on referrals and recommendations, and I know that your success is my success LOCAL EXPERTISE I am a local resident and know the area well. I have lived in Central Jersey for over 30 years. My children have gone to the local schools; I use the local businesses and are versed in the local zoning regulations and local economy. Keeping you updated on the local real estate conditions is of utmost importance.

Single Family Home Transactions
15
Townhome Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Lawrence McCown
Keller Williams
About Lawrence

I am a top agent in the Monmouth and Ocean County area with 30+ years of experience. Top Agent in Ocean County as Per MLS. Top 20 Agent in Monmouth County as Per MLS,. Master Award Winner,. Qualifications Member of Monmouth County Association of Realtors, Member of New Jersey Association of Realtors, Member of The National Association of Realtors, Member of Trend Association of Realtors, Member of the Howell Chamber of Commerce, Member of Freehold Lions Club, Member of Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Member of New Jersey Bulldog Rescue.

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"Lawrence is very professional & dedicated to his profession. He was efficient & diligent in his foll..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
30
Condo Transactions
12
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0
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  • Top Negotiator 2021
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River Giberson
CENTURY 21 Thomson & Co.
About River

"My clients are like family. I treat them with respect, honesty, & provide them with stellar communication. Nothing is more important to me than delivering an extraordinary experience for my clients.", says River Giberson, owner and sales associate at CENTURY 21 Thomson & Co. in Red Bank, NJ. A native of New Jersey, River is well versed in the communities of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Having lived in Manahawkin, Asbury Park, & now settled in Red Bank – he possesses insight about what each wonderful community at the Jersey Shore has to offer. In 2012, while attending school for business & marketing, River realized that his true passion was selling real estate. Throughout his career, he has served in many different positions, from real estate assistant to now owning one of the top producing firms in the local marketplace. He has been involved in the sale of hundreds of homes representing over $75,000,000 in sales. His proven track record is demonstrated by not only his sales, but also his awards, such as the NJAR® Circle of Excellence® Sales Award, 2014, 2016 - 2020, CENTURY 21 Quality Service Producer 2019, 2020 and his average sales to list price ratio of 105%. On a personal note, River is happily married to his partner, Joe. Together, they have a rescue dog, Hudson, as well as two cats, Bates & Oscar. River also recently became involved with a local animal charity, The Brodie Fund, which helps provide funds to owners of pets with cancer. If you are looking for an honest, hardworking, & reliable Realtor who will always put your best interests first, please reach out today. You won't be disappointed!

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"River was amazing and so easy to work with! He is extremely knowledgeable in the field and he always..."

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Colette Gioia
RE/MAX Revolution
About Colette

For the majority of people, the purchase or sale of a home is their largest single investment. My goal is to guide you successfully and easily through the contractual, investment and emotional decisions involved in the Real Estate process. I am committed to providing you and your friends with superior service and expertise and to make it the most memorable purchase of your life. I am the Founder of The Gioia Group with RE/MAX Revolution. I have been licensed since 2000, and have closed $133,000,000 in real estate sales. I am a lifelong resident of New Jersey, and I am very involved in Ocean and Monmouth county, although I have worked in counties all over the state. I like to consider myself to be a connoisseur of lifestyles. Whether I am selling a single family residence, second home, or vacant land, I am working my hardest to satisfy your requests. It's a compliment to hear I am considered to be a well respected agent within the community among fellow realtors and homeowners.

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"She had the energy and drive we were looking for in a difficult market"

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Gregory Papalcure
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NJ
About Gregory

With over 16 years of experience in Monmouth County, I serve each of your business needs with confidence and unparalleled customer service. Count on a consistent Top Producer with a proven track record of award winning service to secure your goals within a time frame that best suits your needs. As an Office Manager at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey, I take responsibility in promoting real estate's best practices at all times, meanwhile staying up to date with the most powerful tools in the industry. If you're ready to Sell or Buy, contact me today. Looking forward to speaking with you!

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" If you want a realtor with the highest integrity, and who treats everyone with respect, Mr. Papalcu..."

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William Hagan
eXp Realty
About William

Professionalism at its best. Honesty, integrity, and hard work have allowed me to help many of my clients buy and sell their homes in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Whether a million dollar new construction in Little Silver or a 1 bedroom condo by the beach, I've had the opportunity to do it all. Service, experience, and patience separate me from the rest of the field. Working in many different facets of the real estate transaction, has allowed me to see the many different angles in a real estate transaction. Having lived and work in many different areas of the Jersey Shore, I've been able to develop a strong sense of value in the areas in which I service. Real estate is my passion and helping clients make their next big move is something that I take great pride in. Feel free to call me anytime to discuss any of your real estate questions or concerns.

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"The most professional and attentive real estate agent I've ever dealt with. I would refer William to..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
74
Condo Transactions
14
TIC Transactions
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Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Isaac “Yitzi” Nussbaum
TheNussbaumTeam - Keller Williams
About Isaac

Broker Associate & Founder of THE NUSSBAUM TEAM - KW PLATINUM. 2021/2020/2019/2018/2017 NJAR CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE! You need a professional that understands real estate, is positioned to stay ahead of the game and has experience in the local market. My success has given my team the expertise required to sell or buy your house. With Over 200M in Local Sales. My team is dedicated to providing you the finest service available on the Jersey Shore. Our expertise is in the Toms River, (North Dover) Jackson, Lakewood, areas. From High-end luxury homes to smaller Starter homes, we commit to providing you the first-class service you deserve. When representing you as a Seller Or Buyer, we go the extra mile to help you achieve your goals. we stay on top of market trends and property values so your home is priced effectively from day one. Through innovative marketing techniques and forward-thinking communications strategy, we make sure the right buyers know your house may be their next home.

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"amazing experience working with his team"

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Single Family Home Transactions
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  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Melissa DeSantis
eXp Realty
About Melissa

HI! I’M MELISSA Born and raised in Ogden,Utah, I knew I was destined to live & work in a big city. Upon graduating from college, that drive lead me to my first career in NYC where I worked for the National Football League. This position led me to my next venture. I was recruited by a Medical Sales Firm in the role of Sales Manager where I worked for many years. I met my husband Davin & we settled in Manalapan, NJ where we are raising our twins, Nicholas & Gabriella & share our home with our dog Sadie. In 2005, after having a less than stellar experience while selling and buying, I began to have great interest in the local real estate market & began to delve deeper & became a realtor. I have built my business over the past 15 years, helping families like my own achieve their financial & family goals. I take pride in my unique skill set & result-oriented approach. When you do what you love...success follows! I am a full time Broker Associate with a team consisting of myself as the team leader, 2 buyers’ agent & an assistant. In October 2018, I joined eXp Realty – one of the fastest growing real estate brands in the industry. eXp Realty allows me to provide my clients with the best services, technology, marketing & exposure. In 2019, I furthered my education & obtained my brokers license. I opened eXp Realty Central Jersey, a branch office located in Freehold, NJ, where I am the Managing Broker. It is truly a blessing to be able to pursue my passion while helping people actualize their dreams. I recognize & value the trust placed in me by my clients & I strive to not only meet, but exceed their expectations. I would love the opportunity to earn your business. I am confident I will exceed your expectations! Monmouth County Elite Top Agent Top 1% Monmouth County Realtors Five Star Professional Awards Recipient Featured on Inside Edition TV Show as Top Agent eXp Icon Award Winner New Jersey Circle of Excellence Recipient New Jersey Association of Realtors Distinguished Sales Recipient Featured on the Cover of Top Agent Magazine

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John Natale
Keller Williams Realty West Monmouth
About John

I am the top Selling and Listing Realtor in the area. My huge sales volume gives me the invaluable insight to recognize Value. My experience and knowledge will guide you to The Best Listings, The Best Schools, The Best Commute. I will negotiate the Lowest amount of Cash needed for Down Payment. I will negotiate the Lowest Monthly Mortgage Payment. When possible, I will negotiate the Owner paying your closing costs. I will negotiate the absolute Lowest Purchase price possible. It feels great to know that I am one of the top local real estate agents in Monmouth County, NJ. My website has a ton of resources that can help you search for your new home. Feel free to use my website, free of charge and with no strings attached. If you need representation or just have any questions at all, I'm always here to help. Call me today!

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"John is an excellent realtor. We were traveling to the NJ area from LI and he always arranged for u..."

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Find the best real estate agent near you

Top Lakewood real estate agent stats at a glance

Lakewood, NJ has 499 active real estate agents for you to choose from. But how do you know if you're selecting the best one in your area? HomeLight analyzes performance history and past transactions to give you the top 3% of Lakewood real estate agents, who work 1.9x more transactions and move homes in 61 days.

Top Seller's Agents

San Francisco’s top 3% of agents sell 1.9x more properties than the average agent, and sell homes 44.79 days faster. Even better? A top Lakewood real estate agent nets you 6.9% more on your list price.

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Days on Market
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Top Buyer's Agents

Top buyer's agents in Lakewood help home buyers purchase 1.8x more homes when they're measured against the average real estate agent in Lakewood. Top buyer's agents also save clients $69,846 on transactions.

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Homes Purchased / Yr

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Lower is better

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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 Lakewood?
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 Lakewood?
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 Lakewood, NJ.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Lakewood?
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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood?
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 Lakewood real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Lakewood to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Lakewood 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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