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Top Los Altos real estate agents

Los Altos, CA has 1,725 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 Los Altos real estate agents, who work 1.8x more transactions and move homes in 18 days.

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

James Holt
Compass
About James

Jim Holt is one of Silicon Valley s premier Realtors and was listed in The Wall Street Journals Top 100 Agents in the US. With an educational background in math and computer science at Stanford, technology and numbers play an enormous role in his life. When not responding to clients at lightning speed, you will find him analyzing past sales, current trends, and contemplating future trends. He never associates himself with the word 'salesman', but as a smiling, upbeat, and approachable real estate expert that views the industry from a perspective of listening, educating, and communicating.

Townhome Transactions
5
Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
25
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Brett Jennings
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About Brett

Brett Jennings is an award-winning luxury home marketing specialist and also holds a certificate in negotiation from Harvard Law. In 2017, the Wall Street Journal recognized Brett and his team as one of the top 250 real estate groups in the United States. With over one million agents in the country, this prestigious award places Brett in the top 1/10th of the top 1% among his peers. Although these statistics are impressive, Brett’s true passion is helping families make smart real estate decisions that positively transform their lives. His extensive background in real estate, finance, home renovations and life coaching enables him to draw from a deep well of life experience as he helps his clients make informed, intelligent decisions. In a fluctuating real estate landscape, the expertise and attention he provides are necessary and rare. Described by his peers and clients as energetic, focused, determined, and engaged, Brett always goes above and beyond. He provides his buyers access to his curated list of over 250 off-market properties, and his sellers benefit from his market-proven home selling process that has set record-breaking prices in almost every neighborhood he sells in. His best-selling book, The New Rise in Real Estate, serves as a further resource for clients wanting to make the most of the current market. Brett is a charismatic leader who cares as much about his team as he does about his clients. His commitment to delivering a five-star service experience for every client is carefully crafted by a hand-picked, all-star team that consists of transaction coordinators, renovation, marketing, listing, and buyer specialists, all dedicated to offering the highest standard of care in the industry. When Brett isn’t creating success for his clients and team, he volunteers his time by teaching meditation, which he has been doing for the past eighteen years. He also enjoys spending time outdoors wakeboarding, running, hiking, mountain biking, and snowboarding.

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"We recently sold our rental property that the tenants had completely destroyed. Brett Jennings & hi..."

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Condo Transactions
79
Single Family Home Transactions
390
Townhome Transactions
33
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Royce Cablayan
Sereno Group
About Royce

Credentials Sales Manager for Coldwell Banker, Los Altos The #1 Residential Sales Agent in Silicon Valley for 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004 the #1 Agent in No. Cal for 2002 & 2005 Top 10 Agent for Coldwell Banker nationwide for 1999-2002 "Top 1%" agent for the last 10 years Active, Full-Time Realtor Academic degree in marketing and sales Expertise in a variety of buyer programs In-depth knowledge of market area, neighborhoods, and related real estate services. Uniquely able to understand and appreciate your real estate needs Respected by clients and colleagues for honesty, fairness, and follow through Memberships and Affiliations SILVAR - Silicon Valley Association of Realtors NAR - National Association of Realtors CAR - California Association of Realtors Billy De Frank Center ITG Golden Gate Business Association I Offer You: Aggressive, Persistent Marketing, Dependable, Consistent Communication, Speed, Efficiency, and Dependability, Proven Marketing and Negotiation Skills, Competence, Experience, and Expertise, Integrity and Commitment

Townhome Transactions
21
Condo Transactions
25
Single Family Home Transactions
16
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Julie Wyss
Compass
About Julie

Complete Concierge Service from One of the Country’s Top Agents!   As one of Silicon Valley’s premier residential real estate brokers—and recently ranked as the #141 real estate agent in the country—Julie Wyss offers a world-class real estate experience. Closing over $100,000,000 in sales in 2020 while serving primarily on the seller’s side of the transaction, she orchestrates the entire home selling project from start to finish. Her system of checklists and a dedicated team of supporting professionals allow her to turn homes quickly and for top dollar while leaving her with time to focus on building lasting relationships with her clients and business partners. On the seller’s side, an intelligent selling strategy, aggressive marketing, complete project management, and expert negotiation are all part of the service clients get with Julie and her team of pros. Working to ensure sellers reap the highest returns on their homes, she and her team make an extraordinary difference in the value of the properties she represents. By implementing expert design, renovation, and staging plans, Julie transforms “pride of ownership” properties into turnkey treasures. For buyers, Julie secures the best possible home prices by combining sharp negotiating skills with her extensive knowledge of the Silicon Valley area—and knowing that some buyers find the home buying process to be extremely stressful, Julie is unflagging in her efforts to be a calming influence while helping her clients find the homes of their dreams. A professional at the top of her game, working with the #118 agent in the country means being treated to world-class service, extraordinary project management, and outstanding aftercare. Discover more at linktree.com/juliewyss. Awards, Qualifications, and Specialties: Ranked #27 all of SF Bay Area agents in The Leading 100 Nationally ranked #141 in the Wall Street Journal by Tom Ferry: The Thousand Ranked #39 of all California agents in America’s Best 400+ 5-star reviews on Zillow.com Specializes in Silicon Valley residential real estate sales Dedicated client advocate Expert negotiator Innovative home marketer Featured in an article by CNN Featured on the cover of Real Producers Magazine

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"Julie was very kind and helpful with my partner, aunt, and I after we inherited a house in very poor..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
110
Condo Transactions
15
Townhome Transactions
9
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Alex Lehr
Guide Real Estate
About Alex

Alex Lehr has been working hard to cultivate a well-respected and trusted concierge-style real estate service for his clients since 1984. His extensive industry knowledge has been sought out by The New York Times, KPIX Channel 5 News, and through his book "The Unexpected Sale: Guidance for the Executor/Administrator Of An Estate." Always perfecting his craft, Alex diligently stays ahead of upcoming real estate trends and carefully evaluates current economic data and social inclinations. His keen attention to detail and real estate expertise allow Alex to position his clients for success in any market condition. In essence, he "sees around the corner." Alex also engages in a grassroots approach to staying in touch with tens of thousands of property owners each year, allowing him to provide his clients valuable insights from the real estate community, along with access to off-market properties that aren't available elsewhere. Alex is passionate about maximizing his clients' real estate assets and designing an experience that's tailored to their specific needs. Whether he's working with first-time homebuyers, clients managing family estates and trusts, or billionaire titans of tech, Alex is known for making the end-to-end process seamless. He specializes in reducing complexities and eliminating uncertainty along the way, and has done so during a number of unstable markets, including the recessions of the 1990s and early 2000s, 9/11, the Great Recession of 2008, and most recently, COVID-19. In his free time, Alex loves spending time with his wife, Denise, and their four children, who are all a vital part of the team at Guide Real Estate. Together, they enjoy a variety of activities such as riding motorcycles, racing, hunting, fishing, scuba diving, skiing, and giving back to the community by supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank and other local organizations.

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"Alex and his team were great. We worked well together. They held our hand through the process and ga..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
79
Condo Transactions
9
Townhome Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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About Dawn

Hello and thank you for visiting my HomeLight profile! I’m Broker Associate Dawn Thomas, a highly-experienced Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz County REALTOR® with a passion for negotiating the best possible transactions for my clients. I'm so passionate about negotiations that I went to the Harvard Negotiation Institute and hold a certificate from Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiations. The Dawn Thomas Team of Compass happily represents nice people in buying and selling real estate in the Silicon Valley in Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, Campbell, West San Jose, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Cupertino, and Sunnyvale. We also have expertise in the beach communities of Santa Cruz County: Santa Cruz, Capitola, and Aptos. Compass takes a tech-driven, personalized approach, combining a collaborative agent community, in-house creative agency, and the industry's most tenured leadership team. Our mission is to help everyone find their place in this world. We'd be honored to help you find yours!

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"Dawn originally help me list and sell my home in Los Altos approx. 2 years ago. I went back with he..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
10
Condo Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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David Kim
Compass
About David

David is a real estate agent with Intero Real Estate Services in Mountain View and Los Altos, California and has been in the real estate business for 15 years. David has completed transactions in several areas including Mountain View, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Cupertino, San Jose, and Campbell. HomeLight ranks David as one of the top 1% of agents in Silicon Valley for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents who are able to successfully complete transactions. HomeLight has information on hundreds of David's transactions since 2009, 45 of which were in the past two years. David typically represents the buyer (57% of the time), but has also completed 9 seller transactions in 2016. David has been most prolific in Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Campbell and Los altos area.

Townhome Transactions
16
Condo Transactions
5
Single Family Home Transactions
38
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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About Boyenga

“A real estate transaction is like an orchestra, if the many components are all in harmony the real estate transaction just like the music in an orchestra is beautiful. And just like an orchestra no one person can play all the instruments, and that’s why I’ve assembled the best orchestra in real estate.” Eric Boyenga As one of the largest financial transactions a family will make in their lifetime it is critical the “orchestra” required to get the right results for the sale or purchase of a home to be in harmony. From marketing, neighborhood knowledge, negotiations, escrow, and protecting clients from legal exposure no one agent is capable of playing all the instruments. Because of the vast complexity and demands of the modern real estate transaction, Eric and Janelle Boyenga set out to create the team approach to serving the real estate seller and buyer. And over the years, Eric and Janelle have assembled an orchestra of specialists who put the plus in everything they do. From marketing experts, legal experts, and local agents all in harmony as part of the Boyenga Team our clients receive a level of service and detail unparalleled in real estate. You cannot find another team with our depth of experience and knowledge and support, and we are proud of having assembled the best team in Silicon Valley. In partnering with Compass, Eric and Janelle are able to offer clients unparalleled support along with the latest in cutting-edge technology. Their strong business ethics and strategic thinking – coupled with the group’s of over 150 years of combined real estate experience – create a unique residential sales team. Their clients appreciate their enthusiasm, integrity and personal approach. “Real estate, like life, is all about getting the details right,” Janelle says. “That means understanding the client’s needs and hopes, that the client knows their choices, and that we work together efficiently to achieve the transaction they expect when choosing their real estate team. There are many people involved along the way – family, other agents, legal advisors, escrow officers, lenders – and a major part of my job is to orchestrate the events which lead to a smooth sale and closing. But most importantly every client is treated like family, and we take pride in the long term relationships we have developed with our clients over the years.” From working to define a client’s vision and managing those expectations, to negotiating with tenacity while keeping in close communication, the Boyenga Team is well-known for their tireless determination that ensures her clients meet their goals, regardless of how complex. Over the years our team has been coined as the “Property Nerds” because of our love and passion for residential real estate. It is this passion that has made the Boyenga Team the number one team in Silicon Valley. With local expertise, unparalleled marketing, and personal service we would like to show you the Boyenga difference. The Boyenga Team has been recognized nationally by many publications, including Real Trends and the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 200 teams in the entire country.

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"After being referred by a co-worker, we recently worked with Janelle to buy a house in San Jose. The..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
130
Townhome Transactions
27
Condo Transactions
19
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Coco Tan
Keller Williams Realty
About Coco

I have been a TOP 1% PRODUCER EVERY YEAR for 18 Consecutive Years in real estate. I have orchestrated the successful closings of nearly $1 Billion worth of real estate and mortgages. My business has only continued to grow due to my global network, extensive knowledge and expertise in the real estate industry. My past clients help to keep my business successful and strong through their many referrals.

Single Family Home Transactions
77
Townhome Transactions
14
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
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Joe Velasco
Compass
About Joe

With more than 22 years of experience in all aspects of real estate, top-producing agent and Silicon Valley native Joe Velasco brings vast industry expertise and in-depth local knowledge to his role as Team Leader of the Joe Velasco Group, located in Palo Alto, CA. From residential real estate sales to lending, investment and home development, Joe understands what it takes to render quality representation in today’s competitive marketplace. Over the years, he has earned a stellar reputation for his full-service, innovative and dynamic approach to real estate, creating a recognized and proven brand in Silicon Valley. Working with everyone from luxury home buyers and sellers to investors and developers, Joe is committed to helping his clients fulfill their real estate goals. Over the course of his career, Joe has closed over $1 Billion in real estate sales and is on track to close over $120 Million in 2019 alone. He has ranked among the Top 200 real estate professionals in the country per REAL Trends for three years in a row.

Single Family Home Transactions
23
Condo Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Los Altos

Why you need a top real estate agent in Los Altos, CA

In Los Altos, homes sit on the market an average of 37 days, and sell for 102.4% of the list price. Having a top agent by your side can save you serious time and money. The top 3% of Los Altos agents move homes off the market in 18 days, and get better price results: Buyers get 6.2% knocked off the list price, and sellers get 7.6% more than their list price.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents in Los Altos know how to help their clients make up to $197,987 more on home sales and can sell their homes 18.9 days faster than the average agent.

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Top Buyer's Agents

When working the top 3% of Los Altos buyer's agents, you can save up to $181,244 on your home purchase--that's 1.9x more savings than the average agent.

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

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.3 stars

Top real estate agents in Los Altos score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Los Altos agent who scores only 4.3 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Los Altos and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

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

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"HomeLight provides a very good service to those who are unfamiliar with the real estate world. "

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

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Find the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Los Altos neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Los Altos, top agents are frequently doing deals in North Los Altos, South Los Altos, and North Los Altos.

North Los Altos

Active Agents801
Time on Market40
Avg. Sale Price$2,015,462

South Los Altos

Active Agents503
Time on Market36
Avg. Sale Price$1,929,417

North Los Altos

Active Agents145
Time on Market38
Avg. Sale Price$3,097,215

Find top real estate agents in cities near Los Altos, CA

Fremont

Active Agents3,615
Time on Market47
Avg. Sale Price$1,000,000

Hayward

Active Agents2,996
Time on Market48
Avg. Sale Price$666,750

Union City

Active Agents1,688
Time on Market46
Avg. Sale Price$853,000

San Jose

Active Agents11,530
Time on Market43
Avg. Sale Price$965,000

Milpitas

Active Agents1,665
Time on Market45
Avg. Sale Price$972,000

Sunnyvale

Active Agents2,516
Time on Market37
Avg. Sale Price$1,505,000

San Mateo

Active Agents2,433
Time on Market38
Avg. Sale Price$1,300,000

Santa Clara

Active Agents2,589
Time on Market40
Avg. Sale Price$1,250,000

Mountain View

Active Agents2,231
Time on Market37
Avg. Sale Price$1,500,000

Redwood City

Active Agents1,560
Time on Market39
Avg. Sale Price$1,509,000

Castro Valley

Active Agents1,545
Time on Market44
Avg. Sale Price$828,000

San Leandro

Active Agents2,013
Time on Market42
Avg. Sale Price$670,888

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