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Top Monterey real estate agents

Monterey, CA has 2.2x real estate agents, so how do you know who’s right for you? HomeLight looks at each agent’s historical performance data to identify those that will get you the best results. Monterey’s top 3% of agents do 462 real estate transactions per year. Compare that to the average agent who does transactions a year — the top agent completes 79.7% more transactions! And that level of experience pays off for buyers and sellers alike.

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

Colleen Yaklich
Compass Real Estate
About Colleen

Consistently Ranked in top 5% of over 1600+ agents associated with Monterey County Association of Realtors. My goal is to provide an extraordinary experience to each of my clients. I am committed and passionate about the real estate industry and I work hard and full time to deliver the best service possible. I am lucky enough to have traveled extensively and have lived in many interesting places. Several years ago I chose to move to Monterey County as the opportunities for work and play are endless. I believe it is one of the most beautiful places in the world....paradise! My strengths include my interpersonal skills, well-practiced negotiation techniques, positive attitude, total commitment, perseverance, determination, and organizational skills. I understand that selling and buying a home is a very critical, personal decision and I take the time to listen to your needs and desires.

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"Colleen was amazing!! As a first time homebuyer, I was overwhelmed with the whole process and right ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
11
Townhome Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
NAR Certifications
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Ben Strock Team
eXp Realty of California, Inc.
About Ben

At Strock Real Estate, we strive to exceed your expectations of a Realtor. We always do business in an honest manner with the highest level of integrity. It is of the utmost importance that we put our clients’ needs ahead of our own. We listen to our clients’ goals and sacrifice our self-serving interests in the process. Strock Real Estate opened its doors in 2007 and operates as a team. By supporting each other, we can offer our customers a higher quality of service than would be achievable as individuals. With more than one set of ears, we are always paying attention to the small details, so we achieve an overall greater performance. We treat all of those we interact within a manner that would make our parents’ proud. Our commitment to our clients extends far beyond the close of escrow, and we pride ourselves on the long-standing relationships that we develop with our clients.

Ben's reviews

"First rate."

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Townhome Transactions
12
Single Family Home Transactions
100
Condo Transactions
9
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Annette Boggs
COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE
About Annette

Annette Boggs is a leading agent on the Monterey Peninsula. Her unique strategic approach to understanding and representing clients in all aspects of the buying and selling experience puts Annette in a class of her own. A consistent top producer with an exceptional reputation and deep knowledge of the Monterey market, she is hard-working and proactive, committed to quality and upholding the highest ethical standards. Annette has been working on the Monterey Peninsula for over a decade. The daughter of real estate brokers, Annette grew up in the business and learned quickly what it takes to deliver outstanding results for clients. That same uncompromising focus on guiding her clients intelligently through every step of the process has shaped Annette’s own success in real estate. Annette continues to be one of the top agents on the Central Coast of California. Annette has practical experience which is invaluable to her clients. Annette and her husband have “flipped” properties, owned rentals and have even been personally involved in numerous 1031 exchanges. She has represented every type of buyer from the first-time home buyer to the seasoned real estate investor. Her high level of customer service and integrity is one reason sellers love to work with her. Annette and her husband, Kevin, moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 2005 from the Central Valley and have since called Pacific Grove her hometown. Annette enjoys spending time with her two grown children and traveling with her husband. Her passion for people is evident in her care of her clients. Selling real estate is her passion and matching buyers and sellers with the right house is what she loves to do!

Annette's reviews

"Miss Annette Boggs what I believe is the best real state agent that you could ever meet she is very..."

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Condo Transactions
2
Single Family Home Transactions
19
Townhome Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Dean Provence
Shankle Real Estate
About Dean

Experience: Dean Provence is a Broker Associate and office manager at Shankle RE. Licensed since 1982 with experience in rising, falling and normal markets. I work to find the best solution for your Real Estate Goals. Specializing in the sales and marketing of Homes, Condos, Ranches, Income and Commercial properties within Monterey County. The team works in the areas of Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel, Carmel Valley, South Coast, Seaside, Marina, Hwy 68, Salinas, Prunedale and Aromas. Service: I have been a state director, President of the local association and Realtor of the Year fighting for property rights in Monterey county and California. Designations: E-Pro. As a second generation Realtor I've learned that putting the client first is the best way to build the best reputation and get return and referral business.

Dean's reviews

"Dean has helped me sell and buy four properties. He is the most proactive agent I have ever worked..."

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Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
8
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
NAR Certifications
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Robin Stelle
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
About Robin

Robin Stelle is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker in Carmel, California and has been in the real estate business for 11 years. Robin's coverage area includes Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove and the towns of Seaside and Marina. HomeLight ranks Robin as one of the top 12% of agents for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 13% of agents who sell homes fast. HomeLight has information on 36 of Robin's transactions since 2009, 17 of which were in the past two years. Robin typically represents the buyer (80% of the time), but has also completed multiple seller transactions during this period.

Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
6
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Regina Shaw
Intero Real Estate Services
About Regina

Regina Shaw has been a licensed real estate agent / broker associate since 2004. She believes in and promotes home retention and homeownership. She has a solid system for helping her clients dreams of home ownership come true while consistently exceeding her personal sales goals and client expectations. She is a military veteran who also worked 19yrs with the U.S.P.S. Regina services buyer and sellers in the following California counties; Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz, and Santa Clara. Her expertise is in residential and commercial real estate, in addition, she also has experience in retail and industrial real estate. She has closed over 650 real estate transactions since 2004 and consistently ranks in the top 15% of all Monterey County real estate agent/brokers. Regina is a certified MCLA- Monterey County Local Advisor, GRI- Graduate Realtor Institute Alumnus, SFR -Short Sale Foreclosure Specialist, and Certified Probate and Trust Specialist. She is a recipient of the Intero Real Estate Presidents and Executive Awards. Regina is looking forward to helping you with your next real estate transaction.

Single Family Home Transactions
16
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
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About Jennifer

We understand a home is much more than where you rest your head at night. A home can be a lifetime of memories, an escape from stress, a feeling of security and love, and often a home represents the most significant financial asset of a family. Understanding the importance of a home is our job and our lifetime careers. It is our duty and our aspirations to see your transaction is not only as stress-free as possible but is a financially savvy move for you and your family. Compass and our team have innovated great programs like Compass Concierge, a program where we ensure your home achieves the highest price through cosmetic renovations. Beautifying your home will get the attention to attract the most buyers. And we do this with no points and costs, and we advance the expenses of this renovations at no cost to you. We do this because we want you to capture the equity you have earned over the years. Our team is very proud to have helped families realize their dream homes, start their real estate journeys, and transition to their next great life adventures. From start to finish, you will be in capable hands, ensuring each detail is mastered. Trusted home improvement vendors and integral team members provide concierge service, while Andrew and Jennifer provide personal service and expert attention. Warmly embracing your real estate challenges, considerately guiding you through the process, systematically tackling each step, and responsively delivering your every need with calming confidence.

Jennifer's reviews

"My family was fortunate to be referred to Jennifer and Andrew to act as our agents in the sale of ou..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
78
Condo Transactions
22
Townhome Transactions
10
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
NAR Certifications
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Sandra Schirmer
Sotheby's Int'l Realty-pg
About Sandra

Sandra is a real estate agent with Sotheby's Int'l Realty-pg. Sandra has been in the real estate business for 14 years. Sandra has sold 7.11x the number of single family homes as the average agent in the area. We have data on 47 of Sandra’s transactions. Sandra prefers to work with both sellers and buyers. Here’s what we know about Sandra’s work: - Sandra recently sold one home for $2,300,000. - this real estate agent is skilled in fast home sales: they have listings that have sold in as little as 1 days. - Sandra is an agent who sells homes for top dollar. HomeLight has data on 18 transactions Sandra has done in Monterey. Sandra has closed 14 more home sales than the average agent in the area.

Townhome Transactions
2
Single Family Home Transactions
7
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
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Brett Jennings
Real Estate Experts
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.

Brett's reviews

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

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Townhome Transactions
33
Single Family Home Transactions
400
Condo Transactions
81
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
NAR Certifications
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About Mark

Mark was born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula. His deep connections to the area, strong community ties, and intimate knowledge of the different neighborhoods make him ideally suited to help buyers and sellers throughout the region. Mark was honored with a 2016 Rising Star award from The California Association of Realtors. One of four recognized in the state, the award highlights elite new talent who demonstrate proven business success, excel in client care and uphold Realtor ethics. He was also a finalist for Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate's Top New Agent. Mark's coverage area includes Pacific Grove, Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Pebble Beach / Del Monte Forest and Carmel Valley. Mark is one of the top 10% of agents in Pacific Grove and is recognized for driving marketing programs that maximize properties values. Homelight's analysis ranks him as one of the top 13% of agents who sell homes fast. Mark was exposed to real estate at a young age with successful parents in both the residential and commercial markets, and he is excited to share his passion for the area with others. Mark holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA in Communications from Oregon State University. Mark graduated from Stevenson School in Pebble Beach where he lives with his wife and children. He loves gardening, plays baseball, and is an avid surfer and waterman.

Mark's reviews

"Mark Petersen is an exceptionally professional realtor. His attention to detail is impeccable. He is..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
4
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Monterey

Why you need a top real estate agent in Monterey, CA

Why settle for any average agent when the top 3% of real estate agents can help you save $81,633 more on a home purchase and move a home 2.2x faster than the local average? Top Monterey real estate agents are more experienced, work more transactions, and make more money on home sales.

Top Seller's Agents

A top seller's agent in Monterey makes $71,006 more dollars for sellers, wraps up the selling process 37.4 days faster, and sells 368.17 more homes than the average agent.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Top buyer's agents in Monterey help home buyers purchase 1.8x more homes when they're measured against the average real estate agent in Monterey. Top buyer's agents also save clients $148,865 on transactions.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Monterey, CA

Top Agents
4.9 stars
Avg. Agents
3.8 stars

Top real estate agents in Monterey score an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Monterey agent who scores only 3.8 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Monterey and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

"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

"HomeLight was excellent in finding a real estate agent to sell our home, which took only 4 days! They offered various agents, all of which were top agents in our area. We couldn’t have been happier!"

Cindy W.

HomeLight Client

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

Lorie D.

HomeLight Client

Find the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Monterey neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Monterey, top agents are frequently doing deals in Monterey Vista, Skyline Forest, and Old Town.

Monterey Vista

Active Agents324
Time on Market96
Avg. Sale Price$694,079

Skyline Forest

Active Agents193
Time on Market102
Avg. Sale Price$624,712

Old Town

Active Agents153
Time on Market100
Avg. Sale Price$695,351

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Salinas

Active Agents1,205
Time on Market52
Avg. Sale Price$495,000

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