Top Real Estate Agents in Monterey, CA

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HomeLight crunches the numbers of 1,171 active real estate agents in Monterey, CA to find the best ones. Monterey's top 3% of real estate agents move homes off the market in 32 days, compared to the 66-day local average, and sell for over 10% more than the average agent.

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Top Monterey REALTOR® Rankings

Top Agents List updated on February 16th, 2024
Brett Jennings snapshot

Real Estate Experts

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...

Brett Jennings's reviews

"We recently sold our rental property that the tenants had completely destroyed. Brett Jennings & his team did an amazing job of rehabbing the home, getting it to market quickly, and getting us well above our list price. We couldn't be more happy. ..." see more reviews

Home Transactions

1,310

Average Price Point

$1.6M

Years of Experience

22

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eXp Realty of California, Inc.

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 pro...

Ben Strock's reviews

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Home Transactions

455

Average Price Point

$1.6M

Years of Experience

23

“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 Boye...

Boyenga Team's reviews

"After being referred by a co-worker, we recently worked with Janelle to buy a house in San Jose. Their team was quite exceptional, and we couldn't have done it without them. Highly connected, responsive and knowledgable, they landed us in a home we wouldn't have had a chance at had we not been working with them. In ..." see more reviews

Home Transactions

275

Average Price Point

$1.8M

Years of Experience

27

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Pete Ruiz snapshot

Keller Williams Coastal Estates

Born and raised in California, Pete has been a resident of the state for over 30 years. Pete has a unique background in prior work experience as a former baseball player with the Boston Red Sox organization from 2008-2014. Pete had a playing career of 7 full seasons, all with Boston, and baseball is still a big part...

Pete Ruiz's reviews

"Excellent communication throughout the total sales process. ..." see more reviews

Home Transactions

257

Average Price Point

$1.3M

Years of Experience

15

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 car...

Jennifer and Andrew Oldham's reviews

"My family was fortunate to be referred to Jennifer and Andrew to act as our agents in the sale of our luxury home in Carmel. They were instrumental in assisting us with everything from home prep, contractor referrals, staging, negotiation, escrow and title issues, and an absolutely stunning marketing effort. (Th..." see more reviews

Home Transactions

182

Average Price Point

$1.4M

Years of Experience

23

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Compass, The Lurie Group

Our real estate team is committed to delivering exceptional client care and empowering every decision each step of your home buying or selling experience. Our philosophy is based on integrity, creativity, transparency, and tenacity! Our commitment is to grow with you beyond the transaction helping you match the per...

The Lurie Group's reviews

"Zander and Tabre were unrelenting in their work ethic and made sure that we found the ideal home… which happened to be a highly sought after home in Pacific Heights. They were able to use there negotiation skills, and leverage their market knowledge & relationships in the industry to get our preemtive offer accepted..." see more reviews

Home Transactions

148

Average Price Point

$1.8M

Years of Experience

10

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Megan Archer snapshot

Keller Williams

Megan Archer is an energetic leader, strategic thinker, and fierce negotiator. She understands the psychology of selling real estate and that nets her sellers more money, in less time. Buying or selling a home, one of your largest assets, is one of the most important things you will ever do. As Discover Real Estates...

Megan Archer's reviews

"Team House Hunter is awesome!! Megan and everyone we have had the pleasure of working with in the office has been great, they worked hard to find us our home and I know it wasn't easy, they would always find the time to show us houses at the last minute and would answer our numerous messages quickly and happily. Eve..." see more reviews

Home Transactions

114

Average Price Point

$900K

Years of Experience

19

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Robert Song Team | Compass Danville Realtors

With a over 18 years of record-breaking achievements, our real estate expertise goes beyond mere licensing experience. Realtor Robert Song along with support from Kelly Balogh and Sophanna Mey help form a real estate team within Compass Danville excelling in service, marketing, advertising, negotiation, and maximizi...

Robert Song's reviews

"Robert is a very personable, no pressure, patient, punctual and easy going real estate agent. My experience with him couldn’t have been any better. He is knowledgeable in his industry and a great resource to go to for questions. Our buying experience with him was flawless and smooth! I will definitely go with him fo..." see more reviews

Home Transactions

77

Average Price Point

$1.4M

Years of Experience

19

Dominic Nicoli snapshot

Intero - Berkshire Hathaway

Specializing in the sale of upscale residential real estate sales for the past 27 years, Dominic was one of the first agents to join Intero Real Estate at its inception in 2001. He is a graduate of San Jose State University with a business degree in marketing and has received numerous industry awards including being...

Home Transactions

55

Average Price Point

$2.2M

Years of Experience

34

I ALREADY HAVE A BUYER FOR YOUR HOME! In addition to the (literally) thousands of prospective purchasers in my database, I work with a number of specialized investors who will buy any property, any time - so if you're ready to move tomorrow, I'll get you an offer today! I was first licensed in 2003, and obtained my...

Home Transactions

51

Average Price Point

$1.2M

Years of Experience

21

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Monterey Top Real Estate Agents

How we select the best Monterey agents

At HomeLight, our vision is a world where every real estate transaction is simple, certain, and satisfying.
We've analyzed transaction data of local real estate agents and REALTORS® across 6 distinct metrics to recommend a few of Monterey's top Real Estate Agents.
Reviewed
1,171
Vetted
141
Top Picks
13

Top real estate agents stats at a glance

HomeLight can match you with real estate agents in the top 3% of performers who, on average, sell 1.5x faster and for 112.7% more money.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market

Lower is better

Homes Sold / Year

Explore the top neighborhoods in Monterey

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.

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Client FAQs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.