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Top real estate agents in Novato, CA

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

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

The best real estate agents out there know how to close deals quickly and painlessly, plus save you money along the way. A top 3% Novato agent does 387 deals a year, compared with the average agent’s 65 deals. They save buyers 8.0% more than their average-performing counterparts, and save sellers $80,177 more than average.

"HomeLight was very helpful in narrowing down the field of Realtors to choose from and importantly, giving an idea of the data and methodology behind the recommendations so I could feel confident in them."

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See how 30 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Novato stack up

Liz McCarthy
McCarthy+Moe Group - Compass
About Liz

Liz McCarthy’s top priority is providing exemplary service to each and every client she works with as a top producing real estate broker with Compass Real Estate in Marin County. Liz and her Partner Shenna Moe are the Founders of the McCarthy+ Moe Group, a Top 5 Team in the County of Marin. Liz has been serving devoted clients since 2004 and has closed over $400M in lifetime sales. Liz and Shenna are always found in the highest rankings of National Realtors, reaching the top 1% and appearing in media forums such as The ​Wall Street Journal’s Real Trends: America’s Best Real Estate Agents. As a highly effective negotiator and problem solver, she excels at merging the needs of both buyers and sellers which results in successful home sales. Liz negotiates the best ​possible outcome for every transaction. The key to her success lies in her thoroughness, honesty and attention to detail, which results in getting the highest price for sellers and the best deal for buyers. “It doesn’t just begin and end with the transaction”, says McCarthy, “Service is my top priority, as I am building relationships for life.” Read what Liz’s clients say about choosing her as their Realtor and Partner and you’ll see that they agree! As a member of both the “Marin Platinum Group” and the “Marin Top Agent Network”, the McCarthy + Moe Group are recognized as among the leading 100 real estate agents in Marin County and have access to the members-only list of “off-market” properties. (eg, homes that aren’t MLS listed). The requirements for membership are strictly enforced. While most of her time is devoted to working with clients, Liz enjoys spending time with her children, family and friends and engaging in the outdoor activities that Marin is known for. She is mom to a 15-year old miracle surviving-twin daughter who was born 14 weeks prematurely and weighed only 1.5 pounds at birth, as well as a 12-year old son. Liz still actively runs a number of support groups for parents whose babies were born extremely premature. Fun Fact: Liz is a World Champion Ultimate Frisbee player.

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"Very happy with the entire staff. They were responsive and helpful with selling my house."

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Single Family Home Transactions
57
Condo Transactions
5
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Eric Gelman
Coldwell Banker
About Eric

I've been working as a realtor in Marin County for about 15 years. I absolutely love what I do and am blessed to be able to help my clients achieve their real estate goals. In addition to focusing on the transaction, I believe in creating relationships with my clients, with other professionals in the area and with the area itself. It's more than just neighborhoods and addresses; I know the towns and residents, the schools, parks, shops and cafes. That's all so I can help you sell your home for the best possible price or help find you the ideal place to live.

Single Family Home Transactions
24
Condo Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
  • Cash Close Specialist 2021
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Hetti Schramm
Coldwell Banker
About Hetti

Hetti makes her clients feel welcome by taking the time to listen to their needs. She explains the intricacies of the entire process, and is by your side from the first house tour to the last signature required. Hetti negotiates equity and distressed sales on behalf of home sellers and buyers. She is a top producing Realtor, closing 40 transactions annually. With so much change in the market place, it is important more than ever, to be represented by an agent that is keeping pace with this fast shifting market. Working in all facets of the market and having an in-depth knowledge of the different types of sales gives her a competitive edge on how to negotiate for her clients. (SRES) Senior Real Estate Specialist (CDPE) Certified Distressed Property Expert

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"Fabulous! Let us know every step. Made the entire selling process EASY. I would recommend Hetti to ..."

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Condo Transactions
4
Single Family Home Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Denise Lucchesi
Century 21 Bundesen
About Denise

In 2020, Denise was ranked #7 among top producing Century 21 agents in California, and #22 in the United States. Expect communication, honesty and an eclectic background that will help new and experienced buyers paint real estate in a positive light with a recognized REALTOR® like Denise Lucchesi. What sets REALTOR® Denise Lucchesi, 2020 Grand CENTURION® Award winner, apart from other REALTORS®? She combines business experience, communication skills and her artistic abilities with her love for homes. Denise knows about giving her clients the necessary time to find the right home for their family. Getting to know the individual inside the client is Denise’s focus and she uses her background experience and effective communication skills to do so. For example, Denise’s former experience in a medical field as a Licensed Registered Dental Assistant helps her sense non-verbal comfort levels. This skill is especially helpful with first-time buyers, as the fear of the unknown is a powerful force that can deter hopeful homeowners. Denise is a REALTOR® and a person who will speak openly and truthfully, so words are just as important.” I am going to express my opinion to clients. My goal is not to just make a sale, but I am looking after my client’s best interest both short and long term.” Denise knows about giving clients the gift of time to find what is right for one’s family. “Basically, I would rather a client take their time, or pass up a real estate opportunity than to purchase a home that will not benefit their lifestyle in the long run.” Having been raised in Novato and a Petaluma resident for the past 29 years, Denise knows the location of your home is a reflection of your lifestyle. Being concerned over the future of others is what steers Denise in the right directions with her clients.

Single Family Home Transactions
29
Condo Transactions
4
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
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Andrea Swetland
Vanguard Properties
About Andrea

Since becoming an agent in 1993, Andrea has been a leader in the highly competitive San Francisco Bay Area residential real estate market. She has closed over $878M in sales, is currently ranked in the top 1% of all local agents, and has earned a well-deserved reputation for exceptional customer service. It’s a testament to the strong relationship that she builds with each client that over 85% of her deals come from repeat business and referrals. As a San Francisco native, Andrea brings a unique and thoughtful perspective to neighborhood trends and market conditions. Combined with her strong industry reputation, collaborative relationships with other agents, and extensive training including a Mastery of Negotiations at USF, Andrea is able to offer her clients a distinct advantage when it comes to finding their dream home. Seeking to grow her philosophy of customer-first real estate, in 2016 she founded WelcomeHomeSF with her husband and business partner. Under Andrea’s guidance, mentoring, and leadership, her team of real estate experts have quickly become known for their excellence in customer service and performance. In just two years they have already been recognized as a Leading 100 team in the San Francisco Bay Area, earning a distinguished 88th ranking from The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco and San Francisco Magazine in partnership with REAL Trends. Andrea and her team are true client and community champions, are always striving to earn the trust of everyone they work with, and are dedicated to relentlessly pursuing the best results. Andrea was recently elected by her peers to a three-year term as a Director on the Board of The San Francisco Association of Realtors, and she is an extremely active member of The Junior League of San Francisco. Andrea is also a proud member, former Treasurer and President Elect of The San Francisco Chapter of The Women's Council of Realtors. In addition, she served as a panelist on KGO 810's Real Estate Clinic for almost two years and appeared in the Season Premiere of the HGTV Program House Hunters’ “Coast to Coast” episode on January 1, 2003

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"I have only had fantastic experiences with this very seasoned, smart and reliable agent. She works h..."

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TIC Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
14
Single Family Home Transactions
14
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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About Jonathan

Jonathan Marks, a long time Marin resident, entrepreneur, professional photographer, and family man, epitomizes that which is essential to succeed in the field of real estate. A skilled negotiator, hardworking, industrious, extraordinarily ethical, and ingeniously creative, Jonathan knows what it takes to ensure every real estate transaction is treated with the utmost of reverence and attention to detail it deserves whilst also maintaining a spirit of support, care, and all essential humor to the client. Having started his own licensed music and entertainment business in the mid-80's working with internationally renowned acts ranging from the Beatles and the Grateful Dead, to the Rolling Stones and Madonna, Jonathan built his business up to a multi-million dollar international success story, gaining arguably a level of notoriety in Japan normally reserved for actors and musicians of worldwide acclaim. Having tired of the frequent trips to Japan and wishing to spend his time closer to h

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"Put simply, he's the best!!"

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Condo Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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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.

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

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Townhome Transactions
25
Condo Transactions
92
Single Family Home Transactions
420
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
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About Marin

We have over 55 years of real estate experience between us, helping our clients with all of their real estate needs in Marin County. We are consistently Top 1% Realtors in Marin County, and members of the Top Agent Network and Marin Platinum Group. We provide honest, relevant and valuable advice to our clients, earning us a platinum reputation and a robust referral business.

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"We worked with Victoria on the Marin Home Team, and she was fantastic in representing us a buyer. S..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
19
TIC Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
  • Cash Close Specialist 2021
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Arundel Burrell
Holmes Burrell Real Estate
About Arundel

As the owner and broker of Holmes Burrell Real Estate I am inspired and excited to offer the services of a new type of real estate brokerage. My primary objective is to create life-long relationships with my clients while helping navigate the complexities of today’s real estate market. This model could only be born from having a strong traditional real estate expertise that I gained through 17 years of being a top producer in the bay area and turbocharging the client experience by offering next level cutting edge technology. Many of the technologies I have in place are proprietary and unparalleled. I am truly enthusiastic about offering superior client services, services you deserve and the service you should come to expect. I look forward to serving you through your real estate transaction…Every Step of the Way - HOME!

Condo Transactions
3
Single Family Home Transactions
10
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Craig Ackerman
Proof Real Estate
About Craig

For nearly 20 years, Craig Ackerman has been adding value to his clients’ home sales. He likes to present options for broadening a property’s appeal through quick, strategic cosmetic resurfacing. Most clients follow his plan, allowing him to deliver the highest possible selling price. He often sets new price records in a neighborhood. “But I don’t specialize in any particular district,” he points out. “My best practices apply everywhere, and I consistently sell homes with more offers and for more money throughout the Bay Area.” A lifetime in home transformation and real estate He started as a kid in the family business, working alongside his brother and father as they painted, replaced faucets, installed countertops and cleaned up landscaping — prepping New Jersey homes to rent or sell. Craig developed a keen sense for where to spend to attract buyers and how to negotiate so everyone wins. Since then, he has earned a contractor’s license; has bought, refurbished and sold his own homes; and has guided the refresh of hundreds of San Francisco and Bay Area client properties. To his great satisfaction, he’s helped homeowners, investment property owners and developers, generating millions in additional profits for them. His accomplishments include: • 500+ Bay Area real estate transactions completed • Top Agent Network, verified member since 2012 • Five Star Agent Award for customer service, last seven years • Former licensed contractor • Author, “Selling Grandma’s House” • Certified New Home Specialist • Residential Construction Certified International sensibility After college and before Craig landed in California, he spent 10 years in Asia, managing sales of commercial flooring to Fortune 500 companies for Milliken. He often grabbed a hard hat and met with the designer and architect in a half-built high rise before the window glass was even installed. Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China. Craig enjoyed working with people across borders and absorbing cultural nuances. He also acquired sophisticated marketing, team management and interior design skills that have served him and his clients all through his professional life. On the personal side Above all, Craig is a family man and loves spending time with his wife and young son, from hanging out at home to travel and Little League games.

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"My mother passed and left a 3rd party trustee in charge of her estate. We needed to sell a tear dow..."

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Condo Transactions
14
TIC Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
43
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
  • Cash Close Specialist 2021
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Find the best real estate agent near you

Top Novato real estate agent stats at a glance

HomeLight looks at every one of the 2,286 active Novato, CA real estate agents and measures how they stack up against the average agent. In Novato, the top 3% of agents buy and sell in 41 days and work on 571 homes.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents in Novato know how to help their clients make up to $80,177 more on home sales and can sell their homes 31.4 days faster than the average agent.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Finding the right real estate agent in Novato can have a big impact on your bottom line. A top 3% agent helps 1.8x more buyers, and can save you $66,791 more on your home purchase than an average agent.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

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"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."

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HomeLight Client

"The quality of the real estate agent that HomeLight referred me to was exceptional. As a first time seller, I knew nothing about the real estate market, and this referral walked me through every aspect of the process."

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Find the best agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Novato neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Novato,top agents are frequently doing deals in Central Novato, Midwest Novato, and Southwest Novato.

Central Novato

Active Agents370
Time on Market72
Avg. Sale Price$733,480

Midwest Novato

Active Agents332
Time on Market80
Avg. Sale Price$712,168

Southwest Novato

Active Agents272
Time on Market74
Avg. Sale Price$943,570

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Find top real estate agents in cities near Novato, CA

Oakland

Active Agents4,675
Time on Market41
Avg. Sale Price$755,000

Richmond

Active Agents1,795
Time on Market48
Avg. Sale Price$540,000

Berkeley

Active Agents1,349
Time on Market36
Avg. Sale Price$1,250,000

San Francisco

Active Agents5,528
Time on Market52
Avg. Sale Price$1,350,000

Daly City

Active Agents1,598
Time on Market41
Avg. Sale Price$1,010,000

Vallejo

Active Agents3,052
Time on Market57
Avg. Sale Price$415,000

Napa

Active Agents1,250
Time on Market68
Avg. Sale Price$692,000

Santa Rosa

Active Agents2,954
Time on Market64
Avg. Sale Price$579,000

San Rafael

Active Agents1,342
Time on Market63
Avg. Sale Price$1,100,000

Petaluma

Active Agents1,246
Time on Market58
Avg. Sale Price$719,000

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