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Top Oakland real estate agents

Oakland, CA may have 9,184 real estate agents, but you’re looking for the cream of the crop. Homelight analyzes performance data from all of Oakland’s active agents to find you those with the best objective results. The top 3% of Oakland agents boast impressive numbers: They complete 77.5% more real estate transactions each year than the average agent, and sell homes 81.6% faster.

"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."

Donald C.

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

Louise Lovewell
Re/max Accord
About Louise

Louise is a real estate agent with Re/max Accord. Louise has been in the real estate business for 40 years. She is the team leader of the Lovewell team, which includes her daughter Katie Lovewell, and other fabulous professionals. To read more about them, please go to their website. Louise has sold 51.38x the number of single family homes as the average agent in the area. We have data on 268 of Louise’s transactions. Louise has worked with sellers 74% of the time, and has represented the buyer in 76 recorded transactions. Here’s what we know about Louise’s work: - Louise has sold homes for as much as $1,700,000. - Louise is skilled in fast home sales: she has listings that have sold in as little as 11 days. - Louise is an agent who sells homes for top dollar. - HomeLight considers Louise a top negotiator because her homes almost always sell for 7% above their list price. HomeLight has data on 107 transactions Louise has done in San Leandro. Louise ranks in the top 2% of agents in San Leandro. Louise has closed 104 more home sales than the average agent in the area.

Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
12
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Derek Han
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
About Derek

"Your Dream is My Passion!" As a consistent Top Agent who is trustworthy, responsible, experienced, patient, think outside the box, and friendly, my team and I strive to provide the highest level of service to help each and every client to meet their real estate goal. Our philosophy is simple: we care, we are trusted, we listen, and we deliver. Believe in: TEAM EFFORT, PERSONALIZED SERVICE. #1 Agent in Better Homes & Gardens Berkeley Region in 2016, 2018, and 2020. Better Homes & Gardens Company-Wide Top Producer 2010 to 2020. Zillow Premier Agent with 150+ 5-Stars Review Professional Associations / Designations: National, California, and Bay East Associations of Realtors Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Certified Pre-Foreclosure Specialist (CPS) Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternate Specialist (HAFA) Cartus Network Marketing Specialist (CNMS) Cartus Network Buyer Specialist (CNBS)

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"Derek provided excellent service through out the transaction! He was always available day and night...."

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Townhome Transactions
8
Single Family Home Transactions
44
Condo Transactions
5
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Jill Carrigan
The Grubb Company
About Jill

To navigate the complex decisions involved in today’s real estate market requires the guidance of an experienced professional. Jill Carrigan is a Platinum Circle Member, awarded to the top producing agents of the Grubb Company. Jill Carrigan recognizes that the process of buying and selling a home is a very personal matter, not just a business transaction. She possesses an unwavering commitment to achieving her client’s objectives. Jill is a positive presence throughout a frequently emotional process. With a keen ability to intelligently strategize, she presents solutions and guidance in adverse situations even under the most difficult of circumstances. Jill’s knowledge of the East Bay, her experience as a fine home specialist combined with her history of listing vacant land, makes her approachable to all types of clients, from first-time buyers, to clientele seeking the high-end luxury market. “I help clients make informed and intelligent real estate investments”, Jill says, “keeping their best interests in mind and fully understanding their personal lifestyle and future goals. I strive to provide clients with all the information necessary to help them make prudent real estate investment decisions throughout the changing market cycles. My number one objective is to be an advocate for my clients. I make it my top priority to listen, educate, and advise.” A native of Canada, Jill was raised in Winnipeg Manitoba, Jill has studied interior design at UCLA, and has been a Realtor in the East Bay for 15 years. Her success is attributed to her honest approach, wealth of industry knowledge, and stellar negotiation skills. Having an intimate knowledge of the East Bay real estate marketplace and using that knowledge to provide the very best service through exceptionally hard work in every transaction has reaped a client base that is largely repeat clients and referrals.

Single Family Home Transactions
12
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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About Andrea

Representing Sellers Together, we’ll strategize to attract the right buyers for your property. My comprehensive marketing program is tried and true. It has been tested time and again, and the bottom line is that it works. During negotiations, I’ll protect your interests and yours alone, and as a result you’ll get the highest price and best terms for your home for what the market will bear. Representing Buyers I am tireless in my pursuit to find you what you want. I have the patience to work with you for as long as it takes to find the home that resonates with your taste and lifestyle. I thoroughly understand what it takes to get an offer accepted and escrow closed. Home buyers in the competitive East Bay market need an experienced and reliable advocate to protect their interests. Not only am I conscientious, careful, and mindful of your needs, but I will aggressively negotiate for you during escrow. Through many years of practicing real estate in the Bay Area, My personal relationships are very useful in getting you the property in a multi-bid situation.

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"We are very, very fortunate to have Andrea. We are demanding clients yet she is ever so patient with..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
53
Condo Transactions
9
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Kathleen Wilson
Red Oak Realty
About Kathleen

Friends describe me as motivated and driven. Clients say I act as a therapist and reality check and “negotiate killer deals.” After 16 years selling homes, I still love wearing so many hats. Previously, I was a union organizer and public education campaign PR consultant. I am a born and bred advocate and feel the hum of what I do when I am fulfilling my innate drive to be both a benefactor and a competitor. On the one side, I am always looking for ways to meet your deeper needs and be of service. On the other side, I thrill in the “win” for a buyer in a multiple offer scenario or securing the highest price for a seller during intense negotiations. When you work with me, the Olympian inside of me is harnessed to help you reach your goals. Equally important is the relationship I build over time with you, the client. Referrals are the bread and butter of my business. A referral tells me I have truly helped someone in a meaningful way. And there you have my transparent motivation: to deliver such a “WOW” level of service that you refer your friends, family, and co-workers to me. I am full of gratitude every day to be able to be of service, and at the same time fiercely negotiate and advocate for clients, strategizing wins both big and small. If you want a Realtor that tells it like it is, prioritizes you and makes you feel listened to, I am that Realtor. If you need a hard driving, aggressive advocate who is strategic in representing your best interests, I am that Realtor. You don’t have to sacrifice the strategic smarts, negotiating skills and market expertise to experience the responsiveness and caring you want in a service provider. With me, you get both. I have lived in the Bay Area for almost 30 years - specifically in Albany, California. My husband John (like me a serial entrepreneur) and I have two kids, 12 year old Max and 8 year old Ella. I am an avid sci fi book and movie fan and travel all around the world with my family, instilling a sense of adventure and compassion in my kids. I chose to work with Red Oak Realty because it is an independent, Oakland-based, woman-owned firm with offices in Berkeley and Oakland versus a national office that would siphon off resources. That gives my clients the competitive advantage, with things like an in-house marketing team, a dedicated PR firm, and a 15-to-100 staff to agent ratio. My statistics*: Over 190 transactions Over $145,000,000 in sales volume My listings sell for an average of 26% over asking My listings are on the market for an average of 16 days Receive 30-60 referrals a year Average sales price for listings: $1,150,000 Average sales price for buyers I work with: $1,078,000 A single family home expert, Kathleen ranks in the top 6% of 6,941 Oakland agents* Top Oakland seller's agent, Kathleen ranks in the top 9% of 6,941 Oakland agents* *Source: MLS & HomeLight. Transaction and sales volume based on units for all sales in the Bay Area 2002-2018. Other data based on MLS 2017-2018 rankings for all sales in the Bay Area. Home expert and Oakland sellers agent rankings based on data provided by Homelight.

Single Family Home Transactions
6
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Daniel Winkler
Winkler Real Estate Group
About Daniel

Hi, I’m Danny. Of course, I help clients buy and sell their homes. I also manage all phases of real estate marketing and development, including multiple large sales management projects for various Bay Area builders and developers. I love what I do. And when we meet, my enthusiasm will be palpable. Here’s what matters: honesty, generosity, and persistence. I believe it’s important to take care of others and to support them in achieving their dreams. Running Winkler Real Estate Group as its founder and President has been an incredible experience. With terrific growth every year, we never lose sight of the key to our success: happy, satisfied customers. We are never too busy to say “thank you.” And a handshake is our word. Almost three decades ago I was a newly licensed agent working in San Francisco. An entrepreneur at heart, in 2001 I struck out on my own. Heeding the maxim “If you rest, you rust" it wasn’t long before I hired a business manager and my first agent. Together we formed a start-up, and over the years the business flourished. Today more than 30 agents, each with a distinct skill set, call Winkler Real Estate Group home. We’re like a family. We share impeccable integrity, enormous passion for our work, and a drive to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients. Collaboration and congeniality allow us to pool our knowledge and experience to offer real estate advice and guidance you can count on. No red tape, no fancy footwork; we provide guidance you can trust. I couldn’t be happier; we’re a stellar team.

Daniel's reviews

"Top notch expertise & knowledge. Excellent service and personal attention. Wouldn’t consider working..."

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Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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David Gunderman
Alain Pinel Realtors
About David

David Gunderman (Broker) began his career in real estate in 2000, was joined by husband Andrew Raskopf (Broker) in 2003, and together they have become the most successful real estate team in the East Bay. David, a summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, and Andrew, a graduate of New York University, proudly reside in Oakland with their two children, Katie and Jake, numerous pets and their adopted grandmother, Alice. David's life experiences include European Content Manager (The Industry Standard), NYC Event Producer, Event Director, Co-founder of the successful Adirondack Theater Festival (Glens Falls, NY), Director and Lecturer (San Francisco State University).

Single Family Home Transactions
68
Townhome Transactions
7
Condo Transactions
8
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Nicole Causey
Everhome Real Estate
About Nicole

Real estate isn’t about sales, it’s about service, and award-winning agent Nicole Causey delivers it in spades. Her ethics, integrity, accessibility, and communication have made her a sought-after professional whose clients eagerly enlist her services again and again. Canadian-born but Bay Area-raised, Nicole’s family moved to Fremont when she was 10 years old. While earning her B.A. in Business Administration, Nicole worked in retail, and after graduation, she was promoted to Business Account Manager. She excelled in that position until a serendipitous meeting with a friend led to a job interview with a local top-producing agent. The interview turned into a position that taught her the ins-and-outs of prospecting, marketing, and negotiating. It was a fantastic experience that enabled Nicole to personally manage over 200 home sales — and gain quite the real estate education! With her well-honed customer service skills and newly acquired real estate experience, she obtained her license in 2004, and has been a full-time agent ever since. In addition to her professional background, Nicole’s strong work ethic, self-challenging nature, and intrinsic motivation have made her a highly successful agent. That success has earned her recognition as a Pinnacle Agent with the Bay East Association of Realtors® every year since 2011 and the No. 2 spot out of 34,000 agents nationwide at her previous brokerage. To Nicole, the awards are a byproduct of her true passion — enriching her clients’ lives through homeownership. Nicole’s hobbies include traveling, reading, renovations, interior design, wine tasting, and spending time with her family. She also loves animals and has a menagerie, including a dog, two cats, and backyard chickens. She is on the Board of Directors for SAVE, which assists domestic violence victims in the Tri-City area, and she volunteers for Adopt an Angel, which provides holiday gifts for children in protective services and foster care in the East Bay.

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"Nicole is top-notch. As our listing agent, she moved fast with listing, repairs, and staging. She ..."

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Townhome Transactions
7
Single Family Home Transactions
41
Condo Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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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
34
Single Family Home Transactions
410
Condo Transactions
79
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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Aaron Brown
Perspective Real Estate
About Aaron

Perspective Founder Aaron Brown doesn’t believe in wasting time. He rose to the top of his brokerage two years after obtaining his real estate license in 2007, and he now ranks amongst the top 1% of all agents in the Oakland/Berkeley region. Aaron has been involved in well over over 300 transactions and now leverages his skills and experience as the leader of Perspective Real Estate. A critical thinker who consistently comes up with successful strategies for his clients, Aaron is at his best when working with clients who are looking for expert advice and direction. Direct yet never pushy, Aaron provides sound guidance with optimum results always the target. Aaron truly enjoys the process of transforming a home for sale and then pushing for its greatest results. Aaron came to real estate after years of experience in the hospitality industry where he learned to apply the same principles of excellence he now brings to real estate. Chief amongst Aaron’s strengths is having parents who are both attorneys, as growing up in a legal family has given him a deep understanding of contract law that few agents possess. Ultimately, his extensive experiences across the board allow him to always position his clients for success. A native of the East Bay, Aaron currently lives in Oakland, CA and owns investment property across the East Bay. While this background makes him something of an expert of the local market, being so well known in the community also makes him an on-demand asset. He has a well-earned reputation as a trusted community resource who shares freely. Aaron is the founding agent of Perspective and is involved directly with all aspects of the business. Clients working with any member of the team can rest assured that Aaron is personally supporting them at every step along the way.

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"Aaron Brown was outstanding in every regard as a real estate broker and friend. "

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Single Family Home Transactions
15
Townhome Transactions
2
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Oakland

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

Hiring a real estate agent is a big decision, and it can be an overwhelming process. HomeLight uses trusted data to simplify your search. For example, would you prefer a highly experienced top agent doing 419 transactions a year, or the average agent who does 94 transactions a year? It’s probably a no brainer. Let’s see what kind of time and money you could save with a top Oakland agent!

Top Seller's Agents

San Francisco’s top 3% of agents sell 1.8x more properties than the average agent, and sell homes 24.31 days faster. Even better? A top Oakland real estate agent nets you 15.4% more on your list price.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
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Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Want someone experienced with proven results? A top Oakland real estate agent helps 75.3% more buyers purchase homes than the average agent, and knocks 9.1% more off the list price while they’re at it.

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

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
3.3 stars

Top real estate agents in Oakland score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Oakland agent who scores only 3.3 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Oakland and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

"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 Oakland neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Oakland, top agents are frequently doing deals in Centerville, Upper Rockridge, and Glenmoor.

Centerville

Active Agents1,097
Time on Market76
Avg. Sale Price$515,578

Upper Rockridge

Active Agents649
Time on Market56
Avg. Sale Price$1,345,075

Glenmoor

Active Agents738
Time on Market67
Avg. Sale Price$789,171

Find top real estate agents in cities near Oakland, CA

Danville

Active Agents1,305
Time on Market47
Avg. Sale Price$1,249,000

Richmond

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

Hayward

Active Agents3,000
Time on Market48
Avg. Sale Price$667,500

San Ramon

Active Agents2,384
Time on Market46
Avg. Sale Price$1,020,000

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

South San Francisco

Active Agents1,156
Time on Market40
Avg. Sale Price$1,010,000

San Mateo

Active Agents2,434
Time on Market38
Avg. Sale Price$1,310,000

Daly City

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

Castro Valley

Active Agents1,547
Time on Market44
Avg. Sale Price$831,000

Walnut Creek

Active Agents2,233
Time on Market42
Avg. Sale Price$750,000

San Leandro

Active Agents2,017
Time on Market43
Avg. Sale Price$670,000

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