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Top real estate agents in Oakland, 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 Oakland, CA

The top 3% of real estate agents in Oakland, CA have worked on 351.01 more transactions than the average agent. With more experience, top Oakland agents move homes in 32 days, which is 1.7x times faster than the local average of 56 days.

"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 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
11
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
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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
50
Condo Transactions
13
Townhome Transactions
1
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  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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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
13
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Amber Hom
Realm Real Estate
About Amber

Since 2007, Amber Hom has sold over 1,000 properties throughout Northern California. Consistently ranking in the top 10% of her field, she has found great fulfillment in a career that is perfectly suited to her love of helping people. The daughter of a single mother of four who was also a real estate agent, Amber learned early on that homeownership could help people pave a path to success. She delights in assisting clients of all ages, life situations, and backgrounds in making real estate moves that help them build wealth and boost their quality of life. Residing in Contra Costa County since 1993, Amber earned her real estate license in her early 20s and started her career at the Contra Costa County Association of Realtors®. She developed a well-rounded skill set in various aspects of the business and quickly found success — first at the association and later as an account manager at a title and escrow company. In 2007, she decided to create her own real estate practice, and she hasn’t looked back since. Amber’s certification as a Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) and her extensive work with foreclosures enable her to provide expert guidance to clients in even the most difficult circumstances. Her serene, focused approach to her work has also been shaped by her many years of practicing and teaching meditation, and she often jokes that she is actually a spiritual teacher disguised as a real estate agent. In her spare time, Amber enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and dog, Jojo. She loves to cook with her husband, who’s a chef; hike the Lime Ridge Trail in Concord; and watch baseball. She also gives back to her community by volunteering at her local food bank and serving on the board of Humanity Power, a social justice organization.

Single Family Home Transactions
25
Townhome Transactions
2
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Cash Close Specialist 2021
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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
2
Single Family Home Transactions
56
Condo Transactions
5
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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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
53
Townhome Transactions
3
Condo Transactions
7
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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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
4
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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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
10
Single Family Home Transactions
72
Condo Transactions
15
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
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About Joe

Joe works under Compass Joe is a single family home expert. Joe is also a real estate broker and ranks as the #1 AGENT IN CLOSED SALES VOLUME SINCE 2009 We have data on 118 of Joe’s transactions. This real estate agent most often represents the seller (84% of the time), but they also have experience representing the buyer side of transactions, with 32 deals recorded. Here’s a little about Joe’s real estate experience: - Joe has sold homes for as much as $3,594,500. - this real estate agent is skilled in fast home sales: they have listings that have sold in as little as 0 days. - Joe is a top dollar real estate agent. - this real estate agent is a top negotiator: they consistently sells homes above their list price. - this real estate agent is on a home selling roll: their transaction history shows that they have sold 291% more homes this year than last. Joe has completed 800+ lifetime transactions in the San Ramon/Dublin/Danville Area. HomeLight considers this real estate agent a closer because they have sold 66+ more homes than the average agent in the area. WSJ Ranked #70 USA Over $1.8 Billion Sold Joe is the #1 Realtor in total sales volume in Alameda/Contra Costa Counties. He is currently ranked in the top 100 teams nationwide on the Wall Street Journal’s list of the top 1,000 US agents. The combination of market knowledge, strong negotiation skills, tech forwarding thinking, and a can-do attitude have allowed Joe to become a leader in local real estate sales. Having listed and sold over 2,000 homes, Joe’s peers consider him an ally with his open, collaborative style, and willingness to help anyone who needs it. Joe loves helping his clients. His experience, passion, and energy in helping his clients get what they want is the cornerstone of his business. His team sets a new standard with it innovative marketing combined with industry leading technology and data. The Frazzano Tse Team supports local charities and schools.

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"My husband and I recently listed our home with Joe Frazzano.  We had interview several other top pro..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
90
Townhome Transactions
10
Condo Transactions
8
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Devin Ratoosh
Red Oak Realty
About Devin

Devin has been a licensed real estate agent in California for 10 years and is currently with Red Oak Realty in Berkeley. Devin has completed transactions in several areas including Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, Richmond, El Cerrito and Rodeo. HomeLight ranks Devin as one of the top 2% of agents in Berkeley for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 5% of agents who sell homes for top dollar. HomeLight has information on 63 of Devin's transactions since 2012, 33 of which were in the past two years. Devin typically represents the seller (81% of the time), but has also completed 12 buyer transactions during this period. Devin has been most prolific in Berkeley including representing the seller of a single family home at 1307 Acton St that sold for $1,880,000 in one transaction and a buyer of a condominium at 1440 Walnut St. that sold for $1,305,000 in another.

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"Devin was the best agent I have ever worked with. His attention to detail, and making sure I was in..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
23
Condo Transactions
7
Townhome Transactions
5
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  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Find the best real estate agent near you

Top Oakland real estate agent stats at a glance

When you’re buying or selling a home, having the right real estate agent makes all the difference. That’s why HomeLight analyzes performance data from each of Oakland, CA’s 9,276 agents — so we can find the best fit for you. And what a difference having a top agent makes: The top 3% of agents in Oakland complete 78.1% more real estate transactions than the average agent. What’s more, these top agents save their sellers 15.3% more money than the average agent, and save their buyers 90.9% more.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents, when compared again the average real estate agent in Oakland, sell 1.8x the number of homes and sell them 23.38 days faster.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

In Oakland, top buyers agents help home buyers save $77,159 on a home. The top agents, on average, place 1.8x the number of transactions as average agents in Oakland.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

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.

"...We found HomeLight, searched for agents with experience, and connected with our agent in one day. She helped us snag a property in a competitive part of town, largely due to her relationships in the area."

Evelyn H.

HomeLight Client

"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

"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."

Rob S.

HomeLight Client

Find the best 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 Agents1,094
Time on Market76
Avg. Sale Price$515,578

Upper Rockridge

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

Glenmoor

Active Agents736
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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