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Top Orange County real estate agents

In Orange County, CA, the top 3% real estate agents buy and sell homes 83.7% faster than their competitors. HomeLight compares real estate agents in Orange County using their objective sales data to identify the top performing agents.

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Marni Jimenez
Grove Realty
About Marni

For Marni Jimenez, real estate isn’t about commissions; it’s about connection. It’s about helping people to come home. Since moving to Riverside County and getting her license in 1990, Marni has become a top producer who consistently ranks in the highest 1% of local agents. Her success can be attributed to multiple factors — most notably, her hard work, honesty, and reliability. But what truly sets Marni apart from her peers is her lifelong commitment to serving others. At an early age, Marni learned what it would take to be successful in real estate: friendliness, hard work, excellent service, problem-solving skills, and personability. She grew up in Orange County, and although her family didn’t have much, they worked hard and made their own way. Her childhood taught her to take nothing for granted, and she feels an immense appreciation for every family that chooses to work with her. Marni approaches real estate like she approaches everything else — with her whole heart. She genuinely cares about her clients and gives them the same service she’d give a close friend or family member. Due to her impeccable reputation, a significant part of her business comes from repeat and referral customers. When you work with Marni, you can be confident that she’s working with your best interests in mind. Her goal is to make your real estate dreams a reality. Outside of real estate, Marni stays equally engaged with her community. She’s a co-founder of the Titus Mentorship Program and is on the Dean’s Leadership Council at Cal Baptist University. She’s also a long-time usher at her church. As a devoted mother of five and grandmother of six, she loves spending time with her family. She follows a healthy lifestyle by eating well and staying active, and enjoys the beach and RV camping with her husband.

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"Marni was wonderful to work with! She was quick, knowledgeable and helped us get the best price on o..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
100
Condo Transactions
7
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close Specialist 2020
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About Lori

The McGuire Team is ranked in the TOP 25 RE/MAX TEAMS in the United States. The McGuire Team offers a variety of services: complimentary accessorizing/staging, such professional photography, high definition video tours, and complimentary use of their moving truck. Uniquely, they have an international friendly website that's content is translated into 52 different languages, their own Real Estate App., and provide exposure for your home on 800+ websites and social media networks. Along with her depth of knowledge and experience in the industry, Lori has been awarded a slew of awards including: Re/MAX Realtor Hall of Fame, Re/MAX Diamond Award, Re/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, the Circle of Legends Award (only 99 agents out of 100,000 had been awarded this prestigious recognition in 30 years.) Most recently, Lori McGuire has received the Luminary of Distinction Award. This award has only been given to 38 out of 120,000 top producing RE/MAX agents, requires a minimum of 20 years with RE/MAX and a minimum of $20,000,000 in lifetime commissions. The McGuire Team has received the new prestigious RE/MAX Pinnacle Award for earning over $2,000,000 in annual gross commissions earned in a single year!

Lori's reviews

"The McGuire Team was very easy to work with. The staging of the home was exceptional . Every team ..."

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Condo Transactions
9
Single Family Home Transactions
27
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close Specialist 2020
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Dustin Wise
Keller Williams Pacific Estates
About Dustin

Dustin Wise is part of a team that specializes in helping sellers and buyers in Orange County and the surrounding areas. His approach to Real Estate is very simple. He treats others the way he would want to be treated. With respect, empathy and compassion. There are certain qualities and characteristics that he believes exemplify outstanding service.

Dustin's reviews

"Have you ever just met someone and instantly feel at home like they are family? That is Dustin and L..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
12
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Matt Whitcomb
Pacific Sotheby's International Realty
About Matt

Matt Whitcomb brings a wealth of experience, market knowledge, and a commitment to superior service that achieves results for his clients. He attributes much of his success to the belief that every client, at every price point, deserves a full-service luxury real estate experience. Matt is a true Southern Gentleman raised on the principles of authenticity, courtesy, and respect for others. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 1999 with a double major in Marketing and Business, Matt packed his car and pioneered West to pursue his dreams. Just two weeks later he was hired as part of Universal Studios Recreation Group's Interactive Marketing team. At Universal, Matt was responsible for coordinating with both internal and external creative agencies to ensure projects remained on brand and on schedule. He also served as the key cross-divisional liaison on multiple synergy teams, co-branded promotions (Jurassic Park 3), and global technology implementation task forces. In 2005, Matt returned to Virginia to help reinvent his family's regional DISH Network business. It was during this time that Matt and his wife purchased their first home. Unfortunately, the representation they received as first-time buyers left them feeling lost and overwhelmed. It was this experience and the ultimate sale of the house that sparked Matt to commit the rest of his professional career to real estate sales. In 2013 Matt returned to California and launched his real estate career to fuse his business, marketing, and construction background with his passion for real estate. Matt prides himself on helping his clients realize their dreams and navigate necessary life changes with integrity and an authentic commitment to their success. He believes every home has a story to tell and develops well-organized and creative marketing strategies that reach a targeted audience to achieve his clients' goals and exceed their expectations. His analytic knowledge of the dynamic Orange County real estate market combined with an understanding of home construction and desire to provide support and guidance through every step of the transaction ensures Matt finds his buyers their perfect home in a neighborhood that matches their lifestyle. By aligning with Pacific Sotheby's International Realty, Matt offers his clients the unrivaled reach and innovate marketing tools provided by the world's most trusted global real estate brand and guided by leadership that understands the local market. Matt lives in South Orange County with his wife and two children and enjoys the area's diverse population, vibrant culture, and the incredible variety of outdoor activities. He is a strong community advocate and volunteers his time with great organizations such as the Tony Hawk Foundation and Cub Scouts.

Matt's reviews

"Matt was very knowledgeable and pointed out things that I would have missed. He has previous experi..."

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Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
21
Condo Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Amy Sims
Legacy 15 Real Estate Brokers
About Amy

Highly regarded by both her clients and peers, Amy Sims offers home seekers the opportunity to view beautiful homes and living spaces throughout Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Coto de Caza, Trabuco Canyon, Ranch Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente and Talega. Short sale certified and dedicated to identifying the individual needs of each person she works with to buy or sell a home, Amy diligently walks each client through the, at times, complex process of purchasing or selling a home. Born in Orange County and currently residing in Ladera Ranch, Amy takes a personal approach to new home buying and notably understands the local market conditions and resale values. She educates clients on each step of the home buying or selling process, providing access to active MLS listings and regional market reports. Through her remarkable reputation as an expert negotiator and real estate professional, Amy strives to not only meet, but also exceed clients' expectations in finding their perfect new Orange County home or selling their current property.

Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
3
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Cathy Haney
First Team Real Estate
About Cathy

Cathy Haney is a real estate broker with First Team Real Estate in Irvine, California and has been in the real estate business for 28 years. Cathy is ranked in the top 1% of all real estate agents in Irvine as well as in the top 1% of all Orange County agents. Cathy has completed transactions in several areas including Irvine, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Tustin, Orange, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Cathy has her Broker's license as well as a Master in Business Administration. Cathy has sold over 500 homes in her career. 50 homes sold just in the past year. Cathy is very professional and an extremely skilled negotiator who goes the extra mile for her clients.

Condo Transactions
18
Townhome Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
36
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close Specialist 2020
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Kim Yang
Remax Tiffany Real Estate
About Kim

The Kim Yang Group (KYG) is the recognized leader in the real estate community known for maximizing the seller’s profit by extensive market knowledge, and true expertise. KYG was founded by Kim Yang-Uk who is one of the nations premier agents and top negotiators in the Southern California real estate market. Built on the reputation of being an ethical, reliable and assertive broker, she has effectively represented the nation’s largest financial institutions including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase, and Fannie Mae on hundreds of home sales. KYG offers a cohesive team of professionals specializing in home sale reparation, valuation, rehabilitation, and closing that consistently delivers results by aligning clients’ goals with a tailored marketing strategy. Kim obtained her B.S. in Biology from Brown University and attended Dartmouth College and Stanford University. She is an active member of the Brown University Alumni Association as well as deeply committed to local charities in her community. Our database shows that Kim has completed over 2,500 transactions, representing the buyer in 15% of those transactions and the seller in 85% of them.

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"We couldn't be any happier with Kim Yang. Her experience and expertise made our first home sale and ..."

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0
Single Family Home Transactions
2
Townhome Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Jordan Bennett
Keller Williams Realty
About Jordan

Jordan Bennett is a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty in Orange County, California and has been in the real estate business for 10 years. Jordan services clients through Orange County. HomeLight ranks Jordan as one of the top 1% of agents for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 10% of agents who sell homes fast. Our database shows that Jordan has completed 431 transactions since 2010, representing the buyer in 50% of those transactions and the seller in 50% of them. Jordan has been most prolific in South Orange County.

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"Jordan Bennet and Team: The service I received with Jordan and his Team is a prime example of why..."

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Condo Transactions
69
Single Family Home Transactions
110
Townhome Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Melinda Elmer
Century 21 Masters
About Melinda

Ranked among the top 1% of agents in today's market, Melinda has consistently been awarded the designation of top buyers agent and top listing agent as well as highest transaction volume by her company and has been recognized for her outstanding achievements by the Women's Council of Realtors. She has also been a multi-year recipient of the prestigious Los Angeles Magazine's Five Star rating.

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"a master communicator for first time buyers, when the process is scary and overwhelming. You cannot ..."

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Condo Transactions
45
Townhome Transactions
13
Single Family Home Transactions
69
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Lily Campbell
First Team Real Estate
About Lily

Top 1% Realtors Nationwide #1 Individual Agent at First Team Real Estate in 2010 #1 Individual Sales Volume for First Team in 2009 #1 Individual Sales Volume for First Team in 2008 #1 Agent in Listings Sold for First Team in 2006 #1 Agent in Fountain Valley for 10 years, 2001-2010 #1 Agent in South Huntington Beach Office of First Team for 11 years, 2000-2010. Top Realtor in Orange County Over $60 Million in Sales in 2010 $66 Million in Sales in 2009 $51 Million in Sales in 2008 $46 Million in Sales in 2007 $49 Million in Sales in 2006 Sold over $50 Million in 2005 Sold over $38 Million in 2004 Over $25 Million Sold in Fountain Valley in 2004 Specializing in Orange County Lily Always Puts Customer Needs First.

Single Family Home Transactions
93
Townhome Transactions
2
Condo Transactions
8
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Orange County, CA

Why you need a top real estate agent in Orange County, CA

If you're looking for a real estate agent in Orange County, find the best ones who can save more when buying and make more money when selling. The top 3% of the 46,420 active Orange County real estate agents move homes in under 36 days, 2.1x times faster than the average, and work on 292.45 more transactions than the average agent.

Top Seller's Agents

The top 3% of seller's agents in Orange County sell 1.8x more homes in the same area as an average agent. They also make 5.8% more on their clients' home sales.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
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Top Buyer's Agents

Top buyer's agents in Orange County help home buyers purchase 1.8x more homes when they're measured against the average real estate agent in Orange County. Top buyer's agents also save clients $92,729 on transactions.

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Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Orange County, CA

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
5 stars

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

"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."

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