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Top Orinda real estate agents

Orinda, CA has 1.5x real estate agents, so how do you know who’s right for you? HomeLight looks at each agent’s historical performance data to identify those that will get you the best results. Orinda’s top 3% of agents do 498 real estate transactions per year. Compare that to the average agent who does transactions a year — the top agent completes 72.4% more transactions! And that level of experience pays off for buyers and sellers alike.

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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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Single Family Home Transactions
16
Condo Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • 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
4
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 Paddy

With over 20 years of experience in real estate, Paddy Kehoe has established himself as a top-producing agent in the Lamorinda area. Paddy’s complete commitment to his clients combined with his dedication to providing unparalleled service has contributed to his successful career. “This business is all about networking and creating good relationships with everyone around you, whether that be current clients, former clients, other real estate agents, mortgage brokers, etc. Maintaining these relationships can give you an edge over the competition.” Paddy prides himself on putting the right deals together for his clients. He listens to the concerns of his clients whether they be real estate related or personal. He is truly interested in preserving the relationships that he has, not the deals. Paddy gives back to the community with donations to the schools, volunteer coaching and local team sponsorships. His experience and vast network of friends, co-workers and neighbors ensure your property will get the greatest and best exposure possible.

Single Family Home Transactions
9
Townhome Transactions
2
Condo Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 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
73
Townhome Transactions
8
Condo Transactions
18
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
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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.

Aaron's reviews

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

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Single Family Home Transactions
26
Condo Transactions
3
Townhome Transactions
2
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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Renée White
Keller Williams Realty - Walnut Creek
About Renée

The Renée White Team has an average time on the market of 25 days and with over 145 sales per year, more than 10 times more than the average agent. Renée's depth of experience has led to her being in the top team agents in Contra Costa County. With over 489 million in sales, she has been consistently awarded through Keller Williams as one of the top agents in the Northern region. Clients are drawn to Renée because of her strong knowledge of the local market, dedication to helping sellers and buyers meet their goals, and integrity in conducting business honestly at all times. Another major reason that sellers and buyers choose to work with Renée is her dynamic team of Buyer's Specialists and Client Support Staff. The Renée White Team works together with the client from start to finish - ensuring an efficient, smooth, and communicative buying or selling process. The objective of The Renée White Team is to effectively serve the needs of sellers, buyers, and investors using skillful negotiation, local area expertise, and a strong focus on customer service.

Renée's reviews

"A++ experience. I was born and raised in the Walnut Creek area. Renee was able to introduce us to a ..."

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Townhome Transactions
9
Single Family Home Transactions
110
Condo Transactions
16
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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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
1
Single Family Home Transactions
9
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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Vlatka Bathgate
Coldwell Banker
About Vlatka

Vlatka is a long-term resident and a Top Producer for 16 years in the Bay Area and #1 Coldwell Banker realtor in Orinda. As a member of the high producers Elite Presidential Circle, she has a 5 star review rating on Yelp, Zillow, Trulia and Google. Vlatka's association with Coldwell Banker allows her to provide a high-end luxury experience to all her clients at every price point, and powerful connections with the premier residential company both locally and globally. Vlatka's business is built almost entirely on referrals from satisfied past clients and other agents. She combines a strong affinity for modern online marketing and social media opportunities with an old-school work ethic. Vlatka knows how to produce results and exceed expectations. Vlatka attracts clients who demand excellence in marketing, negotiations, market knowledge and a genuine concern for their needs. She demonstrates an unparalleled sophistication, great sensitivity and international flair that enables her to fully appreciate the different needs of her clients. Vlatka's clients rely on her strong negotiation skills, integrity, keen eye for detail, design and aesthetics. Vlatka's commitment to each and every one of her clients is to provide an uncompromising, result-oriented level of service and to be their advocate every step of the way. Her excellent results for her clients have earned Vlatka a stellar reputation among her peers. Vlatka received a Bachelor's Degree of Science and is a certified Sommelier. While real estate is a huge part of Vlatka's life she is also passionate about Lamorinda where she is a member of the Lamorinda Wine Growers' Association and founder of the Lamorinda AVA and is a wine judge for Contra Costa County. She lives in Orinda with her husband and two daughters.

Single Family Home Transactions
33
TIC Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Jim Colhoun
Dudum Real Estate Group
About Jim

I believe in direct and clear communication with you. After years of experience from hundreds and hundreds of home sales, I have valuable information to share. I will tell you the truth, and I promise to try and make your transaction as smooth as possible. Even though I employ the latest technology, the relationship we create is the most valuable tool in assisting you. You can rely on my local knowledge, extensive experience and commitment to help you achieve your real estate goals. I specialize in East Bay residential real estate sales. I have been a dedicated real estate professional for over 25 years and have sold over 700 homes throughout the San Francisco East Bay area. As a life-long East Bay resident, I have extensive knowledge of all the local school districts, neighborhoods and price ranges. As an active community member, I can help you find services ranging from property management to retirement communities. I always am available to discuss your needs and the house hunting or selling process. Let’s get started!

Jim's reviews

"We had many options when partnering with a Real Estate Agent and couldn't be any happier that we cho..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
15
Condo Transactions
3
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Kelly Gargiulo
Keller Williams Realty
About Kelly

With an average of 35+ sales per year, Kelly Gargiulo out performs the typical agent by 5 times. With over $186 million in sales, Kelly’s range of experience has led her to consistently rank in the top 2% of agents in Contra Costa County along with being awarded through Keller Williams as one of the top individual agents in the Northern California & Hawaii region, year after year. Clients are drawn to Kelly because of her ease & approachability, her strong knowledge of the market, her dedication to helping her clients meet their goals, and her integrity in doing the right thing. Another major reason that sellers and buyers choose to work with Kelly is her incredibly talented support staff. Kelly Gargiulo & her team focus on working together with their clients from start to finish - ensuring a smooth, efficient and communicative sales process. The objective of Kelly Gargiulo and her team is to effectively serve the needs of their clients using skillful negotiation, local area expertise, a strong focus on customer service, and adding in a little fun along the way. Kelly always provides the best service possible so that she can be happy and proud to stay connected with her clients for life.

Single Family Home Transactions
13
Townhome Transactions
2
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Orinda

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

Why settle for any average agent when the top 3% of real estate agents can help you save $88,227 more on a home purchase and move a home 1.5x faster than the local average? Top Orinda real estate agents are more experienced, work more transactions, and make more money on home sales.

Top Seller's Agents

What kind of results can you get with a top seller’s agent in Orinda? They sell 1.8x more properties, save their sellers $229,141 more, and move homes 1.3x faster than average agents.

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Days on Market
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Top Buyer's Agents

Want someone experienced with proven results? A top Orinda real estate agent helps 68.8% more buyers purchase homes than the average agent, and knocks 6.2% more off the list price while they’re at it.

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

Top Agents
4.9 stars
Avg. Agents
4.4 stars

Top real estate agents in Orinda score an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Orinda agent who scores only 4.4 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Orinda and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for Orinda real estate agents and REALTORS

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Julie Dreiling
Vanguard Properties
Nov 16, 2020

“My husband and I worked with Ben on both the purchase and the resale of our home in Moraga. He went above and beyond what we expected when he found us a home that was not even on the market. The home was a complete remodel and he continued to help us even after the purchase with contractor and sup...“

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Jacob Murphy
Vanguard Properties
Mar 24, 2021

“The pandemic presented an interesting set of challenges for my wife and me when looking for a home in Orinda. As first-time homebuyers, we were lucky to have been connected with Erin Kelly! In addition to being a pleasure to work with, Erin has an intimate understanding of the market and is supporte...“

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Annemiek Singh
Vanguard Properties
Jan 27, 2021

“We met the Olsen Team when viewing a house. We immediately clicked on a personal level. They are professional, down to earth, realistic, give you a quick lay of the land and so responsive. They really want the best for you and try to go above and beyond to make it happen. We can only highly recommen...“

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Sunitha Rao
Town Real Estate
Feb 08, 2021

“"It was wonderful Working with Stacy Hale. She helped us find the perfect home. She was very patient and clearly understood our priorities & showed us the homes according to our specifications. We would highly recommend Stacy to anyone who is looking for a realtor to find their dream home. Thanks..Sunitha & Upendra"“

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Don Fallon
Compass
Oct 16, 2020

“AJ is the quintessential professional. He knows his business very well, but more importantly, he knows how to effectively work with people. His communication skills are nothing short of outstanding. My wife and I felt like we were in such capable hands from our first interview with him, all the way...“

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Find the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Orinda neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Orinda, top agents are frequently doing deals in Country Club, Glorietta Area, and Ivy Drive Area.

Country Club

Active Agents261
Time on Market90
Avg. Sale Price$1,500,951

Glorietta Area

Active Agents187
Time on Market64
Avg. Sale Price$1,218,207

Ivy Drive Area

Active Agents135
Time on Market66
Avg. Sale Price$1,065,180

Find top real estate agents in cities near Orinda, CA

Oakland

Active Agents4,665
Time on Market41
Avg. Sale Price$759,000

Danville

Active Agents1,300
Time on Market46
Avg. Sale Price$1,230,000

Concord

Active Agents3,114
Time on Market42
Avg. Sale Price$596,000

Richmond

Active Agents1,792
Time on Market48
Avg. Sale Price$540,000

Hayward

Active Agents2,996
Time on Market48
Avg. Sale Price$666,750

San Ramon

Active Agents2,383
Time on Market46
Avg. Sale Price$1,020,000

Berkeley

Active Agents1,349
Time on Market36
Avg. Sale Price$1,245,000

San Francisco

Active Agents5,511
Time on Market52
Avg. Sale Price$1,350,000

Vallejo

Active Agents3,039
Time on Market57
Avg. Sale Price$413,000

Castro Valley

Active Agents1,545
Time on Market44
Avg. Sale Price$828,000

Walnut Creek

Active Agents2,226
Time on Market42
Avg. Sale Price$750,000

San Leandro

Active Agents2,013
Time on Market42
Avg. Sale Price$670,888

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