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Find the perfect Palm Desert real estate agent

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

Top Palm Desert real estate agents

HomeLight analyzes all 3,532 Palm Desert, CA real estate agents and compares them on their historical performance data. The top 3% of Palm Desert real estate agents handle an average of 484 properties and move them in 49 days.


HomeLight was excellent in finding a real estate agent to sell our home, which took only 4 days! They offered various agents, all of which were top agents in our area. We couldn’t have been happier!

Cindy W

Why you need a top real estate agent in Palm Desert, CA

There are 3,532 real estate agents in Palm Desert, CA right now. Properties are listed for 104 days on average. The difference in time spent on the market in Palm Desert, CA for top agents is 55.21 less than the time an average agent spends on a given housing transaction.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller’s agents, when compared again the average real estate agent in Palm Desert, sell 1.8x the number of homes and sell them 55.21 days faster.

Sale price / List price (%)

Days on market
Lower is better

Homes sold / yr


Top Buyer's Agents

The top real estate agents in Palm Desert help buy 1.8x more homes than average agents in the same area. Top agents, on average, also save home buyers $113,847 during the buying process.

Condos sold / yr

Homes purchased / yr

Sale price / list price (%)
Lower is better

See how some of the real estate agents in Palm Desert, CA stack up

Goran and Lisa Forss

Team Forss - Allison James Estates & Homes

Average Over Asking

$26k

Average Days on Market

76

Single Family Home Transactions

1.1k

Jeff Litton

HomeSmart Professionals

Palm Desert Listings Sold

22

Average Days on Market

100

Average Over Asking

$7.1k

Carlo Lombardelli

RE/MAX Consultants

Palm Desert Listings Sold

31

Average Over Asking

$15k

Average Days on Market

98

Pamela Etem

Keller Williams

Average Days on Market

54

Average Over Asking

$26k

Townhome Transactions

18

Rita Craig

Windermere Real Estate in Palm Desert/Palm Springs

Palm Desert Listings Sold

110

Condo Transactions

140

Single Family Home Transactions

51

Elaine Stewart

RE/MAX Consultants

Palm Desert Listings Sold

20

Condo Transactions

78

Single Family Home Transactions

230

Byron Lohman

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CA Properties

Average Over Asking

$15k

Average Days on Market

110

Townhome Transactions

37

Steve Yeoman

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Palm Desert Listings Sold

10

Average Days on Market

94

Average Over Asking

$7.1k

Ryan Gaertner

HK Lane Real Estate - Palm Springs

Palm Desert Listings Sold

10

Average Days on Market

76

Average Over Asking

$11k

Jolie Leydekkers

Windermere Homes & Estates

Palm Desert Listings Sold

22

Average Over Asking

$11k

Average Days on Market

120

Meet top real estate agents who focus on these Palm Desert neighborhoods

South Palm Desert

Active Agents373
Time on Market118
Avg. Sale Price$440,148

Palma Village Groves

Active Agents267
Time on Market105
Avg. Sale Price$249,366

Shadow Mountain Golf Estates

Active Agents100
Time on Market114
Avg. Sale Price$280,746


We were very pleased with HomeLight's easy application for finding us the perfect Realtor match. I joked with my friends and family and said I went to Match.com to find the best Realtors. We would highly recommend them.

Jill D


...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


I used HomeLight to find a real estate agent since I wasn’t in the city where the property was located. I found a great agent to sell my rental property. It was easy to use and saved me a lot of time!

Johnny N

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Palm Desert?

It's going to depend on the temperature of the Palm Desert housing market but we generally 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.

How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Palm Desert?

On average, the top performing 5% of seller's agents generally command a higher selling price (+9%) than the average real estate agent. The top performing 5% of buyer's agents generally save their clients 2.5% more than the average real estate agent at closing. So, whether you're buying or selling your house, your odds of making more money on the transaction are higher if you work with a top performing agent. We encourage you to explore all of your options if you're selling a house in Palm Desert, CA.

Why do I need to hire a licensed real estate agent in Palm Desert?

Always ensure you’re working with a trained, accredited real estate professional. That's the best way to protect you and your property. Every listing agent should be prepared to deliver proof of their license to sell in your area.

What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Palm Desert?

While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents in Palm Desert work for 6% of the home price.

How do I find a real estate agent that specializes in a specific Palm Desert neighborhood?

Looking to buy or sell a home in a specific Palm Desert neighborhood? We've got you covered. Either explore top real estate agents in Palm Desert neighborhoods or give one of our trained agent concierges a call at (888) 998-1909

What are the most important questions to ask when interviewing Palm Desert neighborhood?

We've put together a list of 24 questions to ask your real estate agent. Make sure to ask them of your Palm Desert real estate agent during interviews.

Why should I use HomeLight to find a Palm Desert real estate agent?

HomeLight analyzes all real estate agents in Palm Desert to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Palm Desert real estate agents and will only introduce you to the top performing agents.

Do these Palm Desert real estate agents work for HomeLight?

No. All of the real estate agents you see on HomeLight.com are unaffiliated with us. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. That's how we keep our recommendations objective.

What factors does HomeLight consider when evaluating real estate agents in Palm Desert?

We compare real estate agents on a variety of data points in their transaction history. While we can't give away our exact algorithm, we can tell you that 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.