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Top Palm Desert real estate agents

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Chris and Andrea Murray
RE/MAX Empire Properties
About Chris and Andrea

As lead brokers and owners of RE/MAX Empire Properties, Chris and Andrea Murray bring their experience, dedication and proven sales prowess to clients throughout the Inland Empire. With over thirty years of combined experience in real estate, this husband and wife team possesses advanced market knowledge of San Bernardino, Southwest Riverside and the surrounding areas having successfully closed over 3500 transactions and counting. They welcome opportunities to work with those interested in selling properties throughout Temecula, Murrieta, Winchester, Menifee, Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, San Jacinto, Rancho Cucamonga, Highland, Riverside and Beaumont. Chris and Andrea also maintain a large network of partnering agents in a variety of areas, including the mountain communities of Big Bear and Idyllwild—relationships that allows them to reach and even wider audience of buyers, sellers and fellow colleagues for mutually beneficial results. Regardless of property size or type, Chris and Andrea have made it their mission to guide clients through the highly emotional sales process, delivering smooth and effortless experiences again and again. Together, they specialize in expert marketing and sales of residential, investment and commercial properties. Using proven marketing plans, the latest technology (3D virtual walk-through tours, drone photography/video, 3D floor plans, geo target marketing, etc.), the team ensures clients get the results they want in the time they want. On average, Chris and Andrea’s clients earn 101.3% of their initial listing prices. In addition to their residential property credentials, Chris and Andrea are both Accredited Commercial Professionals with experience in the leasing, marketing and sales of commercial buildings, investments, equestrian, land and farm sales. From luxury estates to apartment complexes, foreclosed properties and beyond, they understand the special handling necessary for each transaction type and are prepared to guide clients through all situations with ease and professionalism. In addition, Chris and Andrea have built strong relationships with licensed, bonded contractors ready to help with repairs that may arise before or during the sale process. And in many cases, these can be done with no out-of-pocket cost to listing clients. Originally from Long Island, New York, Chris moved to Southern California in the mid-1980s where he has lived ever since. He worked for The Mike Ferry Organization, the world’s top real estate training organization before earning his license in 2002. He has been ranked Riverside County’s #1 individual Agent by The Wall Street Journal for 7 consecutive years. Chris continues to earn numerous real estate industry awards, including Diamond Club, Circle of Legends, Titan Club, Platinum Club, 100% Club and Hall of Fame. A Southern California native who knows exactly what makes this area so special, Andrea began her career pursuing Law Enforcement while working as a real estate assistant at RE/MAX. She earned her license in 2005 and transitioned to real estate full-time, working alongside Chris. Since then, Andrea has been an integral part of the team’s growth, spearheading the establishment of two locations, implementing innovative marketing technology and forging relationships with top agents and vendors. Andrea continues to earn numerous real estate industry awards, including Diamond Club, Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement and 100% Club. Together, Chris and Andrea support several charities, including Wounded Warriors, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Rady's Children's Hospital and the Ramona Humane Society. When you’re ready to take that next step in your Inland Empire real estate journey, rest assured that Chris and Andrea will go that extra mile to help you accomplish your goals.

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"Thank you Murray Team! What a great experience. They prepared and listed my home so that is sold q..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
120
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Elaine Stewart
RE/MAX Desert Properties - Palm Desert
About Elaine

Elaine is currently the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent in the entire Coachella Valley for the last 11 years . Elaine's coverage area includes La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and Palm Springs as well as surrounding cities. Elaine Stewart has been a licensed real estate agent in California for 27 years. HomeLight ranks Elaine as one of the top 6% of agents in La Quinta for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 5% of agents for condos. HomeLight awarded Elaine Stewart the "Best of HomeLight 2018 award" HomeLight ran the numbers on Real Estate agents across the country and Elaine was in the top 5% of agents in the Coachella Valley area. HomeLight has information on 117 of Elaine's transactions since 2009, 49 of which were in the past two years. Elaine typically represents the buyer (53% of the time), but has also completed 54 seller transactions during this period. Elaine Stewart was recently awarded the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award. The RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award honors highly successful agents who have 100 million in sales and over seven or more years of service with RE/MAX. Elaine was in the RE/MAX Top 100 Residential Sales Agents, out of over 55,000 Agents from September of 2013 to September of 2014. Elaine is also a member of the RE/MAX Platinum Club and RE/MAX Hall of Fame and the RE/MAX Chairmans Club.

Condo Transactions
6
Single Family Home Transactions
14
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Bahareh Kamoei
BBS Brokers Realty
About Bahareh

Meet Bahareh, Bita and Sara Kamoei, a collaborative team of three sisters. Together, we own and operate our boutique brokerage, BBS Brokers Realty. As desert natives, we have a deep affinity for the unique desert area, lifestyle and culture. We look forward to providing you with a Better Buying and Selling experience. Our team works diligently to achieve extensive client satisfaction. We are never inconvenienced by inquiries and will do everything in our ability to make sure our clients receive prompt, professional, and personalized service. Our effective negotiation and communication skills produce positive outcomes and as a result, most of our clients come to us as referrals. By staying up to date with the latest technology, we are able to provide innovative approaches to the current real estate market. In our free time, we enjoy giving back to the community and have our own scholarship fund where we assist local students pursue higher education. A portion of our sales go towards our BBS Brokers Realty scholarship fund. Our commitment to our clients has allowed us to become a top producing team in the Coachella Valley. We have been published nationwide on platforms such as REALTOR Magazine and Inman. The publications we have been featured in assure our clients they are working with a reputable team. Please feel free to read more about us and our company's publications: "A Real Estate Sister Act" by REALTOR® Magazine, "Young sisters' brokerage succeeds with fierce client loyalty" by Inman News, "THREE LOCAL SISTERS GIVING BACK TO DESERVING STUDENTS" by NBC News Palm Springs. Whether you want to buy or sell, we look forward to assisting you with a Better Buying and Selling experience.

Bahareh's reviews

"Look no further if you are interested in buying or selling your home! These three sisters (Bahareh, ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
84
Condo Transactions
4
TIC Transactions
0
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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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
40
Townhome Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
84
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Gregory Albert
Keller Williams Realty
About Gregory

With over 300 transactions and nearly 100 million of sales in the past few years, Gregory Albert is one of the leading real estate agent in the Coachella Valley. His belief is that integrity, dedication and honesty are paramount in all transactions. Gregory Albert has been a resident of the Palm Springs area for the past twenty four years. He was born and educated in Paris, France. His international background and his professional experience in the Art and Design world gave him an advantage of knowledge to not only interior and exterior architecture, staging, but also the mindset of taking care of each client for their personal taste, desires and needs. He offers a keen understanding of the market and exceptional acumen for sales and negotiation and a unique ability to work well with all parties involved—buyer, seller, developer or broker and to identify with their needs. Gregory is committed to providing his clients with the most innovative marketing approach along with the detailed care and supervision for each transaction to ensure the best protection for his clients. He specializes in residential properties ranging from condominiums to luxury estates throughout the Coachella Valley and reaching around the world through an extensive network of real estate partners. He chose Keller Williams Realty in Palm Springs for their ability to set themselves apart from other companies by providing the best in marketing, advertising, and customer service to you as his client. Gregory Albert supports many local charities and is an avid reader of art, design and history books when he is not actively selling real estate. Gregory's coverage area includes Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Cathedral City and Indian Wells.

Gregory's reviews

"My experience with Gregory Albert was exceptional. He is thoroughly professional, extremely knowledg..."

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Condo Transactions
16
Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
15
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Ryan Gaertner
Edge Real Estate
About Ryan

Ryan Gaertner is a consistently top-producing agent and client favorite. Ryan offers unsurpassed marketing, communication and negotiating skills; in-depth, up-to-the-minute and comprehensive market knowledge; honesty, integrity and a keen eye for details. His longstanding reputation for getting results and his sophisticated yet down-to-earth approach provide discriminating clients with a distinct advantage in the purchase and sale of prestigious properties. Since 2003, the name Ryan Gaertner has been synonymous with fine real estate in the esteemed communities of Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta and Palm Springs. “I’ve always had a great interest in real estate and couldn’t wait to sell my first home,” Ryan says. He grew up in Palos Verdes and had an opportunity to work for Fred Sands in the desert, took the opportunity and sold his first property within his first 6 months. Over the past decade, Ryan has built a stellar career representing discerning clients and high-end properties in the most coveted communities in Southern California. That unsurpassed success has been awarded with numerous awards, recognitions and credentials including “Rookie of the Year, Presidential Elite and ranking in the top 1% of all agents in the desert area. Ryan and his family enjoy life in La Quinta, where he pursues his passions for golfing, swimming and mountain biking . He actively supports St Jude s, a charity devoted to helping find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases

Single Family Home Transactions
2
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Justin Tye
Active Realty
About Justin

My name is Justin Tye and I am the broker/team lead for Active Realty, Inc. Thank you so much for the opportunity to help you with your real estate needs. We have one goal in mind, providing the best customer experience possible! We offer a custom tailored approach and use the latest technology to providing maximum options, education, and training to both our clients and agents to provide the very best in custom service and experience, and we always strive to be better. We will give you the guidance and support that is needed throughout your entire buying or selling experience. We use a team approach to provide the best results in buying and selling homes. Please give us a call. No one will work harder for you than us! Put our team's skills to work for you. In this challenging market, the right agent, resources, and technology do make a difference! Hope to hear from you soon!

Justin's reviews

"If you ever need superior real estate service, Active Realty is the company to go to. Justin is well..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
120
Condo Transactions
45
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Kurt & Sylvia Gaffney
Desert Sands Realty
About Kurt & Sylvia

Kurt and Sylvia Gaffney have been working within the Real Estate Industry for over 50 years combined. With a passion to support and assist in the positive growth of their community, in addition to their devotion to integrity and good business, Kurt and Sylvia have both cultivated an honest and kind hearted reputation within the Coachella Valley. With a commitment to hard work and a love for their career, Kurt and Sylvia have always performed consistently above many of their peers. In September, 2010, Kurt and Sylvia Gaffney were earnestly selected by a CA HUD Asset Management Company to facilitate the sale of HUD owned homes within three southern California counties. Acknowledging that this region consisted of almost 40,000 square miles and that the oversight and successful sale of these HUD Homes would require a greater presence than just the two of them, Team Gaffney was formed. Since the onset of their relationship in 2010 Team Gaffney has successfully sold over 400 homes, both HUD homes and direct sales, in Southern California. Recognized as the Top Listing Team in 2011, 2012 and 2013 by KW Realty in addition to be recognized by REAL Trends as one of the Top 50 National Real Estate Teams in 2013 for most transactions closed, 134, Team Gaffney continues to be honored and recognized by the real estate community for their many awards and achievements. Most importantly, and regardless of the recognition, Team Gaffney remains true to its passion for the residential real estate industry and its primary goal of putting its client’s needs 1st.

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"We are very thankful for the teamwork of Kurt and Sylvia Gaffney for the sale and purchase of our ho..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
11
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close Specialist 2020
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Candice Johnston
Rosenthal & Associates
About Candice

Candice Johnston currently with Rosenthal & Associates is a Boutique Real Estate Office who has been in business in the Palm Springs. Johnston, entered the real estate field over twenty years ago. She began her career negotiating the purchase of residential income properties for MDR Investment Co. and large individual investors. She later moved into general residential real estate sales and in the early 1980's worked with third party Relocation companies such as Homequity, Equitable and Western as Relocation Director for Rosenthal & Associates, Realtors. In 1987, Johnston opened the Palm Desert office of Rosenthal and Associates, Realtors. In 1993 alone, she negotiated over 100 real estate transactions.

Condo Transactions
5
Single Family Home Transactions
20
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Brady Sandahl
Keller Williams Realty
About Brady

Having closed more than 650 transactions and over one-quarter billion dollars in desert-area sales, Brady Sandahl is widely recognized as one of the leading forces in desert area residential real estate. Aside from working directly with clients, Brady also leads Brady Sandahl Real Estate Group, a highly- skilled group of hand-selected associates who are known for delivering exceptional service and outstanding results. Brady is an active member of Desert Estates Network, Coachella Valley’s premier consortium of real estate professionals who specialize in selling luxury real estate, as well as an executive board member for the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce. Brady is also co-host of the desert’s "Home Makeover in the Desert" and has presented on several HGTV shows including "National Open House" and "What You Get for the Money". Sandahl holds a Master of Arts in Organization Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Condo Transactions
12
Single Family Home Transactions
49
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
NAR Certifications
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Palm Desert

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

There are 4,227 real estate agents in Palm Desert, CA right now. Properties are listed for 101 days on average. The difference in time spent on the market in Palm Desert, CA for top agents is 2.0x 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 51.09 days faster.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Top Palm Desert agents help buyers purchase 1.8x more homes, and save their buyers $19,196 compared to the average agent who saves buyers -$30,687.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Palm Desert, CA

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.6 stars

Top real estate agents in Palm Desert score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Palm Desert agent who scores only 4.6 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Palm Desert and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for Palm Desert real estate agents and REALTORS

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jill Brown
RE/MAX Estate Properties
Nov 21, 2020

“I've worked with Liz several times over the years. Each was a wonderful experience. Liz understands the buying/selling experience can be stressful and even a bit overwhelming,and makes herself available with a quick response to all questions and concerns. Her sense of urgency in supporting her clien...“

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JoAnn Tredick
RE/MAX Estate Properties
Nov 22, 2020

“Extremely! Liz was very knowledgeable of the area. She spent a lot of time with us explaining everything. She had us make necessary changes to our house that were key to showing the house rather than our decorations. She was there from start to finish. Nothing fell through the cracks. The house sol...“

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Lesley Richman
RE/MAX Estate Properties
Nov 23, 2020

“Liz was absolutely FANTASTIC to work with! We worked with Liz to sell my 95 year old Aunt's Townhouse. Liz has an amazing knowledge of the area, the market, reasonable/realistic pricing, and how to stage to show homes at their best! Liz arranged for necessary repairs and upgrades that really helped ...“

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Julie Tisue
RE/MAX Estate Properties
Nov 21, 2020

“Liz helped me with prepping my house even before it went on sale. She made the whole process easy for us and for the first time buyers that ultimately purchased our home. Then Liz listened very carefully to my needs and helped me look at several new places to purchase and again took the lead to make...“

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Lucia Marinez
RE/MAX Consultants
Nov 16, 2020

“Professional all the way! This was the least stressful home purchase ever. I moved from out of town and was able to find the perfect home for me and my kids. Never felt pressured and it was so comforting to know I had someone in my corner the entire time. As a single parent, it made a world of diffe...“

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"The Realtor I worked with did an excellent job, and made the home selling process quick and easy. I would recommend the HomeLight service to anyone looking for a Realtor."

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"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!"

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Find the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Palm Desert neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Palm Desert, top agents are frequently doing deals in South Palm Desert, Palma Village Groves, and Shadow Mountain Golf Estates.

South Palm Desert

Active Agents423
Time on Market118
Avg. Sale Price$467,616

Palma Village Groves

Active Agents305
Time on Market103
Avg. Sale Price$278,891

Shadow Mountain Golf Estates

Active Agents125
Time on Market120
Avg. Sale Price$314,832

Find top real estate agents in cities near Palm Desert, CA

Rancho Mirage

Active Agents1,507
Time on Market97
Avg. Sale Price$540,000

Indio

Active Agents2,085
Time on Market80
Avg. Sale Price$335,000

Palm Springs

Active Agents2,462
Time on Market76
Avg. Sale Price$410,000

La Quinta

Active Agents2,133
Time on Market92
Avg. Sale Price$475,000

Cathedral City

Active Agents1,665
Time on Market76
Avg. Sale Price$314,527

Desert Hot Springs

Active Agents1,091
Time on Market73
Avg. Sale Price$222,500

Yucca Valley

Active Agents729
Time on Market74
Avg. Sale Price$220,000

Joshua Tree

Active Agents386
Time on Market63
Avg. Sale Price$225,000

Valle Vista

Active Agents1,012
Time on Market59
Avg. Sale Price$284,900

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