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Find the perfect Palo Alto real estate agent

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

Top Palo Alto real estate agents

HomeLight looks at every one of the 1,978 active Palo Alto, CA real estate agents and measures how they stack up against the average agent. In Palo Alto, the top 3% of agents buy and sell in 36 days and work on 366 homes.


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

Why you need a top real estate agent in Palo Alto, CA

Average real estate agents in Palo Alto, CA leave homes on the market for 36 days, while top real estate agents sell in 17 days. Palo Alto’s 1,978 real estate agents with active listings sell 49 homes on average.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller’s agents in Palo Alto make clients 7.4% more dollars, sell homes in 18.85 days more efficiently, and work with 1.8x as many homes as the average real estate agent in the same city.

Sale price / List price (%)

Days on market
Lower is better

Homes sold / yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Top buyer’s agents in Palo Alto save their clients $156,118 on their new home. Buyer’s agents in Palo Alto buy 1.7x more houses than the average agent.

Condos sold / yr

Homes purchased / yr

Sale price / list price (%)
Lower is better

See how some of the real estate agents in Palo Alto, CA stack up

Royce Cablayan

Sereno Group

Palo Alto Listings Sold

10

Average Days on Market

32

Average Over Asking

$5.8k

Alex Lehr

Lehr Real Estate

Palo Alto Listings Sold

26

Average Over Asking

$28k

Single Family Home Transactions

440

Omar Kinaan

Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty

Average Over Asking

$72k

Average Days on Market

29

Palo Alto Listings Sold

3

Brad Gill

NextHome Lifestyles

Palo Alto Listings Sold

4

Average Over Asking

$28k

Condo Transactions

48

David Troyer

Intero Real Estate Services

Palo Alto Listings Sold

10

Average Days on Market

38

Single Family Home Transactions

280

Palo Alto Listings Sold

19

Average Days on Market

16

Average Over Asking

$94k

Boyenga Team

#1 Compass

Palo Alto Listings Sold

6

Average Over Asking

$5.8k

Single Family Home Transactions

910

Palo Alto Listings Sold

10

Average Days on Market

27

Single Family Home Transactions

95

James Holt

Compass

Average Over Asking

$28k

Townhome Transactions

36

Condo Transactions

39

Chris Iverson

Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty

Palo Alto Listings Sold

13

Single Family Home Transactions

79

Townhome Transactions

7

Meet top real estate agents who focus on these Palo Alto neighborhoods

Midtown

Active Agents553
Time on Market37
Avg. Sale Price$2,012,997

Crescent Park

Active Agents273
Time on Market49
Avg. Sale Price$3,218,128

Old Palo Alto

Active Agents259
Time on Market42
Avg. Sale Price$3,532,773


We have not listed or sold a home in 42 years and so we had no clue where to turn for a good Realtor...We interviewed two of the names of Realtors that Home Light provided and were so happy to find someone that went above and beyond what we expected.

Cheryl Y


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


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 Palo Alto?

It's going to depend on the temperature of the Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto?

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 home, 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 home in Palo Alto, CA.

Why do I need to hire a licensed real estate agent in Palo Alto?

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 Palo Alto?

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

How do I find a real estate agent that specializes in a specific Palo Alto neighborhood?

Looking to buy or sell a home in a specific Palo Alto neighborhood? We've got you covered. Either explore top real estate agents in Palo Alto neighborhoods or give one of our trained agent concierges a call at (855) 999-7058

What are the most important questions to ask when interviewing Palo Alto neighborhood?

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

Why should I use HomeLight to find a Palo Alto real estate agent?

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

Do these Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto?

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.