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HomeLight crunches the numbers of 2,227 active real estate agents in Palo Alto, CA to find the best ones. Palo Alto's top 3% of real estate agents move homes off the market in 19 days, compared to the 39-day local average, and sell for $197,842 more than the average agent.

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Julie Wyss
Compass
About Julie

Complete Concierge Service from One of the Country’s Top Agents!   As one of Silicon Valley’s premier residential real estate brokers—and recently ranked as the #118 real estate agent in the country—Julie Wyss offers a world-class real estate experience. Closing over $100,000,000 in sales in 2020 while serving primarily on the seller’s side of the transaction, she orchestrates the entire home selling project from start to finish. Her system of checklists and a dedicated team of supporting professionals allow her to turn homes quickly and for top dollar while leaving her with time to focus on building lasting relationships with her clients and business partners. On the seller’s side, an intelligent selling strategy, aggressive marketing, complete project management, and expert negotiation are all part of the service clients get with Julie and her team of pros. Working to ensure sellers reap the highest returns on their homes, she and her team make an extraordinary difference in the value of the properties she represents. By implementing expert design, renovation, and staging plans, Julie transforms “pride of ownership” properties into turnkey treasures. For buyers, Julie secures the best possible home prices by combining sharp negotiating skills with her extensive knowledge of the Silicon Valley area—and knowing that some buyers find the home buying process to be extremely stressful, Julie is unflagging in her efforts to be a calming influence while helping her clients find the homes of their dreams. A professional at the top of her game, working with the #118 agent in the country means being treated to world-class service, extraordinary project management, and outstanding aftercare. Discover more at linktree.com/juliewyss. Awards, Qualifications, and Specialties: Ranked #29 all of SF Bay Area agents in The Leading 100 Nationally ranked #118 in the Wall Street Journal by Tom Ferry: The Thousand Ranked #36 of all California agents in America’s Best 400+ 5-star reviews on Zillow.com Specializes in Silicon Valley residential real estate sales Dedicated client advocate Expert negotiator Innovative home marketer Featured in an article by CNN Featured on the cover of Real Producers Magazine

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"Julie was very kind and helpful with my partner, aunt, and I after we inherited a house in very poor..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
820
Condo Transactions
100
Townhome Transactions
48
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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James Holt
Compass
About James

Jim Holt is one of Silicon Valley s premier Realtors and was listed in The Wall Street Journals Top 100 Agents in the US. With an educational background in math and computer science at Stanford, technology and numbers play an enormous role in his life. When not responding to clients at lightning speed, you will find him analyzing past sales, current trends, and contemplating future trends. He never associates himself with the word 'salesman', but as a smiling, upbeat, and approachable real estate expert that views the industry from a perspective of listening, educating, and communicating.

Townhome Transactions
86
Condo Transactions
85
Single Family Home Transactions
360
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
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Royce Cablayan
Sereno Group
About Royce

Credentials Sales Manager for Coldwell Banker, Los Altos The #1 Residential Sales Agent in Silicon Valley for 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004 the #1 Agent in No. Cal for 2002 & 2005 Top 10 Agent for Coldwell Banker nationwide for 1999-2002 "Top 1%" agent for the last 10 years Active, Full-Time Realtor Academic degree in marketing and sales Expertise in a variety of buyer programs In-depth knowledge of market area, neighborhoods, and related real estate services. Uniquely able to understand and appreciate your real estate needs Respected by clients and colleagues for honesty, fairness, and follow through Memberships and Affiliations SILVAR - Silicon Valley Association of Realtors NAR - National Association of Realtors CAR - California Association of Realtors Billy De Frank Center ITG Golden Gate Business Association I Offer You: Aggressive, Persistent Marketing, Dependable, Consistent Communication, Speed, Efficiency, and Dependability, Proven Marketing and Negotiation Skills, Competence, Experience, and Expertise, Integrity and Commitment

Townhome Transactions
260
Condo Transactions
200
Single Family Home Transactions
180
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Alex Lehr
Guide Real Estate
About Alex

Alex Lehr has been working hard to cultivate a well-respected and trusted concierge-style real estate service for his clients since 1984. His extensive industry knowledge has been sought out by The New York Times, KPIX Channel 5 News, and through his book "The Unexpected Sale: Guidance for the Executor/Administrator Of An Estate." Always perfecting his craft, Alex diligently stays ahead of upcoming real estate trends and carefully evaluates current economic data and social inclinations. His keen attention to detail and real estate expertise allow Alex to position his clients for success in any market condition. In essence, he "sees around the corner." Alex also engages in a grassroots approach to staying in touch with tens of thousands of property owners each year, allowing him to provide his clients valuable insights from the real estate community, along with access to off-market properties that aren't available elsewhere. Alex is passionate about maximizing his clients' real estate assets and designing an experience that's tailored to their specific needs. Whether he's working with first-time homebuyers, clients managing family estates and trusts, or billionaire titans of tech, Alex is known for making the end-to-end process seamless. He specializes in reducing complexities and eliminating uncertainty along the way, and has done so during a number of unstable markets, including the recessions of the 1990s and early 2000s, 9/11, the Great Recession of 2008, and most recently, COVID-19. In his free time, Alex loves spending time with his wife, Denise, and their four children, who are all a vital part of the team at Guide Real Estate. Together, they enjoy a variety of activities such as riding motorcycles, racing, hunting, fishing, scuba diving, skiing, and giving back to the community by supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank and other local organizations.

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"Alex and his team were great. We worked well together. They held our hand through the process and ga..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
640
Condo Transactions
90
Townhome Transactions
38
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Brad Gill
NextHome Lifestyles
About Brad

What better way to describe yourself than words from a previous client...this testimonial was written by a client I assisted recently with the sale of their home. "Brad did a fabulous job for me in preparing the house, pricing, and marketing. We had 160 groups come thru the open houses held over 2 weekends and we got multiple offers ending in getting 12 percent over the asking price - the house sold in 9 days!!!! All along Brad was precise in his knowledge and execution. If it was possible to give more than 5-star rating in all of the categories - I would have given him that rating. One of the best and nicest professionals I have had the pleasure to do business with!!!" ------------------ "I am a husband, father of three, techie, apple-user, perfectionist, motivator, educator and of course, real estate enthusiast…I envision my profession as a Realtor® as a great privilege, earned through building trust, overcoming challenges and exceeding expectations. I LOVE what I do because I believe that I can truly help people change their lives." For over 17 years now, Brad Gill has endeavored to "raise the bar" of public perception for his industry, always ensuring that his clients view his role as a real estate professional as the most important in any transaction. And in order to be effective and provide the highest level of service, Brad has learned to be a great listener, a strong negotiator, a problem solver, and quick to embrace new technologies that assist in streamlining the transaction process. That’s why so many clients choose Brad as their Realtor®, as well as why he is often viewed as a top agent within his service area within Silicon Valley. Brad grew up in Almaden Valley, a suburban community within San Jose, and as a Bay Area native possesses a vast knowledge of Santa Clara County. He is a second-generation Realtor®, following in his father's footsteps after graduating from Cal Poly SLO in 2003 with an economics degree, and is now the CEO and managing broker of NextHome Lifestyles, the real estate brokerage that he and his father started in 2018. He also currently operates his real estate sales practice by leading a team of top-tier real estate professionals focused on providing an innovative and creative approach to facilitating the purchase and sale of real estate while ensuring his clients receive the highest level of customer care and satisfaction. Whether you’re interested in selling a home or looking to make a purchase, you can expect to have a measurable advantage over the competition by working with Brad and his team. Through Brad’s “Lifestyles Listing Services,” home sellers will gain the highest sales price in the least amount of time. And by leveraging his knowledge of the local market with his many connections within the industry, he and his team are able to provide homebuyers with a "Buyer's Advantage Program " that ensures their clients' purchase “just the right home” for their needs at the best price possible. Brad further describes his services as “concierge-style,” providing a full-service business model, which for home sellers translates into the scheduling and oversight of all pre-listing activities (repairs, renovations, staging, cleaning, etc) as well as all the marketing services (photography, videography, floor plans, website development, etc). For homebuyers, Brad & his team will preview properties, review seller inspections & disclosures, research sales comparables & provide updates on local market conditions, plus much more.

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"Brad Gill is the best real estate agent we have ever worked with. "

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Townhome Transactions
42
Condo Transactions
55
Single Family Home Transactions
210
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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About Dawn

Hello and thank you for visiting my HomeLight profile! I’m Broker Associate Dawn Thomas, a highly-experienced Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz County REALTOR® with a passion for negotiating the best possible transactions for my clients. I'm so passionate about negotiations that I went to the Harvard Negotiation Institute and hold a certificate from Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiations. The Dawn Thomas Team of Compass happily represents nice people in buying and selling real estate in the Silicon Valley in Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, Campbell, West San Jose, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Cupertino, and Sunnyvale. We also have expertise in the beach communities of Santa Cruz County: Santa Cruz, Capitola, and Aptos. Compass takes a tech-driven, personalized approach, combining a collaborative agent community, in-house creative agency, and the industry's most tenured leadership team. Our mission is to help everyone find their place in this world. We'd be honored to help you find yours!

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"Dawn originally help me list and sell my home in Los Altos approx. 2 years ago. I went back with he..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
150
Condo Transactions
24
Townhome Transactions
15
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Kathleen Wilson
Red Oak Realty
About Kathleen

Friends describe me as motivated and driven. Clients say I act as a therapist and reality check and “negotiate killer deals.” After 16 years selling homes, I still love wearing so many hats. Previously, I was a union organizer and public education campaign PR consultant. I am a born and bred advocate and feel the hum of what I do when I am fulfilling my innate drive to be both a benefactor and a competitor. On the one side, I am always looking for ways to meet your deeper needs and be of service. On the other side, I thrill in the “win” for a buyer in a multiple offer scenario or securing the highest price for a seller during intense negotiations. When you work with me, the Olympian inside of me is harnessed to help you reach your goals. Equally important is the relationship I build over time with you, the client. Referrals are the bread and butter of my business. A referral tells me I have truly helped someone in a meaningful way. And there you have my transparent motivation: to deliver such a “WOW” level of service that you refer your friends, family, and co-workers to me. I am full of gratitude every day to be able to be of service, and at the same time fiercely negotiate and advocate for clients, strategizing wins both big and small. If you want a Realtor that tells it like it is, prioritizes you and makes you feel listened to, I am that Realtor. If you need a hard driving, aggressive advocate who is strategic in representing your best interests, I am that Realtor. You don’t have to sacrifice the strategic smarts, negotiating skills and market expertise to experience the responsiveness and caring you want in a service provider. With me, you get both. I have lived in the Bay Area for almost 30 years - specifically in Albany, California. My husband John (like me a serial entrepreneur) and I have two kids, 12 year old Max and 8 year old Ella. I am an avid sci fi book and movie fan and travel all around the world with my family, instilling a sense of adventure and compassion in my kids. I chose to work with Red Oak Realty because it is an independent, Oakland-based, woman-owned firm with offices in Berkeley and Oakland versus a national office that would siphon off resources. That gives my clients the competitive advantage, with things like an in-house marketing team, a dedicated PR firm, and a 15-to-100 staff to agent ratio. My statistics*: Over 190 transactions Over $145,000,000 in sales volume My listings sell for an average of 26% over asking My listings are on the market for an average of 16 days Receive 30-60 referrals a year Average sales price for listings: $1,150,000 Average sales price for buyers I work with: $1,078,000 A single family home expert, Kathleen ranks in the top 6% of 6,941 Oakland agents* Top Oakland seller's agent, Kathleen ranks in the top 9% of 6,941 Oakland agents* *Source: MLS & HomeLight. Transaction and sales volume based on units for all sales in the Bay Area 2002-2018. Other data based on MLS 2017-2018 rankings for all sales in the Bay Area. Home expert and Oakland sellers agent rankings based on data provided by Homelight.

Single Family Home Transactions
150
Condo Transactions
17
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Elaine White
Coldwell Banker
About Elaine

OUR PHILOSOPHY Our goal is to make every home sale or purchase a smooth and seamless experience. While every home is unique, what every real estate transaction has in common are dozens of details that require thoughtful organization, smart negotiation and painstaking attention. Our clients, typically busy professionals, rely on us to manage every step of the process. We feel privileged that our clients entrust us with the most important purchase or sale they will ever make. OUR SPECIAL EXPERTISE Certain types of real estate transactions require special expertise. We are Certified Home Marketing Specialists. We are also pleased to assist our clients with transactions that involve: 1031 Exchanges (investment properties) Relocation Probate and trust sales Divorce sales including "Special Master" service Out-of-area referrals Vacation homes Spanish speaking team members Green building needs SENIORS REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST ATTORNEY AT LAW

Single Family Home Transactions
350
Townhome Transactions
27
Condo Transactions
33
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Omar Kinaan
Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
About Omar

Omar Kinaan has been a licensed real estate agent in California for 11 years and is currently with Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty in Menlo Park. Omar's coverage area includes Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Atherton, Portola Valley, Mountain View, San Carlos and Redwood City. HomeLight ranks Omar as one of the top 1% of agents in Menlo Park for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 8% of agents who sell homes fast. Our database shows that Omar has completed 89 transactions since 2009, representing the buyer in 66% of those transactions and the seller in 34% of them. Omar has been most prolific in Menlo Park including representing the seller of a single family home at 4 Pepperwood Ct that sold for $3,452,000 in one transaction and a buyer of a single family home at 210 Pope St that sold for $2,200,000 in another.

Single Family Home Transactions
210
Townhome Transactions
18
Condo Transactions
22
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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David Troyer
Intero Real Estate Services
About David

David Troyer is a real estate agent with Intero Real Estate Services in Mountain View, California and has been in the real estate business for 18 years. David's coverage area includes Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Loyola, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale. HomeLight ranks David as one of the top 1% of agents in Mountain View for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents who are able to successfully complete transactions. Our database shows that David has completed 297 transactions since 2009, representing the buyer in 19% of those transactions and the seller in 81% of them. David has been most prolific in Mountain View including representing the seller of a single family home at 485 Arboleda Dr that sold for $4,000,000 in one transaction and a buyer of a single family home at 641 Mills Av that sold for $3,150,000 in another.

Single Family Home Transactions
460
Townhome Transactions
35
Condo Transactions
24
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
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Why you need a top real estate agent in Palo Alto, CA

The 2,227 active real estate agents in Palo Alto move 116 homes off the market in 39 days on average. Top Palo Alto real estate agents move properties off the housing market 19.79 days faster than average agents.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents in Palo Alto make clients 7.6% more dollars, sell homes in 19.79 days more efficiently, and work with 1.8x as many homes as the average real estate agent in the same city.

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Top Buyer's Agents

Want someone experienced with proven results? A top Palo Alto real estate agent helps 72.2% more buyers purchase homes than the average agent, and knocks 6.8% more off the list price while they’re at it.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Palo Alto, CA

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.3 stars

Top real estate agents in Palo Alto score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Palo Alto agent who scores only 4.3 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Palo Alto and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

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Diane J.
eXp Real Estate
Jan 30, 2021

“After deciding to sell our family home of the last 49 years, we needed to find the right realtor for us. Michael Haywood came with many recommendations and with good reason. Mike was patient, understanding, compassionate, yet professional with our needs in mind. Selling and purchasing a home duri...“

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Nick Delis Properties | Compass
Aug 13, 2020

“The level of stress when buying a house in the Bay Area goes without saying, I had prepared myself and my family for a long arduous process. However, having Nick as our realtor made this entire experience relaxed, efficient and ( I can't believe I am saying this) fun! Nick is extremely knowledgable,...“

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Marcos Ortiz
Asj Real Estate Investments
Jan 12, 2021

“Adolfo took the time out to explain the entire process of buying a Home. The Most important process was to get pre-approved. He provide the loan information, My monthly payments, Taxes, Insurance, the supplemental tax which I was not aware of. My Closing cost which had noting to do with my Down paym...“

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Maria H
Nick Delis Properties | Compass
Aug 13, 2020

“Working with Nick has been a pleasure, and we can't thank him enough for helping us find our dream home. My husband and I had been searching for a home for close to a year, from San Francisco to all the way down south in Sunnyvale. We had been outbid several times, and finally narrowed down our sear...“

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D.
Compass
Jul 11, 2020

“A really, really bad landlord put us in a situation where we came to the decision to buy a home a little earlier than we expected in our lives. A referral we were given, who ended up not being available (a super nice guy who moved out of California) referred us in turn to Adriana. Long story short...“

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

Midtown

Active Agents553
Time on Market37
Avg. Sale Price$2,016,308

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

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