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Top Rancho Santa Margarita real estate agents

HomeLight compares historical data on all of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA’s 5,217 real estate agents to find you the best of the best. The city’s top 3% agents do 1.8x more deals a year than the average agent, and move homes off the market 45.9% quicker.

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Rancho Santa Margarita stack up

Matt Whitcomb
Pacific Sotheby's International Realty
About Matt

Matt Whitcomb brings a wealth of experience, market knowledge, and a commitment to superior service that achieves results for his clients. He attributes much of his success to the belief that every client, at every price point, deserves a full-service luxury real estate experience. Matt is a true Southern Gentleman raised on the principles of authenticity, courtesy, and respect for others. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 1999 with a double major in Marketing and Business, Matt packed his car and pioneered West to pursue his dreams. Just two weeks later he was hired as part of Universal Studios Recreation Group's Interactive Marketing team. At Universal, Matt was responsible for coordinating with both internal and external creative agencies to ensure projects remained on brand and on schedule. He also served as the key cross-divisional liaison on multiple synergy teams, co-branded promotions (Jurassic Park 3), and global technology implementation task forces. In 2005, Matt returned to Virginia to help reinvent his family's regional DISH Network business. It was during this time that Matt and his wife purchased their first home. Unfortunately, the representation they received as first-time buyers left them feeling lost and overwhelmed. It was this experience and the ultimate sale of the house that sparked Matt to commit the rest of his professional career to real estate sales. In 2013 Matt returned to California and launched his real estate career to fuse his business, marketing, and construction background with his passion for real estate. Matt prides himself on helping his clients realize their dreams and navigate necessary life changes with integrity and an authentic commitment to their success. He believes every home has a story to tell and develops well-organized and creative marketing strategies that reach a targeted audience to achieve his clients' goals and exceed their expectations. His analytic knowledge of the dynamic Orange County real estate market combined with an understanding of home construction and desire to provide support and guidance through every step of the transaction ensures Matt finds his buyers their perfect home in a neighborhood that matches their lifestyle. By aligning with Pacific Sotheby's International Realty, Matt offers his clients the unrivaled reach and innovate marketing tools provided by the world's most trusted global real estate brand and guided by leadership that understands the local market. Matt lives in South Orange County with his wife and two children and enjoys the area's diverse population, vibrant culture, and the incredible variety of outdoor activities. He is a strong community advocate and volunteers his time with great organizations such as the Tony Hawk Foundation and Cub Scouts.

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"Matt was very knowledgeable and pointed out things that I would have missed. He has previous experi..."

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0
Single Family Home Transactions
20
Condo Transactions
2
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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About Lori

The McGuire Team is ranked in the TOP 25 RE/MAX TEAMS in the United States. The McGuire Team offers a variety of services: complimentary accessorizing/staging, such professional photography, high definition video tours, and complimentary use of their moving truck. Uniquely, they have an international friendly website that's content is translated into 52 different languages, their own Real Estate App., and provide exposure for your home on 800+ websites and social media networks. Along with her depth of knowledge and experience in the industry, Lori has been awarded a slew of awards including: Re/MAX Realtor Hall of Fame, Re/MAX Diamond Award, Re/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, the Circle of Legends Award (only 99 agents out of 100,000 had been awarded this prestigious recognition in 30 years.) Most recently, Lori McGuire has received the Luminary of Distinction Award. This award has only been given to 38 out of 120,000 top producing RE/MAX agents, requires a minimum of 20 years with RE/MAX and a minimum of $20,000,000 in lifetime commissions. The McGuire Team has received the new prestigious RE/MAX Pinnacle Award for earning over $2,000,000 in annual gross commissions earned in a single year!

Lori's reviews

"The McGuire Team was very easy to work with. The staging of the home was exceptional . Every team ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
27
Condo Transactions
9
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close 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
65
Single Family Home Transactions
110
Townhome Transactions
5
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Amy Sims
Legacy 15 Real Estate Brokers
About Amy

Highly regarded by both her clients and peers, Amy Sims offers home seekers the opportunity to view beautiful homes and living spaces throughout Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Coto de Caza, Trabuco Canyon, Ranch Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente and Talega. Short sale certified and dedicated to identifying the individual needs of each person she works with to buy or sell a home, Amy diligently walks each client through the, at times, complex process of purchasing or selling a home. Born in Orange County and currently residing in Ladera Ranch, Amy takes a personal approach to new home buying and notably understands the local market conditions and resale values. She educates clients on each step of the home buying or selling process, providing access to active MLS listings and regional market reports. Through her remarkable reputation as an expert negotiator and real estate professional, Amy strives to not only meet, but also exceed clients' expectations in finding their perfect new Orange County home or selling their current property.

Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
3
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Zen Ziejewski
Keller Williams Mission Viejo
About Zen

Zen Ziejewski, your Trusted Real Estate Adviser Zen Ziejewski, born and raised in Southern California, is passionate and committed to helping others own a piece of the California Dream along with creating financial wealth through real estate. As a USC Business graduate and as a licensed Real Estate Professional for over 30 years, Zen knows the foundation of his business is about serving his clients at the highest level; before, during, and after the sale. He believes that in order to truly understand their wants, needs, and desires it starts with a complimentary consultation with Buyers, Sellers, or Investors so he can educate them of the market and better serve them to help reach their goals. Just like people have attorneys, financial and tax advisers to help them, Zen’s goal is to be his client’s trusted real estate adviser for life. Zen does annual reviews with his clients to help them stay connected with the market, housing inventories, rental prices and interest rates. This way his clients better understand the current market value of their home and he can help them plan ahead so they are best position to succeed in any real estate market. Zen says, “It’s not about selling homes, honestly the joy of real estate comes from the experience of working with and getting to know my clients during the transaction and the relationships we build together throughout the process.” There have been many times where Zen has done just as much or even more work after the sale of a client’s home in order to help his clients with situations or unexpected things that occur. Zen also shares his vast knowledge and years of experience as a trainer & educator with other agents (new and seasoned) in the business at numerous training events throughout the year in Orange County as well as National Events. It’s a huge advantage for all his clients to have Zen’s expertise, market knowledge, and guidance as their trusted real estate adviser. As one of the top agents and very respected real estate professionals in Orange County, his team’s highest sale to date is $11.5 million, an incredible Ocean Front Home in Laguna Beach. Zen is a tough negotiator who wins deals, and is able to create solutions to get the job done for his clients, saving numerous sales in the process. With a solid team of experts behind him, Zen and his team, guides their clients through every aspect of the transaction. Zen’s wealth of knowledge is a huge advantage for all his clients benefiting from his expertise, integrity, honesty and guidance as their trusted real estate adviser. Zen lives in the Capistrano Beach area of Dana Point and is committed to giving back to his church and community, hosting at least 6 Annual Events including Food & Toy Drives during the Holidays along with collecting supplies for the homeless. His popular Doggie Photo Day and Halloween Pizza Party Events have really brought the Capo Beach residents together and the community looks forward to them every year. He also helps local Capo Beach families during the holidays who are less fortunate so they have a better Thanksgiving and Christmas. Zen’s son Hayden is his pride and joy. Zen feels so Blessed and Grateful to have such an amazing family, friends, team, and clients. Making a difference in people’s lives by helping individuals and families own a piece of the California Dream is Zen’s Commitment and Passion!

Zen's reviews

"Great communication from Zen and his entire team."

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Townhome Transactions
4
Condo Transactions
22
Single Family Home Transactions
54
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close Specialist 2020
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CaLee McManus
Monarch Real Estate
About CaLee

Founder of Monarch Real Estate and an agent since 2006, CaLee’s love of homes and people still inspires her. After reaching $200M+ in sales and selling more than 200 homes, CaLee’s recognition is ubiquitous in this competitive industry. She has been named as one of America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents, a Market Leader by Forbes, a Women of Distinction, and a Five-Star Agent by Orange Coast Magazine for 11 years running. She was also a Who’s Who recipient in 2019, and she has appeared on the national television series “American Dream.” CaLee specializes in Ladera Ranch, Rancho Mission Viejo, Coto de Caza and Dana Point.

Single Family Home Transactions
35
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Darryl & JJ Jones
ERA Real Estate
About Darryl & JJ

Darryl Jones is the number 1 realtor in North Orange County, selling over 100 properties a year, offer free staging and is an expert negotiator. His mom, JJ” retired in 2011 and Darryl has been selling homes in Orange County since 1990. His goal as top listing agents is to help you sell your home for the highest price, in the shortest period of time, with the least amount of inconvenience to you. He has been Orange County residents since 1965 and agents since 1977 and 1990. Darryl have an intimate knowledge of all the different neighborhoods in Orange County. As a real estate brokers and they work at one of the top real estate offices in the State, ERA Southern California Realty with a sales force of over 100 full time agents. He consistently been awarded “The Chairman’s Circle” status which means they are in the top 1% of 1% of realtors in the nation. He is certified in handling Corporate Relocation & is a licensed Broker as well. He’s is always available too!! So call!

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"Darryl has been a great agent to me. He was attentive to my questions and helped me with the sale of..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
140
Condo Transactions
22
Townhome Transactions
3
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Fred Sedighravesh
Keller Williams Reality
About Fred

Fred works under Keller Williams Elite Reality. Fred is fluent in Farsi. Fred has worked as a real estate agent for 14 years. Fred is a single family home expert. We have data on 181 of Fred’s transactions. Fred prefers to work with both buyers and sellers. Here’s a little about Fred’s real estate experience: - Fred recently sold one home for $1,350,000. - this real estate agent is skilled in fast home sales: they have listings that have sold in as little as 15 days. - Fred is an agent who sells homes for top dollar. - this real estate agent is a top negotiator: they consistently sells homes above their list price. - this real estate agent is on a home selling roll: their transaction history shows that they have sold 28% more homes this year than last. HomeLight has data on 30 transactions Fred has done in Irvine. Fred ranks in the top 3% of agents in Irvine. Fred has closed 26 more home sales than the average agent in the area.

Condo Transactions
9
Single Family Home Transactions
11
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Tom Tennant
Reliance Real Estate Services of California
About Tom

Tom Tennant, Licensed California Broker and team leader of The Tennant Group, has been working in Real Estate since 1999 and has assisted his clients in the sale or purchase of over 1500 properties with over $350 Million in Gross Sales Volume. This firmly positions him in the TOP 1% OF REAL ESTATE AGENTS NATIONWIDE!! You can trust that TOM TENNANT & The Tennant Group will offer you the best of real estate professionals and will provide you with the best opportunity to fulfill your Dreams of Selling your Home, Home Ownership and/or Investment. This includes our relationships with Escrows, Title Officers, Mortgage Brokers, Property Inspectors, Insurance Brokers, and Contractors. Every block comes neatly together to offer our clients the confidence to take the leap towards their Real Estate Dreams.

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"Tom went above and beyond our expectations. We met with many realtors and choose Tom. We were very i..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
51
Townhome Transactions
2
Condo Transactions
4
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  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Dustin Wise
Keller Williams Pacific Estates
About Dustin

Dustin Wise is part of a team that specializes in helping sellers and buyers in Orange County and the surrounding areas. His approach to Real Estate is very simple. He treats others the way he would want to be treated. With respect, empathy and compassion. There are certain qualities and characteristics that he believes exemplify outstanding service.

Dustin's reviews

"Have you ever just met someone and instantly feel at home like they are family? That is Dustin and L..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
12
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
4
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  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Rancho Santa Margarita

Why you need a top real estate agent in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA has 5,217 active real estate agents. The average real estate agent in Rancho Santa Margarita sells about 128 homes and each home spends about 69 days on Rancho Santa Margarita's housing market. Let's see how the top 3% perform in comparison.

Top Seller's Agents

Rancho Santa Margarita top real estate agents make $30,408 more on home sales and sell in under 37 days. That's 135.1% more money and 1.8x faster than a sale from an average agent's transaction.

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Top Buyer's Agents

Rancho Santa Margarita's top 3% of buyer's agents save their clients 56.8% more on their home purchases and transact 1.6x more in the same area when compared to average agents.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
3.9 stars

Top real estate agents in Rancho Santa Margarita score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Rancho Santa Margarita agent who scores only 3.9 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Rancho Santa Margarita and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

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Jill D.

HomeLight Client

"The house was listed on a Thursday night and we had an offer on Tuesday! Thank you HomeLight for recommending such a great realtor!"

Lorie D.

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Find top real estate agents in cities near Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

San Juan Capistrano

Active Agents1,784
Time on Market63
Avg. Sale Price$755,500

Irvine

Active Agents5,896
Time on Market61
Avg. Sale Price$852,000

Laguna Niguel

Active Agents3,226
Time on Market65
Avg. Sale Price$795,000

Mission Viejo

Active Agents4,178
Time on Market59
Avg. Sale Price$699,900

Laguna Woods

Active Agents991
Time on Market73
Avg. Sale Price$334,000

Ladera Ranch

Active Agents1,709
Time on Market66
Avg. Sale Price$755,000

Aliso Viejo

Active Agents2,740
Time on Market53
Avg. Sale Price$580,000

Lake Forest

Active Agents3,524
Time on Market60
Avg. Sale Price$700,000

Laguna Beach

Active Agents1,071
Time on Market100
Avg. Sale Price$1,885,000

Laguna Hills

Active Agents1,733
Time on Market62
Avg. Sale Price$690,000

Temescal Valley

Active Agents1,729
Time on Market69
Avg. Sale Price$479,900

Coto de Caza

Active Agents998
Time on Market75
Avg. Sale Price$948,990

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