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Colleen Yaklich
Compass Real Estate
About Colleen

Consistently Ranked in top 5% of over 1600+ agents associated with Monterey County Association of Realtors. My goal is to provide an extraordinary experience to each of my clients. I am committed and passionate about the real estate industry and I work hard and full time to deliver the best service possible. I am lucky enough to have traveled extensively and have lived in many interesting places. Several years ago I chose to move to Monterey County as the opportunities for work and play are endless. I believe it is one of the most beautiful places in the world....paradise! My strengths include my interpersonal skills, well-practiced negotiation techniques, positive attitude, total commitment, perseverance, determination, and organizational skills. I understand that selling and buying a home is a very critical, personal decision and I take the time to listen to your needs and desires.

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"Colleen was amazing!! As a first time homebuyer, I was overwhelmed with the whole process and right ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
17
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
NAR Certifications
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Ben Strock Team
eXp Realty of California, Inc.
About Ben

At Strock Real Estate, we strive to exceed your expectations of a Realtor. We always do business in an honest manner with the highest level of integrity. It is of the utmost importance that we put our clients’ needs ahead of our own. We listen to our clients’ goals and sacrifice our self-serving interests in the process. Strock Real Estate opened its doors in 2007 and operates as a team. By supporting each other, we can offer our customers a higher quality of service than would be achievable as individuals. With more than one set of ears, we are always paying attention to the small details, so we achieve an overall greater performance. We treat all of those we interact within a manner that would make our parents’ proud. Our commitment to our clients extends far beyond the close of escrow, and we pride ourselves on the long-standing relationships that we develop with our clients.

Ben's reviews

"First rate."

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Townhome Transactions
11
Single Family Home Transactions
91
Condo Transactions
9
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
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Jayson Madani
ROOM Real Estate
About Jayson

Jayson Madani was merely a middle schooler at a job fair when an attending real estate agent told him unequivocally that, everyone should own a home. As the founder and leader of the Madani Team, Jayson's dedication to that realization is the foundation of his team of leading agents, the backbone of his business is undoubtedly client referrals. Specializing in the Santa Cruz region, Jayson firmly believes that a referral is the best gauge of his effectiveness, and as a business operating on a seventy percent referral basis, that effectiveness is solidly proven. Cutting-edge, aggressive, and creative marketing has played a large role in Jayson's success story. From those hard-to-sell listings to those hard-to-find buys, Jayson's expertise goes far beyond the cut and dry of tract home sales. When it matters that your agent understands the ins and outs of building permits, flood zones, and well water quality, Jayson has the expertise to guide clients through the complexities of any property purchase or listing with exceptional, client-centered focus. Jayson prides himself on his consistent effort to turn transactions into relationships, which means that when the unexpected, post-close question arises, he's as happy to help as he was on day one. It means that he's not only ready to aid you in acquiring the property that puts you in your dream neighborhood, but he's equally ready to line you up with the quality contractors that can transform your hopes into a real home. It's his available and committed outlook that results in returned clients and consistent referrals. With Jayson, escrow isn't the end of the relationship. Raised in the region where he's now raising his own family, Jayson is a third generation member of the Santa Cruz community. Jayson is committed to giving back to his community, which he does through donations and fundraising for multiple local charitable organizations, with Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Second Harvest Food Bank being two of the beneficiaries of his philanthropy. When he's not working, Jayson enjoys spending time with his wife and children. Looking to the future, Jayson's plans are simple: to continue building his team and growing his business, while sacrificing none of the stellar client service that has become synonymous with his name. HomeLight has information on 275 of Jayson's transactions since 2009, 90 of which were in the past two years. Jayson typically represents the buyer (53% of the time), but has also completed 129 seller transactions during this period.

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Single Family Home Transactions
180
Townhome Transactions
3
Condo Transactions
9
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close Specialist 2020
NAR Certifications
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Regina Shaw
Intero Real Estate Services
About Regina

Regina Shaw has been a licensed real estate agent / broker associate since 2004. She believes in and promotes home retention and homeownership. She has a solid system for helping her clients dreams of home ownership come true while consistently exceeding her personal sales goals and client expectations. She is a military veteran who also worked 19yrs with the U.S.P.S. Regina services buyer and sellers in the following California counties; Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz, and Santa Clara. Her expertise is in residential and commercial real estate, in addition, she also has experience in retail and industrial real estate. She has closed over 650 real estate transactions since 2004 and consistently ranks in the top 15% of all Monterey County real estate agent/brokers. Regina is a certified MCLA- Monterey County Local Advisor, GRI- Graduate Realtor Institute Alumnus, SFR -Short Sale Foreclosure Specialist, and Certified Probate and Trust Specialist. She is a recipient of the Intero Real Estate Presidents and Executive Awards. Regina is looking forward to helping you with your next real estate transaction.

Single Family Home Transactions
15
Condo Transactions
4
Townhome Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
NAR Certifications
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Robin Stelle
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
About Robin

Robin Stelle is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker in Carmel, California and has been in the real estate business for 11 years. Robin's coverage area includes Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove and the towns of Seaside and Marina. HomeLight ranks Robin as one of the top 12% of agents for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 13% of agents who sell homes fast. HomeLight has information on 36 of Robin's transactions since 2009, 17 of which were in the past two years. Robin typically represents the buyer (80% of the time), but has also completed multiple seller transactions during this period.

Condo Transactions
2
Single Family Home Transactions
5
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Noe Renteria
Re/max Real Estate Services
About Noe

Noe is a real estate agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Services in Salinas, California and has been in the real estate business for 20 years. Noe's coverage area includes Salinas, Seaside, Gonzales, Soledad, Greenfield and Prunedale. HomeLight ranks Noe as one of the top 1% of agents in Salinas for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents for selling homes for top dollar. Noe has closed over 1,200 sales in the past 20 years. He averages over 60 sales a year.

Single Family Home Transactions
6
Condo Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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About Jennifer and Andrew

We understand a home is much more than where you rest your head at night. A home can be a lifetime of memories, an escape from stress, a feeling of security and love, and often a home represents the most significant financial asset of a family. Understanding the importance of a home is our job and our lifetime careers. It is our duty and our aspirations to see your transaction is not only as stress-free as possible but is a financially savvy move for you and your family. Compass and our team have innovated great programs like Compass Concierge, a program where we ensure your home achieves the highest price through cosmetic renovations. Beautifying your home will get the attention to attract the most buyers. And we do this with no points and costs, and we advance the expenses of this renovations at no cost to you. We do this because we want you to capture the equity you have earned over the years. Our team is very proud to have helped families realize their dream homes, start their real estate journeys, and transition to their next great life adventures. From start to finish, you will be in capable hands, ensuring each detail is mastered. Trusted home improvement vendors and integral team members provide concierge service, while Andrew and Jennifer provide personal service and expert attention. Warmly embracing your real estate challenges, considerately guiding you through the process, systematically tackling each step, and responsively delivering your every need with calming confidence.

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"My family was fortunate to be referred to Jennifer and Andrew to act as our agents in the sale of ou..."

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Condo Transactions
32
Single Family Home Transactions
100
Townhome Transactions
11
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
NAR Certifications
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Juan Real
Remax Property Experts
About Juan

Having the right real estate agent means having an agent who is committed to helping you buy or sell your home with the highest level of expertise in your local market. Additionally, an agent is there to help you in understanding each step of the buying or selling process. This commitment level has helped us build a remarkable track record of delivering results. Nothing is more exciting to us than the gratifying feeling we get from helping people meet their real estate needs. You can count on us to always do what's in your best interest. We pride ourselves on being honest, trustworthy, and knowledgeable in the real estate market. We know how important it is to find your dream home or get the best offer for your property. Therefore we will make it our responsibility to help you achieve those goals. Whether you are an experienced investor or a first time buyer, we can help you in finding the property of your dreams.

Single Family Home Transactions
11
Condo Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Santiago Renteria
ALDINA REAL ESTATE, INC
About Santiago

I have been a Real Estate Professional for 14 years, I service the Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Clara county areas I work with first time homebuyers, investors, multi unit properties, short sales and bank owned properties. Client satisfaction is ultimately my goal!

Single Family Home Transactions
6
Townhome Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Tony Melo
Aldina Real Estate, Inc.
About Tony

Whether you want to buy, sell, lease, or merely invest, you need the right partner by your side. My name is Tony Melo, an experienced Realtor® at Aldina Real Estate, Inc. in Watsonville, CA. From residential to commercial property, this industry is my passion. It's also my pleasure to learn everything there is to know about it. My formal education includes an Associates of Arts from Cabrillo Community College and a Bachelor of Science from Sacramento State University with an emphasis in Real Estate and Land Use Affairs. I also hold a number of additional certifications in everything from negotiations to diversity. All my continued education and formal training boil down to just one thing - expert advice and reliable service whenever and however you need it. If you're looking to buy or sell a property, I'm always available to talk.

Townhome Transactions
3
Single Family Home Transactions
21
Condo Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Salinas

Why you need a top real estate agent in Salinas, CA

The 2,020 active real estate agents in Salinas move 90 homes off the market in 69 days on average. Top Salinas real estate agents move properties off the housing market 38.42 days faster than average agents.

Top Seller's Agents

San Francisco’s top 3% of agents sell 1.8x more properties than the average agent, and sell homes 38.42 days faster. Even better? A top Salinas real estate agent nets you 7.5% more on your list price.

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Days on Market
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Top Buyer's Agents

Top buyer's agents in Salinas help home buyers purchase 1.7x more homes when they're measured against the average real estate agent in Salinas. Top buyer's agents also save clients $44,142 on transactions.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Salinas, CA

Top Agents
4.9 stars
Avg. Agents
2.9 stars

Top real estate agents in Salinas score an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Salinas agent who scores only 2.9 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Salinas and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for Salinas real estate agents and REALTORS

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Jake
Keller Williams Realty
Dec 16, 2020

“I don't normally give five-star reviews across the board, but it was a pleasure to work with Christian and his team, even though we didn't ultimately buy a home. He was kind, clear, professional, patient, and very generous with his time. We highly recommend him to our friends who express interest ...“

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Anthony Jayakoddy
Asj Real Estate Investments
Jan 12, 2021

“My wife and I would like to take this opportunity to send our sincere gratitude for the impeccably successful execution of a highly unlikely real estate transaction. We asked for a very tall order and he delivered on every front. We knew that our 1031 Exchange was going to be a challenge, but he nev...“

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Mike
Alliance Bay Realty
Sep 17, 2020

“As a first time home buyer, I did not have a true understanding of how much work was involved in purchasing a home. John Kim, referred by my sister and brother, exceeded all my expectations of a real estate agent! He is honest and upfront about everything. John's experience and vast knowledge of the...“

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David
Alliance Bay Realty
Sep 17, 2020

“It is our sincere pleasure to recommend Mr. John Kim as a personal real estate agent. In the past few months my wife and I have worked closely with John in search of our first home. As with all new home-buyers, we initially found the process stressful and overwhelming, but i cannot think of anyone b...“

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Patrick Perry
Larson Real Estate - eXp
Feb 15, 2021

“First time home buyer here - Working with Brant was a pleasure. He helped us find a place we otherwise wouldn't have looked at, but it checked all our boxes and then some. He helped explain the negotiating process and worked with seller to come to a good agreement. Once we were in contract, I had se...“

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Find the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Salinas neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Salinas, top agents are frequently doing deals in Creekbridge, Eastside, and Williams Ranch.

Creekbridge

Active Agents291
Time on Market67
Avg. Sale Price$312,639

Eastside

Active Agents165
Time on Market62
Avg. Sale Price$214,278

Williams Ranch

Active Agents160
Time on Market63
Avg. Sale Price$255,216

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Gilroy

Active Agents1,605
Time on Market52
Avg. Sale Price$755,000

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