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Top real estate agents in Salinas, CA

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

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

The top 3% of real estate agents in Salinas, CA have worked on 414.51 more transactions than the average agent. With more experience, top Salinas agents move homes in 31 days, which is 2.1x times faster than the local average of 65 days.

"I had a home that I couldn't sell for 10 years. I decided to try HomeLight and chose the first agent they provided. My home sold immediately! If I sell another home, I will definitely call HomeLight."

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Salinas stack up

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.

Colleen's reviews

"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
10
Townhome Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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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
10
Single Family Home Transactions
140
Condo Transactions
12
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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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.

Jayson's reviews

"Please read this before you spend any more time looking for the perfect Real Estate team to handle y..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
180
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
5
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
  • Cash Close Specialist 2021
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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
16
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Pete Ruiz
Keller Williams Coastal Estates
About Pete

Born and raised in California, Pete has been a resident of the state for over 30 years. Pete has a unique background in prior work experience as a former baseball player with the Boston Red Sox organization from 2008-2014. Pete had a playing career of 7 full seasons, all with Boston, and baseball is still a big part of his life as he coaches in the local community. Being a professional athlete was an incredible experience that taught Pete many valuable lessons that he uses in everyday life and business. Pete's work ethic is unparalleled and he is more determined for success compared to anyone else out there. He is a problem solver who thrives under pressure, no matter how high the stakes might be. He is results driven and has an extensive and proven track record of continuous success. As a Realtor and Team Leader, Pete has taken his unique skillsets previously used in baseball and has repurposed them into his day to day business. Pete will fight and compete harder than anyone else for his clients and holds his fiduciary responsibility to the highest degree. With this being Pete's core value, he always give his best effort paired with the highest level of focus for all of his clients. No one can match Pete's loyalty, competitiveness and drive which ensures that his clients are getting the best representation possible, at all times. Pete knows that buying or selling a home is a momentous in any person's life. You need someone in your corner with local market knowledge, proven experience and a tenacity to make sure that YOU win. Pete and The Ruiz Group are the people for that job! In my free time I love to cook, play all sports, coach youth baseball, play guitar and spend time with family and loved ones. Family is extremely important to me and always will be. All of the people I work with I treat like family, because they eventually become family.

Pete's reviews

"Excellent communication throughout the total sales process. "

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Condo Transactions
9
Single Family Home Transactions
97
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Annette Boggs
Above and Beyond Real Estate
About Annette

With a real estate career spanning more than three decades, second-generation Realtor® Annette Boggs heads Above and Beyond Real Estate with her blend of practical experience, deep local knowledge, and first-class service. Annette completed more than 1,000 real estate transactions in the past decade, using her unique strategic approach that's targeted, accurate, and honest. Annette began her real estate career as an escrow assistant in 1986 before moving into lending in 1991, working as a loan processor, supervisor, and officer. Her administrative and supportive roles helped lay the groundwork for her transition to sales in 2006, giving Annette the financial and practical know-how that would best serve her clients. In the early years of her career, she also developed an innate understanding of the logistical and emotional challenges faced by buyers and sellers, providing her with the tools to make each real estate transaction a seamless and smooth experience. From first-time homebuyers to out-of-state investors, Annette gives each client her complete and absolute attention, providing them with the resources, insights, and knowledge needed for their ultimate success. Her passion for service is evidenced by the number of repeat clients and testimonials received from those she has helped to buy or sell property in Monterey County and the surrounding areas. Annette moved to the Central Coast in 2005 and now resides in Carmel with her husband, Kevin. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing and taking short vacations.

Annette's reviews

"Miss Annette Boggs what I believe is the best real state agent that you could ever meet she is very..."

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Condo Transactions
3
Townhome Transactions
3
Single Family Home Transactions
22
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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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
4
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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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
0
Single Family Home Transactions
6
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Dean Provence
Sothebys International Realty
About Dean

Experience: Dean Provence is a Broker Associate at Sotheby's International Realty. Licensed since 1982 with experience in rising, falling and normal markets. I work to find the best solution for your Real Estate Goals. Specializing in the sales and marketing of Homes, Condos, Ranches, Income and Commercial properties within Monterey County. The team works in the areas of Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel, Carmel Valley, South Coast, Seaside, Marina, Hwy 68, Salinas, Prunedale and Aromas. Service: I have been a state director, President of the local association and Realtor of the Year fighting for property rights in Monterey county and California. Designations: E-Pro. As a second generation Realtor I've learned that putting the client first is the best way to build the best reputation and get return and referral business.

Dean's reviews

"Dean has helped me sell and buy four properties. He is the most proactive agent I have ever worked..."

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Townhome Transactions
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Condo Transactions
4
Single Family Home Transactions
17
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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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
10
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
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Find the best real estate agent near you

Top Salinas real estate agent stats at a glance

HomeLight looks at every one of the 2,114 active Salinas, CA real estate agents and measures how they stack up against the average agent. In Salinas, the top 3% of agents buy and sell in 31 days and work on 519 homes.

Top Seller's Agents

A top seller's agent in Salinas makes $31,769 more dollars for sellers, wraps up the selling process 34.8 days faster, and sells 414.91 more homes than the average agent.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

When you hire a top Salinas buyer’s agent, you’re getting the highest level of experience: They help 76.4% more buyers than the average agent, and save buyers $27,668 more.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

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

Top Agents
4.9 stars
Avg. Agents
3.3 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 3.3 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.

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Find the best 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 Agents1,607
Time on Market52
Avg. Sale Price$757,500

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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