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Top San Diego real estate agents

San Diego, CA has gorgeous beaches, picturesque vistas, and a huge inventory of real estate agents (18,873) and homes for sale. Finding a good agent and your surfer’s paradise in that massive pool could be tough. Luckily, HomeLight can match you with real estate agents in the top 3% of performers who, on average, sell 1.4x faster and for 5.6% more money.

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

Darin Triolo
Triolo Realty Group- Keller Williams Realty
About Darin

Darin is President of award winning Triolo Realty Group- Keller Williams Realty in San Diego, California and has been in the real estate business for 13 years. Darin has completed transactions in several areas including San Diego, La Jolla, Oceanside, Chula Vista, Escondido, Santee and Vista. HomeLight ranks Darin as one of the top 1% of agents in San Diego for successfully selling homes for top market value and as one of the top 13% of agents who are able to successfully close transactions. Press coverage includes San Diego Magazine's best in client satisfaction award for five consecutive years, SD CityBeat's Best in Industry Award, WSJ's 1,000 nominee and many more. www.triolorealty.com HomeLight has information on 177 of Darin's transactions since 2009, 63 of which were in the past two years. Darin typically represents the seller (71% of the time), but has also completed 53 buyer transactions during this period. Darin has transacted in San Diego more than any other area helping to buy or sell 121 homes including a 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom single family home at 7485 Collins Ranch Court on June 18, 2014 which sold for $1,290,000 and a 5 bedroom, 4.0 bathroom single family home at 5335 Chelsea on April 14, 2015 which sold for $2,850,000.

Townhome Transactions
7
Condo Transactions
7
Single Family Home Transactions
29
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Whissel Realty Group With Kyle Whissel
Whissel Realty Group brokered by eXp Realty
About Whissel Realty Group

Whissel Realty Group is a family-owned company built on relationships with our clients, colleagues, and co-workers. We're passionately committed to helping you and your family build a secure future in the home of your dreams. The Whissel family has been helping San Diegans realize "The American Dream" in San Diego since the 70's. Our goal is to help buyers find the perfect home at the perfect price and sellers sell their homes for top dollar in the shortest amount of time. Our team's proactive and innovative approach to marketing consistently delivers on these goals. As a result, our team was recently named the #1 real estate team in San Diego County and #6 in California by The Wall Street Journal, Zillow and Trulia.

Whissel Realty Group's reviews

"Steve and his team, Zesty and Deana are simply awesome! They are very approachable, available, and e..."

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Townhome Transactions
26
Single Family Home Transactions
330
Condo Transactions
44
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Matt Battiata
The Battiata Real Estate Group @ eXp Realty
About Matt

Matt Battiata is the lead agent for the Battiata Real Estate Group at eXp Realty. He was named the #1 agent in California & #5 worldwide in 2001 (RE Int.), was featured in the book “Billion Dollar Agent” by Steve Kantor and has been the among the top selling agents in North America since 2001, selling 200 to 300 homes per year. Matt trains real estate agents across the country and regularly appears on local network TV news and radio broadcasts as a real estate expert. He has been featured in The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The San Diego Daily Transcript & The San Diego Business Journal. In addition, Matt regularly holds free real estate seminars throughout Southern California on topics such as options for upside down homeowners and real estate investing. Matt is married to his wife of 15 years, Amy. They have 5 children.

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"Matt Battiata represented the seller as well as my wife and I as the buyers in the purchase of our n..."

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Condo Transactions
10
Single Family Home Transactions
48
Townhome Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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About Greg

Greg epitomizes integrity, hard work, honesty and knowledge in the real estate industry. As a San Diego coastal resident, Greg has unprecedented knowledge of the local communities. Well respected by his colleagues and past clients, Greg's sterling reputation in the industry has helped him achieve his goal of successfully and seamlessly helping hundreds of people with their real estate needs. Because of Greg's loyal clientele, repeat business and referrals are the foundation of Greg Cummings & Associates. With more than 16 years of experience in the real estate industry, Greg's work ethic and drive for continuing education and knowledge have earned him several Top Agent Awards for his outstanding performance. On average Greg attains 99% of his Seller's requested sales price. When representing Buyers, Greg successfully and consistently negotiated the sales down 5%. Greg's personal accreditation's include the Certified Condominium Specialist (CCS), a key designation for any agent working with condos and other Common Interest Development properties. Greg also obtained the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Designation, which is the benchmark of Excellence in Buyer Representation - less than 1% of Real Estate agents hold this designation. These designations help Greg to stand out from his colleagues and ultimately give the client an advantage when making one of the biggest financial decisions of their life.

Condo Transactions
16
Townhome Transactions
2
Single Family Home Transactions
12
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close Specialist 2020
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Jordan Clarke
eXp Realty
About Jordan

Recipient of The Five Star Award (and countless other awards) and has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, ABC World News Tonight, LA Times, SD Union Tribune, and more including being incurring the nickname "Tech Ninja" by the Inman News (the real estate industry's go to news website). With over 400 sales and 11 years of experience, I'm an extremely knowledgeable realtor who knows that customer service is what matters most. Having been raised in a real estate family, I am well suited to give you dependable guidance and advice. You can be assured that no one else will put more energy and enthusiasm into helping you find the right house and negotiating the very best terms. I treat every customer as if they were my family, and I am even known in some of my client's households as Uncle Jordan.

Jordan's reviews

"Jordan is very personable & super knowledgeable. When I had questions, he always responded in a time..."

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TIC Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
3
Single Family Home Transactions
43
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close Specialist 2020
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Sam Rasoul
Compass Realty
About Sam

Sam Rasoul is an elite California real estate agent, ranked in the upper 7% of his/her peers at the 93rd percentile. Sam Realty Group are ranked among the top 1.5% of 1.4 million Real Estate professional in the United States per WSJ Real Trends America's Best Real Estate Professional List! 23+ YEARS EXPERIENCE / Licensed Broker / CEO 1500+ HOMES SOLD! MEDIA MARKETING EXPERTS - WE SELL LISTINGS FOR MORE $$ BUYER "HOT PROPERTY" EMAILS (On and Off Market Listings) REASONABLE FEES! (Call to discuss a plan that works for you). **Use our money to fix up your home; no interest & no fees!!** Want more info? Call us!

Sam's reviews

" "I've been friends with Sam for the last several years but never thought we would move. When we did..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
32
TIC Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
15
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Chad Dannecker
Dannecker & Associates | Compass
About Chad

Chad Dannecker is a native San Diegan and is proud to call “America’s Finest City” his home town. For Chad, success has always meant doing his absolute best in every situation. His dedicated work ethic and “never give up” philosophy have defined and made his business what it is today. Chad’s number one goal is to provide his clients with the BEST service in the industry with the highest ethical standards. Chad began his real estate career in 2002 with an accelerated learning process during one of the biggest real estate booms of all time. The high volume of clients whom he successfully assisted, gave him a solid foundation upon which to grow. To Chad, each new day is an opportunity to find creative and innovative ways to help clients reach their real estate goals. Chad is committed to increasing his expertise through continuing education. Chad has a Bachelors degree in Business and Spanish, a teaching credential, is a licensed Broker in the state of California, and is a Certified Residential Specialist. Chad strives to create lasting relationships based on trust, market expertise, aggressive negotiating skills, and monitored performance that will serve his clients’ best interests for many years to come. Chad is growing his family and business in San Diego and looks forward to representing buyers and sellers here for a lifetime. Chad is a firm believer that positive attitude, plus positive actions yield positive results. With cutting edge technology and an experienced, efficient support staff, Chad and his team provide their busy clients with a streamlined, stress-free experience that meets their individual needs. His clients can expect innovative marketing, constant contact, and most importantly, RESULTS!

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"I connected with Chad on a potential new condo but unfortunately the property wasn't a good fit. Hop..."

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Condo Transactions
120
Townhome Transactions
10
Single Family Home Transactions
25
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Jeff Rosa
Market Real Estate
About Jeff

The San Diego County real estate market is surging. This presents unprecedented opportunities for prepared buyers and sellers. In this market, successful buyers and sellers must rely on a Realtor with up-to-the-minute knowledge and understanding of many neigbhorhoods and market trends. You need a Realtor who understands competitive contract terms and financing options. You can't afford to buy or sell without the benefit top-notch representation, the representation that I routinely provide. My clients have the advantage of my 11 years experience, and over 330 successful transactions in real estate sales. I apply expertise, skill, and professioanlism you can rely on to navigate the course of your purchase or sale. I have unique expertise when it comes to fixing up and staging properties. When looking to maximise your sales price there are many low cost projects a seller can do to make more money at the close of escrow. On the contrary, there are also projects and improvements that will not create a postive return on investment. Allow me to help you best prepare your home for sale to maximise your return at closing. As a property manager, and owner of a few investment properties myself, I'll gladly lend you my expertise in purchasing an investment property. Whether you're looking to purchase your first investment property or you're a seasoned landlord, I'll gladly work on your behalf. ​ I've helped my clients purchase and sell every type of property across all price points, from representing first time homebuyers in the condo market, to selling apartment buildings, to assisting families with their trust and estate sales, to selling million dollar homes... I'll happily assist you as well. I'm a 24 / 7 Real Estate Broker. Call on me anytime!

Condo Transactions
15
Townhome Transactions
12
Single Family Home Transactions
44
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Alan Shafran
Shafran Realty Group
About Alan

Alan Shafran is one of the highest producing residential agents in the country based on sales volumes. He has dedicated more than 30 years to studying the finance and real estate world’s ins & outs. Alan’s decision to bring his financial expertise into real estate was pivotal in his career and personal life. This foundation has allowed him to excel as a Broker and aid his community in reaching their goals and dreams. Through the years, Alan has held many titles. The Wall Street Journal named Alan as one of the “Top 100 Realtors Nationwide” as well as “The #1 Realtor in San Diego County” and “The #3 Realtor in the State of California”. Highly regarded by his clients and his peers for having a high level of integrity, in-depth market knowledge, and an incredible work ethic, Alan created Shafran Realty Group with the mission of providing superior client service. These achievements have stemmed from his steadfast dedication to understanding the ever-changing market and a commitment to ongoing education. Technology has also played a significant role in Alan predicating his position as a leader in the industry. Never one to shy away from change - his ability to embrace new programs, ideas & non-traditional business methods allow Alan to adapt to the current market conditions and sustain continual productivity. This versatility, combined with his meticulous attention to detail, ensures every client experiences outstanding service. Alan’s unwavering enthusiasm and passion have allowed him to surpass his client’s expectations, making them clients for life.

Townhome Transactions
27
Single Family Home Transactions
140
Condo Transactions
27
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Daniel Beer
eXp Realty
About Daniel

Daniel Beer, CEO/Owner of Beer Home Team of eXp Realty of California, Inc. has changed the way real estate is sold through his 5 Day Blitz™ strategy as endorsed by Jeff and the Showgram on KyXy 96.5FM and Mike Slater and A&G from AM 760 KFMB. Unlike the "List It and Pray" plan of most agents, Dan creates a deep psychological advantage for his home sellers over the buyer through his proven and methodical process that is unlike anything other agents are doing. The strategy has proven so effective that Daniel Beer now leads workshops across the county showing home sellers how to apply these strategies to predictably sell their home faster and for more money. Daniel Beer and his team assume the position of top producers in the region for the largest residential real estate company in North America. His Team is ranked as one of the Top 150 Teams in the U.S.A per The Wall Street Journal and Real Trends and listed as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America across all industries by Inc. 5000. In 2018 alone, Dan sold 303 homes worth over $215 million in sales. The track record speaks for itself. Reach out to Dan and the Beer Home Team today!

Daniel's reviews

"As a seller, I highly recommend The Beer Team. We had listed our home with another realtor who did t..."

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Townhome Transactions
8
Single Family Home Transactions
32
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in San Diego

Why you need a top real estate agent in San Diego, CA

To find your dream shack in the sun and surf of San Diego, you need a top agent. Top agents have sold 1.8x more Spanish style cottages and beach front condos in their careers than average agents. While average agents move properties off the market in 76 days, top agents can sell 1.8x faster. Top sellers agents could make you 5.6% more to put towards a boat. Top buyer’s agents may save you 7.1% more on that La Jolla cliff-side bungalow so that you can own your favorite taco truck.

Top Seller's Agents

Though homes in San Diego tend to sell for under asking, a top San Diego real estate agent sells for 103.4% of the list price. That’s $28,539 dollars you can spend on renovating your new home or on one of the (not) haunted rooms at the Hotel del Coronado. Just think about that sunrise!

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Top Buyer's Agents

Top buyer’s agents can save you an average of $59,769 more than average agents. The best buyer’s agents in San Diego have worked 1.8x as many properties in their careers than average agents. When you find a gem among the 4,608 San Diego listings, a top buyer’s agent might save you $97,660 on the purchase.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in San Diego, CA

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
5 stars

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

"We had the condo listed on a Sunday and the property sold quickly within a week and Escrow was also a breeze thanks to teamwork from a reputable Realtor who I couldn’t have found without HomeLight."

Donald C.

HomeLight Client

"HomeLight provides a very good service to those who are unfamiliar with the real estate world. "

Earl S.

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 the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite San Diego neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in San Diego, top agents are frequently doing deals in La Jolla, Pacific Beach, and Old Town.

La Jolla

Active Agents1,225
Time on Market98
Avg. Sale Price$1,393,227

La Jolla is a small town on a cliff. Look out over clear, turquoise water while the wind whips. Downtown La Jolla has an array of small coffee shops and restaurants that add to the friendly local atmosphere. Expect to climb up and down hills to get the most of this picturesque area. La Jolla is ideal for families who want upscale beach living and don’t mind the commute.

Pacific Beach

Active Agents2,742
Time on Market90
Avg. Sale Price$698,982

Pacific Beach connects to Mission Beach on San Diego’s Northwest side. Filled with Sand and shops and laid back residents, PB is walkable and ideal for beach-front dining. Pacific Beach is the place for the beach-lover who wants a home with great Airbnb rental income potential. Amazing weather, great food and surf, Pacific beach is outdoor San Diego living at its best.

Old Town

Active Agents138
Time on Market89
Avg. Sale Price$636,690

Old fashioned and quaint, Old Town San Diego lives up to its name. Dining options are all close by, as is park space and easy access to the freeway. A train station and historic park complete its old-timey slow paced feel. Old Town is speckled with low single family homes and apartment complexes for families and busy commuters who want some peace and quiet.

Find top real estate agents in cities near San Diego, CA

Carlsbad

Active Agents4,196
Time on Market55
Avg. Sale Price$859,000

El Cajon

Active Agents2,399
Time on Market50
Avg. Sale Price$470,000

Oceanside

Active Agents5,141
Time on Market55
Avg. Sale Price$540,000

Vista

Active Agents2,793
Time on Market54
Avg. Sale Price$530,000

Encinitas

Active Agents2,174
Time on Market55
Avg. Sale Price$1,255,000

Poway

Active Agents1,937
Time on Market57
Avg. Sale Price$705,000

Chula Vista

Active Agents4,826
Time on Market55
Avg. Sale Price$525,000

Escondido

Active Agents4,411
Time on Market56
Avg. Sale Price$515,000

La Mesa

Active Agents2,172
Time on Market48
Avg. Sale Price$546,000

San Marcos

Active Agents2,980
Time on Market56
Avg. Sale Price$615,000

Santee

Active Agents2,063
Time on Market48
Avg. Sale Price$499,900

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