Top Real Estate Agents in San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA has gorgeous beaches, picturesque vistas, and a huge inventory of real estate agents (17,273) 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 6.0% more money.

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San Diego's Housing Market at a Glance

From the gold speckled waves of Coronado Island to the bikers cruising down Mission Beach, San Diego is a city connected by coastlines. Enjoy the red pandas of the San Diego Zoo, sit in the grass at Balboa Park, or dip your toes in Pacific Beach. SD is beach life and tacos on outdoor patios, panoramic views of water and cliffs, freeways dominated by mountains, a surfer’s paradise where a signature dry heat sets the skyline on fire.

In the past year, list prices for homes have increased by 6.2%. The average San Diego pad is on the market for 70 days, so expect your place to take around three months to sell. With a sales to list price ratio of 97.2%, you can bid under asking and still move into that glass front house on Pacific Beach. You have 4,608 properties to choose from. Find a top agent from the 17,273 and you’ll be one huge step closer to your dream home.

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Why You Need a Top Real Estate Agent in San Diego

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 70 days, top agents can sell 1.8x faster. Top sellers agents could make you 6.0% more to put towards a boat. Top buyer’s agents may save you 7.6% more on that La Jolla cliff-side bungalow so that you can own your favorite taco truck.

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Additional Resources

Read buyer and seller guides, get the best tips from America's top real estate agents, see the latest trends in housing, and learn how to optimize your home sale. Find it all on the HomeLight blog ».

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in San Diego, CA?

    It's going to depend on the temperature of the San Diego housing market but we generally 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.

  • How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in San Diego?

    On average, the top performing 5% of seller's agents generally command a higher selling price (+9%) than the average real estate agent. The top performing 5% of buyer's agents generally save their clients 2.5% more than the average real estate agent at closing. So, whether you're buying or selling your house, your odds of making more money on the transaction are higher if you work with a top performing agent.

  • Why do I need to hire a licensed real estate agent in San Diego?

    Always ensure you’re working with a trained, accredited real estate professional. That's the best way to protect you and your property. Every listing agent should be prepared to deliver proof of their license to sell in your area.

  • 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.

  • How do I find a real estate agent that specializes in a specific San Diego neighborhood?

    Looking to buy or sell a home in a specific San Diego neighborhood? We've got you covered. Either explore top real estate agents in San Diego neighborhoods or give one of our trained agent concierges a call at (888) 998-1909.

  • What are the most important questions to ask when interviewing San Diego real estate agents?

    We've put together a list of 24 questions to ask your real estate agent. Make sure to ask them of your San Diego real estate agent during interviews.

  • Why should I use HomeLight to find a San Diego real estate agent?

    HomeLight analyzes all real estate agents in San Diego to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare San Diego real estate agents and will only introduce you to the top performing agents.

  • Do these San Diego real estate agents work for HomeLight?

    No. All of the real estate agents you see on are unaffiliated with us. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. That's how we keep our recommendations objective.

  • What factors does HomeLight consider when evaluating real estate agents in San Diego?

    We compare real estate agents on a variety of data points in their transaction history. While we can't give away our exact algorithm, we can tell you that 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.

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