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Find the perfect San Diego real estate agent

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

Top San Diego real estate agents

San Diego, CA has gorgeous beaches, picturesque vistas, and a huge inventory of real estate agents (17,853) 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 1.5x faster and for 5.7% more money.


Realtors can claim anything, but the objective data that HomeLight collects on number of homes sold, price range, and time period, are facts that cannot be challenged.

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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 77 days, top agents can sell 1.8x faster. Top sellers agents could make you 5.7% more to put towards a boat. Top buyer’s agents may save you 7.2% 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 103.5% of the list price. That’s $25,483 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!

Sale price / List price (%)

Days on market
Lower is better

Homes sold / yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Top buyer’s agents can save you an average of $53,014 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 $88,056 on the purchase.

Condos sold / yr

Homes purchased / yr

Sale price / list price (%)
Lower is better

See how some of the real estate agents in San Diego, CA stack up

Goran and Lisa Forss

Team Forss - Allison James Estates & Homes

San Diego Listings Sold

13

Average Over Asking

$11k

Single Family Home Transactions

1.9k

Matt Battiata

The Battiata Real Estate Group @ eXp Realty

San Diego Listings Sold

400

Average Over Asking

$17k

Condo Transactions

550

Darin Triolo

Triolo Realty Group- Keller Williams Realty

San Diego Listings Sold

130

Average Over Asking

$23k

Townhome Transactions

23

Jeff Grant

Sand & Sea Investments, Inc.

San Diego Listings Sold

110

Condo Transactions

97

Single Family Home Transactions

140

Nicolas Jonville

Keller Williams Realty

San Diego Listings Sold

71

Average Days on Market

66

Average Over Asking

$5.7k

Gregg Phillipson

Keller Williams Realty

San Diego Listings Sold

110

Average Days on Market

58

Average Over Asking

$5.7k

Kniffing Land & Homes

Coldwell Banker West

San Diego Listings Sold

12

Single Family Home Transactions

190

Condo Transactions

17

Kyle Whissel

Whissel Realty Group brokered by eXp Realty

San Diego Listings Sold

210

Average Over Asking

$23k

Average Days on Market

80

Jen Rix

Ascent Real Estate, Inc

San Diego Listings Sold

67

Average Days on Market

65

Average Over Asking

$5.7k

Don Pelletier

The Don Pelletier Group

San Diego Listings Sold

160

Average Days on Market

77

Single Family Home Transactions

460

Meet top real estate agents who focus on these San Diego neighborhoods

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 Agents2,655
Time on Market91
Avg. Sale Price$687,686

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.


I was so pleased with HomeLight in the sale of my home, I contacted them to find a Realtor to assist me in purchasing another home.

Timothy L


HomeLight was very helpful in narrowing down the field of Realtors to choose from and importantly, giving an idea of the data and methodology behind the recommendations so I could feel confident in them.

Harry G


The Realtor I worked with did an excellent job, and made the home selling process quick and easy. I would recommend the HomeLight service to anyone looking for a Realtor.

Jennifer O

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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 home, your odds of making more money on the transaction are higher if you work with a top performing agent. We encourage you to explore all of your options if you're selling a home in San Diego, CA.

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 (855) 999-7959

What are the most important questions to ask when interviewing San Diego neighborhood?

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 HomeLight.com 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.