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Top San Diego County real estate agents

San Diego County, CA has 27,343 real estate agents and HomeLight compares performance data on all of them to find you the absolute best. The top 3% of agents in San Diego County do 446 real estate transactions a year, while an average agent does 80. With expertise on your side, you’ll save significant time and money whether you’re a buyer, seller — or both!

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in San Diego County 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
5
Condo Transactions
7
Single Family Home Transactions
30
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Linda Moore
Coldwell Banker Res-Encinitas
About Linda

Each day, since moving to Encinitas in 1977, I have been grateful of the many benefits of living in Coastal North San Diego. Whether it’s the ideal climate, an average temperature of 72 degrees year round, or the proximity to a multitude of beautiful beaches, the desert, Mexico, or the mountains, all within a few hours drive, this is truly a paradise everyone would love to call their home. One could literally surf in the morning and ski in the afternoon! Each coastal beach community has a charm of its own, lending to a healthy lifestyle and a tranquil environment alluring to everyone. In 1990 I discovered my passion: Helping buyers find the home of their dreams, and working together with sellers toward attainment of top dollar for their homes, utilizing the most up to date cutting edge technology and marketing platforms. As an unrecovered workaholic, loving what I do, I make myself personally available to all my clients attending to their wants, needs, and timeliness. I listen caref

Linda's reviews

"The prospect of selling my parents house following their death was daunting. The house needed major..."

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Townhome Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
42
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 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
22
Single Family Home Transactions
360
Condo Transactions
35
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
NAR Certifications
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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
45
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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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
35
Achievements
  • 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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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
15
Townhome Transactions
2
Single Family Home Transactions
11
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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Carol Mundell
Century 21 Award
About Carol

The Mundell Real Estate Team is built on establishing sincere client relationships, integrity and the steadfast commitment to represent our clients’ needs from the beginning of the transaction until the close of sale. You’ll find when you work with the Mundell Team, our experience in real estate is the essence of what sets our quality service apart from others. Experience is more than finding the right home or buyer for you: experience expands upon the negotiation and management a transaction needs to run smoothly and produce the best outcome to fit your needs. For testimonials, go to realsatisfied.com/Carol-Mundell

Condo Transactions
9
Townhome Transactions
3
Single Family Home Transactions
11
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 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!

Chad's reviews

"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
110
Townhome Transactions
10
Single Family Home Transactions
31
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
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Don Pelletier
The Don Pelletier Group
About Don

DONS BIO 37 years as a professional Realtor, and 2,200+ successful home sales. One home, every 4.5 days, for over 30 years-ranked in the top 1% of agents in the USA. Don is recognized as one of San Diego's foremost experts on residential real estate, having sold more homes over his career than 97.3% of all Realtors in San Diego. Don's been an Expert Witness for the San Diego Courts and served on the Professional Standards Committee (Ethics & Arbitration) for SDAR, for 16 years, and was appointed Chair. CREDENTIALS: Certified Luxury Home Specialist (CLHS) Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Pre-Foreclosure Specialist (PSC) Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI) Certified e-professional (e-PRO) RE/MAX Hall of Fame & Lifetime Achievement Award

Single Family Home Transactions
19
Condo Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
NAR Certifications
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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
25
Single Family Home Transactions
140
Condo Transactions
25
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
NAR Certifications
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Find your perfect real estate agent in San Diego County, CA

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

In San Diego County, in general, homes sit on the housing market for 79 days. Out of the 27,343 active real estate agents, the average agents only work with 80 properties while the top 3% of agents work with 446. See how top real estate agents in San Diego County compare on other aspects of the real estate business.

Top Seller's Agents

San Francisco’s top 3% of agents sell 1.8x more properties than the average agent, and sell homes 36.23 days faster. Even better? A top San Diego County real estate agent nets you 5.8% more on your list price.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

The right buyer's agent in 63.6% can show you more homes and save you up to $101,602 on home purchases, and work 1.8x more homes than the average agent.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

"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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"HomeLight was excellent in finding a real estate agent to sell our home, which took only 4 days! They offered various agents, all of which were top agents in our area. We couldn’t have been happier!"

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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!"

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