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Top San Mateo real estate agents

When you’re buying or selling a home, having the right real estate agent makes all the difference. That’s why HomeLight analyzes performance data from each of San Mateo, CA’s 4,027 agents — so we can find the best fit for you. And what a difference having a top agent makes: The top 3% of agents in San Mateo complete 77.0% more real estate transactions than the average agent. What’s more, these top agents save their sellers 9.0% more money than the average agent, and save their buyers 91.7% more.

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

Kevin Pickett
Keller Williams Peninsula Estates
About Kevin

Kevin Pickett has spent almost his entire life living in the Bay Area. He brings a uniquely diverse real estate background to Keller Williams Peninsula Estates. Prior to becoming a full-time sales consultant in 2011’, Kevin was a licensed CA state appraiser covering nine Bay Area counties. His experience as an appraiser arms his clients with a knowledge that few realtors possess. Kevin is able to perform the most critical, detailed analyses when determining the value of a home within the local residential market. Kevin is well networked among the local real estate community and is always up to speed on the San Mateo and San Francisco County markets. These relationships with other real estate professionals, a local market knowledge, and attention to transactional detail, empower his clients to achieve the highest level of real estate success. Kevin believes in fostering meaningful relationships which extend far beyond a listing or escrow period. He hopes to achieve clients for life, and the only way to accomplish this is through extraordinary, concierge-style customer service. Kevin believes in educating his clients throughout the real estate process so that sound investment decisions can be made as a collective unit.

Single Family Home Transactions
16
Condo Transactions
9
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Val Vandervort
Veritas Homes | Vandervort Group
About Val

***The team members of Veritas Homes have represented sellers and buyers in almost 300 transactions, valued at more than $400 million*** Val Vandervort, one of the mid-Peninsula’s top real estate agents, is committed to making a difference for her clients and the community. Her educated, experienced approach, dedication to best practices and expert negotiation skills turn her clients’ real estate investment goals into realities. In addition to her stellar track record with selling homes for top dollar and negotiating great deals for her buyers, Val has pioneered a charitable approach to real estate. With her unique initiative, Change Homes Change Lives, Val donates $500 of her commission to the charity of her clients’ choice. Val’s approach and success has garnered attention, earning her a spot in the top 1% of San Mateo County agents. Recently published as a Peninsula expert by Local Einsteins and recognized as a top local agent on Yelp, Val’s extensive network and connections work to maximize her clients’ opportunities. Contact Val today for a customized approach to your real estate needs.

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"Amazing knowledge, skills and interpersonal skills. Best of all, she listens to you and helps you a..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
18
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Lee Ginsburg
Berhshire Hathway HomeServices California Realty
About Lee

I moved to the peninsula area of San Francisco immediately after graduating from Northeastern University in 1976 as Regional Sales Manager for Leonard Silver Mfg. a major gift importer and manufacturer. In 1980 I purchased Designers Center a gift and home accessories store located in the Tanforan Park Shopping Center . My son and his partner are now running it. I have 25 years experience of owning my own business. Everyday I was marketing, negotiating, managing people and managing all financial matters. I offer these skills my potential client, along with my strong commitment to honesty, fairness and hard work. I treat every transaction as if it is my own. Because of these skills I have helped very successfully the first time home buyer, the move up buyer and the investor. The majority of buyers and sellers that I have represented were located in San Mateo , San Francisco , and Santa Clara Counties . When you hire me you will receive 100% Honesty, and 110% Effort. My friends ofte

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"Mr. Lee is an Excellent, Honest and a get Job Done Agent!!"

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Condo Transactions
17
Single Family Home Transactions
28
Townhome Transactions
3
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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About Raziel

Raziel Ungar has earned an extraordinary reputation selling real estate combining his enthusiasm and passion for first class service, and rigorous financial analysis with the utmost respect for business ethics. Through years of practice, dozens of multiple offer situations, and hands-on training at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, Raziel considers his greatest value to his clients to be his expert negotiating skills. He also believes he earns his reputation one relationship at a time. Embracing modern methods, from finding your dream property to developing an effective marketing campaign, Raziel employs a trained team of professionals to provide the highest level of expertise for his clients. This team coupled with a business grown organically from referrals and past clients allows Raziel to spend his time working intimately with his clients helping them achieve their goals.

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"I can't say enough good things about Raziel. As someone who visited more than a hundred open houses..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
57
Condo Transactions
5
Townhome Transactions
5
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Brett Jennings
Real Estate Experts
About Brett

Brett Jennings is an award-winning luxury home marketing specialist and also holds a certificate in negotiation from Harvard Law. In 2017, the Wall Street Journal recognized Brett and his team as one of the top 250 real estate groups in the United States. With over one million agents in the country, this prestigious award places Brett in the top 1/10th of the top 1% among his peers. Although these statistics are impressive, Brett’s true passion is helping families make smart real estate decisions that positively transform their lives. His extensive background in real estate, finance, home renovations and life coaching enables him to draw from a deep well of life experience as he helps his clients make informed, intelligent decisions. In a fluctuating real estate landscape, the expertise and attention he provides are necessary and rare. Described by his peers and clients as energetic, focused, determined, and engaged, Brett always goes above and beyond. He provides his buyers access to his curated list of over 250 off-market properties, and his sellers benefit from his market-proven home selling process that has set record-breaking prices in almost every neighborhood he sells in. His best-selling book, The New Rise in Real Estate, serves as a further resource for clients wanting to make the most of the current market. Brett is a charismatic leader who cares as much about his team as he does about his clients. His commitment to delivering a five-star service experience for every client is carefully crafted by a hand-picked, all-star team that consists of transaction coordinators, renovation, marketing, listing, and buyer specialists, all dedicated to offering the highest standard of care in the industry. When Brett isn’t creating success for his clients and team, he volunteers his time by teaching meditation, which he has been doing for the past eighteen years. He also enjoys spending time outdoors wakeboarding, running, hiking, mountain biking, and snowboarding.

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"We recently sold our rental property that the tenants had completely destroyed. Brett Jennings & hi..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
380
Condo Transactions
67
Townhome Transactions
24
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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James Holt
Compass
About James

Jim Holt is one of Silicon Valley s premier Realtors and was listed in The Wall Street Journals Top 100 Agents in the US. With an educational background in math and computer science at Stanford, technology and numbers play an enormous role in his life. When not responding to clients at lightning speed, you will find him analyzing past sales, current trends, and contemplating future trends. He never associates himself with the word 'salesman', but as a smiling, upbeat, and approachable real estate expert that views the industry from a perspective of listening, educating, and communicating.

Townhome Transactions
5
Single Family Home Transactions
20
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
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Holly Noto
Coldwell Banker Realty
About Holly

Holly Noto was born and raised here on the San Francisco Peninsula, and she's part of a family legacy that extends over 100 years. Holly is an expert on the great schools, exceptional amenities and unique small-town intimacy that exemplifies the Peninsula lifestyle, and as a true native she understands the values and appeal of this very special area. Because Holly is so intimately tied to this wonderful region and its people, she has devoted her career to helping you make the most of your very special investment here. If you're considering a home sale or purchase on the Peninsula or other parts of San Mateo County, Holly Noto gives you all the benefits of A Locals Wisdom for your move. Call her today!

Single Family Home Transactions
8
Townhome Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
5
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Alex Lehr
Guide Real Estate
About Alex

Alex Lehr has been working hard to cultivate a well-respected and trusted concierge-style real estate service for his clients since 1984. His extensive industry knowledge has been sought out by The New York Times, KPIX Channel 5 News, and through his book "The Unexpected Sale: Guidance for the Executor/Administrator Of An Estate." Always perfecting his craft, Alex diligently stays ahead of upcoming real estate trends and carefully evaluates current economic data and social inclinations. His keen attention to detail and real estate expertise allow Alex to position his clients for success in any market condition. In essence, he "sees around the corner." Alex also engages in a grassroots approach to staying in touch with tens of thousands of property owners each year, allowing him to provide his clients valuable insights from the real estate community, along with access to off-market properties that aren't available elsewhere. Alex is passionate about maximizing his clients' real estate assets and designing an experience that's tailored to their specific needs. Whether he's working with first-time homebuyers, clients managing family estates and trusts, or billionaire titans of tech, Alex is known for making the end-to-end process seamless. He specializes in reducing complexities and eliminating uncertainty along the way, and has done so during a number of unstable markets, including the recessions of the 1990s and early 2000s, 9/11, the Great Recession of 2008, and most recently, COVID-19. In his free time, Alex loves spending time with his wife, Denise, and their four children, who are all a vital part of the team at Guide Real Estate. Together, they enjoy a variety of activities such as riding motorcycles, racing, hunting, fishing, scuba diving, skiing, and giving back to the community by supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank and other local organizations.

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"Alex and his team were great. We worked well together. They held our hand through the process and ga..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
54
Condo Transactions
11
Townhome Transactions
5
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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David Tapper
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
About David

I have been in sales since 1983 with a strong background in negotiating contracts. My favorite aspect of being a realtor is helping people make their dreams come true and knowing that they have put their faith and trust in me to handle the most important transaction they will ever make. I pride myself on being accessible to my clients. I believe it is of the utmost importance that you feel informed, up to date and confident in our business relationship. Therefore, I run my business with efficient and effective service. Whether this means having the best technology in the real estate industry or just being available for you at all times of the day and also on weekends. My clients have the advantage of using my site and gaining up to the minute information about the real estate market. My system updates off of the multiple listing service every day, which allows me to inform you at a rate most other agents can't compete with. David Tapper will go the extra mile for you and your fam

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"Excellent service. Able to get a hold of him on the phone every time I called. Kept us informed of w..."

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Condo Transactions
6
Single Family Home Transactions
27
Townhome Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Alan Canas
Coldwell Banker - The Alan Canas Team
About Alan

Alan Canas creates highly personalized, custom-built real estate experiences centered around trust and intimate client relationships. With more than 12 years in the industry, Alan has earned a reputation as one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s top-producing agents. A skilled negotiator, he consistently delivers top dollar in the shortest amount of time, orchestrating buying and selling experiences that are as successful as they are brief. Alan’s record of excellence, friendly personality and warm energy have contributed to his many real estate accomplishments. But it’s his commitment to getting the best outcome for his clients that is at the heart of Alan’s secret sauce of success. To paraphrase one happy client, Alan is good at what he does because he cares about what he does. Alan’s clients often feel they are partnering with a friend who also happens to be a real estate agent. Building and fostering tight, intimate relationships are the hallmarks of working with Alan and his team. They view their clients as part of their immediate circle, working with the motto, “We treat family right.” To that end, Alan understands that buying or selling a home can be a challenging, emotional time, and he taps into his deep sense of empathy to turn a complicated, stressful process into a positive and rewarding experience. This type of personal touch could be the reason why Alan has forged so many strong relationships with so many buyers, sellers, and colleagues in the industry. By partnering with Alan, clients feel like they’re part of a well-driven machine, because when the AlanCanas Team says “the team outperforms the individual,” they mean it. In his personal life, Alan’s passions include his deep love for his family and large extended clan, as well as his active involvement in local Bay Area nonprofits that address issues of affordable housing, senior care, and child abuse prevention. He also works closely with Bay Area nonprofits that find foster families for abandoned or homeless animals, and Alan and his family continue to foster animals in their homes.

Condo Transactions
3
Single Family Home Transactions
31
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in San Mateo

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

There are 4,027 real estate agents in San Mateo, CA right now. Properties are listed for 45 days on average. The difference in time spent on the market in San Mateo, CA for top agents is 1.9x less than the time an average agent spends on a given housing transaction.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents in San Mateo know how to help their clients make up to $100,675 more on home sales and can sell their homes 21.12 days faster than the average agent.

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Top Buyer's Agents

When compared against the average real estate agent, the top San Mateo buyer's agents move about 225.66 properties and save buyers $93,092 on their home purchases.

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Sale Price / List Price (%)
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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in San Mateo, CA

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
5 stars

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

Recent reviews for San Mateo real estate agents and REALTORS

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Matt K
Nick Delis Properties | Compass
Aug 13, 2020

“Nick is hands down the best realtor I've experienced. My wife and I worked with Nick on the search and purchase of a new home in San Mateo. He is extremely knowledgeable, courteous, patient, and just a great person. He really listened to what was important to us, provided great perspective, and alwa...“

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Christine Hendrickson
Rimma Realty
Oct 02, 2020

“I highly recommend working with Rimma. Recently sold our home in San Francisco. Rimma stuck by our side throughout the process. I was extremely anxious about the process (esp. during Covid). Rimma kept me in the loop and put my mind at ease. She stuck by our side every step of the way. Rimma’s h...“

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brittpetersen
Town Real Estate
Feb 08, 2021

“With much gratitude and tremendous appreciation, I write this note of recommendation for Stacy Hale. Stacy is a wonderful person and a fabulous Realtor. She did a fantastic job selling my home, easing my worries and addressing my questions. She is professional, thorough and attentive to all aspects ...“

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SD
Perisson Real Estate, Inc.
Jun 30, 2021

“We have used Jean on several real estate transactions. She is GREAT! What sets her apart from many of her colleagues is her tenacity in getting the job done until the very end (even after the sale has closed and there are still details to follow up on)... She is also pleasant, market knowledgeable...“

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Mini Chopra
Town Real Estate
Feb 08, 2021

“Buying and setting-up a home is more than just an exorbitant investment. It is a leap of faith. Because when we decide to buy and call a certain property our "home", we conscientiously make-up our minds and hearts to build and nurture it with love and happy memories. And eventually, our home begins ...“

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

North Central

Active Agents866
Time on Market55
Avg. Sale Price$608,299

Hayward Park

Active Agents669
Time on Market46
Avg. Sale Price$1,042,533

Sugarloaf

Active Agents663
Time on Market43
Avg. Sale Price$1,185,943

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