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Find the perfect Santa Cruz real estate agent

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

Top Santa Cruz real estate agents

HomeLight runs the stats on each of the 1,248 agents in Santa Cruz so that you can select the top performing real estate agents. The top 3% Santa Cruz agents work with 304 homes and get them sold in 24 days.


I had a home that I couldn't sell for 10 years. I decided to try HomeLight and chose the first agent they provided. My home sold immediately! If I sell another home, I will definitely call HomeLight.

Cynthia B
California

Why you need a top real estate agent in Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA has 1,248 active real estate agents. The average real estate agent in Santa Cruz sells about 227 homes and each home spends about 52 days on Santa Cruz's housing market. Let's see how the top 3% perform in comparison.

Top Seller's Agents

In contrast with the average Santa Cruz real estate agent, the top seller's agents sell 186.8 more homes, close deals 28.33 days faster, and earn sellers an extra 8.3% on each home sale.

Sale price / List price (%)

Days on market
Lower is better

Homes sold / yr


Top Buyer's Agents

When compared against the average real estate agent, the top Santa Cruz buyer's agents move about 122 properties and save buyers $92,821 on their home purchases.

Condos sold / yr

Homes purchased / yr

Sale price / list price (%)
Lower is better

See how some of the top real estate agents in Santa Cruz, CA stack up

Jessica Wallace

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

15

Average Over Asking

$26k

Average Days on Market

55

Jayson Madani

Keller Williams

Average Days on Market

65

Single Family Home Transactions

290

Townhome Transactions

7

Jeff Wickum

David Lyng Real Estate

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

15

Average Over Asking

$26k

Average Days on Market

54

Melody Russell

eXp Realty

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

12

Average Days on Market

58

Average Over Asking

$3.8k

Benjamin Strock

Strock Real Estate

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

4

Average Days on Market

55

Average Over Asking

$3.8k

Bryan Mackenzie

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

4

Average Days on Market

58

Average Over Asking

$11k

Shannon Renfrew

Sereno Group

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

12

Average Over Asking

$26k

Average Days on Market

62

Ronnie Trubek

Century 21 Showcase Realtors

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

3

Average Days on Market

54

Single Family Home Transactions

110

Boyenga Team

Compass Real Estate

Average Days on Market

28

Average Over Asking

$49k

Single Family Home Transactions

420

David Morrell

Century 21 M&M and Associates

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

81

Single Family Home Transactions

180

Condo Transactions

19

Meet top real estate agents who focus on these Santa Cruz neighborhoods

Westside

Active Agents73
Time on Market56
Avg. Sale Price$1,083,259

Eastside

Active Agents87
Time on Market59
Avg. Sale Price$978,432

Downtown Santa Cruz

Active Agents88
Time on Market78
Avg. Sale Price$600,907


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!

Cindy W


I used HomeLight to find a real estate agent since I wasn’t in the city where the property was located. I found a great agent to sell my rental property. It was easy to use and saved me a lot of time!

Johnny N


The agent HomeLight recommended is one of the best we have ever worked with. I never would have been able to find an agent this good without the help of HomeLight.

Jill T

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Santa Cruz?

It's going to depend on the temperature of the Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz?

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 Santa Cruz?

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 Santa Cruz?

While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents in Santa Cruz work for 6% of the home price.

How do I find a real estate agent that specializes in a specific Santa Cruz neighborhood?

Looking to buy or sell a home in a specific Santa Cruz neighborhood? We've got you covered. Either explore top real estate agents in Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz neighborhood?

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

Why should I use HomeLight to find a Santa Cruz real estate agent?

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

Do these Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz?

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.