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Top Santa Cruz real estate agents

Santa Cruz, CA may have 1,582 real estate agents, but you’re looking for the cream of the crop. Homelight analyzes performance data from all of Santa Cruz’s active agents to find you those with the best objective results. The top 3% of Santa Cruz agents boast impressive numbers: They complete 80.1% more real estate transactions each year than the average agent, and sell homes 83.5% faster.

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

Jayson Madani
ROOM Real Estate
About Jayson

Jayson Madani was merely a middle schooler at a job fair when an attending real estate agent told him unequivocally that, everyone should own a home. As the founder and leader of the Madani Team, Jayson's dedication to that realization is the foundation of his team of leading agents, the backbone of his business is undoubtedly client referrals. Specializing in the Santa Cruz region, Jayson firmly believes that a referral is the best gauge of his effectiveness, and as a business operating on a seventy percent referral basis, that effectiveness is solidly proven. Cutting-edge, aggressive, and creative marketing has played a large role in Jayson's success story. From those hard-to-sell listings to those hard-to-find buys, Jayson's expertise goes far beyond the cut and dry of tract home sales. When it matters that your agent understands the ins and outs of building permits, flood zones, and well water quality, Jayson has the expertise to guide clients through the complexities of any property purchase or listing with exceptional, client-centered focus. Jayson prides himself on his consistent effort to turn transactions into relationships, which means that when the unexpected, post-close question arises, he's as happy to help as he was on day one. It means that he's not only ready to aid you in acquiring the property that puts you in your dream neighborhood, but he's equally ready to line you up with the quality contractors that can transform your hopes into a real home. It's his available and committed outlook that results in returned clients and consistent referrals. With Jayson, escrow isn't the end of the relationship. Raised in the region where he's now raising his own family, Jayson is a third generation member of the Santa Cruz community. Jayson is committed to giving back to his community, which he does through donations and fundraising for multiple local charitable organizations, with Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Second Harvest Food Bank being two of the beneficiaries of his philanthropy. When he's not working, Jayson enjoys spending time with his wife and children. Looking to the future, Jayson's plans are simple: to continue building his team and growing his business, while sacrificing none of the stellar client service that has become synonymous with his name. HomeLight has information on 275 of Jayson's transactions since 2009, 90 of which were in the past two years. Jayson typically represents the buyer (53% of the time), but has also completed 129 seller transactions during this period.

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Single Family Home Transactions
750
Townhome Transactions
24
Condo Transactions
17
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close Specialist 2020
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Jessica Wallace
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
About Jessica

I was lucky enough to be born in Santa Cruz and enjoy all the benifts of growing up here. I attended local schools and then went on to graduate from the University of California at Davis with a degree in Art History and Spanish. I also spent a year abroad studying in Granada, Spain, I worked as a Tour Guide in Rome, Italy and taught Engllish in Buenos Aires, Argentina. These experiences have developed my understanding of the world and other cultures and enhanced my proficiency in the Spanish language. I started my Real Estate career as an assistant and used that time to really learn the business and develop the skills that are essential to be a conscientious and knowledgable Realtor. I obtained my Real Estate license in 2004. My depth of knowledge about the area and Real Estate will make your transaction easy and enjoyable. I take pride in my attention to detail and put all my efforts into understanding your needs. I constantly educate myself on the latest trends in the mark

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"It was a fantastic experience having Jessica Wallace as our realtor for our recent home sale. She is..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
170
Townhome Transactions
20
Condo Transactions
24
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close Specialist 2020
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Ben Strock Team
eXp Realty of California, Inc.
About Ben

At Strock Real Estate, we strive to exceed your expectations of a Realtor. We always do business in an honest manner with the highest level of integrity. It is of the utmost importance that we put our clients’ needs ahead of our own. We listen to our clients’ goals and sacrifice our self-serving interests in the process. Strock Real Estate opened its doors in 2007 and operates as a team. By supporting each other, we can offer our customers a higher quality of service than would be achievable as individuals. With more than one set of ears, we are always paying attention to the small details, so we achieve an overall greater performance. We treat all of those we interact within a manner that would make our parents’ proud. Our commitment to our clients extends far beyond the close of escrow, and we pride ourselves on the long-standing relationships that we develop with our clients.

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"First rate."

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Single Family Home Transactions
470
Townhome Transactions
30
Condo Transactions
31
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Megan Archer
Keller Williams
About Megan

Megan Archer is an energetic leader, strategic thinker, and fierce negotiator. She understands the psychology of selling real estate and that nets her sellers more money, in less time. Buying or selling a home, one of your largest assets, is one of the most important things you will ever do. As Discover Real Estates founder, Megan fosters a personal, relaxed, and professional team culture that inspires confidence while setting clients at ease. Her team guides you through the real estate experience with patience, frequent communication, comprehensive client education, and expert advice. Along with over seventeen years of direct real estate sales and real estate consulting experience, Megan has been an integral part of top-producing teams in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara County, and San Francisco. Experience in these dynamic real estate markets has honed her sales and negotiation skills, making her a skilled and strategic marketer. She attributes her success to an astute intuition of the market and keen project management. Megan puts forth every effort to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients. Megan Archer’s professional goal is to provide a customer experience that is unmatched in the real estate industry. She works diligently to develop trust, loyalty, and lasting relationships so your real estate experiences are always as smooth and as successful as possible. When she’s not working, Megan Archer spends time with her adorable daughter; Lorelei, enjoys cooking gourmet meals, remodeling projects and spends time reading real estate blogs.

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"Team House Hunter is awesome!! Megan and everyone we have had the pleasure of working with in the of..."

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Condo Transactions
33
Single Family Home Transactions
180
Townhome Transactions
16
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Erick Fernandez
Keller Williams Realty
About Erick

Serving All of Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties! Erick Fernandez is a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty and is among the top 10% of all Realtors in his market. With more than 20 years of business experience, he has earned a reputation for the highest level of integrity, attention to detail and truly outstanding results. Erick specializes in connecting Silicon Valley to Santa Cruz and beyond. Nobody covers more ground, he has his pulse on the high tech market that drives local Real Estate values on both sides of the hill. He is a true professional that will net sellers top dollar for their property and is passionate about connecting buyers with the homes of their dreams. As a good listener and skilled negotiator, Erick understands people’s needs. That’s why he will earn your trust by demonstrating commitment with high values, communicating clearly and completely, while making the process more enjoyable. Rest assured that Erick will provide a great deal of information while staying connected with you, and guaranteeing the smoothest transaction possible by managing every detail. When you hire Erick you are also getting his team of professionals that will assist throughout the process. This is key to ensuring the highest level of service possible while still maintaining personal involvement. Call or email Erick today for a complimentary consultation.

Condo Transactions
38
Townhome Transactions
21
Single Family Home Transactions
160
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Bryan Mackenzie
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
About Bryan

It isn’t often that a top producing Realtor® leaves a very successful, long running career in the glamorous West Los Angeles Real Estate market, to move to a quiet, family friendly, picturesque community like Capitola, but in 2005, Bryan MacKenzie did just that. Bryan is full of passion for his community and knows how to guide his clients to the same kind of fulfillment he has found. When working with Bryan, you can look forward to his superior marketing and negotiation skills, work ethic, and excellent client service. His award winning career is testimony to his dedication, but Bryan is most proud of his family and his community. Whether it is kayaking off the Capitola Wharf, hiking Nisene Marks or biking with his kids along West Cliff Drive, Bryan knows this place – it is his backyard.

Single Family Home Transactions
160
Townhome Transactions
11
Condo Transactions
16
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Jeff Wickum
David Lyng Real Estate
About Jeff

Hello and thank you for visiting my website. I know that buying or selling a home is one of the most important things you will ever do, and I want to help make that experience as smooth and successful as possible. My extensive experience and expertise in the Santa Cruz, Rio Del Mar, Aptos, Scotts Valley, and Capitola real estate market will benefit you whether you are looking to buy or sell a home in the area. Buying a home? I will help you find the home of your dreams by taking the time to listen and understand your needs and desires. Once I know what you want, I will work tirelessly to find the right home for you, because no one should have to compromise when it comes to such a huge purchase. Selling your home? My expertise in the Santa Cruz, Rio Del Mar, Aptos, Scotts Valley, and Capitola real estate market will help ensure that you get the best price for your property. My finely-tuned marketing program will make sure the right people see your home. I hope that you find

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"Jeff has been extremely helpful and professional throughout our home buying process. He made himself..."

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Townhome Transactions
13
Single Family Home Transactions
68
Condo Transactions
8
Achievements
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 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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Condo Transactions
160
Townhome Transactions
73
Single Family Home Transactions
680
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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Daniel Oster
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
About Daniel

Daniel's clients choose to work with him for his strategic data driven approach, and his personal dedication to customer service ensuring every detail is attended to. He is a consistent top producing agent representing buyers and sellers throughout Santa Cruz County with over $225,000,000 in closed sales from more than 300 transactions since 2003. Whether you're buying, selling, or both, Daniel's unique approach to marketing and negotiation will give you the edge in today's competitive market. Contact him today for a confidential meeting about your plans.

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"Daniel was AWESOME! He worked with us through the complete process, we felt that we were his only cl..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
160
Townhome Transactions
15
Condo Transactions
17
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Stacy Nelson
David Lyng
About Stacy

I've never considered myself a salesperson. I educate, advise, and serve as a close consultant where my primary objective is to provide the information and resource you need to make the best decision for yourself, and for your family. I believe in this so strongly... it's all about you - I realize this is a slogan, but it's true! It's your investment, and it's your house. I am continuously awed and honored to work in such a way where the happiness & enjoyment of my professional success, comes directly from yours. Warm Regards, Stacy

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"We bought a house with Stacy's help about a month ago. While we were looking for homes, Stacy made a..."

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Townhome Transactions
15
Single Family Home Transactions
110
Condo Transactions
7
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Why you need a top real estate agent in Santa Cruz, CA

In Santa Cruz, in general, homes sit on the housing market for 53 days. Out of the 1,582 active real estate agents, the average agents only work with 107 properties while the top 3% of agents work with 536. See how top real estate agents in Santa Cruz compare on other aspects of the real estate business.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents in Santa Cruz make clients 7.9% more dollars, sell homes in 26.57 days more efficiently, and work with 1.8x as many homes as the average real estate agent in the same city.

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Top Buyer's Agents

When working the top 3% of Santa Cruz buyer's agents, you can save up to $102,275 on your home purchase--that's 1.6x more savings than the average agent.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Santa Cruz, CA

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.1 stars

Top real estate agents in Santa Cruz score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Santa Cruz agent who scores only 4.1 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Santa Cruz and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for Santa Cruz real estate agents and REALTORS

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Sean Blair
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | Drysdale Properties
Aug 03, 2020

“We enjoyed working with Carol and Greg during our home selling process and would recommend them to other clients without hesitation. From day one, they were responsible, knowledgeable, courteous and well organized. They came prepared for our first meeting (during our agent selection) with comparab...“

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Paul Rabanal
SELLING SILICON VALLEY® GROUP | Intero Real Estate Services
Nov 09, 2020

“Danny and his team have been the best representatives of our interests as both buyers and sellers. Danny provided thorough insight into the housing market in Silicon Valley and the communities where we were interested in moving to, and his negotiation abilities saved or made us tens of thousands of ...“

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Mariah T.
Larson Real Estate - eXp
Feb 15, 2021

“When we began to look at properties, during COVID19, Collin was very patient with us changing our direction of type of properties. Collin always responded quickly we we attempted to contact him. He showed us many properties, some that were in bidding wars, but we found the one for us. Collin is very...“

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Patrick Perry
Larson Real Estate - eXp
Feb 15, 2021

“First time home buyer here - Working with Brant was a pleasure. He helped us find a place we otherwise wouldn't have looked at, but it checked all our boxes and then some. He helped explain the negotiating process and worked with seller to come to a good agreement. Once we were in contract, I had se...“

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Oconner Ismael
Intero Real Estate Serviceses
Apr 30, 2020

“Buying of property can be stressful but working with Eddie has proven to be very helpful. He walks us through the whole process without hesitating to take us to different properties that are available. Being someone with a very high taste, I am simply wowed with the duplex Eddie got for us. Thank you so much.“

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

Westside

Active Agents549
Time on Market62
Avg. Sale Price$935,557

Eastside

Active Agents502
Time on Market61
Avg. Sale Price$871,930

Downtown Santa Cruz

Active Agents120
Time on Market74
Avg. Sale Price$656,203

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