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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 1,323 agents in Santa Cruz so that you can select the top performing real estate agents. The top 3% Santa Cruz agents work with 345 homes and get them sold in 24 days.


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

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

Santa Cruz, CA has 1,312 active real estate agents. The average real estate agent in Santa Cruz sells about 260 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 215.12 more homes, close deals 28.18 days faster, and earn sellers an extra 8.6% 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 131 properties and save buyers $94,027 on their home purchases.

Condos sold / yr

Homes purchased / yr

Sale price / list price (%)
Lower is better

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

Ben Strock Team

Strock Real Estate

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

4

Average Days on Market

55

Average Over Asking

$4.5k

Jayson Madani

Keller Williams

Average Days on Market

65

Single Family Home Transactions

290

Townhome Transactions

8

Ronnie Trubek

Century 21 Showcase Realtors

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

3

Average Days on Market

55

Average Over Asking

$4.5k

Jessica Wallace

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

16

Average Over Asking

$28k

Average Days on Market

54

Jeff Wickum

David Lyng Real Estate

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

15

Average Over Asking

$28k

Average Days on Market

54

Erick Fernandez

Keller Williams Realty

Average Over Asking

$28k

Average Days on Market

53

Condo Transactions

34

Melody Russell

eXp Realty

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

12

Average Days on Market

57

Average Over Asking

$4.5k

Megan Archer

Keller Williams

Average Over Asking

$59k

Average Days on Market

36

Single Family Home Transactions

84

Sebastian Frey

Realty World Virtuoso

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

5

Average Over Asking

$12k

Average Days on Market

64

Bryan Mackenzie

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

4

Average Over Asking

$4.5k

Average Days on Market

77

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

Westside

Active Agents445
Time on Market61
Avg. Sale Price$898,245

Eastside

Active Agents422
Time on Market58
Avg. Sale Price$823,439

Downtown Santa Cruz

Active Agents101
Time on Market75
Avg. Sale Price$623,031


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.

Shirley S


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


We have not listed or sold a home in 42 years and so we had no clue where to turn for a good Realtor...We interviewed two of the names of Realtors that Home Light provided and were so happy to find someone that went above and beyond what we expected.

Cheryl Y

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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. We encourage you to explore all of your options if you're selling a house in Santa Cruz, CA.

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.