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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 1,332 agents in Santa Cruz so that you can select the top performing real estate agents. The top 3% Santa Cruz agents work with 394 homes and get them sold in 23 days.


When my wife and I contacted HomeLight for help in finding a Realtor, they were in touch almost immediately. We interviewed 3, all were very professional. We found a good fit and the house sold in 9 days.

Jerry R

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

Santa Cruz, CA has 1,332 active real estate agents. The average real estate agent in Santa Cruz sells about 300 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 251.86 more homes, close deals 28.6 days faster, and earn sellers an extra 8.4% 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 139 properties and save buyers $93,298 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

Jayson Madani

Keller Williams

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

4

Average Days on Market

52

Average Over Asking

$13k

Ben Strock Team

Strock Real Estate

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

14

Average Days on Market

42

Average Over Asking

$5k

Jessica Wallace

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

28

Average Days on Market

43

Average Over Asking

$28k

Megan Archer

Keller Williams

Average Days on Market

30

Average Over Asking

$52k

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

6

Ronnie Trubek

Century 21 Showcase Realtors

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

6

Single Family Home Transactions

220

Condo Transactions

13

Sebastian Frey

Realty World Virtuoso

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

14

Average Days on Market

52

Average Over Asking

$13k

Julie Wyss

Compass

Average Days on Market

27

Average Over Asking

$36k

Single Family Home Transactions

550

Jeff Wickum

David Lyng Real Estate

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

15

Average Over Asking

$28k

Average Days on Market

53

Stacy Nelson

David Lyng

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

9

Average Days on Market

44

Average Over Asking

$28k

Melody Russell

eXp Realty

Santa Cruz Listings Sold

21

Average Days on Market

64

Average Over Asking

$5k

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

Westside

Active Agents462
Time on Market60
Avg. Sale Price$907,211

Eastside

Active Agents442
Time on Market58
Avg. Sale Price$839,220

Downtown Santa Cruz

Active Agents104
Time on Market75
Avg. Sale Price$630,213


I was so pleased with HomeLight in the sale of my home, I contacted them to find a Realtor to assist me in purchasing another home.

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We were very pleased with HomeLight's easy application for finding us the perfect Realtor match. I joked with my friends and family and said I went to Match.com to find the best Realtors. We would highly recommend them.

Jill D


HomeLight provides a very good service to those who are unfamiliar with the real estate world.

Earl S

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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.