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Top Santa Maria real estate agents

HomeLight looks at every one of the 1,180 active Santa Maria, CA real estate agents and measures how they stack up against the average agent. In Santa Maria, the top 3% of agents buy and sell in 43 days and work on 595 homes.

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

Lindsey Harn
Richardson Properties
About Lindsey

Lindsey Harn's results-driven approach, unmatched work ethic, integrity, and honesty have earned her top-producer status, as well as the loyalty and respect of her clients and colleagues. Since becoming licensed in 2010, Lindsey has personally handled over 900 transactions and was the #1 Agent in Sales Volume for SLO County in 2019 & 2020. Most recently, she was also ranked 19 out of 191,000 California real estate agents and 195 out of 1.4 million real estate agents nationwide for sales volume in REAL Trends 2020 The Thousand. In short, she has established herself as a go-to resource for anything real estate in San Luis Obispo County, and she has been featured on TLC's My First Home, MarthaStewart.com, NBC News Online, Authority Magazine, Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global and The Danny Morel Show. She is also the only Barbara Corcoran recommended agent on the Central Coast. Lindsey has lived on the Central Coast since 2004. She is a Cal Poly alum with a Bachelor's of Science in psychology. As a local homeowner and real estate investor, Lindsey has hands-on knowledge of the local market and sales process. Lindsey is dedicated to serving her community by meeting all of their real estate needs. When you hire Lindsey, she will do whatever it takes to ensure your real estate goals are accomplished, while keeping you informed and educated about the process. No deal is too complex for Lindsey. She is always up for a challenge and loves to use her high-level problem solving skills to create win-win solutions for all involved. Lindsey is proud to be an elite member of the 2019, 2020, & 2021 Christie's International Real Estate Masters Circle – one of 180 high-performing luxury agents worldwide selected for this honor. Topping the list of client benefits from this new, value-added service is even more exposure for unique and luxury property home listings on a worldwide level and access to our global network of buyers. Another important part of her real estate toolkit is that she is a Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert, making her uniquely equipped to help families facing divorce issues. This puts her at the top one percent of agents when it comes to dealing with divorce. It also raises her skill level for traditional transactions as well. Lindsey lives and breathes all things real estate on the Central Coast, but on the rare occasions when she is not selling real estate, she is an active supporter of the San Luis Obispo Big Brothers Big Sisters organization and enjoys hiking, playing soccer, and otherwise spending time outdoors.

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"Selling a home you inherit can be uber stressful. Especially from a long distance. We knew exactly w..."

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Townhome Transactions
3
Condo Transactions
19
Single Family Home Transactions
180
Achievements
  • Top Buyer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Seller 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
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Joann Outland
Outland & Associates Real Estate
About Joann

Full-time Real Estate Broker, sold 1200+ Properties in SLO and SBC County. Forty-one years of local real estate knowledge and experience. I understand each sale is about you and your goals. I know as we get older, we don't have time to make up for any mistakes, especially when it comes to one of the most significant investments. I care about my clients and work very hard to share my knowledge and protect you along the way. I place the appropriate verbiage in the listing and listing agreement depending on your situation. Trust me, I have seen many things, so no matter how severe your case may be, likely I have seen it. I have seen thousands of offers from buyers. I can speak to you about my experiences when we receive an offer or offers on yours. Let's set a time that works for you and go over needs. I look forward to meeting you. Respectfully, Jo Ann Outland

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"I listed my house Thursday afternoon and I received an excellent all cash offer on Saturday early mo..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
6
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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About Richard

Richard has been a licensed real estate agent in California for 15 years and is currently with Compass Shell Beach CA. Richard's coverage area includes Santa Maria, Nipomo, Lompoc, Arroyo Grande, Orcutt, Shell Beach, Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach. HomeLight ranks Richard as one of the top 1% of agents in Santa Maria for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents for selling homes for top dollar. Our database shows that Richard has completed 750 transactions since 2008, representing the buyer in 31% of those transactions and the seller in 69% of them. Richard has transacted in Santa Maria more than any other area helping to buy or sell 360 homes including a 3 bedroom single family home on October 28, 2016 which sold for $375,000 and a 4 bedroom, 3.0 bathroom single family home on July 13, 2012 which sold for $275,000. With over 200 Million in home sales you are in good hands when you hire Richard PROFESSIONAL LETTER BELOW To whom it may concern, Richard Gonzalez is a goal-oriented person who strives to achieve his objectives. He is the consummate professional. I am an Escrow Officer, Branch Manager at Fidelity National Title. I have been in the Title Industry for over 35 years. I have always admired Richard's approach to business. He is a "go getter" that has only the best interest of his clients. I recently had a conversation with a seller who was selling a property she had lived in for many years. (Richard was the Selling Agent.) She shared with me that she had had several offers but chose Richard's offer in large part due to Richard conveying to her how much his client would love and care for the home. Richard is an intelligent, humble and engaging person. He is an effective communicator who is capable of interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. Additionally, I have found him to be honest, conscientious, organized, personal, dependable and loyal. Richard is a team player and an excellent problem solver. He never backs away from adversity but hits it head on in order to address and solve any issues that may arise. He is the kind of person that will complete a task rather than put it off to tomorrow. Richard has an excellent reputation and is highly regarded in the community. He is a person of impeccable character, integrity, and work ethic. I highly recommend him without hesitation Fidelity National Title Escrow Officer/Branch Manager

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"We highly recommend Richard Gonzalez. We moved out of state and what could have been extremely stre..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
23
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Buyer 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
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Jay Bond
Bond Real Estate Group
About Jay

Jay Bond is a full-time REALTOR® with the Bond Real Estate Group in San Luis Obispo, California. Jay holds a Master’s Degree in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University Florida and is considered a property marketing specialist. The Bond Real Estate Group, and Jay take great pride in creating unique marketing campaigns that will maximize the exposure for your home or property. Being the 4th generation of his family to be born and raised in San Luis Obispo County, selling real estate on the Central Coast is more than just a job for Jay. Giving back to the community that has given so much to his family over the years is something that he truly enjoys. A home is not just a place to hang your hat. Buying a home is one of the biggest investment decisions that a person can make, that’s why it’s important to work with a real estate professional who understands your goals and is looking out for your best interest.

Single Family Home Transactions
61
Townhome Transactions
4
Condo Transactions
6
Achievements
  • Top Seller 2021
  • Top Buyer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Tonia Kleinsmith
Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate
About Tonia

Tonia works under Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate. Tonia has worked as a real estate agent for 14 years. Tonia has sold 5.82x the number of single family homes as the average agent in the area. We have data on 98 of Tonia’s transactions. Tonia prefers to work with both buyers and sellers. Here’s what we know about Tonia’s work: - Tonia recently sold one home for $1,600,000. - this real estate agent is skilled in fast home sales: they have listings that have sold in as little as 1 days. - Tonia is an agent who sells homes for top dollar. HomeLight has data on 21 transactions Tonia has done in Arroyo Grande. Tonia ranks in the top 7% of agents in Arroyo Grande. Tonia has closed 16 more home sales than the average agent in the area.

Single Family Home Transactions
4
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
2
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Christa Lowry
Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate
About Christa

Starting in 2009, Christa has built her real estate business on honesty, integrity, and trust. Her strong work ethic has set her apart as a Top Producer on the California Central Coast and she has received some of the highest awards and recognition, including her most recent 2020 award, The International President's Elite Award. Christa has earned an excellent reputation with her clients, the Real Estate community, and the greater Pismo Beach and 5 Cities business community. After achieving several Top Producer awards and the Top Agent of the Year award as an individual agent for both 2017 and 2018, she took the next step and started her own team. In its first two years, the Christa Lowry Real Estate Team received the Double Platinum Award for listings closed and total volume. Christa's team has been recognized as a Top Producer in The Pismo Coast Association of Realtors for several years now. Christa has earned the Top Producer, Top Negotiator, and Sells Homes Fast awards from Homelight. Christa is known for selling her listings for top dollar and at a faster pace than her competition. She is passionate about giving incredible service and she strives to create relationships that last a lifetime. She is both endorsed by RamseyTrusted and a member of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury. Christa works with buyers, sellers, and investors on the Central Coast and her team is very experienced with helping people either relocate into or out of the area. With a database full of incredible contractors, designers, and inspectors, she is prepared to help her clients figure out any remodeling, staging or general repairs. Known as a community expert, Christa has had the opportunity to speak at several Real Estate events and deeply enjoys her community service volunteer work with local Nonprofit Organizations including Captive Hearts and Casa of San Luis Obispo County. Christa moved to the Central Coast in 1994 and has raised her family here. Christa is extremely familiar with the Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, Nipomo, Oceano, Morro Bay, Atascadero, Templeton, Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo communities and loves helping both first-time and seasoned buyers find the home that suits their needs and lifestyle. The Christa Lowry Real Estate Team includes her incredible Executive Assistant, Jessica Fitzpatrick, and two remarkable Realtors, Allie Webber and Jessie Woodhull. The fantastic four work diligently to deliver an excellent real estate experience to their clients and they constantly strive to raise the bar of professionalism for the Central Coast Real Estate Industry. The team is based out of the Coldwell Banker Premier brokerage in Pismo Beach.

Christa's reviews

"We are so happy that we trusted Christa with our real estate needs. It was a hard decision for us to..."

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Condo Transactions
10
Single Family Home Transactions
53
Townhome Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Seller 2021
  • Top Buyer 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
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Suzy Ealand
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
About Suzy

Ealand & Sideris Real Estate Group specializes in both, Residential & Commercial Real Estate transactions. We assist Buyers and Sellers with expertise and great care, professionalism and top-notch attention to details. Established as a Top Producing team of agents, from the very beginning, we have been raising the bar for what it means to provide first class service to our clients. In today’s Real Estate market, Selling and Buying a Real Estate requires advanced knowledge of online as well as traditional marketing platforms. Just having a real estate license and listing properties on the Multiple Listing Services is not enough. You want, you deserve, team of agents who have their ears to the ground when it comes to Real Estate trends, a deep understanding of the communities they serve, and the ability to think outside the box. As part of the Ealand & Sideris Real Estate Group, our agents’ skills go far beyond closing deals. Our agents are well known for their all-out approach. Whether dealing with a Buyer or a Seller, our team is masterful at creating aggressive, effective online campaigns that get maximum exposure. With our access to real-time market information, our agents provide valuable insights and guidance in all aspects of the home buying and selling process. Ealand & Sideris Real Estate Group showcase sellers’ properties on Top Real Estate platforms for maximum attention and always in a strategic rotation. Our listings appear in lead publications and thousands of online sites, as well as the traditional brochures and marketing materials. We have a hi-quality photography and videos, unique and custom property websites. We are one of the only Real Estate agents who offers staging expertise and consultation to our clients at no cost. We cater to clients that deserve more service. Much of our business comes from repeat clients and referrals. We have been representing Buyers and Sellers for over 20 years. When clients do business with Ealand & Sideris Real Estate Group, the outcome speaks for itself! - TOP 1% Nationwide Chairman Circle Platinum, 2016 & 2017 - 5 Year Chairman’s Circle Legend, 2016 - #1 Producing Team, 2016 & 2017 - TOP 2% Nationwide Chairman Circle Gold, 2012, 2013,2014 & 2015 President Circle, 2010 & 2011 - Leading Edge Society, 2009 - Top Producer MLS - New Homes Division Specialist - Broker Associate & Commercial Licensee since 1980

Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
18
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Cheri Wieland
The Wieland Team Broker/Owner
About Cheri

I am a "California Girl" through and through and have lived in many areas of California over the years. My husband and I relocated to the Central Coast in 2011 and feel living on the Central Coast is a dream come true. As I serve clients moving in and out of the area I share in their excitement and anticipation of finding their new home or moving on to another home. I work hard in serving my clients and love the transition that happens from clients to friendship. I work at an award earning level and have received Presidents/Centurion Award with the highest rating in Quality/Customer Service several consecutive years. I deeply care and am committed to a high standard of Customer Service.

Cheri's reviews

"Cheri has the utmost professionalism and is extremely knowledgeable in her field. She continually we..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
14
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Seller 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Dick Keenan
Keller Williams Realty Central Coast
About Dick

Dick is a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty Central. Dick has been in the real estate business for 32 years. Dick is a single family home expert. We’ve recorded data for 303 of Dick’s transactions. Dick has worked with sellers 96% of the time, and has represented the buyer in 14 recorded transactions. Here’s a little about Dick’s real estate experience: - Dick has sold homes for as much as $1,476,000. - Dick is skilled in fast home sales: he has listings that have sold in as little as 18 days. - Dick is a top dollar real estate agent. - Dick is on a home selling roll: his transaction history shows that he has sold 35% more homes this year than last. Dick has completed 51 transactions in Arroyo Grande. Dick ranks at the top of the pack--he qualifies as a top 2% real estate agent in Arroyo Grande. HomeLight considers Dick a closer because he has sold 43 more homes than the average agent in the area.

Condo Transactions
4
Single Family Home Transactions
26
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Heather Roda
Platinum Properties
About Heather

Heather works under Platinum Properties. Heather has worked as a real estate agent for 9 years. Heather has sold 13.76x the number of single family homes as the average agent in the area. We have data on 138 of Heather’s transactions. Heather has worked with sellers 75% of the time, and has represented the buyer in 38 recorded transactions. Here’s what we know about Heather’s work: - Heather recently sold one home for $915,000. - this real estate agent is skilled in fast home sales: they have listings that have sold in as little as 18 days. - Heather is an agent who sells homes for top dollar. - this real estate agent sold 100% more homes this year than they did last year. HomeLight has data on 55 transactions Heather has done in Atascadero. Heather ranks in the top 5% of agents in Atascadero. Heather has closed 50 more home sales than the average agent in the area.

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"I worked with Heather and Colin with Platinum properties to purchase my first home using the va home..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
42
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Buyer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Santa Maria

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

Looking for a top real estate agent in Santa Maria, CA? We found that the top 3% of San Francisco real estate agents work on 596 properties compared to the average agent's 92 deals, and move home 45.6 days faster than the local average.

Top Seller's Agents

A top seller's agent in Santa Maria makes $32,925 more dollars for sellers, wraps up the selling process 45.57 days faster, and sells 503.25 more homes than the average agent.

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Top Buyer's Agents

The top real estate agents in Santa Maria help buy 1.8x more homes than average agents in the same area. Top agents, on average, also save home buyers $86,298 during the buying process.

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

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
3.8 stars

Top real estate agents in Santa Maria score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Santa Maria agent who scores only 3.8 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Santa Maria and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

"The house was listed on a Thursday night and we had an offer on Tuesday! Thank you HomeLight for recommending such a great realtor!"

Lorie D.

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"I would highly recommend HomeLight to help you through the process of finding that just right, excellent Realtor. It will take a load off you and make the process of putting your house on the market much more enjoyable instead of a chore."

Lori D.

HomeLight Client

"...We found HomeLight, searched for agents with experience, and connected with our agent in one day. She helped us snag a property in a competitive part of town, largely due to her relationships in the area."

Evelyn H.

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Find the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Santa Maria neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Santa Maria, top agents are frequently doing deals in Bradley Square, Westgate Ranch, and Foxenwood.

Bradley Square

Active Agents187
Time on Market96
Avg. Sale Price$410,838

Westgate Ranch

Active Agents167
Time on Market83
Avg. Sale Price$344,251

Foxenwood

Active Agents58
Time on Market74
Avg. Sale Price$514,357

Find top real estate agents in cities near Santa Maria, CA

Lompoc

Active Agents355
Time on Market60
Avg. Sale Price$372,500

San Luis Obispo

Active Agents672
Time on Market60
Avg. Sale Price$699,000

Arroyo Grande

Active Agents635
Time on Market62
Avg. Sale Price$650,000

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in Santa Maria?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Santa Maria?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in Santa Maria, CA.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Santa Maria?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell in Santa Maria to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell in Santa Maria is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We 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.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Santa Maria?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents in Santa Maria work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Santa Maria real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Santa Maria to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Santa Maria real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, 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. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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