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Top real estate agents in Santa Monica, CA

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

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

In Santa Monica, where homes stay on the market an average of 74 days, it’s crucial to have a top performing real estate agent. Top Santa Monica agents do 446 real estate transactions a year, compared to the average agent who does 103. Plus, our data shows the best agents save you time and money.

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See how 27 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Santa Monica stack up

John Barrentine
Keller Williams Larchmont
About John

John is a veteran real estate agent with Keller Williams Larchmont in Los Angeles, California and has been in the real estate business for 30 years. HomeLight ranks John as one of the top 1% of agents in Los Angeles for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 2% of agents for condos. Our database shows that John has completed over 500 transactions since 1998, representing the buyer in 35% of those transactions and the seller in 65% of them. John has been prolific throughout Los Angeles. His team, Barrentine Group, is versatile handling all price points and types of transactions and prides itself in providing a superior client experience offering concierge service for both buyers and sellers. Known for doing the right thing the right way, John is an industry influencer. He serves as a Director to the California Association of Realtors as well as the Board of Directors for the Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors where he chairs the 2020 Grievance/Ethics committee. His clients benefit from his resources and deep knowledge of the field. John's coverage area includes Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Miracle Mile, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Hancock Park, Hollywood Hills , View Park-Windsor Hills, Culver City and the close in areas of the San Fernando Valley including Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Valley Village and Toluca Lake.

Single Family Home Transactions
16
Condo Transactions
10
Townhome Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
  • Cash Close Specialist 2021
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Tami Pardee
Pardee Properties
About Tami

Founder and CEO of Pardee Properties, Tami Pardee has established dramatic new standards of success in real estate. She is the creator of a cutting-edge concierge brokerage model, using specialized teams to create life-changing client experiences in buying and selling homes. Since its inception in 2004, Pardee has sold over $5 billion worth of residential and commercial real estate and grown to four offices across California. Ranked as one of the top 10 real estate agents in California since 2008, Tami has represented A-list celebrities and tech industry pioneers, as well as advised some of the world’s most renowned architects in their developments, including Frank Gehry and Marmol Radziner. Tami’s personal recognitions include The Hollywood Reporter’s list of Top Real Estate Agents (2015-2018), Los Angeles Business Journal’s “500 Most Influential People” three years in a row, and nominee for Philanthropist of the Year, Variety’s Showbiz Real Estate Elite, REAL Trends 2019 Game Changers and Good Housekeeping magazine’s Awesome Women Award. Pardee is ranked by Real Trends/The Wall Street Journal as the #1 sales team in Los Angeles, #1 in California and #3 in the nation. The Los Angeles Business Journal also ranked the company as the 50th largest Woman-Owned Business and the 76th Fastest-Growing Company in Los Angeles. Tami has always put her heart into the communities she serves. In the past 14 years, Pardee has donated over $1.3 million toward uplifting underserved areas of Venice and West Los Angeles. In exercising her passion for helping others, Tami established the Life Change Warriors foundation allowing people from all walks of life to face their fears, set goals, and have a life plan for achieving their dreams. From coaching homeless pregnant women to helping underprivileged youth tap into the arts, Tami’s passion is to help Life Change graduates “star in the life they love.” Not one to let a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis keep her down, Tami is a member of the Santa Monica Bay YPO as a frequent panelist and guest speaker, and an active mom raising her two girls and twin boys. She embraces peace and big love in her life every day!

Condo Transactions
5
Single Family Home Transactions
40
Townhome Transactions
7
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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About Stephanie

Pair her knowledge of unique Westside neighborhoods with her commitment to service, and it's easy to see how Stephanie Younger's results-driven approach, integrity and honesty have earned her top-producer status, as well as the hard-earned respect of her clients and colleagues. A Los Angeles native and a top real estate agent in the area, Stephanie has brought a world of experience and vision to her clients throughout her long and successful real estate career. From her professional background in sales, event planning, hospitality, and the arts, she honed exceptional negotiation skills, an eye for detail and style, and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. An alumna of Loyola Marymount University, Stephanie also studied in Greece at the Boston University Archaeological School and at the University of Kent in England. While her career may have taken her to Paris, Monte Carlo, New York and Jackson Hole, Stephanie's heart remains loyal to the Westside with a commitment to

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"Best Agent on the West Side"

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Single Family Home Transactions
120
Townhome Transactions
16
Condo Transactions
24
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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About Lorin

Lorin Ruttenberg thrives on the real estate industry’s constant movement, and she loves helping her clients navigate the constant growth, momentum, and change that defines Los Angeles. Licensed since 2001, Lorin has immersed herself in virtually every type of property transaction for hundreds of buyers and sellers throughout the Westside of Los Angeles, including single-family homes, condos, investments, multi-family properties, raw land, teardowns, and ground-up construction. This deep well of experience informs every interaction Lorin has and gives her the foresight to pre-think a deal, positioning her clients ahead of potential problems, rather than being forced into a reactionary position. (Hence, Ahead of the Curve!) Lorin is a steady force, walking her clients through industry ups and downs and sharing her wealth of knowledge with a generous dose of humor. She takes her negotiating acumen incredibly seriously, and spending time in role-play in order to continually develop and hone her skills is part of her regular practice. Her excellence has not gone unnoticed, either — Lorin is a founding partner in Ahead of the Curve Homes and ranked in 2022’s REALTrends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals. Originally from the New York area, Lorin has lived in Los Angeles since 1988 (though she’s often told that her East Coast vibe still shines through!). She currently lives in Baldwin Hills with her husband and teenage son and has seen her firstborn daughter off to college. Lorin is active in her community, volunteering at her son’s high school, with the Sierra Club, and for environmental causes. She is also a member of the National Council for Jewish Women and contributes to the California League of Conservation Voters. In her free time, Lorin loves to hit a Pilates class, cook, read novels, attend concerts and theater productions, and travel as much as she can.

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"“Lorin and Erica are a great team and made the entire staging, photography, listing and sales proces..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
29
Townhome Transactions
4
Condo Transactions
7
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Ray Martinez
Skyrise Real Estate Group
About Ray

Founder of Skyrise Real Estate Group. I have over 20 years of Mortgage and Real Estate negotiation experience to Silicon Valley. Using technology to apply reach and conversion principles to Real Estate, I broker each deal with quality attention whether you are Buying or Selling a home.

Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
5
Single Family Home Transactions
8
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Richard Schulman
Keller Williams Realty- The Schulman Team
About Richard

Richard Schulman has been a licensed real estate agent in California for 13 years and is currently with Keller Williams Rlty Westside in Los Angeles. Richard has completed transactions in several areas including Los Angeles, Inglewood, Burbank, Culver City, Santa Clarita and Santa Monica. HomeLight ranks Richard as one of the top 1% of agents in Los Angeles for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents for selling homes for top dollar. HomeLight has information on 342 of Richard's transactions since 2009, 98 of which were in the past two years. Richard typically represents the buyer (59% of the time), but has also completed 137 seller transactions during this period. Richard has transacted in Los Angeles more than any other area helping to buy or sell 253 homes including a 4 bedroom single family home on November 12, 2014 which sold for $2,060,000 and a 5 bedroom single family home on December 07, 2011 which sold for $4,400,000.

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"Richard and Mona helped me find a home on the Westside. I was a first time home buyer who needed an ..."

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Condo Transactions
26
Townhome Transactions
9
Single Family Home Transactions
40
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Jesse Weinberg
Jesse Weinberg & Associates
About Jesse

For over 16 years, Jesse Weinberg has been widely recognized as one of Los Angeles’ top real estate agents, specializing in the coveted Westside neighborhoods now known as Silicon Beach. Consistently ranked as a top agent nationwide, Jesse was twice ranked as the #1 producing agent at North America’s largest brokerage prior to founding his own team and brokerage, Jesse Weinberg & Associates, which was recently ranked as a top-25 team in the Nation and the #1 team in Silicon Beach. Having sold and leased over 2,000 properties in the last decade and participating in nearly $2 Billion in residential real estate transactions, Jesse has earned a position at the forefront of LA’s real estate scene. Jesse attributes his success to his relentless work ethic and prodigious understanding of the real estate market and the broader economic conditions which drive value in our local neighborhoods. His knowledge, passion, discretion and integrity have been the undercurrents of his real estate business since getting his start in 2004. As a trusted advisor in all-things-real estate, from construction to home staging, color palettes and landscaping, Jesse has an innate sense of how to get a property ready for sale, maximizing a home’s ability to achieve the highest sales price possible. Jesse’s enduring entrepreneurial spirit led him to start his own indie brokerage in the heart of Silicon Beach which seeks to provide clients and agents with exceedingly high levels of service, tailored to their specific needs, without the restrictions of the traditional real estate process and cookie-cutter systems found at larger brokerages. An avid cyclist, when Jesse is not in the office, he will most often be seen on his bike traversing the City while taking in all that L.A. has to offer and fueling his passion for design and architecture by visiting our city’s new developments and distinguished homes.

Condo Transactions
73
Townhome Transactions
8
Single Family Home Transactions
10
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
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Eric Delgado
Keller Williams Realty Encino Sherman Oaks
About Eric

Ranked #1 International Luxury Agent by Keller Williams Realty in 2018 / 133 Homes Sold In 2018 / Median Days on Market: 16 Days / Median Final List-to-Sale Price: 102% / Over 800 Homes Sold / Real Trends Top 50 in 2018 / NAHREP #3 Agent Nationally /

Condo Transactions
14
Single Family Home Transactions
46
Townhome Transactions
7
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Marc J. Robinson
Keller Williams Beverly Hills
About Marc J.

Marc J. Robinson has been selling real estate in Los Angeles since 2003. For the first ten years of his career, Marc won numerous awards at Coldwell Banker’s flagship office in Beverly Hills. Then in 2013 he teamed up with the luxury specialists at Keller Williams Beverly Hills, where he continues to set the bar for excellence. What Marc brings to the table is special: First, he’s one of less than 40,000 agents across the country who has earned the CNE® (Certified Negotiation Expert) from The Real Estate Negotiation Institute; the leading negotiation training company in the real estate industry. This gives Marc’s clients an enormous advantage -- whether buying OR selling -- when so much is on the line. Second, Marc is a KW Global Property Specialist and Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) with a network of over 600,000 agents in over 100 different countries. This means he is able to market his listings not just locally, but also globally; ensuring that his clients are able to sell their home for the highest price possible in the shortest amount of time. Third, Marc has an unparalleled in-depth knowledge of Los Angeles. Being a native and having lived almost everywhere -- from the beach to the Hollywood sign and everywhere in between -- Marc has had the unusual opportunity of experiencing all the pros and cons that each community has to offer; qualifying him to work with buyers and sellers from all over town. Fourth, Marc has an extensive background in the arts. He earned a B.A. in Architecture from UC Berkeley and worked for 10 years as an Art Director in the entertainment industry designing sets for motion pictures, commercials and music videos. This background in architecture and set design not only benefits his sellers when getting their homes staged and properly marketed for sale, but it also helps his buyers envision a space they perhaps wouldn’t have otherwise seen. Most importantly, Marc is unusually dedicated to each and every one of his clients. When you choose to be represented by Marc J. Robinson, you are making the choice to receive the highest level of service and professionalism in the business. You are making a decision to insist on an agent who is connected, organized, straightforward and experienced. You are making a decision to hire one of L.A.’s best.

Condo Transactions
3
Single Family Home Transactions
8
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Keri White
The Agency
About Keri

It takes a true Los Angeles native to know the ins and the outs of the city’s neighborhoods like Keri White. It was an early understanding of the California lifestyle and broad world view that gave Keri the ability to adapt and relate to a diverse roster of clients during her 15 year career in real estate. Keri’s longtime passion for real estate developed out of a desire for connecting people to the things that they love. Careful guidance, patience and persistence are trademarks that have allowed Keri to consistently deliver to her clients needs, time after time. Her clients remain the number one priority and she offers a high level of energy to grow and maintain lasting relationships, while bringing careful attention to every step of the process; from obtaining the trust of the client, getting the offer through, to negotiating the deal with a successful closing. Keri’s clients benefit from the network of agents at The Agency, its culture and global reach as well as her extended relationships with a remarkable team of educated Realtors, experienced Escrow and Title Officers, skilled Mortgage Lenders, and an efficient office staff in order to make sure every client’s need is satisfied. Keri has always been instrumental in growing community; with a deep passion for team building, planning weekly meetups and social gatherings with other real estate agents, she understands the strength that comes from collaboration in a united team. Keri believes the foundation of a strong career starts with being surrounded by a group of hardworking individuals who have a desire to work and grow together. She possesses a love for building connections and a deep interest in elevating the strengths of those around her. In order to be forward thinking in the quickly changing landscape of real estate, Keri prides herself in knowing the market and stays up to date on current trends. It is her ability to self motivate and collaborate that make her a dynamic addition to The Agency’s Brentwood office. When she is not caring for her clients, Keri enjoys expanding her worldview through travel. A devotee of the outdoors, Keri soaks up the SoCal lifestyle biking and working out around Santa Monica.

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"Keri is awesome! She works hard, is a great communicator, and even has creative input on how to get ..."

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Condo Transactions
5
Single Family Home Transactions
12
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
  • Cash Close Specialist 2021
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Find the best real estate agent near you

Top Santa Monica real estate agent stats at a glance

When you’re buying or selling a home, having the right real estate agent makes all the difference. That’s why HomeLight analyzes performance data from each of Santa Monica, CA’s 3,546 agents — so we can find the best fit for you. And what a difference having a top agent makes: The top 3% of agents in Santa Monica complete 82.1% more real estate transactions than the average agent. What’s more, these top agents save their sellers 6.1% more money than the average agent, and save their buyers 86.4% more.

Top Seller's Agents

Santa Monica’s top 3% agents save their sellers $84,123, while average agents save their clients -$12,733. Top agents also sell homes quicker and far more frequently, selling 1.8x more homes than their average-performing counterparts, and doing so 38.7% faster.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

The right buyer's agent in 58.5% can show you more homes and save you up to $213,289 on home purchases, and work 1.8x more homes than the average agent.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

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

Top Agents
4.7 stars
Avg. Agents
4.2 stars

Top real estate agents in Santa Monica score an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Santa Monica agent who scores only 4.2 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Santa Monica and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

"...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.

HomeLight Client

"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.

HomeLight Client

"The quality of the real estate agent that HomeLight referred me to was exceptional. As a first time seller, I knew nothing about the real estate market, and this referral walked me through every aspect of the process."

Rob S.

HomeLight Client

Find the best agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Santa Monica neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Santa Monica,top agents are frequently doing deals in North of Montana, Wilshire Montana, and Ocean Park.

North of Montana

Active Agents786
Time on Market102
Avg. Sale Price$2,443,555

Wilshire Montana

Active Agents989
Time on Market91
Avg. Sale Price$851,604

Ocean Park

Active Agents773
Time on Market99
Avg. Sale Price$1,003,623

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

Redondo Beach

Active Agents2,020
Time on Market51
Avg. Sale Price$1,075,000

Gardena

Active Agents1,216
Time on Market51
Avg. Sale Price$575,000

Compton

Active Agents1,886
Time on Market57
Avg. Sale Price$425,000

Torrance

Active Agents3,055
Time on Market50
Avg. Sale Price$829,000

Burbank

Active Agents1,589
Time on Market47
Avg. Sale Price$845,000

Calabasas

Active Agents634
Time on Market59
Avg. Sale Price$1,170,000

Inglewood

Active Agents992
Time on Market63
Avg. Sale Price$580,000

Hawthorne

Active Agents1,162
Time on Market51
Avg. Sale Price$678,000

Palos Verdes Estates

Active Agents555
Time on Market71
Avg. Sale Price$1,800,000

Manhattan Beach

Active Agents886
Time on Market66
Avg. Sale Price$2,310,000

El Segundo

Active Agents299
Time on Market59
Avg. Sale Price$1,152,000

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 Monica?
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 Monica?
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 Monica, CA.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Santa Monica?
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 Monica 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 Monica 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 Monica?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents in Santa Monica work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Santa Monica real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Santa Monica to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Santa Monica 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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