from  
just sold a home using HomeLight

Find the perfect Santa Monica real estate agent

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

Top Santa Monica real estate agents

HomeLight looks at every one of the 3,476 active Santa Monica, CA real estate agents and measures how they stack up against the average agent. In Santa Monica, the top 3% of agents buy and sell in 45 days and work on 427 homes.

"HomeLight makes the process of finding a great agent who cares so much easier. Will use them again!"

Garth M.

See how 20 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, RED Real Estate 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.

John's reviews

"john barrentine mike howard "

See more reviews
Single Family Home Transactions
6
Condo Transactions
3
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close Specialist 2020
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
Ask a question
View profile
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

Stephanie's reviews

"Best Agent on the West Side"

See more reviews
Single Family Home Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
Ask a question
View profile
Richard Schulman
Keller Williams Realty- The Schulman Team
About Richard

Richard Schulman has been a licensed real estate agent in California for 12 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.

Richard's reviews

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

See more reviews
Condo Transactions
36
Single Family Home Transactions
46
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
Ask a question
View profile
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
6
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
Ask a question
View profile
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.

Keri's reviews

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

See more reviews
Condo Transactions
10
Single Family Home Transactions
16
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
  • Cash Close Specialist 2020
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
Ask a question
View profile
Dan Urbach
Compass
About Dan

One of the top-producing agents on the Westside of Los Angeles, Dan Urbach brings boundless energy, passion, and enthusiasm, as well as more than 25 years of real estate experience to his diverse clientele. He loves working with people and it shows in the lifelong relationships he builds with his clients and colleagues alike. Dan specializes in estates, homes and luxury condos and joins Compass along with his longtime associate Candace Fengler. Representing buyers and sellers in the exclusive neighborhoods of Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Malibu, Dan has been a consistent top producer for many years, earning countless awards for his talents. He was recently recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of Real Trends’ Top 1000 agents in the United States, coming in at #89 by individual sales volume. In 2018 Dan was honored with the “All Around MVP” award at his prior brokerage, where he was a partner and managing director of the Pacific Palisades office. He also spent 14 standout years as a consistent top producer at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Pacific Palisades and was recognized in the “Top Ten” out of over 42,000 Berkshire Hathaway real estate professionals nationwide. Dan’s total commitment and dedication to his clients, razor-sharp knowledge, keen attention to detail and expert negotiating skills distinguish him among the most productive agents in the city. His ability to quickly adapt to the ever-changing real estate landscape make him an asset to the most sophisticated clientele. Dan attended local Westside schools before attending college at UC Santa Barbara, where he double-majored in English and Business Economics. Born and raised in Malibu, Dan now lives in Pacific Palisades with his wife, Gloria, and their two children, Sierra & Tyler. On his days off, Dan enjoys spending time with his family & friends, biking, surfing, swimming, and skiing.

Single Family Home Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
Ask a question
View profile
Jason Reitz, Broker/Owner
Rock Realty Group
About Jason

Rock Realty Group is a boutique style residential brokerage service in Los Angeles that provides its clients with the highest level of service available based on business integrity, experienced professionalism, and truly objective consulting. This potent combination gives our clients the clear perspective they need to make some of the largest and most difficult decisions they will ever face. Our passion is making this process as easy, educational and enjoyable as possible. It has also helped make us a very successful firm for almost 20 years. Jason Reitz, the team leader, has been in real estate his entire life, buying his first home at the age of 16, graduating from USC in Real Estate ‘93 and then working in commercial real estate for the next 5 years. From here he infused the sophistication, professionalism and business integrity into the residential market. The results have been amazing. Rock Realty Group’s unique approach to real estate is so satisfying to our clients!

Jason's reviews

"Jason is professional, personal, and extremely knowledgeable. He has sold and bought a few homes fo..."

See more reviews
Single Family Home Transactions
8
Condo Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
Ask a question
View profile
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 /

Single Family Home Transactions
23
Condo Transactions
5
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
Ask a question
View profile
elite-agent-logo-white
James Suarez
The Suarez Team- Keller Williams
About James

James Scott Suarez and his associates are a dynamic and successful real estate team, earning multiple awards year after year such as International President Elite, International Presidents’ Circle, and ranked in the TOP 1% of all NRT agents worldwide. They were recently written up in Broker Agent as one of the top real estate teams in California. They owe much of their success to their exceptional service and superior marketing campaigns. James and his associates are highly respected in the real estate industry and specialize in both residential and commercial properties. They are an outstanding team in a class of their own. When working with them, you will feel confident with their total commitment to accomplishing your goals and their willingness to listen to you. The Fineman Suarez Team of Keller Williams Silicon Beach has the expertise necessary to close any and all deals.

Condo Transactions
49
Single Family Home Transactions
70
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
Ask a question
View profile
Steven Moritz
Sotheby's International Realty - Moritz Properties
About Steven

Over the course of his 25+ year career, Steven Moritz has been fortunate to receive many industry awards as well as annual recognition for his sales performance. Ultimately, he takes the most pride in the fact that referrals account for the majority of his business. For a real estate agent, getting a referral from a past client is the highest compliment one can receive. Steven was born and raised in West Los Angeles, studied Economics at UCLA and continued his education at USC, where he earned his MBA. Before entering the real estate brokerage field, he practiced as a CPA for the international firm, KPMG, and served as corporate controller for a large real estate development company. Steven has been working in the Westside his entire career and almost every day he sees someone that he helped find a home. He loves hearing what they’re doing with the property and that they’re happy or that they’ve outgrown the home and want his help with their next purchase. That kind of ongoing relationship brings him the most satisfaction. In addition to having established himself as an expert on the Westside of Los Angeles, Steven has been able to help his clients buy and sell properties internationally benefiting from the worldwide presence of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand. Steven is proud to be among the top 1% of California real estate agents every year since 1992 and for the past 15 years, he’s consistently been a member of the California Top 100. He has helped more than 500 families find the home of their dreams. Steven was recently recognized as one of the Top 25 Sotheby’s International Realty agents in the United States based on Closed Transaction Volume. Steven and his wife, Melissa, have raised three children on the west side of Los Angeles, and Steven has continued to be involved in community sports and activities on the Westside throughout the years. Steven truly believes that his love of this area is communicated to his clients and that his enthusiastic desire to enjoy every facet of Southern California has made him knowledgeable about more than just real estate. The Westside offers countless enriching year-round opportunities that Steven takes pleasure in sharing with his clients, including great dining, outdoor recreation, cultural events or sports events at the local rec center. When he works with a client, he believes in introducing them to a community and a lifestyle, not just finding them a place to live. Steven looks at his position as a consultant and advisor to the many buyers and sellers he represents. This has always been his signature approach, and it is reflected in the comfort and trust that his clients have in him.

Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
Ask a question
View profile

Find your perfect real estate agent in Santa Monica

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

There are 3,476 real estate agents in Santa Monica, CA right now. Properties are listed for 74 days on average. The difference in time spent on the market in Santa Monica, CA for top agents is 1.6x less than the time an average agent spends on a given housing transaction.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller’s agents in Santa Monica sell 1.8x more homes, and close 1.4x quicker. With a top agent by your side, you’ll save $88,067 more than with an average agent.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Top buyer's agents in Santa Monica help home buyers purchase 1.8x more homes when they're measured against the average real estate agent in Santa Monica. Top buyer's agents also save clients $196,885 on transactions.

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
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4 stars

Top real estate agents in Santa Monica score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Santa Monica agent who scores only 4.0 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.

Recent reviews for Santa Monica real estate agents and REALTORS

Picture of DB
DB
The Bienstock Group
Mar 09, 2021

“Sheri and her team are amazing. They are extremely diligent, super-well organized, and excel at every part of the process. We had a very tough timeline organizing a sale and conditional purchase offer within days of each other and they made it happen. I would definitely get her help again if we need...“

Picture of Mark and Lara
Mark and Lara
Compass
Sep 01, 2021

“Absolute professional.. he taught us how to take it 'One Day at a time' - probably the best advise as the home selling process can be a rollercoaster. He secured and negotiated our contract, had a back up offer in place, made everything efficient. It got to the point where we were asking him if ther...“

Picture of Sarah
Sarah
Compass
Sep 06, 2021

“Sebastian is phenomenal! I can’t believe how quick and painless he made our whole home-buying experience. He knew all the right questions to ask selling agents so we could offer competitive but fair bids, and he was very attentive during showings to make sure we noticed any potential problem areas, ...“

Picture of David Johnson
David Johnson
Compass
Sep 13, 2020

“We are first time home buyers, and we hired Sebastian back in June. We're now writing this review from our beautiful new home just a couple months later! Sebastian is everything you'd want in a realtor. He's professional, responsive, easy to work with, knowledgable, and just a great guy. We starte...“

Picture of Roger Hinds
Roger Hinds
Keller Williams-santa Monica
Dec 11, 2020

“Scott Price sold us our first home 8 years ago in Santa Monica and we were so impressed with his overall professionalism that we listed with him when we wanted to upgrade. He sold our house in 10 days for more than asking price and then we purchased our new bigger home from him. He found our perfe...“

"We want to thank HomeLight for leading us in the right direction to find the perfect Realtor to sell our home. We finally feel like we had the right Realtor on our side."

Tami L.

HomeLight Client

"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.

HomeLight Client

"HomeLight was excellent in finding a real estate agent to sell our home, which took only 4 days! They offered various agents, all of which were top agents in our area. We couldn’t have been happier!"

Cindy W.

HomeLight Client

Find the perfect 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 Agents774
Time on Market99
Avg. Sale Price$1,003,876

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

Redondo Beach

Active Agents2,010
Time on Market51
Avg. Sale Price$1,075,000

Los Angeles

Active Agents25,813
Time on Market54
Avg. Sale Price$670,000

Gardena

Active Agents1,206
Time on Market51
Avg. Sale Price$574,500

Compton

Active Agents1,876
Time on Market57
Avg. Sale Price$425,000

Torrance

Active Agents3,039
Time on Market50
Avg. Sale Price$829,000

Burbank

Active Agents1,579
Time on Market47
Avg. Sale Price$840,000

Glendale

Active Agents1,191
Time on Market51
Avg. Sale Price$777,000

Inglewood

Active Agents989
Time on Market62
Avg. Sale Price$575,000

Hawthorne

Active Agents1,153
Time on Market51
Avg. Sale Price$675,000

Palos Verdes Estates

Active Agents551
Time on Market72
Avg. Sale Price$1,800,000

Manhattan Beach

Active Agents881
Time on Market66
Avg. Sale Price$2,285,000

El Segundo

Active Agents296
Time on Market59
Avg. Sale Price$1,146,588

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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more
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.
Read more

Check out some of our other resources for Santa Monica homeowners

Homes for sale in Santa Monica
Discover your perfect home in the neighborhood of your dreams.
Sell your house in Santa Monica fast
Find out what cash buyers are willing to pay for your home right now.
When's the best time to sell your home in Santa Monica?
Use housing market data in Santa Monica to learn the best and worst months to sell your home.
Find out what your home is worth
Get a free estimated value of your home in less than 2 minutes.
Real estate commission in Santa Monica
Use this calculator and real estate agent commissions data to find out.
Advice from America’s Top Agents
Get the latest real estate tips and learn how to sell your home faster and for more money.

Find your perfect real estate agent in Santa Monica, CA