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Top real estate agents in Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles, CA

A top seller's real estate agent in Los Angeles moves properties off the market 37.53 days faster and sells for $64,134 more than an average Los Angeles real estate agent. Top buyer’s agents typically save buyers $109,090 on a purchase. You could finally perfect the designer LA look you’ve always wanted with that extra cash.

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Los Angeles stack up

Jose Morales
eXp Realty
About Jose

Jose Luiz Morales is a top producing real estate agent in Southern California. He sold 63 properties in 2016 and is on pace to sell over 100 homes in 2017. He attributes a lot of his success to his pro active and aggressive marketing plan. If you are looking for a professional pro active agent then Jose Luiz Morales is your guy.

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"Jose and his team did a fantastic job selling our house. He and his team guided us through the entir..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
180
Townhome Transactions
4
Condo Transactions
23
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Marni Jimenez
Grove Realty
About Marni

For Marni Jimenez, real estate isn’t about commissions; it’s about connection. It’s about helping people to come home. Since moving to Riverside County and getting her license in 1990, Marni has become a top producer who consistently ranks in the highest 1% of local agents. Her success can be attributed to multiple factors — most notably, her hard work, honesty, and reliability. But what truly sets Marni apart from her peers is her lifelong commitment to serving others. At an early age, Marni learned what it would take to be successful in real estate: friendliness, hard work, excellent service, problem-solving skills, and personability. She grew up in Orange County, and although her family didn’t have much, they worked hard and made their own way. Her childhood taught her to take nothing for granted, and she feels an immense appreciation for every family that chooses to work with her. Marni approaches real estate like she approaches everything else — with her whole heart. She genuinely cares about her clients and gives them the same service she’d give a close friend or family member. Due to her impeccable reputation, a significant part of her business comes from repeat and referral customers. When you work with Marni, you can be confident that she’s working with your best interests in mind. Her goal is to make your real estate dreams a reality. Outside of real estate, Marni stays equally engaged with her community. She’s a co-founder of the Titus Mentorship Program and is on the Dean’s Leadership Council at Cal Baptist University. She’s also a long-time usher at her church. As a devoted mother of five and grandmother of six, she loves spending time with her family. She follows a healthy lifestyle by eating well and staying active, and enjoys the beach and RV camping with her husband.

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"Marni was wonderful to work with! She was quick, knowledgeable and helped us get the best price on o..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
110
Condo Transactions
14
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
  • Cash Close Specialist 2021
NAR Certifications
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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
11
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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About Joshua

Josh's ability to understand his clients needs has propelled him to one of the top agents in the South Bay and he is continuously looking for new ways to help his clients achieve their goals. His professional and personable demeanor has allowed Josh to build and maintain solid relationships with his clientele and allowed his business to grow from repeat clients and referrals. Josh grew up in Ohio and attended Ohio University where he graduated with a bachelors degree in Political Science. After a short stint working as a Marketing Manager for Nascar he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career in real estate. Josh has lived in the South Bay for the past 14 years and currently resides in Torrance.

Townhome Transactions
6
Single Family Home Transactions
53
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
  • Cash Close Specialist 2021
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Xio Sandoval
Century 21 Realty Masters
About Xio

Xio is a real estate agent with Century 21 Realty Masters in Los Angeles, California and has been in the real estate business for 15 years. Xio has completed transactions in several areas including Los Angeles, Compton, Pico Rivera, Florence-Graham, Commerce and Montebello. HomeLight ranks Xio as one of the top 1% of agents in Los Angeles for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 1% of agents for single family homes. Our database shows that Xio has completed 164 transactions since 2009, representing the buyer in 66% of those transactions and the seller in 34% of them. Xio has been most prolific in Los Angeles including representing the seller of a single family home that sold for $845,000 in one transaction and a buyer of a single family home that sold for $439,000 in another.

Single Family Home Transactions
18
Condo Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
1
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About Alan

Alan Taylor is one of the highest producing real estate agents in The San Fernando Valley, especially when it comes to the areas of Encino, Sherman Oaks and Studio City. With 4 generations of Alan’s family having lived or worked in the east valley, few know the characteristics of its many diverse neighborhoods as well as Alan, making him the perfect realtor for both buyers and sellers alike. A second generation Realtor and the third in his family to sell Real Estate, Alan's connections throughout the brokerage community in Los Angeles are unmatched. Ranked in the top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, Alan is an award-winning real estate agent offering outstanding representation, detailed market knowledge and cutting edge marketing solutions.

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"This past summer, my wife and I decided to trade up from our 2BR hillside home in Studio City to a l..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
47
Townhome Transactions
9
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
  • Cash Close Specialist 2021
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Stephanie Vitacco
Keller Williams Real Estate
About Stephanie

Stephanie Vitacco has set the standard for San Fernando Valley real estate. Her years of experience and genuine passion for the business has enabled her to achieve a level of expertise unlike any other in residential sales. Among Keller Williams’ more than 150,000 agents nationwide, Stephanie has unfailingly been named and recognized for being a top contender. She is one of the most consistent agents – in a good market or bad, her track record is unwavering. Throughout her career, Stephanie has sold close to 7,000 homes – more than most other individual agents. Her experience is vast and she takes great pride in her knowledge and skill. She has repeatedly been ranked in the top 10 agents nationwide for both Keller Williams and her former brokerage, Coldwell Banker. In the second quarter of 2019, Stephanie was honored with being named the Top Individual Agent in the Nation by Keller Williams Realty International. Stephanie has been recognized by numerous media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal’s Real Trends, where she has continuously been named Top 100 Agents in the Nation out of all agents from all brokerages for total sales volume. As a recognized real estate expert, Stephanie has spoken on both local and national panels, appeared on specialist programs and interviewed by numerous media outlets for her perspective, including Los Angeles Magazine, San Fernando Valley Business Journal, and The National Association of Realtors, to name a few. Stephanie’s clients find her extremely accessible, very caring and with great attention to detail. She handles each property as if it were her own and takes tremendous pride in her craft. Stephanie regularly stays in communication with a valuable network of business and real estate managers, investors and other leading brokers in the nation. In addition to her own experience, Stephanie comes with a network of top-notch professionals to streamline the entire process of getting a home sold. Her clients receive the full support of the Keller Williams organization, as well as an extensive and dedicated in-house staff – encompassing both marketing and listing experts, as well as title and escrow specialists. Stephanie has excelled and earned some of the highest awards available in the industry. She attributes her success to hard work, attention to detail, and providing her clients with an extraordinary real estate experience. Stephanie is an established high achiever who will guide you through a smooth transaction. Your satisfaction is her objective!

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"Stephanie Vitacco is a very professional and friendly. She made buying a house a pleasant experience..."

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Townhome Transactions
11
Single Family Home Transactions
130
Condo Transactions
12
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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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
6
Single Family Home Transactions
9
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Steve Neuman
Park Regency Realty
About Steve

Professional Real Estate Counselor (33 years experience) Specialties: Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Short-Sale I am proactive, assertive, qualified, results driven! A very passionate Realtor that listens! I have been blessed with over 900+ closed real estate transactions since 1986. The majority of my business comes from past clients and referrals. I handle Short Sales, Probate, Divorce, Investor, First Time buyers as well as the Traditional seller.

Single Family Home Transactions
8
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
NAR Certifications
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Melissa Urena
JohnHart Real Estate
About Melissa

Melissa works under Melissa Urena Real Estate. Melissa has worked as a real estate agent for 8 years. Melissa is a single family home expert. We’ve recorded data for 127 of Melissa’s transactions. This real estate agent most often represents the seller (62% of the time), but they also have experience representing the buyer side of transactions, with 49 deals recorded. Here’s what we know about Melissa’s work: - Melissa recently sold one home for $880,000. - this real estate agent is skilled in fast home sales: they have listings that have sold in as little as 3 days. - Melissa is a top dollar real estate agent. - HomeLight considers Melissa a top negotiator because their homes almost always sell for 1% above their list price. Melissa has completed 34 transactions in Los Angeles. Melissa ranks at the top of the pack--they qualify as a top 5% real estate agent in Los Angeles. HomeLight considers this real estate agent a closer because they have sold 21 more homes than the average agent in the area.

Single Family Home Transactions
34
Condo Transactions
11
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Simple Sale Specialist 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 Los Angeles real estate agent stats at a glance

LA’s palm tree boulevards, celebrities, and beaches make the Los Angeles, CA housing market competitive. Your dream glass-front mansion in Beverly Hills is one of a kind out of the 7,851 homes for sale. With 43,338 active agents in the city, you need HomeLight’s help to find the top real estate agents in Los Angeles.

Top Seller's Agents

Top real estate agents in Los Angeles have sold 1.8x more properties than average seller’s agents in LA. With that much more experience under their belts, top seller’s agents typically sell for 106.7% of the list price. That means that sellers who use a top agent make $64,134 extra on average.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
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Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Top real estate agents in Los Angeles get clients their dream property for 8.4% less than the average buyer’s agent. Translated into dollars, that means that top agents save their clients $72,593 more than average agents.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

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"We had the condo listed on a Sunday and the property sold quickly within a week and Escrow was also a breeze thanks to teamwork from a reputable Realtor who I couldn’t have found without HomeLight."

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Find the best agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Los Angeles neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Los Angeles,top agents are frequently doing deals in Brentwood, Venice, and Hollywood.

Brentwood

Active Agents2,005
Time on Market100
Avg. Sale Price$2,203,394

Venice

Active Agents1,569
Time on Market99
Avg. Sale Price$1,368,082

Hollywood

Active Agents1,514
Time on Market115
Avg. Sale Price$621,997

Find top real estate agents in cities near Los Angeles, CA

Pasadena

Active Agents1,828
Time on Market54
Avg. Sale Price$818,000

Gardena

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

Burbank

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

Glendale

Active Agents1,205
Time on Market51
Avg. Sale Price$777,000

Calabasas

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

Santa Monica

Active Agents912
Time on Market60
Avg. Sale Price$1,402,000

Inglewood

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

Hawthorne

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

Alhambra

Active Agents1,127
Time on Market52
Avg. Sale Price$650,000

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