Homeowners love San Diego’s warm climate and beautiful beaches. Average home values rose 14% over the past year, with a median price of $845,000. In the coming months, the market is expected to get hotter. Over 32,000 homes sold over the last 3 years, with an average stay on the market of 21 days. Properties typically sell for 99% of their asking price, with a per square foot figure of $597. With excellent school districts, safe neighborhoods and rich job opportunities, San Diego is an ideal place to live. We’ve listed the top-ranked Realtors in the city to help you find the perfect deal.
35. Jeff Grant, Sand & Sea Investments
Jeff Grant is the owner and broker of Sand & Sea Investments. He is a top-rated agent with hundreds of 5-star reviews from appreciative customers who attest to his expertise and level of service. Being one of San Diego’s Top 1% Agents, Jeff actively contributes to the growth of the city’s real estate market. He sells high-end transactions with an average transaction value of $1 million. In addition to being a fantastic client representative for buyers, sellers, and investors, Jeff is also in high demand as a real estate consultant due to his study-focused approach to his work.
34. Jeff Rosa, Market Real Estate
Jeff Rosa believes that knowledge and skills will not run on their own. For it to be of any use, hard work is required. Jeff is fortunately a living example of how hard work pays off. Many people trust his knowledge and abilities because they have experienced his diligence in his work from his previous clients. And all of this has not gone unnoticed, as he has been recognized as one of the leading production agents for many years in a row. Jeff will guide your transaction toward success and won’t give up until the desired outcomes are realized.
33. Sam Rasoul, COMPASS
Sam Rasoul has been a significant player in the industry for the past 29 years, making him a true industry veteran. He has sold over 900 homes, assisting numerous families and individuals in realizing their dreams of owning a home. Sam provides support for purchasing, selling, investing, and remodeling. Because of his extensive experience, he can acquire even the most exclusive estates and difficult-to-get properties. You can trust Sam to handle your transactions, and you can be sure that you’re working with someone who has unparalleled knowledge and top-notch experience.
32. Greg Cummings, COMPASS
Greg Cummings is a top-producing, award-winning agent in San Diego. He consistently closes a large number of significant deals and transactions for his clients, placing him among the top Compass realtors in the region. Greg has been in the industry for 18 years and continues to strive for improvement while embracing the market’s constant change. His connections with locals in San Diego have benefited his clients by giving them leverage through his connections to the right people. Greg is a wise decision-maker who is aware of the market and business trends. More knowledge, fewer casualties, and only success.
31. Chad Dannecker, COMPASS
Chad Dannecker was born and raised in San Diego. He is intimately familiar with “America’s Finest City.” Chad puts a lot of effort into helping his clients appreciate the beauty of the city and discover their place within it. He started his real estate career 21 years ago and has since amassed a large number of devoted lifelong clients and partners. He is a 5-star rated Zillow Premier Agent who is praised for his exceptional customer service. Chad is the ideal agent for you if you’re looking for downtown homes, condos, penthouses, lofts, luxury homes, or anything else in real estate.
30. Matt Battiata, The Battiata Real Estate Group @ eXp Realty
Matt Battiata brings significant expertise in researching and analyzing market trends and uses up-to-date factual statistics to gain an advantage in a transaction. He has received numerous magazine and news channel features for his knowledge and abilities. Since 2021, Matt has been ranked as eXp Worldwide’s top individual agent. He consistently achieves high rankings outside of his organization and was the top agent in California in 2001. He is admired by many of his coworkers and serves as an example for new agents with his successful career. With Matt, you’re partnering with skills, knowledge, experience, and expertise and are guaranteed to receive world-class service.
29. Stephanie Jensen, Keller Williams Realty
Transparency, clarity and client-focused dealings are among the key strengths of Realtor Stephanie Jensen. Since earning her real estate license in 2005, Stephanie has made customer satisfaction a top priority — and her results prove she has a winning strategy. She routinely earns “Top Team” and “5-Star Professional” accolades at Keller Williams where she believes in their motto, “real estate is our profession, clients are our passion!” Stephanie is also well-known for her expert negotiating skills, which help her San Diego area customers get the best prices on the market. Last year alone, her talents contributed to sales of 44 different units.
28. Debbie Carpenter, Compass
A career multi-hyphenate, Debbie Carpenter originally worked as an auditor for five prominent accounting firms. After becoming a Realtor, she used her banking and business knowledge to give professional guidance to clients in such areas as loans and finances. Debbie’s 18 years of dealing properties have since helped her create the perfect blueprint for real estate marketing. Her resilient attitude and skilled approach are to thank for her reaching an incredible career sales total. Though nothing outmatches Debbie’s flawless reputation, which keeps current clients thrilled and new ones hoping she’ll become part of their team.
27. Deniese Ossey, Pacific Sotheby's International Realty
With more than 2 decades of experience as a Realtor and Certified Negotiation Expert, Deniese Ossey consistently ranks in the top 5% of her field. Deniese has resided in San Diego County her whole life, making her knowledge of the area unparalleled. Customers always feel that they are Deniese’s #1 priority, whether they list or buy with her. In fact, one of her most impressive statistics is her 90% referral rate for new clients. Deniese’s honesty and intelligent approach to deal-making helped her sell 25 units just in the past year.
26. Linda Lee, Keller Williams Realty
Linda Lee is a multilingual San Diego native who earned her undergraduate degree in economics from UCSD. Prior to joining the real estate industry in 2002, she was a licensed CPA and a finance manager at Allianz-Nicholas-Applegate. Linda is now one of Keller Williams’ Top 100 agents, including in San Diego County, where she closed 30 deals in the last 12 months. Her ardent approach and high level of professionalism have brought Linda many referrals from satisfied clients. In addition, Linda has served as a National Association of REALTORS Global Ambassador. Many believe her energy and tenacity are her biggest assets.
25. Lisa Orlansky, Coldwell Banker Realty
A jill-of-all-trades, Lisa Orlansky has earned recognition as a Certified Residential Specialist, Luxury Property Specialist, and Senior Real Estate Specialist. She has also received the esteemed title of Graduate, REALTOR Institute. Lisa has used her mastery of buying and selling real estate to become one of the top-producing agents of the past 20 years, working with such notable clients as McDonald’s, Qualcomm, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Her impressive portfolio includes sales of properties ranging from $200,000 to $6,000,000. Lisa always promises to listen to her clients’ needs, educate them on the market and make their dreams come true.
24. Ed Orenstein, Keller Williams Realty
With more than 900 homes sold in his career, Ed Orenstein has been recognized as one of the most successful brokers in San Diego County. A former officer in the U.S. Navy, Ed transitioned to real estate in 1988 and has focused on residential properties ever since. With more than 30 years of experience, Ed is the perfect choice for buyers who are looking to find their dream house. Notably, he has always been an advocate of truth and fairness, which is clear to all of his many satisfied clients.
23. Saied Mojabi, Coldwell Banker Realty
Saied Mojabi started his real estate career on a high note, receiving the honor of Rookie of the Year. Named a #1 Realtor in San Diego from 2007 to 2017, Saied climbed the ladder and became one of the top 1% of all agents both in the county and nationwide. His 30 years of broker experience have helped him sell over 30 units in the last 12 months. Saied has also been known for dedicating his career to customer satisfaction and making sure his clients achieve their goals. Integrity and trust are key components of Saied’s success.
22. Megan Beauvais, Compass
A native Californian, Megan Beauvais has utilized her knowledge of the state to become one of the top Realtors in San Diego. Clients have noted her commitment, honesty, integrity and straightforward approach as reasons for her success. In fact, due to overwhelming customer satisfaction, Megan has been recognized as a 5-star Realtor from 2008 to 2022. Last year alone, she managed to sell an impressive 16 units. With a background in marketing and management, Megan can provide the highest level of service for clients. She’s a fast-paced, goal-oriented agent who’s accessible both day and night.
21. Sal Cefalu, Keller Williams Realty
Sal Cefalu is a dominant Keller Williams broker who has spent over 15 years in the real estate business. Serving the Greater San Diego area, Sal has been a top 1% seller for the past 10 years in a row. He also regularly ranks as a #1 listing agent, #1 top producer and #1 top individual in units sold. In addition, Sal has received the renowned Five Star Premier Agent Award. Thanks to his savvy negotiating techniques and first-rate marketing skills, Sal has acquired a very loyal clientele. He and his wife Lupita reside in Bay Park with their two daughters and dogs.
20. Darin Triolo, Keller Williams Realty
Darin Triolo, president of Triolo Realty Group, has become one of the most sought-after realtors in San Diego. Recognized as a 5-star real estate agent with superb communication skills, he’s sold 38 units in the last 12 months — leading him and his company to millions in sales. Darin’s 19 years of experience impressed producers so much that he became the host of “American Dream TV,” which gives viewers a direct look into the real estate market. One of Darin’s mottos that he shares with clients is “there is no business transaction but rather a business relationship.”
19. Salvatore DeMaria, Coldwell Banker Realty
An expert in San Diego properties, Salvatore DeMaria’s 15 years of experience have made him one of the most trusted agents in the area. This is evidenced by Salvatore being named a multi-time winner of the prestigious Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chairman’s Circle Gold Award. Now with Coldwell Banker, Salvatore prides himself on being known for his superior skills in negotiation and buyer representation. He specializes in residential, commercial, investment properties and development transactions. Serving over 20 different cities in the San Diego area, Sal has endless options to help find you the perfect home.
18. Michael Wolf, Coldwell Banker West
Michael Wolf is a 16-year veteran real estate agent who’s earned the distinguished Graduate, REALTOR Institute designation. He is also the author of “The First Time Homebuyer Book,” which helps future homeowners simplify the biggest purchase decision of their lives. Together with his wife Jessica, Michael has over $500M in combined closed sales. He has closed 42 transactions in the last 12 months alone. In addition, Michael is a 2012 Honoree of the National Association of Realtors’ “30 Under 30” Award. He currently practices in San Diego where he and his wife reside in the Bankers Hill area.
17. Tamra Fuller, Coldwell Banker West
Tami Fuller has been a top realtor in San Diego since 1988, where she has specialized in residential properties. Her knowledge of the area is unmatched, having lived there herself for over 35 years. Tami began as an assistant and worked her way up to become the Point Loma & Ocean Beach Realtor Association’s 2012 Realtor of the Year. Last year alone, Tami closed 47 deals. She has ranked in the top 1% of all realtors in San Diego, as well as the top 1% in the country. Tami is an expert in the local market with great connections that help customers get the best deals.
16. Catrina Russell, Coldwell Banker West
Catrina Russell is an award-winning realtor who specializes in the Ocean Beach/Point Loma area, where she has resided for years. Her many accolades include being named the 2019 Agent of the Year by the Point Loma Ocean Beach Realty Association. Her company has also been voted Customer Service Business of the Year by the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association on multiple occasions. With over 27 years of real estate experience, she works as both a buyer’s and seller’s agent, focusing on short sales and foreclosures. Having closed 40 sales in the past year has helped Catrina become one of the top 1% of Coldwell Banker agents internationally.
15. David Werth, The Werth Group
David Werth, co-founder of The Werth Group, was recognized in 2016 as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in California. Renowned for his exceptional customer service and commitment to innovation, David and his group has become one of San Diego’s elite real estate teams. Residing in the San Diego area for nearly two decades with 12 years of experience as a Realtor, David has become an expert in providing 5-star results. Prior to becoming a broker, he earned his bachelor’s degree in mass media communications from California State University San Marcos.
14. Dane Soderberg, LJ Platinum Inc
With a consistent 5-star Zillow rating and the highest-performing Compass agent in San Diego, Dane Soderberg is ranked among the top 1% of San Diego County’s real estate professionals. His attentiveness and genuine willingness to adapt to each client’s needs has made him a respected and trusted asset in the market. As experienced negotiators, Dane and his team members are known for their straightforward understanding of each transaction, while keeping emotions in check. Their goal is to simply know the deal thoroughly, and get it done right. Dane is also a regular contributor to Fox 5 News’ “On the Money” segment.
13. Caren Kelley, Equestrian Real Estate Group
Caren Kelley is the founder of The Equestrian Real Estate Group, known for land and luxury residential properties. The team has had over $1 billion worth of successful transactions, including some of the highest-value properties in Southern California. Caren stands out for her trustworthiness, commitment and determination to provide exceptional value to every client. Her innovative approach in the market and leading presence on social media helped her be named Deal Maker of the Year by the San Diego County Commercial Association of Realtors. Caren is a long-term resident of Del Mar, California, where she lives with her husband, Craig, and two wonderful children.
12. Sonia Azizi, Azizi Team
Sonia Azizi believes that every client needs the right negotiator who will give them comfort built on trust and personal understanding. Being among the Top Producing Realtors in San Diego, Sonia values the importance of being a part of her client’s life and developing long-term friendships. As the founder of Team Azizi, her goal is to provide professional and dedicated service to ensure that each client’s best interests come first. Sonia’s empathy is an additional quality that ensures her customers are treated just like family. She currently resides in San Diego County, while raising her two daughters.
11. Seth O’Byrne, Seth O'Byrne
Named Realtor of the Year by the San Diego Association of Realtors, Seth O’Byrne is a seasoned veteran known for providing successful and consistent customer service-oriented results. His nearly two decades of experience have contributed greatly to his status as an innovator with unmatched skills in negotiation and business. Leading the O’Byrne Team to over $1 billion in combined sales, Seth was recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Business Leaders in San Diego. He graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in business, with a focus on real estate and marketing.
10. Melissa Goldstein Tucci, Firm name
Melissa Goldstein Tucci, known as the Official Realtor of the San Diego Padres, has been helping clients buy and sell properties for over 20 years. In fact, Melissa has closed well over 100 deals in the last 12 months alone. She specializes in single-family residences, condominiums, townhomes and income properties. Melissa’s exceptional work has earned her many awards: The #1 Ranked Coldwell Banker Agent in California, as well as a #1 Ranked Agent Nationwide. Her personalized service combined with professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm set her apart as the premier agent in San Diego.
9. Dan Conway, Dan Conway & Associates
The Dan Conway & Associates Team was ranked as the #12 Real Estate Team in San Diego County by the San Diego Business Journal in 2021. Known for their excellence in providing personalized and thorough representation of their clients, they’ve built a successful and growing business within the community. Dan’s entrepreneurial background led him to embark on a career in residential sales in 2004. Years later, with his tenacity and negotiation skills, he became the founder of his own award-winning team. Dan loves spending time with his family and five grandchildren, while always looking to help others.
8. Gregg Neuman, Gregg Neuman
Gregg Neuman is among the most trusted names and authorities in the business with over 40 years of experience and multiple accolades under his belt. He has always been a visionary and this has led his team, Neuman & Neuman Real Estate, to great heights in the San Diego real estate market. They thrive with professionalism, market knowledge, and comprehensive innovation to consistently provide service of great value. Greg is an expert in all things real estate with his strength of character remaining consistent in over 4 decades of passion and service in the industry.
7. Pete Middleton, Pete Knows Real Estate Middleton Team
Pete Middleton learned the foundations of how to excel in real estate from his parents, who owned their own brokerage. He then took these skills and founded the Middleton Team, which was named the 2020 Brokerage of the Year by the San Diego Association of Realtors. With the goal of making a long-lasting impact and positive difference in the lives of their clients, his team of elite agents provides a level of expertise and service like no other. Pete moved to San Diego in 1992 and has since appeared on multiple episodes of the real estate series, “The American Dream.”
6. Brian Tague and Emma Lefkowitz, The Barron Team
Emma Lefkowitz has had remarkable success since starting her real estate career in 2004. Ranked among the top 1% of agents in San Diego County with over 150 transactions per year, she has been awarded the 5-Star Circle of Excellence for 9 consecutive years. With the support of her Director of Operations, Brian Tague, Emma leads The Barron Team, a group of driven professionals with over 30 years of combined experience and comprehensive market knowledge. Emma also serves as a board member of the Planning Group in her Scripps Ranch community.
5. Patrick Marelly and Mike Chiesl, The Marelly Group
The Chiesl & Marelly Group, founded by Mike Chiesl and Patrick Marelly, is North County’s Top Real Estate Team. Selling over 100 homes annually while regularly earning prestigious awards, the duo is recognized for their superior negotiation skills and top-notch customer service. Mike and Patrick’s partnership was birthed out of their mutual dedication to helping people enjoy quality living. Their passionate team of professionals has the same commitment, allowing them to continue to thrive. Mike is the epitome of leadership, having served in the Marine Corps, while Patrick brings a wealth of finance knowledge to the table.
4. Andrew Canter, Canter Real Estate Group
Andrew Canter is the CEO of Canter Real Estate Group, the #1 Compass Real Estate Team in San Diego from 2019-2020 based on sales volume. The group was also named one of the Top 20 teams in the entire state of California, and has been among RealTrends’ top 1% of all real estate professionals in the U.S. Andrew’s adaptability to the evolution of the market has consistently brought him success, making him one of the most sought-after investment agents in the state. Prior to becoming a Realtor, he earned his degree in business finance & real estate from San Diego State University.
3. Mark Pattison, PorchLight Realty Team
5-Star Zillow Premier Agent Mark Pattison is one of the most tenacious and dedicated brokers in the business. He graduated with honors from Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and has over 12 years of experience in sales, where he honed his marketing and development skills. Mark runs PorchLight Realty, a team of dynamic professionals who collectively sold nearly $500 million in volume in 2021. Mark’s dedication to his team and clients is one of his defining qualities. He also shared his giving spirit with the children of Flying Kites Global, where he climbed Kilimanjaro to promote and raise funds for a wonderful cause.
2. Kyle Whissel, Whissel Realty Group
Kyle Whissel is an authority on the San Diego real estate market, with 20 years of experience in the industry. He is the Team Leader and CEO of the family-owned Whissel Realty Group. With their motto: “Who Represents You Matters”, they’ve been ranked the #1 team in San Diego County by The Wall Street Journal. Kyle’s innovative and no-fuss method makes him the best choice for clients who want someone who will get the job done right. He also serves as Director of the Board on the Santee Chamber of Commerce and is the founder of Penelope’s Purpose, a non-profit organization devoted to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming pot-bellied pigs.
1. Daniel Beer, Beer Home Team
With 17 years of experience, Daniel Beer has extensive knowledge of the San Diego market and is the driving force that helped his group be named among the Top 50 Teams in the U.S. by The Wall Street Journal. Under his leadership, the Beer Home Team was also recognized by the San Diego Journal as the #1 Residential Real Estate Team in the county. Committed to bringing the highest level of service to their clientele, Daniel’s innovative sales and marketing strategies give him an edge over competitors. In addition, Daniel is the San Diego area representative for SportStar Relocation, which handles the real estate needs of pro athletes.