Century 21 Beachside
I'd be happy to get that for you, but I'd like to know more about what your reason would be for wanting this list. You said you're looking for the highest performing agent. Does this mean the highest number of sold transactions or the largest sales volumn? I look forward to talking with you more about what you're looking for.
Mary Morris, Realtor
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Harrison K. Long, Explore Group properties, Coldwell Banker Previews, Irvine, CA.
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Working with someone who has you best interests in mind is also a sound strategy.
If you would like to find out more about all the sales in HB in 2008 please drop me an e mail and I will pull them for you.
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You might consider the real estate company, brand name, history and reputation too. Local companies are fine but often don't have the marketing reach. All home sales are public record, however there is no listing agent or company attached to that public record. Call or go into an office near your home and talk to the agents or the employing broker. It's more important that you hire someone you are comfortable with, trust, understands your objectives and that you connect with. Good luck!
Most of it is public information. If you want to take a look at most of what has been reported as sold during the last 280 days, you can take a look at sold properties sorted by price at
If you want a different time frame for number of days, give us a call or send us an email.
Find someone you like and can place your confidence in. That being said, I'd still find someone that is an expert in HB. They have the best networking resources in your area and I do think there is a value in that.
Another thing to consider is they type of agent with which you would prefer to work. I would think you'd be more concerned about finding an agent with whom you could work comfortably than the "number one" agent (whatever criteria you want to use to determine that status). I've found that some of the "top" agents can also be the most grating to work with. There are also agents who churn out numbers but may not be the best agent for you. Best of luck in your search. If I can be of any help, please contact me. One final suggestion: Don't limit yourself to a single agent. Interview several to find the best one for you personally!
I agree with Jeremy and Linsey that you probably need to narrow the search criteria. For example, I just ran a report & from June 1, 2008 to now, 364 Listing Agents and 446 Buyer Agents have sold properties in Huntington Beach. Many of the "Top Agents" are REO/Foreclosure Agents. Other than those agents, it looks like the very top-tier agents have sold between 5 - 7 homes since June 1.
Best of luck,
You may want to narrow your criteria by price point and specific areas within HB. Jeremy has a valid point. Many of the volume listing agents represent bank owned property (selling at less than market values). If you are looking for a true full service listing agent in your area, I would focus on active agents in similar areas, with similar price points.
Visit my blog also for tips on hiring an agent, preparing your home for sale, and selling successfully. Any of us will be happy to provide you with the info you need. I also have a good friend and agent that works in HB if you need a personal referral.
Best of luck to you.
BTW - good to see you here Mary!!