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ron, Home Seller in Carmel, CA

who are the top five selling agents in Carmel by the Sea in the last 24 months?

Asked by ron, Carmel, CA Tue Sep 18, 2012

Most homes listed...most sold for asking price or better...shortest time on market?

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To be honest, this is not normally the type of question we respond to here on Trulia – and most agents don’t even have access to the MLS agent-specific statistical data to provide you with a true answer. The MLS does not make this data easy to get … on purpose. Therefore, local area stats for agents are not normally available to other agents and most don’t know where to go to get it.

Your question also has a bit of irony to it – in many cases, the agents with the highest number of sales in the past few years are REO agents, and, although they have the highest numbers, they wouldn’t be the type of Realtor you’d normally want to list a normal home with – especially in an upscale community like Carmel-by-the-Sea, where you want someone that specializes in high-end marketing. Most REO agents specialize in bulk sales. Not the same at all.

Additionally, the other two quantifiers you are asking for are also extremely misleading and do not truly represent the quality of an agent of their ability to market any given property. Days on the market (DOM) or list/sell ratios actually mean almost nothing.

Here is a post that explains why this is so and provides better criteria with which to measure agents:

Top 5 Questions To Ask A Listing Agent (And 5 Classic Questions That Are Meaningless)
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 18, 2012
In most of Monterey County - the escrow fee (the fee for handling the deal) is paid 50% buyer 50% seller. The title insurance is usually paid by the seller. The transfer tax (basically a sales tax) is paid by seller. Other Counties have different customs. And of course, all these fees are negotiable. A savvy buyer, trying to make a "great" deal, may offer to pay these fees.

Please call me for the most in-depth, hands-on, carefully handled real estate transaction!

Bobbie Ehrenpreis, Carmel Realty Company
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 5, 2013
Hello Ron, try Carmel Realty Company, Bobbie Ehrenpreis! Best office, best service.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 5, 2013
A better question may be who are your top 2 brokerages in Carmel-by-the-Sea and start with interviewing the top agents within those companies.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 17, 2012
As Carl pointed out - hard to know for sure. What you CAN find out is who the top 5 rated agents in your area are by searching Trulia - you can search for them by number of listings or by "top-rated" or "most listings"

You can also do that perusing Zillow. Honestly, the best advice regardless of stats - the best thing you can do is look who has several sold listings in your neighborhood and get a referral.

Sometimes statistics can be misleading. For instance - a Realtor may have a lot of listings (a lot of homes for sale) but may not close many of those homes.

You have to read between the lines and go with a successful agent you trust!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 18, 2012
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