Find a real estate agent in Costa Mesa, CA

Find real estate agents in Costa Mesa, CA

Find real estate agents in Costa Mesa, CA

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Find real estate agents in Costa Mesa, CA

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Top 10 real estate agents in Costa Mesa, CA

Homeowners agree: these Costa Mesa real estate agents are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Amy Oganyan

Amy Oganyan

15+ years in business
Serves Costa Mesa, CA
Roberto F. says, "Amy is very knowledgeable, patient and sharp. She found me the perfect investment property for the best price. She was recommended to me and immediately, I understood why, because she is professional, caring and works for your best interest." Read more
AllChoice Realty

AllChoice Realty

17+ years in business
Serves Costa Mesa, CA
Nathaniel C. says, "Cathy the Great!!! Cathy went above and beyond in ensuring we found a perfect fit for our home. She was patient yet aggressive in the current housing market and that is the kind of realtor you need in order to be successful in todays market. She's courteous and professional I highly recommend her to all who are seeking an outstanding agent. Verified by RateMyAgent" Read more
Shell Properties

Shell Properties

23+ years in business
Serves Costa Mesa, CA
Ashton C. says, "Very fast and reliable. If I wanted to look at a house or had a question she always answered or got right back to me. Knowledgeable about the area and architecture. Helpful and laid back, didn’t make me feel pressured or intimidated. " Read more

Your Real Estate Agent Services questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

What does a real estate agent do?

Real estate agents help clients buy, sell, and rent residential and commercial properties. Homebuyers and sellers should get a realtor or listing agent to help find and visit properties, make offers, determine a competitive listing price, negotiate, and handle all the paperwork.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, real estate agents do the following:

  • Represent clients looking to buy, sell, and rent properties.
  • Advise clients on local prices, market conditions, mortgages, and related information.
  • Generate and compare currently listed and recently sold properties to determine a competitive listing price or offer.
  • Market properties through open houses, online websites, and advertisements.
  • Show prospective properties to buyers or renters.
  • Present purchase offers to sellers or helps buyers submit an offer.
  • Mediate negotiations between buyer and seller.
  • Ensure all contract terms are met.
  • Prepare and submit documents, such as loyalty contracts, purchase agreements, and deeds.

How much does a real estate agent cost near me?

The standard, fair commission for a real estate agent is 6% of the home's sale price. The commission is negotiable and is typically split between the seller’s agent and buyer’s agent at 3% each. Some real estate firms offer selling or listing services at a flat rate of $3,000 to $6,000.

Additional costs apply for home staging, photography, videography, marketing, inspections, appraisals, and closing costs.

What's the difference between a real estate broker and an agent?

  • Real estate brokers are licensed to own their firm and help clients buy and sell real estate.
  • Real estate sales agents must work under a licensed broker. Brokers work with sales agents on a contract basis and charge a commission for each property they sell.

What should you look for in a real estate agent?

To find the best real estate office, look for and do the following:

  • Contact and compare at least three presentations from top realtor agents.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Select realtors with extensive knowledge and experience of the local market.
  • Avoid part-time real estate agents.
  • Avoid agents that don't typically work within your price range.
  • Look for agents that have recent and successful local transactions.
  • Look for agents that communicate with you regularly and keep you up to date.

After asking questions, hire the best real estate agents near you.

What questions should you ask a real estate agent?

When hiring a real estate firm, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been in business? Are you full-time?
  • How many homes have you represented in this area?
  • What types of homes do you usually represent?
  • What price range do you typically work within?
  • What price would you recommend listing my home at, and why?
  • Are there any potential complications you foresee with this home?
  • How many other homes or buyers are you currently working with?
  • Can you provide testimonials and references from past customers?
  • Does your firm help with photography, walk-through video, or staging?
  • How long are houses taking to sell in the neighborhood?
  • How much do you charge, and how long does your contract last?
  • Is your commission negotiable?
  • What services are included in the cost?
  • How do you plan to market my house?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Reviews for Costa Mesa real estate agents

Recent success stories from people in the Costa Mesa area.
Travion B.
Beyond Satisfied! I would recommend Cathy to anyone with assurance that she would take good care of them. She worked very closely with us and was always available to answer any questions we had as well as house viewings. She wasn’t one of those realtors who were just trying to get a sale, but she wanted to make sure we was making the best choice for our family. Cathy also get the job done! 5 Star realtor in my book.
AllChoice Realty
Mary A.
She knows so much about selling and buying homes. She is always ready to help in any way needed.
Shell Properties
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