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Best Real Estate Agents in El Cajon

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored El Cajon Real Estate Agents on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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410 Kalmia Street, San Diego, CA 92101

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5.0 (76)
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5.0 (68)
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5.0 (51)

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Michael Wolf is a Realtor who co-owns The Wolf Real Estate Team with his wife, Jessica Wolf. He deals with clients in El Cajon and the surrounding areas who plan to invest, sell, or buy properties. Backed by experience and achievements, he and his team have served over 750 families and closed over a third of a billion asset production. Michael has also written his own book, "The First Time Homebuyer Book," which serves as a guide for first-time homebuyers making their first biggest purchases.

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3914 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92123

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5.0 (408)

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John Reeves is a professional real estate management specialist for Reef Point Real Estate which serves residents in El Cajon and nearby cities. He offers a variety of real estate services such as buying and selling various properties, property placement, and property valuation services. John has been a real estate industry expert for 10 years and his team effectively works with each client in finding the real estate property that best suits their needs.

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3180 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

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4.9 (780)
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4.5 (58)

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Kyle Whissel of Whissel Realty Group, which is affiliated with eXp Realty, assists the real estate needs of residents in El Cajon, Chula Vista, Escondido, and nearby areas. Armed with 15 years of experience, he specializes in representing buyers and sellers, and he also works with investors. Some of the residential properties he helps clients sell and purchase are condominiums, townhomes, and single-family homes. Kyle's former clients appreciate how he is helpful, detail-oriented, communicative, and knowledgeable of the industry.

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7777 Alvarado Rd Suite 700, La Mesa, CA 91942

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5.0 (54)
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5.0 (26)
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5.0 (3)

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Gregg Phillipson, a broker associate at Keller Williams, assists property buyers and sellers in the El Cajon metro. For the last eleven years, San Diego Magazine has been listing him as among the area's Five-Star Real Estate Agents. In 2021 alone, he secured over $100 million in sales. Gregg guides clients through the complexities of the property market, providing industry advice and insight based on timely information. He assists buyers in narrowing down thousands of listings to create a curated list of properties that meets their criteria.

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3555 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92110

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5.0 (28)
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5.0 (13)

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Jay Johnson is a real estate advisor and the owner of Landing Collective Real Estate Solutions, serving El Cajon. He assists clients with navigating through the purchase of investment properties. Being a former Military Relocation Professional has been integral in helping him understand the relocation needs of his diverse clientele. With over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, Jay Johnson has successfully helped customers move from Bahrain, Italy, Guam, and Japan back to the United States.

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900 N Cuyamaca St, Suite 205, El Cajon, CA 92020

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5.0 (52)
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5.0 (11)
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4.0 (4)

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Amber Welch Homes provides real estate solutions to people throughout the El Cajon metro. It matches homebuyers to seller properties in communities like Chula Vista, Lemon Grove, Rancho Santa Fe, and Spring Valley. Amber Welch is a Realtor with over 20 years of industry experience. She utilizes her experience as the former acting sales vice president of a company providing staffing services to finance-related companies to help her real estate clients. As a local, she is familiar with the market value of properties in the area and the key characteristics of neighborhoods.

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7687 Stevenson Way, San Diego, CA 92120

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5.0 (10)

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Market Real Estate assists house buyers and sellers in El Cajon and the surrounding communities. It deals with a variety of properties, including attached and detached mobile homes, townhouses, and prefabricated homes. Its listings include current, contingent, open homes, back on the market, and even distressed properties. Jeff Rosa, the agency's founder, is an investor and landlord who began his real estate career in a lending company. In San Diego County, he was named a Platinum Award Winner for Production.

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2582 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, CA 92020

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4.3 (116)
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3.0 (62)
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5.0 (7)

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MTM Property Management & Real Estate serves clients in El Cajon and nearby areas. It helps sellers, buyers, and investors maximize their real estate portfolios. Its real estate portfolio includes single-story homes and townhouses. The company also offers property management services that increase the value of clients' properties while relieving them from the burden of landlord responsibilities, including tenant screening, rent collection, and eviction assistance. The family-owned and family-operated company has been active in the real estate industry since 1977.

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2731 East Evans Road, San Diego, CA 92106

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5.0 (95)
Facebook
5.0 (30)

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The Yarbrough Group leader Carolyn Yarbrough is a real estate agent serving clients in El Cajon and nearby areas. She works with homeowners, helps them sell their properties, and strives to make the process easy and fast. Carolyn utilizes out-of-the-box, traditional, and social techniques in marketing homes to prospective buyers. Her marketing strategies include putting the home listings on first-page placement on social media and real estate websites, publishing social media posts weekly, and creating a glossy property brochure. Carolyn has sold more than 350 homes in her real estate career.

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FAQs

  • Introduction

    Real estate agents help property owners and clients who want to buy real property realize their goals. They offer services, guidance, oversight, and expertise regarding the legalities of real estate transactions.

    Some common real estate agent tasks and services include listing homes, showing properties to prospective buyers, holding open houses, and negotiating property sales prices. Agents also find homes available for sale that meet their clients’ needs and desires. They explain the sales conditions and draw up transactional contracts.

    Agents work with mortgage lenders, property appraisers, home inspectors, and other professionals in the field. Real estate agents can act as a liaison for their clients, explaining complicated legal processes while acting in their best interests; it may be getting the best price for a homeowner who’s selling or negotiating a lower sales price for a buyer. 
  • Are all real estate agents Realtors?

    No. All real estate agents are not Realtors. Realtors are members of the National Association of Realtors. This membership allows these professionals to use this trademarked designation. But membership is not required to provide real estate services. Therefore, real estate agents who haven’t joined a NAR trade association are not Realtors.

  • How do real estate agents get paid?

    Real estate agents are paid when they make a sale. Sales pay on a commission basis. Brokers and the agents who buy and sell properties receive a percentage of the total sales price. The brokers collect the commissions from the sales funds, then pay their agents a set percentage established by contract agreements.

  • What is a fair commission for a real estate agent?

    The typical rate for residential sales is 5% to 6%. For example, a 6% commission on a house that sells for $400,000 is $24,000. Commercial property sales may pay up to 10% on commission. However, the agents split the total commission with the listing broker and the purchasing broker.

  • How do you pick a real estate agent?

    Homeowners who want to sell their homes with the help of a real estate professional choose selling agents, also called listing agents. Aspiring home purchasers use the services of a buyer’s real estate agent. Some real estate agents work for both buyers and sellers, but they usually only represent one or the other at a time. The exception occurs in states that allow dual agency. This arrangement is not recommended.

    Get referrals for a buyer’s or listing agent from friends, family, and coworkers, and do some online research. Then, interview agents at different real estate agencies before deciding. Ask about their experience, workload, specialties, commission rate, and marketing approach.
  • Do buyers pay commission to the real estate agent?

    The commission that compensates real estate agents for their services is paid out of the final sales price. It’s the seller who delivers the funds in the end. Since those funds come from the money that the purchaser provides to acquire the home, it could be argued that ultimately, it’s the buyer that pays.

  • Can a felon become a real estate agent?

    The laws and regulations that govern the real estate profession vary from state to state. So, while a felony may prevent someone from obtaining a real estate license in Arizona, an aspiring agent in Florida with a felony on their record is far more likely to get one. Many states allow real estate licensing for people with felonies on a case-by-case basis if the circumstances meet specific guidelines.