Best Realtor – Orange County Register

1. Compass

compass.com

Compass has had a crazy decade. Founded in 2012 by a Goldman Sachs executive and a Twitter engineer, the forward-thinking company is now the largest residential real estate brokerage in the United States. Last year it went public. This year, he made his Fortune 500 debut.

Overall, Compass has sold half a trillion dollars worth of real estate, served 400,000 customers, and built a team of 30,000 agents in 352 US cities.

“During the pandemic, technology has gone from a feel-good to a must-have. I think every agent in the country needs some kind of real estate platform,” says Parker Beatty, Compass Regional Vice President for Southern California and Hawaii.”Compass is building that and creating tools for agents to leverage collaborations in communities across the country.”

Some of these tools include Collections, which Beatty describes as “Pinterest for real estate,” which allows agents and their clients to track properties of interest, and “Private Exclusives,” which allows Compass agents to share listings. between them, without making them visible to the public.

For homebuyers, the Find an Agent option has helped people in their home searches in other parts of the country. Then there’s Compass Concierge, a loan program that helps people improve the staging and home to increase property value.

But there’s another reason people love Compass, which opened its flagship Dana Point operation last year.

“Especially in Orange County, today’s home buyers and sellers come to Compass to work with the most qualified agents,” says Beatty. “We have an absolutely amazing team in Orange County made up of some of the most iconic names there. It really is an amazing group.

—Liz Ohanesian

2. Century 21

century21.com

With over 50 years in business through its franchises around the world, Century 21 is an instantly recognizable brand in the real estate industry. Its listings across Orange County feature a wide range of what the area has to offer, from seniors’ condos for under $200,000 to single-family homes hovering around the half-million mark to multimillion-dollar plush homes. with ocean view.

Although the franchise model can make it difficult to keep track of all independently owned and operated offices, the search function on the company’s website makes it easy to search through listings that match your parameters and find the agents that best meet your needs.

Between the offices, you’ll find similarities, including a diverse, often multilingual group of agents who serve a wide swath of locations across Southern California.

3. Regency Real Estate Brokers

Dana Point, Mission Viejo; regencyrealestate.com

Founded in 1994 by a group of South County-based real estate agents, Regency Real Estate Brokers has two offices, one in Dana Point and the other in Mission Viejo, where its team of 180 agents/brokers can be concentrated about towns and communities in the county. .

The business model has been successful. Last year, Regency recorded 893 transactions and totaled over $845 million in total sales volume.

A bonus for guests is Regency’s Enhance Concierge Program, where agents work with guests to determine what upgrades need to be made, whether it’s a deep cleaning, new flooring, or remodeling. a new paint job. You’ll work with your agent to find professionals who can handle these jobs, then list your home when they’re complete. All of this is done at no upfront cost to the customer.

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