As the real estate industry continues to evolve, there are certain agents who stand out above the rest. These agents possess the skills, knowledge, and dedication needed to excel in this competitive field.
In this article, we will be highlighting the top 10 leading real estate agents to watch in 2023. These agents have demonstrated exceptional performance in their respective markets and have consistently provided top-notch service to their clients. From navigating complex transactions to mastering the latest technology, these agents have what it takes to succeed in today’s real estate landscape. Whether you’re a buyer, seller, or investor, you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to work with these trailblazers in the industry.
1. Mondai Adair
Mondai Adair is a top-ranked Realtor® at The Home Selling Team – Keller Williams Realty East Valley, with a passion for helping individuals and families achieve their dream of homeownership and investing for the future. With a background in project management, architecture, and interior design, Mondai brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table when assisting traditional, luxury, and investment home buyers and sellers.
What sets Mondai apart from other real estate agents is her personalized approach to each client’s unique needs. She takes the time to understand their goals and objectives and then uses her expert negotiation skills and industry connections to help them achieve their desired outcomes. Mondai’s success is evident in her consistent ranking among the top 1% of all Arizona REALTORS, as well as her loyal client base and referral business.
Mondai’s winning program includes a team of professional industry partners, years of experience with new home builds and renovations, a successful investment history, and a “Design to Sell” staging business. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, invest, or relocate, Mondai has the expertise and resources to help you succeed.
2. Chris Lundberg
Chris is the owner of Redeemed Real Estate, where he specializes in finding homes and properties and selling homes for clients in the greater Phoenix area. He’s been named a Top 1% Agent in the Greater PHX area for seven consecutive years, from 2015 to 2022, in both transactions and sales volume.
His journey began in 2005 when he worked as a general contractor, flipping homes for multiple real estate investors across the Valley. His success in investment remodeling demonstrates his unique craft to achieve something good out of an overlooked piece of real estate. In 2012, Chris transitioned from a contractor to a Realtor, uniting his passion for serving others with his wealth of industry knowledge. His innovative use of technology, creative vision, and extensive experience were the keys to his success.
Chris mentions that his faith and family are his top priorities, and he loves opening his home to others. He loves partnering with 1Mission, a non-profit helping people in poverty earn a home by serving their community. Leveraging all his previous experience, including his wife’s interior design firm, Lexi Grace Design, he provides the best possible skill, counsel, and experience to his clients.
3. Juliet Kasaya
Juliet Kasaya is a talented and experienced real estate professional and the proud owner of Kasaya & Co. Having lived in Arizona for 19 years, Juliet originally hails from Kenya and completed her schooling in Liverpool, England, before settling in Tucson, Arizona. Her extensive travels at a young age instilled in her a deep appreciation and understanding of different cultures, which she applies in her work as a real estate agent.
Juliet’s passion for people, planning, and property is evident in her work, and she continuously evolves and learns alongside her clients. She takes a unique approach to real estate, leveraging her strengths in negotiating and home decor to create successful outcomes for her clients. As a Certified Real Estate Negotiator (CREN) and Professional Property Stager (PPS), she is dedicated to ensuring that her clients reap the benefits of her extensive knowledge and skills.
She is a creative problem solver who leverages her vast network to connect people from all walks of life. Her passion for her work is evident in everything she does, and her clients benefit greatly from her expertise and dedication to excellence.
4. Paul J. Cervone
Paul J. Cervone is a top-performing Realtor at Lamacchia Realty, a fast-growing independent real estate brokerage in America. With a positive attitude, energy, and customer-centric philosophy, Paul helps clients achieve their real estate goals with flawless execution, strategic planning, and effective problem-solving.
Paul is experienced in all aspects of real estate, including buyer and seller representation, commercial, investment, relocation, and luxury properties. He has quadrupled his business over the past four years, serving over 240 clients and recording $104M in sales volume.
Paul has received numerous accolades, including President’s Club Elite for three consecutive years and Top Producer status for four out of five years at his company. His success is due in part to his commitment to education, active listening, and communication skills, which enable him to build emotional connections with his clients. He believes that understanding clients’ goals clearly is the key to success in real estate, and he is always a fiduciary, a consummate professional, and a friend to his clients.
5. Candace Story
Candace Story is a successful professional real estate advisor with over 20 years of experience in the industry and the owner of Candace Story Real Estate.
Candace is a negotiation expert and a real estate coach, and she takes pride in guiding newer agents to success. Candace values relationships and partnerships with her clients, treating each person and each transaction as if she were representing the family. Candace has been recognized as one of Atlanta’s Top 100 Realtors for two consecutive years, thanks to her ethics, integrity, and sales volume.
Candace’s vast experience includes working with different types of homes, including luxury properties, new constructions, farms, and lands. With Candace Story Real Estate, you can count on her help with marketing and selling your property or finding your dream home.
6. Marie Presti
Marie A. Presti is a successful and experienced Realtor and business owner with over 22 years of experience in the Greater Boston real estate market. As the Broker and Owner of The Presti Group, Marie is a passionate advocate for her clients and is dedicated to providing expert advice and guidance to buyers, sellers, and investors alike.
Marie’s business philosophy is centered around putting her clients first, and this is reflected in the tagline of her business, “We go the extra block®.” She and her team are willing to work hard and accommodate clients’ schedules and preferred communication modes, whether in-person, video chat, text, phone, or email.
Marie’s commitment to her clients has paid off, as 80% of her business comes from past client referrals. She maintains strong relationships with her clients, many of whom have become friends over the years and is dedicated to providing honest and straightforward advice, even if it’s not what clients want to hear.
With The Presti Group, you can count on expert guidance and dedicated service for all of your real estate needs.
7. Brett Johnson
Brett is an independent real estate broker at North Hawk Homes. With a law degree, a Ph.D., and years of experience negotiating for clients against government agencies, Brett is an excellent agent who puts his client’s best interests first, saving them thousands of dollars in every transaction.
Brett takes the time to educate his clients about the entire process of buying or selling a home, and he provides complete listing services without cutting any corners. He is committed to providing 100% effort in every aspect of the transaction, from explaining the contract language to negotiating zealously to save his clients’ money while securing a transaction.
In his recent sale of a $600,000 house in Ann Arbor, Brett found a willing buyer before putting the house on the market and closed the deal quickly at his client’s request. He saved his client more than $16,000 compared to the cost of average agent commissions in Ann Arbor.
8. Todd Taliaferro
Todd Taliaferro has been leading the Todd Taliaferro real estate team in Plymouth Township and Canton Township, MI, for an impressive 19 years. During that time, they totaled over 1200 sales and a total of $480 M in sales volume. Today, they’re powered by Exp Realty, the fastest-growing real estate company in the USA, meaning their growth will be exponential.
Todd brings more than 30 years of experience in marketing and sales to the table. In fact, after graduating from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, he became vice president of sales and marketing for one large corporation. Now, after two decades in real estate, he’s a member of the RE/MAX Regional Panel and the TOP Agent Advisory Council for the Southeastern Michigan Regional office.
Todd is known for his innovative marketing strategies that maximize exposure and promote market growth. As a long-time area resident, he is deeply rooted in the community, having grown up in Livonia and been a homeowner in the area for over 30 years, and he knows the ins and outs of the place.
9. Angela Caruso
Angela is a top-performing realtor at Realty Executives Boston West, boasting an impressive record of being in the top 10 of her company for several years. As a full-service real estate professional, she works with buyers, sellers, and investors across all price ranges and property types. Her expertise includes residential single-family homes, condominiums, multi-family properties, commercial properties, and vacant land.
Angela’s residential single-family services are unparalleled; she connects buyers and sellers with professionalism and dedication to her clients. She’s an expert in evaluating condominiums and has helped numerous buyers and sellers navigate the special financing and homeowner concerns of this property type. Angela’s prowess in calculating detailed returns on investment and valuation for multi-family properties justifies why many investors seek her advice.
10. Steven Hale
Steven Hale is an Associate Broker and VP at High Caliber Realty in Georgia, dedicated to providing the best outcomes for his clients. Rather than selling properties, he listens to his clients’ needs and preferences and works tirelessly to find the perfect home that matches their criteria. When listing a home, Steven strives to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients by providing them with market information and advice.
High Caliber Realty is renowned for its ability to negotiate effectively and create excitement and tension in the buying and selling process. Steven’s business is built on repeat business and referrals from satisfied clients. He is devoted to finding a home that his clients will love, and that will serve their needs for years to come. His commitment to professionalism and long-term relationships sets him apart in the real estate industry.