About Me
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The Monterey Peninsula is a unique area that requires an equally unique knowledge base in order to fully harness the local real estate market. Carmel native Zak Freedman possesses that knowledge through a combination of education, data analysis, and a lifetime of local experience. With an expertise in front row waterfront property, Zak Freedman is the #1 agent at Douglas Elliman Carmel and among the top producing agents in Monterey County. As a Carmel native, Zak’s unique perspective to oceanfront living is informed by a lifetime surfing and creating aerial photography and videography of every inch of the Monterey Bay, Carmel, Pebble Beach and Big Sur coastline. Zak sold more than $35 million in sales volume in the last year, and continues to command the luxury real estate market, from the quintessential cottages of Carmel-by-the-Sea to the estates of Pebble Beach, Carmel Valley vineyard and equestrian properties to the most secluded Big Sur coastal properties. 



As a passionate photographer and videographer with a marketing background, Zak is an FAA commercial licensed drone pilot creating stunning video marketing for some of the most sought-after real estate in the country engaging audiences across multiple platforms maximizing exposure and reach. He was recently chosen as a “Power Player” featured on season 3 of The American Dream television program showcasing local real estate on Hulu, Apple TV, Roku & Amazon and recently featured in the LA Times. Utilizing unique content Zak is able to leverage multiple real estate and media platforms for a targeted approach that achieves results.



Prior to becoming an agent, the UC Santa Cruz graduate spent nearly a decade in real estate finance funding commercial, development, and residential projects across the United States, holding 12 state NMLS licenses. Zak’s intimate knowledge of the banking industry is instrumental in providing his clients with a tailored, 360-degree approach to procuring access to this exclusive coastal community. In his off time Zak enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and 2 year old daughter as well as writing and recording music.