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Top Back Bay real estate agents

Back Bay, Boston, MA has 960 active real estate agents for you to choose from. But how do you know if you're selecting the best one in your area? HomeLight analyzes performance history and past transactions to give you the top 3% of Back Bay, Boston real estate agents, who work 1.7x more transactions and move homes in 63 days.

"We had a great experience with HomeLight. We chose one of the referred agents who turned out to be excellent. The bottom line is that our home was under contract within two weeks. Thank you HomeLight!"

Bob M.

See how 30 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Back Bay, Boston stack up

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Why you need a top real estate agent in Back Bay, Boston, MA

Back Bay, Boston, MA has 960 active real estate agents. The average real estate agent in Back Bay, Boston sells about 218 homes and each home spends about 104 days on Back Bay, Boston's housing market. Let's see how the top 3% perform in comparison.

Top Seller's Agents

Compared to the average Back Bay, Boston real estate agent, top agents sell 1.8x more homes. They also sell properties 66.2% quicker, and get sellers 4.4% more for their homes.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Top buyer's agents in Back Bay, Boston save their clients $171,984 on transactions and purchase 1.7x more homes than the average agent.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Back Bay, Boston, MA

Top Agents
4.8 stars
Avg. Agents
3.4 stars

Top real estate agents in Back Bay, Boston score an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Back Bay, Boston agent who scores only 3.4 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Back Bay, Boston and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for Back Bay, Boston real estate agents and REALTORS

Luan White headshot
Coldwell Banker Realty - Brookline
May 06, 2022

“Luan handled the sale of my condo in Cambridge during the pandemic while I lived in Washington DC. I never met her in person and she took care of absolutely everything. She co...“

By Jonathan Band

Luan White headshot
Coldwell Banker Realty - Brookline
May 07, 2022

“At every step of the process, Luan was phenomenal. She always made herself available (to look at houses or to answer questions via text/email), demonstrated the utmost profess...“

By Noah

Susana Murphy headshot
ALANTE Real Estate
Dec 07, 2021

“Selling a home is possibly one of the most stressful endeavors you take upon yourself. Finding the right real estate agent is the key to a smooth transition to a new home or s...“

By Susan Brown

Luan White headshot
Coldwell Banker Realty - Brookline
May 07, 2022

“Luan was always available, and incredibly knowledgeable. She's well connected and knows many outstanding people in the Boston-Brookline area in many fields, experts who can he...“

By Bill Holinger

Luan White headshot
Coldwell Banker Realty - Brookline
May 09, 2022

“Luan listed and sold my mother's home in Lexington for us and, from start to finish, we had a wonderful experience with Luan. She helped us get the home ready for sale, includ...“

By Liz N.

"HomeLight made it extremely easy to navigate the world of Realtors and pick the correct one the first time. Next time I buy or sell a house I will definitely be using HomeLight to find my Realtor. "

Jeremy B..

HomeLight Client

"We have demanding schedules and HomeLight was able to connect us with an agent who was flexible to work within our availability and time frames. If you’re searching for a realtor, I highly recommend HomeLight to help you find the best one for you!"

Paula C.

HomeLight Client

"I had been trying to sell my house for a few years, but despaired at my ability to pick out a real estate agent on my own. Using HomeLight, I quickly found an agent that was a real go-getter. He sold our house higher than the listing price in only eight days. Finding a great agent made all the difference! "

Sharon W..

HomeLight Client

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in Back Bay, Boston?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Back Bay, Boston?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in Boston, MA.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Back Bay, Boston?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell in Boston to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell in Boston is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Back Bay, Boston?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Back Bay, Boston real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Back Bay, Boston to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Back Bay, Boston real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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