Top Real Estate Agents in Boston, MA

Home to Red Sox baseball, Boston's cobblestone streets are in the midst of a real estate boom. Over 5,703 real estate agents work in Boston but only the top 3% of Boston real estate agents sell homes in an average of 52 days (nearly half the average) and for 104.8% of the list.

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Boston's Housing Market at a Glance

Innovation in bio-tech, a general millennial trend towards urban living, and the allure of some of the biggest sports teams in the United States has made Boston one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. There are currently over 1,102 homes for sale in the Boston metro area and the average home sells for 102.6% of the initial list price.

Buy one of the old brick homes in Back Bay and you’re a hop, skip, and a jump from Harvard Yard in Cambridge or the TD Garden in the North End. If you don’t mind the ups-and-downs of Boston’s infamous weather, now is a perfect time to settle into a New England home. Unfortunately, it’s also a seller’s market. Low inventory and high demand has homes selling for at least 102.6% of the list price and even the average real estate agent in Boston tends to sell homes for 99.4% of the list.

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Why You Need a Top Real Estate Agent in Boston

Use a top agent to stay competitive in this hot Boston market. Average Boston real estate agents work about 89 properties in their career, sell homes in roughly 85 days, and get 99.4% of the initial list price. On the other hand, the top 3% of Boston real estate agents work on more than 317 properties over their career, sell homes 1.4x faster, and get (on average) 104.8% of the asking price.

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Additional Resources

Read buyer and seller guides, get the best tips from America's top real estate agents, see the latest trends in housing, and learn how to optimize your home sale. Find it all on the HomeLight blog ».

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Boston, MA?

    It's going to depend on the temperature of the Boston housing market but we generally 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.

  • How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Boston?

    On average, the top performing 5% of seller's agents generally command a higher selling price (+9%) than the average real estate agent. The top performing 5% of buyer's agents generally save their clients 2.5% more than the average real estate agent at closing. So, whether you're buying or selling your house, your odds of making more money on the transaction are higher if you work with a top performing agent.

  • Why do I need to hire a licensed real estate agent in Boston?

    Always ensure you’re working with a trained, accredited real estate professional. That's the best way to protect you and your property. Every listing agent should be prepared to deliver proof of their license to sell in your area.

  • What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Boston?

    While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents in Boston work for 6% of the home price.

  • How do I find a real estate agent that specializes in a specific Boston neighborhood?

    Looking to buy or sell a home in a specific Boston neighborhood? We've got you covered. Either explore top real estate agents in Boston neighborhoods or give one of our trained agent concierges a call at (888) 998-1909.

  • What are the most important questions to ask when interviewing Boston real estate agents?

    We've put together a list of 24 questions to ask your real estate agent. Make sure to ask them of your Boston real estate agent during interviews.

  • Why should I use HomeLight to find a Boston real estate agent?

    HomeLight analyzes all real estate agents in Boston to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Boston real estate agents and will only introduce you to the top performing agents.

  • Do these Boston real estate agents work for HomeLight?

    No. All of the real estate agents you see on are unaffiliated with us. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. That's how we keep our recommendations objective.

  • What factors does HomeLight consider when evaluating real estate agents in Boston?

    We compare real estate agents on a variety of data points in their transaction history. While we can't give away our exact algorithm, we can tell you that 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.

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