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Find the perfect Boston real estate agent

We analyze millions of home sales to find the best performing real estate agents.

Top Boston real estate agents

Home to Red Sox baseball, Boston's cobblestone streets are in the midst of a real estate boom. Over 5,789 real estate agents work in Boston but only the top 3% of Boston real estate agents sell homes in an average of 65 days (nearly half the average) and for 103.5% of the list.


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.

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

Use a top agent to stay competitive in this hot Boston market. Average Boston real estate agents work about 137 properties in their career, sell homes in roughly 110 days, and get 98.0% of the initial list price. On the other hand, the top 3% of Boston real estate agents work on more than 452 properties over their career, sell homes 1.4x faster, and get (on average) 103.5% of the asking price.

Top Seller's Agents

Boston is a seller's market. Even the average seller's agent in Boston sell properties for an average -$13,455 over the initial asking price. Top Boston seller's agents though, earn their clients 156.9% more than that. At times, that's a $37,081 difference in value.

Sale price / List price (%)

Days on market
Lower is better

Homes sold / yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Looking to buy property in walking distance of Fenway Park? The top buyer's agents in Boston can save you an average of $33,397 over the average Boston buyer's agent. That's a whopping 67.5% more cash in your pocket, simply by using an agent in the top 3%.

Condos sold / yr

Homes purchased / yr

Sale price / list price (%)
Lower is better

See how some of the real estate agents in Boston, MA stack up

Randal Engelmann

William Raveis R.e. & Home Services

Boston Listings Sold

190

Average Over Asking

$15k

Condo Transactions

230

Mikel Defrancesco

Success! Real Estate

Average Days on Market

82

Boston Listings Sold

12

Average Over Asking

$1.9k

Max Dublin

Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

Average Over Asking

$34k

Average Days on Market

69

Condo Transactions

200

Jennifer Schneider

Century 21 Elite Realty

Boston Listings Sold

180

Average Over Asking

$8.4k

Condo Transactions

270

Emmanuel Scibilia

Coldwell Banker

Average Over Asking

$21k

Boston Listings Sold

53

Condo Transactions

130

Norman O'Grady

Prime Realty Group, Inc.

Boston Listings Sold

98

Average Days on Market

79

Average Over Asking

$8.4k

Kerry Dowlin

Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

Boston Listings Sold

190

Average Days on Market

84

Average Over Asking

$1.9k

Stephen Mckenna

Bowes Real Estate Real Living

Average Over Asking

$15k

Average Days on Market

80

Single Family Home Transactions

500

Julie Gibson

Bowes Pennell & Thompson Real Living

Average Days on Market

65

Average Over Asking

$21k

Condo Transactions

150

John Popp

Keller Williams Realty

Average Days on Market

76

Boston Listings Sold

8

Average Over Asking

$1.9k

Meet top real estate agents who focus on these Boston neighborhoods

South End

Active Agents909
Time on Market98
Avg. Sale Price$937,127

Boutique eateries close to Downtown and Victorian styles characterize South End. Populated with parks, South End sits in the Southern end of Boston and borders Northwestern University. Fill up on parkside walks, good food, and grand New England style buildings that are seeped in history.

Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood

Active Agents456
Time on Market82
Avg. Sale Price$508,957

Looking for a rowdy time? Fenway is filled to the brim with college students who love to watch sports and party while they’re at it. Catch a game at Fenway park or grab a hot dog and yell at the tv screen from a bar just outside. You’ll find millennials who love the thrill of the game in this ruckus Boston spot.

Beacon Hill

Active Agents562
Time on Market106
Avg. Sale Price$1,205,235

Classic brick flats with matching shutters and flower boxes line uneven brick sidewalks. Massachusetts State House lends history to this upscale Boston neighborhood. Walk along the Charles River Esplanade for trees swathed in Fall. This area is pricey but its walkability and gorgeous homes are worth it.


HomeLight provided a space for us to let Realtors know what we were looking for, and helped us contact them. We couldn't be happier with our choice of Realtor that the service helped us narrow down and choose. Everything was timely and professional!

James W


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


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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. We encourage you to explore all of your options if you're selling a house in Boston, MA.

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 (855) 999-7959

What are the most important questions to ask when interviewing Boston neighborhood?

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 HomeLight.com 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.