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Top real estate agents in Champaign, IL

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

Why you need a top real estate agent in Champaign, IL

The best real estate agents out there know how to close deals quickly and painlessly, plus save you money along the way. A top 3% Champaign agent does 583 deals a year, compared with the average agent’s 110 deals. They save buyers 8.8% more than their average-performing counterparts, and save sellers $11,818 more than average.

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Champaign stack up

Diane Dawson
Re/max Realty Associates
About Diane

With over 30 years in sales experience as a successful business owner, Diane has found Real Estate to be her true passion! Her persistence, tenacity & tireless work ethic will make your next real estate move happen! Known for her endless energy & total dedication, it's not surprising that Diane Dawson is consistently one of the areas top producers. Her keen eye for detail & design comes in handy when it's time to sell. Just relax, as Diane will prepare, stage & photograph your home to get it sold for the highest market value in the shortest amount of time. Diane always goes above & beyond, genuinely caring about her clients. Even in a competitive market, finding the the perfect home & getting the best deal is a breeze when Diane is on your team! One of her clients summed it up best by saying: "Diane has the unique & rare ability to inspire in others, a warm feeling that you've known her for years, while presenting herself as the consummate professional. She has the knowledge, experience, and knows to ask the right questions that ultimately leads to the perfect property. After decades of buying/selling various homes, working with countless Realtors, we were extremely impressed with Diane's level of service. We can unequivocally say that Diane Dawson is one of the very best!"

Diane's reviews

"Diane did an excellent job working with us."

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Single Family Home Transactions
73
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Ryan Dallas
Ryan Dallas Real Estate
About Ryan

Ryan Dallas and his team of specialists at Ryan Dallas Real Estate are the No. 1 team in homes sold and closed volume in the east Central Illinois area with more than 1850 families served since 2015. Ryan Dallas Real Estate has been voted the No. 1 Real Estate Company in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette People's Choice Awards for three consecutive years (2018, 2019, 2020), swept the real estate categories in the Best of Champaign-Urbana awards, and was voted No. 1 Realtor in Illini Radio Group's Tops in the 217 Awards in 2019. Serving the greater Champaign-Urbana, Bloomington-Normal, Mattoon-Charleston, and Danville areas, Ryan's team of specialists put a high focus on delivering a home buying and selling experience that is centered on service and results. In addition to being a consistent top team in the Champaign County Association of Realtors, Ryan's success earned him a ranking in the top 1 percent of Keller Williams worldwide before he launched Ryan Dallas Real Estate, an independent brokerage in early 2018. Ryan Dallas Real Estate is ranked No. 104 in the nation for closed sales by Real Trends and The Wall Street Journal in 2019 and the company was a finalist for Most Innovative Team for the Inman Innovator's Award. Ryan's additional career highlights include being named to Realtor Magazine's 30 Under 30 list and being hand selected by Gary Keller, Founder of Keller Williams, for national training and mastermind events.

Ryan's reviews

"Kind of patronizing. Told me to get rid of clutter. "

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Single Family Home Transactions
420
Condo Transactions
13
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
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Nate Evans
eXp Realty
About Nate

The Nate Evans Group is the Premier Real Estate Agency that serves the Champaign area and surrounding communities. Nate Evans Group has 3 offices located in Champaign, Bloomington, and Mahomet to better serve your needs and convenience. We consistently rank in the top 1% of homes sold in the Central Illinois Area, and are recognized as one of Top performing Real Estate Teams in all of Central Illinois. Our Group is full of local professionals that were raised in the area, and understand the local market and community. We believe experience matters, which is why we only hire Real Estate professionals with experience. Everyone of our agents have been part of over 100 transactions, and our Team alone is selling over a home per day. When you're trusting a Broker to get you the results you want, you need someone who has immediate answers and solutions. Our Veteran Agents are equipped to position you for success when you are selling or buying a home. Now more than ever experience matters to maximize your results. The Nate Evans Group is recognized by Google and Zillow as one of the top Consumer Satisfaction ratings in the entire Country. We have strong partnerships with Google and Zillow, and pride ourselves with our knowledge of online marketing. The Nate Evans Group continues to thrive and grow because of our understanding of online marketing across all platforms. We believe if we can understand and master our online market share, then we can drive more impressions to your home than our competitors. By doing so we are only positioning you for better results than any other Broker in the area. We specialize in Residential and Commercial Real Estate. We also Partner with all the top Builders and assist with the land development for new subdivisions. Investments, Relocation, and apartments buildings as well. For all your real estate needs, contact The Nate Evans Group.

Nate's reviews

"Nate really did an excellent job. We wanted to sell our house quickly and were seeking guidance on ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
350
Condo Transactions
5
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
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Mark Waldhoff
Keller Williams Realty
About Mark

As one of the top producing teams in Champaign County, we strive to exceed your expectations by consulting and listening to your needs and focusing our attention around them. It's our mission to amaze you with our results and to make a positive impact on those we work with. The greatest strength of our team of real estate professionals is that we truly enjoy educating our clients on the current conditions affecting the Champaign County Real Estate Market. Each member of our team; Mark Waldhoff, Sandy Gard, Angie Kerr, Ella Brown Dunn, Chris Kloeppel, Dakota Ruff, Sheri Brown, and Lindsey Kelso, enjoy helping our clients (and friends) understand the local market and the steps of the buying and selling process. Did we forget to mention, we like to have fun along the way?!

Mark's reviews

"Mark helped my family sell our house during an out of state job relocation. He made a very stressfu..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
100
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Peggy Holdren
Holdren & Associate, Inc.
About Peggy

Peggy Holdren is the founder of Holdren & Associates , Inc. She became a real estate broker in 2000. She married her husband, Jim, in 1980 and they have 3 beautiful children, Jason, Steven and Lauren, and six incredible grandchildren. Peggy specializes in residential real estate, new construction, relocation, multi-family, acreage, subdivisions, light commercial, bankruptcy/repos, and short sales. Her professional achievements include being an Eagle Award Winner consecutively for years, earning Lifetime memberships in the Diamond, Ruby and Emerald categories with the Illinois Association of Realtors, being in the top 1% of Top Producers since 1989, consistently being a Multi Million Dollar Producer, earning the Hall of Fame Lifetime award and voted Who’s Who Realtor of the Year for 2005. Words from Peggy:I want to earn your business and having said that I plan to give personalized service to Buyer and Sellers. By using the internet, local multiple listing service, virtual tours and effective referral networks to find and sell property. Your online, in-touch, out-front, 24 hour a day real estate consultant for all your real estate needs in the Champaign County and surrounding counties. I’d be happy to show you how I utilize the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to meet your expectations. Real Estate is one of the most exciting investments you can make and by listening to your needs I will find solutions that are tailored to you so your experience will be most rewarding.

Condo Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
14
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Ryan Lee
Compass
About Ryan

Ryan is a real estate agent with @properties in Chicago, Illinois. Ryan has completed transactions in several areas including Chicago, Tinley Park, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Lisle and Wheaton. One of the top 6% of agents in Chicago for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents for selling homes fast. Ryan's transactions since 2009, 87 of which were in the past two years. Ryan typically represents the buyer (79% of the time), but has also completed 33 seller transactions during this period. Ryan has transacted in Chicago more than any other area helping to buy or sell 132 homes including a 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom single family home on May 24, 2016 which sold for $1,550,000 and a 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom single family home on September 16, 2016 which sold for $1,367,500.

Condo Transactions
6
Single Family Home Transactions
9
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
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Jennifer Garrett
Jennifer Garrett Real Estate LLC
About Jennifer

I've enjoyed over 19 years as a full-time, productive agent. Prior to achieving my real estate license, I earned a degree in business administration and enjoyed a career in business consulting and corporate Human Resources. I continuously attend coaching & training to keep up to speed on the latest marketing trends and tools to sell homes. In 2019, I earned my Broker license to continue my professional development. I hope you agree that my professional background, sales experience, and desire to provide great customer service creates the best home-buying or home-selling experience for the clients your refer to me or to you and your family. If you're looking for an agent to refer a client to, I'm happy to help! I love & appreciate agent referrals. I work as a member of your extended team to provide the same level of customer service you provide your clients. My Service Commitment to You I love the business of real estate. That passion plus a strong emphasis on customer service drives me every day to find solutions and great homes for my clients. When you're ready to purchase... If you decide to move, please give me a call. Looking for starter homes, retirement homes, room to grow, room to play; I love it all! From the first showing through possession, I'll help you every step of the way. With your wish list in hand, we'll spend our time seeing only those homes you'd like to see. I have the key to everything on the market and can even assist you with For Sale By Owners and foreclosures. Once you find the home that's right for you and your family, I'll provide you with a comparative market analysis of the area so you can make an informed offer and then help you every step of the way through the process of buying your new home. My satisfaction is when you walk into closing prepared and stress-free and receive the keys to your new home. When you're ready to sell... My goal is to help you sell YOUR home. First, I will provide you with the information you need to establish the best price and prepare your home for showings. Next, I'll combine a beautiful photo portfolio of your home including interior & exterior photos to create an amazing first and lasting impression on our prospective buyers. I'll keep in touch with regular updates on our listing and the local market. Once we have an offer in hand, my experience in negotiating and closing a sale will have you moving in no time.

Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
20
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Jim Schmidt
RE/MAX Choice
About Jim

In addition to being a licensed Realtor, I am also a father, a husband, and a Marine veteran. I earned my bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from the University of Illinois Springfield, and I also have an associate’s degree in manufacturing technology – drafting/design. Both my wife Kim and I have strong ties to the University of Illinois. I spent twelve years in the communication room with the U of I Police Department before becoming a full-time real estate agent, and Kim currently works as the Storytelling Director for the Office of Advancement. We currently live in Champaign with our three daughters and three cats.

Single Family Home Transactions
19
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
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Vickie Mcclusky
Keller Williams
About Vickie

Top Producer Vickie McClusky of Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group in Lockport, Illinois has established herself as one of the hardest-working agents in the industry. Her absolute passion for real estate has resulted in a grateful client base that returns to her again and again for customer service that is almost unparalleled in the business. A former owner of multiple retail businesses, Vickie entered the real estate field upon the urging of her husband. “One thing led to another,” she says, “and I finally just decided to bite the bullet.” Her decision has paid off handsomely, and Vickie can currently boast that nearly two-thirds of her business is based on referrals and repeat clients. “I have a problem with saying no to any client, regardless of price point. I want to help every single person. “I really try to make my clients part of my family,” she says. “I do everything I can to stay connected with them. I develop personal relationships; I truly love them. Why try any one else when you can work with Vickie McClusky?

Vickie's reviews

"Excellent, very knowledgeable. Friendly and helpful"

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Condo Transactions
3
Single Family Home Transactions
72
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Nate Byram
Coldwell Banker The R.E. Group
About Nate

Nate serves all of East Central Illinois and West Central Indiana through the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group. He focuses on using the latest technology to match buyers with sellers. He specializes in custom marketing plans for high-end homes, working with investors, and buyer's agency. He holds Real Estate Managing Broker and Certified Residential Appraiser licenses in both Illinois and Indiana. Nate resides in Danville with his wife and two daughters. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Danville and enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and of course real-estate investing.

Single Family Home Transactions
34
TIC Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Find the best real estate agent near you

Top Champaign real estate agent stats at a glance

HomeLight looks at every one of the 474 active Champaign, IL real estate agents and measures how they stack up against the average agent. In Champaign, the top 3% of agents buy and sell in 58 days and work on 890 homes.

Top Seller's Agents

Champaign’s top 3% agents save their sellers $706, while average agents save their clients -$11,112. Top agents also sell homes quicker and far more frequently, selling 1.8x more homes than their average-performing counterparts, and doing so 50.1% faster.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

When you hire a top Champaign buyer’s agent, you’re getting the highest level of experience: They help 80.7% more buyers than the average agent, and save buyers $16,636 more.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

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Find the best agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Champaign neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Champaign,top agents are frequently doing deals in Bolten Field, Clark, and Boulder Ridge.

Bolten Field

Active Agents145
Time on Market103
Avg. Sale Price$162,936

Clark

Active Agents128
Time on Market126
Avg. Sale Price$177,451

Boulder Ridge

Active Agents110
Time on Market113
Avg. Sale Price$170,458

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 Champaign?
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 Champaign?
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 Champaign, IL.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Champaign?
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 Champaign 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 Champaign 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 Champaign?
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 Champaign real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Champaign to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Champaign 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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