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Find the perfect Chicago real estate agent

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

Top Chicago real estate agents

In Chicago, IL, the top 3% real estate agents buy and sell homes 97.9% faster than their competitors. HomeLight compares real estate agents in Chicago using their objective sales data to identify the top performing agents.


Selling a home is a daunting process and choosing the right real estate agent is the first step. We're extremely pleased that we used HomeLight! Our home sold in 2 days for more than the list price.

Kate M
Illinois

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

Top real estate agents in Chicago, IL have 381.63 more transactions than average agents in the city and they tend move homes off the market in 64 days. The average Chicago real estate agent only moves 57 homes, and each of those stay on the market an average of 126 days. See how top Chicago agents compare on other metrics.

Top Seller's Agents

Top sellers agents in Chicago sell 62.23 days faster than the average agent, make sellers 8.6% more on the sales, and move 1.8x more properties.

Sale price / List price (%)

Days on market
Lower is better

Homes sold / yr


Top Buyer's Agents

In Chicago, top buyers agents help home buyers save $53,996 on a home. The top agents, on average, place 1.8x the number of transactions as average agents in Chicago.

Condos sold / yr

Homes purchased / yr

Sale price / list price (%)
Lower is better

See how some of the real estate agents in Chicago, IL stack up

Danielle Moy

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Orland / Palos

Chicago Listings Sold

69

Average Days on Market

89

Average Over Asking

$4k

Chicago Listings Sold

190

Average Over Asking

$7.2k

Average Days on Market

100

The MG Group Chicago

Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Koenigrubloff Realty Group

Chicago Listings Sold

1.7k

Average Days on Market

77

Average Over Asking

$10k

Michelle Browne

@properties

Chicago Listings Sold

150

Condo Transactions

100

Single Family Home Transactions

100

Holly Connors

@Properties, Get Burbed.

Average Days on Market

74

Average Over Asking

$7.2k

Single Family Home Transactions

290

Jason O'Beirne

Jameson Sotheby's Intl Realty

Chicago Listings Sold

300

Average Days on Market

76

Average Over Asking

$10k

Melissa Siegal

@properties

Chicago Listings Sold

160

Average Over Asking

$20k

Average Days on Market

74

Royal Hartwig

The Royal Family Real Estate

Average Days on Market

86

Average Over Asking

$7.2k

Townhome Transactions

10

Helen Oliveri

Keller Williams Realty

Average Over Asking

$10k

Average Days on Market

87

Chicago Listings Sold

16

Connie Abels

RE/MAX NorthCoast

Chicago Listings Sold

180

Average Over Asking

$7.2k

Average Days on Market

100

Meet top real estate agents who focus on these Chicago neighborhoods

Near North Side

Active Agents6,134
Time on Market113
Avg. Sale Price$559,190

West Town

Active Agents5,154
Time on Market98
Avg. Sale Price$471,119

Lincoln Park

Active Agents4,240
Time on Market101
Avg. Sale Price$702,228


As first-time home buyers, we had no idea where to start. We wanted to make sure we selected a Realtor that fit our exact needs. Homelight matched us with a genuine, honest real estate agent.

Leah C


My father wanted to sell his home and Homelight gave us the names of three top-selling agents in the area. The agent we worked with was fantastic. HomeLight made the process easy for my father and me!

Alice M


HomeLight found a number of Realtors and provided a baseline for me to compare them. We were in a bit of a time crunch to sell and HomeLight made finding a local agent quick and easy.

Jacob D

Frequently Asked Questions

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

It's going to depend on the temperature of the Chicago 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 Chicago?

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 Chicago?

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 Chicago?

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

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

Looking to buy or sell a home in a specific Chicago neighborhood? We've got you covered. Either explore top real estate agents in Chicago 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 Chicago neighborhood?

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

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

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

Do these Chicago 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 Chicago?

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.