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Top real estate agents in Chicago, 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 Chicago, IL

Top real estate agents in Chicago, IL have 547.54 more transactions than average agents in the city and they sell in fewer than 56.21 days. The average Chicago real estate agent have homes stay on the market an average of 117 days.

"I got a call from my HomeLight representative. He was extremely helpful, friendly, and thorough. The recommended Realtor was excellent and was able to sell my house within the designated time I specified. I would recommend HomeLight to anyone."

Danielle S.

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Top Chicago real estate agent stats at a glance

In Chicago, IL, the top 3% real estate agents in your area can buy and sell homes in 56.22 days faster than their competitors. The best Chicago real estate agents help you navigate the housing market in the third largest city in the country.

Top Seller's Agents

Need to sell your home in Chicago? Find a top Chicago real estate agent who can sell your studio downtown or your single-family home in Oak Park for 7.4% more than the average agent.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr

Top Buyer's Agents

Top real estate agents in Chicago, IL can help homebuyers save on their purchase. The best real estate agents in Chicago transact 1.8x more than the average agent and save $55,287 on a home purchase.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Chicago, IL

Top Agents
4.9 stars
Avg. Agents
4.6 stars

Top real estate agents in Chicago score an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Chicago agent who scores only 4.6 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Chicago and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

"Once we signed the contract, our house was sold within 10 days of listing! HomeLight made it possible for me to easily interview the right agents and sell my home quickly and for a great price. "

Jan B.

HomeLight Client

"HomeLight saved me the time to research on a reliable and trustworthy agent. My... agent responded to my inquiry immediately after I submitted my information. The entire process of selling my home was smooth and painless. Thank you HomeLight!"

Cynthia Y..

HomeLight Client

"HomeLight has been a great help... in helping me link up with the right realtor who effectively helped us purchase a very nice property below market value and also selling my existing property at a dollar rate which was not conceivable. "

Rahul S.

HomeLight Client

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

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Chicago,top agents are frequently doing deals in Near North Side, Lakeview, and West Town.

Near North Side

Active Agents6,415
Time on Market113
Avg. Sale Price$638,445


Active Agents5,690
Time on Market100
Avg. Sale Price$454,789

West Town

Active Agents5,561
Time on Market95
Avg. Sale Price$483,922

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