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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 95.7% faster than their competitors. HomeLight compares real estate agents in Chicago using their objective sales data to identify the top performing agents.


We used HomeLight to take a lot of the guesswork out of finding the best Realtor in our area. Once we had our recommended Realtor, she got to work at listing us in a couple days...Then, to our surprise, our home sold in a week!

Ashley T

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

Top real estate agents in Chicago, IL have 404 more transactions than average agents in the city and they tend move homes off the market in 63 days. The average Chicago real estate agent only moves 60 homes, and each of those stay on the market an average of 124 days. See how top Chicago agents compare on other metrics.

Top Seller's Agents

Top sellers agents in Chicago sell 60.58 days faster than the average agent, make sellers 8.3% 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 $54,933 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

Chicago Listings Sold

210

Average Over Asking

$6.8k

Average Days on Market

96

Danielle Moy

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Orland / Palos

Chicago Listings Sold

74

Average Days on Market

84

Average Over Asking

$3.5k

The MG Group Chicago

Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Koenigrubloff Realty Group

Chicago Listings Sold

1.8k

Average Days on Market

75

Average Over Asking

$10k

Royal Hartwig

The Royal Family Real Estate

Average Days on Market

84

Average Over Asking

$6.8k

Townhome Transactions

10

Michelle Browne

@properties

Chicago Listings Sold

160

Condo Transactions

110

Single Family Home Transactions

110

Jason O'Beirne

Jameson Sotheby's Intl Realty

Chicago Listings Sold

320

Average Days on Market

76

Average Over Asking

$10k

Deborah Hess

Compass - Deb Hess & Company

Chicago Listings Sold

230

Average Days on Market

78

Average Over Asking

$10k

Melissa Siegal

@properties

Chicago Listings Sold

170

Average Over Asking

$20k

Average Days on Market

73

Connie Abels

RE/MAX Premier

Chicago Listings Sold

200

Average Over Asking

$10k

Average Days on Market

97

Mary Haight

Compass Real Estate

Chicago Listings Sold

710

Average Over Asking

$6.8k

Average Days on Market

92

Meet top real estate agents who focus on these Chicago neighborhoods

Near North Side

Active Agents6,320
Time on Market113
Avg. Sale Price$638,459

Lakeview

Active Agents5,630
Time on Market100
Avg. Sale Price$452,885

West Town

Active Agents5,301
Time on Market97
Avg. Sale Price$474,874


Homelight was a great resource when selling my home. I wanted to get my home listed quickly, and having a service that helped find Realtors near me who were familiar with my local market was very helpful. The experience was great...

Paul W


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.


I was not aware of many aspects of the home buying process. Then I took the help of services that HomeLight provided. This is the perfect platform for a first-time homeowner like me... My search for an agent ended with HomeLight.

Saikat C.

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

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 (888) 998-1909

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.