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Top real estate agents in Columbia, MD

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

Why you need a top real estate agent in Columbia, MD

Average real estate agents in Columbia, MD leave homes on the market for 86 days, while top real estate agents sell in 48 days. Columbia's 5,912 real estate agents with active listings sell 99 homes on average.

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

Brian Pakulla
Re/max Advantage Realty
About Brian

Brian Pakulla is a licensed Realtor® serving the Baltimore-Washington and Central Maryland Area. Brian holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Maryland and has more than 23 years of sales and marketing experience. Brian comes from a family that has over 100 years of real estate experience and ranks among the top .1% of all Realtors® nationally. They have created one of the largest networks of Realtors®, buyers and sellers in the area. In his spare time he enjoys sports, coaching baseball, martial arts and competitive fantasy football. Brian is a lifetime resident of Howard County and resides with his wife and three children in Ellicott City. Brian is a highly reviewed 5-star agent on Zillow.com and Angie's List. He has also had been inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and has received their Lifetime Achievement Award. He has the #1 RE/MAX Team in Maryland.

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"Brian was excellent to work with and was very good explaining the process and working with the buyer..."

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Townhome Transactions
82
Single Family Home Transactions
88
Condo Transactions
6
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Greg Kinnear
Re/max Advantage Realty
About Greg

Greg, a lifelong resident of the central Maryland area, graduated from Mt. St. Joseph High School and from Towson State University, where he earned a Marketing degree and was a member of the National Marketing Honor Society. Greg has earned the ABR and SRES designations. He specializes in marketing strategies for sellers. Greg has received the Diamond Award, which is the company’s highest annual production honor and is a member of the Re/Max Hall of Fame and recipient of the Re/Max Lifetime Achievement Award. Greg has been a licensed Realtor at Re/Max Advantage since 1996 Greg lives in Ellicott City with his wife Michele and children Grace & Carter. He serves on the Members Advisory Committee at Turf Valley, The Community Advisory Board at the Y in Ellicott City, and enjoys coaching Recreational Basketball for his kids, playing golf, and gardening.

Greg's reviews

"We first worked with Greg to buy our first home 12 years ago. We worked with Greg again 5 years lat..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
42
Townhome Transactions
28
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Sarah Reynolds
Keller Williams
About Sarah

Ranked as one of the top teams in the DC Metro Area by the Wall Street Journal, Debbie, Sarah, and the entire Reynolds Team attribute their success to always putting their client’s needs first, above all else. This is something that many agents say, but Debbie and Sarah are on a mission to actually DO it by providing their clients several GUARANTEE programs that take the risk out of selling or buying a home. They have become passionate about providing these guarantees, and at the same time making each client feel as though they are their only client. Debbie started the business in 1988 to provide extra income for the family. What started as extra income turned into a passion. Sarah joined her mom with this passion in 2006, and not only did the mother-daughter aspect bring them together, but so did the passion for their clients. They are a true family owned business! It’s been said that buying or selling a home is one of the most stressful things that anyone will go through in their lifetime. Debbie and Sarah understand this, and are passionate about providing an experience for their clients where we take ALL the stress away! They have always hired partners to join the team that share their core values! It hasn’t always been easy to find them, but they have found that it is worth the wait to find agents and team members that have the same care and passion that they do! It’s an amazing team!

Sarah's reviews

"the main contact was John Hutchinson"

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Townhome Transactions
200
Single Family Home Transactions
440
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Christina Elliott
Keller Williams Integrity
About Christina

Since 2005 we have built our business soundly & organically on the principle that in order to provide the best service to 100% of our clients we must "listen to them, think with them, and work diligently for them" – No one deserves a one size fits all solution! Whether you are buying or selling a home in Baltimore or one of its many surrounding counties, we are here for you every step of the way. We hold ourselves to the highest standard to ensure each client receives the best possible service & expertise, no exceptions.

Townhome Transactions
79
Single Family Home Transactions
64
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Alecia Scott
Long and Foster
About Alecia

Mission It is my firm belief that home ownership is one of the best ways for people to build a personal wealth foundation for themselves and their families. A passion for helping people achieve that dream is the driving force behind my business. Buying or selling your home is a very personal and emotional decision involving many different circumstances. A caring and compassionate, yet business savvy approach is what I bring to every transaction. Personal I am a native Washingtonian which gives me an extensive knowledge of the entire metropolitan area. I was born in the District and lived in Takoma Park during my early years. My family moved to the then sleepy town of Olney, Md in 1979. My only time outside of Maryland came during college. I obtained a Bachelors Degree from Gordon College in Wenham, MA. I happily returned to Maryland to marry my childhood sweetheart, Robert Scott, and ultimately settled in Laytonsville, a small village that is part of Gaithersburg, MD.

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"Alecia was very helpful in selling my condo located in the summer ridge development gaithersburg md...."

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Townhome Transactions
21
Single Family Home Transactions
42
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Eric Pakulla
Re/max Advantage Realty
About Eric

Eric, a life-long Maryland resident, brings over 25 years of experience and positive energy to his team, making it the #1 RE/MAX team in the Maryland! He has been presented with the most coveted awards from RE/MAX International: Circle of Legends and Lifetime Achievement. Eric is an active member of numerous professional real estate organizations on the County, State and National levels including the Maryland Association of Realtors. Eric enjoys golfing and lives in Howard County.

Eric's reviews

"Eric is the best....very responsive and knowledgeable. He provided excellent guidance and kept me i..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
30
Townhome Transactions
28
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Nathan Dart
RE/MAX Realty Services
About Nathan

Nathan currently ranks among the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, He has sold OVER $500 MILLION in residential real estate sales in Montgomery County, MD. Nathan's commitment to service, knowledge and professionalism has led him to the very top of his field, earning him numerous prestigious awards and special recognition on a Local, Regional and International level. These awards and achievements are your guarantee for proven results. A native Washingtonian, Nathan lists and sells distinctive properties throughout the Washington D.C. Metro area, utilizing an in-depth knowledge of the premier neighborhoods most highly desired by his clientele. In addition, Nathan also displays the unique ability to anticipate, avoid and overcome adversities (should they arise). He's a skilled negotiator who has experience with every category of real estate transaction, and is therefore capable of helping your family attain their dreams!

Nathan's reviews

"My wife and I have sold numerous homes over the years and as a result we have worked with numerous a..."

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Townhome Transactions
46
Single Family Home Transactions
84
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
NAR Certifications
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Jennifer Chino
TTR Sotheby's International Realty
About Jennifer

I started in real estate as a For Sale By Owner in 2005. I knew there was a need for a different kind of Realtor, someone who listened to a clients needs and put those need first and foremost. I pride myself on providing excellent customer service and making your real estate transaction a pleasurable one. My areas of expertise are corporate relocation, first time home buyers, move up buyers, and clients looking to downsize. I use my vast array of contacts to help with everything from providing recommended resources throughout the transaction (mortgage, title, inspector) all the way through every day recommendations like doctors, play groups, book clubs, local activities and events. My clients are always happy to provide references so don't hesitate to ask me for them! I look forward to assisting you with all your real estate needs.

Jennifer's reviews

"Jennifer was great in guiding us through the sales process remotely. We evaluated a few realtors and..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
64
Townhome Transactions
4
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Alex Saenger
Keller Williams Capital Properties
About Alex

Alex Saenger is a licensed real estate agent in Maryland (MD) and the District of Columbia (DC) and is currently with Keller Williams Capital Properties. Alex's coverage area includes North Potomac, Gaithersburg, Potomac, Bethesda, Germantown, Rockville, Silver Spring and surounding areas in Montgomery County and the District. HomeLight ranks Alex as one of the top 1% of agents in North Potomac for successfully selling homes. HomeLight has information on 53 of Alex's transactions since 2010, 24 of which were in the past two years. Alex typically represents the buyer (56% of the time), but has also completed 23 seller transactions during this period. Alex has transacted in North Potomac more than any other area helping to buy or sell 27 homes including a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom single family home at 9 Country Creek Court in December of 2015, 14433 Sylvan Glade Dr on August 23, 2013 which sold for $888,888 and a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom townhome at 12424 Falconbridge Dr on May 31, 2

Townhome Transactions
7
Single Family Home Transactions
13
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Missy Miller Aldave
Northrop Realty, A Long & Foster Company
About Missy

Our goal is not just a closed home but a customer for life! Helping buyers and sellers for over 25 years, Missy specializes in getting homes ready for the market and then, SOLD. She is an expert at when to list your home (timing is everything!), what to do to prepare your home for sale to maximize every dollar out of the sale and to create a strategy for you from recommended list price to a marketing campaign. She has aligned herself with best from buyer agents on her team to contractors who offer home improvement services at great prices! If you need or want to be SOLD, you have the best in Missy.

Missy's reviews

"Oh man, this woman is a realty powerhouse! We got connected through Homelight and I’m so glad we did..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
54
Townhome Transactions
28
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
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Find the best real estate agent near you

Top Columbia real estate agent stats at a glance

5,912 real estate agents are active in Columbia, MD. HomeLight analyzes every agent's performance history to find the best ones in your area. Data from thousands of transactions show that the top 3% of Columbia real estate agents sell homes in 48 days and work with 793 homes, which is 1.8x more than the average.

Top Seller's Agents

A top Columbia seller’s agent sells 1.8x more properties, gets you 5.2% more for your home, and sells 43.8% faster than the average agent.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Top Columbia agents help buyers purchase 1.7x more homes, and save their buyers $10,704 compared to the average agent who saves buyers -$9,677.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Columbia, MD

Top Agents
4.7 stars
Avg. Agents
4.1 stars

Top real estate agents in Columbia score an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Columbia agent who scores only 4.1 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Columbia and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

"I couldn't be happier with the experience. A huge thank you to HomeLight for assisting us in finding our perfect realtor!"

Katie M.

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"At first we had no idea where to start looking for a Realtor ... but the HomeLight website made this process so much easier for us. And the result is we found our beautiful forever home. Thanks for everything HomeLight!"

Gloria B.

HomeLight Client

"HomeLight helped make the process of searching for an agent easier. We found an amazing agent who had an amazing photographer and our house SOLD the same day it went on the market! We couldn't be happier and highly recommend HomeLight!"

Ellen U.

HomeLight Client

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

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Columbia,top agents are frequently doing deals in Long Reach, Kings Contrivance, and Owen Brown.

Long Reach

Active Agents1,816
Time on Market92
Avg. Sale Price$320,716

Kings Contrivance

Active Agents1,177
Time on Market85
Avg. Sale Price$355,101

Owen Brown

Active Agents1,262
Time on Market92
Avg. Sale Price$298,234

Explore other neighborhoods in Columbia, MD

Find top real estate agents in cities near Columbia, MD

Severn

Active Agents2,176
Time on Market66
Avg. Sale Price$368,000

Pasadena

Active Agents1,616
Time on Market63
Avg. Sale Price$317,000

Glen Burnie

Active Agents2,471
Time on Market62
Avg. Sale Price$275,000

Baltimore

Active Agents5,374
Time on Market77
Avg. Sale Price$165,000

Ellicott City

Active Agents1,794
Time on Market60
Avg. Sale Price$530,200

Eldersburg

Active Agents1,894
Time on Market68
Avg. Sale Price$411,500

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