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Need a real estate agent in Columbia, MD? HomeLight compares objective performance data from all 5,568 of the city’s agents, so you can choose the best. The top 3% of agents in San Francisco do 1.7x more real estate deals than the average agent — and they sell homes 1.0x faster.

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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 22 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
590
Single Family Home Transactions
840
Condo Transactions
140
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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.

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"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
600
Townhome Transactions
270
Condo Transactions
110
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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
200
Single Family Home Transactions
270
Condo Transactions
41
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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.

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

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Townhome Transactions
460
Single Family Home Transactions
830
Condo Transactions
110
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Patty Smallwood
Maryland Real Estate Network
About Patty

Patty is a REALTOR with 34 years of full time sales experience. Beginning her career with Military and Government relocation clients, she has built a successful career covering all aspects of real estate sales in the Central Maryland area and has been especially successful in listing properties for sale to maximize value or minimize time, based on the clients needs. She is an associate Broker with Maryland Real Estate Network and a Broker for Smallwood Real Estate Referrals, a referral company of retired and inactive agents. Her network of REALTORS and agents is extensive to maintain a great pipeline of referral business. Patty works with the Smallwood Team but handles her own personal clients through the buying and selling process. Patty & Kenny Smallwood pride themselves on their real estate knowledge, working with honesty and integrity. Specializing in residential properties, together they have averaged over 100 transactions per year all over the Central Maryland Region. Most of Patty and Kenny's business has come from client referrals. Some families are on 3rd generation of satisfied Smallwood clients. They truly know the inventory of homes for sale by staying engaged with both buyers and sellers. Patty & Kenny Smallwood, along with the entire Smallwood Team of qualified agents, are ready, willing and able to help clients and customers through one of the most important transactions in their lives.

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"I dealt with seven other real estate agents who either didn't do their homework, didn't get back to ..."

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Townhome Transactions
200
Single Family Home Transactions
390
Condo Transactions
18
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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!

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"the main contact was John Hutchinson"

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Single Family Home Transactions
1.5k
Townhome Transactions
820
Condo Transactions
90
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
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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!

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"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
250
Single Family Home Transactions
400
Condo Transactions
90
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Bonnie Fleishman
Douglas Realty LLC
About Bonnie

Bonnie Fleishman is a licensed real estate agent in Maryland and is currently with Douglas Realty LLC, in Pasadena. Bonnie's coverage area, Anne Arundel County, includes Severna Park, Crofton, Pasadena, Lake Shore, Riviera Beach, Herald Harbor and Arnold. HomeLight ranks Bonnie as one of the top 1% of agents in Arnold for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents who are able to successfully complete transactions. HomeLight has information on 202 of Bonnie's transactions since 2009, 44 of which were in the past two years. Bonnie typically represents the seller (72% of the time), but has also completed 57 buyer transactions during this period. Bonnie has been most prolific in Crofton including representing the seller of a single family home at 620 Prescott Rd that sold for $482,000 in one transaction and a buyer of a single family home at 8242 Mimico S that sold for $265,000 in another.

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"Over the past 40 years, we have bought and sold several homes. We especially enjoyed our interactio..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
890
Townhome Transactions
180
Condo Transactions
38
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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The Wendy Slaughter Team
Elevate Real Estate Brokerage
About The

Our passion is happy clients. It's time for a different experience. As the President of The Wendy Slaughter Team at Elevate Real Estate Brokerage, my focus has always been on our clients. Every decision we make is based on this one core question: how can we best serve our sellers and buyers? Our passion is helping people achieve their real estate goals and truly, nothing makes us happier than having a happy client. Our approach to real estate is different than other teams (you can read more about that by clicking on our "blog" link below). We take very good care of our clients, which helps us to form long term relationships. Our client-focused mission has resulted in tremendous growth over the past few years…all by referral. As a result of providing excellent service, we’re proud to say that we are in the: Top 1% for Howard County for 2010 – 2019* (*based on sales volume) We are also the: #8 Team in Howard County out of over 2,200 agents #21 in Central Maryland out of over 11,000 agents The Wendy Slaughter Team is made up of 10 fabulous Realtors, a Team Manager and a Client Care Manager. We work in the Central Maryland area and specialize in the following locations: Howard County including: Clarksville River Hill Ellicott City Columbia Western Howard County Surrounding areas including: Baltimore County Baltimore City Montgomery County Carroll County Anne Arundel County

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"Dalia and TWS team were incredibly supportive and highly efficient. "

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Townhome Transactions
240
Single Family Home Transactions
450
Condo Transactions
49
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Nancy Hulsman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
About Nancy

Nancy Hulsman is a licensed real estate agent in Maryland and is currently with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Ellicott City. Nancy has completed transactions in several areas including Baltimore, Ellicott City, Catonsville, Mount Airy, Columbia and Eldersburg. HomeLight ranks Nancy as one of the top 11% of agents in Baltimore for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 10% of agents who sell homes fast. HomeLight has information on 245 of Nancy's transactions since 2009, 128 of which were in the past two years. Nancy typically represents the buyer (51% of the time), but has also completed 120 seller transactions during this period. Nancy has transacted in Baltimore more than any other area helping to buy or sell 20 homes including a 3 bedroom, 2.0 bathroom condominium at 1512 Patapsco St on June 01, 2009 which sold for $230,000 and a 3 bedroom, 2.0 bathroom condominium at 311 Birkwood Pl on May 15, 2015 which sold for $270,000.

Townhome Transactions
250
Single Family Home Transactions
510
Condo Transactions
62
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Why you need a top real estate agent in Columbia, MD

Why settle for any average agent when the top 3% of real estate agents can help you save $33,604 more on a home purchase and move a home 1.8x faster than the local average? Top Columbia real estate agents are more experienced, work more transactions, and make more money on home sales.

Top Seller's Agents

Compared to the average agent in Columbia, the top 3% of real estate agents sell 1.8x more homes in the same area, close 39.09 days faster, and help clients earn 251.5% more on their home sales.

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Top Buyer's Agents

Compared to average agents, top Columbia agents help 72.2% more buyers purchase homes, and save those buyers $33,604 more on their new homes.

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

Top Agents
4.9 stars
Avg. Agents
4.2 stars

Top real estate agents in Columbia score an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Columbia agent who scores only 4.2 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.

Recent reviews for Columbia real estate agents and REALTORS

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Merian L. Ruppert
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Oct 22, 2020

“It was a pleasure working with Charnella Rosenthal. Charnella was professional, knowledgeable and she knew the inventory. Charnella was responsive, alway available to meet to look at properties. She worked diligently to find the right home for me. We looked at several homes, but she always reminde...“

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Cheryl Tolar
Maryland Real Estate Network
Oct 19, 2020

“In todays real estate market, interest rates are at an all-time-low, which prompted me to downsize, and purchase another home. To assist me with this process I called HomeLight, because they are connected to a pool of realtors. Shortly thereafter, I was contacted by Maryland Real Estate Network (MR...“

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Patricia Brett
Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland
Feb 03, 2021

“Anyone looking for a realtor should consider choosing Melissa Cheetham. My husband and I were glad we did. Melissa willingly came to our home of 28 years to give us her opinion of projects needing to be done to optimize the sale of the house, even before signing with her. We entered into a contra...“

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Anthony Hales
Keller Williams Preferred Properties
Feb 10, 2021

“Temi was an all-around Rockstar. She walked us step by step through both buying our new home and selling our old home in a fast-paced marketplace. This was all during the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic. We were able to find and close on a new home in one of the District’s hottest neighborhoods in less t...“

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Rob Slone
Re/max Realty Group
Jun 30, 2020

“Jim and his entire team are top notch and I am so pleased to have chosen them to sell our home. The need was sudden, and it had to be sold as quickly as possible without sacrificing profit. On top of that, it was being listed at a time one would think is undesirable - just before Christmas and heade...“

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Meet top real estate agents who focus on these Columbia neighborhoods

Long Reach

Active Agents1,818
Time on Market92
Avg. Sale Price$320,716

Kings Contrivance

Active Agents1,180
Time on Market85
Avg. Sale Price$355,101

Owen Brown

Active Agents1,263
Time on Market92
Avg. Sale Price$298,234

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