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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

Columbia has 5,956 active real estate agents, but how do you know which one is right for you? The top 3% of real estate agents in Columbia move homes 37.68 days faster than the average agent and work 635.75 more properties.

"HomeLight matched me with three top-selling agents in my area. It was such a relief to not have to go hunting for a real estate agent. My agent sold my house in three days for over the asking price! I would highly recommend HomeLight to everyone."

Sharon D. W.

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Top Columbia real estate agent stats at a glance

5,956 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 816 homes, which is 1.8x more than the average.

Top Seller's Agents

Columbia top real estate agents make $20,374 more on home sales and sell in under 48 days. That's 191.1% more money and 1.8x faster than a sale from an average agent's transaction.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr

Top Buyer's Agents

Top Columbia buyer’s agents help 1.7x more buyers than average agents, and save their buyers 60.2% more money.

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.

"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

"I was very happy with the service provided and it ..."

Michael Z.

HomeLight Client

"I used HomeLight to identify both a Realtor to sell my home in Maryland and to help buy a home in Ohio. I was impressed by the experience, knowledge and marketing capabilities of both realtors."

David E.

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

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

Ellicott City

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

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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