We analyze millions of home sales to find the best performing real estate agents.
HomeLight examines the transaction history for the 14 active Columbia real estate agents to find the best ones. The top 3% of real estate agents in Columbia get homes off the market in 71 days and sell for $5,368 more than the average.
HomeLight was just the service I needed to guide me for the selection of a realtor to list my home for sale. My house sold quickly for a fair price and I could not be more satisfied.
In Columbia, in general, homes sit on the housing market for 100 days. Out of the 14 active real estate agents, the average agents only work with 64 properties while the top 3% of agents work with 173. See how top real estate agents in Columbia compare on other aspects of the real estate business.
Top seller’s agents in Columbia work with 1.6x more properties, gain sellers 2.9% on sales, and move homes off the market 29.43 days quicker when compared with average seller’s agents.
Sale price / List price (%)
Days on market
Lower is better
Homes sold / yr
In comparison to average real estate agents in Columbia, top buyer’s agents save clients $73,886 on their home and help buy 1.5x more properties.
Condos sold / yr
Homes purchased / yr
Sale price / list price (%)
Lower is better
Average Over Asking
Single Family Home Transactions
Average Days on Market
Single Family Home Transactions
The agent HomeLight recommended is one of the best we have ever worked with. I never would have been able to find an agent this good without the help of HomeLight.
I was extremely grateful that HomeLight was able to put us in contact with such a trustworthy and reliable realtor. We had such an amazing experience buying our first home!
Selling a home is a daunting process and choosing the right real estate agent is the first step. We're extremely pleased that we used HomeLight! Our home sold in 2 days for more than the list price.
When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Columbia?
It's going to depend on the temperature of the Columbia 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 Columbia?
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.
Why do I need to hire a licensed real estate agent in Columbia?
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 Columbia?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents in Columbia work for 6% of the home price.
How do I find a real estate agent that specializes in a specific Columbia neighborhood?
Looking to buy or sell a home in a specific Columbia neighborhood? We've got you covered. Either explore top real estate agents in Columbia neighborhoods or give one of our trained agent concierges a call at (855) 999-7975
What are the most important questions to ask when interviewing Columbia neighborhood?
We've put together a list of 24 questions to ask your real estate agent. Make sure to ask them of your Columbia real estate agent during interviews.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Columbia real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agents in Columbia to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Columbia real estate agents and will only introduce you to the top performing agents.
Do these Columbia 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 Columbia?
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.