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Top Columbia real estate agents

Columbia, MO has 228 real estate agents and HomeLight compares performance data on all of them to find you the absolute best. The top 3% of agents in Columbia do 532 real estate transactions a year, while an average agent does 68. With expertise on your side, you’ll save significant time and money whether you’re a buyer, seller — or both!

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Ryan Lidholm
Weichert, Realtors - First Tier
About Ryan

I pair my degree in Civil Engineering with my remodeling company and real estate career to help my clients buy and sell real estate in Mid Missouri. This unique combination of skillsets allows me to help my clients truly evaluate each home we work on. My experience has also allowed me to gain an extensive network of skilled and trustworthy construction workers with very competitive pricing to help us fix up your home to sell, or update your new home to make it perfect! I'm the 'One Stop Shop' for every aspect of real estate.

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"Ryan sold our home fast. I've sold several homes and have never had a better real estate agent. He..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
42
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • null 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Megan Walters
House of Brokers
About Megan

With over 28 years in the local area, we have a deep love for Missourian's and their neighborhoods. Working for the marketplace of tomorrow, delivering proven results for buyers, sellers, and developers. Homes By Megan revolutionizes the traditional Realtor model by innovating through media and content creation, and is powered by a full-service team to help make this transition all the smoother for our clients. Our Team approaches both life and work with sincerity, honesty, and compassion. To us, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a client fall in love with his or her new home. With a background in business, entrepreneurship and communications, we have a thorough understanding of the local real estate market and know what it takes to grasp all of our client's individual needs. Whether you're buying and/or selling your home, looking for land, or wanting to build, we can help you price properties, land, negotiate deals, qualify buyers, acquire financing, interview builders, contractors, and more! COMMITMENT: With years of experience of buying & selling in the area, Homes By Megan has created a successful approach to selling homes & obtaining the highest selling price in the shortest period of time. We bring unparalleled personal one-on-one service delivering top results and bring you peace of mind. Your satisfaction and goals are our number one priority. Our promise to you is the Golden Rule, and to make this home selling experience, the absolute easiest transition for you and your family! Awards: 2021 Top Producer. 2020 Top Producer. 2020 Lawrence Bulgin Award. 2020 COMO Magazine 20 Under 40 Winner. 2020 Columbia Board of Realtors Salesperson of the Year. 2019 COMO Magazine Women of Excellence Finalist. 2019 Columbia Business Times - "Top of the Town, Top Salesperson". 2018 Columbia Business Times - "Top of the Town, Top Salesperson"

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"Absolutely the best realtor in Columbia. If you're looking for someone who looks at you as more than..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
50
TIC Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • null 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Keith Boles
Boone Group Ltd
About Keith

I am Columbia's Relocation Specialist. Professional in Real Estate for 24 years. I pledge: To sell Columbia as a place families will enjoy. To have an open communication with the relocating party and provide information on housing cost and any information needed to make a smooth and memorable transaction. To have a long-term relationship with the referring company and the family. To meet the needs of each relocating family be it rent or buy and to make the move as stress free as possible. A few highlights in my professional career thus far include being a member of the 100% Club for RE/Max Boone Realty, and received Platinum in 2005 and 2010. Also, was presented the MAR Award of Excellence. I was Member of the Year for Women's Council of Realtors and received the Best Start Award from Boone Realty.

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"Jane and Keith were amazing. They took time out Of their day when we needed them. They both had a gr..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
20
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Bennett Arey
Tracy Arey Real Estate
About Bennett

MY MISSION: To serve the residents of Mid-Missouri, providing the best home buying and selling experience possible. MY BACKGROUND: As a Columbia native and University of Missouri Alumnus, I truly believe Columbia is one of the best towns in America. After getting my real estate license at the age of 18, I started working with my family's brokerage, Tracy Arey Real Estate. The support of having a family brokerage ensures the most localized, low-pressure experience possible - not to mention a combined total of over 44 years of real estate experience.

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"As a first time home buyer, I had no idea what I was doing. Luckily for me, Bennett does. :) He's ve..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
43
Condo Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • null 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Joel Gast
House of Brokers Realty
About Joel

Joel has been a Realtor in Columbia MO since 2015. He originally came to Columbia in 1995 and became his forever home a couple years later. He adores the quaint size and small town feel. Columbia has grown up incredibly since his arrival so he knows the town well. Having been a small business owner in mid MO for several years before starting his real estate career he has his finger on the pulse of not only Columbia but the small towns that surround. Joel is consistently a top seller at his brokerage year after year and plans to keep that going. He always tells his clients that the secret to his success has been surrounding himself with great people. That is exactly what Joel and House of Brokers brings. When you hire Joel you are also bringing his whole team on board. Though you are unlikely to interact with his team in person you can count on them working at a high level behind him to ensure that you are receiving the highest level of service expected and a smooth transaction. Joel Gast and House of Brokers really separates themselves from the pack in this regard. The years of experience and expertise you hire when working with Joel and his team brings overwhelming value to you during one of the most important transactions of your life. His in depth market knowledge combined with his logical and common sense approach to problem solving make him the right choice for anyone looking to buy or sell. Joel is a family man married to the love of his life and raising his two daughters. Family, Faith and Community are very important to Joel and anyone working with Joel knows they are working with a person of high character and integrity. In his free time Joel and his family love Columbia for it's amazing outdoor amenities, Mizzou Sports, great local restaurants, youth sports but most of all getting a fire pit going relaxing with the neighbors.

Single Family Home Transactions
13
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
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Felicia Attebery
House of Brokers Realty, Inc.
About Felicia

I have had several successful careers in banking and in management. My husband and I own a Rental Property which has allowed me to learn through experience about the real estate business. The best part about being a licensed real estate professional is getting to work with clients one on one and participate in the market hands on.

Single Family Home Transactions
14
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Nicci Garmon
Columbia Real Estate
About Nicci

Nicci works under Columbia Real Estate. Nicci has sold 0.25x the number of single family homes as the average agent in the area. We have data on 16 of Nicci’s transactions. This real estate agent most often represents the buyer (68% of the time), but they also have experience representing the seller side of transactions, with 5 deals recorded. Here’s a little about Nicci’s real estate experience: - Nicci has sold homes for as much as $275,000. - Nicci’s fastest selling home sold in 1 day. - Nicci is a top dollar real estate agent. - this real estate agent sold 350% more homes this year than they did last year. Nicci has completed 13 transactions in Columbia.

Condo Transactions
5
Single Family Home Transactions
22
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Morgan Hulen
Iron Gate Real Estate
About Morgan

Morgan is a Columbia Mo native but he has not lived here his whole life. For 18 years he was a professional artist and dancer with a ballet company, a tap dance company and most recently, an international touring company. Exploring the world, traveling and performing has expanded his understanding of people and processes and has grown his listening and relationship skills. Morgan is also a real estate investor and entrepreneur who has personally renovated many homes and understands construction materials and processes, plus he is knowledgable about real estate as an investment. His overarching goal is to never "sell" but to provide customer service above and beyond what others can and do provide so that each one of his clients has the best real estate buying or selling experience possible!

Condo Transactions
2
Single Family Home Transactions
30
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • null 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Kelsey Ridgway
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
About Kelsey

Dedicated to providing an honest and stress-free real estate experience, whether you're achieving home ownership or selling to take the next step.

Single Family Home Transactions
11
TIC Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
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Logan Gratz
Gratz Real Estate, LLC
About Logan

Honesty, exceptional service, and a strong work ethic are some of the core values to that I strive to obtain. I feel these values have lead me to over 10 Million Dollars in Sales Volume in my first 4 years and 12 Million in Volume in 2019 alone. (whereas the National Association of Realtors 2013 average was 1.5 million per year per agent). From Community Colleges to the University of Missouri to graduating from Lincoln University, I understand and appreciate the significance of education. From my involvement through the Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors, I've helped shape the future of our Board through strategic planning and cooperation. As a board member of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, I help Central Missouri Commerce continue to thrive and grow. My efforts led to be honored by Jefferson City Magazine as one of the Ones to Watch in Jefferson City in 2018. I love meeting and being around people. Socializing and making connections is in my DNA. Every day I look forward to the ability to work with and around people. No matter the situation, I'm prepared to take on the tasks needed to better my community and help make Jefferson City thrive.

Single Family Home Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Columbia

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

In Columbia, where homes stay on the market an average of 74 days, it’s crucial to have a top performing real estate agent. Top Columbia agents do 416 real estate transactions a year, compared to the average agent who does 68. Plus, our data shows the best agents save you time and money.

Top Seller's Agents

If you’re wanting to save time and cash, look no further than Columbia’s top 3% of real estate agents: they sell homes 25.88 days faster than the average agent, and save their sellers 2.8x more money along the way.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Top Columbia buyer’s agents help 1.8x more buyers than average agents, and save their buyers 69.9% 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, MO

Top Agents
4.9 stars
Avg. Agents
4.5 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 4.5 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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Elaine
House of Brokers Realty, Inc.
Feb 21, 2021

“Sara Jeffry LISTENED to what I wanted and didn't try to push properties that didn't meet my criteria. She was supremely accommodating setting up showings and smoothing out any hiccups along the way. She has design skills and helped imagine how to set up a room. She even rushed out to buy a battery t...“

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Kate Weygaerts
Chartwell Realty
Aug 02, 2021

“We worked with Curtis to sell our home and to purchase a new one. Being first time home sellers, we were new to the process and not entirely sure what to expect in today's crazy market. Curtis did phenomenal job at walking us through every step of the way, answering all of our questions (at any time...“

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Gavin Rose
CoMo Realty - Team Member of David Ursery
Jun 17, 2021

“JuliAnn was a great help with the whole home-buying process. I am a first-time homebuyer and she helped every step of the way. There isn't a single thing that I can say was below par while working with her, and when the time comes I plan to continue working with her in the future. Her connections an...“

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Alison Gaylord
Chartwell Realty
Jul 28, 2021

“Curtis was great to work with! My husband and I were very picky buyers and Curtis was always available and accommodating when we needed anything. He kept us up to date on new properties and gave useful advice on the market and pricing. He was amazing to work with on both buying a new home and selling our old one. “

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Elaine
House of Brokers Realty, Inc.
Feb 15, 2021

“Sara Jeffry LISTENED to what I wanted and didn't try to push properties that didn't meet my criteria. She was supremely accommodating setting up showings and smoothing out any hiccups along the way. She has design skills and helped imagine how to set up a room. She even rushed out to buy a battery t...“

"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."

Cary F..

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"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!"

Lauren V.

HomeLight Client

"The process was painless, and all three Realtors were professional and courteous. We were very pleased with our ultimate selection and sold our home within a half a day of it being on the market."

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Find the perfect 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 Vanderveen Crossing, Parkade, and Thornbrook.

Vanderveen Crossing

Active Agents36
Time on Market79
Avg. Sale Price$190,764

Parkade

Active Agents28
Time on Market85
Avg. Sale Price$137,426

Thornbrook

Active Agents16
Time on Market137
Avg. Sale Price$411,058

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, MO.
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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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