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Top Columbia real estate agents

When you’re buying or selling a home, having the right real estate agent makes all the difference. That’s why HomeLight analyzes performance data from each of Columbia, PA’s 69 agents — so we can find the best fit for you. And what a difference having a top agent makes: The top 3% of agents in Columbia complete 86.7% more real estate transactions than the average agent. What’s more, these top agents save their sellers 4.0% more money than the average agent, and save their buyers 85.0% more.

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Jennifer King, Associate Broker, CDPE, CIAS, CRS, GRI
Lancaster Co. Resident Specialist @ RE/MAX of Reading
About Jennifer

I've been serving sellers and buyers in Lancaster County, Berks County & Lebanon County, PA since 2000. I served as the 2017 Lancaster County Association of Realtors board president, and I'm quite passionate about real estate in my lifelong county of residence, Lancaster! I was voted (by my peers!) as Lancaster County's Realtor of the Year 2019. You'll find more info. about me - & my clients' experience working with me - here: https://youtu.be/mQLyxs29JLA I've expanded our team's business into Berks & Lebanon, as we have so many clients moving between counties... I'm blessed to work together with a phenomenal team, which includes listing agents and buyer agents, plus two full-time administrative team members. I'd love to speak with you about your real estate needs! The majority of our business comes from repeat clients - and/or referrals from current and past clients. We firmly believe that our clients are THE most important part of our business, and we value our client relationships! We take great pride in listening to our clients & hearing their needs & desires...then working very hard to turn those desires into reality! We'd love to speak with you about your real estate needs! I look forward to hearing from you! Jennifer

Townhome Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
16
Condo Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Calvin Yoder
Keller Williams Elite
About Calvin

Calvin is a real estate agent and has been in the real estate business for 10 years. His team, the Cal Yoder Team includes a buyer's agent, Matt Weaver and two full time administrative staff. This ensures excellent service and timely response to all your needs.

Calvin's reviews

"We were very pleased with Cal he was the best realtor we have ever had to help sell our house! Very ..."

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Shane Kuhns
Berkshire Hathaway
About Shane

Our overriding goal is to provide the highest standard of excellence, knowledge and professionalism that the real estate industry has to offer. People need to hire someone they feel comfortable with, someone who has a proven track record and is current with the knowledge and trends of today’s market. Our service is based on trust, performance and honesty in every aspect of each property transaction that we handle. These values are important to our team. We uphold them every day. To meet the goals of our clients, our team makes use of the latest advances in the industry to yield the highest returns to the owners of each property we sell. Any property that is properly marketed is not only good as a guaranteed sale, but will also achieve a higher sales price. Our aim is to bring absolute satisfaction to our clients. Only then do we consider it a job well done.

Single Family Home Transactions
6
TIC Transactions
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd
About Joy

Thirty years ago, Joy Daniels had just become a Realtor and was juggling her role as a businesswoman while simultaneously being a wife and home schooling her son. Due to her hard work and passion for real estate, Joy quickly became the most sought-after multi-million dollar agent in Central Pennsylvania. With the help of her husband's business development skills, Joy and Chris started Joy Daniels Real Estate Group in 2010 with about four employees. In two short years, they have grown to 42 employees! Many people all over the United States often contact Joy on a regular basis, asking her, "What's the secret to your success?" The answer is amazing customer service and Joy's commitment to impacting the community through ethical business practices. Joy has been a full-time real estate agent for twenty-seven years. She didn't earn a reputation as Central Pennsylvania's best real estate agent by chance, however. Joy's first job was at McDonald's! Joy is a "go getter"! She chose to pursue a career as a real estate agent because of her love for homes, both new and old and the desire to help people achieve their real estate needs. Although she has won numerous prestigious real estate awards, her "joy" and motivation is in serving her clients and community. Joy has lived in Central Pennsylvania since she was 13. She adores living in a community of rich history and close proximity to major metropolitan areas such as Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York City. Passionate about improving the local economy of Central Pennsylvania, Joy is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the PA Association of Realtors, the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors (GHAR) and is on the board for the GHAR Political Action Committee. She has also participated in many benefits for the Cancer Society, The American Heart Association and Children's Arthritis Foundation. JDREG also spearheaded the fundraising for ABC's Makeover: Home Edition for a Central Pennsylvania winner. Joy and Chris have a blended family, albeit a very closely-knit one. Joy's stepson, Jeff, works as a Buyer's Specialist with JDREG, and coincidentally is married to the company's Chief Financial Officer! Joy also has a stepdaughter, Nadine, who has blessed them with a gorgeous granddaughter, Rachael. Joy's son, Jarad, now attends law school at George Washington University. Her mother-in-law lives with them in Harrisburg, and the family also has two cats: Winston and Olivia. Joy attends the Harrisburg Campus of LCBC (Lives Changed By Christ). She is currently part of the church's initiative to mentor "20 Somethings". Specializing in Seller Representation, Joy likes being the "go to person" in the office, helping new agents learn the real estate industry and achieve their goals and aspirations. Joy is a leader in the community and strives to leave a legacy behind of hard work, commitment to her clientele, and ethical entrepreneurship.

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"I have known Joy a long time and told her if I was ever she would be the one to list it. She has a s..."

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Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Todd Biedermann
Coldwell Banker Realty
About Todd

A proud member of the Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society, Todd Biedermann is a real estate professional! Serving both home buyers and sellers, Todd works in York County, Adams County and surrounding areas to help clients achieve their real estate goals. Todd’s successful background in corporate accounting upper management uniquely equips him with the knowledge and resources to help clients navigate through the important financial decision of buying or selling real estate. His keen eye for details, superior organizational skills and ability to negotiate contracts is a clear advantage for those who select Todd as their realtor. Sellers can expect Todd to provide a well-rounded marketing plan tailored for each property to ensure maximum exposure, which includes strategic pricing of your property. Todd delivers superior communication for all buyers and a great market knowledge to help find the right property at the right price. As an agent who's an expert in this local area, Todd brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. You need someone who knows this area inside and out! Todd can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home. When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. Todd can take care of everything you need, from start to close. Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. Todd can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.

Todd's reviews

"Extremely helpful and worked to help us sell our home. Thank you Todd"

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Faruk Sisic
Cavalry Realty LLC
About Faruk

As a full service real estate professional, I work with buyers, sellers and investors in real estate transactions spanning all of the price ranges and property types. I am a full time Realtor since 2004.

Faruk's reviews

"Very knowledgeable about all of Lancaster county and all the ins and outs of house buying. He made m..."

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8
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  • Top Negotiator 2019
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Ashley Brunner
Keller Williams Elite
About Ashley

R. Ashley Brunner is the team leader and owner of the Brunner Group at Keller Williams ELITE Realty of Lancaster, PA. In this role, Ashley manages his team in all aspects of Real Estate Sales including motivation, education, and purpose. A big believer in service, Ashley supports training and education for his team and his clients. He has been a licensed Realtor since the age of 18 and has worked full time in Real Estate sales since 2001. Ashley has been involved in Real Estate since a child. Being born into a Real Estate family, he is the son of a local Lancaster developer. Ashley specializes in the Lancaster County Real Estate market. He enjoys helping people buy and sell homes. In his Real Estate career, he managed and lead a top team for over 10 years (over 100 million in sales) with another Realtor. He now owns and manages his team. He specializes in educating his clients and providing “real world” advice when navigating the real estate transaction. He enjoys sports (especially football) and being outside. As an avid reader on all topics, he strives to constantly push and tweak both his business and personal life. Ashley is happily married to his soul mate-Katie Petermann who he reconnected with after first meeting her over 18 years ago at the local mall. Katie and Ashley have a beautiful daughter, Vivian, born in August of 2020. Being a great dad, life partner to Katie, providing excellent customer service and helping his team achieve are his passions. Ashley is available to everyone via all social media platforms.

Condo Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
7
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Sharon Emenheiser
House Broker Realty
About Sharon

We are a full-service team of dedicated professionals serving home buyers and sellers all around the York County, Pennsylvania region. While we are certainly your experts in the local market, our TOP PRIORITY is to make your home buying or selling experience a pleasantly memorable time… so you will feel comfortable referring your friends, family, and co-workers to the Sharon Emenheiser Team for all their Real Estate needs. You will know in your heart; we will take care of them 100%. The team consists of team leader Sharon Emenheiser and Emily Morrison. Our guarantee to every client is that for the entire time we are working for you we will listen, guide, and educate you through every step of your home buying or selling experience. With 2 team members on hand, you'll have open lines of communication and feel certain you and your family are the most important people in our relationship. From our first meeting to the settlement table you will receive step by step assistance and advice, plus have access to our extended team of local professionals of every sort, from photographers to contractors if the need arises.

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Jeff Dieffenbach
Re/max of Reading
About Jeff

Jeff Dieffenbach has been a licensed real estate agent in Pennsylvania for 11 years and is currently with RE/MAX of Reading. Jeff's coverage area includes Ephrata, Mohnton, Sinking Spring, Reading, Myerstown and Newmanstown. HomeLight ranks Jeff as one of the top 12% of agents in Ephrata for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents for single family homes. HomeLight has information on 85 of Jeff's transactions since 2009, 31 of which were in the past two years. Jeff typically represents the buyer (64% of the time), but has also completed 30 seller transactions during this period. Jeff has been most prolific in Ephrata including representing the seller of a single family home at 114 Ridge Ave that sold for $179,000 in one transaction and a buyer of a single family home at 190 Mason Dr that sold for $185,000 in another.

Jeff's reviews

"Very honest and trustworthy. Very down to earth. "

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Tom Stem
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty
About Tom

I'm an experienced REALTOR®, licensed in PA and MD, serving Lancaster County and the surrounding areas, providing home buyers and sellers with professional, responsive, and attentive real estate services. Because I have completed advanced education and have met intensive sale requirements, I have earned the designation as a Certified Residential Specialists® (CRS); less than 3% of all REALTORS have earned this designation. I have also earned I have earned the 2020 Berkshire Hathaway HS Honor Society for Top 16% BHHS Network Nationwide. To further serve my clients I have also achieved the designations/certifications of Price Strategy Advisor (PSA), Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES), and Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource® (SFR). As your REALTOR® I will make your needs my priority and take on the responsibilities of selling or buying a home by providing the necessary resources, communicating thoroughly to all parties, and following up to all deadlines during the transaction so you will not need to worry about the details in order to achieve your real estate goals.

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Single Family Home Transactions
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Columbia

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

In Columbia, in general, homes sit on the housing market for 102 days. Out of the 69 active real estate agents, the average agents only work with 192 properties while the top 3% of agents work with 1441. See how top real estate agents in Columbia compare on other aspects of the real estate business.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents in Columbia know how to help their clients make up to $6,323 more on home sales and can sell their homes 68.64 days faster than the average agent.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
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Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

In comparison to average real estate agents in Columbia, top buyer's agents save clients 85.0% on their home and help buy 1.9x more properties.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

"If it wasn't for HomeLight teaming us up with the right agent, we would not have had such success and professionalism in selling our home."

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"HomeLight was a tremendous resource for helping us find the perfect realtor to sell our Ephrata home. Our home sold the first day on the market!"

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"Without HomeLight providing us the best choices in the area, we may have settled for just any agent. We couldn't have been happier with the outcome and are very pleased to have given HomeLight the opportunity to help find us the RIGHT agent."

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Lancaster

Active Agents146
Time on Market57
Avg. Sale Price$180,000

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, PA.
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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 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 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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