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Top Columbia real estate agents

HomeLight looks at the performance data of the top-performing real estate agents in Columbia, VA to show you only the best matches. This is what a top Columbia real estate agent looks like: they make their sellers $26,635 more money than the average agent, save $50,041 more for buyers, and work 86.4% more transactions.

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See how 8 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Columbia stack up

Marc Austin Highfill
Exit First Realty
About Marc Austin

Marc Austin Highfill is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Virginia and is currently Owner of Marc Austin Properties at Exit First Realty in Glen Allen. Marc's coverage area includes Short Pump, Wyndham, Tuckahoe, Chesterfield, Midlothian, Henrico, Richmond, Goochland and Mechanicsville. HomeLight ranks Marc in the top 1% of agents in Richmond for successfully selling homes due to his specialized team and extensive marketing. His teams sells over 300 homes a YEAR! HomeLight has information on 767 of Marc's transactions since 2015, 586 of which were in the past two years. Marc typically represents sellers. Marc has been most prolific in Short Pump including representing the seller of a single family home at 5241 Turning Branch Way that sold for $440,000. Marc is a 5th degree Master level in Tae Kwon Do...another example of his dedication for always improving! This carries over to his real estate business every single day. With more than 5 ways to help you EXIT your house, Marc can help you select the marketing strategy that's right for you!

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"The Highfill Team was instrumental in marketing and selling my house. They followed up weekly to ens..."

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Condo Transactions
28
Single Family Home Transactions
130
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Daniel Keeton
Keeton & Co Real Estate
About Daniel

Daniel has called Central Virginia “home” his whole life and he truly loves helping others buy and sell real estate in the area. Daniel’s passion to help has earned him several accolades including several production awards from the Richmond Association of Realtors which eventually put him in the top 1% of agents in his market. From a solo agent, to developing a team and then a brokerage, Daniels passion is helping people become who and where they are supposed to be. But if you ask him, he will tell you that his greatest accomplishment is marrying his wife, Tamara and fathering their 4 children at their home in Goochland.

Condo Transactions
4
Single Family Home Transactions
50
TIC Transactions
0
NAR Certifications
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Jenni Comer
Jenni & Company Residential Real Estate
About Jenni

As a native of the Richmond area, I’ve cultivated a genuine love of its culture and history over the years, and because I’ve lived in just about every county in the metro Richmond area, I have personally experienced so many of the unique qualities each has to offer. I earned my real estate license in 2005 and began my career in the industries of property management, administration, and mortgage lending. My experience in these areas combined with my natural love of Richmond inspired me to start Jenni & Co Residential Real Estate. I’ve built a team of like-minded, experienced professionals that share the same values I do, including honesty, kindness, thoroughness, and putting the client first. We thrive on a business culture that always seeks to provide personalized solutions that are designed to exceed expectations. As my team continues to grow, my role is to inspire, lead by example, and continue providing excellent service to our buyers, sellers, and developers. Outside of my business, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Brandon, my son, Grady, and our dog Duke. When I have free time, I love traveling and practicing interior design—which also comes in handy for business!

Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
22
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Joelle Meintzschel
Quest Virginia Realty, Llc
About Joelle

I am the Principal Broker of Quest Virginia Realty, LLC and started my own brokerage in January 2007. I have an interior design Bachelor’s degree and worked for one of the top architectural/interior design firms in the Washington D.C. area. My interior design experience is an asset as I have helped Seller clients stage their home to sell and enlightened Buyer clients in seeing opportunities they may not have on their own in regards to space planning walls, remodeling kitchens, etc. I have lived in Charlottesville since 1993 and my husband and I have loved raising our 2 daughters here. I served on the Board of Directors for 3 years at the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS from 2010 to 2012. I received the Green designation through the Green Resource Council. My “green” education is useful when dealing with a client who wants or needs to utilize more “green” products for health concerns.

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"I cannot say enough wonderful things about Joelle. She help my wife and I buy our perfect first home..."

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Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
1
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Crystal Carter
Lake Anna Island Realty
About Crystal

Crystal is a Realtor who is determined to help you find the Home of your dreams. Having her as a real estate agent means having a agent who is committed to helping you buy or sell your home with the highest level of expertise in your local market. Growing up in Louisa County, where she also raises her two sons, is married to her husband and team member, which has directed her passion towards real estate. We work with both sellers and buyers at Lake Anna and all of the surrounding counties. We will make your buying and selling process a memorable one!

Single Family Home Transactions
16
Townhome Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Patrick Burns
Re/max Realty Specialists
About Patrick

Patrick Burns is a licensed real estate agent in Virginia and is currently with Re/max Realty Specialists in Charlottesville. Patrick's coverage area includes Louisa, Blue Ridge Shores, Gordonsville, Mineral, Orange and Ruckersville. One of the top listing agents in Louisa and as one of the top 18% of agents who sell homes for top dollar. Patrick has completed 26 transactions since 2009, representing the buyer in 73% of those transactions and the seller in 27% of them. Patrick has been most prolific in Louisa including representing the seller of a single family home at 13 Roni Ln that sold for $162,000 in one transaction and a buyer of a single family home at 337 Cardinal Rd that sold for $139,770 in another.

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"This guy is an Owner/Broker he has no business selling or marketing homes. He is out of Charlottesv..."

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Townhome Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
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  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
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Olivia Ryan
Valere Real Estate
About Olivia

Olivia works under Valere Real Estate. Olivia is a single family home expert. We have data on 20 of Olivia’s transactions. Olivia has worked with sellers 85% of the time, and has represented the buyer in 4 recorded transactions. Here’s a little about Olivia’s real estate experience: - Olivia recently sold one home for $785,000. - Olivia’s fastest selling home sold in 25 days. - Olivia is a top dollar real estate agent. Olivia has completed 11 transactions in Mineral. HomeLight considers this real estate agent a closer because they have sold 7 more homes than the average agent in the area.

Single Family Home Transactions
10
TIC Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
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Vassa Olson
Re/max Allegiance
About Vassa

Vassa works under Re/max Allegiance. Vassa has sold 43.41x the number of single family homes as the average agent in the area. We have data on 131 of Vassa’s transactions. Vassa has worked with sellers 65% of the time, and has represented the buyer in 56 recorded transactions. Here’s a little about Vassa’s real estate experience: - Vassa has sold homes for as much as $869,000. - this real estate agent is skilled in fast home sales: they have listings that have sold in as little as 0 days. - Vassa is a top dollar real estate agent. Vassa has completed 92 transactions in Lake of the Woods. HomeLight considers this real estate agent a closer because they have sold 88 more homes than the average agent in the area.

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0
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, VA

Columbia, VA has 75 active real estate agents. The average real estate agent in Columbia sells about 121 homes and each home spends about 122 days on Columbia's housing market. Let's see how the top 3% perform in comparison.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents in Columbia sell 66.38 days faster than the average agent, make sellers 15.3% more on the sales, and move 1.9x more properties.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
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Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Top buyer's agents in Columbia save their clients $50,041 on their new home. Buyer's agents in Columbia buy 1.8x more houses than the average agent.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

"I moved to Richmond without knowing much about the area. I had seen an ad for HomeLight and decided to see what it was about. I got connected with some different options for realtors and it worked out great. I used one of the realtors who was suggested and started looking for houses within a week. It was a quick and easy process, and I was connected with a good, reliable agent. "

Brian T.

HomeLight Client

"My husband and I decided to sell our house after living in it for 30 years...this was such an easy process because right away the realtor that was recommended was up to date on market values and made us feel comfortable about the whole process I would highly recommend HomeLight to anyone that's not sure where to start. "

Wanda J..

HomeLight Client

"When we were searching for a realtor, HomeLight provided us a couple realtors to consider. We listed the home and within 9 days had an open house, multiple walk thrus and an offer! The entire process was very efficient. "

Kathy D..

HomeLight Client

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, VA.
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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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