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Top real estate agents in Darien, IL

We analyze millions of home sales to find the best performing real estate agents & REALTORS®.

Why you need a top real estate agent in Darien, IL

The best real estate agents out there know how to close deals quickly and painlessly, plus save you money along the way. A top 3% Darien agent does 720 deals a year, compared with the average agent’s 120 deals. They save buyers 7.1% more than their average-performing counterparts, and save sellers $16,888 more than average.

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Darien stack up

Sarah Leonard
Remax Suburban
About Sarah

As a lifelong resident of the Chicagoland Suburbs, Sarah Leonard possesses an impeccable knowledge of the local market, its diverse neighborhoods, and everything in-between. Having been in the real estate business for over fifteen years and bringing a background as a loan processor to the table, Sarah’s expertise makes her the Realtor of choice to handle all your real estate needs. As your personal Realtor, you can be certain that Sarah will work hard to meet and exceed your expectations while keeping your best interests at heart. Throughout the years working with RE/MAX, Sarah has successfully navigated through a variety of real estate markets and is very proud to say that her team has managed to stay strong by listing and selling over 600 homes in the past 12 months alone, ranking her as a top Realtor in Illinois! Sarah believes that in order to have a successful home buying or selling experience, it’s important for her to build a strong rapport with her clients. She believes the foundation of a successful relationship starts with exceptional client service. Sarah prides herself in being readily available 24/7 to accommodate her clients schedules, questions, and inquiries. Contact Sarah Leonard today and receive the confidence and guidance you need to make your next real estate move a successful one. Sarah’s Accomplishments Ranked number 1 real estate team in Illinois and number 8 in the US, among all medium size teams, Closed 750 Homes in the Past 12 Months! Featured on the cover of the nationwide edition of Top Agent magazine, Featured Cover Story in Chicago Agent Magazine, Inducted into RE/MAX Circle of Legends and RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Recipient of Chairman’s Club, Executive Club, 100% Club, Five Star Agent Award through Chicago Magazine, WCKG AM/FM Radio Appearance: Real Estate Spotlight, and featured in the February 2016 Professional Women in Real Estate edition in the Daily Herald!

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"Very satisfied. Condo listing price seemed lower than I expected but it sold and closed quickly."

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Single Family Home Transactions
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21
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  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
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Kevin Dahm
Baird & Warner
About Kevin

Kevin Dahm was born and raised in the western suburbs. A graduate of Naperville Central High School he now calls Plainfield home with his family. Kevin has over 20 years of customer service, sales and marketing experience and built a successful real estate business in a 'down' market. As a full time agent he specializes in the Naperville/Plainfield/Aurora area and has sold homes throughout Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will counties. Kevin has received Chicago Magazine's Five Star award for Top Real Estate Agents in Chicago multiple years in a row. He is consistently ranked in the top 50 in the market area for which he serves and in the top 20 agents in Will County for overall volume. Kevin is also a member of Baird & Warner's Founder's Club for total production and has won several sales awards including Baird & Warner's Family of Services Award, Most Client Care Referrals Closed, Mortgage Partner Award and Top 1% in the Company for both Mortgage and Title. Client satisfaction is Kevin's #1 goal. For buyers it's finding the perfect house and negotiating the best price. Kevin's commitment to communication with his clients helps make every transaction smooth from finding the right house, to contract and close. For sellers it's getting the highest price in the quickest amount of time. Kevin has a detailed marketing and exposure plan that includes professional pictures, virtual tours and extensive web advertising to help showcase your home and separate it from the competition. Kevin is a member of both the Naperville and Plainfield Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors and Mainstreet Organization of Realtors.

Single Family Home Transactions
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Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
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  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Danielle Moy
@properties
About Danielle

Danielle Moy's number one priority is the quality of product she brings to her clients. One of Danielle's biggest attributes is that she always keeps her client's best interest first. Being a very motivated individual, Danielle has become a top-producer in the company. Strong negotiation skills and extensive knowledge of the market are some of the great features that has propelled Danielle forward. Whether selling, purchasing or investing in a home, Danielle will guarantee that buying or selling a home will be a great experience for her clients.

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"Danielle is highly recommended. Excellent with communication and an absolute pleasure to work with...."

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Condo Transactions
21
Single Family Home Transactions
240
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Adam Stary
eXp Realty
About Adam

Specialties: Listing Agent, Buyer's Agent, Relocation Over 800 homes closed | Over 175 Million dollars in career sales | In the Top .04% of all Northern IL Real Estate Agents The Stary Group is here to provide you with all the resources and information you need to buy or sell real estate. Our highly skilled group consists of a Listing and Buyer specialist and two highly trained coordinators which offers each client direct accessibility and step-by-step guidance throughout the real estate process all while providing extraordinary customer service. CEO of The Stary Group & Listing Specialist: Adam Stary has been a successful broker for over a decade, specializing in listing and selling homes in the southwest suburbs. His communication throughout the process and aggressive negotiating skills ensures sellers get the most out of the sale of their home. Adam is coached by Steve Powers who is one of the highest producing realtors in the U.S. Buyer Specialist: Dave Coppes is a licensed real estate sales professional who aggressively follows-up on all incoming buyer inquiries. He has the unique skill of qualifying and assessing all buyer's needs; putting them into their ideal home. He is highly trained to ensure that each buyer is approved with a reputable lender. Listing Coordinator: Nikki Stary ensures each aspect of the listing process happens seamlessly and efficiently. She handles all initial documentation, coordinates photography, and creates the listing in the Multiple Listing Service. She provides complete, timely feedback on showings and exceptional client communication throughout a listing's active time on the market. Transaction Coordinator: Brittany Perez manages the complex process that begins once a listing is sold or when a buyer purchases a home; ensuring contracts are completed correctly, arranging for inspections and appraisals. She stays on top of the deadlines and is in constant communication with attorneys and lenders. She makes sure the settlement process occurs smoothly and without unnecessary interruption, all while providing unmatched customer service.

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"I cannot say enough good things about Adam and his associates, they kept us informed on every aspect..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
120
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
3
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2021
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Tracy Driscoll
Platinum Partners Realtors
About Tracy

What’s better than one full-time, experienced, knowledgable broker working to make your real estate dreams come true? Two! The real-estate team of Tracy Driscoll and Diane Crisp leverage their combined 30 years of experience in Western Suburban real estate to provide seamless, dynamic, 24-hour service. BOTH agents work with each of their clients to sell or find a home, combining their talents to offer unsurpassed value and success. Tracy and Diane are both life-long residents of the Western Suburbs – working, raising families and participating on school and local boards within the community. They KNOW the area, the people, the neighborhoods and, most of all, the homes. This intimate local knowledge provides their clients unequalled advantage when looking for a new home or tapping into buyers for their own. Tracy and Diane started their careers in account management and sales, industries with client satisfaction at its core. With this background, they have built unique products to ensure their clients receive the best real estate has to offer including: Guaranteed Listing Agreements; free professional staging consultations; offline, online and mobile marketing and more. Their combined talent, local expertise and commitment to client satisfaction have made Tracy and Diane one of the most successful teams in Western Suburb real estate. They are recognized as a Top 3 Producing Platinum Partners Team, one of the Top 10 agents in Downers Grove and have been awarded the Chicago Magazine Five Star Agent title for 7 years running. Additionally, Tracy and Diane were selected for Platinum Partners Partner/Owner status in 2017. But the stat they are most proud of comes from their clients – with 95% of current business from past client referral.

Single Family Home Transactions
29
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Dean Rouso
Baird & Warner Real Estate
About Dean

A former Member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors, Dean Rouso has served the real estate industry in countless ways. In 2010 and 2011, he was President of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) — one of the nation’s largest Multiple Listing Services, with more than 35,000 members. He is also the past President of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe) the sixth largest Realtor Association in the nation with more than 14,000 members. Additional past roles include the board of directors for the LaGrange Business Association of which he also served as president in 2001. Rouso underwent intensive formal training in negotiation strategy and skills, and he continues to make it a priority to attend numerous continuing education courses in negotiations. Over the past 14 years in La Grange and La Grange Park, Rouso has very successfully negotiated more than $327 million dollars of real estate for more than 1000 buyers and sellers. Rouso takes a consultative approach in helping his team’s seller and buyer clients discuss the most effective and efficient options available for meeting their goals. He and his clients design a personalized strategy that will result in the most beneficial client property sale or purchase based on using the power of the “Team” approach. Aside from staying on the cutting edge of the fast-moving real estate industry, Rouso focuses on designing innovative marketing plans for his seller’s properties that yield them the greatest price the market will offer. He uses his vast knowledge of the real estate marketplace to help families and individuals buy homes, sell homes, and take care of the details of their relocation.

Single Family Home Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Christine Thompson
Baird & Warner
About Christine

Specialties: Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Short-Sale, Staging Meet The Christine Thompson Advantage Team Let's start with the credentials. Here are some of my accomplishments: • Founder's Club (top 1%) level for all Baird & Warner offices • Graduate REALTOR® Institute designation (GRI) • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLMHS) • Certification in home staging (CSC) • Certified Negotiation Consultant (CNC) But you didn't come here to read a list of bullet points (there's more if you want it!). You came to find out who I am and what makes me stand out from the overwhelming choices of available Chicago brokers. Here's what makes me different: 1. I'm Not Your Average Real Estate Broker. Think of me as your real estate tour guide. You're getting a seasoned expert to guide you through the maze-like Chicagoland area real estate market. The rules of the game are always changing: I'm on a constant quest for up-to-date knowledge of the shifting market trends and practices in the real estate industry. One of the key ingredients in my magic home selling formula is my certification to perform a Broker's Price Opinion (BPOr). It gives both types of my clients a reality check: sellers when deciding how to price their home when first entering the market and buyers when determining a fair final purchase price before even making an offer. In the market for luxury real estate? You're in luck: I was one of the first Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists in the area and am a forerunner in establishing the luxury market for the Western Suburbs. I provide the expertise, and comprehensive service buyers and sellers of luxury properties are looking for. 2. I'm Not Just a Buyer Agent; I'm a Matchmaker. Home-buying is like online dating. Sometimes you need a little help finding The One. My recipe for success is part market analysis, part intuitive matchmaking. As an Accredited Buyer Resource Specialist (ABR) and Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource Specialist (SFR), I have extensive knowledge of how to support you in your pursuit; no matter your budget or your type of purchase. 3. I'm Not Just a Broker; I'm a Marketing Powerhouse. When you work with me, you're not just working with me. My team of experts will have your back every step of the way: you'll have a marketing manager and ad copywriter to capture attention to your listing, a transaction manager to streamline the process from list to close, and a range of industry resources at your disposal. Having a Seller Resource Specialist designation (SRS) and memberships with The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Luxury Portfolio and Real Estate Companies of the World, PLUS my background as an advertising art director provide the marketing tools and networking capabilities that benefit clients of any budget. 4) Even If We're Not the Right Match, I Can Still Help You. Does your real estate desire lie outside of my territory? Not a problem; get in touch anyway. I'll connect you with the perfect broker for your needs via the Baird-Warner Preferred Agent Referral Network. 5) I Work for My Clients Even When I'm Not Working. When I'm not taking out-of-towners on "boot camp home tours" or hauling staging furniture for clients (did I mention I'm a certified stager?), I spend my free time at the yoga studio (the hotter, the better) and working out to mixed aerobics and weight training videos. I do all this to revitalize myself so I can give my all to selling your home or helping you find the perfect property. Most of all, I love catching some well-earned R&R and traveling with my awesome family. I believe in providing passionate, award-winning real estate service with a human touch. If you'd like my help with your home buying or selling needs, let's talk!

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"Christine is definitely a top notch agent. She is very organized and an extremely hard worker. The c..."

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  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Tabitha Murphy
Weichert Realtors-nickel Group
About Tabitha

Adam Murphy and Tabitha Murphy lead The ATM Team, a group of three full-time REALTORS® and a Closing Coordinator who provide unparalleled client care. Buying or selling a home can be a very emotional experience, and clients can lose sight of long-term financial implications. The ATM Team helps clients focus on making good investment decisions that will benefit them for years to come. For sellers, the team uses creative and aggressive marketing strategies as well as expert staging and negotiating to get the best price for each property. With buyers, this means guiding them step by step, pointing out resale pros and cons of each home, making sure they understand all their financing options, negotiating fiercely on their behalf, and providing qualified referrals to the best lenders, attorneys and contractors. Tabitha is an Accredited Staging Professional, who helps sellers show their properties to their fullest potential. At her last brokerage, she was honored as the Sales Leader for 2013 & 2014 with the "Top of the Hill" Award, which is a reflection of her dedication to serving her clients. Adam has over 15 years of construction experience; he has owned and managed over 20 rental properties and flipped 6 homes. With this background he is able to critically evaluate a home’s strengths and potential problems, so buyers can make informed decisions. The ATM Team also has incredible support staff. Dwan Johnson, a licensed REALTOR®, is the team’s Client Care Coordinator. Dwan works closely with buyers to answer their questions and meet their needs every step of the way. Crystal Rodriguez, the team’s Closing Coordinator, stays in constant communication with sellers and manages the many details associated with the closing process. Adam and Tabitha love to encourage dreams and goals in others. They share a dedication to helping young people, and they both work with their church’s youth group. Tabitha also volunteers at middle schools and high schools, where she talks to students about how to cultivate healthy relationships. Adam is an instrument rated pilot who, after years of dreaming of taking flight, earned his pilot’s license in 2009. He would love to someday obtain his instructors certification so he can help others fulfill their flight dreams, too.

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"ATM was great to work with. They made everything simple and put together a great team to ensure ever..."

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Condo Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
76
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
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Mary Haight Himes
Compass Real Estate
About Mary

With nearly two decades of experience, Chicago real estate broker Mary Haight Himes is both a knowledgeable resource and a passionate client advocate. She's driven and goal-oriented, and both buyers and sellers praise her straightforward, honest approach. In fact, Mary firmly believes that integrity is everything in this business. With elite customer service and a natural talent for deal-making, she's earned a loyal following, from first-timers to seasoned investors, throughout the city and North Shore. Mary's real estate career began shortly after college with a stint in commercial leasing and investment sales. She pivoted to residential in 2003 and has earned an impressive track record of success ever since. With notable enthusiasm and a client-first attitude, Mary is consistently ranked among the top 1 percent of real estate professionals. And, as the proud leader of The Haight Himes Group at Compass, she ensures those same qualities are held in high regard by her entire team. Mary is a Michigan native and graduate of the University of Michigan. When she's not hard at work, she can be found spending time with her husband, their young sons and beloved family dog.

Condo Transactions
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Townhome Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
13
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  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Kimberly Wirtz
CENTURY 21 Affiliated
About Kimberly

My success in real estate is attributed to experience, professionalism and commitment to service in many areas throughout Northern Illinois. I have been a licensed REALTOR® since 1992. I possess an extensive knowledge of the many cities and towns I service. I share that knowledge with my clients in an effort to make their home buying or selling experience a comfortable one. I take pride in my attention to detail and put all my efforts into understanding the needs of my clients. I constantly educate myself on the latest trends in the marketplace. It is my goal to extend the "royal treatment" to my clients all the time. Every telephone call or email received by me is returned in a very timely manner. I extend, prompt, courteous and professional service to all. Buying or selling a home should be a memorable and pleasant experience. Real estate is one of the most exciting investments one can make. I promise to be here for all of my clients in any way possible in order to assure a very pleasant experience.

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"Kim is a very knowledgeable agent! She responded to all of my calls in a timely fashion. She is a ve..."

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Condo Transactions
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TIC Transactions
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  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
  • Simple Sale Specialist 2021
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Top Darien real estate agent stats at a glance

Here's what you can expect when working with the top 3% of the 3,013 active real estate agents in Darien, IL: the top Darien real estate agents can sell your home 47.68 days faster than the local average, save up to $41,219 on a home purchase, and make -$1,233 more on a home sale when compared to the average agent.

Top Seller's Agents

If you’re wanting to save time and cash, look no further than Darien’s top 3% of real estate agents: they sell homes 47.68 days faster than the average agent, and save their sellers 12.7x more money along the way.

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Top Buyer's Agents

Top Darien buyer's agents transact 1.8x more than the average agent and help clients save up to 1369.6% on their home purchases.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Darien, IL

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.8 stars

Top real estate agents in Darien score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Darien agent who scores only 4.8 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Darien and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

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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 Darien?
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 Darien?
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 Darien, IL.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Darien?
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 Darien 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 Darien 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 Darien?
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 Darien real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Darien to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Darien 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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