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Top Durham real estate agents

Here's what you can expect when working with the top 3% of the 1,083 active real estate agents in Durham, CT: the top Durham real estate agents can sell your home 38.02 days faster than the local average, save up to $51,635 on a home purchase, and make $1,444 more on a home sale when compared to the average agent.

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Gene Pica
Re/max Alliance
About Gene

Gene Pica is committed to providing an unprecedented depth of real estate expertise that ensures his clients successfully accomplish their personal real estate goals. Gene is very proud to have appeared in the Forbes magazine February 2020 and the August 2021 edition and has appeared in Fortune magazine 2021 April's editon: Real Estate Market Leader: “The 500 List”.  In addition Gene Pica is the recipient of the Connecticut Five Star Award for outstanding customer service for the 11th Straight year for 2021. Only a total of 104 agents have received this award for 11 straight years in a row in a market of over 18,000 real estate agents. Since 1994 Gene has sold over 1,800 homes and has built lifetime relationships with his clients. Distinguishing himself as a member of the RE/MAX prestigious Chairman’s Club, inductee into the Hall of Fame and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. As a specialist in the Acquisition and Marketing of Residential, Distinctive Luxury Residences, Condominiums and Investment Properties; Gene ensures that each client receives exceptional representation. His intimate knowledge of the quaint and charming character that each of the towns has to offer is invaluable. Gene clearly distinguishes himself with proven results as he brings his client’s real estate dreams to life! In representing his clients with a high level of personalized service, Gene is masterful at executing on their behalf with very strategic and skillful measures that achieve impressive results. His clients trust in his integrity and insight, and value his timely guidance and expertise in addressing all aspects of the transaction with professional competence. Sellers receive creative and well-organized marketing applications that clearly accentuate each property’s specific features. Skillfully leveraging their property’s visibility, Gene designs a comprehensive listing preparation consultation that utilizes professionally produced photography together with a presentation in print and on multiple internet sites. When working with buyers, he carefully listens and takes the time and attention to evaluate and prioritize his clients’ goals so that they may find a residence that meets their lifestyle requirements. At every interaction Gene works personally with each client to ensure that they receive exceptional counsel. In indulging his clients with first class service, it is truly Gene’s joy to ultimately fulfill their request throughout the transaction. He excels at finding creative and equitable solutions to make each transaction come together with a positive result and is exceedingly skillful in negotiating the extensive, contractual components of the transaction. With Gene, it’s just as much about building the relationships with his valued clients as it is delivering on the right property. His clients truly appreciate his efforts on their behalf and value the friendship that continues well after the keys exchange hands. PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE TO GET YOUR FREE COPY OF MY NEW BOOK: "WHAT EVERY SELLER NEEDS TO KNOW" Contact Gene to serve you and your personal real estate interests. Contact Gene to serve you and your personal real estate interests.

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"Gene is a great person to work with. I highly recommend him! He is full of knowledge and goes above ..."

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10
Single Family Home Transactions
52
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  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Rose Ciardiello
William Raveis
About Rose

Rose works under William Raveis. Rose is a highly awarded real estate agent, achieving Platinum Club level - TOP 1% company-wide, closing $30+ Million/year! Rose is ranked as the #1 Realtor in the Connecticut brokerage ~ Consistently ranked #1 in Closed Volume State-Wide. Rose is ranked #1 Realtor in Guilford for Closed Sales Volume AND number of homes sold. Top Agent in New Haven County, serving the shoreline and beyond. Ranked TOP 1/2 of 1% of 1.4 million licensed realtors in the country per RealTrends America's Best!

Single Family Home Transactions
45
Condo Transactions
4
TIC Transactions
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Lauren Freedman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
About Lauren

With over $48 million sold and over 175 homes CLOSED in 2019, Lauren averaged 1 closing every 2.18 days! Lauren Freedman is one of the most well-known and respected Real Estate Agents in Shoreline Area. Since starting her career at the age of 20, Lauren has climbed the ranks to become the Top Producing Agent for Coldwell Banker Branford with millions of dollars sold in closed transactions. Honesty, Integrity, Loyalty and Respect along with hard work are the qualities that I use to make myself successful. I always believe the customers needs and concerns are my number one priority. My goal is to be available to my customers and to work with their best interest in mind. I am a dedicated and committed agent who consistently goes above and beyond for my customers. My energy, easy going style and unmistakable knowledge of the area and the business make me the ideal choice for helping with all your real estate needs. With more than 7 years of experience, I have dedicated myself to my customers and their needs. From one end of the real estate spectrum to the other and knowing the ins and outs of the residential real estate marketplace. "Lauren is a savvy real estate professional who uses traditional marketing with new and innovative methods to assist her customers as they buy or sell a home".

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"Lauren was great to work with. She is very knowledgeable and closing was easy and quick. I always re..."

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Condo Transactions
36
Single Family Home Transactions
140
TIC Transactions
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Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Ruth and Sam Ratner
Keller Williams Realty
About Ruth and Sam

25Years of Success- Ranked TOP 1% of REALTORs for New Haven County since 2000 (all companies) source CTMLS, #1 REALTOR TEAM for Keller Williams Realty Tri-State Region (Closed Units) We are very familiar with properties in the area. Today’s homes are selling everyday when they are priced right and are aesthetically pleasing. We have helped nearly 800 home buyers and sellers in all market conditions. We get homes sold 22 days faster average on the market and for more NET - meaning we sell your house for more than other REALTORS. We make it easy – we get homes sold! After all, you do want to get your home sold, not just get it listed. Correct. Last year we helped 79 home buyers and sellers - the average REALTOR sells 9 homes a year. This year we are up 20%. We utilize technology to the fullest extent and will provide full exposure for your property by placing it on hundreds of websites. We do open houses and whatever it takes to get your home SOLD, not just listed!

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"Ruth was always upbeat, friendly and reliable. She was prompt with meetings and returned messages qu..."

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Condo Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
40
TIC Transactions
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  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Betsy Purtell
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
About Betsy

"YOU NEED AN EXPERIENCED AGENT, CALL BETSY PURTELL TODAY" FREE Market Analysis Representing Sellers & Buyers Timely Client Feedback 24/7 Expert at Propery Valuation High Level Negotiating Skills Savvy Marketer Listing Specialist Short Sale Expert Certified Relocation Specialist Residential & Mixed Use Property Sales Probate Foreclosure Investment Home Management / Vacant Home FREE Video Tour When I List Your Property For Sale TOP PRODUCER 2020 TO 2005 879 HOMES SOLD AND COUNTING! 168 OFFICE ASSOCIATE OF THE MONTH 58 TIME GREATER NEW HAVEN BOARD OF REALTORS QUARTERLY ACHIEVMENT AWARD RECIPIENT NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS MEMBER CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS MEMBER GREATER NEW HAVEN BOARD OF REALTORS MEMBER

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"Betsy is awesome! This was the second time that we used Betsy to purchase a house and move. The firs..."

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33
Condo Transactions
6
TIC Transactions
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  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Doreen Corriveau
Keller Williams Realty
About Doreen

Doreen is a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty Greater Hartford in Connecticut and has been in the real estate business for over 20 years. Doreen's coverage includes Central Connecticut and the Farmington Valley Area. HomeLight ranks Doreen as one of the top 1% of agents in Bristol and Plainville for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents who are able to successfully complete transactions. Our database shows that Doreen has completed 526 transactions since 2009, representing the buyer in 59% of those transactions and the seller in 41% of them. Doreen has been most prolific in Bristol including representing the seller of a single family home at 38 Redstone Hill that sold for $350,000 in one transaction and a buyer of a single family home at 590 Beecher Rd that sold for $421,000 in another.

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"Doreen has been beyond excellent. I have been through the home buying process a couple times before ..."

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39
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  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Eric Schuell
Re/Max Right Choice
About Eric

Eric is not your average Real Estate agent. His tag line, “passion.integrity.service” is a way of life, business and the approach he takes in everything he does. A full-time Realtor with 20+ years experience in Residential Real Estate sales. An entrepreneur since his youth, Eric’s mom always knew how passionate he was with his work. Eric began his Real Estate career with ERA Seigel Realty in 1999. 8 months later he was awarded Rookie of the Year for the State of CT ERA broker counsel, and led to achievements such as winning the Jim Jackson Memorial award, as the #1 Realtor in the USA for overall customer satisfaction. Eric has also been featured in CT Magazine’s. ” Best of the Best”, “Top 10 Realtors in CT” by the institute for Real Estate Professionals, Advocate readers poll and a contributor to many Real Estate publications. A consistent top producer with over 300 million dollars in sales. Eric has 2 beautiful daughters, is an accomplished world traveler, die hard Red Sox fan, and enjoys ethnic cuisine.

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"Very happy to walk through this journey with Eric and no question it is an excellent experience in m..."

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13
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Craig Milton
Re/max Valley Shore
About Craig

Craig Milton, Owner of RE/MAX Valley Shore. With over 30 years of experience working with buyers and sellers in this beautiful part of Connecticut, I am here to serve your every real estate need. I have a network of professionals I work with often, from contractors to mortgage officers, to attorneys. Certified as a Luxury Home Specialist, Investment Properties Specialist, as well as in Distressed Properties, I am here to help you wherever you are in your search.

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"Craig was a pleasure to work with. He is very knowledgable about the housing market and all aspects ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
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3
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  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Diane Popolizio
William Raveis Real Estate
About Diane

Diane is a real estate agent with William Raveis Real Estate. Diane is a single family home expert. We have data on 291 of Diane’s transactions. Diane prefers to work with both buyers and sellers. Here’s what we know about Diane’s work: - Diane has sold homes for as much as $1,400,000. - this real estate agent is skilled in fast home sales: they have listings that have sold in as little as 12 days. - Diane is a top dollar real estate agent. Diane has completed 67 transactions in Branford Center. Diane ranks at the top of the pack--they qualify as a top 2% real estate agent in Branford Center. HomeLight considers this real estate agent a closer because they have sold 62 more homes than the average agent in the area.

Single Family Home Transactions
17
Condo Transactions
6
TIC Transactions
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Jules G. Etes
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
About Jules

Top Producer! Diamond Award Winner! Five Star Award Winner for 6 years in a row! Zillow Five Star Agent with over 67 reviews and 374 sales! In 2018, I successfully closed 67 transactions in real estate. In the town of Guilford, I closed 38 deals, representing both buyers and sellers! In 2018, I sold over $20 Million in real estate deals. I am the #1 agent in dollars and units for the Guilford brokerage. I am the #2 in unit sales company wide in 2018. I rank #12 company wide for dollar volume. For more information about my listings and my success, please visit my website: jules.williampitt.com I have earned awards for production in sales reaching the Diamond Level every year since 2009 until present. I have been the recipient of the 5 Star Service Award based on customer satisfaction for 7 consecutive years. I am certified to work with USAA Clients as well as Relocation Programs and Services. I have been ranked #1 for unit sales in the Guilford brokerage for William Pitt Sotheby’s Internatioanl Realty since 2009 until present. I have combined skills, unique strengths and proven results year after year. I sometimes work in conjunction with Schoolside Remodeling, Stephen Etes, when I have a client who needs remodeling work or 203K rehab loans. Our work can be viewed at Schoolsideremodeling.com. It is very rewarding to help a client find the right house, and remodel that space into their dream home! My goal in 2019 is to list, sell and work with buyers to help them find the right home for them, their budget and their family needs. I will bring you through the process step by step. My goal is to make the buying or selling process as smooth as possible. (Although real estate can sometimes be a bumpy ride!). The process should be enjoyable, and with my skills and good relationship with the buyer or seller, the goal is to make it a successful transaction for them. This year will be a difficult year for sellers. The newest reports state that Connecticut is #3 for people moving from the state. Fewer are coming into the state than leaving. It is extremely important that seller’s this year concentrate on a fully updated home or well maintained including mechanicals, basically a turnkey! The Seller’s will have to be as aggressive as they can in the market if the house is dated, or lacks updated big ticket items such as furnace, roof, windows, etc. Buyers today prefer turnkey, but if not, they will want the house as a price reflective of the work needed! I have lived in the shoreline of CT most of my life. I graduated from UCONN with BS in Marketing and Finance. Followed by an MBA from Quinnipiac in Finance and Management. Putting these skills together with the background of owning a remodeling company, provides wonderful skills to sell and buy real estate for any buyer or seller, and any price point! I work with first time homebuyers, move up clients, downsizing folks, as well as investors! Looking forward to working with you! Please check out my reviews on my website, or email /call me anytime with questions!

Single Family Home Transactions
39
Condo Transactions
11
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Durham

Why you need a top real estate agent in Durham, CT

You’re making one of the biggest financial transactions of your life. Don’t you want an expert by your side? The top 3% of agents in Durham sell an average of 72.4% more homes than the city’s average agent, and they help 69.1% more buyers purchase homes. Top Durham agents don’t only have more experience. They also save their clients serious time and money, and HomeLight’s got the data to back it up.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents in Durham sell 38.02 days faster than the average agent, make sellers 5.4% more on the sales, and move 1.7x more properties.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

In comparison to average real estate agents in Durham, top buyer's agents save clients 84.4% on their home and help buy 1.7x more properties.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Durham, CT

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.3 stars

Top real estate agents in Durham score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Durham agent who scores only 4.3 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Durham and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

"My experience with Homelight was truly world class... I had an offer on my house within 2 weeks of being on the market and I truly would not have had such a successful experience without Homelight... I will definitely use their service in the future!"

Andrew L.

HomeLight Client

"Having returned to my home town after a long absence, I didn't have any connections to recommend a good agent to help with the sale of my parent's home. HomeLight connected me with a great agent who had the home sold in less than 3 weeks."

Mary W.

HomeLight Client

"We would highly recommend HomeLight as a valuable resource to find the perfect agent to sell any type of property."

Terri B.

HomeLight Client

Find top real estate agents in cities near Durham, CT

Waterbury

Active Agents1,684
Time on Market80
Avg. Sale Price$140,344

Bristol

Active Agents1,950
Time on Market83
Avg. Sale Price$197,000

East Hartford

Active Agents1,457
Time on Market70
Avg. Sale Price$173,000

Middletown

Active Agents1,633
Time on Market81
Avg. Sale Price$210,000

New Britain

Active Agents1,620
Time on Market78
Avg. Sale Price$165,000

West Hartford

Active Agents1,487
Time on Market77
Avg. Sale Price$291,000

New Haven

Active Agents1,720
Time on Market81
Avg. Sale Price$198,000

Wethersfield

Active Agents1,279
Time on Market73
Avg. Sale Price$231,000

North Haven

Active Agents1,582
Time on Market81
Avg. Sale Price$245,000

West Haven

Active Agents1,155
Time on Market82
Avg. Sale Price$185,000

Meriden

Active Agents1,764
Time on Market77
Avg. Sale Price$185,238

Naugatuck

Active Agents1,374
Time on Market87
Avg. Sale Price$215,000

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