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Find the perfect Durham real estate agent

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

Top Durham real estate agents

HomeLight looks at every one of the 5,625 active Durham, NC real estate agents and measures how they stack up against the average agent. In Durham, the top 3% of agents buy and sell in 87 days and work on 412 homes.


I am so happy that I contacted Homelight and used the referral... My home was under contract in 30 days and this was during the holidays and during a very bad cold spell...

Phyllis C

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

Average real estate agents in Durham, NC leave homes on the market for 87 days, while top real estate agents sell in 37 days. Durham’s 5,625 real estate agents with active listings sell 34 homes on average.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller’s agents in Durham make clients 6.5% more dollars, sell homes in 49.39 days more efficiently, and work with 1.8x as many homes as the average real estate agent in the same city.

Sale price / List price (%)

Days on market
Lower is better

Homes sold / yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Top buyer’s agents in Durham save their clients $65,992 on their new home. Buyer’s agents in Durham buy 1.8x more houses than the average agent.

Condos sold / yr

Homes purchased / yr

Sale price / list price (%)
Lower is better

See how some of the real estate agents in Durham, NC stack up

Ruby Henderson

Keller Williams Realty

Durham Listings Sold

7

Average Over Asking

$1.8k

Average Days on Market

95

Linda Trevor

RE/MAX United

Durham Listings Sold

8

Average Over Asking

$1.8k

Average Days on Market

96

Dusty Butler

Fonville Morisey/highway 54 Sales Office

Durham Listings Sold

91

Townhome Transactions

39

Single Family Home Transactions

130

David Jenkins

Fonville Morisey Realty

Durham Listings Sold

75

Average Days on Market

73

Average Over Asking

$4k

Mike Montpetit

Town & Country Realty Inc.

Durham Listings Sold

6

Average Days on Market

86

Average Over Asking

$1.8k

Anna S. Terry

Keller Williams Realty United

Durham Listings Sold

100

Single Family Home Transactions

230

Condo Transactions

7

Dolly Helbert

Re/max United

Durham Listings Sold

10

Average Days on Market

100

Single Family Home Transactions

360

Tammi Brooks

Inhabit Real Estate

Durham Listings Sold

94

Average Over Asking

$6.3k

Average Days on Market

70

Larry Tollen

My NC Homes Team @ Coldwell Banker Advantage

Durham Listings Sold

37

Average Over Asking

$4k

Townhome Transactions

40

Christina Valkanoff

Christina Valkanoff Realty Group

Durham Listings Sold

9

Average Over Asking

$4k

Average Days on Market

85

Meet top real estate agents who focus on these Durham neighborhoods

Woodcroft

Active Agents866
Time on Market87
Avg. Sale Price$184,745

Southpoint

Active Agents470
Time on Market128
Avg. Sale Price$313,954

East Durham

Active Agents448
Time on Market102
Avg. Sale Price$136,865


My husband found HomeLight online. We looked at the different agents, filled out a short form, and the next thing we knew we got a call. They did it all. It was really simple and easy... We had our first offer in five days, and it closed a month later.

Mara K.


HomeLight provided a wonderful service. We were at our wits end with an agent that we exhausted our 6 month contract with trying to sell our rental... The agent was very nice and worked hard to get the house sold.

Candi S


HomeLight did what it said...found me a phenomenal agent who was extremely responsive and took the time to answer all of my questions... HomeLight made it so easy to find the right agent to sell my home! I highly recommend their services!

Shannon C

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Durham?

It's going to depend on the temperature of the Durham housing market but we generally 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.

How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Durham?

On average, the top performing 5% of seller's agents generally command a higher selling price (+9%) than the average real estate agent. The top performing 5% of buyer's agents generally save their clients 2.5% more than the average real estate agent at closing. So, whether you're buying or selling your house, your odds of making more money on the transaction are higher if you work with a top performing agent. We encourage you to explore all of your options if you're selling a house in Durham, NC.

Why do I need to hire a licensed real estate agent in Durham?

Always ensure you’re working with a trained, accredited real estate professional. That's the best way to protect you and your property. Every listing agent should be prepared to deliver proof of their license to sell in your area.

What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Durham?

While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents in Durham work for 6% of the home price.

How do I find a real estate agent that specializes in a specific Durham neighborhood?

Looking to buy or sell a home in a specific Durham neighborhood? We've got you covered. Either explore top real estate agents in Durham neighborhoods or give one of our trained agent concierges a call at (888) 998-1909

What are the most important questions to ask when interviewing Durham neighborhood?

We've put together a list of 24 questions to ask your real estate agent. Make sure to ask them of your Durham real estate agent during interviews.

Why should I use HomeLight to find a Durham real estate agent?

HomeLight analyzes all real estate agents in Durham to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Durham real estate agents and will only introduce you to the top performing agents.

Do these Durham real estate agents work for HomeLight?

No. All of the real estate agents you see on HomeLight.com are unaffiliated with us. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. That's how we keep our recommendations objective.

What factors does HomeLight consider when evaluating real estate agents in Durham?

We compare real estate agents on a variety of data points in their transaction history. While we can't give away our exact algorithm, we can tell you that 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.