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Top Durham real estate agents

Durham, NC has 6,144 real estate agents and HomeLight compares performance data on all of them to find you the absolute best. The top 3% of agents in Durham do 579 real estate transactions a year, while an average agent does 118. With expertise on your side, you’ll save significant time and money whether you’re a buyer, seller — or both!

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About Linda

Linda has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1998 and brings knowledge and professionalism to new levels. Her expertise in residential real estate coupled with her desire to make Buyers and Sellers truly informed and happy with their experience sets her apart from many other REALTORS®. Since making the Triangle her home, she has helped hundreds of families with their real estate needs. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® since 2005, the 2014 REALTOR® of the Year, and Past President, Linda stays involved in the real estate industry's inner network. Achieving beyond what is ordinary Linda and her team consistently rank among the top ten teams in the Triangle. She has been involved with the Women's Council of REALTORS® in several leadership roles and feel it helps her clients in knowing they have chosen a REALTOR® that demands as much of herself as they do. Linda also is involved at the national level and was a 2012 NAR Leadership Academy Graduate. Linda is proud of the quality, personal service her team provides and recognize that referrals are the backbone of their successful business. Linda's favorite hobby is running, and she finds that the time on the road clears her mind and allows her to focus on the goals ahead. Through her running efforts, she raises money for Juvenile Diabetes and various other charities. Full-time Broker Associate – Compass • Triangle Business Journal’s #1 Boutique Team • Triangle Business Journal’s #6 Team Overall • RealTrends #1 Medium Team in North Carolina • RealTrends #39 Medium Team in the United States • Hall of Fame 2007 • RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement 2010 • Top Producers Council • NCAR Community Service Award 2016 • Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® President 2011 • REALTOR® of the Year 2014 • Women’s Council of Realtors Past President and RVP • MSEd SUNY Brockport • Strategic Pricing Specialist (SPS) • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) • Performance Management Network (WCR) • NAR Leadership Academy Graduate 2012 • Realtor Party/RPAC Golden R/President Circle • Federal Political Coordinator for Congress George Holding

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0
Single Family Home Transactions
210
Condo Transactions
41
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  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Renee Hillman
eXp Realty
About Renee

I love what I do - it's in my blood :) I have consistently been a top producer since the moment I stepped into real estate. I am in the TOP 50 Brokers here locally (out of 13,000+) & TOP 1% of RE/MAX nationally until switching to eXp Realty in 2020. It is exciting to think little old me started this career full time at the age of 22 (I've actually been licensed since 1999!!!) & now to see what years of hard work has become! I've had the pleasure of being in Entrepreneur Magazine, a big TV debut on HGTV, Indy Weeks Best Realtor in Wake County, and more! I have lived in this area for almost 28 years - went to middle & high school in Apex, college at NC State (GO PACK!) where I graduated in 2000 with a degree in Business Management. I bought my first house in Apex, remodeled my next house in Cary, and have been a resident of Raleigh for a little over 13 years! Long and short, I know this area inside & out. And it doesn't just stop at homes – I love all the venues our area has to offer from museums to greenway systems to an excellent food scene. It isn't uncommon to find my family out and about locally trying something new. My husband & I welcomed our first child in the summer of 2015 and we are experiencing exciting new things every day! Although I like to think of myself as Superwoman, I can't do this all by myself! I do promise you that each client gets the individualized attention they deserve. Hillman Real Estate Group has a boutique type philosophy – we work hard to create an experience that is memorable for YOU. After all, this is your largest investment and needs to be handled accordingly. We take the time to interview each client & understand your desires and needs. Robin Lilley, Kayla Thompson, & Jonathan Edwards are our Buyer Specialists and are phenomenal at putting the puzzle pieces together. They provide first-class service, are great listeners, will always advocate for you, and are firm at exactly the right times. We also have a dedicated Client Care Specialist to make sure your experience is top-notch. She makes sure all the i's are dotted & t's are crossed. We run a tight ship to make sure we stay on track with all the important details to create a smooth closing for you. We believe in doing real estate smarter. Hillman Real Estate Group looks forward to hearing from you soon!

Condo Transactions
17
Single Family Home Transactions
120
Townhome Transactions
0
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  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Ginger Vereen Peters
B & B Realty Group LLC (Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
About Ginger

Ginger has been actively selling Real Estate in the Triangle area since 2010 and has helped over 1,000 families achieve their Real Estate Goals. Ginger's team is comprised of a group of skilled experts in their field, providing a ten ++ experience. Whether you goal is to buy or sell, we will help you find the perfect home to fit your needs or get your current home sold for the highest possible price the market will bear. Our team is devoted to providing an exceptional Client experience by focusing on your goals. For example, our listing department works specifically with our seller clients and provides services such as staging, professional photography, measurements, & marketing. We utilize the reach of Social Media platforms, marketing to our database, the community & beyond to get your home sold, faster, for more money, & with multiple offers! Our Buyer's Specialist's work with our buyer client's to find "the one," all while negotiating the best possible terms. About Ginger: Ginger is a native of Wake Forest, NC and a graduate of East Carolina University. She returned to Raleigh, NC after graduation to move closer to friends and family. Although young, Ginger’s Real Estate career has taken off in one of the worst economic times in history. An advantage Ginger has over her competitors is that she has a degree in Finance. This allows her to better serve her clients by not only knowing how to assist them on the purchasing side but also any additional questions they may have on Financing options. Residential Real Estate is her primary focus whether resale, new construction, investment property, or land to build your dream home. Ginger's team has a commitment to create a RAVING FAN in every client! Her team will go above and beyond to show you a remarkable Real Estate experience.

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"Ginger was an excellent realtor. She kept in us updated on everything promptly. She had a contract..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
190
Townhome Transactions
3
Condo Transactions
30
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Dusty Butler
Fonville Morisey/highway 54 Sales Office
About Dusty

Dusty Butler is a real estate agent with Fonville Morisey/highway 54 Sales Office in Durham, North Carolina. Dusty's coverage area includes Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest and Holly Springs. HomeLight ranks Dusty as one of the top 1% of agents in Durham for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 4% of agents for townhomes. Our database shows that Dusty has completed 178 transactions since 2009, representing the buyer in 30% of those transactions and the seller in 70% of them. Dusty has been most prolific in Durham including representing the seller of a single family home at 10 Surrey Lane that sold for $710,000 in one transaction and a buyer of a single family home at 3928 Nottaway Road that sold for $589,900 in another.

Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
15
Condo Transactions
6
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Dolly Helbert
Re/max United
About Dolly

Our team brings more than 40 years of real estate experience in the Triangle and surrounding areas together to provide you with an unparalleled level of service. Whether you are looking to rent, buy, or sell a home in the area, we are here to help and have the expertise to save you time and money. Dolly Helbert has been a REALTOR since 1987 in the Triangle area. Consistently one of the top producing teams in the RE/MAX United office, Dolly and her team bring a level of service to their clients that is unsurpassed in the industry. She attributes her success in today’s fiercely competitive marketplace to her unique team partnership concept. Unlike a traditional real estate agency, she has assembled a diverse staff of real estate support specialists and experts who deliver more services to clients and work at a higher level of proficiency. Dolly has 28 years of real estate experience in the Triangle real estate market helping buyers and sellers achieve their dreams. She has watched the area grow and change over the years. Dolly worked on site sales for a new neighborhood and has extensive experience helping buyers find their perfect home. Martha Lucas has been a REALTOR since 2007 with RE/MAX. Prior to her career in real estate, she was in banking for 10 years. Her well-rounded experience gives her the background and knowledge to help her clients navigate the real estate market successfully. Being a part of The Helbert Team at RE/MAX United gives Martha the opportunity to do what she does best – deliver exceptional service to her clients for all of their real estate needs. Bob Helbert is our newest team member, just starting in 2016. He is a graduate of George Mason University’s School of Law and brings a unique element of expertise to our team. Growing up locally, he has a vast knowledge of area neighborhoods and history. Working with buyers is his passion and with the full team behind him he is equipped to help buyers find their perfect home. Connie Kissel joined the team in 2015 and serves as our Inside Sales Agent. Her role is to manage incoming sales leads for the team. Connie has extensive sales experience in real estate, insurance, and retail. Her goal is to guide customers with their home search and introduce them to the right person on the Helbert Team to meet their real estate needs.

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"Dolly and her team were fantastic. We felt well advised, and heard. She was very attentive and qui..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
21
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
6
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Mike Montpetit, Broker/Owner/Founder
Town & Country Realty Inc.
About Mike

We provide clients with the highest level of service to match lifestyles with properties and "Bring Home Results." *Our listings sell 19% faster than most homes in Cary, Morrisville, and Apex! *Our Buyers overwhelmingly review our service as "Excellent!" *$500 of free home staging services provided to our sellers. When you are buying or selling property in today's real estate market, it's important to have confidence in your real estate professional. Our commitment as your local REALTOR is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. There is no substitute for experience...simply no substitute! When an agent is a trusted advisor to over 1,800 families and faithful in the little things, you can trust them for the big ones too. It should be important to you who calls back quickly, and who shows up on time. Think about it. 79% of our business is generated from referrals and past clients. We have proven systems to ensure that we protect our clients. When you are an informed buyer or seller, you'll make the best decisions for the most important purchase or sale in your lifetime. That's why our goal is to keep you informed on trends in the marketplace using the latest statistics in your local area. With property values continuing to rise, real estate is a sound investment for now and for the future. As a local area expert with knowledge of the communities, our objective is to work diligently to assist you in meeting your real estate goals.

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"Mike and Sue have helped us complete several real estate transactions over the past 10 years. They a..."

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0
Single Family Home Transactions
47
Condo Transactions
34
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  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Aaron Reel
Reel Realty
About Aaron

My name is Aaron Reel and I am the Owner, Broker, REALTOR® of Reel Realty. I’m married to my beautiful wife, Katharine Reel. Katharine and I grew up in Kernersville, NC and we met in 1st grade. We have 2 children, Ellie and Grady, and they sure do keep us on our feet. My wife and I bought our first home January of 2014 and I fell in love with real estate. The searching became a hobby. The negotiations and the due diligence period intrigued me. Mix that with my obsession of House Hunters and I knew real estate was going to be “my thing.” My career launched in October of 2014 and it has become a passion of mine. I love everything about it. People oftentimes ask how work is and I respond, “What’s work?!” When you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life. I stopped working October of 2014. My first year, I sold $2.3 million – then $4.2 million – and next thing I knew I was at $7.2 million for 2018. With business taking off, I knew I had to launch Reel Realty. So what makes Reel Realty different? Our Slogan Our slogan is “Real Life. Reel Realty.” Buying and Selling your home is a personal, emotional experience. It’s all about lifestyle. It’s about your life. It can be a stressful experience, but Reel Realty is here to help throughout the entire process. We realize that your home is a part of your life and we want to be a part of your life as well. Availability. You know how the corporate world gives you the option to have your office door opened or closed? I always have an open “door” policy. My phone is always on ring. I always tell my clients to call, text, or email me anytime. Negotiation Ever since I was a little boy, I have always loved the concept of negotiation. I remember being about 6 years old and I went to yard sales, farmers markets, flea markets, local shops – I always negotiated pricing and it became a hobby. Being an expert negotiator is crucial to buying and selling homes. Across the 100+ homes I have sold, I have either gained or saved my clients hundreds of thousands of dollars. Marketing My state of the art marketing team is here to help you – at no extra cost! We pride ourselves on elite marketing so we can get our listings seen and sold quickly at top dollar. Professional photography, video walk through commercials, targeted audience boosting through social media platforms, coming soon options, flyers/brochures, text for instant info, and SO MUCH more! Marketing is our specialty and we would love to customize our marketing for your home. Why is Reel Realty selling in the TRIAD and the TRIANGLE? I lived in Kernersville, NC for 12 years and moved to the Raleigh/Durham area in 2012. After selling 100+ homes in the Triangle – it was time to expand into the Greensboro/Winston market. I know both markets like the back of my hand and I don’t want to limit our services and knowledge to only 1 area. Thanks for getting to know me! Now, it’s your turn. I’d love to get to know you and see how I can help. Let’s grab coffee or lunch and talk about how I can serve you.

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"He was great and a lot of help for first time home buyers. "

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31
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
3
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Ruby Henderson
Keller Williams Realty
About Ruby

Ruby began her career as a social worker, helping the disadvantaged in our community for nearly 20 years. Her heart for people and her advocacy for those in transition led her to launch a career in real estate, working to get her clients’ homes sold quickly and profitably so they could move into their next phase of life. Now, with 18 years of real estate experience, and a strong professional team behind her, Ruby is a Top Triangle Agent with a loyal and growing client base. Whether her clients are buying or selling a home, Ruby still has a heart for people in transition, and she still carries with her the tireless work ethic that has earned her team the reputation of the hardest working group around.

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"Excellent very professional"

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Single Family Home Transactions
110
Condo Transactions
21
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  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Ryan Cassidy
Ryan Cassidy Group
About Ryan

Ryan works under Ryan Cassidy Group. Ryan has worked as a real estate agent for 6 years. Ryan is a single family home expert. We have data on 166 of Ryan’s transactions. This real estate agent most often represents the buyer (73% of the time), but they also have experience representing the seller side of transactions, with 45 deals recorded. Here’s a little about Ryan’s real estate experience: - Ryan recently sold one home for $695,000. - this real estate agent is skilled in fast home sales: they have listings that have sold in as little as 0 days. - Ryan is an agent who sells homes for top dollar. - this real estate agent is a top negotiator: they consistently sells homes above their list price. HomeLight has data on 70 transactions Ryan has done in Durham. Ryan ranks in the top 9% of agents in Durham. Ryan has closed 62 more home sales than the average agent in the area.

Single Family Home Transactions
54
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
8
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  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Christina Valkanoff
Christina Valkanoff Realty Group
About Christina

Christina is a real estate agent with Christina Valkanoff Realty Group in Raleigh, North Carolina and has been in the real estate business for 15 years. Christina's coverage area includes Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Fuquay-Varina, Apex and Holly Springs. HomeLight ranks Christina as one of the top 1% of agents in Raleigh/Cary for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 5% of agents who sell homes fast. She is also ranked in the Top 25 Agents in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal - Book of Lists. Our database shows that Christina has completed over 800 transactions since 2009, representing the buyer in 55% of those transactions and the seller in 45% of them. Christina and her team take a fresh and professional approach to selling real estate! Awards: 2018 & 2019 Best Realtor in the Triangle - Midtown Magazine Best of the Best (B.O.B.) Awards “2017 Best Realtor” - Cary Living Magazine 2017 Best Realtor for Wake County - Indy Weekly Magazine Ranked Top Raleigh Real Estate Agents on Social Media - PropertySpark Ranked #25 for Residential Real Estate Teams - Triangle Business Journal "Top 30 under 30" in the Country - Realtor Magazine Featured on HGTV Top 20 Teams in North Carolina

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"Very professional experience"

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Condo Transactions
21
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  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 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, NC

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 83.9% more homes than the city’s average agent, and they help 78.0% 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 know how to help their clients make up to $21,542 more on home sales and can sell their homes 37.56 days faster than the average agent.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
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Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Compared to the average agent, top Durham buyer's agents purchase 265.71 more homes and save buyers $14,690 on every deal.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

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

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.

"I would have to say that HomeLight really helped me in regards to finding a great Realtor to get my home sold. I would definitely recommend this service to anyone, and was able to get my house sold in less than two months! "

Amanda S.

HomeLight Client

"My experience with Homelight was very professional... I would give HomeLight five stars for excellence. I will refer anyone looking for a real estate agent to HomeLight."

Sarah T.

HomeLight Client

"The service was extremely easy to use and after answering a few questions HomeLight promptly sent me information on three area agents... We could not have been more pleased with the service we received from HomeLight and the agent we selected. "

Timothy A Jones.

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Find the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Durham neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Durham, top agents are frequently doing deals in Woodcroft, East Durham, and Southpoint.

Woodcroft

Active Agents916
Time on Market86
Avg. Sale Price$187,690

East Durham

Active Agents489
Time on Market101
Avg. Sale Price$148,312

Southpoint

Active Agents468
Time on Market129
Avg. Sale Price$312,669

Find top real estate agents in cities near Durham, NC

Chapel Hill

Active Agents1,258
Time on Market64
Avg. Sale Price$396,000

Raleigh

Active Agents5,583
Time on Market55
Avg. Sale Price$274,500

Cary

Active Agents4,698
Time on Market67
Avg. Sale Price$397,232

Wake Forest

Active Agents2,803
Time on Market86
Avg. Sale Price$334,748

Garner

Active Agents3,073
Time on Market68
Avg. Sale Price$268,900

Holly Springs

Active Agents2,229
Time on Market76
Avg. Sale Price$374,000

Apex

Active Agents2,466
Time on Market95
Avg. Sale Price$375,000

Fuquay-Varina

Active Agents3,150
Time on Market74
Avg. Sale Price$305,000

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, NC.
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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 in Durham 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 Durham 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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