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Top real estate agents in Ellicott City, MD

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

Why you need a top real estate agent in Ellicott City, MD

In Ellicott City, where homes stay on the market an average of 85 days, it’s crucial to have a top performing real estate agent. Top Ellicott City agents do 693 real estate transactions a year, compared to the average agent who does 204. Plus, our data shows the best agents save you time and money.

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

Brian Pakulla
Re/max Advantage Realty
About Brian

Brian Pakulla is a licensed Realtor® serving the Baltimore-Washington and Central Maryland Area. Brian holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Maryland and has more than 23 years of sales and marketing experience. Brian comes from a family that has over 100 years of real estate experience and ranks among the top .1% of all Realtors® nationally. They have created one of the largest networks of Realtors®, buyers and sellers in the area. In his spare time he enjoys sports, coaching baseball, martial arts and competitive fantasy football. Brian is a lifetime resident of Howard County and resides with his wife and three children in Ellicott City. Brian is a highly reviewed 5-star agent on Zillow.com and Angie's List. He has also had been inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and has received their Lifetime Achievement Award. He has the #1 RE/MAX Team in Maryland.

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"Brian was excellent to work with and was very good explaining the process and working with the buyer..."

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Townhome Transactions
78
Single Family Home Transactions
80
Condo Transactions
6
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Greg Kinnear
Re/max Advantage Realty
About Greg

Greg, a lifelong resident of the central Maryland area, graduated from Mt. St. Joseph High School and from Towson State University, where he earned a Marketing degree and was a member of the National Marketing Honor Society. Greg has earned the ABR and SRES designations. He specializes in marketing strategies for sellers. Greg has received the Diamond Award, which is the company’s highest annual production honor and is a member of the Re/Max Hall of Fame and recipient of the Re/Max Lifetime Achievement Award. Greg has been a licensed Realtor at Re/Max Advantage since 1996 Greg lives in Ellicott City with his wife Michele and children Grace & Carter. He serves on the Members Advisory Committee at Turf Valley, The Community Advisory Board at the Y in Ellicott City, and enjoys coaching Recreational Basketball for his kids, playing golf, and gardening.

Greg's reviews

"We first worked with Greg to buy our first home 12 years ago. We worked with Greg again 5 years lat..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
40
Townhome Transactions
27
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Christina Elliott
Keller Williams Integrity
About Christina

Since 2005 we have built our business soundly & organically on the principle that in order to provide the best service to 100% of our clients we must "listen to them, think with them, and work diligently for them" – No one deserves a one size fits all solution! Whether you are buying or selling a home in Baltimore or one of its many surrounding counties, we are here for you every step of the way. We hold ourselves to the highest standard to ensure each client receives the best possible service & expertise, no exceptions.

Townhome Transactions
74
Single Family Home Transactions
63
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Laura Snyder
Keller Williams American Premier Realty Llc
About Laura

One of the main reasons I became a Real Estate Consultant was due to a less than satisfactory experience during the purchase of a home. I felt like I did everything myself and the Realtor showed up at settlement just to pick up a check. It occurred to me that if the majority of realtors practiced on that level, home buyers and sellers are in trouble. That's when I decided to get my real estate license and commit to delivering a quality of service second to none: Building relationships on trust and delivering value before, during and after the transaction. As a standard of my practice, I've developed detailed plans for buyers and sellers that involve touchpoints throughout the process to meet needs promptly, professionally and with integrity, while delivering sound advice and assisting in making the most informed decisions. I continue to gain valuable knowledge by obtaining designations offered by the real estate industry, the most recent being my home staging accreditation.

Single Family Home Transactions
79
Townhome Transactions
34
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Eric Pakulla
Re/max Advantage Realty
About Eric

Eric, a life-long Maryland resident, brings over 25 years of experience and positive energy to his team, making it the #1 RE/MAX team in the Maryland! He has been presented with the most coveted awards from RE/MAX International: Circle of Legends and Lifetime Achievement. Eric is an active member of numerous professional real estate organizations on the County, State and National levels including the Maryland Association of Realtors. Eric enjoys golfing and lives in Howard County.

Eric's reviews

"Eric is the best....very responsive and knowledgeable. He provided excellent guidance and kept me i..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
25
Townhome Transactions
27
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Nathan Dart
RE/MAX Realty Services
About Nathan

Nathan currently ranks among the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, He has sold OVER $500 MILLION in residential real estate sales in Montgomery County, MD. Nathan's commitment to service, knowledge and professionalism has led him to the very top of his field, earning him numerous prestigious awards and special recognition on a Local, Regional and International level. These awards and achievements are your guarantee for proven results. A native Washingtonian, Nathan lists and sells distinctive properties throughout the Washington D.C. Metro area, utilizing an in-depth knowledge of the premier neighborhoods most highly desired by his clientele. In addition, Nathan also displays the unique ability to anticipate, avoid and overcome adversities (should they arise). He's a skilled negotiator who has experience with every category of real estate transaction, and is therefore capable of helping your family attain their dreams!

Nathan's reviews

"My wife and I have sold numerous homes over the years and as a result we have worked with numerous a..."

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Townhome Transactions
44
Single Family Home Transactions
81
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Missy Miller Aldave
Northrop Realty, A Long & Foster Company
About Missy

Our goal is not just a closed home but a customer for life! Helping buyers and sellers for over 25 years, Missy specializes in getting homes ready for the market and then, SOLD. She is an expert at when to list your home (timing is everything!), what to do to prepare your home for sale to maximize every dollar out of the sale and to create a strategy for you from recommended list price to a marketing campaign. She has aligned herself with best from buyer agents on her team to contractors who offer home improvement services at great prices! If you need or want to be SOLD, you have the best in Missy.

Missy's reviews

"Oh man, this woman is a realty powerhouse! We got connected through Homelight and I’m so glad we did..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
50
Townhome Transactions
28
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
NAR Certifications
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Annie Balcerzak
Keller Williams Legacy
About Annie

Our Mission is to create an experience so special, that it will cultivate a client for life, not just a transaction! We unite people & communities through truly caring, giving and our extensive market knowledge. We have established a culture that supports our team members, so they can provide exceptional service to our clients. Over the years we have established amazing results. We are in the top 1% of Realtors nation wide. We are also among the top 1% of Real Estate teams in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. We help over 150 clients buy, sell and invest in real estate every year! Our average days on Market is 28 days & we sell our listings consistently within 1% of the list price! We are expert negotiators & our marketing is cutting edge!

Annie's reviews

"Annie was a ROCKSTAR! Got our home staged, and sold in one week! She fought extremely hard for us wi..."

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Townhome Transactions
110
Single Family Home Transactions
160
Condo Transactions
7
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Nancy Hulsman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
About Nancy

Nancy Hulsman is a licensed real estate agent in Maryland and is currently with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Ellicott City. Nancy has completed transactions in several areas including Baltimore, Ellicott City, Catonsville, Mount Airy, Columbia and Eldersburg. HomeLight ranks Nancy as one of the top 11% of agents in Baltimore for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 10% of agents who sell homes fast. HomeLight has information on 245 of Nancy's transactions since 2009, 128 of which were in the past two years. Nancy typically represents the buyer (51% of the time), but has also completed 120 seller transactions during this period. Nancy has transacted in Baltimore more than any other area helping to buy or sell 20 homes including a 3 bedroom, 2.0 bathroom condominium at 1512 Patapsco St on June 01, 2009 which sold for $230,000 and a 3 bedroom, 2.0 bathroom condominium at 311 Birkwood Pl on May 15, 2015 which sold for $270,000.

Townhome Transactions
60
Single Family Home Transactions
78
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
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Patty Smallwood
Maryland Real Estate Network
About Patty

Patty is a REALTOR with 34 years of full time sales experience. Beginning her career with Military and Government relocation clients, she has built a successful career covering all aspects of real estate sales in the Central Maryland area and has been especially successful in listing properties for sale to maximize value or minimize time, based on the clients needs. She is an associate Broker with Maryland Real Estate Network and a Broker for Smallwood Real Estate Referrals, a referral company of retired and inactive agents. Her network of REALTORS and agents is extensive to maintain a great pipeline of referral business. Patty works with the Smallwood Team but handles her own personal clients through the buying and selling process. Patty & Kenny Smallwood pride themselves on their real estate knowledge, working with honesty and integrity. Specializing in residential properties, together they have averaged over 100 transactions per year all over the Central Maryland Region. Most of Patty and Kenny's business has come from client referrals. Some families are on 3rd generation of satisfied Smallwood clients. They truly know the inventory of homes for sale by staying engaged with both buyers and sellers. Patty & Kenny Smallwood, along with the entire Smallwood Team of qualified agents, are ready, willing and able to help clients and customers through one of the most important transactions in their lives.

Patty's reviews

"I dealt with seven other real estate agents who either didn't do their homework, didn't get back to ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
34
Townhome Transactions
18
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
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Top Ellicott City real estate agent stats at a glance

Ellicott City, MD has 3,631 active real estate agents. But how do you know whether the one you hire will do their job well? That's why HomeLight analyzes each agent's performance history to find the best ones in your area. Work with the top 3% of real estate agents in Ellicott City and you can make $14,959 more on a home sale and save up to $42,736 more on a home purchase.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents in Ellicott City sell 36.79 days faster than the average agent, make sellers 5.4% more on the sales, and move 1.8x more properties.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
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Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

When working the top 3% of Ellicott City buyer's agents, you can save up to $73,835 on your home purchase--that's 1.6x more savings than the average agent.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Ellicott City, MD

Top Agents
4.9 stars
Avg. Agents
4.8 stars

Top real estate agents in Ellicott City score an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Ellicott City agent who scores only 4.8 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Ellicott City and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

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"At first we had no idea where to start looking for a Realtor ... but the HomeLight website made this process so much easier for us. And the result is we found our beautiful forever home. Thanks for everything HomeLight!"

Gloria B.

HomeLight Client

"HomeLight helped make the process of searching for an agent easier. We found an amazing agent who had an amazing photographer and our house SOLD the same day it went on the market! We couldn't be happier and highly recommend HomeLight!"

Ellen U.

HomeLight Client

Find top real estate agents in cities near Ellicott City, MD

Severn

Active Agents2,176
Time on Market66
Avg. Sale Price$368,000

Pasadena

Active Agents1,616
Time on Market63
Avg. Sale Price$317,000

Glen Burnie

Active Agents2,471
Time on Market62
Avg. Sale Price$275,000

Baltimore

Active Agents5,374
Time on Market77
Avg. Sale Price$165,000

Dundalk

Active Agents1,732
Time on Market64
Avg. Sale Price$148,000

Eldersburg

Active Agents1,894
Time on Market68
Avg. Sale Price$411,500

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 Ellicott City?
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 Ellicott City?
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 Ellicott City, MD.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Ellicott City?
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 Ellicott City 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 Ellicott City 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 Ellicott City?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents in Ellicott City work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Ellicott City real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Ellicott City to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Ellicott City 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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