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Top Ellicott City real estate agents

When you’re buying or selling a home, having the right real estate agent makes all the difference. That’s why HomeLight analyzes performance data from each of Ellicott City, MD’s 3,553 agents — so we can find the best fit for you. And what a difference having a top agent makes: The top 3% of agents in Ellicott City complete 78.8% more real estate transactions than the average agent. What’s more, these top agents save their sellers 5.4% more money than the average agent, and save their buyers 85.8% more.

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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 22 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
51
Single Family Home Transactions
81
Condo Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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.

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"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
55
Townhome Transactions
31
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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
110
Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
85
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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!

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"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
56
Single Family Home Transactions
96
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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.

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

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Townhome Transactions
34
Single Family Home Transactions
37
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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.

Single Family Home Transactions
100
Townhome Transactions
70
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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
53
Townhome Transactions
24
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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
180
Single Family Home Transactions
210
Condo Transactions
7
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Steve Allnutt
RE/MAX Advantage Realty
About Steve

Steve Allnutt is a licensed Realtor with RE/MAX Advantage Realty in Maryland & the Delaware Shore. Steve's coverage areas include - but are not limited to Central Maryland (Howard, Carroll, Frederick, Baltimore, Anne Arundel & Montgomery Counties), Ocean City & the Delaware Beaches. HomeLight ranks Steve as one of the top 1% of agents in for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 3% of agents who are able to successfully complete Homelight.com transactions. HomeLight has information on 350 of Steve's transactions since 2009, 76 of which were in the past two years. Steve represents both Buyers & Sellers with an average sales price of $500,000. For additional information on Steve, please visit his AllnuttGroup website.

Steve's reviews

"After nearly two years trying to sell our house with other agents we found Steve. His marketing visi..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
21
Townhome Transactions
8
Condo Transactions
0
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John Hughson
Long & Foster Real Estate
About John

JOHN has been selected by Washingtonian Magazine as “best of Washington” real estate professionals each year 2015 thru 2020. JOHN is ranked in the top 5% of all Real Estate professionals in the USA. JOHN is a career long member of Long & Foster's Founders Club; this means JOHN closes more than 10 million dollars worth of real estate each year! JOHN is his office Top Producing individual agent for many, many years! I bring to my work ambitious aims to guide my clients successfully through this process. My work with my clients is always honest, intelligent, open and driven to succeed in meeting the needs and goals of those I work with. I am a licensed Associate Broker/Agent/Realtor and a member of Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors, Maryland Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. In today's crowded market place, you need someone who knows what they're doing and will work hard to get the job done. My knowledge of the real estate market, advanced technology tools, negotiating skills, exceptional customer service, and ability to listen to clients' needs and desires keep me ahead of my competition. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. I care about making a difference. I know people are trusting me to help them with one of the biggest decisions they'll make in their lifetime, I know it's a very personal and emotional time and that is something I take very seriously. My customers and clients stay loyal and refer friends & family to me because they know I will always do whatever it takes to make sure everything goes smoothly from beginning to end. I take extreme pride in my work. I will strive to exceed your expectations. I know that your time is valuable so I will do whatever is necessary to be most efficient. I will return your phone calls and emails in a timely manner. I will keep you informed as to the progress of your transaction every step of the way! I have earned many professional designations recognized by the National Association of Realtors. 1) CRS- Council Of Residential Specialists 2) GRI- Graduate Realtor Institute. 3) Senior Housing Specialist (55+ active adults) 4) ePRO- On-line Professional 5) AHS- Accredited Home Staging Specialist

Townhome Transactions
14
Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
10
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Ellicott City

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

In Ellicott City, homes sit on the market an average of 89 days, and sell for 97.5% of the list price. Having a top agent by your side can save you serious time and money. The top 3% of Ellicott City agents move homes off the market in 52 days, and get better price results: Buyers get 8.1% knocked off the list price, and sellers get 5.4% more than their list price.

Top Seller's Agents

A top Ellicott City seller’s agent sells 1.8x more properties, gets you 5.4% more for your home, and sells 42.1% faster than the average agent.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

When compared against the average real estate agent, the top Ellicott City buyer's agents move about 514.28 properties and save buyers $74,920 on their home purchases.

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.

"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!"

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HomeLight Client

"I was very happy with the service provided and it was at no obligation or cost to me. A true win-win situation. Highly recommended."

Michael Z.

HomeLight Client

"I couldn't be happier with the experience. A huge thank you to HomeLight for assisting us in finding our perfect realtor!"

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Active Agents1,876
Time on Market57
Avg. Sale Price$312,000

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Active Agents2,170
Time on Market67
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Active Agents1,608
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Active Agents1,534
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Active Agents1,297
Time on Market71
Avg. Sale Price$525,000

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Active Agents2,443
Time on Market61
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Active Agents1,860
Time on Market68
Avg. Sale Price$364,950

Baltimore

Active Agents5,371
Time on Market77
Avg. Sale Price$165,000

Dundalk

Active Agents1,733
Time on Market64
Avg. Sale Price$148,000

Towson

Active Agents1,629
Time on Market64
Avg. Sale Price$318,000

Columbia

Active Agents3,134
Time on Market54
Avg. Sale Price$375,000

Eldersburg

Active Agents1,897
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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