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Top Essex real estate agents

Essex, IL has 123 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 Essex and you can make -$3,133 more on a home sale and save up to $20,599 more on a home purchase.

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

Susan Fisher
Coldwell Banker Realty
About Susan

As an agent who is an expert in Kankakee, Iroquois, and Ford Counties, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to buying and selling real estate in this area. The market is not the same everywhere, so you need someone trustworthy for up-to-date information. My team and I are happy to serve you, and here are some of the things we can do for you: "Find Your Next Home" You need someone who knows this area inside and out! We will work with you to find the right home at the right price - including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - as well as the essential criteria you have for your ideal home. "Sell a Home" When it's time to move, you need an agent who will aggressively advertise your home, show it in the best light to prospective buyers, firmly negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork, and supervise the closing. My team and I will take care of everything, from start to finish. "Consult on Home Selling Tactics" Many times, buyers can't visualize living in your home. I will advise you on how to make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even just painting the walls can be the difference between a house that sits on the market or a quick sale.

Single Family Home Transactions
93
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Lori Bonarek
Lori Bonarek Realty
About Lori

As your Real Estate Specialists, I promise to be your trusted resource for answers about the process of buying or selling. I will provide expertise about neighborhood features and schools and will target your home search based on your individual needs and wants. My custom innovative marketing strategies along with my strong negotiation skills are the keys to your successful transaction.

Lori's reviews

"It was wonderful. She is very knowledgeable and helped me thru every detail. I will definitely use h..."

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Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
72
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Kimberly Wirtz
CENTURY 21 Affiliated
About Kimberly

My success in real estate is attributed to experience, professionalism and commitment to service in many areas throughout Northern Illinois. I have been a licensed REALTOR® since 1992. I possess an extensive knowledge of the many cities and towns I service. I share that knowledge with my clients in an effort to make their home buying or selling experience a comfortable one. I take pride in my attention to detail and put all my efforts into understanding the needs of my clients. I constantly educate myself on the latest trends in the marketplace. It is my goal to extend the "royal treatment" to my clients all the time. Every telephone call or email received by me is returned in a very timely manner. I extend, prompt, courteous and professional service to all. Buying or selling a home should be a memorable and pleasant experience. Real estate is one of the most exciting investments one can make. I promise to be here for all of my clients in any way possible in order to assure a very pleasant experience.

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"Kim is a very knowledgeable agent! She responded to all of my calls in a timely fashion. She is a ve..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
200
TIC 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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Michelle Arseneau
Coldwell Banker Realty
About Michelle

Michelle launched her successful real estate career in 1994 and has never looked back. Michelle is charged with energy, ambition and discipline and has helped hundreds of clients in the Chicago Southland market with uncompromising consideration for premier customer service. Her professional commitment to improving a client's situation by providing full attention to detail has earned her the respect as a leader in the real estate community. Michelle is annually recognized as one of the top-producing real estate sales professionals in the market. Whether you are buying, building, selling or relocating, Michelle invites you to tap into her comprehensive pool of resources to achieve your goals. Contact her today for a private consultation.

Single Family Home Transactions
76
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Lisa Sanford
Real Living Speckman Realty, Inc.
About Lisa

I've been helping people with their real estate needs since 1984 and have lived in various communities within Kankakee County since moving here in 1983. When you are a seller, I am willing to put my years of experience in the Kankakee, Bourbonnais, Bradley, and Kankakee County market place to work for you. My goal is to work efficiently to get your property sold, resulting in top dollar, in the least amount of marketing time. After 30 years I can still say I have a passion for helping people with their real estate needs. Please call me at 815-922-6924 or 815-937-4370 or email me at Lisa@LisaSanford.com so we can discuss your goals and implement and plan to achieve your goals. Lisa Sanford, Broker, Realtor,

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"She was friendly, knowledgeable, and sold my house quickly."

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Single Family Home Transactions
68
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Michelle Carr
Baird & Warner Real Estate
About Michelle

Michelle Carr is a life long resident of the Will County area and is consistently recognized as one of the top producing REALTORS® in Will County and the surrounding communities. Michelle’s clients know that when they work with her, they are working with someone who has integrity and drive, community and market knowledge, marketing expertise, effective negotiation skills and a high quality professional network of affiliates. Throughout her career, Michelle has worked with hundreds of clients, and has a solid foundation of loyal customers. With the majority of her business coming from repeat clients and referrals from past clients, Michelle recognizes the importance of clear communication and putting the client first. "First and foremost, my clients know that I have their back, and I make sure that they clearly understand the process of buying and selling real estate. When we leave the closing table, I want them to be happy. And I want them to be more than 100% satisfied with the experience they had working with me." Michelle’s real estate career began in 2001 with the Coldwell Banker franchise, after a decade long career at Exelon Nuclear where she held the position of the Executive Support Assistant to the Chief Nuclear Officer and his staff. She is experienced in all aspects of residential, commercial, investment, undeveloped land, and new construction sales, in addition to relocation. Awarded Top Office Producer, Baird & Warner, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Member of Chairman’s Club, Baird & Warner, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Board of Directors Member of Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®, 2010, 2011, & 2012 Awarded Rookie of the Year, Coldwell Banker, 2001 Member of The National Association of REALTORS®, The Illinois Association of REALTORS®, and Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®,since 2001 Graduate of College of St. Francis, Joliet, IL. Bachelor of Science Degree. Magna Cum Laude Graduate. Member of the Pinnacle Honor Society Be sure to visit Michelle’s personal website for client testimonials, additional information on the communities she serves, and homes that are available. #BUYORSELLWITHMICHELLE

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"Michelle knew I was under time pressure to find a home. She was able to identify what we liked and n..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
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Kelly Winterroth
Winterroth Team at McColly Bennett Real Estate
About Kelly

The Winterroth Team at McColly Real Estate is lead by team leader Kelly Winterroth and serves Illinois. We are globally connected and locally respected. Consecutively ranked in the top 1% in our market, our experience and skill is key to achieving your real estate goals. Our team is passionate, well-organized, and dedicated to the work that we do for you. We have 30+ years of combined experience and know how to handle all of your real estate needs. Our goal is to make your real estate transaction as easy and fun as possible. We strive for long term relationships with all of our customers that provide win-win opportunities for everyone involved. Excellent communication before, during and after the sale, provides a strong basis for the service excellence our customers have come to expect. Most agents are a one man operation with limited resources, time and energy, juggling several clients with little or no help and limited marketing funds. With the Winterroth Team, you get an entire TEAM of professionals all working for you! Nobody can be great at everything, but our team is extremely specialized in the industry. That's why we have listing specialists, buyer specialists, a closing coordinator, a photography specialist and a marketing specialist, all doing what they do best: Selling your home. Wouldn't you rather have a whole team working to sell your home rather than a single agent? The Winterroth Teams approach aligns resources to aggressively market your property and allows us to see your transaction successfully move through every step to completion. W team can fulfill all of your real estate needs at a high level. We have an expert staff that allows us to provide each of our clients with excellent customer service and guidance. Our focus is on professional consultations, personalized strategies, powerful negotiations and proven results. W Team is able to quickly adapt to changes in the market and grasp new technologies that allow us to sell homes faster and for more money. As a result, we consistently sell over 100 homes each year.

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"Kelly's expertise in her market is remarkable. She understands the trends in real estate and how to..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
93
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Amelia Bodie
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
About Amelia

Real estate is my passion, my career, and what I really want to do in life! I'm not in this for a quick buck, I am in this for the every day challenges. I want to make my clients happy and have fun searching for their new home or selling their current home. This is the biggest buy/sale any person will have in his/her lifetime, so why not make it a fun, smooth, and easy transaction when working with me! Just shoot me a text, email, or call, and we can begin our real estate relationship!

Condo Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
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TIC Transactions
0
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  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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William Sole
Sancken Sole Realty
About William

FULL TIME SERVICE REPRESENTATION! FOR ALL RESIDENTIAL AND AGRICULTURAL PROPERTIES, HOMEOWNERS, FARMERS AND INVESTORS PRESERVE YOUR EQUITY! Commission percentages charged by most traditional real estate brokers have remained essentially unchanged or increased. As a result, you may be paying substantially more in commission for less service. SANCKEN SOLE REALTY is able to assist Sellers by networking with over 800 affiliated online MLS/HOME SEARCH companies. This service will allow your property to be viewed by upwards of 180 Million viewers as well as other Realtors. Additionally SANCKEN SOLE REALTY is able to provide Virtual Video Tours of your property for public viewing and to top affiliated companies. We utilize our database of properties to best service our customers and clients. **DISCLAIMER: This offer of Service is for NEW LISTINGS only, and in no way suggest you cancel any current listing that you may have with other real estate firms. ** Affiliated website uploa ds from feeds and source of information is deemed reliable, but not verified or guaranteed.

Single Family Home Transactions
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Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
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  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
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Amanda Fedrow
Speckman Realty Real Living
About Amanda

Amanda is a licensed real estate agent and is currently with Speckman Realty Real Living in Bourbonnais. Amanda has completed transactions in several areas including Kankakee, Bourbonnais and Bradley. HomeLight ranks Amanda as one of the top 3% of agents in Kankakee Area for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents for selling homes faster. Our database shows that Amanda has completed over 400 transactions since 2009, representing the buyer in 45% of those transactions and the seller in 55% of them. Amanda has been most prolific in Kankakee.

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"She was extremely professional and a delight to work with."

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  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Essex

Why you need a top real estate agent in Essex, IL

The top 3% of real estate agents in Essex, IL have worked on 673.6 more transactions than the average agent. With more experience, top Essex agents move homes in 66 days, which is 1.8x times faster than the local average of 121 days.

Top Seller's Agents

Compared to the average Essex real estate agent, top agents sell 1.7x more homes. They also sell properties 83.1% quicker, and get sellers 6.1% more for their homes.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

The top 3% Essex buyer's agents buy 1.6x more homes in the same area and save $39,159 on their clients' home purchases. That's 52.6% more savings than the average home sale!

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Essex, IL

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
5 stars

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

"HomeLight found a number of Realtors and provided a baseline for me to compare them. We were in a bit of a time crunch to sell and HomeLight made finding a local agent quick and easy."

Jacob D.

HomeLight Client

"HomeLight has been a great help... in helping me link up with the right realtor who effectively helped us purchase a very nice property below market value and also selling my existing property at a dollar rate which was not conceivable. "

Rahul S.

HomeLight Client

"After 2 years of trying to sell our mixed-use commercial building with 5 different brokers, we decided to take a chance with HomeLight. A week after being connected... we had multiple offers and accepted a cash offer over asking price. "

Jane O.

HomeLight Client

Find top real estate agents in cities near Essex, IL

Lockport

Active Agents1,571
Time on Market63
Avg. Sale Price$219,000

Joliet

Active Agents4,355
Time on Market58
Avg. Sale Price$194,000

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