Top Real Estate Agents in Houston, TX

Home to NASA, Houston, TX is the 4th largest city in America. There are 4,944,000 people in Houston and only 8,176 homes for sale. You need to act fast to snatch up that brick colonial in University Place. HomeLight uses transaction data to find top real estate agents out of the 25,793. Top agents get homes off the market 1.5x faster and save buyers $21,871 more.

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Houston's Housing Market at a Glance

Houston is a huge metropolis of culture and a popular place for millennials. Texas’ largest city has Rice University, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Houston Zoo, and a slew of massive companies. The diamond shaped JPMorgan Chase building towers over the skyline as the world’s tallest five-sided skyscraper. Grab coffee and savor the butter and cheese of a Blacksmith biscuit sandwich. Indulge in creamy pasta at The Pass & Provisions. Houston’s foodie scene is top notch, as is its art.

Houston has 8,176 homes for sale, but with a population of 4,944,000, inventory is low. There are 25,793 active real estate agents in Houston. Homes are on the market an average of 71 days and sell for 95.4% of the list price (sorry sellers!).

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Why You Need a Top Real Estate Agent in Houston

The top 3% of Houston real estate agents sell 1.8x more properties than average. While the average home sits on the market for 71 days, top agents move properties in 39. Top sellers agents can make you $13,696 more on average on your brick mansion. Save $21,889 on an Upper Kirby apartment with a top buyer’s agent.

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Additional Resources

Read buyer and seller guides, get the best tips from America's top real estate agents, see the latest trends in housing, and learn how to optimize your home sale. Find it all on the HomeLight blog ».

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Houston, TX?

    It's going to depend on the temperature of the Houston 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 Houston?

    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.

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

    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 Houston?

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

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

    Looking to buy or sell a home in a specific Houston neighborhood? We've got you covered. Either explore top real estate agents in Houston 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 Houston real estate agents?

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

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

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

  • Do these Houston real estate agents work for HomeLight?

    No. All of the real estate agents you see on 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 Houston?

    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.

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