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Find the perfect Houston real estate agent

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

Top Houston real estate agents

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 26,720. Top agents get homes off the market 1.4x faster and save buyers $22,022 more.


The HomeLight website was extremely easy to use and I got the best referrals I could have.

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Why you need a top real estate agent in Houston, TX

The top 3% of Houston real estate agents sell 1.8x more properties than average. While the average home sits on the market for 70 days, top agents move properties in 39. Top sellers agents can make you $13,867 more on average on your brick mansion. Save $21,998 on an Upper Kirby apartment with a top buyer’s agent.

Top Seller's Agents

If you need to upgrade for a growing family, top real estate agents sell for 101.6% of the list price while average seller’s agents sell for 97.1%. That means $13,872 more towards square footage.

Sale price / List price (%)

Days on market
Lower is better

Homes sold / yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Looking to snag a place in Neartown near all the great eats? The average Houston real estate agent can get you that home for 93.4% of the list price, while top agents can snag it for 86.2%. Translated into dollars, that’s $22,022 for top of the line cooking tools and dinners at your favorite five star restaurants.

Condos sold / yr

Homes purchased / yr

Sale price / list price (%)
Lower is better

See how some of the real estate agents in Houston, TX stack up

Johnna Little

Coldwell Banker, United

Houston Listings Sold

24

Average Over Asking

$4.2k

Average Days on Market

93

Timothy Sojka

Keller Williams Premier Realty

Houston Listings Sold

280

Average Over Asking

$4.2k

Average Days on Market

80

Sara Gordon

Gordon Ford Properties

Houston Listings Sold

61

Average Days on Market

68

Average Over Asking

$4.2k

Meg Zoller

Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan

Houston Listings Sold

71

Average Over Asking

$4.2k

Townhome Transactions

11

Lance Loken

The Loken Group

Houston Listings Sold

1.9k

Average Over Asking

$4.2k

Average Days on Market

85

Houston Listings Sold

120

Average Days on Market

67

Average Over Asking

$4.2k

Hal Elrod

Keller Williams Premier Realty

Houston Listings Sold

23

Average Days on Market

71

Average Over Asking

$4.2k

Jay Monroe

Martha Turner Properties

Houston Listings Sold

180

Condo Transactions

57

Townhome Transactions

15

Rick Dittemore

Keller Williams Premier Realty

Houston Listings Sold

110

Average Over Asking

$7.1k

Average Days on Market

71

Houston Listings Sold

44

Townhome Transactions

10

Single Family Home Transactions

290

Meet top real estate agents who focus on these Houston neighborhoods

Neartown - Montrose

Active Agents2,985
Time on Market105
Avg. Sale Price$483,564

Top rated Zagat status food lines Westheimer Road. Go mediterranean at Aladdin or grab a brew at The Hay Merchant. Neartown is a top neighborhood for millennials for its eats and views of downtown skyscrapers. The central location just off of downtown, green space of Eleanor Tinsley Park, and the Buffalo Bayou Hike and Bike Trail add to Neartown’s draw.

University Place

Active Agents1,390
Time on Market102
Avg. Sale Price$807,719

Rice University sits on the east edge of University Place. Art is incredible in this neighborhood: The James Turrell Skyspace “Twilight Epiphany” and Museum of Fine Arts Houston share real estate with the university and University Place’s residential streets. This upscale area has gorgeous houses perfect for families.

Kingwood

Active Agents3,944
Time on Market88
Avg. Sale Price$245,646

Kingwood’s main demographic is married people in their late 30s. The massive area divides into “villages” which are basically sub neighborhood pockets. Kingwood is far North of the city center and measures a whopping 14,000 acres. The San Jacinto River runs throughout the area. Deer Ridge Park, River Grove Park, and The Clubs of Kingwood create green space. This is a prime place for families.


Thank you HomeLight for the great recommendation and for helping us find the perfect first home for our family!

Keon K


I had been contemplating selling my home, and after seeing the HomeLight ad, I decided to go online and check it out. HomeLight responded immediately with referrals, and the referrals responded immediately.

Mary H


...This was a truly a timesaving measure as I was out-of-state and needed someone who would go above and beyond to help my parents get their house sold as quickly as possible. You absolutely paired us with the best agent!

Donald F

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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 home, your odds of making more money on the transaction are higher if you work with a top performing agent. We encourage you to explore all of your options if you're selling a home in Houston, TX.

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 neighborhood?

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 HomeLight.com 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.