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Top Howard County real estate agents

There are 9,202 real estate agents in Howard County, MD but we use data to find the best ones. HomeLight compares the agent performance data in your area to find real estate agents who get the job done 1.8x faster than the average Howard County, MD real estate agent.

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Howard County 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
45
Single Family Home Transactions
68
Condo Transactions
1
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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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
48
Single Family Home Transactions
90
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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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
49
Townhome Transactions
30
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Sarah Reynolds
Keller Williams
About Sarah

Ranked as one of the top teams in the DC Metro Area by the Wall Street Journal, Debbie, Sarah, and the entire Reynolds Team attribute their success to always putting their client’s needs first, above all else. This is something that many agents say, but Debbie and Sarah are on a mission to actually DO it by providing their clients several GUARANTEE programs that take the risk out of selling or buying a home. They have become passionate about providing these guarantees, and at the same time making each client feel as though they are their only client. Debbie started the business in 1988 to provide extra income for the family. What started as extra income turned into a passion. Sarah joined her mom with this passion in 2006, and not only did the mother-daughter aspect bring them together, but so did the passion for their clients. They are a true family owned business! It’s been said that buying or selling a home is one of the most stressful things that anyone will go through in their lifetime. Debbie and Sarah understand this, and are passionate about providing an experience for their clients where we take ALL the stress away! They have always hired partners to join the team that share their core values! It hasn’t always been easy to find them, but they have found that it is worth the wait to find agents and team members that have the same care and passion that they do! It’s an amazing team!

Sarah's reviews

"the main contact was John Hutchinson"

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Single Family Home Transactions
480
Townhome Transactions
220
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
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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
97
Single Family Home Transactions
72
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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
87
Townhome Transactions
51
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • 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.

Eric's reviews

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

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Townhome Transactions
28
Single Family Home Transactions
32
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Jennifer Chino
TTR Sotheby's International Realty
About Jennifer

I started in real estate as a For Sale By Owner in 2005. I knew there was a need for a different kind of Realtor, someone who listened to a clients needs and put those need first and foremost. I pride myself on providing excellent customer service and making your real estate transaction a pleasurable one. My areas of expertise are corporate relocation, first time home buyers, move up buyers, and clients looking to downsize. I use my vast array of contacts to help with everything from providing recommended resources throughout the transaction (mortgage, title, inspector) all the way through every day recommendations like doctors, play groups, book clubs, local activities and events. My clients are always happy to provide references so don't hesitate to ask me for them! I look forward to assisting you with all your real estate needs.

Jennifer's reviews

"Jennifer was great in guiding us through the sales process remotely. We evaluated a few realtors and..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
72
Townhome Transactions
8
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Alecia Scott
Long and Foster
About Alecia

Mission It is my firm belief that home ownership is one of the best ways for people to build a personal wealth foundation for themselves and their families. A passion for helping people achieve that dream is the driving force behind my business. Buying or selling your home is a very personal and emotional decision involving many different circumstances. A caring and compassionate, yet business savvy approach is what I bring to every transaction. Personal I am a native Washingtonian which gives me an extensive knowledge of the entire metropolitan area. I was born in the District and lived in Takoma Park during my early years. My family moved to the then sleepy town of Olney, Md in 1979. My only time outside of Maryland came during college. I obtained a Bachelors Degree from Gordon College in Wenham, MA. I happily returned to Maryland to marry my childhood sweetheart, Robert Scott, and ultimately settled in Laytonsville, a small village that is part of Gaithersburg, MD.

Alecia's reviews

"Alecia was very helpful in selling my condo located in the summer ridge development gaithersburg md...."

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Townhome Transactions
27
Single Family Home Transactions
40
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Nate Johnson
Keller Williams
About Nate

The 12:45 Team is a unique and experienced real estate team that can service all your real estate needs. Philip Johnson and Shawn Derrick are our listing specialists who work directly with Nate to market your home. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of our clients by being a team of talented specialists that serve each other, create opportunity & encourage growth, while having fun selling real estate. Thinking about a career in real estate? Our fun, experienced team is always looking for talent! email Nate We are ranked in the top 1% of Real Estate Agents in the Northern Virginia / MD Area. #16 out of 20,000+ agents. There are over 100,000 Real Estate Agents in Keller Williams Realty (the #1 real estate brokerage in the US), and the 12:45 Team is ranked #370. Our goal is to be ranked in the top 100 in Keller Williams and top 10 in the Northern VA, MD & DC area. What does this mean for you? We are a high achieving team who works together to exceed your expectations and has the expertise to help you with one of the most important financia l decisions you will make.

Nate's reviews

"Nate and his team were our second realtors. We immediately knew that they were a much better fit. ..."

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Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
76
Townhome Transactions
29
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Howard County, MD

Why you need a top real estate agent in Howard County, MD

In Howard County, homes sit on the market an average of 88 days, and sell for 97.0% of the list price. Having a top agent by your side can save you serious time and money. The top 3% of Howard County agents move homes off the market in 49 days, and get better price results: Buyers get 9.0% knocked off the list price, and sellers get 5.5% more than their list price.

Top Seller's Agents

If you’re wanting to save time and cash, look no further than Howard County’s top 3% of real estate agents: they sell homes 38.86 days faster than the average agent, and save their sellers 2.9x more money along the way.

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Top Buyer's Agents

When compared against the average real estate agent, the top Howard County buyer's agents move about 366.7 properties and save buyers $68,776 on their home purchases.

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Sale Price / List Price (%)
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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Howard County, MD

Top Agents
4.6 stars
Avg. Agents
4.3 stars

Top real estate agents in Howard County score an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Howard County agent who scores only 4.3 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Howard County and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

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"I was very happy with the service provided and it ..."

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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!"

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