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Top Madison real estate agents

Madison, AL has 1.9x real estate agents, so how do you know who’s right for you? HomeLight looks at each agent’s historical performance data to identify those that will get you the best results. Madison’s top 3% of agents do 636 real estate transactions per year. Compare that to the average agent who does transactions a year — the top agent completes 77.3% more transactions! And that level of experience pays off for buyers and sellers alike.

"The first realtor that HomeLight recommend really impressed me, she was great and my home sold within 30 days. I wish I had known about HomeLight years ago!"

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See how 11 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Madison stack up

John Fudge
Keller Williams Realty
About John

I am a native of Jacksonville, Florida and attended both Georgia State University and Savannah College of Art and Design. I relocated to North Alabama in 1997 and after a life long love of architecture and design began pursuing my real estate license in 2001. At that time, I also owned and operated HUNT Home Couture, one of Huntsville's leading interior design firms and home furnishings stores. In 2013, after 25 years in the design industry, I merged both of my passions into one joining forces with Keller Williams Realty. My design and staging expertise are unparalleled and combined with my knowledge of the real estate market in Huntsville and Madison County offer my clients a powerful combination of Buyer and Seller desired knowledge and aesthetic.

John's reviews

"out of all homes we owned - john was by far the best agent we ever had"

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Townhome Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
25
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Darrin Hasley
Darrin Hasley Real Estate
About Darrin

Darrin is an Associate Broker and an Owner of Capstone Realty, an award-winning brokerage in Huntsville, Alabama and has been in the real estate business for 16 years. Darrin is recognized as a Zillow Premier Agent while also receiving Homelight awards for Top Producer Agent, Top Negotiator Agent, Top Sells For More Agent and Top Buyers Agent. Capstone Realty was recently recognized as a REALTrends Up-and-Comer, NextDoor Neighborhood Favorite and Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award Winner. Darrin's real estate team offers clients services for home buyers, home sellers and investors in North Alabama providing their clients with concierge services resulting in 5-star reviews. Contact Darrin and his team today to receive a no-obligation Market Analysis on your home and learn why home sellers and home buyers in North Alabama are choosing to work with Darrin and his team.

Darrin's reviews

"Darrin helped me sell and buy my homes. He was exceptional at understanding what the market would b..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
77
Condo Transactions
2
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
NAR Certifications
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Ben Nemec
Keller Williams Realty
About Ben

An assertive, no-nonsense approach to finding buyers the home of their dreams and helping sellers understand their market through experience. Auburn University Bachelors and Masters degrees, as well as professional experience in customer service & satisfaction. My #1 goal is to help you with your real estate needs in the most professional & ethical means possible.

Single Family Home Transactions
62
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
NAR Certifications
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Karen Harrison
RE/MAX Alliance
About Karen

Karen is a real estate agent in Huntsville, Alabama. Over the past few years Karen averages 35-45 transactions per year. Karen typically represents sellers & buyers. Karen has transacted in Huntsville more than any other area helping to buy or sell 35-45 properties per year.

Karen's reviews

"Karen was very knowledgeable in every aspect of selling our home and buying a new home."

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Christina Tidwell
Capstone Realty
About Christina

As a longtime resident of Madison, I have had the pleasure of serving clients here, and in the surrounding communities, for 9 years. My amazing husband shares in the same passion for helping people to achieve their real estate goals and dreams. We are blessed to serve you! Together, we have 2 beautiful children, an awesome teenage son and a sweet and spirited 3 year old daughter. My #1 goal is to provide my clients with top notch service throughout their real estate transaction, and continue to serve even after the sale. Whether it be selling your first home, buying your forever home or helping build an investment portfolio I will use my experience, integrity and honesty to guide the way. Let’s do this together!

Christina's reviews

"Very confident agent who knows North Alabama very well. First time selling a house and it couldn't h..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
41
Condo Transactions
1
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Sahara Embry
Capstone Realty
About Sahara

The Embry Group is a team of Realtors in North Alabama. We are dedicated to providing first class service, creative & custom marketing, and rockstar knowledge on Real Estate & the local market. We believe in hiring Realtors that are passionate about Real Estate and believe in putting clients first. We have an amazing marketing program, great customer service that focuses on communication, and we work hard! We teamed up with Capstone Realty as our broker because they have been in business for over 10 years Capstone Realty is one of largest locally-owned, non-franchised real estate companies in the Huntsville/Madison market. Since opening in 2009, Capstone Realty has seen a 600% increase in sales volume in just a little over 11 years and has been recognized both locally and nationally. Capstone was recently awarded as one of REAL Trends Nation's Best Brokerages, among the top one percent of all brokerage firms in the country. In 2019, Capstone was listed on REAL Trend's "Up-and-Comers" list and on Nextdoor, as one of Huntsville's Favorites in the Home Services Category. In 2018, Capstone received the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award in the Professional Services category. We appreciate you visiting our website and can not wait to help you buy or sell your home in North Alabama.

Sahara's reviews

"My experience with my Realtor (Sahara Embry) has been nothing but a pleasure. Sahara made my house s..."

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15
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Kara Cunningham
Keller Williams
About Kara

Kara is a real estate agent with Keller Williams.

Single Family Home Transactions
6
TIC Transactions
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Nicole Hartenbach
Keller Williams Realty Huntsville
About Nicole

Nicole is a 3rd generation real estate professional with a comprehensive background in residential sales and negotiation representing both current and future Huntsville/Madison homeowners. Nicole and her team, the InTown Partners Real Estate Group of Keller Williams Realty, are committed to client satisfaction and utilizing their keen negotiating skills to ensure a successful transaction. She likes to win (for her clients) and does so with a calm demeanor and a reassuring smile. Her main goals are to empower her clients by educating them before, during, and after the transaction. She ensures that no money is left on the table and provides direct solutions to challenges. Nicole earns the respect of her clients by working tirelessly on their behalf and by offering them thoughtful advice. Nicole has developed a reputation for providing exceptional service and keen insights into the constantly evolving market and is passionate about staying on the leading edge of real estate technology and education. After graduating with honors from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Nicole began her real estate career managing the marketing, branding, and sales strategies for a portfolio of over $300 million in multifamily assets. Along with her broad sales and advertising expertise, Nicole specializes in digital and social marketing. After joining Keller Williams Realty in 2016, she earned the Rookie of the Year award and membership into KW Luxury International. She is licensed in Alabama and California and speaks both English and French. She is a member the exclusive Million Dollar GUILD and has her CLHMS and CHME designations. When she's not busy helping her clients buy and sell homes, she enjoys hiking with her family, practicing Pilates, and traveling.

Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
4
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Jacky Patterson Jr., Associate Broker
Leading Edge Real Estate Group
About Jacky

Jacky is an Associate Broker with Leading Edge Real Estate in Madison. Jacky has been in the business for over 12 years. Jacky focuses on properties located in Huntsville, Madison, Athens, Harvest, Toney. Jacky completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Athens State University in 2009. He works hard to find the right home for his clients. Customer satisfaction is Jacky's top priority! Call Jacky for all your real-estate needs!

Jacky's reviews

"Jacky is a great agent. I was a first time home buyer and before I met him, I was so stressed out wi..."

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Dawn Prater
Red BaRN Real Estate
About Dawn

Dawn is an agent and advisor with 11 years of experience in both residential and commercial sales. Focused on getting her clients exactly what they need is her priority. Whether it is a larger home, a smaller home, greater net profit, retirement, estate management, or relocation each client has individual needs and Dawn attends to each one personally to help navigate from marketing to closing quickly and efficiently. Dawn offers the best lender and contractor referrals as well so each client can sell and buy with no distress or unnecessary hurdles.

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Find your perfect real estate agent in Madison

Why you need a top real estate agent in Madison, AL

Madison's top 3% of real estate agents save buyers 10.7% more on home purchases and help sellers make $8,041 more on their home sales when compared to the average agent. Top real estate agents in Madison also work 636 transactions, which is 1.8x more than the average in the area.

Top Seller's Agents

What kind of results can you get with a top seller’s agent in Madison? They sell 1.8x more properties, save their sellers $8,041 more, and move homes 1.5x faster than average agents.

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Top Buyer's Agents

When compared against the average real estate agent, the top Madison buyer's agents move about 426.73 properties and save buyers $39,834 on their home purchases.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Madison, AL

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
3.9 stars

Top real estate agents in Madison score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Madison agent who scores only 3.9 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Madison and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for Madison real estate agents and REALTORS

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Keith Croce
Capstone Realty
Feb 19, 2021

“Christina is an excellent realtor and a tremendous human being. I had a hundred questions during the process of listing our home for sale and she was always responsive and helpful. She gave us helpful tips to get it ready to sell. Super easy to work with coordinating listing photos and showings, and...“

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Kia
Capstone Realty
Mar 03, 2021

“Christina was amazing in helping us purchase our home. She was knowledgeable, understanding, honest, thorough, patient and FUN! She genuinely cares about her clients needs and wants. We were moving from out of state and she took the time to drive us around and show us all the different areas that HS...“

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Morgan Key
Capstone Realty
Mar 02, 2021

“My husband and I told her exactly what we wanted in our new home. She went above and beyond to ensure she found us our home for our family. We have 5 kids and had to bring them to several showings. Sahara was AMAZING with them! We could not have asked for anyone better! She is absolutely a blessing ...“

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Amanda Rose Morgan
Capstone Realty
Feb 22, 2021

“After renting, I was poking around on the internet at homes for fun and came across Sahara. I was very scared of the homebuying process and wasn't sure if it was right for me. Sahara reached out, and we set up a time to talk about the entire process. I decided to go for it and got pre-approved from ...“

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Tiffany
Capstone Realty
Dec 04, 2020

“Sahara helped my family purchase a home and also sell a home. As a buyer's agent, she was super knowledgeable about neighborhoods, communities, school districts, and builders. She helped us find a home we love and write a strong offer that was accepted. As a listing agent, she was savvy and responsi...“

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