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Top Cottage Grove real estate agents

Cottage Grove, Madison, WI may have 309 real estate agents, but you’re looking for the cream of the crop. Homelight analyzes performance data from all of Cottage Grove, Madison’s active agents to find you those with the best objective results. The top 3% of Cottage Grove, Madison agents boast impressive numbers: They complete 70.7% more real estate transactions each year than the average agent, and sell homes 74.8% faster.

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See how 5 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Cottage Grove, Madison stack up

Lynn Holley
Keller Williams Realty
About Lynn

A full time Realtor since 1995, Lynn leads a successful team of realtors based in Madison, her hometown. Since 1995, Lynn has sold millions of dollars worth of real estate including more than 400 condominiums. As a lifelong Madisonian, Lynn knows every neighborhood, every street, every community, all of Dane County and surrounding counties really well. Lynn has an amazing team with four amazing buyer's representatives who advocate really hard for their clients, Mari, Laura, Jessica, and Caroline. For our clients who want to sell their homes, we have a full time client services director, Catherine, who specializes in showcasing your home in its best light and communicating with you every step of the way, an amazing staging partner (we offer free staging consultations!), and a full time professional photographer, videographer, and drone specialist. Lynn and her team have extensive real estate experience and are true experts in the following areas: Western, Northern and Southern Dane County (greater Madison area); SW Wisconsin including such amazing areas as Mineral Point, Barneveld, Dodgeville and all points in between; Sauk and Columbia Counties including the Lake Wisconsin area; and Rock County. Residential real estate (single family homes, condos, small multi family); New home construction including duplexes, condominiums, and single family homes; Construction process and costs; Marketable floor plan design; Condominium development; Condominium association formation and operation; Successfully staging properties for sale; Management of small income properties; mini and large warehouse development; Neighborhood Development; Remodeling and flipping properties. Lynn is an honors Journalism graduate of the UW-Madison. Prior to real estate, Lynn worked in public relations and advertising. She was the marketing director and then the president of the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau where she started the Taste of Madison, one of Madison’s favorite summer festivals. She lives in Middleton with her husband, 2 cats and a delightful rescue dog, Mishka. Outside of work Lynn devotes her time to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease, managing an annual fundraiser she started for the Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, gardening, anything outdoors, working out, and reading.

Lynn's reviews

"Lynn Holley sold me two great investment properties. Both of the houses are worth $100,000 more than..."

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Condo Transactions
20
Single Family Home Transactions
74
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Matt Kornstedt
Stark Company Realtors/HomeTeam4u
About Matt

Matt began his Real Estate career in 1997 with the Stark Company Realtors. Since then Matt has established two Real Estate Investment Companies; Victory Properties, LLC and Badger Investment Properties, LLC as well as a Real Estate Management Company, Marquee Management Services, LLC. Matt is a Broker Associates and has obtained the ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), GRI (Graduate Real Estate Institute), CRS (Council of Residential Specialists) and SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource) designations. Year after year he is one of the top associates with the Stark Company Realtors, The Diamond Guild.

Matt's reviews

"Jen and Matt have helped us buy and sell multiple properties. They are very responsive and knowledge..."

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Condo Transactions
65
Single Family Home Transactions
220
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Guy Lofts
RealEstateGuy powered by ReaL Broker
About Guy

Proud to be with the state of the art, tech company Real Broker Certified Residential Specialists State CRS of the Year 2005, Past President Wi CRS Top producer for 28 years. I have been selling homes since 1993, and have helped over 1000 happy families buy a home or sell a home. I work a lot with relocating families and would love to help your referrals too!. Can I help you to determine the sale price of your home? Madison Wisconsin? call me.

Guy's reviews

"My sale went as planned, a very productive team effort "

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Single Family Home Transactions
7
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Laura Flood
eXp Realty
About Laura

With over 27 years of experience and consistently being ranked among the top 1% of agents in the nation, our team would love to help you make your move a smooth and stress-free process. When it comes to buying or selling your most significant investment be sure to choose an agent that is an expert in our local area. If you have been thinking about making a move, we would love to discuss the real estate market with you. When looking to buy a property, we know searching several real estate websites can be time-consuming and frustrating, especially when you inquire about homes and find they are no longer available. Our dedicated buyer specialists can help save you time and energy by setting up a real-time search for you and get you in to see new listings as soon as they come on the market. If you have a property to sell, let's review the comparable homes and sold data, discuss a realistic price, and help you determine if now may be the right time for you to make a move. Our goal is to get sellers the best price the market will support in the shortest amount of time. If you're wondering what your home is worth in the current market, contact us today for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your home's value in today's market.

Laura's reviews

"I worked with Laura's team, mainly with Heather and Laurie when we were buying our first home. They ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
8
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
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Alan Mikkelson
Badger Realty Group, brokered by eXp Realty
About Alan

Alan is a real estate Broker with Badger Realty Group @ eXp Realty LLC in Dane County Wisconsin and has been in the real estate business for over 20 years. Badger Realty Group is a small team of local experts that focus on taking great care of their clients! They cover greater Dane & Jefferson counties, including small towns like Cambridge, Deerfield & Marshall, into larger areas like Cottage Grove, Jefferson, Lake Mills, & Sun Prairie and the City of Monona & Madison. HomeLight ranks Alan as one of the top 1% of agents in Deerfield for successfully selling homes. Alan typically represents both Sellers and Buyers of single family, land, condo, and multi-family units.

Single Family Home Transactions
21
Condo Transactions
3
TIC Transactions
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Cottage Grove, Madison

Why you need a top real estate agent in Cottage Grove, Madison, WI

Here's why you should work with a top Cottage Grove, Madison real estate agent: the average agent in the city closes around 292 deals, but the top 3% of agents work on 997 transactions in the same area. On top of that, top Cottage Grove, Madison agents make $15,204 more and move homes 1.5x faster than the average agent.

Top Seller's Agents

What kind of results can you get with a top seller’s agent in Cottage Grove, Madison? They sell 1.7x more properties, save their sellers $8,885 more, and move homes 1.3x faster than average agents.

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Top Buyer's Agents

The top 3% Cottage Grove, Madison buyer's agents buy 1.7x more homes in the same area and save $33,226 on their clients' home purchases. That's 45.8% more savings than the average home sale!

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Cottage Grove, Madison, WI

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.5 stars

Top real estate agents in Cottage Grove, Madison score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Cottage Grove, Madison agent who scores only 4.5 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Cottage Grove, Madison and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for Cottage Grove, Madison real estate agents and REALTORS

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Vanessa Barton
Keller Williams Realty
Aug 31, 2021

“I originally reached out to Lynn who then connected me with Laura Lynch on her team. Laura was all I could have asked for in an agent and then some! I am a first time home buyer as well as I was living out of state during my search and purchase. Laura was very quick to respond, knowledgeable on ever...“

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Rainbow
Stark Company Realtors
Mar 04, 2022

“AVOID this agent by all means. I have worked with many agents and never seen anyone as unprofessional as him. As as buyer, I'd like to look for houses I like in Zillow. On 2/25/2022, I found this home listed by Dana, which says "open house 9 to 5 2/25" in the description. I was so excited when I fou...“

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Rachel
Keller Williams Realty
Jul 19, 2021

“We worked with Mari with Lynn Holley and were so pleased. As first time-home buyers, Mari was so patient with all of our questions and gave us very thorough information to answer them all. With a rapidly changing market, Mari still kept in mind where we were willing to comprise and where we weren't....“

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