Top Real Estate Agents in New York, NY

World class michelin star restaurants, trendsetting fashion, and iconic architecture make the New York, NY housing market a competitive race. With 1,202 New York real estate agents and only one perfect apartment with views of Central Park, you need HomeLight’s data driven approach to find an agent who will close the deal for an average of $75,292 under asking.

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New York's Housing Market at a Glance

The Big Apple is dialed into fast paced life. Living space is small and the city is big. New York City is cutting edge fashion, yellow cabs that speed down the avenues, coffee, and bagels in custom cut suits. Eat a thin slice of cheese under neon lights and yellow street lamps, or sip a craft cocktail at a sleek rooftop bar. New York is a one of a kind metropolis where art and fashion, food and nightlife are trendy, incredible, and unique.

There are 21,465 homes on the market right now and only one flat across the street from your favorite corner bodega.. Of the 1,202 New York real estate agents active right now, you need the best agent to score that apartment. Homes usually stay on the market for 163 and sell for 402.7% of the list price.

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Why You Need a Top Real Estate Agent in New York

Out of the 1,202 agents in NY, the top 3% move 1.8x chic flats than average New York real estate agents. The best seller’s agents in NY make clients 9.4% more and get your brownstone off the market 1.5x faster than the average agent. That $37,536 could pay for staycations at The Plaza. Top buyer’s agents save buyers 8.5%, which equals $33,739 on average.

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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 New York, NY?

    It's going to depend on the temperature of the New York 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 New York?

    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 New York?

    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 New York?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Do these New York 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 New York?

    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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