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Top real estate agents in New York, NY

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

Why you need a top real estate agent in New York, NY

Out of the 3,298 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 7.5% more and get your brownstone off the market 1.6x faster than the average agent. That $60,599 could pay for staycations at The Plaza. Top buyer’s agents save buyers 9.5%, which equals $77,041 on average.

"The fact that it did not cost me anything out of pocket was great. The agents met my requirements as having experience in my local area and relatively low costs. Quite frankly they were all qualified. Thanks for your timely and efficient service."

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in New York stack up

Tony Murphy
Houlihan Lawrence
About Tony

Ranked One of America's Best Real Estate Agents for 2014 - 2021 By Real Trends and winner of the Best Realtor in Westchester award by Westchester Magazine. Tony Murphy is one of Houlihan Lawrence's top selling agents and has consistently been one of the best Real Estate agents in all of Westchester County. He is also one of only a handful of agents that have been awarded the Five Star Real Estate Agent award 10 years in a row and is the #1 Houlihan Lawrence Agent in Yonkers and the Bronx. Having the right real estate professional can really make all the difference, rest assured you will love the level of service he provides. Contact Tony for a free no obligation home valuation and tips on maximizing your home’s value.

Tony's reviews

"Could not have asked for a better real estate broker."

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Single Family Home Transactions
42
Condo Transactions
3
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Eric Stein
RE/MAX Distinguished Homes & Properties
About Eric

Licensed Real Estate Broker and Owner of RE/MAX Distinguished Homes & Properties, Eric Stein understands exactly what must be done to complete transactions and eliminate the stress that often develops during the process. Eric brings teams of professionals together to achieve client goals and develop creative solutions to meet challenges that arise with many real estate transactions. This approach has allowed him to build a successful real estate business in the competitive Westchester County market. For over 15 years, Eric and his Team have effectively worked with real estate buyers, sellers and investors across Westchester, the Bronx and the entire New York metropolitan region. They guide every client through a step-by-step process to ensure they know exactly what is happening and what to expect. By removing surprises and concerns, clients feel at ease as they move forward. Eric has been part of the RE/MAX global network for the past 10 years. This relationship allows him to work with clients from around the world. This year, Eric has been awarded the RE/MAX Chairman’s Club Award and the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award. This honor is awarded to 1% of real estate professionals in the entire RE/MAX network. He is also among the top 1% of Realtors in Westchester County. Eric’s other professional achievements and designations include: • Platinum Award Winner from HGAR-HGMLS (Westchester Board of Realtors) • Hall of Fame Designation for RE/MAX International – a prestigious status given to an exclusive group of top producers • Platinum Designation for RE/MAX International – an award given to the very highest of producing agents • Transactions of over $175 Million in Sales • Featured speaker at RE/MAX International Convention as an expert on negotiations in the real estate market • Broker/Agent Magazine “Rising Star” Award Professional Affiliations include the Hudson Gateway Association, National Association of Realtors, New York State Association of Realtors and the Council of Residential Specialists.

Eric's reviews

"Amazing, always very helpful, prompt, professional and always there for you 24/7. The nicest pers..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
39
Condo Transactions
6
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Ariel Pena
Remax Voyage
About Ariel

With 14 years plus of experience, Ariel Peña has become a "go to" agent and a consistent leader with a reputation for tenaciously protecting his clients' interests. Savvy negotiations and cutting-edge marketing strategies join uncompromising integrity as the hallmarks of Ariel's service and as evidenced by having sold over $150 million in career sales volume. Ariel is exceptionally well-respected in New York City (across all five boroughs and Westchester County), not only for his track record and high standards but for being an honest, hard-working professional who does absolutely everything in his power to ensure his clients' get top-dollar for their properties and buyers get the homes of their dreams. Thanks to his loyal clientele, personal referrals and repeat business form the foundation of Ariel's career. To ensure efficient, complete service for you, Ariel's associates and network have been carefully selected from the very finest in the business to help you in every aspect of your home sale or purchase. Please call Ariel anytime without obligation. He is ready to go to work for you today! Certifications: MRP: Military Relocation Professional CDPE: Certified Distressed Property Expert SFR: Short Sales And Foreclosure Resource Education: St. John's University – Bachelors of Science New York State Licensed Real Estate Agent

Ariel's reviews

"Ariel far exceeded my expectations in the sale of my late Dad’s home in the Bronx. He got several of..."

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Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
2
Single Family Home Transactions
10
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Kieran Dwyer
ERA Double C Realty
About Kieran

I have been a Real Estate Salesperson for the past 10 years specializing in Residential, investment, rental and commercial real estate. I love to work closely w/first-time buyers to find their dream home, along w/ investors and sellers helping to reach the ultimate goal. I have been awarded nationally for the past 5 years and have held the highest honor for Platinum and diamond awards. Ranked Top 1% of All Westchester/Putnam Agents.

Kieran's reviews

"ONE WORD.... EXCELLENT"

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Single Family Home Transactions
62
Condo Transactions
2
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Chintan Trivedi
RE/MAX In The City
About Chintan

Chintan Trivedi is a real estate agent with Re/max Distinguished - Bronxville in Bronxville, New York. Chintan's coverage area includes New York, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Larchmont and Briarcliff Manor. HomeLight ranks Chintan as one of the top 1% of agents in New York for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents for selling homes for top dollar. Our database shows that Chintan has completed 145 transactions since 2009, representing the buyer in 72% of those transactions and the seller in 28% of them. Chintan has been most prolific in New York including representing the seller of a single family home that sold for $1,500,000 in one transaction and a buyer of a single family home that sold for $525,000 in another.

Chintan's reviews

"Chintan is a very good agent."

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Condo Transactions
10
Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
16
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Iris Kalt
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
About Iris

With over 25 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate sales, I have consistently outperformed Realtors across Westchester and the United States. Spotlighted in a New York Times feature story on Westchester’s top real estate agents, I was labeled “The Deal Maker” because of my creativity and keen negotiating skills in completing transactions. My track record of sales and impressive “list to sell” ratio demonstrates that I deliver the highest possible selling prices to my sellers regardless of market conditions. My real estate affiliations include the Westchester County Board of Realtors, the New York State Association of Realtors, and the coveted Mastermind Group of the top 100 Realtors in the nation. Additionally I am a designated Certified Buyers Representative and an Associate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties.

Single Family Home Transactions
34
Condo Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Gary Papirov
Homes R Us Realty of NY
About Gary

Gary Papirov accentuates the true definition of a Real Estate Professional with over nineteen years of successful experience, his passion for excellence in service is unmatched. Gary has been one of the top producers in Homes-R-Us Realty ever since he entered the field. Specializing in the sales and purchases of residential property, investments, land development and foreclosures, Gary can be consulted on, and trusted with structuring any type of Real Estate transaction. His marketing strategies have a proven track record of true effectiveness, and his evolving style of servicing translates into undeniable customer satisfaction. Gary’s caring nature, attention to detail and follow up habits earn him a significant amount of repeat and referral business. Gary is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Staten Island Board of Realtors and the Real Estate Cyber Space Society. He is also one of a handful of brokers on Staten Island to practice buyer agency, giving buyers and sellers an opportunity to be equally represented by a real estate professional.

Gary's reviews

"Totally satisfied with Gary. We went from listing to contract with no issues and got our asking pric..."

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Townhome Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
130
Condo Transactions
9
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Maureen Folan
Maureen Folan Real Estate Group
About Maureen

The #1 Real Estate Agent in Queens, NY in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017. With close to $ 1 billion dollars of residential sales in her career. Recognized by The Wall Street Journal, Maureen Folan is the broker/owner of a boutique real estate brokerage firm in Queens, NY. Maureen learned the business as a young girl from her mother, real estate legend, Ann Folan who was and still is one of the most trusted real estate advisors in the Queens marketplace. With more than 3 decades of experience serving all of Queens, Maureen Folan offers comprehensive knowledge of local communities, unparalleled client service & proven marketing strategies. Maureen has earned a reputation for exceptional business savvy, unmatched attention to every detail, and laser like focus & commitment to the success of every client. Maureen approaches each new client with the belief that they deserve a better real estate experience than they've ever had before and ensures that every expectation has been surpassed. Simply put... the hardest working realtor in Queens, NY!

Single Family Home Transactions
120
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
NAR Certifications
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Timothy Ho
Keller Williams Realty Landmark
About Timothy

Tim was born and raised in North Queens, a lifelong Whitestone resident. He graduated with an accounting degree from Binghamton University, a top 100-business school in the nation. Shortly after graduating and working at Deloitte and Touche, Tim realized that accounting was not his passion and entered the Real Estate market in 2008. In 2012 Tim was recognized by Realtor Magazine as a nationwide top 30 under 30 Realtor. Tim is knowledgeable, energetic, hard working, and understands a home is the most important asset of people's lives. He will stop at nothing to get your home successfully sold.

Single Family Home Transactions
4
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2021
NAR Certifications
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Igor Krasnoperov
Keller Williams NY Realty
About Igor

Call Igor Krasnoperov Now at 914-529-6300 and Start Packing! BIG REASONS TO CALL IGOR KRASNOPEROV AND TEAM SUCCESS TO SELL YOUR HOME! 1. WE HAVE BUYERS IN WAITING: We have over 2,750 buyers in our database looking for a home in the area. 2. YOUR HOME WILL SELL FOR MORE MONEY: We sell our clients homes for an average of 4.51% more money compared to the average area agent. 3. YOUR HOME WILL SELL FASTER: We sell our clients homes on average in 96 days while the average area agent sells theirs in 110 days. 4. YOUR HOME IS MORE LIKELY TO SELL: As per 2017 MLS stats, only 71% of area homes sold during their listing term. Compare that to our 97% of homes listed that sold before the end of the listing term. 5. WE SELL MORE HOMES: In fact, we sell over 10x more homes than your average agent. 6. YOUR HOME SOLD GUARANTEED OR I'LL BUY IT: No gimmicks! For information on my exclusive Guaranteed Sale Program, order a free report by visiting www.TSNYGuaranteedSale.com

Single Family Home Transactions
34
Condo Transactions
4
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Find the best real estate agent near you

Top New York real estate agent stats at a glance

World class michelin star restaurants, trendsetting fashion, and iconic architecture make the New York, NY housing market a competitive race. With 3,298 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 $135,880 under asking.

Top Seller's Agents

New York top seller’s agents can sell a Tribeca warehouse loft for 103.9% of the list price, while an average agent negotiates 96.5% of the list price for the same spot. Sellers who work with top NY real estate agents make an average of $60,599 more on a sale.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
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Top Buyer's Agents

Top buyer’s real estate agents in New York can get their clients into a sleek flat with empire state views for 83.2% of the list price on average. Average New York real estate agents, in comparison, get clients the same flat for 92.7% of the list price. That’s a $77,041 difference that could be spent on designer couture hot off the runway from NY fashion week.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in New York, NY

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.4 stars

Top real estate agents in New York score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical New York agent who scores only 4.4 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in New York and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

"It’s a pleasure to provide such satisfying experience of the sale of my home using HomeLight. The process was simple, smooth and efficient. I would not hesitate to recommend both HomeLight and their service"

Lawrence B.

HomeLight Client

"When I decided to sell my house I was at a loss as to where to start. I came across HomeLight. What blessing that was. My Realtor was great. I would recommend HomeLight to anyone selling a house. It is a great place to start."

Ed S.

HomeLight Client

"The home sold in less than a week, to our complete surprise, and received two offers that were above asking price. This was well above anything we expected. HomeLight's service had a very helpful initial role in making this happen."

David D .

HomeLight Client

Find the best agent or REALTOR® for your favorite New York neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in New York,top agents are frequently doing deals in Upper West Side, Upper East Side, and Throgs Neck - Edgewater Park.

Upper West Side

Active Agents58
Time on Market197
Avg. Sale Price$1,810,038

Upper East Side

Active Agents83
Time on Market2788
Avg. Sale Price$1,916,693

Throgs Neck - Edgewater Park

Active Agents242
Time on Market186
Avg. Sale Price$395,527

Find top real estate agents in cities near New York, NY

Yonkers

Active Agents1,470
Time on Market119
Avg. Sale Price$452,500

New Rochelle

Active Agents1,046
Time on Market124
Avg. Sale Price$650,000

Newark

Active Agents2,181
Time on Market85
Avg. Sale Price$274,000

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 New York?
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 New York?
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 New York, NY.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in New York?
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 New York 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 New York 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 New York?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents in New York work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a New York real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in New York to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare New York 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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