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Find the perfect New York real estate agent

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

Top New York real estate agents

World class michelin star restaurants, trendsetting fashion, and iconic architecture make the New York, NY housing market a competitive race. With 1,569 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 $102,513 under asking.


HomeLight found me the perfect Realtor. He did a great job of staging my home and took terrific pictures while respecting my wishes. The home sold in one day. I couldn't have had a better experience.

Sharon K
New York

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

Out of the 1,569 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 10.3% more and get your brownstone off the market 1.5x faster than the average agent. That $54,407 could pay for staycations at The Plaza. Top buyer’s agents save buyers 10.1%, which equals $52,920 on average.

Top Seller's Agents

New York top seller’s agents can sell a Tribeca warehouse loft for 105.0% of the list price, while an average agent negotiates 94.7% of the list price for the same spot. Sellers who work with top NY real estate agents make an average of $54,407 more on a sale.

Sale price / List price (%)

Days on market
Lower is better

Homes sold / yr


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 80.5% of the list price on average. Average New York real estate agents, in comparison, get clients the same flat for 90.6% of the list price. That’s a $52,920 difference that could be spent on designer couture hot off the runway from NY fashion week.

Condos sold / yr

Homes purchased / yr

Sale price / list price (%)
Lower is better

See how some of the real estate agents in New York, NY stack up

Tony Murphy

Houlihan Lawrence

New York Listings Sold

20

Average Over Asking

$14k

Average Days on Market

150

Samuel Buchana

RE/MAX IN THE CITY

New York Listings Sold

14

Average Days on Market

110

Single Family Home Transactions

21

Agnes Holzberg

Julia B Fee Sotheby's International Realty

Average Days on Market

120

Average Over Asking

$14k

Single Family Home Transactions

100

John Lajara

REMAX In The City

New York Listings Sold

46

Average Days on Market

160

Average Over Asking

$4.3k

Justin Stuckey

Today Realty Corp.

New York Listings Sold

17

Average Days on Market

170

Average Over Asking

$4.3k

Thomas Hennessy

Houlihan Lawrence

Average Days on Market

100

Average Over Asking

$28k

Single Family Home Transactions

22

Miriam Soto

REMAX TOP REALTY

New York Listings Sold

28

Average Over Asking

$4.3k

Average Days on Market

180

Greg Kochanov

Moda Realty LLC

New York Listings Sold

9

Average Days on Market

170

Condo Transactions

3

Mark Turken

Coldwell Banker

Average Days on Market

160

Average Over Asking

$4.3k

Condo Transactions

13

Ariel Pena

Remax Voyage

New York Listings Sold

35

Single Family Home Transactions

48

Condo Transactions

8

Meet top real estate agents who focus on these New York neighborhoods

Lower East Side

Active Agents4
Time on Market131
Avg. Sale Price$335,250

Funky, artsy, with street art and graffiti decorating its brick walls, the Lower East Side is Lower Manhattan’s artsy persona. The Lower East Side is full of brick buildings and odd outfits, art galleries, one-off bars, trendy restaurants, and hipster cafes.

Upper West Side

Active Agents6
Time on Market63
Avg. Sale Price$311,717

Family friendly brownstones in a posh and beautiful setting just off of Central Park characterize the Upper West Side. The Upper West Side is upscale and filled with architectural eye candy, from the stone flats with wrought iron railings to the Lincoln Center of performing arts. The neighborhood is even close to green space: Central Park lines the neighborhood’s east side.

Parkchester

Active Agents192
Time on Market168
Avg. Sale Price$133,725


I live in Atlanta and used HomeLight to find an agent to sell my late father's home in New York. The agent I chose went out of her way to ensure a sale. HomeLight saved me a lot of time and effort.

Michelle J.


I tell everyone about HomeLight. It's free! They connected me with agents who brought tons of useful info to our first meeting. The one I chose sold my home fast and for more than the asking price.

JM H.


I had never sold a house and didn't know any Realtors when I came across HomeLight. What blessing it was! I'm genuinely happy with the entire experience and would recommend HomeLight to anyone.

Ed S

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

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in New York?

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 neighborhood?

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.