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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 1,801 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 $157,738 under asking.


I would highly recommend HomeLight to anyone looking for a Realtor. I was very pleased by the relators HomeLight recommended. HomeLight did all the work of finding the realtor for me and made selling my house that much easier.

Courtney J

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

Out of the 1,801 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 9.1% more and get your brownstone off the market 1.5x faster than the average agent. That $76,087 could pay for staycations at The Plaza. Top buyer’s agents save buyers 9.7%, which equals $81,248 on average.

Top Seller's Agents

New York top seller’s agents can sell a Tribeca warehouse loft for 109.4% of the list price, while an average agent negotiates 95.1% of the list price for the same spot. Sellers who work with top NY real estate agents make an average of $120,437 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 81.2% of the list price on average. Average New York real estate agents, in comparison, get clients the same flat for 90.9% of the list price. That’s a $81,248 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

Miriam Soto

REMAX TOP REALTY

New York Listings Sold

34

Average Over Asking

$43k

Average Days on Market

180

Tony Murphy

Houlihan Lawrence

New York Listings Sold

21

Average Over Asking

$6.7k

Average Days on Market

140

Kieran Dwyer

ERA Double C Realty

New York Listings Sold

60

Average Days on Market

140

Single Family Home Transactions

380

Ariel Pena

Remax Voyage

New York Listings Sold

74

Average Days on Market

190

Single Family Home Transactions

78

Joseph Cosentino

Morris Park Realty

New York Listings Sold

170

Average Days on Market

180

Condo Transactions

39

Sona Davidian

Mcclellan Sotheby's International Realty

New York Listings Sold

39

Average Over Asking

$21k

Average Days on Market

340

New York Listings Sold

75

Average Days on Market

110

Average Over Asking

$21k

Bryant Mero

Keller Williams

New York Listings Sold

49

Average Days on Market

170

Condo Transactions

16

Timothy Ho

Keller Williams Realty Landmark

New York Listings Sold

68

Average Days on Market

59

Average Over Asking

$6.7k

Matthew Bizzarro

The Bizzarro Agency

New York Listings Sold

60

Average Over Asking

$21k

Average Days on Market

150

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

Lower East Side

Active Agents17
Time on Market21635
Avg. Sale Price$1,051,971

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 Agents58
Time on Market-285
Avg. Sale Price$1,810,038

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.

Upper East Side

Active Agents69
Time on Market2710
Avg. Sale Price$1,947,884


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Your recommendation... proved to be spot on. We listed our house and in 2 weeks it was sold. We were always informed as to what was next in the process from contract to closing. I would definitely recommend you to anyone selling their house.

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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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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. We encourage you to explore all of your options if you're selling a house in New York, NY.

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.