Top Real Estate Agents in Raleigh, NC

HomeLight examines the transaction history for the 7,328 active Raleigh real estate agents to find the best ones. The top 3% of real estate agents in Raleigh get homes off the market in 46 days and sell for $33,292 more than the average.

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Raleigh's Housing Market at a Glance

Raleigh homes are on the market an average of 105 days. A few homes are listed for sale today and real estate agents in the area sell them for 96.2% of the list price, with prices fluctuating over the last year.

We look through the top real estate agents in Raleigh so that you can list or buy with a great agent who is the best fit for you. Top Raleigh real estate agents are likely to sell homes faster and for more money than the average Raleigh real estate agent.

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Why You Need a Top Real Estate Agent in Raleigh

In Raleigh, in general, homes sit on the housing market for 105 days. Out of the 7,328 active real estate agents, the average agents only work with 29 properties while the top 3% of agents work with 168. See how top real estate agents in Raleigh compare on other aspects of the real estate business.

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 Raleigh, NC?

    It's going to depend on the temperature of the Raleigh 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 Raleigh?

    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 Raleigh?

    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 Raleigh?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Do these Raleigh real estate agents work for HomeLight?

    No. All of the real estate agents you see on 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 Raleigh?

    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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About the Raleigh Real Estate Market

The Raleigh Real Estate market has been growing steadily over the last several years, with a 6.1% increase in average sales prices since 2010. Real Estate Agents in Raleigh NC also report that the average price per square foot is $128, roughly 1% higher than 2014. The best real estate agents in the city tend to gravitate to North and Northwest Raleigh, where median listing prices are nearly double other regions. There have also been an increasing number of million dollar home sales by Raleigh real estate agents over the past 12 months, as the technology sector (especially driven out of the prime Research Triangle location) continues to show promise. Furthermore, better living conditions have contributed to a decline in property crime, with only 3.63% of the Raleigh population affected, vs. 4.12% for the remainder of North Carolina.

Among desirable neighborhoods in Raleigh, areas like Wade, Five Points, Six Forks, Mordecai and Glenwood rank high for livability. Less highly rated neighborhood that still have decent profiles include North Central, West, and Central. Raleigh has a vibrant community of both young professionals and families that enable the city’s growth outlook to remain optimistic.

About the North Carolina Real Estate Agent Market

There are over 88,900 North Carolina real estate agents. The median home value of North Carolina real estate per the Zillow Home Value Index was $146,000 in January 2015, which represents a 0.3% increase over the previous year.

Cary continues to maintain high home values, at $294,300. Other notable cities include Raleigh ($193,300), Wilmington ($167,500), Durham ($165,000), and Charlotte ($155,600). Much of the higher home values in the Cary-Raleigh-Durham area can be attributed to the affluent community around the “Research Triangle”.

The foreclosure rate in North Carolina is close to the national average and we anticipate a further decline in rates as the housing market continues to improve.

North Carolina has generally been an attractive state for individuals to purchase homes over the last several years. Living costs are roughly 4% lower than the U.S. average while the state income tax dropped to 5.8% in 2014.

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