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Top Raleigh real estate agents

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About Linda

Linda has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1998 and brings knowledge and professionalism to new levels. Her expertise in residential real estate coupled with her desire to make Buyers and Sellers truly informed and happy with their experience sets her apart from many other REALTORS®. Since making the Triangle her home, she has helped hundreds of families with their real estate needs. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® since 2005, the 2014 REALTOR® of the Year, and Past President, Linda stays involved in the real estate industry's inner network. Achieving beyond what is ordinary Linda and her team consistently rank among the top ten teams in the Triangle. She has been involved with the Women's Council of REALTORS® in several leadership roles and feel it helps her clients in knowing they have chosen a REALTOR® that demands as much of herself as they do. Linda also is involved at the national level and was a 2012 NAR Leadership Academy Graduate. Linda is proud of the quality, personal service her team provides and recognize that referrals are the backbone of their successful business. Linda's favorite hobby is running, and she finds that the time on the road clears her mind and allows her to focus on the goals ahead. Through her running efforts, she raises money for Juvenile Diabetes and various other charities. Full-time Broker Associate – Compass • Triangle Business Journal’s #1 Boutique Team • Triangle Business Journal’s #6 Team Overall • RealTrends #1 Medium Team in North Carolina • RealTrends #39 Medium Team in the United States • Hall of Fame 2007 • RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement 2010 • Top Producers Council • NCAR Community Service Award 2016 • Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® President 2011 • REALTOR® of the Year 2014 • Women’s Council of Realtors Past President and RVP • MSEd SUNY Brockport • Strategic Pricing Specialist (SPS) • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) • Performance Management Network (WCR) • NAR Leadership Academy Graduate 2012 • Realtor Party/RPAC Golden R/President Circle • Federal Political Coordinator for Congress George Holding

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"Linda is the best agent to work with. It was our first house and she helped guide through the proce..."

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210
Condo Transactions
39
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  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Renee Hillman
eXp Realty
About Renee

I love what I do - it's in my blood :) I have consistently been a top producer since the moment I stepped into real estate. I am in the TOP 50 Brokers here locally (out of 13,000+) & TOP 1% of RE/MAX nationally until switching to eXp Realty in 2020. It is exciting to think little old me started this career full time at the age of 22 (I've actually been licensed since 1999!!!) & now to see what years of hard work has become! I've had the pleasure of being in Entrepreneur Magazine, a big TV debut on HGTV, Indy Weeks Best Realtor in Wake County, and more! I have lived in this area for almost 28 years - went to middle & high school in Apex, college at NC State (GO PACK!) where I graduated in 2000 with a degree in Business Management. I bought my first house in Apex, remodeled my next house in Cary, and have been a resident of Raleigh for a little over 13 years! Long and short, I know this area inside & out. And it doesn't just stop at homes – I love all the venues our area has to offer from museums to greenway systems to an excellent food scene. It isn't uncommon to find my family out and about locally trying something new. My husband & I welcomed our first child in the summer of 2015 and we are experiencing exciting new things every day! Although I like to think of myself as Superwoman, I can't do this all by myself! I do promise you that each client gets the individualized attention they deserve. Hillman Real Estate Group has a boutique type philosophy – we work hard to create an experience that is memorable for YOU. After all, this is your largest investment and needs to be handled accordingly. We take the time to interview each client & understand your desires and needs. Robin Lilley, Kayla Thompson, & Jonathan Edwards are our Buyer Specialists and are phenomenal at putting the puzzle pieces together. They provide first-class service, are great listeners, will always advocate for you, and are firm at exactly the right times. We also have a dedicated Client Care Specialist to make sure your experience is top-notch. She makes sure all the i's are dotted & t's are crossed. We run a tight ship to make sure we stay on track with all the important details to create a smooth closing for you. We believe in doing real estate smarter. Hillman Real Estate Group looks forward to hearing from you soon!

Condo Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
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  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Ginger Vereen Peters
B & B Realty Group LLC (Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
About Ginger

Ginger has been actively selling Real Estate in the Triangle area since 2010 and has helped over 1,000 families achieve their Real Estate Goals. Ginger's team is comprised of a group of skilled experts in their field, providing a ten ++ experience. Whether you goal is to buy or sell, we will help you find the perfect home to fit your needs or get your current home sold for the highest possible price the market will bear. Our team is devoted to providing an exceptional Client experience by focusing on your goals. For example, our listing department works specifically with our seller clients and provides services such as staging, professional photography, measurements, & marketing. We utilize the reach of Social Media platforms, marketing to our database, the community & beyond to get your home sold, faster, for more money, & with multiple offers! Our Buyer's Specialist's work with our buyer client's to find "the one," all while negotiating the best possible terms. About Ginger: Ginger is a native of Wake Forest, NC and a graduate of East Carolina University. She returned to Raleigh, NC after graduation to move closer to friends and family. Although young, Ginger’s Real Estate career has taken off in one of the worst economic times in history. An advantage Ginger has over her competitors is that she has a degree in Finance. This allows her to better serve her clients by not only knowing how to assist them on the purchasing side but also any additional questions they may have on Financing options. Residential Real Estate is her primary focus whether resale, new construction, investment property, or land to build your dream home. Ginger's team has a commitment to create a RAVING FAN in every client! Her team will go above and beyond to show you a remarkable Real Estate experience.

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"Ginger was an excellent realtor. She kept in us updated on everything promptly. She had a contract..."

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190
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3
Condo Transactions
34
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  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Dolly Helbert
Re/max United
About Dolly

Our team brings more than 40 years of real estate experience in the Triangle and surrounding areas together to provide you with an unparalleled level of service. Whether you are looking to rent, buy, or sell a home in the area, we are here to help and have the expertise to save you time and money. Dolly Helbert has been a REALTOR since 1987 in the Triangle area. Consistently one of the top producing teams in the RE/MAX United office, Dolly and her team bring a level of service to their clients that is unsurpassed in the industry. She attributes her success in today’s fiercely competitive marketplace to her unique team partnership concept. Unlike a traditional real estate agency, she has assembled a diverse staff of real estate support specialists and experts who deliver more services to clients and work at a higher level of proficiency. Dolly has 28 years of real estate experience in the Triangle real estate market helping buyers and sellers achieve their dreams. She has watched the area grow and change over the years. Dolly worked on site sales for a new neighborhood and has extensive experience helping buyers find their perfect home. Martha Lucas has been a REALTOR since 2007 with RE/MAX. Prior to her career in real estate, she was in banking for 10 years. Her well-rounded experience gives her the background and knowledge to help her clients navigate the real estate market successfully. Being a part of The Helbert Team at RE/MAX United gives Martha the opportunity to do what she does best – deliver exceptional service to her clients for all of their real estate needs. Bob Helbert is our newest team member, just starting in 2016. He is a graduate of George Mason University’s School of Law and brings a unique element of expertise to our team. Growing up locally, he has a vast knowledge of area neighborhoods and history. Working with buyers is his passion and with the full team behind him he is equipped to help buyers find their perfect home. Connie Kissel joined the team in 2015 and serves as our Inside Sales Agent. Her role is to manage incoming sales leads for the team. Connie has extensive sales experience in real estate, insurance, and retail. Her goal is to guide customers with their home search and introduce them to the right person on the Helbert Team to meet their real estate needs.

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"Dolly and her team were fantastic. We felt well advised, and heard. She was very attentive and qui..."

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Condo Transactions
6
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Mike Montpetit, Broker/Owner/Founder
Town & Country Realty Inc.
About Mike

We provide clients with the highest level of service to match lifestyles with properties and "Bring Home Results." *Our listings sell 19% faster than most homes in Cary, Morrisville, and Apex! *Our Buyers overwhelmingly review our service as "Excellent!" *$500 of free home staging services provided to our sellers. When you are buying or selling property in today's real estate market, it's important to have confidence in your real estate professional. Our commitment as your local REALTOR is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. There is no substitute for experience...simply no substitute! When an agent is a trusted advisor to over 1,800 families and faithful in the little things, you can trust them for the big ones too. It should be important to you who calls back quickly, and who shows up on time. Think about it. 79% of our business is generated from referrals and past clients. We have proven systems to ensure that we protect our clients. When you are an informed buyer or seller, you'll make the best decisions for the most important purchase or sale in your lifetime. That's why our goal is to keep you informed on trends in the marketplace using the latest statistics in your local area. With property values continuing to rise, real estate is a sound investment for now and for the future. As a local area expert with knowledge of the communities, our objective is to work diligently to assist you in meeting your real estate goals.

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"Mike and Sue have helped us complete several real estate transactions over the past 10 years. They a..."

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  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Ruby Henderson
Keller Williams Realty
About Ruby

Ruby began her career as a social worker, helping the disadvantaged in our community for nearly 20 years. Her heart for people and her advocacy for those in transition led her to launch a career in real estate, working to get her clients’ homes sold quickly and profitably so they could move into their next phase of life. Now, with 18 years of real estate experience, and a strong professional team behind her, Ruby is a Top Triangle Agent with a loyal and growing client base. Whether her clients are buying or selling a home, Ruby still has a heart for people in transition, and she still carries with her the tireless work ethic that has earned her team the reputation of the hardest working group around.

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"Excellent very professional"

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  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Christina Valkanoff
Christina Valkanoff Realty Group
About Christina

Christina is a real estate agent with Christina Valkanoff Realty Group in Raleigh, North Carolina and has been in the real estate business for 15 years. Christina's coverage area includes Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Fuquay-Varina, Apex and Holly Springs. HomeLight ranks Christina as one of the top 1% of agents in Raleigh/Cary for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 5% of agents who sell homes fast. She is also ranked in the Top 25 Agents in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal - Book of Lists. Our database shows that Christina has completed over 800 transactions since 2009, representing the buyer in 55% of those transactions and the seller in 45% of them. Christina and her team take a fresh and professional approach to selling real estate! Awards: 2018 & 2019 Best Realtor in the Triangle - Midtown Magazine Best of the Best (B.O.B.) Awards “2017 Best Realtor” - Cary Living Magazine 2017 Best Realtor for Wake County - Indy Weekly Magazine Ranked Top Raleigh Real Estate Agents on Social Media - PropertySpark Ranked #25 for Residential Real Estate Teams - Triangle Business Journal "Top 30 under 30" in the Country - Realtor Magazine Featured on HGTV Top 20 Teams in North Carolina

Christina's reviews

"Very professional experience"

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  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
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Thomas Wohl
EXP Realty
About Thomas

Living in the Triangle for over 30 years now, I'm excited to show my clients all the things I love about this area and why I've chosen this as my home away from home! Originally from Europe, my youth was well rounded with school, athletics, and extra-curricular activities. My father, a professional hockey player who later became an executive master chef, instilled in me a strong sense of community and dedication to the things I enjoy. As a young man, it was basketball. I played semi-professional basketball in Hungary and was later recruited by the famous Jim Valvano (Jimmy V.) at North Carolina State University - which brought me to this beautiful state! When my coach passed from cancer and my basketball career ended, I began to focus on academics and my local community. That path led me to the real estate profession and a fulfilling career that has spanned more than two decades. Today, I enjoy all things real estate, traveling, photography, and even basketball! I coach a basketball team with the Special Olympics, as well as assisting in coaching local middle school students and other youth programs. When I'm not spending time with my lovely wife and playful dog at home, I'm enjoying my adventures with clients who've become family to me. The world of real estate has opened my eyes to all great possibilities Raleigh and beyond offer. The culture, education, nature, sports, and locals provide an amazing sense of community - one I'm happy to introduce to anyone interested in learning more!

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"Thomas is a true professional! With his construction background and eye for detail, Thomas has been ..."

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  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
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Ida Terbet
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
About Ida

With Ida Terbet you're not just getting your basic real estate agent. Ida Terbet has gone above and beyond the know-how and experience required by law in order to be deemed a REALTOR®. All REALTORS® practice professionalism when handling your real estate needs, and Ida Terbet is no exception. The National Association of REALTORS® has steadily grown into the largest professional association in the United States. With member REALTORS® who are so widely known for their diligence and trustworthiness in real estate, as well as the just treatment of all parties involved in real estate dealings, it isn't hard to see why the NAR has become so large and reputable. The REALTOR.com® agent and broker profiles can get you the information you need to move forward. Of course there is contact information, phone numbers, office address, a link to their professional website, and you can even contact them with just a click and a few key strokes. You will also find much more helpful information, fro

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Kelly DeBrosse
EXP Realty
About Kelly

Kelly DeBrosse is a licensed North Carolina real estate agent with activity well above her peer average, ranked in the top 1% of her peers. She has completed at well over 1,000 transactions with an average sale price of $334K. She has a List to Sale ratio of 99% Kelly's brokerage of record is EXP Realty where she primarily serves clients with Single Family properties in the Triangle area.

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Find your perfect real estate agent in Raleigh

Why you need a top real estate agent in Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, NC has 8,168 active real estate agents. The average real estate agent in Raleigh sells about 104 homes and each home spends about 78 days on Raleigh's housing market. Let's see how the top 3% perform in comparison.

Top Seller's Agents

A top seller's agent in Raleigh makes $26,779 more dollars for sellers, wraps up the selling process 39.15 days faster, and sells 444.29 more homes than the average agent.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
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Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

In Raleigh, top buyers agents help home buyers save $69,178 on a home. The top agents, on average, place 1.8x the number of transactions as average agents in Raleigh.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Raleigh, NC

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.4 stars

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

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"HomeLight provided a wonderful service. We were at our wits end with an agent that we exhausted our 6 month contract with trying to sell our rental... The agent was very nice and worked hard to get the house sold."

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"We are so pleased with the real estate agent HomeLight suggested... We were impressed with his negotiation skills and his recommended counter offer got us a better price than we had hoped. "

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Find the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Raleigh neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Raleigh, top agents are frequently doing deals in Brier Creek Country Club, Bedford at Falls River, and Hedingham.

Brier Creek Country Club

Active Agents1,365
Time on Market114
Avg. Sale Price$281,992

Bedford at Falls River

Active Agents897
Time on Market107
Avg. Sale Price$343,587

Hedingham

Active Agents1,081
Time on Market87
Avg. Sale Price$154,417

Find top real estate agents in cities near Raleigh, NC

Chapel Hill

Active Agents1,258
Time on Market64
Avg. Sale Price$396,000

Cary

Active Agents4,698
Time on Market67
Avg. Sale Price$397,232

Clayton

Active Agents2,508
Time on Market77
Avg. Sale Price$245,000

Wake Forest

Active Agents2,803
Time on Market86
Avg. Sale Price$334,748

Durham

Active Agents4,615
Time on Market57
Avg. Sale Price$270,000

Garner

Active Agents3,073
Time on Market68
Avg. Sale Price$268,900

Holly Springs

Active Agents2,229
Time on Market76
Avg. Sale Price$374,000

Apex

Active Agents2,466
Time on Market95
Avg. Sale Price$375,000

Fuquay-Varina

Active Agents3,150
Time on Market74
Avg. Sale Price$305,000

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