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Top real estate agents in Rochester, MN

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

Why you need a top real estate agent in Rochester, MN

Average real estate agents in Rochester, MN leave homes on the market for 115 days, while top real estate agents sell in 54 days. Rochester's 612 real estate agents with active listings sell 65 homes on average.

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See how 13 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Rochester stack up

Melanie Schmidt
RE/MAX Results
About Melanie

Hi, I'm Melanie Schmidt, Licensed Realtor with RE/MAX Results living in the Rochester area for over 35 years. I have worked in the Real Estate Profession for over 18 years, starting my career as a New Construction Builder Representative, and becoming a Licensed Realtor in MN. I love helping people find their dream home, and I enjoy taking the stress out of selling homes including, Home Rejuvenations to Staging and Prepping Homes for the Market. Helping find the Perfect Home is Super Exciting too! It's Exciting to see Everyone's own Personal Description of what they want their Castle to look like. I have had extensive experience in Foreclosures, Investment Properties, Luxury Homes, Relocation, First Time Home Buyers, and Elderly. I'm here, along with my Excellent Team to Work for you to Create a Lasting Relationship. We Pride Ourselves on Integrity, Attention to Detail, and Excellent Client Relations. We look forward to assisting you on your Home Journey. Melanie

Condo Transactions
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Townhome Transactions
4
Single Family Home Transactions
10
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  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Adam Howell
Coldwell Banker Realty
About Adam

Adam was born and raised in Rochester, MN, and has been a Realtor for nearly two decades. He became interested in housing at a young age while watching his father working for a local real estate firm and when out with his childhood friends exploring the many homes being built in his neighborhood. Outside of real estate, Adam spends as much of his spare time with his family creating memories. Being with friends, committing time to serving those less fortunate, and traveling are all important to him. When he can, Adam devotes time to creating art through drawing and other media, a lifetime passion of his. -Adam is dedicated to preserving the rights of homeowners and believes that a home is the foundation for which we all prosper. He strives to deliver a positive experience for every client and customer. -He believes in an "Above and Beyond" approach and his service and representation will never be short of this. - He has represented nearly 500 satisfied clients over the past several years and has been a part of over 1200 real estate transactions, all amounting to over $265M in sales. -Whether you are buying or selling a primary residence, a rental for investment, or building a new home, Adam's professionalism, extensive knowledge of real estate, and nearly twenty years of experience will prove valuable from start to finish. -He is always taking advantage of the latest in technology. If need be, everything can be done electronically from abroad whether it be with the click of a mouse on a computer, the swipe of a finger on a mobile device, or viewing a home virtually through video chat. -Expediency is one of Adam's greatest strength. Designations & Service: -Licensed Broker -Certified International Property Specialist -Accredited Buyer Representative -Graduate of Realtor Institute -Team Lead with The Shawn Buryska Real Estate Team -Cartus Network Inventory Specialist -Director of Southeast Minnesota Association of Realtors MLS 2011 - 2014 -Treasurer President Elect of Southeast Minnesota Association of Realtors MLS 2012 - 2013 -President of Southeast Minnesota Association of Realtors MLS 2014 - 2015 -Past President of Southeast Minnesota Association of Realtors MLS 2015 - 2016 -Rochester Director At Large of Southeast Minnesota Realtors Association 2016 - 2017 -Treasurer of Southeast Minnesota Realtors 2018 - 2019 -President of Southeast Minnesota Realtors 2020 - Present (Two-Year Term) -Government Affairs Committee 2016 - Present -MN Professional Standards Committee 2018 - Present

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"Adam was outstanding from start to finish! My girlfriend and I were first time homebuyers going into..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
16
Condo Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Enclave Team
RE/MAX Results
About Enclave

The Enclave Team’s (formerly known as the Nordaune Team) mission is to provide an elevated real estate experience, built upon a foundation of transparency and guidance. By offering clear communication, professional knowledge of the industry, and the benefits of an experienced team, we give our clients the opportunity to call the shots, with the necessary guidance to inform every decision they make. Our team of agents are local experts, familiar with and actively involved in our community; clients can be assured that they’re receiving the most up to date market information. Our Team truly values putting ourselves in the client’s shoes, delivering an experience we are proud of and that we would want for ourselves. It is this level of unparalleled knowledge and detailed service that set the Enclave Team apart from everyone else in the real estate industry. Enclave Team is proud to have earned a spot in the top 10 RE/MAX teams in Minnesota, and is especially proud to be the number one Zillow team in the area.

Single Family Home Transactions
220
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Rory Ballard
Dwell Realty Group
About Rory

Rory Ballard, one of the Dwell Realty Group agents, holds both a BS & MS degree in Educational Leadership from Winona State University. Following a call to ministry, Rory began his career straight out of college as a Pastor, which allowed him the privilege of learning what it takes to help people win in all areas of life! Rory later left his ministry career and began a new found passion in real estate investing, making his primary focus helping clients achieve their goals whether selling or purchasing. Joining up with the Dwell Realty Group has allowed Rory to combine his knowledge and experience in real estate and investing with his passion for helping people succeed. During his free time, you can find Rory enjoying outdoor activities with a special relationship to bow hunting elusive whitetails. Rory is married to his high school sweetheart and together they have two beautiful little girls. Rory invites all his past, present and future clients, friends, and old hunting buddies to call or email him anytime to discuss home ownership.

Single Family Home Transactions
28
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Jake Huglen
Coldwell Banker Realty
About Jake

I grew up in Southeastern Minnesota and love to call this part of the state my home. I graduated from Pine Island High School and the University of Minnesota Duluth with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. When I'm not working you can find me at the park with my dog, running at the gym or on the trail, or watching any type of sporting event I can lay my eyes on.

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"10/10, Jake is a knowledgeable professional who genuinely wants to help his clients find the right h..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
21
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0
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  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Kerby &
RE/MAX Results
About Kerby

Our team of Experts form one of the premier real estate teams in the Twin Cities. We have personally served over 3,600 in the past 13 years. You put the power of an expert team on your side when you trust us to help you buy or sell your home. We create “Expert Team Players Empowered by World Class Systems and Marketing” to ensure you have a level of service that is amazing! We are committed to delivering a service that is head and shoulders above the traditional real estate models of the past. We are building a better business EVERY SINGLE DAY to ensure we serve you at the highest level and ultimately EXCEED your goals! As a team, we sincerely care about you and want to make sure you have all you need to achieve optimal results when buying or selling your home. We bring experience and an amazing track record to the table to help you sell your home, get into your next home, or both! We look forward earning your business and help you achieve your goals!

Townhome Transactions
59
Condo Transactions
27
Single Family Home Transactions
370
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
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Desrochers Team
eXp Realty
About Desrochers

With 20 years of real estate experience under his belt, Daniel has mastered his craft. Currently brokered by exp Realty, the fastest growing brokerage in the country, he is licensed in both Minnesota, Wisconsin, Florida & services the Twin Cities metro as well as western Wisconsin. He & his team at Desrochers Realty Group were in the top 5 teams in the state of Minnesota for volume sold, & top ten for units sold with 387. Daniel & his team cherish building relationships with clients & will always go above & beyond to make sure that they are treated with respect & receive incomparable service.

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"Excellent. Very personable and helpful thru whole process."

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Single Family Home Transactions
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Condo Transactions
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  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2020
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Frank Hough
RE/MAX Results
About Frank

I would love to help you buy or sell a home! I have been licensed and selling real estate full time since 2014, and I earned my Broker's license in 2018. In 2019 I was recruited by RE/MAX Results, the largest RE/MAX franchise in the country and the top producing brokerage in my market. As an experienced agent with RE/MAX Results, I'll make sure you receive superior customer service, expert advise, and that we negotiate strongly on your behalf. If you're thinking of buying or selling a home in Minnesota I would love to talk with you.

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The Minnesota
RE/MAX Advantage Plus
About The

The Minnesota Real Estate Team of RE/MAX Advantage Plus was founded by Ryan O'Neill in 2005. The team continues to be the #1 Selling Real Estate Team in Minnesota (for any real estate company) every year from 2006 through today. In 2021, the team closed over 2200 transactions and 750 million in sales. We have a team of dedicated, client focused agents who help buyers and sellers with all types of real estate transactions: residential, investment property, first time home buying, new construction, short sales, commercial and professional agents in each part of the urban, suburban and greater Minnesota and Wisconsin regions. And as a team, we take great pride in working with clients at his or her own pace. There is never any rush or pressure when you are working with a top agent on our team. Our goal is always to make the buying and selling experience an outstanding one for each client. In addition, our goal is always to produce the best results for each of our valued buyers and sellers. Whatever your personal real estate goals may be, we will be sure to put you in touch with an agent on our team who will best represent you. And with over 150 agents on the team, we are here to help and be a resource for all of your Minnesota and Wisconsin real estate needs. Lastly, our team offers some outstanding real estate educational opportunities. We host two weekly real estate radio shows: Minnesota Home Talk, Saturdays 7-8 AM on Skor North Radio AM 1500 and The Minnesota Real Estate Show, Saturdays 10-11 AM on Twin Cities News Talk AM 1130. And we also offer free monthly seminars on real estate investing, on buying your first home, and on tips for you as a home seller. Don't hesitate to call or email us today with any or all of your real estate questions or needs: 952-649-1456, Contact@MnRealEstateTeam.com or visit www.MnRealEstateTeam.com. Agents on the team are licensed Realtors in the State of Minnesota with RE/MAX Advantage Plus.

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  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Alec Roth
Edina Realty
About Alec

Buying and selling real estate isn't a do-it-yourself endeavor. You need a home pricing expert, a skilled negotiator and a networking powerhouse on your side. That's where I come in as your REALTOR®. When you work with me, you will be backed by my expertise and insights, as well as the support, visibility and networking capabilities of Edina Realty. Whether you're buying your first home or you're ready to move up or downsize, please reach out - I'd love to help you reach your real estate goals.

Condo Transactions
11
Single Family Home Transactions
64
Townhome Transactions
7
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  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Find the best real estate agent near you

Top Rochester real estate agent stats at a glance

HomeLight looks at the performance data of the top-performing real estate agents in Rochester, MN to show you only the best matches. This is what a top Rochester real estate agent looks like: they make their sellers $4,444 more money than the average agent, save $47,080 more for buyers, and work 83.4% more transactions.

Top Seller's Agents

San Francisco’s top 3% of agents sell 1.8x more properties than the average agent, and sell homes 61.52 days faster. Even better? A top Rochester real estate agent nets you 6.7% more on your list price.

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Top Buyer's Agents

Top Rochester agents help buyers purchase 1.8x more homes, and save their buyers $4,444 compared to the average agent who saves buyers -$9,469.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Rochester, MN

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
3 stars

Top real estate agents in Rochester score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Rochester agent who scores only 3.0 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Rochester and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

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