Top Real Estate Agents in Rochester, NY

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HomeLight crunches the numbers of 2,519 active real estate agents in Rochester, NY to find the best ones. Rochester's top 3% of real estate agents move homes off the market in 64 days, compared to the 95-day local average, and sell for over 10% more than the average agent.

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Top Rochester REALTOR® Rankings

Top Agents List updated on February 16th, 2024
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The Friend Team and Keller Williams Realty

We absolutely love helping buyers and sellers with all of their real estate needs. From buying to selling and investing, we are committed to ensure your experience is second to none. From the highest level of communication to local & specific expertise, our team knows how important it is for our clients to be up to ...

Amanda Friend's reviews

"Top notch. Best I’ve ever dealt with. Professional. Compassionate. Patient. Couldn’t ask for more!!!!! Best in the business. ..." see more reviews

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Keller Williams

Wendy's goal as a realtor is to make a personal connection with her clients and become their life-long real estate consultant and trusted adviser. She makes every real estate transaction smooth, stress-free and fun by listening to her clients and customizing the buying or selling process to suit their specific needs...

Wendy Pawlak's reviews

"Wendy was a really big help when we sold our home. We had lived there 23 years, so it was a big deal for us. She was knowledgeable, patient, and accessible!..." see more reviews

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Mission Peak Brokers, Inc.

Harmit S. Toor has been a Real Estate Broker Associate for the past decade, specializing in sales commercial, land, lots, business opportunities, residential, commercial leasing, first-time buyers, and investors. He currently serves as Branch Manager with Mission Peak Brokers, Inc., based in Fremont, Calif. Toor pre...

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Keller Williams

Where Dreams Come Home. Rita is a global sales executive with extensive experience in Real Estate. Brand watch strategies for some of America’s most recognized brands in the industry such as real-estate, banking, healthcare, e-commerce, retail, gaming, consumer goods, consumer electronics, technology, financial, tra...

Rita Pettinaro's reviews

"Rita provided the best experience imaginable! She was so quick responding to my texts, calls, and constant questions. She was able to recommend the best bank for me as well. Rita found my perfect home and I am so grateful! She makes you feel like you are her only client and main priority. I recommend Rita to anybody..." see more reviews

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Rochester Top Real Estate Agents

How we select the best Rochester agents

At HomeLight, our vision is a world where every real estate transaction is simple, certain, and satisfying.
We've analyzed transaction data of local real estate agents and REALTORS® across 6 distinct metrics to recommend a few of Rochester's top Real Estate Agents.
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Top real estate agents stats at a glance

HomeLight can match you with real estate agents in the top 3% of performers who, on average, sell 1.3x faster and for 242.6% more money.

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Days on Market

Lower is better

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Explore the top neighborhoods in Rochester

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Rochester, top agents are frequently doing deals in Maplewood, 19th Ward and Culver-Winton-Main.

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Client FAQs

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.

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.

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, NY.

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.

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.