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Top Lido Key real estate agents

When you’re buying or selling a home, having the right real estate agent makes all the difference. That’s why HomeLight analyzes performance data from each of Lido Key, Sarasota, FL’s 369 agents — so we can find the best fit for you. And what a difference having a top agent makes: The top 3% of agents in Lido Key, Sarasota complete 69.9% more real estate transactions than the average agent. What’s more, these top agents save their sellers 4.9% more money than the average agent, and save their buyers 82.0% more.

"HomeLight made the agent-hiring experience quick and simple, with a superb agent match for us. The agent we chose did an exceptional job in marketing our home for sale."

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Why you need a top real estate agent in Lido Key, Sarasota, FL

The top 3% of real estate agents in Lido Key, Sarasota, FL have worked on 355.07 more transactions than the average agent. With more experience, top Lido Key, Sarasota agents move homes in 70 days, which is 1.7x times faster than the local average of 122 days.

Top Seller's Agents

If you’re wanting to save time and cash, look no further than Lido Key, Sarasota’s top 3% of real estate agents: they sell homes 52.11 days faster than the average agent, and save their sellers 1.7x more money along the way.

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Days on Market
Lower is better

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Top Buyer's Agents

Want someone experienced with proven results? A top Lido Key, Sarasota real estate agent helps 64.4% more buyers purchase homes than the average agent, and knocks 8.6% more off the list price while they’re at it.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Lido Key, Sarasota, FL

Top Agents
4.9 stars
Avg. Agents
4.3 stars

Top real estate agents in Lido Key, Sarasota score an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Lido Key, Sarasota agent who scores only 4.3 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Lido Key, Sarasota and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for Lido Key, Sarasota real estate agents and REALTORS

Justin Shirley headshot
Shirley International Realty
Aug 06, 2021

“Good council comes only with years of experience. We have been looking for a home in Lakewood Ranch for the last four (4) months. We kept on getting beat-out by $50k to $200k...“

By Mark Engeberg

Livya Hament headshot
Coldwell Banker Res R E
Feb 16, 2022

“Livya helped me find my first home and was very helpful at all stages of the process. She's also honest and disclosed any potential conflict of interest even when not doing so...“

By Henry

"After two months of looking, we closed December 7th, 2018 on the forever home we always wanted. HomeLight did a great job vetting the right agents and we strongly recommend them to anyone looking for the perfect agent. "

Jacquelyn B.

HomeLight Client

"The three agents recommended by HomeLight were very diligent in their response and able to meet and discuss the listing option. The agent we decided to go through with the listing did an excellent job. Thanks, HomeLight for the excellent service."

Roy K.

HomeLight Client

"So many times advertising is overblown but this time it wasn’t. HomeLight put us in touch with an extremely knowledgeable and professional real estate agent... I think HomeLight’s prescreening and matching process is next to none. Thanks HomeLight."

Richard G.

HomeLight Client

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 Lido Key, Sarasota?
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 Lido Key, Sarasota?
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 Sarasota, FL.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Lido Key, Sarasota?
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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota 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 Lido Key, Sarasota?
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 Lido Key, Sarasota real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Lido Key, Sarasota to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Lido Key, Sarasota 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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