Top Real Estate Agents in Sarasota, FL

Sarasota’s white beaches and turquoise waves make it a Florida destination where limited inventory sells fast: a top real estate agent gets a Sarasota home off the market in 63 days. Use transaction data to find a top real estate agent out of Sarasota’s 2,257 active real estate agents. That peach bungalow on a palm lined drive could be yours for $103,996 less than the list price.

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Sarasota's Housing Market at a Glance

Winters in Sarasota, FL once meant that the Ringling Brothers Circus was in town. Now Sarasota is home to a museum of the great circus acts, where locals and visitors alike can marvel at the history of the big top. Soak in the sun on Sarasota streets, drive or boat out to Bird Key or St. Armands, bask in resort style life on the beaches of Lido Key, or take a day trip to Siesta Key renowned for its white sand beaches and sunset views.

Sarasota is a seller’s market right now with only 799 homes on the market today. Of Sarasota’s 2,257 real estate agents, the average agent sells homes for 122.9% of the list price. Homes usually last for 118 days on the market.

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Why You Need a Top Real Estate Agent in Sarasota

Need a new place on one of Sarasota’s Keys, but also a boat? Top buyer’s real estate agents in Sarasota save clients over 10% more than average agents. Put that cash towards the boat you’ve been daydreaming about. The top 3% of Sarasota real estate agents also sell 1.7x the number of homes, and each home sells 1.5x faster than average.

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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 Sarasota, FL?

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

    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 Sarasota?

    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 Sarasota?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Do these Sarasota real estate agents work for HomeLight?

    No. All of the real estate agents you see on HomeLight.com 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 Sarasota?

    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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