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Top Seattle real estate agents

Demand for housing in Seattle, WA continues to surge as inventory lags behind the city’s rapid population growth. That means you need HomeLight’s help to find a top Seattle real estate agent. Seattle’s top 3% of real estate agents get homes off the market 1.4x faster than the average agent. The top agents save buyers $53,327 more and sellers 6.5% more than the average agents.

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Seattle stack up

Sandra Hines
Realogics Sotheby's International
About Sandra

--------SANDRA STAGES ALL HER LISTINGS AT NO COST TO HER SELLERS!-------- Buyers and sellers in any market need advisers who can spot real value amidst the hype. They need representatives who see things as they really are. Sandra Hines is at the top of her game. After 15 years in the business, she is among the most highly endorsed and elite REALTORS® in Seattle and among the top five by several measures in West Seattle where she resides. She is a true industry leader with a proven track record that includes participation on top-producing broker panels and consistent recognition among Seattle Magazine’s Five Star Real Estate Agents. People are initially drawn to Sandra’s charm, kindness and generosity—traits forged by her Texas upbringing and early career in hospitality management as Global Director of Public Relations for Westin Hotels & Resorts. During her tenure there, she received national recognition for her PR efforts with the launch of the now iconic Westin Heavenly Bed and for her involvement in crafting and implementing multiple launch campaigns for new construction resort/hotel projects that spanned from groundbreaking all the way to grand opening. Beyond the accommodating, enthusiastic Southern Belle, Sandra is a driven and competitive agent with an analytical mindset, keen ability and die-hard desire to win for her clients. She has flawlessly applied her intimate knowledge of marketing and PR strategies for big time corporate real estate to her residential real estate career—this gives her clients and her listings a unique edge others don’t. Sandra’s real estate practice has evolved. A bout with inflammatory breast cancer in 2017 shaped her mindset, values and relationships—sometimes reinforcing, sometimes resetting. Her fight brought clarity and perspective by forcing her to re-examine what was important and to choose to live without fear. “After cancer I am not afraid of anything. I look at situations for what they are and take events as they come,” she says. “I am better at appreciating people for who they are and what they want—without judgment.” The clarity that helped guide Sandra proves a differentiator for her clients; accurately identifying what people care about translates into value (and money). Living without fear makes hard conversations and choices easier. Big decisions transform risks into opportunities. This fresh view led Sandra to align with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, where she serves her clients through an unparalleled global network, award-winning marketing and a trusted heritage rooted in the world-renown Sotheby’s Auction House. Those considering a real estate voyage with Sandra should understand that relationships are at the core of her business; respect and communication are foundational. Whether it’s her clients, the agents she negotiates with, or their clients, diverse personalities and underlying values are in play. People want different (and sometimes unexpected) things! Taking those interests seriously leads to creative solutions, fruitful negotiations and wins. Sandra’s business succeeds because she serves her clients’ best interest. Sometimes she advises not to sell. Sometimes she advises not to buy. By valuing relationships over transactions, she runs a business that is authentic to her values. This spirit animates the friendly, conscientious way she works and her commitment to community—local businesses, schools, and nonprofits. Sandra’s business reflects her personality: it’s welcoming and hospitable with deadly competence once you enter the arena. The difference between “average” and “elite” is substantial in real estate. Having representation with the wisdom & skill to see things as they are in terms of people, the market & community values makes all the difference in the world. Outside of being a realtor, Sandra loves being a mom to her two teenage children, planning trips to places near and far with family and friends, and serving as a connector in her community—an instrumental role in introducing and helping others cultivate meaningful relationships within the community. She is a strong supporter of her local neighborhood and the people in it, and is always looking for ways to make a difference. Sandra has served on the board and consistently sponsors events for WestSide Baby, which helps families in the Greater Seattle Area; donates her time and resources to Northwest Hope & Healing, which provides resources to those fighting breast cancer; as well as Refugees NW and Project Kids Cancer Cure Guild and sponsors various other local school events.

Single Family Home Transactions
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Allen Johnson
The Preview Group
About Allen

With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Allen Johnson is one of the top-producing real estate agents in King and Snohomish County. Whether his clients are buying or selling a home, Allen’s goal is simple; help customers get the best deal while keeping the sales process smooth and pain-free. Allen became an agent after graduating from Western Washington University in Bellingham. He was drawn to the industry for the opportunity to help people through one of life’s major decisions - home buying. Before long he was hooked, and he worked as an agent ever since. When he’s not helping clients, Allen can be found playing, coaching, or refereeing soccer matches around the Pacific Northwest. He currently lives in Mill Creek with his wife of 29 years, Nancy, his two youngest children, Sol and Mateo, and two dogs, Stella and Gus. Allen is the father of five children, ranging from 12 to 26, and is assisted at work by his son Ben. If you're in the market to buy or sell a home, give Allen a call.

Allen's reviews

"Excellent, couldn’t of had a better experience."

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Tyler Freed
Windermere RE/PSK Maple Valley 4 Corners
About Tyler

I am a second generation REALTOR that has been selling homes for the last sixteen years. I specialize in working with sellers and buyers moving in and around the Puget Sound area. My family means everything to me. I have a beautiful wife that I met in college, who has joined me in real estate. I also have two dogs, Raider and Beyonce, a Pug and a French Bulldog. We have an amazing son, Carter, who is 7 years old. Mason our youngest is 4 years old. Meagan and I are enjoying parenthood and really understand the importance of good schools and safe neighborhoods for our clients. My favorite activities include pickleball, golfing, traveling, softball, bar sports and spending time with my family and friends.

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Amber Bills
The Amber Bills Group
About Amber

About Amber Bills Providing Real Estate Services Since 2003 Serving the Greater South King County Area Specializing on Maple Valley Area Housing Market Specializing in Luxury homes, Short Sales & New Construction Top .5% for highest number of sales in the NWMLS #1 Agent in Maple Valley/Black Diamond/Covington/Ravensdale Area for Resales since 2011 Awards 2016-Current- Top .5% of the NWMLS 2012 to 2016 Premier Luxury 2011 Diamond Society 2010 International Sterling Circle 2009 Crystal Award Credentials GRI CSSN ASP Specialties Professional Listing Representation Professional Buyer Representation Luxury Homes Re-Sale Staging Professional New Construction Languages English Specialty Markets Luxury Properties First Time Buyers Buyer Representative New Homes Vacation/Second Relocation

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"She is the best!! I've worked with three other agents in previous home sales and no one else came cl..."

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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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David Eastern
Windermere - Bellevue West
About David

With the utmost professionalism, resourcefulness and dedication, David Eastern delivers exceptional results for his clients. David Eastern began his career with Windermere in 1994 and since then has become a trusted, experienced Real Estate Managing Broker and Branch manager in his community. As a distinguished recipient of the "Five Star Best Client Satisfaction" award seventeen years in a row, David is genuinely committed to serve each client with outstanding personal, first class service. Through his informed and diligent approach he is able to provide his clients with excellent opportunities that exist in the Greater Eastside real estate market. Specializing in the distinct communities from West Bellevue to Lakemont and Cougar Mountain, David clearly knows and shares his insights into each neighborhood’s wonderful features. Applying his creativity in every facet of the transaction he truly presents “Ideas In Real Estate” at every interaction. David excels at providing market knowledge, insightful guidance and marketing applications that produce results. Sellers greatly appreciate the targeted strategies he skillfully implements to clearly accentuate each property’s specific features. Utilizing professional photography, staging services and presentations on multiple media platforms, he positions their property to stand out in the market place. For buyers, he provides close personal attention and will work tirelessly to identify just the right property that meets their budget and lifestyle requirements. He clearly distinguishes himself with proven results and he delivers on it while creating a fully engaging, fun and personal experience for his clients. David’s trusted expertise and skillfulness extends to every aspect of his service throughout the transaction. Being highly conscientious of his clients’ personal requirements, David is extremely attentive and very thorough in providing constant attention and communication regarding the important details of the transaction. His immediate accessibility, answers to timely questions and trusted insights makes him invaluable to his clients. Truly appreciative of his personal attention and responsiveness; his clients recognize David as a dedicated advocate who is committed to providing exceptional expertise and professional representation. Contact David to serve you and your personal real estate interest.

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"I seriously don't think I could've found a better real estate agent to sell my home. David's knowled..."

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  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Paul Lau
John L Scott
About Paul

Representation I take pride in offering high-caliber full-service residential real estate expertise. My clients are my top priority, and I focus on delivering the best possible results for them. Expertise The real estate market is hyperlocal, seasonal and temperamental—in other words, it can change on a dime. Technology has made information more accessible to everyone, but it can be difficult to keep up with recent events that affect home values. The benefits of working with a licensed real estate professional go far beyond what a mobile app, online video, or website can do. I provide my clients with information on market seasonality and information relevant to what is happening in their specific neighborhood. This customized analysis includes recent comparable sales that factor into an offer and acceptance strategy. Negotiations Successful negotiations help move a conversation forward and transform the process into an agreement that’s a win for all parties. Negotiation is not only a skill but a mindset. I keep my clients’ best interests top of mind as I negotiate on their behalf. Transactional Excellence I am dedicated to transactional excellence for every listing and sale. What this means for you is that I oversee every detail of the real estate transaction. The transaction is far from over once an offer has been accepted. I monitor inspections, appraisals, title, escrow and loan processes. Communication and collaboration with all the partners and parties involved with the transaction ensure a smooth and timely closing. I am committed to my clients before, during and after a sale.

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"Paul is patient with us and work with us diligently. "

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Kim Colaprete
Coldwell Banker Bain
About Kim

Kim is passionate about her community, her clients and real estate. She has twenty plus years of experience in working through the nuances and details of a real estate transaction which shows in her ability to strongly advocate for her clients in any and all situations. Kim is highly respected in the industry and amongst her peers but if need be she will cut a bitch. When push comes to shove, Kim is a fierce negotiator and will always put her clients’ needs first and foremost. Kim has a deep love of the arts and design, which means when you hire her to list your home - it will always be the belle of the block or the MLS. No Dwelling listing by this Diva will ever hit the market without putting it’s best facade forward. This is referred to by other agents as a “Diva tax.” Other top agents know that their clients will be paying more when they purchase a home listing by Kim and Team Diva, than by other agents. And it works, since year after year, homes listed by Kim sell for a higher percentage of list price, than the Seattle average. From the first intake to the closing table and beyond, Kim is there for you: Fiercely advocating for you, Marketing your home above and beyond and ready to enjoy and great bottle of wine and a fabulous meal with you once your deal is done.

Condo Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
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TIC Transactions
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  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
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Jamie Reece
Keller Williams
About Jamie

We are a partnership with more than a fifteen years of experience serving the needs of homeowners and investors throughout the Puget Sound. Our Background Before starting the business, Sarah worked as a lead underwriter at major mortgage companies and managed a large local real estate office. A couple years later, Jamie joined the business bringing with him a degree from the UW’s Foster School of Business and 10 years of sales and marketing experienced in the information and medical technology. Our Life When serving our clients or growing our business, we enjoy sharing all the great Northwest has to offer with our daughter Ainsley through sailing, hiking, biking and attending community events and festivals, as well as traveling to other parts of our region and beyond.

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"He was very professional and his knowledge is beyond compare. "

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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
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Chris Byler
Windermere Northlake
About Chris

Changing Lives for the Better Chris relishes the opportunity to give back to this great area and change people's lives for the better through his work as one of the North End's premier real estate professionals. Chris uses his knowledge to help others when it comes to real estate in north King and south Snohomish Counties. He is a seasoned veteran who has seen virtually every type of local market cycle, and he brings unique insight into the areas of finance, insurance, construction, property management and technology. Expert Advisor Working For You! In addition, Chris is a member of the National Association of Expert Advisors, including his designation as a Certified Home Selling Advisor, as well as a Home Buying Advisor. These certifications represent hundreds of hours of training and expertise he applies to his clients' transactions. This knowledge is your assurance that you are working with a highly qualified expert! That's peace of mind. Clients appreciate his knowledge and other advantages he brings to the table such as his 145 Point Marketing Plan, but what they really respond to is his undeniable integrity. In fact, he would rather steer a client away from buying a home if he feels it's not the right investment or advise a seller not to sell if he feels they'd be better off waiting. Life Changing Service If you're planning to move to, from or within the North End, give Chris Byler a call. Through his career, he's Changing Lives for the Better! Let him help you make a real difference in your next move. I moved to the Pacific NW in 1989, the year I was discharged from the Navy. I started college that fall and received my 4 year business degree in 1993 from Central Washington University. I started my Real Estate career in 1997 as a full-time Real Estate Agent at Prudential Signature Properties and have been with Windermere Real Estate since 1999. My success has come through long hours of hard work, dedicated to helping my clients achieve their real estate needs. For the last eight years, more than 75% of my business has come from referrals and repeat business. My clients make sound financial decisions, assisted with the market research and knowledge I provide them.

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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Lynn Robertson
Your Seattle Home Team
About Lynn

Lynn Robertson has many years of experience in the real estate and internet-based industries. She has been involved in real estate as an agent, investor, consultant, broker and real estate brokerage owner since 1987. Lynn understands that the internet offers great information for your property search, but strong representation comes from an experienced broker that you can trust. She is considered an industry leader, and she works hard to be current on all aspects of the market so she can bring you the highest level of guidance and representation. Additionally, Lynn highly values community service and has served as a board member for a local health organization, on various marketing and fundraising committees, has won numerous awards and nominations from Inman News, WAMP, Brashenomics and more. She is a frequent speaker on radio shows and pod casts, including the Social Network, Agent Caffeine, and NPR.

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"Lynn was so great to work with. She knew what to look for in structure on an older home and I learne..."

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Find your perfect real estate agent in Seattle

Why you need a top real estate agent in Seattle, WA

A Seattle home is on the market for about 70 days with an average Seattle real estate agent. An agent in the top 3% can sell your home in 34 days: that’s 1.4x faster than average! Top agents help buyers save as much as 7.9%, which is $53,327 more than average agents. Top agents help sellers make 6.5% more, which is $43,512 towards the coffee house you always wanted to open.

Top Seller's Agents

By using a top Seattle real estate agent, a seller can make 106.8% of the list price on average. Average agents sell for 100.3% of the list price, which breaks out to a $45,803 difference when compared to top real estate agents.

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Top Buyer's Agents

Average real estate agents in Seattle save buyers 95.6%, while top agents save buyers 87.6% on the list price. In dollars? That breaks down to $83,073 saved with a top Seattle real estate agent.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Seattle, WA

Top Agents
4.6 stars
Avg. Agents
4.4 stars

Top real estate agents in Seattle score an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Seattle agent who scores only 4.4 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Seattle and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

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"I contacted HomeLight for agent recommendations since we had only purchased a house one time more than 30 years ago and have never sold one before...We sold quickly and for a higher price than I expected."

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

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Seattle, top agents are frequently doing deals in Pioneer Square, Columbia City, and Georgetown.

Pioneer Square

Active Agents108
Time on Market113
Avg. Sale Price$509,181

Often described as the center of Seattle’s nightlife, Pioneer Square is home to many young professionals. Pioneer Square’s popularity is popping up new developments and apartments throughout the neighborhood. If you’re interested in purchasing a home in Pioneer Square, remember that most of your neighbors will be renters, because of the area’s young demographic.

Columbia City

Active Agents1,245
Time on Market83
Avg. Sale Price$440,053

Columbia City is considered one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the United States. If you’re interested in testing out international cuisines, you’ll find pretty much anything ranging from Ethiopian to Mediterranean. Columbia City is slightly pricier than the also diverse International District, but both neighborhoods have a lower median home price than Seattle’s average.

Georgetown

Active Agents266
Time on Market73
Avg. Sale Price$504,023

Georgetown ranks as one of the most affordable neighborhoods in the city. Former warehouses have been transformed into trendy lofts, which give the neighborhood its artistic and industrial-chic vibe. Georgetown is slightly less pedestrian-friendly than Seattle overall, but the cost of living and median home price are typically lower than the city’s average.

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