Top Real Estate Agents in Seattle, WA

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 1.5x faster than the average agent. The top agents save buyers $50,668 more and sellers 8.5% more than the average agents.

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Seattle's Housing Market at a Glance

Seattle, WA sits 100 miles south of the Canada-United States border. Water, mountains, and evergreen forests create awesome views and landscape for outdoor activities like hikes in Discovery Park or kayaking on Alki Beach. Seattle has a vibrant music scene where grunge music seeped into the city and introduced itself to the world. Settle in for a great night of slam poetry, grab your rain jacket in case it gets wet, and get the most out of everything this seaport city has to offer.

Seattle draws people with its museums, performing arts scene, and great coffee. Home prices have skyrocketed because of the influx of people and the lack of inventory, so the market is filling up with renters. Seattle has 2,313 homes on sale today, and they typically stay on the market for about 62 days. Seattle’s 12,541 real estate agents can sell these homes for 99.4% of the initial list price on average.

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Why You Need a Top Real Estate Agent in Seattle

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 1.5x faster than average! Top agents help buyers save as much as 8.2%, which is $50,668 more than average agents. Top agents help sellers make 8.5% more, which is $52,962 towards the coffee house you always wanted to open.

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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 Seattle, WA?

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

    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 Seattle?

    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 Seattle?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Do these Seattle real estate agents work for HomeLight?

    No. All of the real estate agents you see on 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 Seattle?

    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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