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Find the perfect Seattle real estate agent

We analyze millions of home sales to find the best performing real estate agents.

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 1.5x faster than the average agent. The top agents save buyers $51,072 more and sellers 8.1% more than the average agents.


The recommendation HomeLight provided resulted in a prompt sale, smooth transition, excellent service, and even a discounted brokerage fee!

Bob G
Washington

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 33 days: that’s 1.5x faster than average! Top agents help buyers save as much as 8.1%, which is $51,072 more than average agents. Top agents help sellers make 8.1% more, which is $51,113 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 108.7% of the list price on average. Average agents sell for 100.6% of the list price, which breaks out to a $54,792 difference when compared to top real estate agents.

Sale price / List price (%)

Days on market
Lower is better

Homes sold / yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Average real estate agents in Seattle save buyers 95.3%, while top agents save buyers 87.1% on the list price. In dollars? That breaks down to $80,799 saved with a top Seattle real estate agent.

Condos sold / yr

Homes purchased / yr

Sale price / list price (%)
Lower is better

See how some of the real estate agents in Seattle, WA stack up

Ken Crotts

John L. Scott - KMS Kent

Seattle Listings Sold

8

Single Family Home Transactions

320

Condo Transactions

27

Ky Dewald

Capture Realty LLC

Seattle Listings Sold

24

Average Over Asking

$3.1k

Single Family Home Transactions

140

Kathryn Hinds

Windermere - Madison Park

Seattle Listings Sold

96

Single Family Home Transactions

120

Condo Transactions

18

Rachel Badgett

Urban Properties

Seattle Listings Sold

9

Average Over Asking

$3.1k

Condo Transactions

30

Randie Stone

Windermere

Seattle Listings Sold

170

Condo Transactions

130

Single Family Home Transactions

89

John Eddy

Keller Williams Rlty Bellevue

Seattle Listings Sold

12

Condo Transactions

15

Single Family Home Transactions

45

Betsy Terry

Ewing & Clark, Inc.

Seattle Listings Sold

78

Single Family Home Transactions

110

Condo Transactions

14

Susan Bjork

American Home And Investment

Average Days on Market

68

Condo Transactions

48

Single Family Home Transactions

73

Scott Numrich

Fireside Homes Real Estate Llc

Seattle Listings Sold

7

Single Family Home Transactions

26

Condo Transactions

3

Linda M. Bagley

Special Agents Realty

Seattle Listings Sold

43

Single Family Home Transactions

82

Condo Transactions

11

Meet top real estate agents who focus on these Seattle neighborhoods

Pioneer Square

Active Agents110
Time on Market117
Avg. Sale Price$509,397

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 Agents1,165
Time on Market85
Avg. Sale Price$414,197

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 Agents223
Time on Market73
Avg. Sale Price$477,293

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.


As first time buyers and new to the state, we needed to find a good agent and couldn’t rely on our own networks. We found HomeLight and they provided an excellent experience throughout the process.

Erik V


HomeLight was right on target with their recommendations for us and our neighborhood. Once our listing went live, we accepted an offer exceeding our expectations within 48 hours.

Barbara K


I registered with HomeLight and in less than 24 hours I had 2 real estate agents contact me eager to help me with my home selling needs. It was easy, no surprises, and my home closed without a hitch

Leslie C

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Seattle?

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 neighborhood?

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 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 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.