The Big Decision to Sell.
You’ve made the momentous decision to sell your home. So what’s next?
In today’s market, the process of selling your home has never been more complex. Rapidly changing home values, increased regulations, and numerous marketing options mean that to truly maximize the value of your home, you need a trusted advisor who understands your market, knows how to bring the best out of your property, and is willing to do what it takes to find the highest bidder. We’ve designed a solution that allows you to sort through over 2 million agents from all of the top real estate brokerages in order to find the perfect one for you.
The HomeLight Difference.
HomeLight matches you with the top listing agents in your local neighborhood. We do this by analyzing over 15 million home transactions since 2009 to produce updated agent rankings based on objective data. Agents never pay us to be listed on our site, so we can be 100% unbiased. Our mission is to provide you, the home seller, with the best possible agent to sell your home faster and for more money.
Top Agents on HomeLight Are The Best Negotiators.
The agents we recommend on HomeLight typically will sell your home or property for thousands more than the average. Across all transactions, the top 5% of agents have shown they can negotiate a 9% higher selling price than the average. Our proprietary algorithms are able to assess negotiation skill by evaluating factors such as listing price, actual selling price, neighborhood price trends, and more.
|Average Selling Price||$401K||$274K||$252K|
|Top 5% Selling Price||$-163K||$-111K||$-101K|
|Additional Amount You Can Sell For||$-560K||$-380K||$-350K|
Top Agents on HomeLight Sell Houses Quickly.
Another benefit to finding a top listing real estate agent on HomeLight is speed. Listing a house is an art, if you price too high and your house remains on the market too long, the buyer market will lose momentum and potentially dry up. If you price too low, you may leave unnecessary dollars behind. The best listing agents understand the need to sell fast, and for the most money. These agents are highly responsive to customer needs, move fast, and are able to stage and prep a house in a way that appeals to the right demographic. The fastest selling agents on HomeLight sell homes 27 days quicker than the average.
A Better, More Experienced Real Estate Agent.
Nothing can replace deep knowledge of your local neighborhood. The best agents understand pricing trends, recent local market activity, what styles are resonating with the local community, as well as sophisticated marketing distribution. Our agent search results are filtered to show only the top 5% of real estate agents that have relevant local experience. Additionally, you will be able to search through historical agent listings to ensure that they understand the area around your neigborhood. Our advanced search capability also allows you to find agents with many specialities, from property type, short selling, and more.
Actual Customer Testimonials
"I had been trying to sell my house for a few years, but despaired at my ability to pick out a real estate agent on my own. My agents kept saying "Drop the price, drop the price!"
Using HomeLight, I quickly found an agent that was a real go-getter. Steve went above and beyond the call of duty. He sold our house higher than the listing price in only eight days.
Finding a great agent made all the difference!"Sharon W.Buzzards Bay, MA
"In the process of selling my house, finding the right real estate agent was the most important detail. There are many unprofessional real estate agents out there; using HomeLight to find one who was both professional and had a demonstrated history of success was invaluable. I interviewed several agents, but in the end I trusted the actual sales numbers I found on HomeLight. My HomeLight agent has a well-run team and business processes that utilize technology to its fullest: both for marketing my home and keeping me constantly informed. My home was off the market in a week."Elizabeth S.Juptier, FL
"Selling our home was a big decision. It was very important to find the right agent who could get me the best price and sell it quickly. I went on the internet and found HomeLight. Filling out the online form just took a few minutes, and it didn't cost anything. I was really glad that HomeLight referred me to Dallas. He just came across as very professional. He sold my house in two and a half weeks, and I got more than I was wanting to get. It was fantastic! I couldn't have been happier."Jim W.Escondido, CA
"My husband found HomeLight online. We looked at the different agents, filled out a short form, and the next thing we knew we got a call. I mean, we didn't have to do anything. They did it all. It was really simple and easy.
HomeLight connected us to Ruby and we are really happy we used her. Ruby was responsive and she really did her job in terms of marketing the house. We had our first offer in five days, and it closed a month later. If we didn't have a great agent like Ruby, we would probably still have our home on the market.We were thrilled that we found Ruby on HomeLight, and that's the truth."Mara K.Wake Forest, NC
What You Should Expect Out Of A Great Listing Agent.
The top listing agents don’t just post your home for sale online for prospective home buyers to submit bids, they maximize your chances of getting the best price by performing dozens of activities that lead to selling your home. Use this checklist to ensure that your selling agent is doing their job:
- Analysis of pricing trends and local price per square foot
- Automatic posting on all major online home search sites
- Advertising in local publications
- Prepping and staging expertise
- Professional photography
- Creation of marketing documents (flyers, etc.)
- Access and monitoring of your private lock-box
- Direct mail marketing program
- Development of virtual tour (bonus)
- Exclusive previews for other real estate brokers
- Research on buyer motivations and capacity
- 24-hour response turnaround time on client requests
- At least 2 open houses
In general, you should expect your real estate agent to be a world class marketer. The more people that see your home (in most cases), the greater likelihood that it will sell for the highest value. Search for a top listing agent now.