HomeLight looks at every one of the 6,724 active Washington, DC real estate agents and measures how they stack up against the average agent. In Washington, the top 3% of agents buy and sell in 75 days and work on 332 homes.
In Washington, the sale price for homes has changed a notable amount over the past year. With homes for sale today, a Washington home usually sits on the market for 75 days. Homes tend to sell for 97.0% of the initial list price. The top real estate agents in Washington sell for 6.2% more than the rest.
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Home Buyer and Seller Trends in Washington
Get a feel for what others look for in Washington's real estate agents. We use data from millions of HomeLight visitors searching in Washington to understand consumer behavior.
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Percent of visitors looking to sell65%
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Why You Need a Top Real Estate Agent in Washington
Average real estate agents in Washington, DC leave homes on the market for 75 days, while top real estate agents sell in 42 days. Washington’s 6,724 real estate agents with active listings sell 49 homes on average.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Washington, DC?
It's going to depend on the temperature of the Washington 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 Washington?
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 Washington?
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 Washington?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents in Washington work for 6% of the home price.
How do I find a real estate agent that specializes in a specific Washington neighborhood?
Looking to buy or sell a home in a specific Washington neighborhood? We've got you covered. Either explore top real estate agents in Washington 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 Washington real estate agents?
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Washington real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agents in Washington to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Washington real estate agents and will only introduce you to the top performing agents.
Do these Washington 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 Washington?
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.
Still can't decide on a real estate agent in Washington?
Use HomeLight to compare active Washington real estate agents on their transaction history and find the top performing agents.
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