Find the Best Real Estate Agents in Chicago, IL

U.S. News, powered by HomeLight, analyzes millions of real estate transactions to identify top
real estate agents based on hundreds of performance indicators.

Top Chicago Real Estate Agents

In Chicago, no matter what real estate needs you have, you’ll need one of the best real estate agents to get you the price you want. There are a total of 25,016 real estate agents active in Chicago, but the top real estate agents in the area are proven to get better outcomes for their clients.

According to real estate transaction data analysis, the top 5% of seller’s agents in Chicago, on average, sell homes for $97,044 more money than the average Chicago real estate agent. The top 5% of buyer’s agents generally save clients 0.77% more than the average real estate agent in Chicago.

Find your top agent  out of the 25,016 real estate agents active in Chicago.
How We Find Top Agents in Chicago

U.S. News has partnered with HomeLight to use actual real estate sales data to compare the performance of real estate agents and Realtors® across the United States. For Chicago, we analyzed real estate data including, but not limited to: how many properties the real estate agents have worked with, how quickly they’ve sold or bought properties for their clients and how much money they’ve earned or saved their clients.

U.S. News’ Find an Agent tool identifies your individual needs, maps your needs to an advanced real estate database, and then connects you with the most qualified real estate agents for you in Chicago. Your top real estate agent and RealtorⓇ recommendations are unbiased: Agents can't pay for placement and your matches are based solely on how the agents handled properties like yours in the past. Agents are compared to all other agents in the area on key performance indicators like transaction volume, listings, days on market, sale price to list price ratio, property type expertise, and other relevant data points in their transaction histories. To learn more about HomeLight's real estate database and algorithm visit How We Identify Top Real Estate Agents.

Finding Your Top Agent
How HomeLight identifies your top agent:
  • Objective Agent Performance Data
  • Your Inputs and Individual Needs
  • Local Real Estate Market Conditions
HomeLight's Matching Engine incorporates 20+ quantitative and qualitative data points to identify the top-performing agents in your city for your specific criteria.
When you find Top Real Estate Agents in Chicago through U.S. News, we will email you up to three top real estate agents we've identified that meet your criteria, as well as call you to learn more about your real estate needs. We will share with you these real estate agents' past transactions, areas of expertise, and reviews from past clients. Then you can ultimately decide which real estate agent best suits your needs.
Top Agents
Name Recent Transactions Avg Price
Melissa S.
196 $273,000 - $965,000
Danielle M.
Coldwell Banker
489 $95,000 - $354,900
Santiago V.
193 $115,000 - $500,000
Holly C.
158 $190,000 - $655,000
The MG Group C.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
500+ $160,000 - $987,500
Jason O.
Sotheby's Realty
189 $195,000 - $999,900
Kevin B.
RE/MAX
265 $85,500 - $319,000
Jane L.
RE/MAX
500+ $140,000 - $625,000
Helen O.
Keller Williams
349 $99,000 - $570,000
Deborah H.
166 $199,900 - $680,000
Top Agents as of 09 Aug, 2018
Recent Transactions are the agent’s total number of transactions
across the past three years.
Top Agents
Melissa S.
Recent transactions 196
Avg. price range $273,000 - $965,000
Danielle M.
Coldwell Banker
Recent transactions 489
Avg. price range $95,000 - $354,900
Santiago V.
Recent transactions 193
Avg. price range $115,000 - $500,000
Holly C.
Recent transactions 158
Avg. price range $190,000 - $655,000
The MG Group C.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Recent transactions 500+
Avg. price range $160,000 - $987,500
Jason O.
Sotheby's Realty
Recent transactions 189
Avg. price range $195,000 - $999,900
Kevin B.
RE/MAX
Recent transactions 265
Avg. price range $85,500 - $319,000
Jane L.
RE/MAX
Recent transactions 500+
Avg. price range $140,000 - $625,000
Helen O.
Keller Williams
Recent transactions 349
Avg. price range $99,000 - $570,000
Deborah H.
Recent transactions 166
Avg. price range $199,900 - $680,000
Top Agents as of 09 Aug, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions
  • When should I hire a real estate agent in Chicago?

    It all depends on the current state of the Chicago real estate market, but we recommend speaking to a real estate agent as soon as you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in the area, which may be anywhere from three to nine months before you want to move.

  • How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Chicago?

    Whether you’re buying or selling a home, the odds of getting the price you want are higher if you work with a top performing real estate agent. The top 5% of seller’s agents, on average, secure selling prices that are 0.38% more than the list price. The top 5% of buyer’s agents typically save their clients 0.77% more at closing than the average real estate agent.

  • What questions should I ask when interviewing Chicago real estate agents?

    It’s important to understand a potential real estate agent’s experience and expertise. Some essential questions to ask when interviewing real estate agents are:

    - How many homes have you sold/closed in the last 6 months?
    - Can you provide me with referrals?
    - What is your marketing and/or negotiation strategy?
    - Do you work with a team?
    - How many days, on average, do your listings take to sell?

    Any real estate agent that can’t answer one of these questions should raise a red flag.

  • Do the recommended real estate agents work for U.S. News?

    No. The Chicago real estate agents in this list were selected based on objective performance data and are not affiliated with U.S. News.

Chicago's Real Estate Market Snapshot

In the past 12 months, the price of homes sold in Chicago ranged between $25,000 and $1,350,000. Last year, 30,824 homes were sold while median home prices increased by 5.89%. Chicago properties typically sell for 95.37% of the list price. The average Chicago house stays on the market for 76 days.

Annual sales rate

2.98%

Median Days on Market

76


Price Range

$25,000 - $1,350,000


Chicago, IL Residential Real Estate
Chicago has a population of 2,716,905 people in 231.37 square miles. There are 1,035,198 households in the city, 54% of which are families. If you move to Chicago, you can generally expect to commute to work between minutes.

City Area

231.4 Sq. miles


City Population

2,716,905


Households

1,035,198


Homeowners

458,575


Renters

576,788


Homes Occupied

87%


Age of Population