America's Best Realtors 2020

Searching for your home sweet home can be daunting. The long list of "musts" and "wants" paired with limits of price range and location make it difficult to sort through the many homes listed for sale. The most successful realtors are the ones who alleviate your stress by showing that they have your best interests in mind: the ones who make you feel they are truly working for you.

That's why it's good to know which realtors have a record of success - especially in today's fluctuating housing market. Newsweek partnered with REAL Trends –the trusted source of news, analysis, and information on the residential brokerage industry since 1987– to sort through the data and provide you with a list of America's Best Real Estate Professionals. We highlight the top real estate professionals by volume within each state. You can select the states on the interactive map or in the table below. If your company is listed below, you can get in touch to find out more about the licensing options.

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RankNameCompanyCityStateTransactionsVolume
1Joan LevinsonRealty One GroupParadise ValleyAZ34.00$126,693,150.00
2Bruno ArapovicHomeSmartPhoenixAZ476.00$112,079,262.00
3Bobby LiebHomeSmartPhoenixAZ110.00$68,119,001.00
4Karl TunbergMidland Real Estate AllianceTempeAZ126.00$58,583,412.00
5Quincy SmithERA Matt Fischer RealtorYumaAZ280.50$52,117,324.71
6Johnathon DeYoungRuss Lyon Sotheby's International RealtyScottsdaleAZ22.00$48,910,000.00
7James Rusch-MichenerBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate BloomTree RealtyPrescottAZ165.78$48,549,467.00
8Kristy RyanRE/MAX Fine PropertiesScottsdaleAZ20.00$46,651,714.00
9Lisa RobertsRuss Lyon Sotheby's International RealtyScottsdaleAZ57.25$45,358,580.00
10Colleen FaucherRE/MAX Prestige PropertiesKingmanAZ126.00$41,599,663.00
11Virginia Cleven PCERA Four Feathers Realty, L.C.Sierra VistaAZ152.00$37,134,252.00
12Jamie WongRE/MAX Fine PropertiesFlagstaffAZ47.50$37,041,575.00
13Laurie LundeenColdwell Banker RealtyGreen ValleyAZ161.00$35,484,820.00
14Rebecca DurfeyWest USA RealtyPeoriaAZ89.00$34,045,653.00
15Michael JohnsonRuss Lyon Sotheby's International RealtyScottsdaleAZ45.00$33,082,650.00
16Denice Osbourne OsbourneLong Realty CompanyTucsonAZ86.00$32,925,937.00
17Sandy Northcutt NorthcuttLong Realty CompanyMaranaAZ81.00$29,849,615.00
18Tom GarrowColdwell Banker RealtySedonaAZ81.20$29,504,215.00
19Christine and Russell Long LongLong Realty CompanyTucsonAZ45.00$29,336,300.00
20Josh Waggoner WaggonerLong Realty CompanyTucsonAZ23.00$28,114,760.00
21Cheryl AndersonRuss Lyon Sotheby's International RealtyScottsdaleAZ10.60$27,972,030.00
22Daniel BarrazaMy Home GroupPhoenixAZ121.00$27,150,807.00
23Nancy Muslin MuslinLong Realty CompanySurpriseAZ80.00$26,864,292.00
24Tami HendersonRuss Lyon Sotheby's International RealtyScottsdaleAZ9.90$26,820,599.40
25Len McGeeColdwell Banker RealtyPrescottAZ60.90$26,680,280.00
26Justin CookRE/MAX SolutionsChandlerAZ69.22$25,194,856.00
27Team Al LaPeter and Sandy Kantor LapeterLong Realty CompanyOro ValleyAZ57.00$25,074,409.00
28Scott CookRE/MAX SolutionsChandlerAZ77.67$24,733,051.00
29Leslie Heros HerosLong Realty CompanyTucsonAZ62.00$24,445,356.00
30Angela LarsonKeller Williams RealtyTempeAZ99.00$24,099,075.00
31Shannon Imes ImesLong Realty CompanyTucsonAZ16.00$23,494,311.00
32Katie BaccusKeller Williams RealtyScottsdaleAZ66.00$23,448,468.00
33Jeff BarchiRE/MAX Fine PropertiesScottsdaleAZ53.75$23,414,798.50
34Radojka Lala SmithRE/MAX ProfessionalsGlendaleAZ91.00$23,321,003.00
35Cionne McCarthyRuss Lyon Sotheby's International RealtyScottsdaleAZ17.90$23,201,150.00
36John & Megan BillingsLong Realty CompanyOro ValleyAZ80.00$22,933,619.00
37Wanda Fudge FudgeLong Realty CompanyTucsonAZ52.00$22,785,842.00
38Susanne GroganRuss Lyon Sotheby's International RealtyTucsonAZ28.50$22,638,076.00
39Josie PakulaRuss Lyon Sotheby's International RealtyScottsdaleAZ34.50$22,437,900.00
40Rick WesselhoffColdwell Banker RealtySedonaAZ42.00$22,428,675.00
41Linda SalkowBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices AZ PropertiesScottsdaleAZ14.00$22,311,000.00
42Gus PalmisanoKeller Williams RealtyMesaAZ54.60$21,894,115.00
43Karen DunlapColdwell Banker RealtySedonaAZ40.60$21,822,325.00
44Michael MooreRE/MAX Sun PropertiesFountain HillsAZ40.00$21,656,043.00
45Amy NelsonKeller Williams RealtyTempeAZ67.00$21,628,309.00
46Peter FifeColdwell Banker RealtyPrescottAZ64.80$21,618,800.00
47David PattersonBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices AZ PropertiesScottsdaleAZ17.00$21,569,000.00
48Stephen JuryKeller Williams RealtyScottsdaleAZ5.00$21,325,000.00
49Terri ChaseColdwell Banker RealtyPrescottAZ54.40$21,235,785.00
50Sue Brooks BrooksLong Realty CompanyTucsonAZ52.00$21,102,365.00
51Crystal WhiteRealty Executives White MountainsPinetopAZ86.00$21,060,455.00
52Mike WagnerRE/MAX Prestige PropertiesKingmanAZ60.00$20,867,131.00
53Cynthia WorleyKeller Williams RealtyTempeAZ36.25$20,861,895.00
54Craig MortonAZ & Associates Real Estate GroupNew RiverAZ79.00$20,733,842.00
55Nicholas YaleBrokers Hub RealtyPhoenixAZ64.00$20,730,544.00
56Thomas SpeaksWest USAChandlerAZ59.00$20,666,968.00
57Lori ReilandRuss Lyon Sotheby's International RealtyPeoriaAZ64.40$20,612,916.00
58Sally RandallColdwell Banker Bishop RealtyPineAZ63.25$20,552,286.50
59Sofia GilRealty Executives Arizona TerritoryTucsonAZ93.00$20,540,126.00
60Jonny MeinsRE/MAX Prestige PropertiesKingmanAZ66.00$20,225,850.00
61Mario Trejo RomeroThe Melcher AgencyPhoenixAZ58.00$19,720,000.00
62Karen LopezRE/MAX Prestige PropertiesKingmanAZ80.00$19,655,811.00
63Deborah CurtisRE/MAX Prestige PropertiesKingmanAZ79.00$19,350,812.00
64Rory HuffERA Young Realty & InvestmentPaysonAZ74.00$19,264,210.00
65Patricia Kaye BrownColdwell Banker RealtyTucsonAZ54.00$19,167,050.00
66Melody MeschColdwell Banker RealtyTucsonAZ53.80$18,924,305.00
67Kathy OrtmanRE/MAX Prestige PropertiesKingmanAZ61.00$18,313,683.00
68Sammie HoneCENTURY 21 Arizona WestWickenburgAZ60.72$18,158,226.00
69Kerry LoedingKeller Williams RealtyGilbertAZ57.25$17,865,041.00
70Vanessa SmithRE/MAX Prestige PropertiesKingmanAZ57.00$17,815,662.00
71Tori MarshallColdwell Banker RealtyOro ValleyAZ51.80$17,208,796.00
72Matthew LongRealty ExecutivesScottsdaleAZ62.00$17,207,433.00
73Kelly BlueERA Four Feathers Realty, L.C.Sierra VistaAZ77.00$17,070,586.00
74Curt StinsonEngel & Völkers TucsonTucsonAZ51.50$16,885,825.00
75CRAIG HIEBERERA Matt Fischer RealtorYumaAZ79.00$16,812,539.00
76Liz MillerColdwell Banker RealtyLake Havasu CityAZ58.00$16,789,950.00
77Jerri and Andy Szach Team SzachLong Realty CompanyTucsonAZ53.00$16,589,500.00
78Gary BrasherRuss Lyon Sotheby's International RealtyTubacAZ56.00$15,753,199.83
79Carolyn WichmannERA Matt Fischer RealtorYumaAZ80.00$15,650,612.00
80Joan AndersenColdwell Banker RealtySun CityAZ58.40$15,446,100.00
81Kelly GarciaKeller Williams RealtyTucsonAZ55.00$15,307,336.00
82Jill EstesKeller Williams RealtyYumaAZ56.50$15,209,350.00
83Mike Reppy ReppyLong Realty CompanySun City WestAZ60.00$15,047,849.00
84Melinda AkowskiColdwell Banker RealtyTucsonAZ50.20$14,670,600.00
85Steve Inouye InouyeLong Realty CompanyTucsonAZ52.00$14,499,189.00
86Lisa Avina-LopezERA Matt Fischer RealtorYumaAZ111.50$14,296,889.00
87Sameerah YousifReal Living Property For YouPeoriaAZ54.00$14,139,026.25
88Karen BaughmanColdwell Banker RealtyTucsonAZ54.70$14,001,750.00
89Barbara SchultzColdwell Banker RealtyMesaAZ54.50$13,385,781.00
90Heather ArnaudRealty Executives Arizona TerritoryTucsonAZ53.00$13,287,740.00
91Rosemary Lacy LacyLong Realty CompanyTucsonAZ55.00$13,015,725.00
92Paul CunninghamERA Matt Fischer RealtorYumaAZ52.00$12,164,350.00
93Lisa PaffrathBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Grand View NorthFlagstaffAZ55.50$12,101,700.00
94Daniel CallahanRE/MAX ClassicMesaAZ50.50$11,897,630.07
95Patty CaperonColdwell Banker RealtyLake Havasu CityAZ50.30$11,540,172.00
96Angel Bolan-ErvinRE/MAX A Bar Z RealtyCoolidgeAZ68.00$10,599,213.00
97Patti BourelleERA Matt Fischer RealtorYumaAZ84.00$10,554,851.00
98Mitzi Van MeterRE/MAX SolutionsChandlerAZ97.00$10,466,399.00
99Tim TothColdwell Banker Mabery Real EstateCottonwoodAZ50.00$9,871,317.00
100Elizabeth Carpenter CarpenterLong Realty CompanyYumaAZ47.00$9,506,525.00
101Denise Sweet-McGregorERA Matt Fischer RealtorYumaAZ63.00$9,265,499.00
102Percy MatthewsCENTURY 21 Towne & CountryMesaAZ70.00$8,308,064.00
103Michelle JonesCENTURY 21 Action GroupYumaAZ71.00$7,471,675.00
104Paul EvansCENTURY 21 Action GroupYumaAZ63.00$7,409,987.50
105Kerri PearceKeller Williams RealtyKingmanAZ58.00$6,859,600.00
106Tracy LaneCENTURY 21 Towne & CountryMesaAZ64.00$5,532,890.00
107Brian BerlemannCENTURY 21 Highland Realty, Co.KingmanAZ50.00$4,161,275.00
108Tammy SchembriRE/MAX Fine PropertiesScottsdaleAZ59.50$3,833,101.17
109Vernon StevensRE/MAX ProfessionalsGlendaleAZ56.00$2,711,211.94
110Suzanne KnightonRealty Executives Northern ArizonaStrawberryAZ54.50$78,955.50
111Dayv MorganHomeSmart SuccessMaricopaAZ128.00N/A
112Janet BloxhamRE/MAX TerritoryYumaAZ57.00N/A
113Sandra MorenoRE/MAX TerritoryYumaAZ54.00N/A

Methodology:

Applicants submit an application; the fee does not guarantee placement. An individual must have closed at least 50 sides OR $20 million in sales volume in calendar year 2019. All supplied figures need to be based on closed residential business for calendar year 2019. Figures submitted can be for closed transaction sides and/or closed dollar sales volume. Applicants must submit verification including business tax returns. The local or state Realtor association must confirm the data.

When an agent represents both sides of a transaction, both sides are counted. When one side is handled, only one side can be included. Co-listings count as one-half of a transaction; referrals are not included.

All residential sales of 1 to 4 unit buildings, including single family, condominium and co-op units and lots sold for residential uses are included.

REAL Trends carefully reviews related websites and other sources to ensure the accurate description of individual sales (as opposed to team or brokerage sales).