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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.

Nancy Cooper - Global Editor in Chief Newsweek

RankNameCompanyCityStateTransactionsVolume
1Christa HuffsticklerEngel & Völkers AtlantaAtlantaGA109.17$108,153,266.00
2Betsy AkersAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyAtlantaGA38.53$95,806,781.00
3Brian QuinnColdwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty / Lake CountryGreensboroGA59.25$60,146,430.50
4Shanna BradleyAnsley Atlanta Real EstateAtlantaGA67.50$57,898,009.00
5Tonya JonesBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia PropertiesFayettevilleGA134.00$57,464,761.25
6Debra JohnstonBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia PropertiesChambleeGA17.00$48,777,333.33
7Sam BayneAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyAtlantaGA21.00$47,170,430.00
8Chase MizellAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyAtlantaGA53.90$46,056,500.00
9Susan FitzgeraldBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia PropertiesPeachtree CityGA70.00$43,272,090.42
10Chad PolazzoRE/MAX Metro Atlanta CitysideAtlantaGA64.00$42,539,320.00
11Michelle WingAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyAtlantaGA26.78$41,900,323.35
12Tom EllicottPalmerHouse PropertiesAtlantaGA52.00$41,070,776.00
13Stephen WalkerBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia PropertiesPeachtree CityGA77.00$36,190,098.33
14Bonnie MajherAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyAlpharettaGA33.38$36,175,201.59
15Julie BarnettHarry Norman RealtorsClaytonGA29.00$35,952,655.00
16Katie McGuirkAnsley Atlanta Real EstateAtlantaGA25.50$35,037,100.00
17Jessica SheevyAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyAtlantaGA15.50$34,524,206.35
18Lindsay LevinBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia PropertiesDunwoodyGA47.00$33,604,291.67
19Christine BradleyAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyAtlantaGA49.00$33,083,920.00
20Heery BrothersAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyAtlantaGA31.85$32,029,622.00
21Scott BarnettAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyAtlantaGA44.00$31,297,900.00
22Knutzen, KimAnsley Atlanta Real EstateBlue RidgeGA64.00$29,661,803.00
23Julie QueenRE/MAX Town & CountryBlue RidgeGA93.00$29,260,059.50
24Petersen PartnersBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia PropertiesSmyrnaGA56.00$28,626,791.67
25Ryan AssadKeller Williams RealtySuwaneeGA49.00$28,615,031.18
26Kristen ButlerBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia PropertiesRoswellGA47.00$28,480,014.58
27Steffany FarmerBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate LegacyPoolerGA110.07$28,116,086.95
28Cindy WestRE/MAX Town & CountryEllijayGA103.00$28,084,026.50
29Teri FryeAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyAlpharettaGA48.90$27,720,245.93
30Dustin KimberleyBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia PropertiesChambleeGA32.00$27,183,455.00
31Richard MopperEngel & Völkers SavannahSavannahGA35.00$26,088,224.00
32Patti YarbroughBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia PropertiesRoswellGA43.00$25,863,378.33
33Allen SnowAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyAtlantaGA49.55$25,488,252.80
34Andrew PetrilloRE/MAX Town & CountryBlue RidgeGA74.00$25,418,094.42
35Ivan SavantBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia PropertiesSmyrnaGA62.00$25,147,717.50
36Robin CollinsAnsley Atlanta Real EstateAtlantaGA30.50$24,216,543.29
37Troy StoweAnsley Atlanta Real EstateAtlantaGA16.50$24,101,400.00
38Ashley BattlesonEngel & Völkers AtlantaAtlantaGA20.00$24,046,314.00
39Susan KliesenRE/MAX CenterDuluthGA79.00$23,791,118.00
40Cindy MartinsRE/MAX of AlbanyAlbanyGA122.50$23,487,749.00
41Eric RobbBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia PropertiesAlpharettaGA53.00$23,421,804.17
42Jason CookAnsley Atlanta Real EstateAtlantaGA27.00$23,277,850.00
43Sue AndersonColdwell Banker Intercoastal RealtyRinconGA114.50$23,193,146.00
44Dan BangsKeller Williams RealtyAtlantaGA32.20$23,163,808.93
45Jodi HalpertBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia PropertiesDunwoodyGA31.00$22,951,239.17
46Laura MehlBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia PropertiesChambleeGA65.00$22,919,832.08
47Julie AllanAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyAlpharettaGA17.83$22,867,637.35
48Julie M. AltenbachHarry Norman RealtorsMariettaGA30.80$22,834,721.00
49Deborah SpivaRE/MAX Town & CountryBlairsvilleGA101.00$22,809,250.00
50Julie MartinAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyAlpharettaGA28.20$22,624,000.00
51Kathy RiceAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyAlpharettaGA40.25$22,423,878.11
52Eydie KooninAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyAtlantaGA16.75$22,227,900.45
53Melissa ThomasColdwell Banker Kennon, Parker, Duncan & DavisColumbusGA49.15$22,220,320.00
54Shane ThomasAnsley Atlanta Real EstateAtlantaGA14.00$22,186,035.00
55Harris, BenAnsley Atlanta Real EstateAtlantaGA28.50$22,182,260.00
56Michele CollinsHarry Norman RealtorsAlpharettaGA28.75$22,119,900.00
57Brandi Hunter-LewisKeller Williams RealtyATLANTAGA32.00$22,113,925.00
58Tiffiney GrahamKeller Williams RealtyColumbusGA128.25$22,012,846.50
59Kim Sutton AdairKeller Williams RealtyPeachtree CornersGA57.25$21,323,007.00
60Richard KelleyCENTURY 21 Black Bear RealtyYoung HarrisGA75.03$21,221,942.00
61Denise WilhelmBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia PropertiesPeachtree CityGA43.00$21,153,400.42
62Monica BlancoAnsley Atlanta Real EstateAlpharettaGA40.00$21,072,562.00
63Nicole ReaddickColdwell Banker Platinum PartnersKingslandGA97.10$21,060,606.30
64Karen LanceBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro BrokersWoodstockGA78.00$20,999,248.00
65The Byron Williamson TeamCompassAtlantaGA41.00$20,792,539.00
66Pam ElledgeAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyMariettaGA22.05$20,763,323.25
67Stacy ShailendraAnsley Atlanta Real EstateAtlantaGA25.50$20,745,750.00
68Denise SperierAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyAlpharettaGA37.25$20,578,722.00
69Jack ConnerColdwell Banker Tanner RealtyStatesboroGA101.00$20,569,962.50
70Yetty ArpAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyAtlantaGA14.88$20,345,095.00
71Leslie ZwebenKeller Williams RealtyAtlantaGA30.40$20,179,630.20
72Lisa RainesKeller Williams RealtyColumbusGA66.25$19,593,350.00
73Nathan PurvisRE/MAX PreferredMonroeGA56.00$19,555,854.80
74Sunny ParkerCENTURY 21 ResultsCummingGA85.76$19,106,914.11
75Rose EvansCENTURY 21 Larry Miller Realty, Inc.EvansGA91.00$18,731,770.00
76Patrice SumpterBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia PropertiesSmyrnaGA53.00$18,717,345.42
77Heather StoryRE/MAX True AdvantageEvansGA113.00$18,318,563.00
78Carlos GiraldoKeller Williams RealtyNorcrossGA92.00$18,225,960.00
79Todd LuckeyRE/MAX PartnersEvansGA102.00$18,064,565.00
80Connie LawsonRE/MAX LegendsBufordGA65.00$17,634,418.00
81Patti CornetteBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beazley, REALTORSEvansGA62.00$17,514,877.92
82Richard RodriguezBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia PropertiesHoschtonGA83.00$17,459,315.42
83Yvonne RobertsonCENTURY 21 Durden & Kornegay Realty, IncDublinGA109.00$17,416,522.00
84Karen DennisERA Joyner RealtyValdostaGA89.00$17,260,109.00
85Bryan BuffordColdwell Banker Upchurch RealtyAthensGA60.00$16,927,194.50
86Ilia DurhamColdwell Banker SSK, RealtorsWarner RobinsGA80.00$16,908,714.00
87Karen FaucetteColdwell Banker Premier Real EstateValdostaGA89.00$16,867,604.00
88Hanna PateERA Prime Real EstateCalhounGA103.50$16,665,247.00
89Trinette RosalesColdwell Banker SSK, RealtorsWarner RobinsGA67.00$16,586,695.00
90Valerie HowardBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia PropertiesPeachtree CityGA51.00$16,504,850.00
91Elena GistKeller Williams RealtyAtlantaGA91.00$16,294,500.00
92Jessica KellyEngel & Völkers SavannahSavannahGA52.00$15,973,030.00
93Ryan LewisKeller Williams RealtyMariettaGA60.00$15,637,445.00
94Leslie McClellandColdwell Banker Bullard Realty CompanyPeachtree CityGA56.00$15,598,400.00
95Caleb WillingBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Executive PartnersAugustaGA76.65$15,202,275.50
96Jessica MacdonaldRE/MAX AccentRichmond HillGA62.00$14,954,127.00
97Erin VaughnBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real EstateBrunswickGA71.00$14,898,875.00
98Linda CampbellColdwell Banker Kennon, Parker, Duncan & DavisColumbusGA73.00$14,331,427.00
99Linda BakerRE/MAX Town & CountryBlue RidgeGA55.00$14,266,526.00
100The Shupe TeamColdwell Banker Upchurch RealtyAthensGA78.00$14,071,775.00
101Bikash ChhetriKeller Williams RealtyTuckerGA60.00$14,021,528.00
102Audria JensonColdwell Banker SSK, RealtorsWarner RobinsGA67.50$13,971,244.00
103Vicki DellBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia PropertiesNewnanGA53.00$13,904,668.75
104Julie FogardRE/MAX UnlimitedKennesawGA58.00$13,889,731.00
105Patricia HirschERA Hirsch Real Estate TeamStatesboroGA113.00$13,823,762.00
106Lucretia CollinsRE/MAX Town & CountryBlairsvilleGA77.00$13,818,505.00
107Cat BenitezRE/MAX Town & CountryEllijayGA57.50$13,680,649.00
108Renee BriscoeRE/MAX PreferredLoganvilleGA51.00$13,673,710.00
109Jane BeareColdwell Banker Platinum PartnersSavannahGA50.00$13,471,598.00
110Kelly Nolan BerryKeller Williams RealtyNewnanGA56.50$13,470,404.00
111Tanja CadyKeller Williams RealtyColumbusGA68.25$13,420,812.50
112Michelle JohnsonKeller Williams RealtyStockbridgeGA79.50$13,262,825.00
113Leah HalversonColdwell Banker SSK, RealtorsWarner RobinsGA63.00$13,233,452.00
114Leah WilliamsonBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro BrokersHiramGA55.75$13,200,262.00
115Jon SpivaRE/MAX Town & CountryBlairsvilleGA81.25$13,096,277.00
116Julie BellRE/MAX UnlimitedKennesawGA54.50$12,972,775.40
117Beverly HardyColdwell Banker Robbins & Free RealtyWarner RobinsGA51.50$12,800,084.00
118Nicole AmbroseKeller Williams RealtyAtlantaGA62.00$12,590,611.00
119Cathie RichardsRE/MAX PartnersEvansGA60.00$12,427,610.00
120Lorie CouchColdwell Banker Bullard Realty CompanyJacksonGA59.00$12,331,945.00
121Nancy MacleanBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro BrokersBlue RidgeGA59.00$12,322,750.00
122Jordan PopeCENTURY 21 Smith Branch & PopeTiftonGA60.00$12,261,500.00
123Heather WilliamsColdwell Banker Kennon, Parker, Duncan & DavisColumbusGA59.00$12,084,474.00
124Tonya PruettCENTURY 21 Larry Miller Realty, Inc.EvansGA57.00$11,951,164.00
125Mary StrakaColdwell Banker Premier Real EstateValdostaGA66.50$11,931,042.00
126Lydia SpinkCENTURY 21 Lindsey & PauleyJasperGA55.00$11,849,004.00
127Stephanie WebbBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real EstateBrunswickGA51.00$11,605,000.00
128Helen HuntCENTURY 21 Homes & InvestmentsWarner RobinsGA78.00$11,486,628.00
129Carrie Paulk GayColdwell Banker Platinum PartnersKingslandGA66.50$11,392,179.00
130Bradley BakerColdwell Banker Kennon, Parker, Duncan & DavisColumbusGA51.20$11,350,474.00
131Mickey DillardAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International RealtyAtlantaGA75.25$11,330,350.00
132Sylvia HuttonColdwell Banker Premier Real EstateValdostaGA55.00$11,206,820.00
133Linda TurpinRE/MAX of AlbanyAlbanyGA50.50$11,173,050.00
134Pete HawkesRE/MAX ReinventedEvansGA50.00$11,104,590.00
135Steve TuckerRE/MAX Town & CountryBlue RidgeGA58.00$11,043,182.00
136Sandra AnthonyRE/MAX of AlbanyAlbanyGA56.50$11,032,147.00
137Anita ClarkColdwell Banker SSK, RealtorsWarner RobinsGA53.00$10,986,537.00
138Sonia SalazarRE/MAX True AdvantageEvansGA55.00$10,958,757.00
139Pamela TilleryCENTURY 21 Durden & Kornegay Realty, IncDublinGA67.50$10,925,570.00
140Michelle TappColdwell Banker SSK, RealtorsWarner RobinsGA55.00$10,621,400.00
141Stephanie FullerCENTURY 21 Larry Miller Realty, Inc.EvansGA55.00$10,601,850.00
142Jamie McCleskeyColdwell Banker Residential BrokerageMariettaGA52.40$10,411,222.00
143Kimberli ClementsColdwell Banker SSK, RealtorsMilledgevilleGA57.50$10,304,900.00
144Mary Kathryn DavisCENTURY 21 Americus Realty, Inc.AmericusGA89.00$10,254,332.00
145Sandra MurrellRE/MAX True AdvantageEvansGA50.50$10,141,982.00
146Scott StreetColdwell Banker SSK, RealtorsWarner RobinsGA58.00$10,109,045.00
147Ahmad HussainiKeller Williams RealtyEvansGA53.00$9,929,389.00
148Jackie LeonardCENTURY 21 Premier Real EstateColumbusGA63.75$9,864,650.00
149Debbie JudgeColdwell Banker Platinum PartnersKingslandGA58.00$9,844,801.00
150Mia MannsColdwell Banker Kennon, Parker, Duncan & DavisColumbusGA55.00$9,786,769.48
151Cecilia RobinsonKeller Williams RealtyWarner RobinsGA59.00$9,616,120.00
152Wendy MattoxRE/MAX CobblestoneWaycrossGA78.00$9,613,900.00
153Laura BranhamColdwell Banker Robbins & Free RealtyWarner RobinsGA59.25$9,608,434.00
154Brian MaikeColdwell Banker Holtzman, RealtorsHinesvilleGA50.25$9,532,904.50
155Lindy BlanchardColdwell Banker Holtzman, RealtorsHinesvilleGA61.75$9,415,823.50
156Jason PincusKeller Williams RealtyWarner RobinsGA52.00$9,370,058.00
157Patrick JonesReal Living EliteDaltonGA52.00$9,350,979.58
158Loretta ConwayColdwell Banker Active Real EstateTiftonGA65.00$9,054,550.00
159Lisa DavisColdwell Banker Walden and Kirkland, Inc., RealtorsAlbanyGA71.50$8,740,847.50
160Melissa BurgessColdwell Banker Active Real EstateFitzgeraldGA119.50$8,666,925.00
161Catherine LeeColdwell Banker SSK, RealtorsWarner RobinsGA58.00$8,642,443.00
162Tyler WardColdwell Banker Kennon, Parker, Duncan & DavisColumbusGA51.50$8,255,345.00
163Ronald LoveCENTURY 21 The Hunter GroupStatesboroGA55.00$8,193,244.00
164Josh PopeCENTURY 21 Smith Branch & PopeTiftonGA60.00$8,002,050.00
165Mary Linda CottenColdwell Banker Walden and Kirkland, Inc., RealtorsAlbanyGA54.00$7,956,900.00
166Derya MartinERA Sunrise RealtyAugustaGA69.00$7,948,260.00
167Amy MullinsReal Living Southern RealtyTrentonGA51.00$7,817,916.25
168Angela MossBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro BrokersMcDonoughGA51.75$7,594,750.00
169Angela PowellEXIT TEAM REALTYHinesvilleGA82.95$7,303,162.85
170Jeri-Lee VermeerCENTURY 21 Adams-Harvey & AssociatesThomastonGA52.00$7,046,870.00
171Denise LottCENTURY 21 Sea Mar RealtyDouglasGA55.00$6,916,400.00
172Tyler InlowColdwell Banker Brock RealtyBainbridgeGA52.00$6,566,460.00
173Kelley KinslowCENTURY 21 Americus Realty, Inc.AmericusGA51.00$6,207,425.00
174Marwan KaraaRE/MAX Metro Atlanta CitysideAtlantaGA68.00$5,872,990.00
175Donna HarmonColdwell Banker Curry ResidentialDublinGA52.00$5,596,500.00
176Scott GoodmanColdwell Banker Active Real EstateTiftonGA67.00$5,550,646.00
177Susan JacksonCENTURY 21 Jeff Keller RealtyAugustaGA53.00$3,915,424.00

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).