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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1Geri DoyleMel Foster Co. Real Estate, Inc.DavenportIA93.35$37,836,254.24
2Brad BoeyeMel Foster Co. Real Estate, Inc.BettendorfIA99.25$37,833,180.53
3Robin von GillernColdwell Banker Mid-AmericaWest Des MoinesIA71.83$26,193,251.00
4Kyle ClarksonCENTURY 21 Signature Real EstateAnkenyIA99.10$22,815,659.15
5Don BrownColdwell Banker Mid-AmericaJohnstonIA12.16$21,746,130.00
6Dodie WilkinsCENTURY 21 PreferredMason CityIA101.00$21,353,909.00
7Megan Hill MitchumCENTURY 21 Signature Real EstateUrbandaleIA80.50$21,152,429.00
8Barb MaxonCENTURY 21 ProLinkSioux CityIA70.50$20,464,696.00
9Ethan HokelCENTURY 21 Signature Real EstateAnkenyIA80.62$19,681,183.75
10Tami TimmColdwell Banker Hedges RealtyCedar RapidsIA86.00$18,928,204.00
11Julie BaudlerColdwell Banker Mid-AmericaJohnstonIA50.00$18,017,012.00
12Lloyd FlandersRE/MAX Real Estate CenterAmesIA67.00$17,340,868.00
13Jason StrelowBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices One Realty CentreWaterlooIA71.00$17,082,291.67
14Tammy Starkey-HopkinsCENTURY 21 Property ProfessionalsBurlingtonIA107.00$16,998,569.00
15Rob McCainColdwell Banker Real Estate ProfessionalsIowa CityIA69.89$16,972,938.73
16Collin FettRE/MAX Real Estate CenterAmesIA74.00$16,196,328.00
17Amanda MickelsenKeller Williams RealtyWest Des MoinesIA55.50$16,052,906.32
18Aaron AckerlundKeller Williams RealtyWest Des MoinesIA81.25$15,789,400.00
19Heather WarrenKeller Williams RealtyCedar RapidsIA76.48$15,527,740.75
20Brad GibsonMel Foster Co. Real Estate, Inc.BettendorfIA54.25$15,394,792.15
21Tammy FredericksenEXIT REALTY MIDWESTEsthervilleIA102.30$15,286,612.00
22Scott MyersCENTURY 21 Signature Real EstateAnkenyIA54.50$15,145,454.41
23Jon SalvadorCENTURY 21 Property ProfessionalsBurlingtonIA109.00$15,093,665.00
24David SandmanRE/MAX Advantage RealtyDubuqueIA56.00$15,066,518.00
25Jason CarterRE/MAX Pride IncOskaloosaIA112.00$14,825,200.00
26AJ KohlesRE/MAX PrecisionCliveIA59.00$14,473,391.00
27Molly Jo WolfeColdwell Banker Lee's Town & CountryMount VernonIA72.00$13,963,112.50
28Candy ReavesMel Foster Co. Real Estate, Inc.DavenportIA52.50$13,668,551.34
29Susan MeyerEXIT REALTY DYERSVILLEManchesterIA67.25$13,661,400.00
30Nancy MarionRE/MAX ConceptsAmesIA50.00$13,296,801.00
31Jill ConradEXIT REALTY DUBUQUEDubuqueIA53.25$12,846,468.37
32Lucky II LangMel Foster Co. Real Estate, Inc.DavenportIA75.00$12,755,484.00
33Sara DeWulfMel Foster Co. Real Estate, Inc.DavenportIA63.50$12,426,075.00
34Emily GraeveRE/MAX GenerationsBooneIA112.00$12,209,086.00
35Heather KnittelRE/MAX Real Estate CenterAmesIA71.00$12,095,623.00
36Christopher RanalloRE/MAX ConceptsDes MoinesIA57.00$11,655,004.00
37LaNay WelchKeller Williams RealtySioux CityIA77.00$11,490,101.00
38Scott KellingMel Foster Co. Real Estate, Inc.DavenportIA55.65$11,311,312.75
39Rachel TiskevicsCENTURY 21 Signature Real EstatePellaIA60.75$11,128,055.80
40Shane GuelyRE/MAX ConceptsDes MoinesIA53.00$11,124,505.00
41Chad GloedeRE/MAX ConceptsHiawathaIA56.00$11,045,000.00
42James von GillernColdwell Banker Mid-AmericaWest Des MoinesIA61.00$10,818,660.50
43Tamara HicksCENTURY 21 Signature Real EstateAmesIA58.50$10,723,929.68
44Angela FritzBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real EstateCouncil BluffsIA50.00$10,696,469.00
45Gina SwansonCENTURY 21 Signature Real EstateUrbandaleIA51.50$10,657,092.00
46Thomas BraceyRE/MAX ConceptsDavenportIA57.00$10,520,750.00
47Gilbert GonzalesColdwell Banker Mid-AmericaDes MoinesIA70.00$10,457,190.00
48Kylie PettyCENTURY 21 ProLinkLe MarsIA52.00$10,123,430.00
49Jared AlthoffKeller Williams RealtyDubuqueIA52.80$9,837,215.00
50Julie Skaff-GreggColdwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty, Inc.Sioux CityIA58.00$9,713,132.00
51Jason MickelsonCENTURY 21 Signature Real EstateAmesIA52.75$9,631,618.35
52Jackie PhillipsNextHome CorridorWilliamsburgIA56.00$9,526,850.00
53Joy JensenRE/MAX Elite CcCamancheIA92.00$9,227,200.00
54Tammy McKenzieCENTURY 21 Signature Real EstateWaverlyIA52.75$9,193,093.99
55Starr FellKeller Williams RealtyBettendorfIA77.50$9,131,460.00
56Matthew WikertRE/MAX Home GroupWaterlooIA67.00$9,043,510.00
57Gwen KoselEXIT REALTY DUBUQUEDubuqueIA63.25$8,897,325.00
58Diane Godwin-LuckeyRE/MAX River CitiesBettendorfIA82.00$8,831,719.00
59Deb FowlerCENTURY 21 Property ProfessionalsBurlingtonIA77.00$8,639,700.00
60Norma KarnesKeller Williams RealtySioux CityIA51.00$8,564,300.00
61Scott WellsNP Dodge Real EstateCouncil BluffsIA52.00$8,380,735.00
62Lisa CarstensMel Foster Co. Real Estate, Inc.DavenportIA50.65$8,208,238.25
63Mallori HoffertColdwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty, Inc.Sioux CityIA51.00$7,691,950.00
64Beth NoltingRE/MAX River CitiesBettendorfIA61.00$7,553,350.00
65Teresa TurnisKeller Williams RealtyMANCHESTERIA52.00$7,312,700.00
66Kyle KovarnaCENTURY 21 ProLinkSioux CityIA51.50$7,263,433.00
67Sandy StuberRE/MAX Home GroupWaterlooIA52.00$7,099,900.00
68Elizabeth SchillerRE/MAX PrideOttumwaIA55.00$6,950,500.00
69Duster HoffmanNextHome TriState RealtySioux CityIA52.00$6,301,800.00
70Jill SorrellMel Foster Co. Real Estate, Inc.ClintonIA51.50$6,299,518.75
71Gwen WixomCENTURY 21 Property ProfessionalsBurlingtonIA52.00$6,126,600.00
72Amanda BrantColdwell Banker Hedges RealtyCedar RapidsIA53.00$5,795,130.00
73Stephanie ZarrEXIT REALTY MIDWESTCherokeeIA67.50$5,780,275.00
74Dee ShepherdMel Foster Co. Real Estate, Inc.ClintonIA57.00$5,114,987.50


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.

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