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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1Chris SmithGardner RealtorsNew OrleansLA156.00$56,198,345.00
2Claudia IngleColdwell Banker Ingle Safari RealtyLake CharlesLA286.07$51,749,865.97
3McCarthy GroupBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices United PropertiesMetairieLA65.00$42,915,041.67
4Karen PrieurRE/MAX N.O. PropertiesNew OrleansLA57.00$42,774,487.00
5Trey WillardBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices United PropertiesBaton RougeLA159.00$37,957,166.67
6Larry TurnerCENTURY 21 Bessette Realty, Inc.Lake CharlesLA87.00$33,325,455.00
7Lisa HargroveColdwell Banker GossleeShreveportLA75.00$33,040,017.00
8Eleanor FarnsworthGardner RealtorsNew OrleansLA23.00$32,147,900.00
9Darlene GurievskyBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred, REALTORS®MandevilleLA91.00$28,361,520.83
10Kevin LabatNextHome Real Estate ProfessionalsHammondLA8.50$25,116,050.00
11Elizabeth McNultyGardner RealtorsNew OrleansLA29.00$24,976,907.00
12Jennifer RiceBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred, REALTORS®MandevilleLA48.00$23,378,069.58
13Shelly WagnerColdwell Banker GossleeShreveportLA88.00$22,034,730.00
14Terrence DavisKeller Williams RealtyNew OrleansLA44.00$21,123,000.00
15Ashley CarpenterDiamond Realty & AssociatesBossierLA97.00$21,000,000.00
16Mindy WardlawDiamond Realty & AssociatesBossierLA80.00$21,000,000.00
17Pam BurnsideCENTURY 21 EliteBossier CityLA88.17$20,219,501.79
18Charles IlonyaKeller Williams RealtyLafayetteLA126.25$19,294,864.32
19Marie BroussardColdwell Banker OnePrairievilleLA55.00$19,148,144.00
20Laurie LionnetKeller Williams RealtyMetairieLA53.50$18,146,578.25
21Lynn RoosColdwell Banker GossleeShreveportLA54.00$17,041,701.00
22Shane RobertsonBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices United PropertiesBaton RougeLA101.00$16,758,541.67
23Mark SiskRE/MAX Premier RealtyMonroeLA80.00$16,481,500.00
24Carrie GodboldKeller Williams RealtyZacharyLA64.00$14,748,870.00
25Carolyn MillsColdwell Banker GossleeShreveportLA54.00$13,916,640.00
26Sonnie HarmonKeller Williams RealtyMetairieLA58.00$13,662,476.00
27Sam GriffinCENTURY 21 Action RealtyHoumaLA74.00$13,115,675.00
28Melanie Rogers BruceKeller Williams RealtyHoumaLA54.54$13,070,456.75
29Stephen Hundley, MBA, SFRKeller Williams RealtyLAFAYETTELA60.70$12,393,320.00
30Mark OuchleyColdwell Banker Group One RealtyWest MonroeLA68.00$11,898,230.00
31Joy RussellKeller Williams RealtyPrairievilleLA65.00$11,616,320.00
32Hayli CagleKeller Williams RealtyShreveportLA56.55$11,207,372.50
33Hayli CagleKeller Williams RealtyShreveportLA56.55$11,207,372.50
34Rebecca StevensColdwell Banker GossleeBossier CityLA60.00$10,885,191.00
35Britney McDowDiamond Realty & AssociatesBossierLA56.00$10,800,000.00
36Kym DigiovanniCENTURY 21 Bono RealtyLake CharlesLA59.00$10,571,913.00
37Molli RodriguezKeller Williams RealtyLafayetteLA54.95$10,486,660.00
38Bailey DowdenKeller Williams RealtyLake CharlesLA50.15$10,432,400.00
39Nancy HarnerDiamond Realty & AssociatesBossierLA53.00$10,400,000.00
40Joel HallRE/MAX Real Estate ServicesShreveportLA54.00$10,275,600.00
41Shawn TrappRE/MAX Real Estate PartnersHarveyLA54.00$9,664,304.00
42Crystal CoppolaKeller Williams RealtyBaton RougeLA51.00$9,387,000.00
43Sharel HebertCENTURY 21 Bessette Realty, Inc.Lake CharlesLA55.00$9,340,745.00
44Clonise StewartKeller Williams RealtyBaton RougeLA59.00$9,166,775.35
45Josh FosterEXIT REALTY SOUTHERNDeQuincyLA76.25$9,094,190.00
46Karen BakerColdwell Banker GossleeShreveportLA76.50$9,071,821.00
47Tonya FarrisEXIT REAL ESTATE CONSULTANTSDeridderLA54.00$8,720,683.00
48Gary OgleBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred, REALTORS®New OrleansLA53.00$8,434,000.00
49Chelsey OrgeronKeller Williams RealtyLake CharlesLA51.60$8,376,285.00
50Danielle LeBlancKeller Williams RealtyHoumaLA53.30$8,334,004.00
51Richard Spears Jr.Keller Williams RealtyPrairievilleLA50.00$8,306,782.00
52Vickie PerkinsCENTURY 21 Delia Realty GroupDeRidderLA60.00$8,018,500.00
53Mandy LuquetteRE/MAX AcadianaLafayetteLA62.00$8,010,924.00
54Shonna TheriotCENTURY 21 Action RealtyHoumaLA53.00$8,008,263.50
55Charlotte JohnsonKeller Williams RealtyMandevilleLA53.00$7,789,800.00
56Shane RobichauxCENTURY 21 Action RealtyHoumaLA80.50$7,786,328.00
57Tammy CormierCENTURY 21 Action RealtyLafayetteLA77.84$7,759,286.00
58Brandi McKnightRE/MAX AcadianaLafayetteLA56.00$7,257,230.00
59Scott McCubbinCENTURY 21 Action RealtyHoumaLA80.50$7,096,996.00
60Sam DiVittorioRealty Executives Florida ParishesHammondLA56.00$6,939,962.00
61Jeff FurnissColdwell Banker OneBaton RougeLA74.00$6,707,868.00
62Frank SmithColdwell Banker Group One RealtyMonroeLA55.00$4,417,640.00
63Amy BrocatoCENTURY 21 Buelow-Miller RealtyAlexandriaLA61.00$3,982,432.00


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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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