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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.

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RankNameCompanyCityStateTransactionsVolume
1Georgie BerkinshawColdwell Banker Residential BrokerageAnnapolisMD38.90$57,343,375.00
2Anne KilleenWashington Fine Properties, LLCPotomacMD36.00$50,922,746.00
3Cheryl BareCENTURY 21 New MillenniumWhite PlainsMD118.00$46,257,697.00
4Kara SheehanWashington Fine Properties, LLCBethesdaMD18.00$44,695,450.00
5Scott SchuetterCENTURY 21 New MillenniumAnnapolisMD78.00$43,628,128.00
6Noah MumawMonument Sotheby's International RealtyBaltimoreMD56.50$41,955,680.00
7Lori LeasureWashington Fine Properties, LLCPotomacMD30.00$39,890,413.00
8Townsend, Snow & CoCompassWashington DCMD60.00$37,900,000.00
9David DeSantisTTR Sotheby's International RealtyChevy ChaseMD35.65$34,653,499.00
10Lisa Stransky BrownWashington Fine Properties, LLCPotomacMD34.00$32,892,188.00
11Nancy ReitherColdwell Banker Residential BrokerageOcean CityMD71.20$32,335,327.00
12Alex GoumilevskiRE/MAX Realty ServicesBethesdaMD61.00$32,129,288.00
13Rina KunkCompassChevy ChaseMD30.00$31,788,702.00
14Casey AboulafiaCompassChevy ChaseMD36.00$30,808,935.00
15Cheryl LeahyLong & Foster Real EstateBethesdaMD33.41$30,683,341.00
16Shaun MurphyCompassAlexandriaMD52.00$30,589,626.00
17Toni GhaziCompassWashington DCMD35.00$30,324,900.00
18Barbara NallsTTR Sotheby's International RealtyBethesdaMD33.35$29,758,400.00
19Pamela TierneyLong & Foster Real EstateAnnapolisMD33.50$29,544,012.00
20Travis GrayColdwell Banker Residential BrokerageAnnapolisMD20.50$29,084,700.00
21Lynda O'DeaLong & Foster Real EstateBethesdaMD18.75$28,994,750.00
22Jeannette WestcottKeller Williams RealtyColumbiaMD80.50$28,831,587.00
23Cornelia C. HeckenbachLong & Foster Real EstateSt.MichaelsMD39.00$28,403,490.00
24Michael MateseCompassBethesdaMD26.00$28,195,046.00
25Lisa WillsRE/MAX 100White PlainsMD86.00$27,837,738.00
26Brian WoodLong & Foster Real EstateAnnapolisMD30.30$27,677,250.00
27Adam IsaacsonTTR Sotheby's International RealtyBethesdaMD39.50$26,856,835.00
28The ShorbCompassChevy ChaseMD19.00$26,752,000.00
29Todd HarrisLong & Foster Real EstateBethesdaMD34.00$26,145,500.00
30Brian SmithCompassWashington DCMD23.50$26,125,979.00
31Kathy XuRE/MAX Realty GroupNorth PotomacMD45.50$25,902,165.00
32Jennifer KnollCompassChevy ChaseMD24.00$25,335,299.00
33Liz BurrowKeller Williams RealtyFrederickMD48.00$25,286,626.89
34Jamie CaineColdwell Banker Residential BrokerageOcean CityMD66.90$24,902,398.00
35Kenneth GermerCompassWashington DCMD32.00$24,757,411.00
36Robert LacazeLong & Foster Real EstateEastonMD43.55$24,400,225.00
37Anna-Louisa YonCompassWashington DCMD32.00$24,051,600.00
38Cheryl KurssCompassChevy ChaseMD25.00$23,606,200.00
39Stephanie MyersLong & Foster Real EstateTaneytownMD91.20$23,449,949.80
40Jeremy LichtensteinRE/MAX Realty ServicesBethesdaMD20.00$23,160,497.00
41Alyssa CrilleyWashington Fine Properties, LLCBethesdaMD19.00$22,726,590.00
42Lindsay LucasCompassChevy ChaseMD21.00$22,474,523.00
43Joy DeevyCompassMcLeanMD26.00$22,462,987.00
44Dominique RychlikCompassChevy ChaseMD23.00$22,404,125.00
45Colleen SmithLong & Foster Real EstateAnnapolisMD36.30$22,366,860.00
46Michael PatrickRE/MAX United Real EstateUpper MarlboroMD69.00$22,285,118.00
47Ashley RichardsonLong & Foster Real EstateBaltimoreMD49.61$22,114,729.00
48Jill SchwartzRLAH Real EstateChevy ChaseMD12.00$21,765,604.17
49Gina GargeuCENTURY 21 DowntownBaltimoreMD225.00$21,760,157.40
50Andrew GoodmanGoodman, Realtors®BethesdaMD43.00$21,699,300.00
51Susan Van NostrandCompassChevy ChaseMD21.00$21,686,803.00
52Coral GundlachCompassMcLeanMD25.00$21,465,493.00
53Properties by LeahCompassArlingtonMD40.00$21,427,461.00
54Day WeitzmanColdwell Banker Residential BrokerageAnnapolisMD21.00$21,426,750.00
55Carol TinninRE/MAX Leading EdgeAnnapolisMD69.00$21,413,748.00
56Beverly LangleyKeller Williams RealtyMillersvilleMD52.75$21,367,257.00
57Ferguson GroupCompassBethesdaMD35.00$21,121,400.00
58Steven SwankCompassArlingtonMD28.00$21,063,300.00
59Chase FreemanKeller Williams RealtyBaltimoreMD83.00$20,809,036.00
60Rose BartzLong & Foster Real EstateFrederickMD61.80$20,648,837.00
61Steven PaxtonKeller Williams RealtyBaltimoreMD66.50$20,557,578.00
62Jennifer GoddardCENTURY 21 New MillenniumCaliforniaMD60.00$20,538,386.00
63Chris McNelisBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices McNelis Group PropertiesSolomonsMD46.00$20,331,541.67
64Carol SnyderMonument Sotheby's International RealtySeverna ParkMD21.48$20,322,988.00
65Martin SignoreKeller Williams RealtyBethesdaMD30.48$20,252,254.00
66Aaron PodolskyCompassAlexandriaMD37.00$20,182,513.00
67Daniel MotzBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale RealtyBaltimoreMD14.00$20,176,708.33
68Maya HymanCompassChevy ChaseMD26.50$20,088,640.00
69Andrew EssregRLAH Real EstateChevy ChaseMD29.50$20,025,970.00
70Marina YousefianLong & Foster Real EstateSeverna ParkMD63.01$20,000,000.00
71Scott SmolenRE/MAX Leading EdgeGambrillsMD59.00$19,837,016.25
72Jill ColemanRE/MAX Realty CentreClarksburgMD50.00$19,836,119.00
73Jeannette HitchcockRE/MAX SolutionsHampsteadMD54.25$19,682,938.00
74Darren AhearnRE/MAX ResultsFrederickMD59.00$18,769,272.00
75Arnita GreeneCompassWashington DCMD51.00$18,758,569.00
76Shirley BayerRE/MAX AchieversHagerstownMD82.00$18,574,082.00
77Michael KaneRE/MAX SailsBaltimoreMD77.00$18,275,100.00
78Catherine Watson-ByeRE/MAX ExecutiveMillersvilleMD53.00$18,054,881.00
79David DausesColdwell Banker Waterman RealtyChesterMD57.82$17,346,150.05
80Kate BarnhartKeller Williams RealtyBaltimoreMD92.00$16,688,647.50
81Melanie ShoffKeller Williams RealtyOcean CityMD66.20$16,502,500.00
82Maria StrongCENTURY 21 New MillenniumWhite PlainsMD50.00$16,489,480.00
83Bill HarrisColdwell Banker Jay Lilly Real EstateCaliforniaMD68.00$15,822,724.00
84Tinamarie ReamyRE/MAX VisionNorth EastMD60.00$15,716,099.00
85Santiago CarreraEXIT RESULTS REALTYElkridgeMD64.70$15,674,195.11
86Cindee SartoriKeller Williams RealtyFrederickMD56.00$14,893,892.00
87Doug PerryRE/MAX Excellence RealtySilver SpringMD52.00$14,866,541.00
88Dan CarsonLong & Foster Real EstateBel AirMD53.25$14,809,150.00
89James FeganRE/MAX Leading EdgeEdgewaterMD51.00$14,424,045.00
90Margaret PatschakColdwell Banker InnovationsFrederickMD66.50$14,045,785.00
91Frances CastilloRE/MAX Excellence RealtySilver SpringMD57.00$13,352,675.25
92Pam GeibLong & Foster Real EstateDentonMD76.00$13,099,981.43
93Bob GaugerEXIT LANDMARK REALTY (White Plains)MechanicsvilleMD52.36$12,721,348.18
94Deric BeckettBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed RealtyColumbiaMD79.00$12,184,625.00
95Michael FarabaughRE/MAX First ChoiceBaltimoreMD88.00$12,150,814.85
96Rob PayneColdwell Banker Residential BrokerageSalisburyMD55.00$12,056,800.00
97Diana DiPeppeCENTURY 21 The Real Estate CentreWestminsterMD68.00$11,475,871.11
98Bob SimonLong & Foster Real EstateLuthervilleMD63.50$11,372,474.00
99Dennis MurrayCENTURY 21 Potomac WestCumberlandMD87.00$8,614,557.50
100Michelle HaranKeller Williams RealtyEllicott CityMD50.00$7,885,080.00
101Thomas NwachukwuCENTURY 21 The Real Estate CentreParkvilleMD73.00$7,084,462.34
102Seth LoarColdwell Banker Professional Real Estate ServicesCumberlandMD55.00$6,131,083.00
103Judith TruittCENTURY 21 Harbor RealtySalisburyMD54.00$4,655,185.25
104Wanda JacksonRE/MAX ChesapeakeElktonMD57.00$0.00

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).