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

1Lynn WadeColdwell Banker Smith Homes, RealtorsOcean SpringsMS82.00$21,189,196.00
2Terrie PriceColdwell Banker Alfonso Realty, Inc.Ocean SpringsMS59.00$18,148,246.00
3Lindsey GillilandColdwell Banker All Stars, LLCVicksburgMS65.00$15,097,550.00
4Leigh Ann BoydCrye-Leike RealtorsOlive BranchMS63.00$14,688,275.00
5Beth WalkerCrye-Leike RealtorsTupeloMS104.00$14,360,000.00
6Tracy KirkleyCrye-Leike RealtorsOlive BranchMS72.00$14,269,862.00
7Allison DeusCENTURY 21 AllianceHattiesburgMS65.50$13,641,895.00
8Patton WhittenCENTURY 21 Doris Hardy & Associates, LLCColumbusMS95.00$13,189,153.31
9Julie BurksRE/MAX Real Estate PartnersHattiesburgMS51.00$12,199,293.00
10Randy RichardsonBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices PowerMark PropertiesBiloxiMS64.00$11,874,343.75
11Karen WrightBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate TraditionsLucedaleMS73.00$11,546,930.00
12Suzanne StockstillEXIT SOUTHERN REALTYHattiesburgMS57.75$11,147,900.00
13Colin KriegerRE/MAX PartnersColumbusMS59.00$10,694,250.00
14Shammah BeachRE/MAX Real Estate PartnersHattiesburgMS67.00$10,600,724.00
15Crystal BoggsNextHome HomeFrontOcean SpringsMS50.00$10,231,878.00
16Kristi ShortsEXIT SOUTHERN REALTYHattiesburgMS59.00$10,222,760.00
17Matthew StieffelColdwell Banker Alfonso Realty, Inc.Bay Saint LouisMS52.00$9,936,450.00
18Jennifer LarsonRE/MAX Results In Real EstateGulfportMS62.00$9,766,647.00
19Carl LaRosaColdwell Banker Alfonso Realty, Inc.GulfportMS53.00$8,890,215.00
20Antha MitchellRE/MAX Premier GroupPicayuneMS74.00$8,646,395.00
21Philip LeBlancColdwell Banker Alfonso Realty, Inc.GulfportMS56.00$8,575,985.00
22Patricia YoungColdwell Banker Collins-MaurySouthavenMS55.00$8,315,974.00
23Laura WatsonColdwell Banker Southern Real EstateSaltilloMS65.93$7,452,332.59
24Heather TumlinsonRE/MAX Real Estate PartnersOcean SpringsMS59.00$6,258,812.00
25Chip GrennColdwell Banker Don Nace, Inc., RealtorsHattiesburgMS53.00$5,959,501.55
26John HallColdwell Banker Alfonso Realty, Inc.Bay Saint LouisMS70.00$5,944,950.00
27Jim BristerColdwell Banker Country Properties, Inc.PicayuneMS67.00$5,814,013.00
28Jennifer Derrick BushCENTURY 21 Maselle and AssociatesJacksonMS77.00$4,682,399.20
29Anita SanderfordColdwell Banker Alfonso Realty, Inc.DiamondheadMS55.00$4,435,645.00


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).