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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
1Melissa GreerBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Yost & Little RealtyGreensboroNC157.00$56,598,791.67
2Nicklaus PhillipsLandmark Sotheby's International RealtyWilmingtonNC68.50$52,052,490.00
3Jody LovellHighlands Sotheby's International RealtyHighlandsNC38.00$46,672,900.00
4Magda EsolaFielding HomesCharlotteNC74.00$43,249,739.00
5Joan GoodeDickens Mitchener Residential Real EstateCharlotteNC55.15$41,756,751.00
6Victoria MitchenerDickens Mitchener Residential Real EstateCharlotteNC21.45$39,501,484.00
7Callie KellyCottingham ChalkCharlotteNC29.00$38,202,000.00
8Bala SureRE/MAX ExecutiveCharlotteNC103.00$36,473,753.00
9Aubrey GrierDickens Mitchener Residential Real EstateCharlotteNC30.30$35,501,484.00
10Tori BoysenBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas RealtyWinston SalemNC98.00$34,388,166.67
11Heather MackeyDickens Mitchener Residential Real EstateCharlotteNC30.05$32,515,975.00
12Cathy GriffinCENTURY 21 Towne & CountrySalisburyNC158.00$30,660,185.00
13Frank SherronLandmark Sotheby's International RealtySurf CityNC53.00$30,115,300.00
14Jorge CureEXIT REALTY VISTASAshevilleNC7.50$29,449,378.00
15Runyon TylerBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood RealtyRaleighNC27.00$29,114,625.00
16Mike GuptonColdwell Banker AdvantageLittletonNC106.50$28,936,250.00
17Lynda EdwardsColdwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Realty, Inc.RaleighNC29.00$28,039,044.22
18Kelly MyersNextHome At The LakeMooresvilleNC66.50$27,281,999.00
19Julie RussoColdwell Banker Sea Coast AdvantageWilmingtonNC86.00$26,683,154.75
20Lucy ButlerCottingham ChalkCharlotteNC27.50$26,282,869.00
21Dexter HubbardRE/MAX Mountain PropertiesMurphyNC171.00$26,277,161.70
22Neil FischerERA Strother Real EstateFayettevilleNC177.15$26,203,579.00
23Thomas HarrellRE/MAX Elite RealtyFranklinNC58.00$26,142,355.00
24Dorothy StarkDickens Mitchener Residential Real EstateCharlotteNC17.75$26,054,791.00
25Pamela HaleColdwell Banker AdvantageLittletonNC75.50$25,944,925.00
26Monte GrandonWilkinson ERA Real EstateCharlotteNC58.00$25,817,385.70
27Debbie VanHornLong & Foster Real EstateCaryNC53.35$25,421,077.25
28Joseph HodgeHodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International RealtyRaleighNC28.58$24,972,324.57
29Jay DowdyBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices All American HomesFayettevilleNC101.00$24,963,708.33
30David WortersHodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International RealtyRaleighNC49.00$24,939,855.00
31Jonathan RiversPremier Sotheby's International RealtyLinvilleNC24.83$24,788,781.60
32Robert BunzeyWilkinson ERA Real EstateCharlotteNC43.75$24,284,026.00
33Kimberly ConroyColdwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Realty, Inc.RaleighNC42.00$23,926,476.00
34Suzette GrayColdwell Banker RealtyCharlotteNC47.00$23,908,514.00
35John MerrimanBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood RealtyRaleighNC29.00$23,760,041.67
36Tony LeeRE/MAX Southland Realty IIGarnerNC99.00$23,669,250.00
37Nancy HessBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Yost & Little RealtyGreensboroNC53.00$23,392,916.67
38Kenneth BarefootColdwell Banker AdvantageFayettevilleNC115.00$22,915,663.00
39Christopher KuhnRE/MAX At the BeachOak IslandNC73.00$22,794,350.00
40Leonna WeissKeller Williams RealtyRaleighNC61.00$22,596,765.00
41Susan BashfordHodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International RealtyRaleighNC46.50$22,437,574.33
42Marlo CountissRE/MAX Diamond RealtyMebaneNC75.00$22,255,455.00
43Matt MyattKeller Williams RealtySouthern ShoresNC45.55$22,066,409.00
44Shahla RezvaniColdwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Realty, Inc.Chapel HillNC66.00$21,866,391.00
45Isabel RobertsDickens Mitchener Residential Real EstateCharlotteNC19.30$21,848,241.00
46Ramilya SiegelKeller Williams RealtyKernersvilleNC87.00$21,799,684.00
47Susan Maier ColonBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas RealtyWinston SalemNC62.00$21,625,833.33
48Laura Bowman-MessickBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas RealtyHuntersvilleNC62.00$21,526,416.67
49Jeff LesleyCENTURY 21 Sweyer & AssociatesWilmingtonNC99.00$21,438,244.00
50Scott MorrisonCENTURY 21 Sweyer & AssociatesJacksonvilleNC116.35$21,366,335.00
51Christina WrightBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hometown, REALTORSJacksonvilleNC90.00$21,224,718.75
52Mark McClaskeyWilkinson ERA Real EstateCharlotteNC67.85$20,784,195.00
53James DiazColdwell Banker Sea Coast AdvantageLelandNC71.00$20,642,034.00
54Shelly RydellDickens Mitchener Residential Real EstateCharlotteNC36.65$20,634,386.00
55Danny Davis Jr.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices All American HomesFayettevilleNC134.00$20,623,548.33
56Chip JettonCottingham ChalkCharlotteNC44.00$20,570,237.00
57Lisa RuppCottingham ChalkCharlotteNC19.00$20,446,909.00
58Giles BarkerPremier Sotheby's International RealtyCharlotteNC22.50$20,397,700.00
59Ashley MeredithBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Yost & Little RealtyGreensboroNC68.00$19,292,416.67
60Chris TaciaERA Strother Real EstateSanfordNC106.00$19,063,163.00
61Jose SanchezKeller Williams RealtyKannapolisNC112.00$18,904,459.00
62Jennifer MortonColdwell Banker Sea Coast AdvantageJacksonvilleNC111.00$18,898,795.00
63Robert CavinderKeller Williams RealtyBurlingtonNC91.05$18,569,608.00
64John NewtonCENTURY 21 Champion Real EstateJacksonvilleNC106.00$18,538,001.23
65Cathy LaroseColdwell Banker AdvantageSouthern PinesNC67.74$18,416,101.68
66Tony DeLaVegaColdwell Banker AdvantageFayettevilleNC80.00$18,367,987.00
67Consuelo SoudersKeller Williams RealtyCharlotteNC54.00$18,309,070.00
68Harold ChappellNextHome Cape FearWilmingtonNC54.50$17,884,966.00
69Michelle PorterBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Yost & Little RealtyGreensboroNC68.00$17,847,666.67
70Wallace PeifferColdwell Banker AdvantageCreedmoorNC70.00$17,679,806.92
71Nicole GillespieRE/MAX Realty ConsultantsGreensboroNC58.50$17,471,062.00
72Jennifer FarmerColdwell Banker Sea Coast AdvantageWilmingtonNC58.00$17,290,913.60
73Carla HowellColdwell Banker Carver-Pressley, RealtorsBelmontNC91.50$17,095,385.59
74Wes CollinsDickens Mitchener Residential Real EstateCharlotteNC54.05$16,797,770.00
75Ron KentCENTURY 21 Mountain VistasBooneNC62.70$16,408,000.00
76Rebecca BoltonERA Strother Real EstateFayettevilleNC94.00$16,218,541.67
77Tammy FerebeeColdwell Banker Willis-Smith CompanyNew BernNC70.00$15,970,234.00
78Beth SauerKeller Williams RealtyGreensboroNC74.50$15,519,589.00
79Lisa MyersCENTURY 21 Champion Real EstateJacksonvilleNC79.00$15,438,050.00
80Stephanie OsborneCENTURY 21 Sweyer & AssociatesJacksonvilleNC93.50$15,364,705.50
81Kathy VettenEXIT REALTY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROPERTIESMurphyNC116.00$15,322,100.50
82Kim ParkerRE/MAX Home ConnectionsJacksonvilleNC92.50$15,303,087.50
83Jayne HelmsRE/MAX Leading EdgeConcordNC76.00$15,171,583.50
84Scott FurtneyCENTURY 21 American PropertiesJacksonvilleNC93.00$15,127,492.00
85Beth FortunatoColdwell Banker Sea Coast AdvantageHampsteadNC61.00$14,512,402.23
86Maria GambellaColdwell Banker AdvantageGoldsboroNC71.00$14,471,079.00
87Teresa WolfERA Strother Real EstateSanfordNC70.00$14,373,705.00
88Gina ComptonWilkinson ERA Real EstateCorneliusNC65.60$13,890,430.00
89Logan GeddieColdwell Banker AdvantageFayettevilleNC60.00$13,807,056.00
90Jaci ReynoldsRE/MAX ExecutiveWaynesvilleNC71.00$13,786,201.00
91Jeri Lynn CokerBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices McMillen and Associates RealtyGoldsboroNC80.00$13,607,750.00
92Leigh SaundersCENTURY 21 Sweyer & AssociatesWilmingtonNC55.00$13,606,930.00
93Jeremiah BarnettKeller Williams RealtyWilmingtonNC61.00$13,575,100.00
94Ann HancockCENTURY 21 Hancock Properties, Inc.OxfordNC60.00$13,551,850.00
95Kim TurnerColdwell Banker Boyd & Hassell, Inc., RealtorsHickoryNC51.00$13,312,210.00
96Marty HuskinsKeller Williams RealtyBryson CityNC62.70$13,106,650.00
97Paul SumColdwell Banker RealtyCharlotteNC71.30$13,015,340.00
98Jackson LancasterColdwell Banker Coastal Rivers RealtyWashingtonNC83.25$12,964,130.00
99Enrique AlzateWilkinson ERA Real EstateCharlotteNC59.00$12,933,934.00
100Sarah BenischekKeller Williams RealtyNew BernNC76.95$12,918,592.50
101Mike GarrettColdwell Banker AdvantageHendersonNC53.00$12,515,600.00
102Alan LearyRE/MAX Ocean PropertiesMorehead CityNC56.00$12,186,200.00
103Alexandria JohnsCENTURY 21 Sweyer & AssociatesJacksonvilleNC58.50$11,953,130.50
104Alyson PriceBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hometown, REALTORSJacksonvilleNC76.00$11,935,291.67
105Samuel NuemanKeller Williams RealtyCharlotteNC63.00$11,858,372.00
106Ute BelleteteRE/MAX ChoiceFayettevilleNC67.00$11,794,413.00
107Matt BarrettColdwell Banker AdvantageFayettevilleNC64.00$11,666,210.00
108Maria WilsonColdwell Banker Coastal Rivers RealtyWashingtonNC50.00$11,663,050.00
109Timothy NewtonColdwell Banker Newton Real Estate, Inc.MorgantonNC74.00$11,493,250.00
110Melanie GatesColdwell Banker AdvantageGoldsboroNC65.00$11,472,400.00
111Kunny BrothersCENTURY 21 Elite PropertiesGreenvilleNC72.00$11,450,691.00
112Meg UnderwoodKeller Williams RealtyNew BernNC57.70$11,448,195.00
113Sandra OwensERA Strother Real EstateFayettevilleNC59.00$11,389,593.00
114Malcolm McFadyenColdwell Banker AdvantageFayettevilleNC71.00$11,244,028.00
115Kim ChesleyBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hometown, REALTORSJacksonvilleNC67.00$11,222,416.67
116Laci WarrenRE/MAX Diamond RealtyMebaneNC56.00$11,192,419.73
117Donna HughesKeller Williams RealtyHigh PointNC51.00$11,137,864.00
118Christie YarbroughRE/MAX UnitedCaryNC52.00$11,017,608.00
119Doni CrowellColdwell Banker AdvantageFayettevilleNC52.50$10,932,697.00
120Darlene BoydCENTURY 21 Sweyer & AssociatesNew BernNC57.00$10,835,090.00
121Oscar GarciaCENTURY 21 Sweyer & AssociatesWilmingtonNC95.00$10,674,339.00
122Marshall MorganKeller Williams RealtyHigh PointNC51.05$10,556,688.15
123Lynn BulmanHoward Hanna Real Estate (VA-NC)Elizabeth CityNC65.00$10,535,500.00
124Bobbi BellCENTURY 21 Sweyer & AssociatesWilmingtonNC92.75$10,395,085.00
125Linda HollandColdwell Banker Willis-Smith CompanyNew BernNC52.00$10,378,610.00
126Lindsey JenkinsCENTURY 21 Sweyer & AssociatesHolden BeachNC59.25$10,358,400.00
127Melony RiceIntracoastal Realty CorporationWilmingtonNC50.00$10,349,637.00
128Arthur RicksCENTURY 21 Sweyer & AssociatesWilmingtonNC67.00$10,292,051.00
129Steven MontgomeryBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas RealtyWinston SalemNC93.00$10,137,208.33
130Jennifer WashburnKeller Williams RealtyGreensboroNC53.00$10,094,310.00
131Kay LoftinColdwell Banker Boyd & Hassell, Inc., RealtorsHickoryNC51.00$10,081,884.00
132Deborah FedrickColdwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Realty, Inc.RaleighNC54.50$10,038,110.00
133Bob WarcholKeller Williams RealtyMooresvilleNC52.00$10,019,735.00
134Paulina SalasERA Strother Real EstateFayettevilleNC57.75$10,006,246.00
135Lindy BlanchardColdwell Banker RealtyMooresvilleNC65.50$10,000,000.00
136Jean OwenRE/MAX Elite RealtyFranklinNC57.00$9,983,014.00
137Sharon SchmidtColdwell Banker Boyd & Hassell, Inc., RealtorsHickoryNC71.00$9,801,144.00
138Kat TapiaERA Strother Real EstateFayettevilleNC57.00$9,784,890.00
139Linda PowersColdwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Realty, Inc.GoldsboroNC61.00$9,776,600.00
140Shane DietlinCENTURY 21 Sweyer & AssociatesJacksonvilleNC57.50$9,571,050.00
141Sherry HowellCENTURY 21 The Realty GroupGreenvilleNC65.00$9,419,298.00
142Mandy MoweryRE/MAX Elite Realty GroupJacksonvilleNC54.00$9,411,350.00
143Randy DockeryRE/MAX Mountain PropertiesMurphyNC60.00$9,005,000.00
144Cindy SmithColdwell Banker Watson PropertiesRocky MountNC52.00$8,983,377.00
145Anna WisemanRE/MAX LifestyleDenverNC50.00$8,912,565.99
146Michael RoweRE/MAX RelianceYoungsvilleNC58.00$8,908,947.00
147Melanie MacDonaldBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hometown, REALTORSJacksonvilleNC50.00$8,846,833.33
148Debra ParsonsColdwell Banker Preferred PropertiesRockinghamNC62.00$8,665,330.00
149Kimberly MartinCENTURY 21 Total Real Estate SolutionsHigh PointNC68.50$8,648,164.00
150Maureen Vargas-Sullivan 2019 ALCKeller Williams RealtyFayettevilleNC53.75$8,420,745.50
151Traci RatzlaffRE/MAX Metro RealtyCharlotteNC72.00$8,074,550.00
152Grace CunninghamRE/MAX Properties PlusStatesvilleNC52.00$7,993,565.00
153Edith DominguezKeller Williams RealtyAsheboroNC62.00$7,915,815.00
154Big Frank SchulerEXIT REALTY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROPERTIESMurphyNC51.00$7,901,002.71
155J. BerryRE/MAX Premier PropertiesFayettevilleNC51.00$7,856,300.00
156David SattelmeyerCENTURY 21 LibertyFayettevilleNC59.00$7,818,565.58
157Jason RobbinsRE/MAX Central RealtyAsheboroNC61.00$7,199,100.00
158Karen StainbackColdwell Banker AdvantageHendersonNC58.00$7,079,997.00
159Corky VettenEXIT REALTY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROPERTIESMurphyNC57.00$6,489,758.00
160Jonathan LewisBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices McMillen and Associates RealtyGoldsboroNC51.00$6,252,900.42
161Debra TrivetteRE/MAX A-TeamHickoryNC53.00$6,234,056.00
162Alton BestRE/MAX Ocean PropertiesMorehead CityNC59.00$6,080,800.00
163Donna DewCENTURY 21 The Combs CompanyRocky MountNC52.00$5,914,500.00
164Scott HarrisRE/MAX Preferred RealtyGreenvilleNC50.00$5,831,950.00
165Ellen BeckerColdwell Banker Alliance Group RealtyJacksonvilleNC52.00$5,663,207.00

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).