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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
1Tere FosterCompassBellevueWA83.30$355,812,895.00
2Moya SkillmanCompassBellevueWA49.00$181,472,455.00
3Margo Hass KleinColdwell Banker BAINTacomaWA179.30$110,715,644.68
4Haleh ClappCompassBellevueWA14.00$90,166,000.00
5Thuan HowardKeller Williams RealtyKirklandWA66.00$81,281,118.00
6Lisa TurnureColdwell Banker BAINSeattleWA25.75$76,159,696.00
7Kim FraserJohn L. Scott Bellevue MainBellevueWA84.00$69,074,785.00
8Jon ByeJohn L. Scott Kent NorthKentWA110.00$59,805,084.00
9David MillsJohn L. Scott Bellevue MainBellevueWA34.85$56,424,615.00
10Jamie HamJohn L. Scott Bellevue MainBellevueWA41.98$53,217,212.00
11Amy LeichtColdwell Banker Tomlinson Associated BrokersKennewickWA154.00$51,321,175.00
12Greg RosenwaldCompassBellevueWA25.50$51,298,637.00
13Terry AllenColdwell Banker BAINBellevueWA12.79$51,178,580.00
14Grace LazarusJohn L. Scott Bellevue MainBellevueWA40.72$47,869,400.00
15Mark MiddletonRealogics Sotheby's International RealtyBainbridge IslandWA44.17$46,822,919.25
16Ling DrostCompassDowntown SeattleWA32.00$45,180,025.00
17Charlie DuCompassBellevueWA43.00$43,646,070.00
18Laura HallidayRealogics Sotheby's International RealtySeattleWA19.27$42,911,123.62
19Janice CaiHTABellevueWA36.00$42,049,343.00
20Grace HudtloffJohn L. Scott Tacoma University PlaceUniversity PlaceWA40.00$41,533,932.00
21Andy SatherJohn L. Scott Seattle NESeattleWA43.38$40,579,050.00
22Patti ChalkerJohn L. Scott Redmond, WashingtonRedmondWA27.00$40,315,512.00
23Lan Mai NguyenJohn L. Scott Bellevue MainBellevueWA20.54$39,427,720.00
24Roopika MehraJohn L. Scott Redmond, WashingtonRedmondWA41.00$38,599,714.00
25Christi ClarkColdwell Banker BAINBellevueWA15.50$38,432,350.00
26Terrie CoxRE/MAX Equity Group-Van Mall OfficeVancouverWA45.00$38,216,800.00
27Brooke DavisRE/MAX Metro RealtySeattleWA55.00$38,007,153.00
28Jodi AshlineColdwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc.OlympiaWA59.93$37,966,850.00
29George GrahamJohn L. Scott RentonRentonWA102.00$37,886,436.00
30Michael MorrisonMorrison House Sotheby's International RealtyGig HarborWA41.00$37,704,475.00
31Mike MoghaddasCompassBellevueWA31.00$37,446,888.00
32Rick SeddonJohn L. Scott Puyallup MainPuyallupWA52.84$36,564,248.00
33Zaffer LaljiRE/MAX Northwest RealtorsKirklandWA35.50$36,545,587.00
34Derek WadeRE/MAX Metro RealtySeattleWA41.00$36,249,201.00
35Brad BoswellRE/MAX of SpokaneSpokane ValleyWA96.00$36,110,910.11
36Rachel BradleyColdwell Banker BAINBellevueWA23.81$36,019,664.75
37Jemima CrosbyColdwell Banker Tomlinson Associated BrokersKennewickWA104.75$35,812,275.81
38Scott CombsReal Living The Real Estate GroupVancouverWA76.00$35,468,875.00
39Valerie BurmesterMarketplace Sotheby's International RealtyWoodinvilleWA28.63$34,916,084.50
40Kris ConoverJohn L. Scott Bellevue MainBellevueWA20.50$33,799,893.00
41Michelle FogginRE/MAX GatewayAnacortesWA84.70$33,450,477.00
42Camiekae LynchBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Leavenworth PropertiesLeavenworthWA70.00$33,384,250.00
43Lori LewandowskiJohn L. Scott Kent NorthKentWA99.50$33,278,629.00
44Laura Harris-HodgesColdwell Banker Tomlinson Associated BrokersKennewickWA102.50$33,198,878.15
45Shannan LaudetReal Estate by TLC / Professional Realty ServicesSPOKANEWA60.00$32,973,753.00
46Kathy DessimozReal Living The Real Estate GroupVancouverWA129.00$32,232,958.34
47Shannon Bell-PetersonRE/MAX Northwest RealtorsTacomaWA63.00$31,132,113.00
48Julie HallWindermere Real Estate/EastKirklandWA39.00$30,897,333.00
49Rachael NovakKeller Williams RealtyEverettWA76.45$30,892,414.37
50Vonna MadeleyColdwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc.OlympiaWA66.95$30,820,663.75
51Linda NguyenKeller Williams RealtyRentonWA31.35$30,577,213.00
52Pam FredrickJohn L. Scott Liberty LakeLiberty LakeWA72.52$30,360,969.00
53Jim SeldenJohn L. Scott Kent NorthKentWA68.00$30,328,983.00
54Win Van PeltJohn L. Scott RentonRentonWA64.00$30,271,700.00
55Phillip RodockerJohn L. Scott RentonRentonWA70.00$30,188,295.00
56Steven SniderCompassSeattleWA27.10$29,921,350.00
57Raniel DiazProfessional Realty Services InternationalSPOKANEWA54.00$29,878,768.00
58Haley LarsonBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Central Washington Real EstateYakimaWA86.00$29,815,375.00
59Nilesh BothraKeller Williams RealtyKirklandWA38.37$29,776,846.70
60Jessie DominguezProfessional Realty Services InternationalSPOKANEWA83.00$29,752,811.00
61Mitch DietzColdwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc.OlympiaWA77.00$29,604,650.00
62Leigh CalvertHasson CompanyVancouverWA70.00$29,270,049.00
63Steve CraigJohn L. Scott Bellevue MainBellevueWA29.00$28,978,430.00
64Chiu Lung TangJohn L. Scott Redmond, WashingtonRedmondWA28.45$28,717,675.00
65Nancy BackmanJohn L. Scott Bellevue MainBellevueWA24.00$28,549,343.00
66Mick NazeraliColdwell Banker TomlinsonPullmanWA98.08$28,547,080.35
67Hamid AliJohn L. Scott Redmond, WashingtonRedmondWA33.00$28,374,728.00
68Helena ChenJohn L. Scott Sammamish PlateauSammamishWA15.00$28,337,000.00
69Cindy HarrisRE/MAX HonorsPuyallupWA78.00$28,073,128.00
70Hania YounisCompassDowntown SeattleWA32.00$28,044,075.00
71Ken GraffColdwell Banker BAINSeattleWA26.83$27,974,550.00
72Allie HowardCompassSeattleWA17.60$27,885,950.00
73Teri CamusProfessional Realty Services InternationalSPOKANEWA44.00$27,774,477.00
74Dave ReynoldsSource Real EstateSpokaneWA90.00$27,550,270.00
75Blake RollinsColdwell Banker TomlinsonMoses LakeWA118.50$27,512,175.88
76Merri Ann SimonsonColdwell Banker San Juan Islands, Inc.Friday HarborWA21.75$27,292,078.75
77Kevin SarboraDesign Realty PRSI, IncSnohomishWA47.00$27,094,375.00
78Lisa ThomeJohn L. Scott SpokaneSpokaneWA51.00$26,936,376.00
79Jay McCaugheyColdwell Banker BAINKirklandWA27.25$26,795,600.00
80Aaron FreemanRealogics Sotheby's International RealtySeattleWA25.25$26,725,675.00
81Marcel DolakJohn L. Scott Seattle CenterSeattleWA35.80$26,424,450.00
82Steven HiattKeller Williams RealtyUniversity PlaceWA78.95$26,407,783.50
83Paul Mackay Jr.John L. Scott RentonRentonWA30.00$26,312,423.00
84Phil GreelyRealogics Sotheby's International RealtySeattleWA25.00$26,191,440.00
85Moose MathJohn L. Scott RentonRentonWA38.50$25,758,900.00
86Denise FoxCENTURY 21 Beutler & AssociatesSpokaneWA47.85$25,671,963.25
87Mollie SweatColdwell Banker TomlinsonSpokaneWA52.18$25,634,300.00
88Vlad PopachRealogics Sotheby's International RealtyBellevueWA26.00$25,613,885.00
89Lisa GreenKeller Williams RealtyKennewickWA51.00$25,570,020.00
90Kevin YuenCompassBellevueWA41.00$25,527,488.00
91Nona AdamsRE/MAX IntegrityIssaquahWA33.00$25,317,788.00
92Troy JensenProfessional Realty Services InternationalSPOKANEWA58.00$25,297,413.00
93Dean LovittCompassDowntown SeattleWA48.50$25,216,670.00
94Kristine StultzRE/MAX GatewayAnacortesWA52.50$25,064,905.23
95Shelley CarlsonColdwell Banker BAINSeattleWA24.50$25,042,107.00
96Travis WattsColdwell Banker First, RealtorsWalla WallaWA60.00$25,006,594.00
97Heather DeFordCascade Sotheby's International RealtyVancouverWA43.15$24,799,496.00
98Tim ConwayJohn L. Scott Mercer IslandMercer IslandWA11.50$24,698,230.00
99Tracy EricksonCompassSeattleWA20.00$24,667,533.00
100Brad HarperCENTURY 21 North Homes RealtyTacomaWA62.95$24,371,073.00
101Robin Root JamesJohn L. Scott Kent NorthKentWA29.00$24,359,100.00
102Jay KippRealogics Sotheby's International RealtySeattleWA14.25$24,150,000.00
103Eleanor HeyrichRealogics Sotheby's International RealtySeattleWA27.10$24,105,341.00
104Carl ShawJohn L. Scott Puyallup MainPuyallupWA46.00$23,777,275.00
105Marti ReederJohn L. Scott Kent Covington Maple ValleyCovingtonWA45.00$23,718,780.00
106Robin SheridanCompassDowntown SeattleWA31.00$23,711,123.00
107Becky GrayRealogics Sotheby's International RealtyBellevueWA7.75$23,586,289.00
108Bonnie MartinelliProfessional Realty Services InternationalSPOKANEWA61.00$23,515,895.00
109Craig RobertsBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real EstateSeattleWA39.00$23,513,666.67
110Vasily StepinKeller Williams RealtyFederal WayWA57.31$23,494,880.00
111Rick SmithJohn L. Scott Redmond, WashingtonRedmondWA18.66$23,490,488.00
112Danny GrecoKeller Williams RealtySeattleWA33.88$23,424,592.50
113Patricia WallaceColdwell Banker BAINSeattleWA8.00$23,413,000.00
114Sam BuckColdwell Banker San Juan Islands, Inc.Friday HarborWA24.00$23,331,000.00
115Jonathan BichColdwell Banker TomlinsonSpokaneWA73.00$23,111,401.00
116Jessica LivingstonRE/MAX Northwest RealtorsSeattleWA33.50$23,029,800.00
117Phil HarlanKeller Williams RealtyOlympiaWA73.60$22,933,764.80
118Ron RubinRE/MAX Metro RealtySeattleWA31.00$22,822,474.00
119Lori Anderson-BensonRE/MAX Equity Group-Van Mall OfficeVancouverWA33.50$22,795,559.00
120Mary SchileRE/MAX Metro RealtySeattleWA31.33$22,662,176.00
121Kelly LangstonRealogics Sotheby's International RealtyKirklandWa9.59$22,660,064.00
122Jeanne TranumColdwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc.OlympiaWA50.05$22,507,716.25
123Leah HolbrookBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Central Washington Real EstateYakimaWA49.00$22,434,708.33
124Neda PerrinaRealogics Sotheby's International RealtySeattleWA23.67$22,420,965.00
125Maureen RammellColdwell Banker BAINBellevueWA23.34$22,347,494.90
126Eileen BlackJohn L. Scott Bainbridge IslandBainbridge IslandWA24.00$22,336,370.00
127Bill GroenKeller Williams RealtyBothellWA43.00$22,332,950.00
128Carol FullerRetter & Company Sotheby's International RealtyKennewickWA65.00$22,096,759.87
129Brian HopperRealogics Sotheby's International RealtyKirklandWA23.33$22,020,385.00
130Kathy BixlerColdwell Banker TomlinsonSpokaneWA52.16$22,018,267.00
131John MadridRealogics Sotheby's International RealtySeattleWA19.49$21,945,986.00
132James MuenzColdwell Banker BAINRedmondWA27.39$21,818,392.59
133Jared RetterRetter & Company Sotheby's International RealtyKennewickWA64.00$21,739,245.50
134Holley CarlsonColdwell Banker Best HomesPort TownsendWA46.75$21,731,749.00
135Stephanie CallenColdwell Banker BAINPuyallupWA52.60$21,699,414.84
136Eric CulverhouseRetter & Company Sotheby's International RealtyKennewickWA51.00$21,673,314.75
137Irene MendozaKeller Williams RealtyBellevueWA22.00$21,619,930.00
138Carrie Pierce-JohnsonColdwell Banker DanforthSeattleWA15.70$21,605,804.75
139Saab BadyalJohn L. Scott Kent NorthKentWA46.00$21,554,380.00
140Randi WeidnerCompassBellevueWA9.50$21,494,500.00
141Sue LarsenNextHome Sound SoundDuPontWA58.00$21,471,530.00
142Michael OrbinoCompassBellevueWA33.20$21,461,797.00
143Sage SandersColdwell Banker DanforthSeattleWA31.00$21,453,099.00
144Susan FerrellRE/MAX Community One RealtyEllensburgWA70.00$21,354,394.00
145Team WangCompassBellevueWA16.90$21,353,387.00
146Igor MaysterJohn L. Scott Tacoma University PlaceUniversity PlaceWA45.62$21,310,859.00
147Hayley FordJohn L Scott SnohomishSnohomishWA38.00$21,264,714.00
148Justin SkaarColdwell Banker Lake Chelan PropertiesChelanWA25.00$21,175,500.00
149Carrie Campbell HaymondColdwell Banker BAINBellevueWA39.75$21,130,038.80
150Peter HayesColdwell Banker BAINBellevueWA12.50$21,092,200.00
151Ryan WilkersonJohn L. Scott WoodinvilleWoodinvilleWA28.00$21,066,600.00
152Brennen ClouseCompassSeattleWA30.30$20,957,903.00
153Gagan DeepBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real EstateKentWA37.00$20,947,583.33
154David RetterRetter & Company Sotheby's International RealtyKennewickWA130.50$20,862,226.00
155Sonia GrunbergRE/MAX Northwest RealtorsTacomaWA45.00$20,837,223.00
156Claudia KuniholmBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real EstateLynnwoodWA58.00$20,747,125.00
157Michael RossKeller Williams RealtySeattleWA30.00$20,743,846.00
158Jason BarrowRetter & Company Sotheby's International RealtyKennewickWA41.00$20,512,801.00
159Darren RiversRE/MAX ExclusiveGig HarborWA56.08$20,511,557.50
160Brenda WaldnerRE/MAX Northwest RealtorsDuvallWA42.00$20,491,824.50
161Zach EntwistleKeller Williams RealtyUniversity PlaceWA55.00$20,434,700.00
162Krista HopkinsProfessional Realty Services InternationalSPOKANEWA54.00$20,348,745.00
163Cory BemisJohn L Scott YakimaYakimaWA70.00$20,213,399.26
164Cassandra KerkRE/MAX Eastside Brokers IncBellevueWA29.00$20,156,520.00
165Toby WilliamsRE/MAX Community One RealtyEllensburgWA67.00$20,105,002.00
166Catherine WeirColdwell Banker BAINIssaquahWA27.00$20,062,373.00
167Corey PattColdwell Banker BAINSeattleWA16.37$20,039,544.00
168Peter RileyBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real EstateVancouverWA115.00$19,944,000.00
169Gina StylerRE/MAX Community One RealtyEllensburgWA60.00$19,562,840.00
170Eric TuckerJohn L. Scott SpokaneSpokaneWA65.00$19,437,586.00
171Rachael WilsonRE/MAX Whatcom County, Inc.BellinghamWA51.50$19,404,450.00
172Bernadette PillarKeller Williams RealtySpokaneWA66.00$19,266,052.00
173Peggy McCartneyJohn L. Scott SpokaneSpokaneWA57.00$19,255,468.00
174Marisol TijerinaRE/MAX Northwest RealtorsKennewickWA57.00$19,251,755.00
175Aurora ShivelyProfessional Realty Services InternationalSPOKANEWA56.00$18,805,374.00
176George EakinRetter & Company Sotheby's International RealtyKennewickWA52.00$18,464,174.00
177Jessica GrubbRE/MAX Northwest RealtorsOlympiaWA54.00$18,102,541.00
178Ryan FowlerProfessional Realty Services InternationalSPOKANEWA59.00$17,502,902.00
179Kristin Cheatley Real Living The Real Estate GroupLongviewWA62.00$17,248,416.67
180Julie LynchRetter & Company Sotheby's International RealtyKennewickWA55.50$17,102,320.50
181Karen O'DonnellColdwell Banker TomlinsonSpokaneWA56.00$16,800,478.66
182Jeff GraffCENTURY 21 Tri-CitiesRichlandWA54.48$16,668,224.76
183Chris BlessingColdwell Banker TomlinsonMoses LakeWA72.50$16,656,693.00
184Mark FoleyRE/MAX Metro RealtySeattleWA82.33$16,232,771.00
185Roberta RudnickBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sound REALTORSOlympiaWA62.00$15,777,583.33
186Dean GehrmanJohn L. Scott LvwLongviewWA54.00$15,475,690.00
187Michael GoulartJohn L Scott YakimaYakimaWA59.00$15,356,281.00
188Jonas ElberRE/MAX of SpokaneSpokane ValleyWA54.00$15,039,759.75
189Kris YoudColdwell Banker First, RealtorsWalla WallaWA53.00$14,878,678.21
190Emily BaileyProfessional Realty Services InternationalSPOKANEWA54.00$14,773,564.00
191Greg LundCENTURY 21 Lund, RealtorsChehalisWA59.40$14,524,095.00
192Greg PaulRE/MAX Whatcom County, Inc.BellinghamWA65.00$14,404,190.00
193Geoff BowlsbyCENTURY 21 Tri-CitiesRichlandWA64.30$13,787,800.00
194Walter CuestasCENTURY 21 Lund, RealtorsChehalisWA54.20$13,698,890.00
195Jesse CopeRE/MAX Premier GroupLongviewWA58.85$13,429,483.16
196Darla GouldColdwell Banker BAINLongviewWA62.00$12,916,280.00
197Gary FoxCENTURY 21 Lund, RealtorsChehalisWA68.05$12,893,470.00
198David ThelinColdwell Banker BAINLongviewWA50.90$12,587,010.00
199Kory HeindselmanRE/MAX Welcome HomeOmakWA80.00$12,475,554.00
200Alisha KrauseProfessional Realty Services InternationalSPOKANEWA54.00$12,028,900.00
201Ashley AlredRE/MAX Home and LandPullmanWA52.00$11,311,950.00
202Jill WarneCENTURY 21 Real Estate CenterLynnwoodWA58.00$11,165,950.00
203Andrea AbbottRE/MAX Home and LandPullmanWA52.50$11,067,050.00
204Doc WilliamsColdwell Banker TomlinsonSpokaneWA54.00$10,974,143.00
205Tracy MettierCENTURY 21 Northwest RealtyKirklandWA50.50$9,910,695.00
206Lee ArnoldKeller Williams RealtySpokaneWA53.00$7,861,130.08
207April SwensonColdwell Banker Ocean Shores BrokersOcean ShoresWA52.15$6,903,400.00
208Mark FryeRE/MAX Whatcom County, Inc.LyndenWA52.00$5,950,950.00
209Kevin BlockKeller Williams RealtyBothellWA113.75$2,333,550.00
210Susan SpencerRE/MAX Eastside Brokers IncBellevueWA52.00$1,419,951.00

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).