The Top Real Estate Companies in Colorado

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By Andrew Whytock Updated April 25, 2023

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There are over 27,000 real estate agents in Colorado and dozens of real estate companies to choose from. Whether you're buying or selling a house, finding the right service can be daunting.

Our team of experts has found the top real estate companies in Colorado to help you find the best service for your situation, including:

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Best for saving money: discount brokers

Discount brokers charge a reduced commission to home sellers and often provide home buyers with a rebate so they can get some cash back at closing. These companies are a great option if you want to save money but still work with a real estate agent.

Be aware that some discount services in Colorado, like Redfin, cut corners by hiring agents who are expected to manage a higher volume of transactions — which could hurt your overall experience.

Other services, like Clever Real Estate, can match you with a full service agent and help you save money at the same time by pre-negotiating lower fees.

Clever Real Estate

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💲 Listing Fee

1.5% (min. $3,000)

💰 Avg. Savings

$5,625

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

5/5 (2,735 reviews)
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Clever is a quick, easy, and free way to find a top-rated local agent. And, unlike many similar companies, Clever pre-negotiates big discounts on your behalf, so you can save thousands without sacrificing on service. Try Clever for free — save thousands on commission.

  • Clever offers a free, nationwide agent-matching service that partners with full-service local agents from conventional brokerages like Keller Williams, Century 21, and RE/MAX.
  • You get multiple agent matches so you can interview, compare marketing plans, and choose the best fit.
  • Clever pre-negotiates low rates on your behalf — you get full service for a low 1.5% listing fee.
  • If you buy with Clever, you could get cash back after closing.
  • You may not get matched with an agent from your preferred real estate brokerage.
  • Agents may not provide premium services like drone photography and professional home staging.

Clever has a 5.0 out of 5 rating on Trustpilot, based on 2,589 reviews.

Read reviews from real Clever customers.

Clever has pre-negotiated low commission rates with top agents in all 50 states and Washington, DC.

Redfin

Full Review

💲 Listing Fee

1.5% (min. fees vary)

💰 Avg. Savings

$5,550

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

2.9/5 (331 reviews)
✍️ Editor's Take
Pros
Cons
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Redfin offers real savings and is a proven brand. But sellers could compromise on service — especially agent experience and availability.

Read the full Redfin review.

  • If you buy and sell with Redfin, you'll get a 0.5% listing fee discount.
  • Redfin gives its listings premium placement in its popular home search app.
  • If finding the right agent is a top priority, you'll have limited options Redfin only has a few agents in each of its markets.
  • Redfin agents handle more customers at once than the average realtor, so they may not be able to provide as much personalized service.

Redfin has a 2.9 out of 5 rating (331 reviews) across popular review sites like Google and Yelp.

Read reviews from real Redfin customers here.

Redfin is available in 80+ U.S. markets (see all locations).

Trelora

Full Review

💲 Listing Fee

1% (min. $3,000)

💰 Avg. Savings

$7,375

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

4.7/5 (1,308 reviews)
✍️ Editor's Take
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Trelora's flat fee offers big savings at higher price points — but the company may provide less personalized service and local support than a traditional agent.

Read the full Trelora review.

  • Trelora's 1% listing fee makes it one of the cheapest real estate companies for home sellers
  • Trelora's commission rebate offers qualifying home buyers solid overall value
  • Trelora agents juggle up to 20x as many customers as the average realtor
  • Since agents handle so many customers at once, you'll be competing with a LOT of other people for your agent's time and attention
  • This high-volume approach greatly increases the risk of mistakes, oversights, and delays that could impact your experience

Trelora has a 4.7 out of 5 rating (1,308 reviews) across popular review sites like Google, Yelp, and Zillow.

Read reviews from real Trelora customers here.

Trelora is available in the following areas: AZ, CA, CO, GA, NC, SC, WA.

Assist-2-Sell

💲 Listing Fee

$2,995-8,995

💰 Avg. Savings

$6,500

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

No online reviews
✍️ Editor's Take
Pros
Cons

Assist-2-Sell's service and pricing vary by location, but generally it offers poor value for sellers.

Read the full Assist-2-Sell review.

  • Higher-value homes may be able to get significant savings with a flat fee.
  • Prices are inconsistent but generally higher than the competition.
  • Some customers complain about poor service and support.

Help-U-Sell

💲 Listing Fee

$2,950-7,950

💰 Avg. Savings

$6,550

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

No online reviews
✍️ Editor's Take
Pros
Cons
Locations

Help-U-Sell's pricing and service quality varies a lot depending on location, but in general it offers poor value for money.

Read the full Help-U-Sell review.

  • The flat-fee pricing can offer big savings on higher-value homes.
  • Some Help-U-Sell offices offer excellent service and support.
  • Pricing generally increases as home sale price increases, undercutting potential savings.
  • Service and pricing are highly inconsistent between Help-U-Sell offices.

Help-U-Sell is available in AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, HI, ID, MI, MN, MO, NV, NC, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA.

Best for a fast sale: iBuyers and cash buyers

If you need to sell your home quickly (think two weeks or less!) there are companies in Colorado that will make a cash offer and close on your timeline.

iBuyers (companies like Offerpad and Opendoor) pay almost as much as you'd get on the open market, but their purchase criteria is usually limited to houses that are in good condition and require minimal repairs. The major iBuyers in Colorado operate almost exclusively in the Denver area.

If you're trying to sell a distressed property, you're better off working with a cash buyer in Colorado like We Buy Ugly Houses. Cash buyer/We Buy Houses companies make low offers (as little as 50% of fair market value), but they might be your only option if you need to unload a property that is in disrepair and as it may not even qualify for traditional financing when a new buyer comes along.

Offerpad

Full review

Service fee

6%

Closing date window

8–60 days

Average rating

4 (2,656 reviews)
✍ Editor's take
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Offerpad promises the certainty of a cash offer and a fast closing on a date you choose. Of all the iBuyers, Offerpad has the most flexibility when it comes to closing (8–60 days) and is liked by customers for its personalized customer service and perks like a free local move.

Pros

  • There's a longer closing window compared to competitors.
  • The late checkout option gives sellers up to three days to move out after closing.
  • You can access additional services, such as free local moves within 50 miles.

Cons

  • There's a 1% cancellation fee if you back out of the sale.
  • It's not as widely available as competitors like Opendoor.

Offerpad is currently purchasing homes in 25 locations, including:

  • AL: Birmingham
  • AZ: Phoenix, Tucson
  • CA: Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino
  • CO: Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins
  • FL: Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa
  • GA: Atlanta
  • IN: Fort Wayne, Indianapolis
  • KS: Kansas City
  • MO: Kansas City, St. Louis
  • NV: Las Vegas
  • NC: Charlotte (+ neighboring parts of SC), Raleigh
  • OH: Columbus
  • SC: Columbia
  • TN: Nashville
  • TX: Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio

As of 8/7/2023, Offerpad's average customer rating is 4 based on 2,656 reviews.

Opendoor

Full review

Service fee

5%

Closing date window

14–60 days

Average rating

4.2 (3,419 reviews)
✍ Editor's take
Pros and cons
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Reviews
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Opendoor is a good option for home sellers who need a fast, predictable sale with minimal hassle. While the price that Opendoor pays might be slightly below the value of comparable homes on the open market, the difference might be worth it for people who value convenience and speed.

Pros

  • The 5% service fee is lower than some competitors.
  • Many customer reviews rate the company highly.

Cons

  • Offer prices may vary by market.
  • You have a limited ability to negotiate.
  • Buyers may find Opendoor's repairs insufficient.

Opendoor is currently purchasing homes in 47 locations, including:

  • AZ: Phoenix, Tucson
  • CA: Los Angeles, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego
  • CO: Denver
  • FL: Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa
  • GA: Atlanta
  • MN: Minneapolis–St. Paul
  • NV: Las Vegas
  • NC: Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham
  • OR: Portland
  • TN: Nashville
  • TX: Austin, Dallas–Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio
  • UT: Salt Lake City

As of 8/7/2023, Opendoor's weighted average is 4.2 based on 3,419 reviews.

RedfinNow (No longer available)

Full Review

Service Fee

5–13%

Closing Date Window

10–30 days

Average Rating

Not available
❗Note
Pros & Cons
Locations
Reviews
Contact

In November, 2022, Redfin announced that its home-buying service, RedfinNow, would be shut down. If you're still looking for an iBuyer, check out our list of top iBuyers.

Pros

  • Expanded presence in cities across California, including several not served by other iBuyers
  • Large and trusted corporate brand
  • Older homes (built after 1930) are eligible in select cities

Cons

  • Relatively expensive services fees (up to 13% of the offer price)
  • Relatively limited flexibility on closing window, compared to competitors

RedfinNow is currently purchasing homes in 31 locations, including

  • AZ: Phoenix
  • CA: Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco
  • CO: Denver
  • TX: Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio
  • WA: Seattle

As of 10/21/2022, RedfinNow's weighted average is 2.5 based on 7 reviews.

  • Trustpilot: 2.5 | {ibuyers.redfinnow.trustpilot_count} reviews

We Buy Ugly Houses

Full review

Time to offer

Varies

Minimum closing time

3 weeks

Closing costs

No cost for seller
✍️ Editor's take
Pros and cons
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Reviews
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We Buy Ugly Houses has a better reputation than most individual cash buyers, but your experience can vary based on the quality of the local franchise. While We Buy Ugly Houses can close in as little as three weeks, it pays far less than fair market value.

Pros

  • Trusted, nationally recognized brand
  • No need to worry about repairs
  • Close in just three weeks

Cons

  • Quality of service may vary between franchises
  • Pays far less than fair market value

We Buy Ugly Houses has over 800 independently owned and operated franchises across 47 states and Washington, DC.

As of October 2022, We Buy Ugly Houses's parent company, Homevestors, has an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau. No other third-party reviews are available at this time.

This rating is based on overall national data. Research local franchises for specific reviews that reflect their quality of service.

We Buy Houses

Website

Phone number

(877) 932-8946

Time to offer

24–48 hours

Time to sale

7–14 days
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We Buy Houses vets all of its investors and gives them an exclusive license to operate in its territory, so investors who use the brand name have an incentive to work hard in order to maintain their advantage. The company provides offers in just one to two days and can close in a few weeks.

We Buy Houses is a national property investor that buys homes for cash throughout the U.S. To sell your home to We Buy Houses, you can:

  • Submit an online form, giving details about your property
  • Set up an appointment for an investor to view your home
  • Receive a no-obligation offer
  • Choose a closing date and sell your home

We Buy Houses operates in 200 markets in over 30 states.

Reviews online are available only for local franchises.

The vast majority are positive, with customers saying that the We Buy Houses investor they worked with was fast and professional.

Best for finding top agents: agent matching services

If you want to work with a real estate agent, there are services that can help you find top agents in your area quickly.

Agent matching services take some basic information from you and then pair you up with one or more pre-vetted local agents who are ready to earn your business. Some, like Clever Real Estate and Upnest, even help you get a reduced commission so you can work with a full service agent without paying full price.

Clever is our top pick in Colorado because with a listing fee of just 1.5% you'll save the most money.

Clever Real Estate

Full Review

💲 Listing Fee

1.50%

💰 Buyer Savings

Up to $500 cash back

⚡ Avg. Customer Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✍️ Editor's Take
✔️ Pros
❌ Cons
🏆 Reviews

Clever is a quick, easy, and free way to find a top-rated local agent. And, unlike many similar companies, Clever pre-negotiates big discounts on your behalf, so you can save thousands without sacrificing on service.

Learn how Clever helps you find the perfect agent and save thousands

  • Free, nationwide agent-matching service that partners with full-service local agents from conventional brokerages like Keller Williams, Century 21, and RE/MAX
  • Provides multiple agent matches so you can interview, compare marketing plans, and choose the best fit
  • Pre-negotiates low rates on your behalf — you get full service for 1.5% with a $3,000 minimum
  • If you buy with Clever, you may get up to $500 cash back if you qualify
  • You may not get matched with an agent from your preferred real estate brokerage.
  • Like other agent matching services, Clever may have fewer agents in rural areas.
  • Agents may not provide premium services like drone photography and professional home staging.

As of 11/6/2023, Clever has an average customer rating of 5.0 on Trustpilot, based on 2,589 reviews.

Read reviews from real Clever customers here.


UpNest

💲 Listing Fee

Varies

💰 Buyer Savings

Varies

⚡ Avg. Customer Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✍️ Editor's Take
✔️ Pros
❌ Cons
🏆 Reviews

UpNest has agents compete for your business, which often results in you getting a discounted rate. But savings aren't guaranteed and you will usually find a better rate with competitors like Clever.

  • Agents compete for customers, which often results in slightly discounted rates
  • Customer dashboard is easy to use and provides lots of each information about each agent
  • Savings are not guaranteed and are often only a little better than the national average
  • Agent quality and coverage varies, with smaller markets having fewer options than big cities

As of 10/13/2023, UpNest has an average customer rating of 4.6, based on 6,641 reviews across Better Business Bureau, Google, Facebook, and Shopper Approved.


Ideal Agent

💲 Listing Fee

2% ($3k minimum fee)

💰 Buyer Savings

None

⚡ Avg. Customer Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✍️ Editor's Take
✔️ Pros
❌ Cons
🏆 Reviews

Ideal Agent can match you with a local realtor who sells a lot of homes. But although it pre-negotiates discounted listing fees, you can save twice as much with competitors like Clever.

  • Agents in network must meet strict quality standards
  • Pre-negotiated listing fees of 2% (or $3k for homes under $150,000)
  • 2% listing fee is less than the national average, but it's not the best rate out there
  • No built-in savings for buyers
  • Only matches you with a single agent

As of 3/28/2023, Ideal Agent has an average customer rating of 4.9, based on 6,254 reviews across Google and Trustpilot.


HomeLight

Full Review

💲 Listing Fee

Standard rate (2.5-3%)

💰 Buyer Savings

None

⚡ Avg. Customer Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✍️ Editor's Take
✔️ Pros
❌ Cons
🏆 Reviews

HomeLight is an excellent tool for finding a great local agent quickly. However, it offers zero built-in commission savings for sellers or buyers.

Read the full HomeLight review.

  • Get a list of local real estate agents in as little as two minutes
  • One of the largest agent networks in the industry makes it less challenging to find an agent who specializes in short sales and other non-traditional sales
  • Optional Trade-In program makes it easier to buy a new house if you need to sell your current one first
  • No built-in savings for home sellers or buyers
  • No minimum qualifications for partner agents, so quality may vary between locations

As of 8/23/2023, HomeLight has an average customer rating of 4.6 across 1,178 reviews on Google, Sitejabber, and the Better Business Bureau.

Read reviews from real HomeLight customers.

Best by transaction volume

A more objective metric to measure the best real estate companies in Colorado is the total dollar value (or transaction volume) of all deals that passed through a local real estate brokerage.

This data doesn't necessarily tell you which company in the state offers the best customer experience — just who's earning the most business.

Below are the top real estate teams in Colorado based on total transaction volume and team size (small, medium, or large).

🏆 Best small teams

Team Brokerage City Transaction volume (2021)
The Stockton Group Compass Vail $271,181,806
The Iverson Team Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Edwards $246,350,344
The Kristen Meyer Team RE/MAX Peak to Peak Winter Park $188,598,093
Saslove & Warwick Douglas Elliman Aspen $180,445,927
Bernardi Group Coldwell Banker Realty Boulder $169,918,619
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🏆 Best medium teams

Team Brokerage City Transaction volume (2021)
The Behr Team LIV Sotheby's International Realty Greenwood Village $268,976,487
Rowley Group Coldwell Banker Realty Parker $148,499,191
Team Kimbrough RE/MAX 4000 Inc Grand Junction $148,499,191
The Paoli Group Colorado Group Realty Steamboat Springs $127,212,052
Tupper's Team Madison & Company Properties Evergreen $108,295,728
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🏆 Best large teams

Team Brokerage City Transaction volume (2021)
Griffith Home Team RE/MAX Professionals Highlands Ranch $174,642,742
The Treasure Davis Team The Treasure Davis Team / eXp Colorado Springs $146,258,005
The Umphress Group Keller Williams Realty Littleton $143,738,128
The Johnson Team Keller Williams Realty Colorado Springs $131,818,265
Relevate Keller Williams Realty Littleton $128,989,305
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*Data from RealTrends.

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Fast facts about real estate in Colorado

🏠 Average home sale price (September 2023) $535,900
💰 Average realtor commission 5.52%
🕑 Average days on market 37
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*Data from Zillow and Clever Real Estate's Average Commission Survey.

FAQs about the best real estate companies in Colorado

What is the best real estate company in Colorado?

It depends on your situation. If you need to sell your house quickly, one of the best solutions in Colorado is to work with an iBuyer like Offerpad. If you want to go the traditional route and list with an agent but still save money, agent matching services like Clever Real Estate and UpNest are the best solution.

What is the largest real estate company in Colorado?

Based on transaction volume data, The Stockton Group (Compass), The Behr Team (Sotheby's), and Griffith Home Team (RE/MAX) are the largest real estate brokers in Colorado.

Methodology

Our Colorado real estate company categories and rankings are based on hundreds of hours of collective research by Clever's editorial team. Our research included:

  • Interviews with local real estate agents.
  • Mystery shopping real estate companies to learn more about how their services work.
  • Comparing each company based on categories like fees, overall customer satisfaction, and additional services.

Transaction volume data for brokerages in Colorado was sourced from RealTrends' state rankings.

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