Top Real Estate Companies in Florida

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Brendan Rigney

August 10th, 2022
Updated August 10th, 2022

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There are a whopping 195,000 real estate agents in Florida, as well as dozens of real estate companies. While you have plenty of options for buying and selling, choosing the right service can be challenging.

Clever's team of experts is here to help. We've found and vetted Florida's top real estate companies for different situations, including:

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Best for saving money: Discount brokers

Discount brokers charge lower listing fees, making them a great option for home sellers who want to save. Some also offer buyers a rebate after they close on a new home.

In Florida, you have your pick between discount brokers with nationwide reach — like Clever Real Estate and Redfin — as well as regional companies like 1 Percent Lists.

Clever Real Estate

Clever Real Estate

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💲 Listing Fee

$3,000 or 1%

💰 Avg. Savings

$7,375

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

4.9/5 (1,810 reviews)

✍️ Editor's Take
Pros
Cons
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.


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  • 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 a flat $3,000 listing fee, or just 1% if the home sells for more than $350,000
  • If you buy with Clever, you could get a check worth up to 0.5% of the home price
  • 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

As of 44,805, Clever has a 4.9 out of 5 rating on Trustpilot, based on 1,710 reviews.


Read reviews from real Clever customers here.

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

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💲 Listing Fee

1.5% (min. fees vary)

💰 Avg. Savings

$5,550

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

3.8/5 (425 reviews)

✍️ Editor's Take
Pros
Cons
Reviews
Locations

Redfin offers real savings and 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 3.8 out of 5 rating (425 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).

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1 Percent Lists

1 Percent Lists

💲 Listing fee

1% (min. fees vary)

💰 Avg. Savings

$8,000

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

5.0/5.0 (496 reviews)

✍️ Editor's Take
Pros
Cons
Reviews
Locations

1 Percent Lists is one of the better discount real estate brokers available in the Southeast, but other companies provide better hands-on service for the same price.


Read the full 1 Percent Lists review.

  • 1 Percent Lists offers one of the lowest listing fees on the market at 1%.
  • Sellers will receive comparable service to a traditional realtor.
  • Limited agent selection may mean you have to work with an agent who isn't a good fit.
  • Agents handle more customers than traditional realtors, so you may not get as much one-on-one support.

1 Percent Lists has a 5.0 out of 5 rating (496 reviews) across popular review sites like Google, Trustpilot, and Zillow.


Read reviews from real 1 Percent Lists customers here.

1 Percent Lists is available in the following areas: FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, RI, SC, TN.

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SimpleShowing

SimpleShowing

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💲 Listing Fee

1% (min. $3,500)

💰 Avg. Savings

$7,125

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

4.9/5 (245 reviews)

✍️ Editor's Take
Pros
Cons
Reviews
Locations

SimpleShowing’s commission savings are solid — but you may compromise on agent selection and hands-on service.


Read the full SimpleShowing review.

  • SimpleShowing is one of the only true 1% commission companies
  • It also offers one of the largest home buyer rebates of any low-fee brokerage
  • Very few options when it comes to selecting your agent
  • Agents handle more customers than the average realtor, which could impact service quality

SimpleShowing has a 4.9 out of 5 rating (245 reviews) across popular review sites like Google, Trustpilot, and Zillow.


Read reviews from real SimpleShowing customers here.

SimpleShowing is available in the following areas: FL, GA, TX.

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💲 Listing Fee

$3,500 (1% above $1M)

💰 Avg. Savings

$8,500

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

4.7/5 (318 reviews)

✍️ Editor's Take
Pros
Cons
Reviews
Locations

Redefy’s flat fee could offer big savings. But hands-off service and non-refundable upfront fees make it a hard sell over other, less risky options.


Read the full Redefy review.

  • Flat $3,500 listing fee is an excellent value for higher-priced homes
  • Agents provide more in-person services than some similarly-priced low commission brands
  • Redefy charges an upfront, non-refundable $500 fee (most companies don't make you pay anything until your house sells)
  • Your agent will not host an open house for you

Redefy has a 4.7 out of 5 rating (318 reviews) across popular review sites like Google and Zillow.


Read reviews from real Redefy customers here.

Redefy is available in the following areas: CO, FL, GA, IL, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA.

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Best for a fast sale: iBuyers and cash buyers

For homeowners who want to sell their homes in a matter of weeks, some companies will make a cash offer and close on your sale quickly.

iBuyers (companies like Offerpad and Opendoor) pay slightly less than a traditional buyer. However, they usually buy homes that can be sold as-is and avoid properties that require repairs. iBuyers in Florida mostly operate in major metropolitan areas, like Jacksonville, Miami, and Tampa.

» FIND: The Best 6 iBuyer Companies Ranked & Reviewed

Conventional cash buyers ("We Buy Houses" companies) make low offers — as little as 50% of the fair market value. They're best suited for sellers who otherwise won't find traditional buyers or who need to offload a property ASAP.

Offerpad

Offerpad

Full Review

Service Fee

5%

Closing Date Window

8–90 days

Average Rating

3.7 | 319 reviews

✍ Editor's Take
Pros & Cons
Locations
Reviews
Contact

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 (8–90 days) and is liked by customers for its personalized customer service and perks like a free local move.

Pros

  • Generous closing window compared to competitors
  • Late checkout option gives sellers up to 3 days to move out after closing
  • Access additional services, such as free local moves within 50 miles


Cons

  • You might face a 1% cancellation fee if you back out of the sale
  • 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: Denver
  • FL: Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa
  • GA: Atlanta
  • IN: 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 April 7, 2022, Offerpad's average customer rating is 3.7 based on 319 reviews.

  • Website: www.offerpad.com
  • Phone: 844-388-4539
  • Email (Sellers): info@offerpad.com
  • Email (Buyers): buyers@offerpad.com
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Opendoor

Opendoor

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Service Fee

5%

Closing Date Window

14–60 days

Average Rating

4.3 | 2733 reviews

✍ Editor's Take
Pros & Cons
Locations
Reviews
Contact

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

  • 5% service fee is lower than competitors
  • Additional in-house services, including Opendoor Home Loans & OD Title
  • Highly rated in customers' online reviews

Cons

  • Offer prices may vary by market
  • 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 April 7, 2022, Opendoor's weighted average is 4.3 based on 2733 reviews.

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We Buy Ugly Houses

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 & Cons
Locations
Reviews
Contact

We Buy Ugly Houses has a better reputation than most individual cash buyers, but the home seller's experience can vary based on the quality of their local franchise. While We Buy Ugly House can close in as little as three weeks, it's common knowledge that they pay 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 46 states.

As of April 26, 2021, 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.

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We Buy Houses

We Buy Houses

Full Review

Time to Offer

24-48 hours

Minimum Closing Time

7-14 days

Closing Costs

No cost to seller

✍️ Editor's Take
Pros & Cons
Locations
Reviews
Contact

Working with We Buy Houses is more likely to be positive than working with a local private real estate investor. We Buy Houses vets all of their investors and gives them an exclusive license to operate in their territory, so investors who use the brand name have an incentive to work hard in order to maintain their advantage.

While We Buy Houses doesn't exercise control over how much their investors offer, they do reserve the right to rescind licenses if investors don't meet their ethical standards.

Pros

  • Offer in 24-48 hours
  • Vetted, reputable real estate investors
  • No need to worry about repairs
  • Close in just seven days


Cons

  • Little to no room for negotiation
  • Individual investors have different strategies, so they may value your home differently
  • Licenses are exclusive, so there is only one We Buy Houses option in your area

We Buy Houses has over 2,700 offices across 49 states.

Reviews online are only available on local Facebook pages.

The vast majority were positive, with customers saying that the We Buy Houses investor they worked with was fast and professional. The only negative review we found had to do with a customer who purchased a home from We Buy Houses and felt that the repairs they made before selling were cheap.

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South Florida Cash Home Buyers

South Florida Cash Home Buyers

South Florida Cash Home Buyers

Phone Number

(305) 458-8826

Time to Offer

24 hours

Time to Sale

7 days

Details
Locations
Reviews

South Florida Cash Home Buyers is a local, Florida property investor that buys homes for cash in Miami-Dade county. To sell your home with South Florida Cash Home Buyers:

  • Fill out their online form or call them directly
  • Set up a physical appointment and receive your offer after the walkthrough
  • Expect to close in 7 days or on your own schedule

South Florida Cash Home Buyers is based in Miami Beach, and buys homes throughout Miami/Dade county.

As of May 2021, South Florida Cash Home Buyers has an average rating of 5/5 based on 9 customer reviews.

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Best for finding top agents: Agent-matching services

If you'd prefer working with a real estate professional, agent-matching services can connect you with top agents in Florida.

Using an agent-matching service is easy and quick — it usually takes five minutes or less. After you give some basic information like your budget, you can easily compare agents and companies to find the best fit for your needs. Services like Clever Real Estate and UpNest also offer buyers and seller discounts.

Clever Real Estate

Clever Real Estate

Full Review

💲 Listing Fee

$3k or 1%

💰 Buyer Savings

Up to 0.5% 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 a flat $3,000 listing fee, or just 1% if the home sells for more than $350,000
  • If you buy with Clever, you could get a check worth up to 0.5% of the home price
  • 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 44,805, Clever has an average customer rating of 4.9 on Trustpilot, based on 1,710 reviews.


Read reviews from real Clever customers here.

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UpNest

UpNest

💲 Listing Fee

Varies

💰 Buyer Savings

Varies

⚡ Editor's Rating

3 out of 5

✍️ Editor's Take
✔️ Pros
❌ Cons
🏆 Best for

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
  • Home buyers and sellers needing help choosing a real estate agent
  • Buyers and sellers that can navigate the UpNest dashboard without customer support
  • Real estate agents seeking potential clients
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Ideal Agent

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 44,805, Ideal Agent has an average customer rating of 4.9, based on 4,343 reviews across Google and Trustpilot.

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HomeLight

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 44,805, HomeLight has an average customer rating of 4.7 across 921 reviews on Google, Sitejabber, and the Better Business Bureau.


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Best by transaction volume

Here's another way to measure the best real estate companies in Florida: the total dollar value of all of a company's deals.

While this WON'T tell you anything about companies' customer service record, it can show which are performing at a high level.

Below are the top performing real estate companies in Florida based on total transaction volume and team size.

🏆 Best small teams

Team
Brokerage
City
Transaction volume (2021)
Jim McCann Group
Premier Estate Properties
Palm Beach
$417,541,350
Julian Johnston Team
Corcoran
Miami Beach
$350,106,500
Campbell & Prebish
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance
Naples
$256,118,937
Carmenate/Duchon Team
Corcoran
Miami Beach
$251,729,493
Hilary & Jacob
Corcoran Reverie
Seagrove Beach
$229,161,642
Source: RealTrends

🏆 Best medium teams

Team
Brokerage
City
Transaction volume (2021)
Spears Group
Scenic Sotheby's International Realty
Destin
$261,795,795
The Senada Adzem Team
Douglas Elliman
Boca Raton
$205,069,132
The Nancy Batchelor Team
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty
Miami Beach
$151,715,282
The Brenda Wade Team
Signature Realty Associates
Valrico
$150,177,427
The Esther Percal Team
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty
Miami Beach
$145,720,550
Source: RealTrends

🏆 Best large teams

Team
Brokerage
City
Transaction volume (2021)
The Jills Zeder Group
Coldwell Banker Realty
Miami
$1,236,209,596
K2 Team
K2 Realty
North Palm Beach
$679,230,847
Leavitt McIntosh Team
Douglas Elliman
Palm Beach
$305,516,791
The Grant Group
Coldwell Banker Realty
Naples
$202,969,765
Michelle Thomas
Premier Sotheby's International Realty
Marco Island
$189,516,150
Source: RealTrends

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Fast facts about Florida real estate

🏠 Average home sale price (August 2022)
$405,500
💰 Average realtor commission
5.40%
🕑 Average days on market
42
Source: Zillow Research; Clever Real Estate's Average Commission Survey

FAQs about the best real estate companies in Florida

Based on transaction volume data, the Jills Zeder Group (Coldwell Banker Realty) is the largest real estate company in Florida.

Methodology

Clever's editorial team spent hundreds of hours researching real estate companies and services in Florida. Here's how we did it:

  • Interviews with local real estate agents and companies
  • Mystery shopping of companies to learn more about their customer-facing processes
  • Comparative analysis of companies' different services and features, fees and customer satisfaction

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

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