Top Real Estate Companies in Washington

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By Brendan Rigney Updated April 26, 2023

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Washington — where the trees are green and the Starbucks coffee floweth. The Evergreen State is also home to 22,000 real estate agents and dozens of real estate companies.

Whether you're a buyer, seller, or agent yourself, Clever Real Estate is here to help you navigate the real estate landscape in Washington. We've compiled lists of the best real estate companies in the state, including:

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Best for saving money: Discount brokers

Discount brokers offer built-in commission savings for home sellers when they connect with an agent. Some also offer cash back to buyers when they close on a new home.

Just know, some discount brokers help you save by cutting their own costs. For example, they might hire fewer real estate agents while expecting each to handle a higher volume of clients, so you might not get as much attention from your agent as your would through other services.

Clever Real Estate, Redfin, and several other discount brokers operate in Washington, giving you an opportunity to save when you buy or sell.

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

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💲 Listing Fee

1.5% (min. fees vary)

💰 Avg. Savings

$5,550

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

2.9/5 (331 reviews)
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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).

Ideal Agent

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💲 Listing Fee

2% (min. $3,000)

💰 Avg. Savings

$3,750

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

4.9/5 (6,254 reviews)
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Ideal Agent can match with a great agent from a traditional brokerage. But its 2% listing fee makes Ideal Agent a lot more expensive than other full-service discount brands.

Read the full Ideal Agent review.

  • You'll get a full-service agent from a traditional brokerage.
  • It's free to request an agent match, and you can walk away at any time.
  • Ideal Agent costs more than most other full-service, low commission companies.
  • You'll get matched with only one realtor — most similar services recommend multiple agents so you can compare your options and pick the one you like best.

Ideal Agent has a 4.9 out of 5 rating (6,254 reviews) across popular review sites like Google and Trustpilot.

Read reviews from real Ideal Agent customers here.

Ideal Agent is available to home sellers nationwide.

Trelora

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💲 Listing Fee

1% (min. $3,000)

💰 Avg. Savings

$7,375

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

4.7/5 (1,308 reviews)
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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
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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.

Best for a fast sale: Cash buyers and iBuyers

Homeowners looking to sell quickly have several options in Washington. While the process may take as little as a few weeks, sellers should be aware that they likely won't receive a high price for their home.

Cash buyers ("We Buy Houses" companies) will buy homes that require all kinds of work. However, these companies will make fairly low offers — sometimes as low as 50% of the fair market value — in exchange for these distressed properties.

» FIND: Top 5 We Buy Houses for Cash Companies in Washington State

We Buy Houses

Full review

Time to offer

24–48 hours

Minimum closing time

7–14 days

Closing costs

No cost to seller
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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 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.

While We Buy Houses doesn't exercise control over how much its investors offer, it does reserve the right to rescind licenses if investors don't meet its 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's only one We Buy Houses option in your area

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.

We Buy Ugly Houses

Full review

Time to offer

Varies

Minimum closing time

3 weeks

Closing costs

No cost for seller
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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.

iwillbuyhouse.com

iwillbuyhouse.com

Phone Number

(206) 231-5864

Time to Offer

24 hours

Time to Sale

Under 30 days
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iwillbuyhouse.com is a local, Washington property investor that buys homes for cash in select cities across the state. To sell your home to iwillbuyhouse.com you can:

  • Call or fill out a form online to submit information about your home
  • iwillbuyhouse will present a no-obligation cash offer within 30 minutes
  • From there, set a closing date in as soon as 2 weeks

iwillbuyhouse specializes in buying property in Seattle, Washington and the surrounding areas.

iwillbuyhouse.com received an average of 4.2 stars from 168 customer reviews. It's accredited by the Better Business Bureau and it has an A rating.

Google: 4.7 stars/107 reviews
Facebook: 4.6 stars/58 reviews
Yelp: 3.5 stars/3 reviews

Meanwhile, iBuyers like RedfinNow will pay slightly less than a traditional buyer. They also focus on buying homes that can be sold as-is, avoiding properties that require repairs. iBuyers mostly operate in urban parts of Washington, like Seattle.

RedfinNow (No longer available)

Full Review

Service Fee

5–13%

Closing Date Window

10–30 days

Average Rating

Not available
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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

Flyhomes

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Flyhomes isn't purely an iBuyer: it's a home trade-in service that can help you win the bid on your next home and move in before you sell your old home. The company will buy your home from you if you can't sell on the open market. But the offer will represent the home's appraised value, not it's actual fair market value, which is likely higher.

Pros

  • Don't pay two mortgages at the same time
  • Move into your new home immediately

Cons

  • Daily rental fees while you wait for your old home to sell
  • Offer from Flyhomes is only a backup option, so it's not competitive

Flyhomes is available in select cities in 6 states: CA, CO, MA, OK, TX, WA.

Flyhomes has an average customer rating of 4.9 across 1210 reviews.

Best for finding top agents: Agent-matching services

Agent-matching services help you find local real estate agents in Washington who best fit your needs.

After you submit some basic info on your budget and time frame, you're free to compare agents and real estate companies based on expertise, price, and customer reviews.

As an added bonus, services like Clever Real Estate and UpNest also offer discounts to buyers and sellers when they match with an agent.

Clever Real Estate

Full Review

💲 Listing Fee

1.50%

💰 Buyer Savings

Up to $500 cash back

⚡ Avg. Customer Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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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.

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

⚡ Editor's Rating

3 out of 5
✍️ Editor's Take
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🏆 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

Ideal Agent

💲 Listing Fee

2% ($3k minimum fee)

💰 Buyer Savings

None

⚡ Avg. Customer Rating

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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.

Best by transaction volume

Another way to measure the best real estate companies in Washington is the total dollar value of all the deals a company makes. This tells you which companies are performing at a high level, though it won't say much about their customer service.

Here are the top performing real estate companies in Washington, based on total transaction volume and team size.

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Fast facts about real estate in Washington

FAQs about the best real estate companies in Washington

What is the best real estate company in Washington?

If you want to sell your home in Washington quickly, consider working with an iBuyer like RedfinNow. If you prefer to work with a real estate professional, agent-matching services like Clever Real Estate and UpNest can help connect you with an agent from top brokerages.

What is the largest real estate company in Washington?

The brokerage Compass is the largest real estate company in Washington. Team Foster has the highest transaction volume and Northern Key Team has the largest team of realtors.

Methodology

We compiled our analysis through hundreds of hours of research on real estate companies and services in Washington. Here are the steps we took:

  • 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 Washington was sourced from RealTrends' state rankings.

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