There are a more than 48,000 agents to choose from in the state of Illinois. Most of these agents work in the major metro areas of Chicago, Naperville, and Aurora. However, choosing the right agent can take significant time and effort. That’s why we’ve selected and reviewed the top Illinois agents for you.
Top real estate agents in Illinois by city
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Our team researches hundreds of agents and analyses their transactions to select the best ones. Our mission is to present agents that can meet the individual needs of our readers. That’s why we share both the strengths and weaknesses of each agent.
Whether you're looking for an agent to buy your first home or a luxury agent experienced with multimillion-dollar real estate, we've got you covered.
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The perfect Illinois real estate agent for you
The agents we select for our list represent the top 0.1% to 0.5% of their area. Put another way, for every 1,000 agents in a city, just 1 to 5 meet our strict criteria.
We don’t just compare them to the average agent either, that would be like comparing the Chicago Bears to a high school team. Instead, we compare them to each other, ensuring that only the very best make our list.
A little about Illinois
Illinois has 12,671,821 residents and the population of the state is declining by 0.4% each year. This puts some natural pressure on home prices.
According to our market conditions team, Illinois is currently a cool market, which is good news if you’re a buyer.
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What is a home in Illinois worth?
As of February 2021, the average home value in Illinois is $223,455, which is a 7.1% increase over the last year.
The exact price of your home, however, will depend on its size, condition, and how it stacks up to comparable properties. Here's the tiered breakdown of home values in Illinois:
- Top 30% of homes: $383,389
- Average home: $223,455
- Bottom 30% of homes: $118,053
State of the Illinois Real Estate Market
The Illinois Market
Number of Active Listings
Time on Market
Average Listing Price
Price per Square Foot
Percentage of Homes that Increase Price
Percentage of Homes that Decrease Price
Based on Realtor.com data (February 2021)
In Illinois, an average of 27,327 homes are available for sale each month. Of those, 25,464 are sold.
So buyers have plenty of options, but if you’re selling, you'll need to find a way to make your home stand out from all that competition.
In either case, a top agent in Illinois can help you put your best foot forward and help you negotiate the best possible deal.
Is it a good time to invest in Illinois real estate?
With an average rent of $1,002 and 34% of the population being renters, that leaves plenty of room for investors to make money on Illinois rental properties.
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Illinois real estate resources
To help you make the best possible decision we’ve compiled some resources that will help you make the most of your real estate experience in Illinois.