Top Real Estate Agents in Kentucky

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By Jessica Johansen Updated April 15, 2024


There are a more than 11,000 agents to choose from in the state of Kentucky. Most of these agents work in the major metro areas of Louisville and Lexington. However, choosing the right agent can take significant time and effort. That’s why we’ve selected and reviewed the top Kentucky agents for you.

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Top real estate agents in Kentucky by city

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.

"Easy process from start to finish. Reasonable seller commission fees."

— Julie

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The perfect Kentucky 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 an Olympic team to a high school team. Instead, we compare them to each other, ensuring that only the very best make our list.

City Top Agent
Lexington Sandy Allnutt
Louisville Jimmy Welch
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Don’t see an agent who is right for your situation? Speak with our Concierge Team to get hand-picked agent matches for you. Our service is free with no obligation.

A little about Kentucky

Kentucky has 4,467,673 residents and the population of the state is growing by 0.1% each year. This puts some natural pressure on home prices.

According to our market conditions team, Kentucky is currently a warm market, which is good news if you’re a seller.

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What is a home in Kentucky worth?

As of February 2021, the average home value in Kentucky is $162,358, which is a 8.0% 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 Kentucky:

  • Top 30% of homes: $280,262
  • Average home: $162,358
  • Bottom 30% of homes: $80,874

State of the Kentucky Real Estate Market

In Kentucky, an average of 5,214 homes are available for sale each month. Of those, 7,595 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 Kentucky can help you put your best foot forward and help you negotiate the best possible deal.

Is it a good time to invest in Kentucky real estate?

With an average rent of $863 and 33% of the population being renters, that leaves plenty of room for investors to make money on Kentucky rental properties.

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— Barbara Meserve

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Kentucky 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 Kentucky.

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