Top Real Estate Agents in New Jersey

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By Jessica Johansen Updated April 15, 2024


There are a more than 57,000 agents to choose from in the state of New Jersey. Most of these agents work in the major metro areas of Newark, Jersey City, and Paterson. However, choosing the right agent can take significant time and effort. That’s why we’ve selected and reviewed the top New Jersey agents for you.

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Top real estate agents in New Jersey 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.

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— Rick Ogrodowski

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The perfect New Jersey 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.

Looking for the best agent for you?

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 New Jersey

New Jersey has 8,882,190 residents and the population of the state is growing by 0.0% each year. This puts some natural pressure on home prices.

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

"Clever brought me into contact with several experienced realtors willing to help me list my home for just a 1% commission. I had overpaid when I bought the house due to having an inexperienced relative be my realtor, so I really needed to sell as high as possible while economizing on the expenses involved. I thought that would mean getting minimal service from an inexperienced realtor with a no-name agency, but I was more than pleasantly surprised to find that I met several with lots of experience working for national agencies. The one I contracted with gave me lots of attention and was especially helpful in negotiating the finer points of the deal to my advantage. I highly recommend using Clever to list your home."

— Allen Rutherford

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What is a home in New Jersey worth?

As of February 2021, the average home value in New Jersey is $382,096, which is a 11.5% 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 New Jersey:

  • Top 30% of homes: $630,171
  • Average home: $382,096
  • Bottom 30% of homes: $229,477

State of the New Jersey Real Estate Market

In New Jersey, an average of 18,148 homes are available for sale each month. Of those, 12,642 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 New Jersey can help you put your best foot forward and help you negotiate the best possible deal.

Is it a good time to invest in New Jersey real estate?

With an average rent of $1,519 and 37% of the population being renters, that leaves plenty of room for investors to make money on New Jersey rental properties.

"I was happy with Clever. My house sold in 10 days and I paid a lower commission, which is what I wanted."

— C. Russo

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New Jersey 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 New Jersey.

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