There are a more than 60,000 agents to choose from in the state of New York. Most of these agents work in the major metro areas of New York City, Buffalo, and Rochester. However, choosing the right agent can take significant time and effort. That’s why we’ve selected and reviewed the top New York agents for you.
Top real estate agents in New York 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.
"Clever was able to put me in contact with a great agent. My house sold quickly and over list price."
The perfect New York 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 Yankees to a high school team. Instead, we compare them to each other, ensuring that only the very best make our list.
A little about New York
New York has 19,453,561 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, New York is currently a cold market, which is good news if you’re a buyer.
"I had an unsuccessful 1st realtor that had my listing for 2 months with no offers. I found Clever while searching the net for a new realtor. I liked the concept and read the reviews. As soon as I completed the contact form I received two calls immediately. I spoke to two very interested realtors and both realtors were very impressive in their knowledge of my area. I couldn't be happier with the service I received and highly recommend Clever."
What is a home in New York worth?
As of February 2021, the average home value in New York is $353,068, which is a 8.3% 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 York:
- Top 30% of homes: $750,481
- Average home: $353,068
- Bottom 30% of homes: $158,406
State of the New York Real Estate Market
The New York 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 New York, an average of 51,893 homes are available for sale each month. Of those, 30,012 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 York 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 York real estate?
With an average rent of $1,356 and 47% of the population being renters, that leaves lots of room for investors to make money on New York rental properties.
"Great from start to finish. The realtor I was connected with was very knowledgeable and professional and made the stressful process of selling a house much better to deal with!"
New York 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 York.