Top Real Estate Agents in North Carolina

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By Jessica Johansen Updated April 15, 2024


There are a little more than 50,000 agents to choose from in the state of North Carolina. Most of these agents work in the major metro areas of Charlotte, Raleigh, and Greensboro. However, choosing the right agent can take significant time and effort. That’s why we’ve selected and reviewed the top North Carolina agents for you.

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Top real estate agents in North Carolina 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.

"All we wanted was an agent that would list our home and give us the support we needed, no frills, nothing fancy. Clever got it done for us with 3 referrals to agents. All of them were different, we picked the right one for us and saved a ton of money over the other agents that wanted our business."

— Andrew W.

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The perfect North Carolina 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 Carolina Panthers 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 North Carolina

North Carolina has 10,488,084 residents and the population of the state is growing by 1.0% each year. This puts some natural pressure on home prices.

According to our market conditions team, North Carolina is currently a cool market, which is good news if you’re a buyer.

"I contacted Clever because I was looking for renting back my house after selling for a short term before I get my new custom home build. It worked out perfectly because of the agent who can through Clever. I am thankful to Clever for helping out with selling my home as per my plans."

— Dayanand

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What is a home in North Carolina worth?

As of February 2021, the average home value in North Carolina is $231,166, which is a 10.3% 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 North Carolina:

  • Top 30% of homes: $397,149
  • Average home: $231,166
  • Bottom 30% of homes: $128,184

State of the North Carolina Real Estate Market

In North Carolina, an average of 14,213 homes are available for sale each month. Of those, 21,810 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 North Carolina can help you put your best foot forward and help you negotiate the best possible deal.

Is it a good time to invest in North Carolina real estate?

With an average rent of $1,020 and 35% of the population being renters, that leaves plenty of room for investors to make money on North Carolina rental properties.

"The process was easy and seamless. I saved a lot of time not trying to find the right agent for the job."

— TP

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North Carolina 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 North Carolina.

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