Top Real Estate Agents in Salem, OR

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Ben Mizes

Updated 

April 1st, 2021

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Getting a good outcome on your home sale or purchase requires finding a great real estate agent. But with more than 412 active agents in Salem, OR, that can be easier said than done.

Our team spent 30 hours analyzing 630 data points to identify the top 19 local agents across a variety of categories.

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Top agents in Salem, OR for buyers

When selecting the best buyer's agents, we looked for:

  • Frequency with which they worked in the area recently, to understand familiarity
  • Consistent discounts off the list price when representing buyers
  • Positive reviews that indicated a willingness to give you the time and space to make a decision

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Top agents in Salem, OR for sellers

When selecting the best listing agents, we looked for:

  • Consistent professional photography and well-written listing descriptions
  • An ability to get top dollar for properties and low discounts accepted by sellers
  • Reviews that indicated their willingness to go the extra mile for transactions

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Top agents in Salem, OR for upsizing

When selecting an agent that can help with buying and selling we considered:

  • History of handling multiple transactions for a client
  • Record of negotiating good deals for buyers and sellers
  • Specialization in a particular area and price range

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Top agents in Salem, OR for investing

When choosing the best agent to help you invest, we considered:

  • Experience working with other investors
  • Knowledge of the local market and any opportunities
  • Reviews that indicated the agent had many connections in the real estate industry

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Most experienced real estate agents in Salem

Choose an experienced agent if you:

  • Expect a complex transaction
  • Need to buy or sell multiple properties
  • Want access to references (like contractors)

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Most active real estate agents in Salem

Choose an active agent if you:

  • Need help pricing a property
  • Want to sell or buy on a tight schedule
  • Don’t need too many questions answered

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Highest rated real estate agents in Salem

Pick a highly reviewed agent in your area if you:

  • Worry about going through the real estate process
  • Want to receive exceptional personal service
  • Are buying or selling a home for the first time

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Agents in Salem with the highest transaction volume

Your best choice is an agent with the most sales if you:

  • Have a very unique property
  • Want a large track record to evaluate their performance
  • Need advice on the local market

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Top multilingual real estate agents in Salem

Each of the agents or teams listed below offer services in multiple languages. We recommend asking to speak to someone in your native language and discussing your individual needs before making a selection.

Top Agent
Languages
Phone Number
English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese
English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Russian, Farsi
English, Spanish

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average real estate agent commission in Salem?

Nationwide
Oregon
Clever
5.5%
5.2%
3.5%
Based on Clever data (January 2021)

That’s right, if you’re selling in Oregon, you’re paying less in commission than the national average. 

» LEARN: Average Commission Rates in Oregon

Why is it important to work with a top real estate agent?

Key benefits of selling with a top agent
Key benefits of buying with a top agent
Faster sale
Local market expertise
Best possible price
Best possible deal
Access to vetted contractors and service providers
Automatic MLS alerts and early scoop on up-and-coming listings
Less stress and time investment throughout the process
Comfortably navigate the complex home-buying process

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Methodology

Agents Considered
Sales Analyzed
Factors Considered
Hours Invested
60
630
10
30

The best real estate agents have a few things in common. They are all experienced, receive frequent positive reviews, get their clients consistent results, and usually specialize in an area, price point, or type of client.

The factors we consider when evaluating top agents include:

  • Experience: The number of years an agent has worked and the number of transactions they’ve completed in that time
  • Reviews: How consistently and frequently the agent receives positive reviews
  • Results: How frequently an agent’s skill set benefits their clients
  • Specialization: The degree to which an agent works within a specific price range, area, or with buyers, sellers, or investors