Top Real Estate Agents in South Dakota

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By Jessica Johansen Updated April 15, 2024


There are a more than 2,000 agents to choose from in the state of South Dakota. Most of these agents work in Sioux Falls. However, choosing the right agent can take significant time and effort. That’s why we’ve selected and reviewed the top South Dakota agents for you.

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Top real estate agents in South Dakota 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.

"Our agent was the best. He was kind and helpful. He was quick to get back with pertinent information every step of the way."

— Fay Barry

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The perfect South Dakota 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
Sioux Falls Melissa Eich
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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 South Dakota

South Dakota has 884,659 residents and the population of the state is growing by 0.7% each year. This puts some natural pressure on home prices.

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

"Connected to a professional, knowledgeable and friendly agent. Sold house in 2 days. Photos of house were done by a professional and they were beautiful. The agent team was there to answer all questions and calm every concern. A pleasure. Would use again."

— Elizabeth

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What is a home in South Dakota worth?

As of February 2021, the average home value in South Dakota is $230,530, which is a 6.3% 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 South Dakota:

  • Top 30% of homes: $354,972
  • Average home: $230,530
  • Bottom 30% of homes: $152,061

State of the South Dakota Real Estate Market

In South Dakota, an average of 1,636 homes are available for sale each month. Of those, 672 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 South Dakota can help you put your best foot forward and help you negotiate the best possible deal.

Is it a good time to invest in South Dakota real estate?

With an average rent of $817 and 32% of the population being renters, that leaves plenty of room for investors to make money on South Dakota rental properties.

"Clever came through! They put me in touch with several great agents and ultimately I chose someone who best represented my property and brought in more than the asking price. Great experience overall!"

— Darell Jones

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South Dakota 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 South Dakota.

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