The Best Cities for Real Estate Agents

by Mahogany WaldonDecember 17, 2018

If you’ve bought or sold a home, you’ve probably enlisted the help of a real estate agent. These housing professionals know the ends and outs of the market that you live in and can help you find the home of your dreams and steer you in the right direction during the home buying and selling process. In some cities, real estate agents can make a killing helping to get homes sold for their clients and it can be a rewarding career for those that are in this field. If you’re a seller in one of these cities, your home might be in good hands. These cities are some of the best for real estate agents and yours might have some success with selling your home if you live in one of them.
A map of the top five cities for real estate agents including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston, and Chicago.

  1. Los Angeles, California

    The City of Angels is a hot place to be if you’re a real estate agent, although real estate agents flock to this area, creating an abundance of agents, there’s also an abundance of listings. Knowing that this is such a great market for real estate success, those looking to sell their home have good news to look forward to. In most California cities, the average days a home spends on the market (DOM) is 75, which is just a little over two months.

  2. Boston, Massachusetts

    Boston is a great place to live. It’s a perfect college town with lots of history and furthermore, it’s one of the most beautiful cities in America. To add to its accolades, its a great place for selling a home and its a great place for those looking to buy a home. If you’re a real estate agent, you can revel in the high commissions that you could potentially get from your home sales. On average, a home in Boston spends about 72 DOM, a figure that those looking to sell their home can get excited about too.

  3. San Francisco, California

    This major Bay Area metro city is usually criticized for being a horrendously expensive place to live. Home prices are in the millions and rent for a 2-bedroom dwelling can be upwards of nearly $5,000 per month. Despite that, homes are selling in San Francisco and that means that there are still buyers. In 2017, San Francisco homes spent an average of 51 DOM, that’s less than two months. Real estate agents can enjoy large commissions from these major sales and sellers can be happy that their City By the Bay home was taken off their hands – a win-win.

  4. Chicago, Illinois

    Despite being dubbed “The Windy City,” Chicago’s housing market is solid. In fact, the housing inventory in Chicago is one of the best in the country, and real estate agents are well aware of that. Flipping homes in this city is a great investment to undertake, and with that being said, homes usually stay on the market for just 60 days – roughly two months. If you’re looking for a newly renovated home, that’s great news, and if you’re looking to get your old, outdated home off your hands, even better! For agents, that means fast sales and decent pay days.

  5. Washington, D.C.

    Like many of the other cities on this list, the nation’s capital has a high inventory of homes, many of which come with a hefty price tag. Tens of thousands of homes go up for sale monthly in this city, making for a great place for real estate agents to work. On the bright side, thousands of people are in and out of the city for work, and that’s a good thing if you’re a buyer or seller – you can almost guarantee that you’ll be able to find a place to live in D.C. and if you’re leaving, you’ll be sure to find a buyer.

If you’re working with an agent to buy a new home, here’s a guide to help you to get the most out of the relationship with your Realtor.

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About The Author
Mahogany Waldon
Mahogany is a Content Marketing Coordinator for Homes.com. In her spare time, Mahogany enjoys reading, writing poetry, blogging, traveling, and loves a good southern idiom. Mahogany is also a certified Reiki practitioner and enjoys all things supernatural.