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❤️ Your Realtor: Hire the Right Real Estate Agent in 2023
Before you hire a real estate agent, use Rate-My-Agent.com to find the best Realtor® for you (and avoid the wrong agents)! You can search by city in the search bar at the top of every page or find your city in the list of cities categorized by province in Canada or state in the US for the top agent rankings in 2023. Use our annual list of Top 100 Real Estate Agents in Canada for 2022.
Independently verified ratings and reviews make Rate-My-Agent.com the best real estate agent review site in Canada. Thousands of reviews every month do not pass the verification standards. The site is free for agents to have a profile and for buyers and sellers to post their honest reviews. Agents cannot pay to have reviews removed or hidden like they can on some other review sites. (Can you believe other sites let them do that?)
If you want to avoid the hassle of reading endless reviews and want us to find the best top rated realtor for you, fill out our short Agent Matching Quiz and we'll get right to work for you. There's no cost and no obligation. It will save you hours of researching and interviewing agents.
Rate and Review Your Real Estate Agent
Rate your REALTOR® or real estate agent with an honest review of your experience dealing with them. The more valid, top rated reviews agents get, the higher they rank, and the more business they will earn from people who come to Rate-My-Agent.com to find the best pros in their area.
Review and Rating Criteria
Rate-My-Agent.com offers unique rating elements you won't find anywhere else. Rating criteria is also tailored to the type of agent you're reviewing. For real estate agents we include ratings for:
- Marketing Reach and Lead Generation
- Home Preparation and Staging Advice
- Offers to Show For Sale By Owner Listings
- Do you recommend this agent? Would you hire them again?
Rate-My-Agent has been directly beneficial to my business. Almost from the day I signed up, I have had many calls to list or purchase a property directly from this site, and I have closed several home sales in 2018 and I am already way ahead in sales for 2019 and Rate-My-Agent has been a huge contributing factor to my success. I am currently working with two people who have contacted me as a direct result from searching for a Realtor through Rate-My-Agent. My daughter's have both set themselves up with an account as well. What a great concept! Thank you for all the business you have generated for me!!-Cari Keeling, Right at Home Realty
What Buyers and Sellers Are Saying
Wasn't sure how I was going to choose a realtor from the hundreds available locally and I started with Google reviews like everyone does but of course google simply has an overall 5 star rating process and a space for a review. How could I know if the realtor I chose was familiar with my type of property? Or if they would even care to put in the effort when I was in a low income area? I could *hope* to find reviews that touched on that but it was a task of finding occasional hints at a possible needle by combing through the haystack of thousands of reviews.
Thankfully I found Rate-My-Agent.com, and it was through this site that I was able to make a confident choice thanks to the specific details they request. Unlike google, Rate-My-Agent.com breaks it down so you can individually rate multiple steps/areas of the process, and asks reviewers for non-personal specifics, and has a space for a review. So I was able to see that the realtor I was searching for had worked with other sellers for my type of property, at my property value level, and see how they felt that realtor had performed. I ended up with an excellent realtor who went above and beyond my highest expectations, and a professional and stress-free experience. I definitely plan on using Rate My Agent again when it's time to purchase! - Betty B
REALTOR® or Real Estate Agent, What's the Difference?
Not all real estate agents are REALTORS®, but all REALTORS® are real estate agents. A REALTOR® is a real estate agent that is a member of The Canadian Real Estate Association in Canada or the National Association of REALTORS® in the USA. In either case, REALTORS® are committed to the REALTOR® Code which ensures professional conduct, quality service, and ethical behaviour.
Types of Agents:
Seller's Agents, also referred to as Listing Agents, represent the seller in a transaction. With access to comparable sale prices, they will help the seller price their home by performing a comparative market analysis. Once they've signed a listing agreement with the seller, they will 'list' the home for sale on MLS® and many other property listing websites. The top selling Realtors will also help the seller prepare their home for sale by making sure any necessary repairs are completed, and a thorough clean and staging of the property on the exterior and interior. Experienced agents know that these details contribute greatly to the number of offers and the amount of those offers. Finally, the seller's agent will negotiate with the buyer's agent representing any offers that are received.
Buyer's Agents represent the buyer in a transaction. Finding potential properties, scheduling viewing appointments, advising on offering bids and terms, and protecting their clients' interest during negotiations are all services typically provided by buyer's agents.
Most agents perform both roles (Selling, Listing and Buying) for their clients so as you're searching for the right agent for you on Rate-My-Agent.com, you will find most agents perform both these services and will have reviews for both.
Quick Stats on Reviews of Agents
- 70.8% of reviews are 5 stars.
- 19.2% of reviews are 1 star.
- 2, 3, and 4 stars combine for the remaining 10% of reviews.
- Over 54,000 reviews of over 14,000 agents.
Social Responsibility: Let's See How Much Good We Can Do
Rate-My-Agent.com is proud to give back to the community and make a positive impact on the world. Our vision is simple: to see how much good we can do and inspire others to do the same. To achieve this goal, we pledge 50% of profit to Worthy Causes.
At Rate-My-Agent.com, we believe that it's not just about what we give, but also about how we give. That's why we're committed to spreading the spirit of giving back and helping people find agents that share their values.
Top Giving Agent Ranking
We've published the 2022 Top Giving Agent Ranking, shining a spotlight on agents that have made the highest donations in 2022. Our hope is that this ranking will encourage others to follow their example and donate to the causes they care about most.
Last Updated: April 20, 2023
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