Raleigh’s market conditions are tipping the supply-demand scale in favor of buyers, so investors should take notice. With over 480,000 residents and a median age of 33.6, the city has a population that is capable of making deals competitive. With properties selling in as little as 20 days, Redfin reported that the average price increased by 9.3%, reaching $400,000. Downtown Raleigh, Cameron Village, and Research Triangle were listed as some of the best places to live by uphomes.com. Let one of these highly regarded Raleigh Realtors assist you in finding the ideal home.
30. Shruti Desai, RE/MAX Advantage
Born and raised in Raleigh, Shruti Desai is both a top real estate agent and consultant. She is intimately familiar with the city, its businesses, and residents, and has seen the development of the local market firsthand. During her 16 years as a broker, Shruti has provided clients with a wealth of knowledge to help them make the most educated decisions possible. Though she has been honored with accolades and distinctions, they all pale in comparison to the positive reviews and high ratings she’s received from her many happy customers.
29. Joseph Hodge, Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty
Joseph Hodge is a true industry veteran. With more than 43 years of experience, he has assisted thousands of families and individuals in realizing their aspirations. Prior to starting his career as an agent, Joseph earned a degree in business administration and worked for a mortgage company. In addition to giving him a keen eye for detail, these skills helped make Joseph an expert in financing, paperwork, and contracts. For 31 years, he presided over the Raleigh Realtors Association before the governor appointed him to head the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.
28. Mollie Owen, Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty
For almost 27 years, Mollie Owen has been a consistent top producer, gaining the knowledge to dominate the local market. Well known for her enthusiasm and creativity, she has a talent for finding ways around inevitable obstacles. Mollie thoroughly examines each transaction, learns from it, and strives to make the next one go even more smoothly. She has served as president of the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors and vice president of the North Carolina Association of Realtors. Before becoming a broker, Mollie earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
27. Cara Pierce, Cara Pierce Team
Cara Pierce is the founder and leader of Cara Pierce & Co., a top-ranked team in Raleigh. The group has exclusive access to many homes and properties before they are made available to the general public. Cara makes sure everyone on her team takes advantage of the most recent marketing trends during every transaction. She has a structured but flexible system that is constantly evolving to meet the specific needs of their clients. Known as one of Raleigh’s most dependable teams, each agent genuinely cares for the community. Cara holds degrees in architectural engineering which have further elevated her real estate success.
26. Sue Greer, The Sue Greer Team
With 24 years of experience in the real estate industry, Sue Greer has become an authority on the local market. A relocation specialist, Sue is truly a star performer in the region. She is the founder and owner of The Sue Greer Team, a group of experts who know the city of Raleigh inside and out. Sue is a strong proponent of community involvement and encourages her team to be more than just businesspeople looking to close deals. She is a financial supporter of Giving Tuesday, a cause that honors generosity and communal humanity.
25. Chris Gorman, Gorman Residential
In 2015, just two years into his career, Chris Gorman established Gorman Residential. He was interested in becoming an agent because, as a client, he found it challenging to find Realtors who could offer comprehensive service. Though Chris was doing well on his own, he decided to reinforce this goal by creating his own team. He was right; having more brokers means having more answers for customers. Chris and his group have since been named Premier Agents by Zillow and the Top Producer Council. Gorman Residential is truly one of Raleigh’s best.
24. Sharon Webb, The Sharon Webb Team
According to Sharon Webb, passion drives her work more than anything else. With a decade of experience, Sharon is an expert in every aspect of the real estate process. She knows the best strategies and has the right tools to succeed in the market, guaranteeing high-yield deals for both parties to the transaction. Sharon is in the Top 1% of brokers and has been featured on the cover of Top Agent Magazine. Her team, Webb Realty Group, consistently receives 5-Star reviews and has built a significant referral network. Sharon gives back to her community by volunteering and supporting a variety of charities.
23. Lynda Edwards-Foster, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Realty, Inc.
All of Lynda Edwards’ clients have a real estate goal, and she makes it her mission to help each one achieve it as quickly as possible. Collaborating with many reputable service providers in the area, Lynda has the necessary contacts to ensure that her customers receive the best care at all times. An award-winning agent, she consistently identifies the ideal homes and most trustworthy buyers, offering successful strategies to parties on both sides of the transaction. While working with Lynda, clients are always assured of receiving top-notch assistance and advice.
22. Kathy Beacham, The Kathy Beacham Team
Kathy Beacham is the #1 Coldwell Banker sales agent in North Carolina. She is among the top 1% of all brokers at her firm and has been named one of America’s Best Real Estate Agents. Kathy is a luxury market expert with many exclusive properties in her listings. She and her colleagues at the Kathy Beacham Team provide the best service in the city and have been taking over the Raleigh market. Due to their high-quality customer care and personalized strategies, clients have called working with the group “a delight.”
21. David Worters, Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty
David Worters was a founding broker at Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby’s International Realty before joining Compass. He’s a top producer and has been one of the industry’s most prominent figures for the past decade. The Triangle Business Journal named David one of the Top Real Estate Agents in the region, while RealTrends recognized him as among America’s Best Agents. He is in the top 0.5% of all Triangle Realtors and has broken his company’s record for most deals closed. When it comes to getting the results you want, David is your man.
20. Stacey Horowitz, Horowitz/Bouchard Team
Stacey Horowitz, founder and co-owner of the Horowitz/Bouchard Team, is a top producer in The Triangle’s highly sought-after luxury market. She also handles almost every other type of real estate in North Carolina, including new construction, commercial, investment, urban, eco-friendly, and senior living. Under Stacey’s leadership, Horowitz/Bouchard was ranked the #53 small team in all of North Carolina. Thanks to their extensive training and experience, she and her group members are confident in their ability to provide customer service that’s second to none. Stacey previously studied at Binghamton University School of Management.
19. Susan Abshire, Abshire Team
Susan Abshire has worked tirelessly for the past 26 years to become the woman she is today. Thanks to her numerous specializations, Susan has helped many clients fulfill their real estate needs, providing solutions for every situation. She built the Abshire Team on morals, while promising to uphold family values. The group leverages relationships to create partnerships founded on integrity and honesty. Its agents are doing precisely that, with 75% of the team’s business coming from referrals and repeat customers. Susan and her colleagues work together as community partners rather than entrepreneurs.
18. Wilson Crow, The Wilson Crow Team
With 22 years of experience in the industry, Wilson Crow is an award-winning broker who has received over 15 accolades from RE/MAX alone. Throughout the last 5 years, he has closed more than $110 million in sales, assisting many clients in making their dream homes a reality. Wilson is the founder and leader of the Wilson Crow Team, which was named the best RE/MAX Small Team in Raleigh. The group’s agents are local market experts who collaborate to develop the best game plan for each customer’s personal real estate goals.
17. Heidi Harris, Home Sweet Heidi Team
Heidi Harris is the owner and leader of the Home Sweet Heidi Team. One of the most knowledgeable agents in the business, she combines traditional customer-centered service with modern marketing strategies. Thanks to her sizable internet following, Heidi was chosen as one of the Top 100 Online Realtors in the United States. Her group wants to provide a safe haven for clients by creating user-friendly tools that take advantage of major social media sites. Heidi and her team members stay relevant by incorporating all of the latest technology and trends.
16. Leslie Young, The Young Team - John and Leslie Young
Coldwell Banker’s Leslie Young is a top-performing and revenue-generating agent in The Triangle. As an individual Realtor, she has won numerous awards and was highlighted in the Triangle Business Journal Book. Leslie is the co-founder of The Young Team, which has been ranked among the Top 25 Real Estate Teams in The Triangle. Its brokers have been named Top Residential Agents, while collectively winning the Listing Team of the Year Award. For the past 31 years, Leslie has developed a solid referral network thanks to her experience and unmatched customer service. She is reliable and always conducts herself honorably.
15. Eddie Cash, Eddie Cash And Associates
Eddie Cash has nearly 20 years of experience as a licensed agent. A skilled negotiator, Eddie consistently closes deals with the highest profits. He is an expert marketer who has connections to the right people and access to premium listings. A master of the art of staging, Eddie works with clients to highlight the true beauty and value of their homes. He is the leader of Eddie Cash & Associates, a team that includes in-house designers with readily available materials worth $100,000. Eddie is skilled at not only locating the ideal residences, but also the most trustworthy buyers.
14. Ginger Vereen Peters, Ginger & Co.
For almost her entire life, Ginger Vereen Peters has called North Carolina home. She has assisted over 1,200 clients with closing more than $265 million in sales, earning her a spot in the National Realtors Association’s top “30 Under 30” list. Ginger is the leader of Ginger & Co., a creative team of agents who specialize in properties in The Triangle. They offer a wide range of services and are knowledgeable about all aspects of the industry, including marketing, paperwork, and even staging. Under Ginger’s direction, the team has become one of Raleigh’s most dependable groups.
13. Ruby Henderson, Ruby Henderson Team
Ruby Henderson has been a top Realtor in the business for more than 24 years. She’s had a variety of dealings with numerous clients who have shared their unique life experiences. Ruby works diligently to cater to their individual needs, tastes, and lifestyles. As creator of Team Ruby Henderson, she set a high bar and demands nothing less than excellence from her staff. Now a top-performing team, its agents are praised and trusted across the country for their high production. Ruby and her colleagues constantly collaborate to ensure that they put forth the best strategies for every customer.
12. Jennifer Lange/Jason Kogok, Luxury Movers
The Luxury Movers Real Estate team was founded 17 years ago by Jennifer Lange and Jason Kogok. Originally concentrating on residential, they now cover all property types and have one of the best portfolios in The Triangle. Jennifer has worked as an agent in the local market for more than 20 years. In addition to being a licensed contractor in North Carolina, Jason is an expert in residential homes. Together, they form one of the most comprehensive service providers in the region, offering answers to the specific requirements of each customer.
11. Phyllis Wolborsky, The Wolborsky Group
Phyllis Wolborsky is a well-respected industry veteran. With more than 55 years of experience as a real estate professional, she has assisted thousands of families and individuals in achieving their objectives. Even in the 1960s when the typical home price was around $28,000, Phyllis was able to sell $1 million worth of properties in just 6 months. Her team, The Wolborsky Group, aspires to offer dependable, time-tested service using cutting-edge tools and marketing techniques. With over 150 years of combined experience, they are the most dependable agents in the area.
10. Renee Hillman, Renee Hillman & Hillman Real Estate Group
For over 23 years, Renée Hillman has provided extraordinary real estate services in North Carolina. Having lived in the state since she was less than a year old, Renée has never known anywhere else to call home. She ranks in the top 2% of agents nationally and in the top 1% locally. Renée was named Best Realtor by Indy Week readers, while also being highlighted in Entrepreneur Magazine. Owner of the Hillman Real Estate Group, she relies on repeat clients and referrals for 85% of her business. Renée runs a multifaceted team with the ability to guide you through every step of the transaction process.
9. Jordan Clark, The Clark Team
Jordan Clark aspires to go above and beyond what is required of him, for his clients and for his own sake. Growing up in a family with a 50-year real estate legacy, he knows that maintaining a high standard of customer service and the utmost integrity is paramount. Jordan spent his childhood roaming around The Triangle, learning the area not just as a broker, but also as a local who now knows every inch of it by heart. He is one of the Top 1,000 agents nationwide and the leader of The Clark Team, which is among Raleigh’s Top 1% of sales groups.
8. Mary Biathrow, Biathrow Randall & Shaked Realty Group
Mary Biathrow is one of the founding members of the Biathrow Randall & Shaked Realty Group, which RealTrends ranked as the #18 team across the BHHS International Network. Its agents were also named the #23 Top Small Team in North Carolina by Transaction Sides. For more than 30 years, Mary has been one of the best in her field, bringing expertise to the Raleigh market that can’t be found anywhere else. As a grandmother, she understands the importance of creating a home where your kids will feel at ease, and where their children will one day enjoy living.
7. Van Fletcher, Allen Tate Realtors
For more than 14 years, Raleigh residents have depended on Van Fletcher as a reliable source of industry advice. Launching his career as a means of supporting his family, Van not only discovered a steady source of income, but also learned he has a gift for real estate. Now a Certified Relocation Specialist, he has received numerous honors for his accomplishments. Van is a member of Allen Tate Realtors’ President’s Circle and one of the year’s VIPs for the 3rd quarter. The Triangle Business Journal also ranked him as the top individual agent in the region.
6. Ashley Wilson DeWeese, Ashley Wilson Realty Group
One of the most influential people in The Triangle’s real estate market is Ashley Wilson DeWeese. For more than 13 years, she has served as both a top agent and friend to many clients. Ashley has won numerous awards and has been recognized as part of the Triangle Business Journal’s “30 Under 30” and “40 Under 40” lists. She is the CEO of the Ashley Wilson Realty Group, which is ranked #50 nationally and #2 among all Keller Williams teams in the Carolinas. Ashley and her colleagues have contributed to economic growth in the region not only as Realtors, but also through job creation and professional enrichment opportunities.
5. Jenne Kendziora, The Jenne Homes Group
Jenne Kendziora’s father built each of their homes from the ground up, so she grew up cherishing them. With 8 years of experience as an agent, she now helps clients find and design the house they want to call home. After selling a few hundred properties, Jenne’s knowledge of the industry has dramatically increased. She leads the Jenne Homes Team, a group of 7 talented brokers who have the same goal: to provide first-rate service. No matter what issue may arise, there is always someone on staff who knows exactly how to handle it and make things right.
4. Eddie Brown, Triangle Five County Specialists
Eddie Brown serves as both owner and broker for the Triangle Five County Specialists Team. He works as a consultant and coach to numerous clients and new agents who have been motivated by his more than 30 years of success. Eddie and his group specialize in industrial and warehouse properties, as well as new construction, resales, investment, farm, and rental homes. Eddie is an expert in the many facets of real estate and can help customers with a variety of needs. He holds a number of designations, including the title of Certified Master Coach.
3. Ida Terbet, Ida Terbet Group
Ida Terbet is one of the most experienced and reputable real estate brokers in North Carolina. She is the founder of the Ida Terbet Team, which has grown to become the best group in The Triangle. Its agents have helped over 8,000 families close deals. In 2020, they were named the Large Buy Side Team of the Year and the top Large Listings Sold Team. Ida has personally won an award for being the #1 Large Volume Leader. After more than 30 years, she is still ranked among the most recognizable names in the industry.
2. Quentin Dane, DASH Carolina
Quentin Dane is one of Raleigh’s most highly regarded and endorsed real estate agents. Over the last 10 years, he has accumulated positive feedback from hundreds of customers online, consistently maintaining a Five-Star rating. Zillow and Google named Quentin’s business, DASH Carolina, the top-rated team in The Triangle based on reviews. With average annual sales of $8 million, DASH brokers are 200% more productive than agents working for competitors. The group has been ranked the #36 team in all of the United States. Quentin previously earned his master’s degree from Rockhurst University.
1. Jim Allen, The Jim Allen Group
Award-winning broker Jim Allen is the founder of The Jim Allen Group, a team of 70 expert agents. Each has been trained to manage every detail of a real estate transaction. The group has been ranked as the #1 Coldwell Banker team in North America, the #1 team in The Triangle, and the top large team in North Carolina for volume. In addition to being a fantastic leader, Jim is a top-notch individual Realtor who has won numerous awards during his 39-year career. He is extremely proactive and persistent, taking all necessary actions to achieve the best results for his clients.