The Top Real Estate Companies in Colorado

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Andrew Whytock

May 17th, 2022
Updated May 17th, 2022

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There are over 27,000 real estate agents in Colorado and dozens of real estate companies to choose from. Whether you're buying or selling a house, finding the right service can be daunting.

Our team of experts has found the top real estate companies in Colorado to help you find the best service for your situation, including:

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Best for saving money: discount brokers

Discount brokers charge a reduced commission to home sellers and often provide home buyers with a rebate so they can get some cash back at closing. These companies are a great option if you want to save money but still work with a real estate agent.

Be aware that some discount services in Colorado, like Redfin, cut corners by hiring agents who are expected to manage a higher volume of transactions — which could hurt your overall experience.

Other services, like Clever Real Estate, can match you with a full service agent and help you save money at the same time by pre-negotiating lower fees.

Clever Real Estate

Clever Real Estate

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💲 Listing Fee

$3,000 or 1%

💰 Avg. Savings

$7,375

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

4.9/5 (1,810 reviews)

✍️ Editor's Take
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Clever is a quick, easy, and free way to find a top-rated local agent. And, unlike many similar companies, Clever pre-negotiates big discounts on your behalf, so you can save thousands without sacrificing on service.


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  • Free, nationwide agent-matching service that partners with full-service local agents from conventional brokerages like Keller Williams, Century 21, and RE/MAX
  • Provides multiple agent matches so you can interview, compare marketing plans, and choose the best fit
  • Pre-negotiates low rates on your behalf — you get full service for a flat $3,000 listing fee, or just 1% if the home sells for more than $350,000
  • If you buy with Clever, you could get a check worth up to 0.5% of the home price
  • You may not get matched with an agent from your preferred real estate brokerage
  • Agents may not provide premium services like drone photography and professional home staging

As of 44,790, Clever has a 4.9 out of 5 rating on Trustpilot, based on 1,710 reviews.


Read reviews from real Clever customers here.

Clever has pre-negotiated low commission rates with top agents in all 50 states and Washington, DC.

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💲 Listing Fee

1.5% (min. fees vary)

💰 Avg. Savings

$5,550

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

3.8/5 (425 reviews)

✍️ Editor's Take
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Redfin offers real savings and a proven brand. But sellers could compromise on service — especially agent experience and availability.


Read the full Redfin review.

  • If you buy and sell with Redfin, you'll get a 0.5% listing fee discount
  • Redfin gives its listings premium placement in its popular home search app
  • If finding the right agent is a top priority, you'll have limited options Redfin only has a few agents in each of its markets
  • Redfin agents handle more customers at once than the average realtor, so they may not be able to provide as much personalized service

Redfin has a 3.8 out of 5 rating (425 reviews) across popular review sites like Google and Yelp.


Read reviews from real Redfin customers here.

Redfin is available in 80+ U.S. markets (see all locations).

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💲 Listing Fee

1% (min. $3,000)

💰 Avg. Savings

$7,375

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

4.7/5 (1,155 reviews)

✍️ Editor's Take
Pros
Cons
Reviews
Locations

Trelora's flat fee offers big savings at higher price points — but the company may provide less personalized service and local support than a traditional agent.


Read the full Trelora review.

  • Trelora's 1% listing fee makes it one of the cheapest real estate companies for home sellers
  • Trelora's commission rebate offers qualifying home buyers solid overall value
  • Trelora agents juggle up to 20x as many customers as the average realtor
  • Since agents handle so many customers at once, you'll be competing with a LOT of other people for your agent's time and attention
  • This high-volume approach greatly increases the risk of mistakes, oversights, and delays that could impact your experience

Trelora has a 4.7 out of 5 rating (1,155 reviews) across popular review sites like Google, Yelp, and Zillow.


Read reviews from real Trelora customers here.

Trelora is available in the following areas: AZ, CA, CO, GA, MO, NC, SC, WA.

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Assist-2-Sell

Assist-2-Sell

💲 Listing Fee

$2,995-8,995

💰 Avg. Savings

$6,500

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

No online reviews

✍️ Editor's Take
Pros
Cons

Assist-2-Sell's service and pricing vary by location, but generally it offers poor value for sellers.


Read the full Assist-2-Sell review

  • Higher value homes may be able to get significant savings with a flat fee
  • Prices are inconsistent, but generally higher than the competition
  • Some customers complain about poor service and support
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Help-U-Sell

Help-U-Sell

💲 Listing Fee

$2,950-7,950

💰 Avg. Savings

$6,550

⭐ Avg. Customer Rating

No online reviews

✍️ Editor's Take
Pros
Cons
Locations

Help-U-Sell's pricing and service quality varies a lot depending on location, but in general it offers poor value for money.


Read the full Help-U-Sell review

  • Flat-fee pricing can offer big savings on higher value homes
  • Some Help-U-Sell offices offer excellent service and support
  • Pricing generally increases as home sale price increases, undercutting potential savings
  • Service and pricing are highly inconsistent and vary a lot between different Help-U-Sell offices

Help-U-Sell is available in AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, HI, ID, MI, MN, MO, NV, NC, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA.

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Best for a fast sale: iBuyers and cash buyers

If you need to sell your home quickly (think two weeks or less!) there are companies in Colorado that will make a cash offer and close on your timeline.

iBuyers (companies like Offerpad and Opendoor) pay almost as much as you'd get on the open market, but their purchase criteria is usually limited to houses that are in good condition and require minimal repairs. The major iBuyers in Colorado operate almost exclusively in the Denver area.

If you're trying to sell a distressed property, you're better off working with a cash buyer in Colorado like We Buy Ugly Houses. Cash buyer/We Buy Houses companies make low offers (as little as 50% of fair market value), but they might be your only option if you need to unload a property that is in disrepair and as it may not even qualify for traditional financing when a new buyer comes along.

Offerpad

Offerpad

Full Review

Service Fee

5%

Closing Date Window

8–90 days

Average Rating

3.9 | 524 reviews

✍ Editor's Take
Pros & Cons
Locations
Reviews
Contact

Offerpad promises the certainty of a cash offer and a fast closing on a date you choose. Of all the iBuyers, Offerpad has the most flexibility when it comes to closing (8–90 days) and is liked by customers for its personalized customer service and perks like a free local move.

Pros

  • Generous closing window compared to competitors
  • Late checkout option gives sellers up to 3 days to move out after closing
  • Access additional services, such as free local moves within 50 miles


Cons

  • You might face a 1% cancellation fee if you back out of the sale
  • Not as widely available as competitors like Opendoor

Offerpad is currently purchasing homes in 25 locations, including:

  • AL: Birmingham
  • AZ: Phoenix, Tucson
  • CA: Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino
  • CO: Denver
  • FL: Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa
  • GA: Atlanta
  • IN: Indianapolis
  • KS: Kansas City
  • MO: Kansas City, St. Louis
  • NV: Las Vegas
  • NC: Charlotte (+ neighboring parts of SC), Raleigh
  • OH: Columbus
  • SC: Columbia
  • TN: Nashville
  • TX: Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio

As of 8/17/2022, Offerpad's average customer rating is 3.9 based on 524 reviews.

  • Website: www.offerpad.com
  • Phone: (844) 388-4539
  • Email (Sellers): info@offerpad.com
  • Email (Buyers): buyers@offerpad.com
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Opendoor

Opendoor

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Service Fee

5%

Closing Date Window

14–60 days

Average Rating

4.3 | 3,322 reviews

✍ Editor's Take
Pros & Cons
Locations
Reviews
Contact

Opendoor is a good option for home sellers who need a fast, predictable sale with minimal hassle. While the price that Opendoor pays might be slightly below the value of comparable homes on the open market, the difference might be worth it for people who value convenience and speed.

Pros

  • 5% service fee is lower than competitors
  • Additional in-house services, including Opendoor Home Loans & OD Title
  • Highly rated in customers' online reviews

Cons

  • Offer prices may vary by market
  • Limited ability to negotiate
  • Buyers may find Opendoor's repairs insufficient

Opendoor is currently purchasing homes in 47 locations, including:

  • AZ: Phoenix, Tucson
  • CA: Los Angeles, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego
  • CO: Denver
  • FL: Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa
  • GA: Atlanta
  • MN: Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • NV: Las Vegas
  • NC: Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham
  • OR: Portland
  • TN: Nashville
  • TX: Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio
  • UT: Salt Lake City

As of 8/17/2022, Opendoor's weighted average is 4.3 based on 3,322 reviews.

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RedfinNow

RedfinNow

Full Review

Service Fee

5–13%

Closing Date Window

10–30 days

Average Rating

Not available

✍ Editor's Take
Pros & Cons
Locations
Reviews
Contact

Compared to its competitors, RedfinNow handles a relatively small volume of iBuyer sales and has high service fees (up to 13%). However, RedfinNow shines in several niches, thanks to its willingness to accept older homes and its availability in a wide range of California cities.

Pros

  • Expanded presence in cities across California, including several not served by other iBuyers
  • Large and trusted corporate brand
  • Older homes (built after 1930) are eligible in select cities


Cons

  • Relatively expensive services fees (up to 13% of the offer price)
  • Relatively limited flexibility on closing window, compared to competitors

RedfinNow is currently purchasing homes in 31 locations, including

  • AZ: Phoenix
  • CA: Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco
  • CO: Denver
  • TX: Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio
  • WA: Seattle

As of 10/21/2022, RedfinNow's weighted average is 2.5 based on 7 reviews.

  • Trustpilot: 2.5 | {ibuyers.redfinnow.trustpilot_count} reviews
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We Buy Ugly Houses

We Buy Ugly Houses

Full Review

Time to Offer

Varies

Minimum Closing Time

3 weeks

Closing Costs

No cost for seller

✍️ Editor's Take
Pros & Cons
Locations
Reviews
Contact

We Buy Ugly Houses has a better reputation than most individual cash buyers, but the home seller's experience can vary based on the quality of their local franchise. While We Buy Ugly House can close in as little as three weeks, it's common knowledge that they pay far less than fair market value.

Pros

  • Trusted, nationally recognized brand.
  • No need to worry about repairs.
  • Close in just three weeks.

Cons

  • Quality of service may vary between franchises.
  • Pays far less than fair market value.

We Buy Ugly Houses has over 800 independently owned and operated franchises across 46 states.

As of October 2022, We Buy Ugly Houses's parent company, Homevestors, has an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau. No other third-party reviews are available at this time.


This rating is based on overall national data. Research local franchises for specific reviews that reflect their quality of service.

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We Buy Houses

We Buy Houses

Full Review

Time to Offer

24-48 hours

Minimum Closing Time

7-14 days

Closing Costs

No cost to seller

✍️ Editor's Take
Pros & Cons
Locations
Reviews
Contact

Working with We Buy Houses is more likely to be positive than working with a local private real estate investor. We Buy Houses vets all of their investors and gives them an exclusive license to operate in their territory, so investors who use the brand name have an incentive to work hard in order to maintain their advantage.

While We Buy Houses doesn't exercise control over how much their investors offer, they do reserve the right to rescind licenses if investors don't meet their ethical standards.

Pros

  • Offer in 24-48 hours
  • Vetted, reputable real estate investors
  • No need to worry about repairs
  • Close in just seven days


Cons

  • Little to no room for negotiation
  • Individual investors have different strategies, so they may value your home differently
  • Licenses are exclusive, so there is only one We Buy Houses option in your area

We Buy Houses has over 2,700 offices across 49 states.

Reviews online are only available for local franchises.

The vast majority are positive, with customers saying that the We Buy Houses investor they worked with was fast and professional. At least one negative review was from a customer who purchased a home from We Buy Houses and felt that the repairs it made before selling were cheap.

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Best for finding top agents: agent matching services

If you want to work with a real estate agent, there are services that can help you find top agents in your area quickly.

Agent matching services take some basic information from you and then pair you up with one or more pre-vetted local agents who are ready to earn your business. Some, like Clever Real Estate and Upnest, even help you get a reduced commission so you can work with a full service agent without paying full price.

Clever is our top pick in Colorado because with a listing fee of just $3,000 (or 1% if your home sells for more than $350,000) you'll save the most money.

Clever Real Estate

Clever Real Estate

Full Review

💲 Listing Fee

$3k or 1%

💰 Buyer Savings

Up to 0.5% cash back

⚡ Avg. Customer Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

✍️ Editor's Take
✔️ Pros
❌ Cons
🏆 Reviews

Clever is a quick, easy, and free way to find a top-rated local agent. And, unlike many similar companies, Clever pre-negotiates big discounts on your behalf, so you can save thousands without sacrificing on service.


Learn how Clever helps you find the perfect agent and save thousands

  • Free, nationwide agent-matching service that partners with full-service local agents from conventional brokerages like Keller Williams, Century 21, and RE/MAX
  • Provides multiple agent matches so you can interview, compare marketing plans, and choose the best fit
  • Pre-negotiates low rates on your behalf — you get full service for a flat $3,000 listing fee, or just 1% if the home sells for more than $350,000
  • If you buy with Clever, you could get a check worth up to 0.5% of the home price
  • You may not get matched with an agent from your preferred real estate brokerage.
  • Like other agent matching services, Clever may have fewer agents in rural areas.
  • Agents may not provide premium services like drone photography and professional home staging.

As of 44,790, Clever has an average customer rating of 4.9 on Trustpilot, based on 1,710 reviews.


Read reviews from real Clever customers here.

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UpNest

UpNest

💲 Listing Fee

Varies

💰 Buyer Savings

Varies

⚡ Avg. Customer Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

✍️ Editor's Take
✔️ Pros
❌ Cons
🏆 Reviews

UpNest has agents compete for your business, which often results in you getting a discounted rate. But savings aren't guaranteed and you will usually find a better rate with competitors like Clever.

  • Agents compete for customers, which often results in slightly discounted rates
  • Customer dashboard is easy to use and provides lots of each information about each agent
  • Savings are not guaranteed and are often only a little better than the national average
  • Agent quality and coverage varies, with smaller markets having fewer options than big cities

As of 44,790, UpNest has an average customer rating of 4.6, based on 4,267 reviews across Better Business Bureau, Google, Facebook, and Shopper Approved.

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Ideal Agent

Ideal Agent

💲 Listing Fee

2% ($3k minimum fee)

💰 Buyer Savings

None

⚡ Avg. Customer Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

✍️ Editor's Take
✔️ Pros
❌ Cons
🏆 Reviews

Ideal Agent can match you with a local realtor who sells a lot of homes. But although it pre-negotiates discounted listing fees, you can save twice as much with competitors like Clever.

  • Agents in network must meet strict quality standards
  • Pre-negotiated listing fees of 2% (or $3k for homes under $150,000)


  • 2% listing fee is less than the national average, but it's not the best rate out there
  • No built-in savings for buyers
  • Only matches you with a single agent

As of 44,790, Ideal Agent has an average customer rating of 4.9, based on 4,343 reviews across Google and Trustpilot.

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HomeLight

HomeLight

Full Review

💲 Listing Fee

Standard rate (2.5-3%)

💰 Buyer Savings

None

⚡ Avg. Customer Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

✍️ Editor's Take
✔️ Pros
❌ Cons
🏆 Reviews

HomeLight is an excellent tool for finding a great local agent quickly. However, it offers zero built-in commission savings for sellers or buyers.


Read the full HomeLight review.

  • Get a list of local real estate agents in as little as two minutes
  • One of the largest agent networks in the industry makes it less challenging to find an agent who specializes in short sales and other non-traditional sales
  • Optional Trade-In program makes it easier to buy a new house if you need to sell your current one first
  • No built-in savings for home sellers or buyers
  • No minimum qualifications for partner agents, so quality may vary between locations

As of 44,790, HomeLight has an average customer rating of 4.7 across 921 reviews on Google, Sitejabber, and the Better Business Bureau.


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Best by transaction volume

A more objective metric to measure the best real estate companies in Colorado is the total dollar value (or transaction volume) of all deals that passed through a local real estate brokerage.

This data doesn't necessarily tell you which company in the state offers the best customer experience — just who's earning the most business.

Below are the top real estate teams in Colorado based on total transaction volume and team size (small, medium, or large).

🏆 Best small teams

Team
Brokerage
City
Transaction volume (2021)
The Stockton Group
Compass
Vail
$271,181,806
The Iverson Team
Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate
Edwards
$246,350,344
The Kristen Meyer Team
RE/MAX Peak to Peak
Winter Park
$188,598,093
Saslove & Warwick
Douglas Elliman
Aspen
$180,445,927
Bernardi Group
Coldwell Banker Realty
Boulder
$169,918,619

🏆 Best medium teams

Team
Brokerage
City
Transaction volume (2021)
The Behr Team
LIV Sotheby's International Realty
Greenwood Village
$268,976,487
Rowley Group
Coldwell Banker Realty
Parker
$148,499,191
Team Kimbrough
RE/MAX 4000 Inc
Grand Junction
$148,499,191
The Paoli Group
Colorado Group Realty
Steamboat Springs
$127,212,052
Tupper's Team
Madison & Company Properties
Evergreen
$108,295,728

🏆 Best large teams

Team
Brokerage
City
Transaction volume (2021)
Griffith Home Team
RE/MAX Professionals
Highlands Ranch
$174,642,742
The Treasure Davis Team
The Treasure Davis Team / eXp
Colorado Springs
$146,258,005
The Umphress Group
Keller Williams Realty
Littleton
$143,738,128
The Johnson Team
Keller Williams Realty
Colorado Springs
$131,818,265
Relevate
Keller Williams Realty
Littleton
$128,989,305

*Data from RealTrends.

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Fast facts about real estate in Colorado

🏠 Average home sale price (August 2022)
$577,500
💰 Average realtor commission
5.52%
🕑 Average days on market
37

*Data from Zillow and Clever Real Estate's Average Commission Survey.

FAQs about the best real estate companies in Colorado

It depends on your situation. If you need to sell your house quickly, one of the best solutions in Colorado is to work with an iBuyer like Offerpad. If you want to go the traditional route and list with an agent but still save money, agent matching services like Clever Real Estate and UpNest are the best solution.

Based on transaction volume data, The Stockton Group (Compass), The Behr Team (Sotheby's), and Griffith Home Team (RE/MAX) are the largest real estate brokers in Colorado.

Methodology

Our Colorado real estate company categories and rankings are based on hundreds of hours of collective research by Clever's editorial team. Our research included:

  • Interviews with local real estate agents.
  • Mystery shopping real estate companies to learn more about how their services work.
  • Comparing each company based on categories like fees, overall customer satisfaction, and additional services.

Transaction volume data for brokerages in Colorado was sourced from RealTrends' state rankings.

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