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Top Independence real estate agents

A top real estate agent can save you significant time and money. Independence, KS has 510 active agents, and HomeLight compares data on all of them to identify the top performers. The city’s top 3% of agents do 70.1% more deals yearly than the average agent, move homes off the market 41.4% faster, and save their clients more money — sellers save 2.7x more and buyers save 1.5x more.

"We are really glad we used HomeLight to assist us in choosing a real estate agent. We chose the top realtor for our area and sold our home in 10 days with no major glitches."

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See how 10 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Independence stack up

Jennifer Smeltzer
Keller Williams Platinum Partners
About Jennifer

Named one of America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents, Jennifer Smeltzer has become Kansas City’s “Go to” agent, investment adviser, and real estate trainer. Why I’m Different Leveraging my experience as a successful business owner and real estate investor, I am known for outstanding client service and availability, high tech marketing techniques, consistent communication, and personal touches. Additionally, I am recognized as a skilled negotiator with my client’s best interests at heart. I cut my teeth ten years ago working in real estate investment and property management firm, then became a Realtor, both selling and teaching other agents across the Kansas City market area and beyond as an instructor with Career Education Systems. As my clientele has rapidly grown, I now focus exclusively on sellers, buyers, and investors, averaging 70+ sales a year. Listing Agent When selling your property, my team and I use system-based models alongside cutting edge technology, to make sure your property reaches qualified buyers. My extensive agent and client databases ensure that I find the right buyer and get you the most money for your property. Buying Agent I make house buying simple, from learning your needs, navigating your home search, sharing proprietary market values, negotiating favorable terms, handling the paperwork, connecting you with local service professionals, and more!

Single Family Home Transactions
39
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
NAR Certifications
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Debbie Wyrick
Realty Executives of Kansas City
About Debbie

Debbie has been a full-time realtor since 1990 with real estate office administrative assistant experience from 1983 to 1990. Graduating from Oak Grove High School in 1982, Debbie has practically grown up in the real estate business. Debbie is dedicated to giving quality service with a personal touch. Specializing in homes, farms, land and homes on acreage in Jackson, Lafayette, Johnson and Cass counties of Missouri. Ranked 40 of 14,000 by Real Trends America's Best Real Estate Professionals Realty Executive's "Top 50" Executive for Mid-America Region 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Team Wyrick Ranked 8 out of 700 Realtors in 2020 Team Wyrick Ranked 17 in 2019 Team Wyrick Ranked 10 in 2018 Total Team Sales Volume in 2020 was $22,688,379 Average Team Sales Price was $199,020.86 Realty Executive's Regional Diamond Club Member 2018 thru 2020 (Highest Ranking) Realty Executive's Regional Platinum Club Member 2014 and 2017 Realty Executive's Regional Gold Club Member from 2001 to present Team Wyrick Closed 114 transactions in 2020 Personally Closed 78 of 114 Transactions Average of only 1.76% percent difference between the original asking price and the sale price of properties sold in 2020 Average of only 23 days on the market for listings in 2020

Single Family Home Transactions
29
Condo Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
NAR Certifications
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Kristena Richey
Reece Nichols Lee's Summit
About Kristena

With over 15 years of real estate experience I am a professional that you can TRUST and communicate easily with! I pride myself in honesty even if its not what you want to hear. I am experienced with homebuyers, whether its your first purchase or the sale of an estate. I have worked with a multitude of banks/foreclosures as well as investors who are looking to invest in rehab properties or rentals. I am a listing agent who gets things done and will NOT leave you hanging! I have recently brought on 2 buyer's agent to make it be even easier for you to be aggressive in todays market. Together, we will make you a priority and assure that all of your goals are accomplished. This is my livelihood and I look forward to sharing it with you!

Kristena's reviews

"I'm very grateful that she reached out to us. I don't believe our experience would have been as succ..."

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Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
54
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Tony Brown
Realty Executives Premiere
About Tony

As the highest selling Realtor in the Northwest School District and long time area resident, Tony is committed to providing the community with FIRST CLASS real estate services! On average, Tony sells a home on every 5 days!! He has been noted in St. Louis Magazine as a FIVE STAR Realtor for multiple years and has been a FULL TIME realtor for more than 17 years! Tony has a passion for this business and it shows. Buying or selling a home is an emotional and sometimes stressful process. And that's why Tony and his team of professionals will handle every facet so that your transaction can be a success!

Tony's reviews

"Tony is a true professional. Very knowledgeable and has extensive experience. During the process we ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
42
Condo Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
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David Van Noy
ReeceNichols Realtors, Inc.
About David

David Van Noy, Jr. is in the top one-percent of REALTORS® in the Kansas City area market, and ranked in the Top 25 Kansas City Business Journal. With over 16 years of successful real estate sales experience, David is the highest ranked agent for customer service on Zillow, Realtor.com and HomeLight. David is a part of the #1 Real Estate company of ReeceNichols REALTORS®, and continues to offer a blend of new technology savvy and a passion for a better client experience. He is an industry educator, consultant and innovator and has worked with high level brokerages and sales teams on maximizing technology for business, communication systems and social media.

David's reviews

"Price my home just right and it sold with 6 weeks. Very pleased because it’s a stressful thing to do..."

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Condo Transactions
2
Townhome Transactions
4
Single Family Home Transactions
70
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Joe Nelson
Keller Williams Kc North
About Joe

Joe is a real estate agent with Keller Williams Kc North. Joe has sold 1.38x the number of single family homes as the average agent in the area. We’ve recorded data for 25 of Joe’s transactions. This real estate agent most often represents the seller (88% of the time), but they also have experience representing the buyer side of transactions, with 4 deals recorded. Here’s a little about Joe’s real estate experience: - Joe recently sold one home for $350,000. - Joe’s fastest selling home sold in 21 days. - Joe is a top dollar real estate agent. - this real estate agent is a top negotiator: they consistently sells homes above their list price. - this real estate agent sold 1050% more homes this year than they did last year.

Joe's reviews

"Joe is very supportive and professional. He helped me out quite a bit gave good direction when nee..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
110
Townhome Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Tammy Lorance
Chartwell Realty
About Tammy

First and foremost, my clients come first. It is not about the deal to me, but making sure my clients have the best experience possible .My background and education began in the field of Accounting. It is that attention to detail mind set that I bring to each deal to insure I take care of all of everything to ensure a smooth enjoyable experience for my clients. With 19+ years of experience through multiple stages of the market, the expertise I bring to each transaction is invaluable in helping my clients get the best experience in each different situation!

Single Family Home Transactions
3
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Ben Anderson
Keller Williams Realty Partners
About Ben

Using Ben and Team Papa means you're hiring a team to help you before, during and even after the transaction. We're always providing great customer service with weekly updates during the transaction, a "cancel at any time" policy, amazing response time (phone/email/text), fun client appreciation events, professional listing photos and so much more! We're a full time team who helps you every step of the way! Superior client service has always been a top priority for Ben. Prior to joining Keller Williams and making the jump to The Brad Papa Team, Ben worked as a freelancer for several high profile corporate clients so he knows what it takes to deliver superior results on time and on budget. In addition, as a lifelong resident of Johnson County, Ben can put his insider knowledge to work to find a special property in your neighborhood of choice. Ben feels it is his job to listen to and educate clients, but never push. No question is insignificant and he will work tirelessly on your behalf while making sure decisions are made in YOUR best interest. Ben is here to help facilitate a smart investment decision for you and your family, but his fun-loving personality ensures that the process will also be fun! When not working, Ben lives in Olathe with his wonderful wife Lacie, their children Leah and Dylan. Ben loves to stay active, play soccer, bike ride, play music, try new food, watch football and travel!

Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
11
Townhome Transactions
0
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Debra Weber
Debra Weber Realty
About Debra

Over 34 Years of Professional Experience: I am a full time Real Estate Professional and I am dedicated to giving you the best service you deserve and expect to make your real estate experience as simple as possible. I attribute my success to paying close attention to detail and keeping in constant communication with my clients. Whether you are making a local move or moving across country, I have the expertise and knowledge to assist you from beginning to end.

Single Family Home Transactions
7
Condo Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
0
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Dustin Boswell
RE/MAX Heritage
About Dustin

Born and raised in Texas, Dustin started his vocations in Marine Biology... Seaworld, that was the goal. As that dream grew into a reality, it became apparent, that it was not for him - he did not feel that he was doing enough for other people. His love for homes, design, architecture and purely helping people, steadily superseded his marine biology aspirations. At a young age he decided to start his career in real estate and to this day has worked hard for every opportunity to help those that he loves and the ones they value so close to them as well. Priding hisself on his ability to effectively negotiate through almost any situation is one of the many things he believes sets him apart from other agents. As he and his business partner continue to grow their team, they have one main goal; INSPIRE.

Dustin's reviews

"Dustin is amazing! He worked so hard for us, answered all of our first time homebuyer questions, con..."

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Townhome Transactions
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Independence

Why you need a top real estate agent in Independence, KS

When it comes to making one of the biggest financial decisions of your life, you need the right real estate team by your side. Top agents do 70.1% more deals than average agents, and those negotiation skills pay off big time: Sellers save 2.7x more money and buyers save 1.5x more money with a top agent.

Top Seller's Agents

The best Independence seller's agents make 2.7x more money for clients and get their homes sold 27.23 days faster when compared to the average agent.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Top buyer's agents in Independence save their clients $25,700 on their new home. Buyer's agents in Independence buy 1.7x more houses than the average agent.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Independence, KS

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.9 stars

Top real estate agents in Independence score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Independence agent who scores only 4.9 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Independence and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for Independence real estate agents and REALTORS

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Tyler
Platinum Realty
Jan 19, 2021

“Maribeth is fierce in the best possible way. She possesses a wealth of real estate knowledge and works tirelessly when partnering with you to buy or sell a home. We routinely benefited from her strong initiative as she fostered relationships with potential buyers to build interest when we were se...“

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Patty Steele
KC Vintage Realty
Dec 02, 2020

“Paula and her team demonstrated excellent customer service skills. Her knowledge of the local market was spot on - our home sold in less than 24 hours. We had multiple offers and we received more than we expected. They made the process of selling a home long distance AND during a pandemic seamles...“

"We are so grateful for HomeLight’s referral. Our agent sold our home in two days! Plus we received the price we hoped for. Thank you HomeLight for referring the top notch realtor we needed!"

Kathy D.

HomeLight Client

"HomeLight played a critical role in the beginning to provide me with the information and data, so that I can pick the right agent for me, which resulted a smooth real estate transaction for my family. Highly recommended!"

Dong L.

HomeLight Client

"HomeLight helped us get in contact with several top agents. We interviewed and picked the one that best met our needs, and were able to close in under 45 days, all without ever needing to get on a plane or go out of our way."

Cathy M.

HomeLight Client

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in Independence?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Independence?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in Independence, KS.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Independence?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Independence?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Independence real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Independence to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Independence real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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