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Top Independence real estate agents

HomeLight runs the stats on each of the 3,224 agents in Independence so that you can select the top performing real estate agents. The top 3% Independence agents work with 557 homes and get them sold in 41 days.

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Independence, MO stack up

Shanan Steere
Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc.
About Shanan

Shanan Steere leads Shanan Group as the lead listing and buyer’s agent. She has a 22-year career in real estate and a prior 7 years in the pharmaceutical & surgical sales industry. The first 8 years in the KC metro area she sold around 550 homes then launched a real estate national franchise in the Shawnee area. She is a certified John Maxwell coach and trainer and has trained/coached over 3500 realtors in a 7 weeks sales/mindset class across North America. She understands customer service from her experience in coaching others to build systems around consistency and performance. She is first a Mom, then a tenacious entrepreneur. Shanan has sold 16.2x the number of single family homes as the average agent in the area. We have data on over 700 of Shanan’s transactions. Shanan prefers to work with both sellers and buyers. She also has a team that supports sales in listings and buyers to get 100% coverage! With marketing and strategizing her strength, the first session is all about the strategy to assist you in your move. The team also offers a national discount with Sherwin Williams to save you money during the 'getting ready' stage. Here’s what we know about Shanan’s work: - Shanan recently sold one home for $1,050,000. She was the 6th agent over 9 years and got it under contract in 60 days! - they are skilled in fast home sales: they have listings that have sold in as little as 19 days and uses 'Pre-Marketing' as an advantage for top exposure prior to listing. - Shanan Group is in the top 1% of KC Metro agents - Ranked #34 in Kansas City Business Journal for Realtors in KC 2019 - Shanan Group sold 45% more homes this year than they did last year. Shanan has completed 52 transactions in Shawnee in the last 2 years. HomeLight considers this real estate agent a closer because they have sold 47 more homes than the average agent in the area. Shanan Group consists of the owner, Shanan, Eddy Morales (speaks Spanish), and our incredible Director of Operations, Hayley Pacheco. Please read our reviews to find out that we have 'NO LIMITS' to our service!

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"Shanan Steere Raines and her team made selling our home incredibly easy. She and her team are very c..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
670
Townhome Transactions
18
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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
7
Single Family Home Transactions
210
Townhome Transactions
6
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Lonnie D. Branson
Keller Williams Southland
About Lonnie D.

I am a Full-time Broker/Salesperson in addition to being the top producing Real Estate Agent in Cass County, Missouri (specializing in Belton, Raymore, Peculiar and Harrisonville). 17+ years of extensive sales experience plus a 10+ year background in mortgage lending. I am licensed in Missouri & Kansas and I abide by a strict code of ethics as a real estate professional. I am fully aware of how stressful the process of buying or selling a home can be and I do everything I can to make the process enjoyable and stress-free for my clients. The following are services that I provide: Residential new and existing home sales, commercial purchasing, investment property identification and custom homes. I am also backed by Team Branson, which is my support team who provide staging & de-cluttering advice, handyman referrals, interior & exterior photography and 24 hour lead management. I along with my buyer's agent and two assistants will always strive to deliver the highest level real estate experience.

Single Family Home Transactions
1.1k
Townhome Transactions
17
Condo Transactions
3
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
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Kristi Soligo
RE/MAX Revolution
About Kristi

As your RE/MAX Revolution real estate agent I will do everything I can to provide you a remarkable home buying and selling experience. Please contact me for the latest information in the housing market. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for visiting and I look forward to working with you. Kristi was born and raised in the Kansas City Area. She graduated from William Jewell College and was quickly drawn to the hustle and bustle of the real estate world in 1997. From there, she began growing her business and establishing a world renown real estate team. Kristi leads her team with focus, dedication, and motivation. Clients describe Kristi as committed, professional, honest, and a woman of integrity. Kristi takes an aggressive approach in finding buyers for our sellers’ homes. Through active prospecting, a proven marketing plan, and consistent follow through, she’ll sell your home in a fraction of the time of an average agent. Even while personally selling 70+ homes a year, Kristi finds time to spend with her two children and husband. Kristi and her family enjoy the outdoors and traveling. Want to know a fun fact about her? She’s a die-hard daredevil! Kristi Soligo's brokerage of record is RE/MAX Revolution where she primarily serves clients with Single Family properties in Kansas City, Liberty and Smithville.

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"Highly recommend Kristin, great communication, very knowledgeable, addressed all our concerns, and j..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
1.4k
Townhome Transactions
22
Condo Transactions
6
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  • Top Producer 2020
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Chris Carter
Keller Williams Platinum Partners
About Chris

Chris CARTER has been a licensed Real Estate Agent since 1993. He has been a full-time real estate professional since 1995. For over 10 years, Chris worked exclusively as a buyer's agent. This gives Chris a unique perspective on helping you with your real estate transaction. Not only do you get Chris' extensive knowledge when purchasing a home, but when you go to sell your home, Chris can help you identify important details a buyer will be looking for in your home. Chris was raised in Peoria, Illinois and graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Chris grew up in a family of real estate professionals. Both his parents actively sell real estate in Champaign, Illinois. Chris has been married to Jenny since 2003 and they have 2 busy kids and a Goldendoodle named Ruby. He also has enough nieces and nephews for a basketball team! In addition to working hard for his clients, Chris enjoys traveling, playing golf, and admiring classic cars.

Chris's reviews

""We would definitely recommend Chris and his team, but Lori, Jen, & Sandi ! This was not our first s..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
350
Townhome Transactions
14
Condo Transactions
7
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Chris Austin
Keller Williams Realty Partners
About Chris

The Austin Home Team is built on the foundation of long-lasting relationships. Our commitment to be a referral-based company means that we strive to provide the highest level of service before, during, and long after your transaction is complete. A real estate transaction can be a difficult process, but with over 20 years of combined experience, and over $40 million in sales volume in 2019, the Austin Home Team has the proven experience needed to serve you and all of your real estate needs. Chris has been assisting clients in the Kansas City real estate market since 2004. He combines his education from Mid-America Nazarene University with his experience in navigating hundreds of real estate transactions, to help clients achieve their real estate goals. Chris has strong experience in both Kansas and Missouri, and is a tenacious advocate for his clients. He has lived in Kansas City his entire life, and has 2 children with his wife of 13 years. When not selling real estate, Chris is an accomplished musician and athlete, and spends his free time serving on the worship team of his church, and loves staying active!

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" Chris was incredibly patient with us while we were searching for a house. We told him what we wante..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
490
Condo Transactions
8
Townhome Transactions
9
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
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Mikki Armstrong
Reece & Nichols Realtors, Inc.
About Mikki

My passion is to understand my clients' real estate needs, develop a strategy and then negotiate on their behalf to help them achieve their goals. My business growth and success is solely from referrals from past clients, for which I am truly grateful. I have had the pleasure of representing buyers and sellers as a full time agent for the past 15 years in both Missouri and Kansas. I'm a member of the Council of Residential Specialists, Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and am Short Sale and Foreclosure Certified. The Kansas City Metro area has been my home for 20 years. I currently live in Lee's Summit with my husband, Robert and we have three grown children and 4 precious grand babies.

Mikki's reviews

"Mikki was fantastic, couldn't have asked for a better Realtor!"

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Single Family Home Transactions
330
Condo Transactions
7
Townhome Transactions
7
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Paula Voss
KC Vintage Realty
About Paula

I am the CEO, and Lead Listing Specialist for team. PV&Co. has two Buyers Specialists, a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, and most importantly, our Director of Operations making sure everything goes smoothly in any transaction. We strive to bring the client such a great experience, that they are not just our clients, but clients for life. We are licensed on both Missouri and Kansas, and know the entire Greater Kansas City area. We line you up with who knows the area best on our team, as well as who is the best fit for you! This is all about you!

Paula's reviews

"Paula is exceptionally professional, fast, dedicated and customer-oriented. I wish every realtor cou..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
240
Townhome Transactions
8
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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
260
Townhome Transactions
10
Condo Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Lisa Sapenaro
Keller Williams Realty
About Lisa

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or have bought or sold a home before, you need someone who will walk you through every step of the process for a seamless and smooth transition. I specialize in providing innovative and cutting edge marketing tools and proven negotiating power that gets clients the best value for their home in the shortest time possible. If experience is what you need then you can count on me to get the job done. I was privileged to be named by Real Trends in the top 1/2 % of all realtors in the State of Missouri and the top 1/4 % of all realtors in Kansas City. For the past 10 years, I been featured as a Five Star Realtor, rated highest in customer satisfaction. I also have received the Best of HomeLight Award for Top 1 % of Realtors in the categories of: Producer, Buyer’s Agent, Sells for More and Top Negotiator. My many years of expertise in the industry is reflected in the devotion that I give to both my clients and the community. Most of my clients are not only repeat clients, but they also refer their friends and colleagues as well. My reputation and proven success as a Top Agent in the Kansas City Area for several years in a row has also earned top reviews. I love giving back to the community by working with many different charities every year. My mission is to provide world-class home buying and selling services to my clients by utilizing our state-of-the-art systems, my years of experience and training, and my commitment to always act in my clients’ best interest. We have offices throughout the Kansas City Metro to serve you, so call today and let’s get started.

Lisa's reviews

"My father passed away and I was in need of selling his house. I researched countless agents and fina..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
250
Condo Transactions
6
Townhome Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • 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, MO

The 3,224 active real estate agents in Independence move 143 homes off the market in 77 days on average. Top Independence real estate agents move properties off the housing market 35.59 days faster than average agents.

Top Seller's Agents

If you’re wanting to save time and cash, look no further than Independence’s top 3% of real estate agents: they sell homes 35.59 days faster than the average agent, and save their sellers 3.0x more money along the way.

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Top Buyer's Agents

In comparison to average real estate agents in Independence, top buyer's agents save clients 78.9% on their home and help buy 1.7x more properties.

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

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.5 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 4.5 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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Alexander Jansen
Realty Executives of KC
Aug 11, 2020

“I signed a lease with Mr. Hackett and that he left me no choice but to terminate within 30 min of setting foot in the door (after driving 1000 miles for a PCS move!) because of the condition of the property and his professionalism toward my concerns. Thankfully he didn’t fight me to terminate the l...“

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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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Jennifer Sinnett
ReeceNichols
Mar 10, 2021

“Kathleen did an amazing job helping us find the right home. During this crazy time of Covid and increased market demand; Kathleen negotiated a competitive contract , helped us navigate inspections, and made sure our closing paperwork was accurate. She is an excellent communicator and extremely knowledge. “

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Janet Pittman
RE/MAX Revolution
Jan 08, 2021

“Kristi and her team are outstanding to work with! We chose Kristi due to her reputation and experience, especially since selling during a pandemic was something new to all of us. She did not disappoint! Her knowledge and guidance resulted in a multiple offer situation within 48 hours of listing our...“

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Megan K.
Char Mac Callum Real Estate Group,inc.
Jun 29, 2020

“If you are looking for the BEST realtor STOP right here. Amanda is AMAZING. Selling? Buying? Building? Amanda listens to your needs and encourages you to find the perfect fit. Amanda does it all. She helped us find our dream home, stayed with us for the whole process of building and then sold...“

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Meet top real estate agents who focus on these Independence neighborhoods

Blackburn

Active Agents671
Time on Market108
Avg. Sale Price$161,093

Sycamore

Active Agents602
Time on Market89
Avg. Sale Price$106,740

39th East

Active Agents546
Time on Market107
Avg. Sale Price$147,095

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