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Top Independence real estate agents

3,235 real estate agents are active in Independence, MO. HomeLight analyzes every agent's performance history to find the best ones in your area. Data from thousands of transactions show that the top 3% of Independence real estate agents sell homes in 41 days and work with 606 homes, which is 1.8x more than the average.

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

Bryan Huff
Keller Williams Realty Partners Inc.
About Bryan

Bryan Huff is a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty Partners Inc. and leads the Huff Group. They are the #1 ranked in the 5 state region helping more than 500 families annually. Bryan's coverage area includes Olathe, Overland Park, Shawnee, Lenexa, Kansas City and Gardner. HomeLight ranks Bryan as the top agent in the state of Missouri and Kansas. The Huff Group works 100% referral based and as a Group to support the process. Our database shows that Bryan has completed 3000+ transactions since 2009, representing the buyer in 43% of those transactions and the seller in 57% of them.

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"We were needing to move to Kansas City and were told Bryan Huff was the best. So, we used him and h..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
260
Townhome Transactions
4
Condo Transactions
5
Achievements
  • null 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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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
110
Townhome Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • null 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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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 to have your back and expect to communicate easily with! I am very experienced with homebuyers, whether it's your first purchase or your last. I have worked with a multitude of banks/foreclosures as well as investors who are looking to invest in rehab properties or grow their rental portfolio. I am a listing representative who gets things done, a master negotiator and will NOT leave you hanging! I lead a team with 4 other highly skilled Realtors who together, we will make you a priority and assure that all of your goals are accomplished.

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
49
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • null 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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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 since 2005 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 over 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
54
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
2
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  • null 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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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
97
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • null 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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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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Single Family Home Transactions
82
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
2
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  • null 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Cathy Counti
Keller Williams Platinum Partners
About Cathy

If you’ve been searching for a real estate team for which integrity and honesty are instincts, commitment to your success is a lifestyle and kindness is a habit, then today is your lucky day! This is the place where transactions become relationships and those relationships are defined by the positive difference this group creates for each and every client, every single time and without exception. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, your success and happiness in that arena is just a phone call away. This team of specialized experts knows the industry inside out, so consider this your invitation to experience what you’ve been missing with the metro area’s go-to team known for savvy negotiations, proven marketing strategies and a commitment to high ethical standards.

Cathy's reviews

"Cathy was recommended to us by a friend and we have used her to both sell and purchase a home. As a ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
270
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • null 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Tim Ray
HomeSmart Legacy
About Tim

Tim Ray has been serving the Kansas City area since 1997 and helps hundreds of sellers each year with his proven systems and processes and excellent customer service. Tim is the Broker and Owner of HomeSmart Legacy, comprised of real estate brokers, agents, and professionals whose primary goal is to provide and facilitate unique, competent and responsive, real estate services in a dynamic real estate market. Put his Experience, Knowledge, Service and Professionalism to work for you.

Single Family Home Transactions
100
Condo Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • null 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Dani Beyer
Keller Williams
About Dani

Buying! Whether you are a first-time buyer, an investor purchasing your 5th rental house, or someone building a custom home from the ground up, our experience is sure to benefit you. Our goal is to make sure that our buyers are informed during every step of the process. At Dani Beyer Real Estate, we strive to make the buying experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Why You Should Buy with KC’s Top Real Estate Team: Experience – Dani Beyer has been a licensed agent in both Missouri and Kansas since 2004. She was raised in the northland and moved back to KC when she graduated college so she’s very familiar with (and loves!) Kansas City and it’s awesome suburbs. Dani has helped buyers purchase condos, investment properties, vacation homes, new construction homes, and resale homes. Dani has helped hundreds of families find the best Kansas City homes for sale and she’s consistently of the top northland agents for sales volume and units sold. Technology – Dani Beyer has a BS in Computer Science, so we’re a little more tech-savvy than your average agent. At Dani Beyer Real Estate, we are huge advocates for using technology to help facilitate a smoother buying process. In a competitive buyers market, it’s important to have the latest information at your fingertips at all times. For example, we set up detailed searches for our buyers so that they are notified as soon as new listings come on the market. When buyers find “the home”, our mobile office is ready to put an offer together for the sellers ASAP. We incorporate digital signatures into the contract writing process so our buyers don’t have to have a printer or scanner (or a fax machine, remember those?!) in order to submit offers and negotiate a counter offer with a seller. Client Satisfaction – Over 90% of our business is via referrals from past and current clients. We take very good care of our clients and they trust that we will do the same for their friends and family. Selling! Selling your home can be stressful and challenging, unless you have the right agents guiding you through the process. From start to finish, we are here to help our clients sell their homes for top dollar in the shortest amount of time possible. Preparation – When selling a home, preparation is key. We provide professional home staging services for our clients and advise them on repairs/projects to tackle before a potential buyer ever walks in the front door. Having a perfectly staged, well-maintained home increases the price a buyer is willing to pay and reduces the number of days a home is on the market. Professional Photography – Let’s face it, with over 90% of buyers looking for homes online, the internet is probably going to be the marketing vehicle that sells your home. We need to make sure that high-quality, realistic photographs of your home are attached to your listing and the best home buying sites, where your home will be advertised. We’ve all seen the homes for sale where the agent took their own photos with their flip phone, or the photos that clearly enlarge rooms by 200%. Even worse — a listing with no photos. We hire professional photographers for our clients, at no cost, to take great photos of your beautifully staged home and to film a virtual tour. Information – It’s important for you to know the current market conditions so that we can price your home accordingly. Did you know that by pricing a home, even a single dollar, off of its’ optimal price point can cause a home to be overlooked in common online searches? We would love to tell you more about that when we meet. You should also be aware of the costs associated with selling your home before we find a buyer (e.g. providing title insurance, paying taxes at closing, etc.) and to know what concessions a buyer may be expecting.

Dani's reviews

"Dani made the home selling & buying process super easy for our family. We were skeptical we would b..."

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Townhome Transactions
8
Single Family Home Transactions
96
Condo Transactions
3
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • null 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Ron Henderson
Keller Williams Realty
About Ron

Have you noticed how many real estate agents seem to brag about the number of homes they've sold or how many awards they've won? In addition, they all claim to be the #1 agent of their office. Let's be honest, do you really care about that? Sure, my real estate team sells over a hundred homes a year and we've won enough awards to fill a glass trophy case, but what we're really passionate about is helping each of our families get through one of the biggest financial investments of their lives, buying or selling their home. Many times when people contact me for the first time, they say, "I'm not sure what to do." Let me assure you this is perfectly normal because most people simply don't sell or buy enough homes in a lifetime to know what they need to do, much less be considered an expert. Sellers need help figuring out what needs to be repaired or updated and many times they don't know who to call for a handyman, painter, plumber, electrician, deck repair, etc. They are curious about what their home is worth. They don't know how it works with timing the sale of their current home and then finding the next home. With over 600 homes sold, I will be with you every step of the way. From getting home repairs done, to providing an experienced home stager and a professional photographer, and then advertising the home to the general public and to the real estate community. After that we move to contract signing, home inspections, appraisals, final underwriting, hiring movers. The list goes on and on, but my professional team will be there to answer all of your questions and to insure your success. Buyers need help understanding how to get pre-approved for a loan. They want to know the elements of the home buying process and what order those need to come in. They know they can search for homes online, but question whether there are other homes available that they're not seeing (the answer is YES). They want to know how the home inspections and appraisal works and they want a seamless, and dare I say, enjoyable home buying experience. At the close of a sale, I never get tired of hearing our clients say, "That was the smoothest real estate transaction we've ever had." I invite you to call me and see for yourself if we are the real estate team to help you and your family. We will never ask you to sign any contracts up front. We simply want the opportunity to sit down in a relaxed environment and answer your questions, then share some options that might be available for your specific situation. If, after that first consultation, you choose not to move forward, then you owe us nothing and we can part as friends. If you do choose to work with us, then we can discuss the next steps at that time. We've found this to be an extremely professional approach and one that our clients seem to appreciate. Call Ron Henderson to get started today!

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"While we didn't work directly with Ron, Ron did take the time to reach out and explain how his team ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
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Condo Transactions
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  • null 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Independence

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

There are 3,235 real estate agents in Independence, MO right now. Properties are listed for 77 days on average. The difference in time spent on the market in Independence, MO for top agents is 1.9x less than the time an average agent spends on a given housing transaction.

Top Seller's Agents

San Francisco’s top 3% of agents sell 1.8x more properties than the average agent, and sell homes 35.7 days faster. Even better? A top Independence real estate agent nets you 6.0% more on your list price.

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Days on Market
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Top Buyer's Agents

The top 3% Independence buyer's agents buy 1.7x more homes in the same area and save $25,940 on their clients' home purchases. That's 59.3% more savings than the average home sale!

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Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
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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.

"HomeLight was just the service I needed to guide me for the selection of a realtor to list my home for sale. My house sold quickly for a fair price and I could not be more satisfied."

Cary F..

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"I was extremely grateful that HomeLight was able to put us in contact with such a trustworthy and reliable realtor. We had such an amazing experience buying our first home!"

Lauren V.

HomeLight Client

"The process was painless, and all three Realtors were professional and courteous. We were very pleased with our ultimate selection and sold our home within a half a day of it being on the market."

Heather W.

HomeLight Client

Find the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Independence neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Independence, top agents are frequently doing deals in Blackburn, Sycamore, and 39th East.

Blackburn

Active Agents669
Time on Market108
Avg. Sale Price$161,128

Sycamore

Active Agents603
Time on Market89
Avg. Sale Price$106,740

39th East

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

Find top real estate agents in cities near Independence, MO

Kansas City

Active Agents4,848
Time on Market55
Avg. Sale Price$192,000

Blue Springs

Active Agents1,352
Time on Market52
Avg. Sale Price$210,000

Prairie Village

Active Agents1,205
Time on Market50
Avg. Sale Price$305,625

Overland Park

Active Agents3,341
Time on Market54
Avg. Sale Price$315,000

Olathe

Active Agents2,665
Time on Market52
Avg. Sale Price$283,000

Kansas City

Active Agents1,747
Time on Market54
Avg. Sale Price$136,100

Leawood

Active Agents1,354
Time on Market69
Avg. Sale Price$478,000

Lenexa

Active Agents1,572
Time on Market56
Avg. Sale Price$316,000

Shawnee

Active Agents1,968
Time on Market49
Avg. Sale Price$280,000

Lee's Summit

Active Agents2,113
Time on Market55
Avg. Sale Price$260,000

Gladstone

Active Agents902
Time on Market47
Avg. Sale Price$167,000

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, MO.
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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 in Independence 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 in Independence 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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