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Top Independence real estate agents

Independence, MO has 3,231 active real estate agents for you to choose from. But how do you know if you're selecting the best one in your area? HomeLight analyzes performance history and past transactions to give you the top 3% of Independence real estate agents, who work 1.8x more transactions and move homes in 41 days.

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Independence 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
110
Townhome Transactions
3
Condo Transactions
0
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  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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
12
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 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
0
Single Family Home Transactions
54
Townhome Transactions
0
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  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • 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
38
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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
250
Condo Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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
290
Condo Transactions
2
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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.

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

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Townhome Transactions
11
Single Family Home Transactions
150
Condo Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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
69
Townhome Transactions
4
Condo Transactions
2
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  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Kyle Lee
The Crossroads Real Estate Group - Keller Williams
About Kyle

Kyle was born in upstate New York. Due to his father being in the United States Army, Kyle moved around the country. He moved to San Francisco in 1992 and then to the Kansas City area in 1999. Kyle graduated from Olathe South High School, then attended Johnson County Community College and studied education. After college, Kyle taught Science and Social Studies at an urban Charter school in Kansas City, MO. After three years and much debate, he decided to pursue a career in real estate teaching people how to buy and sell their homes. Kyle Lee lives with his wife (Kristin Webster-Lee) in Olathe, Kansas. In his spare time he enjoys staying active by going to the gym, fishing, grilling and spending time with friends and family. He also enjoys helping Kristin out at her Portrait Studio in Topeka, Kansas. During football season you can find Kyle Lee cheering on the Kansas City Cheifs. Kyle is proud to call Kansas City his home and will be here forever.

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"Kyle was wonderful. His communication was excellent, he was always available through text messages ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
95
Townhome Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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
27
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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Find your perfect real estate agent in Independence

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

There are 3,231 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

Sellers working with a top real estate agent in Independence can make 5.8% more on their home sale and sell 35.62 days faster than the local average.

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Days on Market
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Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

The top 3% Independence buyer's agents buy 1.7x more homes in the same area and save $25,971 on their clients' home purchases. That's 59.1% more savings than the average home sale!

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

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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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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Marvin Peterman
House of Real Estate, LLC
Jun 29, 2021

“I cant say enough good about Karen and Nathan. I had been tasked with settling a family members estate. Karen connected me with a amazing probate attorney to handle my case and when that was done Karen and Nathan took over. They got the house listed and I literally had three great offers the first d...“

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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...“

"The agent HomeLight recommended is one of the best we have ever worked with. I never would have been able to find an agent this good without the help of HomeLight."

Jill T.

HomeLight Client

"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..

HomeLight Client

"The realtor that HomeLight connected us with was exactly what we were looking for! Thank you HomeLight for the great recommendation and for helping us find the perfect first single family home."

Cody D.

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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 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

Find top real estate agents in cities near Independence, MO

Kansas City

Active Agents6,223
Time on Market55
Avg. Sale Price$195,000

Blue Springs

Active Agents1,345
Time on Market52
Avg. Sale Price$210,000

Prairie Village

Active Agents1,166
Time on Market50
Avg. Sale Price$305,000

Overland Park

Active Agents3,146
Time on Market54
Avg. Sale Price$315,000

Olathe

Active Agents2,656
Time on Market52
Avg. Sale Price$283,000

Kansas City

Active Agents1,744
Time on Market53
Avg. Sale Price$135,000

Leawood

Active Agents1,354
Time on Market69
Avg. Sale Price$475,000

Lenexa

Active Agents1,568
Time on Market56
Avg. Sale Price$317,500

Shawnee

Active Agents1,969
Time on Market49
Avg. Sale Price$277,000

Lee's Summit

Active Agents2,111
Time on Market55
Avg. Sale Price$260,000

Gladstone

Active Agents895
Time on Market47
Avg. Sale Price$167,500

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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