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1st Class Real Estate KC

317 W Kansas Ave, Independence, MO 64050
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1st Class Real Estate KC is a residential and commercial brokerage that serves Independence and the surrounding locations. Its team of agents helps clients through the process of finding and purchasing different types of residential real estate, covering single-family homes and multi-family residences. Their listings also include vacant lands, catering to clients planning to have new homes constructed. Their real estate market knowledge covers a wide range of areas, from Appleton City and Arrow Rock to Adrian and Basehor.

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Alice Schultz

9870 Quivira Rd., Lenexa, KS 66215
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Alice Schultz is a real estate agent serving clients in the Independence metro and the surrounding areas. She assists clients in buying and selling residential properties, working with new buyers making their first home purchase and with more experienced buyers relocating or investing in a second property. Schultz assists sellers with home valuation and advertising through her knowledge of the local markets and specific neighborhood trends. The company she represents, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, has been in business since 1984 and currently has five office locations throughout Kansas City.

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Amy Bartosik

7400 State Line Rd, Ste 200, Prairie Village, KS 66208
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Amy Bartosik serves clients in and around the Independence metro. She is an agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes who seeks to understand homebuyers' goals and helps them scour the market for fitting properties. She guides property sellers throughout the home selling process, from marketing to closing. A relocation team is available to assist customers with moving out of their homes after a sale has been finalized. Bartosik is also a Realtor in Missouri.

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Andrew Bash

1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Mission Woods, KS 66205
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Andrew Bash is a Kansas-based Realtor and real estate broker catering to home buyers and sellers in Independence and Mission Wood. He established his brokerage, Bash & Co. Sotheby's International Realty, in 2014 with the mission to provide thoughtful and extraordinary services in place of mediocre real estate transactions. He employs an unconventional and personal approach to real estate and strives to provide his clients with a fulfilling experience as they find themselves new homes. Andrew is also the founder of Awake Your State Accountability Movement.

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Carol Waller

450 Mo. 291 Hwy. Suite 454, Lee's Summit, MO 64086
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Carol Waller is a real estate agent with Platinum Realty who serves clients in Independence and the nearby areas. She is an At Home With Diversity Certified Real Estate Professional, a certification given by the National Association of Realtors to real estate professionals who work with a diverse pool of homebuyers that come from all cultural backgrounds. Waller represents the interests of both homebuyers and sellers, helping clients with property search and marketing, setting and negotiating listing prices, and closing deals.

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Carrie Alexander

8320 N Oak Trafficway Suite 223, Independence, MO 64118
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Carrie Alexander is a real estate agent under United Real Estate Kansas City who advises and represents property buyers, sellers, and investors in Independence. It walks buyers, whether first-timers or seasoned investors, through every step of the home buying process, from necessary preparations and property search to selecting a lender and closing the deal. The agency also helps sellers with setting listing prices, suggesting home improvements to increase the home's value, sorting through purchase offers, and processing escrow.

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Chris Higgins

1170 West Kansas Street, Liberty, MO 64068
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Chris Higgins is a broker for KC Realtors LLC who services residents around Independence and surrounding areas. He represents clients who are set to purchase or sell real estate properties. He handles a wide range of properties including condominiums, townhouses, residential lots and land, and commercial. Higgins has extensive knowledge of rural land use, availability, and valuation. He holds a record of more than 25 Pope and Young and Boone & Crockett animals. He also owns a farm in Smithville where he takes care of horses.

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Cory Owen

1133 West Main Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015
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Cory Owen provides real estate insight and professional advice to her clients in Independence and the surrounding areas. She curates real estate solutions based on home buyers' and sellers' goals and needs. Owen and her team strive to keep up with the changing real estate trends to better serve individuals in securing and listing properties in the market. Additionally, they deliver services with their clients' best interest as their top priority.

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Holly Jones

1900 Northwest South Outer Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015
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Holly Jones is a real estate agent who serves both Missouri and Kansas. She helps residents in Independence who are navigating the market to purchase or sell homes, guiding them along the entire process, from pre-qualifying with lenders and scheduling inspections and showings to finalizing closings. Holly, who has a background in business marketing, worked previously as a police officer. In 2020, she was one of the agents to be inducted into RE/MAX's Hall of Fame.

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Kelly Sloan

717 West Main Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015
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With more than 18 years of experience in the real estate business, Kelly Sloan is the broker and owner of Home Sweet Home Realty, which services residential clients in the Independence area. She has a background in marketing and home construction and specializes in representing first-time homebuyers. She also has resources on local schools and moving companies and contacts to mortgage bankers. Sloan is a recipient of the Five Star Real Estate Agent award for ten consecutive years.

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Larson Real Estate Group

2300 Main Suite 900, Kansas City, MO 64108
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Larson Real Estate Group provides no-pressure sales service to home buyers and sellers in Independence. Its agents show hand-picked properties, negotiate sale terms, and connect clients with a mortgage advisor to help with home loans. The group also guides sellers on how to maximize their property's appeal and sale price. It combines local market knowledge with social media and digital marketing strategies to optimize the sale process. Its marketing campaigns include 3D tours, detailed floor plans, HD photos, and drone videos.

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Mary Hutchison

7400 State Line Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208
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Mary Hutchison assists clients in matters of real estate near Independence. Mary approaches real estate by putting her clients first, committed to continually improve her skills and ways on how she does business. She makes use of the latest technologies to enable her to do what she usually does more quickly and efficiently while extending the range of services she provides to her clients. Mary extends her services to clients looking into Prairie Village, Leawood, Overland Park, and Red Bridge.

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NextHome Leeward & Company

P.O. Box 6492, Lee's Summit, MO 64064
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Since 2018, NextHome Leeward & Company has been serving clients in Independence and its adjacent areas. The real estate brokerage works with individuals looking to buy or sell properties. Its real estate agents inform buyers when a property hits the market within the client's preferred criteria and negotiate transactions on their behalf. They offer a National Listing Distribution program that syndicates the seller's listing to various websites and performs real-time analytics that shows the listing's performance.

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Premium Realty Group

1606 SW State Route 7, Blue Springs, MO 64014
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Located in Blue Springs, Premium Realty Group has been serving clients in the Independence metro and the neighboring areas for more than a decade. It provides real estate services, assisting people who want to purchase or lease properties. These include single-, multi-family, and luxury homes, villas, duplexes, condominiums, and townhouses. Its team of agents guides property sellers throughout the process, from paperwork preparation to closing. Premium Realty Group also caters to buyers and sellers of commercial properties and lands.

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Sage Door Group

1932 NW Copper Oaks, Blue Springs, MO 64015
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Sage Door Group is a full-service real estate company that serves clients in Independence and the neighboring communities. Its agents provide home buyers and sellers with professional advice, personalized sale strategy, current market analysis, and assistance with paperwork. It also helps tenants find rental properties. Property management services, including securing tenants, conducting inspections, and managing day-to-day operations, are also offered. The company was founded by Nicki Thiessen in 2018. Thiessen is a former mortgage loan processor.

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Saundra Hendricks

17000 US 40 Hwy, Independence, MO 64055
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Independence-based Saundra Hendricks is a client-driven Realtor at RE/MAX Premier Properties who has been in the business since 2002. She represents home buyers and sellers in real estate transactions, specializing in luxury, investment, retirement, new construction, and historical properties. She is an Accredited Buyer's Representative and has a certification on Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource. She also handles farm and commercial properties. Hendricks is a seven-time recipient of the Five Star Customer Service Real Estate Award.

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Sellstate Heartland Realty

4705 Mission Road, Westwood, KS 66205
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Sellstate Heartland Realty provides real estate services to clients near Independence. The company offers a digital resource for clients looking to buy, sell, and invest in homes, providing real-time updates of all properties for sale. Its team of experienced real estate agents also strives to get results quickly and maintain a direct line of communication with clients. In addition, Sellstate Heartland Realty is also a partner for PCS military relocations, working with military buyers to make sure clients maximize their VA benefits.

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Stacy Porto

7455 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208
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Stacy Porto is a Reece Nichols Real Estate agent who services residents around Independence. She assists clients who are thinking of selling or buying homes to achieve their real estate goals. She leads the Stacy Porto team called Selling KC, a one-stop shop that is committed to bringing stress-free transactions to clients. Porto is so passionate about her job that she's always in awe when she realizes that she is already helping people the way she has always wanted to.

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The Farmhouse Real Estate Group

15803 E US Highway 24, Independence, MO 64050
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The Farmhouse Real Estate Group serves Independence and its surrounding communities. It handles different types of residential properties, such as condos, townhomes, and single-family homes. Its listing presents properties that are active, pending, contingent, and coming soon. Its agents partner with movers and handymen to further assist clients in the sale or purchase of their homes. They utilize their individual experience in the construction and real estate industries to evaluate a home or negotiate through the process.

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The Kauffman Group

435 Nichols Road, Kansas City, MO 64112
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The Kauffman Group is a team of Realtors, composed of Erika Kauffman, Buffy Gunter, and Ashley Dwight, who represents and advises buyers and sellers in Independence and surrounding areas. The team has been together for 18 years, and in 2019, it achieved $215 million in total sales volume with 929 homes sold, a feat recognized as a nationwide gold standard at the time. The Kauffman Group founder Erika gained distinct honor when she was conferred the 2007 Prudential Honor Society Award as part of the top 15% of Prudential Realtors across the US.

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Thrive

4200 Somerset Drive, Prairie Village, KS 66208
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Located in Kansas, Thrive is a Keller Williams Key Partner firm providing services to clients in the Independence and Prairie Village areas. Sam Lind, its team leader, is a seasoned real estate consultant with experience in design and home improvement. His expertise allows him to help clients inspect homes and visualize their potentials while steering clear from expensive defects. Sam is also an attorney and a real estate investor who is adept at handling complex real estate transactions and representing investors in real estate projects.

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Tommy Needles

3751 NE Ralph Powell Rd, Lee's Summit, MO 64064
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Tommy Needles is a Realtor who serves the Independence community. Needles and his team help buyers find homes for sale that meet their personal criteria and use tools for estimating mortgages. They also help clients sell their homes at the right price by interpreting real estate data involved in their pricing strategies. They use unique marketing plans and staging tactics to attract potential buyers. Needles and his team are committed to keeping clients informed throughout the entire buying or selling process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Real estate agents help property owners and clients who want to buy real property realize their goals. They offer services, guidance, oversight, and expertise regarding the legalities of real estate transactions.

Some common real estate agent tasks and services include listing homes, showing properties to prospective buyers, holding open houses, and negotiating property sales prices. Agents also find homes available for sale that meet their clients’ needs and desires. They explain the sales conditions and draw up transactional contracts.

Agents work with mortgage lenders, property appraisers, home inspectors, and other professionals in the field. Real estate agents can act as a liaison for their clients, explaining complicated legal processes while acting in their best interests; it may be getting the best price for a homeowner who’s selling or negotiating a lower sales price for a buyer. 

Are all real estate agents Realtors?

No. All real estate agents are not Realtors. Realtors are members of the National Association of Realtors. This membership allows these professionals to use this trademarked designation. But membership is not required to provide real estate services. Therefore, real estate agents who haven’t joined a NAR trade association are not Realtors.

How do real estate agents get paid?

Real estate agents are paid when they make a sale. Sales pay on a commission basis. Brokers and the agents who buy and sell properties receive a percentage of the total sales price. The brokers collect the commissions from the sales funds, then pay their agents a set percentage established by contract agreements.

What is a fair commission for a real estate agent?

The typical rate for residential sales is 5% to 6%. For example, a 6% commission on a house that sells for $400,000 is $24,000. Commercial property sales may pay up to 10% on commission. However, the agents split the total commission with the listing broker and the purchasing broker.

How do you pick a real estate agent?

Homeowners who want to sell their homes with the help of a real estate professional choose selling agents, also called listing agents. Aspiring home purchasers use the services of a buyer’s real estate agent. Some real estate agents work for both buyers and sellers, but they usually only represent one or the other at a time. The exception occurs in states that allow dual agency. This arrangement is not recommended.

Get referrals for a buyer’s or listing agent from friends, family, and coworkers, and do some online research. Then, interview agents at different real estate agencies before deciding. Ask about their experience, workload, specialties, commission rate, and marketing approach.

Do buyers pay commission to the real estate agent?

The commission that compensates real estate agents for their services is paid out of the final sales price. It’s the seller who delivers the funds in the end. Since those funds come from the money that the purchaser provides to acquire the home, it could be argued that ultimately, it’s the buyer that pays.

Can a felon become a real estate agent?

The laws and regulations that govern the real estate profession vary from state to state. So, while a felony may prevent someone from obtaining a real estate license in Arizona, an aspiring agent in Florida with a felony on their record is far more likely to get one. Many states allow real estate licensing for people with felonies on a case-by-case basis if the circumstances meet specific guidelines.

Can a real estate agent work without a broker?

Real estate agents may not work independently with homeowners and buyers to list, sell, or purchase homes. A real estate broker must provide oversight. But agents may become brokers after completing special training and/or academic courses and meeting state-specific broker licensing requirements. Though agents may need to work under a broker’s firm for a set period first.

Is it required to hire a real estate agent to sell a property?

In all 50 states and the District of Colombia, property owners may sell their real property without contracting with a real estate agent. These are “For Sale by Owner” arrangements. But many FSBOs eventually turn to an agent to sell their home or commercial property due to the legal complexities of real estate transactions.

How much do real estate agents make?

In May 2021, the average annual income for a U.S. real estate agent had reached $90,687. Agents working in markets with houses that sell for prices far higher than the national average may earn more. On the other hand, lower markets may generate smaller incomes. Sales frequency and commission rates and splits also impact earnings.

How do you become a real estate agent?

Real estate licensing requirements are state specific. But aspiring agents must attend classes to meet their state’s educational requirements. After completing their courses, they must pass an exam that tests both state and federal knowledge of real estate laws and regulations. They also need to find a broker to work under and pay various fees to gain a state license to practice real estate. 

How long does it take to become a real estate agent?

It’s possible to complete self-paced online real estate courses, take the exam, and receive a real estate license in as little as two to three months. But four to six months is a more realistic time frame. At a slower pace, the process typically takes no longer than a year.

How much do real estate agents make per sale?

That depends on many factors, including the commission rate, the agent's split with their broker, and the home's sales price. For example, the average sales price of a new house in the U.S. hit $408,800 in 2021. With a 6% sales commission, that equals $24,528. After splitting that with the listing agency and the sales agent’s broker, the agent may earn about $6,000 to $7,000 on that single sale. Pricier homes earn greater commissions.

How much money do the top earning real estate agents in the world make?

In the U.S., top earners make an average of about $80,000 to $112,000 annually in real estate markets in Alaska, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York. For international agents in the U.S., the average annual real estate agent income is $77,264. Higher earners make nearly $140,000 each year. Some rare “star” agents earn half a million or more annually.

How many hours does the average real estate agent work per week?

Successful real estate agents put in full work weeks. A 40-hour commitment is typically necessary. Those hours are likely to include evenings and weekends. Most agents continue working those hours throughout their careers. They split their work hours between office hours, travel time, and time spent advertising and marketing, generating leads, and showing properties.

What are the best tools and technology for real estate agents to use?

Technology and tech tools are a huge part of a real estate agent’s profession. Customer relationship management tools are essential for quality customer service that attracts repeat and referral businesses. Other helpful tech tools include marketing apps, virtual 3D tours, and technology that assists with lead generation, transaction management, bookkeeping, and accounting. Even graphic design technology can be helpful, allowing clients to visualize their new homes.

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