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Lenexa Residential Real Estate Agents

Browse these residential real estate agents with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lenexa.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
David F.
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Kimberly Williams is terrific. She took the time to get to know me and listen to me to find out what I was looking for in real estate. She is organized, professional and works quickly. Kimberly set up a number of showings that were very much in line with my desired property. I recommend her highly.

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah K.
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If you are looking for a real estate agent who will help you find not just a house, but a home, please call Chris! I am probably not the easiest buyer to work with, and Chris is amazing! He is knowledgable, organized, patient, tenacious, and just a really fun person to work with. He has gone above and beyond the "call of duty" for me more than once, and I confidently recommend Chris as a terrific agent. Hopefully, this recommendation will help you decide to work with Chris, but if you would like to speak with me, please let Chris know. I would be happy to speak with anyone considering him as a real estate agent, and Chris can get us in contact. I actually "fired" my previous agent, found Chris on Thumbtack, and could not be happier!

Ed Rippee RE/MAX Results
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erin W.
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Ed is amazing at what he does. If you are searching for a home or trying to sell, look no further. Ed puts his clients first. I had worked with four other agents in an effort to find my first home before meeting Ed. No one else's customer service even came close to Ed's! He was very patient with me and was not pushy. I took several months off from searching for a home and he never harassed me like other realtors seemed to do at times. Having someone helping you who has been in the real estate business for a bit is vital. Ed knows his stuff! He won't try to sell you just any house so he can make a quick buck-Ed cares genuinely. He knows hazards when they are there and offers good input on what improvements may need to be made. Ed even helped me out with a couple issues after I bought my house. He really goes above and beyond for his clients. I am hard to please, so take my advice and go with Ed Rippee. There is no one better in the business!

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    We are a team committed to providing the best services to our clients. We are available 24/7 to answer any questions and set up showings, tours and consultations. Being a team has worked for us because our clients have more hands working to accomplish the task.

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    In my 10 years in real estate, I have successfully guided so many clients through the buying and selling process. My background in teaching has guided me, as I guide my clients. Creating relationships with my clients is the best part!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What does a real estate agent do?

    Real estate agents help their clients buy, sell, and rent commercial and residential properties. There are also real estate agents that sell industrial and agricultural real estate, but the majority sell residential properties. To become a real estate agent, you must be at least 18 years old, successfully complete real estate courses, and pass a real estate exam. Be sure to check for any required licensing, too. Often real estate agents will earn 5 percent to 6 percent of the total home sale price for their work in representing their client. Typically this commission is split equally between the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent. Here is an overview of what a real estate agent does, according to the United States Department of Labor:

    • Represent clients who are looking to buy, sell and rent properties.
    • Stay knowledgeable about regional real estate prices, mortgages, market conditions and related information, and advise clients accordingly.  
    • Determine competitive market prices by comparing properties.
    • Create and publicize lists of properties for sale, including details such as location and features.
    • Market properties through advertisements, open houses and listing services.
    • Show prospective buyers or renters properties.
    • Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration.
    • Mediate negotiations between buyer and seller.
    • Ensure that all terms of purchase contracts are met.
    • Prepare documents, such as loyalty contracts, purchase agreements and deeds.

    What's the difference between a real estate broker and an agent?

    Real estate agents and real estate brokers both help clients buy, sell, and rent residential and commercial properties. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, real estate brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses. Real estate agents cannot have their own real estate office and must work under a broker. Real estate brokers often have real estate firms and employ real estate agents. Those real estate agents may be employees of the firm, or they may work on contract and earn part of any commission they bring into the firm.

    If you are a homeowner ready to sell or a buyer in the market for a new home, either a real estate broker or a real estate agent can help you achieve your goal. What is more important than their title is their track record and client success stories. When interviewing real estate agents or brokers to help you buy or sell a home, ask about their recent sales history as compared with the original listing prices. If you’re selling a home, ask how they would market your home and what price they would list it at. Whether you hire an agent or broker, you want a professional who will have your best interests at heart.

    What should you look for in a real estate agent?

    When you’re hiring a real estate agent you want to find a qualified pro who can negotiate the best deal for your home — whether you’re buying or selling. Reading reviews will help you weed out obvious bad operators; you want to work with someone who treats their clients with fairness and respect. That said, you also want someone who can play hardball and maximize your real estate deal. Ask for references from recent clients, and be sure to call them.

    Experts encourage you to interview more than one prospective real estate agent before hiring. A home sale or home purchase is a big deal — sometimes the biggest deal in a person’s life — and you want to find an agent who will work hard for you. In today’s market, having a real estate agent who is social media savvy and has an attractive online presence is critical. Ask the agent how they plan to market your house. Review their listings, and ask yourself if they have professional photos with homes that are professionally staged. If the answer is no, they might not have the marketing savvy you’re looking for. Ask what price they would list your house at and why. Pay attention to how they communicate with you during your initial interviewing phase. Are they too busy to respond for several days? Are they clear and helpful? This information is a clue to how they’ll engage during the entire process.

    What do real estate agents charge?

    Real estate agents typically don’t charge a set rate to their clients, but rather earn a commission on the price of the final home sale. In traditional real estate, there is a buyer’s agent and a seller’s agent. The two agents receive 5 percent to 6 percent of the final home sale price and split it evenly, meaning they each earn roughly 2.5 percent to 3 percent of the total home sale. If you are a home seller, you may have fees associated with the sale that are above and beyond the commission the agents earn. The real estate agent may have you pay marketing fees, MLS fees, early cancellation fees, or more. Always ask pricing details before signing a contract so you clearly understand your financial obligations. Here are some of the average (and common) costs that can arise when selling a home:

    • Home inspection: $200-$350 or more, depending on region.
    • Home appraisal: $250-$400 or more, depending on region.
    • Professional real estate photography: $275-$550 or more, depending on photographer, square footage of house, and special requests like sunset shots.
    • Closing costs: Often split between the seller and buyer. An average range for the buyer to pay is between 3 percent and 4 percent, with the seller paying a lower fee at 1 percent to 3 percent of the home’s price.
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