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Bobby Sharma, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA

Can members on this board recommend a good, knowledgeable Realtor?

Asked by Bobby Sharma, Oakland, CA Sun Mar 31, 2013

I am looking for an experienced, knowledgeable, local, reliable Kansas City, MO licensed agent or broker that fully understands the local neighborhood. Hoping that members can recommend somebody to me.

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Scott Hulen’s answer
Picking a Realtor®; you should interview several Realtors® before making a decision. Do not solely rely on a referral! Do the work yourself and interview several. Here’s a short check list of questions to ask & things to consider:
1) The paperwork involved in this process is extremely complicated, having stated this It is important that a Realtor be “practiced at our trade” pick a Realtor® which has completed 15+ transactions the previous year
2) Interview 3-5 full time Realtors® (very few part-time agents have the same skills as a person who works Real Estate on a full time basis)
3) Do not choose a Realtor® who proclaims themselves as “EXPERTS” because they have taken a seminar and have a designation on their business card. (CDPE, ABR, CRS and others) many of these expert classes require less than 16 hours of training and everyone who pays the fee passes. The experts are the ones who run the race not just buy the t-shirt.
4) Do a basic back ground check on your Realtor® use a site like PIPL or just goggle their name, this usually turns up items such as lawsuits, bankruptcies or other items which you feel might interfere or conflict with a Realtor® representing your best interest. Ps: this does not work for a John Smith
5) Once you have interviewed your potential Realtors® and if you are still unsure and want a “trail run” sign an exclusive buyers agency for 48 hours with the Realtor® and explain if all goes well in the beginning then you will be willing to commit for 3-6 months.
6) Work with a Realtor® which is local to your area. Meaning a 10-20 mile radius, they will know the schools, shopping and the growth potential of the area without having to go look it up!
7) Don’t worry too much about a Realtors® personal advertising program, if they are a member of the local MLS & have a National Brand their personal attempts to enhance the marketing of your home is limited at best. If they state otherwise they are just blowing hot air. The internet takes care of 98% of the advertising needs.
8) Before you sign a contract wait one week & call your choice 2-3 times, see if they answer the phone and if they call back within 4 business hours. Believe it or not answering the phone is one of the most important items on this list.

Before you even start this process consider purchasing the book by Dave Ramsey “The Total Money Makeover” this will provide valuable information in regard to having a successful financial life & make a prudent home purchase!

That’s your list! Good Luck!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 31, 2013
No, but you can find one here. Best next action is to ask a local Real Estate Broker by clicking "Find a Pro" in the main menu at the top of this website. http://www.naplesrealestateguys.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 13, 2013
Rick Bell - Realtor
Licensed in Kansas and Missouri
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes
11150 Overbrook Road, Ste 150
Leawood KS 66211

Rick.Bell@kansascityhomes.com
Ph. 913-735-3613

Web: http://RBellHomes.com and http://KCRealtyService.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 4, 2013
I have clients moving to KC, they are using Ron Timbrook and think very highly of him.
(913) 661-2375 or (913) 710-2375,
timbrook@kansascityhomes.com,
8101 College Boulevard
Suite 100
Overland Park‎ Ks‎ 66210
United States
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 31, 2013
Please go to http://www.anitahomenow.com or just Google my name to learn more about me.

Thanks!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 31, 2013
Thanks Anita, but the link above is not working.
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Most agents on here have past client recommendations. What neighborhood are you looking in? Would be happy to assist you.
Sherri Oaks
816-365-8660
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