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Cassidy & Nathan Long (November 2016)

"My husband and I are first time home-buyers moving to Kansas City. We were looking for a starter home (and had a budget to match), but wanted it to be nice enough that we could spend several years there.

We had a good feeling with Doug right away. He is very experienced at what he does and that is clear just by talking with him. He is well-versed on what little things to look for in a home and details about different areas of the city. He was also 100% flexible with our schedule. Because we didn't live in KC while we were hunting we could only do anything on the weekend or in the evening, but that was never a problem for Doug. There were even a couple points where we needed to go by the house on short notice, but he always worked hard to find time for us. He also gave us his cell phone number and would always text back immediately when we had a question.

The process of finding a home actually went much more smoothly than we expected. We had been looking the previous year, but eventually took a break after months of frustration. When we decided to start looking again we expected to buckle in for more of the same. Going out with Doug, we found our dream home on the first trip out! After talking to us and going through a few duds he really seemed to have a good sense of what we were looking for. The house we found wasn't just "good enough", it is perfect for us. Everyone who has seen our home is amazed at how beautiful it is and at what a great value. He really listened to what we liked and were looking for, and the result was a great fit.

Doug and his entire team were wonderful. We went in to this knowing very little about the whole process of buying a home, but thanks to them we never felt uncomfortable. We received emails updating us on every step that was being taken and his team members would reach out periodically to ask how everything was going on our end and if we had any questions. Even our mortgage agent commented that he had never worked with such a professional realtor. Right before closing we hit a snag with our lender and Doug was on the phone with them himself helping us hammer everything out. He was definitely a life-saver through the whole process.

Overall, we had a great experience and I would recommend Doug to anyone!"

Marsha Gregg (December 2016)

"We had a signed contract on our house within 4 days of putting our house on the market. Contract was for more than our asking price so we were very pleased. I researched quite a few realtors and chose Doug for an in-home consult based on his website and ratings. Doug was very professional, knowledgeable, and thorough in presenting his real estate services. He seemed honest and genuine. He came close in pricing to what I had researched for the neighborhood and style of home. His Executive Assistant, Lori, and others on the Mitts Home Team were all very helpful and detailed. We took advantage of the staging consult offered which, I believe, helped solidify the overall presentation of our home to buyers. We had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend Doug and his team to anyone looking to sell their home."

Janne Silfverberg (October 2016)

"My house hunting experience with the Mitts home team was phenomenal. Doug and Heather were so kind and patient and made me feel comfortable throughout every stage of the process. They were easy to get ahold of and quick to respond. They took all of the stress out of what can typically be a very stressful experience. During the house search, Doug and Heather made sure I always knew what house details were most important. They would point out where sloppy repairs were done and what hidden problems would eventually pop up. During the negotiation phase, Doug's experience really impressed me. He was so calm and professional. I ended up getting everything we were asking for and more. From the home office, Lori always kept me up to date with where we were in the home-buying process. She kept me organized with all of the paperwork. I won't hesitate to have the Mitts team represent me in the future, whether I'm buying or selling a home. They are such great realtors and more importantly, such great people."

Kevin & Misty Uhl (May 2017)

 "Couldn't have gone any better. Doug's professionalism and personality made the process of selling and buying a home a manageable task. We had a few twists and turns through the process but Doug's condor made the experience second to none. The team was responsive and always available when needed. We had issues and road blocks along the way typical to home purchasing but his team made the experience pleasant and reassuring. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this team to anyone and won't ever use anyone but this team after the experience we had."

Mark Haig (April 2017)

"Doug and his team were top notch from start to finish. Their team was in constant communication with me about every phase of selling my home. We also used a stager that works with the MItts' team and I firmly believe this was another reason my home sold so quickly (was under contract in one day) Doug's market knowledge and awareness also resulted in an increase in list price of over $8,000 from what I went in to the sale expecting. I cannot recommend Doug and his team enough. I put my truxt in Doug and his team, I listened to and heeded their advice. My result was what I described above; a quick sale at a list price that was higher than anticipated but also based on knowledge and experience. I mention this last part because if you hire Doug to sell your home (which you should) listen to the advice you get, is spot on."

Jeff & Angela Rosenberg (October 2016)

"Doug is the best of the best. He was knowledgeable, kind and helpful. Doug has a customer for life!"

Laura & Kevin Phelps (December 2016)

"These guys are the real deal, complete service. The Realtor we used when we sold a renovated home we were working on. They made the entire process operate very smoothly. Would definitely use these guys again. They are a one stop shop for getting the job done seamlessly. This is not the first time we have used The Mitts Home Team and won’t be the last either. They don’t disappoint."

Kelly & Jon Shannon (June 2017)

"We really enjoyed our experience with Kevin and the Mitts Team. The one time Kevin was unavailable for a last minute showing we requested he was able to have another agent (Lori) come show us the home. In a market moving as fast as things are this was a huge help because one days difference could mean missing out on your dream home. Kevin was patient and spent a lot of time helping us narrow down the different areas and styles of homes we were looking at to find the perfect one. We were very happy with our experience.

We were moving into the area with very little knowledge of the Kansas City area. We knew we wanted Johnson County schools that was about it. Kevin worked with us on seeing a lot of homes in different areas to help us narrow down the area we liked best. We were able to find the perfect house in a very aggressive market."

Tyann & Bob Brodeur (September 2016)

"Doug was indispensable to my husband and I during our home search in Kansas City. He was extremely responsive and dedicated to helping our family find a home perfect for us. After a couple visits with us he knew better what we were looking for than we knew ourselves.

Doug is not only professional and experienced, but also kind, helpful and giving. He has an amazing eye for details, pointing out potential problems in homes as well as noting which homes are impeccably well kept. I completely trust his assessment on whether a home is a good buy for the money or not. After one visit with us looking at houses that we'd picked out on the Internet for ourselves (all of which were wrong) he had such a good idea of what we were really looking for that he was able to redirect us toward houses that were more in the ballpark of what we actually wanted. Many of our trips to look at houses included the youngest of our family, then aged 3. Doug was kind to our little one and understanding in a way that only a father can be. Doug was quick to respond to calls, texts, and emails during the whole process of home buying. If we had questions he was always happy to answer them. He had recommendations for reputable professionals including inspectors and mortgage brokers, all of which we were happy with their work.

Doug's kindness and attention did not stop at the closing of our home. When I had concerns after moving in about the electrical work that had been done just before the closing by the seller's electrician, Doug sent his own electrician over to fix it. Just recently, almost a year after we moved into the house, we found ourselves in need of a reputable HVAC professional. My husband and I both agreed we needed to call Doug and ask who to call. He was happy to hear from us and immediately texted me two references. Lori in Doug's office is always happy to help with a problem or to help you understand the next step in the process. Six months after buying the house I sent Lori an email asking about tax forms and she responded to me with pdfs within an hour. It is obvious that she shares Doug's passion for working with kindness and desire to serve others. I have used other realtors in the Kansas City area before when we sold a home a few years ago. Neither of them are anywhere near the caliber of Doug Mitts or his team. I have personally recommended him to many friends if I knew they would be in the market for a home or were selling one. In my opinion, he is the best in Kansas City and you would be grateful to have him advising you on such an important decision."

Diana Baumann (April 2016)

"It could not have gone better. Doug is a genuinely nice person as well as being extremely good at his job. He is both professional and reliable, in addition to being a certified appraiser so he has an extremely good feel for values and pricing. 

I needed to buy somewhere to live in a short space of time. Doug was very quick with responses, flexible with his time, and helpful with his knowledge. I then had to leave the country, and basically left Doug with the instructions to buy the house for me. Now, this was not done through desperation or carelessness, but through the knowledge that I could not be leaving things in better hands. Doug took care of all the inspections, negotiations, and associated joys of buying a house, so I could basically just come back to closing. Doug is extremely ethical, and truly cares about making the right decisions. He is communicative and offers updates throughout the process, as well as providing opinions when requested. 

I had worked with Doug previously to sell a house, and I would not hesitate to work with him and his team again for both property purchases and sales. I recommend him without hesitation or reserve. Lori and Doug have also been great at following up after closing to check on client-happiness."

Andrew & Debra Brown (January 2017)

"Doug and his team were the ultimate in professionalism. They promptly responded to every request and always had comprehensive answers to all of our questions. We truly can not imagine a better individual or team to represent us."

Rachel Gomez (August 2016)

"Doug and Lori are the wonder team! They flew in and rescued a very tired and frustrated owner whose home had been on the market for almost two months. I should also add this home is in a sought-after neighborhood. The Mitts Home Team managed to sell my home in a jiffy!!

I was working with an agent (from a different company) who was very set in her ways, familiar with serving only one “type” of client and culturally insensitive. I can’t say enough good things about Doug’s professionalism. He was the breath of fresh air I needed after a rough experience.

He was well informed about the real estate market, gave good advice, was extremely approachable and always there to answer my questions, no matter how minute. He helped do a few things around the house to get it market ready, and was very reassuring during the entire process. I just wish I had known about him sooner. He was recommended by friends who had a similar experience with their first agent and then found Super Mitts by sheer luck!! He sold their home in two days after it had been on the market for a few months. Doug might have magical powers ... don’t tell him I said that! Lori was prompt and detailed, always sending me email updates and taking care of everything behind the scenes so I didn’t have to stress too much about being so far away. Oh, I forgot to mention I live out of state and was selling my home in Kansas. They made it SO much easier! Do yourself a favor and get the Mitts Home Team to represent you. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!"

Taryn Cavanaugh & Tyler Wendleton (August 2016)

"The Mitts Home Team with Keller Williams was recommended by a family friend. From the first phone call to our closing date they were nothing but professional, kind, caring, and FUN to work with. We were just starting out when we contacted Doug. We lived in an apartment for three years before getting married and deciding it was time to look for our first home. It was very stressful, but when you have a team behind you who knows the area and the market it helps SO much. This team will take a personal interest in making sure you find the home of your dreams. We worked with Kevin, who was so patient with us. Buying a home is a scary, stressful, and exciting experience - do yourself a favor and work with these wonderful people."

David & Judith Schwartz (October 2016)

"Doug Mitts and The Mitts Home Team went above and beyond to assist us with our home search and purchase. We were moving from Tacoma to Kansas City and had a particular list of features that were important to us. Doug Mitts and his team accompanied us on all of our searches as we looked at over 30 properties. We settled on a home in the Shawnee area that is just right for us. We were unable to participate in the final walk-thru, so Doug stepped in and did an amazing job. We have worked with many realtors as we have moved several times during our careers and The Mitts Home Team was by far the most accommodating and attentive to our wants and needs. We recommend The Mitts Home Team to everyone looking for a property in the Kansas City area."

Fran & David Kanter (Jan. 2017)

"They used a standard percentage. He went above and beyond what we would expect a realtor to do. They even helped us clean the house. He did a lot of working around with our schedule. He was excellent in trying to find buyers for us. We had 3 offers in 2 weeks."

John Crowl (September 2016)

Life transitions are very difficult especially when it includes the memories of living in a home for almost 50 years. Selling this home was going to be very emotional for our family. Plus the house was older and in need of updating which made us anxious. You need someone who you can trust to guide your through the process. We had used The Mitts Home Team in the past to sell a home and were very comfortably they were the right team for us to work with.

From the outset, Doug and Lori's professionalism and patience provided us strength during the process. Doug provided a thorough review of the market in our area and recommended a price for sale.  He evaluated upgrades to the home that would make it more marketable. After reviewing the options, we were very comfortable with the strategy Doug recommended.

Doug recommended doing a few improvements. In one example, the stovetop oven's color clashed with the remainder of the kitchen. He recommended that we replace it with a different color oven and helped us find a very economical way to do so. It is interesting how one change can really make a difference.  The kitchen went from being "ok" to "very nice”. We had many people complement how nice the kitchen was even though it had been remodeled almost 20 years previously. At one point, there was a discussion about refinishing the hardware floors. We needed to understand the cost. Without hesitation, The Mitts Home Team had someone out the next day so that we could evaluate the cost of finishing the floors. It really is the full service, customer first approach that we enjoyed working with this team.

We found it really is the little things with The Mitts Home Team that make a big difference. My mother was a collector, and as such, she had thousands of collectibles in the house that needed to be cleared out for showing. This was not an easy task. Doug used his network of professionals to connect us to the right people who could help us manage the process. That really helped us through the process.

We were able to sell the house in a short time and were very pleased with the sale price. Doug and Lori made the closing process very easy working with the buyers agent and smoothing out any issues that came up during the process. Doug negotiated on our behalf to make sure that we maximized our return.

Again, it's the little things and my experience is the Mitts Team does them every time. Thanks to Doug, Lori and The Mitts Home Team for making it happen for us. I highly recommend them for the sale or purchase of a new home. 

I have referred a number of friends to The Mitts Home Team and they have all come back with glowing reviews."

Ed & Nancy Long (August 2016)

"With 30 some years experience in the market, Doug is extremely competent. He helped us sell our home and purchase a new home, and guided us expertly through the process."

Anne & Tom Olerich (September 2016)

"Doug provided us with a listing proposal in notebook form along with contacts for home staging and providers for any needs prior to listing and to remedy issues.

Doug Mitts is the consummate real estate agent. He is knowledgeable about all things related to selling your home for top dollar. His calm, professional manner is incredibly reassuring during what can be a very stressful time. He helps you determine what is a fair listing price based on the latest market analysis so that your home sells in a reasonable length of time instead of sitting on the market because it is overpriced. We listed our home on a Sunday and by Monday we had an offer for well over our list price. It doesn't get much better than that! He followed through with final negotiations and attended the closing to be sure there were no complications. We can’t say enough about Doug's professionalism and work ethic and HIGHLY recommend him if you are looking for a new home or selling your current one!"

Jordan Bain (September 2016)

"The Mitts Home Team is fantastic team of realtors! I was a first time home buyer and I was very nervous about the whole process. The Mitts Team helped me every step of the way. I was able to see multiple houses, get quick responses, and ultimately I bought one! I loved that the whole team was there to help me with any questions or concerns I had. I completely trusted the team (ex: we were looking at one house and Doug Mitts pointed out some very potential problems with the structure).

The Mitts Home Team is fantastic! The were very informative and friendly. The team listened to what I wanted out of my first home and my expectations. Once I bought my home, Doug Mitts bought me a personalized address stamp, which I love! The team went above and beyond during the entire process!! If I ever buy another house, I will definitely use them again! I’d recommend the Mitts Home Team to anyone!"

Kyle & Jessica Lyon (July 2017)

"Doug was great. He helped us purchase our first Home. He's not afraid to point out flaws and listings so you can make the right choice. He keeps your best interest at the forefront of your house hunting, yeah. He's honest and easily accessible when you need him. We really enjoyed working with Doug  and his team and recommend him to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home."

James Bingham (May 2016)

"I contracted with Doug Mitts of Keller Williams Realty to sell my house. I had already moved out of state (although I returned to the house with some frequency); thus a number of details associated with the selling had to be handled by means other than my direct involvement. Doug and other representatives of his team were helpful, conscientious, thorough, and very pleasant throughout the transaction.

In addition to the routine of sale ... pricing, marketing, showing, closing ... Doug assisted with managing contractors engaged in preparing the house for sale; solving problems with my alarm system occasioned by visitors unfamiliar with it; storing family memorabilia which I had missed until I had the opportunity to look through it, and (of particular importance) handling almost all of the routine closing tasks with email and electronic signature so I could review and sign in absentia. In fact, I was in the Middle East during the closing process and, other than a brief panic occasioned by a financing company's requirement for physical rather than electronic signature, the process was smooth and pain-free.

I recommend The Mitts Home Team enthusiastically and without qualification."

Samantha & Cesar Vidal (April 2016)

"Doug Mitts came highly recommended by a close friend of ours who had recently purchased his first home with Doug’s assistance. As first-time home buyers ourselves, we decided to set up an initial meet and greet with Doug at his office where he explained the home buying process to us and we described to him what we were looking for in a house. Following this meeting, Doug set up several automatic e-mails based on our search criteria. These e-mails gave us immediate notification of new houses on the market, then we would indicate which ones we were interested in viewing. Doug was always willing to show us any and all of the houses we were interested in at the times that best fit our schedule (nights, weekends, etc.).

As other reviews have mentioned, Doug used to be an appraiser which is a huge advantage he offers as a real estate agent. When you walk into a house he is looking at the structure and the house from an investment perspective. He does not fill you with “fluff” about pretty colors, etc. He is real with you and will not let you buy anything that he does not feel completely comfortable with. As first-time home buyers, we appreciated his honest feedback and always felt that he truly cared about our well-being and future. We found a HUD foreclosure (which is typically a painful process for realtors), but Doug and team (Lori) assisted us through the entire process answering questions, continually following up with HUD and standing by us the whole time.

Needless to say we found an amazing house, but more importantly we found a real estate agent and friend for life! Thanks Doug and Lori for all of your hard work!"

Toni Wood (January 2016)

"Doug Mitts and his team listed and sold my home in Shawnee, Kansas. Doug had advised me in previous months as I worked to solve some larger issues at my home, and when it was time to sell, Doug quickly made it happen with listings, open houses, flyers and showings. He also walked me through the offer and inspection, and he made the closing go very well. Along the way he connected me with home repairmen and craftsmen who solved problems quickly.

Selling my home, after raising my children there and living in the neighborhood for more than 24 years, seemed like an overwhelming task. But Doug and his team helped me every step of the way. They really know their business, and I would not want to go through the process with any other agent.

One of the best parts of working with Doug is his responsiveness. He is quick to take and return calls and emails about the smallest and largest questions. His team is the same. I really appreciated the communication from Lori, always upbeat and helpful. Doug has a great stager, Mary Ann, who helped me take a buyer's look at my house. She has a great eye for flow and color. 

Along the way I needed to make some quick improvements to my home, and Doug is connected with all sorts of experts in the home repair and upgrade business, and they all seem to take his calls and respond within minutes.That network is valuable!

I appreciated the open houses, flyers and showings. Doug and his team are dogged about getting feedback from showings, and that helped shape my expectations and next steps.

I was thrilled to get an offer within a time frame that I considered short. Doug helped interpret the offer and then walked me through the inspection and follow-up. Overall, Doug and his team took care of me every step of the way. Can't say enough good things about his professionalism!"

James Barnes (May 2016)

"We used Doug as a buyer’s agent to find a home in the Olathe area. He helped us decide on the style of home that best fit our needs, as this was our first home. Doug was easy to work with. He did a great job getting us in to see houses all the while working around our busy work schedules. He was patient with us as we looked for a number of months to find just the right house. His past experience as an appraiser was very obvious when we would tour prospective homes. That skill alone is reason enough to hire Doug. 

When we found the right house he did a great job helping us write up the offer and throughout the negotiating phase of the purchase. After our offer was accepted, he came over the day our house was inspected, to make sure there were no surprises. We secured our own financing and Doug was helpful in making sure all of that went smoothly.

We really liked Doug. We would use him again if the need were to arise, and we’d recommend him highly to you."

Rosanne Troxel (November 2015)

"I contacted Doug through Angie’s list one evening and he responded within minutes. He met with my son from out of town and me and listened to our concerns regarding selling my house. Doug developed an effective plan to market my house which resulted in many showings and an accepted contract after only 13 days. He connected me with reliable tradespeople to do necessary repairs in a timely manner. He even helped me with a few minor items himself. 

Doug was my advocate every step of the way.  He was always available via phone, email and text and responded promptly. He and his assistant Lori kept me informed throughout the process. He was available for conference calls with my son to review issues and information. The customer service was outstanding. I really appreciated his low-key professional approach. I can highly recommend Doug Mitts and his team!"

Laura & Glenn Buonomo (May 2015)

"Words cannot describe how lucky we were to work with Doug. I would highly recommend him to everyone.

We are 2nd time buyers, our 1st house in Kansas, as we recently moved here from upstate NY. We were guided the whole way through this crazy and quick moving housing market with such care, patience and professionalism.

Doug understood the importance of getting us into a new house and he followed up on ALL angles possible to ensure that we would be able to attain our new home. He walked through each house with us with a fine tooth comb, making us aware of all things, good ones or things we should be aware of. He not only got us our dream home, but he made the process extremely smooth, his assistant Lori is incredibly helpful as well. They both kept us informed on each piece of the process, and continued to follow up with us, right through closing and after.

We want everyone to know that Doug is five stars. He gives you and your family 110%. He is all about integrity and excellence. Extremely detailed and patient and on top of all this, he is such a kind soul. We really can't imagine getting any better service than this.

If you want to be part of a winning team, you can with Doug!

He is undeniably the BEST at what he does."

Dawn & Robert Brindle (September 2016)

"Doug and his wonderful team helped us find our new home. We needed more space for our growing family and found a home in the exact area we wanted, with all the features and style we wanted as well! The price was right, too. Doug made the purchasing process so simple and hassle-free for us. I have already recommended Doug to friends and family and will continue to do so! He also oversaw the sale of former house. And while there were definitely challenges, Doug handled them with ease and professionalism. We couldn't be happier with our experience!"

Gerald & Susan Stoker (August 2016)

"Doug was extremely professional in all aspects of the sale of our condo. He even went the extra mile in helping us remove all of the stuff in the basement storage area. We could not have asked for a more knowledgeable, friendly, and professional realtor for our sale. We highly recommend him and  his team!"

Denise & Bart DeMeulmeester

"Doug and his entire team met every exception we had concerning the mechanics of selling our home. From his state to his assistant, we received such personal attention. Being first-time home sellers, we weren’t familiar in any way with the process. Doug and his team made the endeavor almost seamless for us! Every message was responded to, text returned and appointment kept. The sale of our home did not net a huge commission and yet I felt we were treated as if it did. The Mitts Home Team will be our go-to realtor in the future. Their professionalism was sincerely appreciated.”

Heather & Marty Teufel

'We selected Doug after reading countless reviews on Angie's list, Zillow, Trulia, etc. about how dedicated, professional and responsive Doug is. All of the positive reviews are 100% accurate. Doug is an excellent agent. He met with us ahead of putting our house on the market, set us up with his stager for a few additional suggestions before we put the house on the market, had his professional photographer take amazing pictures and most importantly, he helped us set a selling price that was good for us, and good for the market.  

We were very blessed to be selling a beautiful home in a great area. Our home had 5 offers on the first day on the market. Doug was working at 10:30pm at night (the same day it went on sale) to send us all the offers with his observations noted for each. After careful review and consideration of all the offers, we chose an offer and the house was sold in the first 24 hours on the market. Doug and his assistant Lori, continued to serve us all the way through closing. Doug is calm, collected and extremely professional in everything he does. We highly recommend Doug!"

Scott Miller & Daniel Spachek

"Doug was awesome!! My partner and I had no idea where to start when we began searching for our first home, but Doug quickly got us on track and patiently answered all of our questions. Within days he had us looking at houses, asking what we liked and did not like about each one. Doug was also very flexible and able to work around our hectic schedules.

Once we found a house we loved, Doug Mitts walked us through the home buying process and sold us our first home!

Doug was ready to go with the offer, and made each step easy and stress free. When we are ready to buy again we will not hesitate to give Doug a call!"

Patrick & Stephanie Lindner

"Highly recommend Doug and his team for anyone selling/buying a home in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. For over a year, Doug worked with my wife and I to sell one home and buy another. He was continually patient and understanding to allow us to find the right home.  He provided excellent advice on many aspects of the process.

Overall, he helped us tremendously!"

Jim & Libby Bradley (September 2016)

"Doug and his team provided excellent service. They helped us with our "unique" situation during a very busy and seller-oriented market. Doug not only showed us a lot of houses, but also helped teach us what to look for when we entered. Once an offer was accepted, his team did a great job of keeping the communication going."

Lauren Elder (April 2016)

"The team helped me to find a house and helped me through every step of the process including finding a mortgage broker and an inspection service for the house. The team was friendly and helpful.  They were incredibly responsive to questions and open with information about the home buying process.  Overall they made my first home buying experience as painless as possible. I would definitely recommend them to a friend."

Jen & Dustin Babitzke

"Doug Mitts is hands down the BEST realtor in the Kansas City area. Patient, honest, wise, hard-working, generous, professional ... these are just a few of the characteristics that Doug brings to the table. Through every step of our first home purchasing journey, Doug truly had our best interest at heart.

It was very important to us that our home was move-in ready and it would not need any major repairs within the first few years since we were expecting a child soon after our home purchase. Doug was indispensable when it came to pinpointing items that would need repair soon in the homes we looked at. As first-time home buyers, this brand of honesty is worth its weight in gold! There were a couple houses that my husband and I both fell in love with because they were aesthetically pleasing. But Doug showed us the places in these homes that would have quickly become nightmares due to repairs (some of them major) that we simply didn't see with our untrained eyes. I believe other realtors would have jumped at the chance to make a quick sale and take their commission, but Doug truly worked to represent us and our needs. Finally we found a house that was absolutely perfect for us, in our price range, and in our chosen neighborhood ... not to mention finding this property in a tough purchasing market!

Furthermore, we always felt like we were Doug's number one clients. We purchased a modestly priced house for the area in which we live, yet Doug treated us like royalty each step of the way.

If we decide to sell this home and purchase another one, there is no doubt in my mind who we will call. Doug will be our realtor for as long as he will have us. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, call Doug Mitts. I promise you that you will be glad you did!"

Susan Rogers (August 2016)

"Doug helped me sell two homes. He listened and created a plan for both. He set up contractors needed who were dependable and thorough. He is a very patient and calm man. He follows every detail making the stress of home selling dissipate. I will use him again if I buy or sell."

Angie & Kevin Grimes

"Doug Mitts assisted in selling a rental home we owned. He went above and beyond our expectations. We live several hours away from the property that we were selling which made things a little more difficult. Doug assisted in getting people in the home for repairs, locating handyman and HVAC companies to assist in repairs, etc. He was very responsive to phone calls and text messages. He kept us updated on what was going on. We had an offer on the house within 48 hours. Great Realtor, strongly recommend!"

Julie & David Stewart (February 2016)

"Doug mitts sold our townhouse in 3 days! He offered great advice as now to get our home ready to sell. He was also our realtor during our building a new home. Doug was our biggest advocate and supported us the whole time during the sale our of townhouse and the building and purchase of our new home. Doug is always willing to schedule appointments at our convenience even last minute! We have recommended Doug to several of our friends and acquaintances, and will continue to do so! He is a professional in every sense of the word. We can’t say enough about our wonderful experience with him."

Jimmy Lam & Loletta Wong (January 2016)

"Doug and his team rock! I have used different realtors in the past, Doug and his team are the best. Doug helped us sold our last home and found/bought the new dream home. He is extremely knowledgeable, responsive and able to provide valuable advise/ideas through out the process. His experience and integrity make him one of the best in town!"

Steve Wasleski & Michelle Rose (February 2016)

"Doug was recommended to us and helped us relocate to the KC area. He worked with us and our relocation company to find the best property for us. He was always pleasant to deal with and quick to respond to calls and emails. Doug gave us the pros and cons of every house and location we toured. His expertise helped us find a home that met all our needs at a good price. He deftly handled a rather lengthy offer and repair negotiation. In the end, we closed within a week of our desired time frame. Doug continued to follow up with us after we closed to make sure everything was going well. I would recommend Doug Mitts to anyone relocating in or out of the KC metro area."

Tony & Stephanie Parlatto

"On our hunt for our first home, I worked with many realtors looking at houses, setting up meetings to discuss what I was looking for, etc. Every realtor I worked with was either late to a meeting, cancelled, rescheduled, or simply was not professional or friendly when we talked.

After numerous attempts to find a realtor that was punctual, professional, and knowledgeable, I started to think it was impossible until I met Doug. Doug is extremely well rounded. He has amazing people skills, which not only is a nice touch of customer service for his clients, but can go a long way when working with all the other parties involved (lender, contractors, seller, seller's agent, etc.). He also has integrity, which seems to be a rare quality to find nowadays, and genuinely wants the best for his clients. On top of his great service, he brings a wealth of knowledge and contacts to the table. Not only has he been a realtor for many years, he was an appraiser as well which gives him insight and a keen eye that you simply can't get with other realtors.

I am very happy I found Doug and can proudly say he has earned my business for life. Thanks Doug!"

Alex Cason

"Doug and his assistant, Lori, are an amazing team and I very much appreciate all their diligence from beginning to end. Doug was amazing throughout the entire process of listing, contract, and closing the sale of my house. His quality service, knowledge and experience, hard work, and thoughtful communication made this process a breeze for me! Doug was completely honest and knowledgeable in discussing the potential market, the good points and not so great points of the house, recommended a good target price, and even helped secure a fast and inexpensive tradesman for a quick update that made a HUGE difference in the first impression of the house.

Once under contract (16 days later), Doug's value to me was even further realized as we worked through a difficult negotiation with calmness (on Doug's side), and patience (also on Doug's side). I couldn't be more appreciative of the quality service, knowledge, hard work, and communication provided by Doug and Lori.
I highly recommend them to others."

Patrick Schandler (October 2014)

"I cannot say enough good about my experience with Doug and the staff at Keller Williams. This was the second house that I have sold within the past 8 years. The first experience was horrible - extremely stressful when dealing with a difficult buyer as well as an agent that did not give me the impression that they were on my side at all.

Doug was absolutely the opposite. He was not only professional in his approach from A to Z, but often acted as the voice of reason during the times that my emotions/stress level began to seem unreasonable. Doug lived up to his promise of relaying information from the buyer in a timely manner. He responded to both phone and email requests immediately. On more than one occasion, I wondered whether or not he ever actually had other clients, or even a day off, for that matter.

Needless to say, this house sold quickly and with a price that my partner and I were more than happy with. I absolutely credit Doug with the smooth transaction and the fact that I have any sanity left at all."

Scott & Christy Bowers (September 2016)

"The Mitts Home Team was fantastic. Doug spent time to speak with me on his day off, just before leaving on vacation. He then spent time examining every house top to bottom giving insight on what to expect. As a first time home buyer his knowledge was invaluable."

Retta Webb

"Doug was wonderful!! Hands down best agent ever!! He was very patient with me as a first time buyer and was willing to start my search long before I was ready to buy. He was very honest and thorough. I really appreciated his honesty on the quality/condition of homes. He was ALWAYS willing to go look at a house when I asked. He is very professional---an all around good guy too!! I enjoyed working with him and his team!!"

Cynthia Schwert (June 2015)

"Doug is amazing! I live in California and I hired him before I met him, because of the reviews on Angie's List. I needed a lot of help above and beyond what a realtor normal does since the house was vacant and I was 1,500 miles away. He let in the workers I needed and gave me referrals, whatever was necessary. Closed as scheduled. Plus, he's just a really nice guy. You will not regret going with him!"

Ethal Evans

 "Doug Mitts is great to work with. He goes above and beyond what a realtor should do, I am sure. He always has time for your calls and questions. I felt very relaxed knowing Doug was in charge. My home sold the first day he put it on the market!"

Marlen Kohoutek

"A brief note can never convey my thanks and gratitude for all of the time and effort you have expended on my behalf. You have been there for me in ways no one else ever has. May you receive many times multiplied the concern and care you have shown."

Bill & Judy Robinett

"We appreciated the time Doug took to find out what we were looking for in a home at a price we could afford. He did a fine job of showing us suitable properties and not waste our time. We ended up with a good home at a fair price and our interests well protected by Doug in our negotiations with the Seller."

Lois & Bob Branch

"Thank you so much for your professional expertise in helping us sell our home. You rate 'A+' in every aspect of the total experience and transaction."

Emmy Salauddin & Rosmadi Abdul Rahman

"Doug and Lori were such wonderful people to deal with. Doug was the second agent we hired to sell our house. He got us an offer right away, when our previous agent couldn’t get an offer on the table for four months. He also knew reliable people to fix things in the home, from electricians to contractors. We were so grateful to have found Doug, even though it was four months late in the game. He and his team made us worry less during the process. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

Laura Becker

"We looked at homes for a couple months, approximately 20 houses. Doug gave us his honest opinion on the value of the house we were looking and whether it was a reasonable deal. He is very professional and extremely knowledgable about the Kansas City market. We highly recommend his services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!"

Tamara Montoya

"Doug was my realtor in both the selling of my home and the purchase of my new home. I cannot say enough good things about him! Buying and selling a home is a stressful time and Doug made it as painless as possible. I feel he always had my back and made sure I always got the best deal possible. I relied heavily on Doug's knowledge of real estate and he was always professional, punctual, reliable and super easy to talk to. Although always professional, I felt he was a friend and an ally throughout the process. He always answered my questions patiently, and I had many!

I HIGHLY recommend Doug and I will definitely hire him as my realtor in the future should I need one."

Kristen & Andrew deHaan

"Doug was a pleasure to work with. Always quick to respond to our inquiries, and kept us informed throughout the process. I would not hesitate to recommend Doug to handle the sale or purchase of a home. We were pleased with his services, found him to be very honest and open, and felt he genuinely cared about getting us the best price for our home in a timely manner."

Liz Preston

"Doug was hired by my dad to sell his home. Our family was dealing with many stressful life events with the continual failing health of my mother. Doug went over and above all expectations by not only providing the needed resources to get the house ready to be placed on the market, but he also contacted and set up the appointments for the cleaning crew, painter, plumber, electrician, estate seller, etc. This helpful action took considerable pressure off my father and me. I could relax knowing that he was taking care of my dad. 

My mother was given a short time to live and the family could not emotionally deal with anything else. We though it best to temporarily take the house off of the market. After all the work that Doug provided, he was completely sympathetic and accommodating to our request. He continued to look for a home for my dad to move into. My mother died December 17. I met Doug at my mother’s visitation, before we had business discussions by phone and email.

I was very impressed by how Doug placed the client’s needs above his own. He was available when I had a question, was responsive by returning my phone call or text in a timely manner. If he was with a client, he informed me that he would respond as soon as he was available.

It is Christmas Day and we just buried my mother the week before. It was tough, but I received a Christmas present from above!  Doug found a condo perfectly suited to the needs of my father. My dad was smiling and excited about the place. I was at first dumbfounded at the news. On Christmas Day the family saw the condo that my Dad loved and on February 14 he moved in!

Doug's supportive actions helped my family through a very hard time of life. He relieved me of personal stress and pressure to make sure my dad was cared for. I came to know that he is a man of integrity and of his word.

I admit, I had some anxiety of how this entire scenario would play out. Thank you, Doug, for your untiring problem solving help and professional services. There was an estate sale Feb. 7 and 8, the closing of my parents home and the condo was Feb 13.  On Valentine’s Day we move dad into the condo and he loves the place! What a wonderful gift for my dad on Valentine’s Day!

I would hire Doug Mitts in a flash if I sold my home. I highly recommend him to you."

Todd Gafney

"Doug is a rock star! He was an excellent realtor to work with to find my new home. He took the time to uncover what was on my "wish list" for a new residence. He located several homes that fit that criteria and tirelessly spent time with me to find the perfect property to suit my needs. Responsive, hard-working, excellent listener - everything I needed for a great real estate agent! Doug was a trusted advisor throughout the process and I continue to rely on him for his many references to help me to fine tune my home even further."

Paul Schubert

"We used to look for properties in the Olathe and Lenexa areas. He was excellent. One of the best things about Doug was that he worked for a long time as a home appraiser. This gives him excellent insights into the value of the properties. He was also able to point out issues with houses that most Realtors, as well as us, would normally miss. He was very personable and responsive."

Doyle Nice

"I called Doug Mitts based on Angie’s List reviews. I was not disappointed. I was in the middle of some life changing events, which made Doug’s job much more difficult. He more than dealt with that complication. I made several calls to Doug on short notice for home showings that were late Saturday evening, in bad weather. I know it was a significant inconvenience for him, but he never showed it. 

Overall, he has shown me homes at good prices that were very near to what I was looking for. He gave me plenty of choices so I could compare to make a sound decision. I would definitely use Doug again and I would recommend him to anyone."

Kasia Jamroz (March 2016)

"It was a pleasure to meet and work with him. He is professional, reliable and just a very nice person. I am sure I will come back to him with my future real-estate needs, as well as recommend his services to anybody."

Miguel & Ellen Spidle

"Doug was great to worth with during our home-buying experience!  He was very knowledgeable, professional, and was great with our kids who sometimes tagged along to look at properties.  We felt like he went above and beyond his duties as a buyer's agent to help us with an issue regarding the sale of our home in another part of the city.  His previous experience as an appraiser was invaluable!  We would highly recommend Doug to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a home!"

Teresa Sharples

"From the starting gate, Doug made me feel like I wasn't alone in the endeavor. He took extra measures to ensure every step was as painless as possible. Every house selling experience is unique and his skills/knowledge of the field shine through with the way he handles every phase of the selling process. To top that off, he is a considerate, polite, easy to work with person. I will definitely use his expertise again in the future if I am ever in the position of selling another home. He is attentive to every aspect of selling your home. He even rolled up his sleeves and attended to a minor issue I had to fix. He communicates well. He stays in touch, keeps you up-to-date, and is quick to reply to your calls, texts, and emails. He is a great manager. From the first day on the job he is a hands-on real estate agent. Some real estate agents talk big and then do not follow through once you sign on with them, but Doug is attentive to the details and makes sure every aspect big and small is met, focused on, and completed thoroughly."

Adam & Christina Cater

"We have bought and sold many homes and Doug was excellent in every aspect of selling our home. He showed up with a wealth of information about comps in our area, he was constantly available for questions, information about feedback, fliers, other homes for sale and their statuses and when we did get our offer, he went an extra step and helped us fix a couple minor things that our buyer wanted done. Without hesitation we would absolutely recommend Doug. Thanks!"

Randy Kosch

"Doug helped guide me through the process of selling my townhouse in what proved to be a challenging market. He was thorough, very knowledgeable, and always came prepared. The marketing materials he assembled were of high quality and made my property standout above the rest. Anytime I had questions or concerns, Doug was quick to respond. As a result of his experience and professionalism I was able to sell the property in a short amount of time."

Gene Zigler

"Doug is one of the most patient, organized, and well-connected agents in the KC metro area. He made the shopping, selection, and buying process a breeze. He even offers recommendations for handymen, plumbers, flooring, if your prospective new home needs work, he has trusted, professional referrals with whom he has worked for years. I have been in my new home for a few months now. I absolutely love coming home to it! Honestly, I never want to leave! And it is all due to Doug's willingness to listen to my likes and dislikes as we viewed homes. Doug helped me build a list of criteria and constraints, narrow the scope, and find my dream home. Thanks Doug!"

Bob & Christine Thurm

"We have worked with Doug a few times now, purchase of our home 5 years ago, sale of my Mother-in-law's home and now the sale of our home, and we have only had pleasant experiences! Doug paid attention to the details that make all of the difference in the world, from "watchouts" in purchasing a home to making our home most appealing to buyers. He was always available to answer any questions we had and handled many things above and beyond our expectations. His real estate experience with different locations across the KC market was also very helpful in getting the most value for our home. He made our relocations to and from Kansas City much easier to accomplish."

Jared & Susan Ebel

"Doug was amazing. He came recommended to us by word of mouth, and more than lived up to that recommendation. We were first time home buyers so the whole process of buying a home was vary foreign to us. Doug did a great job of helping us consider our options, explaining benefits and consequences of different decisions, and just did a great job all around at educating us so we could make a well-informed choice for our first house. The fact that Doug has appraisal experience also helped, as he was able to help us determine what each home's value really was. We truly felt he steered us clear of homes that might have had poor construction or impending issues, and always kept our best interests at the forefront of anything we were doing. His approach definitely took away alot of the pressure associated with first-time home buying and made our experience a pleasurable one. His communication is also amazing - he called us all the time with ideas for houses to look at, and always made time in his schedule to show us homes no matter what was going on (weekends, evenings, etc). We've been in our home for four months now and have to say we have no regrets about our decision to purchase this home and are incredibly thankful that we found Doug to walk us through the process. Aside from his punctuality, professionalism and great communication, we have to say Doug is also a very personable man and is so easy to get along with. We highly recommend him to anyone needing an agent."

Chris & Sandy Ballard

"Working with Doug has been such an amazing experience. After hearing horror stories about Realtors we were hesitant to use one, but it was the best decision we made. We looked at houses about 2 years ago and used Doug to help us. For personal reasons, we decided not to buy a house at that time. Doug was friendly and encouraged us to wait for the right time. About 6 months ago we decided the time was right and we got back in contact with Doug. He jumped right in to help us. He never made us feel badly about waiting - if anything, he supported us to do what is right for our family. This time around Doug dedicated countless nights and weekends to show us houses. He always made sure we took our time & thought things through before making an emotional decision. We looked at over 100 houses. Doug was never irritated or pushy towards us for looking around. Doug helped us understand different things and made sure we knew what we were getting into. Being first time home buyers, this was such a huge help! We made two offers that resulted in no house. We became discouraged and thought about giving up. Doug told us he knew it was hard and how much we wanted a house so we kept looking. Finally we found the place we now call home. This has been a long road, but it was worth it in the end all because we had such an amazing Realtor. We could not have gone through this process without him. We cannot say enough how wonderful Doug is!"

Tom & Jessica Bondurant

"Doug was awesome! I live out of state and he was a huge help with setting up repairs and working with a difficult tenant through the entire sales process. He was very responsive. I would definitely work with Doug again if given the opportunity and cannot recommend him highly enough!"

Amy Sue Bliss

"Doug Mitts is an outstanding real estate expert! As a 4x home owner, buyer/seller, I’ve experienced multiple agents and companies. I’m very pleased my most recent experience with Doug’s fine counsel took me from listing my home to closing in 60 days. What transpired within those 60 days is what I’d like to provide testimony on! Doug provided not only very intelligent knowledge of the industry, the area, the trends and the market and opportunity within it, but he did so with great care, compassion and expediency. All of the latter I deeply respect and appreciate. My "60 Days with Doug" experience included almost daily contact! Doug afforded me a meeting at onsite prior to listing with a ‘stager’ to ensure my home was show-ready, counsel/mediating with Old Republic as I encountered a need to utilize my warranty purchased for an appliance that decided to retire on me, and facilitation of bids with contractors he recommended for inspection item attention. It didn’t end there - when a contract came in on a Sunday late afternoon, he met with me, reviewed it, and responded with acceptance within mere hours. I had 37 days from contract to closing date; we navigated inspection, list review, response and acceptance, appraisal confirmation and steered to closing. 37 days might seem like an eternity, but it’s much much shorter than one realizes! All of the above are what one would expect from a real estate agent committing to serving you and the home sale arrangement protocols. I can tell you the journey was made much easier for me just knowing every time I would speak to Doug, he would be so pleasant, calm, gracious, kind, polite - even during times when one might experience great anxiety. Knowing Doug would calm the waters was hugely valuable to me! You cannot put a price on that type of service level! If you are seeking an agent to work with, look no further! Whatever the number of days you have working with Doug, your experience and journey will be worthwhile."

Shirley Ruddy

"I just moved from Shawnee to Lawrence and was referred to Doug Mitts. He is a wonderful, wonderful salesperson. He is absolutely fabulous and I cannot recommend him enough! Any and all friends will be directed to him. I just can't get over how wonderful he is, going out of his way to do many, many little kindnesses and was so thoughtful. I'd like to give him a big raise!"

Fran & Maralee Striker

"Fran & I want to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude for your help in listing our home. Your professionalism, kindness and skills are unmatched and we would refer you to others without hesitation. We are proud to call you our Realtor and now, a friend. We wish you all the best."

Tony & Laura Johnson

"Doug Mitts was excellent at helping us to find a home. We looked at probably 50 houses in our search and he was always willing to look at as many as we wanted. Even when we had all of the snow he was still setting appointments and battling the elements to accommodate us. Doug went out of his way on every level to help us find the perfect home. My wife and I feel very fortunate to have found Doug to help us. Not only is he very professional he is one of the nicest people we have ever met. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home. Thank you very much Doug!"

Deb (A Fellow Realtor)

"Thanks for facilitating such a smooth transaction. You were great fun to work with and I really appreciate your prompt responses as well as going "above and beyond" in making the home ready for my client"

Steve & Kathy Kelman

"Because Doug is a former appraiser, he is unusually qualified as an advisor to home sellers and buyers like us. He has helped us on both sides of those transactions and, in our experience, he was consistently the consummate professional, always on top of the latest developments. We appreciated his quick replies to our inquiries and requests. We absolutely recommend him to other home buyers and sellers.”

Kelly Klinke

"I asked for a realtor recommendation from an appraiser when I refinanced my home, and he recommended Doug. He said that he had worked with Doug years ago, and because Doug is a former appraiser and an honest guy, he is good. I am so glad I took his recommendation! It was one of the smartest financial investments I have ever made. I started working with Doug months before I decided to put my house on the market. Every recommendation he made was excellent and he helped me save thousands of dollars, including the service providers he recommended: 1) My long-time plumber recommended $5k worth of work, Doug strongly suggested that I get another bid and recommended a plumber who solved the problem with a $20 clamp. 2) Doug recommended Freddie Timbrell to paint the interior of the house, and Freddie is a gem (also honest, takes pride in his work and reasonably priced) who ended up fixing window frames, re-plastering a ceiling, fixing trim around the baseboards, building shelves, and-more. 3) Doug asked Mary Ann to provide staging help. This was all part of his fee, I did not pay extra for the service. Mary Ann came out to my home twice, once for an hour to make recommendations, and then for six hours once I was ready to sell. She is incredibly talented and I know that my home sold much quicker than it would have otherwise without her expert help thru Doug. All the suggestions she made were for small, inexpensive changes, and when she was done you would not recognize my home, it looked so much more appealing for the demographic I was targeting with the sale of my home. 4) Doug also recommended a lawn guy who not only cleaned up my 3/4 acre yard and trimmed bushes at significantly less per hour than the two previous lawn services I had used, but he dug and put in a hosta bed that looked great. Once I put the house on the market, Doug was awesome. I could not believe how many showings he was able to book. I think I had twelve in the first week. I felt like I was his only client because of his diligence, time and effort, constant check-ins and almost daily updates, and immediate follow up and follow through. In a tough market with several foreclosures within blocks of my home, I had an offer within 30 days. Doug was worth his weight in gold. He is kind, respectful, diplomatic, savvy, and adept at negotiating. The young buyers were working with a first time realtor and it was labor-intensive and time-consuming process for Doug. They had some unusual requests and unreasonable demands. I was despairing that it would not work out, but Doug was awesome. After two initial offers I turned down, he got me the final offer that worked for me from these buyers. My favorite thing about working with Doug is that he is just a wonderful person. Humble, modest, charming, unassuming, honest, kind, always respectful, and with incredible acumen and knowledge for getting a house sold in the best possible outcome for the seller. And his talent for dealing with difficult people with kindness, good humor and trustworthiness is most admirable. I am also going to mention that Doug and his wife have adopted several special needs children out of foster care, and he is a devoted father. I only found this out by asking, he does not trumpet his own horn about this incredible gift. He is just a lovely person. I wish every customer service experience could be like this. Doug made what could have been a really stressful situation a really positive one. He made everything work smoothly for me, which is no small feat!"

Chark & Ginny Lyon

"We had a wonderful experience both buying and selling our home through Doug. He walked us through all the steps, anticipated issues and let us know what to expect at every turn!!"

Wes & Jessica Wadman

"Thank you very much for your assistance in selling and then purchasing our house. The idea of selling our home in this current market was daunting, but you stepped up in all aspects, particularly with home improvements, staging and working with contractors. Doug, your knowledge of the real estate market is excellent and we will recommend you to anyone buying or selling a home in the KC area. We appreciated your advice and customer service. They were a reassuring aspect that we made the right choice in this stressful process. We LOVE our new home! Thank you!"

Casey Chapman

"I have bought and sold several homes with Doug Mitts. He is a high integrity agent that understands multiple markets in the KC area. His 20+ years of prior appraiser experience provides him with a unique skill set to quickly assess properties for current and potential value. If you are looking for an agent, do not hesitate to use Doug!"

Troy & Cindy Robertson

"Doug went above and beyond to assure that purchasing a house was actually a very enjoyable experience. The purchase of our new home went very smoothly, thanks to Doug's attention to detail and consideration of our needs and desires. He was available 24/7 until the closing of our house was final. Over the last 9 years, we used other real estate agents in the Kansas City area, and the service provided by Doug was far superior. We are extremely happy with the service by, in our opinion, the best realtor in Kansas City!"

Heather DiRocco

"Doug was a buyers agent for me. I was totally new to the KC area and he made the process seamless and painless. I arrived in KCMO on July 15, and Doug was able to show me homes that week. The first time we went out we looked at homes I saw online and some that he thought I would like. Once meeting me he took the search into his own hands and came up with a place I loved. He was completely honest about going on vacation, but he worked from vacation to help me close within a month. He recommended a mortgage company when the one I was using gave me a bad deal. All the advice and services Doug recommended were top notch. I really can't say enough nice things about him. I will be using him to sell my house when the time comes."

John & Karen Powell

"I can't say enough about what a great experience it was to buy a home with Doug's assistance as our Realtor. He not only took time to research houses, but went that extra mile by finding out what our personal preferences were and tailoring the homes he showed us to those. Since we were out of town buyers, he took time out to go to houses we wanted to see and take personal pictures to send to us of the grade of the driveways and the slope of the backyards....truly out of his way, it definately maximized our time we had to look at houses. Once we picked a home he helped us to negotiate the price and with his background in estimating, he was able to point out certain things about the house to be aware of as we purchased. Once we dosed the deal, Doug was stlll there, helping us with closing, and with coordinating workers to help fix any issues. He once again came and took pictures once the seller moved out so we could see first hand what the house looked like. It was extremely reassuring since we lived in another state. He even stopped in and fixed a slow drain in the master bath so we wouldn't have to deal with that when we arrived. Again, he went above and beyond what any real estate agent should be doing. It was an extreme pleasure to work with Doug. His knowledge of the housing market and taking time to hear what our wants were helped to make this the BEST buying experience we have had. I highly recommend anyone to work with him the next time they are buying or selling a home!"

Ryan & Jamie McGinn

"Doug was our agent to sell a house and buy a new one in a different area of the city. We chose Doug after reading others reviews on Angie's List and are so glad we did! Our house had been on the market last year for several months and did not sell. Doug and his stager came through and made suggestions for improvements (he was very price conscious in making suggestions) which we appreciated. After making the improvements Doug listed the house and it sold the 2nd day on the market. Although we know there is a certain amount of luck in making a quick sale, we also credit Doug for his great eye, advice, sales strategy and for determining the most appropriate price point."

Harry & Suzie Soyster

"Doug acted as our agent in finding our perfect home in Johnson County during April and May of 2012. We found Doug to be especially attentive to what we were looking for in our new home and diligent in searching for those characteristics. All actions and documents were delivered in a thorough, expert manner. His negotiation suggestions were effective. His pleasant demeanor and courtesy were constant. After closing he was as responsive to our concerns as he had been at the start of the home search. Doug in his final inspection for house deficiencies (alter the former owners had left the house) found that the ice maker valve to the then absent refrigerator was leaking. He alerted the seller's agent and assisted in making sure that all resulting water damage was thoroughly and quickly repaired. After closing he continued efforts in resolving a title concern. We recommend Doug without reservation. He made our search for a new home almost FUN!"

Kyle & Laura Bodenstab

"Our experience with Doug Mitts was fantastic. I wish there were a higher rating than an A! Even though we had been through the buying and selling process several years ago (with a different agent and agency) Doug took the time to explain the whole process to us and the tools he used to recommend a sale price for our house. Leading up to the our house being put on the market he provided us with a home staging expert (who we highly recommend) as well as his own personal opinion on what things to change and what not to change. On the purchase side he asked what we were looking for, the size, style, area, price. When we went to look at homes he always had recently sold comps available and whether the home we were looking at was priced correctly/too high. He was always taking notes and was bringing things to our attention that we would have missed during an initial showing. He understood the marketplace and subdivisions and let us know whether the house we were looking at was at the top of the price range for a subdivision. He was always our advocate. Doug was very quick to respond to email, phone calls, text messages and if he did not have an immediate answer he would let us know and get back to us with an answer. During our buying process he again explained in detail the difference between one subdivision and another, the pricing of the homes for these areas. He was always available to show us homes during early evenings, weekends, over lunch hours, and if he had a conflict he would always suggest another suitable time for us to view. When we were on our way to the showing of another home, we saw a For Sale By Owner home in the same neighborhood and after our viewing he drove by that home, got the contact information, contacted the seller, and setup a showing for us. With this being a FSBO property it presented some unique challenges in that the owner had a previous sale fall through and was very "skeptical" that we would complete the purchase of this home. In addition, the seller took the inspection report very personal and instead of focusing on the two large items that needed repair, seemed to be bogged down with all of the nickel and dime issues thinking we wanted all of those repaired. Doug was instrumental in walking the seller through this process, explaining the report and what we were asking for and not everything that was in the report. Doug really worked to gain the trust of the seller; always being honest and forthcoming and communicating with the seller throughout the entire sales/purchase process and that once our home made it through inspection and appraisal and everything with our buyers agreed upon and settled that we should not have any issue with closing and it was just a waiting game. We highly recommend using Doug Mitts, his calm even-keeled demeanor is very comforting during very stressful processes and situations, where emotions run high and low, and many of the parties involved take the negotiation process very personal. He understands and knows the marketplace - we had a full price offer on the sale of our home within two weeks of putting it on the market and the showing agent feedback indicated our pricing was right on with the market and area. He understood our needs as buyers and worked to get us into the neighborhood at the top of our list and again worked to build a trusting relationship with our seller. We truly appreciate Doug's professionalism and efforts and we highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home."

Jennifer & Omar Ahmad

"Doug assisted us by expertly navigating us through the process of marketing our home during a challenging market. He was honest in his feedback and was an excellent resource. While we had our home listed, he went above and beyond in his efforts. Doug is highly respected in our community and has built his business on referrals. Selling a home isn't as exciting as finding a new home and exploring a new community but Doug made it much easier for us to navigate. I found him to be an ethical, responsive, knowledgeable realtor. It was a pleasure working with him. I highly recommend Doug!"

Betsy Meek

"We recently purchased our first home. We heard about Doug Mitts from a family friend who he also assisted in buying their house. He was so personable and helpful every step of the way. When we told Doug what we were looking for in our house he showed us a variety of homes, until we found what we knew would be perfect for our family. From making the offer to signing the title he explained everything so well. Even after moving into our new house, Doug called to check in and make sure everything was going as planned!"

Tracie & George Blake

"Thank you for all of your help in getting our house sold so quickly. We appreciated your hard work, commitment and professionalism. We are glad to close this chapter and move forward. If we know of anyone in Kansas City that needs a real estate agent, we will most definitely send them your way!"

June Yerby

"I want to thank you for your excellent service to me. You were always there and that was very comforting."

Janice & Lynn Potter

"As my husband approached retirement, we explored the idea of making a move to a home that offered amenities lacking in our present home. Both of us had a long list of desired features and requirements in a home. We turned to Doug Mitts as our buyers agent and found him most helpful. He presented us with many options and was always prompt with answers to our questions. We highly recommend Doug to anyone who is seeking experienced help in the real estate field."

Kim Abel

"I can't thank you enough for all your help & support in getting mom's house taken care of. You are amazing and we don't know what we would have done without you!"

Barbara Zielinski

"Thanks for all your help in selling both houses on Woodson. We really appreciated all the little extra things you did to get the houses sold. You did an excellent job. Also, thanks for bringing all the paint from the basement so it could be picked up. It was a pleasure working with you. Thanks again for all your help and kindness. God Bless You!"

Lisa & Randy Carney

"Thank you so much for all of your hard work. You are a rarity in this day and age! You are extremely knowledgeable about the market and so very honest. Your knowledge, honesty, professionalism, integrity and willingness to go the extra mile, in our opinion, allowed for the very smooth sale of our home. We have already recommended you to several people and will continue to do so. We are looking forward to working with you again someday!"

Walt & Lou Gelbach

"Doug was most professional in every aspect of representing us in the sale or our house. He was very thorough in the analysis of houses similar to ours and priced it right - selling within a week! He was with us all the way in every aspect - working with the buyer's agent to make things easy for us. He made the selling of our house a pleasant experience."

Roxanne Higbee

"I cannot thank you enough for everything you've done for us. I felt totally confident in your expertise, and know and appreciate all or your extra efforts you made with us! Thank You!"

Kevin & Rhoda Warner

"Just a quick note to say thanks for your assistance in the purchase of our new home. We absolutely love it. You were wonderful at answering all of our questions. We appreciated the fact that you followed up on every issue we brought to you. Even after the papers were signed, you were there for us. You're the hardest working real estate agent in the business! You were a pleasure to work with!"

Ray & Olive Walkup

"Ray and I appreciate so very much the time and effort you have spent selling our home. For all the hours of work and the many trips you have made to bring us up to date, we are grateful. You really have earned the Real Estate award you have received. We are so proud of you and your darling family."

Mary Shrack

"I want to thank you for your graciousness and dedication in selling my home. You kept me apprised of showings and open houses, personally visiting me with updates and even adding a picture in the monthly newsletter. Doug you are very honest and kind and your knowledge of the market in our area was invaluable in the sale of my home. The entire experience was positive and I would highly recommend you to anyone for their home selling and buying needs."

Jean Cramer

"I had excellent help from Doug Mitts with the difficult work of selling my house. He gave me great advice and many practical suggestions so that everything went well from start to finish. Also, my children were all very impressed with the quality of his knowledge, advice and practical help. All in all it was a very happy experience and resulted in a very satisfactory deal."

Suzanne Webb

"Thanks so much Doug, for making the sale of my house such a relaxed and effortless journey. Your part was done with such thoughtfulness and expertise. How many of us can say that a house was sold in two days?! Your personal attention and footwork are much appreciated and I thank you very much."

Stephen & Carol McCoy (July 2017)

"It could not have gone better. I was a mortgage lender & Real Estate agent for 30 years. I in all those years have never gotten this kind of service from a Real Estate agent. Doug & his team were always responsive within a 2 hour period. They have a great software system that advises you of any and all progress during the selling & escrow period, so I never had to call to find out the what was happening. Doug also handled all of the vendors needed to get our home ready for sale. It was so helpful, since we live in California & the property was in Kansas. All of the vendors were professional & the work they did was excellent. The listing went into the MLS on Friday at noon. It was shown 20 times & we had an offer $6,000 over asking Friday night. We own several more properties, that we are planning on selling in the next few years. We wouldn’t think twice about hiring The Mitts Home Team to sell our homes."