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"Laurie went above and beyond helping my father find his house when moving back to Kansas.

She was available when he needed her to be and was able to find more houses to see on the fly when the ones we looked at didn't quite feel like a home to him. The lender was causing issues with their failure to communicate with us and Laurie was able to help him locate a better quality lender all while still making sure everything was on track with the inspection, appraisal and that my dad was getting the best deal possible per the contract. If you want someone who genuinely wants to help you find YOUR home, Laurie is the one you need." (5-Star Facebook Review)

Amy Morris

Dean Goodell worked with me for the last 6 months to find a piece of hunting land.

Dean was thorough, knowledgeable, persistent and great to work with. He was very flexible with his schedule to accommodate requests I made to go look at property. Dean was willing to contact other Realtors to get important information prior to looking at property. He knows his industry well and does a great job helping a buyer locate a piece of property. I would highly recommend Dean Goodell if you are looking to buy a piece of property.

Rod Smith (Osage County)

How could we be so lucky as to find this Realtor and now friend for life?

 We can never thank him enough for finding such a "unique property" for us and look forward to many years of birdwatching, prairie walking and discussion of conservation issues with Dean.

Debbie Borek (Bourbon County)

Having spent 5-6 years searching the internet for land, we emailed Crown Realty.

Dean promptly responded and started searching for us. Since we knew nothing about purchasing land, Dean helped us through all the steps, keeping our best interests at heart. He was patient with our many questions and very knowledgeable. After we closed on the land he said to call anytime with any concerns or questions on taking care of the property. Dean will be the first person we call if we decide to buy or sell land again, and will highly recommend him to our family and friends.

Kerstan and Christy (Douglas County)

Joe is the guy to call with your real estate needs.

He goes above and beyond!

C. Brown


Lemme tell you about my realtor. This girl has jumped through EVERY SINGLE hoop for me to get us this far! After a couple of not so great houses, a couple of GREAT houses, and almost giving up completely, we FINALLY found the perfect one! If you need a realtor, I KNOW you need Sarah. ❤ Thank you for the long commutes, being so personable, and all the last minute showings to guarantee we got the one I wanted. This COULD NOT have been a better experience with ANYONE else. ❤

Stephany M.

My family and I are happy and grateful to Miss Natalie who helped us buy the land we were looking for.

I recommend that you contact her, she is very friendly and very willing to help.

Ruben & Rosa Ortiz

Dean, thank you for all your help.

You did a great job for us selling our land and made the process very painless. If we ever sell our house or one of our friends is looking for a Realtor, you will be the first person we call!

Mike and Johnetta (Miami County)

We have truly enjoyed working with you in both the sale of our home and with purchasing another one here in Olathe.

There was an open communication between us and it was apparent to us that you had our best interest in mind at all times. There were lots of showings and we really appreciated the immediate feedback you were able to give us; even when there were was a delay from the other agents that were showing. We especially like how patient you were in finding us a home that would contain the elements that were important to both of us. We are appreciative of your involvement and communications regarding both closings; the accuracy of numbers and timing. Thank you again Kay, you are our number one pick when it comes to real estate needs. We will not hesitate to share your name whenever real estate is mentioned. Respectfully, Dennis and Cindy Newton

Dennis and Cindy Newton

"I can not say enough good things about Laurie, as she completely went way out of her way to help us and find the right house to fit our need.

She is very responsive and extremely knowledgeable about the market. I have never worked with a realtor to her level of professionalism and commit meant to her profession. Thank you Laurie for all the help!" (5-Star Google Review)

Homer Scoon

Patty is a top notch realtor.

She was so helpful through our selling process and buying process. Great communication and very trustworthy. Helpful and honest with every step and steps needed completing. Would definitely recommend!


My Wife and I live several states away from Kansas, but having Dean available locally in eastern Kansas allowed us to list, market locally and regionally and sell our Allen County farm and pasture land at full asking price without incident.

With Dean’s creative marketing, he kept it competitive during the sale and professional for all that showed interest in purchasing the properties. Dean keeps up on the value of land and had the properties priced right for a fair conclusion for all. By working closely and communicating effectively with the local Title companies, when the day of Closing arrived, the process was free of any snags and concluded without drama. Our Family was able to move on knowing all were treated fairly, everybody had an equal chance for the purchase, and the transactions were crisp, clean and professionally handled. We have full confidence in Dean and his knowledge and professionalism.

Don and Lorraine (Allen County)

"Laurie listens to your concerns, wants, and needs.

She worked very hard finding houses to meet our list, and always willing to tackle any question or concern that arose. Very hands on and was present at both closings - when we sold and when we bought our new home. She represented us both sides. Highly recommend her to anyone house hunting or selling! Thank you Laurie Blanco!" (5-Star Zillow Review)

Dawn Waisner

Please be advised that Kay Lowrie, agent for CROWN REALTY, Spring Hill, KS, performed superbly in marketing our custom-built home on 20 acres at 22677 W.

183 St., Olathe, KS. Obviously well-informed re: acreage available in that part of Johnson County, our property was sold in less that 2 weeks! Though I was out of the area on a trip, she assisted in the bidding and counter-offering over a period of 3-5 days that resulted in the final sale. I would recommend Kay highly as an agent who will work HARD to bring seller and buyer together in a matter of days. She goes beyond the routine real estate procedure to be certain that her client is getting the highest possible price for the property she represents. Rev. Robert E. Crabtree, Ph.D.

Robert Crabtree

Melissa never quit and was always honest and attentive to my needs.

I was looking for my forever home. I had been looking with her for about 8 months. When I wanted to quit she gave me time and space but kept the search going. And then, just like that the forever home appeared!!!! I love everything and the entire process was super easy. Melissa, thank you.

Heather J Cutair

Sarah was great to work with.

she was informative and understanding through the whole process, even as long as everything took. We really appreciate all the extras she put into the process and helping us find the right place

Arielle C.

Nick Hosack just sold my house in Louisburg and I would highly recommend him to anyone that is trying to purchase or sell a home.

He was great to work with all through the process and always kept me informed of all transactions along the way!

Joyce Jennings

After spending several years searching the internet for land in Kansas, we found Dean Goodell of Crown Realty.

Dean listened to our dreams, and helped us locate the farmland that would allow us to begin building our ideal farm. He was open to new and different ideas, and paid close attention to what we were looking for. He has continued to keep us informed of other properties that might interest us, without making us feel pressured or obligated. We have recommended Dean to family members also looking for their dream property, and would heartily recommend him to anyone wishing to buy or sell property. His professionalism combined with commitment and friendliness is a rare commodity in today's world.

Cherie Maxson

Dean did a fine job of finding us a country retreat.

We looked on our own for over a year and then we met Dean and found a wonderful place within a month. He knew a lot about the Kansas habitat, which was interesting as well as helpful. He had no problem trudging through the woods with us and checking out the lay of the land, which was important to us. Dean looked out for us during the negotiations, making sure the issues we had with the property and home were addressed. He did an all around great job for us and we felt he always had our best interest at heart.

Carol and Jerry Pitonak

Dean was very good to work with in the selling of our home.

 Selling a home was a new and scary experience for our family. Dean was very good in answering our questions and dealing with our concerns in an honest and upfront way. He was very straightforward and gave us honest opinions and educated, experienced information to help us make good decisions and navigate a new challenge. Part of our choice in working with Dean was his experience, not only in residential settings, but more importantly, rural residences and environs. We also appreciate his accessibility and his willingness to stay in close contact and to keep us as informed as possible. We will use Dean again if the need arises.

Jeff and Jana Hale (Osage County)

We learned of a ranch & residential property for sale that used to be in Wayne's family.

We reached out to Dean and he showed us the property. The moment we saw it we knew this property had been prepared for us. We were able to communicate remotely and Dean was always very responsive to keep the purchase moving forward. We are so ready to start our dream and we are thankful to Dean for all he did to make the transaction smooth and easy. Could not have gone any better! We family members who have since listed property with Dean to sell and once again his responsiveness and efficiency is greatly appreciated.

Wayne and Paula (Anderson County)

We've spent the last three or four years off and on trying to sell our 10 acre property.

We contacted Dean and within a few days he had a buyer who made an offer. Dean kept us informed of various events as the time to closing approached. He returned all of our calls and was very professional throughout this whole process. We'd use him again without question.

Craig and Jane (Douglas County)

Thank you so much for all you did for us!

You're amazing!

Drew Henderson

"Laurie did a great job getting my house sold and closed at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

She patiently waited on contractors for bids, kept in frequent contact with me, the buyers realtor, the contractors, and title company. Little did we know when we accepted a fantastic offer after only 10 days on the market that we would be on an interesting journey. We got to the destination! Thanks Laurie!" (5-Star Zillow Review)

Diane Yeamans

Dean was a pleasure to have as our real estate agent.

He was always readily available to answer any questions and provide continual updates on potential buyers as well as marketing/advertising materials. The materials such as the video and photo footage provided were of great quality and assisted with the advertising and sale of the property. There are a lot of Realtors out there, but his honesty, trustworthiness and patience during the process sets him apart from others. He will make the process simple and stress free and will ensure you receive an offer that fits what your property deserves!

Jim and Jayne (Anderson County)

From the moment I first spoke to Dean to the closing on our house I felt right at home.

We were not a large client just some folks looking for a home but Dean was always on the job for us. I honestly felt like we were his only clients. He listened to our needs and delivered. Consummately patient. He was encouraging, made hard choices and disappointments bearable and brought a level of joy to our experience that I am convinced we simply would not have found elsewhere. It is obvious Dean is doing something he loves to do and has a God given gift for it. Thanks Dean. We love our new house!

Shawn and Laurie (Franklin County)

She worked so hard for us!

I would not have been so patient.

Joe S.

Linda and I have used Dean Goodell as a buyers agent and as as sellers agent.

Dean is very hard working and researched many properties as a buyers agent. Dean quickly understood what we were looking for and kept us busy by presenting properties that he knew we would be interested in until we found the one that was just right. As a sellers agent, Dean has presented our house well and has generated considerable interest in our home even in these difficult times.

Terry and Linda Sjulin

"We were blessed to have Laurie assist with finding our forever home.

She is pleasant and professional, fun and thorough, keeping in contact and answering all of our questions promptly. Thanks again!" (5-Star Zillow Review)

Jay Morrison

We are interested in prairie conservation and have been looking for land in Anderson County for several years.

 Tracts of native grass are difficult to find, as they rarely come up for sale. Dean, who has extensive knowledge of prairie and of native plants, recently found 80 lovely acres for us to purchase. Dean has previously acted as our agent in finding land farther South in Kansas, and he has continued to advise and assist us for years after the sale. He is a man of great integrity and adheres to strict ethical principles. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have found Dean.

Gary and Debbie (Anderson County)

We had farm ground in Johnson County that we wanted to sell.

Dean was realistic and encouraging. We got the job done thanks to his professionalism; we were confident throughout the process that our interests were always looked out for and that his advice was both honest and based on relevant experience. Dean will continue to be our "go to" Realtor. (Johnson County, 160 acres)

Wayne & Helen

My husband and I highly recommend Melissa as a real estate agent!

We have used her for 2 home purchases and 1 sale. She went well above and beyond or expectations!

Courtney Catron-Veach

I moved to Florida and I really wanted to sell my land in Kansas.

Dean was very patient with me and with his experience was able to sell the land at the price that I wanted. I am very grateful for Dean's help and pray for his continuous success

Kwang (Miami County)

"You will not find a realtor who works harder for you!

" (5-Star Google Review)

Darcie Scoon

Patty you made the entire deal possible.

You stayed on top of every part of all three aspects it took to make this deal even happen. You stayed involved with my purchase of this house and the sell of the house I was selling. You made yourself available every time I needed you and always found a remedy to any problem. This was not the first house in my lifetime I have bought or sold but you definitely made it the best experience buying and selling a house that I’ve had including my first house or the house we had built. Patty Simpson you are an amazing realtor.

Ronnie Lobner

"We loved working with Laurie.

She was down to earth, yet professional in every way. She cares about finding her clients a house that is right for them. We would definitely use her again!" (5-Star Zillow Review)

Connie Faber

Patty Simpson was our real estate agent when we sold our home.

She is very knowledgeable about her job skills and went above and beyond what was needed to help sell our home. She obviously loves real estate and works long hours and weekends. We would highly recommend her if you are needing a knowledgeable agent who knows the market well.


We were fortunate to have chosen Dean Goodell to list and sell our farm land.

He did an excellent job in marketing our farm via both the print media and the internet. Through these two media he communicated the economic value and the true beauty of our land. His knowledge, communication skills, and love of farm land, wildlife, and nature came through in the presentation of our land. Dean keeps up-to-date on land values/recent sales and has outstanding negotiation skills. He is that rare real estate agent that works very hard, is totally ethical, and always available to this clients on a moments notice. Dean Goodell - Realtor is a total package that allowed us to realize the sales target for our land.

Lowell and Carol Tawney (Franklin County)

"After a long and what felt like an overwhelming search for a home, with little hope left and no where to turn, out of the blue came Laurie to show us a home and although that home wasn't the home for us, Laurie definitely was!

She was our agent at first sight! May sound cheesy, but Laurie is not only extremely professional but very down to earth, straight to the point, and goes over and beyond for you. Even with ups and downs, Laurie doesn't get overwhelmed and leave you with no where to turn. She fights harder to get you what you want and seal the deal with the property you're wanting so badly and sometimes even finds things more than you initially imagined. I could go on and on for days but before I talk your ear off, let's just say I highly recommend this lady. She goes over and beyond and I couldn't imagine having bought my home without her. She not only cares about "the home" but she cares about "you" too! If I had to pick one favorite thing about this home buying process, with no doubt would be having her as my agent!!!!!! Thanks Laurie!" (2019 Facebook Review)

Emily Mitchell

"I can’t say enough about Laurie!

She went above and beyond for us in our home search/buying thru the pandemic. Thank you, Laurie!" (5-Star Google Review)

Marty Rurode

"Great Lady and very professional.

..did a great job marketing my property for sale and got it sold .Thank you Laurie!!!" (5-Star Google Review)

JoAnn Arnold

Nick Hosack has worked tirelessly and patiently with me as I have been looking for a house in the eastern Kansas region over the last year.

Having met Nick during my Kansas house search, I invited him to be the agent when I sold my house in Riverside, MO in 2015. He did not hesitate to come to Riverside when needed. He was most professional, courteous, and friendly. With his assistance, I got the asking price for my house and the sale was completed without trouble. The house buying process can be a long, frustrating search, and Nick is the perfect agent to patiently guide a buyer through that ordeal.

Jim Taulman

Dean did a great job helping me sell some land we had in Douglas County Kansas.

Our first meeting and conversation was to have a market analysis done on the land to determine a price to list it. He was accurate and honest with his comps and we ended up selling right in the middle of his analysis. It just happened to be the exact number I always felt it was worth. Since our first meeting to the closing Dean was patience and precise with the entire transaction. Very knowledgeable with the area in general and especially in regard to real estate.

Brian and Andrielle (Douglas County)

We had to move out of state because of work.

We chose Dean as our real estate agent to sell our property near Lawrence. My wife had used Dean 8 years ago when she bought this property and was very happy with his service. Needless to say Dean went above and beyond for us during the Selling and closing process. He was always quick to answer the phone, text, and email. He made it so easy to get our home sold even though we were out of state. If we move back to Kansas or Missouri we will use him again. Life Long Happy Customers.

Lewis and Gillian (Douglas County)

Patty helped us find our new home and we could not be happier with her services, her patience and advice, the process, the price negotiated - with our overall experience.

At one point we were weighing the +/- of two different properties. She very objectively helped us sort through our priorities, focusing us on the core values we'd expressed to her, the needs and dreams we had for our next home. It became an easier decision, gave us clarity and commitment in moving forward. We appreciate Patty's expertise and exceptional help. Highly recommend her.

Constance Markovich

He’s one of the best people to have on your side for whatever reason.

and professional man . Proud to be able to have met him !

E. Rodriguez

"Laurie is an amazing agent.

First time home buyer, second or third she is there every step of the way making it a wonderful and exciting experience buying your home. We will forever use her as our personal agent for all future real estate purchases. She is an amazing person and will go above and beyond to get you into your future home." (2020 Google Review)

Daniel Rusk

Melissa worked so hard to help us find our home.

It is going to be our final home, so we were a little picky! We were looking during the freezing cold winter and this did not stop her from finding us house after house to go look at. We saw the house we now have online. It went online that day and she got us in to see it that evening. We are so grateful because it already had 2 offers on it. She helped us get it! We are so happy here! But that is not all! She helped us sell our home in Garden City. It went on the market and we had 2 offers that night and another offer the next day and she helped us get top dollar! We couldn’t be happier! If you need a realtor, Melissa is your woman!

Deneen Marie Hays Adams

We made the decision to move from the city to the county over two years ago with no deadline.

Dean showed us many properties in many counties and was very patient until we found just the right place, We listed our home in town with Dean and helped us find the right person for our home. He always had our best interest at heart, always pointing out things we should be aware of when buying property and selling a house. While we hope this is our last move, if circumstances change and we need a Realtor we will definitely contact Dean. Thank you for all of your guidance to help us find the perfect spot for us and our horses.

Gary and Veronica (Leavenworth County)

When Alan Pollom told me of an uncommon Realtor operating in Eastern Kansas more than two years ago I soon thought we had discovered a biological entity in this agent more rare than Mead's Milkweed and more endangered.

 In the intervening time we've come to know that Dean is not only a wildlife aficionado but also a conservationist and Realtor par excellence. We owe Alan an abiding debt for that referral. The right superlatives don't exist to describe Dean's diligence and patience in leading us to a very 'unique property'.

Gary Tegtmeier (Bourbon County)

After 6 months of searching for our next home on our own, we found Dean Goodell.

In 2 weeks, Dean found us the home and land of our dreams! We were so pleased with his warm, friendly, caring approach to our home purchase. When my mother wanted to move closer, I referred her to him instantly. Dean was able to find her the perfect new home of her dreams! If we ever move again, Dean will be the first person we will call!

Will & Shay Shotton

I first met Dean Goodell when my wife and I were trying to find a rural property in eastern Kansas several years ago.

After Dean showed us several properties, we quickly realized the extent of his knowledge and professionalism. His approach involved absolutely no pressure and his advice was sound and based on relevant facts in the market place. We purchased a property after several months and about a year and a half later decided to sell it because it no longer fit our plans. We went back to Dean and he successfully marketed it. Since then, our son used Dean to find a rural property and we worked with him again to purchase 80 acres in eastern Kansas for an investment. When we resell this property, we plan to give Dean an exclusive contract to market the property. We highly recommend Dean for anyone seeking to buy or sell rural property in Kansas.

Barry & Rhonda Swisher

Sarah is a longtime friend who is really good at what she does!

She makes the home buying experience fast and easy. I would highly recommend giving Sarah a call if you’re even thinking about buying or selling a home!

Aaron T.

We highly recommend Patty.

She is an excellent realtor. We were very particular in our search and Patty was very patient and dedicated to finding the right home for our family. She is pleasant to work with and never pressured us throughout the process. Thanks to Patty we found the perfect home for our family!

Jesse and Erin

Patty Simpson was just amazing to work with, and not only helped us to find our dream home, but saved us from making what would have been two really bad decisions!

Patty personally handled our home buying process from start to close - calling, texting, emailing and meeting with us constantly throughout the entire process. I just can’t say enough great things about her, both personally and professionally, and would HIGHLY recommend her to any friends/family looking to buy a new home. In a world where we have so much negativity right now, Patty Simpson is truly an example of a stellar commitment to excellence, and we are forever grateful that we found her! You just couldn’t find a better person to work with, especially when there are so many realtor options out there. Kudos and so many thanks to Patty Simpson - you literally made our dream home a reality.

Denise Smith

"Laurie is a dedicated professional.

She is a “resource machine” when dealing a wide range of clients and agent interfaces. Laurie will research and coordinate inspections, financial references and contractors, if needed." (5-Star Google Review)

Bayleigh Nelson

Mary Harris was our realtor in the selling of our farm and for buying our perfect new home!

Mary was very professional and very attentive. We could call her several times.. she was patient and informative. Mary kept in touch with us almost weekly. We would definitely recommend her to buy or sell or to buy & sell!

Irma Thompson

"Have you ever met someone and immediately felt at ease or so comfortable they feel like family?

That's what you get with Laurie. She goes out of her way, at all hours of the day to help you every step of the way. I received nothing but the best service choosing Laurie!" (5-Star Facebook Review)

Kendra Warren

Melissa was great to work with.

She went above and beyond to help me sell my house and to find the right house to purchase as well. If you are looking for a realtor, Melissa is an excellent choice.

Jamie 'Cotton' Larcom

Looking for that hard to find rural property that checked the boxes and in our price range, Dean showed us properties in different counties until we found the one.

We were first time home and property buyers. Will be forever grateful for Dean helping us navigate the buying process his knowledge and expertise helped tremendously with our stress and knowing he had our best interest from day one. Thank You Dean, we love our home and property. We are extremely grateful for your honesty, humbleness and patience.

Jon and Kelli (Wabaunsee County)

Sarah was great she helped my fiancé and i buy our first home in Waverly, Ks.

Great person and very helpful with the buying and closing process. I would definitely use Sarah again!

Colton B.

After years of searching on our own, we asked Dean to help us find a small acreage.

Our list of "wants" was not an easy list to accomplish with our budget, but Dean was up to the challenge! We figured we'd have to settle for a house on a small 5-10 acre plot that also had both a barn and a shop were probably mere pipe-dreams. But Dean came through and helped us purchase a beautiful 21 acre farm, with a well-kept house, barn, shop, a few outbuildings and even a pond! It was a dream come true and is absolutely perfect for our family! He took the time to answer all of our questions and kept us informed through the whole process. Everything went so smoothly that we were even able to close early. As long as Dean is a Realtor, we will never use another one!! Thank you for all your help, Dean!

Jason and Piper (Jefferson County)

Dean, Just wanted to thank you again for the recent farm sale.

(apx $1 million) Never dreamed it would sell so fast and for so close to asking price. You really went above and beyond to help us out. As women with little farm knowledge, you made it simple. Took care of everything. We would recommend you to everyone. Nice to know there are still good, honest people. With today's Internet marketing it's more important than ever that a Realtor be a good photographer and take photos to show a property at it's best. The pictures Dean put online may just be the reason our farm Sold so fast!

Sherri, Janet and Shirley (Franklin County)

Thank you so much for helping us through the entire process of finding THE PERFECT place for us!

You go above and beyond anything I ever expected!

April Nourse

Sarah was very knowledgeable about the property she showed us, and was extremely personable and professional.

Elisha L.

Melissa was the best real estate agent ever!

She was so helpful in helping us purchase our first home. She made it a fun process and was super helpful! I give her 5 stars all the way!

Saundra Morris

"Laurie was so helpful every step of the way.

Keep me informed on what I need to know and always answered my questions. Made my purchase go very smoothly. Highly recommend!!!" (5-Star Facebook Review)

Shawn Beatty

Better call Joe!

Best in the area, we had an amazing experience! Above and beyond and made the whole process so much easier! Thanks Joe!

J. Johannnes

"Laurie is very easy to talk with and listens to you.

Always on time and is very responsive during negotiation. Made the deal very easy for us and we are completely satisfied how everything went on our purchase. Provided everything we asked for regarding title, taxes and documents related to leases on the property we purchased. Worked most everything online except the closing which was very much appreciated with our busy schedules." (5-Star Zillow Review)

Tom Kost

"Laurie is amazing.

She was there to answer all my questions and concerns at any time of the day. She's super fun and easy to work with, very knowledgeable, organized and was always available when I needed her. She knew exactly what I was looking for and was able to find homes to show me that fit what I wanted. Laurie kept me informed on everything that was happening, and was a huge positive, supportive, calming influence for me when I thought buying my dream home wasn't going to happen. Laurie made me feel like family and helped make buying my home the most wonderful experience." (5-Star Facebook Review)

Melissa Rictor

Patty did a great job for us.

She worked hard to help us sell our 12-acre property - in the prep advice she gave for getting our home ready, in her responsiveness to every request we had, and in the negotiation phase. She is a professional who cares about her clients.

Connie Markovich

"Laurie is an absolute joy to work with!

She helped us get our house on the market and sold QUICK! She is an excellent communicator and kept us up-to-date during the entire process. She even took time to find us an out-of-state realtor to help us find a new home a couple of states away! She went above and beyond every step of the way! Thank you for everything, Laurie!!!" (5-Star Facebook Review)

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