Home Buyer FAQ
Why should I choose Stephens?
Stephens uses a team approach with outstanding, well-trained agents representing all kinds of different people. Our caring, hands-on management, and full support team ensure you get the help you need every step of the way. Let us handle the details for you. We have been a part of Lawrence and the surrounding area since 1978. We know our way around town, and are active in our community. Locally owned. Locally operated. Always have been. Always will be.
How do I choose a Realtor®?
We want to make sure you find an agent you are comfortable with. Start by reading the agents’ bios here on our website. Stephens has lots of different people on our team to help you buy or sell a home. Having trouble choosing? Talk to one of our owners, Pat or Chris. They can help you find the agent who’s the right match for you. Or you are welcome to contact an agent directly and talk to them about what you want to do and how they can help.
What is the difference in a Realtor® and a real estate agent?
All Realtors® are real estate agents, while not all real estate agents are Realtors®. Realtors® adhere to a higher standard of ethics and training. We are members of the National, State, and Local Associations of Realtors®.
Should I use a local lender?
We recommend working with a local lender because of the one-on-one personal touch a local lender can provide. They know what is expected in our market and are invested in our community. The decision is ultimately up to you, but we are local, and like to see business stay local.
What neighborhood/school is best for my family?
Lawrence has some of the best schools in the State of Kansas, and each one is different. Do you want to be able to walk the kids to school, or are you looking for the peace and quiet of country living? Your Stephens Realtor® will help you gather information to make that very important decision. You can find a link to Lawrence Public Schools on our Living Lawrence page.