Realtor commissions can be costly, and some flat-fee realtors lack the thorough, step-by-step help and guidance you need. At Friends and Family Homes, we offer a flat-fee model WITH the quality service you would receive from a close family member or friend.
Calculate Your Savings
Use the sliding calculator to find out how much you can save by selling your home with Friends and Family Homes when compared to a 6% listing. (6% commission will be used for homes that sell for under $170,000.00.)
Contact an Agent!
Doug Karley: (913) 850-0609
John Beddall: (913) 669-7557
J.C. Robles: (559) 779-6523
Visit: 6428 Vista Drive, Shawnee, KS
Co-Founder, Broker, Realtor
Marketing and Administration Coordinator
Since 2019 we have saved our clients
See how much we saved our clients on these
*Savings when compared to a 6% listing commission
Beautiful Shawnee Home - Sold Fast!
We saved our client $16,600.00*
Gorgeous Lenexa Home - Sold Fast!
We saved our client $13,750.00*
Olathe Home - Sold in 3 Days!
We saved our client $12,790.00*
Overland Park Home - Sold Fast!
We saved our client $11,200.00*
Gorgeous Ridgestone Meadows in Shawnee - Sold Fast!
We saved our client $11,149.00*
Beautiful Olathe Home - Sold in 2 Days!
We saved our client $8,500.00*
Beautiful Shawnee Home - Sold Fast!
We saved our client $8,260.00*
Mission Ranch - Sold in 3 Days!
We saved our client $7,750.00*
Gorgeous Piper Home - Sold Fast!
We saved our client $7,510.00*
Leavenworth Home - Sold in 3 Days!
We saved our client $6,250.00*
Piper Home - Sold in 3 Days!
We saved our client $5,950.00*
Reviews and comments on reviews like this are amazing! We love our clients!
Thank you, Susan for the incredible feedback! You are the reason we created this company; to help our Friends and Family save $$$ on real estate transactions without compromising the service!
Ridgestone Meadows Home in Shawnee – Sold!
Beautiful Custom Built Home!
6822 Woodstock Court
Shawnee, Kansas 66218
5 bedroom 4 1/2 bath $775,000
You’ll fall in love with this custom build by Starr Homes! This six bedroom, 4 1/2 bath has plenty of room for your family located on a quiet cul-de-sac. Both the main level interior and the exterior have been newly painted. HVAC has three zones for energy efficiency & comfort. New hot water heater, new toilet in the jack n jill bathroom, new ring doorbell, new sprinkler control panel and a security system. The entire main level and the master bedroom feature stunning Indonesian cherry hardwoods! Walk-in pantry has an extra fridge. Master bathroom has an oversized jetted tub. Basement has a bar, fireplace, safe room, a non conforming bedroom and a full bathroom. Relax and entertain on the spacious 29 X 34 stamped concrete patio that is partially covered equipped with ceiling fan, fireplace and TV! This beautiful home has so much to offer and has many upgrades. Don’t miss out on this one!
Not all “Flat-fee” Realtors are created equal.
- Competitive Market Analysis
- Assisting with pricing strategy
- Professional Photographer
- Staging Reccommendations
Active Listings Stage
- Market home on national websites and social media
- Professional sign and lock box and showing scheduling system
- Communication on feedback from buyer’s agents
Under Contract to Closing
- Contract negotiations
- Communication during inspections
- Assist with closing process
Calculate Your Savings
Use the sliding calculator to find out how much you can save* by selling your home with Friends and Family Homes.
*Compared to a 6% listing
**6% commission will be used for homes that sell for under $170,000.00.
We save you thousands!
If we take a 6% listing as an example… 3% goes to the listing agent’s company, 3% to the buyer’s agent’s company. To use real numbers, if you are selling a $400k home, that’s $24k in commissions – to the real estate agent companies! That eats into your equity pretty quickly. How do we change that? We implement a flat-fee model of $5,000* to list your home. No hidden costs at the end. No hidden fees. Full transparency. Here’s the math:
If you sell a $300k home – we will save you $4,000*
If you sell a $400k home – we will save you $7,000*
If you sell a $500k home – we will save you $10,000*
*compared to a 6% listing
That is serious money that could help furnish your next home, pay for movers, or pay for the roof that gets flagged during inspection.
A Real Estate Agent You Can Trust
All real estate agents are not the same. Read the reviews, call and interview us, meet with an agent, then decide. We are confident you will not only feel comfortable, you will be excited to begin the process of selling or buying your next home.
After living in our home we loved for 33 years we decided it was time to downgrade and most importantly move closer to our daughters and son-in-laws in California. Our biggest motivation was the birth of our first granddaughter!
Some family friends recently moved and they recommended we contact Doug. After our initial meeting with Doug we chose Friends and Family Homes. Of course we appreciated the Flat Fee that did save us thousands of dollars! Doug portrayed himself as a Real Estate Agent willing to help by doing things other agents won’t do. Doug proved himself numerous times such as helping to paint interior walls prior to listing. We moved to California and left Doug to coordinated with the Estate Sale Agent. As the sale proceeded and the buyers requested items indicated by the inspectors Doug successfully negotiated with the buyers. Doug arranged for the services of an electrician and tree trimmer. He saved us the expense of a plumber and carpenter by volunteering to fix a sink and work on the deck. All this would have been difficult for me from California. Doug continued to be there as needed until the remote closing was completed.
Yes, we recommend Doug Karley! If you want more than usual and lower fee contact Doug.
Gary & Susan Cope – Happy Sellers
"I am extremely thankful..."
” We were really making an aggressive decision in the summer when we decided to put our house on the market in hopes of purchasing one particular house. Doug sat down with us and made a plan for what we really needed to do with our house prior to putting it on the market. But he went way beyond that. Recognizing that we didn’t have much time if we were going to get the house we really wanted, he rolled up his sleeves and helped. He brought over needed equipment and helped us tear down and put up a new fence, fix sinks and other items that we hadn’t gotten around to. He made a few trips to Home Depot both with me and by himself for these repairs.
Once our house was on the market, he did a great job of negotiating both the sale of our old house and the purchase of our new house, walking us through e process and keeping our wishes and best interests at heart always. We did mange to get the house we wanted, anf he was helping all the way up to the closing, even bringing over his pickup and running a few loads for us when the moving company turned out to have brought a truck that was a little too small.
All in all, it was a fantastic experience, and I am extremely thankful to him for making our move possible. I highly recommend Doug if you are in the need of a real estate agent. You know you are getting someone who really cares about you as a person and will do all that he can to make your sale and purchase a success.
Matt Davis – Happy Seller and Buyer
"Doug is absolutely the best!"
” Doug is absolutely the best! He will do what it takes to get your house sold! If it needs paint he will paint. He will help you move! He is a handyman and will do many projects himself. If he can’t do it, he will get reasonable contractors who can. Our sale people would comment, “Who ever heard of a realtor who will do this all for you?” Once you list with him he will do what it takes to get your house sold. I would absolutely hire him again and recommend him highly. And now…he’s a good friend.
Dan Potratz – Happy Seller
"Doug helped my family move from Maryland..."
“Doug helped my family move from Maryland to Kanasa City area in early November. We spent two days together looking at homes. Around 9pm on the first day, I threw a curveball at him by recommending we look at houses in a different price range. He was ready in the morning with new neighborhoods in the same area were were looking at and I saw my future home within the first three hours.
Tremendously, he helped take everything to the finish line for our closing. My family had about a 35 day window to close and he helped push along the contractor’s finishing touches, bank loan, and home inspection to meet our deadline – all while I was in Maryland. We were able to close even earlier which allowed us to move in just two days after our second child was born.
I couldn’t imagine how this would have went without Doug’s attention to our family’s needs. We are truly grateful to have met and worked with him and will continue to stay in touch with him and family.
Thanks again, Doug!”
Alex Beecher – Happy Buyer
"Thank you for coming along when you did!"
“Thank you for coming along when you did and convincing me that working with you would be so much more beneficial than trying to sell my condo myself. I did not know the first thing about how to sell a property. I just put a sign in the yard and hoped someone would come along and buy it. I am so appreciative that you called and offered your services.
You made sure we had all the paperwork that was legally required. Then you had fantastic photos taken of the property and put up an attractive listing on the websites where lots of people would see! You had open houses to make sure it was seen by lots of people and had an offer within a week. And you priced it $12,000 higher than I was going to ask! Even though the first offer didn’t go through, (no fault of yours) you did not get discouraged, but kept up the positive energy and got another offer in no time! That was even during the holiday season! You managed every detail from inspection, meeting workers at the condo, to closing. You even raked leaves!”
Kerri and Eric Wade – Happy Sellers
"...so much more than any realtor I have ever had"
“He helped stage the inside and outside of my home and did so much more than any realtor that I have ever had. He was honest and when he said he would call he did. If I ever need to sell a house again I would use him hands down. I have given out his information to my friends and family and he has helped them.”
Deborah Sprague – Happy Seller
"I highly recommend Doug to be the professional to sell your home!!!"
Upon arriving back in Overland Park from a week-long river cruise in Europe, Doug Karley had managed to stage, sell, buy, and move my daughter’s family into a beautiful new home. This set the stage for Mike and I to seriously contemplate moving after living in our home for 38 years! All aspects of our move, from selling our three bedroom home to buying our new patio home was easy, smooth and efficient. Doug made sure our home was in perfect condition to stage even if it meant chopping tree branches, moving furniture and transporting major appliances. Doug’s determination and ability to stay calm, focused and on task, motivated us to listen and concentrate on our responsibilities during the move. Doug put our house on the market on Friday and it sold on Monday! I highly recommend Doug to be the professional to sell your home!!!
Barbara Minter – Happy Seller
"He made us feel like we were his only clients!"
Doug was great throughout the process of listing our home and getting us into our new home! With how fast paced the market is right now Doug helped us negotiating buying and selling, while saving us money with flat fee listing service. He was very attentive to our needs and made us feel like we were his only clients! Thanks again Doug!
Pat Robben – Happy Seller and Buyer
"We've used Doug twice now. when he says full service, he means full service."
The flat fee takes so many unknowns off the table, and saves you money, lots of money. We’ve used Doug twice now. when he says full service, he means full service. Great honest, man of integrity. I cannot recommend him enough!
Ryan Parker – Happy Seller
Thinking about selling your home?
Getting a home ready to sell, actually listing it, finding perspective buyers, and handling all of the details of a closing, are all very different aspects that are involved in selling a home. You need and want an experienced, caring, and reputable agent juggling all of those details for you. Missing any of these important elements can cost you a lot of money! Your first step is to talk through your options and get some good, honest, advice.
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6428 Vista Drive
Shawnee, KS 66218