Charles Gilbert - Broker | REALTOR®
I'm a Brokerage Owner and real estate professional in the Kansas City area – my team and I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in the metro. KC is famous for BBQ and it's sort of like Real Estate. Each BBQ joint you visit is unique, just like each neighborhood and community in the Kansas City area. Because real estate isn't the same everywhere, you need a knowledgeable team you can trust for up-to-date information and facts - a team who knows the sauce!
Not Your Typical Realtor. Not Your Typical Realtor Bio.
You loathe typical real estate agent bios. Don’t worry, I do too. They’re like cardboard — stiff, bland, and identical to every other bio out there. Instead of boasting ad nauseum about awards and accomplishments you’re not interested in, I’m taking the novel approach of actually giving you what you want — real answers to questions you’re probably wondering right now.
Will you return my calls and emails?
Yes. Without question. I realize this is one of the major frustrations the general public has with dealing with agents. I get dozens of calls and emails daily, and I work hard to reply as quickly as possible.
I’ve met many Realtors who are jerks. Are you?
Depends on who you ask. If you ask certain agents who have stood between my clients and their real estate goals, they'll probably say "yes". A handful of people think I leave golden footprints in the sand. Those are the two extremes, and most people's opinion falls somewhere in the middle.
Here's what I can tell you:
I'm honest and candid. I take pride in being approachable and friendly. And if you need a quick real estate brain, or a strong dose of honesty, you’re in the right place. Loyalty to family, clients, and friends is one of my core values.
Want to really find out if I’m a jerk? Mess with one of those people.
Do you have experience doing exactly what I need?
Until you tell me what you need, there is no way of knowing.
These are some "strong suits" of mine:
- Military relocation
- Investment properties – fixer-uppers, income properties
- Commercial properties
- First-Time Home Buyers
- Listing Specialist
If your goal or situation isn't represented on that list, don't worry. Contact me anyway. If I can't help, I can get you referred to an another agent who can.
What kind of work are you really good at?
On a personal level, I’m pretty handy at fixing and improving stuff (being a house flipper teaches you a lot of DIY skills); I'm pretty good at cooking, and I'm not too shabby at gardening (I’ve been told I have a green thumb); Animal lover. I’m all about football and the Superbowl Champs - Kansas City Chiefs!
On a professional level, here are the skill-sets that I’ve developed over the years:
- Listening. Unfortunately, it’s a lost art these days
- Communicating. It’s essential in real estate
- Problems Solving. My friends and clients call me “the fixer” in the real estate industry
- Negotiating. I won’t let anyone take advantage of you
- Contract compliance and understanding. I’ll make sure all the T’s are crossed and the I’s are dotted
What do clients think of you?
My clients are better suited to answer this for you. Here’s what some of them have said.
- ”Top Producers” member at the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors
- Member of the Forms Committee with the KCRAR
- Broker and brokerage owner
- Local Kansas City Fix and Flip Investor
- Mentor and Trainer for my agents
Technology and the REoT, the Real Estate of Things
Not unlike the IoT (Internet of Things), the Real Estate of Things (REoT) is a concept that describes a totally interconnected real estate world. It’s a world where devices of every shape and size are manufactured with “smart” capabilities that allow them to communicate and interact with other devices, exchange real estate property data and perform useful search engine tasks based on preset conditions - in fact 100's of millions of searches.
It’s a real estate world where technology makes life richer, easier, faster and more comfortable. I utilizes REoT to its fullest. From our on-the-go mobile app technology to our integrated IDX solutions, we bring you the full searching capabilities of the MLS (Multiple Listing Services) for all of Kansas City. I do the heavy lifting behind the scenes to make your transition smooth and as effortless as possible.
I know BBQ, which means I know KC inside and out! I will work with you to find the right home at the right price, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter – not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.
When it’s time to move, you need someone who will market your home to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I will take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don’t visualize living in your home the way you do. I will make your Kansas City home attractive to its ideal audience – which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that’s sold fast.
Let's do a Home Valuation ahead of your listing so you'll have a better idea of what your home is worth in the current market.
My Mission Statement
My philosophy is simple: clients and come first. I pledge to be in constant communication with my clients, keeping them fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. I believe that if you’re not left with an awesome experience, I haven’t done my job. I don’t measure success through achievements or awards, but through the satisfaction of my clients.