Why Stephens?

Stephens Real Estate Building

A little history

When Bob Stephens opened Stephens Real Estate in May of 1978, he had a simple vision in mind: Stay true to your independence, and true to your community. Almost 40 years later, from those humble beginnings in the old Douglas County Bank building on Kentucky Street with 28 sales associates and a small support staff, his vision remains intact. We’ve grown larger, to be sure, but we’ve never lost our independence or our commitment to Lawrence and the surrounding area.

That commitment isn’t just in real estate. From day one to the present day, we’ve been dedicated to giving back to Lawrence through service and volunteerism. Our community involvement includes our support of United Way of Douglas County, Relay for Life, Boys and Girls Club, Go Red For Women, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Toys For Tots and many, many more. In addition we are a community partner with Sunset Hill Elementary School.

Moving forward

Like Bob Stephens, our current co-owners Pat McCandless and Chris Earl had a simple vision: Never lose sight of the values that have led to our success. We are still independent, still full service, and still linked to our community through roots that run decades deep. Assisting an incredible team of real estate professionals is a support team that’s also committed to finding the best ways to serve our clients and help them live out their personal dreams. Stephens Real Estate has been a strong part of the community, and promises to remain so for many years to come.

Real Estate Done Right

Firmly entrenched in the Lawrence community, our integrity has made Stephens a respected independent company. We cherish our independence, but know full well that our success is a direct result of our dependence on the great people of Lawrence. That’s why we are honored to give back to the community we serve and encourage all who live here to do the same.


At Stephens, we’re much more than a conglomeration of talented and knowledgeable Realtors. With a team that includes experienced transaction coordinators, a marketing coordinator, and a relocation coordinator, Stephens is positioned to give assistance where you need it, when you need it, without having the hassle and headache of running around trying to find the right person to talk to. Working alongside our outstanding group of agents, this dedicated support staff will provide you with expert service every step of the way. When you hire a Stephens Agent you get the skills and expertise of the entire Stephens Real Estate Team.

The help you need

A true benefit of being committed to our community is knowing the right community partners to help with your transaction. At Stephens we collaborate with local lenders, title insurance companies, appraisers and inspectors to provide you with the help you need. We value the experience that these local experts present while providing an unbiased, objective analysis for our clients.

Stephens Real Estate, Inc.
2701 W. Sixth Street
Lawrence, KS 66049

Phone: 785-841-4500
Toll-Free: 1-800-875-4315