Dean Goodell

dean goodell

 Contact Information
Office phone:



 Office Address
336 Main Street

Ottawa, KS 66067

Service Areas & Specialties

Call Dean at 785-229-5547, because the real estate industry is continually changing, you need a professional that is staying ahead of the game and working where the action is. During eight plus years as a licensed agent, I have represented clients in 20 counties in Kansas from the Eastern border, West to the Flint Hills and beyond with their farm, ranch & hunting land transactions.

Are You a SELLER - I can help you. With a team of top notch Crown Realty staff we will make sure your farm, ranch or hunting land is known for sale far and wide using innovative advertising and marketing techniques to attract potential buyers.


Are You a BUYER - I can help you. I go the extra mile to help you find the kind of place you are looking for. I will search not only Crown Realty listings but also other agencies listings for that “right” place that you are looking for and help you achieve your goals.


Maybe you are both a Seller and a Buyer looking at a 1031 Tax exchange, I can help you.

Experience & Education

  • Crown Realty 2010 Agent of the Year
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors®
  • Member of the Kansas Association of Realtors®
  • Graduate Kansas State University AS&I (Livestock Science)
  • Lifetime of experience in Livestock production
  • Kansas Land Trust, Board of Directors
  • Associate Broker

Client testimonials

"We've spent the last three or four years off and on trying to sell our 10ac 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 & Jane, Douglas County


"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 & Johnetta, Miami County

"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 & Veronica, Leavenworth 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 & Laurie, Franklin County


“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 & Debbie,  Anderson County

"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 

"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

"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


"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

"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

"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 knowledgable.  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


"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


"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

“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

"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

"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

"I was a first time buyer looking at a house on a small acreage. I called Crown Realty just looking for some info on the place (not a Crown Realty listing). I was so lucky to have had Dean pick up the phone! He was there every step of the way, teaching me as I went. He went above and beyond the call of a buyers agent. He was very honest making sure I looked not only at the pros of the place but the cons too. He fought hard to get me the right price, dealing with the banks so I didn't have to. He even crawled under my house after I bought it to help me turn the well pump on. I would recommend Dean to anyone looking for property!"
- Gillian Broadfoot.