ReeceNichols Real Estate’s Director of Professional Development, Jeff Kester, has assumed the role of president of Missouri REALTORS®. As president, Kester will advocate for the role of agents during real estate transactions and work to safeguard Missouri real property rights.
A lifelong resident of Springfield, Missouri, Kester has spent more than 25 years in the real estate industry. In 2014, he became the first president of the Southern Missouri Regional MLS when seven REALTOR® associations combined their local MLS services. That same year, he served as the first chair of the Missouri REALTORS® Advocacy Action Output Group. In 2016, he simultaneously served Missouri REALTORS® as chair of the Advocacy Mission Committee and the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS® as president. In September 2016, he was awarded the R. Layne Morrill Award for his career in REALTOR® Advocacy.