Ask Me Three | KC Realtor Talks Ronald McDonald House, Working with Her Husband


Drastic career changes are normal. Just ask Wendy Spratley, who went from owning night clubs and restaurants to being a real estate agent! She’s quickly become a star, working in tandem with her husband to find people their new homes. 
 
Wendy and Mike Frazier, ReeceNichols President & CEO, sat down recently to chat about their work backgrounds, Wendy’s connection to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City and her involvement in our Gold Key Project, and what it’s like to work with her spouse since switching to real estate! 

41 Real Estate Professionals Ranked America’s Best


Congratulations to all the ReeceNichols and Alliance agents and teams who were named the top real estate professionals in Missouri and Kansas on the Real Trends America’s Best list! 

Real Trends publishes the America’s Best list each year, honoring the top real estate agents and teams from all across the country, featuring the finest in every state. Making it on the list is a huge accomplishment, and we couldn’t be more proud of them! 

Missouri 


Individuals by Transactions 

#5: Luke Beaman, ReeceNichols Golden Key Realty, Warsaw MO 

#15: Robin Rickerson, ReeceNichols Ide Capital Realty, St. Joseph MO 

#52: Jody Shewmaker, ReeceNichols Shewmaker, Pleasant Hill MO 

#58: Kennie Van Holten, ReeceNichols Golden Key Realty, Warsaw MO 

#108: Heather Philip, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Kansas City MO 

Individuals by Volume 

#11: Luke Beaman, ReeceNichols Golden Key Realty, Warsaw MO 

#20: Heather Philip, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Kansas City MO 

Small Teams by Transactions 

#11: Stacy Porto Real Estate, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Kansas City MO 

#25: George Medina Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Kansas City MO 

#30: The Allison Rank Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Kansas City MO 

#33: The Small Real Estate Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Liberty MO 

#38: Wehner Real Estate Group, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Lee’s Summit MO 

#83: Wolfe-Sweeney & Courtney, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Kansas City MO 

Small Teams by Volume 

#6: Stacy Porto Real Estate, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Kansas City MO 

#7: George Medina Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Kansas City MO 

#12: Wolfe-Sweeney & Courtney, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Kansas City MO 

#22: The Allison Rank Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Kansas City MO 

#23: The Small Real Estate Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Liberty MO 

Medium Teams by Transactions 

#5: The Gresham Group, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Belton MO 

#39: The Bill Hightower Team, ReeceNichols Realtors Excelsior Springs, Excelsior Springs MO 

#40: Roger Deines Group, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Lee’s MO 

#42: Groves/Johnston Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Blue Springs MO 

#60: LOCATE KC, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Kansas City MO 

Medium Teams by Volume 

#10: The Gresham Group, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Belton MO 

#25: LOCATE KC, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Kansas City MO 

#37: Roger Deines Group, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Lee’s Summit MO 

#40: The Madden Myers Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Kansas City MO 

#41: Groves/Johnston Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Blue Springs MO 

Mega Teams by Transactions 

#1: The Rob Ellerman Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Lee’s Summit MO 

#6: Foster Marketing Group, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Lee’s Summit MO 

Mega Teams by Volume 

#1: The Rob Ellerman Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Lee’s Summit MO 

#6: Foster Marketing Group, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Lee’s Summit MO 



Kansas 


Individuals by Transactions 

#9: Kelly Kemnitz, ReeceNichols South Central Kansas, Wichita KS 

#16: Peter Colpitts, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#21: Lisa Bunnell, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#74: Nicole Kennedy, ReeceNichols South Central Kansas, Wichita KS 

Individuals by Volume 

#2: Kelly Kemnitz, ReeceNichols South Central Kansas, Wichita KS 

#4: Peter Colpitts, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#9: Linda Martin, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#11: Lisa Bunnell, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

Small Teams by Transactions 

#2: Macoubrie & Zimmerman Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#3: Moore Homes, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Overland Park KS 

#9: The Van Noy Group, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#12: Kathryn Thomas Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#21: Weathers & Associates, ReeceNichols South Central KS 

#26: Leading Edge Homes, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Olathe KS 

#31: Lanie Morriss & Associates, ReeceNichols South Central Kansas, Wichita KS 

#33: The Shannon Lyon Group, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#37: Mac Homes, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#38: The Ellen Murphy Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

Small Teams by Volume 

#2: Macoubrie & Zimmerman Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#3: The Van Noy Group, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#4: Moore Homes, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Overland Park KS 

#7: Kathryn Thomas Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#9: Red Door Group, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Overland Park KS 

#11: The Ellen Murphy Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#17: The Shannon Lyon Group, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#18: Leading Edge Homes, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Olathe KS 

Medium Teams by Transactions 

#2: The Collective, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#16: Cami Jones & Company, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#18: Jennifer Harvey Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#21: The Susan Fate Real Estate Group, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Prairie Village KS 

#23: Twyla Rist & Associates, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Overland Park KS 

Medium Teams by Volume 

#1 The Collective, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#2 The Susan Fate Real Estate Group, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Prairie Village KS 

#4 Cami Jones & Company, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#12 Jennifer Harvey Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

#17 Twyla Rist & Associates, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Overland Park KS 

Large Teams by Transactions 

#3: The Carnahan Group, ReeceNichols South Central Kansas, Wichita KS 

Large Teams by Volume 

#3: The Carnahan Group, ReeceNichols South Central Kansas, Wichita KS 

Mega Teams by Transactions 

#1: The Koehler Bortnick Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

Mega Teams by Volume 

#1: The Koehler Bortnick Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate, Leawood KS 

Erin Bassi Joins ReeceNichols Leadership Team as Associate Broker and Strategic Initiatives Director


Photo of Erin Bassi, ReeceNichols's new Associate Broker and Strategic Initiatives Director.

ReeceNichols is pleased to announce the addition of Erin Bassi to our leadership team in the role of Associate Broker and Strategic Initiatives Director.

In addition to broker responsibilities, Erin’s focus will include leveraging technology to fuel agent growth and empowering agents to continue to deliver the unparalleled services to their clients for which ReeceNichols and its agents are known. Erin will assist with strategic brokerage initiatives, conducting research, and identifying opportunities for growth that benefit agent and broker productivity.

Prior to accepting her new position, Erin helped lead a top-producing, nationally recognized team in Kansas City.  Erin was instrumental in driving team and agent performance through technology, innovation, and relationship building.  Erin is solution driven and determined to create better outcomes for all that cross her path.  We’re excited Erin has joined the ReeceNichols team in this role and can’t wait for our agents and clients to experience the benefits of her expertise.

The Koehler Bortnick Team Is 37th In The Nation


A huge congratulations to The Koehler Bortnick Team, who was just declared the 37th best team in the country for sales volume, and the 39th best for homes sold, by the Wall Street Journal!

The Thousand list, advertised in the Wall Street Journal and America’s Best Real Estate Professionals, is incredibly exclusive. Out of the 1.4 million real estate agents in the nation, less than 1% make it onto RealTrends + Tom Ferry The Thousand list. Only the best of the best are included, and we are incredibly excited and proud to have such amazing agents here in Kansas City and working with us!

Kathy Koehler and Heather Bortnick are a mother-daughter duo driven by passion and expertise that they teach to each of their agents. As the first formed real estate team in Kansas City, with over 50 years of real estate experience combined, Kathy and Heather embody everything great about Kansas City real estate.

As the #2 team in the largest real estate brokerage in the country – our parent company, HomeServices of America, Inc. – we know the Koehler Bortnick team has a great future ahead of them. They love what they do, and their client dedication is unmatched. We can’t wait to see what’s next for them!

See the full list of The Thousand here. You’ll find the Koehler Bortnick Team under Mega Teams!

Rob Ellerman Team Is 20th In The Nation


We are thrilled and proud to announce that The Rob Ellerman Team was named 20th in the nation for homes sold by the Wall Street Journal, and they took 24th in the nation in sales volume!

The Thousand list, advertised in the Wall Street Journal and America’s Best Real Estate Professionals, is immensely exclusive. Less than 1% of real estate agents, out of the 1.4 million in the country, make it onto RealTrends + Tom Ferry The Thousand list of top realtors. Being included is a major accomplishment and proof of being the best of the best. We’re thrilled and proud to have such amazing agents here in Kansas City and working with us!

Rob is known for being a personable leader who keeps his door open for team member conversations. He’s passionate about helping others succeed, supporting his fellow agents to reach their potential, and encouraging the real estate dreams of every member of his team.

That passion for others’ success creates a supportive team overall, and it’s why his team consistently ranks as #1 both locally and nationally as the #1 team in our parent company, HomeServices of America, Inc, the leading real estate brokerage in the United States.

We are proud to have the Rob Ellerman Team as part of the ReeceNichols family and cannot wait to see what they accomplish through the year. With this kind of leadership, anything is possible!

See the full list of The Thousand here, and get to know Rob more in his conversation with our President & CEO here.

ReeceNichols Baja Ranch Team Hosts Grand Opening for Second Office in Chanute, Kansas


ReeceNichols Baja Ranch Team, a franchise office of ReeceNichols Real Estate, the leading real estate brokerage in Kansas and Missouri, has announced it is hosting a grand opening for its second office in Chanute, Kansas, which opened March 15, 2021. The grand opening for the office, also called ReeceNichols Baja Ranch Team, will take place June 2, 2021 at 12 p.m.

Dena Daniels, current Owner and Managing Broker of ReeceNichols Baja Ranch Team in Humboldt, Kansas, will add the role of Managing Broker at ReeceNichols Baja Ranch Team in Chanute to her responsibilities.

Daniels opened her first office, ReeceNichols Baja Ranch Team, in Humboldt in fall 2020, growing the office to a team of five agents. Daniels decided to open an office in Chanute because three of her five agents primarily did business in Neosho County.

“Our new office is conveniently located on Main Street not far from Highway 169, making it easy for people to pop in and have a chat about the local real estate market,” said Daniels. “With this additional space, we’ll be able to help even more people looking to find home in Neosho County.”

“ReeceNichols truly has the best tools in the business, which empowers our agents to make the home buying and selling process as smooth as possible,” said Kathryn Clark, Vice President and Franchise Director of ReeceNichols Alliance, Inc. “I’m thrilled to grow our footprint in southeast Kansas and serve the people of this area with the unmatched service ReeceNichols is known for.”

The new ReeceNichols Baja Ranch Team office is located at 1401 West Main St. Suite A Chanute, KS 66720.

For more information on how to join ReeceNichols’s new franchise office in Chanute, contact Dena Daniels at Dena.Daniels@reecenichols.com or 620-432-7653.

Collaboration Between ReeceNichols and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City Launches and Expands


A launch date has been set for The Gold Key Project, a collaboration between ReeceNichols Real Estate, the leading real estate brokerage in Kansas and Missouri, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City (RMHC-KC).

The Gold Key Project will kick off April 19, 2021 as an official company-wide program for ReeceNichols. It will also expand to benefit four Ronald McDonald House Charities in the areas ReeceNichols serves: RMHC-KC, RMHC of the Four States in Joplin, Missouri, RMHC of the Ozarks in Springfield, Missouri and RMHC-Wichita, in Wichita, Kansas. 273 ReeceNichols agents are slated to take part. 

In 2020, a four-month pilot program for the Gold Key Project involving 38 ReeceNichols agents raised $31,000, providing 310 nights for families to stay at the Ronald McDonald houses in Kansas City. It costs Ronald McDonald House Charities $100 for a family to stay one night at one of their houses; therefore, each agent involved in the pilot program pledged to give $100 for every house they helped buy and sell to RMHC-KC. The pilot program exceeded its original goal by more than 500%.

“We take pride in helping people find their forever home, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to provide a home away from home to keep families close together while they’re going through a hard time, said ReeceNichols President & CEO Mike Frazier. “We found in Ronald McDonald House Charities a partner with shared values and commitment to the community. Through this partnership, we’re bringing hearts and homes together for a greater purpose.”

“RMHC-KC is so thrilled with the results from these fantastic Gold Key agents! Just as families with sick children need us during this pandemic, we need the support from our community, and ReeceNichols is unwavering in their support of our charity and the families we serve,” said Tami Greenberg, CEO of RMHC-KC.

The Gold Key Project will run from April 19 through October 31, 2021, with agents committing to donate $100 from each transaction that closes during that time period to the Ronald McDonald house nearest them. ReeceNichols’s lending partner, Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC, is also pledging to give a donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities. The goal is to raise $100,000. The Gold Key Project will continue as a yearly program.

Learn more about the Gold Key Project.

Parisi Coffee and ReeceNichols Announce New Partnership


Two Kansas City companies, Parisi Coffee and ReeceNichols Real Estate, have launched an exciting new partnership with the debut of the “Haven” blend. The coffee will be available to all ReeceNichols agents later this month, as well as ReeceNichols customers and the general public.

“As a locally owned and operated business, we’re continually searching for partners who share our passion for Kansas City,” said Joseph Paris, CEO of Parisi Coffee. “ReeceNichols has a reputation for selling beautiful homes and offering unparalleled customer service, making it the ideal fit for this collaboration.”

The Haven blend was designed specifically for ReeceNichols. Company representatives met with Nick Scott, Head Roaster at Parisi Coffee, and attended a cupping where various beans and roast styles were tried before settling on a blend of Central and South American coffees. Notes include milk chocolate, grapefruit, melon and caramel. The coffee is considered a “medium blend,” making it ideal for a wide range of coffee drinkers.

“So many memories are made and conversations are had over a cup of coffee at home,” said ReeceNichols President & CEO Mike Frazier. “Real estate and coffee are both very tied to people’s emotions, which is why it was a natural fit to partner with Parisi Coffee, another iconic Kansas City company that shares our values of quality and building community relationships.”

Agents will be able to order the Haven blend directly from Parisi Coffee and use it for their offices, open houses, client gifts and special promotions. Additionally, ReeceNichols customers will have the option of purchasing the coffee through their real estate agent. And finally, Haven will be available to the general public through Parisi Coffee’s website. The partnership between ReeceNichols and Parisi Coffee is expected to include a charitable component later in the year, and additional blends are in the works.

ReeceNichols Opens Johnson County West Office


ReeceNichols Real Estate, the leading real estate brokerage in Kansas and Missouri, is opening a new office. ReeceNichols Johnson County West will open February 2021 at 10592 S. Ridgeview Road in Olathe, Kansas. ReeceNichols Senior Vice President of Brokerage, Krista Wilson, will be Managing Broker. 

“Johnson County is experiencing a tremendous amount of growth to the West, which made this location a natural pick for our next office,” said ReeceNichols President and CEO, Mike Frazier. “It’s our job as the market leader to stay ahead of the trends and be where our clients need us to be.” 

“You can’t drive around this area for long without spotting new construction of some kind,” said Wilson. “Western Johnson County is absolutely booming, and people want to be here. Our presence will allow us to serve even more families with the superb customer service and top-of-the-line tools ReeceNichols is known for.”  

Positioned off K-10, ReeceNichols Johnson County West is 30 minutes from Lawrence, Kansas and 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City. 

ReeceNichols: 2020 Year-In-Review


2020 was a year of challenge and change. We had to completely rethink the way we do nearly every aspect of our business. But it was also a year of hope and gratitude. We persevered, continuing to guide the people we serve through their homeownership journey with the expertise and compassion ReeceNichols is known for. We’re grateful for the people that work by our side each and every day, and we’re grateful for our clients who put their trust in our hands.