We are beyond excited to announce that not only was The Rob Ellerman Team named 14th in sales volume in The Thousand 2020 list presented by REAL Trends and The Wall Street Journal, but they took 3rd in the nation in homes sold!

The Thousand list is immensely exclusive. Every year, thousands of agents and teams from all over the country submit their information in hopes of qualifying. It brings us so much joy and pride to see The Rob Ellerman Team take their place on the top of this list!

Rob is known for being an inspirational leader who always keeps an open door. Quick to lend his advice and words of support to fellow agents, he’s passionate about helping others recognize their potential. He wants every member of his team to identify their dreams of real estate success and goes above and beyond to help them achieve it.

It’s this same passion for seeing others succeed that makes his team rank consistently as #1 both locally and nationally as the #1 team in the leading real estate brokerage in the United States, our parent company, HomeServices of America, Inc.

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


With great pride we’d like to congratulate The Koehler Bortnick Team who recently secured their spot as one of the top 20 teams in the nation in The Thousand 2020 list presented by REAL Trends and The Wall Street Journal!

Every year thousands of agents and their teams submit themselves for the opportunity to qualify for their place among the best of the best, and they’ve earned the recognition of taking 12th in homes sold and 16th in sales volume in the country. To say that making it on this immensely exclusive list is a major achievement would be an understatement, and we couldn’t be prouder!

As the first formed real estate team in Kansas City, with over 50 years of real estate experience combined, Kathy Koehler and Heather Bortnick embody all things Kansas City real estate. This mother-daughter duo takes their knowledge and passion for what they do and instills these values into every KBT agent.

As the #2 team in the largest real estate brokerage in the United States, our parent company, HomeServices of America, Inc., we know this team is unstoppable. Their dedication to their clients is unmatched, and their love for what they do shines through every single day.

Their work ethic and commitment to providing the best home buying and selling experience possible is inspiring. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for them next!


ReeceNichols’ participation in the Hispanic Development Fund’s Cambio para Cambio campaign in September 2019, has helped award scholarships to four students in the Kansas City area.

Last week, the Hispanic Development Fund (HDF) announced the scholarship class of 2020, consisting of 325 students and a record in scholarship dollars awarded. Of this year’s recipients, 78% are first-generation college students.

HDF works to improve the quality of life of Latino families, through scholarship support. Since 1984, HDF’s Scholarship Program has helped over 4,700 Latino students go to college and accomplish their goals.

Four area students were awarded ,750 in HDF Scholarships directly because of ReeceNichols’ contributions. Since three out of the four are attending HDF college match partner institutions, our impact came to ,500 in total scholarship dollars.

We’re proud to support the HDF and its mission to build stronger communities through grantmaking and scholarship support. Congratulations to the 2020 HDF – ReeceNichols Scholars!

Scholarship Recipients

Valery Acopa attended FL Schlagle High School and is currently a Sophomore at Donnelly College majoring in Education.

Jessica Franco attended Ruskin High School and is currently a Sophomore at the University of Central Missouri majoring in Business Administration.

Stephanie Madrigal attended Mill Valley High School and is currently a Freshman at Newman University majoring in Nursing.

Natalie Moyer attended Blue Springs High School and is currently a Junior at Kansas State University majoring in Marketing.


ReeceNichols Real Estate’s parent company, HomeServices of America”, has again been named the largest real estate company in the nation, based on transactions. The news is based on the REAL TRENDS 500 report, whose rankings are determined by 2019 closed transaction sides for the country’s top 500 brokerages.

In 2019, HomeServices’ businesses closed 329,680 units and facilitated approximately 219,000 mortgage, insurance, title and escrow transactions. “While this is a tremendous achievement, we recognize the challenges of these unfamiliar and trying times,” said Mike Frazier, president & CEO of ReeceNichols. “We are working hand in hand with our family of services and are well equipped to handle these changes. Nothing is more important to us than the well-being of the people we work with and we are committed to supporting our agents as they safely guide clients through the home buying and selling journey. As we look to the future and we draw upon the strength of the HomeServices family, we will continue to help people realize their dreams through homeownership and be their trusted guide every step of the way.”

Headquartered in Minneapolis, HomeServices has approximately 43,000 real estate professionals operating in 900 offices across 30 states and the District of Columbia.


ReeceNichols Joplin has moved. The office, which opened in June 2019 and is managed by Allen Hall, is now located at 1804 S. Rangeline Road.

“Joplin is a thriving, resilient city and we’re excited to be part of the community,” said Mike Frazier, president & CEO of ReeceNichols. “At ReeceNichols, we do things differently. We provide guidance, assurance and an unprecedented home buying and selling experience. Our relationship doesn’t end at the closing table. Our agents are your home investment consultants for the life of your home. We truly care, and we can’t wait to help the people of Joplin find their forever home.”

Managing Broker, Allen Hall, served in the U.S. Army/Army Reserves for eight years, retiring at the rank of Sergeant. Upon returning to the area, Hall ran his own business in Joplin for seven years prior to beginning his real estate career in 2007. As a newly licensed agent, he joined PRO 100 Inc., REALTORS”, and in 2014, he accepted the position to manage that office.


ReeceNichols Real Estate, the leading real estate company in Kansas and Missouri, is unveiling a luxury brand. ReeceNichols Signature, which will launch in January 2020, will incorporate homes listed for 50k and above in the Kansas City metropolitan area and southern Missouri. This company-wide brand is not limited to any broker, office or agent group. Any agent that has a home listed for 50k and above will be able to utilize ReeceNichols Signature branding.

“We’ve represented the best of the best for more than 100 years. Nobody knows Kansas and Missouri real estate like we do, because we helped build it,” said Mike Frazier, president & CEO of ReeceNichols. “Our agents are the insiders – the local experts in upscale properties. ReeceNichols Signature reflects our iconic standing in Kansas City real estate and represents the value and superior level of service we provide for our families all across Missouri and Kansas.”

ReeceNichols is the unrivaled market leader in luxury home sales. In 2018, ReeceNichols sold more luxury properties in Kansas City than the closest three companies combined. To date, ReeceNichols has sold 491 luxury properties, totaling 31,901,000 in 2019. The brokerage has 229 luxury properties listed currently.

“There are beautiful, luxury homes throughout the region, from private rural retreats to chic condos. Whether we’re guiding our clients to the community they connect with or researching the best schools, we take the time to curate their perfect lifestyle,” Frazier said. “We’re not selling people four walls and a roof, we’re finding them an exquisite piece of art.”

ReeceNichols Signature further cements the company’s regional and global standing in the luxury arena. ReeceNichols is a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World”, a by-invitation-only global network of 550+ affiliate member companies with 130,000 sales associates. In 2018, LeadingRE accounted for 54 Billion in U.S. home sales.

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ReeceNichols Town Center agent Majid Ghavami has received the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS” 2019 Salesperson of the Year award.

With 10 years’ experience in the real estate business, Ghavami has served on multiple committees within KCRAR, including the YPN committee and the strategic planning committee and has represented the organization at national meetings. He closed 68 transactions totaling nearly 8.5 million from June 2018 to June 2019.

“Majid is the nicest guy in the world — he’s a good-hearted person with a caring soul who just wants to work hard and help people,” said Karen Laube, Managing Broker of ReeceNichols Town Center. “This recognition is very well deserved.”

“I was thrilled to see Majid receive this award,” said Mike Frazier, president and CEO of ReeceNichols. “He’s incredibly energetic, he’s a kind, dedicated person and he truly cares about his clients. His professionalism demonstrates everything a ReeceNichols agent should be.”


ReeceNichols Neosho agent Steve Kenny has received the Newton McDonald Counties Association of REALTORS” 2019 REALTOR” of the Year award.

A 20-year veteran of the real estate business, Steve has served as a real estate agent and as a broker throughout his career, including owning his own company from 1999 – 2014. He has served on many boards at the local and state level including: Missouri Real Estate Commission, Newton McDonald Counties Association of REALTORS”, Missouri REALTORS” and the Neosho Chamber of Commerce.

“Steve is very well known and well respected by his peers, both in and out of real estate,” said ReeceNichols Senior Vice President of Brokerage, Rick Witeka. “He’s been a leader in the Neosho community for many years and his recognition is well deserved!”

“Steve is incredibly devoted to his career as a real estate agent,” said Nina Moser, Managing Broker of ReeceNichols Neosho. “He is a huge proponent of agent advocacy and cooperation. He is passionate about what he does and whole-heartedly loves to be involved at the local and state level. He’s an excellent resource and wealth of knowledge.”


ReeceNichols Real Estate has formed a partnership with the Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City. An agreement, signed yesterday, will allow ReeceNichols’ Spanish speaking agents to speak with Mexican nationals at the Mexican Consulate every Monday at 10:30 a.m., about the homebuying process. The agreement will also allow agents to participate during outreach events conducted by the Consulate, with information on financial literacy, homeownership and other relevant financial literacy topics.

“Mexicans who live in the Kansas City area rely heavily on the Mexican Consulate for support and I’m excited ReeceNichols’ agents will be able to assist so many people in our native language,” said ReeceNichols Community Affairs Director, Fabián Gayosso-González.

“While the homebuying process is complex, it’s an experience that should be open to anyone, regardless of their country of origin,” said Mike Frazier, president and CEO of ReeceNichols. “We’re thrilled to share our knowledge so that we can help even more people find the home of their dreams.”

This agreement reflects ReeceNichols’ ongoing initiative to serve the growing Hispanic community in Kansas and Missouri. It stems from the company’s commitment to serve, reflect and grow with Kansas City.


Happy Veterans Day!

In honor of this day, we want to take a moment to recognize the members of the ReeceNichols family who have bravely served our country. We are thankful to those of you today and every day for the sacrifices made.

See the full list of employees, brokers and agents below:

Blue Springs Office

Bruce Carlson – Navy

Charlie McGraw – Army

Branson Office

Ryan McNiel – Army National Guard

Branson West Office

Dan Seaman – Marine Corps

Brookside Office

Don Bates – Army

Roger Coldsnow – Army

Dean Neal – Air Force

Doug Lyman – Army

Leonard Rosen – Army

Cedar Creek Office

Daniel Benson – Air National Guard

Ronny Da Costa – Army

Cedar Tree Square Office

Bob Gresham – Army

College Blvd. Office

Anthony Brown – Marine Corps

Joe Frederick – Navy

Chuck Levey – Army

Diana Turner – Army Reserves

Corporate Office

Jerry Reece – Marine Corps

Casey Smith – Army

East Office

Ryan Kennedy: Broker – Navy

Patrick Chiarelli – Army

Tom Townsend – Navy

Austin Wagoner – Army National Guard

Gary Weir – Air Force

Joplin Office

Allen Hall: Broker – Army

David Glenn – Air Force

KC North Office

JR Radtka – Navy

Phil Stepp – Navy

Richard Thieman – Army

Gordon Williams – Army

Leawood Office

Chris Harvey – Army National Guard

Lane Klein – Army Reserves

Nate White – Air Force

Lee’s Summit Office

Heather Butler – Navy

David Glenn – Army National Guard

Larry Ward – Navy

Liberty Office

Kathy Mink – Navy

Mitch Thierry – Army

Neosho Office

Steve Kenny – Army

Ken Puckett – Navy

Olathe Office

Dennis Russell – Air Force

Roger Stoll – Army

Overland Park Office

Ralph Apel – Navy

Linda Booker-James – Air Force

Mike Reeves – Army

Parkville Office

Brandon Dawson – Navy

Jim Tipton – Navy

Shawn West – Navy

Plaza Office

Gwen Goins – Army Reserves

South Office

Paul Koetterheinreich – Air Force

Sallie Mathis

Bryan Thomas – Air Force & Air National Guard

Springfield Office

Nathan Horne – Marine Corps

Charlie Ivy – Navy

Jerry Redfearn – Army National Guard

Ted Simerson – Air Force

Ron Tappan – Air Force & Air National Guard

Karen & Bryan White – Army

The Village Office

Bob Ludwig – Navy

Bill “GW” McDonald – Marine Corps

Tom Phillips – Army

Town Center Office

RJ Meitner – Army

Are you a veteran or the spouse of an active or reserve duty service member? Interested in a career in real estate?

If you live in Kansas or Missouri and have served in any branch of the military, then you could be qualified for our Veterans to REALTORS” Program.

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