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Kristin Malfer

Kristin Malfer

Founder, CEO
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  • Kristin Malfer

    I have been in the Real Estate Industry since 1991. My real estate career began working for an internet marketing company called New Home Search owned by New Homes Publishing. Promoted one year later within the company, I became a Marketing and Advertising Specialist for New Homes Magazine and stayed with the company until 1998 when it was sold. My experience within new homes allowed me to meet and build relationships with several of the local developers, builders and realtors. During this time, I sat on several HBA (Home Builders Association) committees and stayed very involved within the industry. Upon leaving the magazine, I started Design Impressions, an interior design firm. I work with builders in new residential areas on their model homes and with their individual buyers from lot selection all the way to moving day. Dealing with the buyers first hand during each step of the process helped me attain a greater understanding for the details. Finding real estate as my passion, I decided to sell real estate full time. Currently, I am marketing Highlands Creek in Leawood, Rockwood Falls, Prairiefire Villas in Overland Park and The Glyn of Leawood. I still pursue the re-sale end of the business through wonderful referrals. I am licensed in both Kansas and Missouri.

    My Philosophy

    The number one goal I have is to provide the most amazing and effective customer service for my clients. Whether buying or selling a home, you can be assured that the personal service and communication from me will help make the process less stressful. Listening to the clients needs and desires and doing my best to deliver that service, will ensure a long and happy relationship and my goal is then accomplished.

    Organizations

    • Member, Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors
    • Member, National Association of Realtors
    • Member, Heartland MLS (Multiple Listing Service)
    • Member, Exceptional Properties
    • Kansas City HBA (Home Builders Association) Tour Committee
    • Owner, Design Impressions (Interior Design Firm)
    • Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri
    • The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
  • Kristin Malfer

 

My Philosophy

The number one goal I have is to provide the most amazing and effective customer service for my clients. Whether buying or selling a home, you can be assured that the personal service and communication from me will help make the process less stressful. Listening to the clients needs and desires and doing my best to deliver that service, will ensure a long and happy relationship and my goal is then accomplished.

The Professionals

Stacy Anderson

Stacy Anderson

Real Estate Agent
Amy Bartosik

Amy Bartosik

Real Estate Agent
Erin Bassi

Erin Bassi

Partner, Business Development
Michelle Campbell

Michelle Campbell

Real Estate Agent
Dawn Cramer

Dawn Cramer

Real Estate Agent
Dina Gardner

Dina Gardner

Real Estate Agent
Julia Greene

Julia Greene

Real Estate Agent
Andrea Hoeft

Andrea Hoeft

Real Estate Agent
Liz Jaeger

Liz Jaeger

Real Estate Agent
Alexandra Martin

Alexandra Martin

Real Estate Agent
Lori Mehlin-McWhorter

Lori Mehlin-McWhorter

Real Estate Agent
Stephanie Milne

Stephanie Milne

Real Estate Agent
Tricia Napper

Tricia Napper

Real Estate Agent
John Oliveros

John Oliveros

Real Estate Agent
Alex Owens

Alex Owens

Real Estate Agent
Kate Passantino

Kate Passantino

Marketing Coordinator
Jodi Steinberg

Jodi Steinberg

Real Estate Agent
Sara Tarvin

Sara Tarvin

Real Estate Agent
Taylor Wallace

Taylor Wallace

Director of Marketing & Operations
Casse VanLear

Casse VanLear

Transaction Coordinator
  • Stacy Anderson
  • Amy Bartosik
  • Erin Bassi
  • Michelle Campbell
  • Dawn Cramer
  • Dina Gardner
  • Julia Greene
  • Andrea Hoeft
  • Liz Jaeger
  • Alexandra Martin
  • Lori Mehlin-McWhorter
  • Stephanie Milne
  • Tricia Napper
  • John Oliveros
  • Alex Owens
  • Kate Passantino
  • Jodi Steinberg
  • Sara Tarvin
  • Taylor Wallace
  • Casse VanLear
  • Stacy Anderson

    Whether you are a first-time buyer, looking for a dream home or would like to sell your home I will listen carefully to your needs, work hard, communicate regularly and follow through to make your home selling or buying experience successful.

    I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Finance. I spent the first 9 years of my career in the fast paced Telecommunications industry before making the decision to stay home to raise my three wonderful children. During that time I became actively involved in my community, church, neighborhood and schools. When I re-entered the workforce I knew without a doubt that helping people in my community buy or sell their home is what I was passionate about.

    Since being in Real Estate I have been fortunate to work with Kristin Malfer & Associates. I have continued to grow my business and have been a top producer for the last 4 years. It prouds me to work for such an amazing team and be able to do what I love.... helping buyers and sellers find homes.

     

     

  • Amy Bartosik

    I was born and raised in Kansas City and attended business school at the University of Kansas. After twenty years of working for in marketing and sales for corporations, I decided to direct my talents toward working for myself in one of my personal passions, homes!

    Growing up, we didn’t have much and home ownership wasn’t an option. As a result, as soon as I was able, I purchased my own home. I will never forget the sense of pride and accomplishment I felt at such a young age. To this day, I have great appreciation for what owning a home can mean to an individual or family and do all I can to ensure I understand what’s important to each client.

    For buyers, I will work tirelessly to help you find the perfect place to call, “Home”. And if we can’t find it, I’ll do what I can to help you make what we do find, “Home” by arming you with a list of proven and trusted vendors.

    For sellers, I am eager to help you tackle life’s next adventure and will assist in staging and preparing your home to ensure we get every dollar your home is worth.

    I’m a natural born negotiator with boundless energy and enthusiasm for my city and career. I listen carefully to my clients and if I don’t have an answer, I know someone on my talented Malfer & Associates team will. We’ve won numerous awards in Kansas City for sales and customer service, most recently being awarded the #2 Sales Team in Johnson County and #3 in the KC Metro area.

     

     

  • Erin Bassi

    "If you don't know jewelry, know the jeweler." --Warren Buffett

    I grew up in a family that has continuously been involved in investing in commercial and residential properties. A graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, emphasis in International Marketing and a Minor in Economics, coupled with a Paralegal Degree from Washburn University, my career began as Director of Operations of a chain of candy confection stores which sharpened my marketing skills. In 2008, I jumped head first into Real Estate and joined Kristin Malfer & Associates immediately after obtaining my real estate license. Most recently, after taking a short hiatus to focus on my greatest blessing, welcoming a daughter to our family, I am excited to be back where I belong.

    Building upon market position by developing, defining, negotiating and closing business relationships is my focus. Through proprietary tools exclusively offered to a subset of businesses, we work to strengthen their portfolio of benefits by adding this strategic real estate component to their current offerings. The result is a differentiating advantage focused on strengthening the overall competitiveness of the business.

    Although I have been known to give a quick analysis of the stock market, my heart is in real estate and enriching lives with the perfect home.I am proud to be a member of the elite team of Kristin Malfer and Associates where emphasis is truly placed on exceptional customer service.

     

     

  • Michelle Campbell

    I have a vast customer service background and a genuine interest and exposure in real estate. After raising my two children, it’s now time to focus on an area I truly enjoy. I grew up in the Kansas City are and graduated from the University of Kansas. Throughout my adult life, I have experienced several moves, both outside of and within Kansas City. This has given me a great understanding of the needs and expectations from the client’s point of view. With the skills I have acquired over the years, I look forward to making my clients time of transition a seamless and positive experience.

     

     

  • Dawn Cramer

    I graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School & attended Colorado State University, where I graduated with a B.S. in Human Development & Family Studies in 1992. Having moved a lot as a child, I made the decision to come back to Overland Park after graduation, & this is where I have been ever since! I spent 6 years working for a local company supervising the department that researched expert witness testimony for defense firms across the nation before my husband, Sterling, & I started our family.

    After spending 12 wonderful years at home raising our 4 children (3 daughters & 1 son!) I decided I was ready to take on work outside of the home once my youngest started kindergarten. Real Estate was the logical choice for me, as it is something I grew up around (grandparents had a long & successful career in Omaha) & have a love for.

    I enjoy getting to know people, truly connecting with each person or family on a more personal level. Buying a house that you make your home can be an emotional experience & I am here to take the ride with you, not just next to you.

    Licensed since 2013, I have enjoyed showing all over the Kansas City area, from condos located from the River Market area south to the Plaza, to homes southwest of the city in Cedar Creek. In June 2016 I made the decision to refocus my business with the incredible opportunity to join Kristin Malfer & Associates.

    The level of professionalism, client service, & knowledge of everyone that is a part of Kristin Malfer & Associates is bar none. I am honored to be part of such an outstanding team.

     

     

  • Dina Gardner

    Born, raise and educated in beautiful Kansas City, I met my husband and stayed home to raise my two children. Prior to starting a family, my earliest of careers began working in oral surgery for a private practice located in Prairie Village. My love of people and working in the operating room was fulfilling for those years. 

    My ongoing fascination with real estate began when my husband and I bought our first home many years ago. Over the years we have expanded our portfolio of real estate to include multi-unit investment property and single family investments. After raising my children, I didn’t need to think long and hard about what I wanted to do.  Real Estate, interior design, and renovation are what I love so it was an easy decision to begin my career in real estate in 2003.

    My passion for interior design and home renovation experience has allowed me to extend that extra level of services to my clients with vendor contacts.

    Whether working with an investor, first time buyer, or experienced buyer looking for their dream home, I am committed to helping them with a vision and endless possibilities of their real estate needs.

    I am experienced and know the ins & outs of the market, how to find value in property that others have overlooked,  find properties that are not yet on the market, and how to create value for my clients looking to sell.  My experience over the years has helped me to understand the pressures, stress, and the emotion and financial aspects that are a part of buying and selling real estate.

    Demonstrating my passion for community involvement, I serve on a Board of Directors as Chairman of Development and Fundraising for a non-profit called Reconciliation Services.

    I am thrilled and honored to be a part of the new Kristin Malfer & Associates Country Club Plaza Team!

    As a member of  Kristin Malfer & Associates I am committed to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and professionalism.  

    When I am not selling real estate I feel strongly about supporting local charities and enjoy volunteering and planning fundraisers. With my love for design it is no surprise that I spend a good amount of  my free time decorating! I love traveling and spending time with my friends and family.

     

     

  • Julia Greene

    Having lived in the Kansas City area for the majority of my life, I am passionate about this great city and all that it offers. A background in client services and fund-raising has helped form my love for creating lasting relationships and meeting client needs. I’ve felt a calling to real estate for several years now, and am so happy that I finally acted upon it. I may be new to real estate, but I could not be in better hands as a member of Kristin Malfer and Associates. I am eager to start this career and help any friends and family with their real estate needs. Buying or selling a home is an exciting time in one’s life, and I would love to help make the process smooth and fun!

     

     

  • Andrea Hoeft

    I believe it is a privilege to help you through the process of buying or selling your home. My goal as your realtor is to ensure you have the best experience possible and help you maximize the value you are receiving. I promise to communicate openly and honestly about the realities in today's market to enable you to make informed decisions. I pride myself in exceeding your expectations throughout the buying or selling process.

    I joined the Kristin Malfer and Associates team in 2010. I graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia with a degree in Elementary Education in 1990. I taught fourth and fifth grade until I had children of my own. While staying home with my three children I worked in product distribution and marketing. I have always had a passion for working with others and believe listening intently to your personal needs and desires is the key to a successful business partnership.

    Whether it is selling your existing home to move into a new phase of life or the home buying process, I pride myself in advocating with integrity for you as an individual home buyer or seller. I am pleased to be a part of Kristin Malfer & Associates which advocates these same values coupled with decades of experience. Our boutique style team offers unmatched marketing strategies, customer service and collective knowledge. I look forward to working with you.

     

     

  • Liz Jaeger

    For most of us – our home will be the single biggest purchase we ever make in our life. It can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Some questions you may ask yourself when buying a home are which schools are best? What are the future plans for retail and residential development in my area of interest? What will my neighborhood look like in 5, 10 or 20 years from now? Having a real estate agent that not only knows the area but understands your needs is key in making the right decision on where to purchase your next home. My number one goal is to provide personal, reliable, dependable, and prompt service to you. I work for you and am here to serve your needs.

    I was born, raised and grew up in the Kansas City area. I have lived here my whole life and know the Kansas City and surrounding areas well. I went to Rockhurst University and received a BSBA and MBA in Business Administration. After college I continued to work and live in Overland Park. I am intimately familiar with the southern part of the Kansas City metro. My entire professional career has centered around taking care of people and their needs, providing excellent communication and being responsive to inquiries from clients. Possessing excellent knowledge will also help ensure that you are aware of all available options.

    As a proud member of the Kristin Malfer and Associates/Reece Nichols team – I have access to resources and support that are second-to-none. I am looking forward to partnering with you and together we will make your real estate dreams come true!

     

     

  • Alexandra Martin

    I graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Mass Communications in 2013. I’ve always had a love for Kansas City and a passion for real estate, so after graduation I began my career with Reece & Nichols. I was immediately drawn to Kristin and her team’s passion, integrity, & success and could not have been more thrilled to join the team in 2014. I believe real estate should be a personalized process and love the boutique style approach of KMA.

    I love the fast paced atmosphere of the real estate industry and I strive to turn buying or selling your home into a fun, easy, and stress-free experience. I’m driven by my love of Kansas City real estate and by turning my client’s dreams & aspirations into realities.

     

     

  • Lori Mehlin-McWhorter

    “A realtor is not a salesperson. They’re a matchmaker. They introduce people to homes, until they find the one they love. Then they become a wedding planner!” --- Anonymous

    “Right sizing” or building a dream home, no matter the circumstance, I consider it a privilege to assist families navigate the maze of selling or buying a home. In today’s market, it’s important to partner with an agent that listens and is laser focused on achieving YOUR goals. Guiding you to make a “wise housing decision” I will thoroughly learn your particular needs, provide you with the dynamics of the current real estate market and communicate openly, honestly and in a timely manner throughout the process. Working in an industry that is so detailed oriented and fast paced, I will be resolute with accuracy, organization and appropriate execution to ensure a smooth transaction from contract to closing.

    Over the years, many have asked how I got my start in real estate. I wish there was an exciting story to tell, however I literally became part of the industry by default. Working with a head hunter after college, I received an offer to be a department supervisor within a real estate company. Knowing car and rent payments were in my immediate future, I accepted the position “just to receive a paycheck” and from there it’s history. For the past 30+ years, I’ve been presented with various amazing opportunities and continued to work within the local real estate community. My background includes receiving multiple awards as a real estate office manager, working directly with land developers and builders, managing several new home construction communities, staging homes, and listing/selling homes within the resale homes sector. This diversified portfolio of real estate expertise has proved very beneficial to my clients and offers a significant resource upon which they can lean!

    Away from real estate, I love to scour Pinterest and Houzz for the latest in unique home decorating ideas; and because of this obsession, nothing ever stays the same in our house for too long! Visiting local vintage/repurpose shops in the West Bottoms, gardening, reading and vacationing where the water is turquoise are favorite activities too!

    I am thrilled to be a member of Kristin Malfer & Associates and the new Malfer Studio. The atmosphere, as well as, the team’s approach to selling is so positive and energetic. Kristin’s success and vision for a boutique-style of real estate concierge services is unmatched in our marketplace!

     

     

  • Stephanie Milne

    I bring over 20 years of business and legal experience plus a hometown background to Kristin Malfer and Associates.  I grew up in rural northwest Missouri and graduated from Missouri Western State University with a degree in Legal Studies.  I am a longtime resident of South Overland Park and have been involved in the building, buying and selling of homes in all price ranges.  

    Prior to joining Kristin Malfer and Associates, I helped build and grow CommuniTech.net, one of the original web hosting providers. I served as Human Resource Manager from 1999-2002.  During my tenure, Communitech.net was named Small Business of the Year by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

    I am married, have four children and two stepchildren.  My husband, Evan, and I currently reside in Leawood.  I am actively involved in the community, and enjoy volunteering for worthwhile causes.

    My low key approach to selling, my ability to listen to clients' needs and my genuine interest in clients are the strengths I bring to the team, and I am excited about the opportunity to bring these strengths to Kristin Malfer & Associates.

     

     

  • Tricia Napper

    I have been licensed and working in real estate since 2005. My understanding of excellent client services stems from my colorful sales background. As a passionate full-time agent I focus on resale and new construction plus I have extensive knowledge in the condo market. I thrive on providing tremendous customer service and put 100% of my energy into helping you sell your current home, or finding your dream home. My approach to real estate is centered on getting to know my clients and helping them every step of the way, from staging a home to sell, to frequent communication with my clients, excellent marketing strategies, and taking the time to find the perfect home. My goal is to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. I understand the need for personalized real estate representation and look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

     

  • John Oliveros

    John Oliveros began his career as a mortgage broker and real estate title closer in 1994.  His parents immigrated from Cuba and have both been in the real estate industry since the 1960's. John was raised in Miami and attended the University of Florida, where he received a BA in English and Sociology. He later obtained a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from St.Thomas University. John is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Heartland Multiple Listing Services, Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Outside of real estate, John is an avid triathlete and a competitive swimmer and is currently President of Hazelwood Homes Association. John's passion for home design has been featured in 435 South and Spaces magazines.

     

     

  • Alex Owens

    Real estate and Kansas City are in my blood. My mom and grandmother were both realtors. I grew up tagging along to open houses on weekends and flipping through the old listing books (this was before the MLS was online!). From a young age I had an uncanny interest in real estate and understood the ins and out of the business.

    While I grew up in Chicago, my Mom’s family is originally from Kansas City. We frequently came back down to visit family members. I loved the area so much that I decided to study Journalism at the University of Missouri - Columbia.

    Once I graduated from college, I moved to Kansas City and fell even more in love with this city. I worked in the marketing and communications industry for several years and had many home improvement and home services companies as clients. Working closely with these local businesses gave me valuable insight into how to create value in a home, increase ROI in a home, and what is trending (and will always be in style) in the real estate market. This paired with the marketing skills I gained made my transition into real estate a no-brainer.

    As a realtor, I continue to understand the needs and wants of my clients, provide quick and thorough communication, and help make the process of buying or selling a home as seamless as possible.

    Being a member of the Kristin Malfer & Associates team, and a realtor with ReeceNichols, means I have access to the absolute best resources and support. It also means I uphold the highest integrity, honesty and professionalism in the industry. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, I look forward to being your go-to resource and help guide you through the process start to finish.

     

     

  • Kate Passantino

    After graduating from St. Louis University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations, I spent my first year out in the “real world” working for TIVOL as their Marketing Coordinator. In that first year of my career, I learned that being a team player and working hard are the most important qualities to have.

    As the newest member of the Kristin Malfer & Associates staff, I am excited to bring my marketing skills and fun personality to the table. When I first met Kristin and her team, we instantly clicked. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store!

    Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and dining at all the best restaurants Kansas City has to offer.

     

     

  • Jodi Steinberg

    Since I earned my real estate license in 2003, I have been quite successful in working with buyers and sellers throughout Kansas City. I enjoy the entire process from staging a seller's home to negotiating the contract. I take a very personal approach to my business. I get to know my buyers/sellers on a very personal level and enjoy the friendships/relationships I build with each of my clients. I understand that most everyone either knows or is related to a Realtor. That is why I strive to think outside the box and provide exceptional service and individual attention.

     

     

  • Sara Tarvin

    I started my real estate career in 2004 with Reece and Nichols. I take pride in providing excellent customer service to all my clients that are buying and selling a home. Making sure my clients are informed, so they can make good decisions on their investment is very important to me.

    This business gives me great satisfaction to maintain repeat and referral business. That is the greatest compliment!

    I graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Business Communications. My career began working for Coca-Cola as a marketing Manager, buying media and creating value added promotions.

    I am excited to be part of Kristin Malfer and Associates. It is great to have a team of experienced, hardworking agents to work with

     

     

  • Taylor Wallace

    As Director of Marketing & Operations, it is my mission to make sure every home is being marketed to our first rate standards and our brand is being represented appropriately and accurately. Starting as the marketing coordinator for Kristin Malfer & Associates after graduating from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, I know what effectively markets our homes while striving to always be innovative and creative. I also gained knowledge from my first position within the company of the inner workings of our team and what works best in managing our operations. Our boutique style approach to real estate is unique and special and fuels my passion for our clients and our team.

    A born Kansan, I am happiest spending time with my family and friends. I have a passion for traveling, reading, interior decorating and all things sports related.

     

     

  • Casse VanLear

    I have been working in real estate since 2012 after graduating from Pittsburg State. Since then I have known that real estate is where I want to be. When the opportunity came about with Kristin Malfer and Associates as transaction coordinator, I was beyond excited. I could not ask for a better group of people to surround myself with every day.

    Born and raised in Lee’s Summit, MO, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, you can find me outdoors if the sun is shining and am a lover of Colorado.

     

     

  • Stacy Anderson
  • Amy Bartosik
  • Erin Bassi
  • Michelle Campbell
  • Dawn Cramer
  • Dina Gardner
  • Julia Greene
  • Andrea Hoeft
  • Liz Jaeger
  • Alexandra Martin
  • Lori Mehlin-McWhorter
  • Stephanie Milne
  • Tricia Napper
  • John Oliveros
  • Alex Owens
  • Kate Passantino
  • Jodi Steinberg
  • Sara Tarvin
  • Taylor Wallace
  • Casse VanLear

A little about us

Kristin Malfer has been in the real estate industry for over 20 years, with experience in interior design, marketing, new home construction and as a top producing agent for ReeceNichols. In 2008, Kristin formed a realty team, Kristin Malfer & Associates in order to better serve more clients. Today, KMA has 12 team members with specialists in every price bracket and area of the city.

By the numbers:

  • $130,000,000 in sales for 2015 with sales ranging between $37,000 and $2,750,000
  • #3 hightest selling team in Kansas City Metropolitan Area based on volume, #2 hightest selling team in Johnson County based on volume
  • 11 consecutive years earning the industry coveted 5 Star Award based on Customer Satisfaction
  • On average, we sell one home every 1.5 days
  • Our team has over 100 years of combined real estate experience

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CHARITY

GIVING BACK

Because of your support in 2015, we are proud to have the honor of sponsoring the play area in the Tom Watson Emergency Department at Children's Mercy Kansas. In 2016, we will continue our partnership with a contribution of a portion of each sale, sponsorship of the annual Nick & Jake's Fore the Kids golf tournament and volunteer service.  In addition we look forward to chairing the TLC United for Kids Gala in partnership with KidsTLC

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