We’d like to once again recognize and congratulate the Top 3 Agents and Teams who took home honors for volume and units at our REfresh Year End Event on Thursday, February 8. In case you couldn’t make it to the event, you can still get a full recap of who won in our awards photo gallery (login required).

In a hotel ballroom filled with green lights, fresh flowers, and excited guests, BHGRE Kansas City looked back celebrated all they had accomplished in 2017. The REfresh Year End event took place on Thursday, February 8, at the Intercontinental Hotel, and the annual celebration lived up the high standards set by previous years.

The hourlong ceremony, which was bookended by socializing and cocktails, highlighted the good, the great, and the memorable from 2017. We recognized our top-performing agents and teams, celebrated our dedication to Veterans Community Project, heard from our national CEO, Sherry Chris, and looked back fondly at our time together during the recap video.

Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed this amazing event with us. Let’s look forward to an even Better 2018!

We’re excited to welcome Stephanie Ewing as the newest member of Leawood office. Stephanie is new to real estate, and worked previously in the cosmetology field for 28 years. She opened and managed Persona Day Spa for 8 years and has been self-employed for 13 years.

She has lived in Mission, KS for 3 ½ years, and in Olathe prior to that. Her hobbies include scuba diving, horseback riding, and weightlifting. Stephanie also Loves to travel and has been to Paris, Mexico, Aruba, Bonaire, and Jamaica. She has a 22 year old son.

Please help make Stephanie feel welcome as she begins her real estate career with us.

Have you been curious about what the Better Homes & Gardens Greenhouse has to offer? Do you already use some of the tools, but would like to learn more? On Thursday, February 15, from 9-11, Ashley Ollier, from our Northland office, will present a "deep dive" into the Greenhouse. This will take place in our Corporate training room. Come and learn how to utilize some of these great tools to increase your productivity for 2018. RSVP to Fran Cashion, cashion@kansascityhomes.com.

On Monday, January 29, the Veterans Community Project’s Veterans Village was officially opened with the snip of scissors on a ceremonial blue ribbon. The event, attended by hundreds included remarks from some of VCP’s founders, KC Mayor Sly James, and even a couple of veterans who moved into their own tiny house that day.

CEO, David Cooper, COO, Steve Servais, and members of our own Charity Committee were also in attendance for the grand opening. It was an amazing day, and seeing the look of gratitude on the veterans’ faces made all of the hard work and fundraising even more worthwhile.

Photos from the event.

The Winter 2018 issue of Distinctive Collection is now available. Flip through this digital magazine to see some of Kansas City’s finest luxury homes priced from the $600Ks. From Golf Homes to European Villas, you’ll see stunning interior and exterior photos, as well as details about these exclusive homes for sale in Kansas City. Share this e-magazine with your prospects and clients today who are searching for their next Kansas City luxury home. We will be accepting submissions for the Winter issue beginning in late March.

Director of Marketing and Communications, Valerie Rolfes welcomed a brand new baby boy into the world on Tuesday morning, January 9. Alexander Scott Rolfes weighs 8 lbs. and is 19.5 inches long. Mother and baby are doing fine. Congratulations to Valerie and her family!