Top Agent Derek Espeer, Owner and Team Lead of the ASPIRE Real Estate Group KC at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stein & Summers in Kansas City, Missouri is a consummate professional who uses his vast knowledge of the industry to provide exceptional client service to all of his buyers and sellers. With over a thousand brokered deals under his belt, Derek’s reputation as a fierce advocate for his clients is well-established.
Prior to his current career, Derek obtained a degree in Real Estate Finance from the University of Missouri and began working with a large commercial bank managing commercial assets on behalf of large investors and investment companies. “After that experience, I realized I wanted to be out in the field more,” he explains, “and I began working in non-real estate sales for a few years. In 2009, I saw many people in the real estate industry jumping ship due to the down market, and decided that it was time to get back into real estate on the sales side. I obtained my license, put together an aggressive business plan and stuck to it, and the rest is history.” Operating under the umbrella of real estate giant Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, the ASPIRE Real Estate Group KC consists currently of a team of five highly dedicated full-time agents who have closed an impressive $15,000,000 in transactions in 2019 alone, and are well on their way to a $20,000,000 year for 2021. Selling primarily in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, Derek can boast that 92% of his business is based on repeat clients and referrals. When asked to account for this impressive level of loyalty, Derek points to his and his team’s commitment to professionalism. “We go about our business in a professional manner that’s aggressive and proactive. We’ve put together the tools that we use to address the needs of our clients. People recognize that this is something we do for a living and not something we do as a hobby.”
Another primary factor in Derek’s long-term success is his comprehensive, cutting-edge approach to marketing. Utilizing the most current technologies to promote his listings has resulted in their exposure to as many potential buyers as possible. Utilizing property-specific websites, virtual tours and high-quality professional photography, each and every listing is presented in its best possible light. “We’re constantly trying to figure out how to get a competitive edge over the competition,” says Derek. “So we’re constantly changing and modifying our approach.”
When asked what he enjoys most about what he does, Derek’s answer is unsurprisingly not about the commission, but rather about the flexibility of his job and the opportunity to serve his clients. “I love the challenge,” he enthuses. “I love that every day is different. I coach my agents that every deal is going to have its challenge, so be ready for it. I start each day with a plan, but I also need to be ready to adapt to make sure I’m addressing the needs of my clients on a daily basis.”
Derek feels a commitment to giving back to his community, and to that end he and his team are actively involved with many local charitable events and organizations. Derek’s personal charities of choice are the Northland Animal Welfare Society, and he is also an active Board of Directors Members for Feed Northland Kids, which provides food for under-served children in the area.
When he’s not working, Derek enjoys spending time with his wife and children, and is an avid gardener who grows six different types of peppers and creates his own spice blends. However, as he is quick to point out, “I love what I do, so when I am working it doesn’t feel like work.”
Looking to the future, Derek’s plan is to continue building his business, team, and refining his already-exceptional approach to client service. “We’re constantly striving to improve the client experience and client satisfaction,” he says.
For more information about Derek Espeer, please call 816-588-5745 or email [email protected]
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