To My Fellow Realtors, “Buyers and Sellers still need YOU”

by Chuck Roper 10. September 2018 05:37

Just released, a 2018 Harris Insights & Analytics study reported that 90% of all buyers and sellers used a real estate agent in their transaction.  This is up from 85% in a similar study conducted four years ago.  


The most important factors in choosing an agent were:  “a referral from someone I trust,” “agents who had listings similar to what I am looking for,”  “looking at websites with ratings of agents” and “having a personal relationship with the agent.”


Negotiating the best price was mentioned by 89% of buyers and sellers as being extremely or very important.  


I’m not surprised by these findings.  A real estate transaction is complex and stressful.  Why wouldn’t you rely on a professional with a proven track record from a reputable brokerage to help you navigate the most important purchase of your life?


(Source: Real Trends September 2018 newsletter)

-Janet Horlacher

10 Things that Make an Impression

by Chuck Roper 21. September 2016 11:26

1. Being on time
2. Work ethic
3. Effort
4. Body language
5. Energy
6. Attitude
7. Passion
8. Being coachable
9. Doing extra
10. Being prepared

-Mike Adkins
 Relocation Director 


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Emily Oliver and Jody Johnson Join Janet McAfee Real Estate

by Chuck Roper 1. July 2015 08:57


ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI (June 26, 2015) – Jody Johnson and Emily Oliver have joined Janet McAfee Real Estate as Sales Associates.

Emily Oliver
Emily Oliver is a St. Louis native with an impressive 18 years of professional experience. For the past eight years, she held key financial and human resource management positions for a privately held Saint Louis company. To build her real estate practice, Emily will rely upon her advanced interpersonal, communication, and analytic skills together with her extensive community and civic activities.

Emily, her husband, and three children are residents of Webster Groves. For more information, visit her website at

Jody Johnson
To build her residential real estate practice, Jody Johnson relies on twelve years of achievement and business acumen in public relations and the financial services industry where she served as a corporate bond trader, portfolio manager, and money manager. Her illustrious resume features regional and national industry leaders like the Edelman Group, Rodman & Renshaw, Linnfield Capital, Prudential Securities, and Paine Webber.

Jody is a St. Louis native. She attended MICDS and SMU where she earned her B.A. in Public Relations. She lives with her husband and two children in Ladue. For more information, visit her website at


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