Spencer R. Talbott | Broker-Owner
A former entertainer and later a business leader, he achieved success in both arenas. Spencer began his Title Insurance career in 1998 and became a licensed Realtor by 2003. He spent the first decade of his career investing in, designing and flipping real estate, all while suit & tie-ing up as a Title Insurance executive, on the daily. The majority of his early career was spent as an officer and District VP for the industry's largest Title Insurance Provider and later as an owner in the same field. In the last decade, he parlayed his skills and knowledge into both Commercial & Residential Real Estate. Though Missouri born and raised, Spencer worked and lived in some of the nation's largest & most competitive markets from the Southeast to the West Coast. He's worked under the largest and most respected brands in the country... allowing his experience to bring fresh eyes, and different perspectives along with his 20 years experience to the industry status quo. Upon returning to St. Louis, Spencer sampled local boutique firms and major brands, seeking the perfect fit. Finding there was usually a large compromise of broker support or knowledge, technology, office culture or sacrifice of commission... He saw a need at our local level and sought to fill that void. In the fall of 2016, STA | Spencer Talbott Agency, "Stagency" was born. Spencer is a proud "girl-dad". In his "spare" time- you'll find He, Sandy and their daughter, Parker navigating every park, event and patio STL has to offer.-often, with their pooch, Dog Draper, in tow....only when they're not finding new places around the country and globe to explore.
Laura Walker Compliance Officer | Realtor
Laura lends her keen eye for detail by heading up STA's Compliance department. Constant, organized, reliable are just a few adjectives that come to mind when describing her. Laura became a licensed agent in 2016, with a large Real Estate Firm. She saw great success in sales, though found her real joy behind the scenes. It's rare to have the luxury to draft such talent, out of the sales pool. STAgency is very fortunate to offer back office skills by someone who's also walked miles in an agent's shoes. Laura spends her spare time enjoying her mid-century gem of a home with her husband and her dog, Murphy.
Laura Kveton | Transaction Coordinator | Realtor
Laura is an agent and a transaction coordinator. Earning her chops in property management, there's few who know permits & municipalities like her. Juggling the balance between sales, leasing and the daily management of the many facets of real estate, keep her busy...though she wouldn't have it any other way. A Native of South City St. Louis, Laura knows our city well and is a great guide to finding your next home in St. Louis. In addition to being a her professional duties, Laura spends her time working on her farm with her husband and being mother to her daughter....just ask for a photo, there's plenty show. :)
Brian Estey | Realtor/Team Lead: Estey Group
A Teacher, an Entrepreneur, A Realtor.
Brian grew up in the "big city" of Rolla, MO, just SW of STL. His roots kept him humble and hungry to accomplish all he has to date. In addition to leading a real estate sales team, Brian runs a successful business of high-end, thoughtful renovations throughout greater St. Louis. Additionally, Brian teaches others his trade across the country. His latest endeavor includes the acquisition & operation of a lake resort located in Camdenton, MO at Lake of the Ozarks. Which has helped to launch STAgency's office expansion and services to Lake & Central Missouri!!!
With Decades of true Hands-on experience renovating, investing in and selling St. Louis Real Estate, you can trust Brian & his group's vast knowledge, guidance and representation.
Matt Carter | Director of Operations: Estey Group
Patient, steadfast....glue, really. Matt is the glue that keeps the Estey Group together.
From day to day operations of the sales & representation side of their business, to lending his keen design eye to their beautiful renovations and restorations. Matt stays busy running a tight ship for the Estey Group their properties and their clients. You can count on Matt and his diligence to bring a project together and to get your transaction closed. In addition to real estate, Matt & Brian are investors, landlords and owners of a successful restaurant & bar in South St. Louis.
Jennifer Guffey | Broker-Salesperson, Partner: OwnSTL | Jen & Sarah
To be an expert you also must be willing and ready to be a student constantly and Jen is happy to be both a student and an expert.
Growing up in a small town on new construction sites is where her roots were laid. Those homes were built by family hands with pride in quality over quantity. She has 14 years in the business and still geeks out over real oak floors and the amazing architecture and design throughout our neighborhoods.
The real estate journey has lead Jen through a plethora of opportunities. She has been fortunate enough to take on the role of Recruiter, Relocation Director, Managing Broker, and one that’s a soul magnet – Realtor. She believes that work ethic and honesty are the best negotiating skills in her arsenal and that the customer is her company.
When she’s not out slinging houses, you can typically find her wrestling the electronics away from her kids so she can have their attention, trying her hand at baking, sitting on a patio, running around the city (literally), hot gluing her 85-year-old city home back together, or traveling when and wherever time will allow.
Sarah Grobe | Realtor/Partner: OwnSTL | Jen & Sarah
Sarah’s longest love affair has been with our city. You’ll often find her exploring St. Louis’s ever-changing landscape (camera in hand) to catch shots of the amazing architecture or unwinding at the newest craft brewery on the St. Louis scene.
Her love of the city convinced her to buy a 150-year-old row house in Soulard which she’s slowly restoring. During this process, she learned a lot about rehabbing, good contractors, bad contractors, and design. It’s been an adventure in itself but overall, Sarah feels that she couldn’t ask for a better neighborhood for her family.
She has been involved in St. Louis Real Estate since 2000 and the majority of that was spent as the Director of Marketing for Prudential Select Properties. There she lead the marketing and technology efforts for 10 offices and over 500 agents. Because of that role she’s able to offer her OwnSTL clients a unique skill set and network of connections.
Sarah’s job over the last decade has been to stay current on real estate marketing ad technologies. She has lead the creation of corporate marketing and business strategies and is an expert in social media, ad design, search engine optimization, public relations, video production, and more. Her career has also allowed her to mentor under some of the most recognized names in St. Louis Real Estate. Sarah also has connections to local media sources, vendors and contractors, as well as real estate professionals throughout the country.
In 2012, Sarah began practicing real estate investment and managing rental property. Her long-term goal is to create an Airbnb empire so she can travel the world.
Christina "Chris" Filla | Realtor
A Realtor, a Renegade, an Entrepreneur, a "Jack of all Trades"... Chris is a unique gem with a vast understanding in Real Estate, business and really...life in general. Her ever upbeat personality keeps the crazy world of real estate, REAL & painless in the most complex situations.
Spending more than a decade as a Realtor, Chris developed her own team to support the needs of client's Residential and Commercial endeavors. Whether you're in JeffCo, St. Charles County, Saint Louis County or right in the middle of the city...Chris HAS worked in your backyard and WILL continue to represent you, along with her team of accomplished professionals.
In Chris' spare time (insert her infectious laugh here)...You can find Chris running her successful neighborhood restaurant & bar, Kickers, located in the SoBro neighborhood of St. Louis. She's a mother of two, an avid lover of music & art, a volunteer...She does it all and makes it look easy, and always with her keen sense of humor and a smile.
Theresa Henry | Broker-Salesperson
A St. Louis native, real estate broker, agent, and property manager, Theresa brings over 20 years of well-rounded experience to Stagency. Her quit wit and wicked sense of humor leave anyone near her with a smile. Her vast experience and willingness to roll up her sleeves prove a real asset to her clients, her team and our crew.
Aaron Danison-Tiburzi | Salesperson
A lover of the outdoors, husband and father two fur babies. Aaron is also an active and proud uncle of 3 nieces and 2 nephews! When not working or spending time with his family, you'll find him fishing, camping and enjoying nature.
After selling his first home in South City, Aaron discovered his passion for Real Estate.
His unique ability to relate to client's wants and needs, attention to detail and genuine care for his clients, all make him a rock star in his field! A former Military Police Officer, and insurance professional offered him an incomparable foundation to protect families and all that they hold dear.
Now residing with his husband in West County, Aaron is thriving and loving his career in Real Estate! He offers a proud passion for changing lives, attention to detail, and a drive without limits, which leads to providing excellent service to his Clients.
Nick J. Just | Salesperson
While searching for his first home, Nick learned real estate as his new passion, and soon fell in love with the experience. Daily, he spent hours looking at properties...even for friends and colleagues. Eventually the alarm bells went off and it dawned on Nick that helping people buy and sell homes is what he should do with my life.
Nick soon launched his career as a Buyer's Agent with a group at Keller Williams. spending the past two years gaining important market & industry knowledge, he and Aaron joined forces as the JDT Realty Group at STA, to serve Buyers and Sellers. Nick is a proud Father, Husband and Blue bleeding St. Louis Native. #GOBLUES!!
John Gruhala| Salesperson
In addition to being a proud #girldad, John has been a local, licensed Realtor for over a decade. Having graduated from Maryville University with a degree in Marketing, he applies his knowledge and skill in both marketing and his years of experience in Corporate I.T. to best leverage his clients listings. John excels in developing strong relationships with a communication style that builds a foundation for the understanding and preparation. His steadfast and care-taking manner makes him an invaluable asset to his clients, colleagues and all who know him.