Meet The Team
Our licensed realtors are focused on providing you with the best results and service in the industry. We listen carefully to understand your real estate goals and work hard to create solutions that make sense for you. Whether you are new to the market or an experienced investor, we have the expertise, proven track record, and resources to help you achieve your real estate goals.
Aaron Andrews / 620-792-4133
Aaron Andrews is a 2000 graduate of Great Bend High School, and a 2005 graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. After a decade in the banking industry, he decided to bring his passion for real estate investments to others by transitioning into real estate sales in 2015. Because of his unique background, Aaron can help home buyers navigate the entire process seamlessly.
“We want to be the best in the business, and we plan to do that by offering advice and expertise when it’s needed,” Andrews says. “Education will be a key part of our core values, especially with first time homebuyers. We want to help them learn about home buying, home ownership, maintenance, and real estate investments which will be a huge advantage to our clients.”
Aaron and his wife, Jenna, live in Great Bend with their 6-month old son.
Amanda Swigart / 620-639-4961
When Amanda isn’t showing properties to potential buyers, she’ll be helping lease residential and commercial rental properties for MPIRE Property Management, Inc. “I love all aspects of real estate, and this is the best of both worlds,” Swigart says. “In a lot of ways, I feel like now I have the tools to help anyone looking for a place to live, even if they are on the fence about whether to rent or buy. I want to be a resource for all types of people browsing the housing market.”
Swigart is a lifelong resident of Great Bend and Barton County, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University. Representing the real estate industry, she is a member of the Great Plains Board of Realtors, the Kansas Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. As a volunteer, she is a member of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Club as well as the Great Bend Pilot Club. Amanda lives in Great Bend with her husband, Steve, and two children. They also have one child attending Fort Hays State University.
Mac Holman / 620-639-1876
Holman is a Great Bend native, having moved to the area when he was six years old with his parents, Marty and Dr. Dee Holman. After graduating from Great Bend High School in 2002, he continued his education at Manhattan Area Technical College where he studied computer-aided drafting. Those skills have served him well in the engineering department at KMW Ltd in Great Bend.
“I am a fresh face in the real estate industry, but I am eager to help people through the process of buying a home or investment property, whether it be their first or their fiftieth,” Holman says. “I will focus on customer satisfaction, and look forward to working with new people and providing them with the best service in the business with MPIRE Realty Group.”
Mac and his wife, Ashley, live in Hoisington with their two children, Jade and Jack.
Jessica Milsap / 620-791-7495
Jessica is a Great Bend native. Prior to joining MPIRE Realty Group she was with Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate. Jessica is currently serving in the community as a Great Bend Chamber Ambassador, and an active member of Barton County Young Professionals. She also serves on the Giving Tuesday Committee through the Golden Belt Community Foundation.
Sarah Panning / 620-639-5533
A Great Bend native, Sarah was born and raised south of town on her family’s farm. Her agricultural background will be a great asset as she assists sellers and buyers in our rural communities. She brings great enthusiasm, personal knowledge of the market, and extensive customer service experience to MPIRE.” Sarah is a graduate of Great Bend High School and attended Fort Hays State University where she studied business and leadership. “I am a fresh face in the real estate industry, and I’m excited to help both buyers and sellers throughout Central Kansas,” Panning says. Sarah lives in Great Bend with her beautiful daughter Paisley. Always active in the community, Panning is a Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, member of Barton County Young Professionals, and leader for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers).
Katie Homolka / 785-252-7568
Over the last 40 years, Katie Homolka has lived and worked in Central Kansas. She along with her husband Jim have lived and worked on their family homestead while raising four children. Katie recently retired from teaching at USD 428. Her 30 years of experience in education has honed her communication, organization and team building skills making her an invaluable teacher in our community. As head of the Physical Education Department, she developed new curriculums and programs to enhance the health and wellness of the students. Her students benefited from her positive reinforcement of a healthier lifestyle changes, and her personal mantra “You are responsible for your future and personal successes”. Katie Homolka is a honest, hardworking, passionate, creative, and motivated individual that is committed to making a difference somehow, someway. Most recently, she’s retired to pursue new business ventures, including showcasing Kansas real estate and growing her flower business, Scorched Stone Farm. When she’s not showing properties or tending to her plants, she’s traveling with her children and grandchildren. Traveling abroad is just one of her bucket list goals.
Sergio Ramirez / 620-617-3861
Sergio Ramirez grew up in Great Bend and was thrilled for the opportunity to come back and be part of this community.First as a teacher and now, also, as a Realtor. “I enjoyed being a Great Bend Panther as a student and athlete and I am enjoying seeing the other side of things from a teacher and coach’s point of view.” Sergio is currently a High School Art Teacher, Assistant Football Coach, and Reading Interventionist for USD 428. “I entered the teaching profession because I wanted to work with people, build relationships, and to make a difference in the lives of students during a really important part of their life. I want to do the same thing with realty. I want to build lasting relationships helping people through the very important process of buying or selling a home.” I am very excited to join the group of capable professionals at MPIRE and hope to bring the same care guiding homebuyers as I take in guiding my students and athletes.” Sergio graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Art in Art Education and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. He is also bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish and welcomes calls in either language. Sergio lives in Great Bend with his wife Lacy and two daughters Maria and Isabela.
Desiree Bushell / 785-324-1899
Desiree grew up in Dorrance, KS and graduated from Wilson High School. In 2012 she graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Desiree currently works at Wilson Elementary School teaching Third Grade. In 2015 she started working as a real estate agent. Desiree has two children, Kylee (14) and Bo (3). Her husband, Luke, works for Union Pacific Railroad and they reside in Wilson. She enjoys spending time with her family; boating, kayaking, riding our Harleys, and watching the Chiefs play. “I’m excited to be a part of the MPIRE Realty team, serving the Wilson and surrounding communities!”
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