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Meet the Team

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Laura Sanders


Principal Agent


Laura Sanders is consistently ranked among St. Louis' top real estate producers. With over 17 years of real estate experience, Laura has the knowledge & insight needed to help buyers find the best place in the area to call home. In 2023 Laura closed over $36,500,000 in sales & facilitated 96 transactions. Laura is also a St. Louis native making her an expert on locations, value, property types, & pricing in the Greater St. Louis area. Her advanced negotiating skills, friendly personality, professionalism, & efficiency provide clients with the comfort and ease to buy or sell their home.

Jenny Spearing


Team Coordinator


With 9 years of IT experience, a Bachelor's Degree in Communications, and a Master's Degree in Marketing, Jenny is an expert on getting your house noticed! From featuring your home on Zillow, to video tours on Facebook, she will make sure your home is reaching a wide range of buyers from communities all over St. Louis. Jenny’s love of learning keeps her on top of the latest marketing and technology trends, ensuring your home gets sold quickly and at the price you deserve.

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Sales Agent


The Laura Sanders Team would not be complete without the expertise of Karen Rafferty. Karen holds a master’s degree in education from Webster University & taught for 25 years. Her ability to easily walk clients through the transaction process has made her a favorite among first time home buyers. In addition to her education experience, Karen has 15 years working in sales. Having lived in South, West, East, and Central St. Louis, Karen has a unique understanding of what makes each area of St. Louis a great place to live. Combine this knowledge with her education & sales experience, & you get an agent that makes home buying & selling a breeze!

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Kathleen Tipton

Sales Agent


Representing St. Louis homeowners, and future homeowners, Kathleen Tipton is committed to listening to her clients’ needs and utilizing her 15 years of sales and negotiations experience to ensure a successful transaction. With her natural propensity for customer service and education in Art & Design, Kathleen intuitively knows what type of property her client is looking for, even if they haven’t eloquently described it. Her ability to observe what the client’s needs are and listening to their wants has made Kathleen an instant success and a client favorite. Whether you’re buying your first home or seeking that dream retirement residence, the experience should be nothing less than seamless and Kathleen is here to make it happen.

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Lauren Barry

Team Coordinator


With a background in hospitality sales and management for over 16 years Lauren has a deep rooted understanding of how to take care of our clients as we move through the process.  She brings a level of customer service that feeds into the culture the team is based around of assisting our clients with all aspects of each transaction to ensure they feel taken care of and ready for their next step.  She is excited to really grow with our team and loves the idea of taking on a completely different aspect of sales now in the real estate world.  A cheerleader at heart, she looks forward to helping our team and customers celebrate these big milestones!

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Kristen Edman
Sales Agent


A former elementary school teacher and San Diego native, Kristen and her family moved to St. Louis in 2019 and have fallen in love with everything that the community has to offer. Whether you are seeking a family-friendly neighborhood, a place in the city to enjoy sports, or anything in between, Kristen prides herself in her familiarity with the best spots in town. Her experience as an educator has taught her the value of personal relationships, engagement, patience, kindness, and attention to detail, all of which she uses to deliver excellence and exceed expectations of the clients whom she serves. Kristen is a breath of fresh air whose constant positivity, humor, and encouragement are unmatched. Your real estate experience will not only be a success, it will be unforgettable. 

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Tonya Riegelsberger
Sales Agent


With 22 years of experience in real estate, Tonya is excellent at educating her clients and providing them with a comprehensive analysis of the market to help her clients successfully accomplish their real estate goals. She has a background as a real estate appraiser, so she knows her numbers and takes great care to analyze and assess each property in real time. Through her experience in renovating and flipping investment properties, her keen advice and vision results in receiving top dollar in multiple markets in the St Louis and surrounding areas. Delivering responsive, confident results with a strategic, impactful, and compassionate approach are all part of Tonya’s distinguished style. Rest assured you will receive exceptional representation when you join forces with Tonya and the Laura Sanders Team!

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Jack Stewart
Sales Agent


Demonstrating a commitment to achieving high-level results, Jack is dedicated to providing exceptional, professional, and comprehensive real estate services to his valued clients as a member of The Laura Sanders Team. With a BA in Finance and currently pursuing an MBA, Jack diligently researches and provides critical information to ensure thoughtful decisions. Meticulous in attending to his clients' needs, he oversees every detail from property selection to closing, delivering impressive results that exceed expectations. His principled approach, timely guidance, and meticulous attention to detail ensure a seamless process from property selection to closing, guaranteeing that each client achieves their real estate goals with confidence and satisfaction.

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