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Welcome to ASPIRE – Accelerated Sales Performance in Real Estate.

Our goal is to provide comprehensive information on real estate for consumers, clients, and real estate professionals.

Contact us for:

  • Any topics you would like addressed
  • Questions you would like answered
  • Connection with a professional real estate consultant – anywhere in the country.

Derek Espeer

About Derek Espeer:  Husband, father, Kansas City native, Real Estate Broker, Coach, Mizzou Tiger, KC sportsfanatic for Royals and Chiefs, food enthusiast, and real estate junky.

Mission Statement:

You will have complete comfort and satisfaction regarding all of your real estate experiences.

 Real Estate Advising & Planning Experience for YOU!

 Owner, Broker Salesperson, Real Estate Advisor & Planner

  • Brokered over 600 seller transactions
  • Brokered over 550 buyer transactions
  • Office Mentor
  • VP Career Development for 2 years

 University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO                 Graduated            5/20/01

               Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Real Estate Finance & Marketing Emphasis


Please feel free to contact Heather with any of your listing and purchasing needs.

Heather White:



About Heather White

Raised in a ‘real estate family’ in the heart of Orange County, California, Heather White studied real estate throughout her college years and spent five years managing luxury resort communities in Irvine and Newport Beach for The Irvine Company.  She went on to work in finance and business development for a short time before moving to Monterey County, California to start a family.

Since returning to real estate Heather has served her clients with integrity, strong work ethic and a passion for helping people find their dream home.  Whether it’s your first home purchase, a downsize, or upgrade, Heather prides herself in her love for helping families make moving a fun, and exciting experience.  She will help guide you through your listing and home buying experience with cutting edge marketing strategies and a tenacity for negotiations.  She has also worked with investment properties, staging, design and renovation.

A Kansas City resident since 2014, Heather is an enthusiastic member of the community and her church, enjoys spending time with her husband and four children and showing clients the best that Kansas City has to offer.


Shelton Dray:



About Shelton Dray

Growing up in the construction industry, Shelton has acquired a wealth of knowledge about the construction process as well as the buying and selling of commercial and residential properties. He earned his degree from Missouri Western, all while working full time with his family’s construction company. His experience in the construction industry highly impacted his transition in to the real estate market.

His ability to guide and understand his clients’ needs and wants are his top priority. Shelton is an honest and reliable agent and treats his clients like family. While providing sellers with advice on how they can get the highest return on their investment or providing buyers with the tools they need to purchase their dream home, Shelton handles this process with ease leaving his clients feeling trusted and cared about.

Since joining BHHS Stein and Summers Real Estate, he has expanded into commercial real estate sales and leasing. Understanding commercial real estate and the impact a location and structure can have on a business, is also an area Shelton has extensive experience working in.

Like his clients, Shelton is in the process of building his dream home with his wife and two young sons. Finding the perfect piece of property, where he could raise his boys to be outdoorsmen and coach a baseball game in the back field, was a lifelong dream of his. No matter what hat Shelton wears, he always has his clients’ dreams and goals as his driving force.  He looks forward to making those dreams become a reality.

Hendrix, Joe 8x10 web

Please feel free to contact Joe with any of your new construction, listing and purchasing needs.

Phone:  816.547.2143

Website:  Hendrix Sells


5819 NW Barry Road, KCMO 64154

About Joe Hendrix

Joe was raised on construction sites and in hardware stores as his family was heavily involved in the construction trade.  As his father was a home-builder, Joe was on the ‘job-site’ learning about construction and real estate at an early age.  After college, earning his degree in , he worked for various municipalities around Kansas City in their Planning & Zoning Departments before returning to the real estate world.

In 2013, he founded H2 Development, specializing in the construction of new homes, while also working as the project manager for Porter Communities.  In this position he learned a great deal in regards to overall subdivision construction, engineering, and how to service the needs of hundreds of families wanting to move into their dream homes.  The culmination of the previous knowledge and experience has led to the current day where Joe has also co-founded RH Custom Homes as well as becoming a member with the ASPIRE Team.  With Joe on the team, if we can’t find what you want, we can create and build what you want.

His past clients have expressed their appreciation for his knowledge in determining potential problems in older homes, as well as the knowledge of how to strongly negotiate in their favor. By utilizing the newest marketing trends, and focusing on your needs at the negotiation table, Joe is a great agent to work with on your listing or home buying process.

As a lifelong Kansas City resident, you can usually find Joe supporting Royals baseball at ‘The K’ with his wife and daughter.


Phone:  816.665.1266


About John Ljungdahl

With over 7 years of experience in the Kansas City market assisting numerous families with their real estate needs, as well as years of training and mentoring new agents, John brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. He believes in being a true “consultant” in the process. He knows that there are many agents who will put a sign in your yard or show you a home, but provide very little beyond that. John brings the extra level of service and value to his clients that makes the difference. He prefers to help people, not sell people.

Speaking of the move, John Ljungdahl says, “The idea of being the only call my clients need to make to solve all of their real estate needs is huge. I often get asked about different facets of real estate, whether it be residential, commercial or even design and remodeling questions. Now I have one answer: come in and talk to our team. We have a solution for you.”

John has lived in Kansas City for 17 years; he currently lives in the Liberty area with his wife Lisa, son Caleb and daughter Anna. When he is not working, you can find him coaching his son’s youth baseball team, attending school activities, and occasionally getting in a round of golf.


John Gomez is an U.S. Army Retired Combat Veteran and joined the world’s greatest fighting force at 19 years old after graduating High School. During his time on Active Duty, he deployed in support against the War on Terror serving in Afghanistan during combat operations. After being injured in Afghanistan, John was retired and moved back to the Saint Joseph/Kansas City Missouri area.

Not long after being retired, he enrolled in Rockhurst University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. While in school at Rockhurst,  he met Derek Espeer, and through Derek’s mentoring, he tested and received his real estate license and has found a great passion in serving the people of this country yet again.

From his time in the Army, John learned the values of Service, Integrity, Decisiveness, and Initiative, all qualities we look for at the ASPIRE Real Estate Group. These are all qualities learned and lived by daily while in the service. Another passion of John’s is to help people, and what better way is there to help people than helping them to obtain the American Dream, Home Ownership!

John, also recently obtained his piece of the American Dream becoming a Home Owner, newly married, and employed in a career that is not a job but a passion with our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stein & Summers Office.

Let John help you to find your piece of the American Dream and become a Home Owner today!

Welcome, John, thank you for your service to our country,  we are excited to have you on the team, and now the great citizens of Kansas City will thank you for your service as well!

You may contact John at:

816.344.4748 or

You may also contact us to inquire about our services for members of the United States Military, retired Veterans, and police officers.

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