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Twyla Rist & Associates

At Twyla Rist & Associates we are a group of Kansas City real estate experts who are committed to giving you the best experience possible when buying or selling your home. Our all inclusive approach and seamless execution sets us apart from other agencies. Our team is unique in that we are all extremely proactive individually, but support and collaborate with each other to help you reach your personal real estate goals.

Twyla Rist Owner Twyla was born in Missouri and is part of a large family: she is no stranger to the need for prioritization and efficiency when it comes to accomplishing goals! She has lived in many states throughout the country; but. has been a happy and involved community member in Olathe, Kansas with her husband Wally for the past 26 years. She has one son and four daughters, as well as six grandchildren who continue to enrich and balance her life. Twyla has been passionate about real estate and trusted by clients, as well as their families and friends, for over 46 years: she brings a true knowledge of the economy, market, and area to every person and need. She knows people and loves building relationships, she enjoys encouraging clients to identify and achieve goals they didn’t think were possible, and she works diligently until they are happy! If you are ready to take your next step in the Kansas or Missouri market, Twyla is here for you, so don’t hesitate to reach out! Betsy Minter Real Estate Professional Betsy has been in real estate in Kansas and Missouri for over 24 years. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Consumer Economics and Marketing, and has also been in the finance and insurance industries. She has been a resident of Johnson County for over 30 years and is married with 3 sons. Betsy enjoys volunteering for many different organizations within the schools, church and community. In her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening and shopping. With her diverse skillset and background, Betsy can bring a unique perspective to your real estate journey. She looks forward to helping you soon. Cody Donelson Real Estate Expert Cody has been enthusiastically serving the real estate needs of Kansas City area since 2009. He brings a high level of marketing, sales and customer care experience to Twyla Rist & Associates. Before joining the real estate industry, he exclusively worked in digital marketing and advertising for a top firm in Kansas City. Cody believes the most important part of his job is producing the highest level of client care. He is dedicated to providing the highest level of service for every client, every time. "Bringing the highest quality of service begins with caring for the people you are working for." Georgia Bianchi Real Estate Agent Georgia grew up in Jefferson City and received her BA in Illustration from Stephens College. She has spent most of the last 30 years living in Johnson County, Kansas selling real estate in the 1980’s and 1990’s, and then pursuing a marketing career while raising her children. Georgia is a people person who loves real estate and utilizing her marketing and creative talents. Georgia is committed to family and is thrilled that her son, daughter-in law and granddaughter have moved to Overland Park. She serves as a board member for The Rescue Project and is a liaison for 10 community food pantries. George would love to hear from you soon! Lindsay Thomas Real Estate Professional Lindsay received her real estate license in 2009; she joined Twyla Rist & Associates in July, 2014. Raised in Wichita, KS, Lindsay attended and graduated from Wichita Northwest High School, followed by the University of Kansas with a degree in Speech, Language and Hearing. Needing a change of scenery, she moved to Scottsdale, AZ for 3 years; but of course she missed the beautiful Midwest and moved back to Kansas City in 2009. She loves interacting with all types of buyers and sellers and believes the transaction doesn’t end at closing. In her free time Lindsay enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering for local charities, traveling and taking long walks with her dog, Sammy. Lindsay is ready to help you with all of your real estate needs! Nancy Davidson Real Estate Expert Nancy was born and raised in NW Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Graphic Design. She currently resides in Johnson County with her husband Tim, 3 children and 2 dogs. Nancy has worked in professional sales and marketing for over 20 years. She earned her real estate license in Kansas and Missouri in 2006 and has been helping her clients have the best home buying and selling experiences since. As a co-owner of the local boutique, StickSisters in Hawthorne Plaza, she is also an experienced home stager and decorator. Her clients receive all of her expertise from prepping their home for sale to finding the perfect new spot to call home! Andrea Cassil Realtor Andrea was born in Jefferson City, MO, and has lived in Johnson County for 20 years. Before her Real Estate career, Andrea was in the Life Insurance industry for two decades traveling Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa. She believes in the importance of being professional, informative and loyal, while having her client’s best interest come first. Andrea focuses on representing her clients with integrity and developing life long relationships with them. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteer work, gardening, the Chiefs, the Royals and KU basketball. Debbie Jackson Real Estate Executive Debbie was born and raised in Overland Park, Kansas.  She attended Shawnee Mission schools and Kansas University. Debbie currently resides in Leawood with her husband Dan, two children and two dogs.  Debbie’s real estate career began over six years ago; her moves across the US and Canada have taught her to be empathetic to the needs of her clients. Debbie’s personal goal is to ensure the process, whether you are buying or selling, is seamless. Adrienne Newlin Real Estate Agent Over the past 20 years in the retail sales and customer service industry, Adrienne has built client relationships and worked as an advocate for clients to meet their needs. She held various sales and leadership positions starting with Old Navy and then 13 years with J.Crew. Adrienne grew up in the Midwest and moved to Olathe, Kansas upon starting high school. It was in high school that she took an interior design class and fell in love with design and architecture. She went on to study visual design, merchandising, and business in college. With this passion and experience, Adrienne transitioned into real estate in spring of 2017. She is looking forward to applying her years of customer service, her love of houses and design, and her eye for detail to help clients find their perfect home. Lance Thomas Real Estate Agent After being born in Kansas City Lance was quickly whisked away to be raised in the suburbs of Chicago, then Wichita, Kansas. After a youth filled with cheering for the Gorillas, Lance attended Pittsburg State University majoring in elementary education. Moving back to The Kansas City area just after Y2K, Lance worked in the design and service sector traveling to just about every corner of the Metro area. In his time at home, Lance surrounds Himself with his Fiancé Taryn, their five boys, and their ever growing mini zoo. Filling his time with cheering on a variety of sports, he is most passionate about football, cheering equally for the Bears and Chiefs. Lance joined Twyla Rist & Associates in the Fall of 2018 and is excited to put his passion and skill to work for his clients in real estate. Connor Newth Real Estate Agent Connor, born and raised in Overland Park, grew up as the sole son of a large family with four sisters. Both of his parents grew up in the Kansas City area and most of his extended family still lives in the area. Connor received his formal education from the University of Arkansas where he received a B.S. in Finance and then at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Missouri and sell all forms of insurance in both Kansas and Missouri. Connor has held insurance sales positions with two regional brokerages catering to the healthcare and small business communities and worked as in-house counsel for a national healthcare company. Away from work he has established his own roots in Overland Park – he married his college sweetheart, Elyse, and has two boys: Bowen (3) and Charlie (1). Connor & Elyse actually purchased their first home with the help of Twyla and her team. In his “free time” (if there is any with small kids) you can find Connor at the golf course working on his handicap.
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