Audrey Houchins and Kris Ballage
2316 St. Mary’s Boulevard, Jefferson City, MO 65109
Meticulous, Compassionate, Intrepid, Honest, Happy
Audrey Houchins has known she wanted to be a realtor since visiting open houses with her mother in middle school.
Audrey graduated from Missouri State University in December of 2004 with a real estate degree and became a full-time realtor a month later. “I love working with people and helping them find the home that starts the next chapter of their lives,” Audrey says.
Audrey, a listing and buyer’s specialist, teamed up her husband, Kevin Thoenen, in 2009 and then brought on buyer’s specialist Kris Ballage in 2015.
Kris has been in the real estate industry since 1994 and a realtor since 2007. With a background in real estate development, luxury home building, and project management, she considered it a marvelous opportunity to join Kevin and Audrey two years ago. “We share the same passion and pursuit for excellence in the industry,” Kris says. “Working together as a team provides pathways for growth along with advancement as a realtor.”
Audrey and Kris care deeply about being upfront and honest with their clients. They realize that buying and selling a home can be an emotional process and the biggest financial decision their clients make. “That’s why we want to be there for them every step of the way,” shares Audrey, “and treat every client the same, whether they are buying a $50,000 home or a $500,000 home.”
Kris believes it’s the team’s devotion and concern for their client’s best interests that sets them apart. “It’s not enough to treat people and clients as we would like to be treated,” says Kris. “We should also look deep into their individual circumstances so that we can perform enthusiastically, professionally, and successfully in their best interest.
Audrey agrees. “Our dedication and work ethic help us stand out from our competition,” she says. “We truly care about our client’s best interests and we put ourselves in their shoes.”
The team works tirelessly to keep their clients at the top of their priority list. “We are dedicated to doing everything possible to make our client’s real estate experience stress-free and happy,” Kris shares. “We can’t control every facet of the experience, but we work diligently to ensure a successful buying or selling transition.”
“And that’s why 90 percent of our business comes from repeat customers and referrals,” Audrey says proudly.