Elite Home Advisors/5942 SW 29th St., Suite D, Topeka, KS 66614/785-217-7007/elitehomeadvisors@gmail.com

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The Elite Home Advisors Team strives to perfect the systems and strategies that get more homes sold for the most amount of money in the least amount of time. We tap into our team’s unparalleled knowledge of the local real estate market, real estate tech tools, and aggressive marketing and search engine strategies to help sellers achieve the best possible success in pricing, showing and marketing their properties.


What Sets Us Apart

We have a defining culture of doing much more than just selling real estate. We share the culture of serving each other and our community. Our mission, vision, values and culture differentiate us as industry innovators and leaders. Unlike other real estate companies, our agents are highly successful, and as a result they are uniquely qualified to through ongoing masterminds to ensure they are plugged into the most current system content, ideas and strategies to share with you.


Joe Swartz
Team Leader

Joe Swartz began his real estate career in 2002, and sold 24 homes that year, earning him the Rising Star Award and making a whopping $22,000 that year. He learned the fastest way to success is to model the success of others and not to continually reinvent the wheel.  Over the years Joe has worked for Coldwell Banker, Remax, Keller Williams and most recently started his own Private Brokerage and coaching company Elite Home Advisors.  Joe has been in the top 1% for the last 15 years and has been recognized with over 50 awards.  Joe was a KW Maps Coach for 5 years and his proudest accomplishments is the success his agents and coaching clients have had.  Whether helping those agents who are either just getting started or those who want to take their existing business to the next level, Joe has a complete system that is not designed to keep you in coaching forever, but to help you learn and grow to avoid the common pitfalls and struggles most agents go through. 

Darra Swartz

Darra was raised in Topeka, with a background in banking before real estate.  She was an escrow officer for three years and worked for ten years in the lending business. Darra’s extensive training and experience helped her transition into her position as a Realtor for the past three years. Darra is Joe’s beautiful wife and the mother of two children.

Jen Willis
Transaction/Marketing Coordinator
Kourtni Blocker

Jen lives in Topeka and prior to 2018 she spent 12 years as an in home licensed day-care provider, which enabled her to stay home with her kids through their high school years, and care for her nephew until his preschool years.  Jen loves to do anything creative and her happy place is a hot, sunny, beach.  Jen joined the Elite Home Advisors team in 2018 as an Admin/Listing & Marketing Coordinator and in March of 2019 she got her Real Estate license! She is very excited to begin this next step in her career!

Kourtni is a Topeka native, born and raised. She has a great appreciation for the Capital City and surrounding areas.  She obtained her real estate license in June 2018. Prior to that she has 14 years of customer service experience! When Kourtni isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her dog Frank, spending time with family, and going to the gym. She takes a lot of pride in her real estate business and utilizes her skills to help her clients buy and sell their homes for the best possible deal.  Please reach out to her to for any and all of your real estate needs!

Brian Kuermaier
Alysha Nichols

Brian is married with 4 children. He enjoys spending time with the family and is a big Kansas City Chiefs fan.  He believes in treating others the way you would want to be treated works as great in business as it does in life.

Alysha was born and raised in northeast Kansas. After a year of being a stay at home mom, she's plunging back into the business world with a career change. Prior to making the jump to real estate, she worked in education for ten years. Alysha enjoys crafting, cooking, reading, writing, and spending time with her family and pets. She is now living in Osage City with her husband and two beautiful daughters. Alysha is excited to help you with your real estate adventure

Lori Wiruth
Jake Lasorsa

I was born and raised in the Topeka area. As a lifelong resident, I can put my area knowledge to work to find your special property in your ideal neighborhood. As your real estate agent, I will be an advocate for you. Whether you are buying or selling, I will work tirelessly to promote your best interests. Home ownership is absolutely WORTH it!

Jake has helped countless people in Lawrence and Topeka over the years through the home buying/selling process.  Jake brings his background in national marketing and advertising to the table that helps him efficiently connect buyers and sellers.

Arthur Smith
Ben Lake

bio coming soon

Ben has lived in Kansas most of his life and Topeka for 2 years now. He was a collegiate football player and pole vaulter. He has also been apart of IBEW 223, an electricians union. Ben is a people person and just loves helping anyone and everyone. So if you would like to work with him just get in contact and let’s get started.