Prestige Real Estate office in Ottawa, KS

Locally Owned Real Estate Company in Ottawa, KS

When you want a place to call home, come to Prestige Real Estate. We are a locally owned real estate agency conveniently located in the middle of Ottawa, KS. Our clients always find that we are as passionate as they are about selling their current property so they can find a new home. For over 30 years, we have helped the members of the Franklin County community meet their real estate goals and find their dream home. We provide all of the services you need to sell and buy a property, and we tailor our services to your individual needs.

We provide both listing and selling services. Whether you are looking for a home or trying to sell your current house so you can find a new place to live, we will make the process as smooth as possible. From organizing appointments to filling out the necessary paperwork, we turn the real estate process into an enjoyable experience!

About Us

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Bill Schleiter

Phone: 785-418-9156


I moved from Southern California to Kansas in 2001. I have been an Ottawa resident and homeowner ever since. I believe strongly in giving back to the community and serve on several boards including United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ottawa Community Arts Council, Ottawa Public Library, Friends of the Library and Franklin County Heritage Homes.

I believe that a good real estate agent is committed to helping you buy or sell your home with the highest level of expertise in your local market. They should also help you understand each step of the buying or selling process. By following these principles and committing myself to clients, I have built a remarkable track record of delivering results.

Nothing is more gratifying to me than the feeling I get from helping people meet their real estate needs. You can count on me to always do what’s in your best interest. I pride myself on being honest, trustworthy, and knowledgeable in the real estate market. I know how important it is for you to find your dream home or get the best offer for your property. Therefore I will make it my responsibility to help you achieve those goals.

Whether you are an experienced investor or a first-time buyer, I can help you find the property of your dreams. Let me guide you every step of the way by calling or e-mailing me to set up an appointment.

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David Schlesener

Real-estate agent since 2000, serving Miami, Linn, Johnson, Franklin, Anderson Counties. We strive to make each client feel like they are our only Client. If you are interested in property outside of these areas please call me and we will discuss the best options to service your needs. Auctions since 1990. We can help you with all your real-estate needs either conventionally or throughout the auction method . Call me today (913) 731-7653.

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Vance Finch

I have been involved in underground utilities for new subdivisions since 1999. Love working with developers in creating new and exciting places for homes and neighborhoods. So if you are planning a move for new construction, upgrading homes, or selling please feel free to contact us and visit about the possibilities in our surrounding area.

I am raising my family in my hometown of Ottawa, KS. I have been involved in many groups and organizations ranging from youth sports, and Boys and Girls Scouts, and currently Chair of the Ransom Memorial Health Charitable Association taking pride in the growth and expansion of all Franklin County residents.

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Laura Ansley

Laura has been a licensed real estate agent since 1981. She earned a degree in elementary education from the University of Missouri. In 1991, Laura formed Prestige Real Estate. Prestige remains the only non-francized real estate office in Ottawa, Ks. Laura is currently licensed in the states of Kansas, Missouri and California and is at the ready to assist you with any of your real estate needs.

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Lester Edgecome

I have been a resident of Douglas County all of my life. My wife, Carolyn and I have farmed and raised our two children in the Worden area. We’ve raised hogs, cattle and crops. We are very familiar with the many facets of farming, the farming community & rural auctions. But it was always auctioneering that held my primary interest even as a boy growing up on the farm. I practiced my auction chant selling the tractor, equipment, fence posts, whatever was around me while driving the tractor in the fields.

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Lori Sohl

Family is very important to Lori, whether traveling to spending time with her 2 grown daughters, checking in on her 86 year old mother or shopping and hanging out with friends and family, those are her happiest times.

Listening, helping people and problem solving are some of her natural strengths. Lori loves the variety, flexibility and challenges of working in real estate, balancing the stressful aspects of the business with lighthearted fun personality and sense of humor.

As a painter and artist with a talent for interior design, Lori is a perfect fit for sellers unsure about color choices, staging and preparing their home for a successful listing and sale. If you are looking for an agent who cares and will work tirelessly for you, please contact Lori at 913-908-2780

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Eric Gomez

Very highly motivated and willing to travel anywhere in Kansas to accommodate my customers needs! I’m family oriented, love old cars, trucks and hot-rods. I’m result-driven and take pride in finding exactly what fits my customers needs & desires! Please contact Eric at (785) 472-9120.

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Shanda Olmstead

I have been a lifelong resident on the Ottawa community. My husband, Rick and I have raised our four children here. I believe my involvement in various organizations and programs has allowed me to have exposure to a wide range of opportunities. Including serving on the USD 290 school board, site council, and PTO and involvement in Prairie Paws activities and volunteering. My passion and enthusiasm to care for homes allows me insight to find the best match for prospective clients. I look forward to strengthening our community by assisting you in buying or selling

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Luke Bigler

Hey my name is Luke Bigler and am a real estate agent with Prestige Real Estate and I serve Topeka and the surrounding areas. I look forward to being your life long chosen agent for any buying or selling situation you can think of. I have a special array of marketing techniques and am a certified drone pilot with a vast array of photo/video experience. I will make your listing absolutely POP!!! Give me a call today and we’ll set up a meeting!

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Jennifer Warner

Jennifer has lived and traveled all over the States and knows the importance of having a home base. She is an Army Veteran and has her Masters of Science in Sustainable Energy. Based out of Topeka, Jennifer has a passion for finding families their perfect homes. She is knowledgeable in many aspects of real estate and assures professionalism and transparency in every sale. Contact her today for your home needs

Cell Phone: 707-540-1030

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Michele Sherpy

I am proud to call Kansas home for more than twenty years. In that time, I’ve had the pleasure of traveling the state extensively. Cities, towns, farm ground and natural beauty – you can find it all in Kansas. My husband Eric and I are raising our two young daughters in Ottawa and absolutely love the strong community we’ve found here. Just a short commute to Overland Park, Topeka, Lawrence and Emporia; all the places we travel to frequently. We love all the local bike and walking trails and outdoor areas to explore.

I am honored to serve on several local and regional boards such as KC IABC, RFTS, Sunflower PTO and my church council. Our time is the most valuable thing we can give to one another.

My career experience is in marketing, communication and sales negotiation. I attribute my past successes to being an honest, open and active listener who truly strives to understand and achieve my client’s goals. So if you’re ready to find your first home, next home or sell your current home for the best price, I’m here to work for you!

Let’s chat: email or call (913) 406-7541.

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Veronda Mourning

I grew up in Topeka and graduated from Washburn University. I have always had an interest in home improvement and design. My Dad was an original DIY-er, electrician and builder, and he taught me a lot! My husband graduated from Ottawa High School, and we moved back to Ottawa in 2010 and have enjoyed being back in this community. I also own my own small business in Ottawa (Ottawa Jazzercise) and have two boys who are 14 and 12.

Also, on a personal note, I am an animal lover and have currently two cats and two dogs…but that number could change in a heartbeat. I have also been involved with fundraising including the Galas at the local hospital and Prairie Paws Animal Shelter. I am also a member of the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce as well as Ottawa Main Street Association.

I love to work with people and help them feel successful whether it is buying or selling a home or property. I look forward to the opportunity to go to work for you.

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Robert Nicholson

Coming from a Professional Golf background, providing great service to my clients was a major focus for my continued success. I now will translate my ethics, service and attention to detail to my career in Real Estate. I have contacts in every state which will broaden my ability to service my clients. I look forward to servicing all your Real Estate needs.

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Gabrielle Shatto

Gabrielle has been serving the Franklin, Osage, and Shawnee County areas for over four years now. She is a wife and a mother of two kids and three fur babies. Gabrielle has an associate’s degree in psychology and attended Neosho County Community College and Brescia University in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in social work. She has worked and volunteered in the community for over 8 years and has served on the library board in Pomona, KS. Gabrielle has experience working with both buyers and sellers, with single-family residential homes, as well as rental units and “as is”/investor properties. A licensed real estate agent in Kansas and a member of the NAR, Gabrielle continues to build on her education in real estate. She is excited and ready to work with you and help you move on with the next chapter of your life!

Let’s chat:

Conrad Montoya of Prestige Real Estate

Conrad Montoya

“I’m a self-driven, creative, and enthusiastic entrepreneur ready and willing to go the extra mile for my clients! I would work hard for buyers to find the best home possible and for the seller to receive the most amount of money for their property.

My team and I specialized in listing and selling properties for top dollar, and also, we do represent a large number of buyers first timers and anyone looking to purchase a property. Allow me to utilize my expertise to help you into your new home or out of your old one!”

Jesse Wharton of Prestige Real Estate

Jesse Wharton

“Here to make finding your dream home easy

Born and raised in Kansas so I can help find your ideal home whether it is in the cities, towns, or the middle of the woods. No matter what you are looking for I guarantee I can find you the right kind of home”



Cherise G.

“Excellent customer service. They go above and beyond to make sure you are happy. Great people to work with!”

Melanie W.

“Vance Finch was awesome as our agent! As first time home buyers, Vance helped us through all our concerns and questions without hesitation. Would highly recommend using Prestige!!! Excellent company, awesome agents!!!”

Mike S.

“Kylie and Luke did a fantastic job getting our home listed and in the purchasing our new home. Being our first time selling, they were always quick to answer any questions we had, taking the stress out of selling. I would highly recommend Prestige Real Estate if you are looking at selling or buying a home.”

David C.

“Kylie Edington with Prestige Real Estate offers more than just years of experience and expertise but she is genuinely fun to work with and always gets the job done for her clients!”