Travis Kempf of Weichert, Realtors® – First Tier Selected for Missouri REALTORS® 2023 Leadership Academy

— Evan Roeser
Travis Kempf

COLUMBIA, Mo. / September 26, 2022 – Real estate agent Travis Kempf of Weichert, Realtors® – First Tier was recently selected for the Missouri REALTORS® 2023 Leadership Academy. Kempf was one of just 12 agents in the state of Missouri selected to attend the program.

The Leadership Academy identifies Missouri REALTORS® who have demonstrated exceptional leadership potential. The program trains participants in leadership, increases their awareness of challenges in the real estate industry, and gives them the opportunity to network with other leaders and members.

Participants in the program work together in a training course of five retreats that combine presentations, group activities, and project planning. Sessions include the development of leadership skills, team-building exercises, goal setting, personal profile analysis, communication, ethical decision-making, and much more.

“Travis has always shown exceptional leadership skills and continually seeks out opportunities to expand his knowledge within the real estate realm,” said Robert Smith, broker/owner of Weichert, Realtors® – First Tier. “We are very excited for him to get this opportunity at the Missouri REALTORS® Leadership Academy.”

Kempf was born and raised in Boone County and earned a bachelor’s degree in personal finance and planning from the University of Missouri in 2003. He’s worked in the real estate industry since 2004, and joined the team at Weichert, Realtors® – First Tier in 2017. Kempf has been a multi-million dollar producing agent for many years and has built his own team of talented and dedicated sales professionals.

Kempf graduated from the Columbia Board of REALTORS® Leadership Academy and currently serves on the organization’s Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Committee. He’s also a member and past president of the Show Me Business Network, the Downtown Optimist Club and Elks Lodge.

When he’s not serving clients, Kempf enjoys spending time with his wife, Jessica, and their two children, Colten and Callie.

Weichert, Realtors® – First Tier is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate.

For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – First Tier, located at 3700 Monterey Drive, Suite A in Columbia, contact Jessica Kempf at 573-256-8601 or visit

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 About Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.: Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. is a top real estate franchisor established in 2001 by Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert Companies, which has been in operation since 1969. The company provides a clearly defined business model for operating, managing and marketing a real estate brokerage, along with industry-leading technology, marketing tools and coaching. Its first affiliate opened in 2002, and the franchise network has since grown to over 370 offices, serving markets in over 40 states. The company has been named one of the top traditional residential real estate franchises by Entrepreneur magazine for 18 straight years and identified by Franchise Business Review as a top franchise for owner satisfaction seven years in a row. For more information about Weichert, visit or for information on franchise opportunities visit

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