Meet the Home Team

The Home Team likes to call themselves "small but mighty." The team comprises three real estate pros with varying years of experience but a shared dedication to working overtime for their customers. They're a brief starting line-up but more than enough team to hit home runs for the buyers and sellers they work for.

Vicki Benson, Broker/Owner

Vicki's roots are deep in northeast Missouri.  Raised in "Kirksville Suburbia," Vicki grew up on a farm just outside LaPlata.  She and her husband now own and maintain that same farm which she still calls "home." Graduating from LaPlata High School in 1983, Vicki moved to Kirksville to attend Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) before going to work in the Kirksville business community and while making Kirksville her new home. 

In May 2011, Vicki opened her new office under the RE/MAX Brand. She now operates as Broker/Owner of the RE/MAX HOME TEAM. This is one member of management who's also on the roster -- a real team player in every sense of the word.

Vicki brings 25 years of real estate experience to the HOME TEAM. That experience and a phenomenal work ethic have made her one of the area's most successful agents. Vicki is tenacious, going above and beyond for her clients, for her community and for her family. Vicki understands the dynamics of northeast Missouri and the value of good old-fashioned honest, hard work. She also understands that her job isn't just to find buyers for her sellers and homes for her buyers. Her job is helping her clients build lives.

Vicki believes in commitment to her community.  She is  a member of Kirksville Chamber of Commerce and has served as an ambassador over the years. Vicki is a past board member of K-REDI, Inc., a local organization promoting economic development and industry in the community. From little league teams to all of our area's youth, she is dedicated to tomorrow's citizens.

Vicki is a member of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Kirksville. She co-founded Mary Immaculate Catholic Education Foundation, Inc., and serves on its Board of Directors. Vicki has served on Mary Immaculate's Parish Council and is especially committed to her church and school.

Vested in her community, Vicki and her husband Jay, a Kirksville attorney, own and operate a properties rental business (d/b/a Benson Properties) specializing in rental housing for local college students, medical students and area families. 

Vicki and Jay have a son who's a Senior and a daughter who's a sophomore at Mizzou and they are avid supporters of the Kirksville Tigers.

Meet the Rest of the Home Team Line-up

Megan Roof, Realtor- Associate

When Megan was still working on a marketing degree at Truman State University, she went to work for Vicki as an assistant. There, she was exposed to Vicki's energy and commitment to her clients, and she found her professional calling. She obtained her real estate license in 2006, graduated from Truman in 2007 and remained on Vicki's team when she opened the RE/MAX HOME TEAM. Megan is also a lifelong resident of northeast Missouri, born and raised in Putnam County. She's married to her high school sweetheart and they have two children.

Kristy Panos, Realtor- Associate

Born and raised in New York City, Kristy came to Kirkville when her husband started working for the Kirksville Police Department. She joined the HOME TEAM as the agency's secretary but it didn't take long for her to be energized by Vicki and Megan leading her to earn her real estate license. She is a dedicated team player. Her primary job is still holding down the office as the administrative assistant, but she has become a master with closings and other transaction details

Lara Benson, Assistant

Also assisting the HOME TEAM is Lara Benson. Lara adds additional "girl power" to help to make sure all details are taken care of for the team and their clients. Her presence ensures that the quality of service that you get from the Home Team is always ABOVE THE CROWD!

The Home Team: Megan, Vicki and Kristy