The Team

Our agents are here to serve you!
If you are looking to buy or sell property such as country homes, historic property, commercial property, recreational property, waterfront real estate, farms, hunting property, land for sale and additional rural property in Jefferson, Shawnee, Johnson, Douglas, & Leavenworth Counties & all of Northeast Kansas, Town & Country Real Estate and Auction would like to help. We have the marketing tools and experience to ensure a successful transaction. Integrity is the highest priority for all of our agents, in every aspect of every transaction.

Emily Malsbury

Emily Malsbury



As Broker and Owner of Town & Country Real Estate and Auction, I have built a team of agents that will exceed your expectations. I have been involved in Real Estate for 15+ years now.
I understand that buying and selling real estate can be a stressful event and you need a professional to make it as seamless as possible. I have worked in many different aspects of the business and have extensive experience. I hold degrees in Finance and Economics which aid me in advising you through your purchase and/or sale of residential, land or commercial properties. I am available for consultations on real estate investing as well. Call today!

Joy Mestagh

Joy E. Mestagh



I am a full time Realtor. I can handle any and all Real Estate needs. I am a member of the Lawrence Board of Realtor’s, the Kansas Association of Realtor’s and the National Association of Realtor’s. I belong to the Lawrence, Topeka and Heartland (KC area) multiple listing services. I have many resources at my fingertips to help find your dream property or to sell your Real Estate. I live in Jefferson County and am familiar with all of Northeast Kansas. I continue to be active in all NEKS counties: JFCO, LVCO, DGCO, JOCO, WYCO, SNCO, JACO, ATCO… I am an active member of Oskaloosa Rotary International. I also support FFA and JFCO & LVCO 4H. Whether you are searching for the perfect home, ranch, agricultural property, recreational retreat, hobby farm or dream property I can help. I work from a place of honesty and integrity and believe you must always and consistently put your clients interests first.
Let me help you FIND YOUR DREAM.
Hunter Sturgis

Hunter Sturgis



I am a full time ​Realtor/professional bilingual ​Auctioneer. I offer live and online auctions​,​ as well as ​Real E​state services. My specialties include ​R​eal ​Estate, ​heavy machinery, ​automobiles, antiques, ​firearms, ​personal ​property, ​and ​business ​liquidations. I ​frequently ​conduct auctions in my areas of expertise, which gives me the knowledge and experience to showcase your items appropriately. By being one of the few bilingual auctioneers this allows me to reach more potential buyers, which in turn means greater results for our sellers. Through my dedication to honesty, and integrity, all of my auctions give both our sellers, and buyers a pleasant auction experience. I understand how important the results of your auction are, and the experience of my team ensures that all your assets reach their full market value. I strive for nothing but excellence in every transaction I conduct. I approach every sale as it was my own and put my reputation on the line. I do all I can to make sure your transaction is a real success. If you’re thinking of having an auction or buying/selling real estate please give me a call. I will make your experience one you will want to tell your friends.
Richard Garvin

Rick Garvin



Rick Garvin, has engaged for the last 19 years in the business of auctions and personal property appraisals on a full-time basis. Auctioneer’s fields of expertise are residential contents including antiques, coins and currency, residential real estate, and vehicles. Auctioneer also has extensive knowledge of business and inventory liquidation. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: In January of 2012, Rick was elected President-Elect of the Kansas Auctioneers Association (KAA). Rick attends national and state conventions, trade shows, and seminars held by these professional associations, of which he is a member in good standing. -National Auctioneers Association -National Auctioneer Foundation -Kansas Auctioneers Association -NAA Educational Institute EDUCATION: – Graduated Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas in May of 1984 – Graduated Missouri School of Auctioneering in June of 1993 – Awarded the CAI designation by the Auction Marketing Institute in April of 2000 – Awarded the GPPA designation by the Auction Marketing Institute in June of 2000 – Awarded the CES designation by the Auction Marketing Institute in July of 2003 – Awarded the ATS designation by the National Auctioneers Association in October of 2008
Amber Darveaux




I’m Amber, a small town girl who loves my blue jeans and t-shirts. I live on a hobby farm with horses, goats, chickens, pigs and pups. My second love is horses, my first love is family…my husband and I have 2 beautiful twin girls. I know how important it is for a family to build memories at home. I am a Realtor because I want to help others find the right place to create their memories. I’m excited to show you my listings and look forward to helping you sell your property. Call or text me anytime!




As a 5th generation Jefferson County resident, I am very familiar with the towns of Northeast Kansas and all the welcoming country in between. I come from a big family with lots of siblings, many of whom came to us through foster care, for which I am a huge advocate. Whether I’m spending time with my family or helping my husband teach our Church’s youth group, family and community is my passion. This love of family grew even greater when I brought my first child home last year. Whether you’re still expanding your family or if you’re an empty-nester looking to downsize, I know that home is where so many memories are made. I am licensed in both KS and MO. I would love nothing more than to help you smoothly take the next step with your home.




I am a full-time licensed Auctioneer & Real Estate Agent based in Kansas City. I grew up in Johnson County, KS in Gardner and currently reside just South of there in rural Miami County with my wife, Amy. My auction journey officially began in 2000. I joined Town & Country in the Summer of 2020 to help elevate their presence in the auction industry and expand the full-service experience I can provide through their knowledge of the ever-changing real estate market. I predominately cover all of Kansas & Missouri, while also working live & online auctions throughout the country in 18 different states each year. Many people only have a few real estate transactions and typically even less auction experiences throughout their life. I strive to give all clients the best experience I can while making it as smooth as possible. I have sold everything from new building materials to antique furniture, coins to fully restored classic cars. I grew up learning the auction business from my Grandfather W.D. Barnes, Kansas Auctioneers Hall of Fame inductee. I am a former KAA Rookie Auctioneer of the Year, Graduate of World Wide College of Auctioneering and have obtained the Contract Auctioneer Specialist designation from the National Auctioneers Association. 







Town & Country Real Estate and Auction

Town & Country Real Estate and Auction

Phone(785) 863-3322