The Goering Group


Alex Goering, Bart Goering, Steve Smyth, Joe Carr

Alex GoeringAlex Goering

Team Lead & Realtor

Steve SmythSteve Smyth

Broker Associate

Joe CarrJoe Carr

Sales Professional

Bart GoeringBart Goering

Sales Professional

Alex GoeringJanel Carbajo

Sales Professional




Alex Goering | Team Leader

Growing up in the nearby suburb of Spring Hill, KS, Alex knows all of the benefits of growing up in the Kansas City area. Alex attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence while performing opera and musical theater in Kansas City. After graduating, Alex moved back to the KC area and continued to perform, but chose Real Estate as his full time career. In his first full year in the business, Alex completed over twenty transactions and has continued this trend. In 2017, Alex received the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR) Realtor Salesperson of the Year award.

In addition to his career as a real estate agent and performer, Alex and his wife are board members of a local 501(c)(3) youth theater organization, and run the youth music program at Country Club Christian Church! Alex lives in Spring Hill, KS with Sara (wife), Charlotte (daughter), Boone (dog), and Nora (cat).

Experience & Awards:

• Realtor Magazine "30 Under 30"
• 2017 KCRAR Salesperson of the Year
• Licensed in KS and MO
• Director, Kansas Association of Realtors
• Director, Heartland Multiple Listing Service
• 5 star Real Satisfied and Zillow Agent
• BHGRE Kansas City Homes "Rising Star"
• BHGRE National Silver Agent

Fun Facts:
• Professional opera singer and actor
• Runs Youth Music at Country Club Christian Church on Ward Pkwy
• Dog (Boone), Cat (Nora)
• Married for 4 years to wife, Sara
• Daughter, Charlotte, born on April 5th, 2018
• Board Member for Madison Avenue Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) youth theater organization
• Artistic Director for Leawood Stage Company

Alex Goering, Sara, Boone, Charlotte, Goering Group


Steve Smyth | Broker Associate

Steve is from Central Kansas and originally located to the Metro area after completing his education at Kansas State University in 1979. Steve began his post-graduate career at First Federal Savings and Loan in Osawatomie as a mortgage loan officer. In 1981, Steve joined The State Bank of Spring Hill as a Loan Officer. He retired from the bank in 1996 as Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer, and Bank Director. Catching the entrepreneur spirit, Steve bought a service business that catered to the food industry. Not being satisfied with just one business, Steve launched his real estate career in 2003 by joining Crown Realty in Olathe. It didn’t take Steve long to realize that the real estate profession was made for him. He sold his business and concentrated on real estate full time. In 2005, Crown Realty opened a real estate office in Spring Hill and Steve was named Branch Broker. In addition to being a listing and selling broker, he managed an office of seasoned and new agents. Having a desire to concentrate on just listing and selling real estate, Steve retired as the Branch Broker in 2016. Steve brings a diverse background to the Goering Group by his experience selling Commercial, Residential, Vacant Land/Farms, and Recreational Property. Steve’s passion for our youth is evident as Chairman of the Spring Hill Education Foundation Golf and Scholarship Committee benefiting Spring Hill High School seniors for over 25 years. When Steve is not working, he enjoys spending time with friends traveling by boat to exciting destinations.

Experience & Awards:
• Licensed in KS and MO
• Member, National Association of Realtors
• Member, Kansas Association of Realtors
• Member, Missouri Association of Realtors
• Member, KCRAR
• Multi-Million Dollar Producer

Fun Facts:
• Single
• Enjoys walking for exercise
• Wants to figure out the pickle ball thing
• Volunteers at Sycamore Ridge Golf Course
• Has a love/hate relationship with golf

 Steve Smyth, Goering Group Real Estate, Spring Hill High School Golf


Joe Carr | Real Estate Professional

As a former teacher and Lawrence, KS native, Joe has a solid knowledge of the Kansas City area and all it has to offer. A proud Jayhawk, he graduated from the University of Kansas with Performance and Education degrees in both Music and Theatre. You can find him working regularly offstage as a dialect and voice coach and onstage in Kansas City companies such as Kansas City Actors Theatre, Musical Theater Heritage, and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. During his time at KU, he met and worked with Alex in multiple productions. In 2016, Joe earned his Real Estate License and joined the Goering Group. 

Experience & Awards:
• Licensed in KS and MO
• Specialties include First Time Home Buyers, HUDs/Foreclosures, and Video Marketing

Fun Facts:
• Theatre Actor and Singer
• Voice and Dialect Coach
• Former Full-Time Choral Teacher
• Licensed Teacher

Joe Carr, Mary Williams, Goering Group Real Estate


Bart Goering | Real Estate Professional

Bart has been an active contributor to the Kansas City Metro Area for 25 years. He was superintendent of schools for the Spring Hill School District, Chamber of Commerce board member and president, and a member of the Olathe Economic Advisory Council.  He is familiar with all the schools in the metro area as well as other quality of life indicators important to clients.  Bart has also been involved in millions of dollars of construction projects and can assist clients with new homes and previously owned homes.

Bart is a member of the board of directors of Lawrence Opera Theater, a group dedicated to bringing the joys of opera to children and adults. The most important things to Bart are is his granddaughter Charlotte, wife Cindy, son Alex, daughter-in-law Sara, our four legged friends Bux and Boone, and all our friends and neighbors.

Experience & Awards:
• Licensed in KS and MO
• Has overseen millions of dollars in construction projects
• 23 years of experience as superintendent at Spring Hill School District

Fun Facts:
• Married to Cindy for 36 years
• Dog named Buxtehude (Bux)
• Board Member of Lawrence Opera Theater, a 501(c)(3) organization
• Enjoys golfing!

Bart Goering, Cindy, Bux, Goering Group Real Estate, USD 230, Spring Hill


Janel Carbajo | Real Estate Professional

Janel grew up in Overbrook, KS. She received her teaching degree in Business Education from Kansas State University and holds a master's degree from Emporia State University. She began her teaching career at Louisburg High School where she taught for 15 years. Janel currently teaches at Spring Hill High School and lives in Spring Hill with her husband Tom. Along with her husband they have raised 3 children together and own rental properties there. Janel participates in the Festival Choral Society and attends Grace Community Church where she sings on the worship team. She played softball at KSU back in the day and has been a volleyball, basketball and softball coach at many levels. She is a KC Royals fan and an avid KC Chiefs fan. She may also be recognized as "The Puppet Lady" at the Chiefs games.

Experience & Awards:

• Licensed in KS
• Taught Business Education for 36 Years
• Specialties Include Residential and Rental Properties

Fun Facts:
• Married to Tom for 30 years
• Children Include 2 Daughters and 1 Son
• Loves the outdoors and likes to golf
• Loves to sing and play the piano


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