About The Poltrock Team

Meet Our Powerhouse Team Members

John Poltrock, the team’s Lead Listing Agent, possesses that enviable combination of Southern friendliness and top-notch market and technology knowledge. Throughout his highly successful real estate career, John has parlayed his laser focus and superb client service into a well-earned reputation for results.

A Top Producer for five years, John has also received the Cherokee Scout Reader’s Choice “Favorite Real Estate Agent” Award three times, most recently in 2017. John heads up The Poltrock Team, a dynamic eight-member team that has been a dominant market force for nearly a decade.

Not surprisingly, John has two earlier achievements that helped to shape his successful real estate career. After becoming an Eagle Scout during his teens, John earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Planning from Western Carolina University.

When John has some downtime, he takes every opportunity to get outdoors, and he especially enjoys hiking and camping. John and his wife Jessica have been married since 2005, and they have two high-achieving children, ages 18 and 6.

Donna Srabian is an extraordinarily talented Buyer’s Agent with an uncanny knack for finding exactly the right property for each client. After Donna listens carefully to her buyer’s needs, she begins her targeted property search, focusing first on The Poltrock Team’s listings. So, our sellers can rest assured that their home, commercial building, or land parcel will always receive first consideration among relevant properties.

If Donna doesn’t quickly experience an “Aha!” moment, she scans additional residential or commercial properties within the same parameters. After searching the entire regional market, she selects properties that she can confidently show to her clients.

When Donna’s not working with The Poltrock Team, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband John. She also takes every opportunity to visit her five children and eight energetic grandkids, who range from 1 to 10 years of age. Champ and Honey, Donna’s two beloved dogs, round out this lively family.

Wayne Cofer excels as our Universal Realtor who’s equally comfortable working with buyers and sellers. Wayne’s extensive business and management background, along with his proven negotiation skills, enable him to handle both simple and complex transactions for residential and commercial clients.

On a personal note, he loves being a husband of 26 years, and also treasures his three grown daughters and four grandchildren, ranging from 9 to 20 years of age.

Wayne’s an avid motorcyclist who often hops on his touring bike to visit our region’s many scenic spots. He also frequently travels to farther-flung destinations that pique his interest. Finally, Wayne enjoys learning about the finer points of United States and World history. When he really wants to relax, he grills up a tasty meal on his Big Green Egg.

Kaitlynn Pope, The Poltrock Team’s newest Realtor, was born and raised right here in the Murphy area. Her market expertise and attention to detail, together with a genuine affection for her clients, make her an excellent Realtor who’s a welcome addition to the team.

After Kaitlynn married her husband, Caleb Pope, the couple spent eight years in coastal Florida, where Caleb worked with the United States Coast Guard. They spent the final three years of their active duty career in Mobile, Alabama.

In the spring of 2016, Kaitlynn and Caleb took the leap back to the mountains, returning to their hometown Murphy to build a new life. Shortly after the move, they were surprised and graciously gifted with the privilege of becoming first-time parents through adoption. Their baby boy, Sawyer, is a rambunctious fellow who is the love of Kaitlynn and Caleb’s life.

Sandy Payne is The Poltrock Team’s efficient Closing Coordinator. She handles home inspections, attorney logistics, utility coordination (and much more) to ensure you have the smoothest closing possible. Sandy’s superb organizational skills, and ability to successfully manage multiple transactions, make her an invaluable member of The Poltrock Team.

Outside of the office, Sandy’s growing family keeps her busy. With three children and four grandsons, plus another grandson on the way, there’s never a dull moment. Sandy also enjoys her sewing projects, and she’s very active in her church, where her husband serves as a minister.

Kathy Cofer is the team’s accomplished Listings Coordinator. Working closely with each seller, Kathy ensures that the completed listing accurately presents the property for sale. Next, she uses varied media and metrics to market the property, providing maximum exposure that will set the stage for positive results.

When Kathy’s not interacting with sellers, she works as John Poltrock’s personal assistant, handling many behind-the-scenes tasks that enable John to provide top-notch service to his clients.

Kathy is married to Wayne Cofer, The Poltrock Team’s Universal Realtor. Together with Arctic, their rambunctious Siberian Husky, they enjoy an active life in our beautiful mountains. Kathy also frequently travels to visit her three grown daughters and four busy grandchildren.

Corinne Conrad works as The Poltrock Team’s Marketing Assistant. She uses her social media expertise, and adds other targeted media, to spread the word about The Poltrock Team to a nationwide audience.

Originally from Fort Myers, Florida, Corinne moved to Young Harris, Georgia in 2007. She married her husband Casey in 2009, and the couple has three energetic young sons who are 1, 6, and 8 years old.

Emily Kephart is our delightful Client Concierge who expertly guides clients through the earliest stages of the home-buying process. She quickly provides details on available properties, and partners each buyer with the agent who best fits that client’s needs. Emily also assists buyers with their financing options. This is an unparalleled benefit to buyers and sellers alike, ensuring that inquiries receive an immediate response and setting the stage for a real estate sale.

Emily is a lifelong Murphy resident and a proud Murphy High School graduate. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and especially loves being an aunt to her niece Braylen and nephew Hunter.

In addition to our dedicated team members, The Poltrock Team partners with other RE/MAX agents and office personnel to provide clients with optimum results. Add carefully chosen lenders, attorneys, appraisers, and service providers, and you have all the ingredients for a successful outcome.

So, for stellar service that will leave you smiling, call The Poltrock Team for your next real estate transaction. They love what they do, and it shows!