Kelly would tell you she is from Alaska, though she has lived here in North Carolina since 1996. She was raised in Soldotna Alaska and has strong ties to the area through her love of outdoors from hiking, sightseeing, fishing and any other outdoor activity. As a youth Kelly vowed to leave the cold and find her way on her own. In 1993 she left AK and landed at John Brown University in AR. The next few years traveling and applying to colleges seemed a routine thing as her new husband was transferred almost annually from Phoenix, to Newport, to Charlotte and finally Raleigh. In 1996 they settled in North Carolina where they had two amazing daughters and continued to enjoy the incredible 4 seasons that NC has to offer. Making it their home and having been working from home herself with Wachovia Securities Kelly was still searching for her passion. She had always been one that friends and family would turn to with troubles. Finding solutions was a forte she was proud of. To be able to help another person through a difficult time by listening, learning, asking questions and providing an outline that helped make decisions that were thoroughly thought out was definitely an ingrained passion for her. Ironically, she had also a background in marketing and advertising. It was in 2003 that Kelly began taking the real estate classes and within days her heart had found a home. The competition was fierce, the learning curve was significant and yet every day she felt an electricity of energy as she made goals and met them. There is a common saying in real estate “even a turkey can fly in a hurricane”. Well, Kelly flew and within 3 years she had a medium sized team and was # 26 in her MLS in sales. This was an enormous accomplishment followed of course by the bubble bursting and a drought of happy home sellers. A difficult switch to say the least. Meeting people was more geared toward helping them out of a bad situation rather than the more appealing sellers that are excited to go to their next destination. The years following were just as memorable for her and the team. Through compassion, some free work and lots of laughs and tears they pushed through the harder years and proudly improved their services as well.Among some of the adornments and accolades 9 years in a row of being A Top Producing Team, Club awards for Sales #s, the prestigious Angie’s list awards for 5 years running, multiple peer awards, all of which can be found online. When asked though what her proudest accomplishment has been you would think she never sold any homes for a living. “I would say my proudest accomplishments have been when my clients are Happy whether that means sale or no sale. In this business you don’t know how great of an agent (or not) that you have until you need them. That is when the best shine bright their brightest.” Now, in her 15th year of Real Estate Kelly says that her reputation among agents is key, trust within the industry means deals get done. She said if she has any complaints it’s that she needs more inventory! You can rest assured whether it is for yourself or someone you know, Kelly and her team are agents that do what they say, say what they do, advise but not dictate, bringing Buyers and Sellers together “Making Happy Homes Across the Triangle”.