What sets Kelly apart as a real estate agent is her passion, both for real estate and helping clients through two of the biggest transitions of their lifetime – a divorce and a House Sale. Achieving a special designation as a Real Estate Collaboration Specialist in Divorce – RCS-DTM and going on her 14th year as a divorced, single mother of 3 children (now grown), she wanted to pursue a deeper knowledge of how to better assist divorcing couples through the process of uncoupling. Assisting couples in this capacity has been a goal of Kelly’s for quite sometime and partnering with Vesta gives her the ability to become a resource and be able to provide a service to those who seek to be more informed about the divorce process.
Kelly has been living in North County San Diego, specifically Carlsbad, for seventeen years as well as in the Carmel Valley and Del Mar communities for 8 years before that. Her college degree is in Advertising & Marketing and out of college she worked for a local ad agency in Del Mar. She left that career to raise her children and pursue her passion in real estate. Prior to becoming a real estate agent, she worked as a real estate appraiser and as a mortgage loan officer. Her combined experience in real estate is going on 19 years, the last 9 of them being a full time Realtor®.
Having gone through her own divorce created a fire in her to pay it forward to help women and men in a similar situation navigate the divorce process, sharing the knowledge she gained from her own experience.
“I made a lot of mistakes in my divorce because I just didn’t know. Vesta would have been such a valuable resource for me when I was going through it. I want to help the couple as a whole to preserve their home ownership eligibility once the dust settles and help protect their credit scores so they can move on after divorcing and be able to purchase a home of their own and begin their fresh new start. Emotions can escalate where decisions are made out of spite and I want to help in keeping things calm and serve to remind my clients of what’s important to get to the finish line.”
Selling the marital home can be the most emotional part of uncoupling. Her business approach in working with divorcing clients is to give them extraordinary, compassionate and professional service that goes above and beyond a typical client/ agent relationship. If the client’s desire is to stay in the home, she will help with the house homework to stay in the home, and work collaboratively with the attorney and lender to assist in the buyout of the exiting spouse. On the flip side, often times the house has to be sold to to finalize the divorce, and Kelly is there every step of the way. Preparing the home to sell is a big task and can be overwhelming. She has a vetted team of subcontractors to assist in the preparation and will take that burden off of her clients so they can focus on other things.
Outside of her job, Kelly loves to volunteer, travel, explore local farmers markets, wine tasting, the beach, and the mountains. Her genuine love for her work and helping people through challenging times obviously shines through in both her personal and professional life.
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