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"We are so happy to have worked with Kindred. It was such a smooth process from start to finish, and working with three excellent agents rather than one really elevated the high quality of representation that we received to another level. Kindred demonstrated that they had a sophisticated understanding of the marketability of our home and always had our best interest in mind. We received multiple offers after only one weekend on the market and accepted an above-asking price with very favorable conditions. We couldn’t be more pleased with Compass and specifically, Kindred. We would absolutely recommend Kindred to anyone looking for a team to trust to take care of selling their home." - Carrie & Chad L

"We are so grateful to Kindred Realty Group for bringing our hopes for this process to life. Kelly, Sarah and Danielle were critical at every step of the process: Strategizing a date to maximize exposure, advising us on resources to stage our house for our target market and finally, using their social media skills and connections to create an exciting preview & open house that resulted in 3 offers and an over-asking price contract. We definitely had the “A Team” on our side, with communication and advice that kept us sane and empowered throughout the entire sale. Choosing them to represent us was by far the best decision we made in selling our home." - Jason & Meredith G

"Bottom line: We received a full-price offer before our house formally went on the market. Was sold off The Kindred Realty Group’s internal website prior to MLS. But the process was equally as important. We were convinced to hire Kindred based on their very thorough and credible proposal. Including in-depth comparables that convinced us our property was worth a bit more than we thought. As for the group itself. Danielle, Kelly, and Sarah are genuinely caring, thoughtful, and qualified. Consummate professionals. We will be recommending them widely." - Jeppe G

"Kindred made a great team and were in constant contact with us throughout the complicated selling/buying process. Perhaps most impressive is that they worked late into the night helping us on many different issues; and we know this because on many different occasions, they responded to questions and provided updates via email and text message late at night. Together, they made our dream become a reality! We are so grateful to have had the pleasure of working with them on our first and second home purchase and would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home." - Jacqui B

"Kindred came highly recommended to me by a friend who moved from NYC (like myself) and purchased a home in Tarrytown. They come with a multitude of experience on the builder and buying side of real estate, real win-win. I can’t emphasize enough how meticulous and thorough they are—no key is left unturned, no cabinet door unopened (real estate pun intended). I was looking for something very specific in Clarksville and had complications along the way—when things don’t go smoothly, the team is exactly who you want on your side. They are patient, honest, thoughtful, experienced, professional, kind and will negotiate like hell on behalf of their clients." - Christie G

"The Kindred team was great to work with in buying my first home! As a first time home buyer I was nervous and had SO many questions. They were always so quick to answer and provide me with everything I needed for a smooth transaction. They made the home buying process such a breeze! I would definitely recommend the Kindred team to anyone looking to buy in the Austin area!" - Kaitlyn N

"I can't say enough how wonderful my experience was with Kindred. I am a single foster mom and when I started looking for houses I had a 12 year old foster daughter (who Danielle made sure to bring snacks for when we looked at houses) and then the week before closing I brought home an infant. Danielle, Sarah, and Kelly went so far beyond what I would expect from a realtor. They brought me meals and helped me pack. Honestly, these three women have become my friends and I know God brought them into my life at just the right time. I have bought 4 houses in my lifetime and this was the best experience I have had and I am so thankful for these women and how they have cared for me and my little family throughout this process!" - Katie R

"This is the second time we worked with Kelly, Danielle and Sarah and both times have been wonderful! They were very informative and give wonderful advice! We gave our full trust to them and could not have chosen a better trio to do this job! They were very professional and very strategized. They had an entire timeline and they did the rest for us! Moving and selling can be very stressful, but Kindred Realty made it very easy for us to sit back and relax! They'll be our first point of contact if we ever decide to sell our home again!! We definitely recommend Kindred for anyone planning to sell our purchase!" - Vanesa & Oscar O

"I am so grateful for everything Kindred did for us! The entire experience, from us being on the buying side, to leasing, to then selling for us has been so unbelievably wonderful. I take a lot of pride in what I do professionally and I have an immense amount of respect for others that approach their work in the same fashion. Their team delivers a platinum level of service in every aspect, and I really appreciated that in working with them." - JR R

"I highly recommend working with this team when you are looking to sell your home. My husband and I used their services to sell our home and they were great every step of the way. They had stellar and cost efficient recommendations for everything – from staging to the final cleaning and all of the home inspection repairs we needed. We received TWO offers within 2 weeks. Very happy to have found this team!" - Christine K


About Kelly

Kelly considers herself to be an advocate for her clients and strives to make the significant event of buying or selling a home simple and personal. Her goal is to exceed people’s expectations by communicating effectively, creatively solving problems, and using the knowledge she has gained in the industry to maximize her client’s investment. Kelly and her teammates, Sarah Thomas and Danielle Reali, at Kindred Realty Group share a passion for helping people navigate real estate transactions with ease. They have a unique, collaborative approach to every transaction that allows them to focus on their individual strengths and provide exceptional service.

Born in raised in St. Louis, Kelly was intrigued by real estate from an early age. Rather than working a typical summer job during college, she earned her license and worked as a buyer agent for her mom during school breaks. After graduating from The University of Kansas and moving to Austin, she quickly started planting roots and building a community in Austin.

Kelly worked in sales and sales management for 8 years before her 7 year tenure at PSW, a leading urban homebuilder in Austin. She gained invaluable knowledge of every stage of construction and confidently led hundreds of home buyers through the lengthy process of building a home.

Kelly can be found with her husband and two little girls enjoying the parks and trails in Austin, hanging out with her neighbors at weekly block parties, and traveling to new places whenever possible.

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