Realtor Spotlight: Get to Know Keli Smith

Keli Smith, NC Real Estate BrokerYears in Business:

3

How did you become involved in real estate?

I kept getting comments about how great I would be in real estate. When the opportunity arose, it was a no-brainer.

Where in the Triangle area are you the most active?

With small children in my household - I'm everywhere there is a playset!

What features are today's buyers most excited about?

A majority of the clients I've worked with focus on the flow of the house above all else. As new construction evolves to fit today's lifestyles - people are more and more excited about it.

What is your favorite room in a house?

Kitchen - everyone gathers in the kitchen. It's the making of family time. The best kitchens have room for dancing!

What did you do prior to real estate?

Pharma research

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A pilot

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

If you don't implement what you've learned, you have learned nothing.

Do you participate in any organizations, groups, or committees?

JLR, Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County, Franklin County NC Home Builders Association

What do you enjoy most about living in the North Raleigh area?

Access to everything! My husband works in RTP - easy commute! We love the Durham Life and Science Museum and it's 20 minutes away! Wake Forest has great "mom and pop shops" and I'm quite the foodie.

What is your favorite place to eat in the Triangle?

Poole's, no contest.

What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone thinking about relocating to the area?

Base your decision on lifestyle (what are your favorite things to do?). Commutes change, but what you love to do will stick with you.

Why did you decide to work with Triangle Real Estate Group at ERA Live Moore?

Strong brand, depth of knowledge base, camaraderie the agents have. I am very excited I have the opportunity to join this team!

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