top real estate agent in north carolina kelly peedin



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Top real estate agent in North Carolina Kelly Peedin of Hampstead, North Carolina, fuels a blossoming real estate career by prioritizing candid communication, frequent community engagement, and other people’s needs. “You don’t have to be in service or healthcare to make a difference in someone else’s life. You just have to listen, be present, and give it your all each and every day!”

Prior to formally entering the world of real estate, Kelly studied art and enjoyed a lengthy career in the non-profit and healthcare industry. “I was an Executive Laboratory Manager at MGH / Harvard Medical School before accepting an offer with the Peace Corps, Nicaragua. “I lived there with the locals for three years – two years with the Peace Corps as a Health Volunteer and then one serving as the Co-Country Program Director with Natural Doctors International. Immersing myself in the Nicaraguan culture and language was a once in a lifetime experience. When I left the Peace Corps, my family – originally from Boston – had all moved to Wilmington, NC. I didn’t expect to stay long, but I quickly met my husband and the past ten years have flown by. I tried to stay in the medical field, but after becoming emotionally drained with the denial of insurance claims, I knew I needed to change course. In what felt like a serendipitous turn of events, three of my closest friends and family all said in the same week that I would be a great REALTOR®, so I took the plunge, which was a scary leap initially, but I never looked back.”

Since that decision over five years ago, top real estate agent in North Carolina Kelly Peedin has grown to be a critical member of The Castro Team at Coldwell Banker Seacoast Advantage. “I’m really fortunate that I found Coldwell Banker and The Castro Team. I found out I was two months pregnant when I was on my way to take my real estate exam, and I know I wouldn’t be here without their constant support. I actually interviewed with one agent who suggested that I hold off on starting my career in Real Estate until my children were older. I was told that a pregnant woman in Real Estate could be viewed as “undesirable”. This took the wind out of my sails for a moment, but boy did I prove her wrong.

The Castro Team and Coldwell Banker Seacoast Advantage knew how hard I was ready to work and took me under their wing”. Today in 2023, Kelly’s sphere extends throughout the North Carolina coast, and her knowledge of the legal restrictions surrounding beachfront property makes her an ideal specialist for Surf City and surrounding beach towns. “Buying a beachfront property – though exciting – can be very overwhelming. You need the right agent guiding you every step of the way.”

Kelly also proudly serves the burgeoning military population, and she and The Castro Team champion both the citizens and wildlife that share her hometown. “We’re a medium sized beach town, and we take our responsibility as stewards of the ocean very seriously,” she exudes. “The Castro Team is a big sponsor of Ocean Fest – we like to go the extra mile bringing the community together for a good cause and our cute little turtles.” As a brokerage, they collectively support several safe havens and women’s shelters, and educate women on the pathways that are available to homeownership and financial freedom. “For me, it’s all about empowerment and making my clients feel heard and valued. I have a special client right now who is a marine veteran in Holly Ridge, NC. He confided that he had several agents turn down his request for help because his home needed too much work and would be too time consuming for them. This broke my heart and I could never imagine turning someone away. I love solving complex issues and I feel that our job is also to serve. It has been an honor to work with him and we collaborated as a team to get his home photo and market ready. This is the most important investment in his life, and he deserves the same care and attention as all of my clients. I know all the right vendors and connections, so I was determined to make it happen.”

This dedication to fostering neighborhood community and consistently going above and beyond the call of duty has top real estate agent in North Carolina Kelly Peedin steadily averaging five-star reviews and over $12 million in annual volume, bolstered by a book of business that is over sixty percent repeat and referral clients. It’s no surprise that, when asked about the future of her business, Kelly aims to stay the course: “I feel like I’m really hitting my stride, which is gratifying to finally say in my forties. I have a career that I love, my two year old and four year old are finally in a full-time daycare. I’ve got my groove in the industry and a phenomenal team. When you hire me, you get a team of twenty people all looking out for you – we have no doubt that there are plenty more homeowners who still desperately need our services.”

For more information about Top real estate agent in North Carolina Kelly Peedin, please call 910-507-2263 or email


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