My son and I were extremely impressed with everything about Kelley. Her response time for contact and questions was very prompt, her knowledge of the area impeccable, and her willingness to answer questions from us was unbeatable.
Kelley is an awesome realtor! Her input on our home buying experience was top notch. I will definitely be using Kelley in our future real estate needs!
Kelley is the best! She helped us buy and sell our house in record time and was so patient and kind while doing it. I highly recommend her if you need a realtor!
Lisa McCall Clarke
Kelley is fantastic! She helped us sell our home and buy an investment property. You can trust her!
For lifelong Austin resident Kelley Blamey, real estate is a family affair. As a child, Kelley watched her parents transform houses into homes not only for themselves but for countless others as well.
“Growing up, we moved to several different homes and we’d update, redo, and re-decorate them,” says Kelley. “My dad has owned his own property management company for over 40 years in Austin and he has this mentality of leaving a place better than how you found it. That ethic of having pride in your work and having a client’s best interest at heart, that’s the atmosphere I was brought up in and that’s what I bring to my business.”
Meet Kelley Blamey: real estate expert, custom home builder, and proud mom. Kelley credits her mother, an interior decorator, with passing on her “eye for design.”
“It’s genetic,” says Kelley of her talent for creating an appealing aesthetic that attracts buyers.
Another area of expertise Kelley shares with her clients is her extensive knowledge and first-hand experience with new construction and custom homebuilding.
“My husband was a home builder for his whole career,” she says. “He and I own a custom home construction company, and we’ve custom-built two of our own homes. Having that background and an understanding of the elements of new construction — what I liked and what I’d change — gives me a unique perspective when working with clients who are considering new construction. I bring that ‘been there, done that’ mentality and can offer plenty of advice in that realm.”
Because of her background, Kelley has amassed a vast network of experts that extends beyond residential to commercial real estate as well.
“If a client wants to buy land to build and develop, that’s within my sphere and I have many people I can go to to ensure that we have all the knowledge we need to make the best deal,” she says.
Always putting her clients’ best interests first is what led Kelley to Maxavenue.
“Maxavenue has brought a team of experts together to provide a different, much higher level of expertise,” says Kelley. “It’s unlike anything else out there today. Maxavenue sets itself apart by being so far ahead in terms of where things are going in real estate. Once I saw the people and the systems they have in place, I wanted to be a part of that.”
Kelley points to the Maximum Value Home Buying System®, which is one of the many innovative ways Maxavenue proves its commitment to being a consumer champion by enabling clients earn and save thousands.
“I love the support from Maxavenue’s marketing team, which allows me to keep my relationships with my clients going strong,” she says. “I’m extremely excited about working at Maxavenue and learning new systems to provide expert service that no other brokerage currently has.”
Like, for example, Maxavenue’s Persona Targeted Marketing and Persona Targeted Home Staging, systems which work with her natural talent for design and decor and help her style the home to attract the buyer most likely to purchase the home for the highest price.”By knowing exactly which elements will appeal to that person and being able to differentiate the home from all others on the market — it’s a secret weapon for sales success!”
Noting that real estate is often considered a “cutthroat business,” Kelley strives to live by her dad’s philosophy: “Good real estate is when both parties feel like they’ve won.” She adds, “We have fiduciary responsibilities to our client but we also are to treat all parties fairly. I want what is best for my client, but not at the sacrifice of honesty and integrity.”
When she isn’t helping clients buy or sell, Kelley enjoys spending time with family. A mom of three, Kelley’s middle son is a Marine, which has inspired her to get involved with volunteering to help veterans. She also loves live music and is looking forward to learning how to play the guitar.
“Austin still holds true to its roots of southern hospitality,” say Kelley. “There’s great food, live music, and plenty of outdoor activities. The atmosphere that Austin has provided for businesses to thrive has put us in the spotlight to be admired.”
A Broker has completed a state-defined education that includes 900 classroom hours, way beyond the 210 hours required for agents. Additionally, Brokers must pass a more comprehensive broker's license exam. Brokers may work alone or they may hire agents to work for them.
A Realtor¨ is a licensed real estate salesperson who belongs to the National Association of Realtors¨, the largest trade group in the country. Not all agents are Realtors¨ - but choosing a designated Realtor¨ means you've selected an agent that must adhere to the National Association of Realtors¨ stringent code of ethics.
Accredited Buyers Representative:
Real estate agents who have earned the Accredited Buyer's Representative designation have been trained to deliver enhanced customer service, extensive due diligence and expert negotiation skills. Agents without this designation may not have the training or experience required to provide top-quality real estate buyer representation.
Certified Negotiation Expert:
Agents who have earned the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation are trained in a wide spectrum of negotiating strategies and techniques, along with tools to expertly negotiate from a position of strength. While all real estate agents have some experience in negotiations, working with a CNE designated agent gives buyers and sellers a strategic advantage in the negotiating process.
Graduate REALTOR, Institute:
Agents who earn the GRI designation have received advanced training in emerging technology, laws, and procedures as well as the increasingly complex real estate market itself. All agents work to provide a smooth home buying and selling experience, but GRI designated agents have taken the extra step to become a consummate professional and expert in their local market.
Seniors Real Estate Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation have been trained to expertly guide and implement effective strategies for mature clients when making important decisions about selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties.
Internet Marketing Certified:
e-PRO curriculum ensures your real estate agent has attained mastery of the latest social media technologies, such as Facebook and Twitter, and can create a compelling online presence vital to helping sellers reaching today's hyper-connected consumers. With the rapidly evolving world of Internet and social media technologies, it pays to have an expert on your team.
Certified Residential Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation have been trained to understand the complexities of the housing market, how to best position their client’s interests, and how to effectively community with all parties to a transaction. In short, the CRS designation means your agent has more advanced, specialized training in all aspects of the residential market than agents who haven't earned this designation.
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist:
Agents who have earned the designation of Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) are elite professionals with the knowledge, experience and skills required to expertly represent buyers and sellers in the Luxury Home market. In addition, a CLHMS designated agent is a local market leader with documented performance in the top 10% of their markets.
Short Sales and Forclosure Certified:<
Counselor of Real Estate:
Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager:
Seller Representative Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation have demonstrated elevated professional standards, enhanced individual performance, and the ability to recognize emerging market trends and professional practices to real estate professionals. All of this specialized knowledge gives an SRS designated agent the tools to make the home selling experience as smooth as possible.
Green Real Estate Marketing Specialist:
Agents who hold the NAR Green designation have been trained to understand and expertly serve consumers seeking green “eco-friendly” homes. NAR Green agents not only receive education about the quickly developing green technologies and practices, but engage in ongoing specialized training to stay abreast of green real estate issues and trends.
Bachelor of Business Administration:
Master Certified Negotiation Expert:
Agents who earn the Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE) designation have mastered a wide spectrum of negotiation skills - including all the CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert) qualifications, plus email negotiations, advanced negotiation techniques for both buying and selling, as well as mastering negotiating techniques among different generations and cultures. An agent with these extra, in-depth skills give their clients a significant advantage in negotiating from strength.
Certified Senior Housing Specialist:
Certified Senior Housing Professionals (CSHPs) offer specialized service specifically focused on the needs and special circumstances of senior buyers and sellers. Having completed extensive coursework and the in-depth training, CSHPs have the specialized knowledge to help seniors achieve their goals. As such, they are more equipped than general real estate agents to serve as the Consumer Champion throughout the entire consultative process of a late-in-life move.
Residential Construction Certified:
Agents who have earned the Residential Construction Certified (RCC) designation have been trained to gain a deep understanding of residential construction materials and methods. With comprehensive construction knowledge, RCC designated agents deliver superior consumer value when representing their clients to appraisers, inspectors, lenders, designers, engineers, and construction professionals.
Certified New Home Specialist:
Agents who have earned the Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS) designation are trained professionals and experts in the details of buying a newly constructed home. From negotiating favorable contract terms to expert due diligence during the construction process, a CNHS designated agent has extensive knowledge and experience as a buyer’s agent and the unique factors involved in working with builders and developers.
ECO-Broker is the premier green designation program for real estate professionals. Certified ECO-Brokers serve residential and commercial property owners, sellers and investors. ECO-Brokers build communities, and champion eco-friendly alternatives with an unparalleled level of care, commitment, and follow-up.
A broker whose license is held by another broker. An associate broker qualifies to be a real estate broker but still works for and is supervised by another broker. Associate brokers are sometimes called broker-associates, broker-salespersons or affiliate brokers.