Kevin’s family relocated to North Carolina from South Florida when he was eight-years-old, so he claims he’s been here almost long enough to be called a native. He grew up in the Cary area, graduated from Apex High School, and now he and Amanda live in Fuquay-Varina. Amanda was born and raised in Fuquay-Varina. In fact, her ancestors founded the town, and her maiden name is Fuquay. The joke is that she knows Fuquay so well it’s her middle name. Both Amanda and Kevin attend East Carolina University, where Kevin studied Communications and Amanda studied Political Science & Sociology. Both found plenty of time for (too much) fun in Greenville too.
Shortly after college Kevin entered the world of Real Estate. He spent his first six years in the industry as a Buyer’s Agent on a team, working to find buyers their perfect home. In May 2014 Kevin stepped up to the next challenge by leaving the comfort of a team to go out on his own. In just one short year Kevin’s business had grown enough to require some help, and simultaneously Amanda approached a crossroads in her 8-year career in Non-Profit Fundraising. It was the perfect storm of circumstances for Amanda to make the decision to join Kevin in the Real Estate industry. In the years since, the Starkey duo has become the Sold By Starkey Team, and now also includes three amazing Team Members who have become family – Susie, Jen, & Autumn.
Kevin is an active member of the Realtor community, currently serving on the Board of Directors of both the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors (RRAR) and the North Carolina Association of Realtors (NCAR). He’s also the current chair of the NCAR Young Professionals Network, a former chair of the RRAR Young Professionals Network, and a member of various committees at the state and local level. After graduating from the RRAR Triangle Leadership Academy in 2014, Kevin was asked to serve as the Dean of the Triangle Leadership Academy for the 2016 class.
In July of 2015, Kevin and Amanda welcomed a sweet baby girl, Lila Claire Starkey, and couldn’t be more in love with her. Kevin, Amanda, & Lila share their home with a crazy yellow lab named Maya, and a fat, tuxedo cat named Truman. They love to see live music at concerts and festivals, try new restaurants, spend time with their families, and travel any chance possible – NYC and Key West are favorite travel spots. If only the schedule of a Realtor allowed for more weekend getaways. Kevin is a die-hard Redskins fan (don’t worry, he’ll still show you homes when they’re playing… but might have to check the score along the way) and tries to watch as much college basketball as time allows. He also enjoys a golf game every once in a while… although he claims to be a pretty terrible golfer. Amanda spends free time helping out some of her favorite organizations, checking in on her Granny, and throwing a party or shower anytime the need arises.
This is how the Starkeys see it: Goals related to commissions and sales volume are important, but if the #1 goal is to provide every client with a better Real Estate experience than they ever imagined possible, the rest will follow.
My Team Members:
Amanda Starkey, Team Manager
Susie Friedel, Realtor
Jen Woodward, Realtor
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