Christy Kirkland understands military service members and their families, the challenges of picking up and moving, and how essential it is to have someone in your corner who cares.
It's just one of the reasons that she chose real estate as her next career - and why she serves on the national award-winning firm of Coldwell Banker Advantage in Fayetteville, N.C.
Whether buying or selling your home, you have an entire team, along with marketing support and the latest technology, to ensure successful outcomes. Christy's own story includes a world of experience. "As a Veteran and Army spouse, I have traveled to Kentucky, Virginia, Colorado, California, Nevada, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina, and internationally, Korea, Germany, Czech Republic, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Nicaragua on mission trips," she says.
For her, listening is a finely honed skill. "Before real estate, I practiced marital counseling within my church for 10 years and at many Army installations as a Family Advocacy Counselor and Trainer," she says. "I was honored to become a Master Resiliency Trainer and earned more than 1,000 hours in teaching and training our Army communities." In fact, Christy holds a Master's Degree in Human Service Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family from Liberty University. In 2009, she wrote and self-published a self-help manual for couples (and is currently working on a second book). "I love to see the look on a person's face when they really find their purpose in life, overcome trials, and years later, appreciate what they have," she says.
Christy adds that real estate reminds her a lot of teaching. "I love educating my clients on the homeownership process," she says. "And I just love meeting new people and hearing their stories." When not working, Christy enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband, who has retired from the military, are proud parents to three children. Fishing and cooking gourmet meals are other favorite pastimes.
Looking to buy or sell a home? Call Christy Kirkland today at 602.309.3947. Email: C.Kirkland@HomesCBA.com