About Us


We are members of the Catawba Valley MLS servicing Hickory, Newton, Conover, Maiden, Granite Falls, Hudson, Lenoir, Taylorsville, Bethlehem, Mountain View and the Lake Hickory Area.

Hickory Real Estate Group was founded in 2010 by Mike and Kathleen Kelly. They had been working together as a team with a local large franchise firm and decided that it was time to go out on their own. Both Mike and Kathleen grew up in entrepreneurial families so it was a natural progression for them to strike out on their own.

Five years later Hickory Real Estate Group has grown into the top non-franchise real estate firm in the Hickory, Newton, Conover area with a focus on how to best serve their clients not just through their marketing but through the relationships formed with clients.

In the not too distant past it would have been unheard of to expect to be a major player in the local market without the backing of a major franchise but in todays market it is actually a help not being tied to a large company with its strict guidelines that do not always work in every market. Hickory Real Estate Group is able to be flexible to stay ahead of changes, adjust more quickly and therefore serving clients better.

Our goal is to provide our clients with a smooth buying and selling experience that is based heavily on maximizing the use of technology, open and honest communication, and expert negotiation.





Let Hickory Real Estate Group help you with your home buying and selling needs.



Call us today 828-318-8722