Hickory Real Estate Group Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Dated: February 19 2020

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HICKORY, NC --- On February 19, 2010, Mike and Kathleen Kelly founded Hickory Real Estate Group Inc. From what started as a two-person operation, Hickory Real Estate Group Inc. has blossomed to 30 agents today. They are now the largest and highest volume, non franchise, real estate firm in the Catawba Valley Market. 

Hickory Real Estate Group Inc. was born during the peak of the Great Recession. With the market in such a state of flux, they decided at the time to focus on working with bank owned properties, in addition to their traditional real estate business. “We decided that the market had turned negative and did not look like it was going to come back anytime soon so, a different course of action was needed if we wanted to stay in the business,” according to President and Broker in Charge Mike Kelly. They now focus on traditional real estate and they are thankful to their 1,700+ clients they have helped over the years, many returning to them for all their buying and selling needs.

Over the years, Hickory Real Estate Group Inc. developed a system that grew and helped agents cultivate their customer base.  Their deliberate strategy to generate business includes marketing listings, a lead generating website, and social media. They embraced social media before other companies recognized its importance. They continue to adapt by watching the trends in the national real estate market and applying them to the local market. 

Their system allows their agents to do more business without spending a lot of money on office and desk fees. A few benefits they give their agents includes access to company leads, marketing, and technology. These features allow their agents to focus on their clients.

Hickory Real Estate Group Inc. plans to continue this growth path into the future as they try and stay ahead of the way the market is headed. Mike and Kathleen are also committed to continue to foster an environment for their agents to take care of their clients and help them grow their business in this constantly changing market.  Look for their upcoming open house celebration this spring which they are excited to celebrate with agents, past and present clients as well as all other friends in the community!

Hickory Real Estate Group Inc. is a full-service real estate firm that is a member of the Catawba Valley MLS servicing Hickory, Newton, Conover, Maiden, Granite Falls, Hudson, Lenoir, Taylorsville, Bethlehem, Mountain View and the Lake Hickory Area.


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Kathleen Kelly

I am a Broker/Owner and the Chief Operations Manager of Hickory Real Estate Group. We are proud to say that our firm is the largest independent real estate company in our market. We started the compa....

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