About Mike Kelly, CRS, CIPS, Realtor

My "official" Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary President photo.
My “official” Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary President photo.

As a Realtor I  have worked exclusively in Sonoma County since 1978.  I began my career in 1978 when inflation and interest rates hit 18.5%! I thrived! Over the course of these years I’ve been associated with 4 companies and most recently with the RE/MAX organization. Keller Williams Realty approached me as they opened up their market center here in Sonoma County. After traveling to Austin, Texas and viewing the corporate culture and their dedication to making the Realtor the best he or she wishes, I made the move and have loved it ever since!

I have a weekly talk radio show on KSRO,1350AM, which airs 9 to 10am Sundays, PST. My blog is dedicated to informing my listeners as to the show’s coming topics and current events in these tumultous times.  Our call in number is 707-636-1350 should you wish to interact with me on the show. You can also listen in either at the blog or at www.KSRO.com
My clients represent many, many families and individuals and social/economic groups which make up the great diversity of our County of Sonoma. I was raised here locally and went to public school and university in San Francisco. I’m a local who loves his county. I pride myself as being “One of Sonoma County’s Natural Resources”. PROFESSIONAL CAREER
  • Realtor for 32 years in Sonoma County
  • Licensed since 1978, with the following company associations: 2006 – Keller Williams Realty
  • 1991 RE/MAX Central Santa Rosa
  • 1988 The Fountaingrove Group, Inc,
  • 1986 Pagni Associates (Purchased Centennial Associates)
  • 1984 Centennial Associates
  • 1982 Merrill Lynch Realty (Purchased MacElhenny & Levy, Inc.)
  • 1978 MacElhenny & Levy, Inc.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • 2015 Keller Williams GPS International Specialist
  • 2007 Awarded the prestigeous “CIPS” designation. This is the Certified International Property Specialist.  
  • 2004 Member: The Institute For Luxury Home Marketing
  • 2001 President–RE/MAX California Allstars–Statewide referring
  • Network of the best agents in California
  • 2001 Awarded “SRES” (Senior Real Estate Specialist) Designation and member of The Senior Advantage Real Estate Council
  • 2001 Member–RLI Realtor’s Land Institute
  • 2000 Santa Rosa MLS Breakfast Moderator
  • 2000 State Director, NorthBay Association of Realtors to California Association of Realtors – MLS/Technology and International Committee member
  • 1999 State Director, NorthBay Association of Realtors to California Association of Realtors
  • 1999 Chapter President, Santa Rosa Chapter of Realtors
  • 1998 Chapter President Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR)–NorthBay Chapter
  • 1997 Chair-Technology Committee-North Bay Association of Realtors
  • 1996 Chairman of the Board NorBAR (North Bay Association of Realtors)
  • Co-Chairman of “Daffodil Days”–American Cancer Society
  • 1995 President-Sonoma County Association of Realtors
  • 1994 Employee Relocation Council (ERC) Member
  • 1993 Elected Sonoma County Realtors Association Secretary/Treasurer
  • Elected President of Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Northern California Chapter
  • 1992 Vice President/President Elect of CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) Northern California Chapter
  • 1991 Appointed Chairperson of The Educational Committee, Sonoma County Board of Realtors
  • 1990 Vice President–The Fountaingrove Group,Inc.
  • 1988 Began second term on Santa Rosa Council of Realtors
  • 1986 First of two teams on Santa Rosa Council of Realtors
  • Headed committee for “Flood Relief ‘86″ celebrity auction, raising $5,000 for American Red Cross
  • While Sales Manager at Pagni Associates, organized office in fund raising for “Bowl for Kid’s Sake” and for Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • 1985 President, Realtor’s Land Institute (Local Chapter)
  • 1980 Given Lifetime Million Dollar Club Membership by Sonoma County Multiple Listing Service
  • 1978 Joined Sonoma County Board of Realtors and Sonoma County Multiple Listing Service
HONORS/AWARDS/AFFILIATIONS
  • 2008 “Realtor of the Year” Santa Rosa Chapter of Realtors
  • 2005 “Realtor of The Year” Santa Rosa Chapter of Realtors
  • 2004 RE/MAX Platinum Club
  • 2003 RE/MAX 100% Club
  • 2003 Nominated to Luther Burbank Center for the Performing Arts Board of Directors—3 Year Term (Now the Wells Fargo Center)
  • 2003 Awarded “Sonoma County Spirit Award” by Sonoma County Economic Development Board and the NorthBay Association of Realtors
  • 2002 RE/MAX 100% Club
  • 2001 Inducted into the “RE/MAX HALL OF FAME”
  • 2001 Awarded “Value Star Gold” Rating
  • 2000 RE/MAX 100% Club
  • 2000 “Value Star” Certified for the year
  • 1999 Awarded “Value Star” Certified. Extremely high customer satisfaction as verified by independent rating agency.
  • 1999 RE/MAX 100% Club
  • 1998 RE/MAX 100% Club (Top 10% of ALL Realtors nationwide)
  • 1997 RE/MAX 100% Club
  • 1997 Joined Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Paul Harris Fellow. (2)
  • Club Secretary – 1998-2000
  • 1996 President’s Club Award
  • 1995 President’s Club Award
  • 1994 Member – Sonoma County Executives Association
  • 1994 RE/MAX 100% Club Award/Golden Oscar Award
  • 1993 President’s Club Award
  • 1992 Awarded One Hundred Percent Club membership.
  • (Top 10% of all Realtors nationwide).
  • Awarded Golden Oscar (2nd highest award presented by RE/MAX International)
  • 1989 Awarded CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) Designation by National Association of Realtors. (This is the highest designation awarded to a residential Realtor.)
  • 1979-82 Five time Listing/Sales Associate of the Month
  • Million & Multi-Million Dollar Producer for most of career.
INNOVATIONS
  • 2006 Established the Blog: www.TheRealEstateHourBlog.com , an interactive blog on his weekly radio show on KSROAM, 1350AM, 9 to 10am Sundays.
  • 2000 Established web page: MikeKelly.com
  • 1996 Host of “The Real Estate Show” KSRO,1350AM, Sundays 9 to 10am.
  • 1995 Charter Member–”California All-Stars”–All referral network of Top Producers finding a common ground to network Buyers & Sellers
  • 1995 Internet Access/Homepage developed by RE/MAX Central
  • 1993 Charter Member: Marketing Masters of Sonoma County
  • 1st Realtor Cooperative to assist Sellers in the marketing of their properties throughout Sonoma County
MISSION STATEMENT and PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY

“I believe I operate like other quality professionals who serve your accounting, medical, and legal needs. I treat each transaction as another important event in my continuing relationships. You will recognize this as a “Client-Centered” concept which by itself is not unique, yet its application to real estate is certainly rare.”

“As an individual and a responsible member of the community, I share a unique vision of how I can contribute expertise to the positive benefit of my select group of clients. I assist my clients by providing today’s vital information for tomorrow’s decisions.”

“…One of Sonoma County’s natural resources”

* CRS-Certified Residential Specialist–only 3% of all Realtors hold this prestigious designation granted by the National Association of Realtors.
* SRES-Senior Residential Specialist–educated in the needs of Seniors in Selling and Purchasing Real Estate

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