Behind the highly-skilled agents at Carriage Properties, there is an equally hardworking group of individuals helping the office run on a daily basis. The team of professionals in our office are certainly an eclectic group, and despite how hectic the days may be, the office always manages to run like clockwork.
Meet the members of our administrative team below!
Jamie Kennedy–Graphic Designer, Marketing
Jamie started at Carriage Properties in February of 2007. His job within the company is to create all the ads, brochures, postcards, etc–everything you pick up with our logo on it is likely the result of Jamie’s handiwork. Before coming to Charleston, he worked at Bluegrass Signs in Kentucky. This is where Jamie first started working in Graphic Design, and his passion for seeing reactions to the end result has continued to grow. Jamie has seen quite a bit of travel in his life: born in Georgia, he ultimately stayed in the Charleston area after being stationed at the Charleston Air Force Base. Father of four, he enjoys playing football with his sons and learning the Irish language with his daughters. The biggest piece of advice that Jamie would give to future graphic designers is this: “Give the client what they need to accomplish their goals. Not every project is meant to be a work of art. When [he] was taking art classes, many failed assignments because they did what they wanted and not what the professor wanted. Don’t be concerned with creating a work of art–create a piece of work that meets the client’s needs.”
Kaycee Houge–Receptionist, Administrative Assistant
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, she was nicknamed “Kaycee/KC” by classmates when she moved to the Charleston area. Having parents born in the former Charleston Naval Hospital, Kaycee has certainly been claimed by the locals as one of their own. A recent graduate of the College of Charleston and the newest member of the Carriage Properties team, Kaycee is the first face you’ll see when you walk into the office. In addition to greeting agents and guests, Kaycee is also the newest voice behind the Carriage Properties blog–including this post! When asked what piece of advice she would give her peers, Kaycee states that “it certainly helps having connections; even if you don’t have connections, you can’t be afraid to practice your networking skills. If there’s a position you wish to hold in a company, it is crucial to introduce yourself, be present, and work hard until the position becomes yours.”
Kelly Fitzpatrick–Administrative Manager
Kelly is a Charleston native and new owner of recently opened Oakley Honey Farms, a beautiful and unique combination of a bee farm, goat farm, and event venue. She has been working with Carriage Properties, LLC since May 2003, making this coming year her fifteenth with the company. Originally drawn in to the real estate business with an accounting position, Kelly stays for the variety of personalities within the office, in addition to the history and architecture of the city where she was born and raised. When asked what one piece of advice she would give to someone interested in a similar position, she says one should “be prepared to hear a lot of constructive criticism. There are a number of Type ‘A’ personalities in the world of real estate, and it is important to adapt accordingly.”
Kristy Nobles–Executive Administrative Assistant
Kristy is originally from Laurens, SC and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. She joined the Carriage Properties team in 2008 after moving to Charleston with her husband. The team at Carriage Properties has been a perfect fit for her, as each agent displays a dynamic personality and strong work ethic. Kristy enjoys the flexibility of the real estate business and appreciates the unique history of the Downtown Charleston property market. Her advice to those interested in a similar career path with real estate is to work hard and adapt quickly.