Kris Kesling-Hays

Broker

Kris got her real estate license in 2015 after 27 years working in mortgage banking. Why the change to real estate? For one thing, she loves looking at houses. Kris is fascinated the many styles of homes there are and the creativity that owners put into making a house their home. For another, she knew that she could use the knowledge and experience she gained in lending to help buyers and sellers negotiate their transaction and navigate the details of getting their transaction to closing.

Kris knows that buying and selling homes involves dozens of tasks and reams of paperwork that can be hard to understand. She thrives in that world and knows how to help her customers work through the process.

A “Jersey Girl,” Kris grew up in Blackwood, NJ. She got her bachelor’s degree in economics from Rutgers University. While New Jersey is a great state, the truth is that Kris loves warm weather. As in all year long. As in no snow. So it was only natural for her to relocate to the west coast of Florida, which she did in 1996. 

Today, Kris and her spouse, Bri, live in Whitfield Estates in Manatee county, which is strategically located on the border of Sarasota county. This makes it easy to sell homes from Palmetto to Venice! Kris and Bri always have some DIY home improvement project going on! They also enjoy paddling around Sarasota Bay in their canoe, spending time with their 3 granddaughters and playing with their dog, Missy, and 2 cats, Fuzzy Butt and the Puma.

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Kris was by far the best realtor ever!!

She went above and beyond the duties of a realtor to meet my needs. I am relocating from Ohio to Florida and due to the Pandemic, traveling down to FL to see properties was very difficult. Kris would Face Time me at the properties and show me them via Internet. She would know all the important things that I needed to see and would be willing to go back to the property every time I asked her. She was awesome in guiding me through the closing and I am so grateful for her!

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Barb Frye

Kris was very helpful

I am a first time buyer and Kris was very helpful in leading me through the process while looking for a home. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home in the Sarasota area. Kris made herself available to answer questions whenever the need arose.

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bmcorrigan

Kris is an excellent real estate professional.

She represented us in a selling transaction in Sarasota, FL. Kris exemplified true professionalism, excellent follow up and relentless determination in making sure we were completely satisfied with the process. I’d highly recommend her for any real estate transaction in the Sarasota real estate market.

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ciottichiro

Very knowledgeable about property and value.

Also, recommends any updates to property needed. She is creative with listings and also attentive to details when processing buying and selling. We have worked with her more than once because she is reliable and makes us feel comfortable with her extensive knowledge of the Real Estate Business.

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Jacquelung

Contact Kris Kesling-Hays

Bri Hays
Broker
Aric Person
Agent
Stephen Mosier
Agent
Kellie Mosier
Realtor
David Andrzejewski
Realtor

Serving the Sarasota Bradenton community since 1985.

Contact

  • 357 Scott Avenue
    Sarasota, FL 34243

  • (941) 321-7772

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