A sense of serenity comes over Ashley Kendrick as she drives over the lake to her home in Lee’s Summit’s Lakewood community.
“I go from this high-energy zone to having this peacefulness come over me,” Ashley, a licensed real estate agent with Chartwell Kansas City Realty, says. “You can’t find anything like it in the city.”
For 14 years, Ashley has been an expert in investing, developing and selling real estate in Kansas City’s urban core. Then, two years ago, she and her family felt the pull of the peaceful hometown life, a quality she can now tout to clients as characteristic of the community that she lives in and sells. Ashley says she is now seeing many young families in corporate America head to Lee’s Summit seeking that same sense of peace paired with value for their money.
As a realtor, Ashley prides herself in going the extra mile. This could mean pitching in a professional decorator or photographer to make a home shine in its very best light. It is highlighted in her mastery of social media and utilizing online resources to market a property to the fullest extent. And it may mean donning her real estate investor hat to provide clients with connections to trusted contractors.
All of this hinges on Ashley’s philosophy that her role may extend far beyond the one-time job of selling a home for trusted clients.
“I don’t work for the transaction; I work for the relationship,” she says. “My business thrives on the fact that people know they can always call me after they buy.”
Ashley says she appreciates the huge sense of community support among Lee’s Summit businesses. Pop by one of her open houses, and you’ll see her passion for pairing local businesses with her own. She likes to offer pastries from a local bakery as well as mimosas made with J. Rieger and Co. whiskey.
“There’s this really cool element of interdependence,” she says. “We all serve the community, so we all get served better.”
nvites the community to a meet-and-greet with two free drinks per person from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, at Lakewood Local. To learn more about Ashley Kendrick Real Estate, visit AshleyKendrickKC.com.