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Kelly Griffin Porter

Kelly Griffin

Embracing The Joy

REAM: What first drew you to the real estate industry?

Porter: The fact that I can help someone organize a challenging time in his or her life was exciting to me! Every day is different; every transaction is different. Problems come up in each one! I find solutions and get everyone to the finish line! From marketing and negotiating to managing the transaction and emotions! I look forward to getting to work every day!

REAM: Did you have a career in another industry before embarking in real estate?

Porter: Yes! My first job in the professional world was in radio advertising sales! I had so much fun with that and quickly moved into management roles. My last job in the marketing industry was publisher of Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine. Managing a team of 10 awesome salespeople, helping advertisers get to their goals, working with the creative department to produce a beautiful magazine! After six years, I felt like I won the Super Bowl in my media career and decided to work for myself!

REAM: Who are your real estate mentors? How do you seek to emulate them?

Porter: I am impressed by so many top producers here in the Valley! If I had to choose a few, they would be Del Rounds, Don Matheson, Lisa Wadey, Andrew Bloom and Jeff Sibbach! Del holds a meeting each week to help other agents grow their business. Even if I have heard the material before, I attend. He has so much knowledge and experience. I do hope I am in that same role one day! I am so grateful for the professionalism of the leaders in our industry sharing and helping fellow agents.

REAM: What do you enjoy most about your day-to-day job?

Porter: I love negotiating! I love to play poker and I think that really helps when negotiating with buyers and sellers! But my most favorite thing in my day-to-day job is that I get to work with my daughter Dallas Griffin with Fidelity National Title! That is an incredible treat!

REAM: Are there any changes coming in the future that you’re excited to announce?

Porter: My very good friend Kelly Hennessy and I are developing a real estate team! will launch soon! We have worked together for a long time and now are forming an official partnership. She is the best partner I could ask for and our clients really appreciate each of our strengths. We are looking forward to helping more and more families with their moves.

REAM: What are some of your hobbies outside of the office?

Porter: I love spending time with my family. Every month we have someone’s birthday, so we plan something fun. I am so proud of the amazing adults our children have become. Now that we are empty nesters, my husband and I have a lot of fun together – golfing, traveling, playing pool, singing karaoke or just watching our favorite shows.