About Kellye Grayson
I have lived all over the country and there is nowhere that tops the Central Coast of California. I grew up in Denver, went to college in Boston, got a law degree at UCLA and raised my 3 kids in East Hampton, NY, where I also had a successful real estate career. When I discovered the Central Coast, I knew I had found my home.
Once I had settled here I chose to work at The Avenue because of our strong commitment to honesty and integrity and because the brokers so clearly enjoy each other and enjoy what we do. Collaboration is key at The Avenue and we all benefit tremendously from each other’s experience. We also have a lot of fun!
I love selling real estate on the Central Coast because of the wide variety of properties. One day I might be showing ranches in North County and the next, beachfront in Shell Beach or condos in Grover or family homes in SLO. Every real estate deal is unique and I love the challenge of crafting a deal where both parties walk away smiling.
When I’m not working, I am hanging out with family and friends and enjoying all the area has to offer. I consider myself so lucky to start each day with either a hike up South Hills or a walk on the beach in Avila always accompanied by my beloved Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Mighty.
“Kellye is amazing! She was extremely helpful, welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable, and organized throughout the entire process of buying our first home. She was always incredibly responsive and patient with our questions. The short summary is we would 100% recommend her!
From the start, she really took the time to understand what we were interested in – neighborhoods, size preferences, backyard preferences, price range, etc. We always felt she was really invested in finding us the perfect home for what we wanted, without ever being pushy about anything at all. Since we were still relatively new to the SLO area, she also nicely enlightened us about several different neighborhoods we were previously unaware of, which really helped us better understand our options.
When we did find the final home we ended up buying, Kellye did an incredible job all-around. She communicated with the listing agent as soon as possible to get us the earliest viewing. She helped us promptly put together an offer, and fought for us throughout what turned out to be pretty complex counter-offer, inspection, escrow, and final negotiation processes. She was direct and strong when interfacing with the other parties involved, which made us always feel we had the best person fighting for us. She gave great advice at every decision point – again, without ever being pushy about anything. We always felt we were in good hands and that nothing would slip through the cracks because Kellye was always on top of everything and clearly communicating what needed to be done, signed, or paid by a certain date. And in the end, she helped us land this house we really wanted at a great price!
Overall, Kellye was an excellent agent and guide through our home-buying process. She was recommended to us by our neighbors and friends who recently also had a great experience with her, and we’re so happy we went with her. And now it’s our turn to give her our highest recommendation here and to anyone else we run into in the SLO area looking to buy or sell a house! We would absolutely go with her again for any future purchases or sales ourselves. Thank you so much Kellye for doing such a top-notch job helping us buy our first home!!” – Abe B
“We found Kellye by chance at a time when homes in the SLO area were demanding top dollar. We made a bid on a home 10k under the asking price and we got it! I know Kellye had a lot to do with getting the offer accepted as she was available 24/7 to answer our questions and work with the seller’s agent to get the deal done in about 2 weeks. Her personality is low keyed and not pushy which proved very useful in this stress filled transaction.”– J Logdon
“As people who hold a high bar for both character and practice it can be challenging to find the right match. This said, when we find someone who we trust, respect, and align with it makes for a very enjoyable and productive partnership. It only took a few conversations and interactions with Kellye to know we found a great match.
While she has many great attributes that stand out, the one we respect most is her ability to listen and provide candid perspective and guidance. She truly cares about understanding your priorities and is accommodating to feedback when pursuing different paths of focus. As many can relate, you lose some and you win some when it comes to real estate bets/transactions. In the end, we were ecstatic with what we won and where we landed. The design, thought, and care of the home was exactly what we wanted and the location and features were perfect for our needs. We couldn’t be more grateful for the determination Kellye put forward in finding us the perfect home to begin our next adventure. Don’t be shy about connecting with her, you won’t be disappointed.” – C Gallo
“Kellye helped us purchase our first home. Through Covid and the delays and troubles that come along with buying a home we could not have had a more kind, responsive, diligent, knowledgeable, helpful, and courteous agent to represent us in Kellye. Kellye helped us as first time buyers through every step of the process, and helped us close the deal! We highly recommend her to those in the SLO area and we have only good things to say about her! She cared about us as people and that is one of the reasons we would choose her again. Give her a call if you are looking to buy or sell! Highly recommended.” – G Wayne
“Kellye was great in our search for the perfect ranch. It took much longer than anyone could’ve thought but she stuck in there with us. Showing us as many places as she could find. Professional, great communication and made sure the deal worked out best for us. 100% I would recommend her.” – M Aniff
“Kellye was phenomenal in helping us buy our new home. Her attention to detail and follow through are both epic. The transaction was relatively complex and Kellye explained everything in detail each step of the way. She responded to every email and text immediately and made sure that the sellers’ agent was accountable for his talks also. She is fun to be with and super-professional at the same time. I highly recommend her.” – J York
“We were lucky to find Kellye for our SLO real estate exploration. We have a home in Sonoma and were looking for an additional home along the central coast. Right away we were impressed about how proactive and responsive to our needs she was.
Kellye got to know us and what we wanted, and was expert in identifying properties that fit our parameters. This really saves a lot of time and energy when you have an agent that can sort through everything on the market and deliver the ones that are tailored to our desires and complete in their specifications. Kellye really knows the market!
Kellye was targeted, persistent, and realistic in her search. We were also really impressed that she would roll up her sleeves and do some real research if it helped us review a property of make a decision.
Another of Kellye’s true strengths is during the time of negotiations for a property. She is quick to identify potential issues, negotiates thoughtfully and respectfully, and has measured ways to de-escalate problems that may arise. Her good negotiation skills always kept us calm, comfortable and well-informed.
She was very detailed during the entire closing process, and kept in touch at every step. Just the right amount and timing in her communications. She also helped us find some amazing local resources to have work done on the house. Kellye has a great network of repair and restoration professionals!
Buying a house can always be a little stressful, and Kellye’s sense of humor and expertise always got us through! Thanks Kellye!” – D Kenney
“Kellye helped us find our forever home. We were out-of-town buyers, relocating to the Central Coast; she worked patiently with us for 5 months.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit one week after we went into escrow, it looked like we might have to give up the new house, but Kellye expertly navigated us through uncharted waters, working through some tricky issues.
We unreservedly and wholeheartedly recommend Kellye to buyers or sellers in this area. Her expertise, responsiveness, and genuine concern for our needs were all we could have asked for. She is the consummate professional.” – V Lane
Kellye is a very knowledgeable real estate agent and also has law degree that’s also very compatible with this profession . Kellye represented both the buyer and seller in my transaction . This escrow was during the COVID- 19 lockdown, so it was not a typical transaction, there were many hurdles and Kellye handled them as the professional she is . I have had many real estate transactions over the years and this was the most unusual escrow of all and I always felt Kellye was in total control . I would not hesitate to use Kellye’s services in the future and would recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate agent.” – Roger O
“Kellye is professional, knowledgeable, friendly, responsive, and unbelievably helpful with the overall home buying process. I especially appreciated her legal background when reviewing contracts and during the negotiating process. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking in the San Luis Obispo area. We could not have been happier with her help and guidance.” – Michael C
“I have nothing but nice things to say about Kellye. My wife and I came into this process as complete novices, first-time buyers thrust into the competitive California central coast housing market… and we had 75 days to find a house – or if not, the two of us (and our cat) would be homeless (long story, but true). So those were the conditions with which we went into this process. Kellye was understanding, knowledgable, and more than willing to take the time to help us. Never pandering, never pushy in the slightest. Always professional. She was on our side, in the sense that she was an advocate, not a salesperson. She’s a lawyer herself, so that’s a plus in negotiations. And we got out house!There were the twists and turns you can expect in this market (offers that don’t get accepted since other full-cash offers come in from LA investors, grrr… ). But I can truly say that we were lucky enough to get the house we wanted, and maybe that was because we were lucky enough to have Kellye. Because of all the house we saw, I think we got the one that was the best for us in the end. We’re really, really happy in our new home.
So thanks, Kellye, and for anyone out there looking for a professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy real estate agent. Don’t think twice about signing up with Kellye.” – Scott F
“Kellye helped find the perfect home for me. Kellye is professional and at the same time also very personal. She has a great understanding of the changing real estate market. I felt that Kellye really listened and understood what I was looking for and was able to find and show me properties exactly within that scope. She always answered all of my questions – big or small – when I left messages she would get back to me right away. I am now getting ready to sell a piece of property and without any hesitation will have Kellye be my agent again” – Elisabeth G