Kristi Kolmetz and Carolyn Bryant of RE/MAX Metro, have deep ties when it comes to the local community, and service of their clients is rooted in knowing the specific ins and outs of the area.
Bryant, born and raised in The Heights and currently living in Timbergrove, has been a licensed realtor for 18 years. Her daughter Kolmetz, a Shepherd Park Plaza resident, joined her team in 2016 after working more than a decade in the architectural/engineering/contracting industry.
It’s simply home for the pair. Kolmetz married her high school sweetheart in the area, and is now raising her family in her old stomping grounds.
“I’m incredibly sentimental about introducing my children to the cherished places from my own childhood, but there are also so many new discoveries that continuously amaze me in this dynamic, growing neighborhood,” said Kolmetz, who attended both St. Rose of Lima and St. Pius X and sends her children to St. Rose of Lima. “I love feeling fully connected to this community, and that extends to welcoming new families into the fold.”
The pair’s community ties extend far deeper than real estate as well. The pair is involved with the church and community, and Kolmetz’s husband Jonathan, started The Leather Apron Foundation, which is a charity dedicated solely to giving back to the community.
“Do what you love, right? I want people to cherish Garden Oaks/Oak Forest as much as I do,” she said. “All aspects of our lives are intertwined with a deep sense of purpose and place.”
And that intertwinement has led to an incredibly fruitful pairing as the mother/daughter duo utilize their deep knowledge of the area to help those find their forever home or finding the right price at which to put theirs on the market in the local area. The Carolyn Bryant Team was the top producing team in Shepherd Park Plaza last year, according to Multiple Listing Service.
The team specializes in Garden Oaks, Oaks Forest, and Shepherd Park Plaza outside the Loop, and the Heights, Timbergrove, Lazybrook and the surrounding areas inside.
“They are established neighborhoods with so much going for them. Schools, parks, entertainment, location, modern convenience, and yet they still have a charm and comfort to them,” Kolmetz said. “It’s a remarkable blend that can’t be found anywhere else in the city. It’s a suburban feel, in the heart of the city.”
The home buying and listing process can become arduous for those lacking expertise and experience in such things, and the pair leaves no stone unturned in helping new families and homeowners find that perfect fit for them.
“Buying or selling a home should be exciting, not stressful. It is part of a new adventure,” Kolmetz said. “It’s our job to handle the process and especially all of the details, so our clients can move forward with as much confidence, security, and ultimately excitement as possible.”