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Kelly Bliss Smith

"A proven performer when it comes to the challenges of helping families relocate. As a native Charlottean, my goal is to provide you with excellent customer service throughout your buying and selling experience. I have a strong work ethic, a passion for real estate, and a love for our growing city."

Kelly is a native Charlottean who graduated from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, with a B.S. degree in Textile Management and a minor in Business Management. She spent several years working for Pillowtex/Fieldcrest Cannon as a supervisor in North and South Carolina, and moved back to Charlotte when she became an account executive for the company. She then transitioned into the banking industry, where she spent eight years working for McColl Partners as an executive assistant/office manager and Bank of America as the executive assistant to the President of Consumer Real Estate. In 2008, she made the move to return to sales and earned her real estate license. She worked for two independent residential real estate firms prior to joining HM Properties in 2016. Kelly is currently a member of the Sheryl Hallow Team.

Kelly and her husband, Colin, and their 5–year old son, Skylar, live in Myers Park and have a French Bulldog named Chloe. She enjoys spending time traveling, reading, practicing yoga/Pilates and dancing. She is also an active member of the community and volunteers her time with Christ Church, Urban Ministry, Charlotte Lab School, American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, and is a member of the Cornwell Center and of the Carolina Panthers Topcat Alumnae Association.

honors & credentials

  • Licensed in NC & SC
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • North Carolina Association of Realtors (NCAR)
  • Charlotte Regional Realtor Association (CRRA)
  • Charlotte Multiple Listing Service (CMLS)
  • Superior School of Real Estate (graduate)


  • North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) - B.S. in Textile Management with a minor in Business Management

community involvement

  • Christ Church (member; Nursery Committee member (2014-2016), Committee Chair (2015-2016), Spring Fundraiser Committee member (2014-2016)
  • Urban Ministry (volunteer)
  • Charlotte Lab School (Volunteer, PTSO member & In-Kind Donations Committee member)
  • American Red Cross (volunteer)
  • Habitat for Humanity (volunteer)
  • Christ Church Nursery Committee (member 2014-2016)
  • Cornwell Center (member)
  • Carolina Panthers Topcat Alumnae Association (member)


My husband and I worked with Kelly during the purchase of our first home. She was extremely responsive and available from beginning to end. Our home search started in Uptown Charlotte, over to Plaza Midwood and eventually ended up in Huntersville. Kelly was knowledgeable about each market and committed to meet our needs - which included driving to Huntersville at 3pm on a Friday afternoon to show us the home we would eventually purchase! If you're local to Charlotte and familiar with rush hour traffic, you can understand why we were so appreciative of that gesture! She kept our best interest at the center of negotiations and coached us as first time home buyers whenever we felt unsure. My husband and I couldn't be happier with our home and now with our first child on the way, we are certain Kelly will be our agent for all real estate needs in the future!

Amanda & John G

I would strongly recommend Kelly. We used her when relocating to Charlotte and she was a great resource in helping us learn about the different neighborhoods around town. We had a very limited amount of time while we were in town to find a home and she was able to efficiently help us find several places that met our long wish list. She was very responsive, persistent in finding places that met our needs, extremely pleasant and easy to work with, and we always felt that she was on our side and working in our best interests. We decided to rent for our first year in town since we were new to the city; however, we were very happy with her services and will absolutely use her again when we purchase a home.

Laura & Doug L

Kelly is great! I was a first-time homebuyer, so I didn't know much about the process. She graciously walked me through the process and answered all of my questions. I never felt pressure from her to purchase a home right away, she was willing to wait for me to find the right house in my time. She was on-time with everything from contract to closing and made sure everyone involved did what they were supposed to on-time as well. It was a very smooth process and Kelly is a great person to work with. I would buy a house from her again and you should, too!

Zach W

Kelly did an amazing job selling our house. Not only did she sell it in record time but she really worked hard to help us get ready to sell. If we didn't have time to meet with workmen or set up appointments with them, she took care of it. The pictures she had taken of our house were gorgeous and the advice she gave us was consistently spot on. The proof of course was the rapidity of the sale and how close the sale price was to the asking price.

Beth R

Kelly is outstanding and an extremely hard worker!! She sold two homes for us in two months and helped us find our forever home during that time all before Christmas. We couldn't have asked for a better experience with a Realtor, from the first meeting with Kelly, I knew she was the one!

Emma M

Kelly has been great to work with! She sold our house in a day!! She is helping us sell our townhouse and purchase our new home as well. Kelly offers great advice, listens to your needs and ideas, stays in contact and keeps you in the loop with everything that is going on. We highly recommend working with Kelly!

Michelle & Harry K

Kelly helped my husband and I sell our home and then buy our dream home, which happened to be a big downsize. Kelly gave us so much wonderful advice and she was very versed in the neighborhood we were moving to, which was a huge help. Her knowledge of the market & where we were moving got us exactly what we wanted. If you want a professional, fun, ready to do what it takes Realtor, Kelly is your girl!

Denene D

Kelly was great! When I relocated to Charlotte, she took me on a 'tour of the city', showing me the different neighborhoods and highlighting the pros and cons of each. She also inquired about what my ideal home would include and set appointments for viewings, ensuring our time was wisely spent. She made sure I saw a variety of options...and we found my new home within 24 hours! Kelly is professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and relatable. I highly recommend her!

Melodie H

There is nothing more daunting than to be a first time homebuyer in a brand new city with only 2 days to find the perfect place to live. Somehow, Kelly was able to find the ideal place for me, and I couldn't be happier! She was available 24/7, and knowing she was looking out for me really alleviated all the stress.

Michael K

Although selling a home is an innately stressful process, Kelly helped me stay calm and patient with her obvious expertise and unfailing commitment.

Jennifer C

Kelly is a solid real estate professional. As my buyerâ??s agent, she went above and beyond trying to first find out about my needs in a residential area and then set out to identify numerous opportunities for me to visit. During tours of potential residences, Kelly was very helpful in pointing out both positive aspects of the property and their shortcomings based on what she knew of my needs. In the end, I found an excellent fit in SouthPark and worked out a settlement price thanks to Kelly's negotiation support. I could not be more pleased!

Bryant K

My fiance' and I would not have our house if it wasn't for Kelly Bliss Smith. We had gone through other agents who weren't aggressive or patient enough for first-time home owners. That was not the case with Kelly. She was so friendly and made us aware of all the nuances that go into buying a house. She was honest and made us feel like we were her only clients - often dropping her plans and showing us a house to fit our schedules. We had a specific budget and idea of location and she never made us feel like we weren't going to find our dream home. She was right. After a few months of working with her, the perfect house popped up we knew this house was not going last long. Kelly went to work and was able to get us in the house before we left town. We made an offer on the spot and have been grateful ever since! I referred her to a friend of mine, and she found him a home in a matter of months too! We love our home and would highly recommend Kelly!

Justin B

I found Kelly to be extremely organized and she seamlessly anticipated my tastes. As such, we were quite efficient in our home shopping and she found exactly what I was looking for in a matter of weeks. A true buyer's agent.

Patrick B

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