Chamber Spotlight: Kellye Curtis Clarke
Kellye Curtis Clarke, REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, RGS TITLE
The legal profession is one that is often entered for very personal reasons—and for Kellye Clarke, that reason was to help people. “I became a real estate attorney because I knew it would allow me to help others with pursuing their dream of owning a home and understanding the legal aspects of the process involved,” says Clarke, a real estate settlement attorney who has spent over 20 years working with clients on the legal aspects of buying, selling and financing homes.
A Branch Manager and partner in the law firm that is Counsel to RGS Alexandria as well as recently named Regional Vice President of RGS, Clarke’s passion for her work is reflected in her success. “I have enjoyed providing guidance and assistance to individuals, small businesses, churches and organizations with understanding the transactional details of buying, selling and financing what is typically their largest and perhaps only investment,” says the wife and mother of two. “While I enjoy working on all types of transactions, I am most fulfilled when I assist first-time home buyers, seniors and diverse populations with the process. It has been especially gratifying over the years to advise clients on structuring and completing transactions to purchase and sell properties that allow families to receive the benefit of their investment over the years and transfer generational wealth. I am also passionate about sharing the importance of homeownership and transferring generational wealth with diverse communities. I am so grateful to the many great Realtors in the Alexandria community who have had confidence in me and the RGS Alexandria team and entrusted us to assist their clients with closing their transaction.”
Growing up, Clarke watched the women around her—including her mother, who was a 911 operator—helping their families and communities, and she felt a calling do so the same, in some capacity. Her work in real estate law fulfills that desire, and her membership at the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce has been an invaluable tool in her arsenal. “The chamber has been great with providing ongoing leadership training and an opportunity to network with local businesses and share how we can assist each other,” says Clarke, who participates in endurance events to support the American Heart Association and enjoys practicing yoga. “I’ve enjoyed attending the annual Women’s Leadership Forum and many networking events to get to know other local business owners. In particular, when I ventured out to start a small business, the chamber was invaluable as a resource.”
“The chamber has been great with providing ongoing leadership training and an opportunity to network with local businesses and share how we can assist each other... when I ventured out to start a small business, the chamber was invaluable as a resource.”
- Kellye Clarke