Tracey Kirstine, Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty

Tracey Kirstine’s career has been on an upward trajectory ever since winning her brokerage’s Rookie of the Year award in 2015. “It often keeps me up at night trying to figure it all out,” she says, “but I absolutely love meeting different people with different wants and needs and trying to put that puzzle together to make a match.”

Operating in a seller’s market like Hanover can make that kind of puzzle-solving even more difficult. “It's a challenge to keep the seller's wishes in check with market values and it's more challenging to walk new buyers through the process of fighting to win that special house,” she says. But being available 24-7 and offering her clients an honest, compassionate appraisal of their situation allows Kirstine to thrive.