Judge Realty is extremely proud of the property management division, managing well over 200 properties throughout Savannah and Pooler. Spearheaded by Residential Property Management Vice President, Emily Kelley, Judge hopes to grow its management footprint and scale of services significantly over the next few years. Kelley, a Charleston native, joined the team at Judge Realty in 2014 and has worked tirelessly to grow the number of properties managed by 38%. “Actual revenue collected has grown 73%. Business development is very important to me as well as communication with each of my individual clients.” said Kelley.
Kelley says she wanted to become a property manager from a young age, her cousin managed property and growing up she admired her for it. While she has grown the numbers at Judge, it hasn’t always been easy. “I went to do an inspection once and when I opened the front door, there was an inflatable kiddie pool in the center of the room with a live, 5 foot alligator in it… I shut the door, immediately locked it, and left. Needless to say the tenant got a notice to vacate shortly after,” said Kelley. “Another time, I was showing a property and while on the back patio, a dog from the second story balcony peed on me. There’s never a boring day, which is fun,” she laughed, “You can’t make this stuff up.”
Despite the crazy situations, Kelley still wouldn’t rather be doing anything else. She’s happy to call Judge home and happy to help her clients in any way she can. “It’s definitely a passion, it has to be, otherwise you wouldn’t do it; but it’s an awkward passion because not that many people want to do it. There’s a need for deciphering facts and wanting to help people with the details. I like helping people and solving the problems. I like coming up with creative ways to help both the owner and the tenant while keeping them both happy,” she said.
Reach out to Emily to learn more about a listing or to rent your property with Judge Realty.