About Kit Ballew
When people come here from another area, they're not just looking for a house. They're looking for a contact they can trust, someone who can give information and educated opinions on a variety of topics. I came to Chapel Hill in the late sixties to attend graduate school. I have taught school, worked as a teacher consultant for children with special needs, and operated an antique shop. For the past 25 years, I have been a Realtor - previously a top producer with a large franchise and as an owner/broker with Franklin St. Realty since 1990.
I am a graduate of the Realtor's Institute, GRI, and have received the Certified Residential Specialist designation. Only 4% of all Realtors have earned the right to be called CRS. I was married to a Professor of Education at UNC for many years and we have two daughters.
I feel that my varied experience and my ties to both the university and business communities give me an advantage in helping people with their moves. As one client said, "We had a million questions about the schools, recreational activities, repairs, medical services - right down to where to get a good haircut. Kit seems to know everything about the area." I am a wanna-be artist, love travel (especially Italy), good books, good food, red wine, beautiful shoes, all kids and most people.
I feel especially comfortable working with families. So many people come here with concerns about the schools and how their children will fit in. I am glad to connect them with teachers and counselors or to guide them to special activities. Showing test results and quoting statistics isn't enough. My philosophy is simple. I enjoy what I do and I treat people the way I want to be treated. If you are moving to Chapel Hill or the Triangle area, give me a call. I think you'll be glad you did. I look forward to introducing you to an area that I love.