Kelly Right Real Estate’s mission is to provide our clientele, employees and our agents/partners an outstanding real estate experience.
We strive to maintain the highest standard of service, support, training, technology and customer satisfaction that exceeds expectations. We empower our agents and partners to develop and excel in their real estate careers and strive to create lifelong relationships with their clients, the community and the company.
Through our commitment to excellence, balanced with a progressive commission structure, Kelly Right develops agents and partners who endeavor to become the best real estate professionals they can be.
Joe Kelly, President & Founder
Designated Real Estate Broker
Mortgage Loan Officer NMLS# 90325
A Message From Our Founder
“Several decades ago, I saw too many agents who did not have the support and training they needed in order to fulfill their clients’ goals. While at the same time, they were not getting paid what they were worth. I realized the need to create a more efficient real estate company; one that empowered real estate professionals to provide their clients exceptional service and earn a better commission. As the industry evolved, I developed an improved way to practice real estate. Today, Kelly Right professionals are given the tools, training, technology and support to meet their client’s needs. It is an exciting time in real estate, and Kelly Right has created more effective strategies to increase business and provide client satisfaction.”
Kelly Right International, Inc. Timeline
Kelly Right Real Estate was founded by Joe Kelly in 2005. After several years in the mortgage and real estate industries, Mr. Kelly knew there was a better way to integrate home loans into the home buying and selling experience. He understood that there was significant “buying power” in a lower interest rate. He also knew traditional lenders were taking too much money. Because Mr. Kelly believed that buyers and sellers could benefit from a better mortgage structure, he founded Kelly Right International, Inc, which includes Kelly Right Real Estate and Modus Mortgage, NMLS# 1028232. Affiliated Business Agreement details.
After starting the company in Seattle, WA in 2005, Mr. Kelly moved operations to Spokane, WA in the fall of 2006. Spokane was instrumental in keeping costs low enabling those savings to be passed on to clients.
From the beginning, Mr. Kelly wanted to ensure his real estate agents had the best commission structure in the industry. By offering them 100% commission for a small monthly fee, he gave them increased flexibility to better serve their clients and make more money per transaction.
He named the company Soleil Real Estate in 2006 and added Soleil Home Loans in 2007.
In the spring of 2009, after operating out of a boutique office building in downtown Spokane, Mr. Kelly bought a small house on Hamilton Street. He completely remodeled the house for office space and installed a signboard on the busy street. Business grew and he added agents at a steady rate. After just a few months, Soleil grew to become the largest independent broker in Spokane. His agents loved the support, training, and 100% commission structure.
In 2012, during one of the worst real estate markets in US history, Mr. Kelly expanded operations back to Seattle and opened up the office in NE Seattle. At the same time, he hired a full-time Loan Operations Manager, Louie Flores, NMLS# 1028232. Mr. Flores was tasked with developing the mortgage operations and expanding it into additional markets.
The vision for Soleil Home Loans was to have salaried loan officers provide home loan services and mortgage products under a flat fee format, regardless of the loan amount. Salaried loan originators offering home loans for a flat fee was a better approach created to benefit Soleil agents and their buyers.
Soleil expanded operations into Coeur d’Alene, ID in 2012 and Portland, OR in 2013. As the market began to recover, expansion of the company was a natural progression. In the summer of 2014, the corporate headquarters moved to its present location with additional employees and support staff.
By the beginning of 2015, Mr. Kelly decided it was time for a name change and time to re-brand. Kelly Right Real Estate was born and trademarked in fall of 2015. K Loans, LLC, NMLS# 1028232, is the new mortgage division. Both are integrated into the new corporate entity, Kelly Right International, Inc. Affiliated Business Agreement
In the early spring of 2016 Kelly Right expanded its operations to the Tri-Cities, WA, the Willamette Valley, OR, Sandpoint, ID and Boise, ID. In, June of 2016 Kelly Right proudly announced that it was opening operations in Tampa Bay, FL with additional offices opening in Orlando, FL, Miami, FL, Birmingham, AL, Kalispell, MO and Atlanta, GA.
Kelly Right makes The Real Trends Top 500 Brokerages in the US. #10 for Largest Independent Brokerages in Washington state, #71 for Largest Independents in the US, #224 by Closed Transaction Sides (3706) and #395 for Closed Sales Volume ($744,096,039).
Kelly Right opens operations in Utah and creates a new Agent Portal system for its real estate agents.
Kelly Right Real Estate unveils a new, modernized logo and redesigned website. Transaction Coordinator services are also introduced to real estate agents both within and outside of the brokerage.
The mortgage division, K Loans, completely rebrands to Modus Mortgage. Modus is now licensed and operating in: Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
Kelly Right expands to North Carolina and Oklahoma. Modus Mortgage also opens in Oklahoma. The companies and leadership team are featured in the Spokane Journal of Business.
Kelly Right makes The Real Trends Top 500 Brokerages in the US. #67 for Largest Independent Brokerages, #151 for Closed Transaction Sides (4791) and #188 by Closed Sales Volume ($2,535,160,341).
Kelly Right expands operations to Texas. Modus Mortgage opens in Utah and launches its loan officer careers program.
Kelly Right International, Inc. is well-positioned for continued growth. Mr. Kelly’s unique and extensive background in financing and real estate provide the framework for a company designed to benefit its clients in a way no other full-service real estate company ever has.