Jo O’Donnell and Kelly McIsaac opened Jo-Kelly & Co Realty four and a half years ago. At the time they were both working for a company which was in the process of being bought out by a much larger company. The ethos of the large overseas, city based businesses didn’t resonate with them and so they decided to branch out on their own. 

This was the best decision they have ever made! It means they can make their own decisions about their business and who and what they choose to support. They found the most fantastic co-operative to work with which means we have great support from like minded people.  

They describe Jo-Kelly & Co as fun, progressive and flexible. They want people to know that they don’t just open doors to sell houses – they both wear many hats. Only part of their job is to show a house but they’re also company directors, employers, marketers, coordinators, telemarketers, home stagers, photographers, analysts, therapists, teachers and salespeople. 

Their best business tip is to keep it real and make sure you are empathic when dealing with people – everyone has a heart. Following on from this, when asked about what makes Carterton so special to them they both replied “Definitely the people!”

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