A graduate of the UNCP leads the way in the real estate sector
PEMBROKE – The average real estate agent sells between eight and 12 homes a year. However, Kendra Conyers is not your average realtor.
Conyers sold 42 homes in his first year. His goal was 50 years. Since bursting onto the scene three years ago, it has quickly made a name for itself in the Fayetteville and Charlotte markets. During her short career, the UNC Pembroke graduate closed 122 homes and now runs a multi-million dollar brokerage firm – Kendra Conyers & Associates Luxury Real Estate.
Conyers was voted Top 5 Realtors of 2019, North Carolina’s Top 100 Social Media Realtors of 2020, and in November 2020 she was voted #3 in the state among Realty One Group agents. (ROG) in real estate sales.
She credits her newfound success to her personality, her drive and the grace of God.
“I never really promoted my real estate business,” she said. “I’m just telling my story. I’m very transparent about my background, my struggles, and the things I haven’t let destroy my life. I think people identify with my story and my honesty.
Conyers has a busy schedule. Real estate is one of the many facets of the army brat who grew up in Germany but lives in Fayetteville. She is an author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, social media influencer, philanthropist and founder of She Became, a women’s ministry where she uses her knowledge and experience to empower other women.
She is also the visionary behind Bibles & Bags, an annual empowerment conference. Earlier this year, the Fayetteville Observer recognized her efforts with the 40 Under 40 award.
Real estate may be his forte, but his first love was movies. After graduating in 2011, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. She landed roles in a few independent films, appeared in TV shows and commercials, and competed in the MISS California pageant. She even tried to sell life insurance before moving to Atlanta to work as a liaison for the mayor’s office.
While in Georgia, Conyers founded Girls of Grace, a mentoring service for at-risk teenage girls. She often recounted how she had overcome her journey of troubled youth.
“I would encourage them that there is always light on the other side of the darkness,” she said.
Since returning to her hometown, Conyers has earned a graduate degree in counseling and continues to make a difference in the lives of others through her book ‘Vitamin K: A Dose a Day: A 40-Day Devotional’, which breaks down some of her story into daily lessons for young girls. She also created “Boss Babe Pink Print”, an online course designed to help new agents in their careers.
“I try to live my life showing others what’s possible,” she said. “I encourage my clients, the young girls I sponsor and everyone I meet to inspire others by spreading light and love wherever you go.
“I love helping people become homeowners, but often it’s more than just selling a house. I am fortunate to use the tools I received from my degrees to better serve my clients on a deeper level outside of homeownership and to better serve the women in my ministry.
Mark Locklear is the communications specialist at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.