Why Kathy

KathyWhiteBackgrondKathy Riggs has been a full-time Realtor since 2004. As a Realtor with Walter Poole Realty Inc., she enjoys helping people find the property that is just right for them. When you choose Kathy as your Realtor, you can be assured she will be with you from your first showing to the moment she gives you the keys to your new home.

Kathy prides herself on keeping you informed of every detail of your transaction.

Kathy is an eastern North Carolina native, having grown up in Trenton. She is a graduate of East Carolina University, where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She enjoyed a 10-year career in journalism with the Kinston Free Press serving as Living in Perspective editor and news editor. At the Free Press, she ventured into photography, and she and her husband Fred established Rustikat Photography, a business they operated from 1985-1999. She uses her photography and writing skills every day in her real estate profession.

Licensed since 1978, Kathy decided to become a full-time player in the real estate world in 2004. Even with its ups and down, real estate is a career she loves. As she does with any of Kathy’s professions, she becomes a student of her craft and is always taking additional continuing education to better serve her clients. In 2007 she completed appraisal courses to enhance her understanding of this aspect of the real estate business. Like her two previous careers, real estate opens the door to the things she enjoys most: working with people and finding the solution to a challenge.

Kathy has always been civic-minded and service oriented. She was active in the Kinston Junior Woman’s Club and the Kinston Woman’s Club. She served on the original Street-A-Fair committee in the early 1980’s, has participated in Relay for Life, and received her Red Cross blood donor gallon pin. She is very active with Gordon Street Christian Church and has served as a deacon and board secretary.

Residential Listings
Residential Sales
Buyer Agent Representation

REALTOR, National Association of REALTORS

Award Designations
2011 President, Kinston Lenoir County Regional Board of Realtors
2012 Top Producer, Walter Poole Realty
2010 Top Producer, Walter Poole Realty
2009 Top Producer, Walter Poole Realty
2009 REALTOR of the YEAR, Kinston Board of Realtors
2009 – 2010 President Elect, Kinston Board of Realtors
2008 served as Director, Kinston Board of REALTORS
2007 served as Director, Kinston Board of REALTORS

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Contact Information
Telephone: 252-939-2432
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