30 Under 30 Honorees of 2016

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Kelly King Baldwin (2016)
Coldwell Banker Realty
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate,
595 Bay Isles
Longboat Key, FL
United States
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$7.7 million
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A Penchant for Surprises

Kelly King Baldwin’s full of surprises. Sometimes she even amazes herself—like the time she entered an oyster-eating competition at a charity fundraiser for veterans. Well, she’s now won it four years in a row. “When I started in real estate, I knew I wanted to do well, but I didn’t go into it saying, ‘I need to be the best.’ But things escalated more quickly than I could have imagined,” says Baldwin, SRES, 29. Even impending motherhood couldn’t slow Baldwin down; she scheduled two closings two days before the birth of her first child. Baldwin focuses on new construction, waterfront properties, and first-time buyers. And although she works hard to shield her clients from the unexpected, she and her husband still like a good surprise—like finding out, in the delivery room, that their child was a little girl.