Kit became an agent in the 2004 and was attracted to Keller Williams for the business model that supported higher education in the industry and focusing on the family. She not only has taken advantage of all the education that Keller Williams offers but leads her team of agents with the same passion. She followed the plan and soon became successful and survived the great 2008 real estate crash. Kit has a great passion for her family where she and Steve have 6 kids, 14 grandkids and 7 great grandkids! They enjoy the outdoor life, where they have an RV that is used for local camping but has traveled many miles on long family trips. Some day they hope to see the whole country in their RV. Kit also likes to garden and interior design is her talent. She also does floral design and is known in the family as the “go-to” person for anything floral. She’s lost track of all the weddings in the family that she has taken care of their floral needs.
Husband to the creator and owner of the Corby Group, Steve came on board after he retired from Spirit Aerospace as an Engineer in Research and Development. He is very happy working with people and finds the “thrill of the hunt” satisfying in looking for the perfect home for his clients. He loves the great outdoors and spends time RVing with his wife and family. He also is artistic and spends time painting portraits in oil, and woodworking. He is creative and has a mind for entrepreneurship. Always thinking outside the box.
Whether it’s your first home, last home or the one in the middle, Kelly Hartshorn is the person you want to assist you in the process, buying or selling! Kelly is married to her high school sweetheart and raised 3 sons, all adults now. A former educator, with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nebraska and a Master’s Degree from Wichita State University, Kelly can relate and educate her clients to ensure the process goes smoothly. She has some very happy clients! She is a repeat member of the Master’s Circle of Realtors of South Central Kansas for top sales, and has been recognized for the Top 300 Producers in Wichita. Kelly’s energy, kindness and honesty moves her ahead of the rest. No time is a bad time to call her phone!
Kesha has lived in Kansas since 2009 after her father retired from the Army and settled in Junction City. She met her boyfriend, Tim and eventually moved to Wichita in 2014 for better opportunities. Kesha worked in a variety of customer service jobs while obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. After deciding that she wanted to make a bigger impact on people’s lives, she started her own business and found her passion in Real Estate. She obtained her license in March of 2021 and joined the Corby Group in August of that same year. She loves working with people! Kesha also has a passion for her dogs, Okie is a Lab-Dalmation mix and Hazel is a Pit Bull. They are tormented by Tux, her cat! Kesha also loves to travel with Tim and plans on many trips in the future.
Kimmy Ostrom was born and raised in Wichita Kansas. After attending Kansas State University, her husband’s career relocated them to Orland Florida, then Savannah Georgia, and then to Ft Worth Texas, before finally moving back home to Wichita! During that 15 year period, Kimmy managed properties in residential, commercial and multi-family housing. In 2018, after moving home she and her husband Jimmy started their family. She took advantage of all the experience, knowledge and expertise she had became a real estate agent For Keller Williams Hometown Partners.
Jimmy Ostrom served in the Army as an Infantry Non-Commissioned Officer. During his deployment Jimmy saw 3 combat zones in the Middle East. After the Army he moved into sales in the Aviation & Aerospace industry. Spending 16 years as a sales professional, he wanted to work alongside his wife and recently joined Kimmy at the Corby Group. Jimmy is very relatable and is motivated, desiring nothing less than the very best for his clients. He works very hard to make buying and selling and investing in Real Estate simple. He believes in good communication with all parties, keeping his clients involved with everything that goes on during the transaction. Jimmy enjoys discussing investments, property management and the Kansas Real Estate market.
One of our newest and youngest agents on the team is Hattie Harshbarger. She works full time as the company HR manager for a local builder that specializes in Patio Home Additions. But Hattie gives “full time” effort for those that she serves as agent for. She is thoroughly drenched in Real Estate. Hattie graduated from WSU in May of 2022 with double majors in Human Resources and Business Administration. Hattie received her real estate license in June of that same year. Hattie has a longtime boyfriend Gage, and are owners of 3 dogs, 2 French Bulldogs and 1 Rottweilller mix.
Wichita, KS and the surrounding area is a great place to live and work, which is why Brandy Corby chose to call it home. With roots in Andover, KS, Brandy Corby came to Wichita and the surrounding area 31 years ago. Real estate has always been a passion and with a background in Education for over 20 years, Brandy quickly establishes lifelong and professional relationships. Brandy is a daughter, sister, mom, mimi and friend to many. She is married to Aaron and together they have 4 kids, 3 grandkids, chickens, goats, and their dog, Tank. Brandy and her family enjoy living in Whitewater, KS. She volunteers with Wichita Independents, Special Olympics team with her husband Aaron. They coach basketball, softball, and track and field. They feel blessed to be a part of an amazing organization.