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Name: Chandra Kendall

Family: Married to Steve Kendall.

Years in the Golden Isles: I’m a native! Born and raised here.

School: Glynn Academy Class of ‘86, Bachelor of Arts degree from Armstrong Atlantic University

Occupation: Associate broker with DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty, selling real estate for 30 years.

Favorite landmark in the Golden Isles: The World War II Museum is very impressive and we should be proud to have the museum here. It holds a special place in my heart because my father was in WWII. To enjoy nature, Epworth by the Sea is a wonderful place to sit and watch the sunset over the water and marvel at the beautiful place we call home.

Tell us about your favorite things to do in your free time: When not working or spending time with our dogs, I volunteer with No Kill Glynn County. It’s a nonprofit organization of fosters and volunteers. We save the lives of cats and dogs from euthanasia, neglect and animal cruelty, with the ultimate goal being a No Kill community in Glynn County. We believe all treatable, adoptable animals should be allowed to live. For more information: nokillglynncounty.org

What do you think are some important skills to be a successful real estate agent in the Golden Isles? Being willing to learn. Technology and the way we do business is constantly changing, we have to adapt and strive for excellence. Buyers and sellers also need their Realtor to have good negotiating skills and the ability to multitask. Having me by your side to coordinate and ensure the transaction goes smoothly is my goal. We are a people-oriented business, and we care about the people we help. There is no better feeling than assisting homebuyers with their very first home. Some of my closest friends started as clients. Receiving referrals from past clients has definitely added to the success of my business. I also firmly believe in giving back and investing in our community.

As a co-founder of Coastal Georgia Honor Flight, how have you seen this impact local veterans? Our first Coastal Georgia Honor Flight was in 2015, and since then we have made it possible for 345 veterans to see their memorials and other monuments during a day trip to Washington, D.C., completely free. Seeing the expressions on the veterans’ faces, hearing their stories, watching them get emotional when they step off the plane after the trip to 1,000 cheering friends and family members shows us how much they deserve the trip. The welcome home celebration is so important, as some of them had never been thanked for their service. I once had a veteran with tears in his eyes tell me he had traveled the world, but the one-day honor flight was the best trip he had ever been on. They sacrificed so much for us. Our board members, volunteers and guardians agree there is very little we can do to repay them. Hopefully, the honor flight accomplishes a little of that. For more information: coastalgeorgiahonorflight.org