Growing up in the Keys was an adventure full of memories for Kelly Randin, who was raised in the upper keys and graduated from Coral Shores High School. There is no shortage of boating, swimming, and “Keys life” stories in her past, childhood stories that could only be unique to the Keys. In the neighborhood where she grew up, there was a vacant property where she and a group of friends would swing from ropes into a canal, never fearing the crocodiles. She remained connected to those friends, and even now, they go on cross-state family adventures with their kids.
For her 14th birthday, after passing a boaters license course, Kelly received a 14-foot boat. Her father, Walt Joyner, taught her how to maintain and repair small engine issues before teaching her how to drive a car or put air in the tires. She loved driving that little blue boat up and down the bay until she eventually traded it for a car.
Her love for the water only grew stronger through the years. In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, boating, and diving. “Diving is the most peaceful thing I have ever done. It’s a completely unique experience with nothing but total silence. You can just glide underwater, watching your bubbles float to the surface.”
Kelly and her husband Carlos, A.K.A Handy Randin, met in 2008 through a mutual friend and were married in 2011 by pastor Tony Hammon. “Anyone who has been married by Tony knows his blessings are strong!” Two big blessings quickly followed Kelly and Carlos’ marriage.
Their first daughter Peyton, who is now 10, was born 9 months later. Then 19 months later, they had their second baby girl Alexis. Family is everything to Kelly, and her children are enjoying a similar Keys childhood to hers. They even attend the same elementary school as Kelly did. When not on the water, they’re usually enjoying whatever school or community event that’s happening around town, including the upcoming Key Largo School Annual Carnival on January 21st.
You might know Kelly through her advocacy for kids and animals, from rescuing stray and abused animals to volunteering on her kids’ school PTA board. She also runs a few popular local Facebook pages she started 9 years ago, including the “Lost and Found Pets Florida Keys” and “Florida Keys Home Rentals.”
These efforts are all about connecting the community, whether it’s students and parents, pets and owners, or landlords and tenants. Kelly knew she wanted to be a real estate agent ever since she was a child. Her mother, Connie Joyner, was an agent, and Kelly thought she had the most exciting job. She loved the open houses and admired how her mom hustled to close a deal.
Wanting to gain sales and marketing experience, Kelly worked (and excelled) in a few marketing jobs before becoming an agent. You may recognize her from her days as “Nextel Kelly” at the Sprint store, from the Radio Shack, the AT&T stores, or even with us here at Keys Life Magazine!Once Kelly felt she had enough experience, she made her dream of becoming an agent a reality, and her real estate business took off.
Her passion and lifelong connection to the Keys and its community catapulted her into becoming a Top Agent at RE/MAX All Keys Real Estate. Kelly particularly enjoys working with sellers and first-time homebuyers, and is a relocation, veteran, and vacation rental specialist. She prides herself on showing her clients how unique the Florida Keys are, relying on her firsthand knowledge from growing up and raising a family here.
Contact Kelly Randin RE/MAX All Keys Real Estate at 305-619- 2322 for a free home evaluation!
– Jerrica Mah is a writer, Army wife, and freelance book editor, who loves to travel with her family.