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Kristi Leonard

Broker & Owner 919.796.5849

Kristi Leonard, founder of Roots Realty Group - is a wife, mother, cancer survivor and one of the rare ones... a native of North Carolina! She was born and raised in the Piedmont area and went to Trinity High School, and then continued her education at High Point University. Kristi married my high school sweetheart in 1998 and moved to Cary where they began their life together. Kristi worked as a software engineer at a logistics company until her first son was born. It's at that time that she chose to stay home and devote herself entirely to her children. Krist has three terrific sons who are currently ages 17, 15 & 13. She has been married for 20 years.

Needing a flexible schedule due to her husband's hectic work schedule as a police officer, and because of her love of real estate and customer service, Kristi went back to school and earned her real estate license in 2009.

Kristi loves what she does, and thoroughly enjoys being able to make people's dreams become a reality! She loves to learn as much as she can about her clients!


Tammy Orebaugh

Broker 919.740.7050

I am from North Carolina have been in real estate since graduating Western Carolina University in 1988. Go Catamounts! I can honestly say I love all facets of real estate and my favorite part is the relationships that I form while doing something I enjoy. I have experience in many areas of the real estate industry. I have managed as a Broker in Charge, sold on site for new construction, oversaw the development of homes from foundation through the entire building process to closing, developed and maintained marketing materials for community sales, worked as a mortgage loan officer and developed and maintained management of a Home Owners Association. I have been married to the love of my life, Davis for 28 years, and we have two amazing children, Walt 21 and Samantha 19.

Why Tammy O
I will ~ Ask questions and listen thoroughly to understand your needs and lead you appropriately. Focus and follow through on all details. I commit myself to helping you achieve your goals. Communicate and actively negotiate for you. Represent you professionally with loyaltycare, and knowledge.


Jason Hamrick

Broker 919.610.1492
A native of Garner, NC, born and raised. A true local. I received a Bachelor of science in business administration from East Carolina University. Married in 1998, and we have three great children 14, 13, and 11. I have been in the housing industry for the past 17 years as a home builder and added home inspections for the last 6.  

I earned my real estate license so that I can help make more peoples dreams come true. I love working with people and learning about them, their wants and needs and the challenge of finding their perfect home.