Why 1st Choice Realty?

When it comes to selling or buying a house, the process can often be overwhelming and emotionally taxing. However, at 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, we want to assure you that it doesn't have to be that way. Established in 2007, our primary objective has always been to simplify real estate transactions and make them stress-free for our clients. We take immense pride in our responsiveness, honesty, and open communication, as well as our ability to provide guidance and create customized plans that save you both time and money.

What sets us apart is the reputation we've built within the industry and among our clients. We are known for our integrity and gratitude, and we bring these qualities into every transaction we undertake. Our team has developed a unique approach to real estate that is authentic, creative, and most importantly, successful. With us, you can expect a wealth of market knowledge that enables us to provide you with valuable insights and advice. We'll conduct a tailored property search, ensuring that we find options that align perfectly with your needs and preferences.

As your dedicated real estate advisors, we will be your advocate during negotiations, utilizing our expertise to secure the best possible outcomes on your behalf. Additionally, when you choose 1st Choice Realty, you become part of a supportive community. We are here to assist you every step of the way, providing the necessary guidance and support to ensure your experience is positive and rewarding.

In summary, at 1st Choice Realty, we strive to make real estate transactions simple and stress-free. With us, you can count on excellent market knowledge, a personalized property search, skilled negotiation, and a community that is dedicated to your success. Let us be your trusted partner as you navigate the world of real estate and make your dreams a reality.

The Team You Can Trust

With the expertise to help save you money
The Team You Can Trust

Jeff Kennedy


Sales Advisor

I have the privilege of leading our team and serving as a Sales Advisor, working closely with buyers and sellers to navigate the real estate market. My journey began in Memphis, Tennessee, where I was raised. From a young age, I sensed that Hot Springs, Arkansas held something truly special. It was in 1970 when I made my initial visit to this enchanting city, and from that point forward, I found myself irresistibly drawn to its natural splendor. The beauty of Hot Springs captured my heart, and I couldn't resist returning time and time again. Eventually, my wife, Paulia, and I made the decision to turn our dream into reality and make Hot Springs our permanent home. It's an absolute joy to be part of this vibrant community, and I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to assist others in discovering the magic of Hot Springs for themselves.


Paulia Kennedy


Marketing Manager
I am honored to serve as the Marketing Manager for our team. Having grown up in northeast Arkansas, I have always felt a deep connection to this beautiful state. It brings me great joy to channel my passion for Arkansas into the work I do. One of my key areas of focus is developing and researching effective marketing strategies for our clients' homes. With a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems and an Associate's Degree as a Registered Nurse, I bring a diverse set of skills to the table. It is my privilege to contribute to the success of our clients by leveraging my expertise and dedication to delivering exceptional marketing experiences.

When my wife and I started looking for a Realtor® to help us find our vacation home on Lake Hamilton we asked a Realtor® friend in Memphis if they could recommend anyone in Hot Springs. They strongly recommended we work with Jeff and Paulia Kennedy. My wife and I smiled at each other when hearing our friend recommend Jeff and Paulia because we had already been using Jeff and Paulia’s website. We had alre...

— Alex O.


Jeff Kennedy assisted my wife and me in purchasing a condo on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas this past April. We were almost totally without knowledge of this area. Jeff quickly put us at ease and gained our confidence with his vast knowledge of the market and his communication skills. He worked efficiently, negotiated a sales price with the seller, took a reduced commission because the sale was ...

— Carmie H.


I have dealt with Jeff and Paulia for more than 10 years. It started as a real estate transaction and grew into a friendship. I have bought and sold many times, but I have never become friends with any of them except these 2. They are great people and a very good resource for almost anything after the sale. I have used their knowledge of car mechanics locally to do boat repairs. We enjoy their company an...

— Jeff B.


As first-time home buyers, we knew nothing about the process. Jeff guided us through everything. He took time to get to know our likes and dislike, and what we wanted in a home. He showed us only the houses that fit our list of "must haves" and didn't waste our time on homes that we would never consider. When we decided on our home, Jeff directed us to local businesses that could assist with the renovati...

— Ptr. Tina


Jeff and Paulia have been fantastic with keeping me posted on the status of my father's house by way of weekly reports; I live in Tennessee. It's great to know what the stats are in the area and how many people are looking at the house. They have been very professional and very nice in all the interactions I've had with them. List with them or buy with them, they will treat you right!

— Trish


True professionals. Do yourself a favor and call them to list or buy. Bought 2 homes through them and will do the 3rd as well. Contacted them initially because they are top producers in the area. Very knowledgeable. Avoid Realtor® “friends” “family” and part-timers. Go with Jeff and Paulia. Go with the pros!

— Mark G.

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When you work with Jeff Kennedy and his team, you benefit from professionals who understand your needs and will work their absolute hardest to ensure excellent results for you and your family. Give Jeff a call today and discover the difference we can make for you!

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