SC Top 20 Under 40:Tya Kennedy

/SC Top 20 Under 40:Tya Kennedy
SC Top 20 Under 40:Tya Kennedy 2017-08-30T19:03:16+00:00

SC Top 20 Under 40


I’m a native of Laurens, SC and a graduate of GTC and CTU with an Associates degree in Health Information Management and a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration along with several certificates ranging from International Relations, Economic Development, and Project Management.   

After becoming a homeowner at age 25, I took an interest in all areas of Real Estate: buying, selling, investments, and even interior decorating. During this phase, I noticed the increasing number of renters and the decreasing number of homeowners within our communities. My passion became to assist with the state of housing in black America and change the negative direction  it was in. In 2011, I became a licensed SC Real Estate agent and CEO of Diamond Properties, LLC. giving renters the option of Rent -To-Own homes. 

As a home buyer specialist, I can help you achieve your goals by, guiding, negotiating, and educating you on the housing market for a successful completion of any real estate transaction.

I’m a Member of the NAR: National Association of REALTORS, Greater Greenville Association of Realtors, Western Upstate Association of Realtors, and NAREB (National Association of Real Estate Brokers). In 2016, I was influential in the start -up formation of the NAREB-Greenville Chapter; The Upstate Realtist Association, where I currently serve on the executive board as the Secretary and Treasurer. This is a nonprofit organization with a mission to professionally provide resources, education, and awareness by Realtists and Lenders to facilitate wealth and homeownership for communities in the upstate. We are achieving our goal to strategically increase the number of homeowners amongst minorities and bridging the financial gap of debt management to wealth management.