No. 1 in Residential Sales in Hot Springs 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 & 2013
Top 11 in Residential Sales in Arkansas 2008, 2009, 2011 & 2012



With its beautiful lake scenery, friendly atmosphere and small-town amenities, it’s no wonder Hot Springs, Arkansas is listed as one of the top places to live.


 The Kennedy Crew understand this well. That's why as the area's team of top real estate agents, they are committed to helping others make the most of their opportunities here. In this lovely “spa city”, you will find everything you need to make a smooth transition to, from, or within the Hot Springs area.


Jeff Kennedy, CRS, GRI, ABR, ASR, SRES, RSPS, CLHMS, EcoBroker - the leader of the Kennedy Crew, and a Sales Consultant with buyers and sellers. 

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Jeff discovered at an early age that Hot Springs, Arkansas was the best place to live. After his first trip to Hot Springs in 1970, Jeff continued to visit Hot Springs frequently, and fell in love with the natural beauty of the city. Several years later, Jeff and his wife, Paulia, decided to make a dream a reality and moved to Hot Springs. Jeff has since distinguised himself as one of HotSprings' leading Realtors. He is committed to promoting professionalism through continued education. Jeff's vision and knowledge in representing his clients give them a competitive edge in today's real estate market.

Jeff also stays very involved with his profession and has donated his time by serving on the following committees in the real estate industry:

Hot Springs Board of Realtors - Finance committee member (2003 - 2009)
Hot Springs Board of Realtors - Professional Development committee member (2008)
Arkansas Realtors Assocation - Professional Standards committee member (2009-2011)
Arkansas Certified Residential Specialist Chapter Secretary (2009)



Paulia Kennedy, CRS, ePRO, SRES, CLHMS, RSPS, Executive Broker - the Marketing Specialist of the Team.  A native of northeast Arkansas, Paulia also shares a passion for Arkansas.  Paulia enjoys working with the development and research of marketing the clients' homes. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She also has an Associate's Degree as a Registered Nurse from Shelby State Community College in Memphis, Tennessee.  And she currently holds a real estate license and a broker's license in Arkansas.  One of Paulia's primary objectives is making sure their listings get maximum exposure in the marketplace, both locally and world wide - exposure which ultimately leads to the Kennedy Crew's listings selling in the shortest possible time at the highest possible price.  Paulia also works diligently in responding to the customers' needs via the internet and handling the many requests for information. Paulia has several years of marketing experience in the medical profession prior to her career in the real estate profession.  

Paulia also stays very involved with her profession and has donated her time by serving on the following committees in the real estate industry:

Hot Springs Board of Realtors - Public Relations committee member (2008)
Hot Springs Board of Realtors - Public Relations committee Chairman (2009)
Hot Springs Board of Realtors - Professional Development committee member (2009)
Hot Springs Board of Realtors - Relocation committee member (2008-2009)
Hot Springs Board of Realtors - Technology committee member (2007)
Arkansas Certified Residential Specialist - Chapter with a Heart Committee Chairman (2009)


John Watson - works as the Kennedy Crew's Professional Handyman and Assistant.  Behind the scenes, working diligently to keep buyers and sellers pleased is John Watson. You will not find John at closings or on a house tour, but it is John whose services are vital to the combined efforts of the entire Kennedy Crew.  Born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas, John is our Jack-Of-All Trades and Master of Many. He's the man behind our one-of-a-kind custom 'Kennedy Crew signs'. As part of our comprehensive marketing package, John custom builds each sign from scratch in our workshop. He has drafted templates for each roof, which helps him to build each sign to perfect scale. Move over Norm Abram…John Watson customizes each sign matching the roof tiles with each property sign. He even used clay tiles on one luxury home property sign, which perfectly matched the same clay tiles on this particular Mediterranean home. John's work does not end there. He also uses the weed-eater & repellent around our signs on vacant land and occasionally gets the chain-saw out to cut down small trees blocking our signs. His work is meticulous!   John is the ultimate professional handyman for small repairs for our clients. It is extremely hard to find workers for small jobs, so we can always count on John to get the small items repaired ... especially when we are 'under the gun' to meet the small repairs item list from buyers.  The Kennedy Crew offers complete real estate services, from high-end marketing to personal attention to detail, but it John Watson who rounds-out the Team with his expertise and keeps us all looking good.

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

The Kennedy Crew has earned the following awards:
Received the Silver Award of Excellence in 2003
Received the
Gold Award of Excellence in 2004
Received the  Platinum Award of Excellence  in 2005
Received the  Platinum Award of Excellence  in 2006
Received the  Diamond Award of Excellence  in 2007 
Received the  Diamond Award of Excellence  in 2008
Received the  Diamond Award of Excellence  in 2009
Received the  Diamond Award of Excellence  in 2010

Received the  Diamond Award of Excellence  in 2011
Received the  Diamond Award of Excellence  in 2012

Received the  Double Diamond Award of Excellence  in 2013

The Kennedy Crew places education as a top priority and they are continuously participating in advanced training in the real estate industry and earning certificates of award.  Jeff and  Paulia together have currently received the following certificates of award:

    REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark which may be used only by real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics




The  Resort & Second-home Property Specialist (RSPS®) is a professional designation awarded to agents who have completed specialized training in the resort and second-home market.  Jeff & Paulia are the only Realtors in Hot Springs with the RSPS designation, and the second in the state of Arkansas to complete the specialized training.


Jeff and Paulia received acceptance as “Members of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing”. The Institute awards internationally to sales professionals who meet performance standards in the upper-tier residential market, and who have completed the special training for Luxury Home Marketing. They are currently the only Realtors in Hot Springs, who have been accepted into the institute.  



They have also met the sales requirements of luxury homes in their area and have received the “Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists” award.





They have met the sales requirements of luxury homes in their area and received the Prestigious “Million Dollar Guild” award.  There are currently only three Agents in the state of Arkansas, who have received this award, and Jeff and Paulia Kennedy are two of those three agents.



Jeff has earned the EcoBroker Certified® designation, having successfully completed a unique and informative training program on the energy and environmental issues that affect real estate transactions. EcoBroker International’s education and designation program is designed exclusively for real estate professionals who care about the environment and want to help their clients benefit from the energy-efficiency, “green,” and healthier features of homes and buildings.  Jeff was the first EcoBroker Certified® REALTORs in Hot Springs, AR and the third in the state of Arkansas.



The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) symbol  is the the highest Designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field.  The CRS Designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education.  Fewer than 43,000 REALTORS nationwide have earned the credential.

  The Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made a commitment to providing a superior level of professional services by earning the GRI designation. REALTORS® with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients

The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate BUYER'S AGENT Council (REBAC) of the National Association of REALTORS® who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria. 


The " At Home with Diversity " is a certification that will signal to customers that the real estate professional has been trained on working with diversity in today's real estate markets, and will allow the real estate professional to display NAR's diversity marks and the HUD " One America " mark and logo. The coursework provides valuable business planning tools to assist real estate professionals in reaching out and marketing to today's diverse housing market.

The e-PRO Certification Course is an educational program unlike any other professional certification or designation course available, comprehensive and Interactive. It is specifically designed to help real estate professionals thrive in the competitive world of online real estate. Customers have confidence that e-PRO graduates are savvy about the Internet and that they take the Internet empowered consumer seriously and can meet their online needs.   





The Accredited Seller Representative (ASR®) designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate SELLER AGENCY COUNCIL.  Each designee (Seller Agent) must hold and exemplify a strong commitment to exceed seller expectations throughout all aspects of the real estate transaction.  C ommitted to adhering to a stringent standard of ethics, ASR® Seller Agents demonstrate complete honesty in pricing as well as thorough research and preparation in completing and presenting the property market analysis. A further and most important commitment of ASR® Seller Agents is to demonstrate ethical conduct and integrity in every aspect of their real estate career.

The Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) is a professional designation awarded by the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council® in Murphys, California.  It is awarded to Realtors who have demonstrated requisite knowledge, experience and expertise in working with seniors.  

... and both, Jeff and Paulia are members with this great group of REALTORS®:
Allen F. Hainge CyberStarsTM – an invitation only elite group of REALTORS® nationwide.  Membership is limited to agents who lead their market areas in production and customer service with the latest technology marketing tools.  Only 225 members nationwide, only 5 in Arkansas, and only 2 in Hot Springs, Arkansas – Jeff & Paulia Kennedy . 


. . . Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home in Hot Springs, or just testing the waters, give the Kennedy Crew a call.  They'll be happy to answer your questions, share their expertise and show you around