So nice to Meet You
In 2007 and 1987, Lara and Kris respectively made the best decisions of their lives by moving to Happy Valley. For Lara, they considered many other places but fell in love with State College the first time they drove into down; ‘I love the sense of small town… running into friends at the grocery store and children walking home from school.’ Equally important for Lara and Kris is the excitement and energy that is here; Broadway shows come to town, football weekends make the town nearly burst at the seams and a ton of opportunity and diversity is brought through Penn State. It did not take long for either of them to call this home.
Whether it looks like you may be moving to town, having to pack up and head on your next adventure, or are ready to consider your next Happy Valley home, we’d be delighted to walk alongside you. We are passionate about this place, the people, the homes, and the community.
- the KINGSHIPP CARTER | HANAHAN group
from left to right: Kris Hanahan - Partnering Lead Agent; Sarah Pensyl Jones - Buyer's Agent; Lara Kingshipp Carter - Partnering Lead Agent & KBB Partner; and Becca Ziegler - Client Care and Marketing Specialist, unlicensed
In November 2021 a simple email and a delightful lunch led to the formation of the KINGSHIPP CARTER | HAHAHAN group at KBB Realtors. We were so excited to welcome Kris into the KBB family and to develop a partnership rooted in the common goal to provide the very best client experience possible. Kris brings enthusiasm, energy, and a delightful spirit as well as years of experience to the group. With our passion for helping people, we know this merger will allow us to provide an even better ability to serve our clients with excellence through exploration of improved systems and a continued commitment to discovering new and cutting-edge techniques for effective service.
Driven by a love for helping people and confidence in our ability to implement and execute systems effectively, we are committed to a smooth and consistent client experience rooted in integrity, trust, dedication, collaboration, and kindness.
A tour of the town… We provide custom town tours for incoming candidates at Penn State University and other local companies. Your candidates will receive a warm welcome to the community, receive a driving tour of neighborhoods of interest, learn about our local market, benefits of living in this area, and individually customized information regarding schools, social opportunities, and general way of life in Happy Valley. Tours are free of charge; the introduction is thanks enough.
A little can go a long way… Taking time to stage and prepare your home for listing can save you significant time and money. We will guide and assist you as you determine which projects should be completed prior to listing and how to make your house look its very best, allowing us to get the highest market value in the shortest time. We will connect you to local trustworthy vendors who can help you to complete the projects you have with skill and expertise. All of our listings include complimentary staging and professional photography. For properties where the layout, surrounding land, or high potential for an out-of-town buyer calls for it, we also provide 3D Matterport models and drone footage.