Meet Our Team
Our team members have decades of experience serving individuals ages 50 and over, and their families. We understand the unique set of needs you have, and we know the specific amenities each Active Adult Community Arizona has to offer. Furthermore, our agents live in the communities and know, first-hand, what they have to offer.
Carey B. Kolb
Team Leader, REALTOR® ABR, iReal Estate Pro™️
Carey is the Team Leader for The Kolb Team, which ranks in the top 1% of over 160,000 Keller Williams agents nationwide. Since joining the team in 2017, Carey has immersed himself in the valley real estate market, specializing the team in active adult communities. Carey’s knowledge of the active adult market comes from firsthand experience. He and his wife Trish live in Sun Lakes where he serves as a unit captain and community volunteer. His communication skills, knowledge of the market and his positive personality are what his clients like most about him and what makes him a great partner for all your real estate needs.
He and his wife Trish raised their four children in Bremerton, Washington, where he ran the software division of a company that wrote software for the federal government. Loyalty and dedication are important traits of Carey’s. He’s a self-avowed Iowa Hawkeyes sports fanatic, and a long-suffering Detroit Lions fan! As a presidential buff, he loves reading presidential biographies in his spare time. In addition, he serves as President of the Rotary Club of Chandler (2019-2021).
Carey joined the family business in 2017 and assumed the leadership and management of the business in 2020. As such, he is responsible for the team’s mentoring, motivation, lead generation and overall leadership. The work ethic he lives by began while growing up on a farm in Northwest Iowa. He went on to earn a degree in Finance from the University of Iowa and an MBA in Organizational Behavior.
Co-Founder, REALTOR® ABR, SRES, CNE Team Leader
Becky, along with her husband John, co-founded The Kolb Team in 2010. Becky served as the Team Leader until 2020 and led the team to 41 million in sales in 2019. As a multi-year award-winning Realtor, Becky continues to sell real estate. With her excellent reputation, over 50% of her business is from referrals from satisfied clients who regularly refer friends and family. Becky is a listing specialist, and also helps her clients purchase homes. She is known for her energy and detail, making sure her clients receive the highest level of service and care.
She is a Texas native who has also lived in Colorado, Tennessee, and California. Her volunteer efforts include chairing the IronOaks Master Planning Committee, Unit Captain and past Board member of the Oakwood 18 hole Couples Golf club.
Together, Becky and John have 4 sons and 14 grandkids living in Arizona, Colorado, Washington and New York.
Becky and John enjoy the active adult lifestyle and having family to continue the Kolb Team legacy.
Marketing Director, REALTOR®, SRES
As a Buyer’s Agent Trish helps clients find the perfect 55+ retirement community home. Trish pays close attention to her client's needs, matches them with the right property, then follows through with an honest and efficient transaction. The marketing and negotiation skills gained through years in the ophthalmology field have given her a strong background that easily crosses over to real estate. Throughout her career she has consulted ophthalmologists on techniques for outreach and development, and patient care strategies. Trish and her husband (and real estate partner) Carey have three sons and a daughter. Trish’s enthusiasm for Arizona is obvious, saying, "From concerts and sporting events to the Desert Botanical Garden there’s plenty to do and see!”
Mary Kay Hobby
Buyer's Agent Mary Kay brings first-hand knowledge of Sun Lakes to her clients. She is a homeowner, volunteer, and actively involved in several of the resort clubs and organizations in Palo Verde and Cottonwood Country Clubs.
She adds a strong Midwest work ethic to the team, as an Illinois native she spent over 30 years as a Respiratory Therapist and entrepreneur. Hard work and perseverance propelled Mary Kay to an internationally recognized expert in Sleep Medicine, where she served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Sleep Technologists and was a lecturer at numerous professional conferences. It is the same caring spirit that Mary Kay uses to assist clients through the home buying experience.
Mary Kay enjoys her seven grandchildren, is an avid golfer, and also enjoys hiking, bicycling, camping, and travel. In addition to volunteering on her local golf league board and church committees, she also serves with the Sun Lakes Neighbors Who Care organization.
John is Co-Founder of The Kolb Team along with his wife Becky. He has worked as a Buyer Specialist and whose clients say, “It’s like working with your best friend.” John has a passion for people and truly listens when clients share their goals for finding the perfect home. And, he oversees the team lockbox and sign inventory, ensuring signs are placed and removed timely.
John grew up on the family farm in Iowa, and holds a BA in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from his alma mater, the University of Iowa. He also held the school long jump record for many years. He worked on the family farm with his Dad in Holstein, Iowa for many years before launching a career in shopping mall management serving as General Manager for large shopping malls around the country.
He is thrilled to say his son Carey, and two grandkids are also proud Hawkeye graduates. John enjoys his golf groups and has three “hole-in-ones”! He and Becky enjoy couples golf and travel. John will be officially retiring from selling real estate in 2020.
Licensed Real Estate Assistant, REALTOR®
Anne is a Licensed Real Estate Assistant specializing in buyer and seller transactions and manages all aspects of the transaction from Listing to Closing. Anne performs all data entry on a listing and manages the real estate transaction when we are under contract. She works with the lender, title company, home warranty company, seller agents and the Keller Williams brokerage system to ensure everything runs smoothly for a perfect on-time closing. Anne is dedicated to providing a seamless transaction for all of our sellers. Anne is an avid golfer who also enjoys teaching the sport. A Minnesota native, she loves to visit friends and family in the summer months.
"What an incredible people The Kolb Team is to work with! From start to finish they are there assisting us. We wanted a no pressure opportunity to look at homes in the Sun Lakes area. They showed us many homes, always happy and cheerful, allowing us time to consider our options.
When we made the decision to buy a home, they were prompt and efficient. They were there to answer all questions and concerns and assuring that we were comfortable with our purchase. Team Kolb is a winner!”