Kandas began her career in Real Estate in 2004 as a loan officer with a Carolina based mortgage company that specialized in Investor financing.
Over the years she has contributed to the speaking and real estate education industry in different capacities including event planning, coordination, direction, marketing, office management, operations, executive administration, sales, and other roles.
In addition to serving on the Leadership Team as Executive Director for Metrolina REIA, Kandas is the Integrator of The Goins Group, Neighborhood Housing Group, Investors Rehab.
She thrives on being able to increase efficiency and productivity through establishing procedures, policies and systems. Kandas is a strategic thinker with high energy and is very passionate about a dedication to excellence with everything she touches.
When asked, Kandas said – “I am so blessed to be part of this team. Our organization is truly serving people and working toward something great along the way to create a legacy that’s built to last.”
Larry has been investing in real estate for over 35 years. Currently, he serves on the Leadership Team for and has previously been president of the Metrolina Real Estate Investors Association in Charlotte NC, an organization that has over 350 members and is the local chapter of the National Real Estate Investors Association.
Larry is an active real estate investor and has traveled throughout the United States speaking and training audiences at conventions, expos, and Real Estate Investment Associations on his strategies for buying and selling houses.
Larry has also written several books on real estate investing that are available wherever books are sold.
Between speaking engagements and mentoring other investors, Larry oversees the daily operations of his investing business that wholesales properties, seller finances properties and holds properties for investment. He’s brought close to 1000 properties in 12 different states, and currently buys and sells 7-12 properties a month from his offices in Lake Wylie, SC with his team.
On a personal note, Larry and his wife, Pam, have two children, Linda and Noah. They also have a granddaughter, Ember and grandson, Keagan. They are members of Relevant Church in Lake Wylie, SC. As a husband, father, businessman, and real estate investor, Larry holds true to his core values and moral integrity.
His personal and business motto is, “People and principles before profits.”
Jo Hilliard joined the team in 2020 as Closing Coordinator. Jo comes from Illinois where she worked in long term care as an Executive Director but decided to embrace a less demanding professional in her new home. That passion to care for people continues in her current position where she works with buyers and sellers from signing on to closing, trying to help them achieve a smooth experience. She has volunteered at Metrolina REIA since in-person meetings began again in 2020.
Lauren joined the team as Marketing Manager/Affiliate Manager for Larry Goins in 2020. She has roles in all three of Larry’s entities, Investors Rehab, Neighborhood Housing Group and The Goins Group. Lauren plans to further her career in digital and web marketing. Lauren is an artist at home, and brings that artistic flare to her marketing job. She is young, however, she is bright and level-headed. She goes above and beyond to get the job done. She has been volunteering to help Kandas and Larry with Metrolina REIA since October 2020. Lauren believes whole-heartedly in striving to be the best that you can be in all aspects of life.