THE KIRBY TEAM AT NEXTHOME SPECIALISTS WELCOMES YOU TO....
Realtor - Team Leader
Office: (803) 679-1215
Mobile: (803) 767-9549
Hello! My name is Zach Kirby and I would love to assist you with any and all of your real estate
needs. Being a ‘born and bred’ Midlands native I have an extensive background in most of the
communities in and around our states capital city, including Lexington, Chapin, Irmo, Lake
Murray, West Columbia, Cayce, Forest Acres, and downtown Columbia.
Born in Columbia but raised in Chapin, I have spent my entire life in and around the real estate
business. The majority of my life experiences that have prepared me for my career in real estate
came from working alongside my parents, who have owned and operated an automotive repair
business in Irmo for over 35 years. Our family business was built on the principle that “people
matter more than profit margins.” My first and only goal, in every transaction, is to meet the
needs of my clients by serving them with honesty, respect, and integrity.
I started my career in real estate in 2013 when I began working in property management and
apartment leasing during my time at the University of South Carolina. After graduating with my
bachelors degree in 2016, I took a job as a middle school history teacher and ended up working
for both the LexRich5 and the Lex2 school districts. I LOVED my time in the classroom but came
to realize pretty quickly that I was called to serve others in the home buying/selling process. I
obtained my real estate license in July of 2017 and, after teaching for two more years, left the
classroom to become a full time real estate agent in June of 2019.
Surprisingly, the tools that I acquired from teaching have transferred well into the real estate
world. A large majority of my job in real estate involves educating my clients through the home
buying, selling, or investing process.
My ‘typical clients’ look a lot like young professionals looking to buy their first home; a young
married couple looking to buy or sell their first home as the expand their family; military
families who are looking to utilize their VA benefits to buy in and around Columbia; parents
looking to invest in downtown Columbia real estate as they prepare to send their children to
college; or families looking to take advantage of beautiful our Lake Murray by buying a home on
When I’m not working, you can find me serving my local community through my involvement at
my church, Midtown Fellowship Church. I have been a member of Midtown since 2013. With
our Serve the City initiative, I enjoy giving back to our community through our work with Ezekiel
Ministries, Epworth Children’s Home, Prisma Health Children’s Hospital, Transitions (a local
homeless ministry), and Home Work’s of America.