KATHY SUNDBY, 605-484-0422 BOBBY SUNBY, 605-209-2777 ELLI THURSTON, 605-484-5226
The SUN-BEE Team, headed by Bobby and Kathy Sundby, is focused on providing you with the best results and service in the industry. We listen carefully to understand your needs and wants to work hard to create solutions that make sense for you. Whether you are new to the market or an experienced investor, we have the expertise, proven track record, and resources to help you achieve your real estate goals.
As is often said, real estate is about location, location, location. We have extensive knowledge of the Rapid City, the Black Hills, and South Dakota and can help you find the right home for you or the right buyer for your home. As you know, using the experienced SUN-BEE team will help navigate through the complexity of issues that can arise. Having a team like ours by your side with decades of experience will help you avoid problems of various kinds and have a satisfying home selling or buying experience.
We offer a wide range of real estate services, including buying, selling, commercial, investment properties, and land/ranch sales. Our team can help you navigate the real estate market and achieve your goals.
Kathy joined her husband in 1976 and together they became the top-producing team in Rapid City. They have specialized in higher-priced, executive homes and in 1997 they had 10 of the largest 11 home sales in the Multiple Listing Service. Kathy holds a Master's Degree in Counseling and also has her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from South Dakota State University where she graduated at the top of her class. She was elected to Sigma Theta Tau, the national nursing honor society, and Phi Kappa Phi, the national honor society. She was also selected for Who's Who in American Colleges & Universities. She has her CRS and GRI certifications. Kathy has served on the Boards of the United Way, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Rotary Club, church and the Library Foundation. Kathy is known for her tenacious and intelligent approach to getting transactions together and keeping them together. If it's possible, Kathy will make it happen.
Bobby enjoys a hard day of work and like his father, John, considers it the highest priority and an honor to “help people every day". Bobby graduated from Augustana University, magna cum laude with Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Business Administration & Health/Hospital Services and a minor in Music. He’s been a licensed Realtor since 1993 and obtained the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Designation in 2020, considered to be similar to a master's degree in Commercial Real Estate. Nineteen out of 3,021 South Dakota Brokers & Associate Brokers hold the coveted CCIM designation. Bobby was President of the Board and Chairman of the South Dakota Children’s Home Society in 2017-2018. Bobby has led the ownership and operation of multi-family, commercial and residential property in South Dakota including projects such as, Evergreen Condominiums & Angosturalakehouse.com. Bobby's easy-going disposition and personable way with people have made him a popular Realtor in Rapid City. His extensive knowledge of the area and experience combine to serve buyers & sellers. He is a certified PSIA Alpine Ski Instructor and also works and plays in local music groups like The Bobbys, Crash Wagon, and the Lonely Rangers, opening directly for bands such as Night Ranger, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Blood Sweat & Tears.
Our vision at SUN-BEES is to be the leading real estate service provider in the industry, known for our exceptional service and expertise.
At SUN-BEES, we're a team of experienced real estate professionals dedicated to helping you buy and sell properties with ease. Our goal is to provide you with the best personalized service and expert guidance every step of the way. The Sundbys & SUNBEE Real Estate Team, led by Bobby and Kathy, have been an industry leader for decades. Elli Thurston, who has been a Realtor for 5 years, joined the Sun Real Estate Team. She has experience in commercial & residential real estate. Elli graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in merchandising marketing and, like Bobby & Kathy, is a licensed Broker. She is skilled in advertising, social media, and design. Val Brandsted, is our office manager. She was a Realtor for 10 years and goes above and beyond to help our team and clients.
Val Brandsted (office manager), Bobby Sundby CCIM, Kathy Sundby CRS GRI, Elli Thurston (AssocBroker)