Holden Hayes grew up in Burlington and transitioned to Raleigh to achieve a degree in Social Work at Meredith College. Her early career years took her to Charlotte and then to Maui, but she returned to Burlington 10 years ago with her husband Michael to raise their family which now includes three children.

Holden's passion for connecting with people is the catalyst for her career in Real Estate. She supports her clients, advocates for them, and serves them with excellence in a time of transition and change. 

Sandy Sparks grew up in Burlington and moved back to Alamance County in 1999. In
2009 she transitioned from teaching math to real estate.

With a combination of hard work, expert local market knowlege, and a commitment to serving her clients’ best interests, Sandy quickly rose to the top of the ranks of the local Realtors. Since 2011, she has been the top agent at the county’s largest real estate brokerage, Keller Williams Burlington. She has maintained the rank of #1 residential sales producer in Alamance
County every year since 2011.

In 2017, Sandy made the decision to focus her efforts on
listing homes for her sellers and hired Daniel Byrd to work as her team’s Buyer’s Specialist
to work closely with her in securing properties for her buying clients.

Kurt Barlow grew up in the Triad area of North Carolina (Kernersville) and graduated from NC State University in Raleigh. His career has centered around customer service, and the last 20 years have been based in Burlington. Kurt and his wife Wendy have 3 children and 1 grandchild, and they know the value of raising a family in a wonderful area like Alamance County.

Kurt serves as a buyer specialist on the Sandy Sparks Sales Team and maintains an in-depth knowledge of the local housing inventory to find the perfect fit for his clients.


Cindy Gordon  has over 10 years’ real estate experience and brings in-depth knowledge, organization, and customer service to the team. She manages all of the paperwork associated with contracts and manages each transaction from contract to close insuring that all aspects are in compliance.

Cindy is available to answer questions from buyers and sellers and will assure that all parties are informed and updated throughout the buying and selling process.


Daniel Byrd is a native of Mebane and lifelong resident of Alamance County. After
graduating from Eastern Alamance High School, he worked in construction for 2 years
followed by a 5-year career in the software industry.

In 2015, Daniel began his career in real estate. His background in construction & technology, combined with in-depth knowledge of the local neighborhoods, has proven to be a winning combination for families looking to find their perfect home.

He has a beautiful wife, two wonderful sons and a precious daughter who encourage him daily. Daniel is very thankful to be a part of the Sandy Sparks Real Estate Team as the Listing Transaction Specialist and would love to be a part of your selling process! 

***Keller Williams Burlington #1 Top Producer 9 consecutive years 2010-2018***

***Alamance County #1 Residential Volume Producer 7 consecutive years 2012-2018***

***2017 & 2018 NC/SC Keller Williams Regions #3 Team Volume Producer (7,500 agents)***

***2015 NC/SC Keller Williams Regions #2 Volume Producer ( 5,500 agents )***

***2016 NC/SC Keller Williams Regions #4 Volume Producer ( 6,000 agents)***