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About Kirk

afforded him opportunities that many of us can only imagine.  Kirk has shared the stage with Najee, George Howard, Cameo, Brandy, R.Kelly, and more.  He also performed at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Keyes is the owner of DarkEyes Records from which writes, produces, and distributes his original pieces.


During the recession, the profits from the real estate boom dried up, and Kirk knew he had to do something different in order to maintain a good quality of life. He was first introduced to network marketing by a college friend and fraternity brother. Keyes quickly brought his business savvy and go-get-it nature to this new and exciting venture. Kirk & Chimi were promoted to the Senior Vice President position in only 13 months and Platinum Senior Vice President in 5 1/2 years.


KIRK KEYES is the first Senior Vice President & Platinum Senior Vice President in North Carolina ( ).


  • Former engineer with Fortune 500 Company


  • Jazz Recording Saxophonist

  • 08/2009 - Began 5LINX career

  • 09/2009 - Promoted to Executive Trainer (1 month)

  • 09/2009 – Received “Rising Star” Award for Leadership

  • 10/2009 - Promoted to Executive Director (2 months)

  • 04/2010 - Promoted to National Director (6 months)

  • 05/2010 - Received "Soaring Eagle" Award for Leadership

  • 09/2010 - Promoted to Senior Vice President (13 months)

  • 11/2011 - Promoted 1st SVP, Brian & Deanna Hamilton

  • 08/2012 - Promoted 2nd SVP, Stanford & Shekina Moore

  • 09/2013 - #1 SVP 5LINX for Personal Development

  • 01/2014 - #3 SVP 5LINX for Personal Development

  • 01/2014 - Promoted to GOLD SVP

  • 02/2014 - Promoted 3rd SVP, Nakia Jones & Madonna Soriano

  • 03/2014 - Promoted 4th SVP, Maurice & Kim Deck

  • 05/2014 - Retired wife after 18 year career in higher education

  • 05/2014 - #10 SVP 5LINX for Personal Development

  • 06/2014 - Promoted 5th SVP, Dre & Rochelle Waters

  • 02/2015 - Promoted to the 28th PLATINUM SVP in 5LINX

  • 05/2015 - Promoted 6th SVP, Brady & Thelma Waters

  • 05/2015 - Promoted 7th SVP, Chris & Sherida McMullan

  • 06/2015 - Promoted 8th SVP, Tiffany Ashhurst King

Kirk Keyes - 5Links Senior Vice President

Kirk Keyes, a product of Washington Park in Richmond, Virginia moved to North Carolina when he turned 17 years old to attend college. By trade, he is an Electrical Engineer.  Kirk received his B. S. in Electrical Engineering from NCA&T.  Kirk is well-versed in many professions. For over 10 years, he worked full-time as an Engineer, Project Manager and Marketing Manager for a Fortune 500 telecom company before shifting to real estate, music & network marketing.

Kirk’s real estate career started as an investor, where he developed a passion for sharing knowledge and empowering our communities.  He has been the owner and Broker in charge of AMERICA'S BEST REALTY, Inc. ( ) since 1997 and has taken the company to new territory each year. Kirk resigned from corporate America to pursue his dream of being a full time real estate entrepreneur.


He genuinely wants to help others, and with his winning attitude, he has always succeeded.  His life-long love of music is evident when he performs as a jazz saxophonist. His band, The Kirk Keyes Jazz Ensemble, continues to provide entertainment for jazz shows, clubs, concerts and more.  He has always believed that if he can dream it, he can achieve it.  This attitude has

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