Earning her first real estate license in Raleigh, NC in 1995 after receiving a B.S. in Business Management/Finance from North Carolina State University, Kim went to work with a prominent REALTOR who taught her the ropes at an early age.
In 2004, Kim moved to Atlanta and became a Georgia REALTOR during the booming real estate market. She started out at a small brokerage firm where she built and sold homes for the high-end Buckhead market.
In January of 2010, following the crash of the both real estate and building industries, Kim went to work with a firm with a nationally recognized name, RE/MAX, where she thrives today representing both buyers and sellers.
In order to further enhance her career and ultimately offer the best service possible to her clients, Kim believes strongly in continuing education. Much of Kim’s success can be attributed to her higher educational background in business while at North Carolina State University.
When speaking with Kim, one quickly recognizes that she is ultimately concerned about her client’s needs and desires.
Kim makes it very clear that she is working for her clients rather than with them when she has been hired. This is a very important distinction as many agents like to say they are working with their clients, but Kim recognizes that she has been hired by her clients and listens carefully to their input into the marketing of their home or their desires in the future home they are looking to purchase.
When representing a Seller in the sale of a home, Kim carefully analyzes the home and offers her professional advice on what is necessary to obtain top dollar within the most reasonable time frame. As Kim is quick to point out to each Seller, there are ultimately three ingredients that work together to facilitate the sale of a home: condition, marketing and price. Kim carefully explains these three factors to each homeowner and how they interrelate to facilitate the sale of a home.
Kim also employs her ability to listen very well when representing a Buyer. She understands that there are many options available for housing and that it may take some time and several trips to see what is the best fit for the Buyer. This is a big purchase, perhaps the largest a Buyer will ever make, and Kim does not take that lightly.
Whether representing a Buyer or Seller Kim tries very hard to create a smooth experience. Once under contract Kim is actively involved throughout the entire process communicating about inspections (and any further negotiations needed after them), financing requirements, moving logistics and anything else that goes into getting all parties to the closing table on time. Kim is able to accomplish this only after years of experience handling hundreds of transactions.
Education & Affiliations
B.S. Business Management/Finance North Carolina State University 1995
Member: Atlanta Board of REALTORS, the Georgia Association of REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS since 2004
CRS—Certified Residential Specialist since 2015
ABR—Accredited Buyer’s Representative since 2011
CDPE—Certified Distressed Property Expert since 2011
Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club since 2004
Kim also serves on the board of Neighborhood Planning Unit - B for the city of Atlanta as a business representative for the Buckhead area. This keeps her abreast of the current and long-term development plans for Buckhead and Atlanta overall. NPUs are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Atlanta Mayor and Atlanta City Council on zoning, land-use, licensing, and other planning issues including the Comprehensive Development Plan, which is Atlanta’s vision for the next 5, 10, and 15 years.
The Importance of Working with a Realtor®
Many home buyers and sellers are not aware of the true value that a Realtor® provides during the course of a real estate transaction. Many people simply haven’t been made aware of the expertise, professional skills, and just plain hard work that go into creating a successful real estate experience.
The professional commitment of a Realtor® is to ensure that a seller and a buyer are brought together in a real estate transaction that abides by federal and state laws along with our Realtor® professional Code of Ethics. For most full-service brokerages, they receive no compensation whatsoever unless and until the sale closes.