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Selling the Luxurious Palm Springs Valley..Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Thermal. Also, CLOSING short sales since 2007-SFR, HAFA certified. 760-285-3578
What About You Kim??
Long before I became a real estate agent, I went to the University of CA at Davis where I was introduced to the sport of Polo. I became one of the few women professionals in the world. I began my career in Polo as a groom in Santa Barbara, New Zealand, and Argentina. I learned the business from the ground up. Started two clubs in Los Angeles, (Griffith Park and Winston Polo), then moved to the desert and played professionally for about 18 years!
Polo is a team sport, especially if you are the only woman on the team and many times, the entire field. Negotiate, exchange ideas, develop back up plans, be quick to respond, and do not dwell on the goal you missed! I still play for fun, and own 3 or 4 horses most of the time..young ones that I train to play.
Twelve years ago, I got my real estate license in Kauai, HI, and then Calif. My home base has always been in the Desert, (25 years!), so I specialize in the Coachella Valley. Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells,La Quinta, Palm Desert and the more rural, equestrian oriented East Valley.
I use the same rules in my real estate dealings, that I learned on the field. Educate myself, listen, exchange ideas, be open to quick changes and stay up with the play! In this challenging market, I believe it is crucial as your real estate agent, to adapt quickly, stay ahead of the game, and be a team player.
Luxury Sales & also Short Sales..
I work with both Buyers and Sellers looking to take advantage of our incredible deals in the Coachella Valley. In 2007-12, that often entailed Short Sales, (even in the Luxury Market), which I have been doing since the crash took hold about 5 years ago. With the constant changes in the Short Sale industry, it is a challenge to stay on top of them, but it also helps me KNOW a good deal at all price points! 2013 has seen my equity (regular) sales increase dramatically, while my short sale listing numbers have fallen..a good sign!
I do not believe in the "hard-sell." I think that it is my job first and foremost to educate my clients. They need to have a good understanding of the market in the Coachella Valley. Any of our beautiful desert cities, whether La Quinta, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, or the east Valley, should be explored, as well as their surrounding areas. With so many abandoned projects and city councils cutting back on spending..these details are critical to Buyers and Sellers. I do my homework. If I do not have an answer, I will admit it, and then do the research required to provide my Clients with the information they need.
I firmly believe that a Buyer will know when they "feel" the home. It's like this..when I go to look at a young prospect (horses I'm talking about), I like to get a first "hit". Then I walk away..perhaps overnight and then return for my second "hit." It is a gut thing. If I trust myself, I am rarely wrong about that horse's potential. I believe purchasing a home is exactly the same way. A Buyer must "feel" the home..particularly first-timers. Buyers are mostly buying homes they plan to live in..not to flip, although with prices so low, the Investors are being lured back to the Coachella Valley in droves!
My Clients become my friends, and we share a mutual trust, and respect. My past clients' referrals turn into my current and future clients..and friends. Client Testimonials.
Experiences with Kim..
"Kim never forgot to return a call, or follow up with the information we asked for..no matter how small. She made it easy for us, and we were pretty nervous." Tom & Darci Turner, La Quinta, CA.
"Kim and I have done quite a few deals over the years. She is on top of it, and gets back to me. I'd recommend her to anyone." Karen Miller, Foresite Escrow, Palm Desert, CA.
"Kim sold us our first house the same way she sold us our first horse! Fairly. She's our realtor and our friend." Richard and Joann Foxx, La Quinta, CA. To see more Testimonials, visit my website..k2sells.com.
"Kim helped us navigate our Short Sale even though it was completely foreign to us. She constantly kept us updated, in the loop, current on negotiation request..she made it easy and comfortable for us." Palm Springs Short Sale Seller, 2011
"If you are tired of dealing with Loan Mods, your Lender, or anything about your underwater mortgage, Kim is your gal. On top of it, honest with the process, follows up relentlessly..I would recommend her to anyone." Rancho Mirage Short Sale Seller, 2011
"I'm a broker of 30 years. I had to list my Rancho Mirage home as a Short Sale. After interviewing several Realtors and doing extensive online checking, I met Kim. She got our HAFA short sale with Wells Fargo moving forward, worked and CLOSED quickly and efficiently. Even the Buyer's Agent was impressed. Use her..you won't regret it!" Rancho Mirage Short Sale Seller, 2011
(I don't release names of my short sale Sellers because it is a private, discreet transaction to the best of my ability.) For more Testmonials,
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