Kim Kelley‘s passion for real estate began 14 years ago when she was looking to purchase her first home. She encountered a few bumps in the road during her own transaction and realized then the importance of having an honest, knowledgeable and ethical agent on your side. Kim knew she had what it would take to do a phenomenal job for others who are going through the buying and selling process. With a background in radio and television, Kim always loved working with people, and her entertainment spirit easily translated into creativity when it came to getting deals done.
A relocation specialist, Kim works with many people relocating from both inside and outside of Illinois. An expert on Highland Park, Kim also has vast knowledge regarding surrounding areas of the North Shore. She works with both buyers and sellers equally, and also has a special knack for understanding first-timers. Focusing on all price ranges, spanning from $100,000 to $5 million, Kim has completed over $100 million in transactions during her career, and her creativity really emerges when it comes to unearthing available properties before they hit the market.
For sellers, Kim focuses on appropriate pricing and on average her clients receive within 98% of asking price. Educating her clients is a key factor, and Kim is happy to sit down as many times as necessary to discuss the right approach. For buyers, Kim strives to find exactly what they've described in the price they want while still keeping them within their desired price range.
Kim is always available for her clients and every question is answered promptly and carefully, while her strong relationships throughout the industry aid her in successfully completing more deals. These relationships, combined with Kim's creative approach, have earned her numerous performance awards, including being ranked consistently in the top 1% of the North Shore. Kim loves looking at homes, but more than anything, she loves when her clients purchase the home they have always imagined or sell a current home to move on to a new and exciting chapter of their lives.
Born and raised on the North Shore, Kim currently resides in Highland Park with her eight-year-old daughter, Tyler. In her free time, she spends as much time as possible with her daughter and also enjoys being active, whether it's a workout or a six-mile walk to downtown Highland Park.
My goal as a real estate agent is to fulfill my clients' needs in a manner that is as stress-free as possible, while still making the experience fun and enjoyable. I love people, and I truly enjoy the process of finding the perfect home for my clients that fits all of their wishes in the price range that is appropriate for them, no matter how high or low that may be. I believe in going above and beyond in this industry, whatever that may entail. When my clients call I am available, and when they need something I get it done. Whether I'm working with buyers or sellers, my clients always walk away knowing that I truly care and have their best interests at heart.
Clients are saying:
"This is the second transaction Kim helped me with. Once again, I received perfect service, professionalism and support. There simply is no one in the industry I have encountered that is more competent, knowledgable, reliable, responsive and supportive. Not only does she always do what she says and says what she'll do, but she does so immediately. She also is a wealth of information for other related areas, whether it be a referral for a moving company, contractor or anything else. As I said before, she's my go to person for all my real estate brokerage needs. I must apologize to other brokers to whom I have previously referred business, you're out of luck."
"Kim is amazing!!! She guided us through the process and even though it was stressful she made us feel comfortable. Kim made us feel like she had our best interest at heart and she treated us like we were friends, not just clients. I would recommend Kim to anyone looking for a new home."
"Thanks Kim, and @properties! Excellent sales experience. Made for such a quick and smooth transaction, from listing to close. Excellent attention to details."
"Fantastic job by a very diligent hard working agent. Always available for any questions & quite knowledgeable. Could not have gone smoother."
"Kim is simply the best. She’s sharp, hard working and dedicated. She stayed in constant communication through the whole process and gave sage advice whenever necessary."