Diana Kim joined @properties in 2015, but has been active in the real estate business for 10 years. In fact, she got her first job as a real estate administrative assistant after receiving her work permit at the young age of 15. She grew up in Northbrook and managed to juggle working weekends while attending Glenbrook North High School and continued to work in real estate while majoring in psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Diana was an extremely hard worker and would often assist top producers in their marketing during peak seasons. Moreover, working through Chicago's housing bubble and recession has increased her knowledge of market trends tremendously. In the current market, she understands what the millenial buyer and seller are looking for.
Diana joined a top producing team in Northbrook and started working with Mike Koerner after college. Together they created the Kim-Koerner Team. During this time, she further developed her skill of meeting buyer and seller expectations. Her customer service skills from years as an administrative assistant naturally helped her listen to and empathize with her clients' needs. Her native Korean tongue and understanding of Korean culture have made her a first choice for 1st generation Koreans. She loves traditional Korean cuisine with "haemul-sundubu-jjigae" and "dakjjim" making the top of the list.
In her personal time, Diana has a passion for education. She is a role model for children who want to learn lego-engineering, robotics, and coding, and she particularly enjoys spending every extra minute with her nieces and nephews. She hopes to have her own family someday. Diana now happily resides near downtown Glencoe where she takes advantage of all the local shops, diverse cuisine and beautiful scenery the city has to offer.
Clients are saying:
"Diana and Mike are the best brokers I have had the pleasure to work with. They are the real deal. They made what could have been a very stressful experience into a very enjoyable and memorable one. They are professional, punctual, exceptionally polite, efficient, considerate, extremely knowledgeable, culturally sensitive, respectful, and very skilled at what they do. On a personal level, they are very honest, personable, positive, genuine, empathic, great conversationalists, passionate, and will put you and your needs/wants first. For example, whenever we had a day of showings, Diana and Mike brought water bottles and treats for the client so that they would not go thirsty/hungry in between showings. Anyone considerate enough to think of those little details is someone you will be able to trust. They are truly a wonderful duo to work with and their more "humanistic" approach to real estate made me feel comfortable weighing the pros and cons of certain properties with them. They will walk with you throughout the whole process so that you will ultimately be able to make the best decision for yourself. I am currently very happy with the place I am living in and that is all thanks to this great team."
"Diana is the BEST!!!!! It’s very clear that she loves what she does because she helps her clients with a great amount of enthusiasm. She is extremely thorough and breaks everything down for the buyer(I was a first time buyer and she could not have made this experience more positive and stress-free). She’s always in constant communication with her client and very quick to get things done. She made it clear to me from the beginning that we need to have fun during the process and take our time until we find the perfect home! And that’s exactly how it happened :) I would recommend Diana to everyone and plan on using her expertise for future endeavors!"
"Diana went above and beyond every step of the way. She listened carefully to what I was looking for and quickly provided listings I might be interested in based on our discussions. Her attention to detail, responsiveness, and proactive, problem-solving approach are unmatched in the business. She really took the time to understand what I wanted and made that into a reality with her professionalism and expertise. I love my new home and could not have been more pleased with the process!"
"If you want help finding a home or to sell your current abode, this is one dynamic team! Young, enthusiastic, and full of energy, the Kim-Koerner team is the way to go! Both Diana and Mike are products of the North Shore of Chicago and understand it, the surrounding communities, and the Chicago area in general. They know the subtleties of living here and how to figure out how to get you exactly what you need and are looking for. Choose this team and you will never go wrong."
"Diana is an excellent agent. She is my trusted advisor in this process. First and foremost, Diana is a very honest and straightforward business woman, which is refreshing to find when you select your real estate agent. She is easy to reach and follow up is spot on and more than timely. She is a native of the Northshore area and provides outstanding local insight that would otherwise hard to gather and research for a client moving into the area. Diana really listens and understands her clients and targets her approach perfectly to the clients needs. I felt as though I had my own local real estate expert right there just a call or a quick message away. Diana is also very patient and resourceful when challenging circumstances arise. The financing part in my case looks challenging, but Diana brings along the patience and perseverance necessary to help the client through those issues. To sum it all up: Diana is very honest (seems rare in this industry….), professional and the success and happiness of her clients is her primary concern."