Kim Kerbis

Kim Kerbis

Managing Broker, VP of Brokerage Services                   
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Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 65 reviews


"Kim helped us find our perfect house, and it really took some work. She arranged an initial "get to know you" meeting that surfaced all of our needs and wants. As we learned more about the city neighborhoods and sub-markets, Kim helped us refine our search. We were picky buyers and we insisted on making a great deal. Kim was patient throughout the process and, in the end, helped us find, negotiate and close on our dream house. She's the best and I would recommend her to anyone."


"Kim is the best! I have worked with Kim on multiple transactions and she is amazing to work with. It is not possible to recommend her more highly - she is simply the best."


"Kim helped me buy my first home in Chicago and is now assisting me as I sell. There are not enough positive things to say about Kim! She is extremely knowledgeable about the Chicago market, the pros/cons of various neighborhoods, and she is exceptionally patient and responsive to the needs of the client. She takes time to explain the process and what you should expect. She has always addressed any concerns I’ve had and has adapted our approach to ensure that the process is timely, efficient, and will result in an outcome I'm pleased with. I highly recommend Kim to anyone planning to buy or sell a home."


"Kim is the best! I have worked with Kim on multiple transactions and she is amazing to work with. It is not possible to recommend her more highly - she is simply the best."


"Great job developing a sales strategy and successfully executing for a faster than average sales above the asking price. I was impressed with Kim's work nearly ten years earlier when I purchased he property. She was the representative for the seller, but I kept her card because I knew I would use her as my agent if I ever sold the property."


"Kim was able to clearly articulate the subtle, unique aspects of our condo and our neighborhood, giving us great confidence in her ability to sell our home to the right buyer at an optimal price. The go-to-market tactics she prescribed for our sale were absolutely perfect, resulting in multiple offers above listing price by the end of the first weekend."


"Kim knows how to sell a home! She is amazing at covering all the bases and guiding you through the process. Kim is a true veteran in the industry. We listened to her suggestions and stuck closely to her process with an outcome of success. Bottom line, if you want to get your home sold, Kim will get it done."


"Kim is our family's go-to realtor. She understands this is an important decision and will give you all the information you need to make an educated decision. She knows the market and is extremely responsive. Kim is your advocate, she wants you to get what you want for the right price - buying or selling. And, she celebrates with you when the sale is complete. Buying or selling a home isn't always HGTV perfect, but Kim makes the process smooth."


"As architects who designed and built their own projects, we had worked with Kim Kerbis for the past 10 years with great success. She was our sales person for our Townhouse and Condominium units. She is very knowledgable, professional and is able to closed deals quickly and efficiently. She was also instrumental in procuring vacant lots for us to build on. I highly recommend her as an agent."


"Kim is very thorough and really works hard to get her clients the best offer possible. She spent a great amount of time showing me several houses. I got a great deal on a short sale and Kim was very helpful navigating the unique challenges of a short sale property. As a first time buyer, I felt at ease knowing I was in Kim's capable hands."


"Kim sold my mom's house in the Jefferson Park neighborhood in 2005 and was a true professional. The house was in decent shape, but really needed some updating before being listed. Kim guided us through the process and was so competent that after a certain point, I just told her to deal directly with our rehabber/contractor and whatever the two of them agreed on was fine with me. The renovations took a little while, but the house sold quickly and for more than the listed price, so my mom and I were very happy with the outcome.
I'd use Kim again in a heartbeat."



"We are moving to Chicago and we were just lost. A friend in Albuquerque recommended his friend, Kim Kerbis, as a real estate agent and source of help. Wow, is she ever!

Figuring out the neighborhoods in Chicago is a hell of a daunting task. There is SO much to learn, and we only had a five day house hunting trip to figure all this out. We tried it on our own at first and quickly realized we were just out of our depth.

Kim answered our plea for help instantly, and took the time to meet with us right away, knowing we had limited time to accomplish a Herculean task. She spent a few hours with us in the evening, going over the differences in buying condos vs. houses (which is what we are used to), as well as the quirks of IL real estate, which are considerable. We then went through listings that met our criteria and she arranged for us to see a bunch of them the next day. Unfortunately, our first choice fell through due to seller obstinance - Kim was supportive and helpful through all that as well. But we felt confident after working with Kim to come up with a backup plan while we search for something permanent.

Kim has a ton of experience and knows so much about the city. Her mom was a famous architect in Chicago, and her knowledge of buildings and their workings is really impressive. I very much trusted her to steer us in the right direction, because she showed us the differences in the buildings we looked at, and how they matter. She didn't just say - this is good, this is bad, she explained and showed everything she told us.

Kim is extremely professional and incredibly helpful. We learned a LOT from talking with her, and I felt so much less lost with her help. I arrived in Chicago feeling intimidated about the whole process and not at all confident in our quest for a place to live. Now that we have Kim on our side, I feel great! We will find the perfect home and she will be by our side the entire way. I am REALLY grateful to our friend for recommending her - come to think of it, we need to buy him a beer or two..."


"Kim is a wonderful agent. We had our condo on the market for a year with another agent and couldn't get a single offer. We heard about Kim from a friend and met with her. She was extremely knowledgable of the real estate market in the city. We liked her from day one and decided to have her take over the listing. Kim gave us great advice on how we should stage our condo. When we put our listing on the market with Kim we received three offers on day one and had our place sold that week. She is excellent. I highly recommend her!"



"Kim helped me buy a condo in 2002. I was moving into Chicago from the suburbs and was nervous and inexperienced on a variety of fronts (the city, condo living, etc.). She took me under her wing and guided me through the process start to finish. It was clear from the start that Kim really cares about her clients and strives to help them find them a HOME, not just a property. I ended up buying new construction and she even helped me negotiate a special deal with the developer--VERY rare with new construction. She helped me find a terrific mortgage broker and advised me whenever I had questions--often before I even asked them! I give Kim my highest recommendation. I couldn't have done it without her."



"Kim is superb in matching her client(s) needs and happiness with the right property and neighborhood. Even though luck is in timing, she can even master that, which I believe involves a great insight and a know how of the local area and market and the people she is serving.

She is successful because of her talents and ambition to be the best.
Highly recommend her."



"Kim was invaluable helping me sell my condo. I've never been through the process of selling a residence before and she walked me through it step by step. She was extremely thorough and made sure every detail was covered. All of the planned showings and open house activities were very professional and the marketing process was impeccable. Both feedback/reviews from the showings as well as a regular report on progress were both very helpful. She is certainly one of the main reasons we were able to finalize a sale in only two weeks. I would highly recommend her as an agent to anyone who is buying or selling."



"Kim was great. She spent alot of time going through all the details of everything we should know about the sale. She always made herself available to myself and my spouse. We would definitely recommend to use her as your broker."



"Kim was fabulous. A real pro who knows the Chicago market very well."



"Kim has been an absolute pleasure to work with. As a first time homebuyer, she was extremely informative and helpful to have on my side. I would definitely recommend Kim to family and friends, and look forward to working with her in the future."



"Kim is fantastic to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced; with her advice and connections, our experience was nearly effortless. We will definitely be in touch with her for any future real estate needs, and would absolutely recommend her to anyone!"



"Quite simply the best in the business! Kim is the perfect mixture of friendliness, smartness, and professionalism . . . and it all results in a great deal whether you are buying or selling (I've done both with her). She's particularly amazing at selling property: amazing pictures, awesome brochures, and Kim's unflagging presence and attention at every moment make you grateful that you have her at your side."



"As first time home buyer Kim was the best choice besides our new home we made. She laid out the entire home buying process and was there to answer questions and help each step along the way. She is extremely knowledgeable and has all the right resources to have through the process. She was a pleasure to work with and highly recommend her."



"Kim knows how to sell a home! She is amazing at covering all the bases and guiding you through the process. Kim is a true veteran in the industry. We listened to her suggestions and stuck closely to her process with an outcome of success. Bottom line, if you want to get your home sold, Kim will get it done."



"Kim did a fantastic job for us. We had multiple offers within days of going on the market, sold at above list price and closed within about a month! In addition, she gave us great advice about how to prepare and stage our condo to maximize its potential and she represented the property and neighborhood beautifully to interested parties. On top of that, we received reports on all open houses and appointments with feedback from potential buyers and agents -- practically all in real time! Kim's experience and knowledge really shines through and you can tell she's personally invested in you, your property, and the sale. Really appreciated her willingness to be open and honest with her opinion, too! We couldn't be happier and we'd recommend Kim to anyone looking to sell their home!"



"I can unreservedly recommend Kim Kerbis. She is professional, experienced, understanding, and attuned to the market. Thanks to her photos and advance prep we had multiple offers over the asking price the first weekend on our condo - once which we bought with our agent four years earlier."



"How lucky we were to find Kim! There are not enough adjectives to describe how totally perfect a fit she was for us. She listened to what we needed and spent an enormous amount of time finding us the perfect apartment to buy. It was especially important for us that Kim do so much legwork in advance because I am an out of town buyer. I cannot thank Kim enough for her expertise, compassion, advice and shoe leather!"


"Words can not adequately express how grateful we are to all of you for your expert guidance through this process. We feel so lucky to have had you all on our side!"


"Kim is awesome. She knows Chicago and is able to guide first home buyers about pros and cons of different neighborhoods and condos. She follows up and makes sure you are always cared for."


"Kim is MAGIC! I went from sitting on the market for a year with no real offers, and letting my listing expire with a previous broker, to receiving multiple offers over list price in less than a week with Kim. I ultimately sold for 11% above list price. She's amazing. She brought a fresh perspective with some great ideas. I can't thank her enough, and look forward to working with her again in the future. Thanks again. I really appreciate everything you did for me, and what we were able to accomplish. You have no idea. Thank you thank you thank you!"


"Kim Kerbis was exceptional from start to finish; I give her full credit for the successful quick sale of my property. Kim's experience, knowledge, and professionalism pervaded every interaction, and the time and energy she devoted made me feel like I was her one and only listing (though this was not the case). At the onset, Kim presented targeted suggestions specific to my property, and a strategy to sell quickly in the current market. Fortunately, I followed all of her suggestions and as a result received multiple offers within the first week of listing, including the one that closed on the sale. Thank you, Kim, for your patience and proficiency; you were a pleasure to work with."


"Thanks again for connecting me with Kim Kerbis this summer. We just closed on the sale of our property last week and definitely owe ...Kim a great deal of gratitude!...Many thanks!"


"Kim is excellent. She understands all aspects of real estate. Along with Ashley Bell's assistance they both were always very prompt with query responses. Kim is very professional and a great realtor. She has many years of experience and understands the market very well. Her assistant Ashley and she were very prompt in helping us through the complete process of our condo sale. Kim applied her expertise and helped us through house inspection,lawyer negoatiation and closing. I would highly recommend Kim."


"Kim and her team were fantastic from start to finish. We were selling a rental property, and Kim made the process as easy as possible. She take a hands on approach and provides as much guidance as you are looking for. Most importantly, she knows the market and absolutely nailed the right asking price. We closed at over 99% of asking price. Fantastic job start to finish, including leading the decision making process on upgrades/repairs, staging, and pricing while also "thinking like the owner" to come up with the most cost-efficient solutions during the marketing phase."


"Kim is awesome! I am so glad that a real estate agent friend of mine here in Florida introduced us to her via email. I had no clue about Chicago real estate or even who to contact. We are now the proud owners of a beautiful apartment that she helped us find, negotiate and close on! Kim's knowledge about Chicago and real estate is far and above what I would expect an agent to know."


"How lucky we were to find Kim! There are not enough adjectives to describe how totally perfect a fit she was for us. She listened to what we needed and spent an enormous amount of time finding us the perfect apartment to buy. It was especially important for us that Kim do so much legwork in advance because I am an out of town buyer. I cannot thank Kim enough for her expertise, compassion, advice and shoe leather!"


""Kim was able to clearly articulate the subtle, unique aspects of our condo and our neighborhood, giving us great confidence in her ability to sell our home to the right buyer at an optimal price. The go-to-market tactics she prescribed for our sale were absolutely perfect, resulting in multiple offers above listing price by the end of the first weekend.""


"Kim Kerbis is a wonderful and committed agent and I was 100% happy with the selling process and the sale price on my home! Everything was handled extremely professional and she made my property look it's best."


"Kim did a fantastic job. She really knows the market and her pricing strategy brought 4 offers in above list price within 2 days. My condo ultimately sold for a higher price than other recent sales of identical units. Her team made recommendations for paint and repairs, they coordinated with the staging company, and basically took care of everything. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"


"Kim was great. A consummate real estate professional from start to finish. I highly recommend Kim."


"I can unreservedly recommend Kim Kerbis. She is professional, experienced, understanding, and attuned to the market. Thanks to her photos and advance prep we had multiple offers over the asking price the first weekend on our condo - one which we bought with (her) four years earlier."


"Kim did a fantastic job for us. We had multiple offers within days of going on the market, sold at above list price and closed within about a month! In addition, she gave us great advice about how to prepare and stage our condo to maximize its potential and she represented the property and neighborhood beautifully to interested parties. On top of that, we received reports on all open houses and appointments with feedback from potential buyers and agents -- practically all in real time! Kim's experience and knowledge really shines through and you can tell she's personally invested in you, your property, and the sale. Really appreciated her willingness to be open and honest with her opinion, too! We couldn't be happier and we'd recommend Kim to anyone looking to sell their home!"


"Kim knows how to sell a home! She is amazing at covering all the bases and guiding you through the process. Kim is a true veteran in the industry. We listened to her suggestions and stuck closely to her process with an outcome of success. Bottom line, if you want to get your home sold, Kim will get it done."


"As first time home buyer Kim was the best choice besides our new home. She laid out the entire home buying process and was there to answer questions and help each step along the way. She is extremely knowledgeable and has all the right resources to have through the process. She was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her."


"Kim is fantastic to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced; with her advice and connections, our experience was nearly effortless. We will definitely be in touch with her for any future real estate needs, and would absolutely recommend her to anyone!"


"Kim has been an absolute pleasure to work with. As a first time homebuyer, she was extremely informative and helpful to have on my side. I would definitely recommend Kim to family and friends, and look forward to working with her in the future."


"Kim is our family's go-to realtor. She understands this is an important decision and will give you all the information you need to be informed. Kim is your advocate, she wants you to get what you want for the right price - buying or selling. And, she celebrates with you when the sale is complete. Buying or selling a home isn't always HGTV perfect, but Kim makes the process smooth."


"Knowledgeable and focused. Just what we needed."


"Kim was fabulous. A real pro who knows the Chicago market very well. We really couldn't have gotten through this process without you and we're so happy with the new apartment!"


"Kim is a consumate professional. She knows the market, is deft at handling her clients, a solid negotiator and she has a keen design eye."


"Kim is wonderful to work with! We bought and sold our house with her as our realtor and couldn't be more pleased. She and her assistant went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. My fiancée and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone in the area looking to buy or sell!"


"Kim was nothing short of superior! She came into a pretty challenging situation and turned everything around within 30 days. We had been trying to sell our condo off and on for 6 years! We finally had the good sense to switch realtors to Kim. Once we switched, not only did Kim sell our place within 30 days, she even RAISED the asking price $10K, which seemed like a pretty risky move at the time. She clearly knew the market and knew what to do. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!"


"Kim comes VERY highly recommended by us! We had been trying to sell our condo off and on for about 6 years and we were at the point of desperation. Thank God, Kim was recommended to us from another realtor we greatly respected. After unsuccessfully trying to sell our place for 6 years as previously mentioned, Kim helped us sell it in less than 30 days! And not only was she able to sell it, she even somehow RAISED the asking price $10K, which at the time seemed impossible and even crazy. She and her assistant Ashley were so professional and thorough - communicating with us throughout every step of the process. I couldn't believe how on top of everything they were, as well as so responsive. I would hands down recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their condo. AND she's also really easy to work with. Very laid back and calm demeanor, which worked out perfectly for us."


"Kim's counsel during the property search and purchase/sale process has proven to be invaluable. This was my fourth time working with Kim and I have recommended her to several colleagues because she is an unparalleled professional."


"Kim and her team were incredible in helping us to get our place sold FAST! She was honest and helped us craft a strategy that had us under contract within 5 days of listing and closed 6 weeks later. She has a great list of vendors, contractors, etc... that we were able to work with to make our place look amazing. Kim and her team were very responsive to our questions throughout the whole process. She will get your place sold if you listen to her advice."


"Kim's counsel during the property search and purchase/sale process has proven to be invaluable. This was my fourth time working with Kim and I have recommended her to several colleagues because she is an unparalleled professional."


"We highly recommend working with Kim Kerbis. She was the consummate professional. She made not only the sale of our home, but the care and keep of our home during showings, an utmost priority at all times. She was always available, always professional, very knowledgable, and an absolute pleasure to work with. Trying to sell our home in Chicago while living out of state posed additional challenges, necessitating additional skill sets which many brokers can not handle, and Kim made it a seamless process. She handled everything we needed to get done, and we trusted her completely. We would absolutely work with her again. Thank Kim!"


"Kim was great. She spent alot of time going through all the details of everything we should know about the sale. She always made herself available to myself and my spouse. We would definitely recommend to use her as your broker."


"Kim Kerbis is the consummate pro in the Chicago real estate market. Selling your first home is a personal and challenging experience, but Kim gave us great advice and made it as smooth as possible. Along the way she guided us through the details of the process and helped us get the best deal. If we ever need to buy or sell a house again, Kim will be at our side. In the meantime, we will recommend her to every friend we have."


"Kim has been excellent and very thorough with her work. She is very well organized and well recognized for her work among housing inspector to lawyers and everyone involved in the process. We did not have to worry much through our closing process. This is the second time we have worked with Kim and I will not bat a eyelid to recommend her services to others."


"This is my first purchase in the USA. My broker was very kind and patient. She and her assistant explained in detail every facet of ownership to me. Both of them were incredible."


"we are so incredibly happy here in our new home. You simply are the best!"


"Kim Kerbis is a phenomenal agent. As a real estate attorney I deal with many agents, and Kim's professionalism is second to none. I would recommend her in a Chicago minute to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate."


"Kim helped us navigate the sometimes tricky, often overwhelming process of buying a house with the expertise of a seasoned professional and affability of a friend. There's no doubt that our positive experience was largely owing to her."


"It's enough to say that I had a unique set of circumstances in terms of selling my home. Kim was a consummate professional and helped support me through every step of the process. She provided a level of attention and consideration that went beyond expectation. I would recommend Kim to anyone who is looking for someone who not only can deliver on selling your home, but will provide the kind of exceptional care that makes her standout from the rest."


"Kim's extensive experience and knowledge in real estate market/industry, professionalism, patience, and friendliness made my search for investment property an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I couldn't have asked more from a real estate partner! Thanks Kim!Tim h-andersonville-chicago 8/21/13"


"Kim is smarter than the average bear (Realtor) if every agent worked like Ms.Kerbis, Real Estate would be in much better shape!."


"Kim was great at understanding what I was looking for and identifying properties that would meet my needs. She steered me away from properties that she thought would not be a good fit. Also did a nice job of helping me navigate the negotiating process. She was very professional from beginning to end and I would use her again."


"Thank you for everything, but especially for your consummate professionalism, knowledge and patience during the process. We are most grateful."


"Kim is simply amazing. She not only is super knowledgeable about Chicago neighborhoods, but she is an A professional every step of the way! Always kind, always willing to find answers and always available to answer my questions. I will continue to sing her praises and refer her to anyone who mentions they are looking to buy or sell property."


"Kim Kerbis is a very hard worker and knows how to sell property in a very challenging market. From my very first interactions with her, she showed the kind of knowledge and expertise that made me confident that she would do the great job she ultimately did--that is, she sold my property in less than two months. I greatly appreciate her dedication and attentiveness."


"I thought Kim was amazing! She was super knowledgeable and very patient with me given that this was my first purchase. She made herself available all the time and was always prompt to respond to random texts and emails I shot her way. She made everything very easy to understand and stayed with me every step of the way. She's a wonderful, caring person and you can really tell that she enjoys what she does. I will definitely recommend her to anyone that I know that is in need of a realtor! I was very very impressed."


"The broker was a great asset, assisting in evaluation of the house, provided excellent suggestions in preparing the house and leading me through the sale process. Always professional, efficient and ready to help. The best."


"Kim Kerbis is a smart, professional, personable woman. I would highly recommend her to any seller/buyer as a person who can get the job done. She negotiated the sale of our home within two months of putting it on the market and was knowledgeable and creative in her marketing. She not only establishes a good relationship with her clients, she seems to have excellent rapport with her colleagues who respect her and share listings with her. Kim Kerbis is the best!"


"When I first met Kim, I was impressed by her market knowledge, her understanding of my needs, and her professionalism. In working with her again, I am certain that I could not have worked with anyone else who would have made the experience so easy, nor would I have gotten the peace of mind about the purchase. Kim is an exemplary agent, and a truly exceptional person. It is not possible to recommend anyone more highly than I can recommend Kim."


""Buying a first house is very scary for a lot of people. Kim gave us the confidence we needed to make decisions,and did so without making the decisions for us, which was really important. She was also excellent at providing guidance through every step of the process, including having first-rate professional contacts (attorney, inspector, contractor) which made the other steps of buying smooth as well.We got the house we wanted, and not only are we happy with the result, we're happy with how we reached the result as well. We can't recommend her highly enough.""


""Kim Rocks!""


"We were first time home buyers and relatively new to the area as well. Kim was great. sat down with us for an hour to start to go over the entire process and spent time getting to know our preferences. She quickly picked up on what we were looking for after the first time out. She was always patient in explaining any parts of the process where we had questions, and was excellent at explaining any issues related to buying a house, actually better than the lawyer at explaining all the legal stuff. Easy to stay in touch with by email, phone, always in a good mood, very organized - would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a home."


""My agent, Kim Kerbis, was outstanding and I will highly recommend her to all of my friends and business colleagues. She was extremely professional, listened carefully to my wants and needs, and made herself available to me whenever. I liked that she started the entire process by taking the time to sit down with me to discuss the type of home I was looking for and the home-buying process in Chicago. This was especially helpful as I was a first time buyer. I will definitely use Kim again in the future when buying or selling real estate!" 7/23/10"


""As first time home buyers we found Kim's professionalism refreshing and quite welcome during a fast paced, overwhelming process. @Properties is a modern, high tech real estate company. Kim's strength is using the technology as tools but remembering that the real service comes from the personal relationship and attention to clients' spoken and unspoken needs and wants. From the first meeting through closing she was able to create a trust with us that was incredibly important. It gave us confidence that she was handling our business and that we would find our new home. We enjoyed working with Kim and would heartily recommend her services to everyone.""


"Kim and Olin were very professional and made the sale process quick and easy for us. Much appreciated on guiding us through this transition in our lives!"


"Very professional and knowledgeable, thanks for your help Kim."


"Absolutely the best broker I've ever encountered! Kim was extremely professional, diligent and insightful to our needs to finding our home."


"Kim's extensive experience and knowledge in real estate market/industry, professionalism, patience, and friendliness made my search for investment property an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I couldn't have asked more from a real estate partner!Thanks Kim!"


"Kim was great at understanding what I was looking for and identifying properties that would meet my needs. She steered me away from properties that she thought would not be a good fit. Also did a nice job of helping me navigate the negotiating process.She was very professional from beginning to end and I would use her again."


"Kim Kerbis' professionalism made the whole process of finding and buying a home in Chicago manageable to us. We felt we received expert advice and guidance from the time we began looking for a suitable home to our closing on one."


"your the top salesperson for all future RE needs I might have"


"Kim is simply amazing. She not only is super knowledgeable about Chicago neighborhoods, but she is an A+ professional every step of the way! Always kind, always willing to find answers and always available to answer my questions. I will continue to sing her praises and refer her to anyone who mentions they ars looking to buy or sell propery"