Kim N. Bregman, Exclusive Buyer Agent in South Florida (Optima Properties) Real Estate Agent

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Kim N. Bregman
Exclusive Buyer Agent in South Florida
location_on Boca Raton, FL — Optima Properties
BK 496540
Get to Know Kim N. Bregman

Kim N. Bregman has over 35 years of Exclusive Buyer Agency experience as a residential and commercial real estate professional. Every sale Kim Bregman makes is a reflection of her unflagging commitment to finding the best possible property for her buyers at fair market value. Through her profound interest and knowledge of South Florida real estate, Kim offers her clients concise and timely market information, while defining emerging trends and worthwhile investments. Kim's dedication to offering the highest level of personal service to her clients and matching people to places has built Optima Properties into a business based on referrals from satisfied customers.

Kim is a second generation native Floridian. She holds an MBA from the University of Florida and worked for IBM out of graduate school in Raleigh, N. Carolina and Boca Raton, Florida. Kim started her consulting and real estate business, Turnkey Operations of Palm Beach County and Optima Properties, in 1985. She has served on local civic and charitable boards Boards and does extensive community service.

Meet Kim!

Meet Kim Bregman, Optima Properties

Certifications

REALTOR, EBA, CEBA, ABR, MBA

Skills

Kim Bregman has over 35 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate.  She is always served as an agent for Buyers and Tenants.  As an Exclusive Buyer Agent she owes her fiduciary to every buyer that is her client.  With years of experience as a business consultant and having an MBA she brings a unique set of skills to real estate.

 

Optima Properties is a single agency office. We represent only buyers as Exclusive Buyer's Agents. We are not salespeople; instead we act as consultants, advisors and negotiators for our buyer clients. Our expertise and knowledge of the market allows us to provide unique, client level services while protecting the financial interests and personal needs of the buyer. Our sound professional advice helps you make intelligent decisions and maximize your purchasing power.

Testimonials
Craig Folsom
12/22/2021
"Kim is one of a kind. As an exclusive buyer’s agent, she had my interests at the forefront during the entire home purchase process. She is the hardest worker you will come across; up before the sun and working into the evenings to make sure your purchase goes smooth. She answers all calls and text messages rapidly and provides you expert guidance with her experience and breadth of knowledge. She has extensive vetted connections in all facets of the industry which can help a buyer save time searching for contacts. Kim keeps the stress of homebuying to a minimum! If you're in the market for a home purchase, choose a buyer's agent like Kim! She has my highest recommendation"
Moshe Pritsker
06/10/2021
"Kim found a house for us at the peak of the hot buying season in Florida. She successfully negotiated with the seller, and guided us through the purchase process. She brought her team of experienced professionals who took care of the inspection and legal, and led us to closing. On her own initiative, Kim also provided us with information about life in Florida, which was very helpful. If you are looking for an Agent to help with your house purchase, we strongly recommend Kim."
Sue Kaufman
05/30/2021
"Was looking for a buyers agent to represent me in the buying process of a home in Boca Raton. I needed a buyers agent who would be receptive to my specific real estate needs and who would guide me in the proper direction , one who was looking out for my best interest. I chose Kim Bregman and I am glad that I did. Kim is knowledgeable in the real estate field and demonstrates her loyalty and expertise to her client throughout the buying process from the beginning (in my case choosing the community, lot and floor plan) to the closing and she addresses all of ones concerns whether they be small or large in a prompt manner and is there for her buyer! Even after moving into my new home she is still there for me and I am fortunate to have had Kim Bregman as my buyers agent."
Kim Case & Karyn Weiss
05/05/2021
Kim Bregman is a gift! Not only did she find us our Florida home during a pandemic, she facilitated virtual showings, advised us about offers, held our hands while waiting for acceptances, and jumped for joy when we were successful! She facilitated a long distance closing and introduced us to others of equal quality who helped with the transition. Kim never missed a beat, was readily available, highly professional and a terrific person who really knows her business. We were indeed fortunate to have her in our court and hope to continue a relationship long after the move-in dust has settled. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Charles Rosenberg
04/28/2021
"Outstanding agent. Great insight and knowledge of the area and the value of properties. Always gave me sound advice as to when to proceed or when to stop. Very good negotiator. The best real estate agent I’ve ever worked with."
Anna and Chris Shinners
03/30/2021
"For over four years, Kim Bregman patiently and empathetically guided us through our home search process. We cannot say enough about Kim’s professionalism, promptness and true expertise for the real estate market. Kim was with us every step of the way and always on our side, guiding us through countless showings, handling contract negotiations and seamlessly executing the close of our now home. Kim always had our best interests at heart. We would recommend Kim to our friends and family and are so thankful to have had her by our side during this important phase of our life. Anna and Chris"
Irina and Leonard Zhukovsky
03/19/2021
Kim was the Best Thing that Could have Happened to Us! "Kim was hired for us when we thought we could handle the buying process on our own. Besides buying an apartment of our dreams, Kim was the best thing that could happen to us. She managed everything with great knowledge, expertise, patients, and integrity. We had to work with lenders, seller's agents, lawyers, title company at the same time, which was not an easy process. Lenders were moving very slowly, therefore extra negotiations and extensions were required. Kim was on top of the situation and expertfully guided us through the process. She is also very reliable and responsive.We strongly recommend Kim Bregman to anyone who is buying property in the area and looking for a buyer's agent."
Jay Feudo
11/09/2020
Kim is absolutely the best, hands down. If you’re looking to purchase property and you’re not working with an exclusive buyer’s agent, the agent(s) you are working with are not working for you – even if they tell you they work for both sellers and buyers. They are working for the seller, period, which is critically important to understand. Kim is a true, exclusive buyer’s agent which means that every step of the way, she is focused in on your best interest, not the best interest of the seller. After working with Kim for the past several months on an incredibly complex and challenging real estate transaction, I can’t imagine that anyone could be better than or work harder than Kim. I’m absolutely positive that if it wasn’t for Kim, we would not have been able to purchase our dream home on the water – the transaction clearly would have fallen through. Kim also knows homes, condos, and townhouses inside and out and very quickly and easily can point out everything that is a potential issue with a property. That’s what a great buyer’s agent does as opposed to a seller’s agent who would focus only on the positives of a property in order to make a sale. She knows what replacement costs are for roofing, flooring, air conditioning components, water heaters, electrical panel upgrades, plumbing issues, impact windows and doors, sea walls, pools, etc., etc.. Kim ensures that you are going into a property with eyes wide open and assists with and advises on negotiations as well. Kim was there for us 110% and she very artfully and skillfully managed everything and everyone involved including the sellers, the seller’s agent, the seller’s attorney, the HOA board of directors, the property management company, the title company, the lender, the inspectors, us, and even our attorney! She knows exactly what she is doing and she is more responsive and communicative than even my own family; not kidding. In fact, even after the closing Kim is continuing to work with us and be there for us as we make the transition from our current home to our new home as well which is very helpful given our complex situation. I can’t recommend Kim enough. If you’re looking to purchase a property, working with Kim is absolutely the best thing you can do to ensure the best outcome possible. She’s truly that good!
Irina Zhukovsky
11/07/2020
Kim was hired for us when we thought we could handle the buying process on our own. Besides buying an apartment of our dreams, Kim was the best thing that could happen to us. She managed everything with great knowledge, expertise, patients, and integrity. We had to work with lenders, seller's agents, lawyers, title company at the same time, which was not an easy process. Lenders were moving very slowly, therefore extra negotiations and extensions were required. Kim was on top of the situation and expertfully guided us through the process. She is also very reliable and responsive.We strongly recommend Kim Bregman to anyone who is buying property in the area and looking for a buyer's agent.
Joseph Family
08/26/2020
Your home purchase can be the single most important investment decision you make in your lifetime. It’s critical that you choose an agent with the highest ethical standards who is experienced, effective and can protect your interests as the buyer. I work exclusively with buyers’ agents and my first choice for this transaction did not meet my standards for customer service and attention to detail so I moved on to Kim Bregman based on her online recommendations. Kim met my requirements and far exceeded my expectations. Kim leverages technology well and her database and portal were instrumental in matching me with daily recommendations based on the search criteria. She is very flexible, easy to work with and definitely dedicated to the clients she represents. There is no dual agency with Kim, she represents the buyer exclusively. She spent many extra hours to ensure the integrity of the transaction. She is an experienced professional with specific skills and a level of expertise which made the entire home buying process successful in the end. I strongly endorse Kim Bregman and Optima Properties for your next Florida or Carolina real estate purchase. She is the very best exclusive buyer’s agent I have worked with.
Laura Jove
05/07/2020
Kim was excellent! She is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with. Though I have purchased other properties, this was the first time that I purchased property in Florida and having Kim as my buyer's agent made me feel like I had someone in my corner. She is organized, extremely familiar with the purchasing process in Florida, and really understands Florida's real estate laws. She stays up to date and can help you navigate current conditions in the real estate market. She not only worked hard and did a great job helping me buy my first Florida house, but she did it all during a pandemic! I will recommend her to my friends and family, and, if I buy another house, I will definitely use her again!
Rick and Julie Laube
03/26/2020
What can I say this is our 6th property within the last 20 years so very experienced buyer not mention I’m in sales myself. I was referred to Kim, right from the beginning I had no doubt. Wow nothing but professional more knowledgeable in the business and market than any realtor I have ever spoken with. NOT PUSHY or Overbearing. Kim only has one interest in mind and that is finding my wife and I the best and nicest property at the fairest price. Kim is totally NOT driven by a quick commission and she is not afraid to expose show stopper flaws in properties or advise to walk away. Working with Kim is a true safe partnership she actually listens, I would 110% recommend her to anyone she has proven herself – But sellers realtors beware with Kim you are dealing with a true Pitbull when you try to lie/hide or misrepresent anything you will lose! We love you Kim don’t lose those qualities, I’m sure we will call you soon always love buying real estate. Rick and Julie
Tony and Teri Puleo
07/07/2019
We could not have had a better experience with Kim and would never consider buying a property in the future without her! Kim’s knowledge, professionalism and responsiveness are unparalleled. She quickly learned our preferences, provided us with quality listings and accompanied us on every tour. While on the tour, Kim learns every detail that might be important to make the decision whether to make an offer, and that might be important during negotiation. She prepares thorough comps and gave us excellent advice on achieving the best, fair price. Kim also was invaluable during the inspection and pre-closing process. She made great recommendations for inspectors and she came to the inspection to make sure things ran smoothly. We had a situation where the listing realtor was doing a favor for the Seller at a reduced rate. Kim was able to keep the process on track for a timely closing despite several pre-closing conditions, and a less than responsive counterpart. Kim even had to do tasks that should have been performed by Seller’s realtor just to get the closing done on time. Kim goes above and beyond, even keeping in touch post-closing and providing us with checklists and contacts that will come in handy with our move. As you can see, we can’t say enough good things about Kim and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home!
Bob and Kay Kline
02/07/2019
“Kim is a fabulous buyer’s agent who certainly is a very experienced and knowledgeable expert in the local market. She made the stressful process of buying a home into an enjoyable experience. Once she knew our requirements and priorities she guided us through about a dozen homes in various communities pointing out the pluses and minuses of each home and exactly what extras had been put into the house. Once we chose our ideal house Kim skillfully negotiated for us the conditions, terms and pricing of the final contract. After the contract she guided us through the financing, inspection, insurance, and settlement processes. Kim is a pleasure to work with, and who was very responsive to our needs. I very highly recommend her as a top professional expert buyers agent.”
Michael Kahn
07/12/2018
“Kim is superstar relator and person for South Florida real estate. She is extremely knowledgable, attentive, caring, responsive, professional, and a true advocate to help you buy the right home. Kim treated us like family, she fought for us, took the time to understand our needs, made herself fully available when we needed her help. Words cant do Kim’s abilities and work ethic justice; she is truly the super-relator. I wish we could buy homes more often so we could work with Kim on a regular basis… maybe one day. She is excellent to work with and will help you find the right home. She will help you through a somewhat daunting process of finding a home, obtaining a lender, all the way to repairs and making sure things are done right. She is super organized, will stay ontop of tasks for you and help you with of things you may miss. She gives her all for her clients and she is just a wonderful person. Thank you Kim, we appreciate you more than you know.”
Robert Grochow
05/02/2017
My wife and I were “getting lost” on the internet with thousands of potential offerings in the boca-delray-boynton area. We found Kim on line as a “buyer’s agent” which means “you” are her client and the allegiance is to your best interests. In advance of our visit Kim focused in our interests and then started feeding us homes that fit our style and budget. This gave us more focus. We had three days in Florida and Kim spent the entire time with us. We bought new in a development but having Kim present at every step was wonderful. She sat in on meetings, negotiated with the seller and walked us through the process. Once in contract, she continued to stay involved at every step through closing consistently updating us with items that had to be done in advance. She is also a great resource of services in the area. On top of all her professionalism and knowledge, she is truly a nice person and easy to work with. Really highly recommend her for your house hunting needs.”
Michael and Jean List
03/09/2017
Kim is the best broker we have ever dealt with. She is a super hard worker and keeps track of every detail. In addition, she is an aggressive advocate for our interests and a sharp negotiator.
Steven Bavaria
08/29/2016
This is the second transaction Kim has handled for our family and we are so pleased and grateful to her for her professionalism and hands-on level of service. On top of that, she is just such a nice person to work with. She also put us in touch with a wonderful group of other professionals – lawyers, financial intermediaries – who were equally top-notch and professional in helping us get the deal done. Smoothest real estate transaction we’ve ever done.
Gregori Volokhine
07/14/2016
From the first house we visited with Kim, to the closing of our purchase, working with Kim was the best experience we ever had in real estate. She was on our side for every aspect of the process, doing much more than we would ever thought. Assisting with selecting contractors, resolving issues, communicating with our lawyer and mortgage broker, with incredible problems solving skills, Kim was always there for us. Even now, 2 weeks after our closing, she is still assisting us settling down in our new house. Please make yourself a favor, work with Kim, she is much more than a broker. She is a gem, we will never even think about doing a real estate transaction without her.
Robert Lenahan
04/12/2016
After years of looking for a winter retreat in Florida and going through numerous agents we found Kim. She interviewed us, narrowed down our search and in two days we found what we couldn't in three years of looking. Kim was extremely knowledgeable with all the towns we were looking in and narrowed our search to building she knew we would like. Her follow through up to closing was exceptional.
Bernd Rind
04/06/2016
Kim is without a doubt the most thorough, honest, caring and knowledgable agent I have ever encountered in my 60 years. If more would be like her buying, selling, and any other business venture would be a pleasure; and she would put every attorney out of business. There would be no reason to fight. Truly a amazing "Mensch and Professional".
Terri Grifa
04/10/2015
“We worked with Kim to find a second home in the Boca Raton area and found her to be one of the best realtors we have ever had the pleasure to meet. Her knowledge of the local market is exceptional which was very helpful as we were out of town buyers. We found her to be completely professional and instinctive in finding the right home for us. She also was very proactive after the offer was made to ensure everything was happening in a timely matter. We ended up finding a home that truly met our needs and much of the credit goes to Kim. It is obvious when working with her that she wants to give first class service to her clients. I highly recommend working with her!
Bing Tian
01/07/2014
""I am a buyer living in China 8000 miles away from Florida, I wanted to buy a property in Boca Raton but was not able to make a trip to the US, can you imagine that I sucessfully purchased my dream house of over 1 million dollars without seeing it in person ? Kim made this happen ! And I still feel like I'm in a dream. I started communication with her since last year and made serious effort from this July, finished the purchase in September, during the whole process, Kim was my eyes and ears, we had numerous communications, she was extremely professional and patient helping me understand every single detail, there were several occassions I questioned my decision to buy without seeing, but Kim handled these sensative moments perfectly, she's always been very honest and objective, it was her quality that made believe she is the one I can trust 100%, She played the decisive role in selecting the right property which suits our needs best, not the more expensive ones. After the purchase, I still could not go to the US to take care of my property, Kim volunteered to represent me on handling of all the post purchase affairs, there are so many of them like installing the closet and bathroom appliance, activating the alarming system, pool maintaining etc..., Kim did all these extra work and is still doing for me like for her own house. We decided to rent the house out after purchase, she acted on behalf of us to talk to the the listing agent (she only work for buyers), less than 15 days of purchase, I already had a 6 months lease in hand with very good rent ! I am so lucky to have Kim as our agent (now friend !). Kim: be prepared for more purchases ! We will only work with you for future house buying in the southern palm beach area. One final word to buyers: work with an agent who only serve the buyers, it's complete different experience and you will not regret for it.""
Janice Shields
12/09/2013
""Kim is a thoughtful and organized real estate agent. She has a superior knowledge of the marketplace and conveys that knowledge in a timely fashion. Kim listens to her clients needs and provides options that fit their parameters. I strongly recommend Kim and would always call on her for future assignments." "
Eileen Swindling
11/25/2013
"Kim was our best resource in fining our dream home. We had numerous "special criteria" making it difficult to find the perfect home. Kim knew exactly where to look, finding exactly what we wanted. When our bank created such problems we feared we would not be able to close, Kim was patient and dealt directly with the bank. During the entire process she provided professional service, advising us on everything from mortgage brokers to carpet cleaners. She answered all of our questions in minutes, whether by phone, email, or text. She was always available. The ONLY thing that could make her service better is if she cloned herself! She is 100% the most knowledgeable professional in the business. Thanks, Kim! """You have ruined us for all other agents. You simply set the bar too high. We will never find anyone as good as you." "
Aimee Gordon
03/18/2013
"Kim was great- she took us, as requested, on a marathon house hunting adventure and helped us find the perfect house for our family in 4 action packed days! She was extremely patient with us as we prioritized the 60 homes and made offers. I don't know any other buyer's agent that would have stuck with us!!!!""
Leonard Klingbaum
01/23/2013
"I retained Kim as my broker in connection with the purchase of a property in Florida. Kim showed me dozens of properties all over south Florida, never once complaining about the time commitment she invested in me. Moreover, Kim always offered a professional's view on each property (e.g., what I should expect to pay for repairs, maintenance, etc), and helpful and clear market comparables and, when the time came, effective negotiating strategy. Kim is very responsive via email and telephone, and seems to work around the clock 7 days a week. In addition to just acting as a buyer's broker, Kim offers advice, tips and guidance relating to everything from hiring a lawyer to where to find a cleaning company to clean my new home. Nothing ever is too much for Kim to do, and she always handles things with a smile."
Michael & Alissa Lamoureux
10/09/2012
I am writing this to highly recommend Kim Bregman to any perspective Home Buyer. My wife and I were new to Florida and had very little idea of where we wanted to live or what type of house we wanted to live in. We went through several realtors until we met Kim and knew that she was the one who could help us find our home. Kim is a hardworking and dedicated realtor. She is not only a great realtor who really knows the business; she's also a very caring and genuine woman who strives for perfection. She takes the time to understand the needs and objectives of all her customers and helps them reach their goals. Kim showed us many houses throughout the Palm Beach area over a six to eight month process and the amount of hours and discussions we had were extraordinary. The personal attention and direction she provided kept us focused and helped to narrow down what we wanted in a home. Without Kim's expertise we would not have found the house that we loved. We saw a house that was well above our budget but that we fell in love with. Kim knowing the market knew the house was well above market value and put a plan in place to close the deal. Through her expertise and guidance she worked with the Seller's realtor for months. We eventually came to a short sale agreement that both we and the seller were happy with. This was very new to us but Kim walked us through everything and in the end we closed on our dream home. I would say that our buying experience was extraordinary because of our realtor. We have purchased and sold many homes in the past but Kim was the best. I am glad we did not settle for other realtor's and you shouldn't either. A home buying decision is one of the biggest decisions of your life so go with the best like we did. Thank you for everything Kim. We love our new home and it would not have happened without you. Sincerely, Michael & Alissa"
John Metzger
09/19/2012
"As an attorney, I have practiced Real Estate law for almost 30 years, and in that time I have worked closely with thousands of real estate brokers. I can honestly say without a doubt that Kim is one of the best in the business! She is a true professional and a pleasure to work with in every way." "
Debbie Paul
08/09/0017
Couldn’t ask for a better agent. Definitive, resourceful and enjoyable to work with – responsiveness was amazing, even considering the 3 hour time difference on the west coast. In addition to knowing the market, Kim has an expansive list of any resources a homeowner might need. This was my 5th home purchase, and Kim was the best agent by far
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