Kim & Kristine Halverson, Sisters, Realtors (Compass) Real Estate Agent

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Kim & Kristine Halverson
Sisters, Realtors
location_on Santa Monica, CA — Compass
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Get to Know Kim & Kristine Halverson

 

  Real estate is a family affair. Combining our strengths we focus on building relationships and getting the best price for our client’s home. We are a strong force in Los Angeles' desirable "Westside" real estate market. Kristine, with a degree in psychology from Pitzer, used her social work experience as a platform for real estate. She began consulting with Realtors on how to manage difficult personalities. Her philosophy is, “Buying or selling a home can be a major transition in one’s life. I’m here to guide our clients through the obstacles of the process. The end result is always worth it.” Kim, with a degree in business and art history from Arizona State University, brings an eye for detail and business savvy to clients. Her philosophy is, “It’s more than buying or selling a home. It’s creating a lifestyle. I’m here to incorporate our client’s real estate needs into the vision of their lifestyle.” Together we purposefully create a win-win combination for our clients. Through effective negotiations we aim for top dollar for our sellers and the best deal for our buyers.   Subscribe in a reader

Meet Kim & Kristine

Kim & Kristine Halverson share who they are and what they love about buying and selling real estate in Santa Monica and Los Angeles neighborhoods. It's a forever home, and we are honored to be chosen as the Realtors on the largest purchase most will make in their entire lives. First home, second home, expanding families, down sizing, divorce, trust and probate sales. With over 30 years combined experience and 3 generation Realtors, we are here to stay and here for you!

Certifications

17 years experience as Realtors Licensed Realtors in California Members of the Beverly Hills Board of Realtors

Kim B.I.S., Art History & Business, ASU

Kristine B.A. Psychology, Pitzer College

Accredited Buyers Representative, ABR

Brookfield Global Relocation Destination Services & Marketing Certifications

Business Networking International, BNI

HAFA Certified

Short Sales & Foreclosures Designee (SFR) 

Awards

Chairman's Circle Gold, Top 2% Nationwide

 

 

Skills

Winning offer accepted in muliples for buyers

Professional negotiations

32 years combined real estate experience

Short Sale negotiations

Probate with and without court confirmation experience

Trust sales

Foreclosures

Testimonials
John E.
09/06/2017
Kim and Kristine were exceptionally helpful in facilitating the sale of our family home in Santa Monica. They recognized the historic value of the property and were highly sensitive to a family legacy of 70 years of ownership. It is a pleasure to say that Kim and Kristine have made this experience enjoyable and rewarding for all involved.
Ann Gill
05/19/2014
Kim and Kristine are phenomenal to work with. I was relocated from New Jersey and they helped me not only to buy a home but transition to the LA lifestyle. From not knowing anything about the areas they took there time showing me almost all of LA county to find the perfect residence that would work for me. With my long hours at work they had no trouble showing me homes early in the morning, late at night, on the weekends, and during my lunch break. They were fun, kind, educated, resourceful, and understanding of my situation. I would highly recommend them to anyone and will defiantly use them again when the time comes
Kurt H
05/19/2014
Kristine is responsible, honest, professional, knowledgeable, experienced, confident, hard working, and personable. Kristine will represent you with the highest character and integrity whether you are buying or listing. She is your guide and resource for real estate solutions.
Angela
05/19/2014
Kristine helped us buy our first home and was a huge help to us. We knew almost nothing about the process and she was always there to guide us. She is smart and honest. I highly recommend her and will call her when we are ready to move again!
Rebekah
05/19/2014
Kim is a responsible well organised individual who is eager to succeed in business. She sets high standards for herself and is motivated by the need to meet the demands of her clientele. As a manager she shows the potential to run a highly successful and original business. She is creative and imaginative in her approach to challenges, often generating ideas and suggestions that are inspirational to others
Tori
05/17/2014
Kristine is a pleasure to work with because her pleasant and positive attitude can make the process of buying a home fun and interesting. She was available at all hours of the day/night to show us homes when it was convenient for us. I would recommend her to anyone who is buying a home, because besides great feedback she was able to help me find exactly what I was looking for.
Inge
05/14/2014
Kim and Kristine took pride in making sure that the condo my husband and I were looking for matched most of our criteria. Since we decided not to live in that condo, they helped us with renting it out. We couldn't be happier with our tenants. They are responsible and take pride in keeping it clean and in top condition. Kim and Kristine were responsible for our good fortune. We highly recommend their services.
Mike
05/12/2014
As a Team what makes you two great is that you combine professional skills, different personalities, and business eyes with the emotional eyes that allow you to see each of your buyers, or sellers, or their properties' needs. Since you have done your job with the property(s) and with the people (sellers or buyers), your clients can do their job to 'find' the best price for themselves, and the best way to manage the stresses of buying or selling Real Estate in a changing marketplace. Congratulations to all your clients for finding a great Team to work with
Stan
05/08/2014
Great to see that word sold. I must complement you on the wording of the ad - I thought it was fantastic!!! Thank you so much for all of the hard work and dedicated effort that you put into the sale of this house. You are an outstanding agent!! My best regards
Karina Coimbra
04/22/2014
As a first time home buyer you feel nervous, insecure and overwhelmed with the many decisions and paperwork that head your way. But with their professionalism and expertise I was able to find the home of my dreams. In the end, I was the lucky one to have found such hard working and loyal realtors who guided me and made me feel that I was always in good hands.
Mindy
04/22/2014
If you're looking for the BEST of the BEST , than Kim and Kristine are for you Without a doubt or question, the sister team is flawless in every way. Our experience with Kim and Kristine was above and beyond our expectation. We will continue to thank them and hold them highly regarded.
Chris
04/17/2014
I have been with Kim & Kristine for years. They understand that finding the home of our dreams is a process. They stuck with us, when we weren't ready and made sure that the process would be easy, once we were. They are truly, a team of two, amongst many realtors, who genuinely work with their hearts when it comes to their clients, but still make sure they get us exactly what we want (the home of our dreams). I can't say enough great things about this sister duo.
Lilly Coye
04/09/2014
My husband and I found Kristine through a friend and we could not have asked for someone better to walk us through buying our first home. From the start she was professional, honest, open and communicated with us through every step. She is very knowledgeable and listens to your individual needs. We were so lucky to have worked with her and to have made a friend in the process. I would not hesitate to recommend her or her sister Kim to work with in the process of buying selling of a home.
Dave
03/31/2014
I could have chosen a ton of realtors I had contracts from way back, but you and your sister are so smart you won my biz!
Karen Jossel
03/24/2014
We had a great time getting to know one another's business in a shared networking group. We toured the architectural homes in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles together. Her keen eye and professional point of view were invaluable to me.
Cynthia Rockwell
03/07/2014
Kim and Kristine are experienced Real Estate Agents that focus on the unique situation of each client and their objectives. They use state of the art marketing tools to assist with the sale of a clients home. I for one, highly recommend the Halverson Sister Team, get 2 for 1, to assist your referral in selling their home and locating the new dream home.
Marvin
01/15/2014
Kim is meticulous at what she does and is very knowledgeable in the real estate arena.
Victoria B
01/09/2014
Kim is an excellent residential Realtor. One of the nicest people in the world. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services.
Erica
10/06/2013
What stands out most about Kim is her integrity as a Realtor and a friend. I admire her vision in creative marketing. Any client of her's will immediately know that he/she is in good hands.
Tami Roberts
03/01/2013
Once my husband and I decided that we wanted to sell our home in Santa Monica, we set out to interview several agents. We were on the fence until we met Kim and Kristine. Their presentation, presence, and personalities won us over immediately. Signing them on as our agents was the single best decision we made. From there, the process went smoothly, quickly, and simply. From the very beginning to the very end they were a joy to work with, skilled in understanding both our needs and the market, and exceedingly professional. Kim and Kristine brought a unique set of skills to the table that we did not see in any other agent we interviewed. It is rare to find someone that can walk that fine line between being professional and personable.Though we worked primarily with Kim during the sale, Kristine was always ready to help. Having both of them to bounce ideas off of and attend to our listing was ideal. I often joked that we got the two of them for the price of one. But in all honesty, having them both to work our the sale meant more attention to detail, faster communication, and access to a much wider network of resources. I previously had several experiences with unresponsive agents, so my main concern from the very beginning was communication. However, Kim was exceptionally prompt in returning my calls and emails. I always felt that I was kept aware of what was going on and was reassured when all my questions were answered completely and in-depth. This allowed me to feel much more at ease during, what is inevitably, a stressful experience. My husband's main concern was our return on investment. We had several conversations about listing prices and ultimately Kim and Kristine's initial instincts proved spot-on. We sold our home for well over what we purchased it for (just 2.5 years later) which even resulted in a bidding war. It was a best-case scenario. The final sale price made him very happy. Kim guided us through the labyrinth of the house selling process with ease. From staging, marketing, communicating with buyers agents, hiring inspectors- you could see her experience and confidence at work. Both Kim and Kristine have been in the business for many years and clearly understand their market well- from both the buying and selling perspective. On a personal level, Kim and Kristine were a dream to work with. They were kind, sincere, honest, and direct. I appreciated their candor and always felt at ease with them. We put a lot of trust in their hands and and in the end, I would make the same decision in a heartbeat. I feel like we hit the jackpot with Kim and Kristine. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Spero & Christine
08/09/2012
Kim & Kristine were great at guiding us through the whole process, advising us of the right decisions to make, and getting our house sold in Mar Vista $60,000 over asking within a month of listing. We will absolutely recommend them to our friends & family. Their team is fantastic; we will definitely use them again!!
Kelly
05/23/2012
Kristine is well educated and extremely knowledgeable about her business, the people and world around her. She pays the utmost attention to detail and always has your best interest at heart. She's fun loving and hard driving and great to be around
Barry Levy
01/09/2012
Kim and Kristine took whatever time was necessary to break down everything we had to do, step by step, and very patiently walked us through every, (often), convoluted multi-layered moment. Beside this crucial work, the next most important thing they did, was to never pressure us in any way towards one place or another, and we always felt we were working with a friend – who just happened to know a lot about real estate.
Jill V
03/16/2011
Kristine is a great Realtor who takes your own style and preferences into account. She's great at checking in with me and asking questions that I wouldn't even have thought of when looking for a place. I would recommend her anytime!”
Kelly H
11/10/2010
Kim is such a joy and lights up the office with style. She does the work of 3 people in a classic and effective manner that doesn't really look like work at all. She's fun and has fun working, loves people and is a master of communications and negotiations. She driven to succeed.
Lauri Maerov
06/04/2008
What stands out most about Kim is her integrity as a Realtor and a friend. I admire her vision in creative marketing. Any client of her's will immediately know that he/she is in good hands.
Erica Ishijima
10/03/2007
Kim is a great listener. She is attentive to what your needs are and does everything she can to ensure she delivers. She listens, she cares, and she is exceptional at developing great business relationships!
Deborah Horton
09/01/2005
In 2005, my husband and I hired Kristine as our Realtor. She was responsive and knowledgeable. While we had a certain type of house in mind, she offered a creative alternative which ended up being the right house for us. We would definitely use her again!
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We work for you in this challenging real estate market. For buyers, we negotiate a winning offer on your behalf. For sellers, our goal is always top dollar for your home. Serving L.A. & Santa Monica