I believe that home is a very special place, and there’s nothing I like better than helping good people find a place they love. My profession is an honor and calling. My own housing instability as a young child informed me in a visceral way how important a home is and how good it can feel to have a little bit of your own space in the fast-paced outside world. I was lucky enough to eventually land and live near a wild stream in my built environment where all sorts of natural wonders waited daily to be discovered by an eager child. I spent hours at that stream, reveling in mentally mapping the changes as the seasons went by; as the polliwogs and tadpoles grew into toads and frogs, the small fry grew larger and the birds made their nests and raised their hatchlings. More about this later…..
Later, as my family acquired real estate, I was put to work at 6 years old maintaining properties. Much later now with my experience as a former building contractor, I use my hands-on earned knowledge to help my clients see beyond the finishes and staging to approach a real estate transaction with knowledge and confidence. The home buying process is a complicated map of intersecting information and deadlines. I strive to give my clients the undivided attention, loyalty, and guidance they deserve — ideally with a little fun thrown in.
Because of my reverence of nature, I endeavored to learn more about how to protect it. I’ve always believed that we can and should demand more from our built environment: more efficiency, greater comfort, healthier indoor air. As a designated Realtor GREEN and Built Green Professional, I genuinely enjoy sharing the advantages of smart, healthy building with my clients and peers, and I can help buyers account for factors such as heating and commuting costs when considering a property. Additionally, my background allows me to help clients see beyond a property’s curb appeal and approach the purchase and sale with clear information. It is an honor to guide home buyers in their quest for sustainability and livability. I’m a great source for ideas and creative problem solving throughout the process of the negotiation, the sales transaction, contractor contacts and beyond.
Working with my sellers, I help them to target the likely buyer of their home based on the price point, neighborhood, and features their particular home highlights. Through varied marketing avenues, language, staging and last minutes touches we will target the right people for the maxim results. I consult with my sellers throughout the process to reach their real estate goals when selling their home or investment.
A house is a safe haven, a place for family and friends, an investment and much more to many inhabitants. It says something about you as a person and what your values are. Whether you are buying or selling, many different emotions and conflicting interests can get tied up in the process. My aim is to make the transition as smooth as possible and to help you see the process objectively. I will always look out for your best interests and when needed give my buyers and sellers the unvarnished truth even if it hurts (just a little) sometimes. I always ask my clients to do the same with me. It is a trust I don’t take lightly. I’m truly humbled when someone chooses me to represent their interests. I look forward to hearing about your wants and needs in a Real Estate transaction and collaborating on a plan of action to achieve your desired outcome.
Being that I was a recycled kid, I support adoption of all kinds including, rainforests, children and pets.
Even More About Me
I am a long-time member of the NW Eco Building Guild, Puget Sound Consumers Coop, and the Phinney Neighborhood Association. I get outdoors whenever I can, hopefully with my dog on a mountain trail. The greatest compliment I receive is when my clients refer me to their friends and family.
The National Association of Realtors, Green Designation
Certified Negotiation Expert
Certified NW Energy Star Agent
Built Green of King and Snohomish Counties Certification
North Seattle College Green Real Estate Certificate (First Cohort)
Green Real Estate Specialist Certificate
American Lung Assoc. Healthy Home Environmentalist Training
WA State Home Financing Commission First Time Home Buyer Instructor
A graduate of EMERGE Leadership Training
The National Association of Realtors Evergreen Award, for green and more sustainably built building. Education and marketing.
Seattle Magazine 5 Star Professional Award. Multi-year winner for the top 7% of Realtors in the region.
I encourage my buyer clients to do their own mini-inspections to be later verified by a professional home inspector. This saves them time, money and heartache by not falling in love with a home they can't possibly afford to fix.
I encourage my sellers to look at non-traditional buyers so all options of the home can be shown to it's best advantage. If you happen to own a green or eco-friendly home, I will market it so the buyers know the additional value of the home and it will be marketed to people looking for a home with those special features.
A dedicated REALTOR GREEN specializing in sustainable & conventional housing in greater Seattle. If you want someone out of the box, that's Kim. As a former contractor she sees beyond the finishes"