Kim and Kristine are a smart and knowledgeable team. They optimized the sale of my home and were able to assist with any of my needs throughout the selling process. I have only great things to say about this experience.
Kim and Kristine are excellent at their work and they're super helpful and fun to work with as well. I would highly recommend them to home buyers and sellers.
If you're looking for the BEST of the BEST, then 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 expectations. We will continue to thank them and hold them highly regarded.
Kim & Kristine were amazing! As a first time home buyer, I had plenty of trepidations. They guided me through every step of the process and even helped me find an awesome Mortgage and Insurance Broker. Their knowledge of the market and locations was a huge asset! I will be recommending them to all my friends!
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.
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.
Kim and Kristine were absolutely fantastic! We needed a new home to work in for our non-profit organization, and they made finding it a breeze. They were very helpful and professional and found us a great deal. We had been very busy at the time, and couldn't have done it without their assistance. I would recommend them to anyone searching for a new home. Thank you, Kim and Kristine, for your services.
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.
I have known Kim and Kristine for about a year. They are honest, hard-working, and deserving of all of the success they have achieved. Their clients' interests are paramount, and they approach their work with energy and enthusiasm. I go to them often for guidance on matters that involve the purchase or sale of residential property and they are my "go-to" team when I have friends or colleagues who are looking for a realtor.
As first-time homebuyers, we went into our search knowing very little about what we were doing. Kim and Kristine guided us through the whole process. They were patient, knowledgable, and always available when we needed them. They have good relationships with other agents in the area (which very much helps), and they helped us find a home we really love!
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 within the process of buying selling of a home.
Kim and Kristine helped me buy a new home and sell my former home. They were professional, knowledgeable and diligent throughout the process. And even made it fun. I would use them again in a heartbeat. They were always available and willing to answer my questions, talk me off the ledge when I was freaking out about it all. And went the extra mile to make sure I was happy. That was important to me.
Kristine is one of the best agents I have ever worked with. She is a person of high integrity and ethics. I am new to CA and was looking to buy in a highly desirable area of West LA /Santa Monica. Kristine knows the market very well and knows what it takes to win in a very competitive environment. Due to her expertise, I was able to find exactly what I was looking for, but more importantly, won the bidding war. She made the process easier, always available to answer any questions and looked out for my interests all the time. I am a happy condo owner now.
As a Team what makes Kim & Kristine 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.
Having worked with Kim and Kristine on buying our first home (a condo in 2010) and just recently selling our home and buying a new one, I can say that I would recommend them without hesitation. Our first purchase was a short sale and they walked us through the entire complicated process. They held our hands the whole way. Having them work on both the sale of our condo and the purchase of our new home was a godsend. Everything was coordinated and they explained everything at every point. They worked hard to get us the best deals on both sides - and they did. We're extremely pleased with their service, demeanor and understanding of our circumstances.
It is impossible for me to say enough about Kim and Kristine. Their support through the entire process of selling our home in a very difficult situation and economic climate was incredible. They treated more like friends and family than the client. Their attention to every detail and every need was precise. Their knowledge of the market, climate and process enabled us to sell our home for its maximum and help us to save as much money as possible in the process. I cannot say more than my business was their business and I would use them every time and will recommend them to all of my friends.
Passionate, organized, relentless- these are only a handful of many positive words that describe Team Kim & Kristine. If you're looking for someone who will settle out of inconvenience, push an agenda, or unwilling to give you the honest bottom line up front, these aren't the realtors for you. Although I've had dealings with home buying and property management for over 10 years, I had yet to purchase a home myself. It was the right time for me to finally buy in a relatively competitive and expensive marketplace such as Los Angeles and I've never met a group of people as dedicated as Kim & Kristine's team. Having coordinated my efforts primarily with Kristine, she put together listings thoughtfully and strategically. This was probably based on the first conversation we had when I finally came to terms to dedicate myself to the home buying process; Kristine reciprocated instantaneously. In my opinion, she set aside a generous part of her day, both in and out of work, to arrange and negotiate listings in advance. I understood this took time out of her day as well as from other potential clients, but she simply replied that she "thrived" on this and treated all her clients with the same friendly professionalism. Kim & Kristine go above and beyond what's expected of a high-performing realtor. For example, my point of contention was with the loan company; despite being a large lender, both Kristine and I felt they were not providing the expected services. Kim & Kristine were unafraid to raise the issues, which resulted in the loan being processed through a supervisor expeditiously. Clearly, this diligence and effort were not in the contract yet they proceeded to ensure my best interests were addressed and met without question day in and day out. Without Kim and Kristine, I wouldn't have been able to close, own, and reside in my new home. It truly is a dream come true.
I wish I had more reasons to work with Kim & Kristine than just buying a house. If everyone was as prompt, professional and sweet as these two the world would surely be a more efficient and friendly place. They’re quite the duo. Kim focuses on sellers. Kristine focuses on buyers. That means we worked primarily with Kristine although Kim was present throughout the whole home buying experience. Kristine made herself completely available for every open house we went to. She was always free to answer our many questions about the process and pretty much held our hand from start to finish - from arranging a private viewing to connecting us to a great loan officer to setting up inspections to putting us in touch with contractors. Kristine knows the Westside housing market very well and I noticed she was well connected to the other agents. This proved to come in handy when it came time to make bids. She’d always do a little extra digging with the listing agent to make sure we made strong yet smart bids. In the end, we walked away with a home we’re proud to call “ours” in the neighborhood we fell in love with, without overbidding. I also found Kristine’s personality to be very well suited for us. She’s not pushy in the slightest and has an easy and casual nature. It was clear from the start she only had our best interests in mind. That’s exactly the kind of person you want on your team when you’re taking such a big life step. I can, without any reservations, recommend Kim & Kristine.
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 were 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 inevitable, 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 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.
I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Kim & Kristine! As a first-time homebuyer, I considered going with a budget broker since I figured all realtors are probably pretty much the same. HA! Now that I've been through the process I see how crucial it is to have an experienced, trustworthy, and responsive person on your side helping you navigate the deal. I worked primarily with Kristine, with Kim providing backup. (BTW I found this to be a great arrangement - Kristine always responded instantly but if she was out of town or something there was Kim to take over.) First off, while looking for a home Kristine was FAST in getting me showings. If you live in Venice/Santa Monica you know that well-priced properties get snapped up and Kristine would often have a private showing for me within hours. I noticed she is very well-connected with local realtors and often had an existing relationship with the seller's agent, I think that helped a lot in moving fast. When we ended up finding our dream home it was priced way above market value - this is a very sticky situation as we wanted to put in a bid that was much lower than list price without offending the seller. Kristine gave us good advice that clearly ending up paying off as we ended up paying about 150k below list. (Obviously, this was a unique situation with the property being overpriced to start with, Kristine isn't THAT much of a miracle worker!) Honestly, I was concerned that she would want to push us to bid higher since her commission depends on the final sale price, but that wasn't the case at all. She just gave us solid advice from her experience and let us make the call on what we wanted to do. Since I had never bought a home before I thought agreeing on a price would be the end of the process, but of course, there's still a month of escrow to go through after that. Kim & Kristine remained accessible and helpful during this process. Clearly, we were extremely pleased with how the whole process went and would definitely recommend them for a property on the west side. Oh, and they actually know how to use texting and email which we found was not the case for most people in this industry!
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