Kim grew up on the Texas coast near Galveston where her family has settled for many generations. While she was working toward her degree in Pre-Law, she went to work for a Houston law firm thinking that she would work and go to law school, eventually. Her experiences as a clerk and paralegal proved to her that the legal field was definitely not her calling. Keen observations of her strengths and sage advice from her office manager propelled her into a successful career in sales. She got married and because she and her husband had visited friends and family in the Hill Country, they made the decision to buy some land, build a house and raise a family in Wimberley. It was a great decision.
“I got my real estate license at the request of my husband who, as a builder, was planning to buy, upgrade and flip houses,” she laughs, “to this day, we haven’t flipped a house.” That’s because they’ve both been busy. Real estate turned out to be her calling and her knowledge of the building process has proven useful time and time again. “In our area, people are often looking at raw land, and plan to build,” she says, “it’s nice to have the background knowledge to share with my clients.”
She believes wholeheartedly in providing each client with all of the information they need to make informed decisions. “We have a unique and eclectic market out here in the Hill Country. We don’t have many tract homes or large subdivisions. Most homes are custom, so floor plans and features vary widely,” she says. She believes that there is no room for preconceived ideas about what her clients want. Asking questions and listening closely have become honed skills and her clients acknowledge their value. “Kim brought the perfect buyer for our home. It sold much more quickly than we anticipated. She did such a great job pairing her buyers with the perfect home for them, so we asked her to help us find a new house. She asked very specific questions, was very responsive and highly ethical. She put herself in our shoes and would not stop until we found the place. We couldn’t be happier.”
Kim and her family love Wimberley and cherish the small town feeling. “The big floods brought out the strength and love in this community. There’s no place we’d rather raise our four kids.” When she’s not working (“when’s that?” she laughs) she enjoys watching the wildlife on their property and her children’s many activities.