She Offers Her Clients a Wealth of Knowledge & Expertise About Buying & Selling Real Estate. Meet Charlotte Real Estate Agent, Kim Grace
Q: Tell us what made you decide to have a career in Real Estate.
KG: After owning a residential construction company in Maryland for over 15 years my family relocated to Charlotte for my husband’s job. I completed my final project in Maryland while commuting from Charlotte and decided at that point the natural transition was to become a licensed agent in North and South Carolina.
Being home every night with my family is very important to me. My extensive construction knowledge as well as having worked with so many buyers during those 15 years made the transition very seamless. Homeownership has always been something I have been passionate about and there is no better feeling than handing a someone keys to their new home.
Q: Do you specialize in certain types of properties?
KG: Every client is different and has different needs in a home. Specializing in one type of property would not be of service to my clients. I have helped clients buy and sell all different types or homes, manufactured homes, town homes, condominiums, and single family homes in all price points.
Q: Can you share with our audience what Buyers & Sellers can expect when they work with you?
KG: Honesty & Patience. Whether helping clients to buy or sell, I always provide honest straight forward opinions of the property. I also fully understand that each person needs their time to come to their own decision. Some clients decide to buy the first property they see while others want to see houses for months before deciding which neighborhood and house are right for them. I never want my clients to feel rushed. I am fully committed to getting the best house for the best value for everyone my clients no matter how long it takes.
Q: How has technology changed the Real Estate industry over the years?
KG: There have been so many wonderful technology changes that have improved the Real Estate industry, electronic searches, 360 virtual tours, and drone photography to name a few. Most recently however, I have been using FaceTime on almost a daily basis. With so many new families relocating to the Charlotte area and the COVID-19 pandemic making it difficult for these families to travel I have been showing clients prospective homes via FaceTime. While virtual tours can give clients a good feel for the home being able to face time and answer questions about specific items of interest as I go through the home makes it a more comfortable experience for my clients. I have had a number of clients purchase a home off of a FaceTime tour and all have been very happy with their new home.
Q: If we interviewed all your past clients … what is one common word that comes up when they describe working with you?
Q: Can you tell us how you manage your work life balance?
KG: The work life balance is without a doubt one of the biggest challenges. The Charlotte market is strong and moves very quickly so it is important that I am available to my clients on a moment’s notice.
I am very fortunate to have a supportive family that understands that my schedule is constantly evolving. I am also fortunate to be on an amazing team, Best In The Carolinas ®. Our team of six full time agents is the number one Coldwell Banker team in both North and South Carolina. We are always available to support our teammates and their clients. This allows me to schedule family time when needed as I know my teammates will take care of my clients as if they are their own.
Q: What’s one lesson you’ve learned in your career that you can share with our audience?
KG: Always answer your phone! Communication is number one in the Real Estate industry. Building relationships though direct conversations rather than text messages is a must. I make a point to try to never miss a call. You never know who is on the other end, missing a call is missing a business opportunity.
Five Things About Kim Grace
1. If you could talk to one famous person past or present, who would it be and why?
Neil Armstrong- because being the first person to walk on the moon is just incredible and I can imagine the stories about the journey to get there would be inspiring.
2. What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to?
Deep sea fishing. I love boating and being on the water. Fish and seafood are my favorite dinners so the opportunity to catch your own dinner while out on the water has always been of interest to me.
3. If you were a superhero, what would your special powers be?
Flying. The Charlotte traffic can be difficult to manage at times. Being able to fly from one place to another would be a huge time saver.
4. What app can’t you live without?
As a mother of two teenagers Life 360 is my must have app.
5. If someone narrated your life, who would you want to be the narrator?
Dr. Seuss titled “Oh The Places You Have Been, The People You Have Meet, and The Houses You Have Seen”.