Hiring Kim was an Easy Decision
"We would like to provide a strong endorsement for Kim Kress. We recently worked with Kim for both the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home. Hiring Kim was an easy decision. Not only did Kim stay in touch with us for the past 20 years, but during that time she supplied expert input when requested, suggestions for resources when asked and proactively sent curated listings that met our specific criteria. Kim was the person we wanted on our team to navigate the complexities that come with buying and selling real estate. Kim has a long list of personal attributes that make her a stand out professional. Each was critical during our process.
-Positive can-do attitude. There were a few times where we really needed to stay focused on the goal and Kim helped us to do this.
-Attention to detail. Timelines, contract commitments, details are all essential and Kim was always on top of everything.
-Work ethic and proactive communication. It's hard to imagine that anyone is better than Kim in this regard!
-Top notch resources. Whether it's paint touch up at the last minute, a plumbing expert to lend an opinion or general contractor to come and do a complex job to meet the timeline, Kim was able to augment our resources during several critical junctures.
-Experience. We always felt this is Kim knew exactly what to do, no matter how challenging. In our minds, her experience and problem-solving abilities were invaluable.
Our approach to all the people we work with us to partner in a line with the very best. In the end, Kim secured the results we were seeking, all with the highest level of professionalism and unquestionable integrity."
-Bruce & Lisa
Kim goes above & beyond!
"Kim goes above and beyond! She does her research. She works hard for her client’s best interest. She is very knowledgeable on the area and the market."-Stacy
"Kim was able to help us find us our amazing new home during one of the craziest markets in history! She really took the time to understand our family and our needs when it came to finding us the perfect house and did not settle until we found "the one"! She is patient, professional, and makes sure that every detail is accounted for leaving no stone unturned in order to ensure a smooth buying and selling process! She and Brianne kept us updated every step of the way and they were always a step ahead so we never had to worry about any glitches that came up. Kim is relaxed and easy going but so extremely organized and we are so happy we were able to work with her. Highly recommend! Thanks Kim (and team)!" -Erin
Kim is the consulate professional.
Kim is the consulate professional. Three of her strong attributes were most helpful in recently selling our home; 1. Her vast knowledge of the local market, 2. Her marketing skills in presenting the property, and 3. Her deep experience and knowledge of the selling process.
All three came effectively into play during our sale.
Additionally, Kim is easy and very pleasant to work with, she is responsive (not sure how she keeps up with is all) and is quick to keep you informed.
We appreciated having Kim as our selling agent and would highly (and have several times) recommend her. -Annelies
You could not have a better advocate when selling or buying a house
"I just concluded the sale of a personal residence located in Lake Oswego using Kim Kress. This is the sixth time my wife and I have used Kim over the past 16 years and each time she has done outstanding work. Kim has tremendous knowledge of the area and excels at pre-planning your sale. She helped me find contractors to prepare the property, stage and price the property and based upon her pre sale work the property had 27 showings the first weekend and two offers above my asking price.
Kim also follows through to the very end. In this recent sale the buyers had a glitch at closing and Kim was there to make sure I was protected and that the new closing went smoothly. You could not have a better advocate when selling or buying a house. I recommend Kim unequivocally!" - Craig
Kim held my best interests in her heart throughout the process.
"Kim did her very best to help make the recent sale of my condo in the Pearl as smooth as possible. Her response time to my many questions or concerns was lightning fast! Most importantly, Kim held my best interests in her heart throughout the process." - Marianne S.
Kim is wonderful to work with.
"Kim is wonderful to work with. She has been by our side through 2 home sales and 3 purchases. Her extensive knowledge of real estate and the area helped us so much in making our decisions. When showing us homes, she and her team were always patient and willing to discuss the positives and negatives of the home. I truly appreciated that there was no rush or pressure to just pick a house. She knows how important this decision is and helps with each step. Highly recommend Kim." - Claudia
We are so lucky to have been connected with Kim for our relocation!
"My job transferred us from Florida to Portland. We are so lucky to have been connected with Kim for our relocation! Working with Kim was nothing short of amazing from start to finish! Kim Kres is known as one of the best realtors in the area. She was eminently knowledgeable of the neighborhoods, patient in gaining an understanding of what we were looking for, thorough in her research, close attention to detail, and very hardworking. Would we often come into town last minute, but she was willing to work early mornings, late nights, holidays, weekends and even throughout her vacation! She was truly vested in helping us find our perfect home. One of her best attributes is that Kim is a Portland native and therefore has a connection for everything! Once we decided on the area that we wanted to focus on, she would even find homes for us to see before they hit the market through her connections! Along the way she would point out areas with good schools, shopping, dog parks, children’s activities, and restaurants. She even contacted her resources to help my wife find a job too! Throughout the entire process, Kim conducted herself with utmost professionalism, dedication and dependability and therefore I would unequivocally recommend Kim!" -Andy P.
Kim's expertise and professionalism are unmatched.
"Kim's expertise and professionalism are unmatched. She's dedicated, responsive and thoroughly knowledgeable. She inspires confidence and is wonderful to work with. We have recommended her to everyone we know and look forward to the opportunity to work with her again!" -Deena and Caleb
A delight to work with
"Kim is just a delight to work with. Upon our first meeting, she quickly put together a plan which enabled us to find the buyer out there who would love our house. Within 2 months, we closed. She is diligent and hardworking, but at the same time, she maintains a calming and reassuring presence. We very much appreciated and enjoyed working with Kim." - Deb
If you truly want the best of the best, call Kim!!!
This review is MUCH too LONG overdue! My husband and I have worked with Kim for years, as has my sister, and mother. I will say upfront that we are very "high maintenance" clients, but Kim never made us feel like we had to compromise our vision or goals-- and she doesn't take the emotions (that are natural when buying or selling a home) personally. I cannot recommend Kim more highly-- and I typically never write reviews. However, words cannot adequately express how fantastic Kim is! Kim is the ultimate professional, and expert in this field. She and her team are available to you, as a buyer or seller, 24/7. She understands the current "crazy" market of the Portland-Metro area: she knows the "ins" and "outs" of every area of this region- be it "close in" neighborhoods or the suburbs; she knows how to avoid getting involved in a bidding war; how to WIN a bidding war (without overpaying), and fully understands the time demands and preferences of her clients. She fights hard for you, to get you what you want. She knows that closing a deal is not a 9-5 job- she is always available early morning, late night-- whatever we needed (due to our crazy work schedules, or the demands of the other party in closing our sale). She will give sage advice to help guide you through the difficult negotiating process, and is not afraid to say when she thinks it is a "good" offer/deal or a "bad" offer/deal. She has been in this industry so long that even with the typical unavailability of inspectors/tradesmen, we were always able to get whoever we needed at the home to get the work done to meet contract or closing deadlines. Kim will always be our agent and advocate when it comes to selling and buying homes, and we recommend her with ZERO hesitation. If you truly want the best of the best, call Kim!!! THANKS KIM!-- T&D Fujimoto
A tremendous asset
Kim is a lovely person and a tremendous asset to have at your side when it comes to buying and selling a home. She made the process of selling our home so easy and was there with us every step of the way. She knows this business and brings a level of professionalism and experience that is crucial. It was a joy to work with her and her assistant Brianne. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any and all of my friends and family. - Melissa L
The best in the business
Kim was wonderful to work with and definitely the best in the business. Working tirelessly until we found the exact right house! she was kind and easy to work with. arranged her schedule around ours. A true pleasure. Thanks again! - Kimmy H.
Kim is a truly professional realtor...
Kim is a truly professional realtor and she has her client's interest as her top priority. From initial client meeting, home search, inspection, and closing, her attention to detail is second to none. With her assistant Brianne, she answers your questions within hours not days! She is also a superb negotiator which translates to the best deal possible! -Jim D.
Kim and her team provided excellent service and went well beyond expectations at every step in the process. Their response time and willingness to go the extra yard was consistently high. There was never a feeling of being rushed and at all stages I felt complete trust and that my requirements were always at the fore.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Kim, I have moved multiple times and without a doubt this was the best service I have ever experienced. -Zion A.
Kim was instrumental...
Kim was instrumental in helping us buy our first family home and with a six-month-old baby in tow that is not always easy. From the moment we became interested in the house, Kim quickly formulated a game plan to see the property privately before the open house and put together a competitive offer that was ultimately accepted. We came away feeling as though we bought a house at a great value and considering we were able to secure the first home we looked at in today’s market is incredible. Her effective ability to communicate, stay organized and get things done, alongside her extensive knowledge of the Portland metro area are just a few of the reasons that we continue to trust Kim and have partnered with her on the purchases of two homes and the sale of another. She surrounds herself with an incredible team. Between Kim and her assistant, Brianne, you can be sure that the best effort will be put forward on your behalf. - Brian & Emily
A mere 'thank you' is really so inadequate
"A mere 'thank you' is really so inadequate... Your patience and attentiveness to first determine what we were really searching for, the caring and personal concern for our interests during the process of negotiation, and then finally the untiring follow through and professionalism you exhibited to make sure the closing was completed as we had originally agreed, made this experience a true reward. [We] were indeed fortunate to have you as our agent, and we are forever grateful to you… You truly have become a new friend, and a friend who we indeed cherish.”
- Terry and Karolee, former CEO, United Grocers
Everything we expected and more
“Kim is everything we expected and more. Thank you Kim! We really enjoyed working with you. Keep up the great work!”
– Dorothy and Mike
An EXTREMELY smooth process
"Kim recently helped me sell my sister's home and I must say, it was an EXTREMELY smooth process from beginning to end. First, Kim quickly assessed the most effective but cost efficient tweaks and updates to the house for best presentation. She then carefully mapped out a timeline for listing, with consideration to the season, price point of the house and current market trends. The end result was 4 very viable offers in the first 2 days of listing. Kim presented all offers along with a spreadsheet comparing details of the offers. This was such a helpful tool as I could easily compare apples to apples. I can't thank Kim enough. Aside from being an extremely savvy realtor, Kim made a very sad situation for me very doable. I could not have accomplished the process of selling my sister's home without such professional yet heartfelt support. I wholeheartedly recommend Kim and consider her the best realtor I have ever worked with."
Patience and diligence
“I really appreciate your patience and diligence in finding us the right home. You have done it twice… I know it would be in your self-interest too, but during all this interaction I have observed that you always keep my interest before yours and I really appreciate that.”
– Dr. Vivek
Kim saved the day
"Kim saved the day for us when we sold our house in Lake Oswego in 2013. The house had been on the market for several months with very little activity, but with Kim's advice on staging and promoting the property, we had a great offer and closed the sale in less than two months.
A few years later, Kim assisted us in the purchase of a condo in Portland's South Waterfront. We made an offer within a day of seeing the condo, and Kim expertly helped us navigate the back-and-forth negotiations involved in any real estate purchase. Again, the deal closed in a very timely fashion.
She has a terrific eye for design and detail and she is extremely competent, professional and easy to work with. We recommend her without qualification."
Thank you again
“My husband and I just wanted to say thank you again for everything. You made it very easy to get through this process.”
- Marc and Fran
An outstanding agent
“Ms. Kress was an outstanding agent; professional, extremely well educated in real estate. Also important to me, she was warm and caring – extremely nice lady. She truly went ‘above & beyond’ the call!”
I’ll never forget
“I’ll never forget your very major part in dealing with [our] house sale/move! Good memories…”
Fantastic at her job
“Kim is fantastic at her job. Great lady! Problem solving ++++!”
A Rare Gem
“Kim is such a great agent! A rare gem in her field.”
- Deb and Dave