Kim Cleveland, Broker Associate / Realtor®
El Cerrito Office
7502 Fairmount Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
510-526-8692 home office
510-542-6767 cell phone
I have always followed simple principles: honesty and integrity.
I’ve lived in Albany over 30 years. I’ve been in real estate since 1992. Before that I was an accountant with Chevron Corporation for 10 years. My real estate started with Coldwell Banker in Berkeley where I quickly became a top producer and their Albany Sales Leader (It was easy because I love Albany). In 2008, I moved to Marvin Gardens closer to my home. Approximately 90% of my business comes from referrals of past clients.
I have a simple rule: I always place my client’s interests first before mine, I try to minimize their expenses by giving a free advice for remodeling, painting, cleaning and even basic staging (I always have managed to helping all of my previous listings except one). In order to understand clearly, I always put me in client’s shoes. I’m happy and ready to help who is seeking for a best real estate agent. My reward: a notebook full of client referral letters and clients who became good friends.
I am a patient listener who can clearly identify your individual needs. I’m a creative negotiator who can create “win-win” outcomes to both bring and keep people together to make a successful transaction. Many people have told me that I have great personal skills.
I have experience in all types of markets. In 1992 when I started, a number of clients were “upside down” in their properties, that is, they owed more that their current appraisal. I’ve also been successful when 12 or more multiple offers were common.
I’ve been told that I’m a multi-talented person: I’m a licensed acupuncturist, and in my spare time I enjoy cooking, ballroom dancing, sewing my own clothing, practicing piano and gardening.
I look forward to talking with you.
My Client’s Comments
Kim helped us find a nice Montclair home although our price range was quite modest for the area. She has the ability to define an objective and pursue it with tenacious resolve. Kim’s role during the negotiation process was key to its successful conclusion. S. L., Montclair
Kim found us the property that was right for us although we had not accurately described it. We were impressed with both her intelligence and intuitiveness. She was a joy to work with.
L.W & T.W., Berkeley
You kept us from becoming discouraged during what at times was a frustrating experience. Your professionalism relaxed us and you helped us find our dream home. R.W. Albany
Kim was very diligent and creative in her strategy for us to obtain an offer for our house above what we had hoped. We recommend Kim to anyone who seeks the service of an excellent professional realtor. B. & E.B, El Cerrito
Kim found us our perfect home by getting to know us, our tastes, being very knowledgeable of the market and consistently updating us with new information. We believe we would still be in the market for a home if we had not met Kim. L. & T.L., Richmond
We live in Japan but Kim sold our Berkeley property. She suggested renovation plans and kept us updated, as the house was made ready. The selling price was way above and beyond our expectation and imagination. She is through, professional, and personal. Should we move back to the Bay Area, she’ll be the first one we call. J. & P. Z
Kim established trust with me the first time I met her. Kim is one of the best real estate professionals I’ve worked with S. W., El Cerrito
Kim has a knack for finding out exactly what a buyer likes and does not like, sometimes even before the buyer knows. No matter what the question or problem, Kim will go the extra mile to find the perfect house for the buyer. S.P., Albany
We were very impressed with how greatly she handles stressful situations in selling our house in El Cerrito. It makes her very trustworthy and impressive to work with. We would use her for our future needs and recommend her to our friends. P. & C M. El Cerrito
Kim is the best and caring agent we had in looking for a home for 6 years. Other agents gave up because I was hard to please. Kim listened and was persistent in finding us the exact home we needed. I’ll always be grateful to Kim for finding us our first home. N.F., Albany
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