Kim Kerbis, the new Vice President of Brokerage Services and a managing broker at @properties, prioritizes honesty and integrity above making a quick sale. “I’m not afraid to give clients my opinion about a property,” she says. “I really want buyers to be happy in their new home long-term, and I want sellers to present their home in the best possible condition.”
Specializing in condos, townhouses and single-family homes on the North Side of Chicago, Kerbis has worked with both buyers and sellers over her 21-year career. But in her new role as managing broker of @properties’ largest office, Kerbis will be shifting her focus to the success of the brokerage’s agents under her charge. “Growing a business that already has more than 400 agents will be my goal and greatest challenge this year,” she says, adding that in 2017, her office closed over $1.5 billion in sales. “I am super excited to share my knowledge and experience with the next generation of real estate professionals… and we will have some fun, too.”
Kerbis was named one of Chicago’s Most Influential Residential Real Estate Brokers by Crain’s Custom Media in 2018 and earned one of the 12 spots in Illinois Realtors’ leadership training program. In the past year, she also completed mediation and ombudsman training at the Chicago Association of Realtors.
Kerbis is a member of Illinois Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, as well as a Certified Negotiation Expert and an Accredited Buyer Representative. She has also received the Graduate, Realtor Institute designation.
Prior to becoming a broker, Kerbis was the director of student services at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Continuing to play a role in education, she was recently named to the Francis W. Parker School board of trustees, where she focuses her efforts on fundraising for the school’s scholarship fund.
Outside of her career and her community involvement, Kerbis enjoys playing tennis, hiking and traveling. Her interests also include architecture, film, photography and literature.