Always eager to share her wisdom and encouragement, Kim Kerbis puts heart back into real estate. Kerbis, vice president of brokerage services and managing broker at the @properties’ Goose Island office, has more than two decades of industry experience and a wealth of knowledge, designations and accolades to show for it. “This was my first year managing the largest office in the @ family, and I strive to keep the office running as smoothly and successfully as it always has,” she says. “My intention is that agents learn new skills, have fun and enjoy their careers despite any market challenges.”
Last year, in addition to transitioning to her new role at the Goose Island office, Kerbis earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation and was among the 12 agents chosen by the Illinois Association of Realtors for its leadership training program. She also completed her fifth year on the National Association of Realtors’ board of directors and was invited to join the board of the Chicago Women in Architecture Foundation, an organization founded by her mother in 1973. “I am excited to honor her legacy in this way,” says Kerbis.
As if that weren’t enough, last year Kerbis was featured on the cover of the Who’s Who edition of Chicago Agent magazine and sold a historic McCormick Row home on Chalmers Place in Lincoln Park. “I loved showing that home,” she says. “It was a great way to put a cherry on my year.”
Prior to her current role with @properties, Kerbis served both buyers and sellers in the downtown market with a focus on condos, single-family and multi-family units, and smaller boutique developments. Kerbis serves on the Chicago Association of Realtors’ Professional Standards Committee and is involved with the association’s ombudsman and mediation programs. She is an active fundraiser on the Francis W. Parker School board of trustees, as well as an avid tennis player, reader and moviegoer.
Of her approach to life and business, she says, “I am driven to succeed, driven to serve, driven to learn, driven to always try and do tomorrow better than yesterday.”