Kim Kerbis, a broker with @properties, is so adept at turning around hard-to-sell properties, she had one client go so far as to describe her as “magic.” But it’s her commitment to professionalism and a thorough understanding of Chicago’s Northside neighborhoods — from the South Loop to Rogers Park — that has fueled her 24-year career in the industry.
Her reputation for excellence has earned Kerbis not only a fast-growing referral network but also the admiration of her peers in the industry; she was named Managing Broker of the Year in Chicago Agent magazine’s 2019 Agents’ Choice Awards.
“I am honored that so many of my friends have become clients and that many of my clients have become dear friends,” she says. “Those client relationships are built on a friendly professionalism and experience informed by data, which allows me to deliver the most honest and authentic advice possible.”
As a Chicago native, her institutional knowledge of the city and her experience closing hundreds of deals in her career allows her to empower clients to achieve the perfect transaction, she says.
Kerbis is deeply entrenched in professional organizations, serving on numerous committees at the Chicago Association of Realtors, including the Finance Committee, Grievance Committee and the Forms and Contracts Committee. She also is a member of the Board of Directors for the Chicago Women in Architecture Foundation.
Her work in professional organizations helps the industry thrive as well as her clients, she explains. “I have an excellent reputation in the industry, which helps my buyers because other agents know that my clients are ready, willing and able to purchase and are fully pre-approved; and it helps my sellers because buyers’ agents know that we are priced to the market and the property is fully prepped for sale.”
The final result of those efforts, she notes: “Agents know that I will do whatever I can to complete a successful transaction.”