Nineteen years ago, following a career in the hospitality, fitness and bookstore industries in the U.K., @properties Christie’s International Real Estate luxury Realtor Kim Scott moved to the U.S., ready for change and eager to fulfill her sense of purpose and drive. “I loved how this got me out and about,” she recalls. “I had a lot to learn in a new country.”
Scott says that her biggest accomplishment has been going from not knowing anyone in the U.S. to deriving nearly all her business from friends and referrals, an evolution that has brought her the Top 1% award in both sales and volume in Chicagoland from the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors. A Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Scott attributes her success to her forward thinking and determination. “It’s a vibrant market,” she says. “You need to hustle.”
Scott believes that clear and concise communication is at the heart of every successful real estate transaction. Her up-to-date industry knowledge and years of experience allow her to make the buying or listing process an easy one for her clients.
Beyond her passion for her work, Scott is a global traveler. Her last trip (pre-COVID, of course) took her to Vietnam, where she backpacked from Saigon to Da Nang to Hoi An to Hanoi. She is also an avid runner, having twice qualified for the Boston Marathon and running 15 marathons in all. “I may be a retired runner,” Scott remarks, “but never say never.” And just when you thought she might have some free time, she also supports the Agape Orphanage in India, which helps poor children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic. She has been married for more than 20 years and has two children, Georgina (27), who lives in Sydney, Australia, and William (25), who is following his mother into Chicago real estate.