Kimmie Kim, CPA
Walnut Creek
1555 Riviera Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
CA BRE Number: 01499898

Additional Languages:
Korean, Spanish


Above & Beyond Service!

Thank you for visiting my website.

I want you to know my uniqueness does not stop with my name... I pride myself in providing above & beyond service to my clients and you can be confident that I will represent you with utmost professionalism, integrity, and effectiveness in handling your real estate needs. 


Real estate professionals often measure their success in numbers – number of transactions, dollar amount closed, number of clients – which I believe, is misplaced.  How do I measure success?  Simple.  Will the client choose me again?  If the answer is not a resounding ‘Yes!’, then I have not succeeded.  My core objective is to build long-term relationships, not transactional churn – a principle which I follow whole-heartedly.


The only way I can get your resounding ‘Yes!’ is to exceed your expectations with every facet of my qualifications


  • Attentive listener to your needs
  • A hard-nosed negotiator
  • Trustworthy & informed advisor
  • Dedicated partner
  • Respected/connected Realtor among peers


Thank you for consideration of me as your partner on this important journey.  Please drop me a line or call me any time at 415-377-6166.

My Services

  • Investment properties
  • Commercial or mixed use properties
  • Single family residential properties
  • Multi-family residential properties 
  • Condo/townhouse homes
  • SHORT SALES (Listings & Purchases, specializing in Wachovia,/World Savings/Wells Fargo, Bank of America/Countrywide Short Sales) 


Read what my clients say about me!

"Kimmie is the consummate pro! There was no doubt she always had my best interest at heart. She was on top of every aspect of the transaction from beginning to end." -Angelou Masters


"Kimmie Kim is AMAZING! I based my Agent selection off of the testimonials on each of their profiles, and it makes me happy to know that mine may be part of your decision to choose Kimmie Kim as your Agent. I honestly can't describe enough the amazing effort, professional approach, and (most importantly) kind and caring way she treated my Wife and I in our first home buying experience. We were very much the stereotypical first time home buyers, but Kimmie stuck with us every bit of the way. She answered every crazy question we threw her way, coached us through the entire process step by step (not just the close...She was there for every step in the search), and treated us more like friends than just clients. Her knowledge of the housing market, negotiation skills, and also her attention to our needs were very much appreciated. Several times she could have just 'made the sale' on a home, but she was always looking out for our best interests...holding out until the perfect house for us came along. When it did, she went well above and beyond to make sure we got the absolute best deal we could. It was a difficult process (bank-owned home and other issues made for a very complex deal), but she was on top of every detail on both her end, as well as managing the details with the seller and lender. Lastly, through her network of contacts and trustworthy referrals, she made sure we were set well in to a remodel and the move...staying with us well after the 'deal' was done to make sure our home would be just as we'd dreamed. Kimmie, thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for your excellent service, your dedication to making sure our housing dream came true, and most of all for your friendship through the whole process! :)" - Matt Steel

"Kimmie was able to get my house sold under the hardest of circumstances possible. Our home was a short sale that was on the market for almost a full year before we closed. This was not due to our agent, but to our lender who dragged their feet through the whole transaction. Kimmie pushed through all of the running around and extremely difficult loss mitigation department to get the paperwork we need to sell this home. She was a complete professional and I truly believe if we had any other agent our home would have fallen to foreclosure. Thanks Kimmie!" - Seller (Short Sale)

"Kimmie was very professional and completely up to speed with the current market conditions. She is super caring and a pleasure to work with. Would definitely work with her again!" - Sara Kang

"There is no other agent like Kimmie Kim. She is very responsive, professional and classy. We were involved in a bidding war with multiple offers on a foreclosure and Kimmie helped expedite the counter offer process by utilizing her unparalleled skills and tactics that only a skilled Real Estate professional could do. If you are looking for the BEST Real Estate Agent there is a reason Kimmie Kim is in the presidents club year after year, even in this down market. Best wishes and thanks again for all of your hard work dedication. Steve, Jun, and Kymberlee Dosch Very satisfied customers!" - Steve Johnson

"I can honestly say that if it weren't for Kimmie Kim, I probably wouldn't have been able to close on my new house. I have extremely high expectations for professionalism from those...I choose to work with and she exceeded them all. Kimmie did a great job helping me find just the right place, but my measure of professionalism is not when things go well but what happens when things go wrong. In my case, if anything could go wrong with the mortgage did...but Kimmie went way beyond the call of duty. The lengths that she went to keep things moving forward were nothing short of heroic. I am not too sure if anyone else could have pulled together what she did. She worked extremely hard and the results were amazing." - Buyer
"Kimmie Kim was amazing! She held my hand through the entire process, negotiating on my behalf to get me [a] $20k discount AFTER we had our offer accepted from an REO Bank: unheard of! She also has recommended and even completely handled booking the various vendors needed...I haven't dealt with Realtors(R) much, but from everyone I have spoken with, this is way beyond what people get from a typical agent. Thank you, Kimmie, for making my dream a reality!!!!" - Buyer

"Kim is a go-getter, energetic and to the point. The 4th house she showed was the buy! Great negotiator me 10k closing consideration... this girl knows her stuff." - Hans Mohring

"Ms. Kim was exceptionally helpful to me during the process of finding a home...She walked me through every single detail that I needed to know and made it easy for me along the way. ZipRealty should be proud of Ms. Kim as one of their employees and I'll definitely recommend her to my friends and relatives. Thank you" - Buyer 

"As a first time homebuyer, I felt at ease throughout the whole process. Kimmie is responsive and knowledgable. The timeline to close was very short and she helped keep me on track so that no surprises and obstacles got in the way to stress me out. She did such a good job that at the end it was anticlimactic. She is a valuable asset to ZipRealty. I had many questions and she addressed each one extensively. Kimmie was very easy to work with." - Ken Kung

"Voy hablar acerca de Kimmie. Ella es una buena agente de propiedad raiz. Es muy buena vendiendo casas y ayuda muchisimo a las personas. Doy gracias por haberla conocido. Senora Kimmie muchas gracias por ayudarnos a conseguir mi casa." - Jose Hernandez


"Kimmie turned out to be exactly the kind of agent we were looking for: Professional, friendly, patient, available at short notice, informative and above all we immensely appreciate her for allowing us take our time to make our own decision instead of trying to steer us towards one direction or another in order to close fast. We are very, very pleased with Kimmie." - Sertse Tesfaye

"Excellent, patience, approachable, fun to work with." - Buyer

"My first home purchase experience was the worst. I was dumped by my original agent who made an offer for someone else. My escrow officer requested the wrong HOA documents, so we were unable to clear two existing liens on the property before the closing date. Financial Title Company went under without any advanced notice when the liens were being removed, so we had to resubmit a lot of the paperwork, which delayed the closing date even more. I was homeless for about a week and had to put all my belongings into storage because I had already submitted a termination notice to my landlord. All in all, it had been a nerve wrecking experience. Fortunately, I had Kimmie Kim as my agent. She drafted an offer for me on the day we connected. She did everything in her power to rush all involved individuals, and made sure things followed through. Even though I was completely frustrated, she maintained calm and collected. Kimmie is extremely knowledge about the process and has been very informative every step of the way. She even got us moving and storage credit of $1,600 from the seller for the inconvenience of moving twice. This experience could have been a lot worse but Kimmie took care of everything and kept me informed about what was going on and what I needed to do. Kimmie has made this experience less stressful than what it could have been. Thanks!!" - Buyer 

"Kimmie was fantastic - very knowledgeable and responsive. She's great to work with!" - Liz Derr 
"As a first time homebuyer, I felt at ease throughout the whole process. Kimmie is responsive and knowledgable. The timeline to close was very short, and she helped keep me on track so that no surprises or obstacles got in the way to stress me out. She did such a good job that at the end it was anticlimatic. She is a valuable asset to ZipRealty. I had many questions and she addressed each one extensively. Kimmie was very easy to work with." - Ken Kung
"Kimmie is an awesone agent! Even though she has multiple clients, we felt like she was always available (even on vacation) to assist with every need. As a first time home buyer, this is valuable. We will work with Kimmie on our next purchase." - Alicia Tyson
"Kimmie has been a great help! She not only provided her expertise in the area, but she went out of her way to accommodate our needs when we had to scheduled the contractors to come and give us their estimates before the escrow closed. I would gladly recommend her to my friends." - Deb Park
"My agent is very very good. I was very very satisfied. Thank you so much." - Nam Seung Lee

"I am very happy about Kimmie and her work. I was totally able to trust and depend on her on my first home purchase. She was very helpful, made herself available for us when needed, and explained to me each step by step of complicated home purchasing process. Last but not least, she was a very pleasant person to work with. " - Buyer

"I'm very happy with the duplex I just purchased with the help of my agent. Kimmie did more than necessary to help me get a great deal on the property through constant negotiation with the seller/banks. I even got extra closing cost for some of the repairs." - Buyer
"Very professional, thorough, and was a pleasure working with Kimmie... she goes that extra mile for her client...." - Buyer
"She was amazing. Did everything I expected and a LOT more!" - Buyer
"Kimmie is a great real estate agent, especially in the difficult market situation. She patiently worked with us until we finally found the perfect house. It was always a pleasure to work with her since she is very knowledgeable, professional, friendly, understands the clients needs, and is not at all pushy. Her recommendations on contractors and loan officer were great. You can't go wrong with having her as your agent." - Victor Franco & Ana Garces F

"Ms. Kim was extremely easy to work with and was completely competent in all aspects of the purchasing process. She has a thorough grasp of the many details required to represent the buyers interest. She attended to the details of the counter offers very quickly and submitted them very quickly. In addition she made several very helpful comments as to the value of the property and even how it might be improved with only moderate effort. She was a pleasure to work from the first time we looked at the property, through the somewhat tense (for me) offer and counter offer stage till the close. I would recommend her to my friends and colleagues without reservation." - Buyer

"First I would like to say thanks to ZipRealty for having the foresight to hire Kimmie Kim. She is an asset to your company. To me, she is the ultimate professional. She has made my home buying experience one that I will always remember. She was there for me every step of the way, anticipating things and having such a great positive attitude about whatever negative situation we came across. Not only would I recommend Kimmie to my family members and friends as a great agent but, more importantly, as a great person. She made me feel like helping me buy my house and buying the right house was just as important to her as it was to me. I can honestly say that working with Kimmie was a pleasure. Thanks Kimmie for helping me find the perfect house. You have made me so very happy." - James Harris
"My agent is a totally professional person. She understood our needs, was patient and not pushy, courteous, adjusted to our scheduled in signing up the papers and scheduling the meetings with other parties, and went the extra mile with us. She provided her expertise before, during, and after the deal was closed. I and my family are totally satisfied and impressed by our agent. We plan to recommend her to other prospective buyers." - Buyer
"Kimmie Kim was great. She is knowledgeable, energetic, and tuned in to the needs and wants of her clients. If you appreciate working with an intelligent and well-informed real estate professional, I highly recommend her. You will not be disappointed." - Ed Shilinsky
"Kimmie is very kind, sincere, generous and sweet. She is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Even though we had never purchased a home before, Kimmie made the process seem easy and walked us through every step. As a CPA, she is very punctual, organized, and detail oriented...she made us feel comfortable and happy with our future home. I would strongly recommend her to our friends, and anyone looking to purchase a home." - John & Karen
"Kimmie has been awesome in helping us with our search for a home. She has been always accessible and replies to my inquiries as soon as possible. She is also a very pleasant person to work with. All of my family like her!" - Buyer

"Kimmie, you were awesome. On time with every one of our needs. Great communication and comment to our sale. Definitely recommend you to anyone I know. Thanks" - Shannon Burcham (Short Sale)

"We were very impressed by Kimmie Kim! We had many uncertainties going into the buying process. She was consistently pleasant, diligent, and professional. At every step along the way, Kimmie made sure we were comfortable with the process. I have highly recommended Kimmie to all of my friends and family!" - Ben and Eileen
"Kimmie Kim was extremely professional at all times yet gave us the attention that we needed." - Buyer
"This is my second time working with Kimmie and I think she is very profesional and a very nice person to work whith. Thank you." - Buyer
"Kimmie Kim is a personable, intelligent, and helpful real estate agent. She is responsible, responsive, available, and genuinely interested in the needs of prospective homebuyers. She makes the whole process of purchasing a home possible and exciting." - V. Lam
"Working with Kimmie Kim was a breeze! She handled the transaction very professionally, efficiently and courteously from our first phone conversation to our last email communications. Kimmie Kim displayed a high level of integrity and I look forward to working with her in the future." - Broker

"Kimmie trabajo duramente por nosotros, gracias a ella y sus recomendaciones pudimos conseguir el mejor prestamo para la casa y pudimos cerrar a tiempo. Ademas, la negociacion con el vendedor fue la mejor, puesto que pudimos obtener un mejor deal del que originalmente habiamos pensado. No dudaria en recomendar ampliamente a Kimmie con mis conocidos" - Oscar Trampe
"She was explaining everything what to expect from the day we meet her. She was helping us to find the house we like. She is excellent agent. " - Buyer
"Hey Kimmie, I just want to drop you a note to tell you how much we appreciate your service. We bought the home that we wanted and are absolutely in love with it. The smooth transaction and communication with the buyer made the whole home buying process a real joy – all thanks to you. We felt like you have been a friend throughout the time, negotiating for what we wanted and supporting us with services outside your scope of work. For all that, we are grateful and hope you will come celebrate with us at our house warming party." - Buyer

"Kimmie is energetic, personable, professional, knowledgeable and reliable. Kimmie helped us effectively bid on a highly sought-after home and complete a complex transaction. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with her.'" - Tammy Bankhead
"She was explaining everything of what to expect from the day we met her. She helped us find the house we liked. She is an excellent agent." - Buyer
"Kimmie was never pushy and so knowledgeable about the whole transaction! I would use her again and recommend her to my friends and family." - Buyer
"Kimmie was awesome!!! She made the buying process so easy. We looked at a lot of houses and she picked up on what we really wanted and what was important to us in finding the right home. And that is what she found us, a home not just a house. She is like one of the family now. Not spending time with her seems wrong. I feel kind of like I am losing a family member. I would talk to her at least once a day during the whole thing; she kept me updated on everything and let me know what to expect and what would be happening next. She stayed on top of everything and if I had a concern she would do whatever she had to, to get me satisfied. She is a wonderful agent!!! An A++++++ employee of ZipRealty." - Stacey Collett
"Kimmie did an excellent job on staying on top of things. She was very patient with me and my schedule and worked around it. She demonstrated strong overall real estate capability. She was very open to my ideas as a seller, addressed my concerns..." - Arron Smith 

"Kimmie Kim represented our interests in a professional and yet personal manner. She was conscious of our desires and showing the market values. In our purchase she was instrumental in the best purchase price. I will suggest her to represent my friends in their real estate needs." - Ken Dixon
"She is prompt and lets nothing prevent her from meeting her client's needs. She even contacted me several times while on a short vacation. She is very thorough and extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the real estate transaction that I was a party to. Recommend her highly." - Peter Sadow
"Kimmie is the best agent that we have ever worked with. She is very responsive and very knowledgeable. She is so helpful and made our transition very smooth. During our escrow closing, Kimmie was on vacation and yet she called us everyday to give us an update and make sure that everything was going smoothly. Thank you Kimmie, we can't do this purchase without you! " - Buyer
"When we wanted to look at houses outside Kimmie's area, she quickly set us up with another ZIP agent and stayed in touch with us and the agent to be sure we were getting what we needed. She stepped in to assist with negotiations and was very instrumental in sealing the deal on the house we ultimately bought." - Buyer


Other qualifications


U C L A - B.A., Economics/Spanish Literature
Listing Credentials Training Graduate


Short Sale Listing Expert (Wachovia, Bank of America, & etc)
Bay East Association of Realtors 2009 Achievement Club Masters Award
Bay East Association of Realtors 2008 Achievement Club Grand Masters Award
Bay East Association of Realtors 2007 Achievement Club Grand Masters Award
Bay East Association of Realtors 2006 Achievement Club Masters Award
President's Club - 2006 Q4; 2007 Q1 (GOLD), Q2 (GOLD), Q3 (GOLD), Q4 (PLATINUM); 2008 Q1 (GOLD), Q2, Q3 (GOLD), Q4; 2009 Q1; 2010 Q1 (GOLD)
2008 100% Club Member - Awarded for 100% Complete Customer Satisfaction in a quarter 


California Real Estate License
CPA - Certified by the State of California


National Association of Realtors
California Association of Realtors
Bay East Association of Realtors

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