“Transforming Lives One House at a Time.” Five simple words, yet such a powerful life philosophy for lifelong Bay Area resident Kim Cleghorn. Anyone who knows Kim will tell you she certainly “goes beyond” in everything she does. Whether it’s devoting three months of her life to earning her yoga teacher certification in Hawaii or pushing her physical endurance to the limits in bodybuilding competitions or helping her clients as a longtime leading businesswoman, Kim approaches each new challenge with this bold mindset and never settles for the status quo.
As far back as she can remember, Kim has always demonstrated an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and growth. Her desire to constantly learn and improve is matched only by her youthful energy. This powerful combination led her to earn two bachelor’s degrees as well as her MBA in Finance. But to Kim, the diplomas aren’t nearly as important as what the continual growth they represent. “The term ‘metamorphosis’ has a very important meaning in my life,” Kim says. “I feel like my life is constantly unfolding and reinventing itself. I always want to go beyond – beyond whatever challenge is set before me.”
Working with Kim during our Bay Area home search was both insightful and reassuring. In the competitive Oakland market, having a guiding hand is essential, and Kim provided that with clarity and professionalism. Kim’s knowledge of the local market was evident. She gave us concise overviews of various neighborhoods, helping us understand price points and property dynamics. This wasn’t just general advice, but came from her rich experience in the field. One of Kim’s standout qualities was her balanced approach. She highlighted the positives of each property, while also being forthright about any potential concerns. Her prompt responses to our inquiries were always appreciated, ensuring we never felt in the dark. The home buying process involves intricate steps, from initial offers to inspections and final closing. In each of these stages, Kim’s expertise was palpable. Especially during negotiations, her strategic approach was instrumental. Not only did she ensure that our offers were competitive, but she also meticulously managed the post-offer phase, handling contingencies and coordinating inspections. With such complexities in home buying, having Kim’s guidance made the journey more navigable and transparent. For anyone in the Bay Area seeking a knowledgeable and level-headed realtor, Kim is an excellent choice.
Dipankar Dutta (Buyer)