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Most of Kimberly's recommendations on this site are from clients that are really happy with the service that she provides, and rightfully so.

I am a local lender that has worked with hundreds of agents on a transactional basis, and have worked with Kimberly as well. I think this gives me a unique perspective, with a unique view of a "cross section" of San Diego Real Estate Agents.

I would say that in terms of realtor quality, there is an 80% vs. 20% split. In other words, 80% of realtors are just OK at best, and 20% are good. And there is a HUGE difference working with the top 20% versus the bottom 80%. The experience is entirely different.

Kimberly I would say is in the top 20% of the top 20%. She is one of the best agents I have worked with in 10 years. She truly cares about her clients, she is a PRO at negotiating on behalf of her clients, and what is really refreshing is that she always advises her clients in a way that is consistent with their best interests.

Daniel L.

If you are looking for a hard working, knowledgeable, never give up Realtor, Kimberly is your agent. One of the smartest, hardest working agents I have ever worked with. Has always been fair and honest. Give her a call for sure if you are looking to buy or sell a home in San Diego County.

Steve W.

Kimberly is the perfect blend of a professional Real Estate Agent and supportive friend in the buying/selling process! She sold our house at nearly bottom of the market when seemingly nobody else could. She also helped us find the perfect house and negotiated through all bumps and hurdles of buying a foreclosure in a tough lending market including daily if not hourly phone calls to the selling agents. She really listens to what you're looking for and in fact talked me out of a house she didn't think would meet our needs in the long run (which she was right). I've never met another agent who cared more about her clients versus collecting a commission. I have recommended Kimberly to all of my friends and family looking to buy/sell property and based on both their and my experience would do it again over and over.

Amy W.

As my first home purchase is nearing the finish line, I can now take a quick look back at the process.

When I first met Kimberly, she had me fill out a quick questionnaire. Standard questions about the house that I was looking for, but also little questions like, "do you want me to text message you new information?"

I can say that Kimberly is on top of things 110%. I never waited more than a few hours for an email back and usually my texts were responded to in minutes. I never felt that Kimberly was more than a phone call away at any time.

I was not all that nervous about the process. I have an uncanny ability to see something and quickly weigh my options and make a decision. What I was nervous about was all the associated procedures in house buying like the escrow process and all the paperwork. Kimberly provided me with a binder that had all the answers, but more importantly told me, "If you don't want to read it, you don't have to because we will go through every piece of paper in person and I will explain everything." She's not lying. She knows her paperwork very well and does a great job of explaining everything I was signing.

As I stated before, we're nearing the home stretch, and I cannot express how happy I am with Kimberly's services. She has treated me with the utmost respect and has made sure that I was fully comfortable with every step of the process. It's been a pleasure!!

Matt K.

Kimberly is an experienced agent that negotiates well for her clients; she is determined to get them the best property at a fair price.  I have worked with her for over a year and would recommend her services...especially to the 1st time home buyer.  Sit down for her initial consultation and you will know what I mean... Honest, patient, and informed are just a few descriptive words to describe her service.  Putting the clients interest before hers, now that is an agent I want on my team!

Brian S.

My partner and I closed on a house Thursday after a 4-year search! We moved to San Diego when housing prices were at their peak and ran into Kimberly at several open houses in our North Park/Mission Valley neighborhood. She gave us great advice about other neighborhoods to consider, the real estate market, and answered questions from "What is Mellow Rooz" to "Is it normal to have termites?" She was a great guide to the unique California house-buying process.

Kimberly was also incredibly patient as we had to call off our house hunt for many months when I was between jobs. She kept in touch without ever making us feel pressured, and was incredibly helpful in sending appropriate listings as our search criteria changed, and being able to show us desirable homes on short notice.

When we finally made an offer, Kimberly helped us greatly. We were one of six offers, and with her help, had our bid accepted and negotiated a good deal. The listing agent had a tough reputation, but Kimberly held her ground and really earned the deal. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home in San Diego. We got a great house we can afford, and could not have had a better Realtor in our corner. Kimberly made the experience positive, fun and I can't imagine working with a better agent.

Nicole V.

I am not even sure where to begin...As a first time home buyer doing it on my own (with high standards, but working within a tight budget), I was in search of the real estate agent who would work best with me, when I randomly found Kimberly's info on a flier. She invited me in for a first meeting at her office, in which she told me to block out a few hours if I really wanted to learn about the home-buying process. In that 3-hour meeting, Kimberly patiently explained everything to me from start to finish (I learned what a short sale really meant that day!), and she showed me sample documents and a time-line of what to expect step by step (all organized in a binder I got to keep - an amazing resource!). I left feeling more confident than ever about my decision to move forward in purchasing a home, and I knew Kimberly was a great match for what I was looking for in an agent. Within 3 short months, Kimberly worked with my schedule and showed me many properties. Upon viewing some of them, I would say with some hesitation, "This could work for me I guess," and she'd take me by the arm leading me out of the property, explaining to me that she was not going to let me "settle" for a "just OK" home, when she knew we could find one that I would be truly excited about. That's integrity, truly looking out for me, not just trying to make a sale. She had relentless energy and patience (I had sooo many questions along the way) with me through the entire process. Then the day came when I told her I was really excited about a short sale advertised. She jumped on it and said we couldn't waste any time going to take a look because it could go fast. She immediately established great rapport with the selling real estate agent, which was essential in the bidding process (I was up against an all cash offer). Kimberly came through when I needed her, and I am writing this review from my cozy home, a short-sale which closed in record time. I have heard some real estate agents won't even look at short sales because they can be a waste of time. Kimberly puts her clients' needs first, and will go above and beyond to help you find and close on your perfect home. I have since referred 3 other friends to Kimberly, and they have all closed with her as well with great satisfaction (another one of her Yelp reviews is my referral!). I will continue to refer anyone looking for a quality, professional, HIGH-ENERGY, and experienced real estate agent. She will not disappoint you! In addition, Kimberly started making donations to my charity of choice (Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County) for each referral I made to her, and now she is making a $100 donation for EVERY home she closes on. That demonstrates her passion for giving back to her community and helping a worthy cause and worthy children with every sale. Kimberly rocks!!

Amy B.

My wife and I contacted Kimberly based on reading the Yelp reviews and were not disappointed. From the moment we reached out to her, we received a responsive, professional communciation. This same communication continued through the entire process of buying our home. She is incredibly knowledgeable in the process and negotiating strategies. She brought a unique eye to our search and helped point out things about houses we were looking at we hadn't noticed or overloked. Kimberly got to know us and our likes, which in the end assisted us with purchasing the perfect property for us. We were looking for a unique property and she stuck with us until we found the perfect house. She was great with answering any and all questions and researched issues timely. Kimberly is very easy to work with making this process a great experience purchaisng our home.

We had a great experience working with Kimberly and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to our friends and family and will for sure use her for our future real estate needs!

Sean U.

Kimberly has verve! She is a real force in the San Diego real estate world. I am truly grateful for her expertise, her tenacity and her tireless energy - just try to keep up! Her approach is well thought out, organized and clear. She sat down with me, a complete newbie in the market, never having been a home owner before, and she went over both of our expectations, and discussed our strategy. She hit the ground running and maintained a relentless pace of research, viewings, analysis of properties. She was completely involved in the process, offering her opinions regarding possible issues, and was unflinching in her estimates of potential repairs, costs and downfalls. I was pretty overwhelmed at some points, and having had no experience I was able to trust her - and that paid off in dividends! She got me in to a charming condo in La Jolla! She was professional but fierce dealing with the selling agent. She really worked the situation in my favor and the end result is a successful and timely close of escrow resulting in home ownership for me! She did recommend a lender and he has been another star asset on my real estate team. I have had such a positive experience because of these people! They worked for my benefit, they kept me informed, they were always available for questions and issues and guided me clearly. Her lender is Daniel Lehman at W J Bradley and I'll put a yelp review on him separately. I really feel like I got the A-Team on my side! They have all been so helpful, but with warm, ample personality. I really felt like I was dealing with friends. I will earnestly recommend Kimberly to anyone serious about finding the perfect home. Kimberly, her assistant Mike Danzis and Daniel not only do their jobs with aplomb, and obviously love what they do, but they never treated me like a customer or a stranger, they knew me, they treated me like a friend and I really appreciate that approach. Not only professionalism and courtesy, but honesty. If I'm ever in the market again, they'll be my team again!

Michele P.

My partner and I closed on a house Thursday after a 4-year search! We moved to San Diego when housing prices were at their peak and ran into Kimberly at several open houses in our North Park/Mission Valley neighborhood. She gave us great advice about other neighborhoods to consider, the real estate market, and answered questions from "What is Mellow Rooz" to "Is it normal to have termites?" She was a great guide to the unique California house-buying process.

Kimberly was also incredibly patient as we had to call off our house hunt for many months when I was between jobs. She kept in touch without ever making us feel pressured, and was incredibly helpful in sending appropriate listings as our search criteria changed, and being able to show us desirable homes on short notice.

When we finally made an offer, Kimberly helped us greatly. We were one of six offers, and with her help, had our bid accepted and negotiated a good deal. The listing agent had a tough reputation, but Kimberly held her ground and really earned the deal. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home in San Diego. We got a great house we can afford, and could not have had a better Realtor in our corner. Kimberly made the experience positive, fun and I can't imagine working with a better agent.

Nicole V.

As a first time home buyer there are many unforeseen issues that come with purchasing a home no matter how hard you try to educate yourself. Having a knowledgeable agent like Kimberly made all the difference for me. The San Diego housing market is not always an easy one to get into - especially in these tough economic times where one must navigate through short sales and foreclosures more often than traditional sales. Kimberly not only demonstrated an impressive work ethic, she was extremely patient and took the time to offer explanations and support at every point of the purchasing process. I truly cannot express enough gratitude and praise for this agent! I will undoubtedly seek Kimberly's expertise in any future real estate endeavors.

***If you are looking for an honest and dedicated agent who will make you feel comfortable through the entire home purchasing process, you cannot go wrong with Kimberly Schmidt ***

Andrea R.

Where has Kimberly been for all my other purchases!! She single-handedly grabbed this multiple offer deal for me through her negotiating skills and experience. We had a lot of competition on this tri-plex and after a couple of calls between her and the listing agent, the place was mine. She is also a ton of fun to be around. As long as I am in San Diego she will be the only agent I will use. I have worked with many over the years, and none of them have proven themselves like she has!

Adam S.

Kimberly just helped my wife and I close the sale of our first home. We owned a condo in the Mission Valley area and within three days of listing it we had received multiple offers, we ended up accepting a cash offer for above asking price and we were able to go into escrow and close with no issues at all.

Kimberly makes it so easy and takes care of everything, she set up the professional photographer to take photos of our place, is very responsive via email, text and phone, and is all about complete transparency and disclosure. She did a great job of keeping us in the loop, which we very much appreciated and does a great job communicating with agents representing potential buyers. She also went out of her way to make sure we understood the whole process and got what we needed from all parties involved.

Having a trustworthy and professional agent was very important to us and that is exactly what you get when working with Kimberly. I would recommend her to anyone of our friends and will definitely be using her again in the future.

Andrew T.

Let me just say Kimberly is Great! Extremely professional and knowledgeable. I have used several agents in the past and Kimberly exceeding my expectations in every regard. If your looking to sell your home I would highly recommend her and her agency...she delivered!!

Scott H.

When in the market for a property here in San Diego, my husband and I chose Kimberly Schmidt as our realtor based on her client testimonials, which were dead on.  She is professional, dedicated, and very friendly.  We have put off buying a place for now, but as soon as we decide to buy again we will use her services again.  Highly recommended!

Cyndia R.

My Fiance and I recently closed on a 4 bedroom in Encinitas, and the process couldn't have gone smoother! Kimberly was fantastic all the way, from guiding us through the initial phase of looking for houses, to placing offers, to escrow and closing - we wouldn't have been able to do it without her.

She is definitely going to work her hardest to get you the house, but that's not the best part. Once you have an offer that is accepted, she will make sure closing goes as smooth as possible. She is very responsive and gets back to emails within the hour. Also, she fought tooth and nail for the house we got, and without her help we would have been priced out of the area. If you want a realtor who will get the job done and get you the best deal with the house you love, this is your girl. :)

Colin C.

We're finally sitting down to write this review after the first week in our lovely new home. Nothing about the transaction that brought us to this house seemed easy, especially because we were first-time buyers. We encountered protracted negotiations with the seller, a negotiations redux when it came to the repairs list, and finally a completely unexpected, last-hour snafu with our mortgage financing. In what was a long and taxing process, Kimberly was the perfect agent who held our hands and counseled us through the whole stressful thing.


She is detail-oriented, exacting, direct, assertive, and professional; we saw all these aspects of her professional demeanor as she consistently and competently negotiated with the sellers' agent at every step, went to extraordinary lengths to keep our deal alive, and ultimately made sure that we were able to buy our house. I infrequently think that service providers are "Woohoo! As good as it gets!," in Yelp parlance, but Kimberly is that, and more. We were so grateful to have her in our corner; she is truly a superior agent.

Thanks, Kimberly!

Rebecca I.

After accepting a job in another state, my wife and I were desperate to sell our house. We interviewed a number of realtors before deciding on Kimberly. The other realtors seemed to be telling us what they thought we wanted to hear. Kimberly, however, told us what we needed to hear, even if it wasn't pretty. In the end, our house was only on the market for 4 days before we were in escrow, and sold it for more than we were expecting! Kimberly is candid, professional, tough, and knowledgeable of the real estate market trends. She will fight to get you the best deal possible. She was constantly in touch with us, communicating and explaining things every step of the way. Now that we are back in the market to BUY, we find ourselves wishing Kimberly could help us. With Kimberly as your realtor, you will not be disappointed!

Alexis S.

During our first meeting with Kimberly, it was clear that she is a highly skilled and experienced real estate professional. As first time home buyers, we needed guidance every step of the way. Kimberly provided us with the support and gave us the knowledge we needed to get through this complicated process smoothly. We will definitely use her services in the future and recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home.

Mary P.

When in the market for a property here in San Diego, my husband and I chose Kimberly Schmidt as our realtor based on her reviews here on Yelp which were dead on. She is professional, dedicated, and very friendly. We have put off buying a place for now, but as soon as we decide to buy again we will using her services again. Highly recommended!

Cyndia R.

A first time home buyer will have a lot of questions -- Kimberly can answer them. In fact, on the first day we met, I was given a big binder. It was a crash course on "House Buying 101." It was very thorough and assured me that I am working with a true professional. I've told her many times, that she has a very difficult job dealing with home buyers (and sellers). The process can be long, difficult and emotional. Kimberly handles it wonderfully and with poise. She's also a much-appreciated straight shooter.

Teresa S.

My wife and I recently sold our house through Kimberly, and have to give her the highest accolades for professionalism, integrity, patience and understanding. It was an extremely stressful time for us, since in addition to selling our house, we were making an international move (to Canada) as well as dealing with the immigration process for me, and trying to find a place to live in Canada. From the first phone call and visit, Kimberly presented a clear and thorough explanation of the process, the market trends, the plan for preparing and presenting the house, etc. She had a wealth of ideas for us to utilize, and we worked together to implement the plan.

There were times when we were nearly overwhelmed by the stress, and Kimberly weathered all of the frustration we expressed with a calm and presence that was absolutely reassuring to us. She was able to keep our "eyes on the prize" through the whole process, and we ended up getting an offer above our asking price within days of the listing. The closing process went as well as could be expected, and we have now nearly completed our relocation to Canada.

Craig F.

Kimberly is an experienced agent that negotiates well for her clients; she is determined to get them the best property at a fair price. I have worked with her for a over a year and would recommend her services... especially to the 1st time home buyer. Sit down for her initial consultation and you will know what I mean... Honest, patient, and informed are just a few descriptive words to describe her service. Putting the clients interest before hers, now that is an Agent I want on my team!

Brian S.

Kimberly is wonderful! As another person in the real estate industry, I can definitely say she is a pro and a pleasure to work with.

Audrey B.

Let me just say Kimberly is Great! Extremely professional and knowledgeable. I have used several agents in the past and Kimberly exceeding my expectations in every regard. If your looking to sell your home I would highly recommend her and her agency...she delivered!!

Scott H.

Kimberly supported us as a buyers agent for a three month house search. This was not the easiest time to buy a house -- due to depressed home prices, there was limited inventory and many offers for the most desirable houses. Kimberly's flexibility in meeting us for impromptu house showings was critical to our being able to get offers in sellers' hands quickly.


The agent on the other side of the deal we ultimately consummated was not pleasant, but Kimberly did her best to cut through the red tape being imposed on us and worked hard to secure concessions in timing from the seller to make escrow work for us.

And most important of all - when you go with Kimberly, she is not a lone wolf -- she has an excellent relationship with one of the better mortgage brokers that we encountered. Between Kimberly and the finance guy she set us up with, we had a true professional team representing us.

Robert M.

We were SO fortunate to have had Kimberly as our realtor. When we started looking for a home, we were not certain what exactly we wanted, how much we could afford to spend, or how to go about trying to find something. Kimberly was remarkably thorough, professional, patient, and thoughtful. She walked us through the process, had a long meeting to tell us both what we could expect from her, and to get a better idea of what we were looking for.

Despite all the talk of a "buyer's market", we found it was anything but - there is a lot of competition for moderately priced houses in good, walkable neighborhoods. Kimberly was great about showing us anything we even vaguely wanted to see, and being able to point out pluses (and minuses) of properties that we would not have noted on our own. And when it came down to dealing with sellers - she was absolutely perfect! She was simultaneously firm yet reasonable, and I have absolutely no doubt that without her we would never have gotten the incredible house we are now moving into. She knows the market, she knows the neighborhoods, and she knows how to make people comfortable. We really could not be more impressed.

One final note - she also donates to (and participates) in Big Brothers/Big Sisters - nice to know that she is not just a great realtor, but a great person!

Thanks Kimberly!

Drew T.

Kimberly is very professional, responsive, and accommodating.  She tried to understand what we were looking for before taking us out on a tour of the town.  We got lucky and found a place the first day, and thanks to Kimberly, less than a month later, we are done with the whole process which wasn't easy.  I would certainly recommend her to anyone looking for a place in the SD area.

Tanya R.

Kimberly is a top-notch real estate agent. Back in February, my wife and I decided to sell our house in San Diego, which we were renting out at the time. We were living in Philadelphia, so getting this done was a big challenge. Kimberly took care of EVERYTHING. From dealing with our property manager, to lining up all the contractors/cleaners to get the house ready to show, to dealing with the local utilities, she handled everything for us in a very professional manner. She also set up electronic signing for all of the documents so that we wouldn't have to deal with faxes and overnight mail. We ended up with three offers and just closed at the end of June. I couldn't be happier with our choice of realtor and highly recommend Kimberly.

Richard L.

Kimberly is AWESOME. A coworker of mine recommended her to me and I couldn't be happier. I was looking for something with a low price point, (160K) and she made the process of buying a home as painless as possible. We looked at a few places and as soon as I walked in my home I knew I had to have it. She got my offer in 3 minutes before another that would have netted the seller more money. She worked hard during escrow and even smoothed out some bumps during the escrow process.

Thanks Kimberly!

Liz F.

My wife and I just finished buying our first house with Kimberly, and though we haven't bought before, our experience with her was absolutely as good as it gets! We had several problems through the escrow process that were out of our control and Kimberly handled all of it and kept us up to date with what was going on. On our initial meeting, she listened to what we were looking for and found properties that met our needs... I don't feel we were wasting our time at any of them. She answered all of our questions (which, as first time buyers, was A LOT!) thoroughly and I never felt like we didn't know what was going on with our transaction from start to finish. And to top it off, outside of all the business aspects being good, she is very personable and made us feel at ease the whole time (NOT a feeling I get being around most RE folks). We will definitely look her up again next time we're looking to sell/buy.... hopefully she's still working in RE then because I don't think it'll be for a looooong time. Love our new house!

Zachary Z.

My husband and I could not be happier with how the sale of our home went all thanks to the outstanding effort by Kimberly. When we decided it was time to sell our home, we combed Yelp for our realtor, which led us to Kimberly. Right from the first meeting, she was professional, direct, knowledgeable and motivated: the four things we were looking for in someone helping to sell our home. She was also aggressive--in a very good way. She aggressively priced our home, aggressively marketed it, and aggressively addressed all of our concerns. We interviewed several realtors before deciding on Kimberly, but it was a super easy decision to pick her once we met her. And wow, did she deliver! Within 3 days of our home being on the market, we had multiple offers. We ultimately accepted an offer for $25K ABOVE asking price after just five days on MLS. Needless to say, we were extremely happy with the outcome. We have recommended Kimberly to several of our friends. If you need a realtor, do yourself a favor and please call Kimberly, she is OUTSTANDING!

Corey S.

Let me just say that at least for me deciding to enter the market as a first time homebuyer in 2011 was super intimidating. I can safely say that without Kimberly's incredibly competent services I would not be living in such a great new home now. This is the highest praise I can give.

Kimberly was very reliable and patient from start to finish, and did a particularly good job helping me survive the emotional roller coaster that accompanied the search and purchase process. Anyone who gets as great reviews as she does is certainly skilled and highly professional. However, what can't really be represented in the reviews is the extra mile and the peace of mind that she offered me. Kimberly made the calls that helped get my offer accepted in a competitive market. She always stayed positive and helped calm my fears by answering my questions promptly and completely during the search, bidding process, escrow, and even after closing. Just when I felt like this was all too overwhelming Kimberly was there to get me back on track and help me achieve this amazing goal of owning my own home. Thank you Kimberly!

Julia P.

This is my second review of Kimberly, but I had to write it. She is great at what she does; she knows her client's taste, takes her time showing you the places, and does not push or rush you to put an offer down.

Thanks Kimberly :-)

Tanya R.

Kimberly is an amazing realtor! She is professional, kind, and honest. I contacted her for the sale of our home based off of the excellent reviews she got on yelp, particularly by reviews of people who were moving out of state or out of the country that had a great experience. We were moving across country and knew that we would not be in California for the close of escrow, so we wanted the best person possible representing us. We found Kimberly was that person and more.

She did a wonderful job of marketing our house, just fifteen minutes after the listing went active we had people driving by. We were in escrow five days later for more than asking price. Throughout the process she kept us informed and answered any questions or concerns we had. She made it so we could just concentrate on our move and leave the sale of the house to her, which was an incredible relief. Even while we were driving across country we were getting updates from her, letting us know how things were going.

I highly recommend Kimberly for any person selling their house or looking to buy, she is someone that you want on your team.

Melissa V.

I recently bought my first home in November 2010. Kimberly was my real estate agent and I couldn't say greater things about her. I seriously knew NOTHING (but what I watched on HGTV) before buying a house. I literally decided one weekend during the summer that I wanted one, and via Yelp I found Kimberly. I met with her and she handed me a very informative binder of the home buying process, as well as making me really think about my wants and likes, my expectations, and really just wanted to get to know me. She was definitely very patient with me, I even left for Africa for a month, and when I got back we went right back on the saddle to find me a home.

My escrow experience was a bit unconventional, with events manifesting that were out of my control and Kimberly's control, but she stayed calm for me while I was on the brink of insanity. She was constantly keeping me updated on the process which I appreciated a ton! The home buying experience can definitely be an emotional and challenging process (sorry folks...but you don't just sign on the dotted line!)....but you definitely need an experienced and calm realtor like Kimberly! I highly recommend her, and consider her a friend now! I love my home...so thanks Kimberly!

Cydele C.

Perfect experience! From the initial consultation through the day we got the keys to our house and even weeks later Kimberly has gone above and beyond for us. This is what makes her great:

1. She really takes the time to get to know you and your goals (what you want in a house AND why you are buying a house).

2. She is upfront about what you can expect (ie you can't buy a La Jolla mansion for 300k). She doesn't give you false promises.

3. She is honest every step of the way. She will tell you immediately if she doesn't think a house is right for you. She will talk you out of a bad house and when you find a better house later you'll thank her for it. She is the opposite of someone who will rush you through the process just to get her commission.

4. She is incredibly knowledgeable about houses. She knows what to look for when viewing homes, which starts with the surrounding area. Nothing lowers home value like a bad neighborhood. I'm a reasonably intelligent 31 year old man, but I've never bought a home. I was very glad to have someone who has gone through this many times before to show me things I never would have known to look for, and to help me understand if something is an issue or not, or how big of an issue.

5. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the process. The home-buying and especially escrow process can be very intimidating for a first-timer. She will lift you up in her arms and carry you through the thickets and gently lay you down in the soft peaceful meadow that is home ownership.

6. She is very responsive. The home-buying process is a collaborative effort. You get out what you put in and you will need to be active in your home search. Her customized searches will find you new listings every week that meet your basic criteria, but it is up to you to choose which listings to view. I would look at new listings every Monday and Tuesday and then communicate those to Kimberly for Wednesday/Thursday showings. She always emailed me back within the hour to setup showings and she was always able to show us every house we wanted to see.

7. She is a baller. This was the constant refrain that I used anytime I described her to anyone I talked to. She will get your offers out to sellers with lightning speed. She will have you e-sign documents to save time. She will call listing agents to find out if there are other offers on the table and she will work with them to get your offer accepted. Her reputation will help you beat out other buyers with similar offers because she can help sweeten your offer with fast inspection times and highly reputable lenders who can guarantee fast escrows. She. Is. A. Baller.

8. Last but not least - she will set you up with a great team. She referred us to a great lender who treated me like a king and got our loan done in record time. We had a 24-day escrow but it could have been faster if I wanted it. She also set us up with a great inspector who went above and beyond and saved us some serious money. Through the lender I got hooked up with a great home-owners insurance agent with a rate that was several hundred bucks lower than the next guy. This whole team starts with the agent, the baller, Kimberly Schmidt.

Scott L.

I recently bought my first home in November 2010. Kimberly was my real estate agent and I couldn't say more greater things about her. I seriously knew NOTHING (but what I watched on HGTV) before buying a house. I literally decided one weekend during the summer that I wanted one, and via Yelp I found Kimberly. I met with her and she handed me a very informative binder of the home buying process, as well as making me really think about my wants and likes, my expectations, and really just wanted to get to know me. She was definitely very patient with me, I even left for Africa for a month, and when I got back we went right back on the saddle to find me a home.

My escrow experience was a bit unconventional, with events manifesting that were out of my control and Kimberly's control, but she stayed calm for me while I was on the brink of insanity. She was constantly keeping me updated on the process which I appreciated a ton! The home buying experience can definitely be an emotional and challenging process (sorry folks...but you don't just sign on the dotted line!)....but you definitely need an experienced and calm realtor like Kimberly! I highly recommend her, and consider her a friend now! I love my home...so thanks Kimberly!

Cydele C.

I found Kimberly through yelp and was surprised to see so many good reviews for her. Now that we are done buying our house, I know why. She is very professional, responsive, and accommodating. She tried to understand what we were looking for before taking us out on a tour of the town. We got lucky and found a place the first day, and thanks to Kimberly, less than a month later, we are done with the whole process which wasn't easy. I would certainly recommend her to anyone looking for a place in the SD area.

Tanya R.

My wife and I just finished buying our first house with Kimberly, and though we haven't bought before, our experience with her was absolutely as good as it gets! We had several problems through the escrow process that were out of our control and Kimberly handled all of it and kept us up to date with what was going on. On our initial meeting, she listened to what we were looking for and found properties that met our needs... I don't feel we were wasting our time at any of them. She answered all of our questions (which, as first time buyers, was A LOT!) thoroughly and I never felt like we didn't know what was going on with our transaction from start to finish. And to top it off, outside of all the business aspects being good, she is very personable and made us feel at ease the whole time (NOT a feeling I get being around most RE folks). We will definitely look her up again next time we're looking to sell/buy.... hopefully she's still working in RE then because I don't think it'll be for a looooong time. Love our new house!

Zachary Z.

While my testimonial does not end with the keys to a new house, I wanted to at least thank and acknowledge Kimberly Schmidt for her help, patience and professionalism during the home buying process.  I have used two other agents in the past and both were nightmare experiences.  By the time I walked into Kimberly's office, I was a jaded skeptic and probably a huge critic of the services provided by real estate agents in San Diego.

Clearly, this is not a job for Kimberly, it's a profession and her calling.  She understood the market and more importantly, was not afraid to tell us which homes she felt were good investments versus bad.  At one property, Kimberly walked around the lot and gave us her perspective on the value of the home and the issues that may have come up if we occupied the property (foundation issues).  Kimberly, unlike most of the agents I have dealt with, was more interested in us making a sound investment in a home we would enjoy, than simply closing a deal.  I did not feel like I was on a used car lot with a slick talking salesman.  Her honesty was refreshing and when my credit is better, I will return to Kimberly for the keys to my new home.  

Please do your homework, the right agent is just as important as the right home.

Jordan M.

My fiancé and I casually decided to start looking for a home but didn't know where to begin. We found Kimberly on yelp and thought we'd give it a shot. We had no idea we'd be moving into our condo 3 months later! Kimberly was terrific from the beginning. She explained everything so thoroughly . She sets up this awesome 'portal' online which filters out places you may be interested in and you could select favorites or delete the ones you don't like. We never felt pressure or persuaded in any way which was nice. She was very open and listened to our opinion. What was great was how quickly she would respond to emails and calls and could meet you so quickly if needed. My fiancé and I had a small budget and down payment but that didn't matter. She was also willing to go after bank owned and short sale properties which a lot of agents won't do. I definately recommend her to anyone looking to buy a place.

*UPDATE*
I forgot to mention with our new home she includes a 'home warranty' which I didn't think much of at the time but ended up becoming so helpful when our heater stopped working! Even after we closed the sale, she's been so quick to respond to any questions we have about our new home.

Dana T.

6 x 5 stars! I am adding another 5 stars, even 6 if I could. One of the best and honest Realtors in town.

Felix O.

It's always nice to find someone that you can give a 5 star review to. It seems like everyone has forgotten what real service looks like. Everyone, except Kimberly.


In the past 3 years, Kimberly has handled 4 transactions for me.

1. In May of 2010, I purchased my first condo to live in. Kimberly was unbelievably helpful walking through the entire process.
2. In August of 2011, I purchased a second condo as an investment. Kimberly knew her market VERY well and was helpful with advising on potential rental income vs costs and what areas were best for attracting good renters.
3. In June of 2012, it was time to upgrade from my condo to a detached home. With the housing market heating back up, it was a challenge to get what I wanted without being overbid. Kimberly was the reason that I were able to get the house I wanted in this tough market. LET ME REPEAT THAT IN ALL CAPS: WITHOUT KIMBERLY, I WOULD HAVE LOST OUT TO OTHER BIDDERS ON MY PERFECT HOUSE. SHE SINGLEHANDEDLY SEALED THE DEAL WITH THE OTHER AGENTS.
4. It was time to sell my first condo to help pay for my new house. Kimberly had some amazing photos taken and put the perfect sellers package together to make for an easy sale. We were nervous about the time it would take to sell our condo, but Kimberly had it sold in less than a day at above asking price. YES, I DID JUST SAY THAT WE HAD AN OFFER ABOVE ASKING PRICE IN 12 HOURS TIME. The transaction was buttery smooth.

I would summarize Kimberly in a few short bullet points:

- Hard working. You'll never find another agent that wants to help her clients more than Kimberly does. She puts in long hours to make it as painless as possible for her clients.

- Organized. You will never feel like you are missing anything when dealing with her. She lays everything out for you in an easy to understand package.

- Precise. She makes sure that everything that comes to her clients is 100% correct. From the offer sheets, to the appraisals, to the inspections. She's right there with you making sure that you are completely taken care of.

I would recommend Kimberly to anyone (and I already have, multiple times). I know that any future transactions I have will be with Kimberly, and nobody else.

Matt K.

Kimberly is a wonderful agent. I have already recommended her to a friend and will continue to recommend her to anyone looking for a great real estate agent in San Diego.

I just moved into my first home with my fiance. It's a charming 2 bedroom condo in Hillcrest. It's exactly what we were hoping for when we decided to start looking, and we have Kimberly to thank for that.

We spoke to 3 other agents before deciding on Kimberly. She was by far the most prepared and professional in our initial meeting. As first time buyers, we really appreciated her explanation of the process and the time she spent going over everything with us. She also seemed like a detail-oriented person, which we knew would be important in the escrow process.

When we started looking at houses, Kimberly was SO helpful. She would point out the pros and cons of each place. There were several occasions when she pointed out something that my fiance and I would never have noticed. There was a great condo in Little Italy that we quickly fell in love with. We loved the location, the complex, the kitchen, the bedrooms... and then Kimberly pointed out there was no place to put a dining room table. My fiance and I kinda looked at each other like "oh... duh, I can't believe we didn't notice that." She was also great about pointing out things like the amount of light and or the layout of the bedrooms. Even if something was not a priority for us, she would tell us to keep in mind how it would look for the next buyer. She was great!

We put an offer on 1 other place before finding the one we went with. Kimberly was SO responsive and quick about the offers. In this market, we had to act quickly to get our offer in and get the terms settled. We went back and forth a few times with both offers. Kimberly was lightening fast about returning phone calls and updating the paperwork. She got along well with the listing agent, which definitely helped us get our offer accepted and in escrow.

Escrow was also relatively smooth. Kimberly gave us a list of tasks to complete and got her stuff done within a few days. Unfortunately, we did have some issues with our mortgage broker. Although this is certainly not Kimberly's responsibility, we did appreciate her help to counsel us on options when the mortgage broker was late with the loan. Because we had this issue, we do wish that she had been a little more proactive with the escrow timeline. Although we understand it is mostly outside of her control, we would have wanted her to more proactively coordinate communication between the escrow company, listing agent and broker. Of course, she was great when we told her about our concerns and asked her to step in, so we really can't complain. I think she does have a recommended lender that she works with a lot. Next time I might consider working with her recommended lender to make the communication easier.

To sum it up, Kimberly is responsive, knowledgeable, and professional. We thoroughly enjoyed working with her and we LOVE our new house.

Jamie M.

This woman is amazing.  My fiance and I just purchased our first home thanks to Kimberly's superpowers.  We've heard so many stories about how stressful, frustrating, and disappointing the home buying process can be but she zapped each of those fears into oblivion with her real estate serum. 

But seriously, from day one she was attentive, incredibly professional, knowledgeable and hilarious.  We actually looked forward to our weekend house hunting excursions with Kimberly.  She was honest at each home regarding price, value, potential problems and all or anything we needed to know or take into consideration.  She was invaluable when it came to bridging all parties involved in this seemingly daunting adventure called 'buying a home'.  From selling agents, loan brokers, termite people, home inspectors...she just weaved everyone together and the result has been that we are in the most perfect home.  You CANNOT go wrong with Kimberly.

Miquel R.

I contacted Kimberly for my first home buying experience because 2 of my colleagues from work recommended her highly to me. And they are right. My experience working with her from the first meeting to now, close to closing, has been great. She is very supportive of her clients need, and she makes you feel that the most important thing is for the clients to feel comfortable with whatever decisions they are making. I never felt pressure from her to make a quick decision; in fact, she will even encourage me to think things through when I was trying to convince myself that I was doing the right thing. Her Honesty, kindness, supportive attitude , knowledge of the market, and people skill makes her a great real estate agent!

Brian C.

We were working with another real estate agent who went completely psycho on my husband and I. So, I turned to Yelp for help and found Kimberly as one of the highest rated agents, a tiger in a already competitive market. I decided to give her a call but she didn't answer because it was already after business hours. However, I did get a text from her not too long after that she would call in the morning. She spoke with my husband the next day and when I asked him what he thought of her, he said he liked her.

Kimberly made us feel so comfortable and at ease with the whole process of selling our one bedroom condo. She guided us every step of the way and told us what to expect next. We were in escrow just a few days after it was listed on the MLS and was able to get more than what we listed the property for! After our condo was sold, we were looking into buying a house. When we found houses we liked, Kimberly would tell us the pros but most especially the cons of that particular house. She was very upfront and honest with us and was not looking for a quick sale. She looks out for your best interest and wants you to make a good investment. Kimberly is educated, extremely organized, and on top of everything. She updated and informed us right away of any important news. Kimberly works very hard as a real estate agent and gives Fridays off for herself. However, she would still answer our questions and would take care of any issues that needed our attention on her only day off!

We are now first time homeowners of a detached home and this wouldn't have been possible without Kimberly Schmidt. Even after closing escrow, Kimberly still made sure that the sellers fixed any outstanding issues. She is truly a blessing in disguise and we will definitely refer her to all of our friends and family and if we decide to purchase a house in the future we already know who to call!

Angela P.

A wonderful agent.  We were really in a crunch to buy our first home before the birth of our first child and she came through.  She gave us all the personal attention we needed and was always there to help us with questions, no matter how silly.  We would highly recommend Kimberly as your agent because she gets the job done.  We love our new home and couldn't be happier.  Thanks, Kimberly!!!

Jackie B.

I was referred to Kimberly from a friend and past client of hers. That was by far, the best referral I have ever received. I was a first time home buyer and generally clueless to the entire process.

Kimberly was great throughout the entire transaction. From the beginning, Kimberly explained the process and asked me for specifics on what I was looking for in a home. My parameters were specific, but she reassured me that it wasn't impossible and the hunt began.

I was given a packet of information each time we went to look at property and Kimberly had a keen eye for common FHA pitfalls. She was great at looking out for my best interest and informing me of reasons that made some properties better than others. In the end we found exactly what I was looking for, in the most ideal area. Knowing that properties with my parameters were few and far between, she was ready to help me fight for this one. Kimberly suggested what a competitive offer would be and that I should write a letter to the seller to help me stand out from the other several offers. It worked and we went into escrow.

All through the process, Kimberly was fantastic! She was accessible and always kept me in the loop of the upcoming deadlines and expectations. Most importantly, Kimberly was there as my advocate, fighting for the credits I deserved, even after the close of escrow.

Even to this day, Kimberly graciously takes any questions I have. She has definitely become the realtor I will always use in any of future my real estate transactions!

I HIGHLY recommend Kimberly Schmidt to anyone who is looking for a realtor, she is one of the greatest professionals in the industry!

Beth B.

Once I was ready to buy my first home, I went on Yelp to see which realtors were well regarded. My plan was to meet with a few of those realtors to see which one seemed the most experienced and easy to work with. After meeting with Kimberly, however, I didn't even both to call any other realtors on the list. From the start, Kimberly was incredibly knowledgeable, energetic and she genuinely cared about finding the perfect first home for me.

Unfortunately, the market started to rebound and the supply of homes for sale dropped considerably. Nevertheless, Kimberly worked tirelessly and would do whatever she could to show me a property the day it came on the market in order to make sure that I'd be the first bid. She also did everything she could to get my offer accepted, even in the face of bids from investors who could pony up large down payments.

In the end, I'm convinced that the only reason I got my condo was because of Kimberly's rapport with the listing agent who she had previously worked with on a different home sale. Even though they had a better offer with a higher down payment, the listing agent and her clients went with my offer because it was going to be a tricky short sale (due to crazy deadlines), and they (aka the listing agent) wanted to work with Kimberly to get the sale through escrow without any problems (this information was later confirmed when the listing agent called me after escrow about an extra key). At the end of the day, I have Kimberly to thank for my awesome condo which I absolutely love! Without a doubt, I would recommend her to anyone who is in the market to buy a place.

Lora F.

Kimberly helped me find and close on my first condo/apartment in Hillcrest about 2 months ago. As a first time home-buyer going through the process on my own, it was great to have Kimberly there for me every step along the way. She took me to places all around San Diego until I was sure I found the one that was right for me. She was very experienced and organized and was involved with the entire process. We worked with Daniel Lehman from WJ Bradley on the mortgage and they worked great together, always communicating with each other, making sure things worked out the best way possible. Thanks Kimberly!

Gwen K.

Kimberly was awesome from the time we purchased our home in 2008 until we sold just recently, she does her research on the area and knows where to market the house to sell. My wife and I were EXTREMELY HAPPY with what we received from the house. When she says her listings sell fast just trust her they will. If youre going to buy or sell in SD shes the one to get it done for you!

Brent H.

Kimberly provided us with valuable information during a seller's consultation. She gave us useful info so that we could make a good decision about whether or not to sell our home in the current market. She was professional and honest.

Helena P.

Kimberly is an awesome real estate agent. Having been through a number of previous transactions, I know a bit about what to expect and what is the norm in San Diego, and I have found Kimberly to be head and shoulders above the rest. She worked tirelessly on my behalf, from the very first time we met and she presented me with a huge notebook full of useful and informative information, until she handed me the keys to my new house yesterday. She is extremely thorough, efficient and willing to go the extra mile. She dealt with hassles that she didn't have to, in order to make the process easier for me, and she was always able to either answer my questions immediately or get the answers. I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone I know who was looking for a great real estate agent. She rocks!

Steve H.

I contacted Kimberly for my first home buying experience because 2 of my colleagues from work recommended her highly to me. And they are right. My experience working with her from the first meeting to now, close to closing, has been great. She is very supportive of her clients need, and she makes you feel that the most important thing is for the clients to feel comfortable with whatever decisions they are making. I never felt pressure from her to make a quick decision; in fact, she will even encourage me to think things through when I was trying to convince myself that I was doing the right thing. Her Honesty, kindness, supportive attitude , knowledge of the market, and people skill makes her a great real estate agent!

Brian C.

Kimberly is the perfect blend of a professional Real Estate Agent and supportive friend in the buying/selling process! She sold our house at nearly bottom of the market when seemingly nobody else could. She also helped us find the perfect house and negotiated through all bumps and hurdles of buying a foreclosure in a tough lending market including daily if not hourly phone calls to the selling agents. She really listens to what you're looking for and in fact talked me out of a house she didn't think would meet our needs in the long run (which she was right). I've never met another agent who cared more about her clients versus collecting a commission. I have recommended Kimberly to all of my friends and family looking to buy/sell property and based on both their and my experience would do it again over and over.

Amy W.

Kimberly helped my wife and I navigate through the sale of our first home. Having to relocate out of state due to a new career we were given an extremely short timeframe (3 weeks) to perform our due diligence in selecting a realtor, then prepare the house to be sold. We had interviewed a handful of other agents and within the first few minutes of meeting Kimberly we knew she was the right fit for us.

She clearly outlined and defined the steps needed in order to get our home prepared and listed within the short timeframe. Once listed she worked tirelessly to ensure that the home was marketed properly, shown effectively, and that we were getting the best return on our investment. Throughout the entire selling process, Kimberly was always going to bat for us.

And I forgot to mention that even though she was on a pre-planned vacation, she was always in communication with us throughout the closing process. Without Kimberly's expertise there is no way we would have been able to close as quickly as we did and at the price that was negotiated.

I would highly recommend Kimberly to anyone that is currently looking to list or purchase a home in the SD market.

Jared C.

I had the pleasure of working with Kimberly on the purchase of a new home in late 2013. To summarize in brief, it was a phenomenal experience.

Kimberly did an excellent job getting to know me and what I was looking for in a new home. She further refined that understanding on our first trip to see properties and after that, she had it dialed-in. We saw a good number of locations and did quite a bit of searching and in the end, found something that fit me pretty perfectly. It's now four months later and it's only gotten better each day since as I've settled in and gotten to know my new home and community.

During the escrow/closing process, my loan approval hit a snag (a disconnect between big lender policies and HOA stipulations) and Kimberly was on top of the situation, working with my finance people and the seller's group to ensure lines of communication remained open and that we could work through to a good solution without anything falling through. I should also note that my finance people (led by Daniel Lehman, whom Kimberly recommended) were spectacular through that process. They even went so far as to contact and line up other potential lenders as contingency plans in case they weren't able to work out a solution. In the end, it was all resolved without any difficulties and I have a loan that I'm very happy with to go along with my new home that I'm extremely excited about.

Kimberly applied her excellent intuition and her keen understanding of each of the different San Diego neighborhoods and the personality and feel of each community to put me in a home that I'm ecstatic about and loving more and more each day. And she put in significant time, effort, and hard work to ensure I was able to get that home on my financial terms. I'm truly grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her, I would (and have already) referred her to friends and family, and I look forward to working with her again for my future home real estate needs.

TC M.

What a wonderful experience working with Kimberly and thank you Yelp for leading me to her!
With the guidance & expertise of Kimberly, I recently closed on my first place. It was a great experience from beginning to end and I couldn't have done it without her. The process began with an "orientation" session where she explained the entire purchasing process, what to expect each and every step, and provided a binder explaining the many questions I had as a first time buyer. Throughout the search, she was patient and really understood what I was looking for. She's diligent, organized, and one of the hardest workers I've met...she's very good at what she does.
Thanks Kimberly and talk to you when I'm ready for my next place!

Andrew W.

We recently closed on a great house in San Diego and couldn't have done it without Kimberly's hard work and dedication. From the initial showings, to the close of escrow, Kimberly was there to answer any of our questions and/or concerns. She was open and honest about each house we saw (not just trying to push a quick sale, but highlighting both the positives and negatives about a property) as well as the current real estate market (which was competitive to say the least).

In the end, buying a house is a huge decision and Kimberly made sure we were informed every step of the way. She worked hard to get us our home and, even after close escrow, is still reaching out to make sure that transition is going smoothly. We were very lucky to have her as our agent.

Swapan M.

Kimberly helped my son and I buy a really great house in El Cajon. Because my son and I work full time, we needed help with coordination for the home inspection, termite treatment, lender issues, escrow, painter, electrician and roofer. Kim ran the block on all of it, meeting with these vendors and reporting the results to us, and then coordinating the services and repairs.

Buying a house requires having several of balls in the air at once and being able to coordinate all those items coming together to close on time. Kimberly exceeded those expectations. She is extremely helpful in explaining the how and why of every step in the process.

I will definitely use Kimberly again when I look for a new place for myself.

Barbara P.

Kimberly was fantastic! She helped us sell our house quickly and helped take care of so much for us as we didn't live in the area anymore. A great find and recommend her highly!

Tenille R.

Kimberly has been most helpful in our hunt for the perfect home. She was quick to tend to our requests, and yet ever so patient when we decided to wait for the market to level out. I look forward to doing more searching with her.

Penny H.

I am so grateful that my research for a realtor in San Diego led me to Kimberly. I highly recommend her to anyone with real estate needs.

I recently assisted my elderly aunt relocate from her longtime home in San Diego back to her childhood home in the east. Kimberly was the perfect fit for our needs. She was honest, knowledgeable, professional and had a depth of experience that was invaluable. I was particularly appreciative of her sensitivity to the fact that this sale was an emotional one for my aunt. She took time to patiently explain everything to her and to get to know what my aunt needed for this process to feel good to her. My aunt had complete trust in Kimberly.

Kimberly was very responsive - she quickly replied via phone or email to all of our questions. She also did a very thorough market analysis of comp properties, which allowed us to set an appropriate competitive price. Within 48 hours of the listing appearing on the MLS, we received an all cash offer for the full price+. The entire process - from initial contact to closed sale with cash in hand was one month. Most importantly, the entire process was painless.

Lisa H.

My fiance and I just moved into our first house this past weekend and I just had to write a review on how awesome Kim was throughout the whole process!

We had started off with another agent and were totally turned off by the fact that she was pushy and inexperienced. In fact, this person refused to do short sales because "they take too long". Very bad sign! We were intimidated by trying out another Realtor until I started looking up reviews on good ol' Yelp. I came upon Kim's page and decided I had to call her.

From the beginning, Kim was very informative and organized. She gives you a giant binder full of information and it is very helpful, especially if you are a first time home buyer. She has a great personality that really made us comfortable in our decision to buy a house. Kim really knows her stuff and is willing to go above and beyond AND she is very honest.

We ended up purchasing a short sale and closed within 3 months. It had to be the smoothest, most pain free transaction ever. Before, I hadn't even thought about bothering with a short sale, but it was all worth it in the end. Needless to say, I highly recommend Kimberly! I will definitely use her in the future.

Melissa C.

With Kimberly's help, we found our home! Kimberly was so great through the whole process. She gave us great advice and was with us every step of the way. She didn't mind holding our hands, which included answering numerous calls/questions, tons of reassurance and going over every document with us. I'm really glad I found Kimberly and I would definitely use her again. And we are so happy to have closed on our first home!

Nicole T.

Kimberly is a top-notch real estate agent. Back in February, my wife and I decided to sell our house in San Diego, which we were renting out at the time. We were living in Philadelphia, so getting this done was a big challenge. Kimberly took care of EVERYTHING. From dealing with our property manager, to lining up all the contractors/cleaners to get the house ready to show, to dealing with the local utilities, she handled everything for us in a very professional manner. She also set up electronic signing for all of the documents so that we wouldn't have to deal with faxes and overnight mail. We ended up with three offers and just closed at the end of June. I couldn't be happier with our choice of realtor and highly recommened Kimberly.

Richard L.

My finance and I casually decided to start looking for a home but didn't know where to begin.  We found Kimberly and thought we'd give it a shot.  We had no idea we'd be moving into our condo 3 months later!  Kimberly was terrific from the beginning.  She explained everything so thoroughly which was great cause we had no idea what we were doing.  She sets up this awesome 'portal' online which filters out places you may be interested in and you could select favorites or delete the ones you don't like.  We never felt pressure or persuaded in any way which was nice.  She was very open and listened to our opinion.  What was great was how quickly she would respond to emails and calls and could meet you so quickly if needed.  My fiance and I had a small budget and down payment but that didn't matter.  She was also willing to go after bank owned and short sale properties which a lot of agents won't do.  I definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy a place. 

Dana T.

Recently Kimberly handled the sale of our home after my husband and I chose to end our marriage. While this was an emotional and painful situation, Kimberly was extremely understanding and professional and discussed our options, walked us through the process and then communicated clearly with both of us the whole way through. Her knowledge and professionalism led to our house only being on the market one day before we received multiple offers. Before the week was up we had an offer over our asking price and we were in escrow! From there it was smooth sailing. I was extremely relieved to have someone so knowledgeable and professional handling the sale of what had been our dream home with both compassion and understanding. I highly recommend her as an agent if you want your home sold quickly.

Emily S.

Kimberly has been showing us houses recently and has been very gracious with her time and understanding of our family needs for our small children. The kids love her too! You will not go wrong with this hard working young lady!

Leo H.

While my review does not end with the keys to a new house, I wanted to at least thank and acknowledge Kimberly Schmidt for her help, patience and professionalism during the home buying process. I have used two other agents in the past and both were nightmare experiences. By the time I walked into Kimberly's office, I was a jaded skeptic and probably a huge critic of the services provided by real estate agents in San Diego.

Clearly, this is not a job for Kimberly, it's a profession and her calling. She understood the market and more importantly, was not afraid to tell us which homes she felt were good investments versus bad. At one property, Kimberly walked around the lot and gave us her perspective on the value of the home and the issues that may have come up if we occupied the property (foundation issues). Kimberly, unlike most of the agents I have dealt with, was more interested in us making a sound investment in a home we would enjoy, than simply closing a deal. I did not feel like I was on a used car lot with a slick talking salesman. Her honesty was refreshing and when my credit is better, I will return to Kimberly for the keys to my new home.

Please do your homework, the right agent is just as important as the right home.

Jordan M.

Thanks to Kimberly now we are owning our first house and loving it. It was great working with her. From the first time we met her and she gave us a binder full of information we needed in the process I knew she is the perfect agent for us.

We were getting disappointed that we may not find a house we liked within our budget but she took us to other areas and even showed us houses under pouring rain until we finally found the perfect house.
She was very helpful with any questions we had, giving opinions on the houses we saw (I'm so thankful to her for pointing out flaws in the houses that I didn't notice), referring us to other people who could help us before and after we put the offer.
I've already recommended her to a couple of friends and since I found her thanks to Yelp I thought I should return the favor.

Roya K.

I have done work with Kimberly Schmidt at this office and find her excellent!  She will work very hard for you and she is a very pleasant person as well!  Give them a try!

Gunter K.

My boyfriend and I just moved into our first home this month! We began this journey about a year ago with another agent that turned us off to the home buying process. The other agent was flakey and not accommodating at all. We almost gave up looking for a home.

Then we called Kimberly. She was amazing from Day 1! She is patient, reliable, friendly, and above all genuine. She is there for you every step of the way. Since this was our first home, we had LOTS of questions, some of which we were shy to ask. But Kimberly never made us feel awkward about asking any type or any amount of questions. In fact she welcomed our questions. Calling Kimberly to help us with our first home was the smartest thing we ever did. We ended up finding a townhome much bigger than we ever dreamed of and Kimberly worked hard to get us there! I would easily recommend Kimberly to anyone trying to buy or sell a home because she is the BEST!

Emilia O.

Kimberly helped my son and I buy a really great house in El Cajon. Because my son and I work full time, we needed help with coordination for the home inspection, termite treatment, lender issues, escrow, painter, electrician and roofer. Kim ran the block on all of it, meeting with these vendors and reporting the results to us, and then coordinating the services and repairs. 

Buying a house requires having several of balls in the air at once and being able to coordinate all those items coming together to close on time. Kimberly exceeded those expectations. She is extremely helpful in explaining the how and why of every step in the process. 

I will definitely use Kimberly again when I look for a new place for myself.

Barbara P.

Kim is absolutely fantastic! I had been working with another agent for over a year, and was fed up that he wasn't helping me with my home search....several great properties kept slipping by. I decided to start from scratch with a new agent, and found Kim from the glowing Yelp reviews.

From the very first meeting, I could tell a world of a difference- Kim spent over 2 hours going over what I wanted and what I needed in a property. Right off the bat, she narrowed the search down to 2 neighborhoods- Villas in Escala and Stonecrest. She's built strong connections with other agents, and was able to ensure viewing properties the very first day they were listed. She even mailed current owners in Escala trying to solicit potential sellers.
During a 2 month period, I made 2 back-up offers, and finally had a 3rd offer accepted (on Nov20). She ensured that closing went smooth (which wasn't easy because the seller had horrible agents). I had the keys to my house by Dec19!
Kim is extremely calm, patient, and empathetic. Unlike a lot of agents, she's not pushy and not just focused on getting a commission....she genuinely wants you to be in a house that you love. I highly recommend her to anyone who is frustrated with their current agent....she's a breath of fresh air and can help you find the home of your dreams!

Mark H.

I recently closed on a house with Kimberley's help and it couldn't have gone any better. My offer was in danger of not being accepted due to my mortgage broker not having done their groundwork properly. The only reason they went with my offer was because Kimberley was my realtor and, due to her reputation, they trusted her judgment that I'd be able to get the mortgage sorted out in time.

From that point until closing everything went smoothly and from making the offer to getting the keys took less than 5 weeks! Kimberley explained each step of the process thoroughly as I wasn't familiar with how the house buying process works and was always quick to respond to any questions and to prepare the necessary paperwork.
Highly recommended!

Mark S.

Kimberly helped us sell our house in January of this year. She is a true professional to work with. Its unfortunate that we aren't in San Diego to continue to work with her. It has been extremely difficult to find an agent half as good as Kimberly in the los Angeles market. Although she isn't our agent anymore, I have actually called her recently to get her opinion about our housing situation in LA because I knew she would be honest and we trust her.

Kimberly quickly responds to emails, texts and phone calls. We were able to sign all necessary documentaries email which expedited the process. Kimberly takes the time to get to know your needs/wants and always acts in your best interest. She is honest and tells her opinion without being pushy.

I don't know about the negative reviews on Kimberly. Honestly it does not sound like her. Kimberly was responding to emails while she was in pre-op and came back to work 1 week later after having a baby!!! Talk about dedication and a workaholic.

I am glad I had the pleasure to work with Kimberly twice and if I ever buy a house in SD or if Kimberly ever moves to LA area (I have asked her to move but she won't), she will be my agent.

Ellen M.

I worked with Kimberly on purchasing my first home this past April. I can say, without a doubt, that I would recommend Kimberly to friends, family, and coworkers. I have worked with other real estate agents in the past, and Kimberly was head and shoulders above the rest!

Kimberly is very an extremely hard worker, knowledgeable, and very easy to get along with. She was also very accommodating to my hectic over night work schedule, often making last minute appointments, and early mornings.

Overall, I had a wonderful experience working with Kimberly, and recommend that ANYONE interested in buying or selling their home give her a call. I genuinely feel as though I was working with a friend rather than a business associate. I know she will be my agent in future transactions as well.

Thanks again Kimberly!

Shane K.

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